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​School of Communication, Humanities & Languages

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School of Communication, Humanities and Languages BannerThe Norco College ​School of Communication, Humanities & Languages provides relevant, rigorous and career-focused degree programs that meet the needs of self-directed adults who seek to achieve educational and professional goals.


​Mission Statement

The Academic Literacy and Reading, Chinese, Communication Studies, English, English as a Second Language (ESL), French, Humanities, Japanese, Library, Philosophy, Spanish, and Writing Center programs are part of the School of Communication, Humanities & Languages and, as such, have developed the following mission statement: 
“The Norco College School of Communication, Humanities & Languages is a pursuit of an interdisciplinary study of the arts by selecting among courses in historical context, creative writing, and ideas and interpretation of the arts. In the Humanities & Language​s core course, students will experience the theory and practice of the arts in a workshop setting and, in ensemble courses, will gain practical experience in at least one area of creative writing. Courses in the historical context and interpretation of the arts will enable students to understand how style, subject matter and materials may respond to different motivations and purposes."

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Dean of Instruction: Quinton Bemiller
Department Chairs: Dan Reade/Ana-Marie Olaerts/Nicole Capps
Counselor: David Payán
Educational Advisor: Sam Cannon​
Instructional Department Specialist: Yolanda Stanley

Faculty Advisors​

​​​Nikki Capps
Nicole Capps, M.A.
Department Co-Chair
Associate Professor,
Lead Instructor,
Writing and
Reading Center

Full-Time Faculty
951-739-7849​
LIBR G114C
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​​​Ana Marie Olaerts
Ana Marie Olaerts, M.A.
Department Co-Chair
Associate Professor
Communication Studies

Full-Time Faculty
951-739​-7815​
IT 200F
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​​​Dan Reade
Daniel Reade, M.A., M.F.A.
Department Co-Chair
Associate Professor
English

Full-Time Faculty
951-738-7723​
IT 200R
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​​​Alexander Allport
Zander Allport, M.A.
​Assistant Professor
English

Full-Time Faculty
951-372-7000​
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​​​Hayley Ashby
Hayley Ashby, M.L.I.S., Ed.D.
Professor
Information Literacy
Library Services

Full-Time Faculty
951-372-7022​
LIBR 217
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​​​Melissa Bader
Melissa Bader, M.A.​​​
Professor
English

Full-Time Faculty
951-372-7116
IT 200M
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​​​Michael Bobo
Michael Bobo, MLA, M.A.
​Associate Professor
Humanities

Full-Time Faculty
951-738-7733​
STEM 200C
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​​​Steven Camacho
Steven Camacho, M.A.
Assistant Professor
English

Full-Time Faculty
951-372-7022
LIBR 217
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​​​Miguel Castro
Miguel Castro, M.L.I.S.
​Assistant Professor
Information Literacy
Library Services

Full-Time Faculty
951-372-7150
LIBR 216
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​​​Tami Comstock
​Tami Comstock, M.A.
​Associate Professor
English

Full-Time Faculty
951-739-7851​​
STEM 200B
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​​​Araceli Covarrubias
Araceli Covarrubias, M.A.
​​Associate Professor
Spanish

Full-Time Faculty
951-738-7752​​
LIBR 125
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​​​Jessica Dobson
Jessica Dobson, M.A.
​​Associate Professor
English

Full-Time Faculty
951-738‐7769
LIBR 130
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​​​Andres Elizalde
Andres Elizalde, M.A.
​Associate Professor
English​

Full-Time Faculty
951-372-7099​
STEM 105
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​​​Vivian Harris
Vivian Harris, M.A., M.L.I.S., M.S.
Associate Professor
Library Services

Full-Time Faculty
951-739-7852
LIBR 218
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​​​Lisa Hernandez
Lisa Hernandez, M.A.
​Associate Professor
English

Full-Time Faculty
951-372-7036
LIBR 128
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​​​Kiandra Jimenez
Kiandra Jimenez, M.F.A.
​Associate Professor
English

Full-Time Faculty
951-738-7731​
LIBR 127
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​​​Mark Lewis
Mark Lewis, M.A.
​Associate Professor
Communication Studies

Full-Time Faculty
951-372-7034
IT 200B
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​​​Ammanda Moore
Ammanda Moore, M.A.
​Associate Professor
English

Full-Time Faculty
951-739-7846​
PORT A 106
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​​​Natalie Morford
Natalie Morford, M.A.
​​Associate Professor
English

Full-Time Faculty
951-738‐7768​
LIBR 131
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​​​Timothy Mount
Timothy Mount, M.A., Ed.D.
​​Assistant Professor
Communication Studies​

Full-Time Faculty
951-738-7699​
PORT A 105
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​​​Sara Nafzgar
Sara Nafzgar, M.A.
​Associate Professor
Communication Studies

Full-Time Faculty
951-738-7406​
PORT A 107
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​​​Lisa Nelson
Lisa Nelson, Ph.D.
​Professor
English

Full-Time Faculty
951-739-7812​
IT 200H
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​​​José Sentmanat
José Sentmanat, M.A., J.D.
​Associate Professor
Philosophy

Full-Time Faculty
951-738-7773​​
LIBR 129
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​​​Margarita Shirinian
Margarita Shirinian, M.A., Ed.D.
Associate Professor
English as a Second Language

Full-Time Faculty
951-739-7813
IT 200J
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​​​Mitzi Sloniger
Mitzi Sloniger, M.A.
​​Associate Professor
Academic Literacy and Reading

Full-Time Faculty
951-372-7131​
LIBR 114A
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​​​Dominique Voyer
Dominique Voyer, Ph.D.
​​Professor
Spanish and French

Full-Time Faculty
951-372-7066
LIBR 114D
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​​​Cameron Young
Cameron Young, M.A.
​Assistant Professor
English

Full-Time Faculty
951-738-7405
LIBR 126
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Associate Faculty​


​​​Communication Studies​​​

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Natalie Aceves
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Eduardo Arvilla
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Beverly Natividad
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Kristin Rigby
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Basemeh Rihan
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Rodney Stinson
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Jessica Vierra
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​​​English​​​

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Zander Allport
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​​​Brendan Beirne
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​​​Crystal Brownell
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Kevin Cordova
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Gustavo Flores
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​​​Jennifer Gianunzio
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Shanyn Hanson
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Steven Hicks
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Joan Hill
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Ryan Hitch
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Andrew Long
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Richard Mansikka
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Rebecca Marsh
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Dakota Mattson
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Jacob Meiser
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Matthew Pelle
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Jeanine Reed
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Emily Sapien
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Nikki Soriano
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Toren Wallace
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Jennie Watson
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​​​English as a Second Language (ESL)

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​​​David Tougas
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​​​Lynette Tougas
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​​​Humanities

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​​​Gail DeAngelis
Gail DeAngelis
Associate Faculty
Humanities

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​​​Derek Ketcham
Derek Ketcham
Associate Faculty
Humanities

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​​​​​​Ashley Silva
Ashley Silva
Associate Faculty
Humanities

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