College of HHD

HHD's New Faculty, Staff and Faculty Promotions 2018-19

We’re happy to introduce you to our new faculty colleagues in the departments of Child and Adolescent Development, Environmental and Occupational Health, Family and Consumer Sciences, Health Sciences, Kinesiology, and Recreation and Tourism Management.

 Child and Adolescent Development

Environmental and Occupational Health

Family and Consumer Sciences

Health Sciences


Recreation and Tourism Management

Three new staff joined us in 2018

HHD Student Services Center/EOP

  • Blanca Eliopulous, Academic Advisor

Marilyn Magaram Center for Food Science, Nutrition and Dietetics

  • Michelle Chen, Financial Coordinator

Nursing Department

  • Gabriel Tiscareno, Financial Coordinator

Congratulations to the following faculty on their promotions in 2018

Communication Disorders and Sciences

  • Michael Biel, tenure and promotion to Associate Professor

Environmental and Occupational Health

  • Nola Kennedy, tenure and promotion to Professor (also named Department Chair)
  • Antonio Machado, promotion to Professor

Family and Consumer Sciences

  • Yoko Mimura, tenure
  • Setareh Torabian-Riasati, promotion to Professor

Health Sciences

  • Kaitlin Bahr,  promotion to Associate Professor
  • Lawrence Chu, promotion to Professor
  • Bethany Rainisch, tenure
  • Patchareeya Kwan, promotion to Associate Professor


  • Ovande Furtado, tenure and promotion to Associate Professor
  • Kimberly Henige,  promotion to Professor


  • Rebekah Child  tenure and promotion to Associate Professor (also changed from interim to permanent Department Chair)
  • Zarmine Naccashian, tenure and promotion to Associate Professor

Physical Therapy

  • Victoria Graham, tenure and promotion to Associate professor

Recreation and Tourism Management

  • Mechelle Best, promotion to Professor

*Kacie Blackman and Claudia M. Toledo-Corral (Health Sciences) will collaborate with interdisciplinary teams at the CSUN Health Equity Research and Education (HERE) Center in Lilac Hall as part of the distinguished CSUN "cluster hire" for research.

Updated October 16, 2018