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Gladys L. Benerd School of Education

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.

If you are interested in being an adjunct for one or more of our six (6) credential programs in the Benerd School of Education, please click here for a list of the qualifications and requirements that you must be able to address in order to be considered for hire as an adjunct.

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Linda Webster
Interim Dean

Linda Hughes
Administrative Assistant to the Dean

Dymaneke (Neke) Mitchell
Associate Dean

Harry Holguin
Administrative Assistant to the Associate Dean

Faith Keith
Program Services & Budget Specialist

Ana Argueta
Business Manager

Morgan Lagomarsino
Enrollment Services Coordinator & Counselor

Nancy Shaw
Tomorrow Project Administrator

Natalie Loschke
Assistant Dean for Development

Jaci Griffen 
Manager, Office of Credentials, Assessment, and Student Support Services Office 

Jessica Estrada
Credential and Student Success Specialist

Annette Kilburn
Administrative Assistant

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

Heidi J. Stevenson
Associate Professor

Elaine Mo
Associate Professor 

Rod Githens
Assistant Dean for Sacramento Programs
Interim Chair, Associate Professor

Laurie Rhea
Administrative Assistant, TSP

Katrina Jaggears
Sacramento Programs Coordinator 

Delores McNair
Associate Professor

Brett Taylor
Program Lead Social & Educational
Entrepreneurship, Assistant Professor

Laura Hallberg
Program Lead, Doctoral Program
Educational  & Organizational Leadership
Assistant Professor

Melinda Leal
Administrative Assistant

Rachelle Hackett

Amy Scott Brown
Associate Professor

Justin Low
Associate Professor


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