FPU welcomes new dean and faculty

Steve Pauls, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Chemistry
Walter Saul, D.M.A.
Professor, Music
Laura Schmidt Roberts, Ph.D.
Professor, Biblical & Theological Studies

A new dean of students and faculty in mathematics, music, science and education begin work this semester at Fresno Pacific University.

Zenebe Abebe is dean of students. He has a Ph. D. from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale; an M.S. from Northern Illinois University, Dekalb; a B.A. from Goshen (Indiana) College and an A.A. from Hesston (Kansas) College. Recent positions include vice president for multicultural education and psychology faculty at Goshen College and assistant dean for student development and psychology faculty at Manchester (Indiana) College.

Dylmoon Hidayat teaches mathematics. He has a doctorate from the University of Iowa, Iowa City; master's degrees from the Institute of Technology of Bandung, Indonesia, and the University of Iowa; and a bachelor's from Sebelas Maret University, Surakarta, Indonesia.

Felix Lopez teaches foundations and curriculum. He has a master's of divinity from Northern Baptist Theological Seminary, Lombard, Illinois; a master of arts from George Washington University, Washington, D.C.; and a bachelor of arts from Central American University (UCA), Managua, Nicaragua. Other study includes a licenciado en humanidades from UCA and a diploma in theology from The Baptist Theological Seminary of Nicaragua.

Steven W. Pauls teaches mathematics and science. He has a doctorate from the University of Kansas, Lawrence; a master's from Indiana University, Bloomington; and a bachelor's from Bethel (Kansas) College. He has taught at Centre College, Danville, Kentucky.

Walter B. Saul heads the music department and teaches piano, theory and composition. He has a doctorate of music arts and a master's in music from Eastman School of Music, Rochester, New York, as well as a bachelor's from Duke University, Durham, North Carolina. He has taught and served as department chair at Warner Pacific College, Portland.

Lawrence R. Wilder directs the administrative services program. Recent positions include assistant superintendent for administration at Fresno County Office of Education and assistant superintendent for personnel and curriculum at Selma Unified School District. He has an Ed. D. from Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo; an M.A. from California State University, Fresno; and a B.A. from Cascade College, Portland. Other study includes a diploma from Prairie Bible Institute, Three Hills, Alberta, Canada.

Two faculty returned from leaves to earn doctorates. Doreen Ewert directs theIntensive English Language Program and Laura Roberts is biblical and religious studies faculty. Roberts has been at Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, and Ewert has been at Indiana University.


Wayne Steffen
Associate Director of Publications and Media Relations