2023 Open Period for Evaluation of Tenured Faculty and Periodic Mini Evaluations Begin Today

The open period of Evaluation of Tenured Faculty (ETF) and Periodic Mini Evaluations (PME) begins today. Candidates up for evaluation are listed below.

Faculty, students, academic administrators, and the President may contribute information to the evaluation of a faculty unit employee. Information submitted by the faculty unit employee and academic administrators may include statements and opinions about the qualifications and work of the candidate by other persons identified by name. Letters or memoranda which contain statements of opinion or allegations of fact by unnamed persons cannot be accepted.

All information must be submitted in written form to Department Peer Review Committee Chair Dr. Guy Yamashiro (Guy.Yamashiro@csulb.edu) with a copy to the candidate, by December 11, 2023.


The following individuals are candidates for a Periodic Mini Evaluation

  • Dr. Andre Harrison (Assistant Professor)

The following individuals are candidates for Tenured Evaluation:

  • Liu, Xuemei (Tenured)
  • Martin, Wade (Tenured)
  • Yamarik, Steve (Tenured)

Student Research Pariticipant Opportunity: Earn Money + Free Food

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Congratulate Timothy Holandez for winning the Sunstone Innovation Challenge

Congratulate Timothy Holandez for winning the Sunstone Innovation Challenge

Timothy Holandez photoHow does it feel to win the Sunstone Innovation Challenge?

I felt very excited when Vitalink was announced as the winner, it was a tough competition and the other teams were great in a lot of areas. I also felt a strong sense of validation because the first time I pitched the idea some people thought that I was a bit crazy, it took a while to flesh out the idea.

What was your Business proposal about?

My business proposal was a Biotech company that develops and sells electronic caffeine patches. These patches are designed to be combined with smartwatches and can be used to replace morning alarms and help users stay productive. 

How did you come up with this business idea?

The idea came from a technique called the caffeine nap where you drink coffee right before a nap to prevent over napping and wake up refreshed. I loved doing the technique but it was limited to short naps, not overnight sleeping. I wanted to use the technique as a morning alarm, so I started building and developing a device that had no time limitations. In short, I was scratching my own itch.

Why did you decide to present your business idea?

Originally, I was developing the product for personal use since I struggle to wake up in the morning. It became apparent that the project was too expensive to keep self-funding and a lot of people I knew had my problem so I decided to present the idea. 

Would you recommend other students to participate in this competition?

I highly recommend other students to participate in the Innovation Challenge especially if you’re interested in business, startups, or the show Shark Tank. Besides the learning experience, I met many like-minded people and received a lot of feedback about my idea. The network you build during the challenge is very helpful if your serious about doing any startup.

What are your plans now after you have won the competition?

Vitalink is an expensive startup, and I am still going to need much more funding to launch. At the moment I am considering SBIR funding, grants, Accelerators, and private investment to keep development going before the prize money runs out. The win gave me a big boost as I can grab utility patents and build a more developed prototype when I talk to future funding sources.  


Congratulate Elena Kotanchyan on her 1st Place Win!

Meet Elena the 2021 CSULB Research Competition 1st Place Winner for the Business, Economics, and Public Administration Division. 


How does it feel to win 1st place in your division at the CSULB Research Competition? 

I am a very competitive person, so it always feels good to win. I have never won any “smart” contests, only athletics ones. Finally, can prove that athletes are smart. 🙂



Why did you decide to participate in the competition?

I defended my Econ thesis this past December and already had research ready to be submitted. The application process and requirements were easy to follow, and it was not time-consuming.  

Did you enjoy presenting your research?

It was a very unusual format. I had to record the video and upload it on YouTube. The referees watched it and read my research summary beforehand. Then during the presentation over zoom my video was played once again. I guess the most “presenting” I have done was answering questions. I enjoyed it a lot. I was afraid that Econ research might get too technical, but I was asked very specific and interesting questions about my model specification and control variables. After thesis defense in December, it was a piece of cake. 

Would you recommend other students to participate in the CSULB Research Competition? 

Absolutely! Especially if they already have a research paper or working on one. The guidelines are very easy to follow. All deadlines and important information are clearly communicated over email. It is always nice to show off months’ worth of work, and who knows maybe you can win! 

If you would like to watch Elena’s full presentation please click here. 

ACCELERATE LONG BEACH / / Trade and Logistics

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