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

Lee Skinner, Dean

Departments and Programs

The College of the Pacific is the home of the arts and sciences at the University of the Pacific, featuring over 60 majors and minors and opportunities for interdisciplinary and experiential study. It houses the following departments, programs and centers: Art, Media, Performance, and Design (AMPD); Biological Sciences; Chemistry; Communication; Criminal Justice; Economics; English; Ethnic Studies; Gender Studies; Geological and Environmental Sciences; Health and Exercise Sciences; History; International Studies; Jacoby Center; John Muir Center; Mathematics; Media X; Modern Languages and Literature; Philosophy; Physics and Astronomy; Political Science; Psychology; Public Health and Community Wellness; Sociology; and Cross-Disciplinary Programs.


The College of the Pacific’s mission is to prepare students to lead successful lives as engaged members of their communities, both professional and civic, through discovery-based learning that teaches them to think critically and work collaboratively.

For students in College of the Pacific, the arts and sciences or “liberal arts” college of the university, liberal learning is not a mere addition to professional preparation, but rather its foundation. We believe that a grounding in the arts, humanities, social and natural sciences deepens students’ understanding of difficult issues and transforms them to become, first and foremost, self-reflective, knowledgeable, and ethical persons. As such they bring a broad perspective to their professional careers and are well prepared to assume the responsibilities of civic leadership.

For both arts and sciences students who pursue degrees and pre-professional students who complete coursework in the College, Pacific provides a personalized learning environment that supports student success through broad access to our faculty. Students in the College of the Pacific study with nationally and internationally recognized scholars who are committed undergraduate teachers. Learning takes place both in the class and outside it as students and faculty interact in directed and collaborative inquiry. Active learning strategies in the classroom, extensive experiential learning opportunities alongside faculty researchers/practitioners, and one-on-one faculty advising together give students exceptional opportunities to benefit from faculty expertise as teachers and scholars.

The College challenges students to engage in exploration, inquiry, and discovery: exploration of the world around them and of themselves and inquiry into philosophical, social, and natural phenomena that generates different types of meaningful discovery.

With the assistance of faculty advisors, students in the College plan their academic programs to include general education courses, courses required by the majors and minors they have selected, and courses that satisfy each student’s individual interests.

Language Requirement

In order to promote an appreciation of diverse cultures and to encourage greater understanding of the English language, the College of the Pacific requires one year of college instruction (two semesters) or equivalent in a language other than English for all students seeking a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree. Students who transfer to University of the Pacific with fewer than 28 units of transfer credit, or who seek a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree or a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree, are exempt from this requirement. Note that two years of college level foreign language is one of several requirements to be eligible for consideration for membership in Phi Beta Kappa. 

Students who have completed their secondary education and received a diploma in a language other than English may be exempt from the language requirement with the approval of an Associate Dean of the College of the Pacific.

Ways to meet the language requirement:

  • Complete second semester language course (including American Sign Language) or higher-level course with a C- or higher at Pacific.
  • Complete a transferable full first-year language sequence (including American Sign Language) at another college or University with a grade of C or higher.
  • Document completion of high school diploma in a language other than English with the approval of an Associate Dean of the College of the Pacific. 
  • Achieve a score of 4 or higher on AP language exam, a score of 6 or 7 on appropriate IB language exam, or a score of 58 or higher on CLEP language exam.
  • Achieve appropriate score on proctored exam administered by the College or another approved college or university.

Majors and Minors

The College has designed a wide variety of majors to respond to the needs and career goals of students. Students can elect a major in a single subject or an interdisciplinary major combining multiple areas of study, such as Criminal Justice, Data Science and Media X. The Self-designed major and Thematic minor offered through the College allow students to create their own program of study by combining the course offerings of any variety of departments and programs on campus. Students must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0 and take at least 16 units in the major at Pacific to earn their degree.

Minors consist of a coherent set of related courses in a particular discipline or interdisciplinary area. Minors require 20 units or more, and where possible, advanced level courses. Ten units or more, depending on the specific program, must be taken at the University of the Pacific. Students must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0 in a minor program. Students may not take a major and a minor in the same discipline.

