California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) has appointed Sheree Schrager as dean of Graduate Studies and Research. She will begin her new position July 1.
As CSUDH’s new dean of Graduate Studies and Research, Schrager is responsible for leading and expanding the quality of graduate programs on campus, developing the university’s external funding portfolio, and developing policies and procedures related to these areas.
In her role, Schrager will lead the coordination of curriculum and program review for all graduate programs and work jointly with the dean of Undergraduate Studies in overseeing the University Curriculum Committee and the production of the University Catalog. She will also work in consultation with the university’s provost and vice president for Academic Affairs and the academic deans in other divisions on campus.
“The people of Carson, Compton, and Watts deserve access to a world-class institution of higher education – and academia needs their voices. Expanding funded research and graduate programs at CSUDH can create incredible opportunities right in their back yard,” says Schrager.
Prior to CSUDH, Schrager was the interim senior director of Research and Sponsored Programs at CSU Northridge (CSUN) and served as the chief research officer. Her tenure at CSUN began in 2017 as managing director of the department.
Schrager’s career in higher education began in 2008 as a research methodologist and statistician working with faculty in the Keck School of Medicine and the Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work at the University of Southern California (USC). To support her primary research in the behavioral health of sexual and gender minority youth, she remains an adjunct research professor at the School of Social Work, where she is the principal investigator of three active NIH grants totaling $4.2M.
Prior to and during her time at USC, Schrager developed and led research programs in three divisions at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles that supported research development, conduct, and dissemination, with an emphasis on providing one-on-one mentorship to faculty and postgraduate trainees. She was inducted into the Society for Pediatric Research in 2015.
Schrager holds a Ph.D. in Psychology and master’s degrees in Statistics and Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.