FACULTY


A

ABARCA, REBECCA

Radiologic Technology, Clinical Coordinator
A.A., A.S., Merced College; B.S., Pima Medical Institute

ALBERT, MARIA RADHIKA

Mathematics
B.S., Stella Maris College, University of Madras, India; M.S., Loyola College, University of Madras, India

ALCALA, RAUL

Counseling and Student Services
B.A., M.A., California State University, Fresno

ALKHOURI, JOURJINA

Biology
B.S., M.S., Ph.D., University of California, Merced

ALTENBERG, WAYNE

Reference Librarian
B.A., University of California, Santa Barbara; M.M., The University of Texas, at Austin; M.S., The University of British Columbia; M.S., Minnesota State University, Mankato

ALVAREZ, CLAIRE M.

Nursing
B.A., Sheffield City Polytechnic; P.G. Dip. Sheffield University; M.S.N.-N.Ed., Aspen University

ALVAREZ, JACQUELINE

Philosophy
A.A., West Hills College, Coalinga; B.A., California State University, Fresno; M.A., San Francisco State University

ANAYA, YANIRA

Counselor
A.A. West Valley-Mission Community College District; B.A. University of California, Davis; M.A. Santa Clara University

ARMENTA, ELIAS

Plant Science
A.A. Merced College; B.L.A. California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo

ARNOLD, TOREY

Biology
A.S. Wayne County Community College; B.S. Eastern Michigan University; Ph.D. University of Michigan

AVILA, ANNETTE

Business/Management
B.S., San Jose State University; M.B.A., California State University; Stanislaus


B

BAKER, ANIYA

Head Coach, Women’s Basketball; Kinesiology
B.S. California State University, San Jose; M.B.A. Grand Canyon University

BAKER, WILLIAM

English
B.A., University of California, Davis; M.A., University of Illinois

BARBA, MICHAEL

English
A.A., Modesto Junior College; B.A., Humboldt State University; M.Ed., University of Massachusetts; Ph.D. University of California, Merced

BELL, STEPHEN

Plant Science
A.A., Merced College; B.S., M.S., California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo; Ed.D., Northcentral University

BENHISSEN, LOUISA

Art
B.F.A., M.F.A., Laguna College of Art & Design

BISHOP, KATELYNN

Sociology
B.A., Boston University; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara

BLOUNT, RYAN

Truck Driving
Truck Driver/Instructor/Safety Coordinator Experience

BONSTEIN, JAMES

Communication Studies
A.A., Long Beach City College; B.A., M.A., California State University, Long Beach

BRACE, KIRSTY

Child Development/Early Childhood Education
B.A., California State University, Stanislaus; M.A., University of the Pacific

BROWN, GREG

English
B.A., California State University, Sacramento M.S., National University, La Jolla, CA

BROWN, SHARON

Nursing
A.S., Merced College; B.S.N., California State University, Stanislaus; M.S.N., California State University, Fresno

BRYAN, JAMES K.

Mathematics
A.A., Fresno City College; B.A., M.A., California State University, Fresno

BUECHLER, JEFFREY

Anthropology
B.S., California Polytechnic State University; M.A., Ph.D, University of Illinois at Chicago

BULLOCK, KARRIE

Reference Librarian
A.A. University of Florida; B.A., California State University, Stanislaus; M.L.I.S., San Jose State University


C

CAIVANO, DEAN

History, Political Science
B.A., University of Pittsburgh; M.A., Lehigh University; Ph.D., York University

CALDERON CORTEZ, LORENA

Counseling
B.A., M.A., California State University, Stanislaus

CAMBRIDGE, ISABEL

Counseling
B.A., University of California, Los Angeles; M.S., San Diego State University

CARROLL, JESSICA

Nursing
B.S., California State University, Fresno; M.S., Grand Canyon University

CASEY, JESSICA

Head Coach, Women's Volleyball
A.A., Otero Junior College; B.S., Huron University

CELLY, BHRIGU

Computer Science
B.A., University of Delhi; M.A., Lamar University; M.S., California State University, San Bernardino; Ph.D., UC Riverside

CHAMBERS, DAVID

Geography
B.S., Brigham Young University Idaho; M.A., University of Wisconsin, Madison

CHAVEZ, LACEY

Veterans Resource Center Counselor and Equity Counselor
A.A., Merced College; B.A., M.A., California State University, Stanislaus

CHEEK, GRIFFIN

Communicaton Studies
A.A., Modesto Junior College; B.A., California State University, Stanislaus; M.A., University of the Pacific

