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Important Contacts for Graduate Students

We know that taking classes remotely and only coming to campus for essential learning activities is challenging. That's why we created this list of important contacts for the College of Health and Human Services (CHHS) graduate students. Connect with the correct faculty or staff member to get academic and career advising,  join a student organization, or learn program-specific information. 

Student Groups

BeachSync is CSULB's online community. On BeachSync you can interact with student organizations and get up-to-date information on meetings, events, and activities. Find the BeachSync information for all the CHHS Student Organizations

Graduate Programs

Athletic Training (AT) & Athletic Training Education Program (ATEP)

M.S. in Athletic Training Graduate Advisor: Dr. Mimi Nakajima

Contact the Graduate Advisor for program-specific questions and academic and career advising

Course-specific information: contact your course instructor

Kinesiology Department Chair: Dr. Tiffanye Vargas

Contact the Department Chair if you have emailed an AT/ATEP faculty or staff member and do not hear back within two business days. 

Criminal Justice & Criminology (CRJU) 

Main Office: Contact the Administrative Support Coordinator, Monique Corona, for program-specific information and administrative issues. 

Graduate Advising: Contact your Graduate Advisor for program-specific questions and academic and career advising

  • M.S. in Criminology and Criminal Justice Traditional Program: Dr. Dina Perrone
  • Email: dina.perrone@csulb.edu
  • M.S. in Criminology and Criminal Justice - Online Program: Dr. Aili Malm
  • Email: aili.malm@csulb.edu

Crime Scene Investigations (CSI) Certificate Program Ron Mark

Internship information: Please refer to the Criminology and Criminal Justice BeachBoard page. 

Course-specific information: Contact the course instructor

School Director: Dr. Brenda Vogel

Contact the School Director if you have emailed a CRJU faculty or staff member and do not hear back within two business days. 

Emergency Services Administration (EMER)

CPIE Program Developer: Matthew Reimers

Contact the CPIE Program Developer for program-specific information. 

Graduate Advisor: Peter Kreysa

Contact your Graduate Advisor for academic and career advising

Course-specific information: Course instructor 

School Director: Dr. Brenda Vogel

Contact the School Director if you have emailed an EMER faculty or staff member and do not hear back within two business days. 

Gerontology (GERN)

Program Director: Dr. Maria Claver

Contact your the Program Director for program-specific questions and academic and career advising

Course-specific information: Contact the course instructor 

  • For contact information, visit the Gerontology Faculty & Staff page.
  • Contact the Program Director if you have emailed a GERN instructor and do not hear back within two business days. 

Health Care Administration (HCA)

Graduate Program Director: Dr. Nathan Gerard

Contact the Graduate Program Director for program-specific questions and academic and career advising

Internship information: Visit the HCA Internship Program page for internship information and course instructors. 

Internship Coordinator: Dr. Brenda Freshman

Contact the Internship Coordinator for any further internship information. 

Course-specific information: Contact the course instructor 

Department Chair:  Dr. Erlyana Erlyana

Contact the Department Chair if you have emailed an HCA faculty or staff member and do not hear back within two business days.

Health Science (HSC)

Graduate Coordinator: Judy Jou

Contact the Graduate Coordinator for program-specific questions and academic advising 

Career counseling: Gail Farmer

Course-specific information: Contact the course instructor 

Department Coordinator: Karen Miyahara

Contact the Department Coordinator if you have emailed an HS faculty or staff member and do not hear back within two business days.

Department Chair: Dr. Kamiar Alaei

Kinesiology (KIN)

Graduate Advisor: Contact the Graduate Advisor for program-specific questions and academic and career advising 

Course-specific information: contact your course instructor

Department Chair: Dr. Tiffanye Vargas

Contact the Department Chair if you ou have emailed your KIN faculty or staff member and do not hear back within two business days. 

Nursing (NRSG)

Graduate Programs Coordinator: Pamila Ford

Prospective graduate students should contact the Graduate Programs Coordinator for information about nursing graduate programs. 

