SJSU Salzburg Fellows 2010–2011

Charles Bullock

Charles Bullock

(Dean & Professor—Applied Sciences & Arts)

Charlie is the dean of the College of Applied Sciences and Arts at San Jose State University. He is the former dean for the College of Health and Human Services and professor and department chair for the School of Public Health at the University of Nevada. Prior to accepting a chairmanship at the University of Nevada, Charlie conceived and directed a nationally recognized research center for 15 years and served as chair of the Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He received a B.A. in religion from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, an M.Sc. in recreation administration and a Ph.D. in leisure studies from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Katherine Kao Cushing

Katherine Kao Cushing

(Director of Sustainability—Office of the President)

Katherine is special assistant to the president and director of sustainability at San Jose State University and she has also served as an associate professor. She is a former associate program director at Stanford University and was a senior research associate at the Pacific Institute. Katherine’s topics of research and teaching include water resources management and general environmental studies. In addition to this, she was a co-principal investigator for the World Commission on Dams in a study evaluating the development effectiveness of the largest single producer of hydroelectric power in North America. Katherine received a B.Sc. on industrial engineering and management science from Northwestern University, an M.Sc. and Ph.D. from the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at Stanford University.

Michael Fallon

Michael Fallon

(Associate Director—Center for Community Learning & Leadership)

Michael is director of Community Learning & Leadership at San Jose State University and a lecturer in sociology where his courses focus on community. Michael has directed an AIDS education project and served as community relations director with the St. Vincent de Paul Society, which led to his involvement in community engagement and service learning in higher education. Spiritual pursuits are also a life interest and in 1986-87 Michael journeyed to social and religious cultures around the globe. Michael is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame, has a teaching credential from SJSU, and an M.A. in education from the University of San Francisco.

Michael Kauffman

Michael Kauffman

(Professor & Chair—Academic Senate)

Michael is a physics and astronomy professor in the Physics Department at San Jose State University. He has several articles published in the Astrophysical Journal. Michael received a B.A from Middlebury College and an M.A. and a Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University.

William Maguire

William Maguire

(CIO & Vice President—Information Technology Services)

William is the vice president for information technology and chief information officer at San Jose State University. He has previously held similar positions in the private sector with companies such as Aspect Communications, Virgin America, and Legato Systems, Inc. William also served as vice president of business support, development and strategies and interim CEO of TrustedAnswer and vice president of emerging business operations at Amdahl Corporation. He was also the manager of Computer Operations and Technology Support and program manager of Data Operations for the U.S. Postal Service. William received a B.Sc. in criminal justice from University of Southern Mississippi.

Cynthia Rostankowski

Cynthia Rostankowski

(Director & Associate Professor—Humanities Honors Program)

Cynthia is an associate professor in the humanities department and acting coordinator of the Humanities Honors Program at San Jose State University. Cynthia is a former Fulbright-Hays Scholar at Georg-August University in Göttingen, Germany. She teaches interdisciplinary and multicultural courses from the ancient world to the 21st century. Her areas of research and interest include topics in aesthetics and philosophy of art and medieval culture. Cynthia is a former member of the board of trustees of the American Society for Aesthetics. She received a B.A. in philosophy and in German from Marquette University in Wisconsin and an M.A. and Ph.D. in philosophy from Stanford University, California.

David Steele

David Steele

(Dean & Professor—Business)

David is the dean of the College of Business at San Jose State University. He is a former president of Chevron Latin America and dean of the Silberman College of Business at Fairleigh Dickinson University. David has over 25 years of richly varied executive experience in global business development, finance, and engineering in the petroleum and IT industries. He has achieved distinction as an industry leader for programs on safety, educational, and environmental issues. David received an M.Sc. and Ph.D. in chemical engineering from Birmingham University in England. He later completed graduate business training at the University of California, Berkeley, and at the Wharton School.

Diana Stover

Diana Stover

(Professor—Journalism & Mass Communications)

Diana is a professor of journalism and mass communications at San Jose State University. She previously served as an assistant professor at Stanford University, a graduate assistant at Michigan State University and a lecturer at Ohio State University and Ohio Wesleyan University. Diana is a former Fulbright scholar in the International Journalism Program at China School of Journalism in Beijing, and at the City University of Hong Kong. She has taught graduate and undergraduate courses including theory of mass communications, communication law, and public policy. Diana received a B.A. in journalism at the University of Nebraska, an M.Sc. in journalism from Columbia University, and a Ph.D. in mass media from Michigan State University.

Beth von Till

Beth von Till

(Lab Director & Vice Chair—Academic Senate)

Beth is the director of the Communication Studies Lab, a lecturer in the Department of Communication Studies, vice-chair/chair elect of the Academic Senate, and faculty-in-residence for lecturer support at the Center for Faculty Development at San Jose State University. Her teaching and research interests focus on communication competencies, working with non-native speakers, intercultural communication, business and professional and health communication. She has developed workshops on cultural communication competencies offered to students and faculty and a new course in communication studies on business and professional speaking with a focus on internationalization. Beth received an M.A. in speech communication studies from San Jose State University and she attended an ISP session for faculty and administrators in 2007.

Andrew Wood

Andrew Wood

(Professor—Communication Studies)

Andy is a professor in the Department of Communication Studies at San Jose State University. He is a former associate director and director of the Peer Mentor Program at SJSU. Previously, Andy was a teaching associate in the School of Interpersonal Communication at Ohio University. He has taught courses on public speaking, media criticism and response, and forensics judging. Andy has written several academic books and has also presented at numerous panels and seminars. He received a B.A. in English and communication arts from Berry College and an M.A. in rhetoric and public address and a Ph.D. on rhetoric and historiography from Ohio University.