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Cal State Fullerton Academic Senate Re-elects Diana Guerin
Child and adolescent studies professor continues as faculty leader.

May 22, 2007 :: No. 215

A veteran Cal State Fullerton professor and alumna has been re-elected to a one-year term as chair of the university’s faculty advisory body, the Academic Senate.

Diana W. Guerin, professor of child and adolescent studies, also was re-elected to a three-year term representing Cal State Fullerton on the statewide California State University Academic Senate — a position she has held since 2004.

Guerin (M.A. psychology ’80) joined the campus in 1988 and has served as a senate member since 2000. She was elected senate secretary in 2003-04 and has served as editor of Senate Forum.

In addition to her leadership on the senate, Guerin currently serves on the university’s steering committee for reaccreditation by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. The committee oversees the university’s efforts in preparing for review by the national association.

Guerin has served as head of the Child and Adolescent Studies Department and department academic adviser. She has been a member on the university’s Instructional Technology, Professional Leaves and Faculty Personnel committees and in 2000, served as an external reviewer to Cal State Bakersfield’s Child Development Program.

Guerin will meet this week with her executive board to consider the priorities for the senate’s coming year. She hopes to continue one of the activities she began last year: an orientation for new members of the Academic Senate, as well as for the chairs of the senate’s several committees.

The senate also will be taking a close look at the work of the Planning, Resource and Budget Committee, a key forum for campus discussions to help shape budget decisions ultimately made by the university president.

The following week she’ll be in the classroom teaching summer courses on assessment of children’s development and fieldwork. The Fullerton resident’s research interests include children’s temperament, intellectual giftedness and child safety. In addition to her master’s degree from Cal State Fullerton, Guerin also holds a master’s degree and doctorate in psychology from UCLA.

Joining Guerin on the 2007-08 Academic Senate Executive Committee are: Vice Chair A. Scott Hewitt, professor of chemistry and biochemistry, who resides in Fullerton; Secretary Lynda E. Randall, professor of secondary education and a Tustin resident; and Treasurer Zvi Drezner, professor of information systems and decisions sciences and an Anaheim Hills resident.

Members-at-large serving on the committee are Fullerton residents Jack Bedell, professor of sociology and chair of anthropology; Kenneth Walicki, assistant professor of music; and Kristi Kanel, associate professor of human services.

Santa Ana resident Barry Pasternack, chair and professor of information systems and decision sciences, has been elected chair of the statewide academic senate. Joining Guerin and Pasternack as a statewide senator is J. Vincent Buck of Fullerton, emeritus professor of political science.

Media Contacts:

Diana Guerin, Chair, Academic Senate, at 657-278-7421 or
Pamela McLaren of Public Affairs at 657-278-4852 or

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