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With a student-teacher ratio of 14:1, your professors will know you. They’re invested in helping you succeed. As you work towards your career goals, you will find your professors become more—they become your mentors who can help you along your journey, and ones you can still get advice from years after graduation.

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Jenelle Anderson

Jenelle Anderson, D.M.A.

Assistant Professor of Music

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Jenelle Anderson, D.M.A.

Assistant Professor of Music


Degrees

B.Mus., Atlantic Union College
1988
M.Mus., University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
1991
D.M.A., University of Southern California
2005

Eric Anderson

Eric Anderson, Ph.D.

Professor of History

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Eric Anderson, Ph.D.

Professor of History

Dr. Eric Anderson has a rich history with PUC. He is the fourth generation of his family to teach at PUC, and has devoted 30 years of his life to teaching at the college on subjects such as Christian history and political studies. In 1912, Anderson’s grandmother, Agnes Caviness, was PUC’s first baccalaureate graduate. He has served as the Walter C. Utt professor of history, the chair of the department of history, and as the college’s president for six months. Previously, Anderson was president of Southwestern Adventist University in Keene, Texas, from 2005 to 2014, where he served one of the longer presidential tenures in the university’s history.

Anderson holds a Ph.D. in history from the University of Chicago. In addition to 30 years of teaching at PUC and nine years of administration at Southwestern Adventist University, he has been a Fulbright lecturer in Greece and a program officer at the National Endowment for the Humanities. He has written on a variety of historical topics, including Reconstruction in North Carolina, philanthropic support of black education, and Progressive Era vice reform. His most recent publication is a chapter in the Oxford University Press study of “Ellen Harmon White: American Prophet.”


Degrees

B.A., Andrews University
1970
M.A., University of Chicago
1972
Ph.D., University of Chicago
1978

Vola Andrianarijaona

Vola Andrianarijaona, Ph.D.

Professor of Physics

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Vola Andrianarijaona, Ph.D.

Professor of Physics

Vola Andrianarijaona, Ph.D., specializes in lasers, solid state physics, and AMO physics. He has been an "Assistant d'encadrement" (assistant teacher) at the Universite catholique de Louvain in Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, a " Wissenschaftlicher" (scientist) at the Max-Planck-Institute for Nuclear Physics in Heidelberg, Germany, and a research associate at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Outside of work, he also enjoys playing with his children.


Degrees

B.A., Universite Paris XIII
1995
M.A., Universite Paris VII
1996
M.A. Universite Paris VIII
1997
Ph.D., Universite Catholique de Louvain
2002

Lance Bain

Lance Bain, M.S.N., R.N.

Assistant Professor of Nursing

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Lance Bain, M.S.N., R.N.

Assistant Professor of Nursing

Lance Bain, M.S.N-BC., P.H.N, Assistant Professor, specializes in all phases of mental health nursing with specialized training in the areas of child, adolescent, and military related post traumatic stress disorder and traumatic event management. Additionally Bain is a retired United States Army Major with leadership and command experiences. Pastime activities include spending time with family and operating a commercial salmon boat on the Pacific Ocean.


Degrees

A.S., Napa Valley College
1986
B.S., University of Phoenix
2009
M.S.N., University of Phoenix
2011

Stephane Beaulieu

Stephane Beaulieu, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Old Testament

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Stephane Beaulieu, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Old Testament

Stéphane A. Beaulieu teaches Old Testament and earned a PhD in Religion (Old Testament) from Andrews University. His dissertation investigated the identity and role of the servant in Isaiah 42:1-9. He is a member of the Society of Biblical Literature, Adventist Society for Religious Studies, Adventist Theological Society, Evangelical Theological Society, and the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society. He served as president and vice-president of the Seminary Doctoral Club. Stéphane has presented papers at scholarly events and published several articles. His book, “Behold! My Servant”:An Exegetical and Theological Study of the Identity and Role of the Servant in Isaiah 42:1-9, will be published by Gorgias Press in Fall 2015. Prior to joining the faculty of PUC, he was an adjunct professor at the Andrews University Theological Seminary and the undergrad Religion Department, taught at Southwestern Adventist University, and pastored for nearly six years in two successive church districts (with both English and French churches) in the Maritime Conference (Canada). He is married to Melanie, an administrative management professional and a pianist.


Degrees

B.A., Canadian University College
2001
M.A., Global University
2008
Ph.D., Andrews University
2014

David Bell

David Bell, M.S.B.A., M.I.S.

Associate Professor of Business Administration

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David Bell, M.S.B.A., M.I.S.

