Tel:415 422 6543

Will Beals

Part-Time Professor

Tel:(415) 422-2802

Edith Borbon

Adjunct Professor and Language Liaison

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.Prof 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 scholarly manuscripts and flight simulation manuals.Prof Borbon teaches Filipino (Tagalog) and participates in the Filipino program's evaluation and improvement. She also performs student language assessment and placement.Prof Borbon does interpreting work in healthcare and social services, and has translated documents for city and county agencies.

Tel:(415) 422-6515

Claudine Del Rosario

Adjunct Professor

Prof del Rosario holds a BA in Psychology from the University of California, Berkeley and an MA in Asian American Studies from San Francisco State University.  Claudine del Rosario teaches "Philippine History: Early Times to 1900", "Philippine History: 1900 to Present", "Filipino Culture and Society"  and "Knowledge Activism".  She also works at the Mayor's Office of Housing and Community Development where she provides grants to community-based organizations.  Through her work at the Mayor's Office, she is able to create service learning opportunities for USF students in the South of Market, a historic Filipino cultural hub in San Francisco.


Irene Duller

Adjunct Instructor, Dance

Irene Faye Duller has both undergraduate and graduate degrees in Asian American Studies with foci in Pinays, Critical Artistry and Decolonization. A community-based political organizer for over 10 years in LA and SF with League of Filipino Students, Babae-USA, and the International League of Peoples Struggles. A performance-lit artist (Bindlestiff/ 8th wonder/ Rhapsodistas), Irene teaches Filipino American Cultural Production and History at USF and Asian American Pop Culture at SFSU.

Tel:(415) 422-4960

Valerie Francisco

Assistant Professor

Valerie Francisco is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Sociology at City University of New York, The Graduate Center. Francisco's academic interests include transnationalism and diaspora with a special interest on the Philippine migration, family, gender and labor, and globalization. Her dissertation research is with Filipino migrant women working as domestic workers in New York City and their families in the Philippines. In journals like The Philippine Sociological Review and International Review of Qualitative Research, Francisco writes about how families are changing under neoliberal immigration policies and what types of political subjectivities emerge from those conditions. In the 2011-2012 academic year, Francisco is teaching and completing her dissertation as the Dissertation Writing Fellow in the Department of Sociology at the University of San Francisco.

Tel:(415) 422-5483

Jay Gonzalez

Adjunct Professor

Joaquin Jay Gonzalez III teaches international politics, Asian and Asian American social justice, migration, soft power, and public policy. He is the Director of the Maria Elena Yuchengco Philippine Studies Program.

Tel:(415) 422-2773

Angelo Merino

Adjunct Professor

Angelo Merino received his Bachelors Degree in Economics from San Sebastian College in Manila, Philippines, and a Masters in Sport and Fitness Management from the University of San Francisco. He is currently an Adjunct Professor for the Yuchengco Philippine Studies Program teaching YPSP 222: Philippine Boxing and Culture, YPSP 333: Boxing and Social Justice (upcoming Fall 2011). He is also the Head Boxing Coach for USF and is internationally certified and recognized by Amateur Boxing of Philippines.

Tel:(415) 422-6415

Mark Miller

Associate Professor

Mark T. Miller is Associate Professor of systematic theology and Associate Director of the St. Ignatius Institute.  His interests focus on anthropology, soteriology, political theology, Trinity, and Christology.  His doctorate is from Boston College with the dissertation title of "Why the Passion?: Bernard Lonergan on the Cross as Communication."  His undergraduate degree is in international studies, from Georgetown University.  Prof. Miller has taught at the Ateneo de Zamboanga, the University of Asia and the Pacific, Boston College, and Georgetown University.  At USF he teaches in Catholic Studies, Philippine Studies, and the Saint Ignatius Institute.


Barbara Reyes

Adjunct Professor

Barbara Jane Reyes received her BA in Ethnic Studies from UC Berkeley and her MFA from San Francisco State University.  She was born in Manila, the Philippines, and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. Prof Reyes teaches "Filipino American and Philippine Lit".

Tel:(415) 422-6112

Evelyn Rodriguez

Associate Professor

Professor Rodriguez graduated Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude from UC San Diego as a Sociology major/Ethnic Studies minor; and received her M.A. and Ph.D. from UC Berkeley's Sociology program. She has taught Sociological Methods, Asian and Pacific Islanders in U.S. Society, People of Mixed Descent, U.S. Immigration and Settlement, and Community Organizing.


Jenifer Wofford

Adjunct Professor

Jenifer Wofford received her Bachelors of Fine Arts from the San Francisco Art Institute, and her Master of Fine Arts from UC Berkeley. In addition to teaching in Philippine Studies, she has also taught studio arts courses at USF, California College of the Arts, UC Berkeley and Diablo Valley College. She is also a professional visual artist, curator, graphic designer and illustrator who works both nationally and internationally.

Tel:(415) 422-4168

James Zarsadiaz

Assistant Professor

James Zarsadiaz specializes in United States history. He received his Ph.D. in History from Northwestern University and his B.A. in American Studies and Political Science from George Washington University. Dr. Zarsadiaz’s research and teaching interests include urban and suburban studies, California and the U.S. West, oral history, and Asian American studies. He is also affiliated with the Asian Pacific American Studies, Critical Diversity Studies, Urban Studies, and Yuchengco Philippine Studies programs.Dr. Zarsadiaz is currently working on a manuscript about suburban development and Asian American suburbanization in post-WWII Los Angeles. He is serving as a fellow at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History for summer 2014 and summer 2015. Administrative Appointments: ·      Coordinator, Yuchengco Philippine Studies Program Courses Offered: ·      History of the United States·      Asian American History·      The Ideal of Citizenship·      The City in American History ·      The American West