Social Science Faculty
 
Social Science faculty welcomes your questions about their classes and the subjects they teach. You can contact them by e-mail, telephone or in their offices on the COS campus in Visalia.
 
Full Time Faculty
 
Christian Anderson
Economics Professor 
 
B.A. (Economics) 
 B.A. (Anthropology) University of California, Santa Barbara
 M.A. (Economics) University of California, Santa Barbara
M.A. (Psychology: Research and Evaluation) Walden University
 Office: Kern 730F   
 Phone (559) 730-3983
 
 
 
 
Juan Arzola
Political Science Professor

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A.A., A.S. College of the Sequoias
B.A. (Political Science) University of California, Los Angeles
M.A. (International Relations) California State University, Fresno
Office: Sycamore 206   
Phone (559) 730-3951
 

Jeff Basham
Sociology Professor
 
 B.A. (Sociology) Sonoma State University
 M.A. (Sociology) University of California, San Francisco
 Office: Sycamore 207   
 Phone (559) 730-3950
 e-mail: jeffba@cos.edu
 
 
 
 
Alicia Crumpler
SOCIAL SCIENCE DIVISION CHAIR
Administration of Justice (Corrections) Professor

 B. S. (Organizational Behavior) University of San Francisco
 M.S. (Criminology) California State University, Fresno
 Office: Kern  728F  
 Phone: (559) 737-4816
 
 
Linda Del Rio
Psychology Professor
B.A. (Public RLinda Del Rio Pic (4).jpgelations) San Jose State University
M.A. (Counseling Psychology) National University, Fresno
L.M.F.T. (Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist)
 Office: Sycamore 212
 Phone: (559) 730-3948
 e-mail: lindad@cos.edu
 
Philosophy Professor
 
B.A. (Philosophy), University of California, Santa Cruz
 M.A. (Interdisciplinary Social Sciences), San Francisco State University
 M.A.  (Humanities:  Philosophy), California State University, Dominguez Hills
 Office:  Kern 730A
 Phone: (559) 730-3876
 e-mail:  carole@cos.edu 
 
 

Debra Hansen
Psychology Professor
 
B.A. (Psychology) California State University, Fresno
 M.A. (Psychology) California State University, Fresno
 Office:  Sycamore 209
 Phone: (559) 730-3873
 
 
 
 
Geography Professor

 A.A. (Liberal Studies) Long Beach City College
 B.A. (Geography) California State University, Long Beach
 M.A. (Geography) San Diego State University
 Office:  Sycamore 208
 Phone:  730-3882
 e-mail:  daveh@cos.edu
 
 
 
Chris Knox
Psychology Professor
 
B.A. (History/Social Science) University of the Pacific
 M.S. (Counseling/Mental Health) California State University, Hayward
 Office:  Sycamore 211
 Phone:  730-3949
 e-mail:  chrisk@cos.edu
 
 
 
 
 
Rick Mangnall
History, English Professor
 
B.A. (History) California State University, Northridge
 M.A. (History) California State University, Northridge
 M.A. (English) California State University, Fresno
 Office:  Kern 730G   
 Phone: (559) 730-3959
 e-mail: rickm@cos.edu
 
 
 
Josh Muller
Psychology Professor
 
B.A. (Psychology) California State University, Fresno 
 M.A. (Psychology) California State University, Fresno
 Ph.D. (Psychology) North-Central University, Prescott Valley, AZ.
Office: Kern 730B
 Phone: (559) 737-6276
 e-mail: joshm@cos.edu
 
 
 
Steve Natoli
History Professor
 
B.A. (History and Political Science), Claremont-McKenna College
 M.A. (History), California State University, Fullerton
 M.A. (Education), Claremont Graduate School
 Office:  Sycamore 210  
 Phone: (559) 730-3923
 
 
 
 

Amy Pritchett
Political Science Professor
 
B.A. (Political Science) University of California, San Diego
 M.A. (Political Science) California State University, Long Beach
 Office: Kern 728B  
 Phone: (559) 730-3709
 e-mail: amyp@cos.edu
 
 
 
 

Marla Prochnow
Anthropology Professor

 B.A. (Anthropology), California State University, Fullerton
 M.A. (Anthropology), California State University, Fullerton
 Ed.D. (Educational Leadership), California State University, Fresno
 Office: Kern 730D  
 Phone: (559) 730-3723
 e-mail: marlap@cos.edu
 
 

Annie Silva
Sociology Professor
 
B.A. College of the Benedict
 M.A. California State University, Sacramento
 M.S.W. California State University, Fresno
 Licensed Clinical Social Worker
 Office:  Kern 728A   
 Phone: (559) 737-4823
 e-mail: annies@cos.edu
 
 

Gailerd Swisegood
Human Services Professor
 
B.A. (Psychology) California State University, Fresno
 M.S.W. (Social Work) California State University, Fresno
L.C.S.W.  (Licensed Clinical Social Worker)
 Office:  Kern 728F   
 Phone: (559) 737-4823
 
 
 
 
Stephen Tootle
History Professor
 
B.A. (History), California Polytechnic, San Luis Obispo
 M.A. (History), California State University, Fresno
 Ph.D. (History), Ohio University
 Office: Kern 728D
 Phone: (559) 737-6184
 
 
 
Dave Wheeler
Administration of Justice Professor

 B.S. (Criminology) California State University, Fresno
 M.A. (Education) Fresno Pacific University
 Office:  Kern 725   
 Phone: (559) 737-4878
 e-mail: davidw@cos.edu
 
 
 
 


