Contact Us

Future, current and transfer students can contact Bill Alley in the Art Office at for more information about the Department and your program of interest. Bill can also assist you with your application for changing your major, adding a minor, applying for graduation, or helping you with choosing courses for the next semester.


You can request meetings over Zoom with Bill between 1:00 - 4:00 PM, Mon - Fri. Please email Bill – <> for the Zoom link.


Art Department Office Hours


The Art and Art History Department Office is open from Monday to Wednesday between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM. The office is closed for lunch from 12:00 to 1:00 PM. The office is closed Fridays. Please contact Bill Alley ( for any concerns.


Art Office Contact


Art Dept. Email:
Art Dept. Phone: 408-924-4353


Art Dept. Mail:

Department of Art and Art History: Art 116
San José State University
One Washington Square
San José California, USA, 95192-0080

Instagram: @art.sjsu    Facebook: art.sjsu




Art Office

Prof. Virginia San Fratello – Interim Chair

Marcia Block – Administrative Analyst

Bill Alley – Administrative Assistant


Graduate Program - MFA

Prof. Chelsea Thompto – Graduate Coordinator MFA


Graduate Program - MA

Prof. Elizabeth Carroll – Graduate Coordinator MA


Program Coordinators

Prof. Elizabeth Carroll

Coordinator of Art History and Visual Culture 
Coordinator of Architectural Studies

Prof. Rhonda Holberton

Coordinator of Digital Media Art (DMA)

Prof. Binh Danh

Coordinator of Photography

Prof. Shaun O’Dell

Coordinator of Pictorial Art

Prof. Shannon Wright

Coordinator of Spatial Art


Art Galleries

Dr. Alena Sauzade

Curator and Gallery Director
Natalie and James Thompson Gallery


Facilities Coordinators

Steven Davis – Art Foundry

Jordan Shepard – Central Shops

Lydia Black – Central Shops and Pictorial

Tim Straubing – Ceramics and Glass

James Morgan – Digital Media Art Labs

Alena Sauzade – Student Galleries

Kathleen McDonald – Photography Labs

Bob Rose – Visual Resource Library (VRL)