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2017-2018 CSU East Bay Catalog 
2017-2018 CSU East Bay Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


September 18, 2017

Erratum to Cal State East Bay at a Glance chapter:  Executive Order 1108 - Policy on Systemwide Smoke and Tobacco Free Environment

All California State University campuses,  including CSUEB, will become smoke and tobacco-free effective September 1, 2017.  The Policy on a Systemwide Smoke and Tobacco Free Environment - Executive Order 1108 can be found at:  http://www.calstate.edu/eo/EO-1108.html  

September 18, 2017

Erratum to campus-wide University Thesis (#6910) courses: “Development and writing of a formal research paper for submission to the university in the specified bound format.”

CSUEB no longer requires “bound” theses; check with your graduate advisor for department’s specified format.

September 18, 2017

Erratum to Public Administration, Health Care Administration Option, MPA - Capstone Experience

Comprehensive Exam, Departmental or University Thesis

… “Students who choose to take PUAD 6909, Departmental Thesis, or PUAD 6910, University Thesis, should be aware of the procedural differences between a departmental and university thesis. While each carries 4 units of graduate credit, the university thesis requires a two-faculty member committee. The University Thesis Committee meets as called by the student or the faculty and includes the submission of the thesis to the University for final approval and binding. Two bound copies are required (one for the department and one for the university library). The university thesis deadline dates are listed at: Academic Calendar. A departmental thesis is directed by one faculty member. Students completing the departmental thesis may either sign up individually with a faculty advisor or meet in a scheduled graduate course. Two copies of the departmental thesis are required for the department”…

September 18, 2017

Erratum to Geology, M.S. - University Thesis or Graduate Project:

University Thesis students must submit to the Thesis Committee, and defend orally, an acceptable University Thesis. The University Thesis is a formal paper reporting the results of original research. This research normally involves field and/or laboratory investigation. The thesis is submitted to the university in the bound format specified in the “University Thesis Writing Guide,” www.csueastbay.edu/thesiswritingguide. A minimum of two copies of the thesis must be submitted to the Thesis Office (Academic Programs and Graduate Studies, Student Services and Administration Building, Suite 4500); one copy will be filed in the Department Office. The thesis is submitted to the university in the electronic format specified in the “University Thesis Writing Guide”. One bound copy is required to be filed in the Department Office, and students may order a bound personal copy. The Thesis Committee comprises the faculty thesis advisor plus either (1) two other faculty members from the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences or other appropriate Cal State East Bay faculty, or (2) one other faculty member from the department and one or more qualified individuals from outside the university.

September 18, 2017

Erratum to M.S. Geology - correction to curricular requirements:

A. All students are required to take two graduate seminars

•  GEOL 6811- Graduate Seminar Units: 2 (x2 for a total of 4 units).

In addition, any combination of graduate geology courses and additional seminars except:

• GEOL 6420 - Internship Units: 1-4

• GEOL 6900 - Independent Study Units: 1-4

• GEOL 6910 -University Thesis Units: 1-9

• GEOL 6899 - Project Units: 1-2

must be taken for a total of 20-27 units.

B. Elective Course Requirement

Twelve units must be completed in courses selected from a list of approved upper division and graduate courses in Geology and related disciplines which is available from the department office; at least 4 units must be in Geology courses.

C. Basic University Requirement

These include the 32-unit residence  requirement, the five-year rule on currency of subject matter, the minimum number of units of 6ooo-level courses, the 3.00 GPA, and the University Writing Skills requirement.

Students cannot receive credit toward the master’s degree for:

•  Courses taken to remove deficiencies

•  GEOL 6900- Independent Study Units: 1-4 in excess of 4 units

•  GEOL 6420- Internship Units: 1-4 in excess of 4 units

•  GEOL 6910- University Thesis Units: 1-9 in excess of 9 units or GEOL 6899- Project Units: 1-2 in excess of 2 units.

