Academic Affairs has established an Inclusion Council to support the strategic implementation of diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts across the colleges. The council will accomplish this goal through information-sharing, data mining, collective sense-making, and through strategic interventions. The Equity Council will be comprised of a diversity representative from each college. The appointment of diversity representatives and the establishment of this Council will bring our institution into closer alignment with the Senate Policy File, section 7.0 on Nondiscrimination and Equal Opportunity that requires Diversity Liaisons from colleges.
Dr. Anne Donadey, Departments of European Studies and of Women’s Studies: Donadey’s research focuses on intersections of race, gender, and colonialism in literature and film, with a focus on Francophone North African voices. She is deeply committed to advancing campus diversity and equity, mentoring, and shared governance. Among other activities, she chaired the Senate Committee on Diversity, Equity and Outreach (DEO) for many years.
Arion Mayes, Department of Anthropology: Coming Soon!
Dr. Paula C. Peter, Department of Marketing, Fowler College of Business: Peter is a professor of marketing whose research interests relate to emotional intelligence and transformative consumer research. She is an advocate for marketing and humanity and works with for profit and non-profit organizations interested in consumer insights and integrated marketing communications in order to benefit their organization and society. As a woman in business, she is a strong supporter of inclusion and diversity policies in order to promote the advancement of minorities in business and education.
Dr. Amy Randel, Department of Management: Randel's research areas include diversity, identity, and inclusion in the workplace. Some of her current work includes inclusive leadership and identity implications involved in the process of sponsorship of women and minorities at work. She teaches courses on organizational behavior and creativity/innovation.
Dr. Tonika Green, Department of Counseling and School Psychology: Green’s research focuses on culturally-affirming school practices that lead to improved outcomes for diverse learners with specific attention to African American students and foster youth. She has been awarded over 2.5 million dollars in grants to train professionals to improve outcomes for diverse youth and children in foster care. Green is the Director and Founder of the African American Mentoring Program (AAMP), which is devoted to recruiting, retaining, and reaching students of African descent.
Theresa M. Garcia, College of Engineering: Since Jan. 2014, Garcia has been the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs. Prior to that she directed the undergraduate level SDSU MESA (Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement) Program from 1997 to 2014 assisting students with career and personal growth along with academic success in preparing them for STEM industry and/or for graduate school via a structured ‘Culture of Success’. She launched the Center for Student Success in Engineering (CSSE) in October 2018. Her work has focused on underrepresented students in STEM.
Dr. Sweta Sarkar is a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering: She joined SDSU as a tenure-track faculty in August 2006. Her research interest lies in the area of wireless data networks. She has over 80 published research articles in technical journals, conference proceedings and book chapters. She is the Director of the NSF funded Wireless Networks Research Group at SDSU where she leads a team of Ph.D and Masters students along with Post-doctoral Fellows and visiting faculty and PhD students from various countries. She is the recipient of the President’s Leadership award at SDSU in 2010 for her excellence in research and the Outstanding Faculty Award in 2014 for her excellence in teaching. In her role as the Co-Director of Education in the NSF funded Engineering Research Center (Center for Neurotechnology), she conducts extensive outreach programs to the next generation of budding women scientists and those from underrepresented communities.
Becky Ryan, senior program director, College of Extended Studies: Since 2004, Ryan has worked with CES in designing, developing, and delivering academic and professional educational programs to the nontraditional learner. In partnership with campus and the community, the College of Extended Studies seeks to transform lives via educational opportunities beyond the traditional offerings.
Dr. David W. Engstrom, School of Social Work: Dr. Engstrom has written extensively on vulnerable immigrant populations, such as torture survivors and trafficked persons and has explored the role of bilingual social workers in service delivery. He teaches courses on immigration and international social work and for the past 17 years taken SDSU graduate social worker students to Thailand for 6 week internships to develop cultural humility and ability to work cross culturally.
Dr. Roddrick Colvin, Department of Public Administration: Colvin’s research interests include public employment equity, police officers’ shared perceptions and decision-making, and lesbian and gay civil rights. He teaches courses in public administration on human resources management, organizational behavior, and public policy.
Dr. Rebecca Lewison, Biology Department: Dr. Lewison has been a participant and leader in diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives at SDSU for the past 5 years. She serves on the PI team on the NSF ADVANCE project CREDITS: Strengthening Capacity for Diverse Scientific Teams in California and currently chairs the Inclusion and Equity Councils at SDSU. She has worked closely with the Office of Faculty Advancement and Office of Graduate Affairs and Research on collecting and analyzing campus climate data to develop initiatives on diversity and inclusion.
Dr. Ulloa is a Professor in the Department of Psychology and the Director of Advising for the College of Sciences: Ulloa's research focuses on understanding the etiology and effects of physical, sexual, and emotional violence among adolescents, young adults, and college students, especially from ethnic minority backgrounds. Dr. Ulloa has previously served as the Director of the Educational Opportunity Programs and Ethnic Affairs office, currently serves as lead for the SDSU Sexual Violence Campus Climate Survey.
Dr. Elizabeth Cordero, Department of Psychology, SDSU - Imperial Valley: Cordero's reseach focuses on eating disorders and body image, including cultural and familial contributions to these issues; resilience and promotion of mental and physical wellbeing in college students; quality of life and relationship with the body among cancer patients and survivors; and mental-health issues pertaining to Latinos, women, and individuals from lower socioeconomic statuses.
