Golf Faculty

Kiran Kanwar, PhD


Dr. Kiran Kanwar serves as the Program Chair of the Golf Department at Stanton University, where she is, amongst other roles, involved in curriculum development for the Professional Golf and Golf Complexes Management degree program. She also teaches a variety of golf-related subjects as well as some general education science and English courses.

She believes in having the best-in-class curricula for every course she develops and is passionate about everything she does, including getting students motivated and excited about any course they take. She has a Ph.D. in Kinesiology (Biomechanics and Anatomy) and an M.S. in Sports Science and Nutrition. She has been a golf instructor for over 33 years and is an LPGA Master golf instructor who has won the women’s national amateur golf championship in India.

Dr. Kanwar has researched the golf swing for over 29 years and developed the Minimalist Golf Swing System for full-swing and short game which has been shown through research to improve performance and reduce injury risk. Her goal is to help all skill levels of golfers enjoy golf more through playing better. Her academic goal is also linked to this, as she hopes to engender a love of golf in all her students.

Adriana Sekulovic, PhD


Dr. Adriana Sekulovic is a sociologist, researcher, author, and educator. Her teaching specializations are sociology of deviance; sociology of professions; sociology of sport; social problems; intersection between gender, race, ethnicity and crime; and quantitative and qualitative research methods in social sciences. Her overarching pedagogical goal is to help students become active participants in a constantly evolving social dialogue with others.

Her courses stress the value of theoretical frameworks, social processes and empirical application in local, national, and global contexts that call for an integration of the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Sinan Cem Tanik, MA


Sinan Tanik has Master of Science in coaching and exercise sciences (MSCE) and Master of Arts degree in coaching and athletics administration (MCAA) degrees from Concordia University, Irvine. He received his Bachelor of Science in Economics degree from Anadolu University in Turkey.

He played volleyball professionally in Europe for 18 years. He was the captain of the Turkish National team where he served 11 years as a player. He has earned many national and international championships and awards in the course of his professional career. He had captained teams in five different countries with diverse cultures.

Sinan also has a 4th level Turkish Volleyball Federation Coaching diploma, FIVB Level 2, and USAV CAP Il coaching certificates. Sinan is married, and has a son and a daughter.

Chad Hackman, BA

Chad Hackman is the General Manager at Shandin Hills Golf Club where he is responsible for the operation and business of this golf facility. He had gained firsthand experience in the golf business when he had worked as a cart attendant, golf shop assistant, and course maintenance, banquet captain, food & beverage manager, and assistant general manager.

He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from California State University, San Bernardino in 1996.

Michael McClean, BA


Michael McClean has graduated Cum Laude in Sports Management in 2016 and has three certifications from the Titleist Performance Institute. He has been the Head Coach for Men’s and Women’s Golf for 8 years and received the College Coach of the Year in 2019. He has 20 years of experiencing in teaching professional golf and also has 20 years in the golf business with a varied experience working at public, private, and resort courses.

Ken Fox, BA


Mr. Ken Fox began his golf career at the age of five and enjoyed an extensive junior and collegiate amateur golf career. For decades, he has served as a private golf instructor to players of every skill level, from beginners to seasoned professionals.

Ken is an expert in all mental and physical aspects of the game, with an innate ability to quickly and clearly convey specific knowledge for the immediate benefit of each student. He incorporates a proven blend of psychological and course management techniques, precise golf techniques, and physical training exercises in order to maximize his students’ success.

Ken received his B.A. in Economics, from the University of California, Los Angeles.