Faculty

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Tel:(415) 422-6046
ejfriedman@usfca.edu

Elisabeth Jay Friedman

Associate Professor

Elisabeth Jay Friedman was awarded her BA by Barnard College (1988) and her MA/PhD by Stanford University (1997). She is the author of Unfinished Transitions: Women and the Gendered Development of Democracy in Venezuela, 1936-1996 (Penn State Press, 2000), and the co-author of Sovereignty, Democracy, and Global Civil Society: State-Society Relations at UN World Conferences (SUNY Press, 2005).

Tel:(415) 422-4453
sbgmelch@usfca.edu

Sharon Gmelch

Professor

Sharon Bohn Gmelch earned her Ph.D in cultural anthropology from the University of California at Santa Barbara.  Her interests include visual anthropology, gender, ethnicity, and tourism.  She is the author of eight books, most recently Tasting the Good Life: Wine Tourism in the Napa Valley.

Tel:415-422-6902
bgoldman@usfca.edu

William Goldman

Assistant Professor

Tel:(415) 422-5412
hjhoag@usfca.edu

Heather Hoag

Associate Professor

Heather Hoag, Ph.D., Associate Professor (History, Boston University, 2003) specializes in African environmental history with an emphasis in river history, hydropower development, technology, and development planning. Her teaching interests include African history (with a specialization in the colonial period), history of South Africa, environmental history, and food history.

Tel:(415) 422-6135
langechurion@usfca.edu

Pedro Lange-Churión

Associate Professor

Associate Professor, received his Ph.D. at the University of Cincinnati, specializing in Latin American Contemporary Narrative and Critical Theory. His academic areas of specialization include Latin American Literature and Culture, Film Studies, Urban Studies, Comparative Literature and Critical Theory; particularly Psychoanalytic theory.

Tel:(415) 422-5895
macdonaldt@usfca.edu

Thomas MacDonald

Associate Professor

Tom MacDonald received his Ph.D. from Stanford University. Dr. MacDonald's research focuses on designing computer simulations of problems of pollution migration and using the results to engineer systems to contain pollutants and prevent further spreading. He has also published his research on the neural network application for bioremediation. Recently he has co-authored papers dealing with environmental risk and the precautionary principle.

Tel:(415) 422-4379
kdmcbride@usfca.edu

Keally McBride

Associate Professor

Dr. Keally McBride joined the Politics department in Fall 2007. She received her graduate degrees at University of California at Berkeley with a focus in political theory, and is happy to be back in the Bay Area after teaching at Cornell University, Tulane, Temple, and the University of Pennsylvania.

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:415-422-4498

Yaniv Stopnitzky

Assistant Professor

Dr. Yaniv Stopnitzky received his Ph.D. from Yale University. His areas of specialization include environmental and development economics, with a focus on applied microeconometrics.

Tel:(415) 422-5058
awibben@usfca.edu

Annick Wibben

Associate Professor

Annick T.R. Wibben received her Ph.D. in International Politics from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth, UK and teaches for the Politics Department and the International Studies program at USF. In her research, she specializes in (critical) security studies, international theory, and feminist international relations. Her book, Feminist Security Studies: A Narrative Approach, was published in 2011.

Tel:(415) 422-5863
wydick@usfca.edu

Bruce Wydick

Professor

Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley. Areas of specialization: Use of econometric, experimental, and game-theoretic tools to analyze the impact of development projects and policies, especially in the areas of microfinance, education, and health.  Recent work examines the impact of microfinance, child sponsorship, and animal donation programs.

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.   

Tel:415-422-4734
jzarobell@usfca.edu

John Zarobell

Assistant Professor

John Zarobell is Assistant Professor of International Studies and Program Chair of European Studies at the University of San Francisco. Formerly, he held the positions of assistant curator at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and associate curator at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. 

Tel:(415) 422-6193
dzartner@usfca.edu

Dana Zartner

Assistant Professor, International Studies (BAIS) Program, Adjunct Professor, USF School of Law

Tel:(415) 422-6981
zunes@usfca.edu

Stephen Zunes

Professor

Stephen Zunes has been at USF since 1995, teaching courses on the politics of Middle East and other regions, nonviolence, conflict resolution, U.S. foreign policy, and globalization for the Politics department, the International Studies major, and the Peace & Justice Studies minor, as well as the Middle Eastern Studies minor, for which he serves as program director.