Biography: Dean Sally Foster
Sally Foster joined the administrative team at MiraCosta College in July 2005 when she accepted the position of Dean of the San Elijo campus. She previously was a full-time faculty member in the Behavioral Sciences Department, teaching psychology classes at both the Oceanside and San Elijo campuses.
A native of Michigan, Dean Foster moved to the San Diego area in 1974. She attended graduate school at Chico State and was hired as a counselor at Butte Community College and a lecturer at CSU, Chico. She joined the faculty of MiraCosta College as an Associate faculty member in 1982 and then became a full-time faculty member in 1987. "I used to tell my students that there are two frontiers left--outer space and inner space--and in Psychology we get to explore inner space." Her favorite class to teach was Physiological Psychology and she created a website to help students learn about how neurons communicate, a process known as action potential.
Dean Foster lives in Encinitas and has two. Her oldest son Michael Miazgowicz, Graduated from the University of California, Berkeley and is currently in graduate school at the University of Washington, Seattle, earning a Ph.D. in Immunology. Her youngest son, Gregory Miazgowicz, recently graduated from UC Santa Cruz studying Environmental Studies and is currently completing a biotechnology certificate at MiraCosta College. Photos.
Dean Foster’s favorite past times are reading, listening to music, bird watching and ballroom dancing. She is well known at MiraCosta as one of our longstanding joke archivists. Her life-long personal goal is to always keep learning. Dean Foster is a board member of two local foundations, the Coastal Community Foundation and the San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy. Working with members of the Conservancy Dean Foster has helped to raise awareness about our own local lagoon by sponsoring the Lagoon Lecture Series at MiraCosta College. She is passionate about the environment and hopes that the current generations of young, middle age and older adults will exert political pressure on policy makers to halt global warming and volunteer their own time and efforts so that we leave the earth a better place to live in for generations to come.
Sally Foster, Dean
3333 Manchester Ave.
Cardiff, CA 92007
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