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Life Science


Abiodun Osanyinpeju, Ph.D.
Interim Dean
Phone: 310-900-1600  ext. 2313
Email: aosayinpeju@elcamino.edu

As the interim dean of student learning, Abiodun Osanyinpeju is responsible for planning, organizing and directing the operation of instructional Division 1 at El Camino College Compton Center. Osanyinpeju previously served as the faculty chair of Division 1 since July 2013 and was responsible for the daily operational activities of the division. Since 2003, he has also served the Compton Community College District (CCCD) as a professor teaching various life science courses. Osanyinpeju earned both a doctorate in philosophy with emphasis in genetics and a master's degree in biology from the University of Lagos in Lagos, Nigeria. 


Eyob Wallano, DVM, MVSc
Microbiology Professor/ Interim Chair
Phone: 310-900-1600  ext. 2425
Email: ewallano@elcamino.edu

I am Dr. Eyob Wallano who is a full-time instructor of biological sciences in El Camino College Compton Center since 2007.  After I am graduated in Veterinary Medicine (Doctor of Veterinary medicine) in Ukraine-USSR, I specialized on molecular biology in the area of bacterial genetics and immune-chemistry in France.

Since 2004, I am entitled to teach in the state of California: anatomy, physiology, microbiology, immunology, genetics, general chemistry, biology and animal health technology. Most of these courses are taught in Los Angeles City College, Cleveland Chiropractic College, El Camino College Compton Center as part-time instructor until I am assigned as full-time instructor 2007 in Compton Center. 

I am technology oriented, energetic, editor and research inclined individual.  A few of center editions in microbiology only are as review notes in general microbiology 33, Fall 2009, general review on microbiology Volume I & II Fall 2009, Student lecture guide on general microbiology Fall 2010, summary on laboratory applications in general microbiology Fall 2011, the lecture summary on general microbiology Spring 2012 & 2014. Presently I edited laboratory manual - “Microbiology approach in laboratory”, fall 2015.

 Since 2011, I developed science garden in the Center which could be served for biological sciences and orientation center for botanical center. Also, I am one of the instructors applies jigsaw approach as teaching tool for students in all my teaching courses. Additionally, I develop well “Student-Centered Learning” in classes as student teaches student approach. In spring 2015, I organized for the first time microbiology research symposium in El Camino College Compton Center where students have a sense of ownership in the planning and developing of the program. It is my always desire to help students that they will stay enrolled and successful.





Fazal Aasi, Ph.D.
Microbiology Professor
Phone: 310-900-1600  ext. 2316
Email: faasi@elcamino.edu




Eddie Boatwright, Ph.D.
Physiology Professor
Phone: 310-900-1600  ext. 2422
Email: eboatwright@elcamino.edu




Katherine Marsh, Ph.D.
Biology Professor
Phone: 310-900-1600  ext. 2438
Email: kmarsh@elcamino.edu

Biology instructor. Katherine Marsh earned a Ph.D. in microbiology and immunology from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and a bachelor's degree in biology from Loyola University Chicago. She has served as an adjunct instructor of biology at Pasadena City College, Marymount California University, Los Angeles Valley College, and Kennedy-King College and Roosevelt University, which are both in Illinois. She has also contributed to biology curriculum development at Pasadena City College and Marymount California           University.



Gregory Walker, Ph.D.
Anatomy Professor
Phone: 310-900-1600  ext. 2423
Email: kwalker@elcamino.edu





Physical Science


Karla Coti, Ph.D.
Chemistry Professor
Phone: 310-900-1600  ext. 2317
Email: kcoti@elcamino.edu

  After graduating Magna Cum Laude in 2004 from California State University, Los Angeles with a       bachelor's degree in chemistry, Coti went on to earn a Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of       California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in March 2010 where she was awarded a Dissertation Year               Fellowship. She has served as a teaching assistant for UCLA's Department of Chemistry and             Biochemistry, and as a student research advisor at Northwestern University, UCLA and CSU Los         Angeles. Coti most recently was an adjunct chemistry instructor at both Glendale Community           College and El Camino College Compton Center.



Sevana Khodagholian
Chemistry Professor
Phone: 310-900-1600  ext. 2846
Email: skhodagolian@elcamino.edu

  Sevana Khodagholianearned both a Ph.D. and master's degree in organic chemistry from the         University of California, Riverside and a bachelor's degree in chemistry from the University of       Southern California. She has been an adjunct instructor at Pasadena City College, Glendale           Community College, and Ventura College. She also served as the math and science department     head at the Fusion Academy and Learning Center in Hermosa Beach, California.



Prof. Leonard Clark
Geology Professor
Phone: 310-900-1600  ext. 2337
Email: lclark@elcamino.edu




Child Development


Ladislao R. Mendoza
Contemporary Health
Phone 310-900-1600 ext. 2946
Email lmendoza@elcamino.edu

Dr. Hoa Pham, Full-time Faculty, Childhood Education department.  Pham earned her Master's degree from the University of Texas at Austin in 1985 and moved to sunny California to begin her adventure as a preschool teacher (her greatest passion), ECE administrator, and college instructor.  She was a former freeway flyer and has taught at nine different community colleges, although not at the same time, while working full-time elsewhere.  When she graduated from the University of California, Irvine in 2011 with her doctorate degree in Educational Administration, she found her “niche” at El Camino College Compton Center.




Physical Education


Ladislao R. Mendoza
Contemporary Health
Phone 310-900-1600 ext. 2946
Email lmendoza@elcamino.edu


Ladislao R. Mendoza


Professor of Kinesiology


27 years at Compton


B.A. in Sociology - CSUDH - 1971


B.A in Physical Education - CSUDH - 1971


M.A. in Education /w emphasis in Physical Education - Azusa Pacific University - 1986


M.A. in Education /w emphasis in class room technology - Grand Canyon Univ. - 2006


Head football coach - 1989-1992


Department Chair - 1994-96


Interim Athletic Director - 2007-08 and  2013-14 





Diane Collins
Contemporary Health
Phone 310-900-1600 ext. 2946
Email dcollins@elcamino.edu


Washington  Cassandra Washington, M.ED
Childhood Education Professor
Phone: 310-900-1600 ext. 2348
Email: cwashington@elcamino.edu


After graduating in 2002 from California State University, Dominguez Hills with a bachelor's degree in Liberal Studies , Cassandra went on to earn a Master's in Education from California State University of Los Angeles (CSULA) in May 2007. Cassandra stared at El Camino Compton College Center in 2009 as an adjunct Professor in Child Development.







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