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Meet the Coordinators

M. Jean Peacock, Ph.D.

Jeanie Peacock

Professor of Psychology, Emeritus
Coordinator UFMN

Email: jpeacock@csusb.edu
Office Extension: 75416
Cell Phone: (909) 645-2214

Areas In Which I Can Give Advice or Suggestions:

Teaching:

I taught Race & Racism, a large lecture Social Science GE course that was challenging due to its controversial topic. Another favorite course was an advanced experimental Psychology course with a data analyses lab. I am familiar with strategies to teach large groups of students effectively, how to anticipate and use controversy constructively, and how to manage a lab fairly efficiently.

Professional Development:

My research interests addressed issues pertaining to ethnic minority youth and their families. I served on department and college RPT committees and would be happy to share my knowledge about the process. In addition to my degree in Social/ Personality Psychology, I earned a Masters in Clinical Counseling Psychology, so my listening skills are fairly good.

Service / Campus and Community Involvement:

I served on various university, college, and departmental committees as a faculty member, assistant dean and associate dean in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. I continue to serve on numerous academic and service oriented committees and boards within the local community. I enjoy good relationships with several community leaders and agencies, and would be happy to assist you with identifying community resources.

Relevant Life Experiences:

I transferred to CSUSB as a student from San Bernardino Valley College in the early 70s, so I have seen the University grow from a college of about 3,000 students to the University that it is today. After I graduated, I worked as staff, faculty, and as an administrator, wearing practically every hat possible on this campus. In the process, I have learned valuable survival skills that I am happy to share with you, to help you navigate the many roles we all embrace.

Personal Message:

Thank you for selecting CSUSB as the University where you launch or continue your professional career. If you have any concerns or would just like to meet for coffee or lunch, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Eri F. Yasuhara, Ph.D.

Dean Emerita, College of Arts and Letters
Professor of Japanese, Dept. of World Languages and Literatures
Coordinator UFMN

Eri Yashuhara

Email: eyasuha@csusb.edu
Cell Phone: (909) 553-1948 (leave a message)

Areas In Which I Can Give Advice or Suggestions:

Teaching:

I came up through the ranks at CSU Los Angeles in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures (Professor of Japanese), served as Associate Dean of their School of Arts and Letters, and came to CSUSB in 2000 as Dean of the College of Arts and Letters. Having read FARs and attachment files for 13 years, I can give a "dean's eye view" of this and the other categories.

Under the teaching category, I could advise on how to list courses taught; ways to account for innovations, "new" course preparations, and curriculum development; and how SOTEs can be read by evaluators.

Professional Development:

It's useful to develop the mindset that, once your file leaves your department, NO ONE UNDERSTANDS WHAT YOU DO IN YOUR FIELD. So you have to explain—judiciously and with appropriate documentation—the significance of publishing in Journal X and receiving 'Award Z'. In some cases, even your departmental colleagues may not be as conversant with your particular field as you think. So never assume that anything you say or list is "self-explanatory." And it's always useful to have someone not in your field take a look at your FAR before you submit it.

Service / Campus and Community Involvement:

There are many levels and arenas of service: campus (department, college, university), the profession (e.g. secretary of your discipline association), community. It's useful to have advice on how to choose your involvement in service, how to document that service, and the importance of saying "No" in your early years.

Relevant Life Experiences:

English was not my first language, though obviously it is now my primary one. I was born in Japan and immigrated with my family when I was very young. I grew up bilingual and bicultural, with all the advantages and disadvantages of having to negotiate the boundaries of the many roles we all occupy through life. I can offer a sympathetic ear and advice on understanding some of the written and unwritten rules that govern our different spheres of activity. It's difficult to shed our identities as we cross boundaries on a daily basis—realizing and acknowledging this can help us make the necessary negotiations.

Personal Message:

As others have said, coming to CSUSB was one of the best decisions I ever made. I hope your experience here will be as gratifying, and I'm happy to help in any way I can.