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About Us

In support of campuses' commitment to high-quality academic programs, the Office of Academic Programs, Innovations 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. 

Additionally, APIFD works to support the development of new faculty, the professional development of current faculty, and to ensure robust pedagogical support for the academic technology use by faculty across the system. Finally, we focus on the development and support of healthcare degrees and future workforce development strategies. 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 
Rehman Attar, MPH
(562) 951-4643
Director, Healthcare Workforce Development
Margaret Brady, Ph.D.
(562) 951-4643
Faculty Director, Nursing and Health Education
Quajuana Chapman
(562) 951-4779
Articulation and Curriculum Assistant
Eddie Choy
(562) 951-4592
Director, Systemwide Digital Library Contents
David Connors, D.M.E.
(562) 951-8436
State University Associate Dean, Curriculum and Assessment
VACANT
(562) 951-4304
Program Coordinator, Pre-Doctoral Program
Tamra Donnelly
(562) 951-4216
Assistant Director, Curriculum Information
Brandon Dudley
(562) 951-4137
Director, Library Data Management
Theresa Dykes
(562) 951-4617
Operations & Fiscal Administrator
Pamela Estaniel
(562) 951-4751
Administrative Analyst
Marla Gunasegaram
(562) 951-none
Quality Assurance Blnd/Online Program Coordinator
Jessica Hartwigsen
(562) 951-none
Program Specialist
Rose Hidalgo
(562) 951-4424
CDIP Program Coordinator
Director, Future Faculty Programs and California Pre-Doctoral Program
Leslie Kennedy
(562) 951-4605
Senior Director, Academic Technology Services
Esther Kim
(562) 951-4646
SDLC Program Manager
Faith Lattomus
(562) 951-4615
Program Manager/Support CalState Online
​​Assistant Vice Chancellor and State University Dean, Academic Programs ​​
Chris Lee
(562) 951-4246
Resource Sharing Manager, SDLC
Ying Liu
(562) 951-4261
Project Specialist
Emily Magruder, Ph.D.
(562) 951-4752
Director, Institute for Teaching and Learning
Ty Melvin
(562) 951-4757
Web Application Developer, Academic Technology Services
Christopher Murphy
(562) 951-4677
Diversity Programs Administrator
CDIP Faculty Director
Kristy Ochoa
(562) 951-4191
Program Administration Coordinator 
Faculty Consultant, CSU Curricular Initiatives
Director, Accessible Technology Initiative
David Risner
(562) 951-4107
ATS Programmer Analyst
Shaidy Ruiz
(562) 951-8441
Communications Analyst, Academic Technology Services
Elizabeth Sanchez
(562) 951-4426
CDIP Program Manager
Karen Simpson-Alisca
(562) 951-4715
Associate Director, Undergraduate and Transfer Programs and Policy
Ashley Skylar
(562) 951-4556
Quality Assurance Project Manager for Online Education
Barbra Sperling
(562) 951-8488
Website Project Manager, Academic Technology Services
Jason Stanton
(562) 951-4081
Webmaster & Social Media Specialist, Academic Technology Services
Lisa Tran
(562) 951-4419
Library Financial & Operation Analyst, Academic Technology Services
Bryan Tu
(562) 951-4554
Programmer Analyst, Academic Technology Services
Tarita Varner
(562) 951-4770
Operations Lead
David Walker
(562) 951-4845
Director, Systemwide Digital Library Services