Faculty


Genevieve Leung

Program Director
(415) 422-6674

Genevieve Leung is the director of Asian Pacific American Studies and affiliated faculty in the Asian Pacific Studies MA program. She has a BA in...

Education:

PhD, Educational Linguistics, University of Pennsylvania | MA, Linguistics and Education, University of California, Davis | BA, Linguistics, University of California, Berkeley

Courses:

Research Methods, Directed Study, Directed Study, Qualitative Research Methods, Language & Social Interaction, Academic Discussion Workshop, Written Communication I, Written Comm I Intensive, FYS: First-Year Seminar, Asians and Pacific Islanders in U.S. Society

Violet Cheung

Associate Professor
(415) 422-4373

Dr. Violet Cheung is an associate professor in the department of psychology at the University of San Francisco. Her research on mass emotions started...

Education:

PhD, University of California, Berkeley

Courses:

Child Development, Theories of Personality, Advanced Research Methods

Kevin Chun

Professor
(415) 422-2418

Kevin M. Chun, PhD, is professor of psychology and co-founding faculty member of USF Asian American Studies and Critical Diversity Studies programs....

Education:

PhD, Clinical Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles | BS, Psychology, Santa Clara University | Psychology Internship at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System

Expertise:

acculturation, bicultural efficacy in health management, immigrant health disparities, Asian American psychology, multicultural psychology, ethnic minority mental health, family psychology

Courses:

Special Topics, Directed Study, General Psychology, Psychology of Ethnic Groups in the United States, Asian American Psychology, ART: Advanced Research Topics

Brian Komei Dempster

Professor
(415) 422-6042

His work—as a poet, workshop instructor, and editor—has been recognized by grants from the Arts Foundation of Michigan and the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, the California State Library's California Civil Liberties Public Education Program, the Center for Cultural Innovation, and the San Francisco Arts Commission.

Courses:

Research Methods, Capstone Project, Directed Study, Written & Oral Communication, Written and Oral Communication, FYS: First-Year Seminar

Eileen Fung

Professor
(415) 422-6083

Eileen Fung earned her PhD in medieval literature with a secondary expertise in Asian American literature from the University of California, Santa...

Education:

PhD, University of California, Santa Barbara

Evelyn Ho

Professor
(415) 422-6061

Evelyn Y. Ho is a Professor of Communication Studies, Asian Pacific American Studies, and Critical Diversity Studies at the University of San...

Education:

PhD/MA, Communication Studies, University of Iowa | BA, Speech Communication, University of Washington

Courses:

Communication & Culture, Directed Study, Communication & Culture, Qualitative Research Methods, Asian American Culture and Communication, Directed Study, Directed Project, Topics in Comm Studies, Communication Studies Internship

David Kim

Associate Professor, Fleishhacker Chair
(415) 422-5067

Hello, and welcome! In case you parachuted onto this page via Google, I'm the David Kim who is a philosophy prof at the U. of San Francisco, not the...

Education:

PhD, Philosophy, Syracuse University

Courses:

Cultures of East Asia, Directed Study, Gateway Sem: Global Humanities, Special Topics, FYS: First-Year Seminar, Asian Philosophy, Philosophy Symposium, Dir Reading & Research, Topics in Political Philosophy, St Ignatius Institute Symposium

Dennis Recio

Adjunct Professor
(415) 422-6426

Father Recio is a member of the Jesuit Community at the University of San Francisco and teaches Asian–American literature and Composition/Rhetoric...

Courses:

Written Communication I, Writing Practicum, Adv Writing Practicum, St Ignatius Institute Symposium, Directed Study

Evelyn Rodriguez

Associate Professor
(415) 422-6112

Evelyn I. Rodriguez is a second-generation Pinay, who was born in Honolulu, raised in San Diego, and is now an Associate Professor for the University...

Education:

PhD, Sociology, University of California, Berkeley | MA, Sociology, University of California, Berkeley | BA, Sociology, University of California, San Diego

Courses:

Foreword: Contemporary Issues, Special Topics, Directed Study, Davies Seminar, Research Seminar III, Asians and Pacific Islanders in U.S. Society, People of Mixed Descent, Research Methods, Current Issues in Sociology, Directed Study, Sociology Capstone Sem

James Zarsadiaz

Assistant Professor
(415) 422-4168

James Zarsadiaz is Assistant Professor of History and serves as Director of the Yuchengco Philippine Studies Program. His research and teaching...

Education:

PhD, History, Northwestern University | MA, History, Northwestern University | BA, American Studies and Political Science, George Washington University

Courses:

Ideal of Ctznshp:Hist Amer Ppl, Directed Study, History of the U.S., Asian American History, Ideal of Citizenship, The American City, United States History Seminar

Contact Info

Asian Pacific American Studies

Mon-Fri, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. or by appointment

Kalmanovitz Hall 260 (415) 422-5706