Faculty In Review

Administration of Justice/Fire Science Department

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Brook Baker

Administration of Justice/Fire Science Department

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Steven G Balestrieri

Administration of Justice/Fire Science Department

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Jovan Royce Blake

Administration of Justice/Fire Science Department

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Matthew J Castagnola

Administration of Justice/Fire Science Department

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Frederick R Chavaria

Chair, Administration of Justice/Fire Science Department

Latin American & Latino/a Studies Department


B.A., San Francisco State University
M.P.A., Golden Gate University
Ph.D., Walden University

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Kurt Chun

Administration of Justice/Fire Science Department

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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John Frank Chung

Fire Science Technology

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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James Michael Connors

Chair, Fire Science Technology

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. Mr. Connors has served as Department Chair for ADMJ/F SC, and is currently an Acting Dept. Chair (Fall 2016). He is the Coordinator for the Fire Science program, and Co-Coordinator for the Fire Academy program.

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 served 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 volunteering activities, and spending as much time as possible in the Sierras. Hobbies-bike riding, walking/hiking, kayaking, fishing, golf.


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Marco A Cornelio

Fire Science Technology

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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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

Fire Science Technology

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 a member of the California State Bar Association, past member of the CCSF Southeast Campus Criminal Justice Advisory Board, a member of the California Homicide Investigators Association and a life member of the California Aggie Association. He is a P.O.S.T. certified Master Instructor and subject matter expert in the areas of homicide and terrorism investigations.

Mr. Engler is a former member of The Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center's advisory council and 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, playing handball, reading and spending time with his family.


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Colleen E Fatooh

Administration of Justice/Fire Science Department

Associates Degree in Administration of Justice, City College of San Francisco Bachelor of Public Administrations, University of San Francisco; Masters of Arts in Leadership, Saint Mary's College; Fulbright Fellowship in Criminal Justice Policy, London School of Economics

Ms. Fatooh has been teaching in the Administration of Justice Program at CCSF since 2012. She has taught Juvenile Procedures, Concepts of Criminal Law, Criminal Investigation,Probation and Parole and Community Policing.

My educational philosophy focuses on strengthening the students’ ability to critically analyze their world and become active and engaged participants in their education. In the classroom, I promote the idea of a “learning community” a safe space where students can share their ideas, opinions and experiences as important to enriching the communities’ knowledge. I strive to present material that opens both the mind and the heart to the deep complex issues that face our Criminal Justice system. Finally, I want to provide students with the knowledge they will need to succeed in this class and enhance their desire to seek knowledge and truth.

Yoga,cycling, traveling spending time with friends and family.


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Michael D Fennell

Fire Science Technology

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Stanley J Fernandez

Fire Science Technology

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Stephen M Finnegan

Fire Science Technology

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Steven A Ford

Administration of Justice/Fire Science Department

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Gregory A. Gaddini

Administration of Justice/Fire Science Department

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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John B Grimaldi

Fire Science Technology

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Peter L. Gross

Fire Science Technology

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Albert Chew Hom

Fire Science Technology

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Michael A Horta

Fire Science Technology

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Scott M Jalbert

Fire Science Technology

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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David H Jebe

Administration of Justice/Fire Science Department

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Barbara A Johnson

Administration of Justice/Fire Science Department

B.A. California State University, San Jose

Professor Johnson has been teaching at CCSF since 2007.


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Mary E Juno

Administration of Justice/Fire Science Department

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Nicol P. Juratovac

Fire Science Technology

Assistant Chief Juratovac received her Bachelor’s 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 System’s 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 a state Subject Matter Expert on High Rise Firefighting and a member of its curriculum cadre. She is qualified to work on the San Francisco Fire Department's Heavy Rescue Squad and Surf Rescue companies.

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

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, where she served as a Lieutenant; and Truck 1, one of the busiest truck companies in the country, where she served as a Captain. She has been assigned to Battalions 1 (Downtown, Financial, Chinatown, and North Beach Districts), 6 (Mission, Noe Valley, and Castro Districts), 9 (Ingleside and Lakeview Districts), 10 (Bayview and Hunters Point Districts), and 65 (San Francisco International Airport) overseeing a variety of Fire Stations. Chief Juratovac is currently assigned to Division 3 overseeing Battalions 2, 3, 6, 9, and 10. Division 3 also responds to the San Francisco International Airport.

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. One popular event is the weekly Firefighter Bootcamp where cardio and core are interwoven to prepare candidates for the physical and mental rigors of Firefighting.

