Past Faculty

Adjunct Faculty Program Faculty

Program Faculty

Kendra Jeffcoat, Ph.D.

Kendra Jeffcoat, Ph. D.

Assistant Professor

Kendra Jeffcoat (Ph.D., Industrial Organizational Psychology; MA Psychology; MA Speech Communication) served as a community college faculty member in Speech, English, and Psychology for 25 years and a community college administrator for 13 years.  Her administrative positions included Instructional Dean (Mesa College), Interim Dean of Student Affairs (Grossmont College), Interim Assistant Chancellor (San Diego Community College District), and Vice President of Academic Services (Imperial Valley College).

Her research interests focus on program and curriculum development, effective teaching strategies, and the link between institutional policies, curriculum, teaching and student learning outcomes.  Kendra is teaching in the doctoral program for Community College Leadership and will be coordinating the Community College Teaching Certificate.


Shaila Mulholland, Ph.D.

Kendra Jeffcoat, Ph. D.

Assistant Professor

Shaila Mulholland is Assistant Professor at the Interwork Institute in the Department of Administration, Rehabilitation, and Postsecondary Education in the College of Education at San Diego State University. Her teaching and research interests focus on the history, philosophy, and development of community colleges; the experiences of students and families as they navigate postsecondary institutions; and research methods, in particular, qualitative inquiry, case study research, historical methods, and policy analysis focusing on state and educational systems.

Dr. Mulholland recently completed an ASHE-Lumina funded dissertation project, titled the Lessons from Fifty Years of Access and Equity Strategies in Indiana, which explored from a historical perspective the causes and consequences of how Indiana developed its community college system in 2005. Prior to coming to San Diego State University, Dr. Mulholland was a research assistant with the Alliance for International Higher Education Policy Studies at New York University’s Steinhardt Institute for Higher Education Policy and a project associate with the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) at Indiana University Bloomington.

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Adjunct Faculty

Yvonne Hernandez, Ph. D

Yvonne Hernandez, Ph.D.

Assistant Director for Greek Life, Student Life & Leadership
San Diego State University

Yvonne Hernandez has been serving as the Assistant Director for Student Life and Leadership at San Diego State University for the past 3 years with responsibility over fraternity and sorority life, registered student organizations, late night programming and university event approvals. Previously, she worked for 5 years in residential education as a residence hall coordinator and assistant director specializing in freshmen year experience, academic programming and living/learning communities. Her areas of academic interest are in campus ecology and how underrepresented student view and navigate the university environment. Specifically, utilizing qualitative methodologies, such as, digital storytelling to show their experiences/stories. Yvonne’s Ph.D. is in Education from San Diego State University & Claremont Graduate University. She received a Master’s degree in Higher and Postsecondary Education and a B.A. in Political Science from Arizona State University.

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