Faculty


Stephen Roddy

Program Director
(415) 422-6080

Stephen Roddy is a professor of Modern and Classical Languages, received his PhD in East Asian Studies from Princeton University, and specializes in...

Education:

PhD, Princeton University

Courses:

FYS: First-Year Seminar, Chinese/Old Gold Mountain, Chinese Literature in Translation, FYS: First-Year Seminar, Japanese Literature in Translation, Naturalism in Japanese Literature, St Ignatius Institute Symposium

Edith Borbon

Adjunct Professor and Language Liaison
(415) 422-5213

Edith R. Borbon was born and raised in Manila, the Philippines. At seventeen, she immigrated with her family to California. She earned a BA in...

Education:

BA in Linguistics, University of California, Berkeley | MS in Education, with a specialization in Intercultural Communication, University of Pennsylvania

Courses:

Directed Study, First Sem Filipino, Second Sem Filipino, Third Sem Filipino, First Semester Filipino/Tagalog, Second Semester Filipino/Tagalog, Third Semester Filipino/Tagalog

Jerry Boucher

Adjunct Professor
(415) 422-6151

Dr. Jerry Boucher received his PhD from the University of California, San Francisco Medical Center. He has been teaching at USF since 1994. His...

Education:

PhD, University of California, San Francisco

Wenchi Chang

Adjunct Professor
(415) 422-5213

Wenchi Chang has an MA in Chinese and a BA in Chinese Literature. She also holds two Certificates of Training Program for teachers of Chinese as a...

Courses:

Directed Reading & Research, Directed Study, First Semester Chinese, Second Semester Chinese, Third Semester Chinese, Fourth Semester Chinese, Third Year Chinese, Dir Reading & Research

Melissa Dale

Assistant Professor
(415) 422-6357

Melissa S. Dale has served as Executive Director of the Center for Asia Pacific Studies since August 2012. Prior to joining the faculty and staff at...

Education:

PhD, East Asian History (China), Georgetown University | MA, Asian Languages (Chinese), Stanford | BA, Oriental Languages (Chinese), UC Berkeley

Courses:

East Asian Civilizations, First-Year Seminar-Top in Hist

Irene Faye Duller

Adjunct Instructor, Dance
(415) 422-3888

Irene Faye Duller received her MA in Asian American Studies/Ethnic Studies focusing on contemporary women artists, critical artistry and cultural...

Education:

MA in Asian American Studies/Ethnic Studies (focusing on Contemporary Women Artists, Critical Artistry & Cultural Theory), San Francisco State University

Expertise:

Asian American studies, Ethnic studies, Dance, Critical artistry, Cultural theory, Pedagogy

Courses:

Directed Reading & Research, Hip Hop Dance and Culture, Intro to Philippine Studies, Barrio Fiesta: Introduction, Barrio Fiesta: Performance, Philippine History from Pre-Spanish Times to 1900, Directed Study

Joaquin Gonzalez III

Adjunct Professor
(415) 422-5483

Joaquin Jay Gonzalez III teaches international politics, Asian and Asian American social justice, migration, soft power, and public policy. Dr....

Courses:

Directed Reading & Research, International Politics of the Asia Pacific, Directed Study, Intro to Int'l Politics, Directed Study, Government and Politics of China and East Asia, International Politics of the Asia Pacific Rim, Filipino Pols/Justice, Directed Study, Filipino Politics & Justice

Pattie Hsu

Adjunct Instructor, Music
(415) 422-2721

Pattie Hsu holds a BA in Music Humanities and a BS in Biology from the University of California, San Diego, and a PhD in Ethnomusicology from the...

Education:

BA in Music Humanities, University of California, San Diego | BS in Biology, University of California, San Diego | PhD in Ethnomusicology, University of California, Berkeley

Courses:

Musicianship and Principles of Tonal Theory, Music Appreciation, Studies in Popular Music

Vamsee Juluri

Professor
(415) 422-5699

Vamsee Juluri received his PhD in Communication from the University of Massachusetts in 1999. His research interest is in the globalization of media...

Education:

PhD, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 1999

Courses:

Introduction to Media Studies, Media Research, Indian Cinema, Media Internship, International/Global Media

Uldis Kruze

Professor
(415) 422-6300

Uldis Kruze received his PhD from Indiana University. His areas of interests include Japanese and Chinese political history; U.S. diplomatic...

Courses:

Directed Reading & Research, East Asian Civilizations, Modern Japan Since Perry, History of U.S.-China Relations, Directed Study, Modern Japan Since Perry

Zhiqiang Li

Associate Professor
(415) 422-2215

Professor Li received his PhD in Linguistics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is the coordinator of the Chinese language program in the...

Education:

PhD, Linguistics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Courses:

First Semester Chinese, Second Semester Chinese, Third Semester Chinese, Third Year Chinese, Traditional Chinese Culture, Special Topics, Intro to Lang & Ling Theory

Angelo Merino

Adjunct Professor
(415) 422-2773

Professor Angelo Merino is an Adjunct Professor for the Yuchengco Philippine Studies Program and a Teaching Apprentice for the Asian Studies...

Education:

B.S. Economics: San Sebastian College, Manila Philippines, 1982

Courses:

Philippine Boxing and Culture

Mark Miller

Associate Professor
(415) 422-6415

Mark T. Miller is Associate Professor of systematic theology and Associate Director of the St. Ignatius Institute. His interests focus on...

