Faculty


Catherine Lusheck

Program Director
(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

Paula Birnbaum

Professor
(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

Emily Breault

Adjunct Professor

Education:

PhD,, Art History, Columbia University

Courses:

Art Appreciation, Survey of Western Art History I, Survey of Western Art History II, FYS: First-Year Seminar

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

Nell Herbert

Adjunct Professor

Nell Herbert holds a Master’s degree in Museum Studies from the University of San Francisco and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art Studio from the...

Education:

MA, Museum Studies, University of San Francisco | BA, Art Studio, University of California-Davis

Courses:

Thacher Gallery Practicum, Directed Study/Research, Expedition USF

Barbara Jaspersen

Adjunct Professor

Barbara Jaspersen holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in English (Creative Writing) from the University of California, Irvine. She has published...

Education:

MFA, English (Creative Writing), UC Irvine | BA, English, Cornell University

Courses:

Directed Study/Research, Intern/Fine Arts Museum, Intern/Commercial Gallery, Intern/Arts Non-Profit

Berit Potter

Adjunct Professor

Berit Potter received her doctorate from New York University’s Institute of Fine Arts. She also earned a master’s in Museum Studies from New York...

Education:

PhD, History of Art, New York University, 2015 | MA, Museum Studies, New York University, 2006 | BA, History of Art & Visual Culture/Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz, 2004

Courses:

Art Appreciation, Survey of Western Art History II, FYS: First-Year Seminar, Museum Studies I, Modern & Contemporary Art

Laura Richard

Adjunct Professor

Laura Richard received her PhD from UC Berkeley in 2016 in the History of Art with a Designated Emphasis in Film. Her dissertation is a political...

Education:

PhD, UC Berkeley

Courses:

Art Appreciation

Celia Stahr

Adjunct Professor

Celia Stahr, PhD, has a background in Modern and Contemporary art history as well as African art and the Diaspora. Her secondary areas include Native...

Courses:

Art Appreciation, African Art

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