•  GEOL 3898- Cooperative Education Units: 1-4

September 18, 2017

Erratum to Construction Mangement, M.S. - Capstone Experience:

… To complete a research project, students enroll in CMGT 6899 below. The Project is a capstone cumulative experience based on the coursework completed for the degree and is accompanied by a written document. A faculty member from the department supervises the student’s work. One bound copy of the written component of the Project is required for the department

September 18, 2017

Erratum to “Graduate” Application Filing Periods & Deadlines - Clarification specific to Graduate and Credential Students Application and Document Deadlines

This section originally shared the “Undergraduate” Application Filing Periods & Deadlines information that did not clarify the “Graduate” filing periods & deadlines specifically.  This change now allows graduate students to see the available University website Graduate and Credential Students Application and Document Deadlines information directly.

September 18, 2017

Erratum to University Administration chapter - Academic Affairs staff changes for AY 2017-2018

Provost and Vice President, Academic Affairs: Edward S. Inch

  • Special Assistant to the Provost: Gina Traversa
  • Senior Budget Analyst: Linda Li
  • Director, Sustainability Initiatives: Jillian Buckholz
  • Associate Provost: Linda S. Dobb
    • Director, Faculty Development: Jessica Weiss
    • Director, Center for Community Engagement: Mary D’Alleva
    • Senior Director, Online Campus: Roger Wen
  • Associate Provost for Academic Resources and Planning: Rafael Hernandez, Interim
    • Director, Institutional Research, Analysis and Decision Support: James Hershey
      • Team Leader, Institutional Research: David Garcia
    • Director, University Scheduling: Lucero Wallace

Academic Programs and Services

  • Dean of Undergraduate Studies: Maureen Scharberg
    • Director, General Education; Chair, General Studies: Caron Inouye
    • Advisor/Coordinator, General Education Program: Linda Beebe
    • Manager, Peer Mentor Services: Valerie Machacek
    • Director, Academic Advising and Career Education: Lawrence Bliss
    • Director, University Honors Program: Bridget Ford
  • Associate Dean, Undergraduate Studies: Mitch Watnik, Interim
    • Director, Graduate Program: Donna Wiley
      • Manager, Educational Effectiveness Research: Fanny PF Yeung
      • Articulation Officer: Kyle Burch
      • University Curriculum Coordinator/Catalog and Curriculum Specialist: Sarah Aubert
      • University Catalog Editor & Curriculum Analyst: Sandra Claflin
      • Instructional Design Specialist: Julie Stein
      • Testing Specialist: Meena Sharma
      • Presidential Appointee to the Grade Appeal and Academic Grievance Committee: Erica Wildy
  • Associate Vice President, University Extension: Brian Cook
    • Director, Continuing Education Programs: Kate White
    • Director, Special Sessions Programs: Balvinder Kumar
    • Director, Marketing: Dan Bellone
    • Executive Director, International Programs: Raymond P. Wallace
      • Director, Center for International Education: Kelly Moran
      • Director, American Language Programs: Thomas Tyner
    • Executive Director, Concord Campus: Robert Phelps
      • Operations Coordinator: Cecilia Zefeldt
    • Manager, Oakland Center: Kevin Kinney
  • Associate Vice President, Research and Sponsored Programs: Jeffery Seitz
    • Director of Compliance: Sean Williams
    • Director, Grant Administration: Jennifer Cabrejas
    • Director, Center for Student Research: Jenny O

September 18, 2017

Erratum to University Administration chapter - College Deans, University Library, Department Chairs, and Program Director staff changes for AY 2017-2018

