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College of Liberal Arts

CSULB graduates celebrate

Department Chair: Malcolm A. Finney

Department Office: Psychology (PSY) 114
Telephone / FAX: (562) 985-5792 / (562) 985-2593

Faculty: Rebekha J. Abbuhl, John J. Attinasi, Michael J. Fender, Malcolm A. Finney, Nancy Hall, Robert M. Hertz, Alexandra M. Jaffe, Wendy Klein, Lorraine E. Kumpf, Barbara LeMaster, Xiaoping Liang, Carol D. Lord, Sara W. Smith


Undergraduate: Lorraine E. Kumpf

Graduate: Xiaoping Liang

CLAD: John J. Attinasi

Administrative Coordinator: Phyllis L. Simon

Career Possibilities

English as a Second Language (ESL) Teacher • Bilingual Education Teacher • Intelligence Specialist • Researcher • Teacher • Linguist • Foreign Service Officer • Peace Corps Worker • Librarian • Interpreter • Immigration Officer • Lawyer • Customs Inspector • Import-Export Agent • Philologist • Writer • Editor • Sales Representative • Consultant (Some of these, and other careers, require additional education or experience. For more information, see Various entry-level positions in business and industry are available for graduates regardless of academic discipline.


The department offers an undergraduate major and minor in Linguistics, an Interdisciplinary CLAD Minor, a Certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL), and the MA with four Options: TESOL, General, Special, and Language and Culture.

Students desiring general information should contact the department office. Advisors are available for individual appointments during the Fall and Spring semesters.