Welcome to Newly Hired Faculty Members


Compton College is pleased to announce that four new faculty members have been hired for the 2017-18 academic year. Each new faculty member brings extensive professional and academic expertise that will enhance student learning and help inspire students to create their own success story in the classroom and beyond.

Domenic Capozzolo
Reading instructor. Domenic earned a master's degree in English education and a second master's degree in the reading specialist program, both from Columbia University's Teachers College. He received his bachelor's degree in English literature from University of Southern California. Domenic has held various positions teaching English at the high school and college levels. He previously served as an English instructor at Saddleback High School and Mendocino High School, and English instructor/SAT tutor at Spartan Academy and Advance Prep Academy. In addition, he was an English instructor for Loyola Marymount University's Upward Bound Math and Science program for Los Angeles Unified School District students.

Don Mason
Administration of Justice instructor. Don earned his doctoral degree in organization leadership from Grand Canyon University; a master's degree in education from Capella University; and a bachelor's degree in education from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. He began his career in law enforcement – first as a sheriff with the Orange County Sheriff's Department and later as a police officer and sergeant with the Los Angeles School District Police. Don then transitioned from police officer to professor. He served as an instructor and lecturer in administration of justice at Rio Hondo College, El Camino College and California State University, Los Angeles. Most recently, Don served as the associate dean of the Business and Public Safety Division at Rio Hondo College. During his time there, he also held positions as interim dean of Arts, Cultural Programs and Continuing Education as well as associate professor/program coordinator for the online administration of justice and corrections programs.

Jasmine Phillips
Human Development instructor. Jasmine earned a master's degree in clinical psychology from Vanguard University of Southern California, and a bachelor's degree in family and consumer sciences with emphasis on child development and family studies from California State University, Long Beach. She has taught courses at the ECC Compton Center and Santa Monica College in counseling, human development, child development and personal development, as well as psychology. In addition, she has held positions as an adjunct counselor and tenure track general counselor at several California community colleges. Most recently, she served as a regional coordinator for Umoja Community in southern California, a statewide community of educators and learners committed to facilitating academic success for students of color.

Sophia Tse
Nursing instructor. Sophia earned her master's degree in nursing science from California State University, Long Beach. She is a lecturer and clinical instructor with more than twenty years of experience. Most recently, she served as a clinical instructor at the ECC Compton Center while also working as a nurse practitioner at the Dr. Baylon Clinic in Huntington Beach, Calif. She has held nursing positions at Garden Regional Hospital and Medical Center in Hawaiian Gardens, Calif. and Good Samaritan Hospital in Los Angeles. She has also taught nursing at California State University, Dominguez Hills and California State University, Long Beach.



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