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Research Plays Key Role for Human Development Faculty

Faculty members in Cal State San Marcos’ human development program are in agreement when it comes to their students: The students all want to make a difference in people’s lives.

“These kids want to change the world, and they can have a major that actively works at that,” said Alice Quiocho, director of CSUSM’s human development department in the College of Education, Health and Human Services.

CSUSM’s human development program provides students with a strong foundation for career development in working with people with diverse needs and backgrounds. (READ MORE...)


J. Johnson - HD Outstanding Graduate - 2016

Jamaela Johnson, B.A. Human Development

HD Department Outstanding Graduate Award Recipient-2016
CEHHS Dean's Award Recipient-2016
President's Outstanding Graduate Award Recipient-2016


Jamaela Johnson would be the first to tell you that when she arrived at Cal State San Marcos from Vista Murrieta High School in Murrieta, she was a little bit of an introvert. No more. The standout scholar has transformed herself into an engaged community advocate involved in myriad causes on campus and in the larger community.

And our university is a lot better place because it.  (READ MORE...)


C. Proshow_Award Recipient

Carolyn Proskow, B.A. Human Development

Dean of Students Leadership Award Recipient-2016


Carolyn Proskow’s viewpoint is clear: “Being a campus leader means standing by and for students in their greatest moments of vulnerability,” she said. “Even if I cannot relate to their specific experience, I recognize that healing and recovery begins with the knowledge that others are willing to help.”
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Dr. Rafael Hernandez

Dr. Rafael Hernandez

Assistant Professor, Human Development


When Rafael Hernandez looks across the Cal State San Marcos campus, he sees a university steeped in diversity, a university not afraid to take chances, and a university that is actively trying to expand its efforts to serve the underserved.  These are among the reasons why the assistant professor of human development loves teaching here.  (READ MORE...)