Cole Armstrong is an assistant professor of kinesiology in the College of Applied Sciences and Arts. He holds a doctoral degree in sport management from Florida State University. His research focuses on management in sport organizations, sport marketing, and the influence of sport on identity development.
Matthew Masucci is the chair of the Department of Kinesiology in the College of Applied Sciences and Arts. He holds a doctoral degree in the social and cultural foundations of sport and cultural studies from the University of Tennessee. His work centers on sporting narratives and their implication on identity, meaning and community. He has collaborated on research funded by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) on elite-level American and Canadian female triathletes. Other research interests include mixed martial arts, bicycle racing and bicycle activism.
Nicholas Taylor is an associate professor of English and comparative literature in the College of Humanities and the Arts. He holds a master’s of fine arts from the University of Virginia. He is the author of four novels including Father Junipero’s Confessor. He is also the director of the Martha Heasley Cox Center for Steinbeck Studies, the only university research archive in the world dedicated solely to Steinbeck’s life and work.
Timothy Hendrick is an associate professor of advertising in the College of Applied Sciences and Arts School of Journalism. He holds a master’s in communications from Brigham Young University. Hendrick has two decades of professional experience in the advertising industry, including the tech sector. He has managed and implemented corporate branding and positioning initiatives, integrated media campaigns, and promotions and co-marketing programs at the local, national and international levels. He has received numerous awards for his creative and strategic thinking.
Michael Kimbarow is the chair of the Department of Communicative Disorders and Sciences in the Connie L. Lurie College of Education. He holds a doctoral degree in communicative disorders from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He is a speech-language pathologist with more than three decades of clinical experience with adults demonstrating speech and language disorders secondary to neurological disease, stroke and traumatic brain injury.
Jan Null is a lecturer in the Department of Meteorology and Climate Science in the College of Science. He holds a bachelor’s in atmospheric science from the University of California, Davis, and a master’s in geography from SJSU. He was a meteorologist and lead forecaster for 25 years at the National Weather Service’s San Francisco Bay Area office. His research focuses on California precipitation climatology and heatstroke deaths of children forgotten in vehicles.
Sen Chiao is an associate professor of meteorology and climate science in the College of Science. He earned a doctoral degree in atmospheric science from North Carolina State University and was a post-doctoral research fellow at Harvard. He is the director of the NASA Minority University Research and Education Program Institutional Research Opportunity (MIRO) Center for Applied Atmospheric Research and Education. His research focuses on aerosol and its impacts on air quality, weather and regional climate, urban heat islands, wildfire impacts on air quality, and public health linkages to air quality, weather and climate. He also specializes in hurricanes.
Steven Bennet is a lecturer in the School of Global Innovation and Leadership in the Lucas College and Graduate School of Business. He holds an MBA from the University of California, Los Angeles. He is also a certified public accountant. He teaches entrepreneurial finance, entrepreneurship and corporate finance.
Meghna Virick is a professor of business specializing in human resource management. She holds a doctoral degree from the University of Texas at Arlington in HR management/organizational behavior. Virick worked in HR at multiple organizations for six years before returning to academia. Her research focuses on unemployment/underemployment and gender and race related issues in HR practices, such as talent and succession planning. Her focus on diversity emphasizes issues that affect women and older workers.
Craig Clements is an associate professor of meteorology and climate science specializing in wildfires. He holds a doctoral degree in geophysics from the University of Houston. His research focuses on the micro-meteorology and behavior of wildland fires, mountain and boundary-layer meteorology, air pollution and turbulence.
Hien Do is a professor of sociology and interdisciplinary social sciences specializing in Asian American Studies. He holds a doctoral degree in philosophy from the University of California, Santa Barbara. His research focuses on Vietnamese Americans, the formation of Vietnamese-American communities, and impacts on religion and immigration. He is an expert on race and ethnic relations, students in higher education and Asian Americans in politics.
Scott Myers-Lipton is a professor of sociology and author of the book Rebuild America: Solving the Economic Crisis Through Civic Works. He holds a doctoral degree of philosophy from the University of Colorado, Boulder. He co-founded the successful campaign to raise the minimum wage in San Jose. His interests include poverty and wealth, race, community change and service learning. Recent media coverage includes this front-page story in The New York Times.
Karthika Sasikumar is an associate professor of political science. She holds a doctoral degree from Cornell University. Her research and teaching interests are in international relations theory, international regimes, global security, migration and national identity. She specializes in nuclear security issues and terrorism in South East Asia and the Middle East.
Garrick Percival is an associate professor and chair of the Political Science Department at SJSU. He holds a doctoral degree in political science from the University of California, Riverside. He teaches courses in state and local government, public policy and American government. His research focuses on American politics and public policy, primarily the nexus between criminal justice policy and inequality at the state and local levels of government. He is the co-author of the forthcoming book, California Politics and Government: A Practical Approach (15 ed).
Bob Rucker is an associate professor and director of the School of Journalism and Mass Communications. He holds a master’s in journalism from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Rucker worked for 39 years as a journalist, including as a CNN correspondent and a national news producer/reporter for Newsweek. He serves as host and moderator of the show “Equal Time” on San Francisco-based PBS station KTEH.