SJSU Salzburg Fellows 2011–2012

Mary Conroy

Mary Conroy

(Adjunct Professor—Child & Adolescent Development | CoED)

Mary currently teaches Chad 106—Concepts of Childhood, which introduces students to global issues that directly impact the lives of children.  She also serves as a full-time faculty member at San José City College, where she has been primarily responsible for initiating the Global Studies Program, teaches courses on the Introduction to Global Studies and Global Issues, and is currently focused on developing a transfer degree in Global Studies and a transferable Global Citizenship course.  This year her responsibilities have also included the implementation of a Title IV Grant for the Silicon Valley Middle East Consortium that was jointly awarded to San José State University, Santa Clara University, and San José City College.  Mary was also a Salzburg Fellow from the San Jose-Evergreen Community College District (2007).  Sponsored by the SJSU Salzburg Program.

Bill DeVincenzi

Bill DeVincenzi

(Director—Sbona Honors Program | CoB)

SJSU Outstanding Lecturer (2009-2010) and numerous honors with the CoB, including Master Teacher Award (2008-2010), Outstanding Faculty Advisor, Financial Management Association (2004–2009); Outstanding Graduate Instructor (2004); Outstanding Undergraduate Instructor (1998); and Dean’s Service Award (2007).  Bill also serves on numerous boards in Silicon Valley, including the Foundation for Global Community (2001-2011); Hooked on Nature (2005-2011); & Financial Executives Inter-national (1979-Present).  Prior to joining SJSU, he served as Chief Financial Officer/VP Finance at Power Spectra; URS Corporation; and Phase II Automation.  SJSU Salzburg Fellow (2007) and member of Steering Group (2010-2012). Sponsored by the College of Business.

Nancie Fimbel

Nancie Fimbel

(Senior Director of Development | University Advancement)

Interim Dean, College of Business 2007-2008; Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programs, 1999-2006; Emerita Professor of Business Ethics and Business Communication.  Volunteer Co-Chair, San Francisco Peninsula Region, for two capital campaigns undertaken by Mount Holyoke College; received the Alumnae Merit of Honor for this and other volunteer work with the College.  Sponsored by the College of Business.

Diane Guerrazzi

Diane Guerrazzi

(Assistant Professor—Journalism & Mass Communications | CASA)

Co-Director of the Herat [Afghanistan] Journalism Project at SJSU, working in Afghanistan Feb., May, & June (2011).  Afghan conference presenter, Ball State (2011); SJSU Faculty Led Program to UAE (2011); Zayed University, Dubai guest lecturer (2010).  Virtually Abroad Programs Faculty-in-Residence (Fall 2010) and Fellow (Spring 2010).  Received SJSU Junior Faculty Development Grant (2009) and JMC Research Grant (2009). She chairs national student news competition for the Broadcast Educators Assn. (2011), was a National Association of Television Program Executives Faculty Fellow (2009), received an Emmy (2001), and was a Rotary International Fellow (1980) researching master's thesis at the Vatican.  Two years at University of Pisa and Padua.  Sponsored by International & Extended Studies.

Lynda Heiden

Lynda Heiden

(Associate Professor—Psychology | CoSS)

Chair, Curriculum & Research (2010-Present); Chair, Organization & Government (2009-2010); and Member, Executive Committee (2009-Present), all with the Academic Senate.  Lynda also served as Chair, Undergraduate Studies Committee (2005-2009); and Clinical Training Director, M.S. Clinical Psychology Program (1996-2001).  Other positions include Research and Clinical Fellow, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Stanford Medical School (2001-2004); Chair, Scientific Review Panel, Neurotoxin Exposure Treatment Research Program, Department of Defense (1998); Scientific Review Panel, Gulf War Illness Research Program, DOD (1997); MacArthur Foundation Junior Investigator Fellowship (1992-94); and Medical team, Assist International, Caminul Felix Orphanage, Oradea, Romania (2010-2011).  Sponsored by International & Extended Studies.

Alice Hines

Alice Hines

(Director & Professor—Social Work | CASA)

Vice President of the Society of Social Work and Research (2006-2008).  As Director of SJSU’s School of Social Work (2005-Present), Alice has strengthened the research culture within the school; led a highly successful reaccreditation effort in 2008; and led efforts to extend the school’s transcultural mission to encompass a global focus with school-sponsored programs in Argentina, Mexico, and Vietnam.  She also received special recognition for “Outstanding Accomplishments in Leading the SSW” at the SJSU Foundation’s Annual Dinner (2010).  Much of her current work focuses on creating partnerships between SSW and universities and research institutes in Vietnam to assist in developing social work education and the social work profession in that country.  Sponsored by International & Extended Studies.

Janikke Klem

Janikke Klem

(Director of Development | University Advancement)

SJSU alumna and holds a master’s degree in Nonprofit Administration with a focus in philanthropy, created award-winning health education materials, former board member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, founder of a community based dance company, and active community volunteer in Silicon Valley.  Sponsored by International & Extended Studies.

Jason Laker

Jason Laker

(Professor—Counselor Education | CoED)

Diamond Honoree (2010), Outstanding Research Award for College Men’s Development & Programs (2006); and Harry Canon Award for Outstanding Professional Contribution (2004), American College Personnel Association.  Member, International Expertise Editorial Board, European Training Foundation (2009-Present); Fellow, Centre for the Study of Democracy, Queen’s University at Kingston, Canada (2009-2010); and Invited Speaker, Oxford Roundtable, UK (2004).  Jason has also been a Visiting Scholar with the Universidad de Navarra, Spain (2009) and the University of Rijeka, Croatia (2009).  Other honors include Excellence in Leadership Award, College of Saint Benedict | St. John’s University (2006); & Teacher of the Year, Honors Program, St. Cloud State University (2003-2004). Sponsored by Student Affairs.

