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Philosopher Manuel Vargas
Philosopher professor Manuel Vargas wins Distinguished Research Award.   read story »
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CA Supreme Court hears a medical marijuana challenge while at USF.   read story »
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Teaching the science and business of Biotechnology.    read story »
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USF alum Cameron Walters helps revolutionize the credit card industry.   read story »
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Faculty & Staff Achievements

Spotlight: USF professor studies India through Bollywood's lense, in his new book "Bollywood Nation: India Through its Cinema." 

Patrick Camangian, Assistant Professor — Teacher Education, was a keynote speaker at the East Side Stories Conference: A Grassroots Vision for Education & Community in Los Angeles in June.

ellen_250Ellen Kelly Daley, Associate Director — Priscilla A. Scotlan Career Services Center, received a Fulbright International Education Administrators award to participate in a seminar on higher education in Germany in June.

Joshua Davis, Associate Dean and Professor — School of Law, succeeded Ronal Micon as the new associate dean of the School of Law in July.

Peter Jan Honigserg, Professor — School of Law, was awarded grants from the Max and Anna Levinson Foundation and the Anita Roddick Foundation toward his Witness to Guantanamo project, which aims to expose human rights and rule of law violations at Guantanamo Bay in September.

Juluri, VamseeSpotlight: Vamsee Juluri, Professor — Media Studies, authored “Bollywood Nation: India Through its Cinema,” a book investigating the impact of the film industry on Indian society in August.

Richard Greggory Johnson III, Associate Professor — School of Management, received the 2013 AESA Critics Choice Award for his co-authored book “Teaching College Students Communication Strategies for Effective Social Justice Advocacy” in October.

Karshmer, JudithJudith Karshmer, Dean and Professor — School of Nursing and Health Professions, was appointed to the City and County of San Francisco Health Commission. She was sworn in by Mayor Ed Lee in June.


Peter Kline, Adjunct Professor — English, authored his first book of poems, Deviants, which was published by Stephen F. Austin State University Press in October.

Helen Maniates, Assistant Professor — Teacher Education, won the Education Partner Award in May from the nonprofit Mo' Magic, which provides early intervention program for at-risks kids. Maniates and her USF reading-specialist students provide summer reading to Mo' Magic kids.

Keally McBride, Associate Professor — Politics, was a panelist at the European Urban Research Association City Futures III conference in June in Paris.

Terence Patterson, Professor — Counseling Psychology, co-authored “Ethical Dimensions of Cultural Competence in Supervision: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion” for the journal The California Psychologist in July.

Bruce Peltier, Adjunct Professor — Counseling Psychology, co-authored “The Ethics of Social Media in Dental Practice: Challenges” and “The Ethics of Social Media in Dental Practice: Ethical Tools and Professional Responses” for the Journal of the California Dental Association in July.
novak_pPeter Novak, Vice Provost — Student Life, received a Stevie Award for best business training website from the American Business Awards in September. Novak worked with human resources firm LawRoom to create an online course that educates students about alcohol abuse and sexual violence.

Peggy Takahashi, Associate Professor — Entrepreneurship, Strategy, and International Business, was named a Top 20 Woman Professor in California by StateStats.org in June.

Christian Thompson, Associate Professor — Kinesiology, received a sixth straight year of grant funding from the City and County of San Francisco to support his work with the nonprofit On Lok, promoting the health and well-being of San Francisco senior citizens.

— Update 05/19/2014 —