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About Thalia Anagnos

As AVP of Graduate and Undergraduate programs Dr. Anagnos's goal is to help San Jose State University offer the highest quality innovative and enriching programs to its students. She is a former engineering professor where her teaching and research interests included mechanics, structural analysis, reliability, seismic hazard, loss estimation, and engineering education and pedagogy.
She has a strong commitment to helping reduce damage and losses from future earthquakes through both research and outreach activities in collaboration with the Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (NEES), the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI), and the Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research (PEER) Center .
She is passionate about increasing the numbers of underrepresented students in STEM fields. For 20 years she served on the coordinating committee for the San Jose State University Expanding Your Horizons Conference to interest more young women in mathematics, science and engineering.


Present Associate Vice President, San Jose State University Graduate and Undergraduate Programs

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Honors and Awards

  • 2013 Applied Materials Award for Excellence in Teaching – College of Engineering, San José State University
  • 2012 San José State University Outstanding Professor
  • 2012 Woody Everett Best Poster Award, American Society of Engineering Education
  • 1991 Distinguished Alumnus, Department of Civil Engineering, Stanford University
  • 1990 College of Engineering Outstanding Teacher Award, San Jose State University

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Journal Articles (11)

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Books (2)