Interdisciplinary Studies Faculty

Our goal as Interdisciplinary Studies (IDS) faculty members is to help you become more confident, self-directed, and informed learners so that you can achieve greater academic and professional success. 

IDS Department Chair

Faculty Member  

Contact Information

Gavrielle Blank

Gavrielle Blank

  • Instructor of Interdisciplinary Studies
  • email: gblank@vcccd.edu
  • Workshop topics and areas of expertise: Basic Study Skills: organization, critical reading (STEM vs. Humanities); Academic Paper Writing: outlines, quotes, formatting; How to Evaluate Sources

Ray Hernandez

Ray Hernandez

  • Instructor of Interdisciplinary Studies
  • email: RHernandez@vcccd.edu
  • Workshop topics and areas of expertise: Critical thinking and writing; General study skills: notetaking, text reading, and examination strategies; Preparation and delivery of presentations.
Eric Martinsen Eric Martinsen

Claudia McGarry

Claudia McGarry

  • Instructor of Interdisciplinary Studies
  • email:  claudia_mcgarry1@vcccd.edu
  • Workshop topics and areas of expertise: Fiction reading with attention to details, non-fiction reading with attention to bias and details, conversational ESL, creative writing of varying kinds, and film critique writing.

Christine O'Neill

Christine O'neill

  • Instructor of Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Adjunct Professor of English
  • email: coneill@vcccd.edu
  • Workshop topics and areas of expertise

Sharon Oxford

Sharon Oxford

  • Instructor of Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Instructional Technologist/ Designer
  • email: soxford@vcccd.edu
  • Workshop topics and areas of expertise: College Life, Study Skills, Writing - Critical Thinking, Finding and Citing Sources - ( MLA/ APA), Technology -  Portal / Canvas/ Word/ Excel/ Library Databases etc., Tutoring - Communication Skills

James Vega

James Vega
  • Instructor of Interdisciplinary Studies
  • email: JamesVega@vcccd.edu
  • Workshop topics and areas of expertise: