Campus: CSU Los Angeles -- March 06, 2002

Broadcasting Professor at Cal State L.A. Appointed to the State of California Board of Education's Curriculum Commission

South Pasadena resident Suzanne Regan, professor of broadcasting in the Communication Studies department at California State University, Los Angeles, was recently appointed by the State of California Board of Education to the Curriculum Commission of the Visual and Performing Arts Curriculum Framework and Criteria Committee.

The committee provides content expertise in the development of the Framework used for evaluating Visual and Performing Arts instructional material for all public school children, K-12. It is composed of administrators and teachers from public school across California as well as representatives of the California Arts Council, the University of California Office of the President, and faculty from UCLA.

Dr. Regan, a faculty member at Cal State L.A. since 1979, received her Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts. Dr. Regan's realm of expertise includes mass media, film history and film theory, with emphasis on new media technology and violence in media. History of television, international media, children and media, and women and media are also among her specialties.

The California State Board of Education (SBE) is the governing and policy-determining body of the California Department of Education (CDE). The State Superintendent of Public Instruction, who heads the CDE, also serves as the SBE's executive officer and secretary. The SBE sets K-12 education policy in the areas of standards, curriculum, instructional materials and assessment. The SBE also adopts textbooks for use in grades K-8, and it adopts regulations to implement legislation.

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