New director for CSUSB Center for International Studies and Programs


Rueyling Chuang, a professor of communication studies at Cal State San Bernardino, has been named the new faculty director of the CSUSB Center for International Studies and Programs.

Rueyling Chuang

Rueyling Chuang

Chuang, who joined Cal State San Bernardino in 2000, replaces founding faculty director Rosalie Giacchino-Baker, who retired at the end of the 2011-2013 academic year. Giacchino-Baker served as the faculty director since 1999.

Chuang is a scholar in the area of intercultural communication research. She has written dozens of peer-reviewed articles and has presented her research at many conferences over the years. She is also editor of “Communicating Ethnic and Cultural Identity.”

“It is a wonderful honor and privilege to be given the opportunity to serve our wonderful campus community in this capacity,” Chuang said.

Chuang praised Giacchino-Baker’s work as the center’s faculty director.

“Rosalie has been a wonderful mentor and great role model to me and she has left big shoes to fill. I don’t think I can totally replace her and the remarkable legacy that she left behind. She is a trailblazer and she inspires us all to do great work,” Chuang said. “I look forward to continuing the momentum that Rosalie and the entire terrific staff at the Center for International Studies and Programs have created.”

Chuang’s experience as coordinator of the university’s Asian Studies Program, project director of a Title VI grant, a National Endowment for Humanities grant, and as executive director and CEO of the Phi Beta Delta Honor Society for International Scholars will provide her with the appropriate administrative background to lead the faculty and program development for the campus, said Jenny Zorn, CSUSB associate provost, academic programs.

Chuang has also served as the center’s interim director in the past and is positioned to make a smooth transition as the faculty director, Zorn said.

Chuang, who was awarded a Ph.D. in communication studies from Ohio University, is also a qualified mediator and court interpreter. She is a recipient of a CSUSB Diversity Award, a CSUSB College of Arts and Letters Service Award, and received the Outstanding Asian Faculty Award from the CSUSB Asian Faculty, Staff and Student Association.

Visit the CSUSB Center for International Studies and Programs website for more information.

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