Office of the Dean


We welcome your calls and emails!


General Information

Front Desk: 925-631-4700
Fax: 925-376-8379
Mailing AddressPMB 4350, Moraga, CA 94575-4350
Physical Address: 1928 St. Mary's Rd., Moraga, CA 94556
Building: Filippi Academic Hall (FAH), 2nd Floor


2023–2024 Academic Year Contacts


The Dean's Office


Dr. Carol Ann Gittens, Dean

Dr. Monica Fitzgerald, Associate Dean

Allison Doyle, Senior Executive Assistant to the Dean:

Steve Glynn, Assistant Dean, Marketing, Recruitment & External Relations:

Dr. Kim Beaton, Assistant Dean Academic Affairs:


Student Services and Credentialing
Belinda Pereira, Credential Analyst and Academic Services Coordinator: 925-631-5051


Admissions and Outreach
Lucy Eger, Senior Admissions Counselor - 925-631-4581
Katelyn Orr, Admissions Counselor - 925-631-4723


Business Operations
Dora Scott, Business Operations Specialist - 925-631-4722

Academic Departments



Counseling Department
Department Chair: Dr. Bedford E. Frank Palmer II, Ph.D
Senior Administrative Assistant: Courtney Gordon 925-631-4130

Higher Education & Student Affairs / Career Counseling
Program Director: TBD

Marriage & Family Therapy / Professional Clinical Counselor
Program Director: Dr. Rafineè Butler
Field Placement Coordinator: Diane Sus 925-631-8891  

School Counseling
Program Director: Dr. Suzy Thomas 925-631-4539
Field Placement Coordinator: Monica Johnson

PPS and School Psychology
Program Director: Dr. Rebecca Anguiano 925-631-4465
Field Placement Coordinator: Monica Johnson

Forensic Psychology
Program Director: Dr. Talia Moore
Field Placement Coordinator: TBD

Double MA in Counseling and Forensic Psychology
Program Director: Dr. Talia Moore
Field Placement Coordinator: TBD

Trauma-Informed Intervention Certification
Program Director: Dr. Talia Moore



Leadership Department
Department Chair: Dr. Margaret Kasimatis
Senior Administrative Assistant: Constance Russell 925-631-8161

Bachelor of Arts in Leadership and Organizational Studies (BALOS)
Program Director: Dr. Stacey Robbins 925-631-4093   

Master of Arts in Leadership
Program Director: TBD                                  

Preliminary Administrative Services Credential / Master of Arts in Educational Administration
Program Director: TBD

Master of Arts in Teaching Leadership (MATL)
Program Director: Dr. Monique Lane 

Doctorate in Educational Leadership (EdD)
Program Director: Dr. Margaret Kasimatis                                 


Teacher Education

Teacher Education Department
Department Chair: Dr. Monica Fitzgerald 
Senior Administrative Assistant: Mary Withers 925-631-4292

Master of Arts in Teaching Program
Program Director: Jill Rathjen

Master of Education in Special Education Program
Program Director: Jill Rathjen

Multiple Subject Credential Program, Single Subject Credential Program, Special Education Credential Program
Program Director: Dr. Ani Moughamian
Field Placement Coordinator: Lindsey Nakashima 

Justice, Community and Leadership (JCL) Teacher Education
Program Director: TBD (For any questions, contact Dr. Monica Fitzgerald)

Academic Centers


Comprehensive Literacy Center (formerly Reading Recovery Center) 
Director: Dr. Adria Klein
Program Assistant: Annie Browne 925-631-5044


Center for Environmental Literacy           


Caminos Teacher Residency for Bilingual
Alta Joy Broughton 925-631-4994