Faculty In Review

Mathematics Department

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Glenn E Aguiar

Mathematics Department

B.A., San Francisco State University; C. Phil., University of California, Berkeley

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Paul H Arrigotti

Mathematics Department

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Jamey B Bass

Mathematics Department

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Lawrence E. Bernard

Mathematics Department

Bachelor of Philosophy (Majoring in mathematics), Monteith College, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan
Master of Education (Specializing in teaching adults basic mathematics), College of Education, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan




I have been teaching at CCSF since 2013, after retiring from operating streetcars for the San Francisco Municipal Railway for 24 years, in 2003.

Thank you for your interest in my background and teaching philosophy! Mathematics is a fascinating subject that can seem intimidating at times. My experience has taught me that, with encouragement and support, it becomes very much less intimidating, very much more understandable, and can even be enjoyable! My goal is to get you to see mathematics as a system of knowledge, so that it makes sense to you and you can build on what you learn in whatever field you choose to undertake. Basic math is so important for future progress, as a foundation for whatever you do, whether its a career in science, medicine, statistical analysis, education, social studies, or even mathematics! I will be honored if you choose to take my class and let me teach you this fascinating, sometimes challenging, often rewarding subject.

I have participated three committees that redesigned the basic math curriculum at City College. We made the progress through the basic courses smoother and more efficient, with an emphasis on additional assistance available to students as part of their learning experience. I have also led an inquiry in the Department about the role of Inspiration in teaching and learning mathematics.
Currently, I am participating in an exchange of ideas with other instructors on a Community of Practices Committee. Also, a new State law mandates what may be some dramatic changes in the way we teach basic mathematics at CCSF. I am participating in the investigation, and implications for implementation of those changes, to the greatest extent possible in my available discretionary time.

At Wayne County Community College in Detroit, Michigan, I helped design a non-textbook curriculum for basic mathematics that emphasized understanding and experience for learning.

One of my great passions is Western classical music, both symphonic, and opera. My partner and I have season tickets for the San Francisco Symphony, and we visit the Opera, and the Ballet too! We like to attend the pre-performance lectures to learn all about what we will hear and see. I also enjoy antique mechanics, especially pocket watches produced from 1750 to 1960. When the Watch Repair Course was offered at CCSF, I went every week on my days off and during vacations for five years, so that I could really get inside the mechanisms! Lately, I have become very concerned about the environment, about the loss of democracy, and the tremendous economic inequality that is causing so much hardship worldwide. I am supporting the effort to "change the game" by making the system work for all, with no one left out, while reducing the demand for things that are destroying our planet and our lives.


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Matthew Anthony Bertens

Mathematics Department

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Solon F Blundell

Mathematics Department

Ph.D. Mathematics, Boston University, 1993
Ed.M. Urban Education, Holy Names University, 2009
M.S. Mathematics, University of Alabama in Huntsville, 1986
S.B. Mathematics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1984
S.B. Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1984

Prof. Blundell has been teaching at CCSF since 2002

I help students learn to read, write, and speak about quantitative problems in a clear and logical manner. I believe that we can all use mathematics, not only to solve the everyday problems of science, engineering, medicine, and business, but perhaps more importantly to develop and extend our problem solving skills as we struggle to internalize the thought processes of those individuals throughout history who have occasionally introduced radical new tools of analysis. I view education as a life-long process; it is an end as well as a means.


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Mary Teresa Bravewoman

Mathematics Department

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Curtis S Chee

Mathematics Department

B.S., University of California, Berkeley; M.S., University of Colorado, Boulder; M.A., San Francisco State University

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Julie C Come

Mathematics Department

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Jeffrey L. Darck

Mathematics Department

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Guy M De Primo

Mathematics Department

A.B., M.A., Mathematics, University of California, Berkeley

Prof. De Primo has been teaching at CCSF since 1982


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Isam Dudum

Mathematics Department

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Adam K Fahey

Mathematics Department


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James T Fredericks

Mathematics Department

B.S. in Mathematics, Stony Brook University; M.S. in Applied Mathematics, Stony Brook University

Mr. Fredericks has been teaching at CCSF since 2002.

