Faculty In Review

Administration of Justice/Fire Science Department

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Brook Baker

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Steven G Balestrieri

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Frank T Cardinale

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A.S. Fire Science Technology, City College of San Francisco
B.S. Occupational Studies - Vocational Arts, California State University, Long Beach

Professor Cardinale has been teaching at CCSF since 2009.


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John Frank Chung

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Biography is unavailable at this time.


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James Michael Connors

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A.A., City College of San Francisco
BPA (Batchelor's Public Administration w/concentration in Non Profit) University of San Francisco, Dec. 18, 2008




Mr. Connors has been teaching at CCSF since the fall semester of 1997.

His goal is to help students develop an interest in the field of fire fighting and all of its related activities - EMS, HazMat, Structural Fire Fighting, Wildland Fire Fighting, Fire Prevention, and Fire Management. He also seeks to assist and motivate students in a positive & supportive learning environment. He retired as a Captain in January, 2007 from the San Francisco Fire Department, after 32 years of service to the City of San Francisco. He brings his experience as an engine officer, company commander, safety officer, wildland firefighter, and Recruit Training Captain to the classroom, and the new Fire Fighter One Academy that started in January, 2008.

He is on the Board of Directors of the San Francisco Fire Credit Union.
Mr. Connors was apointed to the State Training Educational Advisory Committee (STEAC) as an alternate member in November, 2008, and as a permanent member representing the Northern section of the California Fire Technology Director's Association. . STEAC works with the California State Fire Marshal's office, State Fire Training, California Fire Technology Director's Association, and other state organizations that approve and recommend fire education programs in the State of California.

Mr. Connors is a member of the California Fire Technology Director's Association and American Federation of Teachers Local 2121. He volunteers with the San Francisco Fire Department Toy Program, sponsored by Local 798 of the International Assoication of Firefighters. He has assisted Ronald McDonald House San Francisco in fire training, fire prevention, and on-site disaster preparedness.

His extracurricular activities include spending as much time as possible with his family (including his twin grandsons), golfing, hiking, on the water at Clear Lake, and in the Sierras near Bear Valley.


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Edmund G Dea

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A.A. City College San Francisco
A.S. Telecommunications, Skyline College
A.S. Fire Science, City College San Francisco
B.S. Business Administration, San Francisco State University



Battalion Chief Dea has been teaching at CCSF since 2008.
Battalion Chief Dea is a certified Chief Officer, Fire Officer and Fire Instructor.

His educational philosophy is to treat students with respect and to create interest in the field of Fire Science Technology.


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Gerald I DeGirolamo

Administration of Justice/Fire Science Department

A.S., City College of San Francisco; B.A., M.A., San Francisco State University

Mr. De Girolamo has been teaching at CCSF for the past 38 years.

His goal is to maintain a positive attitude in serving our college community as Police Chief for CCSF and to motivate the students of the Campus Police Program to develope law enforcement social skills when dealing with the college community. The Internship class/program provides an opportunity for students to gain insight and experience while interning in many local law enforcement agencies.

Mr. De Girolamo is Faculty Advisor for the Student Campus Service Club and he is a member of the CCSF Parking and Transportation Committee, Health and Safety Committee and Facilities Review Committee.

He's a member of the Elks. Olympic Club, Italian Social Club of S.F. and San Mateo. He's also a range office at the Coyote Pistol and Rifle Range under the supervision the Sheriff of San Mateo, Greg Munks.

His extracurricular activities include Gardening and Phycical Condition activities. He also enjoys the study of Ornithology.


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Derio M Dito

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A.S, in Fire Science Technology, City College of San Francisco

Professor Dito has been teaching at CCSF since 2008.

Instructional/educational philosophy and goals:
State Fire Marshal Instructor, To establish future educational goals and careers for students in the public sectors of firefighting and emergency medical services.

Professor Dito is a Neighborhood Emergency Response Training Instructor for the San Francisco Fire Department.

