"Learning by doing has its roots in the earliest teaching methods.  However, it is only in recent times that educators have honed their skills in facilitating reflection—the Rosetta Stone of learning. By providing real-life simulations in the safety of a laboratory environment, participants can delve into deeper learning and discover for themselves insights to carry into their professional and personal lives.”

. . . L. Jay Fine




Staff and Administration


Faculty Director of Academic Technology & Innovation (CSALT/TILT)

Dr. Rudy J. Sanchez

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Rudy is an associate professor of management in the Craig School of Business at California State University, Fresno. He earned his Ph.D. at Portland State University in Systems Science: Industrial & Organizational Psychology.

Rudy is a highly rated instructor and trainer. He has provided leadership training to over 400 managers and executives from a variety of profit, not-for-profit, and governmental agencies including Pelco, Community Medical Centers, Comcast, Fresno County Superior Court, and the City of Fresno Airports Division. He has also delivered several invited speeches to professional organizations on leadership, motivation, and strategy. He teaches a variety of courses in the Craig School of Business in the undergraduate, MBA, and Executive MBA programs. His teaching interests include leadership, motivation in the workplace, effective decision making, and human resource management. He has served as a Promoting Active Learning and Critical Thinking (ProACT) fellow for the Center for the Scholarly Advancement of Learning and Teaching (CSALT).

Rudy’s research interests include leadership, trust development in organizations, motivation, and fairness in human resource management processes. His research has appeared in prestigious academic journals including the Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, and the International Journal of Selection and Assessment.


Interim Director of the Center for the Scholarly Advancement of Learning and Teaching (CSALT)

Dr. Ida Jones, J.D.

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Ida M. Jones is the Director of the Center for the Scholarly Advancement of Learning and Teaching (CSALT) and is the Verna Mae and Wayne D. Brooks Professor of Business Law at the Craig School of Business, California State University Fresno. Ida earned her J.D. at New York University. Ida works closely with Technology Innovations for Learning and Teaching (TILT) assisting faculty use technology to promote learning.  She teaches the introductory business law course for undergraduate business majors and sports marketing law for sports marketing majors and teaches in the MBA and Executive MBA programs. Ida has taught courses in human resources law and ethics for a variety of businesses, including PELCO, St. Agnes Medical Center and others.

Ida’s research interests involve promoting and improving learning through innovative and also proven teaching methods. These have included using Second Life (a 3D virtual world), Twitter (idaj) and many online tools to engage students and improve the learning environment. Ida has focused on technology and pedagogy in research and publications. Professor Jones has authored/coauthored instructor's manuals for business law textbooks, prepared Internet exercises for textbook publishers and published articles in a variety of journals, including theJournal of Legal Studies Education.

For more, see Ida’s blog: http://idajones.wordpress.com/.