Dr. Murl D. Tucker:
Chief Academic Officer
Vice President, Student Affairs
Dean, School of Arts and Sciences

Dr. Murl D. Tucker
Chief Academic Officer | Vice President, Student Affairs | Dean, School of Arts and Sciences

B.A. California State University, Fullerton
M.A. Alliant International University
Ph.D. Alliant International University

Dr. Murl D. Tucker’s professional career spans a wide range of areas in the fields of education, mental health, and business. In education, he has considerable experience working with undergraduate and graduate students in a variety of capacities including administration, counseling, and teaching. At the community college level, he counseled students to help them identify academic and career goals and formulate academic plans to help them realize those goals.

At California Coast University, Dr. Tucker has been actively involved in the accreditation process, program and policy development, program research, counseling students, curriculum development and the supervision of master’s and doctoral research. Some of his research interests include program design and development, organizational behavior, health psychology, creativity, personal narrative, media studies, wellness and environmental psychology.

In the mental health field, Dr. Tucker was responsible for providing therapy, clinical coordination, treatment planning and quality improvement and program development for both in-patient and out-patient mental health programs. In addition, he was active in marketing and administering the programs he worked in. In these varying capacities, Dr. Tucker worked extensively with children, adolescents, adults and the elderly. Prior to enrolling in graduate school, Dr. Tucker worked in the advertising, public relations and real estate development fields.

Areas of Specialization

  • Psychopathology
  • Organizational Psychology
  • Geriatrics
  • Creativity
  • Research Methods
  • Health Psychology

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headshot picture of Dr. Murl D. Tucker Dr. Murl D. Tucker
Chief Academic Officer | Vice President, Student Affairs | Dean, School of Arts and Sciences
Dr. Murl D. Tucker’s professional career spans a wide range of areas in the fields of education, mental health, and business.
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Dean, School of Administration and Management | Professor of Administration and Management
Dr. Chan holds a Law degree with top honors, an M.B.A. in Corporate Strategy & Finance, and a Ph.D. in Strategic Management.
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headshot picture of Dr. Cynthia Teeple Dr. Cynthia Teeple
Dean, School of Behavioral Science - Professor of Behavioral Science
Dr. Teeple brings a variety of professional experiences to her position as Dean of the School of Behavioral Science.
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headshot picture of Dr. Patricia Insley Dr. Patricia Insley
Dean, School of Education | Professor of Education
Dr. Insley brings a variety of professional experiences in her education career that has spanned over 40 years to California Coast University.
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headshot picture of Dr. Mohamad Khatibloo Dr. Mohamad Khatibloo
Dean, School of Criminal Justice
Dr. Khatibloo has a highly diverse background in both academics and the private sector.
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headshot picture of Dr. Rachel Stein Dr. Rachel Stein
Assistant Dean, School of Behavioral Sciences
Dr. Stein has worked in various non-profit and clinical settings for the past 15 years.
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headshot picture of Dr. Cindy Brownell Dr. Cindy Brownell
Professor of Education
Dr. Brownell has considerable experience in both elementary and post-secondary education.
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headshot picture of Angela Cenina Angela Cenina
Registrar | Professor of General Education
Professor Cenina has an extensive background in Fine Arts and Humanities.
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headshot picture of Dr. Martin Cooper Dr. Martin Cooper
Professor of General Education
Dr. Cooper brings a variety of experience to his position as Dean of the School of Engineering Management.
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headshot picture of Dr. David Crum Dr. David Crum
Professor of General Education
With degrees in history and theological studies, Dr. Crum has a broad and varied background in academics.
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headshot picture of Dr. Daniel Elias Dr. Daniel Elias
Professor of General Education
Dr. Elias has a strong background in the areas of teaching and research. He has taught courses in environmental science, biology, and agriculture.
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headshot picture of Dr. Sarah Svengalis Fraley Dr. Sarah Svengalis Fraley
Professor of Psychology | Professor of General Education
Dr. Svengalis Fraley is a staff psychologist with extensive experience.
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headshot picture of Adam K. Franklin Adam K. Franklin
Professor of Administration and Management | Professor of General Education
Professor Franklin is a mechanical engineer. His duties include the specification and optimization of cost-effective solutions.
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headshot picture of Dr. S. Jeanette Guignard Dr. S. Jeanette Guignard
Professor of Administration and Management | Professor of Education
Dr. Guignard has over 15 years experience in Sales, Marketing and Management.
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headshot picture of Brigid Miraglia Brigid Miraglia
Professor of Behavioral Sciences | Coordinator of Academic Affairs
Ms. Miraglia is a member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists and has attended workshops that promote increased understanding and knowledge of the mental health field.
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headshot picture of Dr. Shawn Moustafa Dr. Shawn Moustafa
Professor of Administration and Management | Professor of Education | Professor of General Education
Dr. Moustafa brings experience, skills, and education in business development, marketing, and project management.
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headshot picture of Douglas Petrikat Douglas Petrikat
Professor of Administration and Management | Director of Academic Affairs
Mr. Petrikat was born and raised in New York where he earned a B.A. in Communications and German Literature at Hunter College of the City University of New York.
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headshot picture of Elizabeth Ramsey Elizabeth Ramsey
Professor of General Education
Professor Ramsey has a strong background in English, the Humanities, and the Arts. As a professional writer, she has covered such diverse areas as fashion, the music world, and international culture.
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headshot picture of Dr. Linda B. Smith Dr. Linda B. Smith
Professor of Education
Dr. Smith has distinguished herself as an educational leader, capable of assisting students in achieving their professional and educational goals.
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headshot picture of Carl Rushmeyer Carl Rushmeyer
Professor of Criminal Justice
Professor Rushmeyer has a broad and varied professional background in the criminal justice field.
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headshot picture of Patricia Stubban Patricia Stubban
Professor of Administration and Management
Professor Stubban has over 20 years of experience in executive level positions in Operations and General Management.
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headshot picture of Dr. Mario Tovar Dr. Mario Tovar
Professor of Behavioral Sciences | Professor of General Education
Dr. Tovar has a broad background in both academics and mental health.
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headshot picture of Christina Trujillo Christina Trujillo
Professor of Criminal Justice
Professor Trujillo works as a member of the faculty and the curriculum development team including course reviews, curriculum development, and editing.
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headshot picture of Marlene Woodworth Marlene Woodworth
Professor of Administration and Management
Ms. Woodworth is a Board, CEO, and Business Coach who engages people to improve the performance of their boards and companies.
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