Program Leadership

Bill Reckmeyer 

Bill
Reckmeyer

Program Director
& Co-Founder

 Claire Tsai

Claire
Tsai

Program Assistant
Salzburg Program

Kate Davis

Kate
Davis

Faculty Advisor
Salzburg Scholars

Brad Stone

Brad
Stone

Coordinator
Salzburg Fellows
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 
 

Kate Davis

Kathryn Davis, PhD

Faculty Advisor
SJSU Salzburg Scholars

 

Associate Professor & Chair
Department of Geography & Global Studies
College of Social Sciences

kathryn.davis@sjsu.edu

A member of the leadership group since 2013, Dr. Davis has been serving as Faculty Advisor for the Salzburg Scholars Club at SJSU (2013-2015) and also teaches/coordinates the GLST 164 course on Global Citizenship that all SJSU Salzburg Scholars are required to attend as part of the preparation for their trip to Salzburg each summer.  In addition to serving as an SJSU Salzburg Fellow (2013-2014), Kate has received an NSF Advanced Technological Education Grant (2006–2009); a CSU Research Grant Aware (2005); and a COSS Foundation Research Grant (2005).  She has also received an SJSU Global Studies Fellowship (2004–2005); a Kevin Starr Postdoctoral Fellowship in California Studies (2002); an American Association of University Women Fellowship (2000–2001); and was recognized as an Out-standing Graduate Instructor (2000–2001).  Kate has published interdisciplinary work in humanities, gender studies, botany, environmental history, and geography.  She has also chaired and presented conference sessions on gender, identity, and representation.  She has been working with Habitat for Humanity in Guatemala since 2005, where she is engaged in a research project on decent housing and lifting people out of poverty. 


Claire Tsai

Claire Tsai

Program Assistant
SJSU Salzburg Program

Senior
Department of Art History
College of Humanities & Arts

chi-sui.tsai@sjsu.edu 

A member of the leadership group since 2015, Claire is helping coordinate all orientation activities for the new group of SJSU Salzburg Fellows and SJSU Salzburg Scholars during the Spring semester (2016).  In addition to serving as an SJSU Salzburg Scholar (2015-2016), Claire is a member of the SJSU Art History Association and a passionate supporter of San Francisco Bay Area artists.  Working with art educators and artists, she has curated several art exhibitions since 2011.  In addition to her academic studies, Claire advocates for a globalized education and currently serves the SJSU community as a Student Advisor for the International Experience Program in the College of Applied Sciences and Arts.  In 2014, she participated in a CASA Global Leadership Program (MCOM180) in Paris and Madrid, including a day-long session at the European Commission in Brussels.  The recipient of a Helen Dooley Scholarship at SJSU (2014), Claire also received several honors prior to attending SJSU at Ohlone College -including the Outstanding Student Award in Fine Arts (2012), Outstanding Student Award in Interior Design (2011), and at the Annual Ohlone Student Art Show.  As a founding officer of the Ohlone Art and Design Association, Claire led museum and artist studio visits for community college students to gain experience in immersive art learning.


Bill Reckmeyer

William J. Reckmeyer, PhD

Director & Co-Founder
SJSU Salzburg Program

 

Professor Emeritus | Leadership & Systems
Department of Anthropology
College of Social Sciences

william.reckmeyer@sjsu.edu

 

