Meet the Staff

Dr. Stacey Sinclair has been the Director of the Weber Honors College at San Diego State University (SDSU) since 2005. Stacey is involved in a diverse range of Honors activities including recruiting and mentoring students, developing the Honors curriculum, and helping organize the growth and development of Honors as an integral part of SDSU. In collaboration with her colleagues, she has executed a coherent vision for the Weber Honors College, which includes the development of a study abroad requirement beginning in 2005, as well as development of the Honors Minor in Interdisciplinary Studies in 2009 and the Honors Residential College in 2010.  Stacey teaches HONOR 100 for all first-year students in the Honors College.

Her research, publication, and teaching focus on cultural studies, discourse and therapy, and conflict resolution. She has published numerous journal articles and book chapters on these topics and presents her work at the national and international level.  Stacey is co-author of the book New Horizons in Multicultural Counseling published by Sage in 2008, and co-authored the book Cultural Counseling: Bridging the Us vs. Them Divide published by Cognella in 2019.

Stacey also has a strong background in developing a range of interdisciplinary international education programs for honors students from diverse academic backgrounds, including leading programs in Costa Rica, China, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, and New Zealand.

Stacey comes from the east coast and came to SDSU in 2001 after graduating with her Ph.D. in Counseling from the University of North Carolina, Greensboro. She received her Master of Arts degree in Psychology from James Madison University, and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Virginia Tech, graduating Magna cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa.

Jacqueline Toy Jacqueline Toy
Associate Director, The Weber Honors College
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Jacqueline Toy joined the Weber Honors College at San Diego State University from California State University Long Beach (CSULB), University Honors Program, where she served as the Interim Associate Director and Honors Academic Advisor for over six years. Jacqueline’s higher education professional experience ranges from working in Housing and Residential Life, Student Life & Leadership, and the Office of Student Conduct.

Jacqueline received a BS in Public Health Sciences and a minor in Education from University California, Irvine (UCI). She earned her MS in Counseling with the option in Student Development in Higher Education (SDHE) from CSULB. In graduate school, she served as a Graduate Assistant for Women’s Gender and Equity Center as well as an Assistant Residential College Coordinator in Housing and Residential Life. She completed her thesis entitled Mentors in Violence Prevention Training and Its Effectiveness with Resident Assistants, which explored gender violence and the effect of a leadership bystander training with student leaders on a college campus. Jacqueline is a student-centered higher education professional with interests in civic engagement, student leadership, and advocates for student growth and development.

Jacqueline enjoys painting, calligraphy, musicals, traveling, spending time with friends and family, and is scuba certified. 

Amanda Brown Amanda Brown
Academic Advisor and Retention Specialist, The Weber Honors College 
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Amanda earned a Bachelor's degree in Psychology in 2019, and is a graduate of the Weber Honors College! During her time as an undergraduate, she spent several years serving as a peer advisor for the Psychology Undergraduate Peer Advising Office and the College of Sciences Student Success Center. It was there that she found her passion for academic advising. After graduating, she pursued a Master's degree in Higher Education Leadership at the University of San Diego. There she served as the Graduate Assistant for The Center for Health and Wellness Promotion where she worked with student interns on their leadership development skills.

After earning her Master's Degree, she returned to SDSU where she has been working for the last three years as the Public Health Advisor in CHHS.


Kathy SweetmanKathy Sweetman
Administrative Support Coordinator, The Weber Honors College

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Kathy manages the daily office operations for the The Weber Honors College. She is committed to and thoroughly enjoys helping both prospective and current Honors students meet their future goals. She graduated with honors with a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Psychology from Oregon Tech and was a member of Psi Chi International Honor Society. Her professional background is in higher education, working for ten years in undergraduate admissions.

In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends while enjoying the multitude of great outdoor activities that San Diego has to offer, especially the beaches.