of the Exchanges Editorial Board
Mary Allen was a founding member of the editorial board of the CSU Institute for Teaching and Learning before she became the director and the second executive editor of Exchanges. Now retired, she was on loan from Cal State University, Bakersfield, where she was a professor of psychology and where she was also director of the Faculty Teaching and Learning Center as well as assessment director. She holds a master's degree in statistics and a Ph.D. in psychology from U.C. Berkeley, and she taught psychometrics, statistics, and research methods for over two decades.
Rhonda Y.W. Allen
Rhonda Y.W. Allen formerly served as the director of the Faculty Development
Center (FDC) at California State University, Fullerton (CSUF), where she joined
the faculty of the Division of Political Science and Criminal Justice in 1997.
Dr. Allen earned her B.A. in political science from the University of Southern
California; her M.P.A. from CSUF; and her Ph.D. in public administration from
University at Albany, SUNY. Her area of specialization is organizational development
and change. She left the CSU in 2005.
Now retired, Vicki Casella was the founding director of the Center for the
Enhancement of Teaching at San Francisco State University, where she joined
the faculty in 1981. A professor in the
College of Education in the Department of Special Education,
she also served as coordinator of the Education of the Deaf program and
co-coordinator of the Joint Doctoral Program in Special Education.
Dr. Casella is an internationally known speaker and has published
widely in the area of integration of technology into the curriculum,
adaptive/assistive technology, and the use of technology to deliver
instruction via the Internet.
David Frank earned a B.A. in chemistry at Alfred University and
a Ph.D. in organic chemistry from the University of Rochester. He joined the
faculty at CSU Fresno in 1970. His teaching focus has been on general and introductory
chemistry, for which he has created numerous instructional videos and laboratory
experiments. He authored a laser disc on chemical demonstrations and animations.
He also co-authored the instructional CD-ROM, "Discover Chemistry," and
created its website. Dr. Frank has developed new courses including one for
prospective high school chemistry teachers to help them create activities
and materials with a constructivist approach to learning.
Carol Holder, past editor of Exchanges, was the faculty director
of the CSU Institute for Teaching and Learning from 1999 to 2001. She holds a
B.A. in literature from New College in Sarasota, Florida, and a Ph.D. from Claremont
Graduate School. While at ITL, she was on loan from California State Polytechnic
University, Pomona, where she was a professor of English, having started her
teaching career there in 1969. She directed the Cal Poly Pomona Faculty Center
for Professional Development, building on her work as director of the
Writing in the Disciplines program. She is co-author of Improving
Student Writing: A Guidebook for Faculty in All Disciplines. After completing
her term at ITL, Dr. Holder continued as a member of the Exchanges editorial
board until her retirement in 2004.
Cheryl Weigand Jung
Cheryl Jung was the managing editor of Exchanges from
2001 to 2005, when she left to pursue a long-term creative project.
She earned a Ph.D. in English from the University of California, Santa Barbara,
and taught literature and composition in the university for five years. Her academic
interests have focused on American literary Modernism, particularly the cultural
authority of literature as well as the print culture of Modernist periodicals.
She is currently consulting for the CSU Office of the Chancellor and working
freelance for a university press.
Chris Mallon Hanson served as the publications manager for the CSU Institute
for Teaching and Learning from 2000 to 2001 and was the founding managing editor
of Exchanges. Along with Carol Holder, she shaped the journal
from its inception until the inaugural issue in early 2001. She holds a bachelor's
degree in communication arts from Cal Poly Pomona, and master's and Ph.D. degrees
from the Program in Comparative Culture at UC Irvine. She has taught sociology,
anthropology, social sciences, and liberal studies courses in the California
Community College, California State University, and University of California
systems. She is now Interim Dean of Academic Program Planning at the CSU Office
of the Chancellor.
Tom Nolan began his career at Sonoma State University in 1983 as a professor of nursing. Since 1989 he has divided his time between teaching nursing and directing the Center for Teaching and Professional Development. Dr. Nolan was one of the first on his campus to convert face-to-face courses to an online format. He taught a series of online graduate research courses to nurses from San Diego to Sacramento, completed the online M.S./Ed. in online teaching and learning at CSU Hayward, and is particularly interested in developing effective pedagogy for the online classroom. He earned his B.S.N. at Cornell, and his M.A. and Ph.D. at NYU.
Sorel Reisman is a professor of management information systems in the College of Business and Economics at California State University, Fullerton, where he is also the academic technology coordinator in the Faculty Development Center. His interests include multimedia, information systems development, the management of information technology, and Internet-based distance learning. He has published widely in these fields.
Alayne Sullivan coordinates the M.A. in education, reading/language arts option,
as well as the reading certificate and reading/language arts specialist credential
at California State University, San Bernardino. She has worked in both Canada
and the United States as a researcher, teacher and literacy consultant.
Her research and teaching interests focus on less experienced readers--those
who are often least engaged by school attempts to create in them a passion
or even bare interest in reading and writing.