English and Social/Behavioral Sciences


Courses in the English, Social and Behavioral Sciences are designed to assist students toward a better understanding of the cultures and histories of people and institutions in a complex world that involves the dynamic patterns of social, political, economic and human factors. The problems we face can best be solved by examining them in a scientific manner within their proper historical context. The English, Social and Behavioral Sciences Division strives to bring the tools of scientific methodology to the study of people, past and present. Grossmont College offers most of the basic lower division courses in Anthropology, Cross-Cultural Studies, English, English as a Second Language (ESL), History, Philosophy, Political Economy, Psychology, Religious Studies, Social Science (inter-disciplinary), and Sociology.


Many courses satisfy general education requirements at Grossmont and at four-year colleges and universities. In addition, the courses offered fulfill some or all lower division requirements for a variety of majors.

English, Social and Behavioral Sciences
Dr. Stephen Fomeche, Interim Dean 
MaryAnn Landry,
 Administrative Assistant III


American Collegiate English
Alyona Gorokhova
ext. 7493

Behavioral Sciences

ANTH:  Lara Braff

ext. 3907


PSY: Michael Bacon

ext. 7839


SOC: Israel Cardona
ext. 7784


Alan Traylor
ext. 7507


Micah Jendian

ext. 7458


Michelle Crooks

ext. 3912

English: Learning Skills
Daniella Sow
ext. 7507

English as a Second Language
Mark Poupard
ext. 3947

Ethnic / Gender Studies

Raymundo Quezada

ext. 7492


Natalye Harpin

ext. 7557


Project Success

Dr. Angela Feres
ext. 7473

Philosophy, Religious Studies
Dr. June Yang
ext. 7274


Political Economy: Economics, Political Science
Ricardo Crespo

ext. 7459