May 14, 2021  
2021/2022 University Catalog 
    
2021/2022 University Catalog

Administration and Organization



Principal Officers of Administration

Adela de la Torre, President of the University

Salvador Hector Ochoa, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

Hala Madanat (Interim), Vice President for Research and Innovation

Jerry J. Sheehan, Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Information Technology

Adrienne D. Vargas, Vice President for University Relations and Development

Agnes Wong Nickerson (Interim), Vice President for Business and Financial Affairs and Chief Financial Officer

J. Luke Wood, Chief Diversity Officer and Vice President for Student Affairs and Campus Diversity

Wil Weston, Chair of the Senate


Administration

Office of the President

Brittany Santos-Derieg, Chief of Staff

La Monica Everett-Haynes, Chief Communications Officer and Associate Vice President for Strategic Communications and Public Affairs

James P. Frazee, Chief Academic Technology Officer and Associate Vice President for Learning Technologies and Environments and Information Technology Instructional Technology

Ricardo Fitipaldi (Interim), Chief Information Security Officer

Tony C. Chung, Associate Vice President for Enterprise Information Systems

Edgar R. Hodge, Assistant Vice President of Research and Cyberinfrastructure

Office of the Provost

William Tong (Interim), Vice Provost for Academic Affairs

Mary Anne Kremicki, Director of Academic Resources

Stephen A. Schellenberg, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, Curriculum, Assessment, and Accreditation

Stefan Hyman, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, Enrollment Management

Joanna M. Brooks, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, Faculty Advancement and Student Success

Cristina M. Alfaro (Interim), Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, SDSU International Affairs

Jeanne L. Stronach, Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs, Analytic Studies and Institutional Research

Alexander W. Chizhik, Assistant Vice President for Director of Academic Labor Relations for Academic Affairs

Enrollment Services

Sandra Temores-Valdez, Senior Director of Enrollment Management

Sabrina Cortell, Director of Admissions

Christine V. Molina, Director of Advising and Evaluations

Polly Sipper, Director of Communications

Stephanie Anderson, Registrar

Office of SDSU Mission Valley Development

Gina Jacobs, Associate Vice President

Jim Cleaton, Director of Construction for Mission Valley

Office of the Vice President for Business and Financial Affairs

Jessica Rentto, Associate Vice President for Administration

Crystal Little (Interim), Associate Vice President for Financial Operations

Todd Summer, Associate Vice President/Chief Executive Officer, Aztec Shops, Ltd

Eric J. Hansen, Associate Vice President for Business Operations

Robert Schulz, University Architect

Beth Warrem, University Controller

Gillian I. Marks, Senior Director of Environmental Health and Safety

Mayra Villalta, Director of Audit and Tax

Cyndie Winrow, Director of Business Information Systems

Thomas Harpole, Director of Center for Human Resources

Amanda M. Scheidlinger, Director of Construction Management

Tami Ford, Assistant Director of Contract and Procurement Management

Heather Bendinelli, Director of Employee Relations and Compliance

Kimberly H. Carnot, Director of Facilities

Laura Shinn, Director of Facilities Planning

Cynthia Cervantes, Director of Housing Administration

John D. Wicker, Director of Intercollegiate Athletics

Larry Cook, President of Aztec Club

Johnny Eaddy, Director of Logistical Services

Jeff Brown, Director of Project Management

Joshua Mays, Director of University Police

Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation

Hala Madanat (Interim), Vice President for Research and Innovation

Stanley Maloy, Associate Vice President for Innovation s

John Crockett, Associate Vice President for Research Advancement

Mark Reed, Associate Vice President for Research Operations

Michele Goetz, Associate Vice President and CEO of SDSU Research Foundation m

Rick Gulizia, Assistant Vice President for Research Support Services

Cathy Pucher, Executive Director, Zahn Innovation Platform (ZIP) Launchpad

Tommy Martindale, Director, Technology Transfer Office

Alicia Kinoshita, Director, Undergraduate Research

Kellie Woodhouse, Director, Communications

Matt Brown, Director, Information Technology

Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs and Campus Diversity

J. Luke Wood, Chief Diversity Officer and Vice President for Student Affairs and Campus Diversity

Jennifer Stanley, Director of Development for Student Affairs and Campus Diversity

