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2021-2022 Academic Catalog 
2021-2022 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Academic Affairs

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Academic Programs

The University offers a rich mix of 45 undergraduate majors, 44 minors, 14 master’s programs, six post-graduate credentials, and a doctorate in educational leadership. Programs are offered at the Turlock campus and the Stanislaus State Stockton Campus . Additionally, Office of Extended and International Education  represents Stanislaus State as a self-support division that offers a diverse range of undergraduate and graduate degrees, professional development courses and certificates and international education opportunities at both the Turlock campus and the Stockton Campus, as well as through hybrid and fully online modes of instruction. A list of undergraduate and graduate programs can be found on the Academic Programs  page.

Faculty - 2020-2021 Faculty Awards

Outstanding Community Service Award

Dr. Aletha Harven
Department of Psychology and Child Development

Dr. Harven possesses a deep passion for our community and has given selflessly, her time, energy and attention to fostering an appreciation for important social justice issues in the Turlock community. Among other things, she organized the training event, “Confronting Anti-Black Racism on College Campuses.” Not only was she able to reach our surrounding community members in this training, but international participants as well. Equally as admirable, are her services as a co-organizer for several important activities during Black History Month as well as a clothing drive for transgender and gender non-confirming students. 

Outstanding Professor

Dr. Anita Pedersen-Pennock
Department of Psychology and Child Development

Dr. Pedersen-Pennock’s ability to cultivate an empathetic and engaging classroom environment despite virtual teaching and learning challenges has been truly admirable. In particular, she has made it a point to incorporate undergraduate and graduate students in research activities as well as leading the McNair Scholars, participating in the Faculty Mentor Program and serving on several committees for graduate theses.

Outstanding Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity

Dr. Sarah Chan 
Department of Music

Dr. Chan has been awarded eleven grants and has been prolific in the performance of her music in concertos and professional recordings. In addition, she has conducted countless masterclasses, interviews, and presentations, as well as created numerous publications. Her impact goes far beyond personal accomplishment and serves as outreach for the university and enriches our entire community.

Dr. Gina Cook 
Department of Psychology and Child Development

Dr. Cook has amassed over $1.5 million in grants, contracts, consulting, and other funding sources. In addition, she has authored 19 refereed publications and 8 books or other publications. With numerous conference presentations as well, her work has significantly impacted not only our campus, but her field of study as well.

Dr. Xun (Peter) Xu 
Department of Management, Operations, and Marketing

Dr. Xu has created 43 refereed journal publications and four book chapters and editorial publications. He has also presented at countless conferences and given numerous professional presentations. With 10 papers under review and another 24 papers in progress, his work is prolific and meaningful on every level.

Outstanding Faculty Governance Award

Dr. Ann Strahm
Department of Sociology

Dr. Strahm has a distinguished record of active and engaged participation in faculty governance and has authored or co-authored several senate resolutions. The breadth and depth of her service to Stanislaus State is highlighted by her service as chair-elect of the University Educational Policies Committee (UEPC) and Vice President of the Stanislaus chapter of the California Faculty Association (CFA). In addition, her work on various COVID-19 planning committees has been especially vital during these very trying times.

Elizabeth Anne B. Papageorge Faculty Development Award

Dr. Sarah Bissonnette
Department of Biological Sciences

Dr. Bissonnette has cultivated an incredibly engaging and active learning environment for students in her courses. In addition, she provides extra support for students through supplemental instruction, learning assistants and direct mentorships. These experiences have been transformational for her students. Her work outside the classroom is equally as admirable and includes service as a co-PI for an NSF grant for collaboration and inclusion in the sciences.

Dr. Mary Roaf
Department of Anthropology, Geography and Ethnic Studies

Dr. Roaf is an accomplished scholar, highly impactful in the classroom, and incredibly dedicated to our students. Her teaching philosophy utilizes the development of critical analysis, informed by theory and practice, and a student-centered learning environment in a way that is absolutely phenomenal. In addition, she has dedicated time to the Faculty Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (FCETL) in leading workshops on dismantling white supremacy in faculty teaching.

Vasché Library

The mission of the University’s Vasché Library is to provide access to information resources and services that facilitate teaching, learning and research, and to provide an environment that encourages and enables those in our diverse community to expand their intellectual, cultural and artistic horizons. The collections of the University Library include more than 370,000 volumes, 841 print journal subscriptions, access to 141 electronic databases and a growing number of electronic journals, video recordings and compact discs. There are also more than 7,000 e-books from which to choose. Approximately 5,000 books are acquired each year. Since 1965, the library has been a partial depository of federal, state and local documents. Other special collections include the University archive, with documents on local and University history, the juvenile collection, which has more than 6,000 volumes of award-winning and notable titles in children’s literature, and the Francis Sargis Modern Assyrian Heritage Collection. Extensive remodeling of the Library Building began in 2019 and the building will be closed through summer 2021.