College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences
  • Dean: Kathleen Rountree
    • Special Assistant to the Dean: Rosalinda Romero
  • Associate Dean: Patricia Jennings, Interim
  • Associate Dean: Dennis Chester
    • Assistant to the Associate Deans: Elizabeth Graw
  • Chair, Department of Anthropology, Geography and Environmental Studies: David Larson
  • Chair, Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders: Shubha Kashinath
  • Chair, Department of Criminal Justice Administration: Dawna Komorosky
  • Chair, Department of Human Development and Women’s Studies: Keri O’Neal
  • Chair, Department of Political Science: Elizabeth Bergman
  • Chair, Department of Public Affairs and Administration: Jay Umeh
  • Chair, Department of Social Work: Rose Wong
  • Chair, Department of Sociology and Social Services: Carl Stempel
  • Director, International Studies Program: Andrew Wong
School of Arts and Media (SAM); Director: Thomas C. Hird
  • Chair, Department of Art: Gwyan Rhabyt
  • Chair, Department of Communication: Mary Cardaras
  • Chair, Department of Music: Buddy O. James
  • Chair, Department of Theatre and Dance: Darryl Jones
  • Director, Multimedia Graduate Program: Gwyan Rhabyt
School of Global Humanities and Cultural Studies; Director: Vacant
  • Chair, Department of English: Sarah Nielsen
  • Chair, Department of Ethnic Studies: Carlos Salomon
  • Chair, Department of History: Linda Ivey
  • Chair, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures: Meiling Wu
  • Chair, Department of Philosophy: Christopher Moreman
  • Director, Liberal Studies Program: Jiansheng Guo
College of Business and Economics
  • Dean, Interim: Xinjian Lu 
    • Human Resources Coordinator:  Wanda Davenport
  • Associate Dean, Interim: Eric Fricke
  • Director, Undergraduate Programs, Interim: Eric Fricke
  • Director, Graduate Programs: C. Joanna Lee
  • Chair, Department of Accounting and Finance: Nancy Mangold
  • Chair, Department of Economics: Jed DeVaro
  • Chair, Department of Management: Vishwanath Hegde
  • Chair, Department of Marketing: C. Joanna Lee
College of Education and Allied Studies
  • Dean: Carolyn Nelson
    • Assistant to the Dean: June Laherran
  • Associate Dean: Patricia Irvine
  • Chair, Department of Educational Leadership: Peg Winkelman
  • Chair, Department of Educational Psychology: John M. Davis
  • Chair, Department of Kinesiology: Paul Carpenter
  • Chair, Department of Hospitality, Recreation and Tourism: Christopher Chamberlain
  • Chair, Department of Teacher Education: Eric Engdahl
College of Science
  • Dean: Jason Singley
    • Administrative Assistant to the Dean: Mariza Sobejana
  • Associate Dean: Danika LeDuc
  • Chair, Department of Biological Sciences: Brian Perry
  • Chair, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry: Ann McPartland
  • Chair, Department of Computer Science: Matt Johnson
  • Chair, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences: Jean Moran
  • Chair, Department of Mathematics: Julie Glass
  • Chair, Department of Nursing and Health Sciences: Lynn Van Hofwegen
  • Chair, Department of Physics: Erik Helgren
  • Chair, Department of Psychology: David Fencsik
  • Chair, Department of Statistics and Biostatistics: Lynn Eudey, Interim
School of Engineering. Chair: Saeid Motavalli
University Libraries
  • Dean: John Wenzler
  • Coordinator, Instructional Services: Thomas Bickley
  • Coordinator, Research Services: TBA
  • Coordinator, Information Literacy Services: Diana Wakimoto
  • Chair, Library Faculty: Kyzyl Fenno-Smith
Student Center for Academic Achievement
  • Director: Jen Nguyen

September 18, 2017

Erratum to Department chapters - Faculty Directory, New faculty for 2017-18

ADAMS, ANNIS LEE (2017), Senior Assistant Librarian, University Libraries: MLIS, University of Hawai’I at Manoa

BENNETT, BRADFORD (2017), Assistant Professor of Kinesiology: Ph.D., Stanford University

BLUNDELL, WESLEY (2017), Assistant Professor of Economics: Ph.D., University of Arizona

BORJA, MARK S. (2017), Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry: Ph.D., University of California, San Francisco

CHANG, ANITA (2017), Assistant Professor of Communication: Ph.D., University of California, Santa Cruz

