Chapter Officers

 Bill Reckmeyer

William
Reckmeyer

President

 Susan McClory

Susan
McClory

Vice President

 Brad Stone

Brad
Stone

Secretary

Bill McCraw 

William
McCraw

Treasurer

 Gus Lease

Gus
Lease

President
Emeritus

 WIlliam George

William
George

Faculty
Delegate-at-Large

 Scot Guenter

Scot
Guenter

Faculty
Delegate-at-Large

Annette Nellen 

Annette
Nellen

Faculty
Delegate-at-Large

Beth von Till

Beth
von Till

Faculty
Delelgate-at-Large

Inderpal Kaur

Inderpal
Kaur

Student
Vice President

Mary Okin

Mary
Okin

Student
Vice President

Adam van Schoelandt

Adam
van Schoelandt

Student
Vice President 

 


WIlliam George

William George, PhD

Faculty Delegate-at-Large

 

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

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

 

 

 

 


Scot Guenter

Scot M. Guenter, PhD

Faculty Delegate-at-Large

 

Professor | American Studies
Department of Humanities
College of Humanities & Arts

scot.guenter@sjsu.edu
408-924-1366

Scot Guenter is a Professor of American Studies and Coordinator of the American Studies Program, where he teaches classes on Flag of Power, Nature and World Cultures, America in the 1930s, Popular Culture in America, and the American Dream.  A vexillologist, cultural historian, and fan of classic cinema, Scot's book on The American Flag, 1777-1924 (1990) led to consulting work at the Smithsonian Institution and he has also co-edited Considering America from Inside and Out: A San José/Ostrava Dialogue Sharing Perspectives (2006). He founded the scholarly journal Raven (1994), served as a Senior Fulbright Fellow at the National University of Singapore (1998), and has taught at the University of Mainz and the University of Guam.  In 2003 he was named Laureate of the Federation by the International Federation of Vexillological Associations (FIAV) in Stockholm, Sweden - only the 5th laureate in FIAV's 41-year history. He has lectured at conferences in Buenos Aires, Berlin, Sydney, Bangkok, Rotterdam, and the Czech Republic.  Scot is the past president of both the North American Vexillological Association (NAVA) and the California American Studies Association (CASA).  In October 2009 he received the William Driver Award from NAVA a second time for his presentation "Juxtaposing Symbols in Civil Religion: The Flag and the Lady."  In August 2011 he was named an Honorary Member for Life by the NAVA Executive and that same year also edited the proceedings of the 24th International Congress of Vexillology, held in Wash-ington, DC.  More recently, in October 2014, he won the William Driver Award from NAVA an unprecedented third time for his presentation on "The Phenomenon of Flag Homes" in New Orleans.  Last year Scot also helped bring Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor to San José State, through his work as Director of the SJSU Campus Reading Program. 


Inderpal Kaur

Inderpal Kaur

Student Vice President

 

Senior
Department of Psychology
College of Social Sciences

inderpal.kaur@sjsu.edu

 

A senior gradutating from SJSU in May, 2016, Inderpal Kaur is a member of three honor societies on campus (Phi Kappa Phi, Psi Chi, and Golden Key) as well as a four-time President’s Scholar (2013-2016). She is also the recipient of the College of Social Sciences Alumni Association Dean’s Scholarship (2015) and the Ronald G. Rabedau Memorial Scholarship (2015). Activities on campus include serving as an SJSU Salzburg Scholar (2014-2015) and a member of the Student Union Board of Directors (Vice Chair and also Chair of the Personnel Committee). Since 2014 Inderpal has been working as a research assistant for a professor in the Psychology Department and received an Undergraduate Research Grant in 2016, which is providing an opportunity to work with her professor on an independent project on perception psychology. In 2014 and 2015 she presented posters at several professional meetings, including the Spartan Psychological Association Research Conference and the California Cognitive Sciences Conference. For over a year (2013-2014), Inderpal was a crisis hotline telephone counselor at the Bill Wilson Center. Phi Kappa Phi | Student Initiate (San José State University, 2014).  


