Faculty


Brian Arturo Bartelt, Ralph Bunche Associate Professor, Anthropology
Ph.D., Anthropology, University of Southern California

Research Interests:  African Studies, Ritual Studies, Anthropology of Consciousness (shamanism, healing, witchcraft), Visual Anthroplogy (ethnographic filmmaking)


Jayesh Bhakta, Ralph Bunche Associate Professor, Physics & Engineering
Ph.D., University of Birmingham (United Kingdom)

Research Interests: High Temperature Superconducting Ceramics, Etched Track Radiation Dosimetry Systems, Application Engineering involving Electronic and Software Design.

Publications:
Research: Augustin A. Lee, Stephen Gillam, and Jayesh Bhakta. “Constructing Chemical Pathways of Organic Compounds in Titan’s Atmosphere," Southern California Conference for Undergraduate Research (Nov 2007), California State University, Los Angeles, CA; Moran Levi, Stephen Gillam, and Jayesh Bhakta. “Investigation of Titan’s Atmospheric Structure from Cassini Narrow Angle Camera Images,"Southern California Conference for Undergraduate Research (Nov 2007), University of California (Riverside), Riverside, CA.

Mark Blake, Ralph Bunche Professor, Music
Ph.D., University of California - Los Angeles 


Gary Columbo, Ralph Bunche Professor, English
C.Phil, Comparative Literature, Brown University

Publications:
Book: Rereading America (Co-Author): Bedford St. Martin's, 2010. 

Vice Chancellor for Institutional Effectiveness: creation and implementation of the Los Angeles Community College District’s first strategic plan between 2005 and 2010.  Co-author of  three college textbooks, including one of the nation’s first multi-cultural anthologies, Rereading America, which has been used by more than 1,000 colleges and universities since its appearance in 1989. 


Wendel Eckford, Ralph Bunche Professor of History & African American Studies (Joint)
Ph.D., History, Claremont Graduate University
Certificate, International Politics Summer School, St. Antony's College, University of Oxford

Research Interests: Post Reconstruction America, Cultural Geography, African & African American Nationalism, 20th Century African American Intellectual & Cultural History, Genocide & War Crimes, Race & Racism, Hip-Hop Culture, Legacy of Marxist ideology in the African American community, Black Film.

Publications:
Books: “The Golden Era of Black Los Angeles: Appropriation, Resistance & Accommodation in Community Building, 1900-1930.” (Forthcoming); Articles: “Bobby Blue Bland.” In the African American National Biography, Henry Louis Gates & Evelyn Higgenbothem, (ed.). New York: Oxford University Press Press, 2008. Forthcoming; “J. Saunders Redding.” "John Henrik Clark." "Jaramogi Abebe Agyeman (Albert Clearge, Jr.).” “Andrew Young.” “Josiah T. Walls.” “Pearl Cleage.” In Vignettes of Significant People and Places in African American History.


Carlos Guerrero, Ralph Bunche Associate Professor, Chicano Studies
Ph.D., Cultural Studies, Claremont Graduate University

Research Interests: Media, the new Western history, community colleges, education and critical pedagogy.

Publications:
The Pedagogical Paradox," FACCCTS Journal, forthcoming, Summer 2008; "Web 2.0 and Scholarly Authority", FACCCTS Journal, Winter 2008; Photo Credit, 500 Years of Chicana History, Rutgers University Press; Bilingual edition (December 2007); "Engaging our Fears: Student Learning at the Center of our Practice. "On the Horizon, Vol. 15, No. 2, 2007; "Brief History of the Community College," FACCCTS Journal, Fall 2007; "Critical Pedagogy and Subjectivity in a Postmodern Era, an Annotated Bibliography," California Consortium for Critical Educators, April 2000.
Ronald Kendis, Ralph Bunche Associate Professor, Mathematics

Ph.D., Psychology, University of California - Los Angeles


Vincent Lee, Ralph Bunche Associate Professor, Mathematics
M.S., Mathematics, California State University - Los Angeles
M.S., Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Southern California

Research Interests: Dispersion point spaces, virally mediated human genetic therapy.


Paul J. McCudden, Ralph Bunche Associate Professor, Physics & Astronomy
M.A., Physics, Harvard, University
Research Interests:  Physicist at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory in Cambridge MA, on the Solar Orbiting Heliospheric Observatory, and screenwriting.


Michael Miklos, Ralph Bunche Associate Professor, English
Ph.D., English, University of Southern California

Research Interests: Theories of Comedy, Critical Race Theory, Law and Literature

Publications:
“Humor and Satire.” Encyclopedia of the Harlem Renaissance. Ed. Cary Wintz and Paul Finkelman. Vol. 2. New York: Routledge, 2005. 722-724; “Theater Owners and Booking Association (TOBA).” Encyclopedia of the Harlem Renaissance. Ed. Cary Wintz and Paul Finkelman. Vol. 2. New York: Routledge, 2005. 1170-1172.


Danielle Muller, Ralph Bunche Professor, English
Ph.D., Comparative Literature, University of Southern California
 
Research Interests: 12th Century Vernacular Crusade Narratives, 18th Century French & German Literature, 19th Century German, French, English, American studies of the Novel, Post-colonial Studies.

Publications: 
Books: “Imperial Strategies: The Sack of Constantinople in 1204 and the Expansion of Western Europe.” (Forthcoming); Articles: “Konrad Fleck,” Dictionary of Literary Biography. Ed. James Hardin and Will Hasty. Columbia: Bruccoli Clark Layman, Inc., 1994; “Trierer Floyris.” Dictionary of Literary Biography. Ed. James Hardin and Will Hasty. Columbia: Bruccoli Clark Layman, Inc., 1994; Conference: "How Medieval is Wagner," USC, Spring 2011; Faculty Award: "Literature of Conquest: From Constantinople to Pandorra," Spring 2010. NEH (National Endowment of Humanities) grant: "Empire Building and Interaction, 1400-1800." Summer 2013.