Meet the Staff
Interim Ombuds for Faculty and Staff
Fritz Kreisler serves as Interim Ombuds for CSUSM’s faculty and staff. He was educated at UC Davis, where he earned his BS and PhD in Psychology. He has been a clinical psychologist for more than 30 years. Since 1985 he’s worked in university counseling centers in this role, helping students with stress, anxiety, depression, relationship problems, and personal growth. For seven years he directed the Counseling Center at Susquehanna University in Pennsylvania and was also Associate Dean of Students there for the final two of those years. He’s been at Cal State San Marcos since 1992 and currently serves as the Lead Psychologist in our Student Health & Counseling Services department. Fritz has frequently been the Counselor Faculty representative in the Academic Senate and has served on the Faculty Affairs Committee. He has also served as the President and as the Faculty Rights Officer of the CSUSM chapter of the California Faculty Association.
Interim Ombuds for Faculty and Students
Martha Stoddard Holmes is honored to serve as the Interim Ombuds for CSUSM's faculty and students. Martha is Professor and former department chair of CSUSM’s Literature and Writing Studies Department and has been teaching at CSUSM since Fall 2000. She earned her undergraduate degree from Cornell University.
Her M.A. in Creative Writing and Ph.D. in English Literature are both from the University of Colorado, Boulder. Martha has published extensively on the cultural history of the body from the Victorian era to the present, from representations of disability to the public culture of cancer.
Michelle Hunt is honored to serve as the Ombuds Advisor. Michelle spent her career in law prior to joining CSUSM. She is experienced in mediation, negotiation, conflict management and alternative dispute resolution. Michelle received her undergraduate degree from Stanford University and her Juris Doctorate from the University of San Francisco School of Law.
Michelle is an Affiliate member of the International Ombudsman Association, member of the California Bar, and is the former Chair of the American Bar Association's Committee on Alternative Dispute Resolution.
Confidential Administrative Assistant
Marilyn McWilliams helped establish the Office of University Ombuds and brings a wealth of CSUSM experience to her confidential role. Marilyn has been with CSUSM since 1998 and is intimately familiar with our University’s history, mission and culture.