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College of the Pacific

College of the Pacific Faculty

Rena Fraden, Dean, 2013, BA, Yale University, 1977; PhD, Yale University, 1983, rfraden@pacific.edu,

Gesine Gerhard, Associate Dean and Director of General Education, 1999, BA, Free University of Berlin, 1991; MA, Technical University of Berlin, 1994; PhD, University of Iowa, 1999, ggerhard@pacific.edu

Marcia Hernandez, Associate Dean, 2005, BA, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1994; PhD, State University of New York, Albany, 2007, mhernandez@pacific.edu

Gregg Jongeward, Sr. Associate Dean, 1996, BS, University of Minnesota, 1986; PhD, California Institute of Technology, 1993, gjongeward@pacific.edu

Art, Media, Performance, and Design

Kevin Pontuti, Media X Director, 2017, Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania, 1990; M.F.A., Syracuse University, 1993, kpontuti@pacific.edu

Brett DeBoer, Department Chair, Associate Professor , 1999, BFA, University of Northern Colorado, 1977; MS, Parsons School of Design, 1985; MFA, Rochester Institute of Technology, 1989, bdeboer@pacific.edu, (209) 946-3097, https://brettdeboerdesign.com, ART 112

Deanna Hunt, Visiting Lecturer, MFA, Portland State University, dhunt@PACIFIC.EDU, https://www.linkedin.com/in/deanna-hunt-8638435b/, 108

Sand Kakuda, Visiting Lecturer, MA Art History; San Jose State University, neoclassy@gmail.com, 209.946.2754, 202

Marie Lee, Associate Professor, 2009, BA, Michigan State University, 2000; BFA Colorado State University, 2002; MFA, Colorado State University, 2005, mlee2@pacific.edu, (209) 946-7323, ART 120

Michael Leonard, Visiting Lecturer, MA Johns Hopkins University, Medical And Biological Illustration; BA Towson University, Fine Art , mleonard@PACIFIC.EDU, 209-946-2243, https://www.meleonarddesign.com, 105

Jennifer Little, Associate Professor, 2005, BFA, Washington University, 2001; MFA, University of Texas, Austin, 2005, jlittle@pacific.edu, (209) 946-3175, ART 111

Jill Vasillef, Visiting Lecturer, MFA, Painting—Bard College, BFA Fine Art, Parsons School of Design, jvasileff@PACIFIC.EDU, 209.401.5724, jillvasileff.com, 101

Biological Sciences

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

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

Lisa A. Wrischnik, Associate Professor & Co-Chair, 2002, BA, University of California, Berkeley, 1986; PhD, University of California, San Francisco, 1995. Member, Phi Beta Kappa.

Mark S. Brunell, Associate Professor, 2002, BA, California State University, Fullerton, 1988; MA, California State University, Fullerton, 1991; PhD, University of California Riverside, 1997.

Marcos Gridi-Papp, Associate 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, Associate Professor, 2011, BS, University of Oregon, 1997; MA, University of Texas at Austin, 2003; PhD, University of California Berkeley, 2008.

Jane Khudyakov, Assistant Professor, 2016, BS, University of North Carolina, 2003; PhD, California Institute of Technology, 2009

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

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

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

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

Maria G. Pallavicini, Professor & Interim President, 2010, BS, University of California, Berkeley; PhD, University of Utah.

Douglas Risser, Associate Professor, 2013, BS, University of New Hampshire, 2000; PhD, University of Hawaii, 2009.

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

Zachary Stahlschmidt, Assistant Professor, 2015, BS, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2004; PhD, Arizona State University, 2011.

Tara Thiemann, Associate Professor, 2013, BS, Truman State University, 2001; MS, Truman State University, 2003; PhD, University of California, Davis, 2011.

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

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

Chemistry

Jianhua Ren, Professor and Co-Chair, 2002, BS, Beijing Normal University, 1986; MS, Auburn University, 1994; PhD, Purdue University, 1999.

Jerry Tsai, Professor and Co-Chair, 2008, BS, University of California, Los Angeles, 1991; PhD, Stanford University, 1998.

