The President's Awards for Outstanding Faculty Achievement

The President’s Awards for Outstanding Faculty Achievement were created to recognize the sustained effort of faculty across the university, and to reward their exceptional work. These awards support and acknowledge that faculty work is essential to ensuring that CSULB fulfills its vision, mission, and promise to students. The awards are also meant to acknowledge the work of our faculty that aligns with the strategic initiatives reflected in Beach 2030.


2022-23 Recipients 

Andrew Vaca, M.F.A.
Professor, Department of Dance

For 24 years, Professor Andrew Vaca has proudly served California State University, Long Beach as an instructor of jazz and modern dance. He is the creator of 26 original concert dances and has served as Department Chair from 2011-2018. Professor Vaca began dancing with Dale Scholl at Sacramento State University and later completed an MFA in dance at UCLA, where he performed in works by Dan Wagoner, Janis Brenner, Pat Catterson, Ronald E. Brown, and many others. He has danced in Jazzworks, Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company, Keith Johnson/Dancers, and was Assistant Project Coordinator for Kennedy Center Honoree Twyla Tharp’s, THARP!

With over 30 years in the sports dance team industry, Professor Vaca has choreographed nationally televised halftime shows for the Detroit Lions and the NFL Pro Bowl, is a 20-year choreographer for the Pro Bowl Cheerleaders and is the Director Workshop facilitator and a choreographer with Pro Action Dance. Additionally, he is proud to be the creator and Director of Masters Pro Dance Workshop, an annual fundraising event for CSULB Dance. He is the former President of the American College Dance

Association and recently celebrated 15 years teaching for the LA Music Center’s Dance DTLA summer dance events and past Music Center Arts programs. Professor Vaca is currently preparing to host the top college dance programs in America at the 2023 National College Dance Festival being held at CSULB Dance and the Carpenter Performing Arts Center of Long Beach this Memorial Day weekend.

Christine Guter, M.M.
Professor, Bob Cole Conservatory of Music & Director of Vocal Jazz

Christine Guter is a jazz vocalist and studio singer in the Los Angeles area. She performs frequently in LA and Orange County, and has worked with many legendary musicians including Joe Williams, Bobby McFerrin, Rosemary Clooney, Diane Schuur, Maynard Ferguson, Mercer Ellington, Lionel Hampton, and Mel Tormé. Professor Guter works extensively in studio settings, and has sung on dozens of Hollywood soundtracks including Hocus Pocus 2, Dr. Strange and the Multiverse of Madness, Disney’s Mulan, among many others. She is a member of SAGAFTRA and AFM.

An extraordinary educator, she is active internationally as a lecturer, adjudicator, and clinician, and has conducted numerous All-State Jazz and Honor Choirs. Professor Guter is a member of the California Alliance for Jazz (CAJ), the Jazz Education Network (JEN), the California Music Educators Association (CMEA), and the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA). She has served on the board of ACDA Western Division and the California Choral Directors Association as Vocal Jazz Chair. She is proud to be on the board for Jazz Education Abroad and is the jazz voice instructor for the Thailand Jazz Workshop. In 2018, Professor Guter received the prestigious “Jazz Education Achievement Award” from DownBeat Magazine, for her work as a jazz educator. She is currently the Director of Vocal Jazz at the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music at California State University, Long Beach. She teaches private jazz voice lessons, a solo jazz singing workshop, has taught class jazz piano and jazz theory, and directs the university’s award-winning vocal jazz ensemble, Pacific Standard Time.

John Kleinpeter, M.F.A.
Professor, Department of Design

John R. Kleinpeter is an accomplished designer and educator with over 20 years of experience teaching in Southern California colleges and universities, and more than 40 years in professional design practice. His practice experience includes design for television, magazines, packaging, marketing, identity, wayfinding, and jewelry. Professor Kleinpeter holds his Bachelor’s and Master of Fine Arts degrees in Design. A life-long learner, he continually develops new skills and expands his field of special competence to serve broader populations. His research expertise includes Graphic Design in history, culture, and the built environment, design for accessibility, and innovative pedagogy.

