SJSU Salzburg Fellows 2013–2014

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SJSU Salzburg Fellows | Schloss Leopoldskron (GCP #59 | July 2013)
 

Shannon Bros-Seeman

Shannon Bros-Seeman

(Professor – Biological Sciences | CoS)

A faculty member at SJSU since 1988, Shannon’s research centers on Conservation and Ecology.  Her students have published research on a wide variety of organisms including plants, invertebrates, small mammals, reptiles, and birds. Recent research projects include studies on fish, bats, badgers and bears.  Shannon has twice been selected as the Visiting Scientist at Moss Landing Marine Laboratories.  Besides her role as biostatistician for the Department of Biological Sciences, she has also been a biostatistical advisor for the Department of Environmental Studies and Moss Landing Marine Laboratories. Passionate about teaching and service, Shannon has served as a Teacher Scholar and Faculty-in-Residence for the Center for Faculty Development and also chaired two committees in the Academic Senate.  Sponsored by the College of Science.

Sandy Hirsh

Sandy Hirsh

(Professor and Director – School of Library and Information Science | CASA)

Sandy heads the world's largest accredited graduate program in library & information science, with students in 48 states and 17 countries.  As a leader in online education, SLIS is the founding partner and Sandy co-chairs the annual Library 2.0 conference – a worldwide virtual conference that draws together 1,000s of information professionals from 150+ countries.  Her research focuses on online education and the information needs of a broad spectrum of users.  Sandy is also Coordinator of the San José Gateway PhD program in partnership with the Queensland University of Technology.  Prior to joining SJSU in 2010, Sandy worked for more than a decade at Microsoft, HP Labs, and LinkedIn where she influenced the user experience of web, mobile, and TV products resulting in 5 US patents.  Sponsored by the SJSU Salzburg Program.

Ruth Huard

Ruth Huard

(Director – SJSU Online | CIES)

Ruth has over 10 years of academic and professional experience in the areas of learning sciences and technology design. Through her former role with eCampus and as current Director of SJSU Online, she has facilitated the growth of online teaching and learning opportunities for the SJSU community.  Ruth is a former professor and enjoyed teaching courses such as emerging technologies, HCI, research methods, and applied organizational communication.  She conducted research in the areas of human-computer interaction and emerging learning systems in the Knowledge Systems AI Lab at Stanford University while obtaining on her doctorate.  While Ruth is excited by emerging technologies, her interest and focus continue to be on the people that engage with the technology.  Sponsored by the College of International & Extended Studies.

Tanvi Kothari

Tanvi Kothari

(Assistant Professor – Organization and Management | CoB)

Tanvi joined SJSU in Fall 2012 and teaches International Business and Management.  Prior to joining SJSU she was an Assistant Professor at UW Oshkosh and the Fox School of Business, Temple University.  She has held management and research positions with international companies and research organizations like Thomas Cook India Ltd, Philadelphia Marriott, Melrose Hotel Co. and the National Laboratory of Tourism & eCommerce.  Her research focuses on understanding the innovations and internationalization strategies of Emerging Market Firms (EMFs) in manufacturing and service industries. The author of ‘Rules of the Game for Emerging Market Multinational Companies from China and India’ in the Journal of International Management, Tanvi has received scholarly and conference awards in recognition of her work.  Sponsored by the College of Business.

James Morgan

James Morgan

(Lecturer – Art & Art History | CoHA)

James teaches in the Digital Media Arts & Game Studies area and works with the CADRE Laboratory for New Media.  He also exhibits art nationally, internationally, and in online virtual environments. His research interests focus on coded culture, virtual environments and simulation.  Major projects include Ars Virtua Artist in Residence (2013), Zero1 Biennial (2008-2012), 2nd Ural Industrial Biennial of Contemporary Art (2012), Cooperative Gaming Coop at Zero1 Biennial (2012), Demand Player Sovereignty (DPS) ISEA 2011, Learning and Games Initiative (2012-2013), Faculty Consultant for the Adobe Suite (2012-2013), Faculty in Residence for the Incubator Classroom (2010-2011), and Founding member of Ars Virtua (2006). Sponsored by the College of Humanities & Arts.

Hilary Nixon

Hilary Nixon

(Associate Professor – Urban & Regional Planning | CoSS)

An SJSU faculty member since 2006, Hilary specializes in environmental planning and policy.  She teaches a variety of courses in environmental planning as well as the history and theory of urban planning and policy analysis.  She also serves as a Research Associate with the Mineta Transportation Institute, where her work focuses primarily on the relationship between transportation and the environment.  Her research has been published in a variety of leading journals, including Environment & Behavior; Environmental Modeling & Assessment; Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development; Environmental Management; Environmental Planning and Management; and Transportation Research, Part A & Part D.  Hilary also serves as Vice President of the California Planning Foundation.  Sponsored by the College of Social Sciences.

Mark Novak

Mark Novak

(Associate Vice President & Dean – College of International and Extended Studies | CIES)

Co-Founder, SJSU Salzburg Program (2006); SJSU Salzburg Fellow (2006); & SJSU Salzburg Steering Group (2006-2012). Dr. Novak has supervised university international and professional development programs for the past 25 years in Canada and the United States, including SJSU’s Study Abroad programs and International House.  A scholar of adult development, adult education, and aging, Dr. Novak has written numerous articles for journals in the United States and abroad. He has also written several books, including a general interest study on Successful Aging, and other texts in the field of gerontology.  He has served on the board of the San Jose Jazz Society and the Silicon Valley Workforce Investment Network and is an active member of Rotary International.  Sponsored by the College of International & Extended Studies.