Anthony D. Dutoi, Assistant Professor, 2012, BS, Saint Louis University, 1999; PhD, University of California, Berkeley, 2006.

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

Joseph S. Harrison, Assistant Professor, 2018, BS, Syracuse University, 2004; PhD, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 2011

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

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

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

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

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

Communication

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

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

Graham W. Carpenter, Assistant Professor, 2019, BA, University of Alabama, 2009; MA, University of Alabama, 2011; PhD, University of Alabama, 2016.

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

Economics

J. Farley Ordovensky Staniec, Associate Professor and Chair, 1993, BS, University of Delaware, 1986; MA (1988) and PhD, Duke University, 1993, fstaniec@pacific.edu

Michelle M. Amaral, Associate Professor, 2007, BS, University of the Pacific, 1998; MA, University of Virginia, 2001; PhD University of California, Davis, 2007, mamaral@pacific.edu

Benjamin N. Dennis, Associate Professor, On Leave, 1996, BA, Michigan State University, 1990; PhD, Harvard University, 1996.

Dennis O. Flynn, Professor Emeritus, 1979, BS University of Nevada; MS, PhD University of Utah.

William E. Herrin, Professor, 1985, BS, Wilkes College, 1980; MA (1982) and PhD, State University of New York, Binghamton, 1985, wherrin@pacific.edu

David E. Keefe, Professor Emeritus, 1978, BS, Cornell University, 1965; PhD, University of California, Berkeley, 1980.

Sharmila K. King, Associate Professor, 2001, BA, University of York, England, 1992; MA, San Francisco State University, 1996; PhD, University of California, Davis, 2001, sking1@pacific.edu

Peter J. Meyer, Associate Professor, 1985, AB, Harvard University, 1972; PhD, University of California, Berkeley, 1979.

Manizha Sharifova, Assistant Professor, 2015, University Degree in Economics, Khujand State University, Tajikistan; MSc, University of Manchester, England; PhD, University of California, Santa Cruz, 2015., msharifova@pacific.edu

English

Amy Elizabeth Smith, Professor and Chair, 1999, BA, West Virginia University, 1986; MA, The Pennsylvania State University, 1991; PhD, 1998.

Xiaojing Zhou, Professor and Chair, 2002, BA, College of Foreign Languages and Literature, Shandong University, China, 1974; MA, University of Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, 1989; PhD, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s, Canada, 1995.

John Lessard, Associate Professor and Film Studies Program Director, 2006, BA, Rice University, 1997; MA, University of Pennsylvania 1999; PhD, 2006.

Andreea D. Boboc, Associate Professor, 2009, BA, Ludwig-Maximilans University, 1997; MA, 1998; PhD, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2006.

Diane M. Borden, Professor Emerita, 1971, BA, Lone Mountain College, 1964; MA, San Francisco State University, 1966; PhD, University of California, Santa Cruz, 1971.

Cynthia Dobbs, Professor, 1998, BA, Pomona College, 1987; PhD, University of California, Berkeley, 1998. Member, Phi Beta Kappa.

Jeffrey Hole, Associate Professor, 2009, BA, Aquinas College, 1995; MA, University of Pittsburgh, 1999; PhD, University of Pittsburgh, 2007.

Courtney Lehmann, Professor, 1998, BA, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1991; MA, Indiana University, 1994; PhD, 1998. Member, Phi Beta Kappa.

Camille Norton, Professor, 1994, BA, University of Massachusetts, 1983; MA, Harvard University, 1987; PhD, 1992.

Eric A. Sonstroem, Associate Professor, 2001, BA, Westeyan University, 1988; MA, Indiana University, 1990; PhD, 1999.

Geological and Environmental Sciences

Laura Rademacher, Associate Professor and Chair, 2005, BS, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1996; PhD, University of California, Santa Barbara, 2002.

Kurtis Burmeister, Associate Professor, 2005, BA, University of California at Santa Barbara, 1996; MA, 2000; PhD, University of Illinois, 2005.

Lydia Fox, Associate Professor, 1990, BSE, Princeton University, 1981; PhD, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1989.

Thomas Naehr, Professor, 2017, MS, Friedrich-Alexander-Universitat Erlangen-Nürnberg, 1993; PhD, Christian-Albrechts-Universitat zu Kiel, 1996.

