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For more information about the Social Sciences Division contact:

Ann Yarchin
Division Coordinator
ayarchin@gwc.cccd.edu
714-892-7711 x58125

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Welcome to the Social Sciences Division

The Social Science Division offers a wide curriculum including transfer courses, general education courses, and courses that will serve a student’s four year major in a Social Science Department at a four year school. Our instruction emphasizes developing general writing and critical thinking skills. We have been and continue to be innovative in online, hybrid and weekend express offerings.

Highlights:

Faculty and Contacts

SOCIAL SCIENCES DIVISION

Dean: Robyn Brammer, Ph.D.
Dean of Counseling & Social Sciences
B.A. Economics/Business, Westmont College; M.A. Theology, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School; Ph.D., Education/Counseling Psychology, University of Southern California
rbrammer@gwc.cccd.edu (714) 892-7711 x58125
Office ADM 110

Contact: Ann Yarchin
Division Area Office Coordinator for Counseling and Social Sciences
ayarchin@gwc.cccd.edu (714) 892-7711 x58125
Office ADM 110

CULTURE AND LIBERAL ARTS DEPARTMENT

Chair: David W. Moore
Professor, History
B.A. (Honors), University of Greenwich, London England; M.A. University of Newcastle upon Tyne, England; further graduate study: University of Northumbria; University of Newcastle upon Tyne, England.
dmoore@gwc.cccd.edu (714) 892-7711 x58264
Office ADM 228

History

Sunshine McClain
Instructor, History
A.A. in Social Studies at Golden West College; B.A. in History at California State University, Fullerton;  M.A. in History at University of California, Irvine.
smcclain@gwc.cccd.edu (714) 892-7711x 51048
Office ADM 213

Philosophy
Noah Levin
Instructor, Philosophy
B.S., Harvey Mudd College;
M.A., Ph.D., Bowling Green State University
nlevin@gwc.cccd.edu, (714) 892-7711 x 51062
Office ADM 213
Anthropology or Geography
Please contact David Moore.
SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES DEPARTMENT

Chair: Nina Chapman
Associate Professor, Sociology
B.S., M.A., University of California, Riverside.
nchapman@gwc.cccd.edu (714) 892-7711 x58300
Office ADM 221

Economics

Jennifer Bailey
Instructor, Economics
B.A., M.A., California State University, Long Beach
jbailly@gwc.cccd.edu (714) 892-7711 x51287
Office ADM 216

Political Science

Margot Bowlby
Instructor, Political Science
B.A., University of California at San Diego; M.A., California State University at Long Beach; further graduate study:  University of California at San Diego.
mbowlby@gwc.cccd.edu (714) 892-7711 x51286
Office ADM 216

Psychology

Maria Chovan-Nelson
Professor, College Success/Psychology
AA., El Camino College; B.A., California State University at Dominguez Hills; M.A., Loyola Marymount University.
mchovan@gwc.cccd.edu (714) 892-7711 x51053
Office ADM 225

Laura L. Duvall
Instructor, Psychology
B.A., University of California, Santa Barbara; M.A. California State University, Northridge; further graduate study: California Southern University
lduvall1@gwc.cccd.edu (714) 892-7711 x51073
Office ADM 212

Steven A. Isonio, Ph.D.
Professor, Psychology
B.A., M.A., California State University, Fresno; Ph.D., University of California, Riverside.
sisonio@gwc.cccd.edu (714) 892-7711 x55033
Office ADM 225

Sociology

Nina Chapman
Associate Professor, Sociology
B.S., M.A., University of California, Riverside.
ninabchapman@yahoo.com (714) 892-7711 x58300
Office ADM 221