Faculty and Other Academic Personnel

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Date of appointment to San Mateo County Community College District follows name.

A

Aguirre, Alicia (1988)
Professor - English as a Second Language, Spanish
B.A., Marygrove College
M.A., Eastern Michigan University

Alforja, Melissa Rivera (2014)
Professor - Counseling, TRIO Faculty Coordinator
M.A., San Jose State University 2007 

Alizaga, Natalie (2018)
Associate Professor - Psychology
B.S., San Jose State University
M.P.H., University of Michiga,.n
M.Phil., The George Washington University
Ph.D., The George Washington University

Aranyakul, Sarah (2012)
Professor - Counseling
B.S., Golden Gate University
M.A., Santa Clara University

B

Barrales-Ramirez, Lorraine (2008)
Professor - Counseling
B.A., California State University, Fullerton
M.P.A., Notre Dame de Namur University
M.A., San Jose State University

Budd, Anna (2007)
Professor - Theater Arts
B.A., University of California Davis
M.F.A., San Francisco State University

Bueno, Aricka (2019)
Associate Professor - Counseling
B.A., University of California at Davis
M.S., San Francisco State University

C

Cabrera, Leonor (2007)
Professor - Accounting, Business
B.S., California State University Hayward
M.B.A., College of Notre Dame, CA

Carey, Julie (2015)
Associate Professor - English as a Second Language 
B.A., University of Miami
M.A., San Francisco State University

Carranza, James (2018) 
Dean - Humanities & Social Sciences
B.A., University of California, Santa Barbara
M.A., San Francisco State University

Chan, Ryan "Daryan" (2006)
Associate Professor - Counseling
A.A., Skyline College
B.A., San Francisco State University
M.Ed., University of California, Los Angeles

Chaney, Ronda (1991)
Professor - Fashion Design 
B.S., University of Missouri
M.A., San Francisco State University

D

Darafshi, Gloria (1999)
Professor - Counseling
B.A., University of Massachusetts Amherst
M.S.W., University of Connecticut

E

Eck, David (2016)
Associate Professor - Philosophy
B.A., Lehigh University
M.A., University of South Florida
Ph.D., University of South Florida

Elteto, Attila (2013)
Professor - Astronomy, Physics
B.A., Cornell University
Ph.D., University of Colorado, Boulder
M.S., University of New Haven

Engel, Karen (2018)
Dean - Planning, Research, Innovation, and Effectiveness (PRIE)
B.A., Brown University
M.A.L.D., The Fletcher School, Tufts University
Ph.D., The Fletcher School, Tufts University

Erickson, Denise (1977)
Professor - Art History
B.A., University of California, Santa Barbara
M.A., University of California, Santa Barbara

Eslamieh, Salumeh (2006)
Professor - English, Reading
B.A., University of California, Irvine
M.A., San Francisco State University

Estrada, Valeria (2004)
Professor -  Library Science
B.A., University of San Francisco
M.L.I.S., University of Washington

F

Field, Alison (2011)
Professor - History
B.A., San Francisco State University
M.A., San Francisco State University

French, Jenna (2015)
Associate Professor;
Disability Resource Center Counselor / Learning Disability Specialist
B.S., University of Santa Cruz
M.S., San Francisco State University

G

Gaspar, Erik (2011)
Professor - Kinesiology, Head Men's Soccer Coach
A.A., West Valley College

B.A., San Jose State University 
M.A., Saint Mary's College of California

H

Hall, Patricia (1998)
Professor - Education and Human Development 
B.A., University of Connecticut
M.P.A., College of Notre Dame
Ed.D., Argosy University

Hartman, Max (2014)
Dean - Counseling
B.A., University of California, Santa Cruz
M.S., San Francisco State University

Hirzel, Douglas (2000)
Professor - Biological Sciences
B.A., University of California, Santa Cruz
M.S., University of Idaho

Hoffman, Michael D. (2008)
Professor - Mathematics
B.S., San Francisco State University
M.A., San Francisco State University

I

Inman, Lezlee (2019)
Associate Professor - Radiologic Technology
A.S., Canada College
B.S./Community College teaching credential, San Francisco State University
Certified Radiologic Technologist, State of California
Registered X-Ray Technologist, ARRT

Innerst, Evan (1991)
Professor - Mathematics
B.A., San Jose State University
M.S., San Jose State University

