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History Faculty

Dr. Joe Bisson  
Professor
Bio:
   B.A., University of California, Santa Barbara (1982)
   Teaching Credential, UC Davis (1984)
   M.S., University of California, Davis (1989)
   Ph.D., University of Calfornia, Davis (1994)

Joe has been a professor at Delta since 1997 and lives in Stockton. His teaching assignments include Western Civilization, United States history, and history through film. His research interests tend toward cultural history, especially where film and history intersect.  He has published articles in Film & History, The National Social Science Journal, and The Journal of Religion and Film, and has compiled a textbook of primary source documents titled American Passages. Outside of school, his interests include travel and music.

Discipline: History
Office Phone: (209) 954-5695
Office Location: Holt 303
email: jbisson@deltacollege.edu
Webpage
Courses taught:
    History 04A, History of Western Civilization, Origins to Reformation
    History 04B, History of Western Civilization, from Renaissance and Reformation to Present
    History 17B, History of the United States Reconstruction to Present
Course material: Docushare

Kayla Canelo
Associate Adjunct Professor
Bio:
   B.A., California State University, Stanislaus
   M.A., California State University, Stanislaus

Kayla graduated from California State University, Stanislaus, in 2010 with a Master's Degree in History.  Her master’s thesis explored the public crusade against Japanese Americans after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Teaching at the community college has intensified her interest in Political Science, and she will be pursuing a Ph.D. in the subject at UC Merced beginning in the fall of 2013.

Discipline: History
email: kcanelo@deltacollege.edu
Courses taught:
    History 17A, History of the United States Pre-colonial through Civil War and Reconstruction
    History 34, Asian Pacific American History
Course material: Docushare

Derek Cowell
Associate Adjunct Professor
Bio:
   B.A., St. Mary's College, Moraga, California
   M.A., California State University, Stanislaus

Derek grew up in nearby Ceres, then went to St.Mary's College in Moraga, CA. (Fall 1995-Spring 1999) where he double-majored in History and in Spanish.  He earned my Master's Degree here in nearby C.S.U. of Stanislaus after working for a few years (Summer 2004 finished), and he began teaching at nearby Columbia College in 2004, then at Modesto and Merced in 2007 and 2008.  He got to write the C.L.O.s/S.L.O.s for a new "Latinos in U.S. History" class in Merced, and he was able to fill in a one-year, interim teaching position at M.J.C. about 2008 when a professor went on Sabbatical. 
Discipline: History

email: dcowell@deltacollege.edu
Webpage
Courses taught:
    History 17A, History of the United States Pre-colonial through Civil War and Reconstruction
    History 17B, History of the United States Reconstruction to Present
    History 31, Mexican-American History
Course material: Docushare

Treavor Deane
Adjunct Associate Professor
Bio:

Discipline: History
Office Location: Budd 318
email: tdeane@deltacollege.edu
Webpage
Courses taught:
    History 17B, History of the United States Reconstruction to Present
Course material: Docushare

Hans Hauselmann I
Adjunct Associate Professor
Bio:
   B.A., University of California, San Diego
   M.A., California State University, Stanislaus

I have been teaching history courses at San Joaquin Delta College since 2014 and Modesto Junior College since 2013. I studied history and graduated from University of California, San Diego in La Jolla, California and then earned my Master's degree at Califonria State University, Stanislaus in Turlock in 2010. I have taught all sorts of courses including World civilization, American History and Mexican-American history. In my classes I am really big on "doing" history rather than just memorizing names and dates. To me, facilitating discussions and activities in the classroom is an essential part of the learning experience. Students not only learn the big ideas of history but practice the act of historical detection and analysis.

Outside of the classroom I am a senator on MJC's Academic Senate and participate in a faculty learning community, discussing pedagogical practices and new ways to make the classroom a fun, inviting and inclusive place to learn. Recently I have begun teaching a College Skills class at Modesto Junior College for first-year college students. In our course we introduce students to the college culture and where they as multicultural individuals fit into our diverse society. As part of this course I designed a gender diversity module and started an LGBTQ+ Ally program at Modesto Junior College. This program introduces students, faculty and staff to issues faced by LGBTQ+ students and how as a community we can learn to support and be advocates to members of this diverse community.

When I am not in the classroom and whenever I get a break (between semesters) I travel! Mostly for pleasure and partly to learn the history and culture of the places I visit. In 2015 we visited Peru and Iceland. While in Peru, we hiked in Machu Picchu and visited one of the oldest colonial capitals in South America: Lima. We learned a lot about the life of the indigenous Quechua speakers in the Andes and their once thriving empire and ate some cuy (guinea pig) and alpaca. In Iceland we enjoyed nature at its finest, soaked in natural hot springs, and tied the knot under a waterfall (Kverfufoss, if you want to look it up). We got a taste of the Viking lifestyle and enjoyed some authentic Icelandic cuisine: hangikjöt (roast lamb), skyr (Icelandic yogurt), plysa ein með öllu (Icelandic hotdogs), lundi (puffin) and hrossakjöt (horse). We also tried minke whale which tasted like beef with a salty after-taste as well as lots of different fresh fish, caught daily.

