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About Us

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Dr. Hawley has served as Dean of Undergraduate Studies since 2015. Previously, Dr. Hawley served as Founding Director for the Honors College. She led strategic planning for this new college, designed to help diverse and outstanding students reach their full potential and become leaders in their fields. She integrated the Early Entrance Program and the President’s Scholars into a robust four-year College that emphasizes civic engagement, knowledge creation, and leadership. 

Dr. Hawley is a Professor of English. She earned a B.A. in English from Pomona College and a Ph.D. in English from the University of Chicago.  She has also served as faculty director of service learning and has published and presented research in Victorian literature and culture and children’s literature. 



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Dr. Garcia has served as Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies since 2015.  Prior to that, Dr. Garcia served as the School Psychology Program Coordinator in the Charter College of Education for over 20 years.  She has also served as Associate Chair for the Division of Special Education and Counseling.  Dr. Garcia has been active in the California and National Associations of School Psychologists and served as the President of the School Psychology Education Committee which is comprised of statewide School Psychology university trainers. 

Dr. Garcia earned a B.A. in Psychology at UCLA and a PhD. in Educational Psychology at UC Berkeley.  Her primary interests in teaching and research are in the areas of Assessment, Counseling, and School-Based Consultation.

Meet the Staff

Esther Tam

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Catalog Editor & Lead Curriculum Specialist

Cheryl Pugh

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Articulation Officer