Professor Kleinpeter is passionate about inspiring and equipping his students for the global workplace. He is recognized for his innovative teaching methods and course delivery. Long before the pandemic, he was the first in his department to move away from traditional face-to-face studio courses based on an apprentice model and teach a hybrid approach using an online learning management system. His instruction and practice are informed by his professional development, integrated connection to industry partners, and extensive ground-breaking research that includes the study of diversity, inclusion, accessibility, and student satisfaction and well-being. Aside from teaching, his design work, research, and service have been recognized in numerous publications, exhibitions, and awards. John is an active member of the design community and regularly attends design conferences and events. His passion, expertise, and commitment to future generations of designers have earned him an early promotion, the admiration of his peers, and the gratitude of his students.

Melody Kiang, Ph.D.
Professor, Information Systems

Dr. Melody Y. Kiang is a Professor of Computer Information Systems at California State University, Long Beach. She received her M.S. in MIS from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and her Ph.D. in MSIS

from the University of Texas at Austin. Before joining CSULB, she was Associate Professor at Arizona State University. Her research interests include the development and applications of artificial intelligence techniques to a variety of business problems and e-Commerce research. Her research has appeared in Information Systems Research (ISR), Management Science, Journal of Management Information Systems (JMIS), Decision Support Systems (DSS), IEEE Transactions on SMC, EJOR, the Journal of Operational Research Society, and other professional journals. Additionally, she is co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Electronic Commerce Research (JECR) since 2000.

Chanwit Phengpis, Ph.D.
Professor, Finance

Dr. Chanwit Phengpis is a tenured Professor in the Department of Finance at California State University, Long Beach. He received his Ph.D. in finance from University of Texas at Arlington. Dr. Phengpis’ areas of research interest include investments, international finance, and derivatives. His research papers have been published in high-quality, well-respected journals including Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting, Journal of Multinational Financial Management, Journal of Economics and Business, Applied Financial Economics, Journal of Financial Services Research, Journal of Business Finance and Accounting, Journal of Banking and Finance, Review of Accounting and Finance, Studies in Economics and Finance, Journal of Accounting and Finance, International Real Estate Review, and Journal of Education for Business.

Additionally, Dr. Phengpis’ teaching focuses on financial management, and he has served on numerous committees and taskforces at department, college, and university levels. He also served as a referee for several academic journals such as Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money and Journal of Banking and Finance, and as a referee, discussant, and session chair for well-known academic conferences such as Financial Management Association and Western Decision Sciences Institute Conferences.

Don Haviland, Ph.D.
Professor & Department Chair, Educational Leadership

Dr. Don Haviland is Professor and Department Chair in Educational Leadership at California State University, Long Beach. There, he teaches in the Student Development in Higher Education Master’s and the Ed.D. in Educational Leadership programs and serves as Executive Director of the Center for Evaluation and Educational Effectiveness (CEEE). Haviland’s recent research centers on faculty, examining full-time lecturers’ experiences with collegiality and the growth and development of pre-tenured faculty. He has co-authored 3 books related to these areas, as well as multiple peer-reviewed presentations and articles related faculty culture and careers.

Prior to studying faculty and their careers, Haviland studied and wrote on innovation and organizational change in higher education. Specifically, he wrote on faculty attitudes around the adoption of a comprehensive unit assessment system to better understand organizational change in an era of heightened accountability higher education. Haviland also has an interest in educational program evaluation and has served as the founding Director of CEEE from 2015 -2018. As an evaluator, Haviland has more than 25 years of research and evaluation experience, with experience leading and participating in local, state, and national evaluations, including for the National Science Foundation, Broad Foundation, and Pew Charitable Trusts. Haviland also directed evaluations of higher education curricular and pedagogical change.

Angela Locks, Ph.D.
Professor, Educational Leadership & Executive Director for Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion, Academic Affairs 

Dr. Angela M. Locks has a long-standing commitment to diversity in higher education. In the over two decades she has worked in higher education, her work consistently values diversity, collaboration, and promoting the holistic growth of students, faculty, staff, and administrators. Dr. Locks’ work examines college access and experiences for diverse students with an emphasis on retention, institutional diversity praxis, and the relationships between college student interactions with diverse others and diversity program engagement. Currently, she serves as the Executive Director for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for Academic Affairs where she is focused on engagement, equity, and developing an inclusion portfolio. She provides leadership for campus climate research efforts, the equity-mindedness of high impact practices, the synergistic efforts of the President’s Commissions on Equity and Change, Status of Women, and Sustainability and serves as a university representative at several state and national organizations, including serving as campus lead and principal investigator for the Truth, Racial, Healing, and Transformation efforts with the American Association of Colleges and Universities. She is the Principal Investigator for the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program funded by the Mellon Foundation and recently served as the inaugural Director for the Office of Undergraduate Research Services and founding Director for the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program.