Gloria Rhodes, SDSU’s Outreach Librarian: Since 2002 Gloria Rhodes (M.L.S., North Carolina Central University) has been SDSU’s Outreach Librarian charged with realizing the library’s mission of informing and bringing into its facilities current and prospective students and faculty who need to know about services which impact, student athletes, student affairs and academic support staff, and chronically underserved socio-cultural, ethnic minority, and economically disadvantaged groups. She has made presentations at professional conferences held in Baton Rouge, Orlando, San Francisco, Houston, Denver, and Atlanta. Gloria chaired the Racial and Ethnic Diversity Committee of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL). She spent a sabbatical year researching and interviewing many prominent individuals in the city’s African American community laying the groundwork for future exploration.
Jenny Bramer, Executive Associate Athletic Director: Oversees seven sports teams and three departments in athletics. During her time at SDSU she has supervised 15 of the 19 sports.
Bramer represents SDSU as the Deputy Title IX Coordinator and is designated as the Senior Woman Administrator. She leads the Gender, Diversity, and Wellness (GAME) subcommittee of the Intercollegiate Athletics Council.
She is a founding member of the Sexual Violence Task Force. She coordinated opportunities for every student-athlete, coach and staff to receive sexual violence prevention training, created an assault policy, and developed a culture to report incidents. Additionally her commitment to wellness have led to the creation of the women's wellness clinic in the athletic department, the Aztecs' health educator position, and the SDSU Wellness initiative. Her true passion is guiding people toward success. She has mentored 30 aspiring Athletics Administrators through her internship program, created a professional development program for coaches called “Coaches Action and Advancement,” and conducts the “Aztec Baseball Pro Day: Career Fair for Plan A.”
Jennifer Lakin, SPHR, Director of Management Services, Aztec Shops, SDSU: Jennifer has extensive experience managing large human resources departments for mid to large-sized employers in both education and commercial settings. She has a passion for employee success demonstrated through her work with underserved communities and disabled internship programs. She serves as Human Resources Chair of CSU’s Auxiliary Organization Association (AOA). Jennifer, a native of San Diego, has a desire to not only create an inclusive environment within the San Diego State Community, but in her hometown. Jennifer holds her Senior Professional Human Resources (SPHR) designation from HRCI, her HR Certification from San Diego State Extended Studies, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business.
Dan Montoya: Coming Soon!
Jessica Rentto: Coming Soon!
Mary Taylor, M.A., Director, Compact for Success & Collaborative Programs: Mary Taylor Serves as Director of SDSU Compact for Success and Collaborative Programs within Student Affairs. Compact For Success collaborates with local schools, districts, and community organizations to ensure local students are on the pathway to college admission. Programs currently overseen by her department include the Compact for Success, the Price Scholars Program, and Students With Academic Goals (SWAG). Mary received her Bachelor’s degree from UCSD in Sociology, her Master’s degree from SDSU in Student Affairs, Her certificate in College Admissions Counseling from UCLA and is currently pursuing her Doctorate in Educational Leadership through the Joint Doctoral Program between UCSD and CSU San Marcos. Her research interests include educational equity and access for underrepresented students, college access, success, and completion, and non-profit collaboration with educational institutions.
Thom Harpole: Coming Soon!
Antionette Marbray, Associate Vice President for Student Affairs: Ms. Antionette Marbray serves as Associate Vice President for Student Affairs. Ms. Marbray has more than 20 years of experience in Higher Education primarily in Student Affairs and higher education law and risk management.
Ms. Marbray’s current position at SDSU includes direct oversight of the following departments: Career Services, Center for Student Rights & Responsibilities, Compact for Success & Collaborative Programs, International Student Center, Student Ombudsman, and Testing Services. She also has a dotted line to overseeing the Assistant Deans for Student Affairs, Student Affairs at Imperial Valley Campus, and Student Athlete Academic Support Group.
She currently co-chairs the “Recruitment and Retention of Underrepresented Students” working group. She is also a member of the Diversity Equity and Outreach Committee (DEO), Undergraduate Council, and Student Success committee.
Ms. Marbray holds a Juris Doctorate from Duke University, a Master’s Degree in Education from the University of Florida, and a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of South Florida.
Deb Naylon, Director of Human Resources, San Diego State University Research Foundation: As the chief human resources officer, Naylon provides leadership and management of the human resources department as well as counsel and advice to employees, senior management and supervisors regarding the full range of human resource issues. Naylon has in-depth knowledge of federal/state/local/CSU/SDSU laws, regulations and policies and is responsible for the oversight of SDSU Research Foundation’s Affirmative Action Plans. Naylon received her Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification and her Society for Human Resource Management Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) certification.
Raquel Herriott, Community & Media Relations Specialist / Special Advisor to the Chief, University Police Department: Raquel Herriott serves as the Community & Media Relations Specialist / Special Advisor to the Chief for the San Diego State University Police Department. She leads communication efforts, identifies opportunities for community development, coordinates special projects on behalf of the Chief of Police, and manages all social media accounts.
Raquel holds a bachelor's degree in journalism with a minor in political science from San Diego State University. Her passion for public service stems from her core values: community, respect, and integrity. She believes in cross-cultural leadership and fostering inclusivity within SDSU’s diverse climate.
Rashmi Praba: Coming Soon!