A member of the leadership group since co-founding the SJSU Salzburg Program in 2005, Dr. Reckmeyer is responsible for leading all aspects of the Program.  A faculty member at San José State since 1977, Bill is an interdisciplinary systems scientist/ cybernetician whose teaching, research, and practice focuses on integrated approaches to complex organization-al, community, national, and global issues.  Academically, Bill has taught 60+ courses on systems science, cybernetics, leadership, behavioral science, and global affairs for 7 different departments on campus (including 3 Provost’s Honors Seminars on US policy-making).  He has also supervised 150+ masters and undergraduate honors theses, including several that have received the Outstanding Thesis Award from SJSU or the Outstanding Research Award from the California State University System.  Director of SJSU's pioneering Cybernetic Systems Program (1978-1987), Chair of its Department of Anthropology & Cybernetic Systems (1987-1991), and President of SJSU's chapter of Phi Kappa Phi, Bill has been a recipient of the College of Social Sciences’ Austen D. Warburton Award for Scholarly Merit (2009), SJSU’s Outstanding Professor Award (2010), and SJSU’s Distinguished Faculty Mentor Award (2011).  Other academic positions have included service as a Visiting Professor in a variety of disciplines (systems science, informatics, systems management, education, leadership, and international security) at a dozen major universities in the United States, Europe, and Australia – including Stockholm & the Royal Institute of Technology (1984-1993), Southern California (1985-1986), St. Gallen (1995 & 1987), Harvard (1993-1999), Aveiro (1995), Maryland (2000-2005); Stanford (2005-2006 & 2009-2010); and Sydney (2010).  Professionally, most of Dr. Reckmeyer’s work over the past 40 years has focused on leading multi-year strategic change efforts in a diverse organizational & interagency settings and/or providing senior-level policy advice on integrated strategies for the US, Californian, and Australian governments.  Key responsibilities during the past decade have included service as Strategic Advisor & Core Faculty with the California Agricultural Leadership Program (1995-2012), Chief Systems Scientist at the Systems of Systems Center of Excellence for the US Department of Defense (2003-2006), GCP Faculty Chair of the Global Citizenship Program at the Salzburg Global Seminar (2004-2015), and Strategic Advisor to the California Levees Roundtable (2007-2010).  A Life Fellow (2009) & past President of the American Society for Cybernettics (1983-1985), as well as Kellogg National Leadership Fellow (1988-1992), Bill has also served as a Salzburg Global Fellow (1995-2004), Fulbright Scholar-Host (2007-2008), and ASSCU Global Scholar (2012-2013). Other selected professional contributions have included responsibilities as Chair of 3 global conferences on systems science & cybernetics (1981, 1983, 1985) and 1 global conference on leadership (2016), Editor-in-Chief of General Systems Yearbook (1987), member of the Editorial Boards for several other leading scientific journals (1983-2009), member of the Kellogg National Task Force on Leadership in Higher Education (1997-2001), President & member of the Board of Directors for Hospice of the Valley (2001-2007), member of the Advisory Board for Harvard Business Review (2007-2013), and member of the Board of Directors for the Kellogg Fellows Leadership Alliance (2014-2018).  Dr. Reckmeyer earned his BA in History at Randolph-Macon College; his MA & PhD in Russian Studies at American University; and attended several post-doctoral programs in Higher Education Leadership at Harvard University. 


Brad Stone

Brad Stone, PhD

Coordinator
SJSU Salzburg Fellows

 

Professor of Chemical Physics
Department of Chemistry
College of Science

bradley.stone@sjsu.edu

 

A member of the leadership group since 2010, Dr. Stone chairs the SJSU Salzburg Fellows Selection Committee and helps coordinate orientation activities each Spring (2010-2015).  In addition to serving as an SJSU Salzburg Fellow (2009-2010), he has been a Resource Specialist at 3 faculty-administrator sessions of the Global Citizenship Program, Salzburg Global Seminar (2013-2015).  Brad has been a leader on campus during his career at San José State, including service as Chair of the Department of Chemistry (2003-2012) and Chair of the University Council of Chairs & Directors (2007-2010), and is a recipient of the university's Distinguished Service Award (2013).  He has also been a long-time research collaborator in laser photophysics and microfluidics at Imperial College, London (1994-2011) and at ETH, Zurich (2011-present); and in planetary atmospheres and laboratory astro-physics at NASA Ames Research Center as a Stanford Fellow and research scientist through the SETI Institute ((1989-present).  Other responsibilities have included service as Univer-sity Co-Director for the NASA Faculty Fellowship Program at the NASA Ames Research Center and NASA Dryden Flight Research Center (2000-2005).  In addition to his academic and scholarly work, Dr. Stone also has had a long-time avocation in jazz radio and has 35+ years of experience as a jazz radio programmer.  He served as one of the faculty advisors for SJSU's radio station KSJS-FM, and as its jazz music director, for over 25 years.  He is an 8-time recipient of the Jazz Programmer of the Year Award (JazzWeek and Gavin), including most recently the 2014 Bobby Jackson Award as Jazz Programmer of the Year in Internet/ Non-terrestrial Radio; the prestigious Duke DuBois Humanitarian Award (JazzWeek, 2008) for lifetime achievement in jazz radio; and has been a long-time Board Member for San José Jazz and the Jazz Organ Fellowship.  BS in Chemistry with Honors, University of Illinois at Chicago (1977); PhD in Chemical Physics, Indiana University (1984); and Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of California- Irvine (1984-1985).