DING, KAI (2017), Assistant Professor of Economics: Ph.D., University of Minnesota

GAMBA, RYAN J. (2017), Assistant Professor of Health Sciences: Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley

GRIMM, KATHRYN (2017), Assistant Professor of Physics: Ph.D., State University of New York, Stony Brook

GUITON, PASCALE S. (2017), Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences: Ph.D., Washington University in St. Louis

GUZZARDO, MARIANA (2017), Assistant Professor of Human Development and Women’s Studies: Ph.D., University of Connecticut

INGRAHAM, NATALIE (2017), Assistant Professor of Sociology and Social Services: Ph.D., University of California, San Francisco

JACKSON, SUMMER (2017), Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice: Ph.D., University of Oklahoma

KELLY, ANDREW (2017), Assistant Professor of Health Sciences: Ph.D., Northwestern University

KEMPER, TALYA D. (2017), Assistant Professor of Teacher Education: Ph.D., University of Washington

LITTLE, JERI LYNN (2017), Assistant Professor of Psychology: Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles

McCOLLOW, MEAGHAN (2017), Assistant Professor of Educational Psychology: Ph.D., University of Washington

MENDOZA, ALBERT (2017), Assistant Professor of Kinesiology: Ph.D., University of Massachusetts, Amherst

NICHOLS, CASEY D. (2017), Assistant Professor of History: Ph.D., Stanford University

RAY, JYOTISHKA (2017), Assistant Professor of Management: Ph.D., University of Texas at Dallas

REYES, GERALD (2017), Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership: Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley

ROSARIO, JOSE (2017), Assistant Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences: Ph.D., Cornell University

RUAN, XIAOJUN (2017), Assistant Professor of Computer Science: Ph.D., Auburn University

WILSON, ANNDRETTA (2017), Assistant Professor of Ethnic Studies: Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles

XIE, PENG (2017), Assistant Professor of Management: degree, Georgia Institute of Technology

YAMAGUCHI, MASAHISA K. (2017), Assistant Professor of Management: Ph.D., University of Hawai’i at Manoa

YOU, YA (2017), Assistant Professor of Marketing: Ph.D., University of Central Florida

September 18, 2017

Erratum to Health Sciences, Pre-Clinical Preparation Option, B.S. Option Discontinuance:

The Pre-Clinical Preparation Option is closed and no longer accepting applications for this program as of summer 2017.

September 18, 2017

Erratum to Mathmatics, MS Option Requirements’ descriptions:

Option Requirements (45 units)

To complete the M.S. in Mathematics students must pursue one (1) of the three options available: 

Mathematics, Applied Pure Mathematics Option, M.S. emphasizes coursework drawn from fundamental branches of mathematics: algebra, topology, and real and complex analysis.

Mathematics, Mathematics Teaching Option, M.S. is intended for those who hold secondary teaching credentials and who intend to pursue a career in secondary education.

Mathematics, Pure Applied Mathematics Option, M.S. is designed to expose students to various aspects of applied mathematics, while allowing some coursework in “pure” mathematics as well.

Students who intend to become community college teachers or go on to further graduate study should select Applied Mathematics or Pure Mathematics options.

September 18, 2017

Erratum to Department Faculty Listings, In the following departments:

Theatre and Dance


Ann Fajilan, M.F.A. University of California, Davis

Nina O. Haft, M.F.A. University of Wisconsin



Kathleen Rountree, D.M. The Florida State University


Associate Professors

Farzad Shahbodaghlou, Ph.D. Purdue University


Librarian Emeritus

Douglas B. Highsmith, M.S.L.S. University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign; M.B.A. Northern Illinois University

Associate Librarian Emeritus

Dana S. Edwards, M.S.L.I.S. University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign; M.A. (English as a Foreign Language) Southern Illinois University, Carbondale


