• external amc offices
  • camera operator with Arri digital camera
  • communication studies performance ensemble
  • Three singers from Don Giovanni
  • Production still from Hansel and Gretel.  Photo credit Kenji Kang
  • tv monitors
  • Main art gallery exhibition

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. 

Julia Heinen, Special Assistant to the Dean

Natali Papazyan, Manager of Academic Resources

Natali PapazyanNatali Papazyan

Manager of Academic Resources
(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

Anders Larsson, Assistant to the Dean

Anders Larsson

Assistant to the Dean
(818) 677-4451

Caleb Fahey, Lead Information Technology Technician

Caleb Fahey

Lead Information Technology Technician
(818) 677-4675

Tamar Haddadian, Financial and Operations Lead Analyst

Michael Kurland, Graduation and Retention Specialist

Elana Lundin, Advancement Coordinator

Elana Lundin

Advancement Coordinator
(818) 677-7038

Mark Schaubert, Webmaster

Mark SchaubertMark Schaubert


As the college webmaster, I maintain the website and college calendar for the Mike Curb College of Arts, Media, and Communication. My primary function is to publish submitted updates with accompanying pictures and artwork to the web. My position supports the dean, department chairs, and those faculty and staff designated as creators and publishers within Web-One. Contact me if you have news stories or calendar events that you'd like to post.


Rachel M. Valiensi, Assistant to the Associate Dean & College SOLAR Coordinator

Rachel ValiensiRachel M. Valiensi

Assistant to the Associate Dean & College SOLAR Coordinator
(818) 677-2564