To declare or add a major or minor, students must complete a Change of Program form, available on the Office of the Registrar’s web site, and submit it to the Academic Affairs Office of the College with all required signatures. The College will assign a faculty advisor for each major or minor a student declares. Students are encouraged to officially declare their majors and minors as soon as they decide to pursue them. This helps ensure that a student’s progress to degree is being tracked accurately and that he/she is being advised appropriately. For students who enter as “exploratory” or undecided about their major, it is important to declare a major program of study by the end of their sophomore year or fourth semester. Students must meet with their faculty advisors for majors and minors each advising period to ensure that the courses they enroll in are appropriate for their degree objectives.

Degrees Offered

Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Science
Bachelor of Fine Arts

Majors Offered

Applied Mathematics (BS)
Asian Language and Studies (BA)
Biochemistry (BS)
Biological Sciences (BA, BS, MS)
Chemistry (BA, BS) 
Pharmaceutical/Chemical Sciences (MS, PhD)
Communication (BA, MA)
Criminal Justice (BA)
Data Science (BS)
Economics (BA, BS)
English (BA)
French (BA)
Geological and Environmental Science (BA, BS)
Graphic Design (BFA)
Health and Exercise Sciences (BA, BS, MA)
History (BA)
International Relations (BA)
Mathematics (BA, BS)
Media X (BA)
Philosophy (BA)
Physics (BA, BS)
Political Science (BA)
Psychology (BS, MA)
Religious Studies (MA)
Self-Designed (BA)
Social Sciences (BA)
Sociology (BA)
Spanish (BA)
Studio Art (BFA)

Minors Offered

Ancient Studies
Applied Mathematics
Art History
Biological Sciences
Chinese Studies
Data Science
Environmental Studies
Ethnic Studies
Film Studies
Gender Studies
Graphic Design
Health and Exercise Sciences
International Studies
Latin American Studies
Political Science
Public Affairs
Public History and Museum Studies
Religious Studies
Studio Art
Theatre Arts

Special Programs

Education Abroad

College of the Pacific students have the opportunity to study, intern or volunteer abroad during their sophomore, junior or senior years with more than 100 programs in more than 50 different countries.  For information about education abroad opportunities, contact the Office of International Programs and Services in the Bechtel International Center.

The Washington Semester Program

The Washington Semester program is a joint project of Pacific and American University in Washington, D.C. The program includes an internship in a U.S. government agency, lobbying organization, political party, media organization, foreign embassy, or non-profit agency. Students select an area of concentration such as American politics, foreign policy, or others. Students participate in a semester-long seminar including discussions with public officials, political figures, lobbyists, think-tank scholars, and the media. They also undertake a research project or take an elective course at American University. Students normally earn 16 academic credits which are easily transferred to Pacific. By living on the AU campus, students have full access to campus life including dining halls, athletic facilities, and libraries. For application information, contact Dr. Dari Tran (

Phi Beta Kappa

The College of the Pacific houses a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest academic honor society. Only ten percent of American colleges and universities qualify to host PBK chapters. Each year each chapter chooses no more than the top ten percent of its graduates for the honor of membership. Phi Beta Kappa honors students who have distinguished themselves in their studies of the liberal arts and sciences. To be eligible for invitation, a student must demonstrate breadth in the liberal arts and sciences, including at least one course in literature, intermediate competence in a second language (equivalent to two years of college language study), and competence in mathematics equal to pre-calculus.

General Academic Regulations

 Requirements for Graduation

  1. Students must complete at least 120 units with a minimum grade point average of 2.0 in all college-level work completed at University of the Pacific and in all courses taken as part of the major program in order to receive a baccalaureate degree in the College of the Pacific.
  2. Students must complete an approved major program of study within the College to fulfill the requirements for a baccalaureate degree. For courses in the major (including cognate courses) students must achieve a grade point average of 2.0 or better. Courses for the major must be taken for letter grades with exceptions made for internships, fieldwork, and practicums.
  3. In order to receive a BA or BS degree in the College, students must complete a minimum of 60 units outside the discipline of their first major, regardless of the department offering the course or courses. In order to receive a BFA degree, students must complete a minimum of 49 units outside the discipline of their first major, regardless of the department offering the course or courses.
  4. Students must complete the general education program to fulfill the requirements for a baccalaureate degree. Please refer to the University general education program statement for the requirements of the program.

