SF State in the News 2020

A selection of recent stories about the San Francisco State University community that have appeared in the media.


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January

Professor of American Indian Studies Melissa Nelson discussed indigenous food systems at the 2020 Food Tank Summit held Wednesday in Arizona. Food Tank 1/24/20

Professor of Asian American Studies Allyson Tintiangco-Cubales’ book “Pedagogies of Resistance: Filipina/o ‘Gestures of Rebellion’ against the Inheritance of American Schooling” was referenced in a letter to the editor about ethnic studies. J. Weekly 1/23/2020

An essay by Professor of Political Science Ron Hayduk was cited in an article about allowing non-citizens to vote. Chicago Tribute 1/23/2020

Kansas City Chiefs coach Andrew Reid, a former SF State coach, reflected on his time at the University in a story about the team heading to the 2020 Super Bowl. SB Nation 1/24/2020; Yahoo! Sports 1/24/2020; NBC Sports 1/23/2020

The closure of the Confucius Institute at SF State was mentioned in an article about similar closures at other universities. Breitbart 1/24/2020; SF Gate 1/23/2020; WJZ-TV 1/23/2020


Kansas City Chiefs coach Andrew Reid, a former SF State coach, reflected on his time at the University in a story about the team heading to the 2020 Super Bowl. KPIX 1/22/2020; The Kansas City Star 1/22/2020; Bradenton Herald 1/23/2020 (This story was featured on eight news sites.)

Research from SF State’s Family Acceptance Project was referenced in multiple stories about Utah’s decision to ban LGBTQ conversion therapy. WAMC Public Radio 1/22/2020  (This story was covered by 66 news sites.)

A study by researchers at SF State about boosting energy levels and the physical benefits of skipping was mentioned in a news segment on the radio program “The John Tesh Show.” KPLA-FM 1/23/2020 (clip not available)

The closure of the Confucius Institute at SF State was mentioned in an article about closures at the University of Maryland. Associated Press 1/23/2020 (This story was published by 16 news outlets.)

The 1968 student strike at SF State was mentioned in an article about Asian American civil rights history. Next Shark 1/22/2020


Associate Vice President for International Education Yenbo Wu commented on Chinese language and culture in an article about a local festival. Xinhua 1/21/2020

SF State student Jin Zhu was interviewed about his family’s restaurant business. San Francisco Chronicle 1/22/2020

Former SF State student Tré Burt was interviewed about his music career. The Newport Buzz 1/22/2020

Alumna Lauren Miller was recently hired to head a private school in Sonoma. Half Moon Bay Review 1/21/2020

Alumna Tracy Brennan was profiled in an article. Claremont Courier 1/21/2020

Alumnus Richard Teagarden was reelected as president of the Yuba Community College District Board of Trustees. Daily Democrat 1/21/2020


An interview with Lecturer of Journalism Roland De Wolk about his book “American Disruptor: The Scandalous Life of Leland Stanford” aired on the radio program “Innovation Hub.” KJZZ 1/18/2020; WHYY-FM 1/17/2020; WYPR-FM 1/18/2020 (clips not available) (This story aired on nine radio stations.)

Lecturer of Health Education Juana Tello commented on her experience advocating for housing in San Francisco. San Francisco Examiner 1/19/2020

Former faculty member and poet Katerina Anghelaki-Rooke died this morning. Greek Reporter 1/21/2020

Alumna, actress, writer, producer and comedian Alex Borstein stars in “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” which has received a SAG Award for Best Comedy Ensemble. Daily Mail 1/19/2020; The Nation 1/21/2020

Alumnus and musician Ricky Baker was interviewed about his band Rico. Chicago Tribune 1/21/2020

Alumna Annette Bening received a Movie for Grownups Award from the AARP. WNET-TV 1/19/2019

Alumnus Malia Bumanlag commented on his participation in a women’s march in Monterey Saturday morning. Monterey Herald 1/18/2020

The closure of the Confucius Institute at SF State was mentioned in an article about closures at other colleges. Inside Higher Ed 1/21/2020


Alumnus David Wheeler was reelected as vice president of the Yuba Community College District Board of Trustees. Lake County News 1/17/2020

Alumnus Craig L. Washington was elected president of the Tournament of Roses Executive Committee. Pasadena Now 1/17/2020

Alumna and chef Deirdre Francis was interviewed about her career. Sonoma Index-Tribune 1/15/2020

Alumnus and composer Charles Amirkhanian was interviewed about his career. San Francisco Chronicle 1/14/2020 

SF State was mentioned in an article about Bay Area housing development. KNTV-TV 1/17/2020 (clip not available)

