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Faculty and Other Academic Personnel

Faculty and Other Academic Personnel

(Date of original appointment follows name.)

Aguirre-Alberto, Sylvia (1989)
Professor, Counseling
A.A., College of San Mateo
B.A., M.S., California State University, Hayward

Alex, Rebecca (2013)
Professor, Art
B.A., Colby College
M.F.A., John F. Kennedy University

An, Soonyoung H. (2014) 
Professor, ESL 
B.A., University of Nebraska 
M.S., University of Pennsylvania

Anderson, Rene (2017) 
Associate Professor, English 
B.A., Pacific Union College
M.A., San Jose State University 
M.A., Virginia Commonwealth University

Baden, Robert (2016)
Associate Professor, English 
B.A., M.A., University of South Carolina

Baird, Christine (2017) 
Associate Professor, Fire Technology 
B.A., St. Mary’s College

Ball, Jeremy C. (2001)
Professor, Philosophy
B.A., University of California, Irvine
M.A., Ph.D. Claremont Graduate University

Barrientos, Maggie (2017) 
Coordinator, Child Care Services 
B.A., University of California, Irvine 
M.A., San Francisco State University 

Bednarek, Martin (2006)
Professor, Counseling
B.S., Nazareth College of Rochester
M.S., San Francisco State University

Beliz, Tania (1990)
Professor, Biology and Health Science
B.S., University of Panama
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley

Bennett, Diana (2001)
Professor, Digital Media
A.A., Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising
B.A., M.A., California State University, Hayward

Black, Janet (1988)
Professor, Art
B.S., M.S. Miami University
M.A., Ohio State University
Ph.D., Boston University

Bobrowski, Christine (1999)
Professor, Music
B.A., Dartmouth College
M.F.A., Mills College

Bricker, Lizette (2018) 
Dean, Enrollment Services & Support Programs 
M.A., M.S., California State University, San Bernardino

Brown, Michelle M. (2006)
Professor, Digital Media
B.A., Central Michigan University
M.A., San Francisco State University

Brunicardi, Michael (2012)
Associate Professor, Administration of Justice
B.A., San Francisco State University

Butterworth, Yvette (2016)
Associate Professor, Mathematics 
B.A., Central Michigan University
M.A., San Francisco State University

Caviel, Arnett B. (1970)
Professor, Counseling
B.A., M.A., San Francisco State University

Chapple, Tarana (2018) 
Dean, Academic Support and Learning Technologies
B.A., Hampton University
M.A., Seton Hall University

Chen, Lydia (2018) 
Associate Professor, Counseling
B.A., M.A. San Jose State University

Church, Gary (1991)
Professor, Mathematics
B.A., M.S., San Jose State University

Ciesla, Catherine (2012) 
Professor, Chemistry
B.Sc., Ph.D., Heriot-Watt University

Claire, Michael E. (1988)
President
B.S., M.B.A., California State University, Hayward

Clifford, James (1997)
Professor, Psychology
A.A., Cañada College
B.A., B.A., M.A., San Francisco State University
Ph.D., University of California, Santa Cruz

Comerford, Sandra Stefani (1990)
Vice President, Instruction
B.A., Lone Mountain College
M.A., San Francisco State University
Ed.D., University of San Francisco

Dailey, Denaya B. (2014)
Professor, Dance
B.F.A., University of California, Los Angeles
M.F.A., Mills College

Danielson, David (1990)
Professor, Philosophy and Social Science
A.A., DeAnza College
B.A., San Jose State University
M.A., Claremont Graduate School
Ph.D., Summit University

Dao, John (2018) 
Associate Professor, Chemistry 
M.S., San Francisco State University

De La Cruz, Jennifer (2018) 
Associate Professor, Counseling 
B.S., M.S., San Francisco State University

Demsetz, Laura A. (1999)
Dean, Creative Arts and Social Science
B.S., University of California, Berkeley
M.S., Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Diamond, Heidi (2016) 
Dean, Business and Technology 
M.A., Baruch College 