Student Affairs Subdivision

Christy Samarkos, Associate Vice President for Campus and Community Partnerships

Andrea Dooley, Associate Vice President for Health, Well-Being and Accessibility

Rashmi C. Praba, Associate Vice President for Finance and Operations

Randall W. M. Timm, Associate Vice President for Campus Life and Dean of Students

Rose Pasenelli, Assistant Vice President for Student Financial Management

Vacant, Executive Director of Career Services

Catherine Snapp, Director of Communications Services

Mary Taylor, Director of the Center for Educational Partnerships, Outreach, and Success

Jennifer Rikard, Director of Counseling and Psychological Services

Miriam Castañon, Director of Educational Opportunity Programs and Ethnic Affairs

Francisco G. Velazquez, Director of New Student and Parent Programs

Kara Bauer, Executive Director of Residential Education

Erica A. Aros (Interim), Director of Student Ability Success Center

Libby Skiles, Director of Student Health Services

Caryl Montero-Adams, Director of Student Life and Leadership

Lee Mintz, Director of Student Rights and Responsibilities

Janet C. Castro, Director of Testing Services

Stephanie Waits Galia, Director of Well-being and Health Promotion

W. Darrell Hess, Student Ombudsman

Todd Kennedy, Military and Veterans Program

Campus Diversity Subdivision

Jennifer Y. Imazeki, Associate Vice President for Faculty and Staff Diversity

Jessica L. Nare, Assistant Vice President for Community and Belonging

Nicole Belisle, Associate Chief Diversity Officer for Strategic Initiatives

Emilio Ulloa, Associate Dean of Students and Campus Climate

Virginia Loh-Hagan, Director of Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Center

Bonnie Reddick, Director of Black Resource Center

Paige Hernandez, Director of Center for Intercultural Relations

Alan Mobley, Director of Center for Transformative Justice

Yesenia Sanchez Garcia, Director of Latinx Resource Center

Chris Medellin, Director of Native Resource Center

Anne Guanciale, Director of PRIDE Center

Cynthia Torres, Director of Undocumented Resource Center

Elzbeth Islas, Director of Women’s Resource Center

Feion Villodas, Director of Graduate Student Diversity

Office of the Vice President for University Relations and Development

David H. Fuhriman, Chief Financial Officer

Mary Darling, Associate Vice President for Development

Amy Walling, Associate Vice President for Operations, Planned Giving and Estates

Chris M. Lindmark, Assistant Vice President for Campaign, Presidential, and Special Events

James S. Herrick, Assistant Vice President, SDSU Alumni

Chiloh Baty, President of SDSU Alumni Association Board of Directors

Cathy Terrones, Senior Director of Donor Relations

Anita Nottingham, Director of Board and Executive Affairs


Colleges, Schools, Departments, and Programs

College of Arts and Letters

Monica J. Casper, Dean

Madhavi M. McCall, Associate Dean

Ronnee D. Schreiber, Associate Dean

Karey Sabol, Assistant Dean for Student Affairs

Keely A. Bamberg, Senior Director of Development

Elaine Rother, Director of Resources Management

Department and Chair or Director

Africana Studies: Adisa A. Alkebulan

American Indian Studies: David M. Kamper

Anthropology: Elisa J. Sobo

Chicana and Chicano Studies: Victoria González-Rivera (Interim)

Classics and Humanities: Risa Levitt

Economics: Hisham S. Foad

English and Comparative Literature: Phillip R. Serrato

European Studies: Clarissa Clò

Geography: Fernando Bosco

History: Edward J. Beasley

Linguistics and Asian/Middle Eastern Languages: Gregory D. Keating

Philosophy: Steven L. Barbone

Political Science: Farid Abdel-Nour

Religious Studies: Risa Levitt

Rhetoric and Writing Studies: Glen A. McClish

Sociology: Minjeong Kim

Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Literatures: Alda Blanco

Women’s Studies: Kimala Price

Programs

Asian and Pacific Studies: Sandra A. Wawrytko

Big Data Analytics: Ming-Hsiang Tsou

Comparative International Studies: Zamira Y. Abman

International Business: John C. Putman

International Security and Conflict Resolution: Latha Varadarajan

Islamic and Arabic Studies: Ahmet T. Kuru

Jewish Studies: Risa Levitt

Latin American Studies: Ramona L. Pérez

Language, Culture, and Society: Betty T. R. Samraj

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies: Esther D. Rothblum

Liberal Arts and Sciences: William A. Nericcio, M.A.

