Dean's Staff

Located in Humanities 211, the Dean's Office is open 8am to 5pm, Monday through Friday. For questions and appointments, stop by the office or call (657)278-3528. 

Dean Sheryl FontaineSheryl Fontaine

Dean of The College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Sheryl Fontaine earned her Ph.D. from the University of California, San Diego in English and American Literature with a specialization in Composition Research and Pedagogy. Prior to her appointment as dean, she served as interim dean of the College; associate dean of administration; department chair and vice chair of the Department of English, Comparative Literature, and Linguistics; writing center coordinator; and director of the University Learning Center. She received the 2012 Faculty Leadership in Collegial Governance Award, and has served on a wide range of University committees since joining Cal State Fullerton in 1990.




Associate Dean Jessica Yirush SternJessica Yirush Stern

Associate Dean for Student Relations

Jessica Stern is a Professor of History and Associate Dean of Student Relations for the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at California State University, Fullerton. She earned her B.A. in History from Reed College and her Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University. Her research examines the interactions between Native Americans and British settlers in the colonial period. She is the author of The Lives in Objects: Native American and British American Cultures of Production, Exchange, and Consumption in the Southeast, 1660-1763 (University of North Carolina Press, 2017). In her capacity as Chair and Associate Dean she has spearheaded retention and graduation initiatives such as the interdisciplinary general education model, Explore Core; the first-year retention project, Leap into Sophomore Year; and an augmented transfer student orientation design, Spring Transfers in Transition.


Associate Dean Paul LevesquePaul Levesque

Associate Dean for Faculty and Staff Relations

Paul Levesque completed his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Philosophy at The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C., and his bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate in Religious Studies at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Louvain, Belgium. He joined the faculty of Cal State Fullerton as a part-time lecturer in 1997 and began a tenure-track appointment in 2001 in the Department of Comparative Religion. He has served on a variety of committees at CSUF, including chair of the General Education and Student Academic Life committees, and as a founding member of the WASC Steering Committee. After serving as Chair of the Department of Comparative Religion, he is now Associate Dean for Faculty & Staff Relations in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. 




Assistant Dean Brittney Hofer SwansonBrittney Hofer Swanson

Assistant Dean for Student Academic Services

Assistant Dean Connie Moreno YamashiroConnie Moreno Yamashiro

Assistant Dean for Student Affairs

Business Manager Pat BalderasPat Balderas

Business Manager

Senior DIrector of Development Nicole BaileyNicole Bailey

Senior Director of Development


Staff Member Janet Aguirre-RoccoJanet Aguirre-Rocco

Administrative Support Assistant

Staff Member Pia ClaudioPia Claudio

Development Coordinator

Staff Member Jaycee CoverJaycee Cover

Experiential Learning Specialist

Staff Member Robyn GomesRobyn Gomes

Administrative Support Assistant SSC

Staff Member Emilia Gaskell

Emilia Gaskell

Assistant to the Dean

Staff Member Natalie GharibianNatalie Gharibian

Research Grant Specialist

Staff Member Melody LimMelody Lim

Career Specialist

Staff Member Mari Migliore Mari Migliore

Communication and Design

Staff Member Ciara MoscaCiara Mosca



Staff Member Natalie OlivaNatalie Oliva

Retention Specialist

Staff Member Joanna RoweJoanna Rowe

Administrative Resources Manager

Staff Member Sean TaitSean Taitt

College Advisor

Staff Member Cindy TogamiCindy Togami

Administrative Analyst/Specialist

Staff Member Alan Van FleetAlan Van Fleet

Graphic Designer

Staff Member Julianne VartanianJulianne Vartanian

Retention Specialist

Staff Member Mai WarrenMai Warren

Graduation Specialist

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Data Analysis and Curriculum