Officers


susan McClory
Susan
McClory
President
 
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Megan
Chang
Vice
President
Bill McCraw
William
McCraw
Treasurer
 
Cynthia Rostaknowski
Cynthia Rostankowski
Treasurer Elect
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To Be Filled (2018-2019)
Secretary
 
Bill Reckmeyer
William
Reckmeyer
Past
President
Fred Choen
Fred
Cohen
Faculty
Delegate
 
William George
William
George
Faculty
Delegate
 
Annette Nellen
Annette
Nellen
Faculty
Delegate

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Wendy
Ng
Faculty Delegate

Beth von Till
Beth
von Till
Faculty
Delegate
 
Sana Ahmed
Sana
Ahmed
Student Vice
President            
 

 

Sana Ahmed

Sana Ahmed

Student Vice President

 

Senior
Psychology
College of Social Sciences

sana.ahmed@sjsu.edu 

 
 

Sana is graduating with her BS in Psychology in May 2019, after receiving an Associates degree in Biological Sciences from West Valley College in 2016, and will begin working on her MS in Research and Experimental Psychology at SJSU in Fall 2019.  In addition to her responsibilities with Phi Kappa Phi, she is also serving as Secretary for the SJSU chapter of the Psi Chi Psychology Honors Society (2018-2019).  Inspired by many of her mentors and professors, her long-term career goals are to complete her PhD in Clinical Psychology and become a psychological clinician, researcher, and teacher.  Sana was initiated as a student member into Phi Kappa Phi at San José State University (2018). 


 

Scot Guenter

Megan Chang, PhD

Vice President

 

Associate Professor
Department of Occupational Therapy
College of Health & Human Services

megan.chang@sjsu.edu
408-924-3075

Megan earned her PhD in Occupational Science, MS in Applied Biostatistics & Epidemiology, and MA in Occupational Therapy from the University of Southern California.  She also earned a BS in Occupational Therapy from the National Cheng Kung University in Taiwan, as well as completed a clinical training program and receiving certification in the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS).  Her research interests include using psychophysiological approaches to study sensory processing, emotion, and cognition as well as examining psychosocial and physiological risk factors associated with health-related behaviors and occupations in various populations.  She has clinical experience in a variety of settings, including her most recent work in the fields of physical dysfunction and pediatrics. She is a Statistical Analysis Software (SAS) programmer and has worked several years as a biostatistician.  Inspired by her previous mentors, she is passionate about teaching future therapists not only to improve their skills - but also to actively engage in research activities in order to collaboratively strengthen the knowledge base of Occupational Therapy.  Dr. Chang was initiated as a faculty member into Phi Kappa Phi at San José State University (2018).


 

Fred Cohen

Fred Cohen, PhD

Faculty Delegate

 

Professor of Music & Director
School of Music & Dance
College of Humanities & Arts

fred.cohen@sjsu.edu
408-924-4673

Fred is a composer whose works have been hailed for their originality, intensity, and sonic beauty.  He began his musical career as a chorister with the San Francisco Boys Chorus, performing with such organizations as the San Francisco Opera and San Francisco Symphony.  Following undergraduate studies at the University California, Santa Cruz, Cohen worked as a conductor with the Fundacion del Estado para la Orquesta National Juvenil (Venezuela), after which he earned his doctoral degree in composition at Cornell University.  He has been a member of the music faculty at the University of Richmond (Virginia), Montclair State University (New Jersey), and the Schwob School of Music at Columbus State University.  Cohen’s output is extremely varied, from a Piano Concerto written in honor of a gift of 67 Steinway pianos to the Schwob School of Music, to Curls of Motion for trumpet and wind ensemble, premiered by Phil Smith, Principal Trumpet of the New York Philharmonic.  He has been commissioned by the Shanghai String Quartet, the Borromeo String Quartet, the Richmond Symphony, and many other musicians and ensembles.  Commissions have come from Chamber Music America, National Endowment for the Arts, Meet the Composer, the New Jersey and the Virginia Council for the Arts, and many others.  His music is published by Subito Music Publications and American Composers Edition, among others. Cohen has served as a Visiting Team Chair for NASM since 2009, as board member of the American Composers Alliance, and as Treasurer of the Southeastern Composers League.


 

William George

William George, PhD

Faculty Delegate

Professor Emeritus
Department of Music & Dance
College of Humanities & Arts

william.george@sjsu.edu
408-269-4673

In Progress.....

