Soka University is a private, non-profit, four-year liberal arts college and graduate school located on 103-acres in the City of Aliso Viejo.
Shane Barter, PhD
Associate Professor of Comparative Politics
Professor Barter focuses on Southeast Asian politics, Civilians in war, as well as autonomous areas and conflict resolution
Minorities Separatism Indonesia Conflict Resolution Southeast Asia Civil War Democratization Thailand Islam
George Busenberg, PhD
Associate Professor of Environmental Management and Policy
Professor Busenberg focuses on environmental policy
Environmental Policy Environmental Management
Edward M. Feasel, PhD
Vice President for Academic Affairs, Chief Academic Officer, Professor of Economics
Professor Feasel is responsible for academic affairs at Soka University.
Foreign Aid Economic Growth Economic outcomes and societal values Foreign aid, international trade and foreign direct investment Orange County Economy Economics Academic Administration
Michael Golden, DMA
Professor of Music Composition and Theory, and Director, Creative Arts Program
Michael Golden’s teaching and creative interests include composition and jazz improvisation, music and ecology, and music and peacebuilding
Music and Ecology World Music Composition (including computer music) Music Theory Jazz and Improvisation Music Psychology
John M. Heffron, PhD
Director of the MA Program in Educational Leadership and Societal Change, Professor of Educational History and Culture
Professor Heffron is a development scholar whose focus is the cultural and intellectual history of education nationally and transnationally
U.S. Relations in Asia and the Pacific Development History Educational History
Anthony Mazeroll, PhD
Professor Environmental Studies
Professor Mazeroll focuses on the behavioral ecology of fishes
Ecology of Amazonian Fishes Population Genetics Fish Ecology Fish Behaviour Observation Human Impact on the Environment Ecology of Invasive Species
Bryan E. Penprase, PhD
Professor Penprase is Dean of Faculty and Professor of Science.
Quasar Absorption Line Spectroscopy Archaeoastronomy Observational Astrophysics Astrophysics Astronomy Liberal Arts and Higher Education in Asia Cultural Astronomy Type Ia Supernovae
Seiji Takaku, PhD
Professor of Psychology
Professor Takaku's research interests focus on cross-cultural examinations of people's apology (and excuse)-giving behavior
Cross-Cultural Research on Apology and forgiveness Social Psychology Motivation Theories in Psychology Sport Psychology
Gail E. Thomas, PhD
Professor of Sociology
Professor Thomas is a sociology professor who specializes in the analysis of higher education.
Mentoring and Empowering Youth Race, Class and Gender Differences in Educational Access and Outcomes Education and Status Attainment Effective Education for Diverse Learners and At Risk Youth Race and Gender Relations
Michael Weiner, PhD
Professor and Assistant Dean of Faculty
Professor of East Asian History and International Studies, Associate Dean of Faculty and Director of Faculty Research and Development.
Race, Ethnicity and Migration in Modern and Imperial Japan Japan's Minorities Economic and Social History of Modern Japan
Industry Experience (1)