Dr. Jodi Robledo: A Passionate Advocate for Special Education

By David Ogul Ever since Dr. Jodi Robledo began tutoring students with disabilities as part of her high school service-learning program, she has been dedicated to understanding how individuals with disabilities learn and the most effective ways to teach them. Today, Robledo – an associate professor in Special Education at Cal State San Marcos whoContinue reading “Dr. Jodi Robledo: A Passionate Advocate for Special Education”

CSUSM hires first director for Public Health

Press Release | By Eric Breier Dr. Emmanuel Iyiegbuniwe, an educator with more than 25 years of experience in academic administration, teaching and research, has been appointed the first director for Public Health at California State University San Marcos. Iyiegbuniwe’s appointment began June 6, 2016. As CSUSM’s director for Public Health, Iyiegbuniwe (pronounced E-yeah-bu-nee-wey) willContinue reading “CSUSM hires first director for Public Health”

New Professor Tackles Student Stress with Cogtoolz Planner

By Eric Breier It is a sure bet that Christina Holub will be ready if “Shark Tank” ever comes calling. Holub, recently hired as an assistant professor of public health at Cal State San Marcos, created a wellness-focused academic planner to help students better cope with school-life balance. She entered the planner in a contestContinue reading “New Professor Tackles Student Stress with Cogtoolz Planner”

Students making a difference at Speech-Language Pathology Clinic

By Eric Breier Alice and Norman Bishop had lived in Oceanside for just a week after relocating from Colorado when Norman suffered a stroke in April 2015. Norman was in an intensive care unit for almost a month. He was eventually moved to a rehab center and suffered another stroke six weeks later. The strokesContinue reading “Students making a difference at Speech-Language Pathology Clinic”

Dr. Wendy Hansbrough: Training a New Generation of Nurses

By David Ogul Dr. Wendy Hansbrough has long had a love for teaching. Over the years she helped train new nurses at the University of Colorado Hospital Burn Center and later at UC San Diego Health, where she worked from 1984 to 2007. Now she’s using her expertise and experience as an assistant professor atContinue reading “Dr. Wendy Hansbrough: Training a New Generation of Nurses”

Retired Navy Captain Serves Again . . . in a San Marcos Middle School Classroom

By Margaret Chantung “It was intimidating.” That’s what Elliott Powell remembered feeling the moment he stepped into his classroom on his first day of teaching at San Marcos Middle School just two years ago. And it’s not like he hadn’t been in stressful situations before. The 26-year Navy veteran had commanded four warships over theContinue reading “Retired Navy Captain Serves Again . . . in a San Marcos Middle School Classroom”

CSUSM Earns Accreditation for Master of Social Work

Press Release | By Eric Breier California State University San Marcos announced this month that its Master of Social Work (MSW) program has been granted accreditation by the Council on Social Work Education, the national accrediting body for social work higher education. Accreditation is a rigorous multiyear process to verify that social work degree programsContinue reading “CSUSM Earns Accreditation for Master of Social Work”

Dr. Kenneth Gonzalez: Taking the Lead on Team Transformation

By David Ogul Dr. Kenneth Gonzalez represents the essence of Cal State San Marcos. The Director of CSUSM’s Joint Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership, Gonzalez has long worked with the broader community in a holistic approach at improving student success and college-going rates among underserved populations. He is a national consultant for more than 40Continue reading “Dr. Kenneth Gonzalez: Taking the Lead on Team Transformation”

On the Breaking Wave of Action Sports Research

By Margaret Chantung Surfing might just be the closest thing a person can get to walking on water. Those who practice the sport—and rough estimates place the number at about 20 million worldwide—cite the adrenaline rush, the escape from the daily grind and the earthy subculture with its own unique fashion, language and style, asContinue reading “On the Breaking Wave of Action Sports Research”