The following offices support the academic programs at Oxy.
Edmond Johnson has served as Director of Advising since 2015. In this capacity, he works closely with both students and faculty members to ensure that students have the guidance they need to make the most of their academic experience. He also serves as the coordinator of Occidental's Core Program...
Center for Research and Scholarship
Jennifer Piscopo teaches classes on gender and global politics, Latin American politics, Latino/a politics, and elections.
Center for Teaching Excellence
Carmel Levitan studies multisensory interactions, researching how the different senses integrate information.
While earning her Master's Degree in Educational Counseling in 2016, Mariam served as Oxy's first-ever Academic Success Coach graduate assistant. Four years later, Mariam returned to the Oxy Community to serve as the Case Manager for Disability Services. Mariam’s goal is to ensure students are...
Hameetman Career Center
Robin earned a Master of Arts in International Education at American University, Washington, D.C. in 1993 and a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations at Willamette University, Salem, Oregon in 1987.
Her equity and justice training includes participation in Moving From Inclusivity Talk to...
Multicultural Summer Institute
Alexandra Puerto is Associate Professor of History and Latinx and Latin American Studies. She specializes in the history of race, science, and medicine in twentieth century Latin America, especially Mexico and its borderlands, with particular interests in indigenous, migrant, and environmental...
National & International Fellowships
Meldia is the Director of Oxy Arts, the multidisciplinary arts programming initiative at Occidental College. She oversees all aspects of the programming and development of Oxy Arts, including organizing all exhibitions and programs at the Oxy Arts center, facilitating visiting artist residencies...
Kat (she/her/hers) supports undergraduate students as they explore health professions and help them make well-informed career decisions through experiential learning. Her expertise is working with students who are traditionally marginalized and from backgrounds that are underrepresented in medicine...
Sponsored Research Office
Salvador Fernández teaches courses on Spanish and Latin American literature and civilization, as well as Mexican and Chicano/a studies. His research areas of interest are the contemporary Mexican novel and Chicano/a studies.
Undergraduate Research Center
Professor Morrissey, recipient of Occidental's Linda and Tod White Teaching Prize (2017), is a moral philosopher who specializes in practical ethics and political philosophy, with areas of interest in bioethics, environmental ethics, and aesthetics. She teaches a wide range of courses in these areas...
Julie Prebel teaches courses in writing/composition, rhetorical theory, and cultural studies.