Social Science: Brian E. Adams

Sustainability: David V. Carruthers and Matthew T. Lauer

Urban Studies: Pascale J. Marcelli


Fowler College of Business

Bruce A. Reinig (Interim), Dean

George E. Belch, Senior Associate Dean

David P. Ely, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Kristie A. Dock, Assistant Dean for Student Affairs

Steven L. Gill, Director of Graduate Programs

Jaemin Kim, Director of Undergraduate Programs

Vacant, Director of Graduate Career Management Center

Davette Kawachi, Director of Resource Management

Departments and Schools and Chair or Director

Charles W. Lamden Accountancy: C. Janie Chang

Finance: Kamal M. Haddad

Management: Chamundeswari Sundaramurthy

Management Information Systems: Yeongling Helio Yang (Interim)

Marketing: Heather L. Honea

Program

International Business: John C. Putman


College of Education

Y. Barry Chung, Dean

Karen S. Myers-Bowman, Senior Associate Dean

Cristian R. Aquino-Sterling, Associate Dean for Diversity and International Affairs

Patricia Lozada-Santone, Assistant Dean for Student Affairs

Nina Potter, Director of Assessment and Accreditation

Lisa F. McCully, Director of Office for Student Success

Megan Beardsley, Director of Development

Julie A. White, Manager of Budget and Analysis

Elsa Tapia, Operations and Support Services Analyst

Michael Klitzing, Marketing and Communications Officer

Doctoral Programs

Wendy S. Bracken, ARPE EDL - Postsecondary Ed

James M. Marshall, EDL - PK-12

Marva G. Cappello, SDSU/CGU

Joanne E. Lobato, Mathematics and Science Education

Departments and Schools and Chair or Director

Administration, Rehabilitation and Postsecondary Education: Caren L. Sax

Child and Family Development: Sarah M. Garrity

Counseling and School Psychology: Brent A. Taylor

Dual Language and English Learner Education: Margarita Machado-Casas

Educational Leadership: Douglas B. Fisher

Special Education: Laura J. Hall

Teacher Education: Lynne A. Bercaw

Programs

Liberal Studies: Estella Chizhik


College of Engineering

Eugene A. Olevsky, Dean

Temesgen Garoma Ararsso (Interim), Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Research

Yusuf Öztürk (Interim), Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies

Theresa M. Garcia, Assistant Dean for Student Affairs

Brittany Field, Director of Veterans Internship

Departments and Chairs

Aerospace Engineering: Ping Lu

Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering: Janusz C. Supernak

Electrical and Computer Engineering: Chunting C. Mi

Mechanical Engineering: John Abraham

College of Health and Human Services

Steven P. Hooker, Dean

Vacant, Associate Dean for Research

Sonja L. Pruitt-Lord, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Jason C. Ramirez, Assistant Dean for Student Affairs

Natasha A. Bliss, Director of Development

Terry L. Williams, Director of Resource Management

Schools and Directors

Exercise and Nutritional Sciences: Matthew T. Mahar

Nursing: Philip A. Greiner

Public Health: Eyan Oren (Interim)

Social Work: Jong Won Min

Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences: Tracy E. Love-Geffen

Programs

Audiology: Tracy E. Love-Geffen

Gerontology: Jong Won Min


College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts

Peggy Shannon, Dean

Kurt J. Lindemann (Interim), Associate Dean

Alane S. Lockwood, Assistant Dean for Student Affairs

Clarence Singh, Resource Manager

Lizbeth Persons Price (Interim), Director of Communications

Elise Moersch, Director of Development

Giancarlo Taylor, Director of International Programs

Departments and Schools and Chair or Director

Aerospace Studies: Col. G. John Grimm

Art and Design: Ann M. Buckley

Communication: Heather E. Canary

L. Robert Payne Hospitality and Tourism Management: Carl Winston

Journalism and Media Studies: Temple Northup

Military Science: Maj. Michelle Parlette

Music and Dance: Kevin Delgado (Interim)

