Faculty Affiliates

Meet our dedicated and impressive faculty affiliates and learn more about their experience and expertise.

Meghna Virick

Dr. Meg VirickDr. Meg Virick is Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programs and Professor of Management at SJSU, specializing in Human Resource Management. She conducts research on HR practices and employment related issues such as staffing, unemployment, underemployment, succession planning, and gender diversity.

Shari Moore

Shari MooreShari Moore is an experienced HR leader with an extensive track record as an HR executive. Shari holds multiple certifications in HR, including SHRM–SCP, Senior Professional in Human Resources, and Prosci Change Management.

Leslie Howard

Leslie HowardLeslie is Head of Talent Management and Strategy at Square and SHRM-SCP. Having completed IPP’s SHRM prep course at SJSU, Leslie shares her real-work experience and knowledge of the SHRM certification process to help other participants achieve their career goals.

Matthew Maguire, PhD

Dr. Matthew MaguireDr. Matthew Maguire has a background in comparative political economy, business-government relations, and corporate social responsibility. He has held visiting positions at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies in Cologne and the Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna.

Nancy Da Silva, PhD 

Dr. Nancy Da SilvaDr. Nancy Da Silva is a professor of Management with fields of research in positive psychology with a focus on employee creativity, innovation, and job engagement. She also consults on survey development, validation of assessment tools, and statistical analysis.

Nancy Long

Nancy LongNancy Long is a highly accomplished global human resources executive. She has been part of the executive leadership team at Hitachi Data Systems, was Senior VP of HR for O’Connor Hospital in San Jose, and VP of HR at HP. Nancy has received several industry awards, including HR Executive of the Year (HR Symposium, Silicon Valley).

Sumita Raghuram, PhD

Dr. Sumita RaghuramWith more than 30 years of teaching and research experience, Dr. Sumita Raghuram specializes in virtual work, international human resource management, and tech workers. Employee identity, employee turnover and engagement, wellbeing, and impact of tech work on human resource management are of particular interest to Dr. Raghuram. 

Lucille Headrick, PhD

Lucille HeadrickDr. Lucille (Lucy) Headrick is an assistant professor in the School of Management at San José State University. She received her Ph.D. and Master’s degree in Human Resources and Industrial Relations (H.R.I.R.) from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her research examines psychological mechanisms of work stress on health-related behavior, recovery, and work-life boundary management within various temporal and social contexts.

Aida Tannous

Aida Tannous

Aida is currently VP - HR and Staff Development at Premier One Credit Union with 13 years of experience in Head of Human Resources roles. Her career has taken her through a multitude of industries and her experience covers a wide range of HR practices such as talent acquisition, benefits, payroll and employee life cycle, and talent management. Aida graduated from San Jose State University and she is a proud founder of leadtohappy, an organization aimed at helping young professionals find their professional passions, their purpose and ultimate joy in the work they do.

Kobie Wagener

Kobie WagenerKobie has managed workforce programs for a variety of Fortune 500 organizations and holds an MS in Organization Development from the University of San Francisco. He completed the Institute for People and Performance SHRM prep course at SJSU and enjoys bringing SHRM concepts to life by delivering practical examples to the classroom and sharing effective exam preparation strategies with students.

"I would like to say special thanks to all the professors who put in extra effort to make this class a success. From real life examples to highlighting the important points in the book helped us remember things better. I enjoyed this new learning experience and will surely miss these days. Thanks a ton!” - SJSU Student