Faculty In Review

Engineering & Technology Department

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Golnar Afshar

Engineering & Technology Department

Biotechnology

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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John A Alphonso-Gibbs

Engineering & Technology Department

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Thomas Angeloff

Engineering & Technology Department

B.S., Kent State University; M.A., M.S. , University of Akron

Mr. Angeloff has taught at CCSF for the past twenty years.

His educational philosophy is to be as prepared and motivated for his class as possible. This helps him impart the information that is necessary for the student to successfully complete the course. However, this is only fifty percent of the learning process. The other fifty percent is the student's motivational level to do the best that he or she can in the academic environment.


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Abdollah Ataie Novghab

Engineering & Technology Department

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Willis M Beasley

Engineering & Technology Department

Journeyman Welder

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Can S Celik

Engineering & Technology Department

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Kurt Common

Engineering & Technology Department

B.A., California Polytechnic State University; M.A., San Francisco State University

Mr. Common has been teaching at CCSF for the past thirty years. He is the past President of the California Drafting Technology Consortium, the American Society of Engineering Educators and the Society of Manufacturing Engineers.

He enjoys learning and feels that "if you stop learning, you stop living". Mr. Common thinks that one can learn and have fun at the same time. He likes to show his students new topics in technology, using software or on the Internet. He loves his job and wants to help his students get the skills for a job that they will love.

When not busy teaching, Mr. Common enjoys spending time with his family. He loves to travel and meet people, as well as playing tennis, golf, going sailing and snow skiing. He also follows Formula One auto racing and the auto industry in general through the Internet and periodicals.

Snow skiing, sailing, tennis and travel.


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Manuel Antonio Covarrubias

Engineering & Technology Department

A.A. City College of San Francisco; BSEE San Jose State University;
MSEE California State University, Northridge

Prof. Covarrubias has been teaching at CCSF since 2010


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Lillian M Crist

Engineering & Technology Department

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Robert L Del Vecchio

Engineering & Technology Department

Ph. D., Boston University - Biochemistry
B. A., University of California Santa Barbara - Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Prof. Del Vecchio has been teaching at CCSF since 2007


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Jozef M Elemen

Engineering & Technology Department

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Dorothy B Eppler

Engineering & Technology Department

Biotechnology

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Gary Lynn Harbison

Engineering & Technology Department

BS Mechanical Engineering
University of Missouri-Columbia

Prof. Harbison has been teaching at CCSF since 2014

Provide practical and theoretical insight into the art and science of HVAC engineering.

Past-President Golden Gate Chaper ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, Inc.)

College of Marin Vocal Music Student, Certified Sailing Instructor, USYRU (US Sailing)


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Jo-Anne S. Hongo

Engineering & Technology Department

Biotechnology

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Darvin Huang

Engineering & Technology Department

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Wendy S Kaufmyn

Engineering & Technology Department

B.S.M.E, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; M.S.M.E, University of California, Berkeley

Ms. Kaufmyn has been teaching at CCSF since 1983.

She believes that engineering is fun, however, it is also hard work. It is the most difficult undergraduate major and that is why it is so satisfying.

She tries to explain the material as clearly as possible during the class lectures and encourages students to ask questions. Ms. Kaufmyn puts a lot of effort into preparing for her lectures and, in turn, expects students to work hard by reading the material several times, contemplating and pondering it, showing up for each scheduled class and doing all the assigned homework. If a student does this, she or he will be assured of learning a lot and passing the course with a good grade.


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Charles M Kimball

Engineering & Technology Department

Don't worry 'bout your (pe)degree, I certainly don't worry 'bout mine...It's just a form of alphabet soup.
That said - you MUST Get one - it is paramount to your economic health!

