Faculty

Emily Bills
Emily Bills is Participating Adjunct Professor of Urban Studies with research interests in the built history of California and the West architecture and politics, critical theory, and telecommunications and urban growth. Her dissertation, which received a Graham Foundation Carty Manny Award Citation of Special Recognition, examines how telephone infrastructure shaped the development of Los Angeles in the first half of the 20th century. 

At Woodbury, Dr. Bills developed and serves as program coordinator for the Urban Studies Program and is also the Director of the Julius Shulman Institute, housed in the School of Architecture. In 2009, she completed a Smithsonian Postdoctoral Fellowship to begin work on selected writings of the Los Angeles architectural historian and critic Esther McCoy. She was awarded a Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation Fellowship to present her research at the Society of Architectural Historians Annual Meeting and, as an Institute of Transdisciplinary Studies Senior Fellow, is currently completing her work on the book. Emily has taught at New York University, The University of Southern California, and The New School in New York, where she developed architectural and urban history curriculum for the University’s Distance Learning Program. Her chapter “Selling Perceptions of Space: Bell Telephone Print Ads, 1908-1930” will appear in the forthcoming volume Visual Merchandising:  The Art of Selling and her article “Talking Points: Advertising Female Telephone Identity” is included in the a three volume set Women and Things: Gendered Material Practices, 1750-1950.

Education: Ph.D., History of Architecture and Urban Planning, Institute of Fine Arts at New York University.
emily.bills@woodbury.edu
(818) 252-5360

Evelyn Alfaro
Evelyn Alfaro is Adjunct Professor of Personal and Professional Development is Academic Advisor in the Office of Student Development.
Education: B.S., M.A., Woodbury University
evelyn.alfaro@woodbury.edu
(818) 252-5266

Jocelyn Blanco
Jocelyn Blanco is Adjunct Professor of Personal and Professional Development and Academic Advisor in the Office of Student Development.
Education: B.F.A., M.B.A., Woodbury University
jocelyn.blanco@woodbury.edu
(818) 252-5265

Yvonne Correa
Yvonne Correa is Adjunct Professor of Personal and Professional Development and Director for Community Services in the Office of Student Development. She has taught PPDV 100, Transition to College, since 2005.  Currently, she teaches the section for international freshman students and also serves as an International Student Advisor. Prof. Correa oversees auxiliary services operations such as the Woodbury University Bookstore, Bon Appétit meal services, and Campus Safety operations. She runs the Intramurals sports program and markets and coordinates campus conferences. In her spare time, Prof. Correa volunteers as coach of youth soccer teams and as a soccer referee.  Yvonne enjoys traveling back to her native country of Colombia, reading, listening to music and talk radio, and watching a good mystery show.

Education: B.A., M.B.A., Woodbury University.
yvonne.correa@woodbury.edu
(818) 252-5250

Douglas J. Cremer
Douglas J. Cremer is Professor of History and Interdisciplinary Studies and Dean of the Institute of Transdisciplinary Studies.  He has lived, studied, and/or taught in San Diego, Atlanta, Munich, Barcelona, Berlin, Paris, Nanjing and Beijing.  His training is in European and Chinese social history, intellectual history, and philosophy. He has taught courses in the “posts”—post-modernism and post-colonialism, as well as in interdisciplinary fields—terrorism, architecture, and fascism.  He has published in the Journal of the History of Ideas, the Journal of Church and State, the Catholic Historical Review, and the Journal of the Association for History and Computing as well as written regular reviews and served as a review editor for The European Legacy.  Dr. Cremer’s professional life has been a search across the usual divisions of the intellectual and academic world.

Education: B.A. and M.A., History, University of California, Riverside; Ph.D., History, University of California, San Diego.
doug.cremer@woodbury.edu
(818) 252-5120

Rebecca Devereaux
Rebecca Devereaux is Adjunct Professor of Personal and Professional Development and Assistant Dean for Academic Support Services in the Office of Student Development.  In this role, she oversees tutoring services, students with disabilities services, academic advising, and the PPDV 100 Transition to College courses.  For the PPDV 100 courses, Prof. Devereaux develops learning outcomes, curriculum, and activities; recruits and trains faculty; and designs special programming for Woodbury’s First-Year Experience program.  Prof. Devereaux is also closely involved with the academic success of international students and oversees and supports the good work of the other academic support professionals in the Office of Student Development, including their work with peer mentoring, international peer advising, and Orientation (SOAR).

