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, ESL
B.A., Marygrove College
M.A., Eastern Michigan University

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

Aranyakul, Sarah (2012)
Assistant 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

Behonick, Danielle J (2009)
Professor, Biology/Health Science
B.S., Boston College
Ph.D., University of California, San Francisco

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

C

Cabrera, Leonor (2007)
Dean, Business, Design, and Workforce 
B.S., California State University Hayward
M.B.A., College of Notre Dame, CA

Carey, Julie (2015)
Associate Professor, ESL
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

Chaney, Ronda (1991)
Professor, Home Economics
A.A., College of San Mateo
B.A., San Francisco State University
M.A., San Francisco State University

Clay, David (2002)
Professor, English
B.A., University of California, Berkeley
M.A., San Jose State University
M.A., San Francisco State University

D

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

Day, Melinda (2015)
Assistant Professor, Early Childhood Education/Child Development
B.A. Tufts University
M.P.H., University of Illinois-Chicago
Ph.D., Syracuse University

E

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

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

Engel, Karen (2018)
Dean of 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

Enriquez, Amelito (1995)
Professor, Engineering, Mathematics
B.S., University of Philippines
M.S., Ohio State University
Ph.D., University of California, Irvine

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

F

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

Follansbee, Richard (1998)
Professor, Mathematics
B.A., San Francisco State University
B.S., Cal Poly State University
M.S., Northeastern University

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

G

Gangel, Susan (2002)
Professor, English
B.A., Elmira College
M.A., San Francisco State University

Garcia, Michael E. (1989)
Athletic Director
B.S., California State University, Fullerton
M.S., Hayward State University

Gaspar, Erik (2011)
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, ECE/CD
B.A., University of Connecticut
M.P.A., College of Notre Dame
Ed.D., Argosy University

Hartman, Max (2014)
Dean of 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)
Associate Professor, Mathematics
B.S., San Francisco State University
M.A., San Francisco State University

I

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

K

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

L

Lacefield, Hyla (2013)
Assistant Professor, Digital Art and Animation
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, Robert B. (2005)
Professor, Sociology
B.A., University of California, Berkeley
M.A., University of California, Los Angeles

Lipe, Catherine (2007)
MESA Coordinator
B.S., Vanderbilt University
M.A., University of Pennsylvania
M.B.A., University of Pennsylvania

M

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

Mahoney, Susan (2012)
Associate Professor, Earth Science
B.A. Macalester College
M.S. University of California, Davis

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

Markt, Cheri (2016)
Associate Professor, Engineering and Computer Science
B.S., Brigham Young University
M.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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

Martin, Nicholas (2012)
Assistant 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)
Assistant Professor, Counseling
A.A., Merritt College
B.A., University of California, Berkeley
M.A., Saint Mary’s College of California

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

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

N

Naas, Paul (2007)
Associate 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)
Assistant 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) 
Assistant Professor, ESL
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)
Assistant Professor, ESL
B.A., University of Massachusetts at Amherst
M.A., School for International Training

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

Perlas, Char (2018)
B.A. California State University, Fresno
M.S. California State University, Sacramento
M.P.A. California State University, East Bay
Ph.D. Capella University

R

Reed, David A. (2013)
B.A. Portland State University
M.S. Portland State University

Rhodes, Carol (2005)
Professor, Biology
B.S., University of California, Davis
M.S., University of Minnesota
Ph.D., University of Minnesota

Rico, Christopher (2011)
Assistant 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)
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
A.B., University of California, Berkeley
B.S., San Francisco State University
J.D., University of Santa Clara

S

Santos, Sarita (2012)
Professor, Early Childhood Education/Child 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, ESL
B.A., University of California, San Diego
M.A., San Jose State University

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

Shankar, Sumathi (2017)
Associate 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)
Associate Professor, ESL
B.A., Sarah Lawrence College
M.A., NYU
Ph.D., University of Texas, Austin

Sigona, Nadya (2012)
Assistant 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)
Associate Professor, Psychology
B.A., Hope College
M.A., Wayne State
Ph.D., Wayne State

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

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

T

Tedone-Goldstone, Diana (2014)
Librarian
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

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

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

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

V

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

W

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

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

Windham, Adam (2018)
Interim Dean, Science and Technology
B.A., University of California, Berkeley
M.S., San Francisco State University