Research from SF State’s Family Acceptance Project was referenced in an op-ed about LGBTQ conversion therapy in Kentucky. Lexington Herald Leader 1/16/2020


SF State student Justin Vasquez was interviewed about a new homeless youth resource center in San Francisco. KTVU 1/15/2020

Alumnus and musician Epaminondas “Nonda” Trimis discussed his latest album. Half Moon Bay Review 1/16/2020

Alumna Karen Yocum retired after 30 years with the Park City Municipal Athletic and Recreation Center in Utah. Park Record 1/16/2020

An interview with alumnus and singer Johnny Mathis was quoted in an article about his musical career. Florida Weekly 1/16/2020

Alumna and comedian Gina Stahl-Haven was interviewed about her career. North Bay Bohemian 1/15/2020

Professor Emeritus of Africana Studies Wade Nobles was quoted in an article about Black History Month.  Chicago Crusader 1/16/2020

SF State was mentioned in an article about Bay Area housing development. San Francisco Chronicle 1/16/2020


An interview with Professor of Political Science Aaron Belkin about his organization Take Back the Court was referenced in an article about a proposal to expand the Supreme Court. San Francisco Chronicle 1/13/2020

Alumna and chef Deirdre Francis was interviewed about her career. The Press Democrat 1/15/2020


Alumnus and screenwriter Steven Zaillian was nominated for an Academy Award for his screenplay for “The Irishman.” Panorama Am 1/14/2020; Public Radio of Armenia 1/13/2020; Armen Press 1/13/2020

Alumnus Ethan Van der Ryn was on an episode of “Made in Hollywood: Teen Edition” to discuss the film “A Quiet Place,” for which he served as supervising sound editor. WWOR-TV 1/14/2020 (clip not available)

Alumna and documentary filmmaker Poh Si Teng worked on the film “St. Louis Superman,” which has been nominated for an Oscar. Hollywood Report 12/16/2019

Research from SF State’s Family Acceptance Project was referenced in an op-ed about the practice of LGBTQ conversion therapy in Texas. Houston Chronicle 1/14/2020; San Antonio Express 1/14/2020 


Lecturer of Journalism Roland De Wolk discussed his new book “American Disruptor: The Scandalous Life of Leland Stanford.” C-Span 2 1/13/2020

An article by Professor of Management John Sullivan about Uber’s sexual harassment and discrimination policies was referenced in an article about employment at tech firms. The New York Times 1/11/2020

Alumna, actress, writer, producer and comedian Alex Borstein received a Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series Critics’ Choice Award for her role in Amazon Prime’s “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.” Hollywood Reporter 1/12/2020

Alumnus Ethan Van der Ryn was on an episode of “Made in Hollywood: Teen Edition” to discuss the film “A Quiet Place,” for which he served as supervising sound editor. WNDY-TV 1/11/2020; WUPW-TV (clips not available)

SF State student Leah Lozano participated in an animation workshop Saturday at the Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center in Santa Rosa. The Press Democrat 1/11/2020


Director of the Center for Iranian Diaspora Studies Persis Karim discussed the history of media coverage of Iran. KCRW 1/9/2020; KXJZ-FM 1/9/2020; KUNR-FM 1/9/2020 (clips not available)

An interview with Professor of Management Ronald Purser about the mindfulness and wellness movement was recapped in an article. The Saturday Evening Post 1/9/2020

Alumnus, CEO and head coach for the Sierra Marlins swim team Rob Collins was named U.S. Club Coach of the Year by SwimSwam Magazine. East Oregonian 1/10/2020

Alumna Roberta Bulling was elected president of the Lemon Grove Historical Society. The Californian 1/9/2020


Director of the Center for Iranian Diaspora Studies Persis Karim discussed the history of media coverage of Iran. CNN Philippines 1/9/2020; KQED-FM 1/9/2020 (This program aired on four radio stations.)

Alumni Janet Varney, Cole Stratton and David Owen founded the annual comedy festival San Francisco Sketchfest. SF Gate 1/9/2020

Alumnus and personal trainer Tom Hutchman was a contestant on the TV show “American Ninja Warrior.” NBC Sports Chicago 1/9/2020 (clip not available)

The 1968 student strike at SF State was mentioned in a book review. The Guardian 1/8/2020


Director of the Center for Iranian Diaspora Studies Persis Karim discussed the concerns of Iranian Americans following the killing of General Qassem Soleimani. KARN-FM 1/8/2020; Erie News Now 1/8/2020; CNN 1/8/2020 (This story was covered by 15 news outlets.)