Naval Science: Capt. Gerald Olin

Public Affairs: Sherry Ryan

Theatre, Television, and Film: Adeniyi Coker

Programs

Criminal Justice: Sherry Ryan

Learning Design and Technology: Temple Northup

Recreation and Tourism Management: Carl Winston


College of Sciences

Jeffrey Roberts, Dean

Catherine J. Atkins, Associate Dean for Academic and Faculty Affairs

Tod W. Reeder, Associate Dean for Graduate and Research Affairs

Estralita M.E. Martin, Assistant Dean for Student Affairs

Stacy Carota, Executive Director of Development

Emilio C. Ulloa, Director of College of Sciences Advising

Tony P. Carrasco, Director of Resource Management

Departments and Chair or Director

Astronomy: Eric L. Sandquist

Biology: Robert W. Zeller

Chemistry and Biochemistry: William G. Tong

Computer Science: Shangping Ren

Geological Sciences: Allen M. Gontz

Mathematics and Statistics: Michael E. O’Sullivan

Physics: Usha S. Sinha

Psychology: Paul E. Gilbert

Programs

Bioinformatics and Medical Informatics: Robert A. Edwards

Biomedical Quality Systems: Lisa C. Dowdy

Computational Science: José E. Castillo

Environmental Sciences: John. J. Love

Homeland Security: Eric G. Frost and Lance W. Larson

International Security and Conflict Resolution: Latha Varadarajan

Mathematics and Science Education: Joanne E. Lobato

Molecular Biology: Ricardo M. Zayas Ventura

Regulatory Science: Catherine J. Atkins and Lisa C. Dowdy


University Library

Scott Walter, Dean

Patrick McCarthy, Associate Dean

Melissa Lamont (Acting), Assistant Dean

Sallee Spearman, Director of Budget and Fiscal Operations

Mark Figueroa, Director of Information Technologies and Digital Initiatives

SDSU Imperial Valley

Gregorio A. Ponce, Dean

Mark R. Wheeler, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Vacant, Dean of Students

Maribel Madero, Director of Business and Financial Services

Vacant, Director of Library Services

Victor Nava, Director of Advancement

College of Graduate Studies

Edmund M. Balsdon (Interim), Dean of Graduate Studies

Andrew J. Bohonak, Associate Dean of Graduate Studies

The Graduate Council

The Graduate Council of San Diego State University consists of 22 members to include 15 full-time faculty, two from each college and one from the SDSU Imperial Valley; Dean of Graduate Studies or designee, who will chair the committee; Provost, Associate and Assistant Deans of Graduate Studies, Dean of the University Library or designee, and two classified graduate students in good standing (for a current listing of graduate student members serving on the Graduate Council, visit http://senate.sdsu.edu/graduate-council.aspx).

Edmund M. Balsdon, Interim Dean of Graduate Studies

Andrew J. Bohonak, Associate Dean of Graduate Studies

Erin Riley, College of Arts & Letters

Fernando Bosco, College of Arts & Letters

Steven L. Gill, Fowler College of Business

Morgan Poor Miles, Fowler College of Business

Charles E. Degeneffe, College of Education

Lisa Lamb, College of Education

Satish Sharma, College of Engineering

Sunil Kumar, College of Engineering

Carleen Stoskopf, College of Health and Human Services

Vacant, College of Health and Human Services

Kerianne Quick, College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts

Arthur Santana, College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts

Jennifer Thomas, College of Sciences

Jerome Orosz, College of Sciences

Patrick McCarthy, Associate Dean of the University Library

Gregorio A. Ponce, SDSU Imperial Valley

Feion Villodas, Director of Graduate Student Diversity, Div. of Student Affairs

Hala Madanat (Interim), Vice President for Research and Innovation

Salvador Hector Ochoa, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

Curriculum, Accreditation, and Assessment

Stephen A. Schellenberg, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, Curriculum, Assessment, and Accreditation

