Meet the Mentors

How to Select a Mentor

The mentors are experienced, respected senior and retired faculty from across campus who have agreed to make themselves available to any probationary faculty member seeking advice on a wide range of issues. We suggest that you read the bio of each mentor and select one or more individuals you think would be most helpful with your particular concern or interest. You may then contact the mentor(s) directly. Alternatively, the Director will be happy to help you identify an appropriate mentor and/or facilitate a meeting. To make such a request, email the Director.

Dean Emerita, College of Arts and Letters
Professor of Japanese, Dept. of World Languages and Literatures
Coordinator UFMN
Cell Phone: (909) 553-1948 (leave a message)

Areas In Which I Can Give Advice or Suggestions:


I came up through the ranks at CSU Los Angeles in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures (...

Areas In Which I Can Give Advice or Suggestions:


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...

Professor of Sociology

I teach several large capstone and general education classes and have found through the years that they are indeed manageable. But it's been by trial and error. I am happy to share with a mentee the techniques that I have developed through the years.

This is the area over which the new faculty has the least control and should be especially attended to. I am more than happy to share my FAR and any...

Professor of Information and Decision Sciences

I started teaching at CSUSB in 1980 and have seen the campus grow from 4,000 students to over 17,000. Students have changed, and so has my teaching style. I've taught mega-sections of undergraduate introductory statistics (180 – 200 students); major classes in supply chain management, quality management, and computer programming (10 – 20 students); and graduate classes in all of the above...

Professor of Theatre Arts

Have experience teaching large lectures and small experiential classes.
Pretty good with Blackboard and certainly comfortable experimenting!
Lots of syllabus development particularly in thinking about 10 week- quarter format.
Have successfully developed new courses and programs.

Extensive experience with RPT in developing my own file and reviewing files.
Happy to advise regarding...

Professor of English

I have taught a variety of courses except large lecture classes. In the role of department chair twice (English and Accounting and Finance), I have been acquainted with different teaching modes and am familiar with student expectations in course content and delivery, assignments and assessment, and issues that might arise in different areas of teaching.

As a scholar, I have published several books and some...