- Dawn Neuman
- Gary Berg
- Renny Christopher
- Nelle Moffett
- Sadiq Shah
- Amy Wallace
- Karen Gundelfinger
- William Cordeiro
- Gary W. Kinsey
- Karen Carey
- Dan Wakelee
Dr. Dawn Neuman was named Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at the California State University, Channel Islands in July 2008. She came to the CSU after seventeen years with the University of Nevada, Las Vegas where she was a professor and former Chair in the School of Life Sciences and served first as the Vice Provost of Educational Outreach and then as the Vice Provost of Academic Resources. In her role, she contributed to UNLV realizing its vision of becoming a premier metropolitan research university.
Dr. Neuman, a native of southern California, earned BA and MA degrees in Biology at the California State University, Long Beach, and a PhD at the University of Washington. Her scholarship has been focused in three areas; (1) plant responses to the environment, (2) interactions between roots and shoots, and (3) plant hormone physiology. She is the author of numerous scientific articles and has served as a reviewer for journals in plant ecology, chemistry and molecular biology as well as for the NSF and the USDA.
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 CSUCI, 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.
Before taking on an administrative role, Renny Christopher was a Professor of English. Her PhD is in American Literature from the University of California, Santa Cruz. Her book, The Viet Nam War/The American War: Images and Representations in Euro-American and Vietnamese Exile Narratives (University of Massachusetts Press, 1995) was named Outstanding Book on Human Rights by the Gustavas Myers Center for the Study of Human Rights in North America. She has an MA in Linguistics from San Jose State University and a BA in English/Creative Writing from Mills College. A Carpenter’s Daughter: A Working-Class Woman in Higher Education, which addresses her experiences as the first in her family to attend college, is forthcoming from Sense Publishers. Before she earned her PhD, she worked as a printing press operator, typesetter, carpenter and horse wrangler. She is a poet as well as a teacher and scholar. My Name is Medea won the New Spirit Press chapbook award in 1996; Longing Fervently for Revolution won the Slipstream Press chapbook competition in 1998; Viet Nam and California, a full-length collection, was published by Viet Nam Generation/Burning Cities Press in 1998.
Nelle Moffett came to CSUCI in August 2008 as Director of Institutional Research. Nelle came from Sacramento where she was the Dean of Planning, Research, and Institutional Effectiveness at Sacramento City College since August 2000. Prior to coming to California, Nelle was Director of Institutional Research and Planning at San Juan College in Farmington, New Mexico for eight years and Research Analyst at Arizona State University for five years. Nelle received her B.A. in Philosophy from Antioch College in 1973, M.A. in Educational Psychology from Arizona State University in 1987, and Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from ASU in 1993. In addition to her formal education, Nelle has earned certificates in Life Coaching, Non-Violent Communication, and Focusing.
Dr. Shah joined California State University at Channel Islands in 2010 as the Associate Vice President for Research and Sponsored Programs. Dr. Shah’s responsibilities include the campus-wide growth of research, scholarship, creative activities and sponsored research initiatives. The office works closely with CSUCI faculty, staff and external funding agencies, community partners, to foster collaborations and to develop strategies for prospective funding opportunities. Prior to joining CSUCI Dr. Shah served as the Associate Vice President for Research and Economic Development at Western Kentucky University with responsibilities for the Offices of Sponsored Programs, Technology Transfer, the WKU’s Center for Research and Development, the Small Business Development Center and also serving as the Chief Executive Officer and Chair of the Board of Directors for the WKU Research Foundation. From 2001 through 2006, Dr. Shah served as the founding Director of the Western Illinois Entrepreneurship Center at Western Illinois University with responsibilities for the Office of Technology Transfer, the Executive Studies Center in Macomb, the Small Business Development Center, the Center for The Applications of Information Technologies, the Illinois Manufacturing Extension Center for West Central Illinois and the Procurement Technical Assistance Center in Quincy under the umbrella of the Entrepreneurship Center.
After receiving his doctorate in chemistry from Washington University, St. Louis, in 1986, Dr. Shah spent sixteen years in industry managing the research and development efforts for product and technology development for the specialty chemicals and Health Care markets.
Amy Wallace is the Dean of the Library at California State University, Channel Islands (CSUCI). Most recently she was the Head of Public Services and Outreach at CSUCI, 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).
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 CSUCI. 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.
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.
Gary W. Kinsey
Gary W. Kinsey arrived at CSU Channel Islands in April 2011 to become the Associate Vice President for the School of Education. He previously worked at Cal Poly Pomona where he served for 10 years as a Professor of Educational Policy and Administration, Director of the Teacher Internship Program and as Associate Dean in the College of Education and Integrative Studies. His educational preparation includes a Bachelor of Science degree in Social Sciences and a Master of Arts degree in History from California State University, Fresno; a second Master of Arts degree in Educational Administration from the University of San Francisco; and a Doctoral degree in Educational Policy and Administration from the University of Southern California.
Gary has received numerous awards and recognition which include the California Professors of Educational Administration (CAPEA) Distinguished Service Award in 2009, the Association of California School Administrator’s (ACSA) State Professor of Education of the Year award in 2008, the Cal Poly Pomona Outstanding Faculty Advisor award in 2005, and the Fresno County Office of Education’s 1992 School District Administrator of the Year award. Gary has served as President of the National Council for Professors of Educational Administration (NCPEA) and has been a member of their executive board for four years. He was appointed to an eight year term on the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) Committee on Accreditation and has twice served as the Higher Education Co-Chair of the group.
His areas of expertise include educational policy, school governance, leadership development and state licensure. Gary is a member of the CTC Board of Institutional Reviewers and has served in several local and regional-level leadership positions for Rotary International.
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.
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 the Faculty. 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.