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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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Charles

Charles "Chip" Dillon, CFI, MEI, CFII

Assistant Director Aviation Dept., Assistant Airport Manager

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Charles "Chip" Dillon, CFI, MEI, CFII

Assistant Director Aviation Dept., Assistant Airport Manager


Degrees

2008
B.S. Aviation, Pacific Union College

John Duncan

John Duncan, Ph.D.

Professor of Biology

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John Duncan, Ph.D.

Professor of Biology

John C. Duncan, Ph.D., professor, specializes in anatomy, human development and anatomy, and cell biology. He has been a PUC faculty member since 2000, and before that taught biology at the University of Delaware. He is interested in gene regulation during development, reef aquariums, and science fiction.


Degrees

B.S., Andrews University
1991
Ph.D., Loma Linda University
1998

Abram Fisher

Abram Fisher, J.D.

Associate Professor of Business Administration

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Abram Fisher, J.D.

Associate Professor of Business Administration


Degrees

B.S., Pacific Union College
2007
J.D., University of Maryland
2011

Allison Fox

Allison Fox, M.S.L.I.S.

Assistant Librarian

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Allison Fox, M.S.L.I.S.

Assistant Librarian


Degrees

B.A., Pacific Union College
2001
M.A., San Diego State University
2004
M.S.L.I.S., Simmons College
2006

Victor Gaines

Victor Gaines, D.B.A

Associate Professor of Business Administration

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Victor Gaines, D.B.A

Associate Professor of Business Administration

In Oct 2005, Professor Gaines retired from the U.S. Marine Corps after over 22 years for service. 12 years as a helicopter crewchief with the remaining 10 years as an auditor with the Marines Corps Nonappropriate Fund Auditing Service. Professor Gaines then worked as the Senior Auditor at the Ruddick Corporation in Matthews, NC from to 2005 thru 2007. In 2007 Professor Gaines became the Technical Director of Standards and Guidance at The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) in Altamonte Springs, FL. In 2009, Professor Gaines received a call to become the Business Manager of Forest Lake Education Center in Longwood Florida where he served for 2 years. In 2011, Professor Gaines was asked to be the Business Manager of Central Valley Christian Academy in Ceres, CA until receiving the call to join PUC’s business department in 2015. Professor Gaines holds following credentials: Certified Internal Auditor, Certified Fraud Examiner and Certified Government Auditing Professional. His hobbies include camping, hiking and ham radio. Professor Gaines is married and has two children.


Degrees

B.S., Park College
1997
M.B.A., Webster University
1999
D.B.A., Grand Canyon University
2017

Smirna Garcia

Smirna Garcia, M.A.

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Smirna Garcia

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Smirna Garcia, M.A.


Linda Gill

Linda Gill, Ph.D.

Professor of English

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Linda Gill, Ph.D.

Professor of English

Linda Gill specializes in Victorian England, development of the novel, literary theory and dramatic performance. Gill has written articles for Dickens World, The Journal of Popular culture and Victorian Institute. She has also presented papers on Victorian authors such as Bronte, Dickens and Kipling, in addition to papers on the Harry Potter novels at Popular Culture conferences. She is particularly interested in investigating identity construction, meaning making and power in narratives. In addition to teaching courses in Romantic and Victorian literature, Gill teaches courses in Acting and performs regularly in DAS productions.


Degrees

B.A., Andrews University
1984
M.A., La Sierra University
1986
Ph.D., University of California, Riverside
1992

Tara Hargrove

Tara Hargrove, M.A.

Associate Professor of Communication

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Tara Hargrove, M.A.

Associate Professor of Communication


Degrees

M.A. in Communication Studies, Colorado State University
2009

Raulton Haye

Raulton Haye, M.Sc.

Assistant Professor of Physics and Engineering

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Raulton Haye, M.Sc.

Assistant Professor of Physics and Engineering


Degrees

B.S. Howard University
2000
M.S., University of Rhode Island
2004

Floyd Hayes

Floyd Hayes, Ph.D.

Professor of Biology

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Floyd Hayes, Ph.D.

Professor of Biology

Floyd E. Hayes, Ph.D., professor, is a zoologist specializing in the ecology, behavior and biogeography of birds. While an undergraduate student, Dr. Hayes took off a year to teach in an elementary school on the island of Kosrae in Micronesia. He worked for three years as a vertebrate biologist for the US Peace Corps, based in the National Museum of Natural History of Paraguay. He also taught biology for nine years at Caribbean Union College (now University of the Southern Caribbean) and the University of the West Indies in Trinidad and Tobago, and spent a year working as a wildlife biologist for the Division of Fish and Wildlife in St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands. Dr. Hayes has been editor in chief of Journal of Caribbean Ornithology since 2005. He enjoys birding, rock climbing and snorkeling.


Degrees

B.S., Loma Linda University
1985
M.S., University of Michigan
1986
Ph.D., Loma Linda University
1993

Pauline Headley

Pauline Headley, M.S.N., R.N.

Assistant Professor of Nursing

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Pauline Headley, M.S.N., R.N.

Assistant Professor of Nursing


Degrees

B.S.N., North Caribbean University
1990
M.S.N., Kaplan University
1990

Pablo Hilario

Pablo Hilario, Ph.D.

Professor of Chemistry

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Pablo Hilario, Ph.D.

Professor of Chemistry

Pablo C. Hilario, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, began teaching at PUC in 2011 after spending three years as a lecturer at the University of Connecticut. He is a biochemist by training and spent about two years as a postdoctoral research fellow at Harvard Medical School - Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Cancer Research. He currently teaches organic and general chemistry. He enjoys playing racquetball, listening to good music, photography, travelling and gardening.


Degrees

B.S., University of the Philippines
1996
M.S., University of Connecticut
2004
Ph.D., University of Connecticut
2005