Prestige Faculty

Current PRESTIGE Faculty

 

Dr Silvia Heubach

Dr Silvia Heubach
Department of Mathematics
CSULA

"I am excited to be part of the PRESTIGE community because students will be able to use statistics to critically evaluate claims made in the news and in advertisements. Your will have the tools to analyze data and be able to understand whether you can trust what is being claimed."

 

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Ximena Hernandez
Department of English
CSULA

"I look forward to working on the PRESTIGE program because it focuses on environmental issues that affect local communities, and it will make written communication relevant and engaging to our students."

 

Dr Alison McCurdy

Dr Alison McCurdy
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
CSULA

"I see too much anxiety, confusion, and misunderstanding about chemicals and chemistry in students and in society.  I am excited to be part of the PRESTIGE program because it will help you learn chemistry in an engaging and supportive way.  You will gain an understanding of how to use statistics, chemistry, and communication together to make you an informed thinker and advocate for yourself and others when confronted with complex real-world issues involving health and the environment."

 

Edduardo Hidalgo

Eduardo Hidalgo
Department of Mathematics
ELAC

"I am very excited to be part of PRESTIGE and eager for the classes to begin. I heard about the program from colleagues and I thought it was very interesting and exciting to belong to a team of educators that work not only across disciplines, but also between learning institutions. I look forward to the students discovering Statistics, for its own beauty, but also for its usefulness and applicability to their lives."

 

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Yanwei Cai
Department of Chemistry
ELAC

"I am amazed by the dedication of the PRESTIGE Faculty and very excited to be part of the PRESTIGE program. I believe that this project-driven interdisciplinary program will help students overcome their fear of math and science. I look forward to walking with students into a clean world of tomorrow through exploring chemistry."

 

Mona Panchal

Mona Panchal
Department of Mathematics
ELAC

"Being a part of the PRESTIGE program will allow me to show my students math isn't used only in the classroom. Students will use statistical analysis to understand issues within their community and be able to bring about positive changes."

 

Amandy Ryan Romo

Amanda Ryan Romo
Department of English
ELAC

"Working with PRESTIGE students last year was a really rewarding experience for me. I want to continue this work to help students see the connections between subjects that seem so different. I want to help students understand that language has power and that it is used very deliberately. If students can develop that awareness, they can become global citizens and problem solvers in a time when those are desperately needed."

 

Former PRESTIGE Faculty

 

Dr Veronica Jaramillo

Dr Veronica Jaramillo
Department of Chemistry
ELAC

"I wanted to participate in the PRESTIGE project because I believe in interdisciplinary education. I think it is important to educate our students about global environmental concerns, how environmental decisions are made and how chemistry can be part of the solution."

 

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Shana Scherzer
Department of English
ELAC

"I believe that sometimes having extra support can be the difference between an 'A' and 'F.'  What I love about this program is that it is designed to be rigorous and support the student all the way through."

 

Dr Patrick Sharp

Dr Patrick Sharp
Department of Liberal Studies
CSULA

"I am excited about working with the PRESTIGE program because it helps students understand how English, math, and science can be used together to help solve real world problems. The skills students learn in reading, writing, and interdisciplinary thinking are keys skills employers are looking for in the 21st century. The PRESTIGE program is a model for how general education can be made relevant, and how students can be given the tools they need to be successful regardless of their majors."