Diamond, Kathleen (2000)
Professor, Biology
B.A., University of California, Santa Cruz
M.A. University of California, Los Angeles
Ph.D., University of California, San Francisco

Diaz, Jesenia (2014)
Associate Professor, Counseling
B.S., University of California, Davis
M.A., Argosy University

Duncan, Krystal (2013) 
Dean of Counseling 
B.S., California State University, San Luis Obispo 
M.S., San Francisco State University

Eftekhari, Kamran (2016)
Professor, CIS 
B.S., M.S., Amirkabir University of Technology
Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University

Fainshtein, Vera (2015)
Associate Professor, Digital Media
B.A., University of California, Los Angeles
M.F.A., San Jose State University

Feinman, Yelena (2011)
Professor, Mathematics
M.S., Kharkov State University
M.A., Ukrainian College of Psychology and Parapsychology

Flowers, Jefferson (2009)
Professor, Chemistry
B.S., University of Florida
M.S., University of California, Riverside
Ed.D., San Francisco State University

Frontiera, Charlene (2006)
Dean, Math and Science
B.S., California State University, Long Beach
Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles

Gaines, Frederick L. (2007)
Professor, Ethnic Studies
B.A., Wichita State University
M.A., San Francisco State University
Ph.D., University of California, Davis

Galisatus, Michael (2005)
Professor, Music
B.A., San Jose State University
M.A., San Francisco State University

Gamelin, Jacqueline (1979)
Professor, Counseling
A.A., Pensacola Junior College
B.A., Pacific College
M.B.A., Golden Gate University

Goldhahn, Katie (2015)
Associate Professor, Kinesiology, Head Women's Volleyball Coach
B.A., Stanford University
M.A., San Jose State University

Goodkind, Hilary (2017) 
Interim Dean, Planning, Research & Institutional Effectiveness 
M.A., Ph.D, University of Oregon

Gonzales, Steven L. (2011)
Associate Professor, Electronics
A.S., Ohlone College
B.A., California State University, Hayward
M.A., University of Phoenix

Green, Melissa (2001)
Professor, CIS
B.A., University of New Orleans
M.A., Mills College

Gregory, Cheryl (2000)
Professor, Mathematics
B.S., M.Ed., University of South Alabama

Gutierrez, Jose (2017) 
Associate Professor, Engineering
B.S., University of California, Berkeley
M.S., Stanford University

Hand, Linda (1993)
Professor; Geology, Oceanography and Paleontology
B.S., Boise State University
M.S., Texas A & M University

Hankamp, Paul Z. (2016) 
Associate Professor, Biology 
B.A., The Evergreen State College
M.S., San Francisco State University

Hasson, Robert L. (1984)
Professor, Mathematics
B.A., University of California, Berkeley
M.S., Stanford University

Heath, Stephen P. (2016) 
Associate Professor, Accounting 
B.S., University of California, Berkeley

Hom, Melvin (1991)
Professor, Mathematics
B.A., B.S., M.A., M.A., San Francisco State University

Hunt, Judith L. (2015) 
Professor, History 
B.A., College of Charleston 
M.A.T., The Citadel 
M.A., University of Charleston 
Ph.D., University of Florida

Irigoyen, Fermin (2001)
Professor, Communication Studies
A.S., Cañada College
B.A., M.A., California State University, Hayward
Ed.D., California State University, Sacramento

Irwin, Tatiana (2015)
Associate Professor, History
B.A., M.A., San Jose State University

Iyengar, Malathi (2017) 
Assistant Professor, Ethnic Studies 
B.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 
M.A., California Institute of the Arts 
M.A., California State University, Los Angeles 
M.A., University of California, San Diego 
Ph.D., University of California, San Diego

Jackson, Jane (2008)
Professor, Music
B.A., Pomona College
M.M., M.M., University of Michigan

James, Katherine (1997)
Professor, English
B.A., William Smith College
M.A., San Francisco State University

Janatpour, Mohsen (1983)
Professor, Physics
B.A., M.S., San Jose State University

Kaiser, Evan (2018) 
Professor, ESL
B.A., University of California Santa Cruz
M.A., San Francisco State University

