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The Office of Faculty Development

FDEV Faculty Fellows

Jamie Gunderson

Jamie Gunderson, FDEV's Lead Faculty Fellow, in a field.

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.

Chris Crews

Chris Crews, one of FDEV's Faculty Fellows, in Humla, Nepal.
Chris Crews is a Lecturer in the Department of Comparative Religion and Humanities, where he teaches classes on religion, ecology, ethics, and the end of the world. He has a PhD in Politics from the New School for Social Research in New York City, and his work focused on social movements and land rights in the Anthropocene. He looks forward to supporting the important work Faculty Development is doing to empower educators and develop innovative pedagogical resources. 

Dustin Bakkie

Dustin Bakkie, one of FDEV's Faculty Fellows, at home teaching.

Dustin Bakkie is a lecturer in Kinesiology and a pursuer of pedagogical innovation in higher education. Dustin is sure to challenge and inspire faculty at CSU, Chico, focused on compassionate and intentional teaching with an ed-tech savvy background. Dustin also runs a higher-ed focused YouTube Channel – he is an expert at creating video and audio experiences for students.

Paul Bailey

Paul Bailey, one of FDEV's Faculty Fellows.

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.