Additionally, Dr. Locks is the lead editor of the forthcoming volume “Debunking the Grit Narrative in Higher Education” to be published by the Routledge/Taylor and Francis Group and co-authored “Diversity and Inclusion on Campus: Supporting Students of Color in Higher Education.” Her teaching assignments focus on diversity, college campus climate, and serving diverse college students and her graduate students include faculty at 2-year and 4-year institutions, senior administrative leaders in post-secondary institutions, and PK-12 education and community leaders.

Shadnaz Asgari, Ph.D.
Department Chair, Biomedical Engineering

Dr. Shadnaz Asgari is the Chair of Biomedical Engineering (BME) department at CSULB. She also holds a joint appointment in Computer Engineering & Computer Science department. After earning her Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from UCLA in 2008, Dr. Asgari completed two years of postdoctoral training at UCLA Medical School and conducted brain research there as a research faculty. She joined CSULB in Fall 2012, was a Visiting Professor at University of Cambridge's Brain Physics Lab in Spring 2017, and a Google Faculty in Residence in Summer 2019.

Dr. Asgari’s research in the application of machine learning and signal processing in biomedicine is inherently multidisciplinary. Her peer-reviewed publication includes 88 journal and conference papers with over 2050 citations and several publications having students as co-authors. Additionally, she has successfully secured over $2M in research funding that has benefited students. Dr. Asgari has co-developed two multidisciplinary courses in Engineering and four cross-college courses that infuse research into instruction. As a Founding faculty of the BME, she also co-developed seven BME courses. Dr. Asgari’s dedication to education, research, service, and diversity, has resulted in her being awarded many prestigious honors such as the 2011 UCLA BIRC Young Investigator Award, 2015 CSULB Early Academic Career Excellence Award, 2018 Google exploreCSR Grant Award, and 2020 CSU Faculty Innovation and Leadership Award, among others.

Panadda Marayong, Ph.D.
Professor, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering & Director, Robotics & Interactive Systems Engineering Laboratory

Dr. Panadda (Nim) Marayong is a Professor and the Director of the Robotics and Interactive Systems Engineering (RISE) Laboratory in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at CSULB. She received her Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Johns Hopkins University. She joined CSULB in Fall 2007 and received tenure in 2013. Her research centers on areas of robotics, haptics, and design of human-machine cooperative systems for application in rehabilitation, aviation safety, and manufacturing. She has published over 50 peer-reviewed publications and has mentored over 50 students on multidisciplinary projects. Additionally, Dr. Marayong has secured over $25M in grant funding from federal agencies, including NSF, NIH, and NASA as a PI/Co-PI. Currently, Dr. Marayong serves as the Director of the Research Enrichment Core and is one of the PIs of the NIH-funded CSULB BUILD II Award. Through BUILD, she leads the institutional effort to enhance access for undergraduate research on campus and provides training opportunities on inclusive mentoring for faculty.

Additionally, Dr. Marayong directs several outreach programs to promote STEM to K-12 students, including the Women Engineers and Engineering Girls @ the Beach Day events and the Engineering Girls Summer Internship program. She is an active member of professional and campus communities and has served in leadership roles such as Chair of the Engineering Faculty Council, CSULB’s Society of Women Engineer section Faculty Advisor, and is a member of the Executive Board of the American Society for Engineering Education Pacific Southwest Section, where she served as Chair from 2016-2017. Her work has resulted in being named a recipient of the 2012 CSULB President’s Commission on the Status of Women Advancement of Women Faculty Award and 2019 Orange County Engineering Council’s Distinguished and Pioneer Educator Award.

