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Meet Your Dean
Dr. Saúl Jiménez-Sandoval
Dr. Saúl Jiménez-Sandoval has a Ph.D. from UC, Irvine, and a Certificate in Critical Theory from Cornell University. Dr. Jiménez-Sandoval has chosen Fresno as his home, and he sees his role at Fresno State as part of a broader commitment to the region. His research is influenced by deconstructionist and post-colonial theories, as these afford a theoretical and metaphorical space in which to explore the being in process that is unconstrained by a stagnant ontology. He has published on authors from the Spanish Golden Age, Mexican literature, and Portuguese poetry. Dr. Jiménez-Sandoval has been instrumental in developing the MA program in Spanish, and has chaired MCLL for 6 years. His passion for student success is evident by the 26 MA theses he has directed.
Advising and Support Center
The College of Arts and Humanities Advising and Support Center (ASC) exists to help students successfully navigate through their college careers. ASC is equipped with professional advisors and counselors who are committed to providing appropriate information to help students achieve their academic, career and personal goals.
The Center is located in Room 156 of the Speech Arts Building.
Make an appointment through GradesFirst, call or e-mail.
Provost’s Award Recipients for 2019
Outstanding teaching, research and service are central to the mission of Fresno State. The dedication of our professorial faculty deserves special recognition. Recipients of the Provost's Awards provide our students with a stimulating environment that fosters learning and affirms the university as the intellectual and cultural leader of the San Joaquin Valley. The Provost's Awards honor those faculty members who set new standards of excellence and represent the heart of this great university.
Research, Scholarship and Creative Accomplishment
Steven Church (English) joined Fresno State’s faculty in 2006 and has become one of the nation’s most influential, innovative and acclaimed voices in literary nonfiction as well as a sought-after speaker. He published seven full-length books and dozens of essays in juried journals and anthologies. Church also served as editor in chief for The Normal School, a literary magazine published at Fresno State. His work attracts national and international praise and his essays and books are reprinted and translated widely.
Promising New Faculty
Melanie Hernandez (English) became a member of the faculty at Fresno State in 2015. She designed and taught two new courses that are now part of the English undergraduate program: African American and Chicanx Literatures. She is also skilled in online education, having redesigned and taught a general education course and helping to redesign a new, online bachelor of arts completion program. Her study of race theories allows her to help students engage, learn and critically analyze literature. Hernandez has received four research fellowships while on campus, served on various committees, mentored graduate students and helped create and run a writing contest for youth.
Promising New Faculty
Faith Sidlow (media, communications and journalism) came to Fresno State in 2015 with more than 25 years of experience as an award-winning reporter, producer and news anchor. She has submitted and received more than $135,000 in grants to help students present and attend conferences and workshops and to buy broadcast equipment. Sidlow spearheaded The Global News Relay, a live, four-and-a-half hour newscast produced and aired by students that brings together educators, professionals and students from across the world. It started with a dozen universities and now includes more than 25 and is growing. Under her guidance, many students have won journalism awards, fellowships and other honors.
Programs in the College of Arts and Humanities
Programs in the College of Arts and Humanities provide you with the base of humanistic studies and creative expression essential to the understanding of contemporary civilization. Reflect critically on questions of belief, values, and the nature of human existence. Expand your imagination and creativity. Develop an appreciation and understanding of the great works of human imagination.