This past year in 2016 we took a couple trips to Mexico. We spent time in Cancun and Isla Holbox and explored Mayan archaeological sites and enjoyed Yucatan culture and cuisine. This past summer we spent time in Mexico City and explored Mexica ruins and metropolitan Mexico.

Discipline: History
Office Location: Budd 318
email: hhauselmann@deltacollege.edu
Webpage
Courses taught:
    History 2A, World History to 1600
    History 2B, World History since 1600
    History 17A, History of the United States Pre-colonial through Civil War and Reconstruction
    History 27, Women in History
    History 31 Mexican-American History
Course material: Docushare

Lynn Hawley
Professor
Bio:
   B.A., University of California, Santa Barbara
   M.A., Boston University

Lynn originally wanted to be a marine biologist but ended up majoring in history. She blames all the incredibly encouraging history professors she met at UC Santa Barbara, Boston University, and University of Michigan. All of these places gave her opportunities to learn and teach and Delta gave her the opportunity to teach a women's history class as a full-time job. She feels very fortunate that she gets to do this job every day since she is sincerely interested in this subject and she has met so many wonderful students while teaching here.

Discipline: History
Office Phone: (209) 954-5443
Office Location: Locke 112
email: lhawley@deltacollege.edu
Webpage
Courses taught:
    History 27, Women in History
Course material: Docushare

Marvin Jackson
Associate Adjunct Professor
Bio:

Marvin Jackson is a native of Stockton, CA. After graduating from Lincoln High School he briefly attended the University of Montana, later transferring and finishing both his Bachelors of History and Masters of History at Stanislaus State University. Upon completing his masters degree in 2008 he began teaching History 30A & B, history 17A & B as well as History 31 here at Delta College. In addition to teaching, Professor Jackson has contributed to the college as the Coordinator of the AFFIRM program as well as serving as a football coach here at Delta College. 

Discipline: History and Coaching
email: mjackson@deltacollege.edu
Webpage
Courses taught:
    History 17A, History of the United States Pre-Colonial through the Civil War and Reconstrution
    History 30A, African-American History to 1877
    History 30B, African-American History since 1877
Course material: Docushare

Dr. Ted Kallman
Associate Adjunct Professor
Bio:
   B.A., Oglethorpe University, Atlanta, GA
   M.A., Michigan State University
   Ph.D., Georgia State University

Ted has been a professor at Delta since 1994. His goal in teaching history is to get beyond merely memorizing names and dates. He particularly enjoys teaching internet classes because of the "Socratic" exchange and insightful comments by students in the threaded discussions. His research interests are in utopian socialism about which he is currently writing a book for Couper Press.

Discipline: History
email: tkallman@deltacollege.edu
Webpage
Courses taught:
    History 02A, World History Pre-Historic to 1600
    History 06C, History of the Middle East
Course material: Docushare

Sara Lee
Associate Adjunct Professor
Bio:

Discipline: History
email: slee@deltacollege.edu
Webpage
Courses taught:
    History 17B, History of the United States Reconstruction to Present Course material: Docushare

George Megenney
Associate Adjunct Professor
Bio:

  B.A., University of California, Santa Cruz
  M.A., University of California, Riverside

George graduated from John W. North High School in Riverside, California in 1990 with honors and was among one of three students who completed an International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB). He completed a Bachelor of Arts in history from the University of California at Santa Cruz in 1993 and a Masters degree in Modern European History from the University of California at Riverside in 1995. He has completed additional post graduate units at UC Riverside in history while attempting to complete a Ph.D. there, though unfortunately, he was unable to finish the program (although he completed all required coursework, written and oral Ph.D. exams). In 2005 he completed a course of study at National University in order to receive his California state teaching credential and successfully passed the California state teacher's examinations in history, English and Spanish.

Discipline: History
email: gmegenney@deltacollege.edu
Webpage
Courses taught:
    History 17A, History of the United States Pre-colonial through the Civil War and Reconstruction
    History 17B, History of the United States Reconstruction to Present
    History 27, Women in History
Course material: Docushare

Dr. Albert OrtizDescription: http://www.deltacollege.edu/div/socsci/images/ORTIZ_ALBERTNEW_002.jpg
Associate Adjunct Professor
Bio:
   B.A., University of the Pacific
   M.A., University of the Pacific
   Ph.D., University of Washington

Al has taught history and political science for Delta College since 1971. He has degrees in history and political science (1970, 1974) and a PhD from Washington State University (1988) in Latin American studies with a specialty in Mexican and Mexican American history.  He has been a member of the college and Stockton's Mexican American community since the late l960s.  He was elected Distinguished Faculty Member (2001) and to president of various faculty groups (Academic Senate and San Joaquin Delta Teachers Association).  He retired from full time teaching in December 2012 but continued to teach as an adjunct instructor until the end of summer session in July 2015. He now teaches as an on-line instructor after he developed a Mexican American history class (Hist 31) into an internet version and started offering it for the Spring, 2016 session.  He retired in San Marcos/North county San Diego with his two daughters and wife.  He hopes to stay in contact with family and friends in Stockton and has a son living and working in Sacramento.  He lived in Stockton since 1967, roughly fifty years and that was a full chapter in his life. 

