Jeffrey Thompson has been appointed the Dean of Graduate Studies. Thompson, who adds the new responsibilities to his existing role as associate provost for research, replaces Sandra Kamusikiri, who served as dean of graduate studies for 12 years. He will oversee graduate admissions to all graduate programs, including the doctorate in educational leadership. The department follows the progress of all graduate students and reviews all master’s theses.
“I plan to work with all campus graduate coordinators to improve processes and grow the graduate programs both in terms of numbers and quality,” said Thompson.
In his role as associate provost for research since 2005, Thompson has overseen both the pre-award and post-award grants offices, ensuring compliance with appropriate use of human and animal subjects in research. He is also responsible for ensuring research ethics training for students and faculty.
The Running Springs resident has been a professor of biology at CSUSB for the last 24 years and chaired the department for seven years.
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The Office of Graduate Studies would like to congratulate
Mahbuba Hammad, Public Health
Elena Martinez, Communication Studies
On their selection into the 2012-2013 California State University Chancellor’s Doctoral Incentive Program.
These students were chosen out of the 78 applications submitted to the Chancellor’s office. They were selected for their potential as doctoral students and their promising futures as CSU faculty members.
CSUSB is proud of your achievement!
Graduate Studies is a large part of the university. At any given time approximately one quarter of the students attending CSUSB already have bachelor's degrees and are earning certificates, credentials, master's degrees, or are pursuing knowledge for their own pleasure. Graduate Studies offers varied advanced courses of study, including professional programs leading to the world of work, and academic master's degrees preparing the student for the Ph.D. as well as advanced professional degrees, such as medicine and law. Nationally recognized and nationally accredited programs are among those offered by Graduate Studies.
Most classes are offered at convenient hours for working students. Financial assistance, research and travel funds are available, with some special financial aid programs aimed at creating a more diverse university faculty. The Office of the Dean of Graduate Studies encourages graduate education and works to create programs of quality that respond to the needs of students and of the university's service area.
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