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College of the Pacific
Phone: (209) 946-2141
Location: Wendell Phillips Center 110, 111

Caroline Cox, Interim Dean
Gregg Jongeward, Senior Associate Dean
Gesine Gerhard, Associate Dean and Director of General Education
Marcia Hernandez, Assistant Dean

Programs Offered

Master of Science in Biological Sciences
Master of Arts in Communication

  • Communication Education
  • Political Communication
  • Media and Public Relations
  • Public Communication

Master of Arts in Psychology
Master of Arts in Health, Exercise and Sport Sciences

  • Sport Pedagogy
  • Sports Medicine
  • Sport Management
  • Athletic Training

Master of Science in Pharmaceutical and Chemical Sciences*
Doctor of Philosophy in Pharmaceutical and Chemical Sciences*


For detailed program requirements for these degrees please consult the School of Pharmacy section in this catalogue.

The hallmark of all of our graduate programs in College of the Pacific is close personal interactions with dedicated faculty members who have a passion for teaching, research, and learning. For graduate students, this means discussion-based, personalized interactions with instructors in the classroom as well as opportunities to collaborate with faculty on original research projects and to co-author or co-present the results in professional venues. Graduate students in the College also have the opportunity to acquire additional training and apply their knowledge through internships in professional settings. Many also work with our undergraduates as teaching assistants, laboratory instructors, discussion leaders, and coaches. All graduates of our programs emerge “practice-ready,” prepared for employment in their field, careers as teachers of their disciplines, or entry into advanced degree programs.

College of the Pacific Faculty

Biological Sciences

Gregg D. Jongeward, Senior Associate Dean and Associate Professor, 1996, BS, University of Minnesota, 1986; PhD, California Institute of Technology, 1993.,

Craig A. Vierra, Professor and Chair, 1995, BS, University of California, Davis, 1990; PhD, University of California, Riverside, 1994.,

Joan Lin Cereghino, Professor and Assistant Chair, 2000, AB, Princeton University, 1987; PhD, University of California, San Diego, 1992.,

Maria G. Pallavicini, Provost and Professor of Biology with tenure, 2010

Mark Brunell, Associate Professor, 2002, BA, California State University, 1988; MA, California State University, Fullerton 1991; PhD, University of California, Riverside, 1996.,

Geoffrey Lin Cereghino, Professor, 2000, BS, University of California, Davis, 1989; PhD, University of California, San Diego, 1995.,

Marcos Gridi-Papp, Assistant Professor, 2009, BS, State University of Campinas, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 1994; MS, State University of Campinas, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 1997; PhD, University of Texas, Austin, 2003.,

Ryan Hill, Assistant Professor, 2011, BS, University of Oregon, 1997; MA, University of Texas at Austin, 2003; PhD, University of California, Berkeley, 2008.,

Kirkwood Land, Associate Professor, 2004, BS, University of California, Davis, 1992; MA, University of California, Riverside, 1995; PhD, University of California, Los Angeles, 2001.,

Stacey Luthy, Assistant Professor, 2007, BS, Louisiana State University, 1997; PhD, The University of Miami, 2004.,

W. Desmond Maxwell, Associate Professor, 1999, BS, The Queen’s University of Belfast, Ireland, 1986; PhD, 1991.,

Dale McNeal, Professor Emeritus, 1969, BA, Colorado College, 1962; MS, SUNY College of Forestry, 1965; PhD, Washington State University, 1968.,

Ajna Rivera, Assistant Professor, 2010, BS, Stanford University, 1999; PhD, University of California, Berkeley, 2006.,

Richard R. Tenaza, Professor, 1975, BA, San Francisco State College, 1964; PhD, University of California, Davis, 1974.,

Eric O. Thomas, Associate Professor, 1993, BS, University of California, Riverside, 1984; MA, 1987; PhD, University of California, Berkeley, 1991.,

Douglas Weiser, Assistant Professor, 2009, BA, College of Wooster, 1999; PhD, Duke University, 2004.,

Lisa Wrischnik, Associate Professor, 1998, BS, University of California, Berkeley, 1986; PhD, University of California, San Francisco, 1996.,


Andreas Franz, Associate Professor and Co-Chair, 2002, BS, Universitaet-Gesamthochschule Siegen, 1994; MS, University of the Pacific, 1997; PhD, University of the Pacific, 2000.

C. Michael McCallum, Professor and Co-Chair, 1994, BS, Michigan State University, 1988; PhD, University of California, Berkeley, 1993.