Discipline: History and Political Science
Office Phone: (209) 954-5190
Office Location: Budd 406
email: aortiz@deltacollege.edu
Webpage
Courses taught:
   History 31, Mexican-American History
Course material: Docushare

Dr. Kaliopi Pappas
Associate Adjunct 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
    History 17B, History of the United States Reconstruction to Present
Course material: Docushare

Sarah Seekatz, PhD
Associate Adjunct Professor
Bio:
    B.A., University of California, Irvine
    M.A., University of California, Riverside
    Ph.D., University of California, Riverside

Sarah Seekatz received her Ph.D. from the University of California, Riverside with a focus on Public History and California History. While at UCR Seekatz taught U.S. and California history, which spurred a deep desire to work with history in the classroom. Her research on Southern California’s date industry and its orientalist fantasies has been supported by fellowships from the Autry National Center, The Huntington Library, and the UC California Studies Consortium. Seekatz has been featured on CNN, NPR, Al Jazeera America, KCET.org, and National Geographic’s blog The Salt. Previously, she directed the Mexican American Pioneer Project at the Coachella Valley History Museum. In addition to teaching she serves as a historical adviser for the public radio project: California Foodways. Her book, Images of America: Indio’s Date Festival, hit shelves in February 2016.

Discipline: History
Email: sseekatz@deltacollege.edu
Courses Taught:         
    History 17B, History of the United States Reconstruction to Present
    History 37, California History
Course material: Docushare

Dr. Rachel Standish
Professor
Bio:
   B.A., University of Oregon
   M.A., University of Orgeon
   Ph.D., University of Southern California

Dr. Rachel Standish grew up mostly in Portland, OR before it was cool.  She has a B.A. and M.A. in history from the University of Oregon and a Ph.D. in history from the University of Southern California.  She lives in Stockton with three cats and one husband.

Discipline: History
Office Phone: (209) 954-5325
Office Location: Cunn 126
email: rstandish@deltacollege.edu
Webpage
Courses taught:
    History 02A, World History Pre-Historic to 1600
    History 02B, World History 1600 to Present
    History 17A, History of the United States Pre-Colonial through the Civil War and Reconstrution
    History 17B, History of the United States Reconstruction to Present
Course material: Docushare

Dr. Wes Swanson
Professor
Bio:

Discipline: History
Office Phone: (209) 954-5163
Office Location: Budd 214
email: wswanson@deltacollege.edu
Webpage
Courses taught:
    History 17A, History of the United States Pre-Colonial through the Civil War and Reconstrution
    History 17B, History of the United States Reconstruction to Present
    History 37, California History
Course material: Docushare

Shannon Van Zant
Associate Adjunct Professor

Bio:
A.A., Columbia Community College
B.A., California State University, Stanislaus
M.A., California State University, Stanislaus

Shannon Van Zant is an Adjunct Professor of History at Columbia Community College (since September 2007), San Joaquin Delta College (since August 2015) and the Archivist for Calaveras County in San Andreas (since January 2004).  She has been a historical consultant and contributor to numerous history publications including:  Northern Calaveras County, When Law was in the Holster:  The Frontier Life of Bob Paul, Olives in California’s Gold Country, Angels Camp and Copperopolis, Wineries in the Gold Country and Calaveras Big Trees.

In January 2015, she was presented with the Richard Taylor Pioneer Award by the Society for the Preservation of West Calaveras History for her preservation efforts of local history.

Discipline: History
email: svanzant@deltacollege.edu
Webpage
Courses taught:
    History 17A, History of the United States Pre-Colonial through the Civil War and Reconstrution
    History 17B, History of the United States Reconstruction to Present
Course material: Docushare

Evan Wade
Associate Professor
Bio:
   B.A., Morehouse College, Atlanta, Georgia
   M.A., University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut

Evan Wade previously taught history and African American Studies at Contra Costa College in San Pablo, CA; Solano Community College in Fairfield, CA, and Los Medanos College in Pittsburg, CA. His research specialty is in 20th Century African American History. His current project explores the role of the Marcus Garvey Movement in the state of Connecticut.  He collected artifacts for the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African American Life and History. This museum is set to open in Washington, DC on September 24, 2016.

He enjoys cooking, teaching and traveling.

Discipline: History
email: ewade@deltacollege.edu
Webpage
Courses taught:
    History 17A, History of the United States Pre-Colonial through the Civil War and Reconstrution
    History 02A, World History to 1800
    History 30A, African-American History to 1877
    History 30B, African-American History since 1877
Course material: Docushare

 

 

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