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. 


Renee Brunelle Hubert

Instructor
(415) 422-5903

Renee Brunelle Hubert has been fascinated by mathematics since a very young age. After graduating magna cum laude from USF with a BS in mathematics in 1994, she attended UC San Diego on a Cota Robles Fellowship, earning an MA in mathematics in 1997 with emphases in complex analysis and abstract algebra. She currently specializes in making mathematics accessible and exciting to non-majors, and investigating ways to integrate technology into the learning experience.

Education:

MA, Mathematics, University of California, San Diego, 1997

Gerwyn Hughes

Associate Professor

Gerwyn Hughes, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the Kinesiology Department at the University of San Francisco. He teaches courses in Biomechanics and Anatomical Kinesiology. Prof. Hughes’s main area of research is gender differences in landing and/or cutting biomechanics associated with non-contact anterior cruciate ligament injury. He has also published research in the areas of golf ball kinematics during putting, the biomechanics of simulated ankle sprains and the use of mobile technology...

Education:

PhD, Swansea University

Jonathan Hunt

Associate Professor, Composition Director
(415) 422-6685

Jonathan Hunt teaches public speaking and composition courses in the Department of Rhetoric and Language at USF. He also teaches courses in the first-year seminar program and USF's Honors College. His courses are activity-based and student-centered, focused on fostering students’ intellectual curiosity and rhetorical agency. Professor Hunt has been at USF since 2012 and served as co-director of the Tracy Seeley Center for Teaching Excellence from 2016 to 2019. He is director of the composition...

Education:

PhD in World Literature and Cultural Studies, UC Santa Cruz, BA in English, Dartmouth College

Yannet Interian

Assistant Professor

Yannet is an Assistant Professor at University of San Francisco. Her research interests are data mining and applied statistics, using large datasets. She solves problems from advertising, viral media and on-line social networks. She holds a PhD in Applied Mathematics from Cornell University and a BS in Mathematics from the University of Havana, Cuba. She was a postdoctoral fellow at UC Berkeley. She worked for five years as a Data Scientist at Google. She co-founded Akualab, a start-up that...

Education:

PhD, Applied Mathematics, Cornell University

Paul Intrevado

Assistant Professor of Data Science
(415) 422-2527

Paul Intrevado is an Assistant Professor of Data Science in the Department of Mathematics & Statistics. Paul is a co-director of the Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Gaming Intelligence and Computing at Scale (MAGICS) Lab. He previously served as the MS Data Science Practicum Director [2014-2017], and is the founding Associate Director of the Data Institute [2017]. Professor Intrevado’s research focuses on service operations, including healthcare, hospitality and sports. Most...

Education:

PhD, Operations Management, McGill University, MSc Industrial Engineering, Purdue University, BSc Industrial Engineering, Purdue University, Baccalaureate of Commerce, McGill University

Marco Jacquemet

Professor
(415) 422-5543

Marco Jacquemet teaches courses in communication and culture, intercultural communication, geographies of communication, and justice and social change. His scholarship focuses on the communicative mutations produced by the circulation of migrants and media idioms in the Mediterranean area. His more recent book project is called Transidioma: Language and Power in the 21st Century. He is also present in Italian media activist networks, where he investigates the link between media and power.

Education:

PhD, Cultural/Linguistic Anthropology, UC Berkeley, MA, Linguistics/Semiotics, EHESS, Paris, BA, Communication Studies, U. of Bologna

Elisabeth Jay Friedman

Professor
(415) 422-6046

Elisabeth Jay Friedman was awarded her BA by Barnard College (1988) and her MA/PhD by Stanford University (1997). She is the author of Unfinished Transitions: Women and the Gendered Development of Democracy in Venezuela, 1936-1996 (Penn State Press, 2000), and the co-author of Sovereignty, Democracy, and Global Civil Society: State-Society Relations at UN World Conferences (SUNY Press, 2005). She has also published articles on transnational women's organizing, women's rights in Latin America,...

Education:

BA, Barnard College, MA/PhD, Stanford University

Rosa Jiménez

Assistant Professor, International and Multicultural Education
(415) 422-4310

Dr. Rosa M. Jiménez is an Assistant Professor in the International and Multicultural Education Department at the University of San Francisco. Her research examines K-12 classroom pedagogies and theoretical principles necessary for conceptualizing and enacting critical language education and culturally responsive learning environments, especially with Latina/o and immigrant student populations. Dr. Jiménez has conducted classroom-based research in several K-12 contexts including Los Angeles, the...

Education:

PhD, Urban Schooling, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), MA, Latin American Studies, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Single Subject Teaching Credential (Social Studies/BCLAD), California State University, Dominguez Hills, BA, U.S. History and Spanish, University of California, Davis

Adrienne Johnson

Assistant Professor
(415) 422-5954

Adrienne Johnson is a human geographer who earned her PhD from Clark University in 2015. Her dissertation looked at the political ecology and resource geographies of Ecuador’s palm oil industry with a specific focus on Afro-Ecuadorian, smallholder and company participation in the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) certification scheme. She received her MA in Geography and BA in International Development Studies from York University, Canada. Before joining the Environmental Studies...

Education:

PhD, Geography, Clark University, MA, Geography, York University, BA (Hons), International Development Studies, York University

Jeffrey Johnson

Assistant Professor
(415) 422-4609

After earning BA and PhD degrees from Yale and Stanford Universities, Professor Johnson worked as a UI designer and implementer, engineer manager, usability tester, and researcher at Cromemco, Xerox, US West, Hewlett-Packard Labs, and Sun Microsystems. In the late 1980s and early 1990s he was Chair of Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility. He has taught at Stanford University, Mills College, and in 2006 and 2013 taught HCI as an Erskine Fellow at the University of Canterbury in New...

Education:

PhD, Psychology (developmental, experimental), Stanford University, BA, Psychology (experimental), Yale University

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