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Faculty

San Diego University for Integrative Studies is proud of its affiliated core and adjunct faculty. Embodying the qualities of scholar-practitioners, they bring to their classrooms and to our curriculum their academic wisdom and training, as well as their worldly experience and commitment. Believing in personal exchange and exposure to a variety of thinkers and doers, San Diego University for Integrative Studies seeks out specialists to teach in each of its course areas. Input from such qualified faculty is sought at the curriculum development stage, as well. Faculty members are interested humans who believe that, by passing on their knowledge and expertise they can make a positive change in our collective future.
Although San Diego University for Integrative Studies is a small university, it is not defined by a few full-time academics. Leaders, innovators, and traditional scholars all teach in their areas of expertise and interest. Over 90% of the faculty who have offered regular classes, from the Master’s level through the Ph.D. programs, hold terminal degrees in their areas of expertise.

A look at the faculty list will provide the reader with a who is who in the teaching areas. Our faculty is deep and embraces a breadth that includes a multicultural and multinational perspective. They are professionals who are able to pass on practical wisdom as well, because they are active professionals who provide service to others on an ongoing basis.

Greg Alberto, SPHR
Bachelor of Arts, Economics, University of Philippines
Teaching Specialty: Human Resources, Hospitality Management

Neenah Amaral, PhD, MFT (Core Faculty)
Ph.D. Clinical Psychology, La Jolla University,
Master of Arts. Counseling Psychology, La Jolla University
Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, University of California San Diego
Teaching specialty: Counseling, Family Therapy, Psychology

Adrian Avila, PhD
PhD, Marital and Family Therapy, Loma Linda University
Master of Arts, Marital and Family Therapy, University of San Diego
Bachelor of Arts, Psychology and Biochemistry, San Diego State University
Teaching Specialty: Marriage and Family Therapy, Psychology

Jennifer Beaman, DM
Doctor of Management, Organizational Leadership, University of Phoenix
Master of Management, University of Phoenix
Bachelor of Arts, Management & Organizational Development, Fresno Pacific University
Teaching Specialty: Leadership, Business, Research

Seann Bernshaw, MA
Master of Arts, Economics, University of California Santa Barbara
Bachelor of Arts, Economics, University of California Santa Barbara
Teaching specialty: Business

Desiree Bradanini, Lead Faculty
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Fashion Design, Parsons School of Design, New York
Teaching specialty: Fashion Design

Stephanie Clausen, PhD
PhD, Organization Development, Marshall Goldsmith School of Management, Alliant University
Master of Arts, Organization Development, Marshall Goldsmith School of Management, Alliant University
Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz
Teaching specialty: Business, Hospitality, Executive Leadership Coaching, Family Leadership Coaching

Thomas Compton, MBA
Master of Business Administration, Sacred Heart University
Bachelor of Arts, History, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Teaching Specialty: Advertising, Business, Marketing

Joseph Cortese, Ed.D.
Doctorate in Education (Ed.D.), Educational Leadership, Widener University
Master of Education (M.Ed.), Educational Leadership, Widener University
Master of Arts, Secondary Education, Lehigh University
Bachelor of Science, Education, Easter Stroudsburg State College
Teaching specialty: Writing Skills

Yolonda Boston-Creigh, MEd
Master of Education, Adult Education, University of Phoenix
Bachelor of Liberal Arts, Communications, Purdue University
Teaching Specialty: Hospitality Management, Human Resources

Joseph Davis, PhD (Core Faculty)
Doctor of Philosophy, Clinical Psychology, The University for Humanistic Studies
Master of Science, Radford University
Bachelor of Science, Radford University
Teaching Specialty: Cognitive Therapy, Psychology, Research

Al Delino, Lead Faculty
Bachelor of Arts, Graphic Design, TV & Film, San Diego State University
Teaching specialty: Advertising, Graphic Design

William Dieck, MA, MBA
Master of Arts, Organizational Management, University of Phoenix
Master of Business Administration, University of Phoenix
Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, University of San Diego
Teaching specialty: Business, Executive Leadership Coaching, Family Leadership Coaching

Susan Futeral, Ph.D., LCSW
Doctor of Philosophy, University of Maryland Baltimore
Master of Social Work, University of Maryland Baltimore
Baccalaureate of Arts, Psychology, Goucher College
Teaching Specialty: Expressive Arts Therapy, Psychology