Prof. Kimball started teaching at CCSF since 1999

...and says the Credo of the millennium is:
Learn more by doing
Do more by learning
Demonstrate to Teach
Teach by example

I do all this and more, with varying degrees of competence:
Low-budget endurance car racing: www.24hoursoflemons.com Team "ing with bad ideas"
Autocross with Reno SCCA - driving a modified 1965 Mini Cooper
R/C sailplanes and gliders - AMA member since forever - I favor sailplanes and gliders
At one time a proud member of Rendezvous Charters as Senior Deckhand - mostly retired
Scuba Diving - Rescue Diver/Dive Master Candidate (PADI) - I dive once in a while
Guru of Motorcycle Seat upholstery - working but in reclusion


This is my Pub'd and genuinely professional work:
Seven Enterprises parts catalog, 1984
Beyond that I've got a few jabs in with various racing communities where I boast automotive tech knowledge.


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Gregory T Langland

Engineering & Technology Department

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Alonzo C Laws

Engineering & Technology Department

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Kent Y Lee

Engineering & Technology Department

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Karen Leung

Engineering & Technology Department

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Raymond D Lew

Engineering & Technology Department

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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James Bennett Lewis

Engineering & Technology Department

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Ying-Tsu Loh

Engineering & Technology Department

Biotechnology


B.S., University of California, San Diego; PhD., Purdue University


Professor Loh has been teaching at CCSF since 2004.


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Tim A Molinare

Engineering & Technology Department

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Keith J Mueller

Engineering & Technology Department

Biotechnology


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



Professor Mueller has been teaching at CCSF since 2002.


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Samuel M Newman

Engineering & Technology Department

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Robert W Reed

Engineering & Technology Department

Biotechnology


B.A., Sonoma State University

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Fariborz F Saniee

Engineering & Technology Department

B.S., M.S., Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
Mechanical Engineering and Energy processes
Dr. Engr., University of Florida
Mechanical Engineering

Dr. Saniee has been teaching full time at CCSF since 1985
and has served as the department chair 1991-2012.


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Hitesh M Soneji

Chair, Engineering & Technology Department

BS and MS in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University (1997)
M.Sc. in Environmental Studies and Sustainability Sciences, Lund University, Sweden (2009)

Hitesh has been teaching at CCSF since 2005


For More Details Biography and Current / Research Interests, Please Go To:
https://sites.google.com/a/mail.ccsf.edu/hsoneji/home/biography-and-interests

(Also available at my homepage linked above)


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Selvarajah Sri-Tharan

Engineering & Technology Department

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Melvin F Wong

Engineering & Technology Department

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Gordon H. Ye

Engineering & Technology Department

B.S. University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign; M.A., University of California, Berkeley

Prof. Ye has been teaching at CCSF since 1998


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Robert S Yung

Engineering & Technology Department

B.A. History, San Diego State University, M.A. English with a concentration in ESL, and Writing Certificate, San Francisco State University.

Prof. Yung has been teaching at CCSF since 2000

Rob Yung is an Instructor in the Bridge to Biotechnology program at City College of San Francisco, where he has helped pioneer Contextualized Teaching and Learning, fusing basic skills English instruction with science content for under-prepared students destined for the local biotech industry. Currently he is scaling up the proven practices of CCSF’s biotech programs to community colleges nationwide through a National Science Foundation grant. Rob has almost 20 years of experience in all aspects of native and non-native speaker language instruction ranging from low-level immigrant literacy and survival English, to vocational ESL, to advanced composition for native speakers. He has a keen interest in teaching students how to learn and in helping adults return to college. Most
Bay Area universities have utilized his skills, including the University of San Francisco, Cañada College, and the American Language Institute and the English Department at SFSU. In a previous life, Rob was an EFL teacher, teacher trainer and humanitarian development worker for the U.S. Peace Corps in Pak Eesan, Thailand. Rob has an MA in English with a Concentration in ESL, and a Certificate in Teaching Composition from SFSU. He also has a Cambridge/Royal Society of the Arts Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA).


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Carin C Zimmerman

Engineering & Technology Department

Biotechnology

Biography is unavailable at this time.



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