Eugene Pearson, Professor, 1971, BA, Pomona College, 1967; PhD, University of Wyoming, 1972.

Health, Exercise and Sport Sciences

J. Mark VanNess, Professor, Chair, 1999, BS, Wheaton College, 1990; MS, California State University, Sacramento, 1993; PhD. Florida State University, 1997., mvanness@pacific.edu

Courtney Jensen, Assistant Professor, Graduate Director, 2015, Ph.D., cjensen1@pacific.edu, pacificlectures.com

Peter Wang, AT program director, MPH, pwang@pacific.edu

Margaret E. (Peg) Ciccolella, Professor, 1985, BA, University of Colorado, 1970; MS, Brigham Young University, 1972; EdD, 1978; JD, Humphreys College of Law, 1993., mciccolella@pacific.edu

Sharon West-Sell, Visiting Assistant Professor, 1999, Ph.D., swest@pacific.edu

Amber Kavehkar, Adjunct Instructor

Chris Pond, Adjunct Clinical Professor

History

Jennifer Helgren, Associate Professor and Chair, 2006, BA, University of California at Los Angeles, 1994; MA, Ph.D., Claremont Graduate University, 2005. Member Phi Beta Kappa.

Edith Sparks, Professor and Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, 1999, BA, University of California, Berkeley, 1991; MA, Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles, 1999.

Kenneth Albala, Professor, 1994, BA, George Washington University, 1986; MA, Yale University, 1987; MPhil, Columbia University, 1990; PhD, 1993. Member, Phi Beta Kappa.

Kris Alexanderson, Associate Professor, 2013, BA, Bard College, 1999; Ph.D. Rutgers, 2011.

Laura D. Gutierrez, Assistant Professor, 2016, BA, University of Southern California; MA, Stanford; Ph.D., University of California, San Diego, 2016.

Gregory Rohlf, Professor, 2001, BA, Luther College, 1988; MA, University of Michigan, 1993; Ph.D., University of Iowa, 1999.

William Swagerty, Professor, 2001, BA, The Colorado College, 1973; Ph.D., University of California at Santa Barbara, 1981. Member, Phi Beta Kappa.

Andreas Agocs, Visiting Assistant Professor, 2012, MA, Heinrich Heine University, Dusseldorf, 1996; Ph.D., University of California, Davis, 2009.

Mathematics

Larry Langley, Associate Professor and Chair, 2001, BS, U.C. Santa Cruz, 1988; AM Dartmouth College, 1990; PhD, Dartmouth College, 1993.

Aleksei I. Beltukov, Associate Professor, 2004, BS, Mendeleyev University, 1994; MS, Mendeleyev University, 1996; MS, Tufts University, 1996; PhD, 2004.

Mouchumi Bhattacharyya, Professor, 2000, BS, Cotton College, 1988; MS, Delhi University, 1990; MPhil, 1992; PhD, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, 1999.

Jialing Dai, Associate Professor, 2006, BS, Southwestern Normal University (China), 1985; MS, Jilin University of Technology (China), 1987; MS, University of Arizona, 1998; PhD, 2000.

Alex Dugas, Assistant Professor, 2010, BS, Stanford University, 2000; PhD, University of California, Berkeley, 2006.

Christopher Goff, Professor, 2002, BS, BA, University of Texas, Austin, 1993; MA, University of California, Santa Cruz, 1995; PhD, 1999. Member, Phi Beta Kappa.

John Mayberry, Associate Professor, 2010, BA, California State University, Fullerton, 2003; MA, University of Southern California, 2004; PhD, University of Southern California, 2008.

Sarah Merz, Professor, 1995, BA, Whitman College, 1991; MS University of Colorado at Denver, 1994; PhD, 1995. Member, Phi Beta Kappa

Dennis Parker, Associate Professor, 1985, BSE, University of Oklahoma, 1974; MNS, 1978; PhD, 1985.

Keith E. Whittington, Professor, 1987, BS, University of California, Riverside, 1975; PhD, University of Texas, 1980.

