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Joanna Brooks, Associate Vice President for Faculty Advancement

 AVP Joanna Brooks

Joanna Brooks joined Faculty Advancement in July 2015. She earned her Ph.D. in English from the University of California, Los Angeles. She joined the SDSU faculty in 2006 as an Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature and has served as department chair and Associate Dean of Graduate and Research Affairs.

An award-winning scholar of religion, race, gender, and American culture, she is the author or editor of nine books including American Lazarus: Religion and the Rise of African-American and Native American Literatures (Oxford UP, 2003), Transatlantic Feminisms in the Age of Revolutions (Oxford UP, 2012), and Mormon Feminism: Essential Writings (Oxford UP, 2015). Her commentaries about religion and American life and politics have been featured in venues from National Public Radio and the BBC to the Daily Show and the Washington Post.

As Associate Vice President for Faculty Advancement, Dr. Brooks oversees:

 •Developing programs to support faculty recruitment, retention, and leadership 
 •Directing and supporting academic personnel regarding implementation of the Unit 3 faculty Collective Bargaining Agreement and the Unit 11 Academic Student Employees Collective Bargaining Agreement 
 •Faculty grievance, arbitration, and litigation procedures and investigations
 •International scholar immigration
 •Investigating and resolving complaints involving faculty and evaluating potential disciplinary matters on behalf of the President
 •Meetings and workshops on faculty-related matters for department chairs/school directors, faculty, and staff
 •Special events and workshops to welcome new tenure-track faculty to the University
 • Advancing faculty diversity










Hours of Operation

The Office of Faculty Advancement is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For a list of holiday closures, please see the holiday schedule on the SDSU Human Resources website.

Staff Resources

If you have a question, please direct it to the appropriate staff member listed below:

Samantha Clawson
Samantha Clawson
Telephone: (619) 594-6111
Fax: (619) 594-2254

  • General Information and Scheduling Appointments
  • Faculty Early Retirement Program
  • New Faculty Events and Programs
  • Periodic Evaluations
  • Personal and Professional Leave Process
  • Range Elevation
  • Resignation Procedures
  • Retirement Procedures

Kavalya "K" Young
Telephone: (619) 594-5267
Fax: (619) 594-2254

  • Administrative Analyst & Office Manager
  • Faculty Data Requests
  • Grievance and Litigation
  • Personnel Action Files
  • Reappointment, Tenure, and Promotion
  • Records Retention

Christine Sampan

Christinejoy Sampankanpanich
Telephone: (619) 594-6383
Fax: (619) 594-2254

  • Faculty Visa Information (J-1 and H-1B)
  • Sabbatical and Difference-in-Pay Leaves
  • Awards

Telephone: (619) 594-1496
Fax: (619) 594-2254

  • Computer Systems Administration
  • Database Programming
  • Data Analysis
  • Webmaster








Manchester Hall 3310
Office Hours: Mon - Fri 8:00am to 4:30pm
Telephone: (619) 594-6111
Fax: (619) 594-2254
General Email: