Faculty

Tel:(415) 422-4612
erborbon@usfca.edu

Edith Borbon

Adjunct Professor and Language Liaison

Professor Borbon earned her BA in Linguistics from the University of California, Berkeley. Her MS in Education, with a specialization in Intercultural Communication, is from the University of Pennsylvania.  Prof Borbon teaches Filipino (Tagalog) and is involved with developing the program and the collection. She is also active as a healthcare and social services interpreter, and has translated documents for city and county agencies.

Tel:(415) 422-6151
boucherj@usfca.edu

Jerry Boucher

Adjunct Professor

Dr. Jerry Boucher received his Ph.D. from the University of California San Francisco Medical Center. He has been teaching at USF since 1994. His teaching interests include cross-cultural psychology; history and systems of psychology; interviewing techniques;and motivation and emotion.

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wlchang@usfca.edu

Wenchi Chang

Adjunct Professor

Wenchi Chang has an M.A. in Chinese and a B.A. in Chinese Literature.  She has taught at UC Berkeley, UC Santa Cruz, Monterey Institute of International Studies, UC Davis and National Taiwan Normal University.  She holds two Certificates of Training Program for teachers of Chinese as a foreign language.  She teaches elementary to advanced Chinese language and Chinese literature. 

Tel:(415) 422-6357
mdale3@usfca.edu

Melissa Dale

Assistant Professor

Melissa Dale has served as Executive Director of the Center for Asia Pacific Studies since August 2012. Her most recent publication is, “Understanding Emasculation: Western Medical Perspectives on Chinese Eunuchs,” Social History of Medicine 23, No. 1 (April 2010): 38-55. She has taught courses at Georgetown University, Santa Clara University, and UC Santa Cruz, guest lectured at UC Berkeley, and led the Cal Alumni tour to China.

Tel:(415) 422-2765
fischer@usfca.edu

Hartmut Fischer

Professor Emeritus

Professor Hartmut Fischer received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Fischer has a number of areas of specialization: international trade, international finance and development economics. He has served as a consultant to the World Bank and the European Union.

Tel:(415) 422-5483
gonzalez@usfca.edu

Jay Gonzalez

Adjunct Professor

Joaquin Jay Gonzalez III teaches international politics, Asian and Asian American social justice, migration, soft power, and public policy. He is the Director of the Maria Elena Yuchengco Philippine Studies Program.

Tel:(415) 422-5176
ahidayatullah@usfca.edu

Aysha Hidayatullah

Assistant Professor

Aysha Hidayatullah is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies at the University of San Francisco. She received a Ph.D. from University of California, Santa Barbara and came to USF in 2008. Her areas of specialization are Islam, gender, and sexuality. She is the author of Feminist Edges of the Qur'an (Oxford University Press, 2014).

Tel:415-422-2721
phsu7@usfca.edu

Pattie Hsu

Adjunct Professor, Music

Pattie Hsu is an ethnomusicologist with a recent PhD from UC Berkeley. Her research interests include cultural intersections, musical communities, gender performance, and opera. Dr. Hsu's dissertation project is a performer-centered study on a type of folk opera in Taiwan.

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echuang@usfca.edu

Ellen Huang

Kiriyama Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow

Ellen Huang, Ph.d. is a Kiriyama Postdoctoral Fellow at USF's Center for the Pacific Rim.  Her research and teaching span Asian art history, history of technology, and the material cultures of antiquity through modern period.

Tel:(415) 422-5699
juluri@usfca.edu

Vamsee Juluri

Professor

Vamsee Juluri received his PhD in Communication from the University of Massachusetts in 1999. His research interest is in the globalization of media audiences with an emphasis on Indian television and cinema, mythology, religion, violence and Gandhian philosophy. On sabbatical 2014-2015 academic year.

Tel:(415) 422-6300
kruzeu@usfca.edu

Uldis Kruze

Associate Professor

Uldis Kruze received his Ph.D.from Indiana University. His areas of interests include Japanese and Chinese political history; U.S. diplomatic relations with East Asia.

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mkuo2@usfca.edu

Margaret Kuo

EDS-Stewart Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow

Margaret Kuo earned her B.A. and Ph.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a J.D. from Georgetown University. She specializes in modern Chinese history and is particularly interested in the history of gender and law. 

Tel:(415) 422-2215
zli2@usfca.edu

Zhiqiang Li

Department Chair, Associate Professor

Associate Professor, received his Ph.D. in Linguistics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is the coordinator of the Chinese language program in the Department of Modern and Classical Languages. His research interests include phonetics, phonology and
 Chinese linguistics.

Tel:(415) 422-2773
merino@usfca.edu

Angelo Merino

Adjunct Professor

Angelo Merino received his Bachelors Degree in Economics from San Sebastian College in Manila, Philippines, and a Masters in Sport and Fitness Management from the University of San Francisco. He is currently an Adjunct Professor for the Yuchengco Philippine Studies Program teaching YPSP 222: Philippine Boxing and Culture, YPSP 333: Boxing and Social Justice (upcoming Fall 2011). He is also the Head Boxing Coach for USF and is internationally certified and recognized by Amateur Boxing of Philippines.

Tel:(415) 422-6415
mtmiller2@usfca.edu

Mark Miller

Associate Professor

Mark T. Miller is Associate Professor of systematic theology and Associate Director of the St. Ignatius Institute.  His interests focus on anthropology, soteriology, political theology, Trinity, and Christology.  His Ph.D. is from Boston College with the dissertation title of "Why the Passion?: Bernard Lonergan on the Cross as Communication."  His undergraduate degree is in international studies, from Georgetown University.  Prof. Miller has taught at the Ateneo de Zamboanga, the University of Asia and the Pacific, Boston College, and Georgetown University.  At USF he teaches in Catholic Studies, Philippine Studies, and the Saint Ignatius Institute.

Tel:415 422 2918
ymccormick@usfca.edu

Yumi Moriguchi-McCormick

Adjunct Professor

Adjunct Professor, received her B.A. in English Literature from Notre Dame Women's College, Kyoto, Japan. She received her Ed.D. in International and Multicultural Education with an emphasis of Second Language Acquisition from the University of San Francisco.

Tel:(415) 422-5837
nagarajan@usfca.edu

Vijaya Nagarajan

Associate Professor

Professor Vijaya Nagarajan teaches courses on Hinduism, Religion and Environment, Spiritual Autobiography, and Community Internships. Her scholarship has centered on the multivalent meanings in the kolam, a women's ritual art in southern India. She is currently working on her book, Feeding a Thousand Souls: Women, Ritual and Art in southern India---The Kolam (Oxford University Press). Her other research projects include: On the Languages of the Commons; Tree Temples, Mangroves and Temple Forests; and Twins and Hinduism in the California Diaspora. She has been active in the American Academy of Religion and in the environmental movement in India and the United States.

Tel:(415) 422-6227
nagatan@usfca.edu

Noriko Nagata

Professor

Professor, is Director of the Japanese Studies Program. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh, jointly directed by the Laboratory for Computational Linguistics at Carnegie Mellon University. Her general area of research includes natural language processing, Japanese linguistics, second language acquisition, and computer assisted language learning.

Tel:(415) 422-5093
nelsonj@usfca.edu

John Nelson

Professor

John Nelson is a Professor in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies at the University of San Francisco.  His areas of specialization are East Asian religions, contemporary Buddhism, cultural anthropology, globalization, secularism, and Asian Studies. Professor Nelson is the author of two books on Japanese Shinto, numerous articles, and a video documentary on Yasukuni Shrine. He is the co-editor of the Handbook of Contemporary Japanese Religions (Brill, 2012) and has recently completed a book titled Experimental Buddhism: Innovation and Activism in Contemporary Japan,published by the University of Hawaii Press in fall 2013.  Professor Nelson received a Ph.D. from U.C. Berkeley and came to USF in 2000.

Tel:415 422 2918
otomi@usfca.edu

Yoko Otomi

Adjunct Professor

Adjunct Professor, (M.A., San Francisco State University). Area of Specialization: Japanese language pedagogy, teaching of Japanese as a second language.

