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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

Dr. Carol Fry Bohlin
- Department Chair
- Program Coordinator, M.A. in Education, Curriculum and Instruction Option
- Director, Mathematics and Science Teacher Initiative

Martha Lomeli
Administrative Analyst Specialist

Meet Our Faculty

Full-Time Faculty

Dr. Earl Aguilera

Earl Aguilera
Assistant Professor

Dr. Jacques Benninga

Jacques S. Benninga
Professor Emeritus


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

Dr. Patricia Lopez

Patricia D. López
Assistant Professor

Dr. Rohit Mehta

Rohit Mehta
Assistant Professor

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Felipe Mercado
Full-Time Lecturer and Coordinator, Office of Clinical Practice


Joe Parks

Dr. Trang Phan

Trang Phan
Assistant Professor

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Susan Schlievert
Full-Time Lecturer

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

Part-Time Faculty

Part-Time Faculty List
Name Title Email
Debra Ann Antrim Lecturer 
Benjamin Ismael Avila Lecturer 
Kati Begen Lecturer 
Roger Wayne Bergman Lecturer 
Kathy Blumer Lecturer 
Stephen C. Bock Lecturer 
Stella Bohn Lecturer 
Laura Bolton Lecturer 
Deborah N. Brown Lecturer 
Teresa Calderon Lecturer 
Carlos Castillo Lecturer 
David Michael Childers Lecturer 
Eric Crantz Lecturer 
Michael Darling Lecturer 
Kay M. Davies Lecturer 
Denise Dedini Lecturer 
Lesley Gates Lecturer 
Corey Preston Greenlaw Lecturer 
Armando Gomez Lecturer 
Christina Haugh Lecturer 
Nancy Her Lecturer 
Nadia Hoover Lecturer 
Ashley Howell Lecturer 
Belen Salcido Hoyt Lecturer 
Amber Leann Jacobo Lecturer 
John Harvey Jarvis Lecturer 
Deborah Kelly Lecturer 
Judith Lynn Kenney Lecturer 
Taryn Krazan Lecturer 
Juan A. Lopez Lecturer 
John L. Maurer Lecturer 
Sommer Leigh Moss Lecturer 
Tina Attashian Nakashian Lecturer 
Les Nunes Lecturer 
Jeran Ott Lecturer 
Henry D. Placenti Lecturer 
Joseph Stephen Price Lecturer 
Aileen Rizo Lecturer 
Judy A. Roberts Lecturer 
Carmen Rodriguez Lecturer 
Samuel Rodriguez Lecturer 
Deborah Lynn Rogers Lecturer 
Robert Rutherford Lecturer 
Helen Doris Scheidt Lecturer 
Sandra D. Seals Lecturer 
Pamela J. Sells Lecturer 
Yolanda Shahbazian Lecturer 
Sina Shamp Lecturer 
Eugene Sumio Shimizu Lecturer 
Patiane Shimizu Lecturer 
Juan J. Silva Lecturer 
Tracy Smith Lecturer 
Susan Elaine Smits Lecturer 
Carol Surabian Lecturer 
Sam Oliver Taylor Jr. Lecturer 
Cynthia Lee Torrance Lecturer 
Ricci L. Ulrich Lecturer 
Susan Anne Van Doren Lecturer 
Bernadette D. Vazquez Lecturer 
Gladys Villanueva Lecturer 
Debra Ann Walker Lecturer 
Jennifer Weibert Lecturer 
Melanie R. Wenrick Lecturer 
Dennis Robert Wiechmann Lecturer 
Kristie Wiens Lecturer 
Martha A. Zinn Lecturer 
Yvonne Helen Zysling Lecturer