Faculty Experts Guide
The faculty of Cañada College have expertise in literally hundreds of diverse fields. From early childhood education to community-based English tutoring, history, and interior design, faculty members at Cañada College are recognized for their academic excellence.
We have gathered brief outlines of the scholarly expertise of select faculty members and we encourage the news media to contact them directly with questions.
CAÑADA COLLEGE FACULTY EXPERTS
Lezlee Ware, Associate Professor of Political Science: Lezlee earned her Ph.D. in Political Science with a focus on urban politics and faith-based organizations from the University of Southern California. She received a master's degree from UCLA where she studied the confluence of Islam and politics in Nigeria. She can discuss the relationship between Islam and politics in Africa and the Middle-East. In addition, she can discuss how faith-based organizations in the United States influence public policy and the relationship between religion and politics in the U.S. Phone: 650-306-3441. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Linda M. Haley, Community-Based English Tutoring Coordinator: Linda's research interests include English as a Second Language, community-based ESL programs, Proposition 227 (requiring all education in California schools to be taught in English) and bilingual education, Latino immigrant communities, the Fair Oaks Community of San Mateo County, CA, and the collaboration between elementary, high school and community colleges to deliver education. Phone: (650) 306-3495. E-mail: email@example.com.
Carolyn Jung, Professor, Office Technology: Carolyn's expertise includes vocational training and preparing students for the workforce. She is also qualified to discuss existing and emerging business and office technologies. Phone: (650) 306-3213. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nancy Wolford, Ph.D., Professor and Program Director, Interior Design: Nancy's research is focused on accessible design issues as related to an aging population. She can also speak to Green and Sustainable design and environmentally friendly design materials, housing and residential space planning issues (particularly making use of limited space), and can answer questions on general interior design. Phone: (650) 306-3451. E-mail: email@example.com.
Patty Dilko, Professor, Early Childhood Education: Patty's research interests include child development issues, early care and education including Universal Pre-School, careers in early childhood education, teacher preparation, and the implementation of high quality early care and education settings in San Mateo County. Phone: (650) 306-3115. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Anniqua Rana, Professor, ESL/English: Anniqua works in the English Institute (ESL) and English Departments connecting the two departments and ensuring an easy transition for students of English as a second or foreign language to transfer level English courses. She was co-coordinator of the Language Arts Project, collaboration with the English and Spanish Departments to ensure the success of students at Cañada. Her interests include using technology in teaching language and working toward an appreciation of cultural diversity on campus. Phone: (650) 306-3470. E-mail: email@example.com
Paul S. Roscelli, Professor of Economics, Accounting and Law: Paul's areas of emphasis include fiscal policy, trade policy, anti-trust economics and the economics of social issues. He has researched hiring policies, the use of race and gender in academic admissions, and curriculum as it relates to transfer, basic skills, and the workforce. Paul is also the advisor to the college's chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa honor society. Phone: (650) 306-3414. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Monica Malamud, Ph.D., Professor of Spanish: Monica's expertise is in language acquisition, including both first and foreign language learning, as well as bilingualism. A native speaker of Spanish, Monica claims to be only trilingual, although she has studied six foreign languages so far. She was co-coordinator of the Language Arts Project at Cañada College, which focused on the linguistic factors that influence student success. She is involved in the community as an advocate for bilingual education. Phone: (650) 306-3442. E-mail: email@example.com
Ronda Chaney, Professor and Program Director, Fashion Design: Ronda can discuss the textile changes occurring in the global environment as well as fashion trends and the influences behind these trends. She has written one book and many articles on fashion design. Ronda works with students pursuing a career in the apparel industry. Phone: (650) 306-3370. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Yolanda Valenzuela, Professor of English: Yolanda can discuss the instruction of English as a Second Language, post-secondary reading and composition, and Community Based English Teaching. She can also address Generation 1.5 Learners, and connecting reading curriculum into live theater. Phone: (650) 306-3206. E-mail: email@example.com
Susan E. Gangel, Associate Professor of English: Susan's research interests include creative writing across all cultures, new forms of text, contemporary American artists, and collaborative writing experiments. Phone: (650)-306-3378. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Raymond M. Lapuz, Professor of Mathematics: Ray has been involved in teaching honors-level calculus and has developed a teaching style that uses group work, journals, technology, and the standard lecture. He worked on a committee to revamp the calculus curriculum at the University of California at Santa Cruz. Phone: (650) 306-3290. E-mail: email@example.com
Carol Rhodes, Associate Professor of Biology: Carol has conducted research on crop improvement using biotechnology. She is experienced with several methods of genetic transformation of plants, including protoplasts, particle bombardment, electroporation, and Agrobacterium. Carol's background also involved classical plant breeding, such that she understands many perspectives on issues of genetically modified foods. Phone: (650) 574-6628. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Amelito Enriquez, Professor of Engineering and Mathematics: Amelito earned his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering with a focus on fluid dynamics from the University of California, Irvine. His research interests include atmospheric turbulence, coastal upwelling, dynamics of air-sea interaction, computational fluid dynamics, and the use of technology in engineering education. Phone: 650-306-3261. E-mail: email@example.com.
Robert Lee, Assistant Professor of Sociology: Robert's research interests include the sociology of ethnicity, race, and nationalism with a focus on immigrant adaptation and integration in the United States. He has also researched topics related to social movements and East Asian development and culture. Phone: (650) 306-3438. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jessica Einhorn, Assistant Professor of Anthropology: Jessica earned her BA degrees in Journalism, Photography, and Anthropology from CSU Sacramento. She recieved a master's degree in Visual Anthropology from the University of Kent, England. The focus of her thesis was on what the visual anthropologist can contribute to museum studies through a discussion of hair styles and identity of the Kwanyama people in Angola. Her interests include great basin prehistoric archaeology and visual culture.Phone: (650) 306-3311. Email: email@example.com.