Faculty

Guy Smith, MA

Core Faculty & Chair, BA Program
Received his MA from SDSU and has over 40 years experience as an instructor and an administrator in higher education.
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Lillian Seldeen, BA, MA, MBA

Core Faculty
With substantial background experience in the areas of domestic violence, HIV/AIDS, and anger management counseling, Lillian’s current area of special academic interest is the relationship between humans and other animals, exploring the roles animals play in human societies.

Dawn Murray, PhD

Core Faculty
Dawn received her PhD in Ocean Sciences from the UC Santa Cruz and is a lecturer in Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology.
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Kathleen Barry, MBA, MA, PhD, MFT

Adjunct Faculty
As a business professional, scholar, and depth psychotherapist Dr. Kathleen A. Barry is an unusual hybrid.

Ed Bastian, PhD

Adjunct Faculty
Dr. Ed Bastian holds a Ph.D. in Buddhist Studies and lived for years in Tibetan Buddhist monasteries in India.

Gina Bell, MA

Adjunct Faculty
Gina earned her B.A. in Liberal Studies with a concentration in Psychology at AUSB after completing a double major in law and philosophy from Santa Barbara City College. Gina also earned a Masters in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University Santa Barbara.

Roger Durling

Adjunct Faculty
Roger Durling has been at the helm of the Santa Barbara International Film Festival for the past 12 years.

Latonya Evans, PhD

Adjunct Faculty
Latonya received a doctorate in Counseling/Clinical/School Psychology from the University of California at Santa Barbara in 2000. Her specialization within that program was Counseling Psychology with emphasis in cross-cultural and diversity issues.

John Forhan, JD

Adjunct Faculty
John received his Doctorate of Jurisprudence at the University of Notre Dame and completed a certificate in International Law at the University of London.

Nels Henderson, BA, MA

Adjunct Faculty
Nels Henderson has done graphic design and marketing for over 20 years and is currently a Senior Web Manager for Citrix Online Services based in Goleta, CA.

Dr. Hymon T. Johnson, MBA, EdD

Adjunct Faculty
Dr. Johnson brings a wide range of knowledge in such areas as: cultural and global diversity, service learning, comparative philosophy, comparative religion, meditation, business ethics and social responsibility, philosophy of education, and education reform.

Shara Keller, MFA

Affiliate Faculty
Shara received her MFA in Creative Writing from Antioch University Los Angeles. She is a prize-winning poet, and her work has appeared in newspapers and academic journals.

Tina Kistler, BA, MA

Adjunct Faculty
Tina's projects include the Ubumwe Center, which supports Rwandan genocide survivors with disabilities, and Invisible Children, which provides education for former child soldiers in Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Anna Kwong, MBA

Adjunct Faculty
Her professional background includes, but is not restrained to, international business management, leadership and trade.

Susan Lambrose, MA

Adjunct Faculty
Susan earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Arts and a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from AUSB. She is an MFT Intern, working at Phoenix of Santa Barbara in the out patient dual diagnosis program.

Susan Lang, MA, LMFT

Adjunct Faculty
Susan received her California Teaching Credential at College of Notre Dame Belmont, a Master’s degree in Educational Psychology from California State University Northridge, and a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from AUSB.

Stuart S. Light, MA, MEd, LMFT

Affillate Faculty
Stuart is currently a member of the staff at the Family Therapy Institute of Santa Barbara, providing therapy to individuals, couples and families. He was formerly the Lead Clinician for the Santa Barbara County ACT Team working with severely mentally ill clients

Lily Maestas, MSW

Adjunct Faculty
In her 20 plus years in the field of Career Counseling Lily has been deeply involved in the program development of Career Counseling Centers on campuses across the country and has presented seminars concerning career counseling theory.

Nico Maestu, BA, MA

Adjunct Faculty
Nico's research and interests focus on documentary films, film in relation to contemporary art practices, French film history, as well as film theory and criticism.

Michele Mollkoy, MA

Adjunct Faculty
Michele has over ten years of experience consulting with organizations and individuals in the areas of talent/performance management and strategic process.

Dick Morrow, MA, PhD

Adjunct Faculty
Dr. Morrow's major teaching responsibilities have been in the field of Communication including Dyadic Communication, Group Dynamics, Public Speaking, and Mass Media.

Jim Murray, MA

Adjunct Faculty
Jim Murray, MA, received his Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University. Murray is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in working with teens, adolescents and substance abuse. He is also an accomplished journalist.

Jacqueline Oliveira, MA

Adjunct Faculty
Received her Master’s of Arts degree at the School for International Training in Brattleboro, Vermont and is a practicing interculturalist, consulting with domestic and international corporations and assisting clients to develop their workforce through global leadership, management and team development.

Meryl Peters, MFA

Adjunct Faculty
Meryl completed her undergraduate studies in Creative Writing at Vermont College in Montpelier, Vermont and received a Master’s of Fine Arts in Creative Writing at Antioch University Los Angeles.

Lori Pye, PhD

Adjunct Faculty
Dr. Pye’s background consists of NPO and NGO environmental and marine conservation management (Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, Terra Azul, Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Ocean Futures) and academic instruction.

Stanley M. Roden, JD

Adjunct Faculty
Stan received his law degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law in 1966 and his undergraduate degree in political science from UC Berkeley.

Harold Salas-Kennedy, PhD

Adjunct Faculty
Harold is a former union organizer with the United Farm Workers Union and the current Associate Director for the Educational Opportunity Program at UC Santa Barbara.

Kaitlyn Stewart, MEd

Adjunct Faculty
Kaitlyn received her MEd from he University of California, Santa Barbara. She is also a credentialed school psychologist in California.

Dorthe Pernille Walker, MBA, M.Econ.

Adjunct Faculty
Pernille received her Master’s in Economics from the University of Copenhagen and an MBA from the Monterey Institute of International Studies.

Juan A. Zaragoza, BA

Adjunct Faculty
Juan received his bachelor’s degree in music with an emphasis on ethnomusicology at the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2005. He is a recipient of the Santa Barbara Independent’s Local Hero Award in 2007 for his community service with youth