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Ilene Feinman, Ph.D., Dean

Dean Ilene Feinman

Dean Ilene Feinman came to CSUMB as a lecturer in 1996. At that time she was completing her PhD. in the History of Consciousness Program at University of California, Santa Cruz. Dr. Feinman has been a member of the faculty at CSUMB from its second year and was part of the team that built the Human Communication major, the University Learning Requirements system and in particular the Democratic Participation ULR. She previously served as the chair of the University Learning Requirements Operation and Policy Committee, the chair of the Division of Humanities and Communication, and the chair of the Academic Senate. Dr. Feinman received the President’s Medal for Faculty in 2011.

Dr. Feinman’s research and publication is in the area of feminist activism in social movements, and women’s inclusion in the US and other militaries. Her book, Citizenship Rites: Feminist Soldiers and Feminist Antimilitarists (NYU Press, 2000) was noted in the Chronicle of Higher Education as a groundbreaking work on women, the US military, and militarism in the context of international relations. She has also published in collections on peace activism, gender and war, as well as having been interviewed by NPR, the Washington Post, and Air America on the Abu Ghraib prisoner abuse scandal. Her current research, when she is not doing her day job, is on the linkages between spiritual practices and alternative political formations.

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Andrew J. Drummond, Ph.D., Associate Dean

Andrew J. Drummond, Ph.D., Associate Dean

A Message From Associate Dean Drummond:


The College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences is committed to building the knowledge and strengthening skills that prove critical to a positive and collaborative transformation of our communities locally and globally. As Associate Dean, I work to support the success of our students, faculty, and staff, as we work toward deepening this mission. Whether you are new to the college or have called it home for some time, your presence here is vital to the strength of this campus and to the reach of its impact. This is such an exciting time to be at CSUMB, and I am thrilled to be here with you!

Andrew J. Drummond, Ph.D.

Associate Dean, CAHSS

Brief Bio: Andrew Drummond joined the Dean's office in the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences in July 2016. His primary areas of support deal with student success, faculty support, learning assessment and program review, course scheduling and enrollment management.

Prior to joining Dean Feinman’s team, Dr. Drummond was Associate Dean in the College of Social Sciences and Communication at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, and Associate Professor of Political Science. He has taught widely in the realm of comparative politics, frequently offering courses on the European Union, comparative western democracies, and democratic theory. His scholarship centers on the impact of electoral design on party system formation and the formation and expression of ideological bias. Dr. Drummond's scholarship has appeared in a number of respected academic journals, including Political Studies, Party Politics, the Journal of Democracy, and Europe-Asia Studies. He holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of California, Irvine, where he was a fellow at the Center for the Study of Democracy.

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College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

(831) 582-4189