Innovation & Collaboration Technology Expo 2016

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Meeting Password: 3Xpo20!6

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Please join us to share and exchange knowledge and ideas on adapting technology. During the event, there will be presentations and demonstrations about the different technologies currently being used at San Jose State University. 

When: October 5th & 6th, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Where: Student Union Ballroom

Who: Open to the public, the campus, and the statewide CSU community

Cost: Free to attendees

Why Attend the Technology Expo?


  • Find out how technology will help you learn remotely and in the classroom.
  • Hear from peers and fellow students on a student panel about how technology in the classroom has improved their learning.
  • Learn how technology can help you learn, play, and work.
  • Find out how to use Unified Communications, a virtual desktop, Google apps, and more!
  • Learn about free software available for download.
  • Meet with campus technology strategic vendors.
  • Learn how to keep your personal information safe online.
  • A chance to win a prize!
  • It's FREE!


  • Get information on new technology that will help enhance learning.
  • Attend presentations and demonstrations on collaboration technology.
  • Meet instructors from other departments in SJSU and other CSU campuses and learn how they have successfully integrated technology in their courses.
  • Exchange knowledge and ideas with campus technology staff on classroom technology support.
  • Share your expertise and learn from others about academic and collaboration technology.
  • Meet with campus technology strategic vendors.
  • A chance to win a prize!
  • It's FREE!


  • Learn how to improve productivity through collaboration tools.
  • Share collaboration best practices with CSU colleagues.
  • Learn how agility through technology improves your responsiveness by eliminating procedural obstacles.
  • Learn to use the right tool at the right time for the right task.
  • Meet with campus technology strategic vendors.
  • A chance to win a prize!
  • It's FREE!



Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Expo Opens

9:00 am.


10:00 am.

Bob Wrenn SpeakerBob Wrenn, Interim AVP, Information Technology and CIO





10:15 am.

President Mary PapazianDr. Mary Papazian, a seasoned leader with more than 25 years of teaching and academic administrative experience, joined San Jose State University (SJSU) as its president on July 1, 2016. Papazian most recently served as president of Southern Connecticut State University (SCSU) in New Haven, Conn. Born and raised in Southern California, Papazian holds a bachelor's, master's and Ph.D. in English from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

Expanding the Academic Community Through Technological Innovations

10:25 am.- 10:45 am.

Thalia Anagnos

Thalia Anagnos SpeakerDr. Anagnos is the Associate Vice President of Graduate and Undergraduate Programs at San Jose State University. She is a former General Engineering professor where her teaching and research interests included mechanics, structural analysis, reliability, seismic hazard, loss estimation, and engineering education and pedagogy. For 20 years she served on the organization committee for the SJSU Expanding Your Horizons Conference to interest more young women in mathematics, science and engineering.

Keynote Speaker

Cyber Security Awareness Month: The Past and the Future of Cyber Security

11:00 am.- 11:45am.

Srinivas Mukkamala SpeakerDr. Srinivas Mukkamala is co-founder and CEO of RiskSense, a pioneer and market leader in proactive cyber risk management. Dr. Mukkamala has been researching and developing security technologies for over 15 years, working on malware analytics, breach exposure management, Web application security, and enterprise risk reduction.

Creativity, Innovation, and Technology: A Panel of Perspectives

12:00 pm.- 12:45 pm.

This panel session will discuss how creativity, innovation, and technology can impact the design of courses and selection of resources. 

Moderator: Mark Adams 

Mark Adams SpeakerMark Adams is an Instructional Developer at the SJSU eCampus. His interests include sustainable development and international education. Recently he was Project Director of the Pakistan Distance Education Enhancement Project, a 3.5 year U.S. State Dept grant to build an eCampus at Allama Iqbal Open University in Islamabad, Pakistan.

Panelist: Christina Mune

Christine Mune SpeakerChristina Mune, MLIS, is the Information Technology Service Director at San José State University Library. There she oversees Library IT, Discovery & Web Services, the Student Computing Center and Student Technology Training. She previously served as SJSU’s Digital Initiatives Librarian and Open Access initiative coordinator. Her research interests include digital literacies, open educational resources and online learning.

Panelist: James Morgan 

James Morgan SpeakerJames Morgan is an instructor for Digital Media Art at San José State University and is the Director of Ars Virtua. His work involves social interaction, coded culture and democratic structures in game-spaces and simulations. James curates art and games in physical and simulated spaces.

Panelist: Cindy Baer

Cindy Baer SpeakerCynthia M. Baer is the Assistant Writing Program Administrator in charge of the Stretch English Program. This year she will be working to build an archive of student writing that captures portfolios produced in Canvas for future research into student writing.

Panelist: Rick Kepple

Rick Kepple SpeakerRick Kepple earned his Master’s in Engineering Management from Southern Methodist University in 1984 and a B.S. in Engineering Physics from The Ohio State University in 1978.  Rick is an Angel Investor for School Scout and K9Contracts in San Jose. He also served as a Strategic Management Consultant for Pakistan Distance Education Enhancement Project in 2014.

