Faculty


Seth Wachtel

Department Chair, Program Director
(415) 422-6087

Seth Wachtel is Chair of the Dept. of Art + Architecture, Program Director for the Architecture & Community Design program, and is Co-Director of...

Education:

MArch University of California at Berkeley, 1987

Courses:

Architecture Studio I, International Projects, Construction Innovation Lab, Directed Study/Research, Community Design Outreach, Directed Study/Research

Noopur Agarwal

Assistant Professor

Noopur Agarwal is a graphic designer who has worked in the non-profit, publishing, and technology sectors, designing for brands, exhibitions,...

Education:

MFA, Graphic and Interactive Design, Temple University | BSD, Visual Communication Design, The Ohio State University

Courses:

Visual Communication I, Visual Communication II, Typography, Digital Literacy, Special Topics

Renata Ancona

Adjunct Professor
(415) 422-5685

Graduated summa cum laude from the University of Florence, with architectural, urban design, and structural engineering studies at the University of...

Courses:

Architectonics II

Arturo Araujo S.J.

Associate Professor
(415) 422-5762

Born in the Caribbean city of Barranquilla, Colombia in 1967, Arturo Araujo joined the Colombian Province of the Society of Jesus in 1986. He served...

Education:

MFA, University of New Mexico | BFA, Painting and Printmaking, Cornish College of the Arts | BA, Visual Art, Seattle University

Expertise:

printmaking, ceramics, painting

Courses:

Art of the Book, Ceramics I, Printmaking I, Directed Study/Research, Senior Studio, Music and Art

Liat Berdugo

Assistant Professor
(415) 422-4301

Liat Berdugo is an artist, writer, and curator whose work strives to create an expanded, thoughtful consideration for digital culture. Berdugo has...

Education:

MFA, Rhode Island School of Design, Digital + Media, 2013 | BA, Brown University, Mathematics, Philosophy, 2008

Courses:

Visual Communication II, Digital Literacy, Special Topics, Directed Study/Research, Design Internship, Senior Design Project, Special Topics, Davies Seminar

Paula Birnbaum

Professor and Academic Director, MA in Museum Studies
(415) 422-5167

Paula Birnbaum will be on sabbatical for the 2017-18 academic year. She is the Academic Director of the Museum Studies Master of Arts Program and...

Education:

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

Courses:

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

Hana Böttger

Associate Professor
(415) 422-4690

Hana Mori Böttger teaches physics, design, structural analysis, construction materials, integrated design and international development courses for...

Education:

MS University of California at Berkeley, 2000 | MArch University of California at Berkeley, 2002

Courses:

Introduction to Construction Materials, Intl Dev & Comm Outreach, Nicaragua Outreach Immersion, Introduction to Structural Engineering, Engineering, Design and Testing, Directed Study/Research, Thesis Preparation Seminar, Honors Thesis Seminar, Concepts in Physics, Laboratory

Shelley Brock

Adjunct Professor
(415) 422-5685

Shelley Brock is a licensed architect and LEED Accredited Professional. She has taught the architecture design Studio One course at USF since 2009...

Courses:

Architectonics I

Catherine Chang

Adjunct Professor
(415) 422-5685

Catherine Chang is a practicing professional and instructor in the fields of architecture, landscape architecture, and urban design. Through her firm...

Courses:

Architecture Studio II, Architecture Studio III, Special Topics, Sustainable Design, Special Topics

Sergio De La Torre

Associate Professor
(415) 422-5297

Sergio De La Torre's project work has focused on issues regarding immigration, tourism, surveillance technologies, and transnational identities....

Courses:

Art Fundamentals, Digital Photography I, Senior Studio, Artist as Citizen, Special Topics

Nathan Dennis

Assistant Professor
(415) 422-4938

Nathan Dennis is Assistant Professor of Art History/Arts Management and also teaches in the M.A. 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, Modern Japanese Art, Special Topics, Directed Study/Research, Special Topics, Music and Art

Steven Doctors

Adjunct Professor
(415) 422-5685

Steven I. Doctors, PHD maintains a project management practice (The CM+ Group, LLC) in the San Francisco Bay Area. He received a Bachelor of...

Courses:

Introduction to Architecture and Community Design, History of Architecture III, Special Topics, Directed Study/Research, Intro Arch Theory & Writn Word, Prof. Practice/Internship, St Ignatius Institute Symposium, Special Topics

Nathaniel Eck

Adjunct Professor
(415) 422-5685

Nathaniel Eck is a highly effective and driven project management and design professional with a passion for making the world a better place for all...

