Faculty

Contacts

Name Course Telephone Email

Charles Darrah

Anthropology 149

408.924.5314

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Christopher Cox

Sociology 57

408.924.5326

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Debra David

MUSE

408.924.6961

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Jan English-Lueck

Anthropology 142

408.924.3747

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Kathleen Densmore

Communication Studies 157

408.924.5350

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Michael Fallon

Sociology 57

408.924.5440

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Nancy Hikoyeda

Sociology 107

408.924.2938

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Peter Lowenberg

LLD 280

408.924.5850

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Susan Murray

Sociology 170

408.924.5327

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Testimonials

"Project SHINE has served my sociology students very well, even as they have served SHINE. Students have been challenged to strive beyond their norms to reach out in communication and with specific purpose and goal to assist others in meaningful, sometimes critical life needs, i.e., ESL and citizenship. Students come to understand and value the life and culture of another. Hopefully, my students have uplifted their elder in his/her American journey as well."
- Michael Fallon, Sociology

“The [community] learning experiences are frequently the most valuable activities in my course on Aging and Society. Students are given three options: (1) completing a research paper about an aging issue and doing an interview with an elder; (2) working with immigrant elders through Project SHINE; or (3) working in an agency or organization that provides services for older adults and their families. Those who work in Project SHINE gain amazing insights into why immigrant elders come to this country and why they wish to learn English and how much they sacrifice to reach that goal. Students who perform general community service claim this is one of the most worthwhile experiences they have ever had because they feel needed and appreciated.”
- Nancy Hikoyeda, Gerontology