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Selection Committee

Kelly Janousek 

Kelly Janousek
Librarian
Cal State Long Beach

Kelly Janousek, California State University, Long Beach is a Librarian working with students in policy, politics, hospitality, and law disciplines. Ms. Janousek is very active in service, shared governance, and research. Research currently includes a grant to determine the University Library Collection has voices as diverse as the CSU student population.

Dr. Mark Van Selst 

Dr. Mark Van Selst
Professor of Psychology
San José State

Dr. Mark Van Selst is a Professor of Psychology at San José State University, having started his employment at SJSU in 1997 following post-doctoral work at the NASA-Ames Research Center (Mountain View, California).  His research examines unconscious processing, divided attention, reading, and visual perception (with the occasional forays into wayfinding, self-presentation, and implicit biases).  He started his academic journey at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver, BC) and graduated with his Masters and Ph.D. from the University of Waterloo (Ontario, Canada) in Cognitive Psychology.  He is one of the longest serving members of the Academic Senate CSU and brings institutional expertise in issues related to student transfer, academic preparation, General Education, and academic advising.   As a proponent of an artful balance of system constraints and campus autonomy he has been a member of the statewide Quantitative Reasoning Task Force, the Give Students a Compass Steering Committee, the General Education Task Force, and, most recently, has reprised his role as the head of the Chancellor's General Education Advisory Committee and the IGETC standards subcommittee (including the work to integrate Ethnic Studies requirements into the intersegmental general education transfer curriculum for implementation for the 2023 catalog year).

Dr. Robert Keith Collins 

Dr. Robert Keith Collins
Associate Professor of American Indian Studies
San Francisco State

Robert Keith Collins, PhD, a four-field trained anthropologist, is Associate Professor of American Indian Studies at San Francisco State University. He holds a BA in Anthropology, a BA in Native American Studies, and a minor in Ethnic Studies from the University of California at Berkeley. Dr. Collins also holds an MA and PhD in Anthropology from UCLA. Using a person-centered ethnographic approach, his research explores American Indian cultural changes and African and Native American interactions in North, Central, and South America. He was the current – now Immediate Past - Chair of the Academic Senate of the California State University (ASCSU), which represent 28,000 faculty and is the official voice on faculty matters and principles related to the curriculum in the California State University system.

Dr. Thomas Norman 

Dr. Thomas Norman
Professor of Management
CSU Dominguez Hills

Professor Norman teaches management at California State University- Dominguez Hills. Thomas received his B.A. from Harvard University cum laude and his M.A. and Ph. D. degrees from the University of Minnesota. His research focuses on the impact of globalization on the future of the employment relationship. As the founder of the Organization Leadership Effectiveness Lab he teaches and consults in East Asia, Eastern Europe, and Africa. He has been invited to lecture in China, Vietnam, Albania, Ethiopia, and Cameroon. As a founder of the CSUDH Innovation Incubator he has coached more than 40 clients located as far as Uganda, Bulgaria and France. He currently serves as the Vice Chair of the Academic Senate of the California State University system.

His research teams conduct field research and experiments to learn about the impact of using augmented reality in interviewing, the effects of workplace aggression on employees and the challenges of working parents face building their human capital.

Prior to joining the Academy, he held management positions at Procter & Gamble, Sun Microsystems, US Bank and Wells Fargo and worked at Cargill and American Medical Systems.

Dr. Beth Steffle 

Dr. Beth Steffle
Associate Professor of Art and Design
Cal State San Bernardino