The following are our tenure track and full time faculty members. If you need to contact a faculty member who is not listed below, please call the office at (559) 278-2041 for assistance.

Dr. F. Ndidi U. Griffin-Myers

Ndidi U. Griffin-Myers

Dr. F. Ndidi Uche Griffin-Myers, EdD, PMHNP, FNP, PHN, MSN, RN

Title/Designation:  Professor of Nursing/Director-Chair School of Nursing

Office: McLane Hall 190A

Phone: (559) 278-6697



Area of Practice:  Clinical Advanced Practice Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner/Clinical Family Nurse Practitioner, Community Health Nursing, Obstetrics and Women’s Health.


Research Interest:  Nursing Education, Multicultural Education, Curriculum & Instruction Design


Dr. Neelam Chanda

 Neelam Chanda

 Dr. Neelam Chanda, RN, PhD

Title/Designation: Associate Professor, Nursing

Office: McLane Hall 289

Phone: (559) 278-2835



Areas of Practice: Mental Health


Research Interest: Stress in Vulnerable Populations, Simulation in Mental Health, Psychometrics



Dr. Peter Garcia


Dr. Peter Garcia, DNP, FNP, RNFA

Title/Designation: Assistant Professor, Nursing

Office: McLane Hall 284

Phone: (559) 278-8432



Area of Practice: Internal medicine, Urology and Surgery

Research Interest: Internal medicine, Urology and Surgery


Dr. Cyndi Guerra

Cindy Guerra

Dr. Cyndi M. Guerra, DNP, RN, FNP-C, MSN

Title/Designation:  Assistant Professor, Nursing

Office: McLane Hall 276 C

Phone: (559) 278-7978

Email:  cyguerra@csufresno.edu


Areas of practice: Community Health, School Nursing, Employee Health


Research Interest: Community Health in the Central Valley, School-Based Nurse Practitioner Programs, Adolescent Health

Dr. Lynn Jakobs



Lynn Jakobs, PhD, FNP-C

Title/Designation: Assistant Professor, Nursing

Office: McLane Hall 287

Phone: (559) 278-2096

Email: ljakobs@csufresno.edu


Areas of Practice: Family Practice

Research Interests: Rural residents' access to healthcare; respiratory illnesses in rural agricultural areas in the central valley; frontier healthcare (remote-rural); thyroid cancer




Dr. Sylvia Miller



 Sylvia Miller, EdD, RN, FNP-C

Title/ Designation: Associate Professor, Nursing

Office: McLean Hall, 282B

Phone:  (559) 278-4788

Email: symiller@csufresno.edu


Areas of practice: Medical/ Surgical Nursing, Palliative Care


Research interest: Palliative Care, Spirituality and Nursing, Ethics and Nursing


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Dr. Nisha Nair

Nisha Nair


Title/ Designation: Assistant Professor, Nursing

Office:  McLane 283

Phone: (559) 278-8854



Areas of practice: Medical-surgical, Palliative care, Urology, Mental health


Research interest: Palliative care, Simulation, Caregiving burden, Dementia, Cultural issues




Dr. Kathleen Rindahl

Kathy Rindahl

Kathleen Rindahl, DNP, RN, FNP-C

Title/ Designation: Assistant Professor, Nursing

Office: McLane Hall Room 282A

Phone: (559) 278-3491

Email: krindahl@csufresno.edu


Areas of practice: Community Health,  Migrant Health, Urgent Care, Primary Care


Research: Eating Disorders and the Health and Wellness of School Children

Rural and Community Health Practices

Complementary Alternative Medicine Practices

Cultural Diversity in Health Care



Dr. Kammi Sayaseng


Kammi Sayaseng, DNP, RN, PNP-BC, IBCLC

Title/Designation: Assistant Professor

Office: McLane Hall 276A

Phone: (559) 278-6678


Areas of practice: Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Board Certified (PNP-BC), general pediatrics, pediatric dermatology, teledermatology, pediatric obesity and prevention, lactation support and counseling



Dr. Janice Sanders


Janice Sanders, DNP, RNC

Title/ Designation: Assistant Professor, Nursing

Office: McLane Hall 276 B

Phone: (559) 278-2429


Areas of practice:  Mental health

Research interest: Mental health, autism in school-age children, recruitment and retention of minorities in nursing and optimal healing environments



Dr. Janine Spencer

Janine S

Janine A. Spencer, RN Ed.D

Title/ Designation: Associate Professor, Nursing

Office: McLane Hall 290

Phone: (559) 278-8209


Areas of Practice: Leadership, administration, legal/ethical, perioperative, nursing education & staff development

Research interest:  Administration, leadership, retention, job satisfaction & quality improvement



Full-Time Lecturers


 2017-2018 Faculty Handbook