Our Faculty

Together, we make a difference.

When you arrive to class, whether it is in a classroom or through your computer, you can expect to be taught by a knowledgeable and attentive professor. Our professors understand what real-world experience to incorporate into classroom lectures, assignments, and case studies. Humphreys University prides itself on offering a well-rounded set of courses taught in a small and personable environment so you get the guidance and support you need to succeed.

Full-time Faculty

Cynthia Becerra

Degree: Master of Arts, CSU Sacramento, 1984, English and Literature
Certification: Community College Credential
Department: Liberal Arts
Title: Dean of Undergraduate Studies, Department Chair

Jess Bonds

Degree: Doctor of Education, Northcentral University, 2010, Higher Education Leadership
Department: Graduate Studies
Title: Dean of Graduate Studies

Richard Chabot

Degree: Doctor of Philosophy, Univ. of Hawaii at Manoa, 1991, Sociology
Department: Liberal Arts: Community Studies
Title: Professor, Community Studies Coordinator

Beverly Clark

Degree: Doctoral Degree, University of the Pacific, 2001, Educational Administration
Department: Early Childhood Education
Title: Associate Professor

Pam Closs

Degree: Bachelor of Arts, Humphreys University, 2011
Certifications: Certificate in Realtime Technology (Humphreys University); CRI (Certified Reporting Instructor-NCRA), 2008; RSA (Certified Realtime Systems Administrator-NCRA), 2011
Department: Court Reporting
Title: Instructor

Crystal Hootman

Degree: Master of Science, CSU Sacramento, 2011, Geology
Department: Liberal Arts
Title: Assistant Professor

Robert Humphreys, Jr. 

Degree: Doctor of Philosophy, Claremont Graduate University, 2006, Higher Education
Department: Business, Liberal Arts, Graduate Studies
Title: President

Lisa Kooren

Degree: Doctor of Philosophy, Capella University, 2015, Higher Education
Certification: Enrollment Management, Noel-Levitz and Capella University
Department: Liberal Arts
Title: Dean of Institutional Research, Director of Modesto Campus

Linda Mottison

Degree: Master of Science, National University, 2001, Education
Department: Liberal Arts
Title: Assistant Professor
Degree: Master of Science, Capella University, 2009, Post-Secondary & Adult Education
Department: Business
Title: Assistant Professor

Linda Rahmoller

Degree: Master of Science, Capella University, 2009, Post-Secondary & Adult Education
Department: Business
Title: Assistant Professor

Kay Reindl

Degree: Associate in Arts, College of the Redwoods, 1980, Court Reporting
Certifications: CSR (Certified Shorthand Reporter), 1982; CRI (Certified Reporting Instructor-NCRA), 2008
Department: Court Reporting
Title: Instructor, Department Chair

Donna Roberts

Degree: Doctor of Education, CSU Stanislaus, 2015, Educational Leadership
Certifications: Reading Specialist K-12 and Adult Credential, CLAD Multiple Subject Teaching Credential, Administrative Services Credential
Department: Graduate Studies
Title: Associate Dean, Associate Professor

Rowena Walker

In Memoriam
Degree: Master of Arts, University of the Pacific, 1978, Political Science
Certification: Teaching Credentials, State of Washington and State of California
Department: Legal Studies, Liberal Arts

Leslie Walton

Degree: Master of Arts, National University, 2013, English
Degree: Master of Business Administration, National University, 2006
Honors: Magna Cum Laude
Department: Liberal Arts, Business
Title: Assistant Professor

Michele Williams-George

Degree: Master of Education, Cambridge College, 1990, Human Services Management
Certifications: Administrative Credential, CLAD, Teaching Credential
Department: Graduate Studies
Title: Director, Center for Innovative Teaching

Jason Wolins

Degree: Juris Doctor, University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, 1979
Degree: Master of Business Administration, DePaul University, 1995
Honors: Master of Business Administration degree “With Distinction”
Department: Business
Title: Associate Professor, Department Chair
Title: Professor Emerita, Department Chair

Adjunct Faculty

Ruben Alfonso

Degree: Bachelor of Arts, CSU Sacramento, Criminal Justice
Certifications: Basic POST, POST Instructor, POST Cultural Awareness Instructor
Department: Criminal Justice

Amada Amos

Degree: Master of Social Work, San Jose State University
Department: Early Childhood Education

Tanya Bennett

Degree: Master of Arts, Grand Canyon University, 2012, Early Childhood Education
Certifications: Director’s Permit, CLASS
Department: Early Childhood Education

Karla Brandt

Degree: Masters in Planification: An Evaluation of Academics, University Santa Maria, 2013
Department: Liberal Arts

Georgette Brown

Degree: Master of Science, Criminal Justice, University of Cincinnati, 2010
Certifications: Advanced POST certificate
Department: Criminal Justice

Sierra Brucia

Degree: Master of Arts, American Military University, 2016, Concentration in Organizational Leadership; Degree: Bachelor of Arts, Saint Mary’s College, 2004, Management
Certifications: MA Certificate, Supervisory Certificate, Advanced Certificate, SWAT POST Certificate
Department: Criminal Justice, Community Studies

Ray Call

Degree: Master of Arts, Chapman University, 2009, Organizational Leadership
Certification: Certificate in Organizational Development and Nonprofits, Chapman University
Department: Business

Shad Canestrino

Degree: Bachelor of Science, CSU Sacramento, Criminology
Certifications: POST Academy Instructor, Advanced POST, Designated Teaching Credential, POST Supervisor, POST Management
Department: Criminal Justice

Michelle Cantlin

Degree: Bachelor of Arts, CSU Stanislaus, Psychology
Department: Criminal Justice

Donald G. Carlisle

Degree: Master of Science, UC Santa Cruz, 2008, Finance and Applied Economics
Department: Business, Liberal Arts

Sarah Caskey

Degree: Master of Science, National University, 2009, Special Education
Certifications: Multiple Subject Credential with CLAD, Mild/Moderate Special Education Credential with Autism Authorization
Department: Graduate Studies

Alberto Castello

Degree: Bachelor of Science, University of Pacific, 2007, Physics
Department: Liberal Arts

John Clanton

Degree: Master of Arts, California State University, Stanislaus, English
Department: Liberal Arts

Desiree C. Clifton

Degree: Master of Arts, Humphreys University, 2011, Education
Department: Liberal Arts

Jess Cowell

Degree: Master of Arts, Humphreys University,2017, Education
Certifications: Multiple Subject Credential
Department: Graduate Studies

Lorraine Doria

Degree: Master of Arts, CSU Stanislaus, 2012, History
Department: Liberal Arts

Beth Douglas

Degree: Associate Degree, Ferris State College, MI, 1980, Court & Conference Reporting
Certifications: MI CSR (Certified Shorthand Reporter), 1981; RPR (Registered Professional Reporter), 1982; CA CSR (Certified Shorthand Reporter), 1988
Department: Court Reporting

Edna V. Ealey

Degree: Master of Arts, University of Phoenix, Education/Single-Subject Mathematics
Degree: Master of Science, Kaplan University, Education/Collegiate Online Teaching
Department: Liberal Arts

Marlisa Ferreira

Degree: Juris Doctor, Empire College School of Law
Department: Legal Studies

Amanda Foss

Degree: Juris Doctor, Humphreys University Drivon School of Law, 2009
Department: Legal Studies

Kimberly R. Gonzales

Degree: Juris Doctor, University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, 2005
Honors: Order of the Barristers, High Honors in Written Advocacy
Department: Criminal Justice, Legal Studies

Jolene Gonzales

Degree: Master of Arts, Chapman University, Organizational Leadership
Certification: P.O.S.T. Supervisor, Management, Command College, and Executive Certificates
Department: Criminal Justice

John J. Goold

Degree: Juris Doctor, Santa Clara University School of Law, 1990
Department: Criminal Justice, Legal Studies

Shannon Gonzales

Degree: Master of Public Administration, National University
Certification: Standards and Training for Corrections (STC) Juvenile Detention CORE, Probation Officer CORE, and Supervisor CORE
Department: Criminal Justice

Eric Gora

Degree: Master of Science, CSU East Bay
Certification: Basic POST
Department: Criminal Justice

Gary Grafius

Degree: Bachelor of Science, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, 1980, Business Administration
Certification: CSU Stanislaus, 1989, Teaching Credential
Department: Business

Dean Gualco

Degrees: Doctor of Education, University of the Pacific, 2009; Master of Public Administration, University of Southern California, 1995; Master of Business Administration, Golden Gate Univ., 1990
Department: Graduate Studies

Larry Hansen

Degree: Master of Arts, CSU Stanislaus, Public Administration
Certification: Advanced POST
Department: Criminal Justice

Gregory Hausmann

Degree: Master of Science, CSU Long Beach, Emergency Services Administration
Certifications: POST Advance, POST Defensive Tactics Instructor
Department: Criminal Justice

Raymond D. Harter

Degree: Bachelor of Science, CSU, Long Beach, 1971, Criminology
Degree: Juris Doctorate, Humphreys University School of Law, 1995
Department: Liberal Arts, Legal Studies

Diane Henderson

Degree: Associate in Science, Computer Information Systems
Certification: Certificate in Microcomputers, Merritt College 2000; Associate in Arts, Theology, Shiloh Bible College, 1991
Department: Business

Linden Howe

Degree: Master of Arts, University of San Francisco, Counseling, 1997
Department: Liberal Arts

David Lee Hutchins

Degree: Master of Arts, East/West Psychology
Honors: Dr. Haridas Chaudhuri Scholar in East/West Psychology
Department: Liberal Arts

Savannah Jones

Degrees: Master of Fine Arts, National University, 2015; Master of Arts, 2012, English
Department: Liberal Arts

Larry Lara

Certification: CSR (Certified Shorthand Reporter), 1995; CRI (Certified Reporting Instructor-NCRA)
Department: Court Reporting

Robert Marconi

Degree: Master of Arts, CSU Sacramento, 1992, Criminal Justice Administration
Department: Criminal Justice

