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Humanities Faculty

Gregory Bigot
Adjunct Associate Professor
Bio:
B.A.,  San Francisco State University, CA – History
M.A., San Francisco State University, CA – Philosophy and
         Critical Thinking

Greg has been teaching Philosophy for the past twenty years at community colleges and universities across the United States.  For the past seventeen years, Greg has worked at Northern Kentucky University as Lecturer and Assistant Coordinator of Philosophy. 

Discipline:  Philosophy
Email: gbigot@deltacollege.edu
Courses taught: 
     Philosophy 06, Introduction to Philosophy
     Philosophy 30, Introductory Logic
Course material:  Docushare

Ulrike Christofori
Professor
Bio:
   B.A., Universität Tübingen, Germany
   M.A., University of California, Davis
   M.A., University of Oregon
   Study Abroad Program,
                          Università degli Studi ‘La Sapienza’ in Rome, Italy

Ulrike Christofori has an M.A. in Linguistics from UC Davis, an M.A. in German Literature from UC Davis, and an M.A. in Romance Languages & Literatures from the University of Oregon. She also holds a B.A. in General Linguistics, Comparative Linguistics and Italian from the Universität Tübingen, Germany, and did a year-long study abroad program in Philosophy of Language at the Università degli Studi ‘La Sapienza’ in Rome, Italy.

Born and raised in the Black Forest region in South-Western Germany, Ulrike first attended Law School but ditched that major in a heartbeat after she wandered into a linguistics lecture. Instantly hooked on linguistics, she has never looked back.

Ulrike is fascinated by every aspect of human language, and loves the interdisciplinary nature of the field of linguistics. Her main interests include neurolinguistics (the study of where and how the brain processes language), sociolinguistics (the impact of language on social status and interactions), bilingualism & multilingualism, and child language acquisition.

Recently, Ulrike started focusing on the issues surrounding Endangered Languages and Language Loss: There are approximately 7,000 languages in the world today, but one of them dies out about every other week. The world is experiencing a rampant loss of knowledge, as the chain of cultural transmission between generations is broken.

Ulrike’s latest passions are exploring the beauty, complexity, and diversity of the many Native Languages of the Americas, and cultural & linguistic anthropology as they relate to attitudes, identities, and ideologies about language and revitalization efforts.

Ulrike lives in Davis with her family. She enjoys being in direct, personal contact with students. She looks forward to meeting and working with all of you! Ulrike loves to share what she knows about “all-things-language”, and wants to see students enjoy the material and grow and succeed.   

Discipline: Foreign Language, Humanities, English as a Second Language
Office Phone:(209) 954-5734
Office Location: Holt 409
email: uchristofori@deltacollege.edu
Webpage
Courses taught:
   Humanities 4, Introduction to Linguistics
   Anthropology 4, Introduction to Linguistics
Course material: Docushare

Dr. William FerraioloPicture of Dr. William Ferraiolo
Professor
Bio:
   B.A., Rutgers, State University of New Jersey
   M.A., University of Oklahoma
   Ph.D., University of Oklahoma

William Ferraiolo attended Penn State University for one year, attained a B.A. in philosophy from Rutgers: The State University of New Jersey, and received both an M.A. and Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Oklahoma. Since 1997, he has been teaching philosophy at San Joaquin Delta College in Stockton, California.  Most of his publications are available here:  http://deltacollege.academia.edu/WilliamFerraiolo

Discipline: Philosophy
Office Phone: (209) 954- 5129
Office Location: Budd 329
email: bferraiolo@deltacollege.edu
Webpage
Courses taught:
  Philosophy 6, Introduction to Philosophy
  Philosophy 30, Introductory Logic
  Philosophy 40, Ethics 
Course material: Docushare

Rex Hamilton
Adjunct Associate Professor
Bio:
B.A., Cascade College, Portland, Oregon
M.Div., Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton, New Jersey
Th.M., Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, California
PhD., University of Aberdeen, Scotland

Discipline: Religion
email: rhamilton@deltacollege.edu
Webpage
Courses taught:
   Religion 14A, Great Religions of the Eastern World
   Religion 14B, Great Religions of the Western World
Course material: Docushare

Picture of Fred JantzFred Jantz
Adjunct Associate Professor
Bio:
   B.A., Biola University, La Mirada, CA, History
   M.Div., Sioux Falls Seminary, Sioux Falls, South Dakota,
         Old Testament and New Testament
   M.A., University of the Pacific, Stockton, California,
         Social Ethics
   Graduate work: Portland State University

Though German born, Fred has transistioned into an American citizen. A life long learner, he especially enjoys inquiring minds. All people have great value!! He has been teaching at Delta since 2004.