Kaur, Rupinder (2016)
Associate Professor, Nursing
A.S., College of San Mateo
B.S.N., M.S.N., University of Phoenix

Keller, Daniel J. (2002)
Professor; English
B.A., Ohio State University
M.A., San Francisco State

Kennedy, Leann L. (2016)
Associate Professor, Nursing
B.S., San Diego State University
M.S.N., University of Phoenix

Kitamura, Jonathan R. (2006)
Professor, English
B.A., University of California, Santa Barbara
M.A., San Francisco State University

Komas, Robert (1991)
Professor, Interdisciplinary Studies and Mathematics
B.A., University of California, San Diego
M.A., San Jose State University

Kurland, Emily (2014)
Associate Professor, ESL
B.A., University of California, Santa Cruz
M.A., San Francisco State University

Laderman, David (1995)
Professor, Film
B.A., California State University, Northridge
M.A., Emory University
M.A., San Francisco State University
Ph.D., University of California, Davis

Lariviere, Judith (2001) 
Professor, Assistive Computer Technology Specialist 
B.S., M.Ed., University of Western Ontario

LaRochelle, Beth (2013)
Professor, Dental Assisting
A.A., A.S., Santa Rosa Junior College
B.S., University of St. Francis
M.A., University of San Francisco

Lau, David (2018) 
Professor, English 
B.A., University of California Los Angeles 
M.A., San Francisco State University

Lawrence, Sara (2014)
Associate Professor, English
B.A., University of California, Santa Barbara
B.A., B.A., M.A., San Francisco State University

Lehigh, Steven (2011)
Professor, Economics
B.A., University of California, Berkeley
M.A., California State University, Long Beach

Lehmann, J. Jay (1989)
Professor, Mathematics
B.S., University of Illinois
M.S., Claremont Graduate School

Li, Vincent (2013)
Associate Professor, Accounting
B.S., M.S., Golden Gate University

Li, Yaping (1995)
Professor, Communication Studies
B.A., Shandong University, People’s Republic of China
M.A., Ph.D., Indiana University

Locke, David (2001)
Professor, Physics
B.S., University of Missouri, Columbia
M.A., University of California, Berkeley

Lohmann, Richard (1997)
Professor, Art
B.A., M.A., San Francisco State University

Lopez, Kim (2017) 
Vice President, Student Services 
B.A., University of California, Santa Barbara 
M..A., San Francisco State University

Luong, Trang (2015)
Associate Professor, Counseling 
B.A., M.S., San Francisco State University

Mangan, Joseph C. (1999)
Professor, Kinesiology
A.A., DeAnza College
B.S., M.S., Indiana University

Mangin, Sarah (2016) 
Assistant Professor, English
B.A., Stanford University
M.S., San Francisco State University

Marcial, Michael (2018) 
Associate Professor, Kinesiology, Head Men's Basketball Coach 
M.A., Fresno Pacific University

Martin, Theresa (1995)
Professor, Biology
B.A., University of California, Santa Barbara
M.S., University of California, Davis
M.A., University of California, Berkeley

Mathur, Minu (2000)
Professor, Sociology
B.A., Delhi University
M.S., Ph.D., Oklahoma State University

Maule, Bruce (1990)
Professor, Accounting
B.S.C., Santa Clara University
M.B.A., San Jose State University

Maxwell, Timothy (2007)
Professor, English
B.A., M.A., University of California, Berkeley
M.F.A., University of Oregon

Medrano, Aurora (2013)
Associate Professor, Cosmetology

Miller, Lee R. (2008)
Professor, Political Science
B.A., Brandeis University
M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles

Montgomery, Matthew (2017) 
Associate Professor, Library Studies 
B.A., Mary Washington College
M.S., Pratt Institute

Morris, Teresa M. (2006)
Professor, Library Studies 
B.A., University of California, Berkeley
M.S., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Moussalem, Mounjed (2017) 
Associate Professor, CIS 
B.S., American University of Beirut 
M.S., University of Texas at Austin

Motoyama, Catherine T. (1991)
Professor, Communication Studies
B.A., University of Hawaii
M.A., Ph.D., University of Washington

