Jerry Ternes

Jerry Ternes

Director of the Graduate Program in Education and Professor of Education

  • Ed.D., University of California, Los Angeles
  • M.A., California State University, Dominguez Hills
  • B.A., Vanguard University of Southern California

Dr. Ternes teaches EDUC 499C, Senior Capstone Seminar in the undergraduate program for Liberal Studies; EDUG 585, Advanced Student Teaching; EDUG 605, Current Issues in Education.

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Mikki Gil

Magali (Mikki) Gil

Professor of Education and Anthropology

  • Ph.D., Social Sciences, School of Social Sciences, University of California, Irvine
  • M.A., Social Sciences, School of Social Sciences, University of California, Irvine
  • M.A., Latin American Studies, University of California, Los Angeles
  • B.A., History/Anthropology, Hunter College, New York
  • Professional Administrative Services Credential (Tier 1-11)
  • Life Standard Teaching Credential, Social Science and Humanities
  • CLAD Certificate

Dr. Gil teaches: ANTH/ENGL 453, Language, Culture and Linguistics; MA core EDUG 606, Introduction to Educational Research; EDUG 610, Assessment and Evaluation.

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 Sylvia Kane

Sylvia Kane

Assistant Professor of Education

  • Ed.D., Educational Leadership, Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, CA
  • M.A., Education, California State University at Los Angeles, CA
  • B.A., California State University at Los Angeles, CA
  • Clear Multiple Subject Credential
  • CLAD Certificate
  • Clear Specialist Instruction, Reading and Language Arts

Dr. Kane teaches the Single Subject Curriculum and Instruction cohort.

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Vivian Mun

Assistant Professor of Education

  • Ed.D., Educational Leadership, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
  • M.A., Educational Administration, California State University, Los Angeles, CA
  • M.A., Education, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
  • B.A., UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

Dr. Mun teaches the Multiple Subject Curriculum and Instruction cohort.

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Adjunct Professors

Dixie Arnold

Dixie Arnold

Chair, Liberal Studies and Assistant Professor of Education

Dr. Arnold teaches EDUG 557, Exceptionality and Health and Clear Credential Health course. She holds a Ed.D. from University of La Verne, an M.A. from United States International University-San Diego, and a B.A. from California State University, Long Beach.

 Rani Rommelfanger

Rani Rommelfanger
TPA Coordinator

Rani received a Clear Multiple Subject Credential from Concordia University and a B.S. in Family Studies from the University of Arizona.

Ken Killian

Ken Killian

Liberal Studies faculty member and instructor of the pre-requisite class EDUC 315, Teaching in a Multicultural Setting and the Clear Credential class EDUG 576, Advanced Use of Technology to Support Student Learning. He holds an M.S. from Indiana State University and a B.A. from Sterling College.

Sharon Lockett

Sharon Lockett

Instructor of Single Subject reading course. She holds an M.S. from California State University, Fullerton, and a B.A. from Point Loma Nazarene University.

Sheri McDonald

Sheri McDonald

Instructor of Single Subject reading course. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Southern California, a M.S. from California State University, Fullerton, and a B.A. from University of California, Irvine.

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Mike McGuire

Lead university supervisor of student teachers. He holds an M.Ed. from University of La Verne and B.A. from Southern California College (Vanguard University).

 Renee Rose

Renee Rose

Instructor of Multiple Subject Reading methods. She holds an M.A. in Education from Pepperdine University; and B.A. from Vanguard University.

Bonnie Swan

Bonnie Swann

Instructor of EDUG 574, Advanced Study of Teaching Special Populations and EDUG 612, Theories of Learning and Teaching. She holds an M.A. in Education from California State University, Fullerton; and B.A. from Temple Buell College.

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Staff

 

Randee Loya

Randee Loya

Credential Analyst and Student Teaching Coordinator for the Graduate Program in Education

Randee graduated from San Francisco State with a B.A. in Sociology and New York University with a M.A. in Higher Education Administration. Randee comes to Vanguard most recently from Scripps College in Claremont where she was the Director of Student Activities and Orientation. She is committed to supporting students and is excited for her calling to serve Vanguard and the surrounding community. She is a member of the Teacher Education Advisory Council and Credential Analysts and Counselors of California (CCAC).

Randee was born and raised in Anaheim, California. In her spare time she enjoys serving in various church ministries, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.

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Michelle Romo

Coordinator of the Graduate Program in Education

Michelle holds a B.A. in Music Education and an M.A. in Religion, with an emphasis in Leadership Studies from Vanguard University. Her responsibilities include interviewing all incoming students, advising MA in Education students and office manager. She utilizes her organizational skills to develop systems for overall program management and provides personalized support to teaching credential and MA students. She is a member of the Teacher Education Advisory Council and Credential Analysts and Counselors of California (CCAC). Michelle has been working with the Graduate Program in Education since 1997.

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Shelley Vaters

Senior Administrative Secretary for the Graduate Program in Education

Shelley is a Southern California native and grew up in Northern California. Shelley and her husband Karl, have pastored Cornerstone Christian Fellowship in Fountain Valley for 21 years and have started the new ministry, New Small Church with Karl’s book, The Grasshopper Myth. They have three grown children, two of which are Vanguard graduates.

Shelley comes to Graduate Education from the Liberal Studies department and Child Development Program. She started at Vanguard in 2003 and moved to Graduate Education in February of 2011. She enjoys spending lots of time with Karl, taking her golden retriever, Trixie, everywhere she can, reading, gardening, rock concerts and most of all with her family.

Jacob Lane

Jacob Lane

Graduate Education Student Worker

Jacob is a current student at Vanguard University, majoring in mathematics and minoring in music. Jacob plans to use his mathematics degree to teach math in high school where he can be a light for Christ and use the gifts God has given him. He is minoring in music to prepare him for a worship leading position. He comes from the High Desert area in Southern California where he served in his church’s youth group and led the youth worship team. He loves mission work and has been on mission trips to Mexico and Russia. He enjoys playing guitar, visiting the beach, and spending time with friends and family.

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