Aaron Greer teaches Sociology and Anthropology.
Faculty Experts Directory
Pacific University's outstanding faculty is comprised of professors who are prominent experts in their respective fields of study and research. News media members needing assistance in reaching an expert, or have a topic not listed, are encouraged to contact Joe Lang at firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-352-2902.
Professor Bove received his PhD from Boston University in 2007 and specializes in Victorian literature and culture, British Romanticism, critical theory, and film theory. He co-advises the English Club and Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society.
A professor in the English Department, Darlene Pagán teaches creative writing and contemporary literature. She is an Associate Editor in Poetry for Airlie Press, and her publications include poetry (Setting the Fires and Blue Ghosts) and essays. She's at work on a memoir, The Safest Place to Fall, as well as a novel.
As assistant professor of Medieval and Renaissance literature in the English department at Pacific University, Dr. Tavares serves as senior drama editor of Silk Road Review, as well as co-advises the English Club and Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society.
Ellen Margolis serves as chair of Theatre & Dance and director of Theatre. Her classes include all levels of acting, playwriting, directing, audition techniques, phonetics & dialects, among others. She holds an MFA in acting from the University of California at Davis and a PhD in theatre history from the University of California at Santa Barbara.
Heide Island teaches in the undergraduate psychology program at Pacific University and conducts a broad spectrum of research.
James B. Lane teaches in the School of Professional Psychology and supervises the Pacific Psychology & Comprehensive Health Clinics.
Jeff Seward is a former political reporter and documentarian who now teaches in Politics & Government.
Jim Moore teaches a variety of international classes at Pacific University, as well as courses in state and local politics, in which he is a noted expert.
Michael Burch-Pesses is director of bands at Pacific University. He teaches conducting, music education and MIDI technology. His enjoyed a distinguished career as a bandmaster in the U.S. Navy and is conductor of the Oregon Symphonic Band.
Dr. Meltzoff has extensive experience in multicultural education, diversity training, writing pedagogy and student-teacher supervision. A former middle school language arts teacher, she has a research interest in the development of classroom communities.
Phil Ruder is a two-time winner of the Trombley Award for Teaching Excellence at Pacific University, voted on by students.
Steve Smith is the Assistant Professor & Associate Dean for Student Academic Affairs.
Terry O'Day is a professor of art, sustainability and environmental studies.
Professor Thompson is associate faculty in the department of English at Pacific University, specializing in American literature. (On sabbatical fall semester 2018.)
Dr. Stephens' compositions have been featured at many regional and national festivals, and he frequently serves as an adjudicator and guest lecturer.
Todd Schultz is a professor of psychology who also blogs for Psychology Today magazine and writes psychological interpretations of artists.