UNIVERSITY POSITIONS HELD
7/05 - present, Dean of Graduate Studies & Research
Office of Graduate Studies & Research, California State University, Los Angeles
Responsible for administering the areas of responsibility assigned to the Office of Graduate Studies and Research, including the planning and development for all graduate curriculum initiatives for the campus, oversight of pre- and post-award activities related to research and sponsored programs, development of international academic programs, and coordination of federal relations for the campus. Supervise the Associate Dean of Graduate Studies and Research and the Director of Research Administration. Manage annual operating budgets of more than $900K.
Specifically, the Dean has the following responsibilities:
* Provides oversight for continuous program long-range planning and leadership for graduate programs. This includes the development of curriculum and programs; coordination of graduate operations, including graduate recruitment, admissions, financial aid and advisement; and the promotion of new interdisciplinary graduate programs.
* Oversees the development of sponsored research activity on the campus and provides oversight of the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs. This includes responsibility for implementing strategies to increase the number of external contracts and grant awards and providing budget review of all proposals submitted by the campus. Also, represents the Division of Academic Affairs as member of the Board of Directors of the campus research foundation, University Auxiliary Services, Inc.
* Supports and coordinates international inter-university agreements. This includes negotiations with external counterparts of agreements for exchanges of faculty and students and of cooperative programs for joint degree and short-term training programs for international groups.
* Provides oversight of presidentially chartered centers, institutes and clinics, including implementation of appropriate policies and procedures.
* Communicates and implements policy decisions and other directives from the Chancellor’s Office, campus administration, Academic Affairs, and other appropriate offices.
* Represents the campus in matters that involve the federal government, including dealings with our region’s Congressional delegation.
* Participates with the Provost and other officers of the University in developing University policy and strategic planning.
9/98 – 6/05, Associate Dean of Graduate Studies & Research
Office of Graduate Studies & Research, California State University, Los Angeles
Worked with the Dean to administer the areas of responsibility assigned to the Office of Graduate Studies and Research, including the following:
* Reviewed all curriculum proposals related to post baccalaureate degrees or certificates
* Worked with college deans and faculty in the development of joint doctoral programs
* Administered the following programs for graduate students: Graduate Equity Fellowship, International Student Tuition Waiver, and Excellence in Graduate Studies, and the California Pre-Doctoral Scholars and the CSU Doctoral Incentive/Forgivable Loan Programs
* Hosted an annual Graduate Program Information Day and an annual Graduate Student Recognition Event
* Coordinated campus planning for graduate recruitment
* Chaired the Graduate Studies Policy Advisory Council
* Administered the MA/MS program in Interdisciplinary Studies
Research and Sponsored Programs
* Served as Institutional Grants Oversight Administrator for selected grants
* Reviewed and approved proposal budgets prior to submission by the campus
* Worked with faculty to develop competitive grants and contracts
* Assisted in promoting the goals of the Office for the Advancement of Science, Engineering and Mathematics Education
* Identified and applied for external sources of financial and other support for Cal State L.A. graduate programs and students
International Academic Programs
* Assisted the Dean in all international academic program activities at the university, including soliciting and overseeing inter-university agreements
* Assisted faculty and college deans to obtain external funding for research abroad
* Assisted the Dean in authorizing visiting scholar arrangements by departments
9/90 – present, Professor of Education
MA Program in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Division of Educational Foundations and Interdivisional Studies
Charter College of Education, California State University, Los Angeles
TESOL Program Duties in the Period, 9/90 – 9/98
* Tenured and promoted to full Professor 1998
* Served as TESOL Program Chair, 1992-1998
* Taught graduate courses in second language acquisition theory, second language research methods, sociolinguistics, language testing, and ESL methods
* Served as member of college’s Executive Steering Committee
* Chaired Fiscal Policy Committee and served on several division, college, and university committees, including the Academic Senate
* Supervised numerous MA thesis projects for TESOL students
* Conducted research in cognitive development of children in bilingual education classrooms, computer mediated instruction in second language classrooms, parent literacy curriculum development, portfolio assessment for ESL, higher-level language skills, parental involvement in the schools, and ESL materials development
6/89 - 9/90, Research Associate
Student Affairs Information and Research Office (SAIRO), UCLA
[SAIRO is an office in the Division of Student Academic Services, which conducts institutional research mostly in the areas of student admissions, attrition, and graduation rates.]
Managed research project investigating the nature of undergraduate academic success, including surveys of the faculty, student body, and other constituent groups. Wrote research reports for the Assistant Vice Chancellor, Student Academic Services on a variety of topics dealing with Student Affairs issues at UCLA. Collaborated on institutional research projects in the areas of campus climate and minority student enrollment patterns. Also participated in two ongoing linguistics projects, one as co-director of a study dealing with higher-level language skill attainment and the other as consultant on a curriculum adaptation study involving inner-city Los Angeles junior high schools with heavy language-minority student enrollments.
10/87 - 6/89, Project Director
Center for Language Education and Research (CLEAR), UCLA
[CLEAR was a national research center funded by the US Department of Education to conduct both basic and applied research of relevance to foreign language educators and educators of limited English proficient students.]
Managed research projects investigating innovative second language instructional methodologies. Edited the CLEAR Educational Report Series, which included research reports, handbooks, and edited anthologies based on CLEAR’s research activities, targeted for distribution to foreign language education practitioners. Collaborated on a number of large-scale language research projects in language education, foreign language instructional methodology, and applied linguistics.
10/85 - 10/87, Director of Foreign Language Programs
Center for Academic Interinstitutional Programs (CAIP), UCLA
[CAIP was a center of the UCLA Graduate School of Education and College of Letters and Science created to improve the teaching skills of K-12 teachers in L.A. area schools. CAIP is now known as Center X.]
Managed the foreign language programs and activities of CAIP, including responsibility for program design, planning, and implementation of the UCLA foreign language institutes. Also managed the programs and activities of the UCLA Linguistic Minorities Project, including the project’s summer institutes for teachers of limited English proficient students. Represented CAIP on regional and state foreign language boards and committees, including the UC Systemwide Linguistic Minority Project Steering Committee, the Foreign Language Curriculum Implementation Center’s L.A. County Team, and the State Department of Education’s foreign language administrators advisory group. Also served as Research Associate and advisor to the CLEAR project.
9/83 - 10/85, Assistant Director
Office of Undergraduate Admissions and Relations with Schools, UCLA
Managed the programs and activities of the Educational Development Programs units--Educational Opportunity Center (EOC), the UCLA Partnership Programs, and Upward Bound--including full management responsibility for $900K annual budget, program planning, personnel, and personnel evaluations (90 employees; several thousand clients). Designed and implemented UCLA’s microcomputer Early Outreach Tracking System and coordinated ongoing development of the EOC database management system in both mainframe and microcomputer environments.
7/81 - 9/83, Assistant to the Vice Chancellor
Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, UCLA
Provided staff assistance to the Vice Chancellor on the coordination of the Undergraduate Student Affirmative Action Coordinating Committee, drafting the UCLA Student Affirmative Action 5-Year Plan, representing UCLA on the UC Systemwide Student Affirmative Action Working Committee, and developing the Student Affairs Management Colloquium series. Coordinated the Vice Chancellor’s assignment of actions, prepared divisional reports, and supervised office support staff. Also engaged in ongoing professional and management development activities, including ongoing scholarly research, guest lectures on campus and at scholarly meetings, and participation in formal management training courses (workshops of the American Management Association and institutes of the Western Deans’ Association at UC San Diego, the Western Association of College and University Business Officers at UC Santa Barbara, and the National Association of College and University Business Officers at Stanford University).
7/76 - 7/81, Lecturer and Adjunct Assistant Professor of TESL
Department of Applied Linguistics, UCLA
Taught graduate seminars in my fields of expertise; supervised student teachers; and supervised MA theses and Ph.D. dissertations.