Announcement of New Provost/VP Academic Affairs from CSUN President Dianne F. Harrison
I am pleased to announce that Dr. Yi Li has been appointed CSUN’s next Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs effective July 20, 2015. Dr. Li brings more than three decades of higher education leadership to CSUN. He has been recognized for his award-winning research, scholarship and his success in increasing the gender and ethnic diversity of STEM programs.
Dr. Li possesses a great passion for higher education and overall student success. He is a consummate academician and scholar with a proven track record of high-impact research. He is an analytical thinker, data driven and shares CSUN’s strong commitment to diversity. His experience and leadership will enrich our campus community.
Dr. Li was selected following a national search. Li comes to CSUN from Wright State University, where he has served as dean of the College of Science and Mathematics since 2011. He previously served as professor and chair of the Department of Mathematics at the University of Iowa, associate professor of mathematics at the University of Rochester, and instructor at the University of Chicago. As provost, Li will be CSUN’s chief academic officer.
The Wonders ‘Under the Sea’ and in a Chocolate Factory: This Summer at CSUN’s Teenage Drama Workshop
Looking for a “golden ticket” for an entertaining summer family treat? California State University, Northridge’s Teenage Drama Workshop (TADW) is offering a journey “under the sea” with Ariel, Flounder and Sebastian, or a special tour of Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory. Continue reading about the Teenage Drama Workshop.
Scholars have spoken of the Middle East as a cultural and religious crossroads since the dawn of recorded history. This fall, and throughout the upcoming academic year, California State University, Northridge professor Nayereh Tohidi plans to continue building another type of Middle Eastern convergence in the heart of the San Fernando Valley. Continue reading about the Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies Program.
California State University, Northridge has been recognized as one of the top schools in the country for animation by “Animation Career Review,” a comprehensive online source for aspiring animators, game developers and digital art and design. Continue reading about the animation program at CSUN.
California State University, Northridge faculty member Mechelle Best has co-authored “Contemporary Caribbean Tourism: Concepts and Cases,” a comprehensive text on the Caribbean tourism economy that explores tourism as a global phenomenon. Continue reading about the textbook.