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; Economics; English; Ethnic Studies; Gender Studies; Geological and Environmental Sciences; Health, Exercise and Sport Sciences; History; Jacoby Center; John Muir Center; Mathematics; Modern Language and Literature; Philosophy; Physics; Political Science; Psychology; Religious Studies; Sociology; 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.
College of the Pacific Language Requirement
The College of the Pacific requires one year of college instruction or equivalent training in a language other than English for all students who seek a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree. Students who transfer to University of the Pacific from another college or university with sophomore standing or above, or who seek a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree or a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree in the college, are exempt from this requirement. 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 the Associate Dean of the College of the Pacific.
The College language requirement can be met entirely, or in part, by completing coursework at the College, at approved colleges and universities, or by an in-person examination offered by the Modern Language and Literature Department. A placement test may be taken only once. To fulfill the requirement by completing coursework, a grade of C- or better at Pacific (or a C or better in transfer) must be obtained in the second semester course. In addition to modern and ancient written languages, students may elect to complete the requirement in American Sign Language. Computer languages cannot be substituted for the requirement. For more information regarding the language requirement, refer to the Department of Modern Language and Literature section of the General Catalog.
Because students interested in qualifying for Phi Beta Kappa, the national honors society for liberal arts and science students, must demonstrate at least intermediate proficiency in another language, equivalent to two years of college-level coursework, all BS, BFA, and BA students who believe they may qualify for this academic distinction are urged to pursue the study of a language other than English as part of their coursework at Pacific.
While the University makes every effort to meet student interests and needs, it does not guarantee that every student is able to fulfill this requirement by studying his or her first choice of a language. The University also does not guarantee that students studying languages other than those offered through the Pacific Department of Modern Language and Literature do have access to the courses needed to complete the requirement. In some cases, a student taking language courses not offered by the Department of Modern Language and Literature may also need to pass an approved competency examination in addition to his or her course work. As with all subjects, students must get prior approval before they take course work outside of the University that they intend to use toward completion of their Pacific degree.
The Major Program
The College of the Pacific provides students with opportunities for specialized study in a major through an unusually varied and flexible arrangement of courses. The College has designed a wide variety of majors to respond to the needs and career goals of students, including majors in a single
subject such as Spanish, history or mathematics. The College of the Pacific also has cross-disciplinary majors combining two areas of study, such as chemistry/biology and multi-disciplinary majors that combine the resources of several departments, such as liberal studies. 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. Most of these majors can be combined with pre-professional programs. In addition, students of The College of the Pacific may take advantage of the courses and programs offered by the other schools on the University campus. In fact, a student may elect to pursue two majors in different schools and may take any undergraduate course in the University provided that the course prerequisites are met. Students must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0 in a major program and complete a minimum 16 units in residence at Pacific.
The result of this diversity and openness of curricular offerings and programs is that students receive the benefits normally associated with a large university while experiencing the close personal relationship between students and faculty which is a hallmark of the College of the Pacific.
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.
For a complete description of approved minors, see the appropriate department or program description in this catalog.
Declaring a Major or Minor
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 (WPC 111) with all required faculty signatures. Students must have a faculty advisor for each major and minor; advisors may be assigned or a student may request a particular faculty member and ask that they directly serve as a major or minor advisor.
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 The College 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. Some major programs, especially in the natural sciences, that have a series of prerequisite courses, require that a student begin pursuing the necessary coursework early. Students interested in the natural sciences who are undecided about a specific major should declare “Exploratory BS” to indicate that they intend to declare a natural science major. This will ensure that they are advised appropriately and permit them to enroll in foundation science courses right away.
Students must meet with all of their faculty advisors for both majors and minors each advising period to ensure that the courses they enroll in are appropriate for their degree objectives.
Student Government in the College
Students are invited to participate in determining the academic and social policies of the College. They can become voting members of virtually all College standing committees where important questions of policy are discussed.
The College of the Pacific Association (COPA) provides students with an opportunity to become involved in College activities and service. COPA is organized to foster identity among College of the Pacific students, to enhance student-faculty relationships, to enable students to obtain a better understanding of the College and University academic and administrative operations, and to develop programs which integrate academic and residential life. Its activities include the funding of student groups and the appointment of representatives to College and University committees.
Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Science
Bachelor of Fine Arts
Actuarial Science (BS)
Applied Mathematics (BS)
Asian Language and Studies Major (BA)
Biological Sciences (BA, BS, MS)
Chemistry (BA, BS) (MS, PhD)
Pharmaceutical/Chemical Sciences Communication (BA, MA)
Economics (BA, BS)
Environmental Studies (BA)
Geological and Environmental Science (BA, BS)
Graphic Design (BFA)
Health, Exercise and Sport Sciences (BA, BS, MA)
Mathematics (BA, BS)
Media X (BA)
Pacific Humanities Scholars Program
Pacific Legal Scholars Program
Physics (BA, BS)
Political Science (BA)
Psychology (BS, MA)
Religious Studies (BA)
Social Sciences (BA)
Studio Art (BFA)
Health, Exercise and Sport Sciences
Public History and Museum Studies
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. The duration of education abroad programs varies from one summer, one semester, or one year. The countries include: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom in Europe; China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, the Philippines and Thailand in Asia; Australia, Fiji and New Zealand in the South Pacific; Cameroon, Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, Morocco, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe in Africa; Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru and Uruguay in the Americas. 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 Sylvester Tran
Pacific's representative for Washington Semester
Room 126 Wendell Phillips Center
Phone: (209) 946-2007
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, specifically, 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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 BA or BS degree in The College. 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.
- 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.
- Students are encouraged to consult with their advisors or the College Academic Affairs Office if they have any questions or problems regarding General Education or their majors.
Special Additional Requirements for Transfer Students
- 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.
- 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, of credit will be accepted in the program. The Associate Dean and Director of General Education, in conjunction with the Articulation Specialist determines which courses completed at other institutions satisfy General Education requirements.
- Based on university-wide articulation agreements with other colleges and universities, each academic program 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 and Grading in the College of the Pacific
- 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 in general education or in electives in order to encourage enrollment in courses outside their areas of specialization. Normally this option is limited to one course per student per semester. Students electing this option in College of the Pacific courses must understand that 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 with the instructor by completing a form available from the Office of the Registrar prior to the deadline established for adding classes.
- 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
- Courses numbered 087/187 and 089/189 indicate internship and practicum study when included in the course number of departments in the College of the Pacific. 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. Courses numbered 089/189 designate work experiences conducted usually on campus, under the direct supervision of a College of the Pacific faculty member. 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 (see “4’’ below). In some cases, the department may indicate special restrictions.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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. See Communication Department for further restrictions on Communication internships.
- Courses numbered 201 to 299 carry credits for graduate degrees and courses numbered above 300 are exclusively for students admitted to a doctoral program.
- Courses numbered 193: Each department of the College of the Pacific may offer, on occasion, special topics courses (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.
- 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, email@example.com
Cynthia Dobbs, Associate Dean, 2023, BA, Pamona College, 1987; PhD, UC Berkeley, 1998, firstname.lastname@example.org
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, email@example.com
Susie Mannon, Associate Dean, 2022, BA, University of Michigan, 1996; MS, University of Wisconsin, 1998 PhD, University of Wisconsin, 2003, firstname.lastname@example.org
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, email@example.com, (209) 946-7323, http://marieannalee.com, ART 120
Joshua Salyers, Director of Media X, Instructor of Game Development and Immersive Design BA, East Tennessee State University, 2009 MA, History, East Tennessee State University, 2011 PhD, History, University of the Arizona, 2017, firstname.lastname@example.org, Art Building 203
Brett DeBoer, Associate Professor , 1999, BFA, University of Northern Colorado, 1977; MS, Parsons School of Design, 1985; MFA, Rochester Institute of Technology, 1989, email@example.com, (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/, ART 108
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, firstname.lastname@example.org, (209) 946-3175, ART 111
Macelle Mahala, Professor, 2007, BA, Macalester College, 2001; MA, University of Minnesota, 2004; PhD, 2007, email@example.com, 209-946-2055, Theatre Arts Building 1050
K Pontuti, Professor, 2017, Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania, 1990; M.F.A., Syracuse University, 1993, firstname.lastname@example.org, ART 101
Lisa A. Tromovitch, Professor, 2005, BA Dartmouth College, 1983; MFA Southern Methodist University. Member Phi Beta Kappa, email@example.com, 209-946-2117, www.LivermoreShakes.org, Theatre Arts Building 1050, Room 3
Jill Vasillef, Visiting Lecturer, MFA, Painting—Bard College, BFA Fine Art, Parsons School of Design, jvasileff@PACIFIC.EDU, 209.401.5724, jillvasileff.com, ART 104
Tara Thiemann, Associate Professor & Co-Chair, 2010, BS, Stanford University, 1999; PhD, University of California, Berkeley, 2006.
