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University of the Pacific
3601 Pacific Avenue
Stockton, California 95211

Professors Who Know Your Name

You can see it happening in discussion groups dotting the lawns and inside the student center; in the impromptu conversations between faculty and students as they walk across campus.

It's teaching and learning, the Pacific way.

We count our faculty among our strongest assets — and faculty whose priority it is to inspire learning by engaging students in and around the classroom. That leads to a culture of engagement, which in turn fosters mentoring relationships. It produces an environment of real-world learning, with professors who know your name. 

Throughout your entire educational journey at Pacific, you will find a supportive culture that is all about one thing: your success. At Pacific, forging close connections with your professors is just the beginning of a lifelong relationship. 

The stories below are just a few examples of the impact professors have each day in students lives. See more stories about Professors Who Know Your Name>>

Matt de la Pena

Matt de la Pena '96 - Reluctant reader to bestselling author

"I entered Pacific as a basketball player, but I left as a scholar and a writer. And this transformation was the direct result of the professors I worked with."

Fred Ra with Professors Nina Flyer and Feilin Hsiao

Caring professors helped Fred Ra '15 achieve his potential

Fred Ra '15 found a supportive culture in Pacific's Conservatory of Music and professors who helped him find his niche in Music Therapy and take on a leadership role in the field.

Kristian Corby

Kristian Corby '13 lands his dream job in environmental law

As a student, Corby gained tremendous experience working alongside Distinguished Professor Stephen McCaffrey, which catapulted him into his dream job following graduation.