K

Kalyanaraman, Ramki (2019) 
Professor - Engineering
B.S., Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
M.S., Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
Ph.D., North Carolina State University, Raleigh

Kaven, Jessica (2011)
Professor - Communication Studies
B.A., University of Hawai‘i
M.A., San José State University
Ed.D., California State University, Stanislaus

Kippes, Althea (2019)
Associate Professor - Paralegal, Business
B.S., University of California, Berkeley
M.A., San Francisco State University
J.D., Golden Gate University School of Law

L

Lacefield, Hyla (2013)
Dean - Business, Design, and Workforce
B.A., University of Georgia, Athens
M.A., University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa

Lapuz, Raymond (2000)
Professor - Mathematics
B.A., University of California, Santa Cruz
M.A., University of California, Santa Cruz

Lee, Matthew G. (2021)
Dean – Kinesiology, Athletics, and Dance
A.A., Cañada College
B.A., University of California, Los Angeles
M.S., New York University

Lee, Robert B. (2005)
Professor - Sociology
B.A., University of California, Berkeley
M.A., University of California, Los Angeles

Luu, Julie (2020)
Associate Professor - Biological Sciences
B.S., University of California, Davis

Ph.D., University of California, Davis

M

Maher, Doniella (2014)
Professor - English
B.A., California State University, Sacramento
M.A., San Francisco State

Mahoney, Susan (2012)
Professor - Geology 
B.A., Macalester College
M.S., University of California, Davis

Malamud, Monica (2001)
Professor - Spanish, Linguistics
B.S., Universidad Tecnologica Nacional
M.S., Universidad Tecnologica Nacional
M.S., Western Michigan University
Ph.D., Boston University

Malavade, Kiran (2021)
Assistant Professor - English
B.A. Wesleyan University
M.A. San Francisco State University

Malhotra, Ritu (2016)
Professor - Medical Assisting
MD, SDUMC, Kolar, India 

Marshall, Jessica (2007)
Professor - Anthropology
B.A., California State University, Sacramento
M.A., University of Kent, England

Martin, Nicholas (2012)
Professor - Counseling
B.A., University of San Francisco
M.A., University of San Francisco

Meckler, David (2005)
Professor - Music
B.S., Lafayette College
M.M., University of Cincinnati
Ph.D., University of California, San Diego

Medina, Jeanette (2002)
Professor - Chemistry
Ph.D., University of Miami

Mendez, Sandra A. (2010)
Professor - Counseling
A.A., Merritt College
B.A., University of California, Berkeley
M.A., Saint Mary’s College of California

Mendoza, Graciano (2019)
Vice President - Administrative Services
B.S., Santa Clara University
M.B.A., Santa Clara University

Miladinova, Ana (2007)
Professor - Dance, Fitness
B.A., University of Ljubljana
M.A., San Francisco State University

Monarres, David  (2015)
Associate Professor - Mathematics
B.A., Cal Poly Pomona
M.S., San Diego State University

Moore, Jamillah K. (2015)
President
B.A., California State University, Sacramento
M.A., California State University, Sacramento
Ed.D., University of San Francisco

Morales, William (1992)
Professor - Art
B.A., University of California, Santa Cruz
M.F.A., Boston University

N

Naas, Paul (2007)
Professor/Program Coordinator - Digital Art and Animation
A.S., College of San Mateo
B.A., San Jose State University
M.F.A., Academy of Art University

Nance Carrigan, Candice Rose (2013)
Professor - Business
A.S., Ohlone College
B.S., San Jose State University
M.B.A., American International College

Nicholls, Anne L. (1988)
Professor - Cooperative Education
A.A., Skyline College
A.S., Cañada College
B.A., University of California, Davis
M.B.A., City University, Bellevue, WA

P

Pacheco Matus, Gerardo (2018) 
Associate Professor - English as a Second Language
B.A., San Francisco State University
M.F.A., San Francisco State University

Palmer, Lisa (1998)
Professor - English
B.A., Stanford
M.A., Columbia
Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles

Partlan, Martin (2002)
Professor - Physics
B.A., San Francisco State University
M.S., University of California, Davis
Ph.D., University of California, Davis

Pelletier, Danielle (2018)
Associate Professor - English as a Second Language
B.A., University of Massachusetts at Amherst
M.A., School for International Training

