College Office Personnel


Wendy Ng, Ph.D.



Learn more about Dean Wendy Ng here

Contact Dean Ng via her Assistant, Mary Kendall at 510-885-2502

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Patricia Jennings, Ph.D.

Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs & Administration

Like many young women of my generation, my goal was to attend a community college and major in nursing.  Then I enrolled in Introduction to Sociology and that ended my nursing aspirations.   I found Sociology to be a compelling area of study.   When I was a kid, I often wondered why some families had so much more than my family.  Sociology helped to answer this question by providing me with a framework for understanding the structural causes of class-based inequality.  After completing a BA and MA in the CSU system, I entered a Ph.D. program in Sociology at the University of Kentucky.  By the time I entered the doctoral program, my academic interests had broadened to incorporate a focus on the complex ways that class inequality intersects with race and gender (commonly referred to as intersectionality).   I selected the University of Kentucky for graduate study because at the time feminist faculty were developing intersectionality as an area of concentration.  The University of Kentucky also provided me with the opportunity to earn two interdisciplinary certificates, Social Theory and Women and Gender Studies.  
My first academic position out of graduate school was as an Assistant Sociology Professor at CSU, Bakersfield where I taught courses in research methods and social inequality and served as Director of the Women and Gender Studies certificate program.  I joined the Sociology faculty at CSUEB in 2008. After earning tenure and promotion, I served two terms as the department chair.  I joined the College as Interim Associate Dean (AD) of Faculty Affairs and Administration in AY 17/18 and became the permanent AD in AY 2018/19.
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Luz Calvo, Ph.D.

Associate Dean of Student Affairs and Curriculum


Luz Calvo received their PhD in the History of Consciousness at UC Santa Cruz also holds an MA in Political Science (UCLA) and AB in Politics (Princeton University). Dr. Calvo teaches courses in Latino/a Studies, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Food Justice, and Ethnic Studies. Their current research focuses on decolonization. 


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Mary Kendall

Assistant to the Dean

Office: 510-885-2502
Location: MB 1501


Assistant to the Associate Deans

Office:  510.885.3161
Location:  MB 1511
Email:  Vacant

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Katherine Daval-Santos

Interim Administrative Analyst/Specialist

Office:  510-885-3139
Location: MB 1511

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Rob Gutner

Budget and Data Specialist

Office: 510.885.2982
Location:  MB 1503


College Office Coordinator

Office:  510.885.3161
Location: MB 1511