List of Reviewers

Reviewers by College, Spring 2018

If you wish to schedule an appointment with your reviewer before week 4 (February 12), please email your reviewer directly to schedule an appointment. Do not schedule an appointment with anyone other than your assigned reviewer!

Please keep in mind that most Thesis/Dissertation Reviewers are also graduate students. They have a designated number of hours that they work each week, and as such, are not available on demand or at the last minute. Plan accordingly. 

ARTS & LETTERS

Department Reviewer Office Hours

All departments in Arts & Letters

Will Schimmeyer

wschimm2@calstatela.edu

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Week 4

M 2/12, 3–3:30

Tu 2/13, 1:30–3

W 2/14, 11–1

Th 2/15, 1:30–2:30

Weeks 5–9 (2/19–3/9)

Mondays 12–3

Tuesdays 1:30–2:30

Wednesdays 2–3

BUSINESS & ECONOMICS

Department Reviewer Office Hours

All departments in Business & Economics

Kelly Ebeling

kebelin2@calstatela.edu

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Weeks 4–9 (2/12–3/9)

Mondays 10–12

Fridays 10–1

EDUCATION

Departments Reviewer Office Hours

All master's programs in CCOE

Kelly Ebeling

kebelin2@calstatela.edu

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Weeks 4–9 (2/12–3/9)

Mondays 10–12

Fridays 10–1

EdD, Educational Leadership

PhD, Special Education

Andrea Gutierrez

aguti111@calstatela.edu

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By appointment only

ENGINEERING, COMPUTER SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

Department Reviewer Office Hours

All departments in ECST

Nikita Shendkar

nshendk2@calstatela.edu

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Weeks 4–9 (2/12–3/9)

Tuesdays 2–5

Fridays 2–4

HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES

School or Department Reviewer Office Hours

Child & Family Studies

Communication Disorders

Criminal Justice & Criminalistics

Kinesiology & Nutritional Science

Nursing (Master's)

Natalie Vindivich

nvindiv2@calstatela.edu

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Weeks 4–9 (2/12–3/9)

Wednesdays 10–1

Thursdays 9–11

Nursing (Doctorate)

Andrea Gutierrez

aguti111@calstatela.edu

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By appointment only

Social Work (Bagdasaryan)

Kelly Ebeling

kebelin2@calstatela.edu

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Weeks 4–9 (2/12–3/9)

Mondays 10–12

Fridays 10–1 

Social Work (Hernandez)

Nikita Shendkar

nshendk2@calstatela.edu

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Weeks 4–9 (2/12–3/9)

Tuesdays 2–5

Fridays 2–4

Social Work (Huynh-Hohnbaum & Lemmons)

Claudia Camacho-Trejo

ccamach6@calstatela.edu

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Weeks 4–7 (2/12–3/9)

Fridays 9:30–2:30

NATURAL & SOCIAL SCIENCES

Department Reviewer Office Hours

Anthropology

Chicana(o) & Latina(o) Studies

History

Latin American Studies

Mathematics

Physics & Astronomy

Political Science

Natalie Vindivich

nvindiv2@calstatela.edu

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Weeks 4–9 (2/12–3/9)

Wednesdays 10–1

Thursdays 9–11

Biological Sciences

Sociology

Christine Pallette

cpallet2@calstatela.edu

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Weeks 4–9 (2/12–3/9)

MW 12:30–2

Fridays 10–12

Chemistry & Biochemistry

Geosciences & Environment

Psychology

Cinthia Campos

ccampo58@calstatela.edu

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Weeks 4–9 (2/12–3/9)

Monday 1–3

Wednesday 1–4 

INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES

Department Reviewer Office Hours

All Candidates in Interdisciplinary Studies

Andrea Gutierrez

aguti111@calstatela.edu

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By appointment only

Preliminary Review

Each thesis, project report, or dissertation must meet University format guidelines. During the preliminary review, candidates will submit a draft of the document to the Thesis/Dissertation Reviewer who will review the format and suggest revisions. Some expectations include:

  • We review format, not content. Thesis/Dissertation Reviewers will not review or correct subject content, research quality, punctuation, or grammar. A list of editors for hire, at the Candidate's personal expense, may be provided upon request.
  • We meet you face-to-face. The Candidate must meet with the Reviewer in person for at least the first preliminary review meeting. This allows for better efficiency in communication. Exceptions may be made on a case-by-case basis.
  • We work directly with your document. If available, the Candidate should bring a laptop/notebook computer to their preliminary review meeting so that the Candidate and their Reviewer may work directly with the document. Otherwise, a USB flash drive with the thesis/dissertation file or a manuscript hardcopy will suffice.
  • We review your formatted document. The thesis, project report, or dissertation should already be formatted to University specifications prior to meeting with the Reviewer for preliminary review. The Reviewer only checks the formatting, but does not format the document for the Candidate. A list of editors for hire, at the Candidate's personal expense, may be provided upon request.
  • We value consistency above all else. Candidates are encouraged to notify their Reviewer of any tweaks to format or style that the Committee has requested. With the exception of a few elements of the manuscript, the guidelines are flexible within reason. 

Unless otherwise directed by their Committee, the Candidate need not have obtained Committee approval on the thesis or dissertation (e.g., signatures on the GS-13) in order to submit the document for preliminary review. We strongly recommend that students meet with their Reviewer well in advance of the preliminary review deadline. There is no limit to how often a Candidate consults with a Reviewer; however, Candidates are advised to schedule appointments well in advance as Reviewers' schedules fill quickly near the end of the term.