Associate Dean, College of Social Sciences
Ph.D. UC Santa Barbara, 1985
Washington Square 103
Jan English-Lueck received her doctorate from the University of California, Santa Barbara, studying social change and community among alternative health practitioners . This research resulted in the book, Health in the New Age: A Study in California Holistic Practices. She went on to investigate visions of the future among science and technology workers in the People's Republic and Hong Kong, resulting in the book Chinese Intellectuals on the World Frontier.
Since 1991 she has been working with Chuck Darrah at San Jose State developing the Silicon Valley Cultures Project (SVCP). In the course of this research, she has investigated information technologies in the homespace and workplace, and the complex dance of work, home and community life in Silicon Valley and other global technopols. Her new book, Cultures@SiliconValley is now available. She is a research affiliate of the Institute for the Future. For more information, visit her faculty homepage or the homepage for The Silicon Valley Cultures Project. For information on her new book, Busier than Ever, visit our faculty news page.