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Meet the Team

Faculty Center for Excellence Co-Directors

Jo Anna Grant

Jo Anna Grant, Ph.D

Director of the Teaching Research Center
Email: JGrant@csusb.edu
Phone: (909) 537-5821
Office: FO-184

Dr. Jo Anna Grant (Ph.D. University of Oklahoma) is a Professor in the department of Communication Studies at California State University San Bernardino with specializations in Health Communication and Communication and Aging. Most recently her research has examined media portrayals of health and aging in television series and in images distributed by the Associated Press. She has published in professional journals such as American Communication Journal, Visual Communication Quarterly, Journal of Applied Gerontology, Journal of Cross Cultural Gerontology, and Journal of Personal and Social Relationships, as well as in scholarly book chapters and textbooks. She is also one of the first in the US to develop and teach public speaking courses entirely online. As such, she has consulted for major text book publishers and continues to help them develop and improve their online course delivery systems for public speaking and other online communication courses.

Cynthia Crawford

Cynthia Crawford

Professor, Fellow, Research Development
Email: Ccrawfor@csusb.edu
Phone: (909) 537-7416
Office: PL - 4005D

Animal and human models of drug addiction; second messenger system pharmacology; developmental neuropsychopharmacology. 

Administrative Support Coordinator

Cassandra Walls
Cassandra Walls

Cassandra comes to us from Fresno, CA with an emphasis in Business Management and Health Care Administration. She has an extensive background in office management, operations and providing administrative support at a senior-level. From scheduling appointments and overseeing administrative operations to managing budgets and ensuring top-notch customer service, she excels at performing comprehensive management tasks to drive efficiency and productivity. Furthermore, she is highly skilled in prioritizing tasks, developing effective communication and organizational procedures, and supervising front desk personnel while maintaining compliance with all guidelines and standards. 

Cassandra.Walls@csusb.edu
(909) 537-3836
PL - 4005C

Student Assistants

Tanmay Sati

Shane Burrell

Tehya Burroughs