Jun 07, 2023  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Academic Catalog

Academic Affairs


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Academic Programs

The University offers a rich mix of 45 undergraduate majors, 44 minors, 14 master’s programs, six post-graduate credentials, and a doctorate in educational leadership. Programs are offered at the Turlock campus and the Stanislaus State Stockton Campus . Additionally, Continuing and Professional Education (CaPE)  represents Stanislaus State as a self-support division that offers a diverse range of undergraduate and graduate degrees, professional development courses and certificates and international education opportunities at both the Turlock campus and the Stockton Campus, as well as through hybrid and fully online modes of instruction. A list of undergraduate and graduate programs can be found on the Academic Programs  page.

Faculty - 2022-2023 Faculty Awards

Outstanding Community Service Award

Dr. Aletha Harven

Department of Psychology and Child Development

An associate professor of child development, Dr. Harven joined Stanislaus State in 2014 with a doctorate in education from UCLA. In the days following the murder of George Floyd in 2020, Dr. Harven served as the visionary and co-author of “Black Lives Matter: Standing in Solidarity with the Black Community,” a response to the murder put forth by the Collaboration for Inclusion and Engaging Curriculum, Instruction and Achievement (CIENCIA).

Outstanding Professor

Dr. Jessica De Silva

Department of Mathematics

Dr. De Silva, an assistant professor of mathematics who has taught at Stan State since 2018, has a strong interest in furthering the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) community and mentoring students. Her work includes actively mentoring students in the Research and Immersion for STEM Excellence (RISE) program, the LGBTQ+ Mentorship Program and the CSU Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation. 

Outstanding Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity

Dr. Sahrok Kim

Department of Management, Operations and Marketing

Dr. Kim is an assistant professor of management, operations and marketing in the College of Business Administration. He came to Stan State in 2019, shortly after earning a doctorate in strategic management at Washington State University. Dr. Kim recently co-authored an international business book on developed and emerging markets. He also wrote chapters for two other books and serves as an ad hoc reviewer for three professional journals. His research interests include disruptive innovation, corporate corruption, entrepreneurship, emerging markets and a wide range of other business topics. 

Outstanding Service in Faculty Governance Award

Dr. Dana Nakano

Department of Sociology, Gerontology and Gender Studies

Dr. Nakano is an associate professor of sociology who joined the University in 2014 with a doctorate in sociology from UC Irvine. His research interests focus on the sociologies of international migration, race/ethnicity and politics. Dr. Nakano is writing a book on the Japanese American citizenship experience and has authored book chapters and several articles in professional journals. 

Elizabeth Anne B. Papageorge Faculty Development Award

Dr. Lynda Wynn

Department of Mathematics

An assistant professor of mathematics, Dr. Wynn started teaching at Stan State after earning a doctorate from the joint doctoral program at San Diego State and UC San Diego. Her collaborative work with a San Diego State research group has resulted in two peer-reviewed journal articles, a book chapter, seven conference presentations and numerous professional development workshops. 

Vasché Library

The mission of the University’s J. Burton Vasché Library is to provide access to information resources and services that facilitate teaching, learning and research, and to provide an environment that encourages and enables those in our diverse community to expand their intellectual, cultural and artistic horizons. The collections of the University Library include more than 370,000 volumes, 841 print journal subscriptions, access to 141 electronic databases and a growing number of electronic journals, video recordings and compact discs. There are also more than 7,000 e-books from which to choose. Approximately 5,000 books are acquired each year. Since 1965, the University Library has been a partial depository of federal, state and local documents. Other special collections include the University archive, with documents on local and University history, the juvenile collection, which has more than 6,000 volumes of award-winning and notable titles in children’s literature, and the Francis Sargis Modern Assyrian Heritage Collection. Extensive remodeling of the Library Building began in 2019 and the building will be closed through summer 2021.