Modern Language and Literature

Traci Roberts-Camps, Chair and Professor, 2005, BA, Willamette University, 1999; MA, University of California, Riverside, 2001; PhD, 2004.

Martin Camps, Professor, 2005, BA, Instituto de Comunicacion y Filosofia, Mexico City, 1997; MFA, University of Texas, El Paso, 1999; PhD, University of California, Riverside, 2003.

Zeljko Cipris, Professor, 2000, MA, Columbia University, 1987; MPhil, 1987; PhD, 1994.

Cosana Eram, Associate Professor, 2012, Ph.D, Stanford University, 2010; MA University of Bucharest, Romania, 1998, BA University of Bucharest, Romania (1993).

Arturo Giraldez, Professor, 1990, BA, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, 1976; MA, 1979; PhD, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1990; PhD, Amsterdam University, 1999.

Susan C. Giráldez, Associate Professor, 1994, BA, University of the Pacific, 1980; MA, Middlebury College, 1982; PhD, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1992.

Jie Lu, Professor, 1996, BA, Beijing Second Foreign Language Institute, Beijing, 1982; MA, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 1990; PhD, Stanford University, 1996.

Philosophy

Lou Matz, Professor and Chair, 1999, BA, University of the Redlands, 1984; MA, University of California, San Diego, 1987; PhD, 1992. Member, Phi Beta Kappa.

James Heffernan, Emeritus, 1972, BA, Fordham University, 1964; MA, 1967; PhD, University of Notre Dame, 1976.

Michael Madary, Assistant Professor, 2019, BA, University of Dallas 2000; MA, University of Houston, 2004; PhD, Tulane University, 2007

Eleanor Wittrup, Assistant Professor, 1996, BA, Wellesley College, 1986; MTS, Harvard University Divinity School, 1989; PhD, University of California, San Diego, 1994.

Physics

Kieran Holland, Associate Professor and Chair, 2006, BSc, University College Cork, 1994; M.Sc., 1995; PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1999.

Joseph F. Alward, Assistant Professor, 1979, BA, California State University, Sacramento, 1968; MA, University of California, Davis, 1973; PhD, 1976.

Guillermo Barro, Assistant Professor, BS Astronomy & Theoretical Physics, MS Astronomy, PhD Astronomy, Universidad Complutense de Madrid

Helene Flohic, Assitant Professor, 2013, BS University of Florida, PhD Pennsylvania State University, hflohic@pacific.edu, Olson 101-E

James E. Hetrick, Professor, 1997, BS, Case Western Reserve University, 1982; PhD, University of Minnesota, 1990.

Daniel Jontof-Hutter, Assistant Professor, BS Monash University, PhD University of Maryland College Park

Elisa Toloba, Assistant Professor, BS Physics & Astronomy, MS Astrophysics, PhD Astronomy & Astrophysics, Universidad Complutense de Madrid

Binod Nainabasti, Visiting Assistant Professor, PhD

Political Science

Brian E. Klunk, Associate Professor and Chair, 1987, BA, Pennsylvania State University, 1977; MA, University of Virginia, 1980; PhD, 1985.

Jeffrey Becker, Associate Professor, 2006, BA, University of California, Santa Cruz, 1991; MA, Rutgers University, 1996; PhD, 2004. Member, Phi Beta Kappa.

Robert B. Benedetti, Professor Emeritus, 1989, BA, Amherst College, 1964; MA University of Pennsylvania, 1967; PhD, 1975; Member, Phi Beta Kappa.

Michael T. Hatch, Professor Emeritus, 1985, BA, Utah State University, 1970; MA, Johns Hopkins University, 1973; PhD, University of California, Berkeley, 1983.

Cynthia Ostberg, Professor, 1994, BA, University of California, Berkeley, 1985; MA, Northern Illinois University, 1991; PhD, 1995.

Susan G. Sample, Professor, 1999, BA, University of Missouri, 1991: PhD, Vanderbilt University, 1996. Member, Phi Beta Kappa.

Keith W. Smith, Associate Professor, 2008, BA, Pepperdine University, 1997; MPM, University of Maryland, 1999; MA, University of California, Berkeley, 2000; PhD 2005.

