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2017-2018 CSU East Bay Catalog 
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Department of Human Development and Women’s Studies

Hayward Hills Campus MapThe Department Office is located on the 3rd Floor of the Meiklejohn Hall building, Room 3069
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday
Dept Phone: (510) 885-3076



Christina Chin-Newman, Ph.D. University of California, Santa Cruz

Lynn Comerford, Ph.D. State University of New York at Albany

Jiansheng Guo, Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley

Keri K. O’Neal (Chair), Ph.D. Texas Tech University


Associate Professors

Steve Borish, Ph.D. Stanford University

Patricia Drew, Ph.D. University of California, Santa Barbara

Rachael Stryker, Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley


Assistant Professors

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

Sara A. Smith, Ph.D. University of Oxford (England)


Mission Statement

Human Development is an interdisciplinary program that integrates theory and methodology from disciplines such as anthropology, biology, linguistics, psychology, and sociology. Students majoring in Human Development explore the processes and mechanisms underlying developmental change and stability across the lifespan, and the sociocultural and historical contexts in which development takes place. The program’s curriculum equips students with basic understanding of major research findings and core concepts in human development, the ability to critically analyze and evaluate theoretical and practical issues in the field, and the skills to apply their learning to diverse communities outside the university. The program strives to create an optimal learning community which values and fosters mutual learning and dialogue between and among students and faculty from diverse backgrounds.

The Mission of California State University, East Bay’s Women’s Studies Program is to provide undergraduate students minoring in Women’s Studies with a culturally sensitive introduction to the research, literature, and methodologies of gender/Women’s Studies within, social, and economic persepctives, taught by an interdisciplinary diverse faculty committed to the Program Outcomes, in order to achieve a basic understanding of local, regional, national, and global power relations and how those relationships affect issues of gender/women contemporarily and historically.

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