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Faculty

Full Time Faculty

Joel Castellaw

Department Chair
Joel Castellaw

Building 24, Office 266
tel: 619.644.7805
joel.castellaw@gcccd.edu

Fall 2017 Student Drop-In Hours:

Monday: 12:30-2:30pm

Tuesday: 11:00am-12:30pm

Thursday: 11:00am-12:30pm

Mr. Castellaw decided to become an educator when he was a student at Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa, California, where he fell in love with the Community College system and its mission to provide a quality education to anyone who wants it. He holds a Bachelor's and a Master's Degree in Speech Communication from San Diego State University. He likes teaching Communication courses because they give students practical skills that are useful no matter what a person is pursuing in life.

Victoria Curran

Victoria Curran

Building 24, Office 265
tel: 619-644-7771
victoria.curran@gcccd.edu

Professor Curran is on leave for Fall 2017.

Tina Perez

Tina Perez

Building 24, Office 267
tel: 619.644.7282
tina.perez@gcccd.edu

Fall 2017 Student Drop-In Hours:

Tuesday: 7:00-7:45am; 11:00am-12:00pm

Wednesday: 7:00-7:45am; 11:00am-12:00pm

Thursday: 7:00-7:45am; 11:00am-12:00pm

Denise Schulmeyer

Denise Schulmeyer

Building 24, Office 264
tel: 619.644.7285
denise.schulmeyer@gcccd.edu

Skype: denise.schulmeyer

Fall 2017 Student Drop-In Hours:

Tuesday: 8:25-9:25am

Wednesay: 8:25-9:25am

Thursday: 11:00am-12:00pm

And by appointment, telephone, and Skype.

 

Jade Solan

Dr. Jade Solan

Building 24, Office 267
tel:644-7280
jade.solan@gcccd.edu

Fall 2017 Student Drop-In Hours:

Monday: 5:30-6:30pm

Tuesday: 11:30am-12:30pm & 6:20-6:50pm

Wednesday: 5:30-6:30pm 

Thursday: 11:30am-12:30pm & 6:30-7:00pm

Dr. Jade Solan holds a Doctorate in Communication & Performance Studies from the University of Texas at Austin, as well as a Masters in Communication Studies and a Bachelors’ in English from Arizona State University. She primarily teaches Interpersonal Communication and Communication Studies: Race and Ethnicity. She has explored the interface of Communication with body-mind awareness, personal and relational growth, community building, and expressive arts for over two decades. She is also an active, certified Nia Brown Belt teacher.

 

Sheri Strothers

Sheri Strothers, Ed.D

Building 24, Office 268A
tel: 619.644.7242
sheri.strothers@gcccd.edu

Fall 2017 Student Drop-In Hours:

 

Tuesdays: 9:00-9:30am & 12:20-2:10pm

Wednesdays: 3:20-4:00pm

Thursdays: 9:00-9:30am & 12:20-2:10pm

anytime via email and most days by appointment


Dr. Strothers returns to Grossmont College as a Communication teacher after being a student, athlete, and member of Grossmont's student government in the late 1980's. She primarily teaches Public Speaking and Group Communication, with an emphasis on community projects and everyday interaction. Dr. Strothers earned her Doctorate in Education at the University of San Diego, where she focused on adult education, ethics in education, small group studies, and leadership. When not teaching she enjoys serving her community and spending time with her husband, children, and dogs and cats.

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Roxanne Tuscany

Building 21, Office 249-250.
tel: 619.644.7276

roxanne.tuscany@gcccd.edu

Roxanne Tuscany has an AA. from Normandale C.C. in Bloomington, Minnesota, a B.S. degree from St.Cloud State University, with a double major in Speech Communication and Theatre Arts and a Masters Degree in Speech Communication from CSU, Fresno. Roxanne is the Director of Forensics (the Speech/Debate team), and she teaches a wide variety of courses including: Small Group Communication, Argumentation, Oral Interpretation and Public Speaking. Roxanne spent Fall Semester 2000 in Florence, Italy with the SDICCCA Study Abroad Program.

The Speech/Debate team has had the privilege of traveling to China 3 times, in 2007, 2010 and 2013.  When not teaching she enjoys traveling, and taking care of her many cats.


