Core Faculty


Ahmad Chaudhry

D.B.A. in Corporate Leadership & Management, California Southern University, CA, 2015

M.B.A. in Management, California Coast University, CA 2010


Ramin Cooper Mayasmi

P.h.D in Economics, Iowa State University, Iowa, 1992

M.S. in Economics, Iowa State University, Iowa, 1988


Giovanni Esti

P.h.D. in Philosophy of Religion, Claremont Graduate University, CA, 2007

MS and BS, Catholic Theological Union, 1991


Smith Oh

Ph.D in Computer Engineering, Chungnam National University, 2015

B.S. in Computer Science and Engineering, Chungnam National University, 2009


Iyad Afalqa

Masters in Business Administration, University of California Irvine, 2012

Bachelor of Science, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, 2003


Townsend, Leon

DBA (Candidate) in Finance and Non-Profit Management, Walden University, Minneapolis, 2011-

MBA in Financial Planning, California Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks, CA, 2010

BS in Business Administration, California Lutheran University, 2008

Adjunct Faculty


Bryan Han

Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science

Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, USC, 2007

Master of Science (MS), Mechanical Engineering, University of Southern California, 2003.

Bachelor of Science (BS), Mechanical Engineering, Hong-Ik University (Seoul, Korea), 1999.


Tae Seok “Ted” Namgoong

Professor of Theology and Ministry

Ph.D. Candidate School of Intercultural Studies, Biola University, California, 2006

M. Div., Talbot School of Theology, Biola University, 1999

B.A. in Biblical Studies, Seoul Theological University, 1991


Kim, Sung Chan

Adjunct Professor of Biology

Ph.D in Food Science with Emphasis on Nutrition, University of Missouri, 1993

MS in Biology with Emphasis on Biochemistry, Western Kentuchy University, 1985

BS in Dairy Science, Kon-Kuk University, Seoul, Korea, 1975


Lee, Martin

Adjunct Professor of Computer Science

MS in Cyber Security and Information Assurance, National Uniersity, LA, CA, 2017

BS in Computer Information Systems, Seongkonghoe University, Seoul, Korea, 2006


Joseph Kim Paxton
Assistant Professor of Theology, Pastoral Care and Counseling
Doctoral Studies in Practical Theology, Claremont School of Theology
M.Div., George Fox Evangelical Seminary, 2014
M.S. in Clinical Psychology, California Lutheran University, 2011
B.S. in Psychology; Sociology, California Lutheran University, 2008


Mark Yoon

Assistant Professor of Business Administration

Master of Accounting, University of Southern California, 1997

B.S. in Business Administration, University Of Southern California, Los Angeles, 1996


Michael Kahler

Adjunct Professor of Business Administration

Ed.D. in Education, Argosy University, 2013

M.A. in International Affairs (Political Science), CSU Sacramento, 1995

B.S. in International Business, Babson College, 1992


Kathy Koupai

Adjunct Professor of English and Communication Arts

Doctorate of Philosophy in Education, A.B.D., Claremont Graduate University

Master of Arts in Journalism and Near Eastern Studies, New York University, 2001

Bachelor of Arts in English and Women’s Studies, University Of California, Irvine, 1998


Eunji Koh

Adjunct Professor of Biology

Ph.D. in Biotechnology, Korea University, Seoul, 2009

B.S., Biotechnology, Konkuk University, South Korea, 2003


Benjamin Taufoua Laie

Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies

Doctorate of Philosophy in Hebrew Bible, A.B.D., Claremont School of Theology

Master of Arts in Hebrew Bible, Claremont School of Theology, 2011

Bachelor of Divinity, Kanana Fou Theological Seminary, 2008

Diploma in Theology, Kanana Fou Theological Seminary, 2007