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The interdisciplinary Ethnic Studies Program draws from the expertise of faculty across the University of the Pacific. These faculty members are listed below by school/department.

Xiaojing Zhou

Dr. Xiaojing Zhou, Director, Ethnic Studies Program, Professor of English

Program Director: Xiaojing Zhou

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Phone: 209.946.2611

Office: Wendell Phillips Center, Room 127

Dr. Zhou has been with Pacific since 2002 and is a faculty member in the English department.

Degree History

BA, Department of English Language and Literature, College of Foreign Languages and Literature, Shandong University, China, 1974.
MA, Department of English, University of Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, 1989.
PhD, Department of English, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, Canada, 1995.


Anthropology / School of International Studies

Analiese Richard, 2006, Associate Professor of Anthropology; BA, Southwestern University, 1999; MA, University of California, Berkeley, 2001; PhD, University of California, Berkeley, 2005.
Phone: 209.946.2707 - Office: George Wilson Hall, First Floor 
Professor Richard teaches Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (ANTH 53), Cultural Anthropology (Spanish)(ANTH 54) and Physical Anthropology (ANTH 112).

Sara M. Mathis, 2008, Associate Professor of Anthropology; BS, Principia College, 1997; MA, University of Notre Dame, 1999; PhD, Emory University, 2008.
Phone: 209.946.7713 - Office: George Wilson Hall, Room 201
Professor Mathis teaches Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (ANTH 53).

Laura A. Bathurst, 2005, Assistant Professor of Anthropology; BA, Kansas State University, 1997;  MA, University of California, Berkeley, 1999; PhD, 2005.
Phone: 209.946.3181 - Office: George Wilson Hall, Room 102 
Professor Bathurst teaches Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (ANTH 53).

Communication

Teresa Bergman, 2006, Associate Professor; BA, University of California, Berkeley, 1978; MA, San Francisco State University, 1991; PhD University of California, Davis, 2001. 
Phone: 209.946.7602 - Office: Psy/Comm Building, Room 7
Professor Bergman teaches Documentary Film as Persuasive Communication (COMM 133).

Ken Day, 1987, Professor; BS, Indiana University, 1970; MA, 1975; MS, 1976; PhD, 1980.
Phone: 209.946.3047 - Office: Psy/Comm Building, Room 6
Professor Day teaches Intercultural Communication (COMM 143).

Qingwen Dong, 1996, Professor and Chair; BA, Beijing Second Foreign Language Institute, 1983; MA, University of Missouri-Columbia, 1990; PhD, Washington State University, 1995.
Phone: 209.946.2505 - Office: Psy/Comm Building, Room 3
Professor Dong teaches Intercultural Communication (COMM 143).

Economics

Peter Meyer, 1985, Associate Professor; AB, Harvard University, 1972; PhD, University of California, Berkeley, 1979.
Phone: 209.946.2906 - Office: WPC 217
Professor Meyer teaches Labor Economics (ECON 180).

School of Education

Harriet Arnold; BA, Social Welfare, San Francisco State College, 1986; MA, Elementary Education, San Jose State University, 1974; EdD, University of San Francisco, 1984
Phone: 209.946.2807

Ann Go
Phone: 209.946.2306
Professor Go teaches Introduction to Bilingual Education (CURR 129/229) and Teaching English Learners (CURR 137).

Ronn Hallet; BA, University of Nebraska, 1999; MA, The George Washington University, 2003; PhD, University of Southern California, 2009.
Phone: 209.946.2265 
Professor Hallet teaches Pluralism in American Education (EADM 204).

Fred Muskal
Phone: 209.946.3254
Professor Muskal teaches Cultural Basis of Conflict in Education (EADM 130/230).

Robert Oprandy; BA, Rutgers University, 1969; MA, Teachers College, Columbia University, 1977; M.Ed, 1979; Ed.D, 1988
Phone: 209.946.2671
Professor Oprandy teaches Introduction to Bilingual Education (CURR 129/229) and Teaching English Learners (CURR 137).

Heidi Stevenson; BA, University of California, Davis, 1995; MA, Chapman University, 2001; PhD, University of California, Santa Barbara, 2004.
Phone: 209.946.2681

English

Cynthia Dobbs, 1998, Associate Professor; BA, Pomona College, 1987; PhD, University of California, Berkeley, 1998.
Phone: 946.2618
Professor Dobbs teaches American Families (ENGL 025), Black Women Writers (ENGL 025), and Blues, Jazz, and Literature (ENGL 161A).

Courtney Lehmann, 1998, Professor; BA, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1991; MA, Indiana University, 1994; PhD, 1998.
Phone: 209.946.2609
Professor Lehmann teaches Sports and Scandal (ENGL 025).