Adjunct Faculty

Kyle Bowe

Kyle.Bowe@gcccd.edu

Gary Carter

gary.carter@gcccd.edu

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Kevin David Corcoran Jr., M.A.

kevincorcoranjr@gmail.com

Kevin David Corcoran Jr. is a widely recognized trainer, teacher, speaker, and author. Throughout his experience teaching, whether in university classrooms or out on the trails, Kevin’s specialty is taking complex ideas and breaking them down to lessons that are accessible, engaging, and most of all, enjoyable. With a Masters and Bachelors degree in Communication from San Diego State University, and many years of teaching experience around the city, he has had the continuous opportunity to align his personality and passion with students’ pursuit for success. “All in all, learning is an adventure, so I say let the adventure begin!” 

Michael Elizondo

michael.elizondo@gcccd.edu

Jennifer Gueniot

jennifer.gueniot@gcccd.edu

Christina Harrell

christina.harrell@gcccd.edu

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Derek Jacobsma

derek.jacobsma@gcccd.edu

Susan Jarboe

Susan Jarboe, Ph.D.

susan.jarboe@gcccd.edu

Susan Jarboe (Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, 1986; M.A., University of Oregon, 1973) attended the Francis W. Parker School and Hilltop High School, where she was on the speech and debate team. She selected speech communication as her major at the University of Washington during the height of the free speech movement, because “we talk about important things in communication classes.” She chose a career in higher education for the same reason: to discuss interesting ideas with intelligent people. She has taught at Cal State Fresno, Penn State and SDSU. She reads voraciously in a wide range of areas, from murder mysteries to science fiction, from history to theology. She enjoys film and theater. Her musical tastes are eclectic including opera, classical, chant, and taize. She still listens to classic rock and is delighted when she sees a student wearing a T-shirt of the Rolling StonesLed Zeppelin, or (best of all) Pink Floyd. She engages in regular meditative practice and reads aloud to the visually impaired.

Alisha Lenning Solan, Ph.D.

alisha.lenning@gcccd.edu

Alisha Lenning earned her Ph.D. in Communication Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. She has an M.A. in Communication from Eastern Michigan University, and a B.A. in Education and Theatre from Muskingum College. Dr. Lenning has over 15 years of teaching experience at a variety of universities, private schools, and community colleges.

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Charmin Lindholm

charmin.lindholm@gcccd.edu

Charmin Lindholm earned her M.A. in Communication Studies at San Diego State. She is a Return Peace Corps volunteer who served in Eastern Europe. 

Charmin has been at Grossmont since 2006 teaching public speaking, interpersonal and group communication. She has been an Adjunct Professor at public and private four-year universities. Charmin is a TEDx speaker coach. She serves as the Adviser for TEDxCSUSM, a student-run event that started in 2017. 

Charmin is a Logistics Producer for a local late-night variety show where she puts all of her communication skills to work.

Michael McHan

michael.mchan@gcccd.edu

Robert Opliger

Robert Opliger

robert.opliger@gcccd.edu

Robert Opliger earned his B.A. in Speech Communications and M.A. in Communication Studies from the University of California at Santa Barbara. He is both a Navy veteran and a former Peace Corps volunteer. Robert has been an Adjunct Professor at Grossmont College since 2004. He also teaches communication courses at The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising and DeVry University. He has his own consulting company, training individuals and groups of people to become effective public speakers. He has been an active member of Toastmasters International since 1986.

ph: (619) 201-7986

Patricia Pollack

pollackpj@hotmail.com

Pat Pollack is a graduate of SDSU, receiving both her BA and MA in Speech Communication. She teaches Public Speaking, Communication Basics, and Interpersonal Communication.

Samira Rostami

samira.rostami@gcccd.edu

Furahaa Saba

furahaa.saba@gcccd.edu

Lisa Stefani

LisStefani

Lauren White

lauren.white@gcccd.edu

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Kimberlee Wirig

tel: 619.465.1700 x3636
ctrteach@gmail.com

Naomi Young

naomi.young@gcccd.edu

Last Updated: 09/07/2017
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