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Faculty and Other Academic Personnel

Faculty and Other Academic Personnel

(Date of original appointment follows name.)

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) 
Professor, English 
B.A., Pacific Union College
M.A., San Jose State University 
M.A., Virginia Commonwealth University

Avila, Briana (2019) 
Assistant Professor, Communication Studies 
A.A., College of San Mateo 
B.A., M.A., San Francisco State University

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

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

Baker, Deborah (2021) 
Assistant Professor, Cosmetology 
A.A., Rancho Santiago Community College 
B.A., California State University, Dominguez Hills

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

Barrick, Emily (2018) 
Director, Wellness Center 
B.A., University of Northern Iowa 
M.H.S. University of California, Davis

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

Beatty, Michelle (2019) 
Associate Professor, Mathematics 
B.S., Ph.D., University of California, Davis 
M.A., University of California, Los Angeles

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

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

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)
Professor, Administration of Justice 
B.A., San Francisco State University

Butterworth, Yvette (2016)
Professor, Mathematics 
B.A., Central Michigan University
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) 
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

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

Cruz, Leonardo (2021)
Promise Scholars Counselor 
B.A., Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles
M.A., San Francisco State University

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., De Anza College 
B.A., San Jose State University 
M.A., Claremont Graduate School 
Ph.D., Summit University

Dao, John (2018) 
Associate Professor, Chemistry 
B.S., Notre Dame de Namur University 
M.S., San Francisco State University

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

Delgado Soler, Manuel (2021) 
Promise Scholars Counselor 
A.A., Cañada College 
B.A., M.A., San Francisco State University

Demsetz, Laura A. (1999) 
Professor, Engineering 
B.S., University of California, Berkeley 
M.S., Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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, Advising and Matriculation 
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)
Professor, Digital Media
B.A., University of California, Los Angeles
M.F.A., San Jose State University

Fasth, Allie S. (2021)
Director of Pathways and Promise
A.A., Santa Barbara City College 
B.A., University of California, Berkeley 
M.P.A., San Francisco 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

Gamez, Francisco N. (2021) 
Dean, Business and Technology 
B.A., M.A., California State University, East Bay 
Ed.D., University of San Francisco

Garcia, Doris D. (2021)
Promise Scholars Counselor
B.A., University of California, Irvine
M.A., San Francisco State University

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

Gomez, Andy (2021) 
Promise Scholars Counselor 
A.A., Foothill College 
B.A., M.A., San Francisco State University

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

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

Guiriba, Alex (2019) 
Associate Professor, Counseling 
A.A., College of San Mateo 
B.A., University of California, Berkeley 
M.A., San Jose State University

Gutierrez, Jose (2017) 
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) 
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

Holtzclaw, Mike (2019) 
Vice President, Instruction 
B.A., Lewis & Clark College 
M.A., Ph.D., The Ohio State University 

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) 
Associate 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., 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) 
Assistant Professor, ESL 
B.A., University of California, Santa Cruz 
M.A., San Francisco State University

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

Kennedy, Leann L. (2016)
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

Kurland, Emily (2014)
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)
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., De Anza College 
B.S., M.S., Indiana University

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

Marcial, Michael (2018) 
Associate Professor, Kinesiology, Head Men's Basketball Coach 
A.A., Fresno City College 
B.S., California State University, Sacramento 
M.A., Fresno Pacific University

Martin, Sunny (2021) 
Promise Scholars Counselor 
B.A., University of California, Berkeley 
M.S., San Jose State 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) 
Professor, CIS 
B.S., American University of Beirut 
M.S., University of Texas at Austin

Mullane, Michelle (2015) 
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

Nguyen, Melinda (2019) 
Associate Professor, Nursing 
B.S., University of California, Davis 
M.S., University of San Francisco

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

Ochoa, Micaela (2019) 
Vice President, Administrative Services 
B.A., B.A., Ed.D., University of California, Berkeley 
M.S., Carnegie Mellon University

Otte, Adria (2021) 
Assistant Professor, Music 
B.A., Bard College 
M.F.A., Mills College

Pacheco, Hellen (2021) 
Associate Professor, CIS 
B.A., M.S., Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais 
M.A., Stanford University

Perez, Gilbert (2021) 
Personal Counseling 
A.A., City College of San Francisco 
B.A., M.A., San Francisco State University

Pilar, Angel (2019) 
Associate Professor, Mathematics 
B.A., University of California, Berkeley 
M.A., San Francisco State University

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

Reed-Fort, Patrice (2019) 
Associate Professor, Counseling 
A.A., College of San Mateo 
B.A., University of California, Berkeley 
M.S., San Francisco State University

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) 
Dean, Language Arts 
B.A., Drake University 
M.S., University of Southern California

Rhodes, Joshua (2019) 
Assistant Professor, Mathematics 
A.S., College of San Mateo 
B.A., M.A., San Francisco State University

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

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

Salido, Kimberley (2019) 
Associate Professor, Cosmetology

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) 
Associate Professor, Kinesiology, Assistant Football Coach 
A.A., College of San Mateo 
B.S., Kansas State University 
M.A., University of Washington

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

Silva, Javier (2021) 
Associate Professor, Biology/Anatomy 
B.S., M.S., San Francisco State University

Sims, Jeremiah (2016) 
Director of Equity 
B.A., M.A., 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)
Associate Professor, Counseling
B.A., University of California, San Diego
M.S., Ed.D., 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

Spring, Shannon (2021) 
Nursing 
B.A., University of California, Davis 
B.S., Samuel Merritt University 
M.S., Saint Xavier 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

Taylor-Mendoza, Jennifer (2011) 
President 
A.A., El Camino College 
B.A., California State University, Los Angeles 
M.S., California State University, Northridge 
Ph.D., Claremont Graduate University

Tohmc, Jessica (2021) 
Assistant Professor, Nursing 
B.S., Dominican University of California 
M.S., Saint Xavier University

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

Tran, Philip (2020) 
Associate Professor, Business 
B.S., University of California, Santa Barbara 
M.B.A., Santa Clara University

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

Tsuchiyose, Kazumi (2019) 
Associate Professor, Mathematics 
B.S., Tokyo Institute of Technology 
M.S., San Jose State 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)
Professor, Counseling 
B.A., Gonzaga University 
M.S.W., San Francisco State University

Velickovic, Jeanne Marie (2021) 
Dean, Creative Arts and Social Science 
B.A., University of Pretoria 
M.A., University of South Africa 
Ph. D., Univeristy of Texas

von Bleichert, Peter A. (2015)
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) 
Associate Professor, 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) 
Associate Professor, English 
B.A., University of California, Berkeley 
M.A., Ed.D, 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)
Professor, Mathematics 
B.S., M.A., University of Texas at Austin 
M.S., Ph.D., Kansas State University

Williams, Brandon (2021)
Counseling
B.A., M.S., San Diego 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) 
Associate Professor, ESL 
B.A., University of California, Los Angeles 
M.S., California State University, Fullerton

Wisherop, Janis (1994) 
Director of 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., 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