Volume 54, Number 35 June 18, 2007
Garfield "has an outstanding record as a scientist, teacher and administrator," said Sheldon Axler, Dean of the College of Science and Engineering. "He has an unusual ability to explain science to nonscientists in an understandable fashion."
Garfield has conducted research at sea in both hemispheres of the Atlantic and Pacific oceans and published widely in scientific journals including Science, Journal of Geophysical Research and Journal of Physical Oceanography. He was a researcher at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, Calif. and at the Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences in Boothbay Harbor, Maine. As a member of the SF State geosciences department faculty, Garfield has taught oceanography and marine science courses. He has also taught at the Moss Landing Marine Lab, California State University, Monterey Bay and the Naval Postgraduate School.
A native of Massachusetts, Garfield grew up in Connecticut and Puerto Rico. He received his Ph.D. in physical oceanography from the University of Rhode Island, holds a master's degree in marine sciences from the University of Delaware, and earned a bachelor's degree in geology from Williams College. He is a resident of Oakland.
"In an era when the world is facing a range of critical environmental issues, I can't think of a more exciting place to work than RTC," Garfield said. "I am honored to lead the continuing development of the Bay Area's principle marine and estuarine educational research facility."
New School of Nursing director
Shirley A. Girouard, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, has been named the new director of the School of Nursing. She assumes the post in August.
Prior to accepting the position at SF State, Girouard was an associate professor of nursing at Southern Connecticut State University, health consultant for an early childcare program and a geriatric staff nurse at Evergreen Woods Health Facility in North Branford, Conn.
Girouard holds a Ph.D. in health and social policy from Brandeis University; an M.S.N. in medical-surgical nursing from Yale University; an M.A. in medical sociology from University of Connecticut and a B.A. in sociology from Eastern Connecticut State College. She is a graduate of the Hartford (Conn.) Hospital School of Nursing.
Girouard served as executive director of the American Nurses Association from 1993 to 1994; program officer for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation from 1987 to 1993; and vice president of child health and financing at the National Association of Children's Hospitals and Related Institutions. Throughout her career Girouard consulted in the areas of organization, delivery and financing of health-care services including managed care, research and program evaluation. Her clients included the Orkand Corporation and Central Vermont Hospital. In the public sector, Girouard served as a member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives and as a policy analyst for the State of Connecticut.
"We are pleased to welcome Shirley Girouard," said Don Taylor, dean of the College of Health and Human Services. "In addition to her administrative, clinical and teaching experience, she brings a commitment to and enthusiasm for engaging faculty in scholarly research and writing."
Girouard said she is "very impressed with the San Francisco State nursing school's interdisciplinary approach and commitment to and interaction with its community," and is eager to have this opportunity to turn her passion for improving health and well being into action. "Nursing, and thus nursing education, is a mechanism to do this…I look forward to working with the committed and engaged faculty and staff at the University to make a difference for students and for those needing the expertise of professional nurses."
Emergency Web site launched
The University has developed a comprehensive safety resource for students, faculty and staff to serve as a clearinghouse of campus-specific and general safety information. The SF State Emergency Preparedness Web site links to on- and off- campus information about preparing emergency kits and security checklists.
feature detailed procedures for averting or responding to a range of
emergencies, from natural disasters to criminal threats.
safety manuals, brochures and placards are now available online, reinforced
by an online tutorial, which explains and tests emergency preparedness
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