Undergraduate Faculty

Alliant International University attracts a diverse faculty of working professionals with decades of experience helping to prepare students for advanced careers in mental health/psychology, education, business, forensic studies and the law. Undergraduate faculty are often also teaching at the graduate level giving Alliant’s undergraduates a unique perspective in these disciplines within the social sciences.

Undergraduate faculty include:

Miles Beauchamp

Associate Professor, San Diego
PhD, English, 2005, Wamborough University
Research interests: Social media for the professions, new media, professional communications, writing for media, publishing, enlightened brand management

Saba Ozyurt

Associate Professor and Program Director, Undergraduate Business and Management Programs, San Diego; Program Director, Undergraduate General Education (lower division)
PhD, Political Science and Government, 2009, University of California, Irvine
Research interests: Comparative politics, international relations, immigration, ethnic and gender relations in Western Europe and the United States

Daniel M. Blumberg

Associate Professor
PhD, 1987; Clark University
Research interests: police integrity, emotional intelligence, effective hiring and promotional practices, bullying and campus violence prevention, prison reading programs

Dawn Griffin

Associate Professor and Program Director, San Diego, Department of Undergraduate Psychology
PhD, Forensic Psychology, 2005, Alliant International University, Center for Forensic Studies, Fresno
Research interests: trauma informed systems of care; neurological development as a result of complex trauma; traumatology; developmental psychopathology with emphasis on attachment; presexualization

Ute Jamrozy

Assistant Professor
PhD, 1996; Clemson University
Research interests: consumer psychology, sustainable and international marketing

Meenakshi S. Krishnamoorthy

Professor
PhD, 1960; Manchester University
Research interests: quantitative methods and TQM

Rachna Kumar

Professor
PhD, 1994; New York University
Research interests: software process and productivity metrics, transfer of technology skills to developing cultures, technology synchronization and organizational performance, technology mediated learning and knowledge retention, technology intervention and emotional maturity

Judy M. Law

Assistant Professor
Research interests: teaching English to speakers of other languages, French language and French and Francophone cultures, linguistics and sociolinguistics, onomastics, Middle Ages literature and history, and Classical Vocal Music: The Art Song and Opera

René M. Naert

Associate Professor
PhD, 1996; Walden University
Research interest: information systems

Hamid Rahman

Professor
PhD, 1987; Syracuse University
Research interest: finance

Michelle Lopez

Assistant Professor, San Diego, Department of Undergraduate Psychology
PhD, Clinical Psychology, 2013, Alliant International University – California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP)
Research interests: anxiety disorders, trauma and stress related disorders, transdiagnostic treatment of emotional disorders, and cognitive behavior therapies.