Staff

Kevin Pischke, WJU Library Director

KEVIN PISCHKE

Dean, Academic Support & Resources
916.577.2292
kpischke@jessup.edu

  • M.S. Library Science (2005) University of North Texas
  • M.A. Christian Education (2004) Dallas Theological Seminary
  • B.S. Biblical Studies/Historical Studies (1999) Multnomah University

Kevin and his wife Dena live in Roseville, CA with their four children: Cooper, Paige, Zeke, and Fisher. Kevin was the first history major to graduate from Multnomah in 1999. He went on to pursue further education at Dallas Theological Seminary and University of North Texas.

Kevin currently serves as the Library Director & Director of the Learning Commons at WJU, where he loves working with college students to achieve their educational goals. In his spare time, Kevin enjoys coaching his children’s soccer teams, fishing, and watching Dr. Who.

For someone looking for a fun read, Kevin recommends C. S. Lewis's The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.

 

Matthew Thiesen, WJU Outreach & Instruction Librarian

MATTHEW THIESEN

Outreach & Instruction Librarian
916.577.2297
mthiesen@jessup.edu  

  • M.S. Library Science (2011) University of North Texas
  • M.A. Exegetical Theology (2007) Western Seminary
  • B.A. Bible/General Studies (2004) Grace University

Matthew has lived in California, Nebraska, Oregon, and Texas, but he is excited to be back in Gold Country, where he lived as a boy.  While pursuing a ThM at Western Seminary, Matthew became intrigued with the idea of theological librarianship as a profession, which combines his interests of theology and instruction.  Soon thereafter, he moved to Denton, TX, where he completed his MLS at UNT.

Matthew is passionate about information literacy and equipping students with the tools they need to become life-long learners.  He is excited to be working with the growing graduate programs here at WJU.

Matthew and his wife, Catherine, live in Roseville with their daughter, Anna.  He enjoys reading theology, history, sci-fi, and fantasy.  In his spare time, you can find him reading, playing games, and spending time with his family.

 

Kacey Bullock, Electronic Resources Librarian

KACEY BULLOCK

Electronic Resources Librarian   
916.577.2293
kbullock@jessup.edu

  • M.L.I.S. (2015) San Jose State University
  • B.A. English (2013) William Jessup University

Kacey grew up in Pittsburg, CA and moved to Placer County to attend William Jessup University. After graduating in 2013, Kacey began working on her master's degree in Library and Information Science and graduated with an emphasis in Emerging Technologies in 2015. Kacey specializes in literature and information science.

Kacey loves the atmosphere of learning that the library fosters and believes that libraries are the perfect place to learn, create, and collaborate.

Kacey highly recommends the book Captain Marvel. Vol. 1, Higher, further, faster, more by Kelly Sue DeConnick. She also recommends A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway.

 

Chad Freeman, Library Assistant

CHAD FREEMAN

Library Assistant   
916.577.2293
cmfreeman@jessup.edu

  • B.A. History (2013) William Jessup University
  • Chad grew up in San Diego, CA. After graduating in 2013 from William Jessup University, Chad decided to pursue a master's in history and is currently working on his thesis. Chad started the M.L.I.S. program through San Jose State University in the fall of 2016. He is planning to specialize in archives and information storage. Having extensively utilized libraries and archives in his own academic pursuits, Chad is very passionate about libraries and believes that they are a vital component in our education and society, both academically and culturally.

    Chad enjoys spending quality time with his wife and son as well as gardening, reading, juggling, memorizing and retelling funny poems, and playing board games. Some of Chad's favorite reads are The Imitation of Christ, Animal Farm, Journey to the Center of the Earth, and anything historical.

     

    Rosamond Kania, Library & Academic Technology Assistant

    ROSAMOND KANIA

    Library & Academic Technology Assistant 
    916.577.2288
    rkania@jessup.edu

  • B.A. English (2016) William Jessup University
  • Rose is from Amador County, CA, eventually relocating to Rocklin to attend William Jessup University with odd years of commuting between the two. Rose graduated WJU in 2016 after three years of involvement with the Lahav Research Project, affiliated with Emory University.

    Rose worked in William Jessup's library for two years as a student worker, and she could not be happier to have been hired back as staff. She loves the community of learning that the library fosters, and she is passionate about stories of every kind. Rose enjoys oranges, playing drums, and travelling whenever she can afford it. In her spare time she will be found outdoors.

    For a good read, Rose specifically recommends The Brothers Karamazov, the Harry Potter series, Shakespeare's plays, The Little Prince, and the genre of confessional poetry.

     

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