News, Media and Stories | Faculty Accomplishments

MFA faculty poet Shara McCallum nominated for 2022 Hurston/Wright Legacy Award
Mari Fujimoto OD ’19, who is a professor at Pacific, earned a leadership certificate at the Oregon Optometric Physicians Association's annual meeting in July.
Dr. Tzurei Chen
Dr. Chen, third-year physical therapy student Madelyn Foulk '23, and Sara Tomlinson PT '22 and Sydney Neumann PT '22 presented a poster at the 9th World Congress of Biomechanics in Taipei, Taiwan.
Nancy Christoph
Christoph teaches Spanish, dual languages and international studies at Pacific University.
Dr. Chen 7 Kylee Seto '23
Faculty and a student from the School of Physical Therapy and Athletic Training presented research at the 17th International Symposium of 3-D Analysis of Human Movement (3D-AHM) in Tokyo, Japan. 
Ami Halvorson
Multiple Pacific alumni, professors and students were honored in July by the Oregon Optometric Physicians Association.
Amanda Stead
Communications Science and Disorders Professor Amanda Stead will be honored by the American Speech Language Hearing Association for her special contributions in higher education.
Lagrange points model
Following a grant from the Oregon National Space Grant Consortium, physics alumnus Huy Nguyen '21, along with Physics Professor Todd Duncan built a three-dimensional model showing the optimal orbit for spacecraft to "park" between the earth and moon. The model will be exhibited at the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum in McMinnville.
Sports Marketing Entrepreneur Dr. Marc Williams
Marc Williams, a sports marketing pioneer and former senior executive for three of the largest sports brands in the world — Champs Sports, Reebok, and Footaction — has joined Pacific University’s College of Business as director of the newly created Center for Entrepreneurship, Sports and Entertainment.
Marketa Marvanova
Dr. Marvanova previously served as dean and professor of the Skaggs School of Pharmacy at the University of Montana. Between July 2020 and September 2021, she also served as acting dean of the College of Health, overseeing five other accredited health profession schools.

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