Faculty


Rachel Beth Egenhoefer

Department 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...

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

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 Media Design, Special Topics, Directed Study/Research, Special Topics

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, Special Topics

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 Media Design, Special Topics, Directed Study/Research, Design Internship, Senior Design Project, Davies Seminar

Paula Birnbaum

Professor
(415) 422-5167

Biography Paula Birnbaum is the Academic Director of the Museum Studies Master of Arts Program and Professor of Art History and Museum Studies at USF...

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, 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, Nicaragua Outreach Immersion, Introduction to Structural Engineering, Engineering, Design and Testing, Directed Study/Research, Honors Thesis Seminar, Concepts in Physics, Laboratory

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, Directed Study/Research, Senior Studio, Artist as Citizen, Cultural Manifestations, Seminario Temas Específicos

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, Museum Studies: History/Theory, Special Topics

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

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:

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

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

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, Thesis Preparation Seminar, Honors Thesis Seminar, Special Topics, Introduction to Urban Studies, Urban Planning and Design, Special Topics

Seth Wachtel

Associate Professor
(415) 422-6087

Seth Wachtel is the Program Director for the Architecture & Community Design program, and is Co-Director of the Garden Project Living-Learning...

Education:

MArch University of California at Berkeley, 1987

Courses:

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

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, Special Topics, Directed Reading, Curatorial Studies Practicum, Introduction to Globalization, Urban Theories and Methods