The Office of Faculty Development

Lecturer Mentoring Program

Meet Your Mentor

Tiffani Anderson

Portrait of Tiffani AndersonI am a lecturer in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and the Chair of Lecturer Council, and it is my honor to be serving as the inaugural Lecturer Mentor for the Office of Faculty Development. This position is a great opportunity for outreach to our lecturer faculty and is one step towards enabling lecturers to realize that our voices can make a difference in our experiences on campus. I look forward to meeting lecturers throughout the semester to help you navigate the many resources available to you!

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Meet Your Lecturer Council

The mission of the Lecturer Council is to represent and advocate for the many lecturers who contribute so significantly to teaching excellence and student success at Chico State.

We seek to create reliable channels of communication to ensure consistent access to positive support and opportunities that enhance professional success for lecturers within departments, colleges, and the university.

Moreover, we endeavor to serve in a supportive role to the Academic Senate while fostering a sense of connection and community.

View the Lecturer Council Executive Memorandum (19-017).

College of Behavioral & Social Sciences

Beth Shook
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Beth Shook has been a lecturer in the anthropology department since 2004. Beth enjoys teaching a variety of anthropology courses and mentoring graduate students in teaching. Additionally, she leads Chico State’s Affordable Learning Solutions (CAL$) program. While she is broadly trained in anthropology, her research has focused on utilizing DNA in forensic and anthropological contexts. She earned her Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of California, Davis. When not working, Beth enjoys doing outdoor activities with her family including camping, hiking, and kayaking.

College of Communication & Education

Aaron Draper
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Aaron Draper has worked as a professional commercial photographer for the past 20 years. He earned an MFA from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. In addition, he recently graduated from law school. He teaches photography and content creation in the Media Arts Design and Technology Department in the College of Communication and Education. He has a dog “Tiki” and a cat “Wednesday.”

College of Engineering, Computer Science & Construction Management

Jeff Underwood
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Jeff is a lecturer in CAGD Program with a background in video game design, video game production, and programming. Jeff is a graduate of California State University, Chico with a bachelor's degree in computer science. Upon graduating, Jeff co-founded a game studio, where he continues to function as Chief Technical Officer and Executive Producer and has published 7 games onto the Steam game platform. He maintains a wide variety of skills and a deep understanding of game studio pipelines, workflows, and a depth of knowledge of the gaming industry that he extends to his students.

College of Humanities & Fine Arts

Nancy Meyer
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Nancy is an artist/educator and has been teaching at CSU Chico since 1998. She teaches in the Art & Art History Department within the Humanities & Fine Arts College. The art courses that she teaches are in the studio and Art Education areas. Her artwork is primarily 2D multi-media and currently her emphasis is on large-scale painting. Nancy's work has been shown in many local and national exhibitions. Her education consists of a BFA from The Art Institute of Chicago, a Single-Subject Teaching Credential from CSU Chico, MA in Art Education from Boston University and a MFA from the Art Institute of Boston.

College of Natural Sciences

Tiffani Anderson
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Tiffani joined the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry as a lecturer faculty member, teaching a wide variety of chemistry classes. Over the past few years, she has served as the Chair of the Lecturers' Council as well as the lecturer representative for the FEDV Advisory Board. She is committed to advocating for lecturer causes and working with lecturers to reach their full potential in their careers. She is a Chico State Alumni, earning her B.S. in Chemistry, and graduated with her M.S. in Chemistry from Purdue University.

Meriam Library

Michael Bello
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Michael is the cataloging/ERM librarian for the Meriam Library. Michael and his wife moved to Chico in June 2019 from Santa Cruz, California. He worked as a library assistant at UC Santa Cruz for 17 years. Michael enjoyed the work and decided to pursue a career in librarianship, so he went back to school and received my MLIS from San Jose State in 2017.