Gus Lease

Gus Lease, EdD

President Emeritus

 

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

gussings@aol.com
408-251-6193

 

Dr. Gus Lease served as President of Chapter 067 of the International Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi at San José State University for 13 years (1974-1975; 2003-2015).  Gus came to SJSU in 1950, after teaching at the University of Oklahoma for 4 years and at the University of Colorado for 1 year, and has taught Music in Higher Education for 71 years.  He organized and directed a 350-voice Choral Ensemble which sang Oratorios and Cantatas with the University Orchestra; the 88-voice Men’s Glee Club; the 200-voice Women’s Chorus; and taught classes in Choral Techniques and Materials, Opera Workshop, Vocal Pedagogy, Music Fundamentals, Choral Workshop, History of Music in the History Department, Music Appreciation, and supervised Student Teachers in Music.  He also served as chairman of the Department of Music for 6 years.  Dr. Lease has received many awards during his career, including the National Outstanding Professor Award from Vector Marketing (1992), SJSU Meritorius Service Award, Department of Army Patriotic Service Award, and the Europe & Pacific Command Award for entertaining the Military Service people with his “Gus Lease Show.”  Gus is a past member of the San Francisco Opera Company and Vocal Soloist on NBC, KSJO, KTRI.  For 51 years he has been a member and director of music for the San Jose Kiwanis Club.  Past President of the Tennessee Ernie Ford Chapter of the Air Force Association, past Vice-President of the Santa Clara County Navy League, and past Vice-President of the California State Retirees.  Phi Kappa Phi Faculty Initiate | San José State University (1973).


Susan McClory

Susan McClory, MS

Vice President

 

Program Director
Developmental Studies
Academic Affairs

susan.mcclory@sjsu.edu
408-924-2569

Susan McClory has been a faculty member at San José State since 1980, when she joined the faculty of the Math Department after earning her BA and MS in Mathematics.  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.   Since 1997 she has also served as Director of Developmental Studies for the university as a whole, working full time in that position since 2014.  In addition to her teaching and administrative responsibilities, Susan spent 12 years serving on the Academic senate and the Associate Vice Chair for many of those years.  The recipient of SJSU's first Outstanding Lecturer Award in 2005, she also received the Phi Kappa Phi Service Award that same year.  Phi Kappa Phi Faculty Initiate | San José State University (2005).


Bill McCraw

William McCraw, PhD

Treasurer

 

Professor Emeritus
Department of Political Science
College of Social Sciences

mccrawhumanities@earthlink.net
408-924-4727

 

 

 

 


Annette Nellen

Annette Nellen, CPA; CGMA; Esq.

Faculty Delegate-at-Large

 

Professor & Program Director
Master of Science in Taxation
Lucas College of Business

annette.nellen@sjsu.edu
408-924-3508

 

Annette Nellen is a professor in and director of San José State University's graduate tax program (MST), teaching courses in tax research, accounting methods, property transactions, high tech tax matters, employment tax, ethics, and tax policy.  Professor Nellen serves on the AICPA Tax Executive Committee and the AICPA Tax Reform Task Force.  She is a past chair of the AICPA Individual Taxation Technical Resource Panel. Annette is a monthly contributor to the AICPA Tax Insider e-newsletter.  Professor Nellen was the lead author of the AICPA tax policy concept statement #1, Guiding Principles of Good Tax Policy: A Framework for Evaluating Tax Proposals (2001), still in use today. Professor Nellen is the recipient of the 2013 Arthur J. Dixon Memorial Award given by the Tax Division of the AICPA, the highest award given by the accounting profession in the area of taxation.  In fall 2013, Professor Nellen completed a three-year term on the Executive Committee of the Taxation Section of the California Bar.  She is a former chair of the ABA Tax Section’s Sales, Exchanges & Basis Committee.  Author of Bloomberg BNA Tax Portfolio #533, Amortization of Intangibles; and Bloomberg BNA Internet Law Resource Center’s portfolio, Overview of Internet Taxation Issues; Annette is also an editor for two of the Southwestern Federal Taxation textbooks (Individual Income Tax and Essentials of Taxation) and a monthly columnist (Moving Forward?) for Tax Analysts’ State Tax Notes. Professor Nellen has testified before the House Ways & Means Committee, Senate Finance Committee, California Assembly Revenue & Taxation Committee, and tax reform commissions and committees on various aspects of federal and state tax reform.  In 2000, Annette served on the academic panel that advised the Joint Committee on Taxation staff for the tax law simplification study submitted to Congress in 2001 (which included herproposal for EITC simplification).  In 2015 she was appointed to the California Board of Equalization Executive Director’s Advisory Council for a two-year term.  She also maintains the 21st Century Taxation website and blog (www.21stcenturytaxation.com), as well as several websites on tax reform, state tax nexus, e-commerce taxation, worker classification, marijuana taxation and ethical issues, and virtual currency taxation.  Professor Nellen is a graduate of CSU Northridge (BS Accounting), Pepperdine (MBA), and Loyola Law School (JD).  Prior to joining SJSU in 1990, she was with Ernst & Young and the IRS (revenue agent and lead instructor). Phi Kappa Phi Faculty Initiate | San José State University (2014).


