College Questions | CR welcomes new staff to college – Times-Standard


After some extraordinary work by our human resources department and screening committees, we have the opportunity to welcome several outstanding new faculty to our already impressive cadre of faculty next year. I want to take a moment to give you a brief overview of these awesome scholars.

Robert Landry will join us as an agriculture professor. Robert comes to us via Butte College and Santa Rosa Junior College where he taught agricultural science, agricultural business courses and coordinated the sustainable agriculture program. He earned a Master of Science in Horticulture and Agronomy from the University of California, Davis and a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Texas State University, San Marcos.

Theresa McBride will be joining our faculty as Professor of Business for our Del Norte/Pelican Bay Education Program. Theresa has taught a variety of business-related courses at Lake Superior State University and Hawaii Pacific University. She earned her Ph.D. from the University of St. Andrews, an MBA from Colorado State University, and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Baltimore.

Trevor Hartman will become our new Computer Information Systems Instructor. Trevor comes to us with a mix of education and real-world experience. He received a BS from California State University, Chico and has served as Director of Technology and Development, Operations and Mobile Engineer, and Database/Systems Administrator.

Karyn-Lynn Fisette will serve as an English instructor for our Del Norte and Pelican Bay education program. Karyn-Lynn was an English teacher in the Portland State University Higher Education Corrections Program. She earned an MFA and BA in English from Portland State University and an Associate of Arts degree from Community College of Rhode Island.

Kendra Guimaraes will be a full-time instructor in our English and Adult Education programs. Kendra received her Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Florida International University and Bachelor of Arts in English and Spanish Literature from the University of California, Davis.

Madeleine Lopez will be the newest member of our Forestry and Natural Resources faculty. She comes to CR through Cal Poly Humboldt where she taught Introduction to Wildfires and served as a Laboratory Team Leader in the Department of Biology and Field Team Leader in Natural Resources. She earned a bachelor’s degree in biology and a master’s degree in natural resource science from Cal Poly Humboldt in 2022.

Our new librarian will be Susan Gehr. She holds a Masters in Library and Information Science from San Jose State University, a Masters of Arts in Linguistics from the University of Oregon, and a Bachelor of Arts in women’s studies from the University of California at Santa Cruz.

Cintra Agee will be the founding faculty member of our new Native American student program. Cintra obtained her doctorate. from the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Yale University, a Masters in Philosophy from Yale with a concentration in Indigenous Studies, and a Masters in Environmental Management also from Yale.

Jason White will be a professor of kinesiology and the new Corsairs head football coach. He was a teacher and coach at Eureka and St. Bernard High Schools and an assistant football coach at Cal Poly Humboldt. Jason earned a Master of Science in Kinesiology, Teaching and Coaching and a Bachelor of Arts in Physical Education from Cal Poly Humboldt.

Nathalie Dierkx, a new faculty at the Del Norte/Pelican Bay Education Center, will focus on social work and social services. She holds a Masters in Social Welfare and a Masters in Public Policy from UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from UCLA.

Kyle Shamp, our new welding technology faculty, comes to us from Eureka High School and Fresno City College. Kyle received a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Education from California State University, Fresno, a Masters in Agricultural Education from Cal State University, Chico, and is a Certified Welding Inspector.

I believe these new faculty members will bring their own vitality to the RC. I know they look forward to being part of our community and working with our students. I am extremely delighted to welcome them to the College of the Redwoods.

Dr. Keith Flamer is the president of the College of the Redwoods.


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