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, S.I.T. Seminar for Transfer Students, Business & Technical Writing

Paolo Gamberini

Associate Professor
(510) 229-9612

Paolo Gamberini was born in Ravenna (Italy) in 1960 and entered the Jesuit Order in 1983. He had his M.Phil in Milan at the Sacred Heart University....

Education:

STD, Philosophisch-Theologische Hochschule “Sankt Georgen”, Frankfurt/M, Germany | B.Th, PONTIFICAL Theological Faculty of Southern Italy “Sez. San Luigi”, Naples Italy | M.Phil. Sacred Heart University, Milan, Italy

Courses:

Catholic Thought, Theories of Ethics, Mystery of God/Mystery of the Human Person, Catholic Thought, Catholic Social Thought, Who is Jesus? An Introduction to Christology, Ethics

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, Senior Thesis Workshop

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

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, Child Development, African American Psychology, Psychology of Sexuality

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, Latin@-Chican@ Culture and Society, Sociology of Law, Juvenile Justice, Criminology, Urban Policing, Current Issues in Sociology, Fieldwork in Sociology, Directed Reading

Lindsay Gifford

Assistant Professor
(415) 422-4135

Lindsay Gifford is an Assistant Professor of International Studies and Anthropology, and she is currently the Faculty Advisor for the Culture,...

Education:

PhD, Anthropology, Boston University | BA in Anthropology from 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, Research & Thesis Writing, 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, Research Seminar III

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

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