Chapman University

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Chapman University
Chapman University logo.gif
Former names
Hesperian College
Mottoὀ Χριστòς καì ἡ Ἐκκλησíα (Greek)
Motto in English
Christ and Church
TypePrivate
Established1861
AffiliationChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)[1]
Endowment$352.6 million (2017) [2]
PresidentDaniele C. Struppa[3]
Academic staff
417 total
Administrative staff
752 total
Students9,142
Undergraduates7,000+
Postgraduates2,100+
Location, ,
U.S.
CampusSuburban, 90 acres (36 ha)
(located in historic Old Towne Orange)
ColorsCardinal and grey          
NicknamePanthers
Sports21 teams
MascotPete the Panther
Websitewww.chapman.edu

Chapman University is a private university in Orange, California. Chapman University offers 110 areas of study (49 majors and 61 minors), and encompasses ten schools and colleges: Dodge College of Film and Media Arts, Wilkinson College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Argyros School of Business and Economics, the School of Communication, Schmid College of Science and Technology, College of Performing Arts, Dale E. Fowler School of Law, College of Educational Studies, the School of Pharmacy and the Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences.

History[edit]

Founded as Hesperian College, in Woodland, California,[4] the school began classes on March 4, 1861. Its opening was timed to coincide with the hour of Abraham Lincoln's first inauguration.[5] Hesperian admitted students of both sexes and all races.[6]

In 1920, the assets of Hesperian College were absorbed by California Christian College, which held classes in downtown Los Angeles. In 1934, the school was renamed Chapman College,[7] after the chairman of its board of trustees (and primary benefactor), C. C. Chapman. In 1954, Chapman College moved to its present campus in the city of Orange on the site formerly occupied by Orange High School, which relocated to a nearby campus.[7]

Chapman established a Residence Education Center Program to serve military personnel in 1958. This evolved into the Chapman University College.

Sculpture of Charles C. Chapman, founder and namesake of Chapman University, created by sculptor Raymond Persinger
Wilkinson Hall
Schmid Gate, built in 2005

Chapman College became Chapman University in 1991.[7] In that year, Dr. James L. Doti became president of Chapman University.

A section of the Berlin Wall is featured in Liberty Plaza.

In 1959 Chapman University broke ground for Braden Hall, a men's dormitory on campus.[8] It later became a co-ed dorm and was best known for its basketball court. It was torn down in 2007 and replaced in 2009 by the Sandhu Residence Center, which includes a cafeteria and rock climbing wall for students.[9]

Chapman co-produces the OC Channel in a partnership with KOCE.[10]

Colleges and programs[edit]

Donald P. Kennedy Hall, home of the Dale E. Fowler School of Law

Argyros School of Business and Economics[edit]

The Argyros School of Business and Economics is a private research and academic institution at Chapman University located in the Arnold and Mable Beckman Business and Technology Hall.[11]

Founded in 1977, the school is named after George L. Argyros, a Chapman alum and former U.S. Ambassador to Spain. Argyros has chaired the board of trustees of Chapman University since 1976, and has donated significant resources towards establishing Chapman as a leading national business school.[12] The business school was renamed in Argyros' honor in 1999.

The Argyros School offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in business. The MBA program has three lines, Executive (EMBA), Professional, and Full Time. Chapman's Professional MBA Program (Flex) is ranked #48 by Bloomberg/Businessweek and the Full Time program is currently ranked #83. Building on its strength in undergraduate accounting, the school recently launched a one-year Master of Science in Accounting degree.

In 2008, The Princeton Review ranked Chapman Business School's undergraduate and graduate programs among its Top 25 programs in the country.[13]

The Argyros School of Business and Economics was officially nationally ranked as the 60th Best Undergraduate Bloomberg BusinessWeek Business School in 2014.[14] In 2016, the Argyros School of Business and Economics rose to 34th in the same Bloomberg rankings.

The Argyros School is home to a number of leading research centers and independent research institutes, including the A. Gary Anderson Center for Economic Research, the C. Larry Hoag Center for Real Estate and Finance, the Ralph W. Leatherby Center for Entrepreneurship and Ethics, the Walter Schmid Center for International Business, the Economic Science Institute (founded by Nobel Prize winner Vernon L. Smith and others in 2008),[15] and the Institute for the Study of Religion, Economics and Society (founded by Dr. Laurence Iannaccone in September 2009).[16]

The Leatherby Center for Entrepreneurship and Business Ethics is a program whose scope includes original research, scholarship, and the publication of several scholarly journals.

