Program Review Program Review Committee
Current members for the 2021-2022 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.
Professor Van der Walt was born in South Africa. She earned her Master of Science and Bachelor of Science degrees at Stellenbosch University and her Doctorate in Applied Mathematics at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. She was an assistant professor at Vanderbilt University before coming to Westmont in 2017. In her research, she focuses on applying techniques in computational harmonic analysis, approximation theory and spline theory in medical applications. Apart from thinking and talking about mathematics, she loves to cook and bake (especially new recipes), play the violin and viola, and go for walks and visit coffee shops with her husband and best friend, Tjaart, and daughter, Lisa.
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."
Andrew Sulayao joined Westmont College as the Assistant to the Dean of Curriculum and Educational Effectiveness, as well as an Assessment Management Software Coordinator in 2021. As a recent undergraduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara, Andrew’s professional interests lie in psychological research and data analysis. Prior to academic study, he served in the U.S. Navy as a Mass Communications Specialist.