Program Review Program Review Committee
Current members for the 2022-2023 academic year
Dr. Nazarenko joined Westmont College in 2010. She chairs the Program Review Committee and works with academic and co-curriculum departments on issues pertaining to curriculum development and assessment. She also serves on the Academic Senate and AS Review Committee, General Education Committee, WSCUC Steering Committee, the President's Council, and the College's Strategic Planning Committee. Her research interests include assessment and enhancement of student learning in various educational contexts.
Dr. Sandra Richter is the Robert H. Gundry Chair of Biblical Studies at Westmont College. Richter earned her PhD from Harvard University's Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations Department and her MA in Theological Studies from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. She ahs taught at Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Wesley Biblical Seminary in Jackson, MS and Wheaton College in Wheaton, IL. Due to her passion for the "real space and time" of the biblical test, she has spent many of those years directing Israel Studies program focused on historical geography and field archaeology.
Dr. 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 history, world geography, North American religions, and HIS-010, World History, a Common Core GE course. Since 2013 she has served as a Westmont librarian, providing information literacy instruction, research guidance, and collection development for several academic departments. She is currently Co-Director of the Voskuyl Library with Diane Ziliotto. She received a Master of Divinity from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and 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.
Dr. Angela D’Amour has served in Student Life leadership since 2007. She oversees student organization advising, orientation and the first-year experience, and coordinates student life assessment efforts. She also instructs a first-year seminar and the zero credit serving society general education requirement. Angela is a Westmont 2001 alumna (BS) and she has her Ph.D. in Education from UCSB.
Diane Ziliotto is the Special Collections Librarian at Westmont College. Since 2008, she has also served as the College Archivist. In addition to these duties, she performs traditional academic librarian tasks including research help, bibliographic instruction, and collection development. She is currently the liaison librarian to the following departments: Sociology and Anthropology, Theatre Arts, Modern Languages, and English.
Dr. Michelle C. Hughes earned a doctorate in education from George Fox University in 2014. She is a veteran Santa Barbara educator; Michelle earned an English degree and teaching credential from Westmont College and later a masters in Educational Leadership from California State Northridge. She has taught junior high school English and served as high school administrator locally. Since 2009, Michelle has embraced sharing her passion for the teaching profession and K-12 education with Westmont students and the larger Santa Barbara community. She embraces the challenge of equipping students to serve and put their faith into action in public and private schools. Michelle researches professional teaching dispositions and has served on various Westmont committees such as Academic Senate, Faculty Personnel, Budget and Salary, and General Education.
Dr. Loomer joined Westmont in 2020 after working in both private and public Preschool - 12th grade education for twenty-five years. A one time math teacher who holds a masters degree in Statistics, he enjoys using data to provide insights into the practice of education. He prefers a data informed decision making processes and so laughed after reading the Deming statement, "In God we trust, all others bring data."
Dr. Rogers earned his doctorate in clinical psychology from Fuller Theological Seminary and completed a postdoctoral 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 Link Neuroscience Institute at St. John's Hospital. His research interests focus on the neuropsychology of aging, dementia, and spirituality. He joined the faculty in 2006.
Dr. Haring-Kaye earned his bachelor's and master's degrees at Florida State University before completing doctorate there in nuclear physics. His primary research interests focus on the structure of atomic nuclei at the limits of spin and binding deduced from gamma-ray spectroscopy, and he thoroughly enjoys involving undergraduates in that research. He has been a principal or co-principal investigator on four National Science Foundation grants, the last two focused on cultivating research experiences for undergraduates. He joined the Westmont faculty in August 2020 and specializes in teaching physics laboratory courses at all levels.