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CSR Video Updates: Interview with Dr. Gerald Eisman
Gerald is the Director of the Institute for Civic and Community Engagement. He earned his doctorate in Mathematics from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1977. In 1988 he joined the SF State Computer Science faculty serving as full professor and department chair for nine years. With campus colleagues, he founded SFSUnet, a campus-community online communication project aimed at closing the digital divide in order to address community needs. In 1998 he became the Director of the SF State Office of Community Service Learning which now places more than 6,000 students in the community each year as part of their academic study. From 2004 to 2006, he served as the first Service-Learning Faculty Scholar in the CSU Office of the Chancellor, where he helped promote community based scholarship throughout the 23 campus California State University system. On January 25, 2010 he was named California Campus Compact’s 2010 Richard E. Cone Award Recipient in recognition for his impact on service-learning and community-campus partnerships throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and the California State University system.
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