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Faculty & Staff

Dr. Chris Hopper

Chris HopperFaculty, Leadership Studies Department, College of Professional Studies

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Dr. Craig Nathanson

Craig NathansonAdjunct Faculty, Leadership Studies program, College of Professional Studies, Humboldt State University

Dr. Nathanson has been teaching online and on-ground graduate and undergraduate programs since 2001 at several universities in North America and Europe. In addition, he is a visiting lecturer in China and Vietnam in partnership with Solvay Brussels School of Economics, Brussels, Belgium, and Benedictine University, U.S. Additionally Dr. Nathanson is an adjunct faculty at the University of San Francisco.

Dr. Nathanson has a Ph.D in human and organizational systems, as well as two masters degrees in human development and telecommunications management. He has worked  for over 20 years in various senior management positions in the U.S. Fortune 500 companies.

Dr. Nathanson has written and published 5 books on work and mid-life development and management, including The Best Manager: Getting Better Results Through People. Dr. Nathanson’s newest book,  Joyful Work in the Second Half of Life: The Five Stages, accumulates 20 years of research in the intersection of work and mid-life.

Dr. Nathanson is also a motivational speaker and vocational coach for mid-life adults. His current research focus is on humanistic management, leadership through coaching, and mid-life professional development. Dr. Nathanson developed and leads two thriving online communities at and


Steve Segura

Steve SeguraB.A. in Criminal Justice, M.A. in Human Resources Management

Steve Segura served 30 years with the Sacramento Police Department and retired in 2007 with the rank of Deputy Chief. While working with the Police Department, Steve was also Adjunct Faculty and later Faculty with the Los Rios Community College District. Currently Steve is the Dean of the Sacramento Regional Public Safety/McClellan Center at American River College.


Richard Molloy

Richard MolloyM.A. in Education with a concentration in Educational Technology

Richard Molloy served 20 years with the United States Coast Guard and retired in 2014 with the rank of Commander. His most recent assignments included: Chief of Training, Chief of Mission Support Training, and Chief of Inspections.


Joy Hermsen

Joy HermsenMBA from UC Davis Graduate School of Management

An alumna of the Sacramento Entrepreneurship Academy, Joy’s expertise comes from over 22 years experience leading teams in large companies, start-up environments and not-for-profit organizations. She currently teaches in business at the Santa Rosa Junior College and serves as Director of Community Engagement for Levi Leipheimer’s King Ridge GranFondo.


Richard Clompus

Richard ClompusO.D. (Doctor of Optometry)

Dr. Richard Clompus is a residency trained optometrist that provided patient care for 20 years before accepting executive leadership positions with three Johnson & Johnson companies and CooperVision. He is an accomplished writer and speaker.



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