Faculty


Paula Birnbaum

Academic Director
(415) 422-5167

Paula Birnbaum is an Associate Professor of Arts History/Arts Management at USF. Paula is a specialist in modern and contemporary art and holds a...

Education:

PhD, History of Art, Bryn Mawr College | MA, History of Art, Bryn Mawr College | BA, History of Art and French Literature, Bowdoin College

Courses:

Museum Studies I, Modern & Contemporary Art, Women & Art, Special Topics, Directed Study/Research, Museum Studies: History/Theory

Marjorie Schwarzer

Administrative Director
(415) 422-4039

An award-winning writer, critic, and educator, Marjorie Schwarzer joined the faculty at University of San Francisco in 2012, after serving as...

Education:

MBA, University of California, Berkeley | BA, Washington University, St. Louis

Courses:

Cultural and Financial Mngmnt, Graduate Internship, Museum Project Mngmnt Capstone, Directed Study/Research

Fraidy Aber

Affiliate Faculty

Fraidy Aber is the Director of Education and Public Programs at The Contemporary Jewish Museum where she oversees school, teacher, teen, family,...

Courses:

Museums and Social Justice

Chris Alexander

Adjunct Professor

Chris Alexander is currently the Digital Media Manager at Stanford's Cantor Arts Center where he is overseeing the current website redesign, as well...

Education:

MFA, Pictorial Arts and BA, Painting & Drawing, San Jose State University | Web Design Certification, University of California, Santa Cruz

Paloma Añoveros

Adjunct Professor

Paloma Añoveros is an Arts Management consultant specializing in strategic planning and management in Museum Collections and Exhibitions at the...

Education:

BA, Art History, Universidad Complutense, Spain | Art Conservation Superior Degree, Escuela Superior de Conservación, Madrid, Spain | MA, Museum Studies, JFK University | Advanced Study in Conservation, Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies, Harvard University

Courses:

Collections Mgmt/Preservation

Stephanie Brown

Adjunct Professor

Professor Brown has worked in museums as an executive director, curator, historian, and archivist. Her work has ranged from designing and...

Education:

PhD, European History, Stanford University | BA, History, Williams College

Courses:

Directed Study/Research, Intern/Fine Arts Museum, Intern/Commercial Gallery, Intern/Arts Non-Profit, Graduate Internship, Museum Project Mngmnt Capstone, Directed Study/Research

Nathan Dennis

Assistant Professor
(415) 422-4938

Nathan Dennis is Assistant Professor of Art History/Arts Management and also teaches in the MA in Museum Studies program at USF. Nathan specializes...

Education:

PhD, History of Art, Johns Hopkins University

Courses:

Survey of Western Art History I, FYS: First-Year Seminar, Islamic Art, Multicultural Middle Ages, Special Topics, Directed Study/Research, Special Topics, Music and Art

Karen Fraser

Assistant Professor

Karen M. Fraser is Assistant Professor of Asian Art in the Art History/Arts Management program at the University of San Francisco. Karen earned her...

Education:

PhD, Art History, Stanford University | MA, Art History, University of South Florida | BS, Communications and Art History, University of Miami

Courses:

Survey of Western Art History II, FYS: First-Year Seminar, Museum Studies I, Asian Art, Modern Japanese Art, East-West Encounters in Art, Special Topics, Special Topics, Museum Studies: History/Theory, Special Topics

Catherine Lusheck

Associate Professor
(415) 422-5612

Kate Lusheck specializes in early modern, European art, works on paper, and curatorial practice. She is Program Director and Associate Professor of...

Education:

PhD, History of Art, University of California, Berkeley (December 2000) | MA, History of Art, University of California, Berkeley (May 1992) | BA, Political Science magna cum laude, DePauw University (May 1987)

Courses:

Survey of Western Art History I, Renaissance Art, Baroque Art:Rome to Versailles, Medieval Art & Society, Special Topics, Directed Study/Research, Renaissance Culture, Renaissance Art and Culture, Museum Studies: History/Theory, Curatorial Studies Practicum, St Ignatius Institute Symposium

Stuart McKee

Associate Professor
(415) 422-6032

Stuart McKee is an Associate Professor of Design at the University of San Francisco. As an environmental graphic designer, Stuart has designed...

Education:

MFA in Design, Yale University | BFA, Washington University in Saint Louis

Courses:

Typography, Publication Design, Exhibition Design Practicum, Directed Study/Research, Design Internship, Exhibition Design Practicum, Directed Study/Research

Sherri Nevins

Adjunct Professor

Sherri Nevins is the Executive Producer at Stimulant and a creative technologist working primarily to create gesture and touch-based interactions for...

Education:

MA in Exhibition Development & Design, San Francisco State University | BA in Anthropology, UC Santa Cruz

Courses:

Museums/Technology Practicum

Karren Shorofsky

Adjunct Professor

Karren Shorofsky is an attorney and art historian who has spent most of her career focused on legal issues related to the arts, emerging technology...

Education:

JD, Yale Law School | MA, Art History, San Francisco State University | BA, Art History, Brown University

Courses:

Museums & the Law, Museums and the Law Practicum

Steven Tulsky

Adjunct Professor

Steven H. Tulsky, Principal of the Benemetrics Consulting Group, is an advisor to nonprofit organizations in the areas of financial management,...

Education:

MBA, University of North Carolina | BA, Duke University

John Zarobell

Associate Professor
(415) 422-4734

John Zarobell is the Department Chair of International Studies at the University of San Francisco. Formerly, he held the positions of assistant...

Education:

PhD, History of Art, University of California, Berkeley | MA, History of Art, University of California, Berkeley | BA, Fine Art, Hampshire College

Courses:

Special Topics, The World Since 1945, Research Methods, Colonialism and Empire, Postcolo Migration & Cities, Directed Study, BAIS Internship, European Cultures and Lives, History and Politics of Global Issues, Special Topics, Directed Reading, Curatorial Studies Practicum, The World Since 1945, Introduction to Globalization, Urban Theories and Methods

Contact Info

Museum Studies

Sarah Schweitzer, Program Assistant

Xavier Hall, XARTS 007 (415) 422-5681