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. 

Leslie Dennen

Associate Professor
(415) 422-6011

Leslie Dennen is the director of the Writing Center and Associate Professor in the Department of Rhetoric and Language. She received her Masters...

Education:

Doctorate in Education, USF | MA, Teaching English as a Second Language and Certificate in Composition, San Francisco State University

Courses:

Editing & Proofreading Skills, Writing Center for Credit, Written Communication I, Written Communication II, Written & Oral Communication, Written and Oral Communication, Writing Center Tutoring, Directed Study, Writing Center Tutoring

Nathan Dennis

Assistant Professor
(415) 422-4938

Nathan Dennis is Assistant Professor of Art History/Arts Management and also teaches in the MA in Museum Studies program at USF. Nathan specializes...

Education:

PhD, History of Art, Johns Hopkins University

Courses:

Survey of Western Art History I, FYS: First-Year Seminar, Islamic Art, Multicultural Middle Ages, Special Topics, Directed Study/Research, Special Topics, Music and Art

Jennifer Dever

Professor
(415) 422-5481

Jennifer A. Dever is Associate Professor in the Department of Biology. She received her PhD from Texas Tech University. Professor Dever studies the...

Education:

PhD, Texas Tech University

Courses:

Female Biology, Herpetology, Herpetology Lab, Conservation Biology, Conservation Biology Lab, Evolution, Molecular Medicine, Conservation Biology, Special Topics, Directed Reading, Research in Biology, Thesis Writing

Stephen Devlin

Associate Professor
(415) 422-6509

Stephen Devlin's recent interests include complex networks, game theory, and dynamics on networks. He is also interested in representation theory and...

Education:

PhD, Mathematics, University of Maryland, 2001

Courses:

Data Mining, Special Topics in Computer Science, Biostatistics, Calculus and Analytic Geometry I, Calculus and Analytic Geometry II, Discrete Mathematics, Elementary Linear Algebra, Mathematical Modeling, Directed Reading and Research, Real Analysis

Cathal Doherty SJ

Associate Professor

A native of County Donegal in the north of Ireland, Cathal Doherty is a Jesuit priest of the Irish province. Prior to joining the faculty at USF in...

Courses:

Catholic Thought, Theories of Ethics, FYS: First-Year Seminar, Catholic Thought, Christian Sacraments, Christian Forgiveness, Grace: Christian Transcendence, Ethics

David Donahue

Affiliated Professor of Education; Director of Leo T. McCarthy Center
(415) 422-4293

David Donahue, the new director of the Leo T. McCarthy Center for Public Services and the Common Good, is also joining the School of Education as an...

Education:

PhD, Education, Stanford Unviersity | MA, History, Stanford University | MAT, Social Studies, Brown University | BA, History, Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Brown University

Eve-Anne Doohan

Associate Professor and Chair of Communication Studies
(415) 422-5367

Eve-Anne Doohan joined the faculty at USF in 2004. She studies the communication of married couples, with a particular interest in relational history...

Education:

PhD/MA, Speech Communication, University of Washington | BA, Communication Arts, Gonzaga University

Courses:

Communication & Everyday Life, Relational Communication, Family Communication, Nonverbal Communication, Directed Project, Communication Studies Internship

Brian Dowd-Uribe

Assistant Professor

Professor Dowd-Uribe’s research explores the social, agro-ecological and economic dimensions of food, agriculture and water policy, primarily in sub-Saharan Africa and Central America.

Education:

PhD, Environmental Studies, University of California, Santa Cruz

Courses:

The Global Economy, Special Topics, Honors Thesis Seminar, Nature Immersion, Env Studies Cornerstone Sem, History and Politics of Global Issues, Development & the Environment, Environment & Development, Special Topics, Directed Reading, Politics of International Aid and Development

Amie Dowling

Associate Professor
(415) 422-4888

Amie Dowling creates dance and theater for the stage, for film and in community settings. For the past several years, her work has considered the...

Education:

MFA, Smith College

Courses:

Composition I, Composition II, Dance in the Community, Directed Study, Art and Incarceration, Performing Arts and Community Exchange, Composition I

Lilian Dube

Associate Professor
(415) 422-5031

Lilian Dube is an associate professor and former chair of the Theology and Religious Studies Department at the University of San Francisco where she...

Education:

DTh (Missiology), University of Stellenbosch | STM, Columbia University | Grad CE, University of Zimbabwe | MA, University of Zimbabwe | BA Honors, University of Zimbabwe | BA General, University of Zimbabwe

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