Praveen Shankar, Ph.D.
Professor, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

Dr. Praveen Shankar is a Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at California State University, Long Beach. He joined CSULB in 2011 as an Assistant Professor, was tenured in 2017, and subsequently promoted to Full Professor in 2022. His primary teaching assignments are in the aerospace engineering undergraduate and graduate programs. Dr. Shankar was formerly the undergraduate advisor and currently serves as the graduate advisor. Additionally, he has served as the ABET Assessment Coordinator since 2016 which led to a successful accreditation in 2018, and Program Coordinator for the BS Mechanical Engineering Extension Program in Antelope Valley. Dr. Shankar’s research expertise broadly centers around aerospace systems with a focus on analysis of nonlinear dynamics, development of numerical methods, design of adaptive control algorithms, implementation of immersive virtual reality, and design of custom robotic solutions. He serves as the Director the Collaborative Autonomous Systems Laboratory that focuses on the development and testing of advanced motion planning and control technologies for autonomous robotic systems. The laboratory serves graduate and undergraduate students in pursuing both fundamental and applied research in robotic systems with financial support from several federal organizations and local industries.

Furthermore, Dr. Shankar has successfully chaired multiple Ph.D., M.S., and Honors thesis and supported several more students’ research and extracurricular activities. At the university level, has chaired the MAE RTP, curriculum committee and tenure track search committees, the Engineering Faculty Council, the COE Dean Search committee, and was elected Vice Chair of the Academic Senate. His contributions have resulted in the Outstanding Faculty Mentor for Student Engagement in RSCA Award in 2014-15 and Distinguished Faculty Award for Mentoring and Advising in 2020-21.

Connie Ireland, Ph.D.
Professor, Criminology, Criminal Justice, & Emergency Management

Since her appointment to CSULB in 2003, Dr. Connie Ireland has embodied the teacher-scholar-mentor model, serving the university with outstanding scholarship, exemplary service, cutting-edge teaching, and sustained efforts to bridge equity gaps. Her research, focused on prison reentry and recidivism, has received national attention, resulting in recognition by the California Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives and $2M in funding. Her exemplary service has been honored by numerous awards, including the President’s Award from the Western Society of Criminology and the College Service Award from the CSULB College of Health and Human Services. Her service commitments can be seen in her role as an Executive Board member for the community-based non-profit, the Center for Restorative Justice Works, and, as a CHHS Research Fellow, assisting CHHS researchers in navigating IRB, and improving IRB efficiency through self-study and problem analysis in her role as Vice Chair. Driven by best practices in pedagogy and student need, her substantial professional development in the areas of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Sustainability, and best practices in online education allowed her to create three new online courses emphasizing service learning and experiential approaches. In addition to CSULB service-learning certifications in 2019 and 2021, Dr. Ireland also earned QM certification in 2022. A California native, she enjoys spending time with family, hiking, music, culinary arts, and travel in her spare time

Maria Claver, Ph.D.
Professor, Family & Consumer Sciences & Director, Gerontology

Dr. Maria Claver is a Professor of Gerontology and Director of the California State University, Long Beach Gerontology Program in the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences. She is a Fellow of the Academy of Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE). She teaches several courses offered by the Gerontology Program, including Social Policy & Aging, Global Aging, and Women and Aging: Lessons from the Golden Girls. She most enjoys interdisciplinary, intergenerational collaboration and curriculum development. Her past research has focused on emergency management and older veterans. Her current research interests include program evaluation of a holistic wellness program for assisted living residents and aspects of Age Friendly Universities (AFU). Under her leadership, CSULB joined the AFU Global Network in November 2018, and the Gerontology Certificate and Minor Programs were awarded Program of Merit distinctions by the Academy of Gerontology in Higher Education in August 2020.

Nancy Meyer-Adams, Ph.D.
Professor & Director, Social Work

Since August 2014, Dr. Nancy Meyer-Adams has served as the Director of the School of Social Work (SSW) in the College of Health and Human Services. In her role, Dr. Meyer-Adams oversees operations for the School which is comprised of 550 graduate and 150 undergraduate students, and about 21 tenure/tenure-track faculty, 5 full-time lecturers, 10 full-time grant faculty, and 40-50 part-time lecturers each semester. For over nine years, she has served as the Director of this productive and thriving School.

She earned her BSW and MSW degrees from Florida International University in 1997 and 1998, and her doctorate from the University of Tennessee in 2002. Her philosophy as both a teacher and leader is that students deserve a curriculum that reflects their experiences, their histories, and is designed to provide the tools so students can be the best social work professionals possible. Dr. Meyer Adams particularly places great importance on offering strong mentoring opportunities and combatting student experiences of imposter syndrome. Many of the School of Social Work alumni build professional careers here in Southern California, serving their local communities. To this end, over the past five years Dr. Meyer-Adams has led the charge to reach the goal of incorporating critical race theory and critical pedagogies into curriculum and to diversify faculty so that they better reflect the student body.

