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SCU Stories

Faculty & Staff Stories in the College of Arts and Sciences

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Terry Beers

Professor, English

English professor enlists his students to work with the California Legacy Project in reviving California literature.

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Michelle Bezanson

Assistant Professor, Anthropology

Anthropology professor's classroom is in the Costa Rican rainforests where students are encouraged to get their hands dirty.

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Aldo Billingslea

Associate Professor, Theatre and Dance

Theatre and dance professor inspires students to recognize social issues and use their acting skills to initiate change.

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Renee Billingslea


Photography professor uses art and the camera to engage students in local and Santa Clara University communities

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Elizabeth Dahlhoff

Associate Professor, Biology

Bio professor studies beetles side-by-side with undergrad students to find ways to mitigate climate change.

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Amelia Fuller

Assistant Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry

Chemistry professor studies the shapes of proteins and research in the field encourages her to join Santa Clara.

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Kristin Heyer

Bernard J. Hanley Professor of Religious Studies

Professor incorporates community-based learning to introduce new perspectives on social realities and promote solidarity with the community.

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Ángel Islas

Associate Professor, Biology

Associate biology professor studies the causes of cancer and students lend a hand in this life-changing research.

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Tracey Kahan

Associate Professor, Psychology

Psychology professor studies the sleeping mind and engages students in the science of sleep.

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Michael Lasley

English Professor

English lecturer encourages students to rethink citizenship and social justice issues by engaging with the local community