MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS

SPEAKERS BUREAU

These faculty and staff members at Grossmont and Cuyamaca colleges are available to speak to service groups or for media interviews on their topics of expertise. To arrange for a speaking engagement or a media interview, contact Anne Krueger at the district’s Marketing and Communications Office at (619) 644-7842.

 

SPEAKER 

TITLE/DEPARTMENT

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Pat Bennett

Professor Emeritus, English as a Second Language, Grossmont College

  • English as a Second Language; immigrants; intercultural communications

Sue Caldwell

Assistant Professor, Biology, Grossmont College

  • Health; stress; differences in male and female brain function

Wendy Craig

Associate Dean, Extended Opportunities Programs and Services, Cuyamaca College

  • How businesses and corporations can support black business/economy development
  • Social justice and allyship
  • Supporting historically underrepresented students

Jim Custeau

Professor (retired) Automotive Technology, Cuyamaca College

  • Automotives: saving fuel, alternative fuels, hybrids, new automotive technology

Bruce Farnham

Director, Facilities, Cuyamaca College

  • Faciliites, environmental energy conservation

Marsha Gable

Dean, Counseling Services, Cuyamaca College

  • Successful transition to college
  • Leadership and women's leadership
  • African-American women's issues
  • Student success

Mike Gilchrist

Bookstore manager, Cuyamaca College

  • Why textbooks cost what they do
  • Options to the traditional book

Debby Golden

Instructor, Psychology, Grossmont College

  • Psychology; human sexuality; how to talk to your kids about sex; improving couples' communication about sex

Sue Gonda

Professor, History, Grossmont College

  • American women's history; social and cultural context of women's status; women in San Diego's early history

Mark Goodman

Professor,  Geography, Grossmont College

  • Physical and cultural geography of Thailand

Scott Herrin

Dean, math, sciences and engineering, Cuyamaca College

  • Sports, Title IX
  • Gender equity in athletics
  • Ultra-marathons
  • Fundraising
  • Marketing

Don Jones

Coordinator, Water and Wastewater Technology, Cuyamaca College

  • Importance of water & wastewater to communities

Jonathan Kropp

Director, Environmental Training Center, Cuyamaca College

  • Grant writing
  • Green program development
  • Creating a sustainability committee

Mary Leslie

Professor, Business Office Technology, Grossmont College

  • Office Professional Training program

Manuel Lorenzo

Food Services General Manager, Cuyamaca College

  • Event planning
  • Gourmet food preparation

Marty Martins
 

Instructor, Administration of Justice, Grossmont College                              

  • Dating violence, myths about law enforcement

Ronald Norman

Professor, Computer Science, Grossmont College                                         

  • Software engineering

John Oakes

Instructor, Chemistry, Grossmont College

  • Philosophy of science, science and Christianity, science history

Mimi Pollack

Instructor, English as a Second Language, Grossmont College

  • English as a Second Language, knowledge across cultures

Ray Reyes

Director, Financial Aid, Cuyamaca College

  • Understanding financial aid
  • Successful financial aid application
  • Scholarships

Kerry Kilber Rebman

Dean, Learning and Technology Resources, Cuyamaca College

  • Distance education
  • Instructional technology at a community college
  • Libraries and their future
  • Tutoring for optimal success

Brian Rickel

Instructor, Theater Arts, Grossmont College

  • How theater trains people in other industries to excel, using acting to increase productivity

Erin Roberts-Hall

Corporate advancement developer

  • District relationships with the business community
  • Corporate training
  • Corporate sponsorships

Pat Setzer

Dean, Humanities and Social Sciences, Cuyamaca College

  • Early music performance
  • History of music
  • Shared governance in California community colleges

Ryan Shumaker

Student Success Coordinator, Cuyamaca College

  • Student leadership
  • Student athlete leadership
  • Student success

Julio Soto

Instructor, Sociology, Grossmont College

  • Financial aid outreach to underrepresented communities, foster youth, developing educational programs to serve underrepresented

Scott Thayer

Vice President, Student Services, Cuyamaca College

  • Equity and access for underrepresented students
  • Student athlete leadership
  • Student success

Thomas Trzos

Instructor, Computer Science, Grossmont College

  • Knowledge management, business analytics, computer technologies, software applications

Paul Turounet

Associate Professor, Art, Grossmont College

  • Photographing the migrant experience

Sandia Tuttle

Instructor, English, Grossmont College

  • Drama, composition, community service

Lauren Vaknin

Associate Dean of Student Affairs, Cuyamaca College

  • Developing service-learning opportunities
  • Student leadership training

Linda Waring

Director, Workplace Learning Resource Center, Cuyamaca College

  • Economic and workforce development industry sector/CTE career pathway development
  • Workforce Innovations Partnership - Green Ventures Program
  • K-12/Community College Partnerships
  • Community College/Industry Partnerships

Anthony Zambelli

 Emeritus Economics Professor, Cuyamaca College

  •  Financial literacy
  • GCCCD
  • Grossmont
  • Cuyamaca
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