Jody Hironaka-Juteau, Ed.D.
Dean, College of Health and Human Services
Dr. Jody Hironaka-Juteau is dean of the College of Health and Human Services at Fresno State. In her role, she oversees a diverse college that has over 4,750 students at the undergraduate, graduate and doctoral level from seven academic majors, as well as 280 faculty and staff members and six research centers and institutes.
She was appointed dean of the College of Health and Human Services in April 2015, having previously served as interim and associate dean. Since 1999, she has moved through the ranks from assistant to full professor in the Department of Recreation Administration and served as chair from 2007 to 2010. She was awarded the Outstanding Educator Award by the California Park and Recreation Society Therapeutic Recreation Section in 2003.
Hironaka-Juteau recently served as chair of the President’s Commission on Human Relations and Equity at Fresno State, where she is recognized for her expertise and experience in the areas of diversity and inclusion training and collaboration. Her active record of service resulted in the Provost’s Recognition for Achievements in Service in 2001 and 2006. She is also an alumna of the Leadership Fresno Program and the American Council on Education (ACE) Fellows Program.
Outside of the academic setting, Hironaka-Juteau has over 20 years of experience as a certified therapeutic recreation specialist working with children, teens, and adults in hospital and community-based settings. She has worked in the areas of physical medicine and rehabilitation, mental health, sensory impairment, and developmental disability.
Hironaka-Juteau earned a doctoral degree in Educational Leadership and Change from
the Fielding Graduate University, and a master’s degree in Education and bachelor’s
degree in Recreation Administration from Fresno State.