Chief Juratovac participates in a variety of community events, including volunteering for Kimochi, Inc. Senior Citizens fund raising events. 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 a Subject Matter Expert assisting many fire departments across the country to hire and promote the best candidates in their examination processes.

Having grown up in San Francisco, Chief Juratovac lived in the Richmond, North Beach, and Western Addition Districts. She is humbled that she gets to serve the very City that raised her and where she still resides today. Chief Juratovac attended elementary schools at Peabody, McCoppin, Madison, and Cabrillo; middle school at Presidio; and graduated from Galileo High School where she was named San Francisco Unified School District's Girl Student/Athlete of the Year. She was recently inducted into the Galileo High School Sports Hall of Fame for basketball, softball, volleyball, and cross country.

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


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Aisha Ellen Krieger

Fire Science Technology

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Nikolai Krishpinovich

Fire Science Technology

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Theresa E Kwan

Fire Science Technology

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Daniel L Lawson

Administration of Justice/Fire Science Department

B.A., University of San Francisco; M.P.A., Notre Dame de Namur University; Ed. D University of San Francisco

Prof. Lawson has been teaching at CCSF since 1978


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William Eugene Long

Fire Science Technology

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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Julie C Mau

Fire Science Technology

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Thomas E Murray

Fire Science Technology

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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H B O'Leary

Fire Science Technology

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

Fire Science Technology

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Nicholas Alexander Payne

Fire Science Technology

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Gianrico Claudio Pierucci

Administration of Justice/Fire Science Department

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Patrick Joseph Rabbitt

Fire Science Technology

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Matthew W Samson

Fire Science Technology

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Joel H Sato

Fire Science Technology

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

Fire Science Technology

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

James F. Skinner, Fire Chief (Retired)

Redwood City Fire Department

San Carlos Fire Department

Fire Chief Jim Skinner began his fire service career in 1981, as a Fire Inspector with the South County Fire Authority, and in 1982 he was hired as a Firefighter by the Redwood City Fire Department. He demonstrated strong leadership skills and later was promoted to Fire Captain in 1990. These skills helped him move up the ranks to Battalion Chief where during this time he served as a shift commander and the department's Training Officer.

Chief Skinner served as Interim Fire Chief in 2007, and later was appointed to the position of Fire Chief in 2008. During his time as Fire Chief he filled a dual role as Fire Marshal for a period of time directly overseeing the Fire Prevention Bureau. In addition, Chief Skinner served as President of the San Mateo County Fire Chief's Association for several years.

During his tenure with Redwood City, Chief Skinner worked tirelessly to enter into a contract with the City of San Carlos to provide management oversight to the newly formed San Carlos Fire Department. The new department was started on October 1, 2011. The success of this endeavor paved the way for the next phase of the relationship, a full Fire and Emergency Services contract.

In addition to his Departmental work, Chief Skinner has been a professor teaching in the Fire Science Department at City College of San Francisco since 1994. During this time he updated the Fire Science curriculum and program to where it stands today. Chief Skinner also teaches Command, Management, and Prevention classes for California State Fire Training and is an adjunct instructor for the National Fire Academy.

Chief Skinner is a graduate of the CCSF Fire Science program with an Associate degree in Fire Science and holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Fire Science with an emphasis in Fire Administration from Cogswell Polytechnic College (NFA). Chief Skinner is also a State of California Certified Chief Officer.









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Robert A Styles

Fire Science Technology

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Michael L Tin

Fire Science Technology

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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John M. Tuiasosopo

Fire Science Technology

Lowell Highscool Class of 1985
San Francisco State University BA





Mr. Tuiasosopo has been teaching at CCSF since 2008

San Francisco Firefighter 25 Years
SFFD Training Lieutenant- Division of Training for 3 years
Co-Coordinator CCSF Firefighter One Academy for 4 years
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

Fire Science Technology

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

Fire Science Technology

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Dominic David Yin

Administration of Justice/Fire Science Department

B.A., University of California, Berkeley; M.S., San Francisco State University; J.D., University of California, Los Angeles School of Law.

Mr. Yin has been teaching at CCSF for the past 16 years.

Mr. Yin's educational philosophy is to treat each student as an individual in order to facilitate achievement.

He is a mentor/facilitator for students interning at the San Francisco Police Department Legal Division.

Mr. Yin is on the Board of Directors for the Community Youth Center and the Northern California Asian Peace Officers Association. He is a member of the American Bar Association and California State Bar, as well as the American Trial Lawyers Association. He is a graduate of the California Command College and a certified Master Instructor.

In his leisure time, Mr. Yin enjoys sports, traveling and reading.



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