Faculty Experts

From the discovery of new planets to the work of noted criminologists, SF State offers a wide variety of scholars who are the most distinguished in their fields. This directory identifies academics who possess insight and knowledge of diverse subjects and who are willing to work with journalists whenever possible. The faculty experts directory is compiled by the Office of Strategic Marketing and Communications. 

If you need immediate assistance finding an expert, please call (415) 338-1665 or email pubcom@sfsu.edu


Nicholas Certo

Professor Emeritus of Special Education

Office Phone: (415) 338-2503

Email: ncerto@sfsu.edu

Nicholas Certo is an expert on the inclusion of young adults with disabilities in education and the workplace.

Areas of Expertise:

Inclusion of disabled students in public schools

Independent living for young adults with disabilities

Transition from school to work

Highest Degree: Ph.D., Behavioral Disorders, University of Wisconsin

Anoshua Chaudhuri

Professor and Chair of Economics

Office Phone: (415) 338-2108

Email: anoshua@sfsu.edu

Anoshua Chaudhuri is a health economist with expertise on health care systems and health financing in developing countries, particularly South Asia and the health of elderly people and children.

Areas of Expertise:

Health care financing in developing countries

Public health

Immigrant health in the United States

Highest Degree: Ph.D., Economics, University of Washington

Vivian Chavez

Associate Professor of Health Education

Office Phone: (415) 338-1307

Email: vchavez@sfsu.edu

Vivian Chavez is an expert on community organizing for public health issues.

Areas of Expertise:

New approaches to public health

Ethnic community health issues

Highest Degree: Ph.D., Public Health, University of California, Berkeley

Yu-Charn Chen

Professor of Design and Industry

Office Phone: (415) 338-1171

Email: LIHJIUN@aol.com

Yu-Charn Chen is an expert in computer-aided design and industrial technology. Chen has taught courses in electrical drafting, electrical engineering, electronics engineering, electrical material science, and electrical technology. He previously was an electrical communications officer in the Chinese Air Force and has worked as a design engineer for several companies in the Bay Area.

Areas of Expertise:

Electronic engineering

Computer-aided design

Research and development in industrial technology

Highest Degree: Ph.D., Industrial Technology, University of Northern Iowa

Laureen Chew

Professor Emerita of Asian American Studies

Office Phone: (415) 338-1693

Email: laureenc@sfsu.edu

A former public school teacher, Laureen Chew advocated for the bilingual programs in San Francisco Unified School District. Chew was one of the students at SF State who organized the 1968/69 student led strike for more faculty of color and ethnic studies curriculum.

Areas of Expertise:

Elementary education

Ethnic studies curriculum

Bilingual education

Highest Degree: Ph.D., History, Columbia University

Jensen Chung

Professor Emeritus of Communication Studies

Office Phone: (415) 338-7794

Email: jchung@sfsu.edu

Jensen Chung is an expert in organizational leadership and communication.

Areas of Expertise:

Concept of Chi

Highest Degree: Ph.D., Communication, State University of New York at Buffalo

Sophie Clavier

Dean of Graduate Studies

Office Phone:

Email: sclavier@sfsu.edu

Sophie's scholarship and publications have been in the areas of international law, peaceful settlement of international disputes and international human rights.

Areas of Expertise:

International law

Peaceful settlement of international disputes

International human rights

Highest Degree: Ph.D., International Public Law, University of Paris

Chris Clemens

Assistant Professor of Broadcast & Electronic Communication Arts

Office Phone: (415) 405-0922

Email: cclemens@sfsu.edu

Chris Clemens is an experienced director, video editor and production assistant. He studies and teaches on the subjects of portrayals of sexuality and gender in the media and the effects of mass media on society.

Areas of Expertise:

Video production

Gender and sexuality in media

Mass media and society

Highest Degree: PhD, Communication and Marketing Communication, University of Connecticut