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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. 

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. Selena Van Horn
Department Chair

Mychue Vang
Administrative Support Coordinator II

Meet Our Faculty

Full-Time Faculty

Kim Cole Headshot

Kim Cole
Full-Time Lecturer 



Dr. Patrick De Walt

Patrick De Walt
Associate Professor

Dr. Patricia Lane

Patricia Lane
South Valley Integrated Teacher Education Program (ITEP) Coordinator,
Assistant Professor

Dr. Swati Mehta

Swati Mehta 
Assistant Professor

Dr. Myung Shin

Myunghwan Shin
Associate Professor

Dr. Becky Smith

Becky L. Noël Smith
Assistant Professor

Dr. Selena Van Horn

Selena Van Horn
Department Chair,
Associate Professor


Part-Time Faculty

Name Title Email
Rebecca Foster Lecturer 
Dr. Janeen Goree Lecturer
Alexander Harbour Lecturer
Dr. Jane Lee Lecturer
Aide Navarro Lecturer
Marie Provencio Lecturer 
Judy A. Roberts Lecturer