Full-Time Faculty


Rose Drummond

Associate Professor of History, Department Chair

B.A., M.A., University of California, Los Angeles

Professor Drummond specializes in Latin American History, United States History, Women in History of the United States, and the Humanities. She has taught history as an adjunct professor and had been a long-term substitute at Valley College. She has traveled throughout Europe, the Middle East, Egypt, the United States, and Latin America. She is Recording Secretary of the Los Angeles Faculty Senate. Professor Drummond is a member of the Smithsonian Institute of American Heritage Foundation, and attends lectures and seminars sponsored by the Latin American Center and History Department of UCLA.
Office: (818) 947-2458
Email: drummorb@lavc.edu



Deanna Heikkinen

Instructor of Humanities

B.A., Anthropology and Art History, California State University, Bakersfield
M.A., History and Anthropology, California State University, Bakersfield

Ms. Heikkinen specializes in the Graeco-Roman and Christian periods of Egypt. She is a member of the Tell El-Hibeh archaeological expedition in Middle Egypt. She has and has traveled throughout the United States, the United Kingdom, France and Egypt. She has experience teaching face-to-face and online courses. Ms. Heikkinen is a member of the American Research Center in Egypt, Society of California Archaeology, and the American Institute for Archaeology. She has previously taught at Bakersfield College, College of the Canyons, Taft College, and West Los Angeles College.
Office: (818) 947-2886
Email: heikkidl@lavc.edu



Michelle Visco Lewis
Assistant Professor of History, Department Chair

A.A., Orange Coast College
B.A., University of California, Los Angeles
M.A., University of California, Riverside

Mrs. Lewis specializes in the History of Western Civilization and the History of the WorldĠs Religions. She has led study abroad programs to Florence, Italy, and has traveled throughout the United States and Europe. She has experience teaching face-to-face and online courses. Mrs. Lewis currently serves on the Valley College Curriculum Committee and the Campus Distance Education Committee.

Office: (818) 947-2456

Email: lewismv@lavc.edu

Webpage: www.lavc.edu/lewis




Rick Murray
Instructor of History

A.A., Moorpark College
B.A., University of California, Los Angeles
M.A., California State University, Northridge

Mr. Murray specializes in United States History and the History of Western Civilization. He has taught at College of the Canyons, Ventura College, El Camino College, Compton College and L.A. Mission College.
Office: (818) 947-2604
Email: murrayrf@lavc.edu


Dr. Anthony OĠRegan
Professor of Political Science

Ph.D., M.A., University of California, Santa Barbara

Dr. OĠRegan specializes in American politics, Latin American politics, International Political Economy, theories of Political and Economic Development, and American Public Administration. He has taught at Cerritos, Pitzer, Los Angeles Mission, Harbor, Valley Community Colleges, Scripps College and the University of California Santa Barbara. He has assisted in editing Latin America in the 1940s and Between the Economy and the Polity, Uruguay 1811-1890.
Office: (818) 947-2461
Email: oregana@lavc.edu









  Updated 7/21/09