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New Faculty Orientation and Support

We had a very successful new faculty orientation August 19-21. Thank you to all the faculty and staff who participated in welcoming and sharing information with Pacific's new faculty. 

This year we will continue to support new faculty through monthly lunches and topics.  The first is scheduled for September 10 and the topic is faculty mentoring.  We will work through the process of mentor mapping and identify individual mentoring needs using the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity's process.  It is a powerful tool that helps identify current mentoring needs and uses a review process to identify changing mentoring needs.

Pacific has many types of informal mentoring, but this year we are going to pilot a program to provide a more formal structure for new faculty mentoring.  All new full-time faculty will be able to participate in this pilot.  We will start with mentor mapping and then connect new faculty with mentors.  This program will be assessed, reviewed and revised at the end of AY 2015-16 for potential broader adoption throughout the University.  Click here for more information or call Berit Gundersen, Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs, at 209.946.3158.

To provide information and support for part-time faculty, there is a new self-enroll course being built in Canvas, found here. This course will continue to be updated with new information as more topics are identified to help part-time faculty.  

An additional support for new part-time faculty is the ability to purchase campus parking passes for just one semester, at half the cost of the one-year passes:  an "A" permit for the semester is just $100.00 and a "B" permit is just $50.00.  These are available for purchase at the Finance Center.

To provide ongoing support for Pacific's Department Chairs and Program Directors, monthly topical lunches will begin September 24, 12:00 - 1:00 pm., in the Library Community Room. Please RSVP with Erika Greet, who may be contacted at 209.946.2551 or so we can order lunch accordingly. 

Pacific's new faculty members for the 2015-16 academic year:

College of the Pacific
Pye Aung, Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics 
Christopher Buckels, Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy 
Melissa Davies, Assistant Professor of Health, Exercise and Sport Sciences
Stacie Hooper, Visiting Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences
Zsolt Palatinus, Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology
Manizha Sharifova, Assistant Professor of Economics
Zachary Stahlschmidt, Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences

College of the Pacific and McGeorge School of Law - joint appointment
Karrigan Bork, Visiting Assistant Professor of Geological and Environmental Sciences and Visiting Assistant Professor of Law

McGeorge School of Law
Jennifer Harder, Assistant Professor of Lawyering Skills
John J. Kirlin, Founding Director of the Department of Public Policy, Distinguished Professor of Public Policy
Emily Whelan Parento, Associate Professor, Gordon D. Schaber Health Law Scholar

Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry
Mark Christiansen, Associate Professor and Founding Program Director of the Master of Physician Assistant Studies program on the Sacramento campus
Jed Grant, Assistant Clinical Professor in the Physician Assistant Program

Benerd College
Rod Githens, Associate Professor and Assistant Dean for Sacramento Programs

Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Melanie Felmlee, Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutics and Medicinal Chemistry
Jiong Hu, Assistant Professor of Audiology
Derek Isetti, Assistant Professor of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology
Jacquelyn Georgeson, Assistant Clinical Professor of Audiology
Elaine Law, Assistant Clinical Professor of Pharmacy Practice, San Jose Regional Coordinator
Yvonne Mai, Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Stockton Regional Coordinator
Gabriella Musacchia, Assistant Professor of Audiology
Benjamin Reece, Assistant Clinical Professor of Speech-Language Pathology
Lim Shu-En, Assistant Clinical Professor of Audiology

School of Engineering and Computer Science
Mike Canniff, Lecturer in Computer Science
Leili Javadpour, Lecturer in Computer Science
JuEun Lee, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering 
David Mueller, Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering 
Shadi Othman, Associate Professor of Bioengineering 
Vivek Pallipuram, Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Tien Roehling, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Michael Williamson, Clinical Professor of Analytics

Eberhardt School of Business
Cecilia Ruvalcaba, Assistant Professor of Marketing

Mickel Paris, Health Sciences Librarian

University Writing Program
John Allen, Developmental Writing Instructor