ShaSha Gideo, MSEd, MBA
Associate of Science, Culinary Arts, Grossmont College
Master of Science in Education, Curriculum and Instruction, University of Phoenix
Master of Business Administration, University of Phoenix
Bachelor of Science, General Studies, University of Texas
Teaching Specialty: Hospitality Management, Communications, Management and Supervision

Edward Goold, DBA, Lead Faculty
Doctor of Business Administration, International Business Administration, Alliant International University
Master of Business Administration, California State University Long Beach
Bachelor of Science, Hotel Management, Florida International University
Associate of Applied Science, Hotel Technology, Sullivan County Community College
Teaching specialty: Business, Hospitality Management

Linda Greischel, PhD, LCSW
Doctor of Philosophy, Comparative Religion & Philosophy, California Institute for Human Science
Master of Social Work, University of Washington
Bachelor of Arts, Religious Studies, University of Colorado Boulder
Teaching Specialty: Psychology

Michael Hawthorne, MBA
Master of Business Administration, Franklin University
Bachelor of Arts, Business Administration, Otterbein University
Associate of Applied Business, Central Ohio Technical College
Teaching Specialty: Business, Finance, Leadership, Marketing

Amber Herrmann, MS, SPHR
Master of Science in Business Administration, Human Resources Management, San Diego State University
Bachelor of Science, Business Administration Service Sector, California State University San Marcos
Senior Professional in Human Resources Certification (SPHR)
Teaching specialty: Business Hospitality Management

Mark Jamil
Bachelor of Science, Computer Science, San Diego State University
Teaching Specialty: Information Technology, Graphic Design, Web Design

Cliff Keenan, MSS, MAS, Lead Faculty
Master of Strategic Studies, U.S. Army War College
Master of Aeronautical Science, Aeronautics, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, Wright State University
Teaching specialty: Business,
Information Technology

Kristen Kirkham, MS
Master of Science, Mental Health Counseling, Walden University
Bachelor of Science, Psychology, San Diego State University
Teaching Specialty: Counseling, Abnormal Psychology

Doris Klein, Ed.D.
Doctor of Education, Organizational Leadership, Grand Canyon University
Master of Arts in Business Management, Health Care, Ashford University
Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies, National University
Certified Medical Assistant, Apollo College
Teaching specialty: Business, Executive Leadership Coaching, Family Leadership Coaching

Doris Lu-Anderson, PhD (Core Faculty)
Ph.D., Sport Administration/Physical Education., Florida State University
Master of Business Administration, San Diego State University
Master of Science, Health and Physical Education, Louisiana Tech University
Bachelor of Arts, International Business, Ming Chuan University, Taipei, Taiwan
Teaching Specialty: Business, Sport Psychology

Rand Lundmark, MA, CADC II
Master of Arts, Spiritual Psychology, University of Santa Monica
Bachelor of Science, Psychology, The Union Institute
Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselor, II
Teaching Specialty: Clinical Psychology, Behavioral Psychology

Yvette Lyons, PhD
Doctor of Philosophy, Psychology, California Institute of Integrative Studies
Master of Arts, Psychology, The University for Humanistic Studies
Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, Sierra University
Teaching Specialty: Expressive Arts Therapy, Psychology

Michael Maynard, MA
Master of Science, Accountancy, California State University, Chico
Bachelor of Arts, Journalism, California State University, Hayward
Tax Certificate, UCLA Continuing Education
Teaching specialty: Accounting

Jenny Molstre, PsyD
Doctor of Psychology, San Diego University for Integrative Studies
Master of Arts, Marital & Family Therapy, Alliant International University
Teaching Specialty: Clinical Psychology

Joseph R. Naanos, MBA
Master of Business Administration, Technology Management, University of Phoenix
Bachelor of Arts, Multimedia Production, California State University, Northridge
Teaching Specialty: Information Technology, Web Design, Business Administration

Macyh Nawaey, JD
Juris Doctor, Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, University of California San Diego
Teaching Specialty: Business Law, Sales

Rene Ray, M.Ed.
Master of Arts in Education, Alliant International University
Bachelor of Arts, Organizational Leadership, Chapman University
Teaching specialty: Business, Communication

Robert Rodgers, MBA
Master of Business Administration, Technology Management, National University
Bachelor of Science, Computer Engineering, Clemson University
Teaching Specialty: Business, Computers