He enjoys camping, skiing, offroad vehicles, and travel.


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Joseph W Engler

Administration of Justice/Fire Science Department

J.D., San Francisco Law School 1999; B.A., University of California at Davis 1989.

Mr. Engler has been teaching at CCSF since 2012.

Mr. Engler is a member of the CCSF Southeast Campus Criminal Justice Advisory Board, a member of the California State Bar Association, a member of the California Homicide Investigators Association and a life member of the California Aggie Association.

Mr. Engler is a board of director for the San Francisco Police Athletic League, a member of The Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center's advisory council and is a former vice president of The Guardsmen, an all-volunteer organization that provides access to high-quality educational and outdoor activities for inner-city youth.

Mr. Engler enjoys coaching youth basketball and spending time with his wife and children.


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Michael D Fennell

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Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Stanley J Fernandez

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Stephen M Finnegan

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Biography is unavailable at this time.


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John B Grimaldi

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Albert Chew Hom

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Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Michael A Horta

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Scott M Jalbert

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Nicol P. Juratovac

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Battalion Chief Juratovac received her Bachelorís degree in English and Minor in Asian American Studies from U.C. Berkeley in 1990. She then worked in the business and marketing field prior to obtaining her Juris Doctorate in 1996. She is also a graduate of CCSF, having received her A.S. in Fire Science Technology and Certificate in Fire Protection.

Chief Juratovac completed the United States Fire Administration's National Fire Academy four-year Executive Fire Officer Program in 2005 and obtained the California State Fire Training and Education Systemís Fire Officer and Chief Officer certificates in 2003 and 2005, respectively. Chief Juratovac also earned her Master Instructor certificate through the state in 2014. She is also a state certified Hazardous Materials Specialist, and possesses certifications in Rescue Systems I and II, Trench Rescue, Confined Space Rescue, Auto Extrication, Wildland, SCUBA, and numerous other certifications. She is qualified to work on the San Francisco Fire Department's Heavy Rescue Squad and Surf Rescue companies.

She has been an adjunct faculty member at the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, MD since 2003. Chief Juratovac has been teaching at CCSF's Fire Science Technology Program since 2003.

Chief Juratovac has been with the San Francisco Fire Department since 1997 beginning at the rank of Firefighter/EMT. She has been assigned to some of the busiest engine and truck companies, including Engine 7 and Truck 7, in the City's Mission District, and Truck 1, one of the busiest truck companies in the country. She has been assigned to Battalions 1, 6, 9, and 10, and is currently assigned to Battalion 65 at the San Francisco International Airport overseeing Stations 1, 2, and 3.

Chief Juratovac has enjoyed a myriad of other assignments, including surf/cliff rescue stations, as well as an administrative assignment reporting directly to the Chief of Department and two Deputy Chiefs. She also served as a training officer at the fire department's probationary recruit academy, as well as a field training officer to probationary Firefighter/EMTs and Firefighter/Paramedics.

Throughout her career, Chief Juratovac has balanced the need to augment one's education, training, and experience, as championed by the United States Fire Administration and its "Learning Triad." As an ex-student/athlete, Chief Juratovac encourages students to be well-rounded, supporting various campus activities outside of her classroom.

Chief Juratovac ensures a learning environment that fosters dignity and respect for all students so as to create an interactive and productive setting. Chief Juratovac's goal for each student is to have him/her use her class and others at CCSF as a conduit to an Associate's degree so that many more doors of opportunity may swing open (i.e., admission to a four-year university, an entry-level position as a firefighter and or paramedic, etc.).

She is actively involved in the CCSF Fire Science Technology Program's mentoring and recruitment outreach assisting candidates with support, networking, and resources so as to ensure that they not only succeed in the Fire and Emergency Services, but that they thrive.

