California State University, Dominguez Hills Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Ellen Junn has announced the appointment of Kaye Bragg and Dorota Huizinga as the university’s new deans of undergraduate studies, and graduates studies and research, respectively.
“We are very pleased to have Dr. Huizinga and Dr. Bragg lead these two important units within the Division of Academic Affairs,” Provost Junn said. “Their proven commitment to student success and learning outcomes will only strengthen the academic integrity of CSU Dominguez Hills.”
Dorota Huizinga will join CSU Dominguez Hills as dean of graduate studies and research on August 1 after more than 23 years at CSU Fullerton. In her new position she will be responsible for curriculum and review of all graduate programs and obtaining external research funding and ensuring support of faculty and student research opportunities.
She currently serves as the director of special projects at the CSUF Irvine campus and as professor of computer science. Prior, she was associate vice president for graduate programs and research at CSUF, during which time she successfully secured $3.7 million in federal funds from the U.S. Department of Education, the National Science Foundation, and the National Institutes of Health.
The recipient of numerous outstanding faculty awards, Huizinga joined the faculty at CSUF in 1991 as an assistant professor of computer science and was promoted to full professor in 2003. She served as acting and then permanent associate dean of the College of Engineering and Computer Science from 2003 to 2008.
Huizinga holds a Ph.D. in computer science from Wayne State University, a master’s in computer science from Western Michigan University, and a master’s in applied mathematics from Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland.
A familiar face to campus, having served in leadership roles on the CSU Dominguez Hills campus since 2007, Bragg will begin her new role as dean of undergraduate studies on June 2. In her new role she will provide leadership related to the quality and strength of academic programs at the undergraduate level, including oversight in the areas of student advisement, tutoring, the university’s honors program, service learning and internship, as well as faculty development.
Currently Bragg serves as acting associate vice president for academic programs and faculty development and led the re-establishment of the campus’ Faculty Development Center. Bragg has also served as acting dean and associate dean of the College of Business Administration and Public Policy, during which time the college successfully completed its Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs and Administration (NASPPA) accreditation review.
Prior to joining CSU Dominguez Hills, Bragg was at CSU Bakersfield, first teaching in the political science department and serving as its chair for six years, and then as director of grants, research and sponsored programs, director of the Faculty Teaching and Learning Center, and director of the Office of Assessment.
Bragg has a Ph.D. in comparative politics from Colorado State University, a master’s in international relations from the Graduate School of International Studies at the University of Denver, and a bachelor’s in history from Colorado State University.