Mary Okin

Mary Okin, BA

Student Vice President

 

Graduate Student
Art History
College of Humanities & Arts

mary.okin@sjsu.edu

 

 

 

 


Bill Reckmeyer

William J. Reckmeyer, PhD

President

 

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

william.reckmeyer@sjsu.edu

408-515-5771

A faculty member at San José State University since 1977, Bill Reckmeyer is an inter-disciplinary systems scientist/cybernetician whose teaching, research, and practice focuses on integrated approaches to complex organizational, community, national, and global issues. Academically, Bill has taught 60+ courses on systems science, cybernetics, leadership, behavioral science, and global affairs for 7 departments on campus (including 3 Provost’s Honors Seminars on US policy-making).  He has also supervised 150+ masters and under-graduate honors theses, including several that received the Outstanding Thesis Award from SJSU or the Outstanding Research Award from the California State University System. Director of SJSU's pioneering Cybernetic Systems Program (1978-1987), former Chair of its Department of Anthropology & Cybernetic Systems (1987-1991), and Director & Co-Founder of its award-winning SJSU Salzburg Program (2005-2016), Bill has been a recipient of the College of Social Sciences’ Austen D. Warburton Award for Scholarly Merit (2009), SJSU’s Outstanding Professor Award (2010), and SJSU’s Distinguished Faculty Mentor Award (2011).  Other academic positions have included service as a Visiting Professor in a variety of disciplines (systems science, informatics, systems management, education, leadership, and international security) at a dozen major universities in the United States, Europe, and Australia – including Stockholm & the Royal Institute of Technology (1984-1993), Southern California (1985-1986), St. Gallen (1995 & 1987), Harvard (1993-1999), Aveiro (1995), Maryland (2000-2005); Stanford (2005-2006 & 2009-2010); and Sydney (2010). Professionally, most of Dr. Reckmeyer’s work over the past 40 years has focused on leading multi-year strategic change efforts in a diverse organizational & interagency settings and/or providing senior-level policy advice on integrated strategies for the US, Californian, and Australian governments.  Key responsibilities during the past decade have included service as Strategic Advisor & Core Faculty with the California Agricultural Leadership Program (1995-2012), Chief Systems Scientist at the Systems of Systems Center of Excellence for the US Department of Defense (2003-2006), GCP Faculty Chair of the Global Citizenship Program at the Salzburg Global Seminar (2004-2015), and Strategic Advisor to the California Levees Roundtable (2007-2010).  A Life Fellow (2009) & past President of the American Society for Cybernettics (1983-1985), and Kellogg National Leadership Fellow (1988-1992), Bill has also served as a Salzburg Global Fellow (1995-2004), Fulbright Scholar-Host (2007-2008), and ASSCU Global Scholar (2012-2013). Other selected contribu-tions have included responsibilities as Chair of 3 global conferences on systems science & cybernetics (1981, 1983, 1985) and 1 global conference on leadership (2016), Editor-in-Chief of General Systems Yearbook (1987), member of the Editorial Boards for several other leading scientific journals (1983-2009), member of the Kellogg National Task Force on Leadership in Higher Education (1997-2001), President & member of the Board of Directors for Hospice of the Valley (2001-2007), member of the Advisory Board for Harvard Business Review (2007-2013), and member of the Board of Directors for the Kellogg Fellows Leadership Alliance (2014-2018).  Dr. Reckmeyer earned his BA in History at Randolph-Macon College; his MA & PhD in Russian Studies at American University; and attended several post-doctoral programs in Higher Education Leadership at Harvard University.  Phi Kappa Phi Faculty Initiate | San José State University (2015). 