Adjunct Faculty
 
Jane Allen
Anthropology
B.A. (Anthropology) University of California, Berkeley
M.A. (Cultural Resources Management) California State University, Sonoma




Greg Basham
History
B.A. (History) Sonoma State University
M.A. (History) Sonoma State University

 
Paula Clark
Administration of Justice


Phil Cline
Administration of Justice
philc@cos.edu
A.A.  College of the Sequoias
B.A.  (English Literature) California State University, Fresno
J.D.  San Joaquin College of Law 

John Davis
Political Science and Philosophy
B.A. (Social and Political Thought) University of California, Berkeley
M.A. (Political Science) University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Ph.D. (Political Economy) University of Toronto

Kelly Diaz
Psychology
B.A. (Psychology) California State University, San Diego
M.A. (Psychology) California State University, San Diego

Lee Drummond
Administration of Justice                 
B. S. (Criminology) California State University, Long Beach
 
Amy Dwelle           
Sociology
B.A. (Sociology) California State University, Chico
M.A. (Psychology, M.F.T.) Chapman University
 
Thomas Elson
Philosophy/Religious Studies
B.A. (History) Westmont College
M.Div. Fuller Theological Seminary
Ph.D. (New Testament Studies/Theology) Fuller Theological Seminary
 
Joe Enea      
Psychology
B.A. (Political Science) University of San Francisco
M.B.A. (Public Administration) John F. Kennedy University 
 
Keith Fagundes
Administration of Justice
 
 
Mark Fulmer          
Psychology
B.A. (Psychology) University of California, Berkeley
M.A. (Psychology) University of the Pacific
Ed.D (Educational and Counseling Psychology) University of the Pacific
 
Juan Garcia 
Criminal Justice
B.S. (Criminal Justice) California State University, Fresno
 
Kalisha Grandison
Sociology
B.A. (Sociology) California State University, Long Beach
M.A. (Social Work) California State University, Fullerton
 
Donald Green
Administration of Justice
 
Bob Hall
Geography
roberthal@cos.edu@cos.edu

Darlene Haines
Political Science
darleneh@cos.edu
B.A. (Political Science) California State University, Fresno
M.P.A. (Public Administration) California State University, Fresno

Michael Head
Administration of Justice
 
Nic Hernandez      
Political Science
B.A. (International Relations) San Francisco State University
M.A. (International Relations) California State University, Sacramento
 
Floyd Hord
History
B.A. California State University, Humbolt
M.A. (History) California State University, Fresno
 
John Jackson
Administration of Justice

Walter Kasun
Economics
B.A. (Economics) Humboldt State University
M.B.A. (Business) University of Phoenix

Steve Katz      
Sociology
steveka@cos.edu
B.A. (Sociology) SUNY Albany, N.Y.
M.S. (Human Services) Pepperdine University, M.F.T.

Greg Kennedy
Sociology
B.A. (Sociology) California State University, Fresno
M.A. (Adult Education) University of Phoenix


Manny Kouklis      
Political Science
B.A. (General Secondary) California State University, Sacramento
 
Walter Kushnir     
Administration of Justice
B.S. (Psychology) University of San Francisco
M.P.A. California State University, Fresno
Ph.D. (Counseling/Criminal Justice) Columbia Pacific University
 
David Lopez           
Administration of Justice
B.A. (Criminology) California State University, Fresno
 
Steve Marcial
Psychology

Jill Maze
Human Services

Catherine Medrano
Sociology
B.A. (Sociology) University of California, Santa Barbara
M.A. (Sociology) University of California, Santa Barbara

Dominic Mena      
Administration of Justice
B.S. (Criminology) California State University, Fresno
M.S. (Criminology) California State University, Fresno
 
 
Mike Moster
Geography
M.A. California State University, Fresno
 
Don Nikkel
Psychology
B.A. (Psychology) Stanford University
M.S.W. (Social Work) California State University, Sacramento
L.C.S.W. (Licensed Clinical Social Worker)
L.M.F.T.
  (Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist)
 
Joseph Pantoja
History
 B.A. (History) California State University, Fresno
M.A. (History) California State University, Fresno

 
Kellen Prandini
Anthropology
B.A. (Film Production) Loyola Marymount University
M.A. (Anthropology) San Francisco State University

Jon Pree
Administration of Justice
jonp@cos.edu
Ed Robinson
History
B.S. (History/Geography) Murray State University
M.S. (School Management & Administration) Pepperdine University
 
Ron Ruiz
History, Ethnic Studies Emeritus Professor

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e-mail: ronr@cos.edu 
B.A. California State University, Fresno
M.A. History, California State University, Fresno





Doug Schorling
Political Science



Janice Shenault
Psychology
Camille Tomlin
History    
B.A. (History) University of California, Los Angeles
M.A. (History/Museum Studies) University of California, Riverside
 


Shamra Tripp
Human Services

shamrat@cos.edu


Marvin Turk
Ethnic Studies
marvint@cos.edu

Patrick Twiford
History
patrickt@cos.edu
B.A. (History) California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo
M.A. (History) California State University, Fresno
M.A. (Education) California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo

Tricia Underwood
Sociology
B.A. (Behavioral Sciences) Utah Valley University
M.A. (Sociology) CSU Fullerton           
 




Cornie VanGroningen
Administration of Justice


Thomas Wright
Administration of Justice
History


Linda Yost
History
B.A. (History) University of California, Santa Barbara
M.A. (History) University of California, Santa Barbara
 

Alicia Zayas
Sociology
B.A. (Sociology) Vanguard University of Southern California
M.A. (Social Work) California State University, Bakersfield
Last Updated: 8/27/2015 9:30 AM