CLARK, JULIE

Mathematics
B.A., M.A., California State University, Fresno; Ed.D., California State University, Stanislaus

CLARK, STEVE

Counseling
A.S., Santa Rosa Junior College; B.S., The Evergreen State College; M.S., California State University, Sacramento

CLIFFORD, JEANIE

Psychology
B.A., M.A., San Diego State University; Ph.D., University of California, San Diego

COAHRAN, SCOTT

Psychology/Sociology
B.A., Johns Hopkins University; M.A., Arizona State University; M.A., Aquinas Institute of Theology

COBURN, CARY

Biology
A.A., Merced College; B.S., M.S., California State University, Chico; Ph.D., University of California, Riverside

CODD, ANDREW

Environmental Horticulture
A.A., A.S., Merced College; B.S., University of California, Davis

COLOMER-FLORES, MARA

Spanish
B.A., M.A., California State University, Fresno

CROMBIE, KAREN

Biological Sciences
B.A., M.A., California State University, Fresno


D

DAUGHDRILL, JOSH

English / Head Women’s Soccer Coach
B.A., Humboldt State University; M.A., California State University, Stanislaus

DAVIDSON, BRANDILYN

Music
B.A., University of North Texas; M.A., University of Las Vegas Nevada

DAVIES, ROBERT

Physical Sciences
B.S., Sonoma State University; M.S., San Francisco State University

DAVIS, LINDSAY

Reference Librarian
MLIS, San Jose State University

DAWSON, DENISHA

Chemistry
B.A, University of California, Santa Cruz; Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley

DEVINE, NATHAN

Physical Education/Head Baseball Coach
B.S., M.B.A., University of La Verne

DIAZ, KATHLEEN

English as a Second Language
B.A. California State University, Sacramento; M.A. California State University, Stanislaus

DIAZ, LISA

Mathematics
A.S. Modesto Junior College; B.S., M.A. California State University, Stanislaus; M.S., California State University, East Bay

DONAHER, KIMBERLY

Agriculture Business
A.S., Modesto Junior College; B.S., M.S., California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

DRISKILL, DANIEL

History
B.A. California State University, East Bay; M.A. California State University, San Diego


E

EBINGER, JO FAWNA

Mathematics
B.A., California State University, Stanislaus; M.S., University of California, Santa Cruz

EIGHMEY, PATRICIA

Medical Assisting Program
A.A., Merced College

ENGELKE, VICKI

Psychology
A.A., Las Positas College; B.A., Humboldt State University; M.A., San Francisco State University

EPSTEIN-CORBIN, SEAN

English
B.A., University of California, Santa Barbara; M.A., San Diego State University Ph.D., University of Southern California


F

FARAO, ANTHONY

Agriculture
B.S. California State University, Fresno; M.Ag. California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo

FLATT, SUSAN

English
B.A., Fresno Pacific College; M.A., California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

FONG, ADAM

History
B.A., M.A., San Francisco State University; Ph.D., University of Hawaii

FOSS, AMANDA

Business
B.A., University of Redlands; J.D., Humphrey’s School of Law

FREGENE, PAUL

Chemistry
B.S., M.S., University of Ibadan, Nigeria; Ph.D., State University of New York, Binghamton

FRIAS, SABRINA

Counseling
B.A., M.A., California State University, Fresno

FRIES, MELISSA

English
B.A., M.A., California State University, Stanislaus

FUENTES, CHRISTINA

Counseling
B.A., California State University Stanislaus; M.S., California State University, Fresno


G

GARCIA, CRISTINA

Counseling
B.A., Ed.D., California State University, Stanislaus; M.A., San Jose State University

GARCIA-MARTINEZ, JUAN

Administrative Office Management
A.S., Merced College; B.S., M.B.A., University of California, Stanislaus

GARGANO, GARY

Psychology
A.A., Cuesta College; B.A., M.A., California State University, Fresno; Ph.D., Washington State University

GARGOVA, SVELTA

Engineering, Mathematics
M.S., Technical University, Sofia, Bulgaria

GARZA, DENISE

Counseling
B.A., M.A., California State University, Stanislaus

GHARIBIAN, MEHRA

B.A., California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo; M.A., Ph.D, University of California, Irvine

GILARDI, MICHELLE L.

