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