Discipline: Philosophy and Religion
email: fjantz@deltacollege.edu
Webpage
Courses taught:
     Religion 14B, Great Religions of the Western World
     Philosophy 06, Introduction to Philosophy
Course material: Docushare Philosophy - Religion

Carol McCandless
Adjunct Associate Professor
Bio:

Discipline: Anthropology, Foreign Language, Humanities and Religious Studies
email: cmccandless@deltacollege.edu
Webpage
Courses taught:
     Religion 14B, Great Religions of the Western World
Course material: Docushare

Nathan Milnik
Adjunct Associate Professor
Bio:
   B.A., California State University, Northridge, California
   M.A., California State University, Los Angeles, California

In 2006 Nate earned his bachelor's degree from California State University Northridge in Philosophy.  He went on to California State University Los Angeles and earned his master's degree in Philosophy with an emphsis on Metaphysics, Logic and Ancient Philosophy in 2009. Currently, he is teaching at Columbia College in Sonora, California while also teaching here at San Joaquin Delta College.

Discipline: Philosophy
Office Location: Budd 318
email: nmilnik@deltacollege.edu
Webpage
Course taught:
     Philosophy 06, Introduction to Philosophy
     Philosophy 40, Ethics
Course material: Docushare

Picture of Len OlsonLeonard Olson
Adjunct Associate Professor
Bio:

Len is a recipient of Delta's "Favorite Teacher" award in 2011.

Discipline: Humanities, Philosophy and Religion
email: lolson@deltacollege.edu
Courses taught:
     Philosophy 30, Introduction to Logic
Course material: Docushare

Dr. Kaliopi Pappas
Adjunct Associate Professor
Bio:
   B.A. in Political Science, University of California at Berkeley, 1997.
          Minor in Classical Civilization. Phi Beta Kappa, '96.
   Juris Doctor, University of California at Berkeley, 2000.

Kali Pappas has been teaching various courses at Delta College since 2005, including American Government, U.S. History, and Western Civilization.  She loves Greco-Roman antiquity. She likes modernity, too - especially mid 20th century American culture. Her favorite things ever include
Disneyland (the early years through the golden age of imagineering), 1940s-1960s fashion, and the 1964-65 New York World's Fair.

She is best known as the mastermind behind the world-famous Emma Adaptations Pages, a website dedicated to Jane Austen's classic novel and its various film, television, and radio adaptations.

Discipline: History, Humanities and Political Science
email: kpappas@deltacollege.edu
Webpage:
Courses taught:
   Humanities 3, Autobiography of Civilization
Course material: Docushare

Dr. Ramon SewnathPicture of Dr. Ramon Sewnath
Professor
Bio:
   B.A., Catholic University of Nijmegen, Netherlands
   M.A., Catholic University of Nijmegen, Netherlands
   Ph.D., University of Hawaii at Manoa

Discipline: Philosophy and Religious Studies
Office Phone: (209) 954-5321
Office Location: Budd 328
email: rsewnath@deltacollege.edu
Webpage
Courses taught:
  Philosophy 30, Introductory Logic
  Philosophy 45, Philosophy of Religion
  Religion 14A, Great Religions of the Eastern World
Course material: Docushare Philosophy - Religion

Neil Alex WalkerN. Alex Walker
Adjunct Associate Professor
Bio:   
   A.A., San Joaquin Delta College, Stockton, California
   B.A., University of California at Berkeley
   M.A., University of California, Santa Barbara
   C.Phil., University of California, Santa Barbara
   Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara

Alex has taught linguistics at both UC Santa Barbara and SJDC, and he his currently writing a dissertation on the grammar of the highly endangered Southern Pomo language, a native language of California. Alex has been active in the academic community’s efforts to raise awareness about the plight of the world’s endangered languages. In addition to teaching at SJDC, he is currently the Language Project Coordinator for the Dry Creek Rancheria Band of Pomo Indians in Santa Rosa, CA, in which position he works to revive the tribe’s dying ancestral language. He has also served as a linguistic mentor to heritage speakers of Pomoan languages at Breath of Life conferences in Washington, D.C. and Berkeley. In addition to his work on the indigenous languages of North America, Alex has studied the languages and history of Southeast Asia; he was a fellow in the 2005 Advanced Study of Khmer program held in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. His other scholarly interests include the past and present writing systems of the world, especially those of Southeast Asia and the Americas.

Discipline: Humanities and Linquistics
email nawalker@deltacollege.edu
Webpage
Courses taught:  
   Humanities 4, Introduction to Linguistics
   Anthropology 4, Introduction to Linguistics     
Course material: Docushare

Dr. James Zeller
Adjunct Associate Professor
Bio:  
   B.A., Wartburg College, Waverly, Iowa
   M.A., Stanford University, Stanford, CA
   PhD., University of California

Discipline: Anthropology, Foreign Language, Humanities and Religious Studies
email: jzeller@deltacollege.edu
Webpage
Courses taught:
Religion 14A Great Religions of the Eastern World
Religion 14B Great Religions of the Western World
Course material: Docushare

 

 

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