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CSM Employees News

College of San Mateo, Cañada College and Skyline College continue to be closed through November 18. The campuses are expected to reopen on Monday, November 19. San Mateo Athletic Club is open. Some events and programs not operated by the College are still taking place.

More than 170 CSM faculty and staff took part in a day of presentations, panels and professional development workshops designed to engage the campus community for Flex Day on October 10, twice as many as attended last year.

CSM has added an exciting new adjunct faculty member to its extensive roster of working artists. Pantea Karimi is a well-established artist who works in installation art, prints, virtual reality and video projection.

LaShonda Kennedy has joined CSM’s Workforce Development department as the new program services coordinator. She has extensive experience in project management, workforce development, community outreach and program development and evaluation.

David Bertini, a CSM alumnus, has become Menlo Park’s new chief of police. The appointment became official on July 8, 2018, the Almanac News reported.

Tiffany previously served as the assistant principal of curriculum and instruction at Half Moon Bay High School, a position she held since 2014. She oversaw all curriculum and instructional matters at Half Moon Bay.

More than 20 CSM faculty participated in an intensive 2-1/2 day workshop in June to prepare them to teach the College One course. Participating in the workshop not only qualifies these faculty to teach the course, which is expected to grow in the coming years, but also to spread the best pedagogy across our teaching in all disciplines.

Congratulations to Dr. Ron Andrade (‘18), who successfully defended his doctoral dissertation at San Francisco State. Titled The Influence of Validation on Academic Outcomes for Oceania Community College Students, the dissertation examines the extent to which Oceania students experience validation by institutional actors on a community college campus.

Jill Kolongowski, assistant professor of writing and literature at CSM, has become the second faculty member to publish a book within the last couple of months. “Life Lessons Harry Potter Taught Me,” published by Ulysses Press, is a collection of essays themed around the Harry Potter series on its 20th anniversary.

CSM Equity Director Jeremiah Sims’ new book is now out and available through Peter Lang Publishers. Revolutionary STEM Education: Critical-Reality Pedagogy and Social Justice in STEM for Black Males calls for a revolutionary paradigm shift in the STEM education of and for black boys.