Annette Nellen is a professor of accounting and finance and director of the SJSU Graduate Tax Program. She teaches courses in tax research, accounting methods, property transactions, high-tech tax matters, employment tax, ethics and tax policy. Nellen has testified before the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee, U.S. Senate Finance Committee, California Assembly Revenue and Taxation Committee and tax reform commissions and committees on various aspects of federal and state tax reform. Her interests include tax rules and the New Economy, including digital goods and services such as cloud computing and virtual currencies; transactions such as crowdfunding and marijuana operations; and the sharing economy, such as Airbnb. She holds a law degree from Loyola Law School and MBA from Pepperdine University. Prior to joining San José State University, she was a tax manager with Ernst & Young and an Internal Revenue Service revenue agent and lead instructor.
Eugene Cordero is a professor in the Department of Meteorology and Climate Science. He is the founder and director of the Green Ninja Project, an educational initiative that supports teachers and their students with digital media and curricula designed around climate science and solutions. His research focuses on understanding the processes responsible for long-term changes in climate through the use of observations and atmospheric models. He holds a doctoral degree from the University of California, Davis.