Faculty and Staff

mBerringer

Mr. Michael Berringer
Phone: (925) 439-2181 ext. 78132
Email: mberringer@losmedanos.edu

Position:
Computer Science Instructor, Adjunct

Mary Figliulo

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

Position:
Computer Science Instructor, Adjunct

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

  • Local area networks (LANs)
  • Email 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 City College of San Francisco for 5-years and has been at Los Medanos College since 2008.

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

Position:
Computer Science Chair
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.

Education:

  • BA in Computer Science, UC Berkeley
  • MBA in Business, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX.

 

Sandi Jones

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

Position:
Computer Science Instructor, Adjunct

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 AS degree pathways, certificate programs and the new curriculum. She works closely with faculty and members of the Advisory Board.

 

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

Position:
Computer Science Instructor, Adjunct

 Bio:
Jim has a vast knowledge of PCs.

Mac Littlefield

Mr. Warren (Mac) Littlefield

Phone: (925) 439-2181 ext. 77505

Email: wlittlefield@losmedanos.edu

Position:
Computer Science Instructor, Adjunct

Bio:
After getting a BS at MIT and a Masters at Stanford, Mac worked at Washington University on the LINC evaluation project and the Macromodular Project. He joined the Peace Corps in Ecuador teaching Electrical Engineering. Mac received his doctorate at Washington Univ., and then began a spiritual odyssey culminating in meeting Baba Muktananda in 1975. When Baba passed on in 1982, Gurumayi, Baba's successor, became his teacher. From 1975 onward, Mac says his life had taken a totally different trajectory than he ever could have anticipated. He considers himself a very fortunate person.

Mac taught Computer Science at Sullivan County Community College from 1983 until 1998, and Electrical Engineering at State University of New York in New Paltz in 1984 and 1985.  In 1997 he received the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching from State University of New York.

Education:

  • BS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
  • MS, Stanford University
  • Doctorate, Washington University

YouTube Video:
DigiBarn TV: Warren "Mac" Littlefield on the 1960s LINC computer

Joenil Mistal

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

Position:
Computer Science Instructor, Adjunct

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:

  • Bachelor Degree in Industrial Management Engineering, De La Salle University
  • MBA, University of San Francisco
Mitra

Ms. Mitra Shahraz
Phone: (925) 439-2181, ext. 78229
Email: mshahraz@losmedanos.edu

Position:
Computer Science Instructor, Adjunct

Bio:
Mitra  Shahraz started her computer career in 1973 working for the military as a COBOL programmer.  She has also worked as a mainframe platform operator in Silicon Valley, and as a C++ programmer and project coordinator. 

Mitra started teaching in 1995. She has taught at Diablo Valley College, Los Medanos College, Laney College, Ohlone College, Chapman University, Heald College, Pittsburg Adult School and at the Concord, Pittsburg, and Oakland senior centers. Mitra teaches her students the importance of computer concepts while placing a strong emphasis on Computer Information Systems.

Education:

  • MS in CIS with a Minor in Math, California State Hayward University

 

Karen Stanton

Ms. Karen Stanton

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

Positions:

  • Computer Technician
  • Computer Science Instructor, Adjunct

Bio:
Karen has over 30 years experience working in the computer field. She was hired at Los Medanos College in 1996 as a staff member, then started teaching as an adjunct faculty member in 1997.

Education:

  • BS in Business Information Systems
  • MS in Computer Information Systems

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

Summer hours:
Mon-Thu: 6:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. 

Dan Young

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

Position:
Computer Science Instructor, Adjunct

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 Los Medanos College 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'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.

  • BA in Speech with a Minor in Computer Science, University of Washington, Seattle
  • MBA, California State University, East Bay