- Gayle E. Hutchinson
- Dan Wakelee
- Karen Carey
- Hung Dang
- Gary Berg
- Amy Wallace
- William Cordeiro
- Jason E. Miller
- Karen Gundelfinger
- Merilyn Buchanan
Gayle E. Hutchinson
Dr. Gayle E. Hutchinson joined CSU Channel Islands in July 2013. Prior to her appointment at CI, Dr. Hutchinson was the Dean of the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences (BSS) at California State University, Chico. Prior to her appointment as Dean in 2007, Dr. Hutchinson served as Chair of the CSU, Chico Department of Kinesiology (2002 – 2007) her professorial home of seventeen years. Dr. Hutchinson's scholarship and grant writing examined topics such as teacher socialization, comprehensive school-based wellness programs, and equity in sport and physical education. The scaffold that supports her leadership style is diversity, collaboration, innovation, accountability, transparency, trust, and respect.
Dr. Hutchinson is "thrilled to be a part of the CSU, Channel Islands family and help build upon its strong reputation as a student-focused, student-centered university grounded in interdisciplinary, multicultural and international perspectives."
Dan Wakelee moved to the CI campus in 1999 as associate director of the CSU Northridge off-campus center. With the opening of California State University Channel Islands he assumed the position of Associate Dean of Faculty. He assumed the position of Associate Provost in 2013. Dr. Wakelee received a bachelor's degree in Political Science from Occidental College. He earned a Master of Public Administration from CSU Northridge and a Ph.D. in Educational Policy from the University of California at Santa Barbara. He is an active member of the faculty in the Political Science program where he teaches courses including Education Politics and Policy, and the National Park.His research interests focus on policy issues associated with national parks and public lands.
Karen Carey was raised in the San Fernando Valley and attended Chatsworth High School. She received her Bachelor's degree in Psychology from San Diego State University and her Masters of Science degree in School Psychology from the University of Nevada Las Vegas. She worked in Las Vegas for 10 years as a school psychologist, before receiving her Ph.D. in school psychology at the University of Cincinnati. She obtained a tenure track faculty position in the Psychology Department at California State University, Fresno and served as Psychology Department Chair; Associate Dean of Science and Mathematics; Interim Dean of Science and Mathematics; and Dean of the Division of Graduate Studies. In the Spring 2011, Karen was hired at California State University Channel Islands in the position of Associate Vice President for Arts and Sciences.
Hung D. Dang, Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management, joined CSU Channel Islands in May 2014. Mr. Dang is a veteran administrator with over two decades of experience leading admissions and enrollment services. As Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management, Mr. Dang is responsible for leading student recruitment and undergraduate admissions, the registrar’s office, financial aid and scholarships, and systems and data management. Prior to joining CI, Mr. Dang served in leadership roles with the University of Hawaii Manoa, University of Washington Bothell, and University of Washington Tacoma. He holds a Master’s degree in Leadership & Organization from Gonzaga University and a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Washington Seattle.
Gary A. Berg, PhD is founding Dean of Extended Education at California State University Channel Islands and author of numerous articles on current issues in higher education, educational technology, and media studies, as well as five books including Why Distance Learning? and Lessons from the Edge: For-Profit and Nontraditional Higher Education in America (Praeger and the American Council on Education).
Berg has also co-edited two encyclopedias of distance learning. In addition to a doctoral degree in Higher Education from Claremont Graduate University, he has an MFA in Film and Television from UCLA. Previous to CI, Berg headed continuing education divisions at Chapman University and the California School of Professional Psychology, as well as professional training programs at the Directors Guild of America.
Amy Wallace is the Dean of the Library at California State University, Channel Islands (CI). Most recently she was the Head of Public Services and Outreach at CI, where she has had the once in a lifetime opportunity to design and implement an information literacy program and other public services from the ground up. Over the years she has served in an eclectic mix of roles in academic libraries, including the Assistant Department Head for the Social Sciences and Humanities at the University of California San Diego, Team Leader for Digital Libraries and Reference and Instruction Librarian for Religion and Women's Studies at the Libraries of The Claremont Colleges, and Off Campus Services Librarian for Chapman University. Her research interests include information literacy, library instruction, classroom design, and academic technologies.
Amy received her M.A. in History from San Diego State University and her M.L.I.S. from San Jose State University. She is actively involved in too many professional organizations to list. She currently serves as the Vice President - South for the California Association of College and Research Libraries (CARL) and Chapter Assembly Director for the American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIST).
William P. Cordeiro, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, is responsible for managing the Martin V. Smith School of Business and Economics, CI's Academic Programs and Planning, Articulation, and Catalog. Dr Cordeiro has a PhD in Executive Management and an MA in Management - both from the Peter F. Drucker Graduate School of Management at The Claremont Graduate School - and an MBA from the University of Southern California. He also has Bachelor of Science in Biology from University of San Francisco. Dr Cordeiro publishes regularly (since 2001: two book chapters and 30 articles in peer reviewed journals) in the areas of Business School pedagogy, assessment of educational effectiveness, strategic planning and business ethics.
Jason E. Miller
Dr. Jason E. Miller is the Senior Research Officer at CSU Channel Islands. He joined CI in December 2012 after almost 15 years as a mathematics professor at Truman State University in Kirksville, MO. Dr. Miller grew up in St. Paul, MN, and in 1993 earned a BA in Mathematics at St. Olaf College where he participated in the Budapest Semester of Mathematics. In 1998, he earned his PhD in Mathematics from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He has been a Visiting Member of the Fields Institute and a Visiting Scholar at the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS) at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. A strong advocate for undergraduate research and other effective pedagogies for student learning, Dr. Miller has been a member of and Councilor in the Council on Undergraduate Research, a member and Chair of the Board of Governors for the National Conferences on Undergraduate Research, on the Science Policy Committee of the Mathematics Association of America, and the PI or lead on $5.6m of grant-funded projects aimed at broadening participation in STEM.
Karen is a California native and a long time Camarillo resident. Her career path took her from academia to the medical supply distribution industry and back to the academic environment at CI. She is proud to be affiliated with the "gem" of the CSU system and enjoys the enriched environment and culture of this new academic institution.
Merilyn Buchanan joined the Education program at CI in 2002. She has elementary, middle and high school teaching experience, notably in mathematics and science. She received her Teaching Certificate from Notre Dame Teachers’ College, and her Bachelor’s and Master degrees from the University of Liverpool in England. Her Ph.D. is in the area of Policy, Administration and the Study of Schooling from UCLA, where she taught at the university’s Lab School for twelve years.
In her roles as coordinator of the Multiple Subject Teaching Credential Program and the Pre-Requisite Credential Program, Merilyn has worked extensively with student teachers in local elementary schools. Her interest in the function of professional development schools has led to her close relationship with the University Charter Schools at CI and to her role in founding the Southern California Professional Development School Consortium.