Faculty & Staff

Cynthia Napoli-Abella Reiss


Cynthia Napoli-Abella Reiss

Visual Art

Chair, Department of Visual Art; Professor, Art History

(408) 741-2533

cynthia.reiss@westvalley.edu

Cilker 103W

Courses Taught / Teaching

ARTS 1A: Survey of Western Art

ARTS 1B: Survey of Western Art

ARTS 1D: Art of the 20th Century

ARTS 12A, 12B: Art of Pre-Hispanic Mexico; Art of Colonial and Modern Mexico

ARTS 13: African-American Art History

ARTS 14: Women in Art History

Academic Service

Chair, Department of Visual Art

Vice-President, Academic Senate

Former Chair, Global Citizenship Committee

Commissioner, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC)

Accreditation

ACCJC Site Visit Team Evaluator Committees:

Honolulu Community College, Honolulu, Hawaii

Leeward College, Honolulu, Hawaii

Canada College, Redwood City, CA

Folsom College, Folsom Lake, CA

State Academic Senate 

Member, Curriculum Committee of ASCCC

Former Member, Legislative Advocacy Committee, ASCCC

Former Member, ASCCC Periodic Review subcommittee  

Former Member,  Education Policies Committee, ASCCC

Former Member,  Governance and Internal Policies  Committee, ASCCC

ASCCC appointment: Academic Integrity Committee

ASCCC papers Co-Authored

Civic Engagement  and Civil Discourse: If not now, when? published September, 2017

Sound Principles for Faculty Evaluation, published Spring, 2013

Rostrum Article : Beyond the Classroom, Fostering Local and Statewide, Engagement in our Faculty, published July, 2013

Fellowship

Salzburg International Studies Program

Other Projects

COMPASS Pilot Project Grant Writer and Project Director (WVC and CSU, San Jose)

Submitted NEH Bridging CUltures Grant, August 2013

Submitted/Awarded COMPASS, phase II grant, May 2013

Submitted NEH Bridging Cultures grant, August 2012

Personal Projects

Board Member, Oakland Leaf

Board Member, Pacific Art League

Education

Ph.D. Art History
University of California, Irvine

MA, Art History
San Francisco State University

BA, Art History
University of California

BA, Comparative Literature,
University of California
Emphasis in Critical Theory  

Certificate, Harvard University
Leading Education Systems  Nationally Institute, Graduate School of Education

Other

  • Currently working on book entitled "Silenced Histories and Trauma in the Works of Three Latin American Artists"
  • Presented paper at CALACS Conference at University of Montreal
  • Presented paper at Escenarios Conference at University of California, Irvine
  • Presented paper at "Literature and its Others" Conference at University of Helsinki, Finland
last published: 9/12/18