The following offices support the academic programs at Oxy.


Director of Advising, Core Program Coordinator, Affiliated Faculty in Music

B.A., Lawrence University; M.A., Ph.D., UC Santa Barbara

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...

Center for Research and Scholarship

Center for Teaching Excellence

Disability Services

Director of Disability Services & Student Support

Michelle earned her M.S. in Clinical Psychology at California Lutheran University. Prior to joining Occidental College, she served as the Director of Academic Support Programs at Hennepin Technical College in Minnesota. In this role, she managed the Disability Services and Tutoring departments, as...

Hameetman Career Center

International Programs


National & International Fellowships

Oxy Arts

Director, Oxy Arts

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...

Pre-Health Advising

Director, Pre-Health Advising

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...

Registrar's Office

Sponsored Research Office

Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs (ADFA)

Kristi Upson-Saia serves as the Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs. In this role she is the point person for the Dean’s Office an all faculty and departmental matters. She works on several areas related to personnel, including faculty searches and hiring, onboarding new faculty, faculty start-up...

Undergraduate Research Center

Faculty Director, 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...

Writing Center

Administrative Staff

Institutional Review Boards

International Programs

Julie Santos, Associate Director, (323) 259-2533; Marisa Mofford, Associate Director, (323) 259-1484; Christina Altamirano, Operations Manager, (323) 259-2533

Sponsored Research

Undergraduate Research

Karla Hernandez, URC Manager, (323) 259-1414

Writing Center

Contact the Dean of the College
AGC Administrative Center

3rd Floor