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Dr. Joan Frese

Subject Expertise: Computer Technology
Education: PhD in Computer Technology from Nova Southeastern University; MA in Curriculum and Technology from Chapman University; BS in Business Education from University of Wisconsin.
Hometown: Van Nuys, CA, but lives in Clovis, CA today
Home Church: Campus Bible Church, Fresno, CA

I have been interested in technology all my adult life.  I get particularly excited about new technology and how it can change our lives for the better.  I taught at Fresno City College for 21 years full-time and 7 years adjunct.  I had the privilege of teaching Computer Concepts as well as C++ Programming, Web Page Development and more.  I enjoy sharing my knowledge as well as learning from my students.

Professional Experience: Taught technology for over 30 years

Personal Experience: My husband and I have been involved with Students International for many years and have gone on mission trips with them to Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Guatemala, the Dominican Republic and more.

Scholarly Interests: I like to read about new advancements in technology.  I am also interested in genealogy. 

Honors and Awards: Graduated Suma Cum Laude from University of Wisconsin.

Publications: In 2020 I published a technology book as well as a 100-page genealogy book with photos for our grandchildren.  While in graduate school, I had three publications in professional journals on the topic of teaching online.  My doctoral dissertation was “A Faculty Development Handbook for Quality Online Instruction”.

Recommended Reading: The City Gate in Ancient Israel and Her Neighbors.  The form, Function and Symbolism of the Civic Forum.  By Daniel Frese, Ph.D.

Favorite Bible Verse: Jeremiah 29:11 ~ "For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord.  Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."

Favorite Music: Oldies but Goodies (1960s-70s)

Favorite Activities: Hiking, reading, time with grandchildren

Family Info: Married for 50 years to Rod.  We have 3 sons and 1 daughter and 6 grandsons and 6 granddaughters.

What Matters: Faith, family and friends

Pet Peeves: Waiting in long lines

What I Like About FPU: That it is a small Christian University