OSR Advisory Board

The OSR Advisory Board consists of faculty and staff members from each college on campus. The OSR Advisory Board assists with recommendations on new programs and also serves as a liaison between their college and the department.



Dr. Cynthia Crawford

Provost of Academic Research

Dr. Cynthia Crawford received her bachelor’s degree from Washington University in St. Louis and her masters and doctoral degrees from the University of Kentucky.  Cynthia completed postdoctoral fellowships in the Department of Psychiatry at University of California, San Francesco, and the University of California, Los Angeles.   Cynthia joined the psychology department at CSUSB in 1996.  Her research has focused primarily on the biological bases of addiction and the long-term effects of psychostimulant drugs.  Cynthia has published over 65 research articles and has received several federal grants from the National Institute of Health. 


Dr. Francisca Beer

Director, OSR

Selected as the Associate Dean for Graduate Studies in September 2012, Dr. Francisca M. Beer is a Professor of Finance at California State University, San Bernardino. She holds a Ph.D. in Finance, a Graduate Degree in Computer Science and a Master’s in Commercial Engineering. Her specialties include corporate finance, structure of capital markets and international finance. Her principal research interests are in international and corporate finance. She has an established list of more than 36 articles in books, monographs and refereed journals. Her publications appear in journals such as The Financial Review, Review of Business Research, American Business Review, Journal of Emerging Markets, International Journal of Business Discipline, and Global Financial Journal. Keep Reading


Dr. Christina Hassija

Co-Director, OSR

Selected as the Co-Director of the OSR in fall 2016, Dr. Hassija is an Associate Professor of Psychology at CSUSB. She holds a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Wyoming and completed her postdoctoral training at the National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) through the VA Palo Alto Health Care System and Stanford University. Her research interests are related to trauma and associated mental health conditions, such as PTSD and substance use disorders. She has 18 published manuscripts in high quality, peer-reviewed journals such as the Journal of Health Psychology, Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment, & Trauma, and Journal of Interpersonal Violence. She also recently published a book entitled, Sexual Assault Prevention on College Campuses. She has mentored over 60 students, maintains a research lab that provides opportunities for undergraduate research, and has served as an undergraduate 10 honors thesis advisor and chaired seven graduate thesis committees since coming to CSUSB.







Current Board Members

The Advisory Board, consisting of faculty from each college, was created to assist the OSR mission.



Dr. Kelly Campbell
Social and Behavioral Sciences

My research interests are broadly focused on interpersonal relationships and ethnic minority families. Within interpersonal relationships, I am interested in how chemistry operates in friendships and romantic relationships, and how being in love helps and/or hinders performance across domains (e.g., academics, athletics, creativity). For ethnic minority families, I am interested in health disparities and have examined the Latino paradox, which is that Latinos tend to fare better than European Americans in terms of health outcomes, despite being over-represented among low income groups. I teach courses on Intimate Relationships (HD 550), Race and Racism (SSCI 316), Personality (PSYC 385), Families and Parenting (PSYC 303 and HD 690), and Advanced Human Development (HD 480). I also teach the Psychology Honors Seminar (PSYC 597).


Jennifer Andersen
Arts and Letters

I teach early English Literature (and earlier Greek and Latin literature) as part of the humanities broadly conceived. We can learn from people who are not exactly like ourselves and we can learn from the past not to expect a consistency and coherence that we would never attempt or achieve ourselves.


Dr. Kimberly Cousins
Natural Sciences

Dr. Cousins has taught courses in organic chemistry, primarily the year-long sequence for biology majors/pre-health professions, and the yearlong sequence for chemistry majors. She has also taught introductory chemistry for non-majors, and for liberal studies majors, as well as advanced topics courses in polymer chemistry, computational chemistry, and chemistry literature and has supervised more than seventy undergraduate research students. Cousins continues to develop her teaching, using technology as appropriate, and introducing POGIL (process oriented guided inquiry learning) and project-base laboratories into her courses. Cousins has taken an active role in Departmental and University Affairs, including serving for nearly 8 years on the Faculty Senate (three on the executive committee), and has served on, and chaired, a number of departmental, college, and university committees.


Dr. Marc Fudge
Business and Public Administration

Marc Fudge is an assistant professor in the Department of Public Administration. His research examines the impact information and communication technologies have on public sector performance. Prior to attending Rutgers University, he earned a Master’s of Public Administration from Fairleigh Dickinson University and a Bachelor’s of Arts from Howard University.


Dr. Marita Mahoney


Past Board Members

  • Dr. Kristie Ogilvie from College of Business and Public Administration, 2011-2012
  • Dr. Jason Ryan from College of Business and Public Administration, 2012-2013
  • Dr. Paul Orwin from College of Natural Sciences, 2013-2014