"Long before Carl Sagan, Neil deGrasse Tyson or Brian Cox, Dan Q. Posin was a very energetic popularizer of science who saw the power of television for education and inspiration. He played an important role in developing my interest in science, and he was a beloved figure for many other people my age."
— Psychologist and author Stuart Vyse (M.S., ’15) on Daniel Posin, who taught earth science and physics at SF State while hosting a variety of science programs for public television,
Skeptical Inquirer, Nov./Dec. 2017
"I’m not another case number. They actually care for me. Whenever I have a problem, they hear me out."
— SF State student Vanessa Ayres on Associate Professor of Social Work Sonja Lenz-Rashid and Associate Director of the Educational Opportunity Program Xochitl Sanchez (far left), creators of the Guardian Scholars program for foster care youth working to complete their degrees
ABC7 News, Jan. 27, 2018
“Rape culture permeates. It leaks in everywhere. It is the air we breathe. It begins in the cradle and stretches on through the double standards of childhood. It shapes pop culture and defines the top tiers of power.”
— Assistant Professor of Creative Writing Carolina De Robertis
East Bay Express, Dec. 6, 2017
“In a classroom I’m the professor, and so in some sense I’m the culture keeper. And one thing that I try to do — and it’s a little bit scary and it’s not easy — is to really try to shift the power dynamic and make sure that students feel like equally powerful contributors to the place. I try to create spaces where we’re kind of together constructing a mathematical reality.”
— Mathematics Professor Federico Ardila
Quanta Magazine, Nov. 20, 2017
“ I love synthetic chemistry. I love making molecules. But I realized I could have a much bigger impact if I can get the next generation there, to ask really good questions. They’re not going to get there unless they get through undergraduate chemistry.”
— Assistant Professor of Chemistry Alegra Eroy-Reveles on her efforts to support underrepresented students in the sciences
Science, Oct. 18, 2017