Faculty

Full-Time Faculty


Liat Berdugo

Program Director
(415) 422-4301

Liat Berdugo is an artist and writer whose work investigates embodiment, labor, and militarization in relation to capitalism, technological utopianism, and the Middle East. Her work has been exhibited and screened at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (San Francisco), MoMA PS1 (New York), Transmediale (Berlin), V2_Lab for the Unstable Media (Rotterdam), and The Wrong Biennale (online), among others. Her writing appears in Rhizome, Temporary Art Review, Real Life, Places, and The Institute for...

Education:

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

Noopur Agarwal

Assistant Professor

Noopur Agarwal is a designer and educator who has worked in the nonprofit, publishing, and technology sectors, designing for brands, exhibitions, publications, and advertisements. Agarwal is more broadly interested in explorations in identity and privilege, supporting cultural organizations in their public programming, and digital culture. Her creative works often take the form of environmental graphics—wayfinding, exhibitions, projection art, installations, and infographics/data visualizations...

Education:

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

Rachel Beth Egenhoefer

Professor, Program Chair
(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 sustainability and systems thinking as related to behavior change. Egenhoefer is currently the Chair of the Department of Art + Architecture, Program Director of the Design Program, and an Associate Professor in Design at the University of San Francisco, where she has taught since 2009. She serves on the College of Arts & Sciences Sustainability Task...

Education:

UC San Diego, MFA, 2004, Maryland Institute College of Arts, BFA, 2002

Expertise:

Sustainability, Systems Thinking , Community Engaged Learning, Design Pedagogy , Strategic Planning and Curricular Assessment for Higher Ed

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 exhibition typography for the J. Paul Getty Center in Los Angeles; the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland (as Senior Graphic Designer for the Burdick Group; San Francisco); and the United States Pavilion at the 1992 World's Fair in Seville, Spain (as Senior Graphic Designer for Staples & Charles Ltd; Washington, DC). As a print...

Education:

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

Part-Time Faculty


Sabiha Basrai

Adjunct Professor

 Sabiha Basrai is a member of Design Action Collective — a worker-owned cooperative dedicated to serving social justice movements with art, graphic design, and web development. She is co-coordinator of the Alliance of South Asians Taking Action, where she works with racial justice organizers to fight against Islamophobia, and is part of the Center for Political Education advisory board.

Education:

BS, Art & Design, California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo

Steve Green

Adjunct Professor

Steve Green an illustrator and designer. Designing for print and the web, he has worked for the technology, education, sports, and nonprofit sectors. His illustrations have appeared in publications including Nautil.us Magazine, Journal of Design and Science, and Gopher. Steve is currently an artist-in-residence at Kala Art Institute.

Education:

MFA, Mills College, BA, Art Studio and English, UC Davis

Carrie Hott

Adjunct Professor

Carrie Hott is an interdisciplinary artist based in Oakland, California. Her work is informed by a roving research practice that explores the current and historic infrastructural systems that mediate our collective experiences and perceptions. She has presented her work as part of exhibitions and projects across the country, most recently at Bay Area Now 8 at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco and the Museum of Capitalism in Oakland, as well as a permanent project, The Key Room,...

Education:

MFA, San Francisco Art Institute, BFA, Arizona State University

Wioleta Kaminska

Adjunct Professor

Wioleta Kaminska is a designer, linguist and time-based media artist, whose work integrates various methods of visual storytelling. Kaminska earned an MFA in Design from California College of the Arts, MA in Applied Linguistics from Warsaw University and BA in ESL Teaching from Gdansk University. In her media arts practice she is interested in exploring the momentary nature of time and space. Her meditative video landscapes are both a study in perception and stillness and visual reflection on...

Education:

MFA, Design, California College of the Arts in San Francisco, MA, Applied Linguistics, Warsaw University in Poland, BA, ESL Teaching, Gdansk University in Poland

Sandra Kelch

Adjunct Professor

Sandra Kelch has worked in the design field for more than 20 years, and has received awards for her publications from Adobe, Print, the American Institute of Graphic Arts, and the Society of Publication Designers. She received two degrees in graphic design from The Cooper Union School of Art and The Cranbrook Academy of Art. Most of Sandra's career has been focused on socially responsible design: promoting nonprofit organizations, branding, publication design and infographics/signage. Sandra...

Kathryn Kenworth

Adjunct Professor

Kathryn Kenworth is an artist and graphic designer interested in social practice artwork. Her work explores ways in which artists can activate community connections through artistic practice that exist in everyday situations. She received her Masters in Fine Arts from Mills College (Oakland, CA) and actively exhibits her work in galleries, parking lots, small businesses and other unexpected places. Kathryn has worked as a graphic designer in both web and print for over 10 years and brings her...

Ian Montgomery

Adjunct Professor

Ian Montgomery is the creative director of Guacamole Airplane, a design agency focused on sustainable packaging. At GA Ian has led projects for Whole Foods, Allbirds, and Lumi, among others. At USF, Ian's packaging design course focuses on giving students the professional skills necessary to pursue a creative, fulfilling, and environmentally responsible career in the creative arts.

Education:

Pratt Institute, MS in Package Design, 2018, Stanford, BS in Earth Systems 2012

Expertise:

Sustainable Packaging

Gopika Prabhu

Adjunct Professor

Gopika Prabhu is the Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer of Elefint Designs. A highly accomplished visual designer, Gopika has devoted her talents to helping good causes communicate their stories, while also advancing design literacy for the social sector. Her work has been featured in various publications including GOOD, .net Magazine, Wired, Design Like You Give a Damn, and Fast Company.

Nico van Dongen

Adjunct Professor

Nico van Dongen is an educator, fine art photographer and freelance designer. He has worked as art director for several startups, focusing on design, photography and business development. In addition to his professional work, Nico has 20 years of post secondary classroom and administrative experience in art and design education.

Education:

BFA in Photography, The Royal Academy of Art, the Hague

Expertise:

Graphic Design, Photography, Portfolio Development

Alessandra Wood

Adjunct Professor

Alessandra Wood is a design historian writing a dissertation on mid-twentieth-century department store interiors. She has an MA in the History of Decorative Arts and Design from Parsons and is currently working towards a PhD with the University of Delaware. She has intense academic training in style, production, and consumption of furniture and decorative arts with a focus on the 19th and 20th centuries.