Continuing Success of Public Voices Fellows

Public Voices Fellowship-Cohort 2

The Office of the Provost is proud to continue its partnership with the esteemed Op-Ed Project, which aims to amplify expert voices that have been underrepresented in efforts to address today’s most pressing issues. Fellows work with experienced journalists to learn what makes an idea contagious in the public sphere and how to frame ideas in ways that will have public impact. 

The second cohort of Public Voices Fellows has had tremendous success, publishing op-eds to date in key venues such as Newsweek, The San Francisco Chronicle, Ms. Magazine, The Hill Reporter, San Jose Mercury News, CNN, and more. Most notably, in the month of November 2021, SJSU’s Public Voice Fellows have published eight op-eds, exceeding the project’s stated targets. In so doing, they have tied their peers at Yale University in being the highest-producing fellowship in the current portfolio.

SJSU is unique in opening this professional development opportunity not only to faculty but also to staff; collectively, these colleagues bring a wide range of interests and areas of expertise.

This year’s cohort includes:

Ericka Adams, Justice Studies

Anuradha Basu, Global Innovation and Leadership

Kirsten Brandt, Film and Theatre

Étienne Brown, Philosophy

Akilah Carter-Francique, Institute for the Study of Sport, Society, and Social Change

Kyoung Mi Choi, Counselor Education

Denise Dawkins, Nursing

Marcelle Dougan, Public Health and Recreation

Funie Hsu, Humanities

Faith Kirk, English and Comparative Literature

María Ledesma, Educational Leadership

Robert Marx, Child and Adolescent Development

Eduardo Muñoz-Muñoz, Teacher Education

Lilly Pinedo Gangai, Chicanx/Latinx Student Success Center

Laxmi Ramasubramanian, Urban and Regional Planning

Joanne Rondilla, Sociology and Interdisciplinary Social Sciences

Lisa Simpson, Special Education

Janet Stemwedel, Philosophy

Ching Ching Tan, Communication Studies

Katrina Tran, College of Social Sciences

Chelsea Thompto, Art and Art History

Claudio Vera Sanchez, Justice Studies

Yolanda Wiggins, Sociology and Interdisciplinary Social Sciences

Erlinda Yañez, Chicana and Chicano Studies

We look forward to seeing what they achieve individually and together! You can learn more about the Public Voices Fellowship, including the many accomplishments of the inaugural cohort, at this link.