Ruth Huard, PhD
Dr. Ruth Huard is the Dean of the College of International and Extended Studies (CIES) and oversees all the Special Session programs at San José State University. She oversees International Gateways (the SJSU ESL program), Study Abroad programs, International House, International Recruitment, Professional Development programs, Open University and Professional Degree programs (e.g. the off-campus MBA)
She has over 15 years of academic and professional experience in the areas of learning sciences and technology design. Through her former role with eCampus and as the current Director of Spartans Online, she has facilitated the growth of online teaching and learning opportunities for the San José State University community.
Dr. Huard is a former professor and enjoyed teaching courses such as emerging technologies, research methods, and applied organizational communication. She received her Ph.D. from Stanford University where she conducted research on human-computer interaction and learning systems in the School of Education and in the Computer Science Department–Knowledge Systems AI Lab. While Dr. Huard is excited by emerging technologies, her interest and focus continue to be on the people that engage with the technology.
Namrata Shukla, MBA Finance
Interim Associate Dean and Director of Operations and Finance, College of International and Extended Studies
Namrata or "Nami" Shukla is currently the Interim Associate Dean and Director of Operations & Finance for the College of International and Extended Studies. In her standing role as Director of Operations & Finance, her areas of oversight are; Finance, Operations, Human Resources and Facilities. With the interim assignment as Associate Dean, Nami additionally heads up the Extended Education and Information Technology units for the college.
Ms. Shukla has an MBA with focus in Finance from University of Houston where she also earned certification as a Research Administrator from their Division of Research. She was appointed as a 2012 Salzburg Fellow for San José State University.
Former Manager of Endowment Accounting and Bank Reconciliation at University of Houston, she also served as Assistant Controller at the Radisson Hotel (Houston Astrodome property).With over 20 years’ experience in accounting, "working with financial numbers and data crunching" is what Nami enjoys most in her work. As an administrator at CIES, she values the focus on operational and strategic business planning.
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210 N. 4th St., Suite 301
San José, CA. 95112-0135