Full Time A+A Faculty


Tel:(415) 422-5762
aearaujo@usfca.edu

Arturo Araujo

Assistant Professor

Born in the Caribbean city of Barranquilla, Colombia in 1967, Araujo joined the Colombian Province of the Society of Jesus in 1986. His artistic fields are printmaking, ceramics and painting.

Tel:(415) 422-6800
audigierj@usfca.edu

Jean Audigier

Professor

Jean Y. Audigier received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley. His areas of interest include the relationship between the visual arts, poetry, and music.

Tel:(415) 422-5167
pjbirnbaum@usfca.edu

Paula Birnbaum

Associate Professor and Academic Director

   Paula Birnbaum is Associate Professor of Arts History/Arts Management and Academic Director of the Museum Studies Master of Arts Program at USF. Paula is a specialist in modern and contemporary art and holds a doctorate in Art History from Bryn Mawr College. She is a former Fulbright Scholar and fellow at the Institute for Research on Women and Gender at Stanford University. In 2008 Paula received the University of San Francisco, Faculty Union (USFFA) Distinguished Teaching Award (university wide award) and enjoys teaching a variety of classes including Museum Studies - History and Theory, Modern and Contemporary Art, European Art 1900-1945 and Women and Art, as well as curating exhibitions in USF's Thacher Gallery. She also runs the Arts Management Internship Program, and has enjoyed working closely since 2003 with educators from Bay Area Museums including the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, SFMOMA, the Contemporary Jewish Museum, among many others.Dr. Birnbaum's research focuses on the impact of gender and ethnicity on modern and contemporary women artists and their self-representation, as well as the role of gender and sexuality in museum exhibitions. She has completed two books: Women Artists in Interwar France: Framing Femininities (Ashgate), and a co-edited anthology with Anna Novakov, Essays on Women's Artistic and Cultural Contributions 1919-1939 (Edwin Mellen). Her articles appear in a variety of journals including the Art Journal, Aurora, Woman's Art Journal, and The Royal Academy of Art Magazine. Other essays appear in the anthologies Diaspora and Modern Visual Culture (Routledge), The Modern Woman Revisited (Rutgers), Reconciling Art and Motherhood (Ashgate).Current research projects include a series of articles on contemporary feminist art in Israel, and an essay on street art on the separation barrier between Israel and Palestine. Dr. Birnbaum is also completing a monograph on Chana Orloff (1888-1968), a prolific sculptor who made her career in France and Israel. 

Tel:(415) 422-4690
hmori2@usfca.edu

Hana Mori Böttger

Assistant Professor

Hana Mori Böttger joined the Architecture and Community Design program in 2005. She is the Architecture + Community Design Program Director. She teaches physics, design, structural analysis and construction materials courses for architecture students.

Tel:(415) 422-5297
sdelatorre@usfca.edu

Sergio De La Torre

Director Film Studies/Assistant Professor Art and Architecture

Sergio De La Torre's project work has focused on issues regarding immigration, tourism, surveillance technologies, and transnational identities.  Spring 2013 office hours are Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Tel:(415) 422-4486
rbegenhoefer@usfca.edu

Rachel Beth Egenhoefer

Associate Professor

Rachel Beth Egenhoefer is the Program Director of the Design Program at USF. Rachel Beth is an artist, designer, writer, and professor, whose work sits between technology, craft, and design.Her earlier works focused on intersections between textiles and technology, and interactions between body and machine. Her more recent works have focused on sustainability and systems thinking as related to interaction and design.Rachel Beth received her BFA from the Fiber department with a concentration in Digital Video from the Maryland Institute College of Art. She was an MFA fellow at the University of California, San Diego where she also was a graduate researcher at UCSD's Center for Research and Computing in the Arts (CRCA).Egenhoefer's artistic work has been exhibited both locally and internationally in San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, London, Beijing, Madrid, and more. Her work has been included in major exhibitions such as the Options 2002 Biennial in Washington DC, the 2003 Boston Cyber Arts Festival, ISEA 2004 in Tallinn Estonia, La Noche en Blanco in Madrid, and at The Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington DC, The Institute for Contemporary Art (ICA) London, The Banff Centre for the Arts, Lighthouse Brighton in the UK, and many others.As a designer Egenhoefer's work can be seen on Regina Spektor's Begin To Hope Album (Warner Brothers, 2006), as well as in both local and international publications such as Art Forum, The San Francisco Chronicle, and others. Rachel Beth worked for two consecutive seasons as the Web and Program Design Manager at Yerba Buena Arts & Events/ Yerba Buena Gardens Festival in San Francisco.Rachel Beth formerly worked on the editorial staff of Artbyte Magazine in New York City, and continues freelance writing on art, modern society and digital culture. Egenhoefer regularly publishes and presents papers and panels at conferences both locally and internationally.

Tel:(415) 422-5657
edhongisto@usfca.edu

Eric Hongisto

Associate Professor

Eric Hongisto is an Associate Professor and Program Director of Fine Arts in the Department of Art + Architecture and has previously taught at the University of Delaware and Montana State University-Bozeman.

Tel:(415) 422-5612
chlusheck@usfca.edu

Catherine Lusheck

Assistant Professor

Professor Kate Lusheck is the Program Director for the Arts History/Management Department and Assistant Professor of Art History/Arts Management in the Department of Art + Architecture at USF,specializing in Renaissance and Baroque art. Kate specializes in early modern European art and teaches art history and arts management courses at USF. She received her PhD in the History of Art from the University of California, Berkeley (2000).

Tel:(415) 422-6032
sdmckee@usfca.edu

Stuart McKee

Associate Professor

Stuart McKee is an Associate Professor of Design at the University of San Francisco. As an environmental graphic designer, Stuart has designed exhibition typography for institutions such as the J. Paul Getty Center in Los Angeles, The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland, and the United States Pavilion at the 1992 World's Fair in Seville, Spain.

Tel:(415) 422-6676
shmurray@usfca.edu

Scott Murray

Assistant Professor

Scott Murray is a code artist who writes software to create data visualizations and other interactive phenomena. His work incorporates elements of interaction design, systems design, and generative art.

Tel:(415) 422-5463
pgross@usfca.edu

Philip Ross

Assistant Professor

Philip Ross makes sculptural artworks that combine natural and technologically advanced materials.

Tel:(415) 422-5790
tssankalia@usfca.edu

Tanu Sankalia

Associate Professor

Tanu Sankalia received his Master of Urban Design from the University of California, Berkeley. Prof. Sankalia's research interests cover areas of architecture and urbanism from the local context of the San Francisco Bay Area to the global perspective of India. Current projects include a co-edited volume of essays, Urban Reinventions: San Francisco's Treasure Island, which examines future plans for Treasure Island in the context of global, large-scale land development, and against the backdrop of the island's seventy-year urban history.

Tel:(415) 422-6087
slwachtel@usfca.edu

Seth Wachtel

A + A Department Chair, Associate Professor

Seth Wachtel is the Chair of the Dept. of Art + Architecture and is Co-Director of the Garden Project Living-Learning Community at the University of San Francisco.