Dean's Office

Associate Dean of CIES

Michael Meth
Interim Dean, College of Professional and Global Education






Associate Dean of CIES

Sandra Hirsh, PhD
Associate Dean, Academics

Dr. Sandy Hirsh is the Associate Dean for Academics for the College of Professional and Global Education (CPGE). As the Associate Dean, Sandy engages in the strategic planning and implementation of programs and initiatives related to the mission and vision of the college and the university, and she collaborates with the chairs and directors of the departments and schools within CPGE to develop the strategic direction for continually achieving faculty success, student success, and academic and curricular excellence.  

Dr. Hirsh holds both a bachelor's degree and Ph.D. from UCLA and a MLIS degree from the University of Michigan. For ten years, she served as Professor and Director in the SJSU School of Information (iSchool), which offers 100% online graduate programs to more than 2000 graduate students and an online undergraduate program. Prior to joining SJSU, she worked in the Silicon Valley in R&D and consumer product development for more than a decade at major technology companies: Hewlett Packard Labs, Microsoft, and LinkedIn.

Throughout her career, Dr. Hirsh has focused on global initiatives and continuing professional development. She co-founded and co-chairs the global virtual Library 2.0 conference series. She has been a Salzburg Fellow and a visiting scholar at Rikkyo University in Japan. She served as the 2015 President of the Association for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T) and served as 2020-2021 President of the Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE). She is also an active scholar and researcher; her most recent publications are Information Services Today: An Introduction, 3rd edition (2022) and Blockchain, part of the ALA Future Series (2019). She is working on a new book called Library 2035: Imagining the Next Generation of Libraries, which will be published by Rowman & Littlefield in 2024.

For more information, see Dr. Hirsh’s CV (PDF).


Contact College of Professional and Global Education

San Jose State University
One Washington Square

Student Union - CPGE 
San Jose, CA 95192-0135

Phone: 408.924.2670
Fax: 408.924.2666 

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