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Gladys L. Benerd School of Education
209.946.2683
Benerd@pacific.edu

University of the Pacific
3601 Pacific Avenue
Stockton, CA, 95211

Meet Our Faculty + Staff

Faculty and staff members in the Gladys L. Benerd School of Education recognize their responsibility to provide an atmosphere that engenders courtesy, respect and genuine regard for others.  In order to maximize the quality and effectiveness of students' learning experiences, all interactions among faculty, students, field supervisors and staff are expected to be collegial and conducted in a manner that reflects the highest personal and professional standards. Faculty and staff at Benerd model that learning is influenced by social interactions, interpersonal relations and communication with others.  Co-construction of knowledge among faculty, staff, and students allow learners to link new ideas and experiences with prior knowledge in meaningful, coherent ways that demand creative and critical thinking.

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OFFICE OF THE DEAN
Vanessa Sheared 
Dean

Sue Erickson
Assistant to the Dean 

Kim Heinrich
Administrative Assistant

Jennifer Maroney
Business Manager

Morgan Lagomarsino
Enrollment Services Coordinator & Counselor

Nancy Shaw
Tomorrow Project Administrator

Natalie Loschke
Development and Alumni Relations

David Hoffman
Program Services Assistant

CREDENTIALS OFFICE

Jaci Griffen 
Coordinator of Credential Services 

Tonee Mankin
Administrative Assistant

CURRICULUM + INSTRUCTION

Marilyn Draheim
Department Chair, Assistant Dean, Associate Professor

Leo Libres
Administrative Assistant

Teresa Vail
Director of Field Experience, Assistant Professor

Ruth Brittin
Coordinator Music Education, Professor

Kellie Cain
Co-Coordinator Teacher Credential Programs, Assistant Professor

Gregory Potter
Co-Coordinator Teacher Credential Programs, Assistant Professor

Christina Rusk
Coordinator Special Education Programs, Assistant Professor

Thomas Nelson
Ed.D. Program Coordinator, Associate Professor

Robert Oprandy
Professor

Heidi J. Stevenson
Associate Professor

Elaine Mo
Assistant Professor 

EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION + LEADERSHIP

Linda Skrla
Department Chair, Assistant Dean, Professor 

Laurie Rhea
Administrative Assistant, TSP

Ronn Hallett
Associate Professor

Delores McNair
Associate Professor

Tony Serna
Assistant Professor

EDUCATIONAL + SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY

Linda Webster
Department Chair, Assistant Dean, Professor 

Scott Evans
Director of Writing Assessments

Melinda Leal
Administrative Assistant

John Allen
Reading Instructor

Rachelle Hackett
Associate Professor

Amy Scott Brown
Associate Professor

Justin Low
Assistant Professor

BENERD IN SACRAMENTO

Rod Githens
Assistant Dean for Sacramento Programs
Associate Professor

Katrina Jaggears
Sacramento Programs Coordinator 

TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT 

Kevin Hogan 
Technology Support