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Full Time Faculty

Travis Smith, PhD

Travis Smith, PhD
Email: tsmith@yccd.edu
Phone: (530) 741-6787
Office: 841

Travis Smith, PhD


For a little more than a decade Dr. Smith has served as a Professor of History at Yuba College. He holds a doctorate in History from the University of California at Santa Barbara (2007). Prior to that, he earned a master’s degree in History from Sacramento State University (2001) and a bachelor’s degree in History from San Jose State University (1997). In 2012-2013, he served as a Fulbright Scholar at Dōngběi Shīfàn Dàxué (Northeast Normal University) in Changchun, People’s Republic of China. He returned to China during the summer of 2014 to teach United States History as a Foreign Expert at Nankai University in Tianjin.

 

Adjunct Faculty

M. Carlton

Email: mcarlton@yccd.edu
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Mary Carlton


Professor Carlton hails from Oakland, California but was raised and educated in Sacramento where she attended local schools. She worked for the State of California for more than 20 years and retired. After retirement, she returned to school at CSU, Sacramento where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Ethnic Studies (minor: History), and a master’s degree in Special Major Ethnic Studies, Special Interest African American History. In addition to teaching African American History, she has taught the History of the Civil Rights Movement, History of Africa, History of Women in America, Ethnic Studies, and Humanities Multi-Cultural America. She is the mom of 4 children, grandmother of 8, and great grandmother of 8!


R. Gill

Email: rgill@yccd.edu
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Rajan Gill


Rajan Gill is a historian whose research specializes in articulations of identity for immigrant groups in the United States. While his knowledge extends to Chinese, Japanese, Mexican, African-American and Filipino groups, his main focus is on the Punjabi-Sikh diaspora in the United States. He is also very interested in race and ethnicity, transnational identity, and immigrant radicalism. He received his master’s in History from UC Santa Cruz in 2015, in 2013 he graduated with a bachelor’s from UC Davis, and in 2011 he graduated with an associates degree from Yuba College. In 2013, he was appointed by Governor Jerry Brown to the California Commission on Asian and Pacific Islander American Affairs where he advises the Governor and other policy makers on how to approach issues regarding API communities.


Dr. Krulder

Email: jkrulder@yccd.edu
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Joseph Krulder, PhD


Dr. Krulder has been teaching at Yuba College since 2011. Recently, he earned his PhD at the University of Bristol (UK) in British & Atlantic Histories of the long-eighteenth century, emphasis on the social and cultural. His master’s degree came from CSU Chico (2010) and his bachelor’s degree in History from San Diego State (2002). He began higher education, however, at a community institution, Cuyamaca College in El Cajon, California. In past assignment he taught college level history aboard US Navy cruisers (summer of 2010 and 2011), and he has also taught at our local Beale Air Force Base.


R. Moore

Email: rmoore1@yccd.edu
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Ron. Moore


Ron Moore began his academic career in 2005 as a student and history tutor at Yuba College. He graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s in History from California State University, Sacramento (CSUS) in 2012. He completed his master’s in History with honors, also from CSUS, in 2014.


M. Randolph

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Megan Randolph


Megan Randolph has always had a passion for history and she loves to teach here at Yuba College. She received both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from California State University, Sacramento. Her specialty fields of study are United States women’s history and Medieval gender and sexuality. She currently teaches both United States history and World Civilizations. She has done extensive research on the various roles of women in World War II. That research was published in an academic journal and has been presented at the University of the Pacific. She hopes to teach Yuba College students in a way that inspires them to appreciate and enjoy history.


Dr. Terrell

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Toby Terrell, PhD


Dr. Terrell holds a Master’s in History (University of Oregon), and a PhD in Classics, with emphasis on Ancient History (University of Colorado at Boulder). His dissertation was on Tacitus, the pre-eminent Roman historian of the 1st century AD. He has taught Roman History, at the University of Colorado and at Sacramento State, as well as the History of Western Civilization (here at Yuba College–ongoing), and he was even a contributing editor to the text he uses for that course (A History of Western Society, McKay et al, 11th edition). He has also taught World History, here at Yuba, and also History 17A, American History, which he has particularly enjoyed as he is always looking for ways to connect the past with the present. He is a lover of history in all of its phases. He also teaches Humanities, both here and elsewhere, but that is another story.


K. Wildie

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Kevin Wildie


Kevin Wildie has been an adjunct history professor for over ten years. His specialty is United States and Asian American history and he teaches at Yuba College and Cosumnes River College. He holds a master’s and a bachelor’s in History from California State University, Sacramento. He is also the author of Sacramento’s Historic Japantown: Legacy of a lost Neighborhood (2013).


K. Gleason

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Kevin Gleason


Kevin Gleason is a ten year U.S. Navy veteran that holds an associates degree from American River College (2008) as well as a master’s and bachelor’s degree in History from Sacramento State University (2012) with a focus on slavery in ancient literature. Since 2013, he has taught World Civilization, Western Civilization, and U.S. History survey courses at Sac State including an upper division course designed for future primary/secondary educators to teach history through primary sources to their students. In his spare time he regularly speaks at Sacramento elementary schools to encourage interest in history, discussing topics such as ancient Egyptian magic and leisure in Ancient Rome to sixth grade students. He will begin teaching world civilization courses for Yuba College in 2016.