Education:

PhD, Theology, Boston College, 2008 | MA, Theology, Boston College, 2004 | BS, Foreign Service, Georgetown University, 1996

Expertise:

Anthropology, Soteriology, Political theology, Trinity, Christology

Courses:

Theories of Ethics, St Ignatius Institute Symposium, Directed Study, Mystery of God/Mystery of the Human Person, FYS: First-Year Seminar, Philippine Theology and the Revolutions, Ethics, Directed Reading, Philippine Theology and the Revolutions

Yumi Moriguchi-McCormick

Adjunct Professor
(415) 422-5931

Yumi Moriguchi-McCormick received her BA in English Literature from Notre Dame Women's College, Kyoto, Japan. She received her Ed.D. in...

Education:

Ed.D., University of San Francisco

Courses:

First Semester Japanese, Second Semester Japanese, Third Semester Japanese

Vijaya Nagarajan

Associate Professor
(415) 422-5837

Professor Vijaya Nagarajan teaches courses on Hinduism, Religion and Environment, Spiritual Autobiography, and Community Internships. Her scholarship...

Courses:

Commons: Land, Water and Air, Environmental Studies Internship, FYS: First-Year Seminar, Religion and the Environment, Hinduism, Community Internships, Directed Study

Noriko Nagata 永田憲子

Professor
(415) 422-6227

Noriko Nagata, 永田憲子 is Director of the Japanese Studies Program in the Department of Modern and Classical Languages. She teaches Japanese language,...

Courses:

Intermediate Japanese 1, Intermediate Japanese 2, Zen and the Art of Japanese Calligraphy, Dir Reading & Research, Advanced Japanese 1, Advanced Japanese 2, Introduction to Japanese Linguistics

John Nelson

Professor
(415) 422-5093

As a cultural anthropologist, Nelson's research and publications explore the interaction between religion and politics in East Asia, with a current emphasis on global dynamics and rapid social change.

Education:

PhD, University of California, Berkeley

Courses:

Directed Reading & Research, Society and Culture in the Contemporary Asia Pacific, Capstone Project, Directed Study, Japanese Religion & Society, Sacred Places, Sacred Times, Religion and Globalization, Japanese Religion & Soc, Buddhist Paths in Asia and North America (SL)

Yoko Otomi

Adjunct Professor
(415) 422-5213

Yoko Otomi's areas of specialization include Japanese language pedagogy and teaching of Japanese as a second language.

Education:

MA, San Francisco State University

Courses:

First Semester Japanese, Second Semester Japanese

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

Shalendra Sharma

Professor
(415) 422-6452

Shalendra D. Sharma is a professor in the Department of Politics at the University of San Francisco. He also teaches in the MA program in the...

Education:

PhD, University of Toronto

Courses:

Intro to Int'l Politics, United States Foreign Policy, International Politics of the Asia Pacific Rim, Special Topics in Politics, Directed Study, Political Economy of Developing Nations

Hwaji Shin

Associate Professor
(415) 422-4375

Her research focuses on the political sociology, with an emphasis on social movement; race and ethnicity; inter-group conflicts; categorial and spatial inequality, particularly in urban settings; globalization; colonialism; and on the history, theory and sociology of migration, citizenship, and nationalism. She also has a professional training in comparative and historical methods, political ethnography, and basic quantitative methods.

Education:

PhD, SUNY Stony Brook

Courses:

Intro to Sociology, FYS: First-Year Seminar, Sociological Theory, Critical Approaches to Race and Ethnicity, Directed Study

Kyoko Suda

Associate Professor
(415) 422-6591

Kyoko Suda is director of the Asian Languages program and received her BA in History from Keio University in Tokyo, Japan. She received her first MA...

Education:

Doctorate, Education, University of San Francisco | MA, Teaching Japanese as a Second Language, San Francisco State University | MA, Teaching English as a Second Language, San Francisco State University | BA, History, Keio University in Tokyo, Japan

Courses:

Intensive Japanese, First Semester Japanese, Second Semester Japanese, Third Semester Japanese, Fourth Semester Japanese

Josephine Tsao

Adjunct Professor
(415) 422-5213

Josephine Tsao has an MA in Chinese from San Francisco State University, and an MA and PhD in Journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia....

Courses:

First Semester Chinese, Second Semester Chinese, Third Semester Chinese, Fourth Semester Chinese

M. Antoni Ucerler S.J.

Director, Ricci Institute for Chinese-Western Cultural History; Associate Professor
(415) 422-2781

M. Antoni J. Ucerler, S.J. is the Director and Associate Professor at the Ricci Institute for Chinese-Western Cultural History. He is also Fellow of...

Courses:

Early Global History, Cultures of East Asia, Directed Study, Dir Reading & Research

Taymiya Zaman

Associate Professor
(415) 422-4377

Taymiya R. Zaman received her BA, Philosophy, Smith College and her PhD in History (2007) from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She joined the...

Education:

PhD, History, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor | BA, Philosophy, Smith College

Courses:

Indian Civilizations, Historical Methods, Sex&TransgressionIslWrld, Living Muslim History, Islamic Empires, Directed Study

Contact Info

Program in Asian Studies

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

Kalmanovitz Hall 333
(415) 422-5213