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Thesis, Project, and Dissertation Guidelines

Format Review

Each thesis, project report, or dissertation must meet University format guidelines. Candidates will submit a draft of the document to a Thesis/Dissertation Reviewer who will review the format and suggest revisions. Thesis/Dissertation Reviewers will not review or correct subject content, research quality, punctuation, or grammar, nor will they format the document for the candidate. To request a format review, email the appropriate Reviewer and attach the document. Microsoft Word files are preferable. See deadlines to have a document reviewed.

Office Hours & Appointments

Thesis/Dissertation Reviewers will hold office hours during regular business hours (9 a.m.–6 p.m.) in the Graduate Resource Center (GRC), Library North, Floor A, Room A124. After 6 p.m., office hours may be held adjacent to the GRC in the Thesis Collection and Graduate Study Lounge, Floor A, Room A122.

During Weeks 1 through 4 of the quarter, Reviewers will be available by appointment only. Weekly drop-in office hours for all Reviewers will begin in Week 5, though appointments are still strongly recommended.

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.

Thesis/Dissertation Reviewers by College, Spring 2014

COLLEGE

REVIEWER

OFFICE HOURS

Arts & Letters

  • Art
  • Music, Theatre and Dance
  • Television, Film and Theatre

Cristina Verdugo
csula.cristina@gmail.com

Weeks 1–4: By appointment
Week 5–Finals: To be announced

Arts & Letters

  • Communication Studies
  • English
  • Modern Languages and Literatures
  • Philosophy

Andrea Gutierrez
aguti111@calstatela.edu

By appointment

Business & Economics

Andrea Gutierrez
aguti111@calstatela.edu

By appointment

Education

Andrea Gutierrez
aguti111@calstatela.edu

By appointment

Engineering, Computer Science & Technology

David Kang
csula.david@gmail.com

Weeks 1–4: By appointment
Week 5–Finals: To be announced

Health & Human Services

  • Child and Family Studies
  • Communication Disorders
  • Criminal Justice and Criminalistics
  • Kinesiology and Nutritional Science
  • Nursing (Master's)

Josh Uhalt
csula.josh@gmail.com

Weeks 1–4: By appointment
Week 5–Finals: To be announced

Health & Human Services

  • Nursing (Doctorate)

Andrea Gutierrez
aguti111@calstatela.edu

By appointment

Health & Human Services

  • Social Work
    (Last names starting A–E)

Melinda Wong
csula.melinda@gmail.com

Weeks 1–4: By appointment
Week 5–Finals: To be announced

Health & Human Services

  • Social Work
    (Last names starting F–L)

Erica Huff
csula.erica@gmail.com

Weeks 1–4: By appointment
Week 5–Finals: To be announced

Health & Human Services

  • Social Work
    (Last names starting M–P)

Tatiana Garcia-Lerma
csula.tatiana@gmail.com

Weeks 1–4: By appointment
Week 5–Finals: To be announced

Health & Human Services

  • Social Work
    (Last names starting Q–Z)

Krystina Engleman
csula.krystina@gmail.com

Weeks 1–4: By appointment
Week 5–Finals: To be announced

Natural & Social Sciences

  • Anthropology
  • Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Chicano Studies
  • Geosciences and Environment
  • History
  • Latin American Studies
  • Mathematics
  • Physics and Astronomy
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Sociology

Ayana Younge
csula.ayana@gmail.com

Weeks 1–4: By appointment
Weeks 5 & 6:
Tue 4/29 & 5/6, 1:30–4:30
Wed 4/30 & 5/7, 2–4

Week 6–Finals: To be announced

Natural & Social Sciences

  • Biological Sciences

David Kang
csula.david@gmail.com

Weeks 1–4: By appointment
Week 5–Finals: To be announced

Interdisciplinary

Andrea Gutierrez
aguti111@calstatela.edu

By appointment

Reviewer Profiles

Krystina Engleman

Krystina Engleman| csula.krystina@gmail.com
M.A. Candidate, English

Krystina is a graduate student in English. She received a B.A. in Literature with minors in Japanese and Classics at the University of San Francisco. Her master's thesis examines the semiotic politics of Bartleby the Scrivener as an Occupy Wall Street mascot in popular media, and intends to pursue a PhD in critical theory, political economy, and internet and political activism studies in the Humanities. She was research assistant to the 2012–2013 American Communities Program Research Fellow, is a 2013–2014 Sally Casanova Scholar, and currently works as copy editor, writing tutor, and grantwriter for an East L.A. nonprofit. She likes running, sport swimming, manga, and anime.

