Faculty and Staff Directory

Full Time Faculty

Travis Boyce Portrait

Travis D. Boyce, Ph.D. (he/him/his)
Chair and Associate Professor

Email: travis.boyce@sjsu.edu
Phone: (408) 924-5339
Office: WSQ 216 C

Fall 2023 Office Hours
In-person: Mon. & Tues. 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM;
Thurs. 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM.
Remote: Wed.11:00 AM - 3:00 PM;
Fri. by appointment.

Email for appointment
Zoom link: tinyurl.com/TBoyceOfficeHours

Wendy Thompson Taiwo Portrait

Wendy M. Thompson, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Email: wendy.thompsontaiwo@sjsu.edu 
Phone: (408) 924-5878
Office: WSQ 216 B
Office Hours: Tues. & Thur. by appointment 

Part-Time Faculty

Portrait of Dr. Gaines                          

Leah T. Gaines, Ph.D.

Email: leah.gaines@sjsu.edu 
Office: Works remotely
Office Hours: Tues. & Thurs. 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM via Zoom

Carmen Kennedy Portrait

Carmen Estela Kennedy Saleh, MFA

Email: carmen.kennedy-saleh@sjsu.edu
Office: WSQ 216 G
Office Hours:Schedule an appointment via calendly.com/carmen-kennedy-sjsu

Portrait of Frank Ortega

Frank Ortega, Ph.D.

Email: frank.ortega@sjsu.edu 
Phone: (408) 924-5862
Office: WSQ 216 G
Office Hours: Contact via Canvas for Zoom appointment and link.

 Photo of Lecturer Leslye Tinson

Leslye M. Tinson, M.S., LMFT

Email: leslye.tinson@sjsu.edu
Phone: (408) 924-6415
Office: DMH 232
Office Hours: By appointment through https://leslyetinson.youcanbook.me/

Portrait of Michelle Tran Michelle Tran, M.A.

Email: michelle.tran02@sjsu.edu
Office: Works remotely
Office Hours: By appointment via Zoom

Bobby "Fela" Seals photo Bobby "Fela" Seals, Ph.D.

Email: bobby.m.seals@sjsu.edu
Office: WSQ 216
Office Hours: By appointment only. Contact through Canvas preferred.

Emmanuel J. Watkins, M.A.                              Emmanuel J. Watkins, M.A.

Email: emmanuel.watkins@sjsu.edu
Office: Works remotely
Office Hours: Fri. 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM, Virtual 
Please email the instructor to schedule a thirty (30) minute meeting to discuss your course progression.

Portrait of Jacques Watkins                                

Jacques Watkins, M.A.

Email: jacques.watkins@sjsu.edu
Office: Works remotely
Office Hours: By appointment only. Contact through Canvas preferred.

Office Staff

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Nailah Smith
Department Coordinator

Email: nailah.smith@sjsu.edu
Phone: (408) 924-5858
Office: WSQ 216 A
Office Hours: Monday-Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM


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Paloma Hubbard
Student Assistant

Email: paloma.hubbard@sjsu.edu
Phone: (408) 924-5871
Office: WSQ 216 A
Office Hours: Monday 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Wednesday 10:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Emeritus Faculty

Portrait of Steven Millner, Ph.D.

Steven M. Millner, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus
Email: steven.millner@sjsu.edu                         
Portrait of Ruth Wilson, Ph.D. Ruth P. Wilson, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus