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Keisha C. Paxton, Ph.D., Director, Faculty Development Center

Dr. Keisha C. Paxton is a tenured professor at California State University, Dominguez Hills in the Department of Psychology. She earned her doctorate in clinical psychology from DePaul University. She teaches undergraduate courses in psychology and is a core faculty member of the clinical and health psychology graduate programs. Dr. Paxton earned the distinction of winning the Presidential Outstanding Professor Award in 2016.

Dr. Paxton has received state and federal funding for her research projects which have focused on the areas of sexual risk behavior among African-American young adults, HIV/STD prevention, sexual health program development for African-American women and minority mental health. She has published her research in respected peer-reviewed journals such as Ethnicity & Disease, American Journal of Community Psychology, AIDS & Behavior, and Child Psychiatry and Human Development. Additionally, she has presented her research at professional conferences nationally and internationally.

Throughout her tenure at CSU Dominguez Hills, Dr. Paxton has been heavily involved in the scholarship of teaching and learning and student success initiatives. She has served on a variety of committees in the CSU system focusing on student success, improving retention and graduation, and service learning. She has conducted research on improving communication between faculty and students, using writing to facilitate student learning, and faculty attitudes towards advising. She is the faculty advisor for Psi Chi, the International Honors Society for Psychology. Additionally, Dr. Paxton has mentored numerous students who have earned a graduate degree and in 2014, she was nominated for the Lyle Gibson Distinguished Teacher Award.

In addition to her teaching, scholarship and service, Dr. Paxton has participated in a number of programs conducted by the Faculty Development Center. For example, she participated in the Enhancing Critical Literacy Program in 2005, where she redesigned her courses to utilize writing as a teaching tool for psychology courses. Most recently, Dr. Paxton was awarded a grant from the CSU Chancellor's office to redesign a course for an online format.

Dr. Paxton's perspective on students and faculty--"There is a scholar inside of each of our students. It is our job as faculty to bring out their inner scholar and show them their full potential. I love it when we inspire them to push themselves and they realize there are no limits to what they can achieve."

Office: LIB-1940 {Cultural Art Center on first floor of University Library}
Phone: (310) 243-3411
Email: kpaxton@csudh.edu

Drop-In Hours:
To Be Announced

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Clare Weber, Ph.D., AVP of Faculty Affairs, Division of Academic Affairs

Office: WH B-368
Phone: (310) 243-3376
Email: cweber@csudh.edu

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Erika Torres, Assistant to the Director, Faculty Development Center

Erika Torres Web PictureErika Torres earned her BA in Psychology from CSUDH in 2011 and has served as a research coordinator with the CSUDH graduate writing center, Promoting Excellence in Graduate Studies (PEGS). During this time, she coordinated the program’s calendar, collected and assessed program evaluations, developed research questionnaires and tutor feedback forms, and supported the program’s mad efforts to inspire students to further their own academic endeavors.

She joins the Faculty Development Center at CSUDH as the director’s assistant to assist in creating and promoting faculty collaborations, effective teaching methods, grant writing and online course design. Erika has also presented at the Society for the Advancement of Chicanas/os and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS), American Psychological Association conference, and received scholarships from the American Psychological Associations/National Institute for General and Medical Sciences, SACNAS, and CSUDH Psychology department for her work in the field of Psychology. She is currently continuing her education through the Master Health Psychology program at CSUDH.

Office: LIB 1940

Phone: (310) 243-3148

Email: ertorres@csudh.edu

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Reza Boroon, Manager, Academic Technology - FDC Faculty Expert


Reza Boroon is the Academic Technology Manager at California State University Dominguez Hills. He has 15 years experience in higher education, and instructional technology.

His position at CSUDH is focused upon conducting faculty workshops about Blackboard, and related classroom technologies such as Lecture Capture, Blackboard Collaborate, and iPad technology in the classroom ; Working with faculty (one-on-one, in small groups) in the development, implementation, and evaluation of hybrid and online courses; and providing training and/or support in creating accessible instructional materials as well as an accessibility review of excising materials.

Reza is also an adjunct faculty at CSUDH, Occupational Therapy Program where he teaches e-Portfolio course.

Office: LIB-5723
Phone: (310) 243-2524
Email: rboroon@csudh.edu

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Naomi Moy, Campus Coordinator for the CSU/CSUDH Affordable Learning Solutions initiative, Library - FDC Faculty Expert

Naomi Moy

Naomi Moy is currently the Campus Coordinator for the CSU/CSUDH Affordable Learning Solutions initiative. Prior to returning to CSUDH in the Faculty Early Retirement Program, she was the Director of the Library’s Reference Services.

The Affordable Learning Solutions (AL$) initiative seeks to provide students in all majors the opportunity to use low and no-cost learning resources from e-book editions to resources in the CSU Electronic Core Collection journal databases to online educational resources (OERs). Since 2010, over 200 faculty and courses have been identified which can provide students with free textbooks made available through library subscription e-book databases and single-title purchases. Naomi matches all required textbooks posted in the Class Schedule to e-books available to libraries. Faculty can send requests for specific book titles or Naomi can look for potential titles based on course needs. When e-books are found, faculty are requested to place the url in their course Blackboard. She also generally supervises e-Reserves which provides assistance in making available a variety of electronic materials through the Library’s webpage. Faculty participation and resources used are acknowledged in the
Faculty Showcase. Faculty have also been acknowledged annually in AL$ receptions or awards ceremonies.

A major thrust of the AL$ initiative is to encourage faculty to find OER materials in MERLOT, the largest multimedia educational resources for learning and online teaching. MERLOT is a program of the CSU in affiliation with higher education institutions, professional societies, and industry. Faculty are also encouraged to submit OERs they’ve authored for use by students and faculty worldwide. AL$ has provided some faculty funding to explore the use of OERs.

Naomi offers faculty workshops on finding and using e-books, the use of journal databases and interlibrary loan, and the use of MERLOT or similar resources. She is available to speak to faculty groups and departments about the Affordable Learning Solutions project. She is also available for private consultations.

Naomi is available in the University Library, where the AL$ initiative is headquartered. Please email her to make appointments.

Office: LIB 2037L (Tuesday – Thursday, 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.)
Phone: (310) 243-2086
Email: nmoy@csudh.edu

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