Courses:

Computer Aided Design and Drawing, CADD 2: GIS for Architecture, Intl Dev & Comm Outreach, Directed Study/Research, Community Design Outreach, Portfolio Lab

Rachel Beth Egenhoefer

Associate Professor
(415) 422-4486

Rachel Beth Egenhoefer is a design professor, artist and writer, whose work integrates technology, craft, and design. Her current focus is on...

Education:

MFA, University of California San Diego | BFA, Maryland Institute College of Art

Courses:

Sustainable Systems Design Seminar, Design Activism, Special Topics, Directed Study/Research, Senior Design Project

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, Special Topics, Special Topics, Museum Studies: History/Theory, Special Topics

Leslie Geathers

Adjunct Professor
(415) 422-5685

Leslie Geathers brings more than 20 years of multi-faceted experience in architecture, including work on projects ranging from commercial retail to...

Courses:

Architecture Studio III, Comm Garden Outreach

June Grant

Adjunct Professor
(415) 422-5685

June Grant received a master's degree in Architecture from the Yale School of Architecture and her undergraduate degree from Baruch College, CUNY...

Education:

MA, Yale School of Architecture | BA, Baruch College

Courses:

Architecture Studio V

Eric Hongisto

Professor
(415) 422-5657

Eric has participated in numerous Residency programs, such as the Fine Arts Work Center, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Dieu Donne Papermill, Socrates Sculpture Park, and the Lower Eastside Printshop.

Education:

MFA in Painting/Printmaking, Yale University School of Art, 1999 | BFA in Painting, Maine College of Art, 1997

Courses:

Painting for Non-Majors, Art Fundamentals, Painting I, Color Theory, Art for Educators, Directed Study/Research, Senior Studio

Tyler Kobick

Adjunct Professor
(510) 454-8554

Courses: Materials and Methods of Architecture ARCD 240 Research: International Development, Design-build architecture, Community Design, small scale...

Grace Lee

Adjunct Professor
(415) 422-5685

Grace Lee has worked broadly as an architectural, landscape, and urban designer in the Bay Area for the past 20+ years.  As Adjunct Faculty, she has...

Courses:

Directed Study/Research, Beginning Dance/Creative Movement Series

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

Carol Mancke

Adjunct Professor

Carol Mancke is an architect, artist, and educator with more than 30 years professional experience. She has worked in architecture practices in...

Education:

PhD Candidate, The Royal College of Art | MArch, University of California Berkeley | BA Fine Art, Central St Martins College of Art | BS Urban Studies, MIT | Certificate in Urban Landscape Design, University of Osaka Prefecture

Courses:

Materials and Methods of Arch.

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

Matthew Peek

Adjunct Professor
(415) 422-5685

Matthew Peek studied architecture, urban design, and fine art at Berkeley, Columbia, and Yale, with a Fulbright at the University of Venice....

Courses:

Architectonics I, Architectonics II, Materials and Methods of Arch., Architecture Studio V

Tanu Sankalia

Associate Professor
(415) 422-5790

Tanu Sankalia is Associate Professor and Program Director of the interdisciplinary program in Urban Studies at the University of San Francisco where...

Education:

Bachelor of Architecture, School of Architecture, CEPT University, Ahmedabad, India | Master of Urban Design, University of California, Berkeley

Courses:

History of Architecture I, Architecture Studio II, History of Architecture IV, Architecture Studio III, Portfolio Lab, Special Topics, Introduction to Urban Studies, Special Topics

Rafi Sarkis

Adjunct Professor
(415) 422-5685

Rafi Sarkis is a LEED accredited architect.  A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, he has practiced architecture in the San Francisco Bay...

Courses:

History of Architecture II, Materials and Methods of Arch., BIM & Applications, CADD 2: GIS for Architecture, Architecture Studio V

Seth Wachtel

Department Chair, Associate Professor
(415) 422-6087

Seth Wachtel is Chair of the Dept. of Art + Architecture, Program Director for the Architecture & Community Design program, and is Co-Director of...

Education:

MArch University of California at Berkeley, 1987

Courses:

Architecture Studio I, International Projects, Construction Innovation Lab, Directed Study/Research, Community Design Outreach, Directed Study/Research

Contact Info

Architecture & Community Design

Mon-Fri, 9a.m. - 5p.m.

Fromm Hall, XARTS 007 (415) 422-5685