Counseling
B.S., M.S., California State University, Fresno

GILL, JASMIN

Counseling, DSP&S
B.A., M.A., California State University, Stanislaus

GOLZ, NANCY

Electronic Resources Librarian
B.A., Fresno Pacific University; M.L.S., Clarion University, Clarion; Ed.D., Saint Mary’s College

GONZALEZ, ARACELI

Counseling
M.S., California State University, Fresno

GONZALEZ, HEATHER

English
A.A., Riverside Community College; B.A., University of California, Santa Barbara; M.A., University of California, Riverside

GREGORY, AARON

Automotive Technology
A.A., Merced College


H

HALLMAN, MAX

Honors Program Coordinator; Humanities, Philosophy
B.A., M.A., University of South Carolina; Ph.D., Tulane University

HALPIN, WILLIAM

Kinesiology/Health
M.S., National University, San Diego

HAMILTON, AARON

Electronics
B.S., California State University East Bay

HEFT, APRIL

Child Development/Early Childhood Education, Los Banos
B.A., Pacific Oaks College; M.A., National University

HELFGOTT, SUSAN

Counseling
B.A., Western Washington University; M.A., California State University, Fresno

HENNINGSGAARD-VIERRA, JILL

Counseling
A.A., Merced College; B.A., California State University, Stanislaus; M.S., California State University, Fresno

HOYT, ANDREW

History
B.A. Colby College; M.A. Claremont Graduate University; Ph.D. University of Minnesota

HOBBS, JENNIFER

Nutrition
B.S., M.S., California State University, Fresno

HOBBS, LEE ANNE

Communication Studies
B.A., University of California, Davis; M.A., California State University, Fresno

HOGAN, GREGORY S.

Computer Science
B.A., California State University, Fresno; M.S., University of Massachusetts, Lowell

HUDDLESTON, JR., ALLEN

Head Coach, Men’s Basketball; Kinesiology
B.A., California State University, Fresno; M.S., Grand Canyon University

HUFF, ALISON

Physics / Astronomy
B.S., College of Wooster; M.S., Miami University; Ph.D., University of California, Merced

HUNTINGTON, PAMELA L.

Instructional Designer
A.A., American River College; B.A., M.A., University of California, Davis


I

IGO, MEGAN M.

Biology
B.S., University of California, Riverside; M.S., University of California, Los Angeles


J

JOHNSON, MARK

Administration of Justice/Criminal Justice
A.A., Pasadena City College; B.S., California State University, Los Angeles; J.D., Southwestern Law School

JOHNSTON, JESSICA

English
B.A., M.A., Chapman University


K

KAIN, DOUGLAS

Biology – Rising Scholars
B.A., University of California, Berkeley; M.A., Humboldt State University; Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley

KANEMOTO, KATHLEEN D.

Computer Science/Computer Applications
B.S., M.S.E., M.B.A., San Jose State University

KHOUBIAR, TATIANA

Counseling
B.A., M.A., California State University, Stanislaus

KHURANA, PAM

Physics / Astronomy
B.S., Tougaloo College; Ph.D., Indian Institute of Technology

KHURANA, SAHEBA

Chemistry
Ph.D., University of British Columbia

KOEPNICK, STEPHANIE

English
B.A., California State University, Fresno; M.A., California State University, Stanislaus

KREIDE, CAROLINE

German, Spanish
B.A., State University of New York; M.A., Pennsylvania State University; Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley


L

LANG, KAREN

Director of Diagnostic Radiologic Technology/Professor
A.A., A.S., Merced College; B.S., California State University, Stanislaus; M.S., Creighton University

LARA, SARA

Counseling
B.A., Pacific Oaks College; M.A., National University

LONG, JOHN

English
B.A., M.A., California State University, East Bay

LORENZ, MICHAEL

History
B.A., Pacific Union College; M.A., California State University, Stanislaus

LUTZ (HARDCASTLE), CINDY

Counseling
B.A., San Jose State University; M.S., California State University, Fresno


M

MACIAS, MIREYA

Biology
A.S., Merced College; B.S., University of California, Davis; M.S., California State University, Fresno

MADDUX, MARY NIKKI

Animal Science
B.S., California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo; M.S., North Dakota State University

MAPLES, INGA

Counseling, DSP&S
B.A., California State University, Stanislaus; M.A., Hampton University; Ph.D., Capella University

MARSON, LAUREN

Nursing
A.S., Saint Mary’s College of California; B.S., Samuel Merrit University; M.S., California State University, Stanislaus

MARTINEZ, JOSE F.