Ryan Moffet, Assistant Professor, 2011, BS, San Francisco State University, 2002; PhD, University of California San Diego, 2007

Jianhua Ren, Associate Professor, 2002, BS, Beijing Normal University, 1986; MS, Auburn University, 1994; PhD, Purdue University, 1999.

Silvio Rodriguez, Professor, 1978, BS, University of Chile, 1968; MS, University of California Santa Barbara, 1970; PhD, University of California Santa Barbara, 1978.

Vyacheslav V. Samoshin, Professor, 1999, MS, Lomonosov Moscow State University, USSR, 1974; PhD, Moscow State University 1982; DSci, Moscow State University, 1991.

Bálint Sztáray, Associate Professor, 2008, MS, Eötvös Loránd University, 1997; PhD, Eötvös Loránd University, 2001.

Jerry Tsai, 2008, BS, University of California, Los Angeles, 1991; PhD, Stanford University, 1998.

Liang Xue, Assistant Professor, 2007, BS, Fudan University, Shanghai, China, 1996; PhD, Clemson University, 2004.

Qinliang Zhao, Assistant Professor, 2010, BS, Zhejiang University, 2003; PhD, Texas A & M University, 2007


Qingwen Dong, Chair, Professor, 1996, BA, Beijing Second Foreign Language Institute, 1983; MA, University of Missouri-Columbia, 1990; PhD, Washington State University, 1995.

Marlin Bates, Assistant Professor, 2005, BA, University of the Pacific, 1996; MA, 1999; PhD, Pennsylvania State University, 2004.

Teresa G. Bergman, Associate Professor, 2006, BA, University of California, Berkeley, 1978; MA, San Francisco State University, 1991; PhD, University of California, Davis, 2001.

Kenneth D. Day, Professor, 1987, BS, Indiana University, 1970; MA, 1975; PhD, 1980.

Heather Hether, Assistant Professor, 2011, BA York Universiy, 1992; MA, 2003, 2007; PhD University of Southern California, 2009.

Randall J. Koper, Professor, 1985, BA, Michigan State University, 1974; MA, 1984; PhD, 1985.

R. Alan Ray, Assistant Professor, 1987, BS, Memphis State University, 1977; MA, 1980; PhD, University of Missouri, 1986.

Jon F. Schamber, Professor, 1980, BA, University of the Pacific, 1974; MA, 1975; PhD, University of Oregon, 1982.

Paul Turpin, Assistant Professor, 2007, BA University of California, Berkeley, 1994; MA, University of Southern California, 1997; PhD 2005.

Health, Exercise and Sport Sciences

Pete Schroeder, Associate Professor & Chair, 2007, BS Truman State University, 1996; MA University of the Pacific, 1998; Ed.D. University of Missouri, 2003.

Jolene Baker, 2007, BA Whitworth College, 1997; MA San Diego State University, 2002; Ed.D. University of the Pacific, 2012

Margaret E. Ciccolella, Professor, 1985, BS, University of Colorado, 1970; MS, Brigham Young University, 1972; EdD 1978; JD, Humphreys College of Law, 1993.

Lara Killick, Assistant Professor, 2009, BA, Durham University, England, 2000; MA, University of Leicester, England, 2005; PhD, Loughborough University England, 2009.

Darrin Kitchen, Assistant Professor, 2005, BA, California State University, Chico, 1996; MS, California State University, Sacramento, 1997; EdD, University of the Pacific, 2006.

Linda Koehler, Associate Professor, 1989, BA, Purdue University, 1971; MS, University of New Mexico, 1975; PhD, University of Illinois, 1982.

Brian Moore, Assistant Professor, 2011, BS Loyola Marymount University, 1998; M.Ed. University of Virginia, 2000; Ph.D. University of California-Davis, 2012

Mark Van Ness, Associate Professor, 1999, BS, Wheaton College, 1990; MS, California State University, Sacramento, 1993; PhD, Florida State University, 1997.

Christopher Snell, Professor, 1990, BA, Bedford College, England, 1987; MS, University of Oregon, 1990; PhD, 1993.


Scott A. Jensen, Associate Professor and Chair, 2006, BS, Brigham Young University, 1998; MS, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, 2003; PhD, 2004.,

Matthew P. Normand, Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, 2007, BA, Western New England College; MA, Western Michigan University, 1999; MS, Florida State University, 2002; PhD, 2003, BCBA.,,

Carolynn S. Kohn, Associate Professor, 2003, BA, University of California Santa Barbara; MA, Hahnemann University, 1996; PhD 2000; BCBA.,