Vice President for Academic Success

With over 21 years of academic experience, Dr. Jothany Blackwood brings a comprehensive instructional and administrative background to her position as Vice President for Academic Success.

Prior to her appointment in 2015, Dr. Blackwood served as an administrator and English faculty at community colleges and universities in CA and TN. Previously, Dr. Blackwood served as the Dean for Fine, Performing and Communication Arts at Fresno City College in Fresno, CA. She also served as the Liaison for District-wide Strategic and Integrated Planning at State Center Community College District. She served as the Academic Dean at San Joaquin Valley College in Visalia, CA and as the Coordinator and Professor of Composition and Rhetoric at Fresno Pacific State University in Fresno, CA. She was the Director of the Writing Center and an English Instructor at Fisk University in Nashville, TN.

Dr. Blackwood earned a B.A. and M.A. in English at Tennessee State University in Nashville, TN. She earned an Ed.D. from California State University in Fresno, CA. She was also selected to participate in a Leadership Institute at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Dr. Blackwood has utilized her expertise in strategic and integrated planning with Guided Pathways and written as a practitioner on pathways for the Community College Research Center (CCRC). She has also been selected to share strategies at the Texas Pathways Institute #1 through the Texas Success Center. She has also previously presented at the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) and the Society for College and University Planning (SCUP), among other national and state organizations.

Her honors include the Trusted Leaders Award in 2019, Outstanding Leadership and Service Award in 2019, a Proclamation for Women's Month from San Antonio Mayor Ivy Taylor in 2016, Greatest Dean's Award in 2015, Special Congressional Recognition from the United States House of Representatives in 2014, Recognition from the California Legislative Assembly in 2014, Recognition from the State of California Senate in 2014, Wall of Honor Award in 2014, Exemplary Leadership Award in 2014, and the Heritage Award in Education by the California State Assembly in 2012.

Dr. Blackwood's Vita

Staff


 
Rose Marie Gonzales
210-486-0950
rgonzales3@alamo.edu
   

 

 

Deans

Dean of Academic Success

Dr. Conrad Krueger
(210) 486-0915
ckrueger@alamo.edu
website 


   

Dean of Academic Success

Vernell Walker
(210) 486-0920
vwalker@alamo.edu  
website
 

Dean for Academic Success

Dr. Sobia Khan
(210) 486-0947
skhan32@alamo.edu

   

 

 

Chairs

Mary Mena
(210) 486-1136
mmena@alamo.edu


Art
Speech
Dance
Drama
Music 


 

Dr. Said Fariabi
(210) 486-0289
sfariabi@alamo.edu
Curriculam Vita

Mathematics
Engineering
Architecture
Physics
 

 
Troy Touchette
(210) 486-1072
ttouchette@alamo.edu

Computer Information Systems
ITSA Academy
Radio, Television, & Broadcasting
Music Business
 
Dr. Tom Cox
(210) 486-1115
tcox@alamo.edu
Curriculum Vita

American Sign Language
Interpreter Training
English as a Second Language
World Languages
International Studies

  


 
 
Dr. Thomas Billimek
(210) 486-1266
tbillimek@alamo.edu

Psychology
Philosophy
Education
Student Development
 
Dr. Jonathan Lee
jlee@alamo.edu
Curriculum Vita

Social Work
Sociology
Early Childhood Studies
History
 
Oscar Ruiz
(210) 486-0196
oruiz14@alamo.edu
Curriculam Vita

Criminal Justice
Human Services
Court Reporting
Political Science
 

 
Cheryl Startzell
(210) 486-1538
cstartzel@alamo.edu
Curriculam Vita

Allied Health
Dental Assisting
Medical Assisting
Emergency Medical Services
Kinesiology
 

 


 
 
Mike Burton
(210) 486-0660
gburton@alamo.edu
Curriculam Vita

English
Journalism & Photography
Humanities
EDUC 1301 & 2301
Teacher Education
Mexican American Studies
INRW
 

 


 
 
Dr. Teanna Staggs
(210) 486-0856
tstaggs@alamo.edu
Curriculam Vita
Biological Studies
Chemistry
Anthropology
Medicine
Nutrition
Earth Sciences
Astronomy
 

 
 
Dr. Val Calvert
(210) 486-0190
vcalvert@alamo.edu
Curriculam Vita

Business
Finance
Marketing
Economics
Human Resources Management
Public Administration
Real Estate
Paralegal Studies
 

 

 
 
Martin Davila
(210) 486-0082
mdavila29@alamo.edu
Curriculam Vita
Protective Services
Law Enforcement Academy
Mortuary Science
 

    

Directors


 
 

Nursing Education

Stella Cirlos
(210) 486-1852
scirlos1@alamo.edu

 


 
 

Creative
Multimedia Services

Dr. Barbara Knotts
(210) 486-0593
bknotts@alamo.edu

Learning Resources

Lee LeBlanc
Director
(210) 486-0560
lleblanc7@alamo.edu

SLAC

Geraldo Guerra
Program Coordinator
(210)486-0164
gguerra@alamo.edu 
website