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Kremen School of Education and Human Development

Department of Curriculum and Instruction

Faculty in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction (C&I) are committed to educational equity, excellence, and empowerment through their research, service, and instruction. The department is proud to provide coursework and clinical experiences for over 500 prospective PreK-12 teachers every year. All teaching credential programs are designed to prepare teachers to be reflective thinkers, problem solvers, and decision makers who are equipped to meet the challenges and opportunities of teaching in a rapidly evolving world characterized by technological advances and rich sociocultural and linguistic diversity.

During 2021-22, faculty will provide courses for 34 cohorts of Multiple Subject, Single Subject, and Education Specialist credential candidates! We currently have educationally powerful Multiple Subject teacher residency programs in Clovis, Fresno, Madera, and Sanger Unified school districts; and an exciting new Rural Residency program with Firebaugh–Las Deltas, Golden Plains, Kerman, and Mendota Unified school districts launches in Fall 2021.

In addition to offering teacher preparation coursework, the Department of Curriculum and Instruction provides research courses for a dozen graduate programs across four departments in the Kremen School. Research faculty offer a Certificate of Advanced Study in Research Methods (CASRM), and many department faculty also teach courses in the Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership at Fresno State (DPELFS). The department also offers the Certificate of Advanced Study in Educational Technology (CASET). Courses in this program are often taken as electives by students in the department’s two master’s programs which serve over 100 students a year: (a) the fully online Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program and (b) the Master of Arts in Education–Curriculum and Instruction option (M.A.Ed.-C&I) program, a highly flexible master’s program that can be tailored to students’ areas of professional interest.

You’re invited to visit the faculty webpages to learn more about the Curriculum and Instruction Department faculty and their professional interests. For more information about the department, please contact the Department Chair via phone or email.

Contact Us

Curriculum and Instruction faculty zoom group photo

Visit Us: Education Building ED 250

Mailing Address: 5005 N. Maple Ave. M/S ED2 Fresno, CA 93740-8025

Carol Fry Bohlin
- Department Chair
- Program Coordinator, M.A. in Education, Curriculum and Instruction Option
- Director, Mathematics and Science Teacher Initiative
559.278.0237 
carolb@csufresno.edu 

Martha Lomeli
Administrative Analyst Specialist
559.278.0252
marthal@csufresno.edu 

Meet Our Faculty

For a list of all faculty members, click here.

Dr. Earl Aguilera

Earl Aguilera
Assistant Professor

Dr. Jacques Benninga

Jacques S. Benninga
Professor Emeritus

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Kathryn (Kat) Biacindo
Associate Professor

Dr. Carol Fry Bohlin

Carol Fry Bohlin
Professor • Department Chair • Program Coordinator, M.A. in Education, Curriculum and Instruction Option

Dr. Roy Bohlin

Roy Bohlin
Professor Emeritus • Program Coordinator, Certificate of Advanced Study in Educational Technology

Dr. Lynette Guzman

Lynette Guzmán
Assistant Professor

Dr. Jose Lomeli

Jose Lomeli
Professor

Dr. Patricia Lopez

Patricia D. López
Assistant Professor

Dr. Rohit Mehta

Rohit Mehta
Assistant Professor

Felipe Mercado

Felipe Mercado
Lecturer • Coordinator, Office of Clinical Practice

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Joe Parks
Professor

Dr. Trang Phan

Trang Phan
Assistant Professor

Dr. Susan Tracz

Susan Tracz
Professor Emerita • Program Coordinator, Certificate of Advanced Study in Research Methods

Dr. Christian Wandeler

Christian Wandeler
Associate Professor

Dr. Mariya Yukhymenko

Mariya (Masha) Yukhymenko
Associate Professor