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Faculty and Staff

The Dean's Staff

Dr. Saúl Jiménez-Sandoval, Dean

Dr. Honora Chapman, Associate Dean

Gail Freeman, Assistant to the Dean, Coordinator of London Semester and the University Press

Cathie Salanitro, Administrative Analyst

Carol Sera, Administrative Support Coordinator

David Gaines, College IT Liaison

Moon-Ja Yunouye, Director of Development

Becky Brown, Associate Director

Sheela Sorensen, Administrative Assistant

Benjamin Kirk, Communication Specialist


Associate Dean

Honora ChapmanAfter receiving her B.A. and Ph.D. in Classics at Stanford University, Dr. Honora Howell Chapman came to Fresno State in 2002 as an Assistant Professor of Classics and Humanities, and soon became the Coordinator of Classics in the Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures. From May 2009 to June 2014, Dr. Chapman served as the Director of the Smittcamp Family Honors College. In 2013, she received the Provost’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. Dr. Chapman also inaugurated the university lecture series Fresno State Talks in Spring 2013, and she delivered the first Fresno State Convocation faculty address in August 2014.

As a scholar, Dr. Chapman has focused especially upon the crossroads of cultures in the Greek texts of Flavius Josephus, a first-century Jewish historian. Dr. Chapman contributed both translation and commentary to the Brill Josephus Project volume Flavius Josephus: Translation and Commentary, ed. Steve Mason, vol. 1a: Judean War 2 (2008); she is currently working on Judean War 5. Her latest publication is the Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Josephus, co-edited with Zuleika Rodgers (Trinity College Dublin), 2016.

Dr. Chapman’s family has roots in the San Joaquin Valley stretching back to the 1860s, making her a fourth generation resident. She looks forward to helping the College’s faculty and staff ensure that future generations of Fresno State students enjoy a superior, enriched education in the Arts and Humanities, so that they may help this Valley continue to grow more culturally and intellectually vibrant.