Additional Requirements for Transfer Students

  1. All transfer students must enter the College with their fundamental skills requirement (MATH 5 and WRIT 10, where WRIT 10 can be replaced by a different composition course) already met and must have a minimum GPA of 2.8 in all articulated coursework upon entering Pacific.
  2. All transfer students must fulfill the requirements of the College of the Pacific general education program. Only courses with a minimum grade of C and three or more semester units, or four or more quarter units, will be accepted in the program. The Associate Dean of General Education, in conjunction with the Articulation Specialist determines which courses completed at other institutions satisfy General Education requirements.
  3. Based on university-wide articulation agreements with other colleges and universities, each faculty advisor evaluates transfer courses to determine if they satisfy any of the major or minor course requirements. Some departments limit the number of courses they accept for the major or minor from other institutions.

Policies on Grading

  1. With few exceptions, courses taken in the major must be on a letter grade basis. Students are permitted to take up to three courses outside their major on a pass/no credit basis. Normally this option is limited to one course per student per semester. A grade of “pass’’ is awarded for work evaluated at the level of C- or better and a grade of “no credit’’ is awarded for work evaluated at the level of D+ or below. The student must declare the intention to enroll in a course on the pass/no credit basis by completing a form available from the Office of the Registrar prior to the deadline established for adding classes.
  2. In consultation with the Dean (or Dean’s designate), departments may designate certain courses to be graded only on the pass/no credit basis. In such courses, the nature of the learning does not provide an adequate basis for meaningful rank ordering of student performance and under no circumstances is the student’s work evaluated on a letter-graded system. Courses numbered 087/187 (Internship), 089/189 (Practicum) must be graded on a pass/no credit basis only. Fieldwork courses are normally graded on a pass/no credit basis also.

Course Numbering Policies and Unit Restrictions

  1. Courses numbered 087/187 designate work experiences that usually are conducted off-campus, primarily under the supervision of someone not holding a full-time appointment on the faculty of the College of the Pacific.
  2. Courses numbered 089/189 designate work experiences conducted usually on campus, under the direct supervision of a College of the Pacific faculty member.
  3. Courses numbered 087/187 and 089/189 may be taken for one, two, three or four units of credit. If a department’s 087/187 and/or 089/189 courses carry alphabetic subscripts designating different categories of study experiences, then the 087/187 or 089/189 course may be repeated for credit as long as the student does not repeat a category (subscript) or exceed the 20-unit limitation. In some cases, the department may indicate special restrictions.
  4. Activity courses numbered ACTY 050-099 are Intercollegiate Sports courses. Students can apply no more than a total of eight units in Intercollegiate Sports courses toward graduation. All Intercollegiate Sports classes are evaluated on the pass/no credit basis.
  5. A total of no more than eight units of extension credit offered by University of the Pacific may be applied to the units required for a baccalaureate degree. Extension courses may not be repeated for credit.
  6. No more than 20 units of Internship (087/187), Practicum (089/189), and Intercollegiate Sports (ACTY 050-099) courses in any combination may be applied to the units required for a baccalaureate degree. 
  7. Courses numbered 201 to 299 carry credits for graduate degrees and courses numbered above 300 are exclusively for students admitted to a doctoral program.
  8. Each department of the College of the Pacific may offer, on occasion, special topics courses, which are numbered 193). Some departments also offer lower-level special topics courses numbered 093 and/or graduate-level courses numbered 293. The material of the special topics courses may reflect the current research of the instructor or the needs and interests of a group of students. Detailed descriptions of these courses may be obtained from the chair of the department in which the courses are offered.
  9. The following sets of course numbers designate a similar function in each department of the College of the Pacific: 191 and 291, independent study, undergraduate and graduate; 195, 295 and 395, seminar, undergraduate, graduate and doctoral; 197, 297 and 397, independent research, undergraduate, graduate and doctoral; 299, master’s thesis; 399, doctoral dissertation. In some departments, courses numbered 191 or 197 may be offered for a minimum of two units. No independent study or undergraduate research course may exceed four units.

College of the Pacific Faculty

Lee Skinner, Dean, 2023, BA, Brown University, 1991; PhD, Emory University, 1996,

Cynthia Dobbs, Associate Dean, 2023, BA, Pamona College, 1987; PhD, UC Berkeley, 1998,

Chris Goff, Associate Dean and Director of General Education, 2020, BS/BA, University of Texas, 1993; MA, UC Santa Cruz, 1995; PhD, UC Santa Cruz, 1999,

Susie Mannon, Associate Dean, 2022, BA, University of Michigan, 1996; MS, University of Wisconsin, 1998 PhD, University of Wisconsin, 2003,

