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Faculty

Tel:415-422-1667
rbrahinsky@usfca.edu

Rachel Brahinsky

Assistant Professor

Rachel Brahinsky serves as Faculty Director of the Master's Program in Urban Affairs. She received her PhD from the University of California, Berkeley; her doctoral research focused on the history of racial politics and re-development in San Francisco. Dr. Brahinsky's current research centers on race, gender and politics in American cities. 

Tel:415-422-4110
slbrown3@usfca.edu

Sandy Brown

Assistant Professor

Sandy Brown serves as Faculty Director of the Master's Program in Public Affairs. She received her PhD in Geography from the University of California at Berkeley, where her research focused on the political economy of agriculture and food systems, development, and farm labor politics in California and Latin America.

Tel:415 (422) 5662
clemens@barcoast.com

Alex Clemens

Lecturer

Alex Clemens has twenty years of experience working for four elected officials in San Francisco and Washington DC, and is the founder of Barbary Coast Consulting, a communications, strategy, and public affairs firm based in San Francisco.

Tel:(415) 422-6163
cdcook2@usfca.edu

Corey Cook

Associate Professor

Corey Cook serves as director of the Leo T. McCarthy Center for Public Service and the Common Good, and joined the university as an Assistant Professor in Fall 2006 after having earned his Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Tel:415-422-5662
nmderse@usfca.edu

Nicole Derse

Lecturer

Nicole is a co-founder and Principal of 50+1 Strategies. Nicole has over ten years experience running and winning electoral campaigns. She has worked at the grassroots level in San Francisco to elect community-based candidates and spearhead progressive initiatives like an increased minimum wage and mandatory paid sick leave for workers. Her organizing reach has taken her all over the great state of California and to each corner of the country.

Tel:(415) 422-5662

Will Feltus

Lecturer

Will Feltus has more than twenty-five years of national experience in polling and communications, including serving as Communications Director for Bush/Quayle, targeting media for the Bush/Cheney campaign in 2004 and the Romney campaign in 2008. 

Tel:415-422-5662
dlfowler@usfca.edu

Donnie Fowler

Lecturer

Fowler has worked at the state and national level on the presidential campaigns of Dick Gephardt, Jesse Jackson, Bill Clinton, Al Gore, Wes Clark, John Kerry, and Barack Obama. He also worked as a Clinton White House staffer as a liaison to Congress for presidential appointments and as a presidential appointee at the Federal Communications Commission.

Tel:415-422-5662
kmgoldstein@usfca.edu

Ken Goldstein

Professor

Ken Goldstein received his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan and combines his academic training with an ear for real politics and an impressive set of political contacts and experience.

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rgordon@usfca.edu

Rebecca Gordon

Lecturer

Rebecca Gordon received her B.A. from Reed College and her M.Div. and Ph.D. from Graduate Theological Union. Her dissertation in the field of Ethics and Social Theory focuses on the United States' use of torture in the post-9/11 period. Other interests include political philosophy, theories of justice including questions of race and gender justice, and their application in the world - in particular through community engagement and service learning.

Tel:(415) 422-5662
khickey@usfca.edu

Kevin Hickey

Lecturer

Kevin Hickey serves as the Senior Manager of High School and Bridge Programs at Jewish Vocational Services, where he leads job placement and public policy advocacy efforts on behalf of children, youth, families, and the unemployed. Kevin holds appointments on various public advisory councils and is active with Coleman Advocates for Children and Youth. Currently, Mr. Hickey teaches courses on public policy and advocating for social change in the MNA and MPA programs.

Tel:415-422-5662
lmkamer@usfca.edu

Larry Kamer

Lecturer

Larry began his career as a political campaign manager and consultant, working for former U.S. Senator Paul Simon and Reps. Abner Mikva and Lane Evans of Illinois, and former California Lt. Governor Leo T. McCarthy. Today, he is a veteran public affairs strategist and an expert in the management of difficult, public-facing challenges that determine the future of reputations, brands, and careers.

Tel:(415) 422-5662
nlee6@usfca.edu

NTanya Lee

Lecturer

NTanya Lee comes to USF with 30 years experience as a community organizer, policy advocate, and social justice activist. She was the Executive Director of Coleman Advocates for Children & Youth, and continues to work in the fields of community organizing, urban policy, and grassroots electoral politics.

Tel:415-422-5662
ldmagid@usfca.edu

Larry Magid

Lecturer

Drawing upon his two decades of leadership experience in electoral campaigns, legislative politics and public policy, Larry Magid advises leading public and private organizations to develop and achieve strategic public policy goals at the national, state and local level.

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Chris Matthews

Guest Lecturer

Chris Matthews has been following American politics since the first Eisenhower campaign. Hardly a decade later, he was working in the US senate. Then came his tour in the White House as a presidential speechwriter, followed by his front-row seat as top aide to the legendary Speaker of the House, Thomas P. “Tip” O’Neill, Jr. In the late 1980s, Chris switched to full-time journalism. He began his career on television in 1994. Three years later, he launched Hardball, now on MSNBC.  He has been on the air every weekday night since.

Tel:415-422-5662
fkneely@usfca.edu

Francis Neely

Lecturer

Francis Neely is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at San Francisco State University. He specializes in American politics, political psychology, and quantitative methodology. His current research examines partisanship in the U.S. Neely led a two-year study of ranked-choice voting in San Francisco, in collaboration with Professor Corey Cook (USF) and the Public Research Institute (PRI).

Tel:(415) 422-5524
ryand@usfca.edu

David Ryan

Assistant Professor

Tel:(415) 422-5319
rrsundstrom@usfca.edu

Ronald Sundstrom

Associate Professor

Ronald Robles Sundstrom is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of San Francisco; additionally, he teaches for USF's African American Studies program and the Master of Public Affairs program for the Leo T. McCarthy Center of Public Service and the Common Good.

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.

Tel:(415) 422-5662
mccarthycenter@usfca.edu

Calvin Welch

Lecturer

Calvin Welch is the Program Director of the San Francisco Information Clearinghouse, a nonprofit, community-based technical assistance and advocacy organization specializing in affordable housing, community development, and land-use planning issues.