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School of Natural Sciences

Biblical Seminary

School of Education

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Doug Bartsch

Associate Dean
Program Director of Administrative Services, Visalia Campus

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Darrell Blanks

Clinical Assistant Professor, Education
Program Director, Preliminary Multiple Subject Credential

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Olivia Calvillo, M.A.

Clinical Assistant Professor, Pupil Personnel Services

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Allen Carden, Ph.D.

Professor of History

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Megan Chaney, Ed.D.

Associate Professor
Division Chair, Special Education
Program Director Undergraduate Minor in Educational Disabilities
Program Director Master of Arts in Special Education

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Tim Conway, Ed.S.

Assistant Professor, Pupil Personnel Services

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Martille Elias, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Program Director, Reading and Language

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Dena Fiori, Ed.D.

Clinical Assistant Professor
Program Director, School Counseling

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Sandy Frisby, Ed.D.

Assistant Professor & Assoc. Director of Early Childhood Development

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Jonathan Gage, Ed.D.

Pupil Personnel Services Program Director, Bakersfield
Clinical Assistant, School of Education

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Laura Gonzalez, Ed.D.

Liberal Arts Program Director

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Carol Gossett, Ed.D.

Early Childhood Development Program Director

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Jacalyn Griffen, Ed.D.

Program Director of Multiple Subjects and Single Subjects Teaching Credential, Merced Campus
Director of Teacher Education, Merced Campus
Clinical Assistant Professor, Education

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Sarah Johnson, Ed.D.

Associate Professor
SPED Preliminary Credential Programs Director

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Manjula Joseph, Ph.D.

Program Director, Mathematics Education

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Angel Krause

Associate Professor

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Julie Lane, Ed.D.

Associate Professor

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Gerald Lavarias, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Education, Applied Behavior Analysis

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Maria Lemus

Clinical Assistant Professor
Program Director of Single Subject Teaching Credential, Visalia Campus

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Michele McConnell, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Education
Director of the Master of Arts in Teaching

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Katie McNamara

Clinical Assistant Professor, Education
Associate Program Director, Teacher Librarian Program

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John Mendiburu, Ed.D.

Clinical Associate Professor
Program Director of Administrative Services, Bakersfield Campus

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Charles Merritt, Ed.D.

Clinical Associate Professor, Education
Coordinator of Bilingual Authorization

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Claudia Norris, MS

Clinical Assistant Professor, Special Education

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Michelle Pengilly, Ed.D.

Program Director of Multiple Subjects Teaching Credential, Visalia Campus

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Robin Perry, Ed.D.

Associate Professor, Education
Program Director, Preliminary Single Subject Credential

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Angelica Reynosa, Ed.D.

Associate Professor
Teacher Education Division Chair

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Heather Rutowicz

Clinical Instructor, Education

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Eileen Whelan, Ph.D., BCBA-D

Associate Professor, Education
Program Director, School Psychology

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Jay Wiebe, MA

Clinical Instructor, Pupil Personnel Services

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Autumn Witt, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Education Language & Literacy

School of Business

School of Humanities, Religion and Social Sciences

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Nathan Carson, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Program Director of Philosophy B.A.
Director, FPU Wilderness Programs

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Elizabeth Casarez, M.A.

Instructor, Psychology

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Jonathan Clark, D.S.W.

Associate Professor
Program Director, Social Work and Social Welfare

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George Dougherty, D.M.A.

Associate Professor of Music
Coordinator of Instrumental Music
Director of Bands

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Darren Duerksen, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Program Director, Intercultural and Religious Studies

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Larry Dunn, Ph.D.

Program Director, Peacemaking and Conflict Studies

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Randall Fowler, Ph.D.

Program Director, Communication

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Ken Friesen, Ph.D.

Professor of Political

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Frances Friesen, M.A.

Assistant Professor of Humanities

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Virginia Garcia

Instructor Spanish

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Seung Min Hong, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Media & Film Studies

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Melanie Howard, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Program Director, Biblical & Theological Studies

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Chris Janzen, M.F.A.

Assistant Professor of Art
Jazz Guitar

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Rod Janzen, Ed.D.

Professor of History

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Pam Johnston, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of History

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Marshall Johnston, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Program Director, History

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Bret Kincaid, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Program Director, Political Science and Pre-Law.

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Quentin Kinnison, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Program Director, Christian Ministry and Leadership
Faculty Senate Chair

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Denis LaClare, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Criminology

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Elizabeth Lake, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Psychology

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Daniel Larson, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

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Kimberly Lehner, MSW

Social Work Faculty Field Liaison

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Kizzy Lopez, Ed.D.

Assistant Professor of Social Work

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Sophia Magallanes, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies

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Edgar Manriquez, DSW

Social Work Faculty Field Liaison

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Brandi Martin, MFA

Program Director, Theater Faculty

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Rebecca McMillen, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Program Director, Art
Division Chair, Visual and Performing Arts

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Sai Mouanoutoua, M.S.W.

Instructor, Social Work

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Eleanor Nickel, Ph.D.

Professor
Program Director, English

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Christa Pehl, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Music

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Graciela Perez, Ph.D.

Full Professor

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Jay Pope, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Psychology

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Sonia Medina Pranger, LCSW, PPSC

Assistant Professor
Assistant Program Director, Social Work (TUG)

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Blanca Quiroz, Ed.D.

Program Director, Psychology B.A.
Associate Professor, Psychology

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Laura Schmidt Roberts, Ph.D.

Professor, Biblical and Theological Studies

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Patricia Salas, M.S.W.

Field Director, Social Work

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Kelly Schroeder

Assistant Professor
Academic Language Proficiency Services

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Brian Schultz, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Biblical & Theological Studies

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Pete Smith, Ph.D.

Program Director, Individualized M.A.

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James Van Slyke, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Psychology

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Stephen Varvis, Ph.D.

Professor of History

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Whitney Wall Bortz, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

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Amy Whisenand, Th.D.

Assistant Professor, Biblical & Theological Studies

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Jeffrey Wilson, DMA

Program Director
Professor of Music
Director of Choral Activities, Concert Choir, Women’s Chorale and Men’s Chorus