New Faculty

The College of Social Sciences welcomes six new faculty members, Dallas Augustine, Gabriela Gonzalez, Justin Strong, Désia Bacon, Susana Gallardo, and Kerri J. Malloy.

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Dallas Augustine

Dallas Augustine

Assistant Professor, Justice Studies

Dr. Augustine conducts research on punishment, law, and inequality, with substantive emphases on prisons, prisoner reentry, and employment. She is especially interested in working with and for groups at heightened risk of incarceration, such as those with intersecting vulnerabilities including people who use drugs, have serious mental illness, and/or experience homelessness.  Continue reading

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Gabriela Gonzalez

Assistant Professor, Justice Studies

Gabriela Gonzalez is an Assistant Professor of Justice Studies at SJSU. Dr. Gonzalez received her PhD in Criminology, Law & Society from the University of California, Irvine. Her research is focused on the nature and impact of punishment and inequality in the United States.  Continue reading

Justin Strong

Justin Strong

Assistant Professor, Justice Studies

Justin Strong is an assistant professor in the Department of Justice Studies at San José State University. Dr. Strong earned a Ph.D. in Criminology, Law & Society with doctoral emphases in Critical Theory and Race and Justice Studies at the University of California, Irvine. Continue reading

Desia Bacon

Désia Bacon

Assistant Professor, Pscyhology

Désia Bacon earned her MS and PhD in (Developmental) Psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she was an NSF Graduate Research Fellow, a Wisconsin Distinguished Graduate Fellow, and a Morse Scholar.  Continue reading
Susana L Gallardo

Susana Gallardo

Assistant Professor, Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies

Dr. Susana L. Gallardo is Assistant Professor of Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies (WGSS). She earned her doctorate in Religious Studies from Stanford and a Masters of Theological Studies from Harvard Divinity School. Continue reading
Kerri Malloy

Kerri J. Malloy

Assistant Professor, Native American & Indigenous Studies

Kerri J. Malloy is an Assistant Professor of Native American and Indigenous Studies. His research focuses on the genocide of Indigenous peoples and the ongoing healing and reconciliation in North America.  Continue reading