Faculty

Full-Time Faculty


James Zarsadiaz

Program Director
(415) 422-4168

James Zarsadiaz is Associate Professor of History and serves as Director of the Yuchengco Philippine Studies Program. His research and teaching interests include urban and suburban studies, California and the U.S. West, Asian American history, and the twentieth-century United States. He received his PhD and MA in History from Northwestern University and his BA in American Studies and Political Science from George Washington University. Prof. Zarsadiaz was a Fellow at both the Smithsonian...

Education:

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

Mark Miller

Associate Professor
(415) 422-6415

Mark T. Miller is Associate Professor of systematic theology. His interests focus on anthropology, soteriology, political theology, Trinity, and Christology. His PhD is from Boston College with the dissertation title of "Why the Passion?: Bernard Lonergan on the Cross as Communication." His undergraduate degree concentrated on "Humanities in International Affairs" at Georgetown University. Professor Miller has taught at the Ateneo de Zamboanga, the University of Asia and the Pacific, Boston...

Education:

PhD, Theology, Boston College, 2008, MA, Theology, Boston College, 2004, Philosophy and Theology, Eberhard-Karls Universität Tübingen, 1995, 1998-1999, BS, Foreign Service, Georgetown University, 1996

Expertise:

Anthropology, Soteriology, Political theology, Trinity, Christology

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 of San Francisco's Department of Sociology. She also is a faculty member in Critical Diversity Studies, Asian American Studies, and the Maria Elena Yuchengco Philippine Studies Program. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude from UC San Diego as a Sociology major/Ethnic Studies minor; and received her MA and PhD from UC Berkeley's...

Education:

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

Part-Time Faculty


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 Linguistics from the University of California, Berkeley and an MS in Education, with a specialization in Intercultural Communication, from the University of Pennsylvania. Professor Borbon has traveled widely and has taught English and writing for over 15 years. She is an accomplished editor and technical writer who has worked on many projects, including...

Education:

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

Claudine Del Rosario

Adjunct Professor

Claudine del Rosario teaches "Philippine History: Early Times to 1900" (YPSP 301), "Philippine History: 1900 to Present" (YPSP 310), "Filipino Culture and Society" (YPSP 325) and "Knowledge Activism" (YPSP 312). A community activist, Prof Del Rosario started her academic career as a Research Associate with USF's The Religion and Immigration Project.
 Outside of USF, Professor del Rosario works at San Francisco City Hall as Deputy Director of the Mayor's Office of Community Investment and...

Education:

BA in Psychology, University of California, Berkeley, MA in Asian American Studies, San Francisco State University

Irene Faye Duller

Adjunct Instructor, Dance
(415) 422-3888

A street culture cognoscente, Professor Duller is a founding member of 8th Wonder (2000), the nation's premiere Pilipina/o performance poetry collective, and The Rhapsodistas, an all-women interdisciplinary hip hop group, performing throughout the U.S. and the Philippines. Professor Duller's past performance projects include "Pinay Stories: Intersection of the Arts' Hybrid Project", "Kul Like That" at the SF Asian Art Museum, and "How to Skywalk" at both the Post-Modern Performance Project and...

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

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. Gonzalez is the author of Filipino American Faith in Action: Immigration, Religion, and Civic Engagement (New York University Press) and co-author of Religion at the Corner of Bliss and Nirvana: Politics, Identity, Faith in New Migrant Communities (Duke University Press).

Angelo Merino

Adjunct Professor
(415) 422-2773

Professor Angelo Merino is an Adjunct Professor for the Yuchengco Philippine Studies Program and Asian Studies Program. He teaches YPSP 222: Philippine Boxing and Culture which focuses on the diverse societies and communities of Filipinos in the Philippines and America as well as the history of Philippine boxing. In addition, he teaches YPSP 333: Boxing and Social Justice, a unique course which combines recreational sports, cultural diversity and service learning. In conjunction with Prof....

Education:

MA, Sports and Fitness Management, University of San Francisco, BS, Economics, San Sebastian College

Barbara Reyes

Adjunct Professor

Barbara Jane Reyes was born in Manila, the Philippines, and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. She received her BA in Ethnic Studies from UC Berkeley and her MFA from San Francisco State University. Barbara Jane Reyes is the author of Diwata (BOA Editions, 2010), recently noted as a finalist for the California Book Award. She is the author of two previous collections of poetry, Gravities of Center (Arkipelago Books, 2003) and Poeta en San Francisco (Tinfish Press, 2005), which received the...

Education:

BA in Ethnic Studies, UC Berkeley, MFA, San Francisco State University

Jenifer Wofford

Adjunct Professor

Jenifer Wofford is a professional fine artist and illustrator who shows her work both nationally and internationally. She has presented projects in the Bay Area at venues including YBCA, the de Young Museum, the Berkeley Art Museum, and the San Jose Museum of Art.  Wofford was the recipient of a 2017 Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters and Sculptors Grant, and a featured artist (with her collaborators) in the 2018 Manila Biennale. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the San Francisco Art...

Education:

MFA, UC Berkeley, BFA, San Francisco Art Institute