About Scholars

Faculty and Staff

 

Location

Located in the Student Services Center (SSC) 2nd Floor Room 221

Scholars Program
1900 Pico Blvd. 
Santa Monica, CA 90405

Contact

Phone: 310-434-4371
Fax: 310-434-3628
Email: scholars@smc.edu

Hours

Mondays and Wednesdays: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Tuesdays and Thursdays:  8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Fridays: 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

*Counseling services are unavailable on Fridays

Scholars Program Faculty

Eric Oifer, Ph.D.
Faculty Leader, Philosophy/Political Science Faculty
S221E / 310-434-8912
oifer_eric@smc.edu

Teresa Garcia, M.A.
Program Leader, Counselor
S220 / 310-434-4106
garcia_teresa@smc.edu

Audra Wells, M.A.
Counselor
S219 / 310-434-4930
wells_audra@smc.edu

Julie Greenfield, M.A.
Counselor
S215 / 310-434-8661
greenfield_julie@smc.edu

Denise Martinez, MSW, LCSW
Counselor
S215 / 310-434-8680
martinez_denise@smc.edu

Johanna Quintanilla, M.S.
Counselor
S218 310-434-8699
quintanilla_johanna@smc.edu

Simon, Kuntheary, M.Ed.
Counselor
S218 / 310-434-8667
simon_kuntheary@smc.edu

Office Staff

Alexandra Vargas
Student Services Clerk
Front Desk 221D / 310-434-4371
scholars@smc.edu

Teaching Faculty

Communication & Media Studies

  • Sara Brewer, Communication Studies
  • Nate Brown, Communication Studies
  • Lynn Dickinson, Communication Studies
  • Sarah Hemmert, Communication Studies 
  • Darryl-Keith Ogata, Communication Studies
  • Lauren Movius, Media Studies

Earth Science

  • Ciaran Brewster, Anthropology
  • Catherine Haradon, Anthropology
  • Eric Minzenberg, Anthropology
  • Simon Balm, Astronomy
  • Ahmed Salama, Astronomy
  • Jing Liu, Geography
  • Lisa Collins, Geology

English

  • Diane Arieff
  • Nichole Blackwell
  • Susan Caggiano
  • Timothy Cramer
  • George Davison IV
  • Dana Del George
  • Gordon Dossett
  • Lawrence Driscoll
  • Diana Engelmann
  • Andrew Espinosa
  • Walker Griffy
  • Shannon Herbert
  • Stefan Mattessich
  • Mario Padilla
  • Lee Pritchard
  • Brian Rajski

History

  • Stephanie Amerian-Donnell
  • Heather Bennett
  • Leslie Kawaguchi
  • Marisol Moreno

Life Sciences

  • Ellen Baker,  Biology
  • Tom Chen, Biology
  • Sanjay Jayachandran, Biology
  • Oriana Kim-Rajab, Biology
  • Lyle Nichols, Biology
  • Zorica Scuric, Biology
  • Alexandra Tower, Biology
  • Olga Vagin, Biology
  • Christina Von der Ohe, Biology

Mathematics

  • Alex Bene
  • Gail Edinger
  • Daniel Grollmus
  • Mario Martinez
  • Colleen McGraw
  • Keith Ouellette
  • Ernie Ramsey
  • Brian Rodas
  • Sam Soleymani
  • Terry Vendlinski

Music

  • James Bergman 
  • James Cheesman
  • Brian Driscoll
  • Frederick Fiddmont
  • Gualberto Pillich
  • Shanon Zusman

Philosophy & Social Sciences

  • Clare Battista, Economics
  • Samuel Lee, Economics
  • Amber Urrutia, Economics
  • Phildon Huffaker, Philosophy
  • Paul Klumpe, Philosophy
  • Ali Mohsen, Philosophy
  • Eric Oifer, Philosophy / Political Science
  • Alan Buckley / Political Science
  • Christina Gabler, Political Science
  • Christine Schultz, Political Science
  • James Thing, Sociology
  • Melanie Klein, Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies / Sociology
  • Andrea Montes, Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies
  • Yamissett Westerband, Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies

Psychology

  • Erin Cue
  • Lea Hald
  • Catherine Matheson
  • Rick Russell
  • Alex Schwartz
  • David Shirinyan