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Our Faculty

Our faculty members have in-depth expertise covering diverse aspects of our discipline. Not only do our faculty excel in their own academic scholarship, but they also excel in imparting that knowledge to students. After all, teaching undergraduate students is our utmost priority.

You can access contact information as well as individual faculty web pages through our Directory page. Recent faculty accomplishments, such as presentations and publications, are also highlighted in this section.

Andreea Boboc Andreea D. Boboc, 2006, Associate Professor; B.A., Ludwig-Maximilans University, 1997; M.A., 1998; Ph.D., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2006.  Email Link for Peter J. Meyer E-Mail
Cynthia Dobbs Cynthia Dobbs, 1998, Associate Professor; B.A., Pomona College, 1987; Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 1998. Member, Phi Beta Kappa.  Email Link for Peter J. Meyer E-Mail
Jeffrey Hole Jeffrey Hole, 2009, Associate Professor; B.A., Aquinas College, 1995; M.A., University of Pittsburgh, 1999; Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, 2007.  Email Link for Peter J. Meyer E-Mail  
Courtney Lehmann Courtney Lehmann, 1998, Professor; B.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1991; M.A., Indiana University, 1994; Ph.D., 1998. Member, Phi Beta Kappa.  Email Link for Peter J. Meyer E-Mail
John Lessard John Lessard, 2006, Associate Professor and Film Studies Program Director; B.A., Rice University, 1997; M.A., University of Pennsylvania 1999; Ph.D., 2006.  Email Link for Peter J. Meyer E-Mail
Patti McCarthy Patti McCarthy, 2006, Visiting Assistant Professor; B.A., University of the Pacific, 1989; M.A., University of the Pacific, 1991; M.F.A., University of Southern California, 1995; Ph.D., 2004.  Email Link for Peter J. Meyer E-Mail
Camille Norton Camille Norton, 1994, Professor; B.A., University of Massachusetts, 1983; M.A., Harvard University, 1987; Ph.D., 1992.  Email Link for Peter J. Meyer E-Mail
Amy Smith Amy Elizabeth Smith, 1999, Professor and Chair; B.A., West Virginia University, 1986; M.A., The Pennsylvania State University, 1991; Ph.D., 1998.  Email Link for Peter J. Meyer E-Mail
Eric Sonstroem Eric A. Sonstroem, 2001, Associate Professor; B.A., Wesleyan University, 1988; M.A., Indiana University, 1990; Ph.D., 1999.  Email Link for Peter J. Meyer E-Mail
Xiaojing Zhou Xiaojing Zhou, 2002, Professor; B.A., Department of English Language and Literature, College of Foreign Languages and Literature, Shandong University, China, 1974; M.A., Department of English, University of Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, 1989; Ph.D., Department of English, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, Canada, 1995. Member, Phi Beta Kappa.  Email Link for Peter J. Meyer E-Mail

Emeritus Faculty

Robert Knighton

Professor Emeritus Dr. Robert Knighton passed away on Dec. 22, 2017. Read about his life and career at Pacific. 

Diane Borden, 1979, Professor Emerita, 2014

Maurice L. McCullen, 1970, Professor Emeritus, 2002

Roger Mueller, 1969, Professor Emeritus, 1997  

Gilbert Schedler, 1967, Professor Emeritus, 2004 (Religious Studies/English)

John Seaman,1969, Professor Emeritus, 1999

John Smith, 1970, Professor Emeritus, 1999

Douglas Tedards, 1982, Professor Emeritus, 2007

John S. Williams, 1965, Professor Emeritus, 1998