Pérez, Manuel Alejandro (2019)
Vice President - Student Services
B.A., Santa Clara University
M.A., San Diego State University
Ed.D. University of San Francisco

Perkins, Katie (2015)
Associate Professor - Kinesiology, Head Women’s Soccer Coach
B.S., Loyola Marymount University 
M.A., San Jose State University

R

Reed, David A. (2013)
Dean - Academic Support and Learning Technologies
B.A., Portland State University
M.S., Portland State University

Rico, Christopher (2011)
Professor - Counseling

B.A., University of San Francisco
M.S., San Francisco State University

Rivera, Rafael (1999)
Professor - Radiologic Technology
A.S., Cañada College
B.A., San Francisco State University
M.P.H., Oregon State University
Certified Radiologic Technologist, State of California
Registered X-Ray Technologist, ARRT

Robinson, Tammy R. (2015)
Vice President - Instruction
A.A., Cerritos College
B.A., University of California, Los Angeles
M.A., California State University, Dominguez Hills
Ed.D., University of Southern California

Roscelli, Paul (1990)
Professor - Economics, Business Law
B.A., University of California, Berkeley
B.S., San Francisco State University
J.D., University of Santa Clara

S

Santos, Sarita (2012)
Professor - Education and Human Development
B.A. University of California Santa Barbara
M.A. University of California Santa Barbara
Ph.D. University of California Santa Barbara

Schertle, Katherine (2000)
Professor - English as a Second Language
B.A., University of California, San Diego
M.A., San Jose State University

Schwarz, Bill (2013)
Professor - Computer Science
B.S., California State University, East Bay
M.S., Golden Gate University

Shankar, Ganapathy "Gampi" (2019)
Associate Professor - Business
B.S. R.E.C., Trichy, India
M.S. I.I.T., New Delhi, India
M.B.A. University of Colorado, Denver

Shankar, Sumathi (2017)
Professor - Mathematics

B.Sc.  Nowrosjee Wadia College, Pune, India
M.Sc. University of Poona, Pune, India
B.Ed. Annamalai University, India
M.A. University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, USA

Sidman-Taveau, Rebekah (2014)
Professor - English as a Second Language
B.A., Sarah Lawrence College
M.A., New York University 
Ph.D., University of Texas, Austin

Sigona, Nadya (2012)
Associate Professor - Counseling

A.A., Southwestern College
B.A., Cal Poly Pomona
M.S., Golden Gate University
M.A., San Jose State University

Smith, Ami (2013)
Professor - Psychology
B.A., Hope College
M.A., Wayne State University
Ph.D., Wayne State University

Stanford, Michael (2006)
Professor - History
B.A., California Polytechnic State University
M.A., San Francisco State University

Staples, Nathan (2004)
Professor - Biological Sciences 
B.S., Loyola Marymount University
Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara

T

Tedone-Goldstone, Diana (2014)
Associate Professor - Library Science
B.A., University of San Francisco
M.L.I.S., University of California, Los Angeles

Terzakis, Elizabeth M. (2004)
Professor - English and Reading
B.A., Wesleyan University
M.A., Hollins University
M.A., Brown University

Thompson, Ameer (2020)
Dean, Science and Technology
B.S., California State University, Sacramento
Ph.D., Cornell University

Tong, Po (2013)
Professor - Mathematics
B.S., University of Hong Kong
M.S., University of Hong Kong
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley

Torres, Elsa (2011)
Associate Professor - Interior Design
B.S., San Francisco State University
M.A., San Francisco State University

Tricca, Robert E., (2010)
Professor - Chemistry
B.S., Boston College
Ph.D., Tufts University

V

Valenzuela, Yolanda (2001)
Professor - English 
B.A., University of California, Berkeley
M.A., San Francisco State University

Velline, Barbara (2019)
Professor - Accounting
B.S., University of Southern California, Los Angeles

C.P.A., California Board of Accountancy

W

Ware, Lezlee (2003)
Professor - Political Science
B.A., University of Southern California, Los Angeles
M.A., University of Southern California, Los Angeles

Wiley, Maureen (2017) 
Associate Professor - English
B.A., University of California, Berkeley
M.A., California State University, Fullerton

Y

Young, Ellen Alycia (2018)
Associate Professor -  Biological Sciences
B.A., University of California, Berkeley

M.S., San Francisco State University