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Paloma Añoveros

Adjunct Faculty

Paloma Añoveros is an Arts Management consultant specializing in strategic planning and management in Museum Collections and Exhibitions at the national and international levels, in both non-profit and for-profit environments. She has been associated with USF's Art + Architecture Department as guest lecturer since 2009 and as an adjunct professor since 2012. 

Tel:(415) 422-5167

Paula Birnbaum

Associate Professor and Academic Director

Paula Birnbaum is Associate Professor of Arts History/Arts Management and Academic Director of the Museum Studies Master of Arts Program at USF. She is a specialist in modern and contemporary art and holds a doctorate in Art History from Bryn Mawr College. Paula is a former Fulbright Scholar and fellow at the Institute for Research on Women and Gender at Stanford University and has published widely on modern and contemporary art and gender issues.


Stephanie Brown

Adjunct Faculty

Stephanie Brown is an independent curator and historian. She has worked in museums as an executive director, curator, historian, and archivist. Her work has ranged from designing and implementing collections plans to curating exhibitions to institutional strategic planning. Stephanie has a B.A. in History from Williams College and a Ph.D. in European History from Stanford University. 

Tel:(415) 422-5612

Catherine Lusheck

Assistant Professor

Professor Kate Lusheck is the Program Director for the Arts History/Management Department and Assistant Professor of Art History/Arts Management in the Department of Art + Architecture at USF,specializing in Renaissance and Baroque art. Kate 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.


Lynn Orr

Adjunct Faculty

Lynn Orr was Curator in Charge of European Art at the Legion of Honor for 12 years. Managing the permanent collection, she also presented wide ranging exhibitions from The Treasury of Saint Francis of Assisi to The Cult of Beauty: The Victorian Avant-Garde. She received a Ph.D. in the History of Art from the University of California, Santa Barbara. A Baroque specialist, she has taught courses on 17th- and 19th-century art at Stanford University.


Elizabeth Peña

Adjunct Faculty

Elizabeth S. Peña is Interim Director of the Center for the Arts, Religion, and Education at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley. She has held leadership positions in archaeology, art conservation, and museum studies. Elizabeth holds a B.A. in Classical Archaeology from the University of Michigan and a doctorate in Archaeology from Boston University. 


Marjorie Schwarzer

Director of Administration, Museum Studies

An award-winning writer, critic and educator, Marjorie Schwarzer served as professor and chair of the Department of Museum Studies at John F. Kennedy University from 1997 to 2011. She has held leadership positions in museums - including the Boston Children's Museum, Chicago Children's Museum and Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry -- since completing her MBA in nonprofit management from UC, Berkeley in 1983.


Karren Shorofsky

Adjunct Faculty

Karren Shorofsky is an attorney and art historian who has spent most of her career focused on legal issues related to the arts, emerging technology and museums and other non-profit institutions.  She holds a B.A. in Art History from Brown University, a J.D. from Yale Law School and an M.A. in Art History from San Francisco State University.  Her master's thesis explored law's role in the creation and evaluation of contemporary art.

Tel:(415) 422-5178

Glori Simmons

Director, Mary and Carter Thacher Gallery

Glori Simmons has coordinated well over fifty exhibitions in the gallery since it opened in 1999. Working with faculty and students, she seeks ways to make the gallery a laboratory for learning across the disciplines and within the community. 


Mandy Smith

Adjunct Faculty

Mandy Smith received her M.A. degree in Museum Studies from J.F.K. University and has been focused on new media, programs and initiatives with museums for over 15 years. She became involved with museum technology while researching handheld devices as interpretive tools in 2000 and worked nearly 10 years at Antenna Audio, the leading provider in audio and visual tour productions in the world. 


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.