Art, Media, Performance, and Design

Marie Lee, Associate Professor and Department Chair, 2009, BA, Michigan State University, 2000; BFA Colorado State University, 2002; MFA, Colorado State University, 2005,, (209) 946-7323,, ART 120

Joshua Salyers, Assistant Professor and Director of Media X, BA, East Tennessee State University, 2009 MA, History, East Tennessee State University, 2011 PhD, History, University of the Arizona, 2017,, 209-932-3286, Drama 3, Demarcus Brown Theater Arts Building

Samuel Cortina, Lecturer, 2023, BFA; Graphic Design, Universidad de las Américas Puebla, 1995 ; MA, Information Design, Universidad de las Américas Puebla, 2002,, 209-932-3055,, ART 113

Brett DeBoer, Associate Professor, 1999, BFA, University of Northern Colorado, 1977; MS, Parsons School of Design, 1985; MFA, Rochester Institute of Technology, 1989,, (209) 946-3097,, ART 112

Jessica Fong, Instructor, 2013, BFA, Studio Art: Ceramics and Printmaking, University of the Pacific,, 209-946-3100, 07/2022, CS

Deanna Hunt, Lecturer, MFA, Portland State University, dhunt@PACIFIC.EDU,, ART 108

Michael Leonard, Instructor, MA Johns Hopkins University, Medical And Biological Illustration; BA Towson University, Fine Art , mleonard@PACIFIC.EDU, 209-946-2243,, 105

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

Macelle Mahala, Professor, 2007, BA, Macalester College, 2001; MA, University of Minnesota, 2004; PhD, 2007,, 209-946-2055, Demarcus Brown Theater Arts Building

K Pontuti, Professor, 2017, Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania, 1990; M.F.A., Syracuse University, 1993,, ART 101

Lisa A. Tromovitch, Professor, 2005, BA Dartmouth College, 1983; MFA Southern Methodist University. Member Phi Beta Kappa,, 209-946-2117,, Demarcus Brown Theater Arts Building, Room 3

Jill Vasillef, Lecturer, MFA, Painting—Bard College, BFA Fine Art, Parsons School of Design, jvasileff@PACIFIC.EDU, 209.401.5724,, ART 104

Biological Sciences

Tara Thiemann, Associate Professor & Co-Chair, 2010, BS, Stanford University, 1999; PhD, University of California, Berkeley, 2006.

Douglas Weiser, Professor, Department Co-Chair & Director of Graduate Studies, 2009, BA, College of Wooster, 1999; PhD, Duke University, 2004.

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

Tara Fresques, Assistant Professor, 2024, BS, University of California, Davis, 2010; PhD, Brown University, 2017.

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

Stacie L. Hooper, Assistant Teaching Professor, 2024, BS, University of California, Davis, 1994; PhD, University of California, Davis, 2010.

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

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

Ezra J. Kottler, Assistant Professor, 2025, BA, Vassar College, 2016; PhD, George Washington University, 2022.

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.

Andrew Lloyd, Lecturer, 2019, BS, University of Maryland, 1982; PhD, University of Virginia, 1989.

Karan J. Odom, Assistant Professor, 2024, BA, Ohio Wesleyan University, 2006; MS, University of Windsor, 2009; PhD, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, 2016.

Paul M. Orwin, Professor, 2021, BS, Harvey Mudd College, 1995; PhD, University of Minnesota, 2001.

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

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

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

Christopher R. Torres, Assistant Professor, 2024, BA, North Carolina State University, 2009; MS, University of North Carolina at Wilmington, 2014; PhD, University of Texas at Austin, 2020.

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

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


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.

Skylar Carlson, Assistant Professor, 2019, BS, Florida State University 2010; PhD, University of Illinois at Chicago 2015.

Anthony D. Dutoi, Associate 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.

Georgios Pantouris, Assistant Professor, 2019, BS, University of Patra 2006; MS, Middlesex University 2008, PhD Edinburgh 2012.

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, 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


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

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


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

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

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.,

English and Writing Professions

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

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

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.

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

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

Xiaojing Zhou, Professor, 2002, BA, Shandong University, China, 1974; MA, University of Regina, Canada, 1989; PhD, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada, 1995. Member, Phi Beta Kappa.

