The Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Ashish Vaidya has announced the following appointments:
- James A. Goodrich as deans of the College of Business and Economics. Goodrich was founding Dean of the Marshall Goldsmith School of Management at Alliant University, where he was also Vice President for International Business Programs. He is an expert on career transition and coaching.
- Peter McAllister as dean of the College of Arts and Letters. McAllister, a notable classical guitarist, oversees the College of Arts and Letters. He was Director and Professor of Music Education at the University of Arizona School of Music, where his leadership was marked by successful fund-raising.
- Steve Jones, as acting Dean of Undergraduate Studies effective with the start of winter quarter 2012. Steve has served as associate dean of undergraduate studies since 2010. Prior to this he served as Chair of Liberal Studies (2005-09), chair of the English Department (2000-05). He is a Professor of English and joined the faculty in 1983.
- Karin Elliot-Brown, Acting Associate Dean of Graduate Studies and Research.
Elliot-Brown recently directed the School of Social Work, where she has been a faculty member since 1998.
- Diane Fazzi, Acting Associate Dean of the Charter College of Education.
Fazzi joined the faculty in the Division of Special Education in 1992 and serves as the gubernatorial appointee for the California DOE Advisory Committee on Special Education.
- Benjamin Figueroa, Special Assistant to the Provost, is responsible for supporting the Provost in the management of the Academic Affairs budget, academic space utilization, and special initiatives, to advance the mission of Academic Affairs and comply with University and CSU policies.
- Angel Hamane, Acting Associate Director of Academic Technology (CETL), will coordinate the LMS transition to Moodle, and assist with CETL outreach and development. She is a part-time faculty member in the Department of Geological Sciences.
- Catherine Haras, Acting Director of the Center for Effective Teaching and Learning (CETL), coordinates faculty development efforts. She joined the CSULA library faculty in 2005, where she has been responsible for developing an information literacy initiative and a nationally recognized library instruction/outreach program.
- Michelle Hawley, Interim Director of the Honors College, is responsible for the operation and overall mission of the Honors College, and also develops efforts to recruit and support outstanding students. She also oversees the Early Entrance Program, the President’s Scholars/Honors College scholarships, and advances and coordinates community engagement initiatives. She joined the College of Arts and Letters’ English Department faculty in1999.
- Edward Hsieh, Interim Associate Dean of the College of Business and Economics, joined the faculty in 1989, and served as chair of the Department of Economics and Statistics.
- Phil LaPolt, Acting Assistant Vice President for Faculty Affairs, Academic Personnel, responsible for faculty personnel and student employee issues, also oversees faculty development programs such as the recently reactivated the Center for Effective Teaching and Learning (CETL), for academic instructional technology support services. LaPolt has been a Department of Biology faculty member since 1996.
- Mark Pavelchak, Director of the Office of Institutional Research, leads institutional research initiatives for the campus and is active in quality data decisions for higher education at the state and national levels. He was the Academic Information Officer at the University of Southern California, where he oversaw USC’s successful re-accreditation efforts and contributed to its increased graduation rates.
- David Connors, as Acting Director of Program Review and Assessment. David served as associate dean in the college of Arts and Letters last year. He is a Professor of Music. This position contributes to the institution’s efforts to continue the development of evidence based practices that result in improving the quality of the students’ educational experience.