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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 and Graphic Design

Brett DeBoer, Co-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, ART 112

Daniel Kasser, Co-Chair, Professor, 1984, BA, Humboldt State University, 1980; MFA, University of New Mexico, 1991, dkasser@pacific.edu, (209) 946-3101, ART 113

Lucinda Kasser, Associate Professor, 1995, BA, Humboldt State University, 1979; MA, California State University, Sacramento, 1989,, lkasser@pacific.edu, (209) 946-2242, ART 108

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

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

Biological Sciences

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

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

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

Maria G. Pallavicini, Provost and Professor, 2010, BS, University of California, Berkeley; PhD, University of Utah.

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.

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

Douglas Risser, Assistant 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, Assistant Professor, 2013, BS, Truman State University, 2001; MS, Truman State University, 2003; PhD, University of California, Davis, 2011.

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

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

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

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.

Environmental Studies

Karrigan Bork, Visiting Assistant Professor, BS in Biology, BA in Environmental Policy, University of Kansas; JD, Stanford Law School; PhD in Ecology, UC Davis, kbork@pacific.edu, http://www.mcgeorge.edu/Karrigan_Bork.htm

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

We have numerous faulty members who teach courses required or credited for the Environmental Studies major.

Geological and Environmental Sciences

Laura Rademacher, Associate Professor and Chair, 2005, BS, University of Wisconsin, Madison; 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.

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

Health, Exercise and Sport Sciences

Lara Killick, Associate Professor, Co-Chair & Co-Graduate Director, 2009, BA (Hons.) Durham University, 2000; MA (Dist.), University of Leicester, 2005; PhD, Loughborough University, 2009; MPH (Health Promotion) London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, 2019, lkillick@pacific.edu

J. Mark VanNess, Professor, Co-Chair & Co-Graduate Director, 1999, BS, Wheaton College, 1990; MS, California State University, Sacramento, 1993; PhD. Florida State University, 1997., mvanness@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

Melissa J. Davies, Assistant Professor, 2015, BS, California University of Pennsylvania, California, PA, 2008; MS, California University of Pennsylvania, California, PA, 2010; PhD. University of Northern Colorado, Greeely, CO, 2014., mdavies@pacific.edu

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

Pete Schroeder, Associate Professor, 2004, Ed.D., pschroeder@pacific.edu

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.

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, Assistant 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

Edith Sparks, Professor, 1999, BA, University of California, Berkeley, 1991; MA, Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles, 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, aagocs@pacific.edu

Chien-Wen Kung, Visiting Assistant Professor, 2018, Ph.D., Columbia University, 2018

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.

Media X

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

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.

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.