John Delacruz is an assistant professor of advertising in the School of Journalism and Mass Communications. He holds a master’s in the history of art and design from Manchester Metropolitan University. His interests include social and digital channels within the advertising process and experiential learning spaces and their impacts on the creative disciplines of advertising and graphic design.
Melinda Jackson is an associate professor of political science and research director for the Survey and Policy Research Institute at SJSU. She holds a doctoral degree in political science from the University of Minnesota, with concentrations in American politics, research methods and political psychology. Her research focuses on public opinion and political engagement in American politics. She is an expert on the importance of Silicon Valley in U.S. politics.
Marjorie Freedman is an associate professor of nutrition, food science and packaging. She holds a doctoral degree in nutritional science from the University of California, Davis. Her interests and research includes nutrition policy and labeling, environmental correlates of obesity, portion size, food insecurity, community nutrition and nutrition education.
William Armaline is an associate professor of justice studies and director of the Human Rights Program at SJSU. He holds a doctoral degree in philosophy from the University of Connecticut. Formally trained in sociology, education, and human rights, Armaline is an interdisciplinary scholar whose interests, applied work, and scholarly publications address social problems as they relate to political economy, environmental sustainability, critical race theory and anti-racist action, critical pedagogy and transformative education, inequality and youth, mass incarceration and the war on drugs.
Stan Malos is a professor of management, specializing in human resource management in the Lucas College and Graduate School of Business. He holds a law degree from UCLA and doctoral degree from Purdue University. His teaching and research include employment discrimination, professional career mobility and related legal issues.
Richard Larson is a lecturer in the Department of Nutrition, Food Science and Packaging and the Department of Hospitality Management. He holds a bachelor’s in psychology from SJSU and the prestigious Foodservice Management Professional designation from the National Restaurant Association. He has been certifying food service managers in ServSafe Food Safety training for more than 15 years and has trained thousands of industry professionals.
Stoyu Ivanov is an associate professor of accounting and finance and assistant director of the Center for Banking and Financial Services. In addition, he is a Nancie Fimbel Investment Fellow in the Lucas College and Graduate School of Business. He holds a doctoral degree from the University of Nebraska. Ivanov teaches corporate finance, financial markets and institutions and real estate finance. His research focuses on exchange traded funds and indexing.
Katherine Cushing is an associate professor of environmental studies and associate director of CommUniverCity San Jose. She holds a doctoral degree in civil and environmental engineering from Stanford University. Her primary areas of expertise are water resources management and sustainability in higher education. CommUniverCity brings together underserved communities, SJSU and the city of San Jose to develop great neighborhoods.
Frances Edwards is a professor of political science and director of the Master of Public Administration program. She is deputy director of Mineta Transportation Institute’s National Transportation Safety and Security Center. She holds a doctoral degree in public administration from New York University. She is a certified emergency manager with over 20 years of experience in California. Her research focuses on issues related to seismic safety, emergency management, homeland security, continuity of operations for government and businesses, and global supply chain security.
Craig Hobbs is an assistant professor and program coordinator of the Digital Media Arts program. He holds a master’s of fine art from the Digital Arts and New Media program at the University of California, Santa Cruz. His areas of expertise include computer games, human-computer interaction, digital media art and multidisciplinary collaboration.
Marco Pagani is an associate professor of finance and director of the Center for Banking and Finance Services at SJSU. He holds a doctoral degree in finance from Georgia State University. His research and teaching interests include corporate finance, capital markets and institutions, investments and derivative securities.