Faculty

Tel:(415) 422-6749
brownc@usfca.edu

Carolyn Brown

Associate Professor

Carolyn Brown received her Ph.D. in English from the University of California-Davis. Her specialization is Shakespeare and Renaissance / Early Modern literature, from a feminist, psychoanalytic, historicist, and /or political perspective.  She has published in several anthologies on Shakespeare and the following journals: Studies in English Literature 1500-1900; Texas Studies in Literature and Language; Studies in Philology; American Imago; Literature and Psychology; Clio: A Journal of Literature, History, and the Philosophy of History; English Literary Renaissance; and Shakespeare Studies. Her forthcoming book is on Shakespeare and psychoanalytic theory, to be published by Arden Shakespeare.

Tel:(415) 422-6726
claussenm@usfca.edu

Martin Claussen

Professor, Saint Ignatius Institute, Professor, History

Martin A. Claussen received his Ph.D. from the University of Virginia. His areas of interest include Ancient and Medieval Europe.

Tel:(415) 422-6335
deistr@usfca.edu

Rose Marie Deist

Professor

Professor, received her PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is professor of Classics and medieval French, as well as director of the Classical Studies Program. Her special comparative interests are Virgil, classical epic, and medieval French courtly romance.

Tel:(415) 422-6349
eliasr@usfca.edu

Robert Elias

Professor

Robert Elias has taught in the Politics Department at USF since 1989. He founded the USF Legal Studies and the Peace & Justice Studies programs. He coordinates the Legal Studies, Criminal Justice Studies, and the 4+3 Law programs, teaches in the Honors Humanities and BA/MA in International Studies programs, and is the Editor of Peace Review: An International Journal of Social Justice.

Tel:(415) 422-6454
heinemana@usfca.edu

Alan Heineman

Professor

Alan Heineman (BA Stanford, 1966, MA and PhD. Brandeis, 1974) joined the English Dept. in 1970. He focuses on 19th-21st Century U.S. literature, especially fiction. A former editor of the now-defunct S.F. Review of Books, he has published scholarly articles and reviews on modern writers such as DeLillo, Didion, and Hawkes. He also teaches in the Honors Program in Humanities, and has been its Director since 1990. From 1966 to the early 1980's he published scores of articles and reviews on jazz, blues and rock. A founding officer of the USF Faculty Assn. (AFT Local 4269) in 1975, he served as President from 1988-2005. In 2012, he received the prestigious Sarlo Prize, recognizing excellence in teaching based on the ethical values at the core of USF's identity.

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

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) 422-6411
neamane@usfca.edu

Elliot Neaman

Professor

Elliot Neaman received a B.A. in sociology from the University of British Columbia in 1979, an M.A. in history and philosophy from the Freie Universität in Berlin in 1985 and his Ph.D. in history from Berkeley in 1992. His areas of specialization are Modern Germany, The Holocaust, Late Modern Intellectual History, post 1945 Global History, European Diplomatic & Economic History, and theory and methodology of the historical sciences. 

Tel:(415) 422-4378
kbolds@usfca.edu

Katrina Olds

Associate Professor, History

Katrina Olds is a specialist in early modern Spanish history. Her research interests include Counter-Reformation visions of history and hagiography, the history of the book, and religious and intellectual exchange in Spain and the Americas. 

Tel:(415) 422-4184
rader@usfca.edu

Dean Rader

Professor

Dean Rader has published widely in the fields of poetry, literary studies, American Indian studies, and visual/popular culture. His newest book Engaged Resistance: American Indian Art, Literature, and Film From Alcatraz to the NMAI (University of Texas Press, 2011) won the Beatrice Medicine Award for Excellence in American Indian Scholarship. His recent collection of poems, Works & Days, won the 2010 T. S. Eliot Poetry Prize, was a finalist for the Bush Memorial First Book Prize, and won the Writer's League of Texas Book Award. He recently curated the blog 99 Poems for the 99 Percent, and his work appears in the 2012 Best American Poetry. He is the recipient of USF's Distinguished Research Award for 2011, and he is funnier than his photo might suggest.

Tel:(415) 422-6153
stumpd@usfca.edu

David Stump

Professor

David J. Stump joined the department in 1992. His research and teaching interests focus on the late 19th and early 20th century and include the philosophy of science, logic, pragmatism and the development of analytic philosophy. He has taught in all of these areas and also an interdisciplinary course in the Honors Program in the Humanities on science and society.

Tel:(415) 422-5323
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Jacqueline Taylor

Professor

Jacqueline Taylor's research interests include Hume's moral and social philosophy, contemporary metaethics, feminist ethics, aesthetics, and moral psychology. She is the co-editor of The Cambridge Companion to Hume (2nd edition, 2009). She teaches courses in early modern philosophy, the Enlightenment, moral psychology, philosophy of emotion, ethics, and feminist theory.

Tel:(415) 422-6789
mrvargas@usfca.edu

Manuel Vargas

Professor of Philosophy and Law

Manuel Vargas is Professor of Philosophy and Law.His primary research interests include moral agency, philosophical issues in the law, and Latin American philosophy. He splits his teaching between the Philosophy Department, the Honors Program in the Humanities, and the School of Law.Website. Course information. CV.

Tel:415-422-6861
weinerb@usfca.edu

Brian Weiner

Associate Professor

Brian Weiner received his B.A. from Princeton University, and his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley. He specializes in political theory (from the ancients to contemporary theory), American political theory, and public law. He teaches courses in the areas of political theory, law, and American politics.