Assistant Professors

Jeri Little, Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles

Earth and Environmental Sciences

Assistant Professors

José Rosario, Ph.D. Cornell University

Computer Science

Assistant Professors

Xiaojun Ruan, Ph.D. Auburn University

Chemistry and Biochemistry


Monika Sommerhalter, Ph.D. Technische Universität Berlin (Germany)

Assistant Professors

Mark Borja, Ph.D. University of California, San Francisco

Biological Sciences

Professor Emeritus

Donald A. Gailey, Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles

Associate Professors

Brian Perry (Chair), Ph.D. Harvard University

Assistant Professors

Pascale Guiton, Ph.D. Washington University in St. Louis

Sociology and Social Services

Professor Emeritus

Efren N. Padilla, Ph.D. Michigan State University

Assistant Professors

Natalie Ingraham, Ph.D. University of California, San Francisco

Human Development and Women’s Studies


Steve Borish, Ph.D. Stanford University

Associate Professors

D. Xeno Rasmusson, Ph.D. University of Georgia

Assistant Professor

Mariana Guzzardo, Ph.D. University of Connecticut


Professor Emerita

Dee E. Andrews, Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania


Linda Ivey (Chair), Ph.D. Georgetown University

Associate Professors

Vahid Fozdar, Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley

Robert A. Phelps, Ph.D. University of California, Riverside

Assistant Professors

Casey Nichols, Ph.D. Stanford University

Ethnic Studies


Enrique Salmon, Ph.D. Arizona State University

Assistant Professor

Anndretta Wilson, Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles

Criminal Justice

Assistant Professors

Summer Jackson, Ph.D. University of Oklahoma



Edward S. Inch, Ph.D. University of Washington

Grant Kien, Ph.D. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Associate Professors

Mary Cardaras (Chair), Ph.D. Northeastern University

Assistant Professors

Anita Chang, Ph.D. University of California, Santa Cruz

Teacher Education

Professors Emeriti

Bijan B. Gillani, Ed.D. University of Southern California

Shira Lubliner, Ed.D. University of San Francisco

Assistant Professors

Talya Kemper, Ph.D. University of Washington


Professor Emerita

Penny McCullagh, Ph.D. University of Wisconsin

Associate Professors

Vanessa R. Yingling, Ph.D. University of Waterloo (Canada)

Assistant Professors

Bradford Bennett, Ph.D. Stanford University

Albert Mendoza, Ph.D. University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Educational Psychology

Assistant Professor

Meaghan McCollow, Ph.D., University of Washington

Educational Leadership

Assistant Professors

Gerald Reyes, Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley


Professor Emeritus

Jagdish Agrawal, Ph.D. State University of New York at Buffalo

Assistant Professors

Ya You, Ph.D. University of Central Florida


Professors Emeriti

Donna L. Wiley, Ph.D. University of Tennessee at Knoxville


Yi Karnes, Ph.D. Ohio State University

Assistant Professors

Jyotishka Ray, Ph.D. University of Texas at Dallas

Peng Xie, Ph.D. Georgia Institute of Technology

Masahisa Yamaguchi, Ph.D. University of Hawai’i at Manoa


Assistant Professors

Wesley Blundell, Ph.D., University of Arizona

Kai Ding, Ph.D. University of Minnesota


Professors Emeriti

Donald L. Wolitzer, Ph.D. Northeastern University

Health Sciences


Oscar Wambuguh, Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley


Professors Emeriti

Grace Munakata, M.F.A. University of California, Davis

Accounting and Finance


Siu-Kuen Scott Fung, D.B.A. Boston University

September 18, 2017

Erratum to M.A. Music: correction to curricular requirements:

Capstone Requirements

A thesis or project is required:

  • In the history-literature area, a standard research thesis (MUS 6910).
  • In the composition-theory area, an original composition (MUS 6899).
  • In the music education area, either a standard research thesis or project (MUS 6910) or (MUS 6899).
  • In the performance area, a final graduate recital (MUS 6899).  Note: MUS 6899 is not a requirement for the recital

Choose one of the following based on above: