Fallon, Michael


Fallon, Michael

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Sociology and Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, College Of Social Sciences; Undergraduate Studies

Academic Rank

Lecturer Emeritus

Year Retired from SJSU


SelectedWorks Profile Page


Educational Background

University Of San Francisco, Education-Organization-Leadership, 1985 M.A.

San Jose State University, Teaching & Administrative Credential, 1975

University Of Notre Dame, Sociology & Education, 1973 B.A.

Teaching Experience

San Jose State University, Sociology, 2002-2013

Mission College, Sociology, 1997-2002

Administrative and Professional Experience

San Jose State University, Undergraduate Studies, Center For Community Learning & Leadership, Director, 2002-2017

Selected Publications

Hossfeld, L.; Kelly, E.B.; Hossfeld, C. (2021). The Routledge International Handbook of Public Sociology: The virtue of teaching public sociology in the neoliberal university, by Tolich, M.; Fallon, M.: Routledge

Moore, K.; Fallon, M.J. (2015). Hail Mary Pass: into the end zone with the 49ers in Levi's Stadium. Santa Clara, CA: Moore & Moore.

Fallon, M.J. (1997). The Definitive St. Patrick’s Day Festivity Book: Educare

Personal Commentary

Michael Fallon, San Jose State University, retired as Lecturer Emeritus, College of Social Sciences, in 2017. While lecturing Sociology and Interdisciplinary Studies, he helped establish the Center for Community Learning & Leadership, and over 15 years, rose to Director. Michael was responsible in part for the creation of several community-based programs, most notably CommUniverCity-San Jose, and the Community Collaborative on Homelessness. Of the various courses he taught, Michael’s contribution to the development of the Sociology Career Capstone course is most salient. Through this Capstone course, students helped establish what is now the Keep Coyote Creek Beautiful organization, a multi-focused program of environmental sustainability around Coyote Creek. Michael enjoyed strong professional relationships with many colleagues and personnel across campus; and greatly valued his educational relationship with students. He continues to practice meditation with the SJSU Zen Sangha. His academic retirement project is a work on James Joyce's Ulysses; alongside his other interest in sports, notably horse racing!


Fallon, Michael