Lecturers

Scott Alkire Scott Alkire Scott Alkire earned a BA in English and an MA in TESOL from SJSU. His interests are in literacy, reading theory, and writing strategies.
  Victoria Barney  
  Marta Benavides  
  Lucinda Cabral  
  Effie Chiu  
  Balltv Course  
Zerrin Erkal Zerrin Erkal  
  Kelly Glover-Morgan Kelly Glover has been teaching at SJSU since 1998. She earned her MA and Ph.D in Linguistics from the University of Durham, UK. Her primary interests include: pragmatics; conversation analysis; second language acquisition, teacher development & methodology.
Kathleen Haven Kathleen Haven  
  Roshini Joseph  
 Reiko Kataoka Reiko Kataoka Reiko Kataoka earned her Ph.D. from U.C. Berkeley in 2011. Her specialization is phonetics, laboratory phonology, and psycholinguistics. Her main research interest is to investigate how listeners perceive speech, or how listeners map continuous and variable acoustic signals to stable mental representations of linguistic units. She has been teaching at SJSU since 2012, including a graduate class in phonology and undergraduate classes in phonetics and evolution of sound communication.
Sharmin Khan Sharmin Khan A native of Bangladesh, Sharmin Khan has taught at SJSU since 1996. She obtained a Master's degree in Applied Linguistics from the University of Southern California and a Ph.D. in Language and Literacy from the University of California, Berkeley. She is primarily interested in writing pedagogy, second language acquisition, and language planning in South Asia.
  Ty Khuu  
Bobby McCluskey Bobby McCluskey Bobby McCluskey earned her Masters in TESOL with an emphasis in English for Specific Purposes in 2000 from San José State University. Her areas of interest are in pronunciation acquisition and retention, and the correct application of language rules in student essay writing. Besides being a lecturer at SJSU, she also teaches ESL at San José City College and ESP in various workplace environments.
  Mahsa Modirzadeh  
Kevin Moore Kevin Moore Kevin Moore earned a B.A. in English and a TESOL certificate from California State University Sacramento, and a Ph.D. in Linguistics from U.C. Berkeley in 2000. His specialization is semantics, particularly lexical semantics, and within that, metaphor and metonymy. He also works on Wolof, which is spoken in Senegal and Gambia, West Africa.
  Jaqueline Norgord  
Kaye Sanders Kaye Sanders  
Victoria Sansome Victoria Sansome  
 Sharon Stranahan Sharon Stranahan Sharon Stranahan holds a BA English from the University of Idaho and an MA TESOL from San Jose State University.  She has tutored and taught at SJSU since 2010.  Her interests include second language acquisition and business communication.  Sharon also teaches ESL classes at DeAnza College.
  Katharine Studer  
Shawn Tran Shawn Tran  
Kenneth Vanbik Kenneth VanBik Kenneth VanBik earned his B.S. from University of Rangoon, Burma, a TESL Certificate from UC Berkeley Extension, and a Ph.D. in Linguistics from UC Berkeley in 2006. Ken grew up in a remote area of Western Burma, Chin Hills (part of the Himalayan mountain range). His major research and teaching interest include General Linguistics, Historical/Comparative Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, Lexicography, and Tibeto-Burman Linguistics.