Our Faculty and Staff

Pre-College Faculty

Meet the distinguished faculty who deliver transformative academic experiences to our pre-college students each summer. 

Saeri Cho Dobson

Professor of Graphic Design and Chair of Studio Arts
College of Communication and Fine Arts
READ PROFILE EXPLORE GRAPHIC DESIGN

Leon Wiebers

Professor of Costume Design in Theatre Arts
College of Communication and Fine Arts
Explore Stage Design

Karol Hoeffner

Clinical Professor and Chair of Screenwriting
School of Film and Television
Explore Screenwriting Watch Video

Claudia Sandoval, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Political Science
Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts
Explore Political Science Watch Past Course Video

Darlene Fukuji

Associate Director, Fred Kiesner Center for Entrepreneurship
College of Business Administration
EXPLORE Entrepreneurship

T. Derrick Heggans

Director and Faculty
Global Sports & Entertainment Business Academy
Read Bio Explore Sports Business

Mischa Livingstone

Clinical Assistant Professor of Film Production
School of Film and Television
Explore Production

Jim Holmes

Senior Lecturer, Theatre Arts
College of Communication and Fine Arts
Read Profile Explore Acting Watch Video

Christopher Finlay

Assistant Professor of Communication Studies
College of Communication and Fine Arts
Explore Decoding Social Media

Masaru Suzuki

Clinical Assistant Professor of Studio Arts
College of Communication and Fine Arts
Explore 3D Art Read Profile

Summer Program Staff

Ashley Wilson-Okimoto
Pre-College Summer Programs
Director

Our Student Team

Reggie Golightly '22

Screenwriting Major
Attended Pre-College Summer Programs in 2016

Claire Shepard '23

Communication Studies Major
Attended Pre-College Summer Programs in 2018

Sara Lighthart '24

Screenwriting Major
Attended Pre-College Summer Programs in 2018 and 2019

Programs We Support

We hope you have enjoyed getting to know us and learning what makes a summer at Loyola Marymount University  unique. We welcome any additional questions you may have about pre-college (ages 14-18) or the visiting student program (16+) as you explore your summer plans for 2022.