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With a student-teacher ratio of 12:1, 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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Jean Buller

Jean Buller, Ed.D. - Chair

Professor of Education

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Jean Buller, Ed.D. - Chair

Professor of Education

Jean Buller, Ed.D, has been teaching at Pacific Union College since 1988. She graduated from PUC with two degrees, biology and education. Her doctorate degree in Curriculum and Instruction focused on identifying beginning stages of reading instruction in preservice teachers. Although she specializes in elementary education, she has experience with all grade levels, preschool to graduate students. Her 44 years of teaching in Northern California include working as elementary teacher, reading specialist, middle and high school science teacher, and college professor. She enjoys music and regularly performs with various choral groups in Napa Valley. She loves writing, boating, hiking with her dogs, and exploring the world with her husband, Mark.


Degrees

B.A., Pacific Union College

1972

M.A., Pacific Union College

1985

Ed.D. University of the Pacific

2003

Kathleen Jefferson

Kathleen Jefferson, M.S.

Assistant Professor of Education

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Kathleen Jefferson, M.S.

Assistant Professor of Education

Kathy graduated from Columbia Union College, now Washington Adventist University in 1991 with a bachelor’s in elementary education and a minor in English. She completed a master’s in special education at Johns Hopkins University in 2002. For the past 23 years Kathy has taught in a variety of settings ranging from regular education 6th and 1st grade to special education remedial instruction K–8, as well as adjunct professor teaching education courses for Washington Adventist University and Pacific Union College. She served as Special Education Co-Director for Potomac Conference of Seventh-day Adventists for four years. She received the Zapara Exellence in Teaching Award in 1997. Kathy lives in Angwin with her husband and two boys.


Degrees

B.S., Washington Adventist University

1991

​M.S. Special Education, Johns Hopkins University

2002

Charaine Lucas

Charaine Lucas, Ph.D.

Professor of Education

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Charaine Lucas, Ph.D.

Professor of Education

Charaine Lucas, Ed.D, is the Professor for Early Childhood and has been at PUC since 2011. She is the program coordinator for those wanting to specialize in the field of Early Childhood. She has taught in the Education Department for the last 21 years and her past work experience is within the community college sector. She enjoys listening to music and reading.


Degrees

B.S., University of West Indies

1991

B.A., Andrews University

1994

M.S., Barry University

2001

Jim Roy

Jim Roy, Ed.D.

Professor of Education

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Jim Roy, Ed.D.

Professor of Education

Jim Roy, professor, specializes in secondary education. His doctorate studies focused on the ideas of William Glasser, a renowned leader in the field of Choice Theory and non-coercive leadership practice. As a result of his studies, Roy was chosen as the authorized biographer of Dr. Glasser. He also served 22 years within the K-12 system as teacher, principal, and associate superintendent, with eight of those years as principal of Foothills Elementary School, just down the hill from Angwin. Roy frequently travels to conferences or schools around the country to speak or give workshops on how to implement the ideas in his 2005 book Soul Shapers: A Better Plan for Parents and Educators. His interests include the TLC4 Sabbath School class, which is devoted more to action than talking; developing and nurturing fellow Soul Shapers; writing; Goldwing trips; and golf; though that one's hanging by a thread!


Degrees

B.S., Pacific Union College

1977

M.A.T., Andrews University

1978

Ed.D., La Sierra University

1989