Eric O. Thomas, Associate Professor, Co-Chair & Director of Graduate Studies, 1993, BS, University of California, Riverside, 1984; MA, 1987; PhD, University of California, Berkeley, 1991.
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, 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 Hooper, Visiting Assistant Professor, BS, UC Davis, 1994; PhD UC 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
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
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.
Craig A. Vierra, Professor, 1995, BS, University of California, Davis, 1990; PhD, University of California, Riverside, 1994.
Douglas Weiser, Professor, 2009, BA, College of Wooster, 1999; PhD, Duke University, 2004.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
Sharmila K. King, Associate Professor, 2001, BA, University of York, England, 1992; MA, San Francisco State University, 1996; PhD, University of California, Davis, 2001, email@example.com
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., firstname.lastname@example.org
Cynthia Dobbs, Professor and Chair, 1998, BA, Pomona College, 1987; PhD, University of California, Berkeley, 1998. Member, Phi Beta Kappa.
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.
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, 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.
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., email@example.com
Courtney Jensen, Graduate Director and Assistant Professor, 2015, PhD, University of Connecticut, MA University of the Pacific and BA, Willamette University, firstname.lastname@example.org, pacificlectures.com
Peter Wang, Director Public Health, MPH, ATC, Ed.D., email@example.com, 6-3182, 214
Margaret E. (Peg) Ciccolella, Professor, 1985, BA, University of Colorado, 1970; MS, Brigham Young University, 1972; EdD, 1978; JD, Humphreys College of Law, 1993., firstname.lastname@example.org
Sharon West-Sell, Assistant Professor, 1999, PhD, University of Miami, MA, University of the Pacific, BS Fresno State, Ph.D., email@example.com
Alexis King, Instructor, August, 2023, Ph.D., firstname.lastname@example.org, 2-3283, 213
Annette Martinez, Instructor, August, 2023, Ph.D., email@example.com, 6-2588, 212
Nathan Rhea, Instructor, MA, firstname.lastname@example.org, 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., email@example.com, 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., firstname.lastname@example.org, 209.946.2922
Kris Alexanderson, Associate Professor, 2013, BA, Bard College, 1999; Ph.D. Rutgers, 2011., email@example.com, 209.946.2928
Laura D. Gutierrez, Associate Professor, 2016, BA, University of Southern California; MA, Stanford; Ph.D., University of California, San Diego, 2016., firstname.lastname@example.org, 209.946.3089
Alan Lenzi, Professor, 2006, MA, PhD, Brandeis University, 2002, 2006, email@example.com, 209-946-2292, http://pacific.academia.edu/AlanLenzi, WPC 147
Gregory Rohlf, Professor, 2001, BA, Luther College, 1988; MA, University of Michigan, 1993; Ph.D., University of Iowa, 1999., firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.
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, Assistant 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
Helene Flohic, Assistant Professor, 2013, BS University of Florida, PhD Pennsylvania State University, email@example.com, Olson 101-E
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
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.
Susan G. Sample, Professor, 1999, BA, University of Missouri, 1991: PhD, Vanderbilt University, 1996. Member, Phi Beta Kappa.
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.
Scott A. Jensen, Professor, 2006, BS, Brigham Young University, 1998; MS, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, 2003; PhD, 2004.
Carolynn S. Kohn, Professor, 2004, BA, University of California at Santa Barbara, 1991; MA, Hahnemann University, 1996; PhD, MCP-Hahnemann University, 2000.
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, Assistant Professor, 2017, B.S., North Carolina State University, 2011; MS, University of Florida, 2014; PhD, University of Florida, 2017
Alan Lenzi, Chair and Professor, 2006, MA, PhD, Brandeis University, 2002, 2006, firstname.lastname@example.org, 209-946-2292, http://pacific.academia.edu/AlanLenzi, 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.
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.
Marcia Hernandez, Associate Professor, 2005, BA, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1994; Ph.D., State University of New York, Albany, 2007.