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San Diego State University

Faculty-Student Mentoring Program

Our Mission

The mission of the Faculty-Student Mentoring Program (F-SMP) is to support student engagement and development through undergraduate research, scholarship and creative initiatives.


Our Faculty


Eric Boime

Eric Boime, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of History

Rulon Clark

Rulon Clark, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Biology

Gustaaf Jacobs

Gustaaf Jacobs, Ph.D.
Professor of Aerospace Engineering

Marian Liebowitz, D.M.A.

Marian Liebowitz, D.M.A.
Professor of Music, Entrepreneurship in the Arts

Enrico Marcelli

Enrico Marcelli, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Sociology

Isidro Ortiz

Isidro Ortiz, Ph.D.
Professor of Chicana & Chicano Studies

Valerie Pang 

Valerie Pang, Ph.D.
Professor of Teacher Education

Cynthia Park

Cynthia Park, Ph.D.
Professor of Teacher Education

Melody Schiaffino

Melody K. Schiaffino, PhD, MPH

Assistant Professor of Public Health

Congcong Zheng

Congcong Zheng, Ph.D.

Associate Professor Department of Management

Faculty Request for Proposals Approval Pending


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Jose Preciado

Director, Academic Engagement Programs

San Diego State University
Division of Undergraduate Studies
Administration Building 201E (AD-220B)
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182-1623

P. (619) 594- 3581
F.(619) 594- 2124