Automotive Technology
A.S. Merced College; A.A. WyoTech

McBRIDE, JENNIFER

English
A.A., Merced College; B.A., M.A., California State University, Sacramento

McCALL, SCOTT

Head Coach, Men's Water Polo and Swimming
A.S., Merced College; B.S., University of Massachusetts, Amherst; M.S., California State University, Long Beach; Ed.D., Brandman University

McCARRICK, STACEY

Child Development
B.A., San Francisco State University; M.A., Mills College

McCUE-BRYX, LAUREN

Theater Arts
B.A., Ph.D., University of California, Irvine

McGHEE, SUZANNE

Head Softball Coach
A.A., Merced College; B.A., California State University, Stanislaus; M.A., Fresno Pacific University

MELANDER, STEVEN

Emergency Medical Technologies
A.A., Merced College; B.S., Excelsior College

MENDEZ, JENNIFER

History/Political Science, Los Banos
A.A., Umpqua Community College; B.S., Eastern Oregon University; M.A., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

MERRITT, JOSELLE

Reference Librarian
B.A., Westmont College; M.L.I.S., San Jose State University; M.Ed., University of Massachusetts, Boston

MITCHELL, PATRICK T.

Mathematics
B.A., The College of New Jersey; M.S., University of Delaware

MODAFFERI, EDWARD

Microbiology
B.A., University of California, Santa Barbara; Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles

MOLINA, MELODY

Counseling, DSP&S
B.S., Saint Mary’s College of California; M.O.B., M.A., Ph.D., Alliant International University, Fresno

MONTOYA, JOHN

Mathematics
A.A., Merced College; B.S., California State University, Stanislaus; M.A., Fresno Pacific University

MUMFORD, JEREMY

English
B.A., M.A., M.F.A., California State University, Fresno

MURPHY, JOEL

Psychology
A.S., Community College of the Air Force; B.A., M.S., California State University Stanislaus


N

NAGANO, JEFFREY

HVAC, Industrial Maintenance
Industrial Technology Experience

NAVARRO, IVAN

Mathematics
B.S., University of California, Los Angeles; M.S., University of California, Merced

NELSON, KEVIN

English, Los Banos
B.A., California State University, Long Beach; M.A., Humboldt State University

NOBLETT, DAVID

Administration of Justice
B.S., University of Phoenix, Fresno


O

ORNELAS, RICHARD

Mechanized Agriculture
A.A., Merced College

ORTIZ, KERI

Instructional Designer
A.S., Merced College; B.A., California State University, Fresno; M.A., California State University, Stanislaus


P

PATTON, MARVIN

Child Development
B.A., California State University, Stanislaus; M.A., University of the Pacific

PECCHENINO, MICHELLE

Nutrition
A.A., Merced College; B.S., California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo; M.A., Chapman University

PEREZ, JOSE

Mechanized Agriculture
B.S., California State University, Fresno

PERLIN, ALANA

Digital Art/Graphic Design
B.A., University of California, Los Angeles; M.F.A., University of California, Santa Cruz

PIMENTEL, MYSHEL

English
A.S., Merced College; B.S., M.A., California State University, Fresno; Ed.D., California State University, Stanislaus

PINASCO, JUSTIN

Head Football Coach
A.A., Merced College

PIRTLE, TONI

Business
B.A., Bournemouth University, England; M.S., Eastern Illinois University; Ed.D., North Central University

PISTORESI, JONAE

Business, Management
B.S.C., University of Santa Clara; M.B.A., Golden Gate University

POURTARVIRDI, ZAYA

Physics/Astronomy
Bachelors and Masters equivalent, Islamic Azad University, Iran


R

RANDALL, RICHARD

Political Science
A.A., Modesto Junior College; B.A., California State University, Stanislaus; M.A., University of California, Davis

REED, EMILY

Biological Sciences
B.S., Ph.D., University of California, Merced

RENTERIA, ENRIQUE

Counseling
A.A., Merced College; B.A., M.A., California State University, Fresno

RIEG, KRISTEN

Mathematics
B.S., California State University, Chico; M.A., California State University, Fresno

ROE, LINDSAY

Nursing
A.S., Merced College; B.S.N., M.S.N., Grand Canyon University

ROE, DONALD

Fire Technology
A.S., Allan Hancock College; B.S., Columbian Southern University

RUSSELL, CHAD

Welding
A.A., Merced College; B.S., Fresno State University M.ED., Concordia University


S

SAAD, BASSEM

Mathematics
B.S., M.A., University of California, Davis

SAICH, BRENT

Sociology, Human Services
B.A., California State University, Stanislaus; M.S.W., California State University, Fresno; Psy.D, Southern California University for Professional Studies