John Lessard, 2006, Associate Professor and Film Studies Program Director; BA, Rice University, 1997; MA, University of Pennsylvania 1999; PhD, 2006.
Phone: 209.946.3067
Professor Lessard teaches Class & Desire in Film and Literature (ENGL 025).

Camille Norton, 1994, Professor; BA, University of Massachusetts, 1983; MA, Harvard University, 1987; PhD, 1992.
Phone: 209.946.2122 
Professor Norton teaches Between Two Worlds: Exile in Contemporary Literature and Film (ENGL 025) and Gender, Race, and Representation in Film and Fiction (ENGL 025).

Xiaojing Zhou, 2002, Professor; 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. 
Phone: 209.946.2611
Professor Zhou teaches Multi-Ethnic American Literature: Space, Body, and Identity (ENGL 025); Contemporary Asian American Literature (ENGL 161B); Introduction to Ethnic Studies (ETHN 011); Service Learning Practicum (ETHN 189); and Independent Study (ETHN 191).

History

Jennifer Helgren, 2006, Assistant Professor; BA, University of California, Los Angeles, 1994; MA, Claremont Graduate University, 1999; PhD, 2005.
Phone: 209.946.2270 - Office: WPC 230
Professor Helgren teaches History of American Immigration (HIST 132).

Bill Swagerty, 2001, Professor; BA, The Colorado College, 1973; PhD, University of California at Santa Barbara, 1981.
Phone: 209.946.2895 - Office: WPC 222
Professor Swagerty teaches Native American History (HIST 120), History of the American West (HIST 124) and History of California (HIST 130).

Modern Literature & Languages

Martin Camps, 2005, Professor; BA, Instituto de Comunicacion y Filosofia, Mexico City, 1997; MFA, University of Texas, El Paso, 1999; PhD, University of California, Riverside, 2003.
Phone: 209.946.7403 - Office: WPC Annex 246
Professor Camps teaches Hispanic Writers in the U.S. (SPAN 124).

Susan Giraldez, 1994, Associate Professor and MLL Department Chair; BA, University of the Pacific, 1980; MA, Middlebury College, 1982; PhD, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1992.
Phone: 209.946.2291 - Office: WPC Annex 253

Conservatory of Music

Patrick Langham, 2003, Associate Professor and Director of Jazz Studies.
Phone: 209.946.3222
Professor Langham teaches History of Jazz (MHIS 008).

Political Science

Jeff Becker, 2006, Associate Professor; BA, University of California, Santa Cruz, 1991; MA, Rutgers University, 1996; PhD, 2004.
Phone: 209.946.3986 - Office: WPC 124
Professor Becker teaches American Political Thought (POLS 134).

Robert Benedetti
Professor Benedetti teaches Urban Government (POLS 104).

Dari E. Sylvester Tran, 2005, Associate Professor; BA, Trinity College, 1998; MA, State University of New York, Stony Brook, 2002; PhD, 2006.
Phone: 209.946.2007 - Office: WPC 126
Professor Sylvester teaches Urban Government (POLS 104).

Psychology

Deborah Schooler
Professor Schooler teaches Developmental Psychology (PSYC 129).

Sociology

Alissa Ackerman
Professor Ackerman teaches Criminology (SOCI 133).

Alison Alkon, 2008, Assistant Professor; BA, Emory University, 1999; MA, University of California, Davis, 2003; PhD, University of California, Davis, 2008.
Phone: 209.946.2930 - Office: WPC 206
Professor Alkon teaches Social Problems (SOCI 093) and Environment and Society (SOCI 093A).

Marcia Hernandez, 2005, Associate Dean, College of the Pacific; BA, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1994; Certificate in Women and Public Policy, University at Albany, 1999; PhD, University at Albany-SUNY, 2007.
Phone: 209.946.2100 - Office: WPC 117
Professor Hernandez teaches Sex and Gender (SOCI 123) and Prejudice and Racism (SOCI 141).

Ethel Nicdao, 2007, Associate Professor and Department Chair; BA, University of California, Davis, 1994; MA, California State University,East Bay, 2001; PhD, University of New Mexico, 2006.
Phone: 209.946.2103 - Office: WPC 208
Professor Nicdao teaches Social Inequality (SOCI 172).

Speech/Language/Pathology

Jeannene Ward-Lonergan, 1999, Professor.
Phone: 209.946.3227
Professor Ward-Lonergan teaches Multicultural Populations (SLPA 143).

Sport Sciences

Peter J. Schroeder, 2007, Associate Professor and Chair; BS, Truman State University, 1996; MA, University of the Pacific, 1998; EdD, University of Missouri, 2003.
Phone: 209.946.2704 - Office: Main Gym, Room 201
Professor Schroeder teaches Sports in America (SPTS 141).