Raffle Drawing

12:45 pm.

Faculty Experiences Using Mathematica and WebEx

1:00 pm.- 1:45 pm.

During this session faculty members will showcase their use of technology in their teaching. They will discuss the basics of using +WebEx in Canvas and highlight a faculty member's experience in using +WebEx including the problems and how to avoid them.

Ehsan Khatami

Ehsan Khatami SpeakerDr. Ehsan Khatami is Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy. He has used Mathematica to help him obtain complicated analytical forms for properties of models in solid state physics.

Ken Youssefi

Ken Youssefi SpeakerKen Youssefi is a Mechanical/General Engineering Faculty. His main focus is on mechanical design and product design, specializing in computer aided design (CAD) and rapid prototyping (3D printing).


Eileen Chen

Eileen Chen SpeakerInstructional Designer, Graduate and Extended Studies, College of Engineering. Eileen Chen consults and trains/supports faculty in the use of instructional technology tools for effective teaching and learning. She also provides dry-run, course delivery, and in-class tech support to off-campus locations.

Mapping Technologies: Examples from Two Class Projects 

2:00 pm.- 2:45 pm.

This session will discuss ways that software and hardware can get used to gather data. First, a class project will get discussed that applied a technique called Structure from Motion, where a drone is used to take overlapping photos to construct high resolution digital topography data in the x,y, and z orientation at cm scale, to quantify the recent uplift rates of the southern Sierra Nevada Mountains. Next, an instructor will share a project where Geographic Information Systems (GIS) mapping software was integrated into the coursework.

Kimberly Blisniuk

Kimberly Blisniuk Speaker

Dr. Kimberly Blisniuk is an Assistant Professor of Neotectonics in the Geology Department. She is a field geologist and geochronologist interested in landscape evolution, earthquake geology, and tectonic reconstructions of dynamic processes in the upper crust. Her research implements a variety of field and laboratory tools aimed at characterizing and quantifying rates of active landscape.

Kerry Rohrmeier

Kerry Rohrmeier SpeakerKerry Rohrmeier is a lecturer in Geography & Global Studies Department at San Jose State and Anthropology, Geography & Environmental Studies at CalState East Bay. She continues her dusty participant-observation fieldwork out at Black Rock City with plans to introduce more cities to successful urban lessons from the Burning Man community. 

Technology as a Teaching Enhancement Tool

3:00 pm.- 3:45 pm.

Stephen K. Kwan

Stephen Kwan SpeakerDr. Stephen K. Kwan is a Lucas Professor of Service Science in the Lucas College and Graduate School of Business. He is currently the Associate Dean of Graduate Business Programs. He was the founding chair of the MIS department and had served as the Senior Associate Dean and Director of Online Programs Development of the College. He is actively involved in research, teaching, and community activities in Service Science, Management, Engineering, and Design (SSMED). He is a recipient of multiple IBM Faculty Awards, and grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF), and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). He received a B.S. and M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Oregon, and a Ph.D. in Management from UCLA.

Raffle Drawing

3:45 pm.


4:00 pm.



Thursday, October 6, 2016

Expo Opens

9:00 am.


10:00 am.

Bob Wrenn, Interim AVP, Information Technology and CIO

Innovative Technology Tool to Support Advising

10:15 am.- 10:45 am.

Stacy Gleixner

Stacy Gleixnar SpeakerDr. Stacy Gleixner has been serving as the Interim Associate Vice President for Student Academic Success at San Jose State University since February 2016. She served as the Chief of Staff of to the President from August 2014-Spetmeber 2016.  She joined SJSU as a professor in Biomedical, Chemical and Materials Engineering in 1999. In 2016, she was named a Silicon Valley Business Journal Woman of Influence. 


Improving Teaching and Learning Inclusive Design

11:00 pm.- 11:45 pm.

Universal Design for Learning, basic skills, and accessibility intersect in awareness of how students learn and how professors teach. We will look at a simple tool for analyzing learning skills and discuss how being aware of differences in learning can benefit all students and especially students with disabilities.

Gaeir Dietrich

Gaer Dietrich SpeakerGaeir Dietrich is the director of the High Tech Center Training Unit (HTCTU) of the California community colleges, and the systemwide trainer for Section 508 compliance. She is a contributing author to Beyond the Americans with Disabilities Act, published by NASPA.

A Panel on Two Chancellor's Office Technology Initatives: Affordable Learning Solutions and Accessible Technology

12:00 pm.- 12:45 pm.

This session will offer a panel perspective on two Chancellor’s Office Initiatives that focus on technology and accessibility. CSU’s Affordable Learning Solutions enables faculty to choose and provide more affordable, quality educational content for their students. The Accessible Technology Initiative ensures that each CSU campus follows state and federal laws mandating access to technology as well as to ensure a culture of inclusive learning. Both of these initiatives will get discussed and provide information, examples, and additional resources.