Jade Law

Jade Law

(Student Activities Coordinator—International Gateways | CIES)

Jade earned her BA in Psychology (2005) and MA in Educational Counseling (2008) at SJSU.  During her years as a student she traveled extensively, participating in SJSU’s Bath Program (England), service learning in Zambia through SJSU’s Education Counseling Program, and SJSU’s Study Abroad relationship with the City University of Hong Kong.  In addition, she has been an English language teacher in China and Hong Kong.  As the Student Activities and Outreach Coordinator at International Gateways, she works on developing activities and events for international and SJSU students.  Sponsored by International Gateways.

Mary Nino

Mary Nino

(Associate Dean—MLK Library)

Having worked in a variety of university, community college, public, and school libraries during the past 22 years, Mary has seen incredible changes in the profession.  Before coming to SJSU 9 years ago, she served as Librarian and Coordinator of Library Services in San Jose’s East Side Union High School District.  She also worked for 5 years as an English teacher in the same school district.  A native of Santa Clara Valley, Mary received both an MLIS in library and information science and a teacher-librarian credential from SJSU’s School of Library and Information Science.  Her undergraduate degree is from Santa Clara University, where she earned a BA in English and also a single subject teaching credential in English.  Sponsored by the MLK Library.

Kathleen Roe

Kathleen Roe

(Chair & Professor—Health Science | CASA)

Founder, SJSU-Oaxaca Intercambio (since 2005).  Founder, Salud Familiar en McKinley (since 2006).  Member, AAC&U Global Learning and Social Responsibility Institute (2011). Working Group Member, ASPH Undergraduate Public Health Outcomes, Social Responsibility (since 2010). SJSU Inclusive Excellence Fellow (2009-10).  Community Health Consultant, Youth in Europe (2007 – 2009), Visiting Professor, Reykjavik University (annually 2006-2010).  Lead Writer for WASC Accreditation Educational Effectiveness Report (2005-2007). Advisor, SJSU Global Health Association (since 2009).  SJSU’s Outstanding Professor (2002), Distinguished Career (2008), Early Career Awards (1995) from American Public Health Association section, Distinguished Fellow (2006), and Open Society Award (2005).  Sponsored by the College of Applied Sciences & Arts.

Maureen Scharberg

Maureen Scharberg

(Associate Vice President—Student Academic Success Services)

Dr. Scharberg coordinates all aspects of supporting and promoting student success at SJSU.  Prior to assuming her current position, Maureen served as Associate Dean for the College of Science.  She has received numerous awards for her excellence in teaching chemistry as well as mentoring women in science.  She has also developed strategies for integrating nanotechnology into the middle school and high school science curricula.  As Director of the Science Education Program at SJSU, she was responsible for the continuum in preparing future science teachers as well as professional development opportunities for in-service science teachers.  Dr. Scharberg is a member of the Education Committee for the Silicon Valley Leadership Group.  Sponsored by International & Extended Studies.

Howard Turetsky

Howard Turetsky

(Professor—Accounting & Finance | CoB)

Board of Directors for San José/Silicon Valley Chapter of the California Society of CPAs (2011-2013).  Evergreen Valley College Accounting Program Advisory Committee (2011). PriceWaterhouse-Coopers Faculty Grant (2010, 2011).  Co-Editor, Review of Accounting and Finance Journal (2006-11).  Master Teacher Recognition (2010).  Lucas Fellowship Award (2006, 2007, 2009).  Abbott, Stringham, & Lynch Faculty Fellow (2007-08).  CSU Award for Research (2002-03).  Outstanding Graduate Professor, College of Business (2002-03).  Notable Service Activities include Chair RTP Committee, Department of Accounting & Finance; Board Member of Accounting Advisory Council; Faculty Co-Advisor of Beta Alpha Psi, Accounting Honor Society; Member of the four-faculty Masters of Science in Accountancy Committee.  Sponsored by the College of Business.

Ruth Wilson

Ruth Wilson

(Chair & Professor—African American Studies | CoSS)

A medical anthropologist, Ruth has been a faculty member at SJSU since 2001 and Department Chair since 2008.  Her research & publications focus on the intersection of culture, health, and disease among peoples of African descent.  In 2007 she received a Fulbright-Hays Award and served as a Fulbright panelist for the U.S. Department of Education the following year. Prior to her arrival at SJSU Wilson’s career included a six-year appointment in the U.S. Public Health Service as a medical anthropologist for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), where she provided technical assistance to US public health programs, 13 Ministries of Health in sub-Saharan Africa, the US Agency for International Development, the World Health Organization, and UNICEF.  Sponsored by the College of Social Sciences.

Peter Young

Peter Young

(Adjunct Professor—Journalism & Mass Communications | CASA)

Peter is an experienced journalist, educator, administrator, and social media practitioner who has worked in computers since 1969 and on the Internet since 1973.  He has lived in 12 different countries outside the US and has permanent United Nations credentials as a result of his work with UNICEF in the mid-1970s.  Major experience includes appointments as US Fulbright Scholar & Chief of Academic Party (Republic of Belarus); US Congressional Research Fellow (East-West Center-Hawaii); US Nuclear Regulatory Research Faculty Fellow (Oakridge National Laboratory); & Rotary International Fellow (University of Auckland).  Peter currently serves as Co-Director of the Herat [Afghanistan] Journalism Project at SJSU as well as Faculty Advisor of Delta Sigma Phi at SJSU.  Sponsored by the College of Applied Sciences & Arts.