Brad Stone

Brad Stone, PhD

Secretary

 

Professor of Chemical Physics
Department of Chemistry
College of Science

bradley.stone@sjsu.edu
4
08-924-4938

Brad Stone has been an active faculty member, department administrator, and leader on campus during his career at San José State.  Key contributions have included responsibilities as Chair of the Department of Chemistry (2003-2012), Chair of the University Council of Chairs and Directors (2007-2010), and Co-Director for the University's NASA Faculty Fellow-ship Program at the NASA Ames Research Center and NASA Dryden Flight Research Center (2000-2005).  In addition to serving as an SJSU Salzburg Fellow (2009-2010), he has also chaired the Salzburg Fellows Selection Committee (2010-2016) and served as a Resource Specialist at three faculty-administrator sessions of the Global Citizenship Program at the Salzburg Global Seminar (2012-2014).  A long-time research collaborator in laser photo-physics and microfluidics at Imperial College | London (1994-2011) and at ETH | Zurich (2011-present), he has also conducted research on planetary atmospheres and laboratory astrophysicsas a Stanford Fellow at NASA Ames Research Center and as a research scientist with the SETI Institute ((1989-present).  In addition to his academic and scholarly work, Dr. Stone has had a long-time avocation in jazz radio that includes 35+ years of experience as a jazz radio programmer.  He has served as one of the faculty advisors for SJSU's radio station KSJS-FM, including 25 years as its jazz music director, and been a long-time Board Member for San José Jazz and the Jazz Organ Fellowship.  Among his many honors as a world-class jazz expert, he is an 8-time recipient of the Jazz Programmer of the Year Award (JazzWeek and Gavin); the 2014 Bobby Jackson Award as Jazz Programmer of the Year in Internet/ Non-Terrestrial Radio; and the prestigious Duke DuBois Humanitarian Award for lifetime achievement in jazz radio (JazzWeek, 2008) (JazzWeek, 2008).  These led to his selection as a recipient of the university's Distinguished Service Award (2013).  BS in Chemistry with Honors, University of Illinois at Chicago (1977); PhD in Chemical Physics, Indiana University (1984); and Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of California-Irvine (1984-1985). Phi Kappa Phi Faculty Initiate | University of Illinois at Chicago (1976). 


Adam van Schoelandt

Adam van Schoelandt

Student Vice President

 

Senior
Department of Economics
College of Social Sciences

vandizzlebus@yahoo.com

Before beginning his collegiate career, Adam van Schoelandt served as a member of the United States Marine Corps infantry for 4 years (2006-2010) as part of 3rd Battalion 3rd Marine Division (3/3) and twice deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF).  His military awards include a Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal and a Combat Meritorious Promotion. After completing his active duty as a Corporal, Adam continued his professional career in the Federal Civil Service.  After earning an Associate of Arts degree in Liberal Arts (Magna Cum Laude) from De Anza College in Cupertino, CA, he transferred to SJSU became involved with the Economics Club, where he is currently serving as the club’s Vice President.  Adam has been recognized as a President’s Scholar at SJSU and was recently selected to attend Mises University 2016 in Auburn, AL.  Phi Kappa Phi Student Initiate | San José State University (2015). 


Beth von Till

Beth von Till, MA

Faculty Delegate-at-Large

 

Senior Lecturer
Communication Studies
College of Social Sciences

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