Mr. Fredericks has been a member of the Grading Policies Sub-Committee.


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Ekaterina Fuchs

Mathematics Department

UC Berkeley : BA in Mathematics
BA in French Literature

Pennsylvania State University: MA in Mathematics

Prof. Fuchs has been teaching at CCSF since 2010


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Nataliya K Gavryshova

Mathematics Department

PHD in Mathematics

Prof. Gavryshova has been teaching at CCSF since 1999

I like to visit Opera and Symphony Hall, hiking in the mountains, and watch waves. Also I like meet my dear friends at my home, and surprise them with my new recipe.


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Michael P Greenberg

Mathematics Department

B.A. in Mathematics from New York University; M.S. in Mathematics from Brown University.

Prof. Greenberg has been teaching at CCSF since 2010


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Clare A Heimer

Mathematics Department

BA, Wesleyan University, 2008
ABD, University of California, Berkeley

Clare has been teaching at CCSF since 2016


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Nathaniel Hellerstein

Mathematics Department

B.A., Princeton University; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley

Mr. Hellerstein has been teaching at CCSF since 1987.

Mr. Hellerstein's educational philiosophy is part routine, part Socratic, part dramatic. His goals are: "To pass my classes, sustain regular study."

He has published "Diamond, a Paradox Logic" and "Delta, a Paradox Logic."


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Melvin L Hom

Mathematics Department

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

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Thomas Hu

Mathematics Department

B.A., University of California, Berkeley; M.A., University of California, Los Angeles

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Steven Hal Huntsman

Mathematics Department

M. S. Mathematics 2006, California State University, Hayward
M. A. Literature 1996, University of Colorado, Boulder
B. A. Mathematics 1990, University of Colorado, Boulder


Professor Huntsman was hired as Math Lab Coordinator in March 2002 and became full-time faculty in Fall 2006.

In every class he teaches his goals for his students include the following: 1. Learn some math and some of its applications; 2. Learn to communicate more effectively, both verbally and in writing, about mathematics; 3. Increase self-confidence; 4. See how math can relate to life; 5. Take another step toward completing their academic goals; 6. Develop their mathematical and general analytic skills to understand the world; 7. Grow as people and students of mathematics.

Prior to coming to CCSF, Professor Huntsman taught both Math and English at the University of Colorado from 1989 to 1998. In the Bay Area, he worked in the "Math Lab" at Ohlone College before finding his home at City College.

In addition to Mathematics and English, Professor Huntsman has studied Education and Marriage & Family Therapy at the graduate level.


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Dmitriy Ivanov

Mathematics Department

BS in mathematics (with High Honors) UC Berkeley 2003
PhD in mathematics Stanford University 2010

Prof. Ivanov has been teaching at CCSF since 2013


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Wesley M. Jeh

Mathematics Department

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Lyudmila S. Karapetyan

Mathematics Department

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Ilya Karshtedt

Mathematics Department

M.S. in Mathematics, Moscow State University;
Ph.D. in Applied mathematics, Institute for Information Transmission Problems, Russian Academy of Sciences

Prof. Karshtedt has been teaching at CCSF since 2014


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William C King

Mathematics Department

B.S., University of Colorado
M.A., University of Illinois

Professor King has been teaching at CCSF since 2007.

He will be teaching MATH 80 PROBABILITY & STATISTICS, ONLINE during Spring Semester 2008.


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Marilyn M Koshlap

Mathematics Department

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Theodore B Lee

Mathematics Department

A.B., University of California, Berkeley; M.A., University of California, Los Angeles

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Renee Y R Liu

Mathematics Department

B.S., University of Hawaii; M.A., University of California, Berkeley

Prof. Liu has been teaching at CCSF since 2002


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Kendra Lockman

Mathematics Department

B.A. in Mathematics, U. of Montana, 1998
M.A. in Mathematics, U. of Montana, 2000
PhDF in Mathematics, UC Berkeley, 2005



Prof. Lockman has been teaching at CCSF since 2010

I believe that everyone is capable of learning math at the highest levels available at City College. For some it may take a shift of mindset, for others it may seem easy, but all will have to work hard (even those who find it to be easy).

Professional experience: 2 years as editor for math curriculum Key Curriculum Press 2 years as Projects Coordinator for The Geometer's Sketchpad

Extracurricular activities:photography, mathematical art


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Matthew Low

Mathematics Department

M.A., Mathematics, University of California, Davis

B.A., Mathematics, University of California, Berkeley
B.S., Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences, University of California, Berkeley

Prof. Low has been teaching at CCSF since 2018.

I believe that one of the reasons we learn math is to better serve the people around us. It can be helping your partner to understand the amortization schedule for the mortgage on your new home. Or figuring out if a hospital should switch to a new medication or keep the old one. I want all of my students to build their mathematical background so that they may better participate in their communities.


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Lily Yuen Lum

Mathematics Department

B.S., University of California, Davis; M.A., University of California, Los Angeles

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Abdelhak X Maoujoudi

Mathematics Department

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Molly Martin

Mathematics Department

B.S.Geophysics, M.A.Mathematics, University of Kentucky

Prof. Martin has been teaching at CCSF since 2000

Please wait until the first day of class to purchase textbooks or email me for cost saving information.


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Michael Maxwell

Mathematics Department

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Amy D McLanahan

Mathematics Department

B.S. in Geology; University of Massachusetts, Amherst and an M.A. in Mathematics; University of California, Santa Barbara

Prof. McLanahan has been teaching at CCSF since 2003


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Sonny Mohammadzadeh

Mathematics Department

PhD, Mathematics, U.C. Davis
BS, Mathematics, U.C. Davis



Prof. Mohammadzadeh has been teaching at CCSF since Fall 2011

I aim to create a community of learners within my classroom who are comfortable pooling their efforts and resources to excel. My goal is that every one of my students becomes more mathematically advanced, as well as becoming better critical thinkers.

I live in San Francisco with my wife, Molly, and my sons, Atticus and Riyaz. My hobbies include watching, analyzing, and thinking about Mixed Martial Arts; baseball (SF Giants); camping and hiking; cats; farming and local food issues; voting theory and reform; general science junkie.


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Cindy L Moody

Mathematics Department

A.B., M.A., University of California, Berkeley

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Jean Shin Nanjo

Mathematics Department

B.A., University of Chicago
M.S., Carnegie Mellon University

Prof. Nanjo has been teaching at CCSF since 2015


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Sean Giacomo Nguyen

Mathematics Department

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Ronald Page II

Mathematics Department

MS in Applied Mathematics from California State University, East Bay
BA in Applied Mathematics from University of California, Berkeley

Prof. Page has been teaching at CCSF since 2012

Mathematics is the language that describes the world around us. In my courses I try to bring out and cultivate Mathematical skills and vocabulary scholars already have to help them describe the world in which they inhabit.

For Ron's Personal WebPage please follow this link: http://xlpage.wix.com/ronpage2


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Ni Zhou Peterkofsky

Mathematics Department

B.S.Engr., Shanghai College, China; M.S., Ph.D., University of Southern Mississippi

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Sara T Peterson

Mathematics Department

B. A. in mathematics, Webster University; M.A. in mathematics, Washington University; M.B.A., Olin School of Business at Washington University

Prof. Peterson has been teaching at CCSF since 2002


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Dennis Piontkowski

Chair, Mathematics Department

B.A., Ohio University; M.A., University of California, Berkeley

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Peter A Rankenburg

Mathematics Department

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Mousa Rebouh

Mathematics Department

MA SFSU 2012

Mousa has been teaching at City since 2013

I aim to engage students in developing an active, creative attitude towards solving mathematics problems.


