Fellowship for SJSU Faculty Women

Get to Know Your Fabulous Colleagues and Their Research

An opportunity to listen to women faculty on campus share their research interests, achievements, and to create much-needed conversation about faculty interests on campus.

This Lecture Series is presented by the Fellowship for SJSU Faculty Women and hosted by the Center for Faculty Development.


2015 Fall Semester

  Amy Leisenring headshot      

Amy Leisenring, Associate Professor, Sociology & Interdisciplinary Social Sciences

""Reflections from a Community-based Research Project in an Undergraduate Sociology Class: Examining the Factors that Shape Parental Involvement in Low-Income Elementary Schools"


Ruma Chopra, Associate Professor, History

"The Jamaican Trail of Tears"



2015 Spring Semester


  Amy D'Andrade      

Amy D'Andrade, Associate Professor, Social Work

"Meeting struggling parents where they are: Service delivery in Child Protective Services systems”

  kate davis

Kate Davis, Professor and Chair, Geography

"At home in the wild:  The botanical adventures of Ynes Mexia in Mexico and South America, 1925-1938. ”


2014 Fall Semester Series

   edward worley

Beverly Grindstaff, Associate Professor, Art & Art History


 Liz Cara

Liz Cara, Chair, Occupational Therapy


  Sang Kil 

Sang Kil, Associate Professor, Justice Studies



2014 Spring Semester Series

Photo of Tanya Bakhru  

Tanya Bakhru, Assistant Professor, Women Studies

"Movement, Consumption, and Choice in Neoliberal Reproductive Health Discourses: An Irish Case Study”

Photo of Mary Poffenroth


Mary Poffenroth, Lecturer, Biological Sciences

"Large Lecture Student Engagement"

Photo of Kathrine Richardson  

Kathrine Richardson, Assistant Professor, Geology

“Shaping and Making a Future: Iranian American Business and Technology Leaders in Silicon Valley”

Photo of Lynne Trulio


Lynne Trulio, Chair & Professor, Environmental Studies

"Return of the Native: Can we save burrowing owls in Silicon Valley?"

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2013 Fall Semester Series

Annie Marie Todd  

Anne Marie Todd, Professor, Communication Studies

“Environmental patriotism: A communication strategy for mobilizing social change”


Rosemary Henze

Katherine Masters



Rosemary Henze, Professor, Linguistics and Language Development and
Katherine Masters, Lecturer, English & Comparative Literature

“Problem Posing, Partnership, and Inquiry-Based Language Learning in Nicaragua”

Susan Shillinglaw


Susan Shillinglaw, Professor, English & Comparative Literature

“Carol and John Steinbeck: Ecology of Marriage”


Miranda Worthen


Miranda Worthen, Assistant Professor, Health Science and Recreation

“Reintegration of War Affected Young Mothers: Findings from a community based participatory action research study in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Northern Uganda”

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