Gregory Wilson, Director of Curriculum Services

Emily A. Bates, Center for Supplemental Instruction

Faculty Advancement and Student Success

Joanna Brooks, Associate Vice President for Faculty Advancement and Student Success

Michelle Lopez, Assistant Dean for Student Success

Programs

Academic Internships, Faculty-Student Mentoring, General Studies: José R. Preciado

BrightSide Produce San Diego: Iana Castro

Center for Regional Sustainability, The Sage Project: Jessica A. Barlow

First Generation Student Success and Transfer Student Outreach Alliance: Michelle Lopez

Interdisciplinary Studies in Three Departments: Ian Ruston

Transition Advising Center, Undeclared Students: Vacant

International Engagement: Chris Kjonaas

Service Learning: Vinod Sasidharan

Weber Honors College: Stacey L. Sinclair

SDSU Global Campus

Radhika Sheshan, Dean

Joe Wolfman, Associate Dean for Finance and Operations

Shara Tscheulin, Associate Dean for Professional and International Programs

Barbara Bass, Executive Director of American Language Institute

Vacant, Executive Director of International Strategy and Programs

Joe Brock, Executive Director of Marketing

Casey Rothenberger, Executive Director of New Program Development

Kevin I. Carter, Senior Director of Professional Program Operations

Kristine Catano, Registrar and Director of Student Enrollment

University Research Council

The University Research Council of San Diego State University is the faculty policy-making body responsible for promoting, encouraging, and publicizing the research activities of the faculty consistent with the educational mission of the university. Much of the work of the council is carried out in its standing committees that include:

Conflict of Interest
Copyrights and Patents
Faculty Recognition
Grants and Lectureships
Institutional Animal Care and Use
Institutional Biosafety
Institutional Review Board
Student Research

The University Research Council membership is composed of no fewer than 15 faculty representing the various colleges and is chaired by the vice president for research.

Hala Madanat (Interim), Vice President for Research and Innovation

Michèle G. Goetz, Associate Vice President/Executive Director SDSU Research Foundation

Rick Gulizia (ex officio), Director of Research Affairs

Edmund M. Balsdon (ex officio), Associate Dean for Graduate and Research Affairs

Mujtaba Ahsan, Management

Todd W. Anderson, Biology

Wayne A. Beach, Communication

Marilee J. Bresciani Ludvik, Administration, Rehabilitation and Postsecondary Education

Debbie Brighton, SDSU Research Foundation

Joanna Brooks, Associate Vice President for Faculty Advancement and Student Success

Arif Ege Engin, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Leona Flores, SDSU Research Foundation

Sara P. Gombatto, Exercise and Nutritional Sciences

Felisha Herrera Villarreal, Administration, Rehabilitation and Postsecondary Education

Tim Hushen, SDSU Research Foundation

Amanda Lanthorne, University Library

John J. Love, Chemistry and Biochemistry

Tommy Martindale, SDSU Research Foundation

Claire Murphy, Psychology

Martina Musteen, Management

Chuyun Oh, Music and Dance

Ramona L. Pérez, Anthropology

Mark B. Reed, Associate Dean, College of Health and Human Services

Erin P. Riley, Anthropology

Rick Sayen, Research Operations

Anca M. Segall, Biology

Vacant, SDSU Imperial Valley

Mark R. Wheeler, Philosophy

George Youssef, Mechanical Engineering


Auxiliary Organizations

The Campanile Foundation

Jerry Sanders, Chair

Adrienne D. Vargas, President and Chief Executive Officer

David H. Fuhriman, Chief Financial Officer

Adrienne D. Vargas, Secretary

Adela de la Torre, San Diego State University Research Foundation President

Hala Madanat (Interim), Vice President for Research and Innovation

Michèle G. Goetz, Associate Vice President/Executive Director

Aztec Shops, Ltd.

Todd Summer, Chief Executive Officer/Associate Vice President, Business and Financial Affairs

The Associated Students of San Diego State University

Christian J. Holt, President

Christina Brown, Executive Director

KPBS

Thomas Karlo, General Manager