Faculty


Ronald Sundstrom

Program Director
(415) 422-5319

Ronald Robles Sundstrom teaches for USF's Philosophy program, African American Studies program, and the Master of Public Affairs program for the Leo...

Courses:

Social & Political Philosophy, Ethics for Majors, Advanced Social and Political Philosophy, Dir Reading & Research

Samira Abdur-Rahman

Samira Abdur-Rahman holds a PhD in English from Rutgers University. She completed her BA in English Literature and Africana Studies at Rutgers...

Courses:

African American Literature Survey I, African American Literature Survey II, Literature Period Courses: 1900-Present, Special Topics in Literature and Film, Senior Seminar in Literature

Ja'Nina Garrett-Walker

Associate Professor
(415) 422-6432

Ja’Nina Garrett-Walker is an Associate Professor in the department of Psychology at the University of San Francisco. She earned her BA from...

Education:

PhD, Graduate Center of City University of New York | BA, University of San Francisco

Courses:

Research Design, African American Psychology, Psychology of Sexuality, ART: Advanced Research Topics

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, Community Engagement: Fillmore, 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

Kathryn Nasstrom

Professor
(415) 422-6074

Kathryn Nasstrom teaches in the U.S. field and specializes in civil rights history, women’s history, oral history, and memory & narrative studies...

Courses:

Women in US History, The Civil Rights Movement in History and Film, Women in U.S. History, History Internship, Directed Study, United States History Seminar

Sonja Martin Poole

Associate Professor
(415) 422-4454

Sonja Martin Poole is an internationally recognized lecturer and researcher on transformative and multicultural marketing strategy and marketing...

Education:

Post-doc, Business, Marketing Emphasis, Tulane University, Freeman School of Business, New Orleans | PhD, Education Policy, Organization, Measurement and Evaluation, University of California at Berkeley | MA, Economics, California State University, East Bay, College of Business and Economics | MA, Education, University of California at Berkeley | BA, Economics, University of California at Berkeley

Courses:

Marketing Principles, Multicultural Marketing, Marketing for Social Change, Marketing Principles, Nonprofit Marketing & Communication

Stephanie Sears

Associate Professor
(415) 422-5482

Stephanie Sears received her BA in psychology from Stanford University, and her MA and PhD from Yale University's joint program in African American...

Education:

PhD, African American Studies and Sociology, Yale University | MA, African American Studies and Sociology, Yale University

Courses:

Social Problems, Esther Madriz: Hip Hop in Global Perspective, Community Organizing, Directed Study, Directed Reading

James Taylor

Professor
(415) 422-5063

Professor James Lance Taylor is from Glen Cove, Long Island. He is author of the book Black Nationalism in the United States: From Malcolm X to...

Education:

PhD, University of Southern California (USC) | MA, University of Southern California (USC) | BA, Pepperdine University

Courses:

Special Topics in Politics, Religion & Politics, American Presidency, African-American Politics, Politics of the '60s in America, Race, Equality & the Law, Public Policy: Punishment, Directed Study, Special Topics