Tatiana Garcia-Lerma

Tatiana Garcia-Lerma | csula.tatiana@gmail.com

M.S. Candidate, Electrical Engineering

Tatiana obtained her B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology from Cal Poly Pomona and is now pursuing her M.S. in Electrical Engineering with an emphasis in computer systems. Aside from school and two jobs, she enjoys training for half- and full marathons. She has completed the L.A. Marathon six times and hopes to continue every year.

Erica Huff

Erica Huff | csula.erica@gmail.com
M.A. Candidate, Anthropology

Erica is currently a first-year master's student in Anthropology with a focus on Forensic Anthropology. Her master's thesis will focus on skeletal trauma. She received her two B.A. degrees in Anthropology and Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of South Carolina–Columbia. She received an A.A. and an A.S. from Midlands Technical College in Columbia, South Carolina. Erica plans to attend a PhD program for Forensic Anthropology or Bioarchaeology after completing her M.A. at Cal State L.A. In her free time, she goes on hikes with her chocolate lab.

David Kang

David Kang | csula.david@gmail.com
M.S. Candidate, Criminalistics

David is a graduate student in the School of Criminal Justice and Criminalistics. He received his B.A. in Molecular and Cell Biology from UC Berkeley. He also received his M.A. in Science Education from CSU Northridge and was a secondary school science teacher for seven years. When he is allowed to escape from the Hertzberg-Davis building on campus, David enjoys working on his golf game, hiking, watching television, and listening to podcasts about sports, politics or history.

Josh Uhalt

Josh Uhalt | csula.josh@gmail.com
M.A. Candidate, Psychology and Philosophy

Josh is currently a second-year master's student in both Philosophy and Psychology. His master's thesis for Psychology focuses on adoption, religiosity, and homosexuality. He received his two B.A. degrees in Philosophy and Psychology from CSU Bakersfield. He received his two A.A. degrees in Philosophy and Psychology from Bakersfield College. When his time is done at Cal State L.A. he plans on continuing work with his academic advisor and publishing his thesis and some additional research. He also plans on teaching part-time at Taft College and Bakersfield College. He also plans on attending a PhD program in the near future.

Cristina Verdugo

Cristina Verdugo | csula.cristina@gmail.com
M.A. Candidate, Anthropology

Cristina is a graduate student in the Anthropology Department. She received her B.A. in Social and Behavioral Sciences from CSU Monterey Bay. Her master's thesis focuses on the Midnight Terror Cave skeletal assemblage and its role in human sacrifice. She has spent the past two summers excavating archaeological remains in Belize. Cristina is not only active on campus, but she is also active in her community. Cristina coaches colorguard at both Lincoln and Garfield High Schools where is she is able to work with the teams on their colorguard skills as well as guide juniors and seniors in their own college pursuits.

Melinda Wong

Melinda Wong, R.N. | csula.melinda@gmail.com
M.S. Candidate, Nursing

Melinda is a Registered Nurse and a graduate student in the School of Nursing. She received a B.A. in French Studies and Communications from Coe College in Iowa and a BSN from Cal State L.A. Currently, Melinda is studying to become a Family Nurse Practitioner. When her nose isn't buried in a book, Melinda enjoys spending time with her family, walking her dogs, and trying new restaurants.

Ayana Younge

Ayana Younge | csula.ayana@gmail.com
M.A. Candidate, Psychology

Ayana is currently a second-year master's student in the Psychology Department. She also received her bachelor's degrees at Cal State L.A. in Communication and Psychology, with a minor in Mathematics. She is an MBRS Rise MS-to-PhD Scholar, which is a part of the MORE programs here on campus. She is also a Sally Casanova Scholar for the 2013–2014 school year. Although Ayana is very involved with school, she also plays soccer and runs track. In her spare time, when she is not at school, working, or training, she enjoys spending time at home, reading, cooking, watching movies, and scrapbooking!

Andrea Gutierrez

Andrea Gutierrez, MFA | aguti111@calstatela.edu
Coordinator, Graduate Resource Center

Andrea is a seasoned higher education professional and college instructor. She has worked with undergraduates and graduates throughout California, including the Claremont Colleges, UC Berkeley, UCLA, UC Riverside, and now Cal State L.A. She earned a B.A. in German Studies at Scripps College in Claremont and an MFA in Creative Writing at UC Riverside. In her spare time, she bikes, takes photos, and writes essays, poems, and plays.