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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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Helene Linzau

Helene Linzau, M.S.N., R.N.

Assistant Professor of Nursing

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Helene Linzau, M.S.N., R.N.

Assistant Professor of Nursing

Helene Linzau teaches fundamentals of nursing. She continues to work occasionally at the St. Helena Hospital. She enjoys shopping for her nieces, quilting, taking pictures, and, if she has time, scrap-booking and traveling.


Degrees

A.S., Loma Linda University
1993
B.S. Loma Linda University
1996
A.S.N., Pacific Union College
1999
B.S.N. Pacific Union College
2000

William Logan

William Logan, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of History

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William Logan, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of History


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

Christy Mantz

Christy Mantz, B.S.W.

Instructor of Social Work, Service-Learning Coordinator

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Christy Mantz, B.S.W.

Instructor of Social Work, Service-Learning Coordinator

Christy Mantz completed the BSW program at Pacific Union College in 2007, and gained employment with Napa County, working as a Probation Officer for 9 years. A resident of Napa County for nearly 14 years, she has worked with a wide variety of non-profit and community based organizations, and continues to collaborate with local programs to manage PUC’s Service-Learning program. Always interested in work with youth and families, she has worked collaboratively with school officials, drug court programs, Child Welfare, foster families, substance abuse treatment centers, and a variety of residential treatment facilities across Northern and Central California.


Degrees

B.S.W., Pacific Union College
2007

Paul McGraw

Paul McGraw, Ph.D.

Professor of History

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Paul McGraw, Ph.D.

Professor of History

Paul McGraw, chair, associate professor, specializes in American religious history with a specific focus on Adventist history and the development of the designation "cult." His Ph.D. dissertation was titled "Born in Zion?: The Margins of Fundamentalism and the Definition of Seventh-day Adventism." He is currently working on a biography of LeRoy Froom for "Adventist Pioneer" biography series. He also is interested in pretty much anything involving hockey, and loves to travel.


Degrees

B.A., Columbia Union College
1983
M.Div., Andrews University Theological Seminary
1990
M.A., George Mason University
1996
Ph.D., George Washington University
2004

Tammy McGuire

Tammy McGuire, Ph.D.

Professor of Communication

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Tammy McGuire, Ph.D.

Professor of Communication

Tammy McGuire, Ph.D., professor, specializes in organizational communication. She taught English for 19 years at Sunnydale Academy (Missouri) and Upper Columbia Academy (Washington) and has written and presented extensively on communication topics, with several presentations to the 2007 National Communication Association Convention. She loves mountain climbing, rock climbing, backpacking, mountain biking and kayaking.


Degrees

B.A. in Language Arts Education, Union College
1984
M.A. in English, Eastern Washington University
1998
Ph.D. in Communication, University of Missouri - Columbia
2006

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Michael Milmine

Michael Milmine, M.A.

Assistant Professor of Psychology

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Michael Milmine, M.A.

Assistant Professor of Psychology

Originally from Ontario, Canada, Michael Milmine earned his master’s in educational psychology with an emphasis in research from Andrews University. He is currently writing his doctoral dissertation on student engagement and academic success. As a graduate student, Michael co-taught courses in psychology of learning and applied statistics. When not attending or teaching courses, he worked as a research and statistical analysis consultant, designing research studies as well as collecting and analyzing data. At PUC, Michael enjoys teaching courses in the areas of research, social psychology, physiological psychology, learning, and death & dying. His research interests include the impact of media use on everyday life, academic engagement, academic achievement, and false memories.

In his free time, Michael enjoys reading, hockey, racket sports, hiking, rollerblading, and traveling.


Degrees

B.A., Southern Adventist University
2013
M.A., Andrews University
2015

Helo O. Mohr

Helo O. Mohr, Ph.D. - Chair

Associate Professor of Social Work, Director of Social Work

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Helo O. Mohr, Ph.D. - Chair

Associate Professor of Social Work, Director of Social Work

A native of Estonia, Helo Oidjarv Mohr joined the PUC family most recently from Walla Walla University, where she spent seven years teaching in both the BSW and MSW programs. Previously, she was an instructor and a doctoral student at the James Addams College of Social Work at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Oidjarv brings with her a plethora of research and volunteer experience, and has given peer-reviewed presentations at several conventions, including the American Sociological Association, the Pacific Sociological Association, and the Council of Social Work Education. She received her B.A. in Sociology degree from her native Estonia (University of Tartu) in 1997, a Master’s in Social Work degree from Andrews University in 2000, and a Ph.D. degree in Social Work from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2009. At PUC, she is taking students to a Global Social Work Study Tour, and teaching a variety of classes, such as a social welfare course comparing European and U.S. social policies (Topics in Global Social Work), Social Work Practice with Communities and Organizations, Writing for Program Evaluation, and Gender Issues. Her research interests include veterinary social work and animal-assisted therapies, human rights and global issues in social work, and program management and administration. In her free time, Helo loves to travel, read, horseback ride, do crafts, and take care of her three pets.


Degrees

B.A., University of Tartu, Estonia
1996
M.S.W., Andrews University
2000
Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago
2009

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Lindsay Morton

Lindsay Morton, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of English

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Lindsay Morton, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of English


Howard Munson

Howard Munson, Ph.D. - Chair

Associate Professor of History

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Howard Munson, Ph.D. - Chair

Associate Professor of History


Degrees

B.A., Walla Walla College
1985
M.A., Portland State University
2006
Ph.D., Washington State University
2012

Angeline Namirembe

Angeline Namirembe, D.N.P., R.N.

Assistant Professor of Nursing

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Angeline Namirembe, D.N.P., R.N.

Assistant Professor of Nursing

Angeline started her teaching career at Shoreline Community College, followed by Tacoma Community College and the Northwest University in Washington State.  She has served as a clinical instructor, simulation and skills lab instructor and also taught pharmacology courses.

Prior to joining the teaching profession, Angeline served as a staff nurse at Fremont-Rideout Hospital in California and Swedish Medical Center in Washington State.  She has particular interest in cost-containment in healthcare systems and has offered numerous recommendations in effort to improve efficiency in acute-care settings.

Angeline’s passion is to provide her students with educational experiences beyond the classroom walls.  She travels regularly (during summer breaks) for health promotion and disease prevention campaigns back in Africa, then during subsequent quarters she shares the new insights gained or lessons learned with her students.   

Angeline is also passionate about evangelism and her heartfelt desire is to continue supporting the less advantaged growing churches in various parts of the globe.  She also enjoys art, gardening, fitness and vegan cooking.  Last but very importantly, she enjoys visiting her dear parents Mr. & Mrs. Ddumba, who always bring joy and enrichment to her life. 


Degrees

B.B.A., Bugema Adventist University
1999
A.A.S., Lake Michigan Community College
2004
M.S.N., Excelsior College
2010
D.N.P., University of Washington
2016

Keith Neergaard

Keith Neergaard, Ph.D.

Professor of Marketing

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Keith Neergaard, Ph.D.

Professor of Marketing

Keith Neergaard, professor, has taught at PUC since 1988. His teaching specialization is in marketing, economics, and management; and his research specialty is consumer behavior and services marketing publications. Dr. Neergaard has worked as a consultant, worked in the health care field and the defense industry, and taught at the college/university level. He enjoys tennis, golf, scuba diving, and traveling, and is a ski patroller at Heavenly, spending about 30 days a year there.


Degrees

B.B.A., Pacific Union College
1984
Ph.D., University of California, Irvine
1994