Full Time A+A Faculty

Tel:(415) 422-5762

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

Jean Audigier


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.


Sam Augustine

Part-Time Faculty

Tel:(415) 422-5167

Paula Birnbaum

Associate Professor and Academic Director

Paula Birnbaum is Associate Professor and Academic Director of the Museum Studies Master of Arts Program at USF. She also serves as Program Director of Art History/Arts Management in the Department of Art + Architecture.  Paula is a specialist in modern and contemporary art and holds a doctorate in Art History from Bryn Mawr College.

Tel:(415) 422-4690

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

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

Rachel Beth Egenhoefer

Associate Professor

Rachel Beth Egenhoefer is the Program Director of the Design Program at USF.  Rachel Beth Egenhoefer 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. 

Tel:(415) 422-5657

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

Catherine Lusheck

Assistant Professor

Kate Lusheck 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

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

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

Philip Ross

Assistant Professor

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

Tel:(415) 422-5790

Tanu Sankalia

Associate Professor

Tanu Sankalia is Associate Professor and Program Director of the interdisciplinary program in Urban Studies at the University of San Francisco. He is co-editing a collected volume of essays: Urban Reinventions: San Francisco's Treasure Island, forthcoming from the University of Hawaii Press. He is also completing a book manuscript called The Urban Unseen, which examines historical, theoretical and design themes related to interstitial spaces in San Francisco's historic urban fabric.

Tel:(415) 422-6087

Seth Wachtel

A + A Department Chair, Associate Professor

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