Our faculty—expert teachers and scholars

High-caliber faculty are intrinsic to the Chico Experience.

Troy Jollimore, a professor of philosophy and a critically acclaimed poet, is just one example of the high-caliber faculty who are intrinsic to the Chico Experience.

Jollimore, winner of the 2007 National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry, received a prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship for 2013. The fellowship will support the completion of his third book of poems and other projects.

In small classes with a hands-on approach to learning, Chico State students get the opportunity to work closely with renowned faculty like Jollimore who are at the top of their fields.

Other recent faculty achievements include:

Social work professor Jean Schuldberg was appointed to the California Commission on Aging by Governor Brown. The commission meets four times a year to review state and federal legislation and regulations.

History professor Laird Easton’s 2011 book, Journey to the Abyss, was named to the Guardian’s list of the best books of 2013. This translation of the classic diaries of the German Count Harry Kessler made a similar list by the Atlantic in 2011.

Agriculture professor Richard Rosecrance, an expert on fruit production, received his second Fulbright Scholar Award in 2013 to teach courses, conduct research, and give workshops to local growers in Adana, Turkey. Kinesiology professor Kevin Patton received a 2013 Fulbright Specialists Award to research teacher professional learning and the role of teacher educators and communities of practice at the University of Limerick in Ireland.

Read more about CSU, Chico’s outstanding faculty in Chico Statements magazine.

Jean Schuldberg influences legislation as a member of California’s Commission on Aging—and brings her experience back to the classroom as a social work professor.
Jean Schuldberg influences legislation as a member of California’s Commission on Aging—and brings her experience back to the classroom as a social work professor.