Faculty


Stephen Black

Adjunct Professor
(415) 422-5726

Professor Black's research and teaching examines the intersections of classical Greco-Roman culture, philosophy and religion, and their influence...

Education:

PhD Graduate Theological Union

Courses:

Ancient Epic: The Art of War, Classical Mythology, Greek and Roman Religion, Directed Study, The Origins of Judaism and Christianity, Greek and Roman Culture and Literature, Religion and Culture in Late Antiquity, Ancient Philosophy, Mystery of God/Mystery of the Human Person, Greek and Roman Religion, Religion and Culture in Late Antiquity, Directed Reading

Carolyn Brown

Professor
(415) 422-6749

Carolyn Brown received her PhD in English from the University of California–Davis. Her specialization is Shakespeare and Renaissance / Early Modern...

Education:

PhD, University of California, Davis

Expertise:

Shakespeare and psychoanalytic theory

Courses:

FYS: First-Year Seminar, Shakespeare: An Introduction, TYS: Transfer Year Seminars, Literature Period Courses: 1100-1700, Shakespeare, Directed Study, Renaissance in England and Its Roots

Thomas Cavanaugh

Professor
(415) 422-6356

Professor Cavanaugh regularly teaches medical ethics, a medieval honors seminar (Boethius, Dante and Chaucer), and a first-year seminar entitled What...

Courses:

The Middle Ages: The Age of Chivalry, FYS: First-Year Seminar, Ethics, Ethics for Majors, Philosophy Symposium, Dir Reading & Research, Topics in Ethics, Ancient Philosophy, St Ignatius Institute Symposium

Martin Claussen

Professor
(415) 422-6726

Martin A. Claussen received his PhD from the University of Virginia. His areas of interest include Ancient and Medieval Europe.

Education:

PhD, University of Virginia

Courses:

European Civilization, The Ancient Near East, The Classical Mediterranean World, 1200 B.C. to 31 A.D., The Roman Empire, Late Antiquity, Directed Study, Late Antiquity and the Dawn of the Middle Ages, Western Heritage

Robert Elias

Professor
(415) 422-6349

Robert Elias has taught in the Politics Department at USF since 1989. He founded the USF Legal Studies and the Peace & Justice Studies programs,...

Education:

MA/PhD, Penn State University | BA, University of Pennsylvania | Certificate, University of Strasbourg

Courses:

Human Rights, Law, Politics, and Baseball, Great Trials in America, Politics of American Justice, Political Power and Constitutional Law, Human Rights/Global Change, Fieldwork in Pub Int Org, Directed Study

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:

Survey of Western Art History I, Museum Studies I, Renaissance Art, Baroque Art:Rome to Versailles, Medieval Art & Society, Special Topics, Directed Study/Research, Renaissance Culture, Museum Studies: History/Theory, Curatorial Studies Practicum, St Ignatius Institute Symposium

Elliot Neaman

Professor
(415) 422-6411

Elliot Neaman received a BA in sociology from the University of British Columbia in 1979, an MA in history and philosophy from the Freie Universität...

Education:

PhD, History, University of California at Berkeley | MA, History and Philosophy, Freie Universität in Berlin | BA, Sociology, University of British Columbia

Courses:

The World Since 1945, European Civilization, Historical Methods, The World Since 1945, Modern European Intellectual History, Modern German History, Special Undergraduate Studies in History, Undergraduate Seminar in European History, The Social Implications of Scientific Rationality, Late Modern Intellectual History; Existentialism and Humanism

Katrina Olds

Associate Professor, History
(415) 422-4378

Katrina Olds is a specialist in early modern Spanish history. Her research interests include Counter-Reformation visions of history and hagiography,...

Education:

PhD and MA, History, Princeton University | Masters of Theological Studies, Harvard Divinity School

Courses:

Special Topics, First-Year Seminar-Top in Hist, Special Topics in Historical Methodology, Muslims, Christians and Jews in Medieval Spain, Undergraduate Seminar in European History, Honors Senior Thesis, Renaissance Culture, Directed Research, Davies Seminar, Western Heritage, St Ignatius Institute Symposium

Jeffrey Paris

Associate Professor
(415) 422-5116

Jeffrey Paris joined the USF faculty in 2001, teaching courses in topics ranging from existential and postmodern philosophy, to imprisonment, to...

Education:

PhD, Purdue University,1998 | BA, Humboldt State University, 1992

Courses:

Directed Study, FYS: First-Year Seminar, Ethics, Philosophy Symposium, Cont. Ethical Problems, Special Topics in Philosophy, Dir Reading & Research, St Ignatius Institute Symposium, Expedition USF

Dean Rader

Professor
(415) 422-4184

Dean Rader has published widely in the fields of poetry, literary studies, American Indian studies, and visual/popular culture, and he teaches...

Expertise:

Poetry, Literary studies, American Indian studies, Visual/popular culture

Courses:

FYS: First-Year Seminar, Poetry Studio for Non-Majors, Intro to Writing Poetry, Directed Study, Special Topics in Writing, Advanced Workshop in Creative Writing: Poetry, Internships in Writing, The American Experience, The Modern Period, St Ignatius Institute Symposium

David Stump

Professor
(415) 422-6153

Education:

PhD, Northwestern University | BA, UC Berkeley

Courses:

The Social Implications of Scientific Rationality, Directed Study, Philosophy of Science, Modern Philosophy, Logic, Dir Reading & Research, Pragmatism, Analytic Philosophy: Frege to Wittgenstein

Jacqueline Taylor

Professor
(415) 422-5323

Jacqueline Taylor has broad philosophical interests that are reflected in the courses she teaches (see below). Her research has focused on David Hume...

Education:

PhD, University of Chicago

Courses:

Romanticism and Revolution: 19th Century Europe, Great Philosophical Questions, Social & Political Philosophy, Ethics, TYS: Transfer Year Seminars, Modern Philosophy, Special Topics in Philosophy, Dir Reading & Research, Modern Philosophy, St Ignatius Institute Symposium

Brian Weiner

Associate Professor
(415) 422-6861

Brian Weiner received his BA from Princeton University, and his MA and PhD from the University of California at Berkeley. He specializes in political...

Education:

BA, Princeton University | MA, University of California at Berkeley | PhD, University of California at Berkeley

Expertise:

Political theory (from the ancients to contemporary theory), American political theory, Public law

Courses:

From Baroque to the Enlightenment, Proseminar in Applied American Politics, Pub Affrs & Applied Demcr Thry, Early Amer Pol & Legal Thought, Modern American Political Thought, 1865-present, From Baroque to the Enlightenment, Politics of American Justice, Free Expression and the Constitution, Directed Study