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Computer Science

Meet the needs of today's workplace

 

Faculty and Staff

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Mr. Michael Berringer

Phone: (925) 439-2181 ext. 78132

email: mberringer@losmedanos.edu

 

Position:

Adjunct faculty

 

Bio:

 


 

Mary Figliulo

Ms. Mary Figliulo
Phone: (925) 439-2181 ext. 77529
email: mfigliulo@losmedanos.edu

 

Position:
Adjunct faculty

 

Bio:
Mary Figliulo is a long term I.T. professional with 30 + years of PC hardware and software expertise including

  • Local Area Networks (LANs)
  • E-mail support
  • SharePoint installation and set-up
  • Access database development
  • Disaster/Recovery Planning
  • COBOL programming

Currently, Mary is doing contract work and some volunteer work as well. She has taught at SF City College for 5 years and has been at LMC since 2008.


 

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Mr. Louie Giambattista
Phone: (925) 473-7791
email: lgiambattista@losmedanos.edu

 

Position:
Computer Science Instructor

 

Bio:
Louie works diligently to promote student interest and education in Computer Science. His goal is to ultimately increase the number of students who transfer to four-year schools to complete their degrees in Computer Science.

 

Louie has taught Computer Science at City College of San Francisco, College of San Mateo and Diablo Valley College (DVC).

 

Education:
Louie earned his BA in Computer Science at UC Berkeley, and went on to be awarded an MBA in Business at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX.


 

Sandi Jones

Ms. Sandy Jones
Phone: (925) 439-2181 ext. 77527
email: sajones@losmedanos.edu

 

Position:
Adjunct faculty

 

Bio:
Sandy Jones is an IT veteran with over twenty-five years experience designing and delivering customer support and technical training. She has performed work and conducted training in the fields of

  • Computer Forensics
  • Networking
  • Information Security
  • Help Desk Technical Support
  • Digital Imaging
  • Specialized applications.

Sandy, through her work as the SB-70 Grant Director was actively involved in the development of the department's new A/S degree pathways, certificate programs and the new curriculum. She works closely with faculty and the Advisory Board.


 

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Mr. Jim Lipscomb
Phone: (925) 439-2181 ext. 78127
email: jlipscomb@losmedanos.edu

 

Position:
Adjunct faculty

 

Bio:

 

 

 

 


 

Joenil Mistal

Mr. Joenil Mistal
Phone: (925) 439-2181 ext. 77526
email: jmistal@losmedanos.edu

 

Position:
Adjunct faculty

 

Bio:
Joenil Mistal is a project manager for Kaiser Permanente who is responsible for recommending, deploying, and supporting the mission critical applications and systems of the Kaiser Permanente's Pharmacy Call Center in Livermore California. Having been with the organization for over 18 years, Joenil has been instrumental in managing the technology used in the call center.

 

Education:
Joenil has an MBA degree from the University of San Francisco and a Bachelor Degree in Industrial Management Engineering from De La Salle University.



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Ms. Mitra Shahraz
Phone: (925) 439-2181 ext. 3307
email: mshahraz@losmedanos.edu

 

Position:
Adjunct faculty

 

Bio:

 


 

Clayton Smith

Mr. Clayton Smith
Phone: (925) 473-7792
email: csmith@losmedanos.edu

 

Position:
Computer Science Instructor
Computer Science Chair

 

Bio:
Clayton Smith has been teaching at Los Medanos College since 1995, where his areas of emphasis has been

  • Networking
  • Internet
  • Online instruction

 

Education:
Clayton graduated from UC Berkeley (Go Bears!) after going to Diablo Valley College.


 

James Spagnol

Mr. James Spagnol
Phone: (925) 473-7788
email: jspagnol@losmedanos.edu

Position: Computer Center Technician II

 

Bio:
James Spagnol started at LMC fresh out of high school as a student in 1981. In 1982 he was hired as a student assistant and then as a tutor in the Computer Science Department. In 1984 James was hired as Campus Computer Center Assistant which was later reclassified as Computer Center Technician II.

 

From the 1980’s to present, James has

  • worked with mainframe computers using terminals until they were phased out in favor of microcomputers
  • worked with reel-to-reel Tape Backup, Zip Drives, Impact Printers, and other various hardware
  • used various word processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation software
  • programmed in several languages not least of which were COBOL, FORTRAN, Pascal, miscellaneous flavors of C, BASIC, and web based scripting languages like JavaScript, VBscript, etc.,

James is currently working as a night shift employee in the Computer Science Department. He also supports the Staff Training Center along with the Business, PTEC and ETEC departments.

 

Education:
Los Medanos College

  • A.A. in Liberal Arts

 

Work hours:
Mon-Thu: 1:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.


 

Karen Stanton

Ms. Karen Stanton

Phone: (925) 473-7788
email: kstanton@losmedanos.edu

 

Positions:

  • Computer Center Technician II
  • Adjunct faculty

 

Bio:
Karen has over 25 years experience working in the computer field. She was hired in 1996 as a staff member, then started teaching as an adjunct faculty member in 1997.

 

Education:

  • M.S. in Computer Information Systems
  • B.S. in Business Information Systems

Work hours:
Spring / Fall hours:
Mon-Fri: 8:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m

Summer hours:

Mon-Thu: 6:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.


 

Dan Young

Mr. Daniel Young
Phone: (925) 439-2181 ext. 77528
email: dyoung@losmedanos.edu

 

Position:
Adjunct faculty

 

Bio:
Dan's experience comes from many years working in Information Technology (IT) for large corporations. He started teaching classes as an adjunct instructor at LMC in the Fall semester of 2000.

 

Dan's entire objective as an instructor is to make sure students have the maximum opportunity to be successful in his courses. Students are encouraged to ask questions about the subject matter as there is no such thing as a dumb question.

 

Education:
Dan graduated from the University of Washington, Seattle with a BA in Speech and a Minor in Computer Science.

 

He recently graduated from the California State University, East Bay with a MBA.

Dan's experience and education are extensive in operating systems, applications, and Internet technologies with a minor in computer science and many additional computer science courses post-baccalaureate.