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Barry Pasternack Barry Pasternack
Interim Associate Vice President for Faculty Affairs

As Interim Associate Vice President for Faculty Affairs, Barry supervises the Office of Faculty Affairs and Records as well as the Faculty Development Center. He serves as an ex-officio member of the Faculty Affairs Committee as well as the Faculty Development Center Board. He also serves the Office of Academic Affairs as a resource on collective bargaining issues as well as UPS clarification. He is currently working on updating the Faculty Handbook.


Angela Della Volpe Angela Della Volpe
Interim Deputy Provost

As Interim Deputy Provost, Angela provides support and leadership for various activities within the Office of the Provost. She is responsible for enrollment management, accreditation, and coordinating the interactions between academic affairs and a variety of offices, including international affairs. She also works in close partnership with the deans and other university senior leadership and serves as the liaison to ensure effective two-way communications between the Office of the Provost and the academic program committees. A Cal State Fullerton alumna and veteran faculty member, Angela Della Volpe was named dean of Humanities and Social Sciences in 2010. She earned a bachelor’s degree in anthropology and linguistics from Cal State Fullerton.


Nancy Dority Nancy J. Dority
Assistant Vice President of Enrollment Services

Nancy leads the Admissions and Records Enrollment Services Department.   These departments include Admissions, Evaluations, Graduation, the TDA Unit, Registration, Records and the A&R Technical Team.   The goal of these units is to be as responsive as possible to students, parents and the entire campus community while implementing policies and procedures.  Nancy is originally from the east coast where she spent 10 years in Admissions at Rutgers University, New Brunswick.  She received her MBA from the University of Redlands and her BA in French from Rutgers College. 


lisa kopecky Lisa Jernberg Kopecky
Assistant Vice President for Academic Operations and Finance

As Assistant Vice President, Lisa is the division manager of facility (planning, improvements and use) and fiscal (planning, budget and procurement, agreement processing) resources, information security, academic operations, and pay processing.  Lisa began her career with the Corporate Credit Union League in New York, traveling the state marketing financial services to credit unions. She served as vice president/director of marketing for New England Savings Bank and then Director of Academic Operations and Summer Session for Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) prior to joining CSUF in February 2002. Lisa earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing and communications from Bryant College and an M.B.A. from WPI.


gladys maldoon Gladys S. Maldoon
Executive Assistant to the Provost

As Executive Assistant, Gladys is in charge of managing the Provost’s projects, including overseeing all project and meeting materials for the Provost; serving as the Division Human Resources Liaison; and managing all day-to-day administrative functions for the Provost’s office. Gladys began working for Cal State Fullerton in 2001 in the Division of Information Technology, and she received her Bachelor of Science degree in comparative religion from Cal State Fullerton.


Shari McMahan Shari G. McMahan
Dean, College of Health and Human Development (HHD) & Interim Associate Vice President for Research, Creative Activities and Technology Transfer (RCATT)

As Interim AVP for RCATT, Shari provides leadership to enhance research and graduate education on campus. This includes promoting the development of a campus-wide research culture and coordinating extramural funding opportunities, grants and contracts, and research development in support of faculty research. Shari joined the faculty in 2000 and was appointed dean of HHD in 2011, where she oversees the departments of Child and Adolescent Studies, Counseling, Health Science, Human Services, Kinesiology and Social Work, the School of Nursing and the Military Science Program. She earned her doctorate from UC Irvine.


harry norman Harry L. Norman
Associate Vice President, International Programs/ Dean, University Extended Education

Harry L. Norman was appointed as the Associate Vice President of International Programs in 2012. In this role, he oversees the university’s several international education departments, programs and functions, including the International Programs Office. He also continues to serve as Dean of University Extended Education, which includes the Fullerton Arboretum, a position he has held since 1991. Norman earned both doctoral and master of science degrees in zoology from the University of Arizona.


Dr. Peter Nwosu, AVP of Academic Programs Peter Nwosu
Associate Vice President, Academic Programs

As AVP for Academic Programs, Peter has responsibility for the planning, direction, and implementation of academic programs and policies for undergraduate and graduate education, general education, online education, university advisement, assessment of learning outcomes, institutional and programmatic accreditation, program performance reviews, and various other university and system-wide programmatic initiatives. He works in consultation and collaboration with relevant campus constituencies in advancing the mission and strategic goals of the university. Prior to joining CSU, Fullerton, Dr. Nwosu served at Tennessee State University, Nashville, and CSU, Northridge and Sacramento respectively.


Ed Sullivan Edward Sullivan
Assistant Vice President for Institutional Research and Analytical Studies

Ed provides leadership for Office of Institutional Research and Analytical Studies and the Scheduling Office; provides ad hoc and reoccurring analytical support for the Provost, university leaders, administrators, faculty, staff, students, and external audiences; monitors internal and external factors affecting the university and provide recommendations for campus efforts in planning, policy development, and institutional effectiveness; and ensures quality of CSU Fullerton analytical files used by the CSU Chancellor’s Office in system-wide analyses. Ed joined the university in February 2003. He previously had similar roles at the University of Southern California where he earned his Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in educational psychology and his B.S. degree in mechanical engineering.


 Welcome to the Home Page for the Academic Affairs Division at Cal State Fullerton.

I am pleased to introduce you to our eight colleges, each offering excellent curricular programs; the Cal State Fullerton Pollak Library; university extended education; the CSUF Irvine campus; and the outstanding opportunities provided to faculty and students through our various programs, institutes and centers.

If you have a question, please contact our office at (657)278-2614. I encourage you to explore this web site and discover the people and organizations within Academic Affairs who have set serving the academic needs of our students as their goal.


José L. Cruz, Ph. D

Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs