Emeritus Faculty

Manju Ohala Manjari(Manju) Ohala (2014)
Dr. Manjari Ohala received an M.A. in Sanskrit from the Banaras Hindu University in Varanasi, India.  Subsequently, she received her Ph.D. from UCLA where she specialized in phonetics, phonology, sociolinguistics, Indo-Aryan linguistics, and the psycholinguistics of phonology.  Dr. Ohala became a member of SJSU's faculty in 1974. She is the author of Aspects of Hindi Phonology (1983, Motilal Banarsidass) and Sound Patterns of Hindi (2014, LinCom Europa).  Additionally, she has co-edited volumes, delivered papers at numerous national/international conferences and published a number of articles in journals such as Language, Lingua, and Phonetica.  She speaks Hindi and Punjabi as well as English.
 Thom Huebner Thom Huebner (2013) Dr. Huebner obtained his Ph.D. at the University of Hawaii and joined San José State in 1985. His published work has been in the areas of Second Language Acquisition, Sociolinguistics, Pidgins & Creoles, semantics, pragmatics, discourse, language planning and Asian languages. Dr. Huebner edits the Series in Bilingualism, published by John Benjamins Publishing Company.
Peter Lowenberg Peter Lowenberg(2010) Dr. Lowenberg, a Bay Area native, holds a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. He was a faculty member from 1991 to 2010, teaching courses on English as a world language, sociolinguistics, language assessment, and teaching methods. Dr. Lowenberg frequently presents lectures and seminars for the U.S. Information Agency.
Picture of Denise Murray Denise Murray (2005) Cert. Ed., 1963, Queensland Teachers' College, Australia; B.A., 1966, University of Queensland, Australia; M.A. (Hons), 1981, Macquarie University, Australia; Ph.D., 1986, Stanford University. Denise Murray is Professor Emeritus at SJSU and at Macquarie University in Australia. She was Executive Director of the AMEP Research Centre and of the National Centre for English Language Teaching and Research (NCELTR) at Macquarie University from 2000 to 2006. Prior to her appointment at Macquarie, she was founding Chair of the Department of Linguistics and Language Development at SJSU for 9 years. For 7 years, she served on the Board of Directors of TESOL, the international professional association for educators in the field of second language learning and teaching. She was President of TESOL in 1996-7. Denise is a language educator whose research interests centre around computer-assisted language learning; cross-cultural literacy; use of L1 in the second language classroom; intersection of language, society and technology; settlement of adult immigrants; language education policy; and leadership in language education.
Peter Master Peter Master (2004) B.A.,1970, University of California, Santa Barbara; M.A.,1977, San Francisco State University; Ph.D.,1987, University of California, Los Angeles
Patricia Nichols Patricia Nichols (2000) B.A., 1958 Winthrop College, South Carolina; M.A., 1961 University of Minnesota; M.A., 1972 San Jose State University; Ph.D., 1976 Stanford University
Estrella Calimag Estrella Calimag (1997) B.S.E., 1953, University of the Philippines; M.A., 1958, New Jersey State College; Ed.D., 1965, Columbia University
John Lamendella John T. Lamendella (1994) B.A., Loyola University; M.A., 1964, University of Michigan; Ph.D., 1969, University of Michigan