Guido Urizar, Ph.D.
Professor, Psychology

Dr. Guido Urizar is a Professor in the CSULB Department of Psychology in the College of Liberal Arts. He completed his Ph.D. in Clinical and Health Psychology at the University of Florida, and his postdoctoral training in the areas of minority mental health at UCSF and chronic disease prevention at Stanford University. In 2006, Dr. Urizar formed the Partners in Research and Outreach for Health (PRO-Health) Research Program at CSULB to work with community partners and improve health outcomes among medically underserved populations. This work focuses on preventing stress-related disorders among low-income, ethnic minority families during critical periods of development, such as pregnancy. A major emphasis of PRO-Health is to provide research training opportunities for students committed to reducing health disparities in underserved communities. Over the past 16 years, Dr. Urizar has mentored 135 students who have worked with the directors of local hospitals, health clinics, churches, and schools to implement health promotion programs in low-income neighborhoods. These partnerships have been successful and have led to joint publications, conference presentations, and grants to sustain empirically supported health interventions in the city of Long Beach. Dr. Urizar’s treatment manuals are also currently used by the Long Beach Department of Health & Human Services to help improve the health of low-income families.

Furthermore, to address historical inequities in the representation of ethnic minorities and other marginalized communities in academia and the health workforce, he has led several RSCA and student and faculty success initiatives, including receiving federal funding as a principal investigator for the Building Infrastructure Leading to Diversity (BUILD) Initiative. This is the largest grant ever received by CSULB ($24.1M for five years) and provided CSULB with the infrastructure to provide innovative research training for over 280 underrepresented students.

Jennifer Fleming, Ph.D.
Professor & Department Chair, Journalism & Public Relations

Dr. Jennifer Fleming is Professor and Chair in the Department of Journalism & Public Relations at California State University, Long Beach. Dr. Fleming's research focuses on news literacy theory, practice, and pedagogy. Her work has been published in Journalism Education, Journalism & Mass Communication Educator, Journal of Media Literacy Education, and other venues.

Before joining the CSULB faculty, Dr. Fleming worked at CTV National News in Toronto where she contributed as a writer and producer to two of Canada's most watched news and current affairs programs, "CTV National News with Lloyd Robertson" and "Canada AM." Dr. Fleming holds a bachelor's degree in mass communication from Simon Fraser University, a master's degree in journalism from the University of Western Ontario, and a doctorate in education from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Aparna Nayak, Ph.D.
Professor, Romance, German, Russian Languages & Literatures

Dr. Aparna Nayak is Professor of French and Francophone Studies in the Department of Romance, German, Russian Languages and Literatures (RGRLL). She received her degrees in French literature and culture from the University of Bombay, the Université de Paris VII, and the University of Pittsburgh. Her areas of research interest center around the inter-relations between literature, history, memory, politics, and space. Her publications cover works by Louis Aragon, Guy Kohen, Jacques Audiard, Assia Djebar, Nancy Huston, and Tahar Ben Jelloun. She has served as director of the French program, undergraduate, study abroad, and graduate advisor for many years. While serving as full-time chair, she has taught when necessary to meet the needs of the students in the French program and continues to advance her research and writing. She speaks eight languages and has taught French, Italian, and English in the US and France.

Vas Narayanaswami, Ph.D.
Professor, Chemistry & Biochemistry

Dr. Vas Narayanaswami hails from Chennai, India where she underwent her early education and obtained her Ph.D. in Chemistry from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras. She did her postdoctoral training as an Alexander von Humboldt fellow, University of Dusseldorf, Germany, and at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada. After spending some years as a scientist at the Children’s Hospital Oakland in the Bay Area, she secured a faculty position at the California State University, Long Beach. She currently serves as a Professor of Biochemistry.

