Faculty - College of Arts and Sciences

Our faculty embrace the USF mission of educating the whole person — both heart and mind. Our professors pursue an ambitious agenda of research, teaching, and service. As scholars, they take on some of the world’s most challenging issues and problems.

In the classroom, they bring compassion and academic rigor. Outside the classroom, they are engaged professionals, making contributions to their communities and their respective fields. 

Alessandra Cassar

Professor
(415) 422-5351

Alessandra Cassar is a professor of economics at the University of San Francisco. She is a member of the Executive Committee of the Economic Science...

Education:

PhD, University of California, Santa Cruz | Universita' di Parma (BA) and Universita' Bocconi, Milano (MA)

Courses:

Principles of Macroeconomics, Economic Methods, Experimental Economics, Mathematics for Economists, Experimental Economics, Development Economics Seminar, Directed Reading/Research

Thomas Cavanaugh

Professor
(415) 422-6356

Professor Cavanaugh regularly teaches medical ethics, a medieval honors seminar (Boethius, Dante and Chaucer), and a first-year seminar entitled What...

Courses:

The Middle Ages: The Age of Chivalry, FYS: First-Year Seminar, Ethics, Ethics for Majors, Philosophy Symposium, Dir Reading & Research, Topics in Ethics, Ancient Philosophy, St Ignatius Institute Symposium

Richard Cellini

Professor
(415) 422-6860

Dr. Cellini teaches the Leadership and Critical Thinking course for all cohorts. He also serves as the Internship professor. In addition to his work...

Education:

PhD, University of New Mexico

Courses:

Leadership and Critical Thinking in Sport Management, Internship in Sport Mgmt, Special Topics in Sport Management, Dir Reading/Research

Suparna Chakraborty

Associate Professor
(415) 422-4715

Dr. Chakraborty received her PhD at the University of Minnesota. Her areas of specialization include: applied macroeconomics, international...

Education:

PhD, University of Minnesota

Courses:

Intermediate Macroeconomics, International Finance, Advanced Topics in International Economics, International Trade, International Finance, Advanced Topics in International Economics, Directed Reading/Research

Kathryn Charlton

Assistant Professor, Advertising Program Director
(415) 422-4185

Kate Charlton joined USF as the director of the Advertising program in 2016, bringing with her over 20 years of international industry experience....

Education:

PhD, Marketing, The University of Sydney Business School (Australia) | Mcomm, Advertising, Bond University (Australia) | BA, Leisure, Tourism & Society, The University of Calgary (Canada)

Courses:

Fund. of Creative Development, Special Topics, Directed Study, Advertising Internship

Zifei Chen

Assistant Professor

Zifei “Fay” Chen is an assistant professor of public relations and strategic communication in the Communication Studies department. Specifically, her...

Education:

PhD, Communication, University of Miami | MA, Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Georgia | BA, Zhejiang University

Courses:

Public Relations Principles and Practices, Public Relations Campaigns, Topics in Comm Studies

Violet Cheung

Associate Professor
(415) 422-4373

Violet Cheung is an associate professor in the department of psychology at the University of San Francisco, and a board member and associate editor...

Education:

PhD, University of California, Berkeley

Courses:

Child Development, Theories of Personality, Advanced Research Methods

Jennifer Chubb

Associate Professor
(415) 422-4693

My general research area is logic and computability theory, in particular computable structure theory. I am also studying quantum computing &...

Education:

PhD, Mathematics, George Washington University, 2009 | MS, Applied Mathematics, George Mason University, 2003 | BS, Physics & Applied Mathematics, George Mason University, 1999

Courses:

Automata Theory, Business Statistics, Discrete Mathematics, Selected Topics in Mathematics, Directed Reading and Research, Modern Algebra

Kevin Chun

Professor
(415) 422-2418

Kevin M. Chun, PhD, is professor of psychology and co-founding faculty member of USF Asian American Studies and Critical Diversity Studies programs....

Education:

PhD, Clinical Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles | BS, Psychology, Santa Clara University | Psychology Internship at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System

Expertise:

acculturation, bicultural efficacy in health management, immigrant health disparities, Asian American psychology, multicultural psychology, ethnic minority mental health, family psychology

Courses:

Special Topics, Directed Study, General Psychology, Psychology of Ethnic Groups in the United States, Asian American Psychology, ART: Advanced Research Topics

Myojung Chung

Assistant Professor

Professor Myojung Chung teaches courses in Strategic Communication and is helping to develop the Health Communication concentration in the MAPC at...

Education:

PhD, Mass Communication, Syracuse University

Courses:

Health Communication, Foundations of Communication, Rhetoric Seminar, Directed Study

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