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Erasmus is housed at Lone Mountain Residence Hall and is open to second-year students.
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Faculty and Staff


Mike Duffy


Mike joined the University of San Francisco University Ministry staff in 1996 as associate director where he directed several of USF’s most prominent social justice programs including the Arrupe Immersion Program, the Justice Lecture Series, and the Peace and Justice Coalition. Especially notable have been the figures Mike has brought to campus as part of the Justice Lecture Series, including Nobel Peace Prize Laureates Shirin Ebadi, Oscar Arias, Adolfo Perez Esquivel, Rigoberta Menchu Tum, Mairead Corrigan Maguire, and Jody Williams; Sr. Helen Prejean, C.S.J., Author of Dead Man Walking; and mostly recently, Dr. Paul Farmer. Mike also founded the USF Arrupe Immersion Program bringing faculty, staff and students to marginalized populations in Belize, Guatemala, Cuba, Peru, Mexico, El Salvador, India, and Vietnam. Mike received his doctoral degree in education from USF in 2005. His dissertation entitled Directives within Catholic Social Teaching for the Promotion of Justice through Educational Activities was published in 2008. In 2003 Duffy was given the Fr. William Dunne Award by former university president Fr. Stephen A. Privett, S.J., the university’s highest award for staff service, as well as the Peacemakers Award by the university's Peace & Justice Coalition. An adjunct faculty member, Mike teaches in USF's Erasmus Project residential learning community and teaches a seminar in Catholic social thought. Mike is a member of the board of the Jesuit Volunteer Corps: Southwest and the California Province Mission & Vision Committee.  

Tel:(415) 422-2413

Lois Lorentzen

Co-Director (Starting 15-16)

Lois Lorentzen is a Professor in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies at the University of San Francisco. Her areas of specialization include religion and immigration, environmental ethics, and gender and violence. Additionally, Lois has published or edited numerous books including, Religion on the Corner of Bliss and Nirvana: Faith, Politics and Identity in New Migrant Communities and the forthcoming three volume series Hidden Lives and Human Rights in the United States: Understanding the Controversies and Tragedies of Undocumented Immigration. She has served as Associate Dean for the College of Arts and Sciences, Director of the Center for Latino/a Studies in the Americas, and Chair of the Department of Theology/Religious Studies. Professor Lorentzen received a Ph.D. from the School of Religion at the University of Southern California and came to USF in 1991.

Tel:(415) 422-5431

Michael Rozendal

Co-Director (Starting 15-16)

Michael Rozendal's interest in communities of writers has fuelled his recent first year seminars "Writing San Francisco: Bohemia, Counterculture, Subcultures" and "Telling San Francisco's Stories". Professor Rozendal is the Academic Director of the Dual Degree in Teacher Preparation Program, a 4 +1 program bridging the undergraduate College of Arts and Science with the graduate School of Education. His research focuses on the 1930s and the intersections of print culture, politics and aesthetics. He has had publications in The Journal of Modern Periodical Studies; Modernist Magazines: A Critical and Cultural History Volume Two: North America, 1880-1960; The William Carlos Williams Review; Revues Modernistes, Revues Engagées 1900-1939; and Landscapes of Postmodernity: Concepts and Paradigms of Critical Theory.