Katherine Cushing

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Associate Professor, Environmental Studies. (Photo by: David Schmitz/San Jose State University)

Katherine Cushing is a professor of environmental studies and the executive director of CommUniverCity SJSU, an award-winning non-profit serving low-income residents in Central San Jose. She is a nationally recognized expert on sustainability and community-engaged learning and has advised United Nations’ departments, Fortune 500 companies, the cities of San Jose and Palo Alto, California, and the Army Corps of Engineers. Her primary areas of expertise are environmental policy, water resources management, and service learning. She holds a doctoral degree in civil and environmental engineering from Stanford University. Prior to joining SJSU, Katherine was a faculty member at both Stanford and the University of California, Berkeley.

Phone: 408-924-6951
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Drought, Environment, Environmental Studies, Governance, Science, Social Sciences, State and Local Politics

Frances Edwards

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Professor of Political Science and Director of the Master of Public Administration Program. (Photo by: David Schmitz/San Jose State University)

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.

Phone: 408-924-5559
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Disaster Preparedness, Disaster Relief, Earthquake, Emergency, Flood, Governance, Loma Prieta, Politics, Social Sciences, State and Local Politics

Craig Clements

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Craig Clements, Associate Professor, Department of Meteorology and Climate Science. (Photo by: David Schmitz/San Jose State University)

Craig Clements is a professor in the Department of Meteorology and Climate Science, director of the Wildfire Interdisciplinary Center (WIRC) and director of the Fire Weather Lab. 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.

Phone: 408-924-5275
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Disaster Preparedness, Drought, Environment, Governance, Meteorology, Science, State and Local Politics, Wildfire

Garrick Percival

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Garrick Percival, Associate Professor, Political Science. (Photo by: David Schmitz/San Jose State University)

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).

Phone: 408-924-5553
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Governance, Jails, Justice, Politics, Social Sciences, State and Local Politics