SAHLMAN, JONATHAN

Communication Studies
A.A. Modesto Junior College; B.A., M.A., Western Kentucky University

SALAZAR, RENE

Counseling, NextUp
B.A., Chapman University; M.S., University of La Verne

SCHINDLER, WANDA

Nursing
A.A., A.S., Merced College; B.S.N., M.S.N., Ed, University of Phoenix

SCHLINGER, CHARLES

Mathematics
A.A., Ventura College; B.S., Humboldt State University; M.S., University of Nevada, Reno

SCHNEIDER, BRENDA

Biology
B.A, Dartmouth College; M.S., University of Massachusetts, Amherst

SCROGGINS, BENJAMIN

Welding Technology
A.A., Merced College

SERPA, CAITLIN

Economics
B.A., M.A., University of California, Santa Barbara

SEVERO, SALVADOR

Health, Physical Education
B.S., Humboldt State University; M.A., Adams State College

SHUMAKER, NICHOLAS

Mathematics
B.S., University of California, Irvine; M.S., California State University, San Marcos

SIMON, ALEXANDER

Music
B.M., University of Puget Sound; M.M., Westminster Choir College

SMITH, DANIEL

Nursing
A.S., Merced College; B.S., California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo; M.S., California State University, Fresno

SMITH, DENNELL

Counseling
B.A., California State University, Stanislaus; M.A., California State University, Sacramento; M.S.W., University of California, Berkeley Ed.D. Walden University

SOBALVARRO, NATALIE

Spanish
B.A., California State University, Chico; M.A., University of California, Irvine

SORIA, LIBBY

Child Development
B.A., M.S., Ed.D., California State University, Stanislaus

SOUSA, SERGIO

Head Men’s Soccer Coach
B.A. California State University, Stanislaus; M.S. Ohio University

STANFORD, MICHELLE

Counseling
B.A., M.A., San Jose State University

STAPLETON, IAN

Accounting
B.S., University of Hull; M.A., University of Sheffield; M.B.A., Western Illinois University

SULIEMAN, SALY

Nursing
A.S., Merced College; B.S.N., California State University, Fresno M.S.N., Grand Canyon University

SUTTERFIELD, MARK

Mathematics
B.A., M.A., California State University, Fresno


T

TABER, JORY

English
B.A., M.A., Humboldt State University

TENN, BRANDON

Chemistry
B.S., University of Hawaii; Ph.D., University of California, Davis

THOMPSON, LaTRESHA

Licensed Vocational Nursing
A.S., Merced College; B.S.N. and M.S.N., Grand Canyon University

TILLEY, XOCHITL

Certified Nursing Assistant
A.S., Modesto Junior College; B.S., M.S., California State University, Stanislaus

TRUESDALE, DIANA

English
B.A., M.A., California State University, San Diego

TOUMA, CHRISTIANE

Science
B.S., M.S., Ph.D., University of California, Merced


V

VANG, NGIA GINA

Counseling
B.A., M.S., California State University, Fresno

VILHAUER, CRAIG

Accounting
B.S., California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo; M.B.A., California State University, Stanislaus


W

WARD, MATTHEW

Communication Studies
B.A., University of California, Irvine; M.A., California State University, Northridge

WARD, WENDY

Biological Sciences
B.S., University of California, Davis; M.D., Ross University School of Medicine

WARNER-DAVIES, MATTHEW

Art
B.A., California State University, Long Beach; M.S., University of Irvine

WEATHERS, APRIL

Chemistry
B.S., M.S., California State University, Stanislaus

WEEPERS, MICHAEL

Automotive Technology
A.A., Merced College

WHITE, SUMMER

Biology
B.S., California State University, Chico; M.S., California State University, Davis

WILLIAMSON, LINDA SUSIE

Psychology
A.A. Yuba College; M.A., B.A. California State University, Sacramento

WITHERS, MARGARET R.

English
A.A., American River College; B.A., Notre Dame de Namur University; M.A., M.F.A., San Francisco State University

WOOD, BRET

Chemistry
B.A., M.S., University of California, Fresno


X

XIONG, FONG

Welding
A.A., Merced College


Y

YOUNG, JANEE

Communication Studies
B.A., M.A., California State University, Fresno


Z

ZELINSKY, CHERYL

Sonography
B.A., Saint Mary's College of California; M.M., Southern Oregon University

ZHOU, JIE

Nursing
B.S., California State University, Stanislaus; M.S., Chamberlain University