Mary Poffenroth

Mary Poffenroth

(Lecturer – Biological Sciences | CoS)

During her 6 years at SJSU, Mary has made innovation in science education a priority.  Partnering with Wiley & Sons, she created original visual media and became a contributing author to Visualizing Human Biology and Wiley iWonder (2010-2012). She specializes in large lecture formats (125 to 400 students), leads a team of 14 TAs, and is the course coordinator for two GE courses.  Leveraging her enormous class population, Mary created an outdoor environmental student volunteer program in which over 2,000 students have volunteered over 8,000 hours working in local nonprofit organizations.  In 2012, she was awarded a DRC Outstanding Faculty Award and CIES eCampus Grant.  Her newest effort, Global Citizenship, is an integrative team-taught online GE course that is expanding interdisciplinary teaching at SJSU.  Sponsored by the College of International & Extended Studies.

Colette Rabin

Colette Rabin

(Assistant Professor – Elementary Education | CoED)

Colette directs SJSU’s joint credential/masters program, the Critical Research Academy, and teaches courses on educational foundations, research, and student teaching.  Prior to teaching graduate school, she taught kindergarten through middle school for twelve years.  Her research interests are in care ethics, aesthetics, and social justice.  Colette has explored the nature of relationships in schools from multiple perspectives and how to create and sustain them from the perspective of an ethic of care as a conceptual schema.  Her most recent publication is "Teaching Care Ethics: Conceptual Understandings and Stories for Learning," in The Journal of Moral Education.  Sponsored by the Lurie College of Education.

Malu Roldan

Malu Roldan

(Associate Dean – College of Business | CoB)

Malu is also a Professor in Management Information Systems, where she taught the capstone MIS strategy course since joining SJSU in 1999.  Her research focuses on the impact, adoption, and use of emerging technologies in education and other social ventures.  As the College’s Director of Accreditation from 2009 to 2011, she worked to transform the accreditation experience into a positive one and increase participation the College’s assessment activities, culminating in the College achieving re-accreditation in Spring 2011.  As Associate Dean one of her responsibilities is improving the success of CoB students.  She looks forward to integrating global citizenship elements into the programs she develops and deploys.  Sponsored by the College of Business.

Ruth Rosenblum

Ruth Rosenblum

(Assistant Professor – Nursing | CASA)

Ruth was instrumental in bringing the CSU Northern Collaborative Doctor of Nursing Practice Program to SJSU.  The inaugural cohort of 35 students began study in August 2012. Ruth serves as DNP Coordinator in the School of Nursing and also maintains close ties with local children's hospitals.  In addition to her academic pursuits, she maintains an active Pediatric Nurse Practitioner practice in Child Neurology.  Her research interest is in the use of multimedia for self-management of child and adolescent headaches.  Ruth was the coauthor of Child Neurology Telephone Encounter Guides (2009) and speaks locally and nationally about child neurology diagnoses and issues.  She also took 40 students on a service learning Faculty-Led Program to Belize in 2011 and 2012 and hopes to pursue additional international collaborations in the future.  Sponsored by the College of International & Extended Studies.

Laura Schilling

Laura Schilling

(Enrollment Services Coordinator – International Gateways | CIES)

Laura provides visa and immigration advice for international students learning English at iGateways.  A two-time NAFSA presenter and travel grant recipient, Laura is well versed in all areas of student visa regulations and is passionate about immigration reform and advocacy.  With a background in Film, Sociology, and American Culture, she is enthusiastic about enhancing the cultural experience of international students through activities.  While at iGateways, Laura has developed a concise and interactive F-1 Visa Orientation, served as Advisor for the iGateways Student Activity Club, and pioneered the cultural event Boulevard of Languages.  In her spare time, Laura is a freelance textile artist, DJ, and daily bicycle commuter.  She has studied French and Russian, and is currently learning German.  Sponsored by International Gateways.

Marian Sofish

Marian Sofish

(Registrar | Student Affairs)

After starting her career at Cleveland State University and working in several areas of Enrollment Services, Marian moved to California in 2005 to become University Registrar at San José State.  Her emphasis here has been in the areas of enrollment management, retention, and graduation.  One of her accomplishments at SJSU has been creating collaborative relationships between the Registrar’s Office and the campus community to support student success.  Born and raised in the Philippines, she is the youngest daughter of Chinese immigrants and grew up in a diverse culture that kindled her keen interest in international cuisine and languages.  Marian enjoys traveling and exploring different cultures in America, Asia, and Europe. She earned her Master of Business Administration at Cleveland State University.  Sponsored by the Division of Student Affairs.

Amy Strage

Amy Strage

(Director – Center for Faculty Development | Academic Affairs  &  Professor – Child & Adolescent Development | CoED)

Amy develops and oversees a wide variety of programs to support SJSU faculty in their teaching, scholarship, and professional service throughout the stages of their careers – from recruitment to retirement.  Her own research has focused on understanding the determinants of learners’ achievement motivation profiles with special attention to the contribution of cultural and familial background.  In 2003 she was named a PBS Local Community Hero when the “It Takes a Valley” program she co-created was selected for the Best Practices in Service Learning award by the American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education.  In 2010, she was the recipient of the SJSU Distinguished Service Award.  She was raised in a tri-lingual home (English, French and Russian).  Sponsored by the College of International & Extended Studies.