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. 

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

Ken Goldstein

Professor
(415) 422-5662

Ken Goldstein is a professor of Politics at the University of San Francisco and Faculty Director of the USF in DC program. Before joining the...

Education:

PhD, American Politics and Research Methodology, University of Michigan

Expertise:

Use and Impact of political advertising

Courses:

Quantitative Methods, Quantitative Methods and Big Data, Quantitative Methods in Public Affairs, USF in DC: Seminar, USF in DC: Research, Directed Study

Nicole Gonzales Howell

Assistant Professor

Nicole Gonzales Howell earned her PhD from Syracuse University in Composition and Cultural Rhetoric. In 2014 Nicole was selected as one of the Ethnic...

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:

Written Communication I, Written Comm I Intensive, Written Communication II, FYS: First-Year Seminar

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, Advanced Spreadsheet Analytics, Special Topic: Business Analytics, Business Analytics Fundamentals, 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:

Applied Business Technology, Academic Global Immersion, Analysis, Modeling and Design, Capstone Project, Global Information Systems, The Information of Biotech, Legal Social & Ethical Implications of Biotechnology, Directed Study, Perform & Cultural Resistance, Cabaret Production, Special Topics

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, Special Topics in Theater, 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:

Politics of Conflict and Peace, 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:

Decision Modeling & Data Analytics, Review of Probability and Statistics, Multivariate Statistical Analysis

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

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