• Still from theatre production SERSE
  • Art Galleries
  • TV set
  • Performance Ensemble
  • guests and interviewer on Journalism set
  • violin section of orchestra

Office of the Dean

Mailing Address:

    18111 Nordhoff Street • Northridge, CA 91330-8236


  • (818) 677-2246
  • (818) 677-2345 Fax

Dan Hosken, Dean

Dan HoskenDan Hosken

(818) 677-2247

Dr. Hosken brings with him a breadth of knowledge that encompasses the arts, instruction, and leadership skills spanning more than 15 years, including 13 years as a faculty member in the Music Department and 3 years as Associate Dean of the college. 

Dan earned a B.S. degree in Humanities and Science from MIT, a Master of Music degree in composition from the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in composition from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. As an administrator, he has participated in the Regional Education for Achievement in Leadership program through the CSU and the Management Development Program at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. 

As an educator, Dr. Hosken’s expertise is in the field of music technology in which he has published two textbooks, An Introduction to Music Technology, 2nd Edition and Music Technology and the Project Studio: Synthesis and Sampling. As a composer, his music has been performed in major cities all over the world, including New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Istanbul, Edinburgh, Stuttgart, Berlin, and Seoul. His recent work has focused on interactive electronic performance, including iPad-based performance and interactive dance-theater pieces in collaboration with the Palindrome Intermedia Performance Group. This work involves a camera-based motion tracking system coupled with a programmable sound synthesis and processing environment. 

Kandace Harris, Associate Dean

Kandace HarrisDr. Kandace Harris

Associate Dean


Dr. Kandace Harris joined the Mike Curb College of Arts, Media, and Communication as Associate Dean on August 19, 2019. Dr. Harris was most recently a member of the executive leadership team at Shaw University as special assistant to the president, and has served as a Department Chair and faculty member at Clark Atlanta University (Mass Media Arts), Shaw University (Mass Communications), and Johnson C. Smith University (Communication Arts). She is a media scholar with expertise in mass communications and technology, specifically social media, television, and digital media, and she has received honors including Shaw University’s Excellence in Academic Teaching Award and the Rex Crawley Outstanding Service Award from the National Communication Association’s Black Caucus. As a scholar, Dr. Harris has most recently co-edited the book Representations of Black Womanhood on Television: Being Mara Brock Akil and contributed the chapter “Follow Me on Instagram”: “Best Self” Identity Construction and Gaze through Hashtag Activism and Selfie Self-Love in the book Women of Color and Social Media Multitasking Blogs, Timelines, Feeds, and Community. She holds a Ph.D. in Mass Communication and Media Studies, an M.A. in Human Communication Studies, and a B.A. in Print Journalism, all from Howard University.

Natali Papazyan, Director of Finance and Operations

Natali PapazyanNatali Papazyan

Director of Finance and Operations
(818) 677-2248

Michael Ryan, Senior Director of Development

Michael RyanMichael Ryan

Senior Director of Development
(818) 677-4196

Jarrod Eamon Fasching, Assistant Director of Development

Jarrod Eamon Fasching Jarrod Eamon Fasching

Assistant Director of Development

Caleb Fahey, Lead Information Technology Technician

Caleb Fahey

Lead Information Technology Technician
(818) 677-4675

Michael Kurland, Graduation and Retention Specialist

Michael Kurland

Graduation and Retention Specialist
(818) 677-2246

Vacant, Advancement Coordinator


Advancement Coordinator
(818) 677-7038

Teresa Kay Morrison, Grants and Special Projects Officer

Teresa Kay Morrison

Grants and Special Projects Officer
(818) 677-6964

Office: NH 128

Flor Striffolino, Assistant to the Dean & Associate Dean

 Flor Striffolino

Assistant to the Dean & Associate Dean
(818) 677-4451

Office: NH 211

Rachel M. Valiensi, Faculty Personnel, Facilities, and College Schedule of Classes Lead Analyst

Rachel ValiensiRachel M. Valiensi

Faculty Personnel, Facilities, and College Schedule of Classes Lead Analyst
(818) 677-2564

Jennifer Lu, Financial and Operations Lead Analyst

Jennifer Lu

Financial and Operations Lead Analyst
(818) 677-5470