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
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 Relations)
San Jose State University
 M.A. (Counseling Psychology) National University, Fresno
 Office: Sycamore 212
 Phone: (559) 730-3948
 e-mail: lindad@cos.edu
 
 
 
 
Carol Enns
Philosophy Professor
SOCIAL SCIENCE DIVISION CHAIR
 
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
 e-mail: debrah@cos.edu
 
 
 
 
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) Northcentral 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 College
 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
 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
 
Pete Bellin
Sociology
M.A. San Francisco State University
 
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 
 
Jason Ford
Sociology
M.A. (Psychology/MFT) Brandman University
B.A. (Sociology) California State University Chico
 
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
 
Jessica Gocke        
Political Science
B.S. (Environmental Health Science) California State University, Fresno
M.P.A. (Public Administration) California State University, Fresno
 
Christopher Gocke
Political Science
B.S. (Family and Consumer Science) New Mexico State University
M.B.A. (Public Administration) California State University, Fresno
 
Donald Green
Administration of Justice
 
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
 
Steve Katz      
Sociology
steveka@cos.edu
B.A. (Sociology) SUNY Albany, N.Y.
M.S. (Human Services) Pepperdine University, M.F.T.



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
 
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. California State University, Sacramento, L.C.S.W. and M.F.T.
 




Joseph Pantoja
History
 
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




Jennifer Shirk
Administration of Justice
A.A.  College of Sequoias
B.A.  (Political Science) University of California, Berkeley
J.D.   University of San Diego
 
Becky Swartzlander
Administration of Justice
beckys@cos.edu
B.S. (Business Administration and Criminology) Kaplan University
 
Camille Tomlin
History    
B.A. (History) University of California, Los Angeles
M.A. (History/Museum Studies) University of California, Riverside
 



Rick Thompson
History
B.A. (History) Pepperdine University
Community College Instructor's Credential

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           
 





Linda Yost
History
B.A. (History) University of California, Santa Barbara
M.A. (History) University of California, Santa Barbara
Last Updated: 2/19/2014 2:41 PM