Administrative Support Coordinator: Alison Kliachko-Trafas

Current graduate students should contact the Administrative Support Coordinator for information about nursing graduate programs. 

Assistant Director of Graduate Programs and AGNP Program CoordinatorCleddhy Arellano

Contact the AGNP program coordinator for specific information and advising about the Adult-Gerontology specialty. 

PNP Program Coordinator: Natalie Cheffer

Contact the PNP Program Coordinator for specific information and advising about the Pediatric specialty.

PMHNP Program Coordinator: Christine Costa

Contact the PMHNP Program Coordinator for information and advising on the Psychiatric-Mental Health (across the lifespan) specialty.

WHNP Program Coordinator: Pamela Xandre

Contact the WHNP Program Coordinator for information and advising on the Women's Health specialty. 

Administrative Support Coordinator - Course Scheduling and Permits: Mark Vela

Contact the Administration Support Coordinator for course scheduling and permits. 

Course instructors: Contact your course instructor for course-specific information

School Director: Dr. Lucy Huckabay

Contact the School Director if you have emailed an NRSG faculty or staff member and do not hear back within 2 business days.

Nutrition & Dietetics (NUTR)

Graduate Coordinator: Dr. Virginia Gray

Contact the Graduate Coordinator for program-specific questions and academic and career advising

Course-specific questions: Contact the course instructor 

Department Chair: Dr. Wendy Reiboldt

Contact the Department Chair if you have emailed a NUTR faculty or staff member and do not hear back within two business days. 

Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)

Doctor of Physical Therapy: Contact the Physical Therapy Department for general and admissions information. 

Department Chair and Residency Program Mentor: Dr. George Beneck

Contact Dr. George Beneck for program-specific questions and advising. 

Director of Clinical Education: Dr. Stephanie Malaspina

Visit the Clinical Education page for information about internships and on-site integrated clinical experiences. For further information about Clinical Education, email the Clinical Director.

Director and Coordinator for the Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Residency Program: Michael Miller

Contact Michael Miller for program-specific questions and advising. 

Public Policy & Administration (PPA)

Department Coordinator: Kathy Allen 

Contact Kathy for course registration and administrative issues.

Graduate Advisor: Adam Butz

Contact Adam Butz for MPA academic and career advising 

Distance Learning: Jenny Sok Wisman  

Contact the Distance Learning Administration Assistant for info on the program 

Course-specific information: Contact your course instructor

Department Chair: Dr. David Powell

Contact the Department Chair if you emailed a PPA faculty or staff member and do not hear back in two business days. 

Recreation (REC)

Graduate Advisor: Dr. Heewon Yang

Contact your Graduate Advisor for program-specific questions and advising. 

Course-specific information: contact your course instructor

Department Chair: Dr. Terry Robertson

Contact the Department Chair if you have emailed a faculty or staff member and do not hear back within two business days.

Social Work (SW)

Admissions questions and information: Mercedes Anderson

Graduate Program Director: Molly Ranney

Contact the Graduate Program Director for MSW program information and advising

Pupil Personnel Services Credential (PPSC) Program Coordinator: Saana Polk

Contact the PPSC Program Coordinator for program information and advising 

Distance Education Program: Contact Dr. Nancy Meyer-Adams

Field Education information: 

Director of Field Education: Dr. Susan Salas

For further field education information, contact the Director of Field Education. 

Course-specific information: Course instructor

School Director: Dr. Nancy Meyer-Adams

Contact the School Director if you have emailed an SW faculty or staff member and do not hear back within two business days. 

Speech-Language Pathology (SLP)

Graduate Advisor: Dr. Lei Sun

Contact the graduate advisor for program-specific information and academic and career advising. 

Public school internship information: Alaine Ocampo

Speech and Language Clinic and clinical internship (Hospital, SNF, Private Practices) information: Contact the Clinical Director, Bryanne Ngo

Course-specific information: contact the course instructor

Department Chair: Dr. Pei-Fang Hung

Contact the Department Chair if you have emailed an SLP faculty or staff member and do not hear back within two business days.