Interdisciplinary & Applied Liberal Arts Faculty

Interdisciplinary & Applied Liberal Arts Faculty at Marylhurst

Connect with your Interdisciplinary & Applied Liberal Arts faculty. Explore the unique professional experience, portfolio of work and perspective that each faculty member contributes to the classroom and your education at Marylhurst.

Patricia Allen, Ph.D.

With a Doctorate of Sociology and a Master’s in International Agricultural development, Patricia Allen serves the Marylhurst University community as an Associate Professor of Food Systems & Society. Before coming to Marylhurst, Patricia Allen served as Director of the Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Read more…

Jan Dabrowski, Ph.D.

Jan Dabrowski’s career in science began at the age of five with a visit to the Hayden Planetarium in New York City. He has maintained an avid interest in astronomy, physics and other sciences ever since. Today, Dr. Dabrowski is an Associate Professor of Science and Interdisciplinary Studies with expertise in astronomy and psychics.   Read more…

Sean Gillon, Ph.D.

Dr. Gillon serves the Marylhurst community as Chair of the Interdisciplinary & Liberal Arts department and Assistant Professor of Food Systems and Society. As a dedicated educator, Dr. Gillon believes its his responsibility to encourage students to become lifelong, active learners and engaged citizens. His research engagements have included analyses of the politics of US food and agricultural policy, organic food regulation, the social and ecological dimensions of biofuel production, livestock production and food system labor, water quality and climate change’s influence on food systems, nutrient management in dairy agriculture, and agroecological knowledge and practice.   Read more…

Mike Randolph

Mike Randolph is assistant professor in the Department of Communication, Media and Culture. He received a BA in English and Communication from the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California, an MA in Rhetoric and Communication from the University of California at Davis. He did doctoral coursework in speech communication at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities campus in Minneapolis. He has taught at the University of Arizona, U.C. Davis, the University of Minnesota and Marylhurst University. Read more…

Ayako Takamori, Ph.D.

Ayako Takamori’s teaching and research is driven by an enduring interest in how identities are negotiated and mediated across borders and in post-conflict contexts through cultural citizenship and activism. Drawing on her background in sociocultural anthropology, her work is conceived at the interdisciplinary juncture of Asian Studies and Asian American Studies, and her areas of expertise span comparative race and ethnicity, transnationalism and globalization, nationalism and multiculturalism, gender and sexuality, and media and visual cultures. Read more…

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