About Us

About the People

SMEC Faculty:
  • Dr. Emily Walter, Director, Biology Department
  • Dr. Dermot Donnelly, Assistant Director, Chemistry Department
  • Dr. Frederick Nelson, Assistant Director, Liberal Studies Department
  • Dr. Myung Shin, Assistant Director, Kremen School of Education
  • Dr. Jenna Tague, Assistant Director, Mathematics Department
SMEC Faculty Associates:
  • Dr. David M. Andrews, Director (2000-2018; Retired)
  • Dr. Jaime Arvizu, Associate Director and Counselor (2000-2018)
  • Dr. Rajee Amarasinghe
  • Dr. Steve Blumenshine
  • Dr. Carol Fry Bohlin
  • Dr. Lance Burger
  • Dr. Jason Bush
  • Dr. Paul Crosbie
  • Dr. David Frank
  • Dr. Joseph Gandler
  • Dr. Jay Goto
  • Dr. Allam Hasson
  • Dr. Madhu Katti
  • Dr. Ruth Ann Kern
  • Dr. Stephen Lewis
  • Dr. James Marshall
  • Dr. Eric Person
  • Dr. Mamta Rawat
  • Dr. Mathieu Richaud
  • Dr. Larry Riley
  • Dr. Fred Schrieber
  • Dr. Anges Tuska
  • Dr. Alejandro Calderon-Urrea
  • Dr. Steven White
  • Ms. Kerry Workman
About SMEC: Past and Present

The Science and Mathematics Education is an ancillary unit of the California State University, Fresno established in July, 2000 for the purpose of promoting, enhancing, and improving the preparation of future science and mathematics teachers for Central Valley classrooms and to provide continued professional development for practicing teachers. In addition, SMEC provides an array of advising services for preservice and inservice teachers at the level of undergraduate studies, credential studies, and for inservice  teachers expanding their credential portfolios.

SMEC continues to be involved in a number of state and federally funded projects and serves as a primary incubator of grant proposal development with university and community college faculty as well as K-12 teachers.

SMEC Partner Organizations:
  • Tulare City School District
  • Fresno Unified School District
  • University High School
  • Reedley Community College
  • Fresno City College
  • Madera Unified School District
  • Sierra Unified School District
  • Central Unified School District
  • Visalia Unified School District
  • Sanger Unified School District
  • San Joaquin Valley Math Project
  • Central Valley Science Project
  • Jet Propulsion Laboratory, NASA
  • Office of the CSU Chancellor
  • The Nature Mapping Project
  • Preservice Teacher Project (US Dept of Energy)
  • Science Teacher and Research Project (STAR)
  • Selma Unified School District
  • Kings Canyon Unified School District
  • CSU Cal Poly SLO