OAPA Personnel

Dr. Amy Liu 
Dpt. of Sociology,
OAPA Director

Amy Liu is a leading expert in assessment, program review, and curriculum design. As the director of OAPA since 2012, she has provided leadership and training about how to use program learning outcomes with standards of performance and quality assignments to demonstrate the meaning, quality, integrity and uniqueness of degree programs. As a recent graduate of WASC Assessment Leadership Academy, she has used an integrated assessment strategy that combines direct assessment with exit surveys and transcript analysis to provide high quality data to improve student learning and success. Since 2007, Dr. Liu has been Director of Sociology Graduate Program and is responsible for recruiting and advising graduate students and for designing and assessing this program. She has also chaired three program review teams and served as an external consultant. As the Director of The Sacramento State Annual Survey of the Region (2002 -2009), her research team interviewed about 9,000 residents in the Sacramento region, produced 54 reports, and conducted more than 100 media interviews. 

Dr. Chia-Jung Chung 
Dpt. of Education,
OAPA Consultant

Chia-Jung Chung from the College of Education has served as the program coordinator and as the co-chair of the Technology Advisory Committee and the committee of Strategic Planning, Accountability, and Resources in her college for several years. She has also served on the Assessment and Accreditation Committee for two years. She has facilitated the implementation of electronic portfolios in the teaching credential department since 2004 and conducted and published well-received research in the field regarding the electronic portfolio as an assessment and learning tool. She joined the Office of Academic Program Assessment in Fall 2014 as a faculty consultant where she has provided exceptional support. Her dedication to research, teamwork, and education has become a critical asset to the foundations of program assessment and to the progress and enhancement of student learning.
Office (Eureka Hall): 916-278-3587

Dr. Jing Pang
Dpt. of Electrical and Electronic Engineering,Jing
OAPA Consultant
Jing Pang teaches in the Electrical & Electronic Engineering Department and Computer Engineering Program. She has served as the Associate Dean Search Committee Chair in the College of Engineering and Computer Science and she is currently the Chair of CSUS Student Retention and Graduation Subcommittee. She has also served on the Assessment Committee in Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering for many years. She joined the Office of Academic Program Assessment in Fall 2016 as a faculty consultant.
Office (Riverside Hall): 916-278-4549

Dr. Jacqueline Brooks
Dpt. of Sociology

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Jackie Brooks is an Assistant Professor of Sociology in the Department of Sociology. A graduate of The Ohio State University, she has substantive experience teaching sociology in various classroom environments from small, private liberal arts colleges to large, public universities. Her scholarship addresses the experiences of marginalized groups, highlighting the various intersecting forms of oppression that shape their lives. Her current research projects include: an analysis of the development of race consciousness in the context of social protests, the connection between race segregation and special education programs within the public school system, a critical analysis of racialized images in popular culture, and a study of non-traditional homelessness in the Sacramento area. In addition, she, along with two collegaues, is currently working on an undergraduate anthology to be used in courses that focus on race and ethnic inequalities. In the classroom, she is focused on engaging students in vibrant discussions of sociological theory, social inequalities, and research methods.
Office (Amador Hall): 916-278-3358

Dr. Elizabeth Strasser 
Dpt. of Anthropology,
OAPA Consultant

Elizabeth Strasser from Anthropology began serving as a faculty consultant for the Office of Academic Program Assessment in Fall 2012. Among many other things she has been a department chair, served on the GE Course Review Subcommittee for 20 years & chaired that body for several years, been the GE faculty consultant for three years and in that capacity wrote the Report on Assessing Baccalaureate Learning Goals at Sacramento State as well as the GE Self-Study for the GEGR Policy Committee, served for 10 years on her department’s undergraduate committee that advises majors, served on the Instructionally Related Activities Committee that distributes monies to student groups, serves as treasurer for the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society and is currently the SSIS representative to the Academic Advising & Career Center.
Office (Mendocino Hall): 916-278-5446

Dr. Judi Kusnick
Dpt. of Geology,
OAPA Consultant

Judi Kusnick teaches in the Geology Department and is Faculty Advisor to the Center for Mathematics and Science Education.  As co-principal investigator of the Sacramento Area Science Project, she helps bring professional development in high quality science instruction to hundreds of Sacramento region teachers every year.  Her areas of expertise include student engagement, classroom discourse, and stimulating student thinking through the development of scientific models.  She has extensive experience in effective classroom instruction, and in program evaluation.  Dr. Kusnick is also a faculty mentor for the Center for Teaching and Learning’s Teaching Institute, facilitator of CTL Faculty Learning Communities, and Assessment Coordinator for the Geology Department.
Office (Placer Hall): 916-278-4692