Santa Clara University

LEAD Scholars Program

Faculty Instructors

The LEAD Scholars Program faculty participate in a range of teaching roles within the LEAD Scholars Program. LEAD English Faculty teach the ENGL 1 & 2 courses beginning during LEAD Week and continuing through fall and winter quarters. The LEAD Seminar Professors teach the LEAD Seminars (LEAD 1 & 2) during fall and winter quarters. The LEAD Elective Professors (in Chemistry, Engineering, Religious Studies and Business) each teach a one week elective in their specific academic field during LEAD Week.

These faculty also teach our optional courses, including LEAD 10 on educational equity, LEAD 100 advanced writing and LEAD 9 and 12 on quantitative skills in Chemistry. 

Some of the LEAD Scholars Program faculty have rotating positions within the program and, as a result, may not teach every year.

Lester Deanes
LEAD Seminar Professor
Lester Deanes completed his master's degree in Communication at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California, and received a B.A. in History from Lake Forest College. Read the full profile »
Steven Fedder
LEAD Chemistry Elective Professor
B.A., The Colorado College, 1972 -cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa Ph.D., Arizona State University, 1978 -geochemistry Read the full profile »
Dr. Jill Goodman Gould
Senior Lecturer/Assistant Director of Writing
Jill Goodman Gould is a Senior Lecturer who teaches Composition and Literature courses. She is the director of the Credential Program for students wishing to teach at the secondary level. Read the full profile »
Pancho Jimenez
LEAD Seminar Professor
Pancho Jimenez has been involved with the LEAD program in one capacity or another since its inception in 2003. Read the full profile »
Erin Kimura-Walsh
Associate Director of the LEAD Scholars Program
As the LEAD Scholars Program Associate Director, she manages the day to day operations for the LEAD Scholars Program. She implements LEAD Week and college success activities throughout the year for first generation college students Read the full profile »
Shoba Krishnan
LEAD Engineering Elective Professor
Shoba Krishnan received her B. Tech. degree from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, India in 1987 and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Michigan State University, East Lansing, in 1990 and 1993 respectively. Read the full profile »
Michael Lasley
Michael Lasley is a Renewable Term Lecturer who teaches courses in Critical Thinking and Writing as well as Advanced Writing courses. He previously taught English courses at Pepperdine University. Read the full profile »
William Mains
Bill Mains is the Director of Sustainability and Leadership Development in the Undergraduate Business Programs Office at Santa Clara University?s Leavey School of Business. Read the full profile »
Dr. Cruz Medina
Assistant Professor
Dr. Medina is an Assistant Professor of Rhetoric and Composition in the English department at Santa Clara University. As a PhD in Rhetoric and Composition, Dr. Medina is critical in approach, and his research interests include digital writing and multicultural rhetoric, focusing on issues of social justice, race and pedagogy. Read the full profile »
Dr. Robert Michalski
Senior Lecturer
Robert Michalski is a Senior Lecturer who teaches courses in Composition and Rhetoric. Dr. Michalski got his undergraduate degree at Harvard University and his Ph.D. from Stanford University. Read the full profile »
Dr. Tricia Serviss
Assistant Professor
Tricia Serviss earned her PhD in Composition and Cultural Rhetoric in the Writing Program at Syracuse University in 2010. Tricia happily joins the English faculty at SCU in 2014 after spending four years at Auburn University where she served as the Founding Director of the Community Writing Center of Auburn and the Associate Director of the Composition Program. Read the full profile »
Sarita Tamayo-Moraga
LEAD Religious Studies Elective Professor
Dr. Tamayo-Moraga teaches in the Religious Studies department and is the Faculty Director for the Unity Residential Learning Community. Read the full profile »
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