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Kremen School of Education and Human Development

Department of Liberal Studies

The Department of Liberal Studies offers one of the largest majors at Fresno State, the Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies

Our Vision

Educators working for equity and social justice.

Our Commitments

  • Teaching for social justice
  • Culturally sustaining pedagogy
  • Universal design for learning

Our Mission

Provide relevant and rigorous subject matter preparation for elementary teaching that is committed to equity and social justice.

Contact Us

Visit Us: Education Building ED 350

Mailing Address: 5005 N. Maple Ave. M/S ED 701, Fresno, CA 93740-8025

Dr. Frederick Nelson
Department Chair

Dr. Selena Van Horn
Assistant Department Chair 

Mychue Vang
Administrative Support Coordinator 

Meet Our Faculty

Full-Time Faculty

Kim Cole Headshot

Kim Cole
Full-Time Lecturer

Dr. Patrick De Walt

Patrick De Walt
Assistant Professor

Dr. Fred Nelson

Frederick Peinado Nelson
Associate Professor

Dr. Myung Shin

Myung Shin
Assistant Professor

Dr. Becky Smith

Becky L. Noël Smith
Assistant Professor

Dr. Selena Van Horn

Selena Van Horn
Assistant Professor

Part-Time Faculty

Part-Time Faculty List
Name Title Email
Rebecca Foster Lecturer 
Dr. Janeen Goree Lecturer
Alexander Harbour Lecturer
Marie Provencio Lecturer