SJSU Salzburg Fellows 2008–2009

Cora Gerdes

Cora Gerdes

(Assistant Director for Education Development—University Housing)

Former associate director of community development and inclusion, University of California, Berkeley. Areas of interest include privilege, the cycle of socialization, and socialization through children’s literature and other mediums. Has taught courses on student leadership and social justice leadership. Member, Social Justice Training Institution. B.A. in accounting, Elmhurst College, Illinois; M.A. in higher education, University of Arizona, Tucson.

Michael Kimbarow

Michael Kimbarow

(Associate Professor & Chair—Communicative Disorders)

Former director, Communicative Disorders Program, New Mexico State University. Areas of interest and teaching include adult aphasia, cognitive linguistic communication disorders, and research methods in communicative disorders and sciences. Member, American Speech-Language Hearing Association. B.A., Herbert H. Lehman College, New York; M.A., University of Michigan, Ann Harbor; Ph.D., University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.

Maribel Martinez

Maribel Martinez

(Program Coordinator—Caesar Chavez Center)

Former community organizer of People Acting in Community Together. Areas of interest include civic engagement, social policy, local grassroots organizing, and student leader development. Seminars taught include education equality, social justice, charity vs. change, and diversity of service. B.A. in political science and sociology, SJSU.

Joan Merdinger

Joan Merdinger

(Associate Vice President—Faculty Affairs)

Former professor, San José State University, California. Interested in social work. Member, National Association of Social Workers. A.B.,. Wellesley College, Massachusetts; M.Sc., Simmons College, Boston, Masachusetts; Doctors in Social Work Degree, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.

Laurie Morgan

Laurie Morgan

(Program Manager—SJSU Career Center)

Areas of interest include student affairs, transformative education, wellness, non-western ways of knowing, sustainability, women’s issues, study abroad, transcending differences, and integral education. Courses and seminars taught include career development, wellness, and diversity. Member, American College Health Association. B.A. in management, Sonoma State University, California; M.A. in counseling and guidance, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo; Ph.D. in transformative learning, California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco.

Karen O’Neill

Karen O’Neill

(Director—Studies in American Language)

Areas of interest include sociolinguistics, second language acquisition, and intercultural communication. Member, National Association of Foreign Student Advisors. B.A in French, Colorado College; M.A. in linguistics, San José State University; additional studies at The Intercultural Communication Institution, Oregon.

Lawrence Quill

Lawrence Quill

(Assistant Professor—Political Science)

Current research focuses on theories of civil disobedience. Author of Liberty After Liberalism (London, Macmillan, 2006) and contributor to both The Routledge Encyclopedia of Democratic Thought (London, 2001) and The Routledge Encyclopedia of British Culture (London, 2003). Ph.D. in political theory, University of Essex, United Kingdom.

Rosalinda Quintanar

Rosalinda Quintanar

(Professor—Elementary Education)

Former adjunct professor, University of California, Davis. Areas of interest include bi- and multilingualism and cultures and language in a global society. Courses taught include first and second language acquisition, multicultural education, language and culture in second language learners, policy and politics of language planning and implementation in a global society. Member, American Educational Research Association. M.A. in international education, Stanford University, California; Ph.D. in language, literacy, and culture, Stanford University, California.

Helen Stevens

Helen Stevens

(Director—International Programs)

Former director of international student and scholar services, State University of New York, Buffalo. Areas of interest include intercultural and cross- cultural communication, international student advising, study abroad and international exchanges, and global citizenship. Member, NAFSA: Association of International Educators. B.A. in French, Georgetown College, Kentucky; M.A. in French language and literature, University of Kentucky; French Language Certificate, l’Institut de Touraine, Tours, France.

Brad Stone

Brad Stone

(Professor & Chair—Chemistry)

Former university co-director, NASA Faculty Fellowship Program, NASA-Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, California. Areas of interest include laser spectroscopy, molecular fluorescence, non-linear optics, planetary atmospheres, detection of organic compounds in the interstellar medium, atmospheric aerosols, microfluidic devices, and carbon nanostructures. Research collaborator, Department of Chemistry, Imperial College, London; B.Sc. in chemistry, University of Illinois, Chicago; Ph.D. in chemical physics, Indiana University; postdoctoral research associate, University of California, Irvine.

Karl Toepfer

Karl Toepfer

(Dean & Professor—Humanities & Arts)

Former Professor, Department of Television, Radio, Film, and Theatre, San José State University, California. Areas of interest include history of the performing arts, modernism, and ancient Rome. Member, Society of Dance History Scholars. B.A. in motion picture production, University of California, Los Angeles; M.A. in theatre arts, San José State University, California; Ph.D. in theater arts, University of California, Los Angeles.