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Angela Benveniste

Angela Benveniste, Instructor & Director of Health & Human Services AA Degree Program, Sociology

Tanyatta Chateau

Tanyatta Chateau, Instructor, Gerontology, Social Work, Sociology

Licensed Clinical Social Work (LCSW), USC
MS, Gerontology, USC
BA, Sociology, Mount Saint Mary’s University
BA, Gerontology, Mount Saint Mary’s University

Matthew Ensley

Matthew Ensley, Instructor, Sociology

MS Criminal Justice, California State University, Long Beach
BA Communication, Spanish, California State University, Long Beach
Member, Los Angeles Police Department

Jim Gordon

Jim Gordon, PhD, Instructor, Criminology, Sociology

PhD, Counseling Psychology, Sierra University
Masters, Sociology, Azusa Pacific University
BA, Business Administration/Economics, Cal Lutheran University

Pam Haldeman

Pam Haldeman, PhD, Department Chair, Professor, Gerontology, Sociology

PhD, Sociology, USC
BA, Sociology, Mount Saint Mary’s University

Sande Harte

Sande Harte, PhD, Professor, Criminology, Geospatial Criminology, Gerontology, Social Work, Sociology

PhD, Sociology, USC
MA in Sociology, USC
MA in MFT, USC
BA, Sociology, Mount Saint Mary’s University

Teaches: Sociological Theory, The Family, Criminology, Urban Sociology

Patrick Kahn

Patrick Kahn, Instructor, Geospatial Criminology

MA, Geography, California State Northridge

Veronica Kelley

Veronica Kelley, Instructor, Sociology

MSW, USC
BA, Psychology, Mount Saint Mary’s University
County of Orange Health Care Agency, Ethnic Services Coordinator

Michelle Melendres

Michelle Melendres, EdD, MSW, Assistant Professor, Coordinator, Director of Honors Program, Gerontology, Social Work, Sociology

EdD, University of California, Los Angeles
MSW, Columbia University
BA Sociology, Mount Saint Mary’s University
BA, Gerontology, Mount Saint Mary’s University

Jeffrey Phillips, PhD, Instructor, Criminology, Sociology

PhD, Public Administration, La Verne University
MS, Public Administration, California State University, Los Angeles
BS, Criminal Justice, California State University, Los Angeles
Member, L.A.P.D.

Kelby Thwaits

Kelby Thwaits, Director, Instructor, Film & Television, Film, Media & Communication, Journalism & New Media, Sociology

MFA, Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA
Bachelor of Music, University of Arizona
Avid Certified Instructor