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About Us

In support of campuses' commitment to high-quality academic programs, the Office of Academic Programs and Faculty Development coordinates and facilitates the review and approval of new academic degree programs, assists in the development and implementation of policy on general education and other curricular matters, participates in addressing graduate education issues, and ensures that facilities planning is linked to academic program planning. Learn more about the division of Academic and Student Affairs​.

Program Information

For more information about our programs, email us.​


Staff Directory

Alison Wrynn, Ph.D.
(562) 951-4672
Associate Vice Chancellor, Academic Programs, Innovations & Faculty Development 
Margaret Brady, Ph.D.
(562) 951-4643
Faculty Director, Nursing and Health Education
Quajuana Chapman
(562) 951-4779
Articulation and Curriculum Assistant
David Connors, D.M.E.
(562) 951-8436
State University Associate Dean, Curriculum and Assessment
Lauren Dalupan
(562) 951-4304
Program Coordinator, Pre-Doctoral Program
Tamra Donnelly
(562) 951-4216
Assistant Director, Curriculum Information
Rose Hidalgo
(562) 951-4424
CDIP Coordinator
Director, Pre-Doctoral Program
​​Assistant Vice Chancellor and State University Dean, Academic Programs ​​
Cecile Lindsay, Ph.D.​
(562) 951-4526
CDIP Faculty Director
Emily Magruder, Ph.D.
(562) 951-4752
Director, Institute for Teaching and Learning
Christopher Murphy
(562) 951-4677
Diversity Program Coordinator
Kristy Ochoa
(562) 951-4191
Program Administration Coordinator 
Claudia Pinter-Lucke
(562) 951-4817
Faculty Consultant, CSU Curricular Initiatives
Elizabeth Sanchez
(562) 951-4426
CDIP Program Manager
Karen Simpson-Alisca
(562) 951-4715
Associate Director, Undergraduate and Transfer Programs and Policy
Tarita Varner
(562) 951-4770
Operations Lead