SJSU Salzburg Fellows 2007–2008

Maria Alaniz

Maria Alaniz

(Professor & Chair—Social Science)

Former professor and director, social science teacher education, College of Social Science, San Jose State University, California.  Interested in the sociology of education.  Teaches courses on theory and practice in the social sciences and on society and education.  BA and MA, San Jose State University; PhD, Stanford University.

Cheryl Allmen-Vinedge

Cheryl Allmen-Vinedge

(Director—Career Center)

Interested in career and internship development.  Teaches courses on career development and job searching.  Member, National Association of Colleges and Employers.  BSc, Concordia Teachers College; MA in education, curriculum and instruction, California Polytechnic State University | San Luis Obispo; MA in student services and career counseling, San Jose State University.

Stephen Branz

Stephen Branz

(Professor & Associate Dean—Science)

Formerly professor of chemistry.  Interested in organic chemistry and curriculum.  Teaches courses in freshmen and transfer student transition and in organic chemistry.  Member, American Chemical Society. BA, Brandeis University; PhD, Massachussetts Institute of Technology.

Debra David

Debra David

(Director—First Year Experience)

Former director, Center for Service-Learning.  Interested in sociology, gerontology, and curriculum development.  Teaches courses on community connections in a diverse society.  Member, Community-Campus Partnerships for Health.  BA, Michigan State University; PhD in sociology, University of California | Berkeley.

Bill DeVincenzi

Bill DeVincenzi

(Director—Gary S. Sbona Honors Program)

Lecturer of accounting and finance.  Former vice president of finance, Barnes Hind.  Interested in internationalizing the Gary J. Sbona Honors Program.  Teaches courses in business honors practicum and the fundamentals of finance.  Member, Financial Executives International.  BSc, St. Mary’s College; MBA in accounting and finance, University of California | Berkeley.

Hien Duc Do

Hien Duc Do

(Professor—Social Science)

Former visiting professor, Wesleyan University.  Interested in Asian American communities and immigration and religion.  Teaches courses on Asian American communities and the Vietnamese-American experience.  Member, Association for Asian American Studies.  PhD in sociology, University of California | Santa Barbara.

Susan Hansen

Susan Hansen

(Director—University Housing)

Interested in human development, history and healing of hatred and oppression, college student development in global citizenship, and social responsibility.  Teaches courses in educational leadership.  Member, Association of College and University Housing Officers.  BA, University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth; MA in psychological counseling, Boston College; EdD in human development, Boston University.

Tim Hegstrom

Tim Hegstrom

(Dean & Professor—Social Sciences)

Tim has been at San Jose State University since 1984 and served as lecturer, associate professor, professor of communications studies, and department chair.  His academic expertise is in organizational communication.  Dr. Hegstrom is a member of the National Communication Association.  He received a BA from Brigham Young University; an MA from the University of Montana; and a PhD from the University of Colorado.

William Jiang

William Jiang

(Professor & Chair—Management)

Interested in human resource management, strategic management, and cross-cultural studies.  Teaches courses in human resource management and strategic management.  Member, Academy of Management.  BA, Hunan Normal University; MA in comparative literature and MSc in library and information science, University of Illinois | Urbana-Champaign; PhD in management, Columbia University.

Ruth Kifer

Ruth Kifer

(Dean—Martin Luther King Library)

Former associate university librarian, Distributed Libraries, George Mason University.  Interested in information sciences and library sciences. Member, American Library Association.  BSc, Slippery Rock State University; MLS, University of Pittsburgh; JD, University of Baltimore.

Cleber Ouverney

Cleber Ouverney

(Assistant Professor—Biological Sciences)

Interested in natural complex microbial communities, marine microbiology, pathogenic microbes, genome sequencing.  BSc in biology, Occidental College; MSc in environmental sciences, California State University | Hayward; PhD in marine microbiology, University of Southern California.

Sharon Parsons

Sharon Parsons

(Professor—Special Education)

Interested in science education and international education.  Teaches courses in science education and educational research.  Member, National Association of Research in Science Teaching.  BSc in geology, BEd and MEd in science education, Memorial University; EdD in science education, University of British Columbia.

Greg Payne

Greg Payne

(Professor & Interim Associate Dean—Applied Sciences & Arts)

Interested in human motor development.  Teaches courses in human motor development, research methods, and kinesiology.  Member, American Academy of Kinesiology and Physical Education.  BSc, Western Illinois University; MA, University of Iowa; PED, Indiana University.

Carmen Sigler

Carmen Sigler

(Provost & Vice President—Academic Affairs)

Originally from Argentina, Dr. Sigler joined the faculty of the Department of Foreign Languages at San Jose State University in 1987.  In 1998, she became acting dean of the College of Humanities and the Arts and in 2000 she was appointed dean.  In addition to her duties as dean, Dr. Sigler served as interim vice president for University Advancement during the academic year 2002/03 and acting dean of the College of Social Work during the Fall 2004 semester.  In her capacity as provost and chief academic officer, Dr. Sigler provides leadership to the Division of Academic Affairs at San Jose State University which includes seven colleges, the University Library, and administrative offices such as Undergraduate Studies, Graduate Studies and Research, International and Extended Studies, Institutional Research, Faculty Affairs, Academic Technology, and the SJSU Research Foundation.  Her field of academic specialization is golden age Spanish literature.  Dr. Sigler is an active member of the community serving on the boards of several community organizations including the Montalvo Center for the Arts, Opera San Jose, and the Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley.  She received an M.A. and Ph.D. in romance languages and literature from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.

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Eloise Stiglitz

Eloise Stiglitz

(Associate Vice President—Student Affairs)

Former dean of student affairs, Rutgers University.  Interested in psychology and student development.  Member, National Association of Student Personnel Administrators.  MA and PhD, Purdue University.

Beth von Till

Beth von Till

(Lab Director—Communications Studies)

Formerly involved in organizational communication training with WriteTalk, Inc.  Interested in working with non-native speakers of American English and in intercultural communication.  Teaches courses in public speaking for non-native English speakers, intercultural communication, and interviewing.  Member, National Communication Association.  BA, University of Illinois | Urbana-Champaign; MA in speech communication, San Jose State University.