Chris Hasegawa, Ph.D.

Dr. Chris Hasegawa is the Vice President of Development at California State University, Monterey Bay. Dr. Hasegawa also serves as the Dean of Extended Education and International Programs.

A CSUMB founding faculty member, Dr. Hasegawa came to CSUMB when the campus opened to students in 1995. On the CSUMB campus, Dr. Hasegawa previously served as the Coordinator of the Field-Based Teacher Education Institute and Director for the Institute of Communication Science and Technology, and the Director of the Institute of Earth Systems Science and Policy (ESSP). A Professor in the Division of Science and Environmental Policy, he also served as the Development Officer for the College of Science, Media Arts, and Technology during the successful campaign to raise $10 million for the Patricia and Robert Chapman Science Academic Center. 

Prior to arriving at CSUMB, Dr. Hasegawa taught and served as Associate Department Chair in the School of Education at CSU Sacramento and taught in the Division of Teacher Education at the University of Oregon, where he received his Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction. Prior to receiving his doctorate, Dr. Hasegawa has taught and served as an administrator at public schools in California, Oregon, and Arizona. Prior to becoming a classroom teacher, Dr. Hasegawa did biochemical research in Neuropharmocology at the National Institute of Health.

In addition to his work at CSUMB, Dr. Hasegawa is currently active locally on the boards for the International School of Monterey and El Estero Presbyterian Church. Dr. Hasegawa has received several grants at CSUMB including the Signature Learning Project funded by ATT, the Recruitment in Science Education (RISE) grant from the Berkshire Foundation, and the Monterey Organization of Science Educators (MOOSE) project from Pacific Bell.  Dr. Hasegawa's awards include being named the Outstanding Teacher in the School of Education at CSU Sacramento and receiving the 2000 Bautzer Faculty Advancement Award for CSU faculty.

In addition to his doctorate, he has received an Associates Degree in Biological Sciences from Reedley (CA) College, a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and a Master’s of Arts in Education from UC Davis.

Dr. Hasegawa says that his best work is seen in his 17 year-old son Matthew and 14 year-old daughter Lesley, both in the Monterey Academy of Oceanographic Sciences (MAOS) at High School. His wife, Denise is an RN at the Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula, as well as an outstanding taiko player.