Donna Ford Attallah College of Educational Studies[edit]

Chapman University's Donna Ford Attallah College of Educational Studies[17] offers an undergraduate Integrated Educational Studies (IES) degree;[18] teaching, school counseling, and school psychology credentials; and graduate degrees in teaching, special education, school counseling, school psychology, and leadership, including a Ph.D. in Education.[19] The college is also home to various centers and programs for community engagement and research, including the Centro Comunitario de Educación,[20] Paulo Freire Democratic Project (PFDP),[21] and Thompson Policy Institute on Disability and Autism.[22]

The School of Education at Chapman University became the College of Educational Studies in August 2008. In 2017, the college was named in honor of Donna Ford Attallah. The current home of the Attallah College is Chapman's Reeves Hall, which was one the first buildings constructed for Orange Union High School on the site in 1913, added to the National Register for Historic Places in 1975, and renovated and reopened to the public in February 2018.[23]

The Attallah College has full accreditation from the following agencies: Council Accreditation of Educator Preparation, Commission on Teacher Credentialing, National Association of School Psychologists, and International School Psychology Association.[24]

Dodge College of Film and Media Arts[edit]

The college has been recognized as one of the top ten film schools in the world and ranked #6 by The Hollywood Reporter among American film schools.[25]

Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences[edit]

Formerly part of Chapman University's Schmid College of Science and Technology, the Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences officially became its own independent college at Chapman University on June 1, 2014.[26]

The Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences describes its mission as engaging faculty and students in learning, research, and evidence-based practice that emphasizes a biopsychosocial perspective to understanding health, disability and disease; that fosters interdisciplinary collaborations and inter-professional practice; and that embraces technological innovations in the classroom, laboratory, and clinic.

Undergraduate programs in Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences include a B.A. Psychology and B.S. Health Sciences.

Graduate and post-baccalaureate programs include a M.S. Athletic Training, M.A. Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT), M.S. Communication Sciences & Disorders, a MMS Physician Assistant (set to open in 2015), a Doctor of Physical Therapy (PT) (accredited since 1928, making it one of the oldest such programs in the United States), and a Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy.

The physical therapy, communication sciences & disorders, and physician assistant programs are housed on Chapman University's Harry and Diane Rinker Health Science Campus in Irvine, California.

Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences[edit]

Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences is the largest college at Chapman University and is composed of the departments of art, English, history, world languages and cultures, peace studies, philosophy, political science, religious studies, and sociology.

Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences is home to the BUDO-lab, an interdisciplinary research group that focuses on the study of combative behavior and martial arts practice.[27]

Dale E. Fowler School of Law[edit]

The Chapman University School of Law is located in Kennedy Hall. Law degrees offered include the Juris Doctor (J.D.) and Master of Laws (LL.M.) degrees in various specialties.

Dale E. and Sara Anne Fowler School of Engineering[edit]

Chapman University will open the school in the fall of 2019 with existing undergraduate programs (currently in the Schmid College of Science and Technology) in computer science, data analytics, software engineering, and game development programming. A new minor in computer engineering will also be available. The University plans to establish bachelors programs in computer engineering (Fall 2020), electrical engineering (Fall 2021), and a master's degree program in computer science (to launch in the fall of 2022). Further expansion will consider mechanical, biomedical, environmental and civil engineering programs as well.

College of Performing Arts[edit]

Chapman University's College of Performing Arts, founded in 2007, operates in divisions: the Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music, the Department of Dance, and the Department of Theatre.[28] The Conservatory of Music offers a Bachelor of Music (B.M.) in Vocal or Instrument Performance, a Bachelor of Music (B.M.) in Composition, a Bachelor of Music (B.M.) in Music Education (pre-certification), and a minor in music. The Dance Department offers a Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A) in Dance Performance, a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Dance, and a minor in Dance. The Theatre Department offers two Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) programs, in Theatre Studies and Theater Technology. They also offer two Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) programs in Theatre Performance, and Screen Acting taught in conjunction with the Dodge Film School.

