Faculty Center for Excellence

Special Announcement

The Faculty Center for Excellence is pleased to announce its official support for Doctoral & Graduate Students! All are welcome to join our professional development groups, guest speaker events and weekly workshops. Please stop by PL-4005 to visit us and we look forward to having you!

Welcome to the Faculty Center for Excellence

The CSUSB Faculty Center for Excellence (FCE) provides coherent and comprehensive support for faculty to reach their personal and professional goals in the areas of research, scholarship, and creative activities; teaching; community engagement; and leadership. Led and driven by faculty, the FCE seeks to enhance the faculty experience by fostering creativity, learning, inquiry, and exploration through community, collaboration, and collegiality in a diverse, equitable, and inclusive atmosphere.

For information about grants, events, and learning communities, as well as application forms, please see “Calendar” tab on the left.

Faculty Center for Excellence Co-Directors

  • Cynthia Crawford, Associate Provost for Academic Research,
  • Jo Anna Grant, Ph.D, Director of the Teaching Research Center,
  • Cherstin Lyon, Faculty Associate for the Office of Community Engagement,

Co-Director Office Hours

Academic Research

  • Cynthia Crawford - By appointment only

Community Engagement

  • Cherstin Lyon - By appointment only

Teaching Resource Center

  • Jo Anna Grant, Ph.D - By appointment only

For more information, contact us at, or phone number: 909-537-7684.

The opening of the FCE supports Goal 2 of CSUSB’s Strategic Plan by fostering faculty innovation, scholarship and discovery.