James Mazza

Degree: Master of Business Administration, CSU Stanislaus, 1994, Finance
Department: Business

Jennifer McHenry

Degree: Bachelor of Science, Humphreys University, 2003, Paralegal Studies
Certification: Paralegal Certificate
Honors: Cum Laude
Department: Legal Studies

James A. Menard

Degree: Master of Business Administration, Golden Gate University, 1989, Finance
Certification: National Association of Credit Managers-Certified Credit Executive
Department: Business, Liberal Arts

Phyllis Miranda

Degree: Master of Arts, University of Phoenix, 2005, Early Childhood Education
Department: Early Childhood Education

Kerry Moquett

Degree: Doctor of Education, Northcentral University, 2012
Degree: Master of Arts, CSU Sacramento, 1990, English
Honors: Cum Laude
Department: Liberal Arts, Graduate Studies

Richard Moreno

Degree: Bachelor of Science, Humphreys University, 2012
Certifications: POST Advanced Certificate
Department: Criminal Justice

Lisa Morton

Degree: A.A.S. General Studies, Indiana University Northwest, 2006
Certification: CRI (Certified Reporting Instructor-NCRA), 2004
Department: Court Reporting

Patrice Olsen

Degree: Master of Arts, CSU Stanislaus, 2005, Psychology
Degree: Bachelor of Arts, CSU Stanislaus, 1998, Psychology, Organizational Communication
Departments: Liberal Arts, Community Studies, Business

Stanislav Perkner

In Memoriam
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy, Comenius Univ., Czechoslovakia, 1982, History
Department: Liberal Arts
Title: Professor Emeritus

Ev. Plascencia

Degree: B.S., University of the Pacific, 1993, Mathematical Economics
Department: Liberal Arts

Saul Ramirez

Degree: Master of Science in Taxation, Golden Gate University, 2005
Certification: Certified Public Accountant
Department: Business

Carrie Ravenscroft

Degree: Bachelor of Arts, Vanguard University, 1998, Organizational Management
Department: Court Reporting

Naseem Rehman

Degree: Bachelor of Science, CSU Sacramento, 1993, Business Administration (Accounting)
Certification: Certified Public Accountant
Department: Business: Accounting

Michael Rishwain

Degree: Juris Doctor, Humphreys University School of Law, 1976
Certification: License to Practice Law – California
Department: Legal Studies

Sheila Rogers

Degree: Master of Arts, English, Andhra University, India
Certification: Site Supervisor Permit
Department: Early Childhood Education, Liberal Arts

Kurt Sandberg

Degree: Master of Business Administration, University of the Pacific, 1997
Certification: Certified Public Accountant, Certified Internal Auditor
Department: Business

Susan Savage

Degree: Bachelor of Arts, Child Development, CSU Sacramento
Department: Early Childhood Education

Sharen Scott

Degree: Master of Business Administration, CSU Sacramento, 1992, Business
Department: Business

Kathlene J. Somerville

Degree: Juris Doctor, California Western School of Law, 1991
Department: Legal Studies

Mark Stewart

Degree: Doctor of Education, University of Pacific; Master of Arts, Fuller School of Intercultural Studies
Department: Liberal Studies

Shirreen Sujata

Degree: Master of Science in Accountancy, University of Phoenix, 2012
Department: Business

Linda Swartz

Degree: Juris Doctor, Humphreys School of Law, 1991
Department: Legal Studies

Kim Van Tassel

Degree: Bachelor of Arts, Criminal Justice, Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, Chapman University
Certifications: POST Evidence Tech, Advanced Safety Dispatcher, Advanced Latent Print Comparison
Department: Criminal Justice

Yee Vang

Degree: Master of Arts, CSU Stanislaus, 2017, Education Technology
Department: Liberal Arts, Business

Merilyn Vaughn

Degree: Bachelor of Arts, CSU Stanislaus, 1985, Music
Certification: CRI (Certified Reporting Instructor-NCRA), 2008
Department: Court Reporting

Eric Versteeg

Degree: Master of Arts, American Military University, Emergency and Disaster Management
Certifications: Advanced POST, Supervisor POST, SWAT Certificate
Department: Criminal Justice

Julie Walker

Degree: Master of Arts, CSU Stanislaus, 2004, History
Certification: Diploma of Spanish—National University of Mexico
Department: Liberal Arts

Matthew Ward

Degrees: Bachelor of Science, Brigham Young University, 1999, Speech Pathology, Master of Arts, CSU Stanislaus, 2008, Education
Department: Early Childhood Education, Liberal Arts

James L. West

Degree: Bachelor of Fine Arts, State University New York
Department: Criminal Justice

Chad Wood

Degree: Juris Doctor, Thomas Jefferson School of Law, 2001
Department: Legal Studies

Pamela Wood

Degree: Master of Arts, Andrew Jackson University, 2000, Education
Department: Early Childhood Education

Aaron Zeller

Degree: Bachelor of Arts, University of California, Santa Cruz, 1998, French Literature
Degree: Master of Arts, CSU, Chico, 2005, Teaching International Languages
Department: Liberal Arts