Continuing Success of Public Voices Fellows
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.