Andrew (Andy) Vosko joined The Claremont Colleges Office for Consortial Academic Collaboration in July, 2022, serving as the office’s third Director. He also serves as Associate Provost and Director of the Transdisciplinary Studies Program at Claremont Graduate University. He earned his PhD in neuroscience from UCLA, where he trained in the Laboratory of Circadian and Sleep Medicine, Laboratory of Neuroendocrinology, and the Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center. His scholarly and teaching interests include biomedical, interprofessional and transdisciplinary education; art-science integration; medical humanities; gender and sexual minority health care; and neurobehavioral sleep medicine.
Since 2012, Andrew has taught neuroscience, physiology, histology, and medical ethics to students across a diverse range of integrative health and medical tracks. In Claremont, his courses have focused on transdisciplinary approaches to the world’s complex and ‘wicked’ problems, including sustainability, inequality, and disease.
Vosko’s scholarly work involves topics that range from neural circuit function to epistemology in education, and he has received research grants from the National Institutes of Health and the Arnold P. Gold Foundation. He works closely with scholars and administrators across Claremont, both within the institution and across the consortium, to facilitate scholarly and educational collaboration for community engagement, innovation, and positive social impact.
Emani Johnson joined the Office of Consortial Academic Collaboration (OCAC) as Administrative Coordinator in June 2022. At OCAC she supports Director Andy Vosko. in realizing the office’s mission: to develop and maintain effective, efficient, sustainable, and enduring cross-campus academic collaborations among The Claremont Colleges.
Emani graduated from the University of Hawaii in May of 2020. Since then, she has been working in various behavioral health offices doing behavioral and administrative work. She just recently got accepted into a Masters program at Azusa Pacific University, working towards a masters in clinical counseling. With this, she hopes to become a clinical counselor, using her degree to work with teens and adults, helping make a positive impact in their lives.
Emani has worked in the field of administrative work for 8+ years, saying “I have found that I love it. I’ve gotten to work with, organize and collaborate on so many events throughout the year that have allowed me to make significant impacts on the community around me.”