Tel:(415) 422-6080
roddys@usfca.edu

Stephen Roddy

Associate Professor

Associate Professor of Modern and Classical Languages, received his Ph.D. in East Asian Studies from Princeton University, and specializes in the fiction and other prose genres of 18th and 19th century China and Japan.

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

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) 422-6452
sharmas@usfca.edu

Shalendra Sharma

Professor

Shalendra D. Sharma, (Ph.D University of Toronto) is Professor in the Department of Politics at the University of San Francisco. He also teaches in the MA program in the Department of Economics and the Center for the Pacific Rim.

Tel:(415) 422-4375
hshin2@usfca.edu

Hwaji Shin

Assistant Professor

Hwaji Shin joined the Sociology Department at the University of San Francisco as a full-time Assistant Professor in 2007 after completed her Ph.D. in Sociology at SUNY Stony Brook. Between 2008 and 2010, she was a visiting assistant professor and Japan fund fellow at Freeman Spogli Institute of International Studies at Stanford University where she researched and lectured on the race and ethnic relations in modern Japan.

Tel:(415) 422-6591
sudak@usfca.edu

Kyoko Suda

Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor, is director of Asian Languages Program, received her BA in History from Keio University in Tokyo, Japan. She received her first MA in teaching English as a Second Language, and her second MA in teaching Japanese as a Second Language from San Francisco State University. Dr. Suda received her Doctorate in Education at the University of San Francisco in December of 2003.

Tel:415 422 2918
jhtsao@usfca.edu

Josephine Tsao

Adjunct Professor

Adjunct Professor, has an M.A. in Chinese from San Francisco State University, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia. She also teaches Chinese at San Francisco State University and the City College of San Francisco.

Tel:(415) 422-2229
mjucerler@usfca.edu

M. Antoni Ucerler

Associate Professor

M. Antoni J. Ucerler, S.J. is the Director of Research and Associate Professor at the Center for Asia Pacific Studies. He is also Fellow of East Asian Studies at Campion Hall, at the University of Oxford. He teaches courses in both early modern Japanese and global history, including topics in East Asian and European thought. His main research and teaching interests include topics in Japanese samurai history, the era of European maritime empires and expansion into Asia (15th-18th centuries), and the history of Christianity in Japan and China.  

Tel:(415) 422-6194
mwong11@usfca.edu

M.C. Wong

Associate Professor

Professor Sunny Wong received his Bachelor of Science, Master of Science and Ph.D. degrees in Economics from the University of Oregon (1996-2002). Professor Wong joined the Department of Economics at USF in 2006.& Prior to his current position at USF, he was an assistant professor at the University of Southern Mississippi (2002-2006).  He is also an honorary instructor at the Essex Summer School in Social Science Data Analysis and Collection at the University of Essex in England and currently serving as a research associate in the Center for Public Policy at the University of Houston. His teaching and research interests include monetary policy, learning dynamics, business-cycle theory, and foreign direct investment.  Professor Wong has published research articles in academic journals including Economic Inquiry, Economics Letters, Macroeconomic Dynamics, American Journal of Political Science, Political Research Quarterly, World Development, and other journals. He published a book, The Role of Policymakers in Business Cycle Fluctuations (Cambridge University Press) in April 2006. He is currently working on another book, The Empirical Implications of Theoretical Models: Unifying Formal and Empirical Analysis in the Political, Social, and Economic Science (Cambridge University Press).

Tel:(415) 422-4377
trzaman@usfca.edu

Taymiya Zaman

Associate Professor

Taymiya R. Zaman received her B.A. (2001) in Philosophy from Smith College and her Ph.D. in History (2007) from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She joined the University of San Francisco in 2007. Her area of research expertise is Mughal India and her current research interests include historical memory in South Asia, the interconnectedness of life writing and history, and the transition from subjects to citizens in the Islamicate world. She has designed the History Department's "Islamic World" emphasis and teaches courses on the Ottoman, Safavid, and Mughal Empires and the making of modern South Asia and the Middle East. She also writes narrative non-fiction and fiction.