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Announcing the New Associate Vice President for Faculty Affairs, Dr. Clare Weber

Dr. Clare Weber
Dr. Clare Weber
As Provost, I am pleased to announce after a national search, the appointment of Dr. Clare Weber as Associate Vice President of Faculty Affairs in the Division of Academic Affairs. Dr. Weber has served the CSUDH community since arriving as an Assistant Professor in 2002. She brings to the job a unique combination of being interim AVP of faculty affairs, working on faculty rights, chairing the Department of Sociology, coordinating the Women’s Studies Program, and serving or chairing key committees, including co-chairing President Hagan’s Task Force on Academic Advising and service on the Academic Senate. This has given her a unique and in-depth perspective on personnel management and how being an academic administrator works in conjunction with the collective bargaining agreement. Her commitment to supporting chair leadership, cultural and gender diversity, and working knowledge of relevant campus policies and procedures, including the review, tenure and promotion process, are indicative of her ability to be successful in the job. Her vision includes effective implementation of personnel services and faculty policies in a manner that supports faculty and the university. She is committed to diversity and inclusion in the faculty hiring process and is already at work studying federal changes to Title IX as it applies to faculty.

Dr. Weber graduated with a Ph.D. in Social Relations from the University of California, Irvine. She also holds a M.A. degree in Latin American Studies from California State University Los Angeles and a B.A. in Sociology and Spanish from St. John Fisher College in Rochester, New York. Dr. Weber has researched and published on international human rights, globalization, transnational feminism and community organizing. She is author of Visions of Solidarity: US Peace Activists in Nicaragua, from War to Women’s Activism and Globalization, Lexington Books 2006, and co-editor with Dr. Kara Dellacioppa, Cultural Politics in the 21st Century: Global Resistance and Community based Social Movements in the Americas, Palgrave-MacMillan, January 2012. She has chaired the International Committee of Sociologists for Women in Society. She currently serves as a member of the editorial collective of the international journal, Latin American Perspectives and is an advisory board member to the Long Beach based “Comunidades Con Poder Para el Cambio.”

Prior to her academic career, Dr. Weber was a human rights investigator in Central America during the civil wars of the 1980s, a Regional Coordinator for the international Human Rights Organization, Witness For Peace, and coordinator of a campaign to legalize street vending in Los Angeles. She has consulted with non-profit organizations on program evaluation and strategic planning, both locally and internationally.

In her own words, she said, “It is an honor and a privilege to continue to serve CSUDH in my new role as AVP of Faculty Affairs. Our campus community deserves nothing but the best and I will work hard to play my part.”

Please join me in a warm welcome for Dr. Weber who officially will start her new position on May 27th, 2014.

Ellen Junn, Ph.D.
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
California State University, Dominguez Hills
1000 E. Victoria Street
Carson, CA  90747