Campus: CSU Office of the Chancellor -- December 14, 2001

Bautzer Winners Named

The 2001 Bautzer University Faculty Advancement Awards were presented to 25 California State University faculty members on December 9, 2001 in San Diego. Established in 1996 by a gift honoring former CSU Trustee Gregson Bautzer, the award supports a program for faculty across the CSU. Recipients attend advancement programs and conferences, such as the annual CASE conference (the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education). The goal is to create new ambassadors for the campuses by increasing their understanding of the art and practice of development, and sharing that knowledge with their colleagues on their home campuses.

The faculty Bautzer winners are:

John Attinasi, CSU Long Beach, is a professor of teacher education and linguistics and the director of bilingual teacher education. After earning his Ph.D. in linguistic anthropology, Attinasi taught at Columbia University, directed Latino community research in New York and Chicago, and developed international teacher preparation programs in Mexico. He speaks Spanish, French and Chol Maya fluently.

Pauline Abbott, CSU Fullerton, is the director of the Ruby Gerontology Center and Research Institute. Joining the university in1999, she has been involved with gerontology education, research and administration for a quarter of a century as assistant director of the Leonard Davis School at the Andrus Gerontology Center. She has been instrumental in bringing about the Master of Science Degree in Gerontology.

Sarah Blackstone, CSU Chico, currently serving as acting dean of the College of Humanities and Fine Arts, joined CSU Chico as the theatre arts chair. Prior to that, she spent 10 years on the Department of Theatre faculty of Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. An expert on 19th century popular entertainment, she has published two books on Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show.

Michael Botwin, CSU Fresno, has a doctorate from the University of Michigan, specializing in personality psychology. Botwin has presented and published research centered on core personality psychology issues. He has developed several mediated learning projects, been named by Fresno State students as Professor of the Year, and is actively involved in university governance, including the academic senate and faculty mentoring.

B. Robert Carlson, CSU San Bernardino, dean of the College of Natural Sciences, joined the university in September after serving as professor and chair of San Diego State University's Exercise and Nutritional Sciences Department, and has worked as an athletic director for the University of Texas. During the mid '90s, Carlson was elected as president of the Western College Physical Education Association.

John Conley, CSU San Bernardino, has been dean of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences since 1996. He is presently overseeing the construction of the college's new $32.8 million 137,800-square foot building. He was chair of the Criminal Justice Department at SUNY's Buffalo campus. The author of several books, he has a broad academic background in police, criminal justice, and business administration.

Charles Crabb, CSU Chico, has served as the dean of the College of Agriculture since 1999. He had previously served as director of the Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources, South Central Region for the University of California and, since 1995, as director of the Kearney Agriculture Center for the University of California since 1995. He is an expert on crop damage and pest management.

Mike Eichler, San Diego State University, pioneered and is the director of the Consensus Organizing Project, housed in the School of Social Work where consensus organizers bring together institutions, community leaders, and leaders from the local, private and public sectors, to engage in the solution of common social problems. Active in development activities, he recently acquired a two-year, $200,000 plus grant/gift from Alliance Healthcare.

Charlotte Ferretti, San Francisco State University, is the Interim Director of the Marian Wright Edelman Institute which prepares early childhood educators, and researches and directs service projects relating to the study of children and families. In 1998 she led a partnership between the Schools of Nursing at SFSU and UC San Francisco that resulted in a health center that provides primary medical and mental health services to almost 3,000 children.

Abbas Grammy, CSU Bakersfield, chairs the department of economics. He is the publisher and managing editor of the quarterly Kern Economic Journal, is the founder and co-organizer of Kern County Economic Summit, a conference on economic issues held at CSUB, and, for the past nine years, has offered a two-week enrichment program in economics and business to elementary school children aptly named Children in the Marketplace.

Arthur N. Jensen, CSU Sacramento, professor of marketing, is the founder of the Sacramento Regional Economic Outlook Forum and the Sacramento Forecast Project. Jensen serves on the Faculty Senate, Council for University Planning and the Livingston Annual Faculty Address Committee. He is also a member of the National Association of Business Economists and the World Future Society.

Shyam Kamath, CSU Hayward, teaches business, economics, and marketing to students throughout the world. Named as Cal State Hayward's "Outstanding Professor for 2001," he has developed several unique global MBA studies programs and serves as their academic director. A native of New Delhi, India, he also is an author, marketer, and business consultant.

David W. Kitchen, Humboldt State University, has taught wildlife management and other courses at Humboldt for 30 years. This year, he also coached Humboldt's winning team at the Wildlife Society's National Quiz Bowl. Kitchen earned his bachelor's degree at Michigan's Albion College, where he is in the Athletic Hall of Fame for leading its best swim team ever.

Nancy Lewis, San Jose State University, was a member of the women's golf team that played on San Jose University Spartan's first NCAA Championship competition, then became an LPGA professional. She later taught and coached before becoming SJSU's director of men and women's golf. She was named the 2000 Western Athletic Conference's women's golf "Coach of the Year" and the LPGA's Teaching Division national "Coach of the Year."

Colleen Mullery, CSU Monterey Bay, currently directs the business administration program after 16 years at Humboldt State University, where she chaired the School of Business and Economics. Active in university governance and community organizations, Dr. Mullery promotes connections and opportunities to enable youth to succeed in the world of work.

James Newton, CSU Los Angeles, a world-renowned jazz and classical flutist, composer, bandleader and educator, is a professor of music and director of music programming and research at the University's Luckman Fine Arts Complex. A Guggenheim Fellow, Newton is at home in a variety of genres, and has won numerous awards and commissions in jazz, opera, ballet, classical and chamber music.

William R. Pendergast, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, currently dean of the Orfalea College of Business, was previously dean of the Fisher Graduate School of International Business at the Monterey Institute of International Studies. From 1991 to 1994, Dr. Pendergast served as the founding dean of the first western business school in Czechoslovakia.

Jack Reilly, CSU Channel Islands, a nationally recognized painter, joined the faculty at CSU Northridge in 1987 as professor of art where he developed the video/digital art area concentration. Throughout the1990s, his artwork expanded beyond painting into digital art, video, and animation. He is the founder of the California SUN International Animation Festival.

Pamela Russ, CSU Stanislaus, a professor of teacher education for the past 11 years, is a talented storyteller. She's also a poet, mother of seven children, and an advocate for California's underprivileged youngsters. She has served as Speaker of the CSU Academic Senate, has worked in the University's Equal Opportunity and Internal Relations Office and conducted conflict resolution and diversity training.

Robert L. Stakes, CSU San Marcos, currently dean of Extended Studies, previously worked at Cal State Sacramento and at the University of Texas at El Paso. Stakes has extensive experience in organizing and managing continuing education activities, including organizational and program development, marketing, and financial management.

Jeanne L. Thomas, CSU Chico, currently dean of the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences, previously worked as the dean of the College of Health and Human Services at Southwest Missouri University. Thomas has published extensively on issues related to gender and aging and is the author of Adulthood and Aging.

William Toutant, CSU Northridge, joined the music faculty in 1975, and became dean of the College of Arts, Media, and Communication in 2001. His music has been performed in the United States, Mexico, El Salvador, France, Italy, Romania and the Czech Republic. For the past five years, he has helped produce and host KCSN's Opera House.

Elizabeth K. Tracy, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, helped develop and is currently chair of the Apparel Merchandising and Management (AMM) program. A member of the American Apparel & Footwear Association 's Professional Leadership Council, she works closely with industry to identify partners to help support the university's AMM program.

James Wheeler, California Maritime Academy, has a 21-year association with the Academy, having served the institution as a faculty member, chair of its Academic Senate, faculty representative to, and secretary for the CMA Foundation, as well as representative to the systemwide Academic Senate. He has specialized training in science instruction as well as a broad understanding of chemistry.

Tina Yapelli, San Francisco State University, is a professor of art in the School of Art, Design and Art History and the director of the University Art Gallery. She curates four exhibitions per year for the Art Gallery and was recently awarded a Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity Grant for an exhibition project titled, "The Electronic Environment: Contemporary European and Canadian Film and Video Installation Art."

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