Compton Center Welcomes Four New Faculty Members

El Camino College Compton Center hired four new full-time faculty members at the beginning of the spring 2014 semester. These instructors, who join ECC Compton Center in the mission to provide high-quality educational programs, bring extensive knowledge and professional experience to their new roles, helping to contribute to student success.

Sevana Khodagholian
Chemistry instructor. Sevana Khodagholian earned 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.

Jesse Mills
Political Science instructor. Jesse Mills earned a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Southern California, and graduated cum laude from Loyola Marymount University with a bachelor’s degree in political science. Prior to joining ECC Compton Center, he taught political science and served as a lecturer at Loyola Marymount University, Scripps College, and the University of Southern California.

Kent Schwitkis
Physics/Astronomy instructor. Kent Schwitkis graduated with both a Ph.D. in high energy physics and a master’s degree in physics from the University of California, Santa Barbara. He earned a bachelor’s degree in physics from the University of California, San Diego. He has been an instructor of astronomy and physics at Chaffey College, California State University Dominguez Hills, Long Beach City College and Los Angeles City College. He also has more than 20 years experience working on satellite communications systems for the defense industry.

Rajinder Sidhu
Anatomy/Physiology instructor. Rajinder Sidhu earned both a master’s and bachelor’s degree in zoology from Punjabi University in Patiala, India. Sidhu also completed courses in microbiology and human physiology at the University of California, Irvine. He most recently taught anatomy, physiology and biology as an instructor at El Camino College, Mt. San Antonio College, Cypress College, Coastline College and East Los Angeles College.

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