Contact Us


Current & Prospetive Students

Who to Contact when you have Questions about:

Your Major & Course Substitutions
Contact your Major Advisors (BA studio practice - contact a coordinator in your ‘home department' where you are taking the most classes)

Registration, Change of Major, adding a Minor or Transfer Credits: 

  • Email Bill Alley: 
  • Zoom with Bill Alley: 1:00 - 4:00 PM, Mon - Fri (email him for Zoom link)
  • In-person drop-ins in the Art Office (Room 116 in the Art Building) Tues - Thurs 8-5 (on break for lunch 12-1). 

GE Classes: 
Contact an Advisor in the H&A Student Success Center (contact info at the bottom of the page)

Graduate Student Applications, Forms, Deadlines, ATC, Thesis and other administrative questions:
Contact the Graduate Coordinator, Adrew Blanton:

Art Department Office Hours

The Art and Art History Department Office is open Mondays to Thursdays between 8:00 AM—5:00 PM. The office is closed for lunch from 12:00PM—1:00PM. Fridays the office is closed, but the staff is working remotely.  Please contact Bill Alley ( for any concerns.

General  Contact

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

Mailing Address

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

Art Office Personnel

Prof. Rhonda Holberton – Chair

Marcia Block – Administrative Analyst

Bill Alley – Administrative Assistant

Graduate Program Coordinators

The graduate coordinators are available during regular academic sessions (they are on break during winter and summer intersessions).

MFA (Digital Media Art, Photography, Pictorial, & Spatial Art): Prof. Adrew Blanton,

MA Art History & Visual Culture:  Prof. Anthony Raynsford,

Program Coordinators

The program coordinators are available during regular academic sessions (faculty are on break during winter and summer intersessions).

Prof. Anthony Raynsford

Coordinator of Art History and Visual Culture 
Coordinator of Architectural Studies

Prof. Craig Hobbs

Coordinator of Digital Media Art (DMA)

Prof. Binh Danh

Coordinator of Photography

Prof. Shaun O’Dell

Coordinator of Pictorial Art

Prof. Adam Shiverdecker

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)