Schmid College of Science and Technology[edit]

Chapman University's Schmid College of Science and Technology was founded in 2008 when science-related degree programs (then housed in the Wilkinson School of Humanities and Social Sciences) were migrated to the new college.[29] On June 1, 2014, the Schmid College underwent a reorganization to spin off the Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences.

Schmid College is organized into two schools:[30] the School of Computational Sciences and the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences.

The School of Computational Sciences offers programs in computer science, software engineering, mathematics, and physics, among others. The school emphasizes the teaching and use of computational modeling and analysis that can be incorporated into research conducted in fields related to the environment and health sciences. The school offers both M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in computational and data sciences. The School of Earth and Environmental Sciences has programs in the foundational sciences (chemistry, biology, etc.), as well as in environmental and food science.

In addition to its undergraduate and graduate programs, Schmid College is home to various centers for research. The Center of Excellence in Computation, Algebra, and Topology (CECAT), directed by Dr. Drew Moshier, Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science, provides a forum for interdisciplinary research where computation meets algebra, topology and related mathematical fields. The Center of Excellence in Complex and Hyper-complex Analysis (CECHA), directed by mathematician Dr. Mihaela Vajiac, is a research unit motivated by the latest results in Clifford and Hypercomplex Analysis and endeavors to find new ways in which this research can be applied in mathematics and physics. The Center of Excellence in Earth Systems Modeling & Observations (CEESMO), directed by physicist Dr. Menas Kafatos, is a research unit which uses data from Earth observation satellites to model, analyze, and understand the Earth systems with particular emphasis on natural hazards (e.g. wildfires, severe weather, floods, dust storms, earthquakes). CEESMO provides access to satellite data through its remote sensing and Geographic Information System (GIS) lab utilizing advanced computational tools. The Machine Learning and Assistive Technology (MLAT) Lab, directed by Dr. Erik Linstead, Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Software Engineering, was established in 2015.[31] MLAT focuses on better understanding and treating developmental disorders, with emphasis on Autism Spectrum Disorder.

School of Pharmacy[edit]

The Chapman University School of Pharmacy (CUSP) is located at the Rinker Campus in Irvine. Pharmacy degrees include the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.), a Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Science (MSPS), and a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Pharmaceutical Sciences. The Chapman School of Pharmacy also offers an accelerated five-year Doctor of Pharmacy program to qualified high school seniors.

School of Communication[edit]

The School of Communication is the newest school in the university. It is located on the university's main campus and housed within Doti Hall, currently offering three majors for students to choose from, including: BA in Communication Studies, BA in Strategic & Corporate Communication, as well as an MS in Health and Strategic Communication.[32]

Brandman University[edit]

Brandman University is a separate, fully accredited, university within the Chapman University System.[33] There are over 25 campuses throughout California and Washington,[34] and a campus online. The university offers more than 80 degree, certificate, credential and professional programs.[35]

Rankings and titles[edit]

In U.S. News & World Report's 2018 rankings of the best colleges in America, Chapman University is listed as 5th among master's-level universities in the Western region.[36]

The Argyros School of Business and Economics Master of Business Administration (MBA) full-time program was ranked 79th in the nation in the U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 rankings, up from 98th in 2018. It was named 4th among private schools in California. Corporate recruiters ranked it 30th and its average GMAT ranked 58th.[37]

In 2016, the 25th/75th percentile SAT scores for Chapman's entering class: Verbal: 550/650; Math: 560/650; Writing: 560/660. The 25th/75th percentile ACT scores: Composite: 25/30; English: 25/31; Math: 24/29; Writing: 24/29.[38]

Holocaust education[edit]

The Barry and Phyllis Rodgers Center for Holocaust Education was founded by Marilyn Harran, Ph.D., in February 2000. It sponsors an annual Holocaust remembrance writing competition and hosts a regular Distinguished lecture series.[39]

The Sala and Aron Samueli Holocaust Memorial Library, funded by Henry Samueli, is located on the fourth floor of the University's Leatherby Libraries.[40] On April 11, 2005, 60 years after he was liberated from the Buchenwald concentration camp, Elie Wiesel dedicated the Samueli Holocaust Memorial Library,[41] and a large bust of Wiesel stands at the entrance to the facility.

