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Meet the Faculty

Frederick GainesFrederick Gaines
Title: Professor, Chair of Ethnic Studies
Degrees: B.A., psychology, M.A., ethnic studies, Ed.D., educational leadership
Teaching Experience: I was a principal for five years at Walden Academy and Education, educational coordinator at Samaritan House, coordinator of the Urban Institutes' Stay In School Family Resource Center and executive director for Aspire, a college prep after school program in North Central San Mateo. While working in leadership in the non-profit sector, I accumulated 10 years of adjunct teaching experience at various community colleges in the Bay Area before I became a full-time instructor at College of San Mateo in 2007.
Career Highlights:
  Watching students cross the stage at commencement as they move on to the university or to a career — empowered, confident and prepared to pursue their passions and dreams.
Hobbies: I enjoy acting, directing, conducting research on African-American male students and student-athletes in community colleges and community college student athletes in general.
Quote: "Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that." — Martin Luther King, Jr.
Jeramy WallaceJeramy Wallace
Title: Assistant Professor of English
Degrees: M.A. English, B.S. biology/biochemistry, Notre Dame de Namur University; Certificates in the teaching of composition and postsecondary reading, San Francisco State University
Teaching Experience: Since 2011
Career Highlights: Co-Coordinator, Professional Enrichment, Basic Skills Initiative at CSM (2012-present); Stanford human rights fellow (2012-13)
Hobbies: Hiking, camping, reading, and spending time with the family
Quote: "Originality is the one thing which unoriginal minds cannot feel use of." — John Stuart Mill