Mullane, Michelle (2015)
Associate Professor, Psychology
A.A., A.A., Foothill College
B.A., University of California, Berkeley
M.A., Sonoma State University

Murphy, Madeleine (1997)
Professor, English
B.A., King’s College, Cambridge M. Litt., Edinburgh University

Nakata, Rory (1990)
Professor, Art
B.A., San Francisco State University
M.A., Sacramento State University

Nalls, Andria Lynn (2005)
Professor, Cosmetology
A.S., Skyline College

Newkirk-Sakaguchi, Carol (2014)
Director, Disability Resource Center
B.A., Sonoma State University
M.S., San Francisco State University

Nishanian, Harutiun (2006)
Professor, Mathematics
B.A., University of California, Berkeley
M.S., Los Angeles State University

Nixon, Colby L. (2014) 
Professor, Spanish
B.A., B.A., Utah State University 
M.A., University of California, Davis 
Ph.D., University of California, Irvine

Nurre, Rosemary A. (1993)
Professor, Accounting
B.S., California State University, Chico
M.B.A., University of Santa Clara

Pollack, Bret (2000)
Professor, Kinesiology, Assistant Football Coach
B.S., University of California, Berkeley
M.A., St. Mary's College

Polomski, Elisha (2018) 
Professor, Astronomy
B.A., Wellesley College 
Ph.D, University of Florida

Quigley-Borg, Nicole F. (2006)
Professor, Kinesiology, Head Women's Softball Coach
A.A., College of San Mateo
B.S., University of Tennessee
M.A., St. Mary's College

Rael, Lisa (2017) 
Associate Professor, Nursing
A.A., Ohlone College
M.S., Holy Names University

Rana, Anniqua (1998) 
Interim Director, Guided and Transitional Pathways 
B.A., M.A., University of Punjab 
M.A., San Jose State University 
Ed.D, University of San Francisco

Reynolds, Roberta M. (1985)
Professor, English
A.A., College of San Mateo
B.A., College of Notre Dame
M.A., D.A., Ph.D., University of Oregon

Ridgway, Kristiane M. (2005)
Interim Dean, Language Arts
B.A., Drake University
M.S., University of Southern California

Roach, Stephanie M. (2014)
Associate Professor, Library Studies
B.A., University of Oregon
MLIS, San Jose State University

Roecks, Jan (2014)
Vice President, Administrative Services
B.S., University of California, Davis
M.B.A., Notre Dame de Namur University

Rugliancich, Roxana (2016) 
Associate Professor, Counseling 
B.S., San Francisco State University 
M.A., University of San Francisco

Sammut, Kathleen (2007)
Professor, Counseling
B.A., M.A., Notre Dame de Namur University

Schmidt, Mikel (1997)
Professor, Fitness and Kinesiology
B.A., University of California, Davis
M.A., San Francisco State University

Sekona, Hansen (2018) 
Assistant Professor, Kinesiology, Assistant Football Coach 
M.A., University of Washington

Sewart, John J. (1991)
Director, Districtwide Research & Institutional Effectiveness 
B.A., University of California, Berkeley
M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Davis

Sherer, Michael (2014)
Associate Professor, English
B.A., Whitman College
M.F.A., St. Mary's College

Sims, Jeremiah (2016) 
Director of Equity 
B.A., University of California, Berkeley 
M.A., University of California, Berkeley 
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley

Sinarle, Kevin (2006)
Professor, Counseling
B.A., Fresno State University
M.S., San Francisco State University

Smith, Arielle (2015)
Assistant Professor, Counseling
B.A., University of California, San Diego
M.S., San Francisco State University

Smith, Christopher (2011)
Professor; Biology, Health Science and Interdisciplinary Studies
B.S., Suffolk University
M.S., University of Massachusetts, Boston
Ph.D., Vanderbilt University

Sobel, Amy (1997)
Professor, ESL
B.A., Stanford University
M.A., San Francisco State University

Stafford, Anne (2000)
Professor, English
B.A., University of California, Berkeley
M.A., San Francisco State University

