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Academic Administration

  1. Provided on-going supervision of two senior management appointees—the Associate Dean of Graduate Studies & Research and the Director of Research Administration—as well as of my office staff.
  2. Lead the effort to develop Strategic Plans in the areas of Graduate Studies and Research, accomplished through a collaborative and consultative process involving meetings with a wide range of campus groups, including faculty, administrators, staff, and students.
  3. Developed a graduate recruitment unit, with responsibilities for recruiting domestic and international students for graduate study at Cal State L.A.
  4. Served as director and principal graduate adviser for the MA/MS in Interdisciplinary Studies program, based in the Office of Graduate Studies & Research. This included working with the Graduate Studies Policy Advisory Council, which served as the program’s advisory group campus-wide graduate student programs.
  5. Served as Level 2 Hearing Officer on several faculty grievances.
  6. Wrote and participated in implementing the new Policies & Procedures document for oversight of Cal State L.A.’s University Clinics.
  7. Conducted a review of the travel restrictions imposed on campus-sanctioned travelers found for Cuba, and developed procedures for certifying eligibility of campus-sanctioned travelers (both students and faculty).
  8. Served as TESOL Program Chair for 5 years, performing duties that included enrollment management planning, class scheduling, hiring of part-time instructors, and recruitment of two new faculty members.

University Institutional Grants Oversight Administrator

  1. Served as the Senior Research Administrator for Cal State L.A., which includes responsibility as the certifying officer for research compliance in the areas of animal and human research.
  2. Reviewed and gave final Academic Affairs approval on all grant and contract budget submissions prior to their review by the university’s Sponsored Programs Administrator.
  3. Advised the Provost on issues dealing with the university’s Indirect Cost Recovery portfolio.

Other Grants & Contract Activities

  1. Have participated in National Science Foundation (NSF) review panels and have previously participated in review panels with the US Department of Education.
  2. Represented Cal State L.A. in the development of Professional Science Masters degrees, through collaborations funded by the Sloan Foundation. Served as PI for a Sloan Foundation-funded development grant to develop 3 professional master’s degree programs (biotechnology, environmental science, and forensic science), 2001-2002. Currently serve as member of a CSU-wide team preparing an implementation proposal at Sloan’s request for a statewide PSM initiative for the CSUs.
  3. Have represented Cal State L.A. in HACU-sponsored meetings.
  4. Directed a major $4.6 million international contract funded by United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and subcontracted by the Institute for International Development (IIE), 2000-2003. Program provided teacher training to 1100 math and science teachers from Egypt, both in the U.S. and in Egypt.
  5. Served as Executive Secretary of both the Institutional Review Board (IRB) and the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), 2002-2003.
  6. Served as PI on several contracts to provide short-term educational training for visiting Chinese professionals, including a 1-1/2 day conference on education issues for Chinese educational professionals and a 2-1/2 day workshop on English teaching methods for educational administrators & teachers from Shanghai. Currently in discussions on development of an MA TESOL program and on an MS Engineering program both planned for delivery in China by Cal State L.A. faculty.
  7. Mentored several faculty members in the process of development proposals for external funding, including several successful proposals funded by IIE and a recent NEH proposal for a conference on cross-national research focusing on Latin America.

Strategic Planning Activities

  1. Coordinated the Graduate Enrollment Management planning for the campus, in collaboration with the Associate Dean of Graduate Studies & Research and the college deans; identified specific data elements for tracking graduate students (e.g., time to degree, completion rates per program, etc.).
  2. Developed strategic plans in both graduate studies and research and sponsored programs.
  3. Coordinated academic planning activities in graduate studies, including planning for new degree programs and coordination of negotiations for proposed joint doctorates.

Professional Development and Campus Service

  1. President of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, 2004-05; officer and board member, 2001-present.
  2. Prepared third edition of writing textbook, published in 2006 (Writing Literature Reviews: A Guide for Students of the Social and Behavioral Sciences. Los Angeles: Pyrczak Publishing. Originally published in 1999.) Textbook is used in 90+ universities across the U.S.
  3. Taught as visiting instructor in MA TESOL Program of Teacher’s College, Columbia University, New York City (course on Computer-Assisted Language Learning), May 2003 and June 2004. Class website is available at: http://www.calstatela.edu/academic/aa/gsr/call2004].
  4. Represented Academic Affairs as member of the Charter College of Education’s Advisory Committee on Assessment, and served as member of the Cal State L.A. TESOL Advisory Committee.
  5. Serve as PI on the Program for Academic Partnerships to Promote International Scholarship (PAPPIS), funded to develop opportunities for collaborations with universities abroad, 2003-present.