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Welcoming This Year's New Faculty - ED, LIB, BUS

We're continuing to feature in this newsletter the new faculty members who have joined Pacific this year.  This month, we welcome new faculty to the Eberhardt School of Business, Benerd School of Education, and the University Library. They all bring years of education, teaching and scholarship to share with our students.

Rod Githens, Associate Professor, Benerd School of Education, and Assistant Dean for BSE Sacramento Programs
Dr. Githens leads the development of a comprehensive set of education programs on the Sacramento Campus, including the new Doctor of Education (EdD) program for working professionals that began this fall. He joined Pacific from the School of Education at Drexel University and previously was an associate professor and director of the Organizational Leadership and Learning Program at the University of Louisville. He earned his PhD in human resource development from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His research focuses on fostering humane, accessible and diverse workplaces through workforce and human resource development.  




Mickel Paris, Health Sciences Librarian in the Health Sciences Branch Library
Mickel Paris joined Pacific from Everest College. He earned his Master of Library and Information Science degree at San Jose State University. At Pacific, he assists students with Biology, Chemistry, Dental Hygiene, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, Physics, Speech Language Pathology through the online Ask a Librarian resource. He is working toward unifying Health Sciences resources on all three campuses, and developing a virtual library presence at Dugoni using innovative practices and technologies. He is currently working on assessing the effects of information literacy training on student attitudes and behaviors in Evidence-Based Practice.





Cecilia Ruvalcaba, Assistant Professor of Marketing, Eberhardt School of Business
Dr. Ruvalcaba joined Pacific from the University of California, Irvine and the University of La Verne. She began teaching a decade ago and has taught several marketing courses including introduction to Hispanic culture, principles of marketing, marketing management and international marketing. She received her PhD in Marketing from the University of California, Irvine. Her research focuses on phenomena related to markets, legitimacy, co-creation, and multicultural marketing in the context of the Hispanic market.