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Kaye Bragg, Ph.D., AVP for Academic Programs and Faculty Development
For the last five years, Dr. Bragg has been in the College of Business Administration and Public Policy (CBAPP); first she was associate dean and for the last two years she has been the acting dean. Prior to working at CSUDH, Dr. Bragg was the Director of the Faculty Teaching and Learning Center and Assessment Office at CSU Bakersfield for 6 years.
As dean and associate dean Dr. Bragg used her academic background in comparative politics to engage faculty in new program initiatives, assessment activities and problem solving of student issues. She continued research with papers and presentations at WASC annual meetings, EDUCAUSE conferences, and MERLOT International Conferences. At CSU Bakersfield Dr. Bragg was the campus representative to the CSU Faculty Development Council, a member of the Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education, and active presenter at Lilly Conference on College & University Teaching and CSU Regional symposium on University Teaching. Her experiences in professional development, assessment, and course design guided her efforts as associate dean and acting dean of CBAPP and are central to her position as acting AVP for Faculty Development and Academic Programs.
As AVP for Academic Programs and Faculty Development, Dr. Bragg initiates programs and services that support all members of the faculty in their various roles and responsibilities in the university across their career lifespan. She coordinates a new faculty orientation program, faculty development center activities, and initiates inter-division collaboration for academic planning.
Office: WH D-440
Phone: (310) 243-3307
Emily Magruder, Ph.D., Co-Director, Faculty Development Center
Emily Magruder has been teaching both lower and upper-division general education courses in the Humanities Program at CSUDH since 2004. While her primary discipline is English, with a focus on American literature and culture, both her research and her teaching are interdisciplinary, bringing knowledge and methods from different fields to bear on a wide range of topics, like success and values in the United States; the Harlem Renaissance; encountering the “Other”; literature and the rights of women; and death and dying. While Emily enjoys engaging students in the traditional “brick-and-mortar” classroom, she also has considerable experience with distance learning. In addition to converting humanities courses for online delivery, she has taught courses in CSUDH’s Applied Studies program via DHTV and online. She also has extensive experience teaching writing, having taught composition under the tutelage of UCLA’s Writing Programs while she was earning her doctorate.
Teaching has long been one of Emily’s passions. Believing that students learn best when they are actively engaged in constructing their own knowledge, she incorporates creative collaborative activities into all of her courses. In 2011, Emily received the Lyle E. Gibson Distinguished Teacher Award.
Emily currently serves on the General Education Committee and acts as liaison to the University Curriculum Committee. She also serves on the Humanities Program Committee.
Emily is available to work with all faculty to develop strategies to promote student engagement and success and to consult on all matters of faculty development. She is available on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Please call or email to make an appointment.
Office: La Corte Hall A323
Phone: (310) 243-1035
John Davis, Ph.D., Co-Director, Faculty Development Center
John Davis is currently serving the Division of Teacher Education as chair of the multiple- and single-subject credential programs. He has been on faculty at CSUDH in both the Graduate Education Department and Teacher Education Department for 12 years. His focus has been secondary literacy instruction and English/Language Arts instructional methods at the middle school and high school levels.
John also currently serves on the Institutional Research Board (IRB), which is charged with protecting the human rights of research subjects involved in studies conducted here at CSUDH. He has been a member of this committee for the past eight years and has served as the board's chair during that time. His other current services to the campus community include membership on the University Curriculum Committee, the Academic Senate (vice chair), Graduate Council and Academic Affairs Program Effectiveness Council (AA PEC).
He has trained and consulted with several schools and school districts throughout the region and he enjoys working with faculty to find solutions to curriculum design and class instructional challenges.
John is available to work together with faculty on instructional design & delivery and other matters involving faculty development. Please call or email him to make an appointment.
Office: SOE 1401 (Tuesday & Thursday, 3:00pm - 5:00pm)
Phone: (310) 243-2253
Faculty Experts for the FDC
Reza Boroon, Lead Instructional Designer for the Information Technology Division - FDC Faculty Expert
Reza Boroon is the Lead Instructional Designer for the Information Technology Division at California State University Dominguez Hills. He has 12 years experience in higher education, and web technology.
His position at CSUDH is focused upon conducting faculty workshops about Blackboard, and related classroom technologies such as Lecture Capture, Blackboard Collaborate, and iPad technology in the classroom ; Working with faculty (one-on-one, in small groups) in the development, implementation, and evaluation of hybrid and online courses; and providing training and/or support in creating accessible instructional materials as well as an accessibility review of excising materials.
Reza is also an adjunct faculty at CSUDH, Occupational Therapy Program where he teaches e-Portfolio course.
Office: Old Library, C-510
Phone: (310) 243-2524
Naomi Moy, Campus Coordinator for the CSU/CSUDH Affordable Learning Solutions initiative, Library - FDC Faculty Expert
Naomi Moy is currently the Campus Coordinator for the CSU/CSUDH Affordable Learning Solutions initiative. Prior to returning to CSUDH in the Faculty Early Retirement Program, she was the Director of the Library’s Reference Services.
The Affordable Learning Solutions (AL$) initiative seeks to provide students in all majors the opportunity to use low and no-cost learning resources from e-book editions to resources in the CSU Electronic Core Collection journal databases to online educational resources (OERs). Since 2010, over 200 faculty and courses have been identified which can provide students with free textbooks made available through library subscription e-book databases and single-title purchases. Naomi matches all required textbooks posted in the Class Schedule to e-books available to libraries. Faculty can send requests for specific book titles or Naomi can look for potential titles based on course needs. When e-books are found, faculty are requested to place the url in their course Blackboard. She also generally supervises e-Reserves which provides assistance in making available a variety of electronic materials through the Library’s webpage. Faculty participation and resources used are acknowledged in the Faculty Showcase. Faculty have also been acknowledged annually in AL$ receptions or awards ceremonies.
A major thrust of the AL$ initiative is to encourage faculty to find OER materials in MERLOT, the largest multimedia educational resources for learning and online teaching. MERLOT is a program of the CSU in affiliation with higher education institutions, professional societies, and industry. Faculty are also encouraged to submit OERs they’ve authored for use by students and faculty worldwide. AL$ has provided some faculty funding to explore the use of OERs.
Naomi offers faculty workshops on finding and using e-books, the use of journal databases and interlibrary loan, and the use of MERLOT or similar resources. She is available to speak to faculty groups and departments about the Affordable Learning Solutions project. She is also available for private consultations.
Naomi is available in the University Library, where the AL$ initiative is headquartered. Please email her to make appointments.
Office: LIB 2037L (Tuesday – Thursday, 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.)
Phone: (310) 243-2086