Arthur Rosengarten, PhD
Doctor of Philosophy, Clinical Psychology, California Institute of Integral Studies
Master of Arts, Integral Studies, California Institute of Asian Studies
Bachelor of Arts, English Literature and English Composition, Beloit College
Teaching Specialty: Psychology

Steve Ryan, MA
Master of Arts, English, City College of New York
Bachelor of Arts, English, College of Staten Island, City University of New York
Teaching specialty: Business, Communication

Stella Sailing, PhD
Doctor of Philosophy, Professional Psychology, Alliant International University
Master of Arts, Counseling, Alliant International University
Bachelor of Arts, Biology, University of California Riverside
Teaching Specialty: Expressive Arts Therapy, Psychology

Steven Schaefer, MBA
Master of Business Administration, International Management, Thunderbird, Goal School of Management
Bachelor of Arts, Government, Southern Illinois University
Teaching specialty: Business

Austin Schwager
Bachelor of Science, Business Management, University of Minnesota
Teaching Specialty: Management, Uses of Technology in Business

Kathleen Scott
Bachelor of Science, Accounting, Southeast Missouri State University
Teaching Specialty: Accounting

Robert Spellman, MBA
Master of Business Administration, Technology Management, University of Pheonix
Bachelor of Science, Computer Science, Norfolk State University
Teaching Specialty: Accounting, Business, Information Technology

Griffen Stapp, MBA, CPA
Certified Public Accountant
Master of Business Administration, Accountancy, University of Phoenix
Bachelor of Arts, Accounting & Finance, California State University, San Marcos
Teaching Specialty: Accounting, Business Administration

Christine Stevens, MSW, MA
Master of Social Work, Colorado State University
Master of Art, Music Therapy, Colorado State University
Bachelor of Art, Music Therapy, Michigan State University
Teaching Specialty: Music Therapy

William Stillwell, PhD (Core Faculty)
Doctor of Philosophy, Anthropology, University of Pittsburgh
Bachelor of Arts, Anthropology, Lawrence University
Teaching Specialty: Clinical Counseling, Humanistic Studies, Psychology

Laura Tanganelli, LLM
Master of Laws, American Legal Studies, Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Master of Laws, International and European Law, University of Westminster (London, UK)
Bachelor of Law, University of Nice (France)
Teaching Specialty: Business Law, International Business Law

Rachel Van Dessel, MFA, MA
York University
Master of Art, Psychology, Sonoma State University
Bachelor of Art, Psychology, Sonoma State University
Teaching Specialty: Psychology, Transpersonal Psychology

Cristina Versari, PhD (Core Faculty)
PhD specialization in Sport Psychology
United States International University, San Diego, CA
Master of Arts in Sport Psychology
United States International University, San Diego, CA
Bachelor of Science in Psychology
Universidade Gama Filho, Brazil
Bachelor of Science in Physical Education
Universidade Gama Filho, Brazil
Teaching Specialty: Sport Psychology, Business Planning.

Gary Vienna, MS
Master of Science, Information Technology, Grantham University
Bachelor of Science, Computer Science, Grantham University
Associate of Science, Computer Science, Grantham University
Teaching Specialty: Business, Information Technology, Web Design

Suzanne Werden, MBA
Master of Business Administration, University of Phoenix
Bachelor of Science, Accounting/Finance, Oakland University
Teaching specialty: Accounting, Business

Allan Wagner, DBA
Doctor of Business Administration, International Business, United States International University (now Alliant International University)
Master of Arts, Asian Studies, San Diego State University
Bachelor of Science, Accounting, San Diego State University
Associate of Arts, Marketing, San Diego City College
Teaching Specialty: Business Administration, International Business, Marketing, Organizational Behavior, Business Ethics

Jason Wiggins, PhD
PhD, Management, Leadership, & Organizational Change, Walden University
Master of Business Administration, Managerial Leadership, City University (Seattle, WA)
Bachelor of Arts, Management Information Systems, Washington State University
Teaching Specialty: Management, Organizational Behavior, Leadership

Junqiao Xiao, Ed.D.
Doctor of Education, Educational Leadership and Management, Alliant International University
Master of Arts, Teaching, National University
Bachelor of Education Administration, Hunan Normal University, China
Teaching Specialty: Business