There were 14 new faculty appointments to start the 2015-2016 academic year at Fresno Pacific University.
The School of Education
Doug Bartsch, M.A., assistant professor, director of teacher education, Visalia Campus. M.A. and B.A. from FPU. Bartsch had been adjunct faculty.
Kelly Bentz, Ph.D., assistant professor, special education, Merced Campus. Ph.D. from University of California, Davis; M.S. from California State University, Stanislaus; B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Sofia Cook, Master’s in Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language, instructor, assistant director of teacher education, Visalia, and director of the internship program. Master’s degrees from Universidad de Jaen, Spain, and FPU; Bachelor’s degree from Fresno State University.
Matt Gehrett, Ed.D., assistant professor, administrative services program director. Ed.D. from George Fox University; M.A. from FPU; B.A. from Northwest Nazarene College. Gehrett had been executive director of the Office of Continuing Education.
Maria Lemus, M.A., instructor, coordinator of student teaching placements, Visalia Campus. M.A. from FPU; B.A. from Fresno State University.
Janet Zoller, M.A., assistant professor, director of university mentoring. M.A. from FPU; B.A. from the University of Redlands.
The School of Humanities, Religion and Social Sciences
Jacob Huang, Ph.D. candidate, assistant professor, sociology. Ph.D. from the University of North Texas; M.A. from Tunghai University, Taiwan; B.A. from Aletheia University, Taiwan.
Lindsey Huang, Ph.D. candidate, assistant professor, sociology. Ph.D. and M.A. from the University of North Texas; B.A. from Bethel (MN) College.
Sonia Pranger, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, instructor, social work, social work field coordinator. MSW and B.A. from Fresno State University.
Kelly Schroeder, assistant professor, English as a Second Language, director of Intensive English Language Program/Academic Language Proficiency Services. M.A. from FPU; B.S. from Northern Arizona University. Schroeder has been employed in various positions at FPU since 2001.
Rachel York, M.A., instructor, biblical & religious studies. M.A. and B.A. from FPU.
The School of Natural Sciences
Andrew Sensenig, Ph.D., assistant professor, biology. M.S. from University of Maryland, College Park; B.A. from Millersville University.
Simon Sultana, Ph.D. candidate, faculty for program development. Ph.D. from Old Dominion University; MBA and M.S. from Wayne State University; B.S. from the University of Michigan.
Shawn Wirts, Ph.D. candidate, assistant professor, mathematics. Ph.D. from University of California, Santa Barbara; M.S. and B.S. from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.