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Professors who know your name

Enjoy these stories about how Pacific professors impact students lives every day, both in and out of the classroom.

Xiaoxing Zhou

Professor Xiaojing Zhou receives Pacific's 2015 Distinguished Faculty Award

Zhou was selected for her research achievements in literature and for her innovative teaching and mentoring of students  more>>

Dr. Mark Booth '01

Dr. Mark Booth '01 -- Passing on lessons learned

Today, Dr. Booth continues the legacy of mentoring his students at Dugoni School of Dentistry that was exemplified by his own mentor and former professor, Dr. Russ Woodson. more>

Fred Ra '15

Fred Ra '15 finds his career path and a home away from home

The support and encouragement of his professors in the Conservatory of Music helped Ra find his direction in music therapy and take a national leadership role. more>>

Kristian Corby

Kristian Corby '13 lands his dream job in environmental law

His professor's encouragement and willingness to listen to his ideas helped Corby gain unparalleled experience in water law and launch a rewarding career. more>>

Matt de la Pena '96

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

He came to Pacific as a basketball player, but left as a scholar and a writer, a transformation he says was the direct result of the professors he worked with. more>>

Keith Hatschek

Professor Keith Hatschek finds joy in helping students achieve their potential

His focus on students has brought about innovative programs and his relationships with alumni keeps the pulse on today's trends while building connections for current students for the future. more>>

Gary Martin

Gary Martin, providing guidance to Pacific students for more than 30 years

Associate Dean Gary Martin draws joy from learning about each student and works tirelessly to help them reach their potential in their lives and careers. more>>

Alan Ray

Professor Alan Ray brings humor and compassion to lifelong relationships with his students

"He listens to his students and adjusts his curriculum to meet our interests and needs" says former student Arabella di Bagno Guidi '05. more>>

Gary Litton

Professor Gary Litton selected for 2014 Distinguished Faculty Award

Litton won Pacific's highest teaching prize for his personal attention to each student and his emphasis on experiential learning, an approach that enables students to learn by doing. more>>

Jason Jung '16

Jason Jung '16 - Cleaning up the environment one engineer at at time

Hands-on research projects and the support of faculty mentors helped Jason Jung gain the competitive edge to receive a 2-year fellowship with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. more>>

Team Venus

Pacific Fields All-Woman Team in Global Supercomputing Competition

Pacific's all-woman "Team Venus" battled top engineering and science schools and marked a milestone at prestigious supercomputing competition more>>

Brittany Klemm '14

Geology undergrad Brittany Klemm '14 gets graduate-level research experience

Working with her professor, Keith Burmeister, geology major Brittany Klemm '14, has participated in field research, published research, and has written and earned grant funding to initiate her own field research. more>>