Moderator: Amy Strage

Amy Strage SpeakerDr. Amy Strage is Assistant Vice President, Center for Faculty Development.  She has been a faculty member for more than 25 years, teaching at SFSU and SJSU in the Department of Child and Adolescent Development. In 2010, she received the SJSU Distinguished Service Award. Dr. Strage holds a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Barnard College, Columbia University and a PhD in Psychology from UC Berkeley.

Panelist: Leslie Kennedy

Leslie KennedyLeslie Kennedy, Ed.D. is the Director of Affordable Learning Solutions in the Academic Technology Services department at the California State University, Office of the Chancellor. She provides strategic planning, and project and vendor management in support of low and no cost course materials' initiatives for students and leads a number of campus and system-wide collaborations with faculty.

Panelist: Gaeir Dietrich

Gaer Dietrich SpeakerGaeir Dietrich is the director of the High Tech Center Training Unit (HTCTU) of the California community colleges, and the systemwide trainer for Section 508 compliance. She is a contributing author to Beyond the Americans with Disabilities Act, published by NASPA.

Panelist: Sue Cullen

Sue Cullen SpeakerSue Cullen is the Assistant Director of the Accessible Technology Initiative (ATI) for the California State University (CSU) System. Prior to joining the CSU Office of the Chancellor, Sue served as the campus ATI Executive Sponsor Designee, and created and directed the Universal Design Center (UDC) at California State University, Northridge. While at CSUN she also served as part-time faculty in the Department of Special Education, (SPED)

Raffle Drawing

12:45 pm.

Portfolium an ePortfolio Tool: A Background and Student Showcase

1:00 pm.- 1:45 pm.

This session will begin with a background about Portfolium and how it can get used as a career tool. Then, students will showcase their ePortfolios, describe the materials selected, and offer tips to others to think about when developing an online portfolio

Lynn (Chang) Lewis

Lynn Lewis SpeakerLynn (Chang) Lewis is employment specialist and career consultant for the College of Social Sciences and College of Humanities and Arts at SJSU's Career Center. As a graphic design and psychology alum from UC Davis, she loves connecting students to relevant resources and helping them strategize and build their own niche career field. 

Jennifer Redd

Jennifer Redd SpeakerJennifer Redd, PhD is the Director of eCampus. The mission of eCampus is to advance the effective use of current and emerging technologies to cultivate excellence in teaching and to foster significant student learning. Dr. Redd is always looking at innovative ways to enhance the learning experience of students and to incorporate technology into the curriculum in meaningful ways.

iPads as a Tool for Hands-on Learning: A Review of Two Faculty Projects

2:00 pm.- 2:45 pm.

This session will discuss how iPads were used in two campus departments. The first project involved piloting the use of iPads in the community health clinical setting. Nursing students used iPads for collaborative learning projects, creative assessment assignments, and to increase distance communications within the clinical group and with the instructor. The second project titled Collaboration with iPads: Supersized in a Large Lecture Classroom will discuss how iPads were used in a large business course.

Dr. Lisa Rauch DNP, APHN-BC, RN

Lisa Rauch SpeakerLisa Rauch, DNP, APHN-BC, RN Assistant Professor, Co-Curriculum and Compliance Coordinator at San Jose State University’s – The Valley Foundation School of Nursing. In addition to her work at SJSU, she is a school nurse for an underserved private subsidized elementary school.

Linda Dunn-Jensen

Linda Dunn- Jensen SpeakerLinda M. Dunn-Jensen, PhD, is a Lecturer in the School of Global Innovation and Leadership, San Jose State University. She teaches, publishes, and consults in the area of leadership development, negotiation, and technology in the classroom. She has published in Organization Management Journal, Journal of Management Education and International Journal of Business Environment. She can be reached at

Shawn Vandergriff

Shawn Vandergriff SpeakerShawn Vandergriff has over 19 years in the technology industry supporting education and state government. He has been a trusted advisor for many successful projects within the CSU system. Most recently, he has been working with President Joe Castro at Fresno State on his tablet initiative to address social injustice in the Central Valley.

What You Might Not Know About Adobe Creative Cloud 

3:00 pm.- 3:45 pm.

Using new Creative Cloud applications and workflows provide easier and more efficient ways for you to create when and wherever you are inspired. Learn how easy it is to get started with Adobe mobile apps to tell your story.

Debra Caires

Debra Caires SpeakerDebra Caires is the Director for the College of Science's internship program, a faculty member in the Computer Science department, and a proud Spartan ('95, '99). Debra's approach to education integrates a hybrid/flipped model, powered by sound pedagogy and technology; her courses provide service learning opportunities for her students and an opportunity to solve real world problems within our campus community and the San Jose downtown area. 

Liz Arias

Liz Arias SpeakerCustomer Success Manager, Education Adobe Systems




Raffle Drawing

3:45 pm.


3:50 pm.

Andy Feinstein SpeakerAndy Feinstein, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs




4:00 pm.


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