The Office of Faculty Development

FDEV Faculty Fellows

FDEV Faculty Fellows

Jamie Gunderson
Technology & UDL Fellow

Dr. Jamie Linn Gunderson is an assistant professor at California State University, Chico, and the Lead Faculty Fellow for Faculty Development. She teaches courses in Classroom Management, as well as Instructional and Assistive Technology for the School of Education, and is also the coordinator of the Computation Literacy Across Secondary Subjects (CLASS) program. Dr. Gunderson’s research interests include Universal Design for Learning in Higher Education and she is excited to share her knowledge and experience with her fellow Wildcat colleagues.

Jamie Gunderson, Technology & UDL Fellow

Samara Anarbaeva
Equity Fellow

Dr. Samara Anarbaeva is an Associate Professor in the Department of Journalism and Public Relations. Dr. Anarbaeva has taught a wide variety of classes in advertising, communication, journalism, marketing, and public relations at different institutions across the U.S. Dr. Anarbaeva’s research interests include antiracist pedagogy and gender, ethnicity, and race representation on social media. Dr. Anarbaeva is an advocate for antiracism and equity.   

Samara Anarbaeva, Equity Fellow

Paul Bailey
Equity Fellow

Paul Bailey is a lecturer in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics and his primary academic focus is equity and inclusion. This interest started on a micro level in the classrooms and has expanded to research and teacher preparation to support equitable learning environments from Kindergarten through post-secondary education. Paul has been working in public education for two decades, starting with teaching mathematics and science in middle and high schools. Paul’s primary areas of praxis and scholarship are language acquisition and development, equitable pedagogies in content classrooms, and narrowing opportunity gaps in education.

Paul Bailey, Equity Fellow

Lesa Johnson
Equity Fellow

Dr. Johnson is an assistant professor in the Chico State Sociology Department. She teaches Self and Society, The Sociology of Racial Inequality, the Sociology of Work and Occupations, the Sociology of African Americans, and Classical Sociological Theory. Her research and teaching focus on The Social Psychology of Inequality – that is, ways that intersectional identities affect attempts at achieving social change, mobility, and well-being, particularly when marginalized groups try to obtain social support from out-group members or more privileged in-group members.  She recently conducted participatory action research utilizing the historical Black Freedom School model to investigate social support issues that affect Black student retention at Chico State. 

Lesa Johnson, Equity Fellow