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Professor Lanie Lockwood Appointed PSFA Assistant Dean for Student Affairs

August 12, 2016

Professor Lanie Lockwood Appointed PSFA Assistant Dean for Student Affairs Professor Lanie Lockwood, the JMS academic advising coordinator, has been appointed to serve as assistant dean in the College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts, succeeding retiring assistant dean Randi McKenzie, effective August 22.

Professor Lockwood has served for more than 14 years as academic advising coordinator for the undergraduate majors now housed in our School: advertising, journalism, media studies and public relations. She has guided thousands of students through their academic journeys at SDSU, while also teaching students in JMS 310W, JMS 420, and JMS 445. Professor Lockwood also set up the JMS Advising Center, which permits peer advisors to help other students with their academic advising questions, as well as the JMS Homeroom in Blackboard, our invaluable repository of information for all JMS majors and pre-majors.

In addition, Professor Lockwood has also been a campus pioneer in the use of digital media technology to support students’ academic advising needs; the incorporation of student-success data in faculty conversations about curriculum; and the integration of academic advising efforts with considerations of students’ holistic personal and professional needs.

“I am so very pleased that the good work Professor Lockwood has done for JMS students is being recognized with her huge promotion to assistant dean,” said JMS Director Dr. Bey-Ling Sha. “In her new role, Professor Lockwood will help even more students across our entire College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts.”

As Professor Lockwood moves into her new role, she will transition JMS advising duties to Professor Robin Goret, who is familiar to many JMS students as an instructor for JMS 409, JMS 410, JMS 412, JMS 450, and JMS 489.

Students with advising questions during the transition period of August 15 through September 30 should email both Professor Lockwood and Professor Goret, so that everyone can be in the loop in their efforts to help answer those questions. Students can also visit the JMS Advising Center, which will continue to operate with several well-trained and knowledgeable peer advisers.

Congratulations, Professor Lockwood, and welcome to academic advising, Professor Robin Goret!