Geological and Environmental Sciences

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

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

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

Health & Exercise Sciences

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

Peter Wang, Director; Public Health, MPH, ATC, Ed.D.,, 6-3182, 214

Sharon West-Sell, Graduate Director and Assistant Professor, 1998, PhD, University of Miami, MA, University of the Pacific, BS Fresno State, Ph.D.,

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

Courtney Jensen, Associate Professor, 2015, PhD, University of Connecticut, MA University of the Pacific and BA, Willamette University,,

Alexis King, Instructor, August, 2023, Ph.D.,, 2-3283, 213

Annette Martinez, Instructor, August, 2023, Ph.D.,, 6-2588, 212

Nathan Rhea, Instructor, MA,, 2-3029, 207


Jennifer Helgren, Professor and Chair, 2006, BA, University of California at Los Angeles, 1994; MA, Ph.D., Claremont Graduate University, 2005. Member Phi Beta Kappa.,, 209-946-2270, WPC 230

Kenneth Albala, Professor, 1994, BA, George Washington University, 1986; MA, Yale University, 1987; MPhil, Columbia University, 1990; PhD, 1993. Member, Phi Beta Kappa.,, 209.946.2922

Kris Alexanderson, Associate Professor, 2013, BA, Bard College, 1999; Ph.D. Rutgers, 2011.,, 209.946.2928

Laura D. Gutierrez, Associate Professor, 2016, BA, University of Southern California; MA, Stanford; Ph.D., University of California, San Diego, 2016.,, 209.946.3089

Alan Lenzi, Professor, 2006, MA, PhD, Brandeis University, 2002, 2006,, 209-946-2292,, WPC 147

Gregory Rohlf, Professor, 2001, BA, Luther College, 1988; MA, University of Michigan, 1993; Ph.D., University of Iowa, 1999.,, 209.946.2804

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

International Studies

Daniel O'Neill, Professor of Political Science and Chair, 2010, BA, University of Texas at Austin, 1987; MA, Washington University in St. Luis, 2005; PhD, Washington University in St. Louis, 2010, , 209.946.2225, George Wilson Hall, Room 202

Gerald J. Hewitt, Professor Emeritus, 1969, BA, University of Notre Dame, 1963; MA, University of Chicago, 1966; PhD, 1973.

Leonard A. Humphreys, Professor Emeritus, 1970, BS, United States Military Academy, 1945; MA, Stanford University, 1960; PhD, 1975.

Ahmed Kanna, Professor of Anthropology, 2009, BS, James Madison University, 1997; AM, Harvard University, 2000; PhD, Harvard University, 2006.., , 209.946.3925, George Wilson Hall, Room 107

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

Bruce W. LaBrack, Professor Emeritus, 1975, BA, University of Arizona, 1967; MA, 1969; MPhil, Syracuse University, 1975; PhD, 1979.

Susan G. Sample, Professor of Political Science, 1999, BA, University of Missouri, 1991; PhD, Vanderbilt University, 1996.

Cortlandt B. Smith, Professor Emeritus, 1970, BA, University of California, Berkeley, 1968; MA, 1969; PhD, 1975.

Howard Moseley, Instructor, 2005, BA, University of the Pacific, 1989; JD, University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, 1996.


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

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

Jialing Chan, 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.

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

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.

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; Ph.D., University of Bucharest, Romania, 2003; 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.


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.

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

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

Physics and Astronomy

Kieran Holland, Associate Professor and Chair, BSc, MSc University College Cork, PhD MIT

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

Guillermo Barro, Associate Professor, BS, MS, PhD, Universidad Complutense de Madrid

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

Dustin Madison, Assistant Professor, BA UC Berkeley, MS, PhD Cornell University

Elisa Toloba, Associate Professor, BS, MS, PhD Universidad Complutense de Madrid

Political Science

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

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

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

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

Bianca Rubalcava, Assistant Professor, 2022, BA, St. Mary's College, 2017; MA, University of California, Irvine, 2020; PhD, University of California, Irvine, 2022.

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

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


Tracy Argueta, Assistant Professor, 2023, 2022 PhD Univeresity of Florida; 2016 MA Floriday Institute of Technology; BA, B.S. Florida International University, targueta@PACIFIC.EDU

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

Carolynn Kohn, Professor, 2003, 2000 PhD and 1996 MA, MCP-Hahnemann University (now Drexel University); 1991 BA, UC Santa Barbara,, Psychology Building Room 127

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

Carla Strickland-Hughes, Associate 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,, 209-946-2292,, WPC 147.

Martha Bowsky, Professor Emerita.

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.