Chief Juratovac participates in a variety of community events, including training citizens within the fire department-sponsored Neighborhood Emergency Response Team. She is also a member of the International Association of Fire Chief's Safety, Health, and Survival Section's Website Committee and is a contributing author of various fire and emergency services textbooks. Chief Juratovac is a member of a number of professional associations within the American Fire Service and acts as an assessor assisting many fire departments across the country hire and promote the best candidates.

A product of San Francisco, Chief Juratovac grew up in the Richmond, North Beach, and Western Addition Districts. She is humbled that she gets to serve the very City she grew up in and still resides in today. Chief Juratovac graduated from Galileo High School where she was named San Francisco Unified School District's Girl Student/Athlete of the Year.

In her spare time, Chief Juratovac enjoys team sports, reading, writing, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.


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Aisha Ellen Krieger

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Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Nikolai Krishpinovich

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Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Theresa E Kwan

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Biography is unavailable at this time.


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William Eugene Long

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A.A., City College of San Francisco, B.A., Teaching Credential, M.A., San Francisco State University

Prof. Long has been teaching at CCSF since 1996


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Thomas E Murray

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Biography is unavailable at this time.


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H B O'Leary

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BA Geography. University of California, Berkeley
AA Fire Science. City College of San Francisco

Mr. Brendan O'Leary has been an instructor at CCSF since 1995 and he was a member of the San Francisco Fire Department for 31 1/2 years. He was assigned to the Bureau of Fire Investigation for 15 years and was also a supervising Captain with the Bureau of Fire Prevention. He retired as the Assistant Deputy Chief of Homeland Security and was a former director of San Francisco Firefighters Local 798.

Mr. O'Leary is a certified Investigator with the State Fire Marshal's Office and with the Institute of Criminal Investigation (POST). He has completed the Fire/Arson Investigation program at the National Fire Academy in Maryland. He assisted with the development of the POST Telecourse for first responding police officers regarding arson and explosives incidents.

Mr. O'Leary was also a member of the State Fire Marshal Curriculum Development team that revised the Investigation 1 B (Techniques of Fire Investigation) course.


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Gregory K Owyang

Administration of Justice/Fire Science Department

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Anita D Paratley

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Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Nicholas Alexander Payne

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Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Patrick Joseph Rabbitt

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Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Matthew W Samson

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Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Joel H Sato

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Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Peter N Shields

Administration of Justice/Fire Science Department

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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James Skinner

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Bachelor of Science Degree in Fire Science, Cogswell College Associate of Arts Degree in Fire Science, City College of San Francisco

Prof. Skinner has been teaching at CCSF since 1994


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Robert A Styles

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Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Michael L Tin

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Biography is unavailable at this time.


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John M. Tuiasosopo

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Lowell Highscool Class of 1985
San Francisco State University BA




Mr. Tuiasosopo has been teaching at CCSF since 2008

San Francisco Firefighter 20 Years
SFFD Lieutenant- Division of Training
Co-Coordinator CCSF Firefighter One Academy
Qualifications: Hazmat Specialist, Wildland (Red Card) Certification, Paramedic Certification, CPR/Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), and PALS Instructor.
Fire Officer 1 Certification-SFT
CA State Fire Training approved instructor for Auto Extrication, Hazardous Materials FRO
Member of SFFD Peer Support Group

Enjoys playing table tennis and coaching football.


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Rocque J Yballa

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A.S. Fire Science - 1986
Mission College
Santa Clara, CA

B.S. Fire Protection Administration & Technology - 1987
California State University, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA

Chief Yballa has been teaching at CCSF since Spring 2008

To ensure students take a well rounded approach to developing successful careers.

Command & General Staff member on Homeland Security Emergency Management Team
President 2012-13 California Fire Chiefs' Association-FPO Section, North

Authored Training & Curriculum for Fire Prevention 1A & 1B Bridge 2008/2009
Co-Authored Training & Curriculum for Fire Prevention for the Company Officer
Committee Member for Fire Prevention Track for Certification with California State Fire Training


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Tyson G Yee

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Biography is unavailable at this time.



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