 

 


 
Susan McClory

Susan McClory, MS

President

 

Faculty Emerita
Department of Mathematics
College of Science

susan.mcclory@sjsu.edu

Susan joined the faculty of the Math Department at San José State in 1980, after earning her BA and MS in Mathematics here.  She also studied Early Childhood Education and Secondary Education, which led to her teaching Math Education courses during her early years in the department.  As her teaching focus evolved into a passion for Developmental Mathematics, Susan created and subsequently coordinated the Developmental Math Program until 2014.  Beginning in 1997, Susan served as Director of Developmental Studies for the university as a whole.  Leaving the Math Department in 2014, she took on that role full time in the office of Graduate & Undergraduate Programs until 2016.  In addition to her teaching and administrative responsibilities, she spent 12 years serving on the Academic Senate and was the Associate Vice Chair for many of those years.  The first recipient of the university's SJSU Outstanding Lecturer Award (2005), she received SJSU's PKP Distinguished Service Award that same year (2005) and several years later its PKP Distinguished Faculty Award (2013).  Susan retired from SJSU in Fall 2016, but remains dedicated to SJSU's chapter of Phi Kappa Phi in retirement.  Professor McClory was initiated as a faculty member into Phi Kappa Phi at San José State University (1998).


 

Bill McCraw

William McCraw, PhD

Treasurer

 

Professor Emeritus
Department of Political Science
College of Social Sciences

mccrawhumanities@earthlink.net
408-924-4727

In Progress.....

 

 


 

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Marisela Millan

Administrative Assistant

 

Program Office Analyst
Undergraduate Studies
Academic Affairs

marisela.millan@sjsu.edu
408-924-2449

 

In Progress....



 

Bill Reckmeyer

William J. Reckmeyer, PhD

Past President

 

Professor Emeritus | Leadership & Systems
Department of Anthropology
College of Social Sciences

william.reckmeyer@sjsu.edu

408-515-5771

Bill is a cybernetician/systems scientist whose work as a professor and practitioner at SJSU since 1977 focused on integrative approaches to strategic leadership, change, and policy-making in a variety of complex organizational, community, national, and global settings.  He created/taught 60+ new undergraduate, masters, and doctoral courses during his career (including 3 Provost’s Honors Seminars on US National Strategy); chaired 150+ graduate theses & undergraduate honors projects (including several that were honored as Outstanding Thesis by SJSU or the CSU); and was founding director of the University’s award-winning SJSU Salzburg Program.  Visiting Fellow at a dozen major universities (including Harvard, Stanford, Southern California, Stockholm, St. Gallen, Sydney) in the United States, Europe, and Australia.  Bill also served as President of American Society for Cybernetics; Strategic Advisor of the American Leadership Forum; Strategic Advisor of the California Agricultural Leadership Program; Chief Systems Scientist of the Systems of Systems Center of Excellence for the US Department of Defense; and Faculty Chair of the Global Citizenship Program at the Salzburg Global Seminar.  Major honors at SJSU include Outstanding Professor (2010); Austen D. Warburton Award for Scholarly Merit (2009); and Distinguished Faculty Mentor (2011).  Selected professional honors include the Norbert Wiener Gold Medal (2016) and Life Fellow (2009) of the American Society for Cybernetics; Kellogg National Leadership Fellow (1988-1992); Salzburg Global Fellow (1995-2010); Fulbright Scholar-Host (2007-2008); and AASCU Global Fellow (2012-2013).  Dr. Reckmeyer was initiated as a faculty member into Phi Kappa Phi at San José State University (2015).


  

Cynthia Rostankowski

Cynthia Rostankowski, PhD

Treasurer Elect

 

Associate Professor & Coordinator
Humanities Honors Program Department of Humanities
College of Humanities & Arts

cynthia.rostankowski@sjsu.edu
408-924-4508

In Progress.....


 

 

 


 

Beth von Till

Beth von Till, MA

Faculty Delegate

 

Senior Lecturer
Communication Studies
College of Social Sciences

beth.vontill@sjsu.edu
408-924-6381

Beth has been a lecturer in the Communication Studies Department since 1987.  Selected as the SJSU Outstanding Lecturer (2007) and recipient of the CoSS Meritorious Service Award (2013), she has been an active leader on campus at the department, college, and university levels.  Her many academic contributions have included responsibilities as Director of the Comm Studies Lab, the WASC Assessment Coordinator, and a member of the WASC Steering Committee.  She has also been deeply involved in faculty governance, including the first lecturer to be elected Chair of the Academic Senate (2011-2013) and Chair of the Senate Curriculum and Research Policy Committee.  Professional contributions have included roles as a founding member & chair of the Communication Centers Section of the National Communication Association and President of the National Association of Communication Centers.  A three-time SJSU Salzburg Fellow (2007-2008, 2010-2011, 2011-2012), Beth is currently serving as Vice-President of the Athletics Board and was also a former member of the Tower Foundation Board and the University Library Board.  Research interests include intercultural communication and organizational communication.  Professor Von Till was initiated as a faculty member into Phi Kappa Phi at San José State University (2012).