Prof. Devereaux has worked in higher education since 1998, at both the university and the community college level, advising students and developing mentoring and tutoring programs.  She has also worked extensively in programming for non-profit organizations.  Her research focuses on issues of access and academic support for disadvantaged students and students living in poverty.

Education: B.A. and M.A., Public Relations and Interdisciplinary Social Studies, Florida State University at Tallahassee; M.A., Education, Florida State University at Tallahassee; Ph.D. candidate, Educational Studies, Claremont Graduate University.
rebecca.devereaux@woodbury.edu
(818) 252-5122

Anne Ehrlich
Anne Ehrlich is Adjunct Professor of Personal and Professional Development and Organizational Leadership as well as Dean of Students in the Office of
Student Development.
Education: B.S., University of California, San Diego; M.S.W, University of Michigan; Ed. D. University of California, Los Angeles
anne.ehrlich@woodbury.edu
(818) 252-5252

Jeannette Fischer
Jeannette “Cookie” Fischer is Participating Adjunct Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies.
Education: B.A., Pomona College; M.O.L (cand.), Woodbury University
cookiefischer@mac.com
(818) 252-5363

Will McConnell
Will McConnell is Associate Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies and Assistant Dean of the Institute of Transdisciplinary Studies.
Education: B.A., Saint Mary’s University, Nova Scotia; M.A., University of Western Ontario; Ph.D., McMaster University, Ontario
will.mcconnell@woodbury.edu
(818) 252-5125

Elisabeth Sandberg
Elisabeth Sandberg is Professor of English and Interdisciplinary Studies, teaching a variety of interdisciplinary classes ranging from themed core courses to upper-division classes like Urban Ecology and Los Angeles as well as Layered City: Rome in Film and Literature, taught in Rome. She is entertaining the idea of starting an interdisciplinary study abroad program focusing on architecture, culture, design, and nature in her native Norway and Scandinavia, at large. On her sabbaticals, she interviewed Pakistani women immigrants in Oslo and translated the Norwegian re-creation of a leading Urdu poet, Jamshed Masroor, to make his ghazals available to English-speaking audiences around the world (forthcoming). 

Dr. Sandberg has taught a range of courses, including mandatory first-year writing classes, genre courses on the short story and autobiography, and more specific upper-division classes on the Harlem Renaissance and women’s literature.  As an Institute of Transdisciplinary Studies senior fellow, she works closely with students and faculty in architecture and all the design programs developing assignments, helping the students in the studios on the how to organize and present their projects, and participating in critiques throughout the semester.  In spring 2011, she team-taught with Janiene Langford the first introduction to LGBT studies class at Woodbury(“LGBT Is Not a Sandwich”), partly based on her experience on the gay and lesbian advisory board (LGAB) for the City Council in West Hollywood.  She enjoys combining her political and personal engagement with her teaching and plans to make her classes service-oriented.

Education: Cand. mag. and cand. philol., University of Oslo, Norway; Ph. D., University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
elisabeth.sandberg@woodbury.edu
(818) 252-5139

Vivian Terr
Vivian Terr is Participating Adjunct Professor of Politics and History and also teaches in the Interdisciplinary Studies core program.  In addition to her teaching duties, she is the pre-law student advisor.  Vivian is a member of the California State Bar and is a recipient of the State Bar’s Wiley W. Manuel Award for Pro Bono Legal Services.  Prior to taking her current teaching position in the Institute of Transdisciplinary Studies, she served as an adjunct faculty member in the School of Business for fifteen years, teaching business law and business ethics.

Education: B.A., summa cum laude, Occidental College; J.D., Columbia University, School of Law.
vivian.terr@woodbury.edu
(818) 252-5183