Education

PhD, Anatomy, University of Kentucky
Medical Technology, St. Thomas Hospital School of Medical Technology and Tennessee Technological University

About

After obtaining her PhD in Anatomy at the University of Kentucky, Dr. Rose Leigh Vines joined the Department of Biological Sciences at California State University, Sacramento, where she taught anatomy, histology, clinical hematology, and body fluid analysis.

In addition to teaching at CSU, Sacramento, Dr. Vines served as the Department Chair of Biological Sciences, the University Director of Distance and Distributed Education, and the University Faculty Athletic Representative to the NCAA.

Dr. Vines was a recipient of the Outstanding Teaching Award from CSU, Sacramento, College of Arts and Sciences, and the Medical Technologist of the Year award by the California Association for Medical Laboratory Technology, for her contributions to the clinical laboratory sciences professions. A leader in her field, Dr. Vines has published over forty multimedia anatomy teaching tools for Pearson Publishing, A.D.A.M., and Micron Biosystems.

After retiring from CSU, Sacramento, in 2011, she joined the faculty at the CNU College of Medicine as a Professor of Anatomy and currently serves as the Dean of the College of Health Sciences.

Senior Associate Dean of Academic Affairs

Email: Edward.Moczydlowski@cnsu.edu

Education and Postdoctoral Training

1980-84 Postdoctoral Fellowships at Harvard Medical School Department of Physiology and Brandeis University Graduate Department of Biochemistry
PhD, Biology, UC San Diego, La Jolla, CA
BA, Biological Sciences, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

About

After completing his PhD in membrane biology, Dr. Ed Moczydlowski obtained further training in biophysics as a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University Medical School, Department of Physiology; and, at Brandeis University Graduate Department of Biochemistry.

From 1986 – 2003, Dr. Moczydlowski was a faculty member and tenured Professor at Yale University School of Medicine with a primary appointment in the Department of Pharmacology and a joint appointment in the Department of Cellular and Molecular Physiology. From 2003 – 2010, he served as Professor and Chair of Biology at Clarkson University in Potsdam, New York where he led the creation of a doctorate degree program in Interdisciplinary Bioscience and Biotechnology. From 2010-2014, Dr. Moczydlowski was a Principal Member of the Technical Staff in Nanobiology, at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Among Dr. Moczydlowski’s honors and awards are Phi Beta Kappa, the Searle Scholars Award; Fellow of the American Heart Association; and, MAH, Master of Arts honoraria from Yale University. Currently, he serves on the editorial boards of the The Journal of General Physiology and Toxicon. His professional society memberships include American Association for the Advancement of Science; the Biophysical Society; the Society of General Physiologists; International Society on Toxinology; and the American Chemical Society.

Assistant Dean of Faculty Affairs

Email: Heather.Brown@cnsu.edu

Education and Postdoctoral Training

Postdoctoral Scholar, Stanford University
PhD, Department of Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology, University of California, Santa Cruz
BS, Biochemistry, University of California, Davis

About

After obtaining her PhD from the University of California Santa Cruz in 2007, Dr. Heather Brown has worked in both faculty and administrative roles, including as a lecturer and advisor in Biology at San Jose State University and Sacramento State University. From 2010 – 2014, Dr. Brown served as Director of the North Valley Biotechnology Center at American River College in Sacramento, California, as well as the Interim Dean of Biotechnology in 2013.

From 2008 – 2010, Dr. Brown was a Postdoctoral Scholar with Bill Mobley MD, PhD and Yanmin Yang MD, PhD at Stanford University, Neuroscience Institute, working to understand the molecular mechanism of signaling endosome regulation in neurodegenerative disorders. Dr. Brown now focuses her scholarly research in the areas of molecular neurobiology and science education. Throughout her career, Dr. Brown has been awarded support for her efforts, including funding from the National Science Foundation, the Adler Foundation, and the Lucile Packard Foundation. Her professional affiliations include memberships in the Council for Undergraduate Research, American Women in Science (AWIS), and the American Society for Cell Biology.

Assistant Dean of Student Affairs and Admissions

Email: Cheryl.Herrera@cnsu.edu

Education

PhD, Public Administration, Arizona State University
ABD, Political Science, University of California, Santa Barbara
MPA, Public Administration, California State University, Stanislaus
BA, Political Science, California State University, Stanislaus

About

From 2005 – 2015, Dr. Cheryl Herrera was the Director of Undergraduate Student Academic Services and Faculty Associate, College of Nursing and Health Innovation at Arizona State University (ASU), where she managed and supervised the activities of the Student Academic Services Office serving undergraduate and graduate students. From 1996-2005, Dr. Herrera was the Director of Student Services in the College of Public Programs at ASU.  From 1989 to 1996 she held several positions at ASU including Faculty Associate Political Science, Academic Advisor College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Coordinator of the Faculty Ambassadors Program.

Dr. Herrera’s teaching experience includes faculty roles at Arizona State University, where she taught Law and Society, Public Policy Development, and Student Success seminars. She was successful in securing over $750,000 in funding from the Health Resources and Services Administration for the Scholarship for Disadvantaged Students.  Her publications can be found in Research in Higher Education, Public Opinion Quarterly, and Legislative Studies Quarterly.  Her current professional memberships include the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA), the National Association of Advisors for the Health Professions, Inc. (NAAHP), National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA), and Soroptimist International of Elk Grove (SIEG).

In her current role at CNU-CHS, Dr. Herrera oversees Student Affairs and Admissions, Directs Student Success and Career Services, and teaches Student Success and U.S. Government.  She also collaborates with colleagues to foster a climate of academic excellence, collaboration, and service.

Contact

Phone: 916-686-8378
info.chs@cnsu.edu

Address

California Northstate University
College of Health Sciences
2910 Prospect Park Drive
Rancho Cordova, CA 95670

College Code

SAT College Code: 7669
ACT College Code: 7032