Dari Sylvester Tran, Associate Professor, 2005, BA, Trinity College, 1998; MA State University of New York, Stony Brook, 2002; PhD, 2006. Member, Phi Beta Kappa.

Psychology

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

Mahshid Ghaemmaghami, Assistant Professor, 2016, BS, Queen's University; MA, Brock University 2011; Ph.D. , Western New England University, 2016

Jessica Grady, Assistant Professor, 2013, B.S., Lebanon Valley College, 2006; Ph.D., West Virginia University, 2011

Carolynn S. Kohn, Associate Professor, 2004, BA, University of California at Santa Barbara, 1991; MA, Hahnemann University, 1996; PhD, MCP-Hahnemann University, 2000.

Matthew P. Normand, Associate Professor, 2007, BA, Western New England College, 1997; MA, Western Michigan University, 1999; MS, Florida State University, 2002; PhD, 2003.

Corey Stocco, Assistant Professor, 2016, BA, University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire, 2007; MS, Northeastern University, 2010; Ph.D., Western New England University, 2013

Carla Strickland-Hughes, Assistant Professor, 2017, B.S., North Carolina State University, 2011; MS, University of Florida, 2014; PhD, University of Florida, 2017

Religious Studies

Alan Lenzi, Chair and Professor, 2006, MA, PhD, Brandeis University, 2002, 2006, alenzi@pacific.edu, 209-946-2292, http://pacific.academia.edu/AlanLenzi, WPC 147.

Martha Bowsky, Professor Emerita.

George D. Randels, Jr., Professor, 1996, BA, University of Iowa, 1984; MAR, Yale University, 1987; PhD, University of Virginia, 1994. Member, Phi Beta Kappa.

Caroline T. Schroeder, Professor, 2007, AB, Brown University, 1993; MA, Duke University, 1998; PhD, 2002. Member, Phi Beta Kappa.

Tanya Storch, Professor, 2000, BA, MA, University of St. Petersburg, 1988; PhD, University of Pennsylvania, 1995.

Sociology

Marcia Hernandez, Associate Professor and Associate Dean of the College, 2005, BA, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1994; Ph.D., State University of New York, Albany, 2007.

Susan Mannon, Associate Professor and Chair, 2013, BA University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1996; M.S., University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1998; Ph.D. University of Wisconsin, Madison, 2003.

Alison H. Alkon, Associate Professor, 2008, BA, Emory University, 1999; MA, University of California, Davis, 2003; Ph.D., University of California, Davis, 2008.

Cristina Ortiz, Assistant Professor, 2019, BA, University of California, Berkeley, 2005; A.M., University of Chicago, 2008, 2011; Ph.D., University of Chicago, 2017.

Theatre Arts

Cathie McClellan, Associate Professor and Chair, 2002, BA, Brigham Young University, 1975; MFA, University of Arizona, 1989, cmcclellan@pacific.edu, 209-946-2051, Theatre Arts Building 1050.

Gary Armagnac, Associate Professor, 2001, BA, Speech and Theatre, Iona College, 1974; MFA, Acting and Directing, California State University, Long Beach, 1993, garmagnac@pacific.edu, 209-946-9462, Theatre Arts Building 1050.

Macelle Mahala, Associate Professor, 2007, BA, Macalester College, 2001; MA, University of Minnesota, 2004; PhD, 2007, mmahala@pacific.edu, 209-946-2055, Theatre Arts Building 1050.

Christina McCollam-Martinez, Lecturer, 2013, BA, University of California, Stanislaus, 2000; MFA, University of California, Davis, 2003, cmccollammartinez@pacific.edu, 942-3035, Theatre Arts Building 1050.

Michael Wayne Rice, Lecturer, 2012, BA Cal State University-Northridge, 1998; MFA, University of Missouri at Kansas City, 2001, mrice@pacific.edu, 209- 942-3034, MichaelWayneRice.com, Theatre Arts Building 1050.

Lisa A. Tromovitch, Associate Professor, 2005, BA Dartmouth College, 1983; MFA Southern Methodist University. Member Phi Beta Kappa, ltromovitch@pacific.edu, 209-946-2117, www.LivermoreShakes.org, Theatre Arts Building 1050, Room 3.