General Education Committee

Jana Mayfield Mullen (Chair) – Digitization and Instruction Librarian

Jana MullenDr. Jana Mayfield Mullen joined the Westmont faculty in 2001 as an adjunct in the history and religious studies departments. She taught courses in European cultural lhistory, world geography, North American religions, and Worlk History in CHristian Perspective (a GE course required of all students). In 2013 she was hired as the college’s Digitization and Instruction Librarian. In that capacity she provides information literacy instruction, research help, and collection development for the departments of history, religious studies, economics & business, and music. She received a PhD with a concentration in 19th-century American religious history from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Her master’s in library and information science was granted by the University of Kentucky in 2012.

Tatiana Nazarenko – Dean of Curriculum and Educational Effectiveness

Photo of Tatiana Nazarenko Dr. Nazarenko joined Westmont College as Dean of Curriculum and Educational Effectiveness in 2010. She chairs the PRC and works with all academic and co-curriculum departments on issues pertaining to curriculum development, outcome-based learning, student-centered teaching, and assessment. She also serves on the Academic Senate, AS Review Committee, and the College's Strategic Planning Committee. She completed her Ph.D. in Comparative Literature and Culture at the University of Alberta, and her master's in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at the University of Washington. Her current research interests include assessing and promoring student success in various educational contexts.

Paul Delaney Paul DelaPaul Delaneyney – Professor of English (Humanities)

Elected to a term ending in Spring 2020.

 

 

 

 

Heather Keaney – Associate Professor of History (Social Sciences)

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Elected to a term ending in Spring 2019. Dr. Heather Keaney joined the Westmont history department in 2011.  She received her  PhD in the history of the Middle East from the University of California, Santa Barbara.   She research focuses on how medieval histories of the first revolt by Muslims against a Muslim ruler in the 7th century reveal ongoing religio-political debates over pursuing justice versus maintaining the unity of the community -- an issue with salience until today.  Her teaches courses on “The Modern Middle East” and “Women in the Middle East,”  "The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict" as well as World History.   She lived and worked in Cairo, Egypt in 1998-1999 and 2000-2011.  She is the co-director of the “Westmont in Istanbul” study abroad semester.

Steve Rogers – Associate Professor of Psychology (Natural and Behavioral Sciences)

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Elected to a term ending in Spring 2019. Steve earned his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Fuller Theological Seminary in 2004 and a post-doctoral fellowship in the neurology of aging at UCLA. He is a clinical psychologist and has a private practice specializing in psychotherapy with adults and adolescents. He also serves as a clinical neuropsychologist with the Pacific Neuroscience Medical Group. His research interests focus on the neuropsychology of aging, dementia, and spirituality. He joined the faculty in 2006.

Michelle Hardley – Registrar (recording secretary)

Michelle Hardley

Michelle Hardley originally joined the Westmont staff in 2000 after receiving a B.S. degree in Psychology from Westmont College. After completing an M.S. degree in Counseling and Guidance in 2004 she assumed leadership of the Academic Advising and Disability Services office. In 2012 she joined the Student Records Office as the Registrar. She manages all aspects of the Student Records Office including the collection, storage, safeguarding, retrieval and distribution of the academic records. She is a member (and Secretary) for the Academic Senate, the Academic Senate Review Committee and the General Education Committee. She is also a member of the Enrollment Management Committee, and Admissions and Retention Committee. Her research interests include understanding the college transition process and the psychology behind coping with a disability.