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. 

Eileen Fung

Professor
(415) 422-6083

Eileen Fung earned her PhD in medieval literature with a secondary expertise in Asian American literature from the University of California, Santa...

Education:

PhD, University of California, Santa Barbara

Cathy Gabor

Associate Professor, Composition Director
(415) 422-6684

Cathy Gabor received a BA in English from Bethany College in West Virginia, an MA in English from Indiana University, and a PhD in Rhetoric and...

Education:

MA in English, Indiana University | PhD in Rhetoric and Composition, Texas Christian University

Courses:

Written Comm I Intensive, Written Communication II, Written & Oral Communication, Written and Oral Communication, Academic Writing at USF, S.I.T. Seminar for Transfer Students, Business & Technical Writing, Expedition USF

Joshua Gamson

Professor
(415) 422-5217

Joshua Gamson received his BA from Swarthmore College, and his MA and PhD from the University of California at Berkeley, and previously taught at...

Education:

MA, PhD, University of California, Berkeley | BA, Swarthmore College

Courses:

Davies Seminar, Intro to Sociology, Research Methods, Sociology of Pop Culture, Directed Study

Christina Garcia Lopez

Director of Chican@-Latin@ Studies , Assistant Professor
(415) 422-4749

Christina Garcia Lopez holds a PhD in American Studies with a portfolio in Mexican American Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. She...

Education:

BA, English Literature, University of North Texas | MA, American Literature and Culture, University of Leeds | PhD, American Studies, University of Texas at Austin

Courses:

Narratives of US America, Intro to Literary Study, Narratives of U.S. America, Great Works of Western Literature, Introduction to Chicano/a Literature Survey, Literature Period Courses: 1900-Present, Special Topics in Literature and Film, Senior Seminar in Literature, Directed Reading

Ja'Nina Garrett-Walker

Associate Professor
(415) 422-6432

Ja’Nina Garrett-Walker is an Associate Professor in the department of Psychology at the University of San Francisco. She earned her BA from...

Education:

PhD, Graduate Center of City University of New York | BA, University of San Francisco

Courses:

Research Design, African American Psychology, Psychology of Sexuality, ART: Advanced Research Topics

Danny Gascón

Assistant Professor
(415) 422-4132

Danny Gascón received his MA and BA in Criminal Justice at California State University, San Bernardino, and earned his PhD in Criminology, Law &...

Education:

BA, Criminal Justice, California State University, San Bernadino | MA, Criminal Justice, California State University, San Bernadino | PhD, Criminology, Law and Society, University of California, Irvine

Courses:

Latin@-Chican@ Cult & Society, Latinx/Chicanx Cult & Soc, Writing in Sociology, Latin@-Chican@ Culture and Society, Sociology of Law, Juvenile Justice, Criminology, Current Issues in Sociology, Career Exploration & Planning, Fieldwork in Sociology, Directed Reading

Lindsay Gifford

Assistant Professor
(415) 422-4135

Professor Gifford specializes in cultural anthropology of the Middle East, particularly Syria, the greater Levant, and Iraq. She has conducted fieldwork in Syria and Jordan and travelled extensively throughout Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, Israel, Palestine and Turkey.

Education:

PhD, Anthropology, Boston University | BA, Anthropology, CSU Northridge | graduate of Middlebury College’s Arabic Language School | graduate of Damascus University’s Arabic language program in Syria

Expertise:

Cultural Anthropology of the Middle East

Courses:

Intro to Anthropology, The Anthropology of Food: Culture, Class, Power and Change, Special Topics in Anthropology, Research Methods, International Studies:Themes, Theories and Perspectives, Culture, Identity & Social Chg, Research & Project Design, Refugees & Forced Migration, Special Topics

George Gmelch

Professor

George Gmelch is professor of Anthropology at the University of San Francisco. He did his undergraduate work at Stanford and his PhD at UCSB. He is a...

Education:

PhD, University of California, Santa Barbara

Courses:

Intro to Anthropology, Cultures Through Film, Alaska: Culture, Environment and Tourism

Sharon Gmelch

Professor
(415) 422-4453

Sharon Bohn Gmelch earned her PhD in cultural anthropology from the University of California at Santa Barbara. Her interests include visual...

Education:

PhD, University of California at Santa Barbara

Courses:

Cultures Through Film, Women's Lives/Cultures, Alaska: Culture, Environment and Tourism

Michael Goldman

Associate Professor
(415) 422-5280

Michael Goldman is an Associate Professor in the Sport Management Program at the University of San Francisco. He teaches Sport Marketing and...

Education:

DBA, Gordon Institute of Business Science

Courses:

Revenue Generating w/Partners, Business Development and Sales in Sport, Sport Marketing, Special Topics in Sport Management, Dir Reading/Research

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