One of my (guilty?) pleasures is to pause from time to time outside our classrooms, and listen to the lectures going on within. What I hear is so intriguing across the spectrum of our College’s disciplines, that the devaluation and, alongside it, the threat of defunding the Arts and Humanities seem ever out-of-step with the core and reach of human achievement.
Dr. Brian Beatty is Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs Operations at San Francisco State University (SFSU). He oversees the Academic Technology unit and coordinates the use of technology in the academic programs across the university. He works closely with IT professionals and executive leaders in other units to coordinate overall information technology strategic management at SFSU.
Dr. Sepideh Modrek is Health Equity Institute (HEI) Assistant Professor of Economics. She co-leads the "Big Data and Health" cluster at SF State with Dr. Rori Rolfs. Dr. Modrek earned a Ph.D. in Health Policy from University of California, Berkeley.