Office of the Vice President

Faculty & Staff Diversity

Elevate, celebrate and support the diverse faculty and staff of San Diego State through professional learning, community building, advocacy, policy recommendations and organizational structures.


Jennifer Imazeki, Ph.D.
Associate Vice President for Faculty and Staff Diversity

photo of jennifer imazekiJennifer Imazeki is a Senate Distinguished Professor and Professor of Economics. Her research focuses on the economics of K-12 education, including work on school finance reform, adequacy and teacher labor markets. In addition to academic publications, her work on education policy has included analysis for multiple court cases related to educational adequacy and, most recently, contributing to the Getting Down to Facts II project, an in-depth look at California’s PreK-12 education landscape. Since joining the SDSU faculty in 2000, Dr. Imazeki has taught a range of economics courses, from a 500-seat section of Principles of Microeconomics to a writing-intensive course for economics majors. She designed a data analysis course with a particular focus on quantitative literacy, and created an Economics for Teachers course for SDSU undergrads working toward their single-subject teaching credential in social science. She has long been an advocate for active and inclusive pedagogies, and writes one of the few blogs focused on teaching economics. In her previous role as CTL Director, Dr. Imazeki initiated multiple programs to promote inclusive teaching practices and to engage faculty in scholarly evaluation of their teaching. She is Past-President of the Faculty Development Council, representing faculty developers in the California State University system, and is a passionate advocate for the faculty role in student success.