Interstate Passport | Human Cultures Interstate Faculty Team

Passport Phase II Interstate Faculty Team Members: 

Human Cultures


Dolores Davison
Professor and Chair, History and Women's Studies
Foothill College

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Stefan Frazier
Associate Professor, Linguistics and Language Development
San Jose State University

Stefan Frazier is associate professor in the Department of Linguistics & Language Development at San Jose State University, and in that capacity has coordinated programs in developmental (pre-baccalaureate) writing and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. He is a member of SJSU's Academic Senate and has helped formulate and refine curricular policy at the local and state levels. He is also a member of the development committee for the English Placement Test, a California-State-wide entrance exam. Frazier holds an Applied Linguistics PhD from UCLA, a TESOL Master's from San Francisco State University, and  BA from Trinity University.


Jayson Chun
Associate Professor, Asian Studies
University of Hawaii West Oahu

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Paul Lococo
Professor of History
Leeward Community College

Paul Lococo has been Professor of History at Leeward Community College, part of the University of Hawaii system, since 1995. In addition to his teaching and publishing, he has also served as Chair of his college’s Curriculum Committee and Faculty Senate. For several years he was also involved in the Inter-state International Negotiations Modules Project (INMP). Lococo has a BA and MA in History and a PhD in Chinese History from the University of Hawaii-Manoa.

North Dakota

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Larry Peterson
Director of Accreditation, Assessment, and Academic Advising
North Dakota State University


Larry Peterson has been North Dakota State University’s director of accreditation, assessment, and academic advising since April 2012.  He chairs the committee revising general education and the assessment and accreditation committees. Peterson also helped to organize the North Dakota General Education Summits and General Education Council. After earning his BA in English from Moorhead State University and his PhD in American Studies from the University of Minnesota, he joined the NDSU History Department in 1977 and chaired it from 1989 to 2006.


Isidore Lobinbe
Associate Professor of Anthropology
Western Oregon University

South Dakota

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Laura Vidler - CHAIR
Professor, Languages and Linguistics: Spanish
University of South Dakota

Laura Vidler is Professor of Spanish and Chair of the Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics at the University of South Dakota. She holds a PhD from the University of California, Irvine and has published numerous studies on performance theory and drama of the Spanish Golden Age. Vidler is a member of the Board of Directors of the Association for Hispanic Classical Theater. She is also founder and director of The Comedia Theory Institute, Inc., a non-profit organization that promotes performance and performance studies. She was previously Professor and Program Director of Spanish at the United States Military Academy, West Point.


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Daniel J. McInerney
Professor and Associate Department Head, History
Utah State University


Daniel J. McInerney is Professor of History and Associate History Department Head at Utah State University. He has worked with the Lumina Foundation on the Tuning project in Utah and with the American Historical Association and has addressed audiences in Kentucky, Texas, Idaho, Montana, the Midwest Higher Education Compact, and the 2012 World Tuning Conference in Brussels. In 2014, McInerney spoke at four Japanese universities on the implementation of Tuning. He is one of 11 “coaches” on the Degree Qualifications Profile/Tuning project. McInerney earned his BA at Manhattan College; his MA and PhD in History-American Studies are from Purdue University. 


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Melissa McAllister
Instructor, English as a Second Language
Laramie County Community College

Melissa McAllister is an English as a Second Language (ESL) and Education faculty member at Laramie County Community College (LCCC). Since joining LCCC in 2010, she has been actively involved in campus-wide and state-wide initiatives to improve student success. Previously, she taught ESL at colleges and high schools across the US and Middle East. McAllister received her BA in international studies from Emory University and an MS in teaching English as a Second Language and applied linguistics from Georgia State University, and she is a doctoral candidate in curriculum and instruction at the University of Wyoming.