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Welcome to the Communications Division


As you know, COVID-19 has changed the way we do things, at least for the next few months. We will be fully online during the Summer session, and partially online during the Fall 2021 semester. If you need to reach your instructor, please see the Contact list below. The best way to contact instruc​tors is by email, as we are not in our offices answering the phones. If you cannot reach your instructor, or if you have a question about any of the subjects in our Division, please contact the Communications Division Chair, Ann Warren.

The Communications Division includes the following departments: Developmental Communications, English, English as a Second Language (credit), English as a Second Language (non-credit), Journalism, Spanish, French, and Japanese. 

Faculty and staff in our division are unified in our mission to support students in developing strong reading, writing, and critical thinking skills—skills essential for engaged global citizenship. Students with strong language skills will find their college classes easier to ace. And after college, they'll find themselves in demand in the professional world. Students who study foreign languages will find that those skills  open up many doors in the work world, and will also find themselves more at home in a variety of different cultures. And students who study Journalism will improve not only their critical thinking and writing skills, but also their listening and observation skills.   

Communications Division faculty are trained to use a wide range of teaching methods to meet students’ varied learning styles. Students who complete our classes will acquire skills that will put them at an advantage in college and in the work world, and that will enrich their personal lives.

Contact Information

Ann Warren, Division Chair
warrenal@lahc.edu
NEA 297, (310) 233-4250

Saray Diaz, Secretary
olivaras@lahc.edu
NEA 2​​97R, (310) 233-4252

Degrees & Certificates

 

 

Developmental Communications Faculty

Shazia Khan

Instructor, Developmental Communications
NEA 255, Phone 310-233-4242
Email: khanst@lahc.edu
B.A., CSU Fullerton, M.A., University of LaVerne

English Faculty


Karen Amano-Tompkins

Instructor, English
NEA 254, Phone 310-233-4219
Email: amanotk@lahc.edu
B.A., Cornell University; M.A., Columbia University
https://mstompkinsblog.wordpress.com/

Stephanie Brown

Instructor, English
NEA 252, Phone 310-233-4236
E-mail: Brownsd@lahc.edu 
B.A., CSU Dominguez Hills, M.F.A., Mills College

Carmen Carrillo

 

Professor, English
NEA 261, Phone 310-233-4259
E-mail: carrilc@lahc.edu
B.A., Loyola-Marymount University; M.A., University of Iowa


 

John Corbally

Associate Professor, English
NEA 273, Phone 310-233-4239
E-mail: jrcorbally@gmail.com 
B.A., M.A., CSU Los Angeles; post-grad work, Oxford, England
http://www.solarlottery.com

Jean Grooms

Assistant Professor, English
NEA 265, Phone 310-233-4258
Email: groomsjr@lahc.edu
B.S., Middle Tennessee State University;
M.A. CSU Dominguez Hills

Christian Lozada

Instructor, English
NEA 253, Phone 310-233-4244
Email: lozadach@lahc.edu
B.A, M.A., CSU Long Beach

Joelle Mendoza

Instructor, English/PACE
NEA 155, Phone 310-233-4292
Email: mendozje@lahc.edu
B.A., M.A., University of California Riverside

 

Hale Savard

Assistant Professor, English
NEA 271, Phone 310-233-4241
Email: savardh@lahc.edu
B.A., M.A., CSU Long Beach
http://www.profsavard.weebly.com

 

Kent Stoddart

English
Office NEA 263, Phone 310-233-4217
E-mail: stoddakj@lahc.edu
B.A., M.A., CSU Los Angeles


Errol Sanborn

Instructor, English
NEA 256, Phone 310-233-4252
Email: errol.sanborn@sbcglobal.net


Dee Masters

Instructor, English
NEA 256, Phone 310-233-4252
Email: mastersdee@aol.com


Steve Swaim

Instructor, English
NEA 256, Phone 310-233-4252
Email: swaimsj@lahc.edu​


Don Lechman

Instructor, English
NEA 256, Phone 310-233-4252
Email: don@lechman.org​


Anjanette Crum

Instructor, English
NEA 256, Phone 310-233-4252
Email: cruma@lahc.edu​


James Slama

Instructor, English
NEA 256, Phone 310-233-4252
Email: slamaj@lahc.edu​


Victor Zamora

Instructor, English
NEA 256, Phone 310-233-4252
Email: zamoravl@lahc.edu​​

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Jennifer Triplett

Instructor, English
NEA 273, Phone 310-233-4247
Email: triplejl@lahc.edu
B.A., University of California Santa Barbara; M.A.,
CSU Dominguez Hills; Ed.D, Pepperdine University


Denise Dumars

Instructor, English
NEA 256, Phone 310-233-4252
Email: eerieaerie@hotmail.com​


Aura Imbarus

Instructor, English
NEA 256, Phone 310-233-4252
Email: imbarua@lahc.edu​


Wendy Walsh

Instructor, English
NEA 256, Phone 310-233-4252
Email: walshwm@lahc.edu​​


Tommy Amano-Tompkins

Instructor, English
NEA 256, Phone 310-233-4252
Email: amanott@lahc.edu


Agnes Davies

Instructor, English
NEA 256, Phone 310-233-4252
Email: daviesam2


Triana Rosas

Instructor, English
NEA 256, Phone 310-233-4252
Email: thedarklady@gmail.com​​

ESL Faculty

Andrea Cano

Instructor, English as a Second Language (ESL)
NEA 269, Phone 310-233-4221
E-mail: canoac@lahc.edu
B.A., Univ. of California, Berkeley; M.S. CSU Fullerton


Dale Shannon

Instructor, English as a Second Language (ESL)​
NEA 256, Phone 310-233-4252
Email: shannodd@lahc.edu​

Foreign Language Faculty

William Hernandez

Associate Professor, Spanish
NEA 257, Phone 310-233-4081
E-mail: hernanw@lahc.edu
B.A., M.A., CSU Long Beach

Delia Renteria

Assistant Professor, Spanish
NEA 278, Phone 310-233-4235
E-mail: renterd@lahc.edu
B.A., Occidental College; M.A., CSU Long Beach ​

Cynthia Caloia

 

Assistant Professor, French and Spanish
NEA 259, Phone 310-233-4243
E-mail:
caloiacr@lahc.edu​ 
B.A., M.A., UCLA; B.A., CSULB


Maria Teresa Nunez

Instructor, Spanish
NEA 256, Phone 310-233-4252
Email: nunezmc@lahc.edu


Marlene Koven

Instructor, Spanish
NEA 256, Phone 310-233-4252
Email: kovenm@lahc.edu​


Gerry Koehler

Instructor, Spanish
NEA 256, Phone 310-233-4252
Email: 1piperpilot@gmail.com​


Benito Gomez

Instructor, Spanish
NEA 256, Phone 310-233-4252
Email: gomezb@lahc.edu​


Fidelina Gonzalez

Instructor, Spanish
NEA 256, Phone 310-233-4252
Email: gonzalf4​​​@lahc.edu​


Journalism Faculty

Paul McLeod

Instructor, Journalism
NEA 265, Phone 310-2133-4289
Email:mcleodpl@lahc.edu​
A.A. Long Beach City College; B.A. CSU Long Beach 
Lifetime CC teaching credential, CSU Long Beach