The collection includes a first edition of The Diary of Anne Frank in Dutch.[41]

Athletics[edit]

Chapman University competes in 21 sports at the NCAA Division III (non-scholarship) level in the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC).

Chapman sponsors 10 men's intercollegiate sports: baseball, basketball, cross-country, football, golf, soccer, swimming & diving, tennis, track & field and water polo. The school also sponsors 11 women's intercollegiate sports: basketball, cross country, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming & diving, tennis, track & field, volleyball and water polo.

Chapman University has won six NCAA national titles. As a member of the NCAA Division II, the Panthers won one baseball title (1968) and three men’s tennis titles (1985, 1987, 1988). The Panthers won the 1995 Division III softball championship and the 2003 Division III baseball championship.

Chapman University's softball team appeared in one Women's College World Series in 1979.[42]

In 2011, the women's lacrosse team won the WCLL National Championships in Arizona. In 2016, the men's lacrosse team won the MCLA National Championship.

In the 2014 and 2017 seasons, the Chapman University Panther football team ended their season undefeated in their conference and won the SCIAC championship.[43]

The football and basketball teams are broadcast by the Chapman Sports Broadcast Network (CSBN) to local Channel 6 in Orange and on Chapman's athletic website. CSBN is a student-run, student-produced independent sports network created by students at Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Media arts.[44]

Attallah Piazza and Leatherby Libraries

Notable people[edit]

For School of Law faculty, see Chapman University School of Law faculty

Faculty[edit]

  • Yakir Aharonov – Professor, James J. Farley Professorship in Natural Philosophy; Wolf Prize and National Medal of Science recipient
  • Brian Alters – Professor and Director, Evolution Education Research Center
  • Richard Bausch – professor in Department of English
  • Andrew Carroll – Presidential Fellow in American War Letters; Founding Director of the Center for American War Letters
  • Frederick Cline - Lecturer, Lawrence and Kristina Dodge College of Film and Media Arts
  • Martha Coolidge – Professor, Lawrence and Kristina Dodge College of Film and Media Arts; Emmy nominated film director; elected in 2001 as the first and only female president of the Director’s Guild of America
  • Grace Fong D.M.A. – Director of Keyboard Studies at Conservatory of Music; winner of such honors as the 2006 Leeds International Piano Competition
  • Carolyn Forché – Presidential Fellow in Creative Writing; American poet
  • Kyle Harrison – men's lacrosse assistant coach and professional lacrosse player
  • Hugh Hewitt – Professor, Dale E. Fowler School of Law; He served for six years in the Reagan Administration in a variety of posts including Assistant Counsel in the White House and Special Assistant to the Attorney General of the United States
  • Jack Horner – Presidential Fellow; technical adviser for all Jurassic Park movies and was Michael Crichton’s basis for the Alan Grant character
  • Laurence Iannaccone - Director, Institute for the Study of Religion, Economics, and Society; Professor of Economics
  • Cheryl Boone Isaacs - Lecturer, Lawrence and Kristina Dodge College of Film and Media Arts; serving third term as President of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences by the organization’s Board of Governors; inducted into the NAACP Hall of Fame in 2014
  • Bill Kroyer - Professor, Director, Digital Arts Program; one of the first animators to make the leap to computer animation as computer image choreographer on Disney's ground-breaking 1982 feature, Tron.
  • Tibor Machan (1939–2016) – held the R. C. Hoiles Chair of Business Ethics and Free Enterprise, Argyros School of Business & Economics
  • Peter McLaren – Distinguished Professor in Critical Studies, Attallah College of Educational Studies
  • Amir Raz - Professor, Director, Institute for Interdisciplinary Brain and Behavioral Sciences
  • Lawrence Rosenthal - Professor, Dale E. Fowler School of Law
  • Rebecca Skloot - Presidential Fellow in Creative Science Writing;
  • Mark Skousen - Professor, Dale E. Fowler School of Law
  • Vernon L. Smith - Nobel Laureate in Economic Science (2002); founder of Economic Science Institute and Smith Institute for Political Economy and Philosophy
  • Bart Wilson - The Donald P. Kennedy Endowed Chair of Economics and Law in the Argyros School of Business & Economics

Alumni[edit]

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Coordinates: 33°47′34″N 117°51′05″W / 33.79278°N 117.85139°W / 33.79278; -117.85139