Associate Professor of Business Administration

David Bell, associate professor, began teaching at PUC in 1990. He enjoys music, physics, and electronics.


Degrees

B.S.E., Walla Walla College
1987
M.S.B.A., M.I.S., California State University
1999

Patrick Benner

Patrick Benner, M.S.L.S

Systems Librarian & Deptment Chair

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Patrick Benner, M.S.L.S

Systems Librarian & Deptment Chair

Patrick Benner is a PUC graduate who returned in 1997 to serve as the Library/Learning Resource Center Network Manager. He had previously served as lead programmer and then IT Director for eleven years at Christian Record Services in Lincoln, NE to further the publishing work for the blind and the deaf. A return to graduate school lead to a masters degree in Library Information Science (M.L.I.S) and he is now serving as the Systems Librarian at PUC. Patrick has a long history of working with Primary, Junior & Youth Sabbath School divisions of many churches. He also is one of the volunteer EMT's with the Angwin Community Ambulance and has served on their board. Patrick enjoys participating with campus activities such as the Chess Club, the ASL Club, the Computer Science Club and aviation.


Degrees

B.S. Computer Science, Pacific Union College
1984
M.L.I.S., San Jose State University
2006

Lloyd Best

Lloyd Best, M.A.

Associate Professor of Mathematics

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Lloyd Best, M.A.

Associate Professor of Mathematics

Lloyd Best, M.A., specializes in math education. He taught math and science in several academies for 14 years and served as a principal for three. He also worked as the director of the Educational Computer Facility at PUC from 1978-79 and has been a member of PUC's math department since 1988, serving as math chair from 1988 - 1996, and as chair of the departments of computer science, mathematics, and physics from 2004-2012. He loves to hike, and for the past several summers has traveled to Europe to hike in the Alps of Switzerland, Germany, Austria, and Italy. He also enjoys kayaking.


Degrees

B.A., University of California, Los Angeles
1969
M.A., Pacific Union College
1973

Chantel C. Blackburn

Chantel C. Blackburn, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Mathematics

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Chantel C. Blackburn, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Mathematics

Chantel C. Blackburn, Ph.D., specializes in mathematical knowledge for teaching at the elementary level. She completed her Master's in Mathematics in the field of computational group theory and her Ph.D. in Mathematics with a Minor in Teaching and Teacher Education at The University of Arizona. From 2009-2011 she worked with teachers in high school and middle school as an NSF Graduate STEM Fellow in K-12 Education (GK-12). In addition to teaching mathematics at the undergraduate level, her professional activities and interests include teacher preparation and professional development for K-12 teachers in mathematics. On campus she enjoys musical activities and participates in the Safe Place program. Her off campus interests include learning to play different musical instruments and spending time with her two cats.


Degrees

B.S., Andrews University
2006
M.S., The University of Arizona
2009
Ph.D., The University of Arizona
2014

Katrina Blue

Katrina Blue, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Theology and Christian Spirituality

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Katrina Blue, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Theology and Christian Spirituality

Katrina Blue specializes in teaching theology and Christian spirituality. Her Ph.D. dissertation is on “Union with Christ in the Writings of Ellen G. White.” She has presented papers at the Ellen G. White Symposium on the Holy Flesh Movement, and has published articles in the Ellen White Symposium Journal, a series on Paul in Galatians for the Compass Magazine, as well as Spectrum magazine. She is a member of the American Academy of Religion, the Adventist Society for Religious Studies, and the Society for the Study of Christian Spirituality. She has worked as a teaching assistant at Fuller Theological Seminary, a hospital chaplain, associate pastor (intern), and as an adjunct professor at Andrews University in the undergrad Religion Department as well as in the Theological Seminary. She is married to David, an anesthesiologist.


Degrees

B.A. Hons, Monash University
1995
M.A.I.C.S., Fuller Theological Seminary
2002
M.A.T., Fuller Theological Seminar
2008
Ph.D., Andrews University
2015

Julianna Boydston

Julianna Boydston, M.S.N.

Assistant Professor of Nursing

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Julianna Boydston, M.S.N.

Assistant Professor of Nursing


Jean Buller

Jean Buller, Ed.D.

Professor of Education

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Jean Buller, Ed.D.

Professor of Education

Jean Buller, professor, specializes in elementary education and is a reading specialist. She has also been a PREP Coach for the Napa County Office of Education, historian for the Napa Valley Reading Association, member of the Board of Trustees of Howell Mountain Elementary School, and a member of the Pacific Union Board of Education.


Degrees

B.A., Pacific Union College
1972
M.A., Pacific Union College
1985