Faculty & Staff
Director of Faculty Experience and Global Engagement
Professor Evelyn Y. Ho
Evelyn Y. Ho is a professor of communication studies, Asian Pacific American studies, and critical diversity studies. Beginning with an understanding that communication is a cultural activity and that health care systems and beliefs are profoundly cultural, Professor Ho's teaching and research focus broadly on the intersections of health, culture, and communication, with a specific focus on the use and cultural meanings of acupuncture and Chinese medicine in underserved communities. She has led and participated in grant-funded research projects examining Chinese American dietary practices, health beliefs, and communication preferences and patient education that integrates Chinese medicine and biomedicine. You can find that work at INCguide.org.
Director of Student Experience & Community Engagement
Professor Heather Hoag, Ph.D.
Department of History
Heather Hoag, PhD, specializes in African environmental history with an emphasis in river history, hydropower development, and development planning. Her teaching interests include African history (with a specialization in the colonial period), history of South Africa, environmental history, and food history. Professor Hoag's research has focused on the changing values of African rivers. Her book, Developing the Rivers of East and West Africa: An Environmental History, examines from a comparative perspective the role of rivers in former British colonies. Her current project explores the history of marine fisheries in West Africa. From 2008-2017, she served as an editor-in-chief of the International Water History Association's journal, Water History. Since her arrival at USF, Prof. Hoag has been active in USF's African, Environmental Studies, and International Studies programs.
Monica Doblado graduated from USF’s Theology and Religious Studies Department in 2013. Shortly after graduation, she was hired as the department's program assistant. As a staff member, she has participated in a number of important campus initiatives such as the "Islam at U.S. Jesuit Colleges and Universities" Conference, the Campus Climate Working Group, and the Racial Justice in Jesuit Higher Education Dialogue Series. In May 2017, she earned her M.A. in Catholic Educational Leadership from the School of Education. Her graduate studies focused on how mission and identity inform everything from curriculum development to hiring practices in Jesuit Catholic higher education.
Originally from Hawai'i, Sky (He/They) moved to San Francisco 5 years ago to pursue a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies from the University of San Francisco. During his studies, he worked for Representative Nancy Pelosi, the Center for International Policy, and various on-campus jobs, including being a part of the first cohort of Honors College Ambassadors and the first Resident Assistant for the Erasmus LLC. After graduation, he took over for the previous Aquatics Director in the Recreational Sports Department, managing a staff of 70 and overseeing four revenue-generating programs for the university. In the Summer of 2023, he made the transition from the Student Life Division to the College of Arts and Sciences, returning to his alma mater as the Program Assistant for the Honors College and Saint Ignatius Institute. Sky is currently a candidate for a Master of Science in Energy Systems Management and is slated to graduate with the class of 2025 from USF.
Faculty Chair in Nursing and Health Professions
Professor Kimberleigh Cox
Kimberleigh Cox DNP is a dually board-certified adult nurse practitioner and adult psychiatric nurse practitioner, and certified public health nurse. Her specialty interests and NP work are in psychiatric mental health, addiction medicine, behavioral and community health of vulnerable populations, advocacy, and psychiatric consultation. She brings her clinical experience, interests, and enthusiasm for community and mental health to her teaching, service, clinical work, and volunteerism. Her focus is on integrating community and mental health in her courses to reflect real-world practice. Her passion is to educate future health care professionals to be well prepared to work with all persons and populations, in any setting, to improve access and care for those with mental health and population-health needs and reduce health disparities.
Faculty Chair in the Arts
Professor Stuart D. McKee
Stuart McKee is an Associate Professor of Design at the University of San Francisco. As an environmental graphic designer, Stuart has designed exhibition typography for the J. Paul Getty Center in Los Angeles; the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland (as Senior Graphic Designer for the Burdick Group; San Francisco); and the United States Pavilion at the 1992 World's Fair in Seville, Spain (as Senior Graphic Designer for Staples & Charles Ltd; Washington, DC). As a print designer, Stuart has designed publications for the MIT Press, Princeton Architectural Press, Chronicle Books, the University of Hawaii Press, the Office of the Chief Architect, and the National Science Foundation. He has received recognition for these projects from the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA), the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA), and the Society of Environmental Graphic Designers (SEGD). In 2007, Stuart was awarded a generous "Ideas That Matter" grant from Sappi Fine Paper to propose, design, and produce a publication to service the San Francisco nonprofit organization Visual Aid.
Faculty Chair in the Social Sciences
Professor Eve-Anne Doohan
Eve-Anne Doohan joined the faculty at USF in 2004. She studies the communication of married couples, with a particular interest in relational history narratives and their connection to marital and individual outcomes. She is also interested in beliefs people have about marriage. Her current research focuses on how married couples make the decision to have children. Her work has been published in the Journal of Marriage and Family, Journal of Family Communication, and the Western Journal of Communication, among others. She is the faculty adviser to the USF Chapter of the National Communication Association honor society, Lambda Pi Eta.
Faculty Chair in the Sciences
Professor Cornelia Van Cott
Cornelia Van Cott is a geometric topologist, studying knots, surfaces, and the interplay between three and four-dimensional topology. Her research areas include knot theory and low dimensional topology, particularly the interplay between three and four-dimensional topology observed in the knot concordance group.
Faculty Chair in the Humanities
Professor Pedro Lange Churión
Professor Pedro Lange Churión is both an academic and a visual artist. He has written and directed various films, including Crocodile (USA, 2000). Based on a short story by Felisberto Hernández. This film received a Remmy Bronze award for best dramatic adaptation at the Houston International Film Festival (2001). He also wrote and directed Visitas (Colombia, 2005), a full-feature narrative film that explores violence in Colombia. This film has garnered recognition as "Official Selection" in international festivals: Montreal, Toronto, Austin, Chicago, Granada, Brussels, Fribourg, Cartagena, and others. He has also directed various documentaries and produced experimental videos for The Urban Unseen, a multimedia exhibit organized by the Architecture Program for the Thacher Gallery at USF. Currently he works on a large-format photography project for an exhibit in Madrid that will feature victims and activists from the Stolen Children crisis in Spain. During Franco’s dictatorship, the Fascist state stole newly born babies from their mothers with the complicity of the church and the medical establishment. The practice endured until the 90’s and there is an estimate of 300.000 stolen children in Spain.
Faculty Chair in School of Management
Professor Carol Graham
Carol Graham joined the University of San Francisco, School of Management in 1998. Carol has a PhD in Accounting & Finance from the University of Strathclyde, Scotland. Her research focuses primarily on the stock market implications of financial information. She has also recently published pedagogical research and work related to social justice.