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.
Bryce Westlake is an associate professor of justice studies at the College of Social Sciences. His research interests include digital forensic science, online sex crimes, cybercrime, social network analysis and capital punishment. He holds a doctoral degree in criminology from Simon Fraser University.
Craig Hobbs is an associate professor and program coordinator of the Digital Media Arts program. His areas of expertise include computer games, human-computer interaction, digital media art and multidisciplinary collaboration. He holds a master’s of fine art from the Digital Arts and New Media program at the University of California, Santa Cruz.
David Parent is a professor of electrical engineering at the Charles W. Davidson College of Engineering. He teaches courses in circuits and systems. His research focuses on materials that allow electrical and biological systems to communicate with each other and student success in STEM. He also specializes in creating engineering courses that address social and global issues. He holds a doctoral degree in electrical engineering from the University of Connecticut.
Étienne Brown is an assistant professor in the Department of Philosophy, where he teaches the ethics of technology. His work focuses on the regulation of speech on social media, and he has published several essays in academic journals on the relationship between misinformation, fake news, internet trolling, hate speech and freedom of expression. He holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and philosophy from the University of Ottawa, a master’s degree in philosophy from the same university and a doctoral degree in philosophy from the Sorbonne.
John Delacruz is an associate professor of advertising in the School of Journalism and Mass Communications at the College of Humanities and the Arts. 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. He holds a master’s in the history of art and design from Manchester Metropolitan University.
Jorjeta Jetcheva is an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Engineering. Her current areas of research focus are artificial intelligence, natural language processing and knowledge management. She also leads initiatives to empower women and underrepresented students in STEM. She holds a bachelor’s degree with a double major in computer science and mathematics from Mount Holyoke College and a doctoral degree in computer science from Carnegie Mellon University.
Robert Chapman Wood is a professor of strategic management at the Lucas College and Graduate School of Business. His research focuses on the strategic management of large organizations, including the successful implementation of tech systems. He holds a doctoral degree in business administration from Boston University and was a post-doctoral research fellow at Harvard Business School.
Sheryl Ehrman is the dean of the Charles W. Davidson College of Engineering. She holds a doctoral degree in chemical engineering (in the major field of aerosol science and technology and the minor field of atmospheric science) from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Stan Malos is a professor of management, specializing in human resource management at the Lucas College and Graduate School of Business. His teaching and research include employment discrimination, professional career mobility and related legal issues. He holds a law degree from UCLA and a doctoral degree from Purdue University.
Sumita Raghuram is the Alan and Lori Kessler endowed professor at the Lucas College and Graduate School of Business. She has studied remote work for 25 years, including mandatory and voluntary remote work, and its impact on individuals and organizations. She also focuses on international human resource management and technology workers. She holds a doctoral degree in human resource management from the University of Minnesota.
Timothy Hendrick is an associate professor of advertising in the School of Journalism and Mass Communications at the College of Humanities and the Arts. 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. He holds a master’s in communications from Brigham Young University.