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. 

Nicole Gonzales Howell

Assistant Professor

Much of Nicole's research has focused on the importance of considering social location (race, gender, class, ability, and sexuality) of both students and teachers and how it relates to many aspects of writing instruction, teacher affect, program administration, and in particular writing assessment.

Education:

PhD in Composition and Cultural Rhetoric, Syracuse University | MA English with a certificate in Composition, California State University, Fresno | BA in Language and Literature, University of Southern California

Courses:

Public Speaking, Written Communication I, Written Comm I Intensive, Written Communication II, FYS: First-Year Seminar, S.I.T. Seminar for Transfer Students

Louise Goupil

Assistant Professor
(415) 422-4081

Her graduate research focused on the role of cysteine proteases in the free-living flatworm Schmidtea mediterranea as a potential model system for parasitic flatworms.

Education:

PhD in Chemical Biology, University of California, San Francisco | BS in Chemical Biology, University of California, Berkeley

Courses:

The Science of Life, Science of Life Lab, General Biology I, General Biology I Lab, General Biology II, General Biology II Lab, Cell Physiology

Thomas Grossman

Professor
(415) 422-6156

Professor Thomas Grossman is a researcher and educator who enables students and alumni to harness the power of analytics to lead their organizations...

Education:

PhD, Management Science & Engineering, Stanford University, 1994 | MS, Engineering-Economic Systems, Stanford University, 1985 | BS, Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana, 1984

Expertise:

Spreadsheet engineering, spreadsheet analytics, business analytics, and spreadsheet information systems

Courses:

Decision Modeling & Data Analytics, Technology Enabled Operations, Sustainable Supply Chain Management, Spreadsheets and Business Analytics, MBA Internship, Coding for Analytics, Advanced Spreadsheet Analytics, Special Topic: Business Analytics, Systems and Technology, BSM Business Analytics & Information Systems Special Topic

Moira Gunn

Associate Professor
(415) 422-5427

Associate Professor Moira Gunn is a former NASA scientist, engineer and software programmer. Gunn is internationally recognized for her work with...

Education:

PhD, Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University, Lafayette, IN | MS, Computer Science, Purdue University, Lafayette, IN | BS, Computer Science, USF, CA

Courses:

Digital Communication, Special Topics, Global & US Regulatory Affairs, Legal-Social-Ethical Biotech, Applied Business Technology, Academic Global Immersion, Analysis, Modeling and Design, Capstone Project, The Information of Biotech, Legal Social & Ethical Implications of Biotechnology, Directed Study

Roberto Gutièrrez Varea

Professor, Theater
(415) 422-2071

Roberto Gutiérrez Varea began his career in theater in his native Argentina. His research and creative work focuses on live performance as means of...

Courses:

Perform & Cultural Resistance, Directed Study, Latin@ American Performance & Culture, Directed Study, Perform & Cultural Resistance, Latin@ American Performance and Culture, Cabaret Production, Workshop: Play Production, Directed Study

Aaron Hahn Tapper

Professor
(415) 422-2378

Aaron J. Hahn Tapper, the Mae and Benjamin Swig Professor in Jewish Studies and the founding Director of the Swig Program in Jewish Studies and...

Education:

PhD, Religious Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara | MTS, Harvard Divinity School | BA, Johns Hopkins University

Courses:

FYS: First-Year Seminar, TYS: Transfer Year Seminars, Social Justice, Activism, and Jews, Jews, Judaisms, and Jewish Identities, Ethics, Directed Reading

Jeff Hamrick

Associate Professor
(415) 422-6810

Associate Professor of Finance Jeff Hamrick has been instrumental in developing USF's MS in Data Science (MSDS) program. His teaching also...

Education:

PhD, Mathematics, Boston University, Massachusetts, 2009 | Certificate in Computational Science, Boston University, Massachusetts, 2009 | MA, Mathematics, Boston University, Massachusetts, 2004 | BS, Mathematics, minor in Applied Statistics, Stetson University, Florida, 2002 | BBA, Financial Economics, Stetson University, Florida, 2002 | BA, History, Stetson University, Florida, 2002

Courses:

Review of Probability and Statistics, Linear Regression Analysis, Decision Modeling & Data Analytics

Philip Hanson

Associate Professor
(415) 422-2126

Professor Philip Hanson's research and written works have made him one of the foremost experts in the fields of expository writing and twentieth...

Education:

PhD, English, University of California, Berkeley, 1993

Courses:

Written & Oral Communication, Written and Oral Communication, Academic Writing at USF

Candice Harrison

Associate Professor
(415) 422-6709

Candice Harrison joined the department in Fall 2008 after completing her PhD at Emory University. Her teaching interests span the eras of colonial...

Education:

PhD, Emory University

Courses:

Black Activists & Visionaries, Ideal of Ctznshp:Hist Amer Ppl, African American History, Ideal of Citizenship, First-Year Seminar-Top in Hist, Slavery in US Hist & Culture, History of American Popular Culture, Radical Lbr Movemnts US Hist

Jacob Havenar

Assistant Professor
(415) 422-2556

Jacob Havenar, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the Kinesiology Department at the University of San Francisco. He teaches courses in the areas of...

Education:

PhD, Arizona State University

Courses:

FYS: First-Year Seminar, Introduction to Kinesiology, Measurement and Statistics, Anatomical Kinesiology, Exercise Program Design, Sport, Culture & Society

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