Department Chair and Professor of Labor Studies John Logan commented on Hearst Magazine employees’ plans to unionize. Women’s Wear Daily 1/8/2020

University police responded yesterday to reports of a man on campus with a suspicious golf club. KCBS-AM 1/7/2020 (clip not available)


Chair and Professor of International Relations Mahmood Monshipouri discussed concerns about the recent death of Iranian general Qassem Soleimani. KTVU 1/7/2020

Assistant Professor of Management Nara Jeong discussed her study on the effects of the U.S. presidency on corporate social responsibility. The CSR Journal 1/7/2020

Director of the Center for Iranian Diaspora Studies Persis Karim commented on the death of Iranian military leader Qasem Soleimani. CBS Los Angeles 1/3/2020

An assignment by SF State professors was mentioned in an article about a Filipino-American performing arts space. SF Weekly 1/6/2020


Family, Interiors, Nutrition & Apparel Lecturer Jennifer Stimson discussed healthy eating habits. The Daily Journal 1/2/2020

Research by Professor of Psychology David Matsumoto was cited in a list of ways to tell someone is lying. MSN 1/2/2019

Research by Associate Professor of Psychology Kevin Eschleman on the psychological benefits of hobbies was mentioned in a news segment. KPLA 1/2/2020 (clip not available online)

Alumna Roberta Bulling was elected president of the Lemon Grove Historical Society. East County Magazine 1/3/2020

Alumnus Danny Glover, an activist and actor, appeared in the film “The Last Black Man in San Francisco.” Hollywood Reporter 1/2/2020

Alumna Ginny Parsons was interviewed about her artwork. Alameda Magazine 1/2/2020

Alumnus Alrik Bursell was interviewed about his film, “The Alternate.” The Almanac 1/2/2020

Alumnus and artist Justin Gabaldon discussed a project he will present at the Half Moon Bay library. Half Moon Bay Review 1/2/2019

SF State’s 1968 student strike was mentioned in a summary story of 70 years of Bay Area news coverage. ABC7 1/2/2020


An interview with Professor of History Marc Stein on the history of the Stonewall Riots recently aired. C-Span 1/2/2020

An interview with Professor Emeritus of Theatre Carlos Barón about retaining the Latino cultural history of San Francisco’s Mission District was featured in a news segment. KTVU 1/1/2020 (clip not available)

Associate Professor of Modern Languages & Literature Frederik H Green contributed to an article on Sacramento homeowners being fined for illegal cannabis grows. KPBS 12/31/2019

Global Museum Director Paige Bardolph wrote an article about Native Americans coming together to build a traditional canoe. PBS SoCal 12/30/2019

Professor of History Anthony D’Agostino discussed U.S. relations with Russia. KPFA 12/29/2019

Professor of Psychology Ezequiel Morsella wrote a series of articles on consciousness and the brain. Psychology Today 12/28/2019

Professor Emeritus of English and Asian American Studies Jeffery Paul Chan’s activism and literature was profiled. The New Yorker 12/30/2019

Alumnus Peter Coyote was interviewed about life in 1960s San Francisco in an episode of the television series “The Sixties.” CNN 1/1/2020 (clip not available)

Alumna Judith Content was interviewed about her career in art on the television series “Craft in America.” WTTW-TV 12/29/2019; KUSM-TV 12/30/2019; KTEJ-TV 12/27/2019 (clips not available)

Alumna and founder and director of St. Francis Homelessness Challenge Amy Farah Weiss was interviewed about transitional housing. KBCW-TV 12/29/2019

Late alumnus and novelist Ernest J. Gaines was remembered in an obituary. Diverse Issues in Higher Education 12/30/2019

Alumnus Trevor Garrod was interviewed about the band “Tea Leaf Green” that he formed with fellow alumni Scott Rager and Ben Chambers. Oroville Mercury-Register 12/26/2019

The family of alumna Susan Morrissey Ledyard are looking for information surrounding her death. NBC 12/23/2019

Former faculty member and California state senate candidate Jackie Fielder wrote an op-ed about Senate Bill 50. San Francisco Examiner 12/31/2019

Former faculty member Nathan Hare’s work establishing an African American studies program at SF State in the 1960s was discussed on a radio program about similar programs at Brandeis University. WGBH-FM 12/30/2019 (clip not available)

A study conducted by SF State researchers about the psychological benefits of good posture was mentioned in a news segment. KPLA 12/31/2019 (clip not available)

SF State research on the connection between memory and mental health was mentioned in an article about ways to feel happy in 2020. Women’s Health Magazine 1/1/2020; MSN 1/1/2020