Stanford, Darryl (2001)
Professor, Astronomy
B.S., Polytechnic University
M.S., Concordia University
M.S., University of Toledo

Tayag, Elnora (2017) 
Director of Learning Commons 
B.A., University of California, Irvine 
M.A., Claremont School of Theology 
M.S., University of California, Los Angeles

Tonini-Boutacoff, Carlene (1990)
Professor, Biology
B.S., University of California, Davis
M.S., California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Tran, Huy H. (2005)
Professor, Biology
B.S., University of California, San Diego
M.S., California State University, Hayward

Travis, Keira (2018) 
Professor, English 
M.A., Queen's University 
Ph.D, McGill University

Trevathan, Enna (2018) 
Director, Nursing 
DNP, University of San Francisco 
M.A., Holy Names University

Tulloch, Timothy W. (2010)
Professor, Kinesiology, Head Football Coach
A.A., Palomar College
B.A., Menlo College
M.S.S., United States Sports Academy

Ueda, Makiko (2007)
Professor, Personal Counseling & Wellness Services
B.A., Meisei University
M.A., California Institute of Integral Studies

Valenti, Mary (1996)
Professor, Counseling
B.S., Notre Dame de Namur University
M.A., San Jose State University

Vargas, Michael (2016)
Associate Professor 
B.A., Gonzaga University 
M.S.W., San Francisco State University

von Bleichert, Peter A. (2015)
Associate Professor, Business
B.A., The American College of Greece
M.S., Schiller International University
Ph.D., Walden University

Vorobey, Lilya (2000)
Professor, Drafting Technology
B.F.A., California College of Arts and Crafts

Waechtler, Natalie (2016)
Nursing
B.S., Oklahoma State University
M.S.N., California State University, Dominguez Hills

Walker, Christopher (2014)
Professor, Mathematics
B.A., M.A., California State University, San Bernardino
Ph.D., University of California, Riverside

Wallace, Jeramy (2013) 
Associate Professor, English
B.S., M.A., Notre Dame de Namur University

Warner, Michelle (1998)
Professor, Kinesiology, Head Women's Basketball Coach
A.A., Cerritos College
B.A., University of California, Davis
M.A., University of Iowa

Webster, Katherine (2017) 
Assistant Professor, English
B.A., University of California, Berkeley
M.A., University of California, Los Angeles
Ed.D., University of California, Los Angeles
Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles

Westfold, Elinor (2017) 
Associate Professor, ESL
B.A., Whitman College
M.A., University of Washington

Westmoreland, Shawn M. (2014)
Associate Professor, Mathematics
B.S., M.A., University of Texas at Austin
M.S., Ph.D., Kansas State University

Williams, Douglas (1997)
Professor, Kinesiology, Head Baseball Coach
A.A., College of San Mateo
B.A., University of California, Santa Barbara
M.A., St. Mary's College

Windisch, Todd (2018) 
Assistant Professor, ESL
M.S., California State University, Fullerton

Wisherop, Janis (1994)
Professor, Nursing
A.A., Skyline College
B.S., M.S., University of San Francisco

Wolf, Andreas R. (1991)
Dean, Kinesiology, Athletics and Dance
B.A., M.A., San Francisco State University

Wong, Alexander (2015)
Professor, Physics
B.A., Carleton College
M.S., University of California, Berkeley
M.S., San Francisco State University

Wong, Alyssa (2007)
Professor, Mathematics
B.A., University of California, Santa Barbara
M.A., San Francisco State University

Wu, Jing (1998)
Professor, Chinese
B.A., Shanghai Normal University
M.A., San Francisco State University

Yurtseven, Lale (2018) 
Professor, Business 
B.A., Monterey Institute of International Studies 
M.B.A., Monterey Institute of International Studies

Young, Shana Kudo (2007)
Professor, Adapted P.E.
A.A., A.S., College of San Mateo
B.S., University of California, Davis
M.A., San Jose State University

Zammit, Tiffany (2018) 
Director, High School Transition and Dual Enrollment 
B.A., M.A., University of California Davis 
M.A., San Francisco State University