Dr.Narayanaswami’s research program, currently funded by the NIH and previously by American Heart Association (AHA) and Alzheimer’s Association, focuses on investigating structure/function relationships of the high density lipoprotein (HDL) aka “the good cholesterol“ in cardiovascular and Alzheimer’s disease, and in nanomedicine  applications of HDL. She has authored over 75 peer-reviewed publications with over 50 student authorships. In 2017, she received the title of Fellow of the AHA for her meritorious scientific contributions and voluntary services to AHA’s mission. She is currently the Program Director of the CSULB NIH T34 MARC program and the NSF LSAMP Program. Additionally, Dr. Narayanaswami enjoys traveling, nature, hiking, reading, cooking, and experimenting with various cuisines and spending time with her family.

Bruno Pernet, Ph.D.
Professor, Biological Sciences

After studying at CSU Stanislaus and completing his undergraduate degree at UC Santa Cruz, Dr. Bruno Pernet earned his Ph.D. in Zoology in 1998 at the University of Washington. He later carried out postdoctoral work at the Smithsonian Marine Station at Fort Pierce and the Friday Harbor Laboratories of the University of Washington before joining the faculty in the Department of Biological Sciences at CSULB as an Assistant Professor in 2004. His teaching responsibilities include courses in Invertebrate Zoology and Introduction to Evolution and Diversity. Dr. Pernet’s primary research interests are in the functional morphology and evolution of marine invertebrate larvae.

During his time at CSULB, he has trained over 50 undergraduates and seven master’s students in this area. Since 2004, he has published 33 peer-reviewed journal articles, most co-authored with CSULB students, and his lab has received external funding totaling more than $1M, primarily from the National Science Foundation, to support research nearly continuously since 2007. Dr. Pernet has done substantial service at all levels within the university over the past 19 years, and currently most of his service effort has expended as an Academic Advisor to about 250 undergraduates in Marine Biology, Organismal Biology, and Biology Education.

Thomas Gredig, Ph.D.
Professor, Physics & Astronomy

Dr. Thomas Gredig is a professor of physics in experimental materials science at California State University, Long Beach. He started his physics education at the University of Basel and received a Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. His work relates to interfacial coupling of ferromagnets and antiferromagnets, which is related to hard disc read heads. After briefly working in the electronic medical record industry for Epic Systems helping Kaiser Permanente transition from paper to electronic records, he joined the research team of Ivan Schuller at UC San Diego. There, he developed highly sensitive gas sensors based on molecular thin films. The work was patented.

He joined the faculty at CSULB, and since Dr. Gredig has received the prestigious NSF CAREER award to develop self-assembled corrugated surface structures to optimize organic-based photovoltaic devices. Later, he helped develop the Materials Science option, an interdisciplinary branch supported by the W.M. Keck Foundation. Recently, he has established the Atomic Force Microscopy Laboratory through the NSF MRI grant. He is the undergraduate advisor and has served as the advisor of the Society of Physics Students for 7 years. As a long-standing member of the American Physical Society, he has chaired several scientific sessions, presented more than 100 papers and posters, and collaborated with groups around the globe. Dr. Gredig has taught more 3,000 students, advised over 30 M.S. thesis students in his research laboratory, published 30 peer-reviewed articles, and has mentored 50 undergraduate projects at The Beach.

Diane Hayashino, Ph.D.
Licensed Psychologist

Dr. Diane Hayashino is a Licensed Psychologist in the Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) department at California State University, Long Beach. Her professional identity as an Asian American female counseling psychologist has been influenced by experiences spanning over her twenty-year career in higher education. As a CAPS psychologist, Dr. Hayashino has guided students in therapy and has trained doctoral interns in counseling, prevention, outreach, consultation, and advocacy. Some of her areas of interest include working with Asian and Asian American student communities and sexual assault and trauma survivors. Furthermore, her contributions have made great impact on Beach 2030’s priorities, including engagement of students, building community, and cultivating resilience.

In addition to her CAPS psychologist responsibilities, Dr. Hayashino has also served as the Training Director of the APA Accredited Doctoral Internship Program at CAPS for ten years. She has served as an active member on various university committees, such as the Campus Coordinated Response Team and Advisory Committee for the AANAPISI grant. At the national level, Dr. Hayashino has served in leadership positions, including Division 35 (Society for the Psychology of Womxn) of the American Psychological Association, Asian American Psychological Association, and the Association of Counseling Center Training Agencies, serving as the Standing Committee of Diversity Co-Chair from 2018-2021.