Faculty

Dr. Kenneth Hansen

Dr. Kenneth Hansen
Professor
Ph.D. Texas Tech University

Kenneth N. Hansen, Ph.D., teaches core Public Administration, Homeland Security, and American Indian Studies. He is the advisor for the First Nations student organization and the Pi Sigma Alpha political science honors society. For more information about Dr. Kenneth N. Hansen, please click here. Dr. Hansen's CV.


 

Charles Ettner, Ph.D. (Siksika) began teaching in the Department of Linguistics at Fresno State in the Fall of 1996. A few years later he began teaching in the Department of Anthropology as well and has continued to teach courses in both departments. He has been teaching classes and advising students in the American Indian Studies minor since 2011 and is also a member of the Department of Linguistics’ Indigenous Language Group.  He attended Fresno City College, graduating in 1976 and worked in the private sector for ten years. He attended California State University, Fresno and graduated with a BA in Linguistics (ESL). He then attended Stanford University where he earned an MA and Ph.D. in Anthropology focusing on sociocultural and linguistic anthropology with an emphasis on ethnic minority peoples in China and American Indian people in the USA. Apart from the university duties, he has been serving as tribal anthropologist and research consultant for the Chalon Nation, Chalon Indian Council of Bakersfield, California since 2008.

 


 

William McComasWilliam Eric McComas
Professor

William Eric McComas was born, raised and educated in the Fresno/Clovis Metropolitan area. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from California State University, Fresno (“CSUF”) in 2003 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and the Dean’s Medal.  He was admitted to the California Bar in 2008 after receiving a Juris Doctor from San Joaquin College of Law.  In 2010, William received his Master of Business Administration from CSUF.

William is an attorney at Thornton Law Group after being the EDC Director of Business Support Services Program, where his team assisted every business in the City of Fresno impacted by the nations's first high speed rail. William teaches at the Craig School of Business/CSUF,is a project leader at the Lyles Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and is a mentor to the Entrepreneur Mentor Program.

William is Board President of Central California Legal Services, Board Chair for the Downtown Business Hub/Fresno Area Hispanic Foundation, Vice-Chair of Family Leadership Inc. and former President of La Raza Lawyers Association - Central Valley Chapter.  Additionally, he is a member of the California Latino Water Coalition, the Association of Business Trial Lawyers, the National Society of Hispanic MBAs, the Fresno 2035 General Plan Citizens Committee and member of the Fresno County COG 2014 One Voice, representing Fresno County's issues, interests and concerns in Washington DC.

William is a proud member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma. He is married to Colleen, and has three beautiful children. William is an avid supporter of CSUF and Bulldog sports.