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. 

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...


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

Scott Jablonski

Adjunct Professor
(650) 823-4442

Scott Jablonski has worked in live entertainment and technology for 25 years. He is the Founder & CEO of 77 Analytics, LLC, providing strategic assessment of business operations, financial services/due diligence, and analytical work to clients since 2015. Following 7 years in technology product management at firms such as Oracle Corporation, he received his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. In 2007, Scott joined the NBA's Team Marketing & Business Operations group, consulting with 60...


Harvard Business School, MBA, 2007, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, MS in Information Technology, 2000, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, BS in I/O Psychology, 1998

Marco Jacquemet

(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.


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

Elisabeth Jay Friedman

(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,...


BA, Barnard College, MA/PhD, Stanford University

Daniel Jerison

Assistant Professor

Daniel Jerison studies probability theory. He is interested in the properties of random objects, such as random planar maps and abelian sand piles, and in the convergence of Markov chain Monte Carlo algorithms.


Stanford University, PhD in Mathematics, 2016, Harvard University, BA in Mathematics, 2007

Rosa Jiménez

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

Dr. Rosa M. Jiménez is an Associate 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...


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 a PhD from Clark University. Her dissertation looked at the political ecology and critical 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 an MA in geography and a BA in international development studies from York University, Canada. Before joining the Environmental Studies...


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...


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


Computer Science, Cognitive/Perceptual Psychology

Michael Jonas

Assistant Professor
(415) 422-6160

Michael Jonas is from the University of California, Davis. His concentration area of specialization is monetary economics. He completed his doctorate degree at the University of California, Davis.


PhD, Economics, University of California, Davis, San Francisco State University, MA, Economics

Kristin Jones

Assistant Professor
(617) 460-2487

Kristin Jones teaches CS 107, CS 112, and CS 345 at USF. She studied Computer Science at Mills College, where she also co-taught a Digital Humanities course in the English Department. Prior to studying computer science, Kristin received a PhD in German intellectual history from Harvard University, where she also taught literature and German language classes. She enjoys drawing upon techniques she learned as a German language teacher in order to improve her teaching of programming language...


Post-Baccalaureate, Computer Science, Mill College, PhD, German, Harvard University, BA, German, Stanford University


Computer science pedagogy, full stack web development, Digital Humanities