The Interstate Passport | Human Society and the Individual Interstate Team

Phase II Passport Interstate Faculty Team Members:

Human Society and the Individual


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Beverly Grindstaff
Coordinator and Associate Professor,
Art History and Visual Culture
San Jose State University

Beverly Grindstaff is Coordinator and Associate Professor in the Art History and Visual Culture program at San José State University. Her background in general education includes chairing the SJSU Social Sciences General Education Advisory Panel (2006-2009) and “Creativity” component of General Education Advising Pathway Working Group (2015+). At the state level, she serves on the Faculty Discipline Review Group and as a Course Identification Numbering System CORE reviewer toward implementing the Student Transfer Achievement Reform Act (SB 1440). Grindstaff received her B. A. in fine art and environmental conservation from the University of Colorado at Boulder and Ph.D. in art history from the University of California, Los Angeles. 

Photo of Anne MarencoAnne Marenco
Chair and Professor of Sociology
Coordinator of Social Science AA Degree

Anne Marenco is the Chair of the Sociology Department, coordinator of the Social Science Degree, and coordinator of the SHARP Program at College of the Canyons.  She has served on a variety of campus committees including the SLO, Learning Community, Field Studies, and Curriculum Committees.  She is also active in the open educational resources effort on campus.   Marenco earned her BS and MS in Family and Consumer Sciences with emphases in Teaching and Family Relations/Child Development from CSUN and an MA and PhD in Sociology with emphases in Aging and Family from USC.  Her sociological interests include relationships, aging, social psychology, research methods, and quantitative analysis.  


Bruce Lindquist
Assistant Professor, Social Sciences
Leeward Community College

Orlando Garcia-Santiago
Assistant Professor of Sociology
University of Hawaii West Oahu

North Dakota

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 Karyn Plumm
 Associate Professor
 University of North Dakota

Karyn Plumm currently serves as the Administrative Fellow for Academic Success in the College of Arts & Sciences at the University of North Dakota. She works collaboratively with 20+ departments and programs on student recruitment, advising, and retention. Previously, she served as the Director of Undergraduate Programs for the Department of Psychology for 6 years and is an Associate Professor in the undergraduate and graduate programs in psychology. Plumm received her B.A. with a major in Psychology, M.A. in General Psychology, and Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology from the University of North Dakota.

Richard Olson
Associate Professor
Lake Region State College


John Leadley
Professor of Economics
Western Oregon University

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Frank Van Nuys
Professor of History
South Dakota School of Mines

Frank Van Nuys is professor of history at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology in Rapid City, where he has taught since 2002. He previously taught at the University of Wyoming, Laramie County Community College in Cheyenne, Wyoming, and Northern Michigan University in Marquette. Van Nuys received his B.A. from South Dakota State University, M.A. from California State University, Chico, and Ph.D. from the University of Wyoming.


 Spencer Blake
 Associate Dean
 Associate Professor, Sociology
 Salt Lake Community College
Donna Fairbanks
Associate Professor
Utah Valley University


Photo of Jonathan Carrier Jonathan Carrier, MS (Chair)
 Center for Teaching and Learning, Assistant Director
 Psychology Faculty
 Laramie County Community College

Jonathan Carrier is the Assistant Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning and a Full-Time Psychology Instructor at Laramie County Community College. He mentors and trains faculty in pedagogy, assessment, curriculum design and development, and best practices in classroom management. Previously, he was the School Chair of Math and Sciences at Laramie County Community College and has also been a Mental Health and Rehabilitation Counselor. Carrier holds a B.S. in Psychology and Sociology from East Tennessee State University and a dual M.S. in Community Mental Health Counseling and Rehabilitation Counseling from Portland State University. He is completing a Ph.D. in Leadership with a Specialization in Psychology at the University of the Cumberlands.