SJSU Salzburg Fellows 2006–2007

Darci Arnold

Darci Arnold

(Graduate Student—Interdisciplinary MA in Global Citizenship)

Former vice president of global marketing, Seagate Technology. Particularly interested in interdisciplinary studies and 21st century globalization, the global energy problem, and international security. Member, Phi Kappa Phi. BSc in mechanical engineering, University of Colorado.

Bill Briggs 

Bill Briggs

(Professor—Journalism & Mass Communications)

Founding director, Global Studies Institute and Pacific Rim Institute. Teaches global communication, communication management, and public relations. Interests include global communication and public relations. Member, International Association of Business Communicators. MSc, San Jose State University; EdD, University of San Francisco.

Scot Guenter 

Scot Guenter

(Professor—American Studies)

Professor and coordinator of American studies, San Jose State University, California. Former Fulbright fellow, American Studies Centre, National University of Singapore. Teaches nature and world cultures, pop culture, and culture of patriotism. Particularly interested in American studies. Member, North American Vexillological Association. Ph.D., University of Maryland.

Dennis Jaehne

Dennis Jaehne

(Professor & Chair—Communication Studies)

Teaches communication and the environment, rhetoric and public life, introduction to communication studies, writing workshop, intercultural communication, argumentation, public speaking, and nature and culture. Particularly interested in environmental communication, academic administration, and public discourse. Member, National Communication Association; Western States Communication Association. MA and PhD in communication, University of Utah.

Mark Novak

Mark Novak

(Vice President—International & Extended Studies)

Former professor and associate dean of the continuing education division at the University of Manitoba. A member of the University Continuing Education Association, Mark specializes in the study of adult development, adult education, and aging. He has written many articles for profession journals in the United States and abroad and has published several books. In 2005, he published his latest book, entitled Issues in Aging, which looks at the social attitudes and demographic issues around the study of aging, and what political responses are currently made by individuals and social institutions. BA in sociology, Rutgers University; PhD in sociology, York University.

Ben Powell

Ben Powell

(Assistant Professor—Economics)

Director, Center on Entrepreneurial Innovation at the Independent Institute. Teaches international economics and institutions and economic development. Particular interests include economic development and political economy. Author of scholarly articles and popular press columns on economics and policy studies. Member and executive board member, Association of Private Enterprise Education. PhD in economics, George Mason University.

Roslyn Raney

Roslyn Raney

(Lecturer—Foreign Languages)

A former Assistant Professor of German at Northern Illinois University, Roslyn is also Assistant Professor of German at College of San Mateo. Teaches introduction to linguistics, nature of language, patterns of English, modern English, language and thinking, and German. Interested in linguistics, word order typology, information structure in discourse, language change, language maintenance, and foreign language teaching. Member, Modern Language Association. MA and PhD in Germanic linguistics, University of California | Berkeley.

Carol Reade

Carol Reade

(Assistant Professor—Management)

Teaches international and comparative management and international business. Interested in cross-cultural management, conflict management, and managing headquarters–subsidiary relations. Member, Academy of International Business. MA, Sophia University; PhD, London School of Economics.

Jill Steinberg

Jill Steinberg

(Director—Peer Mentor Center)

Professor of psychology. Teaches peer mentoring, and stress health and wellness. Interested in clinical psychology. Ph.D., Ohio State University.

Gil Villagran

Gil Villagran

(Lecturer—Social Work)

Teaches social policy history and analysis, and conducts senior seminars. Special interest in child welfare, human rights, and civil society. Member and president, Human Agenda. BA in philosophy and sociology; MA in social work, San Jose State University.

Gloria Weddington

Gloria Weddington

(Professor—Communicative Disorders)

Consultant, speech and hearing programs in South Africa and Saudi Arabia. Teaches speech and language development and disorders.
Special interest in speech-language pathology. Member, American Speech–Language–Hearing Association. MA and PhD in speech and hearing science, Ohio State University.

Dennis Wilcox

Dennis Wilcox

(Professor—Journalism & Mass Communications)

Former director, School of Journalism and Mass Communications. Teaches global communications and public relations. Particularly interested in public relations, corporate communications, and international communications. Author of Public Relations Strategies and Tactics. Member, International Public Relations Association. MSc in mass communications, University of Iowa; PhD in journalism, University of Missouri.