The following offices support the academic programs at Oxy.


Director of Advising, Core Program Coordinator

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

Center for Teaching Excellence

Disability Services

Interim Director, Disability Services and Student Success

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

International Programs

Multicultural Summer Institute

MSI Faculty Director

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

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; Professor, Spanish and French Studies
Spanish & French Studies

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

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

Associate Professor, American Studies; Director of Writing Center & Programs
American Studies

Julie Prebel teaches courses in writing/composition, rhetorical theory, and cultural studies.

Administrative Staff

Institutional Review Boards

Patricia Micciche, Interim IRB Coordinator, (323) 259-2783

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

Patricia Micciche, Director of Academic Support Services, (323) 259-2783

Undergraduate Research

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

Writing Center

Victoria Bandini, Department Coordinator, (323) 259-2545

Contact the Dean of the College
AGC Administrative Center

3rd Floor