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Farzan Riazati

Mathematics Department

PhD Mathematics(Computability), University of Florida.
M.Sc Mathematics, Lehigh University, PA

Prof. Riazati has been teaching at CCSF since 2015

Bring your reasoning and imagination power to classroom. Eventually that is all you need to change your world and the others'. Let us enhance our vision with critical thinking and the ability to analyze observations. Join us to build models, and study the world.
One may be able to imagine to have somethings, but may never imagine what is it like to understand or to know something. Learning is a mysterious journey. Life has drastically changed and has given a few the handles to move the world. Like it or not you need to learn math to understand how the world moves these days. And you need a lot of Math if you want to modify or change the world...

1. Minimal extensions of Pi-0-1 classes, Mathematical Logic Quarterly, Volume 51, Issue 2, pages 206Ė216, February 2005, John Wiley.

2. On The Lattice of Pi-0-1 Classes. Univ. of Florida Thesis, 2001.

3. member of AMS, ASL, HARP, ...

Mountain Biking, Hiking, Reading and still on a bumpy road to teaching MATHEMATICS.


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Karina Yael Roitman

Mathematics Department

BS Physics, BA Math - San Francisco State University
MA Physics - University of California, Santa Barbara

Prof. Roitman has been teaching at CCSF since 2013


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Jesus Romero

Mathematics Department

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Yevgeniy Russakovskii

Mathematics Department

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Katharine Govea Saunders

Mathematics Department

A.B., University of California, Berkeley
M.A., University of California, Los Angeles




Professor Saunders has been teaching at CCSF since 1995.

Instructional/educational philosophy and goals: I believe that everyone can learn math, given the right environment, and that the feeling of accomplishment you gain from completing your goals is well worth the effort it requires. I believe in breathing, homework, making a lot of mistakes, learning from your mistakes, practice, laughter, group work, engaged students, energetic classrooms and barefoot teachers.

For more information, please go to mathspider.org

When I manage to eke out a little spare time, I enjoy photography, writing poetry and pyrotechnics.


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Miriam Schussler

Mathematics Department

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Bin Shao

Mathematics Department

B.S., Computer Science, San Francisco State University
PhD., Mathematics, University of California, Santa Cruz

Prof. Shao has been teaching at CCSF since 2013


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Alice M Stevens

Mathematics Department

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Frederick Anthony Teti

Mathematics Department

B.S. in Mathematics from Yale University
Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University at California at Berkeley




Mr. Teti was first hired as an LTS for the Fall of 1995. He was hired tenure-track starting in the Fall of 1996 and was awarded tenure in 1998. You can find some more information about his classes at https://sites.google.com/a/mail.ccsf.edu/fteti.

I try my best to give my students a sense of the beauty and wonder inherent in mathematics. I want my students to have a positive attitude toward the subject matter. I work hard to motivate them to leave the classroom eager to read their texts and start their homework. I hope they will someday feel the sense of empowerment that comes form having mastered as much mathematics as they possibly can.

Education Technology Department Chair
Academic Senate First Vice President
Education Policies Committee Chair
AGS Board Secretary of Extension and Eligibility
AGS Chapter Omega Co-Advisor

I belong to the Council for Mathematics in the California Community Colleges (a.k.a. CMC3). I have been a co-chair of the S.F. Pride's Safety Subcommittee.

Once a month some friends of mine and I get together and watch Dr. Who episodes.


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Roman Urman

Mathematics Department

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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John M Verosky

Mathematics Department

BS Math UTEP 1977
MS Math UTEP 1978
GO MINERS!

PhD Math Tulane 1985



Fall 2004


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Danny Vo

Mathematics Department

For my website copy and paste this URL into your browser:
http://fog.ccsf.edu/dvo/


Masterís of Science in Mathematics. Washington State University, 1999.
Bachelorís of Science in Mathematics, Washington State University, 1997.
Associate of Arts, Columbia Basin College, 1995.





I have been teaching at CCSF since 2000.

I have taught a wide range of community college mathematics courses from beginning courses such as Math E, Elementary Algebra and Intermediate Algebra to upper-level courses such as Calculus, Statistics and Linear Algebra.

I feel quite fortunate to be a professor in such a diverse community as the Bay Area, especially at CCSF since my students are diverse in age and ethnic background as well as representing groups of varying sexual orientations and various learning and physical abilities.

I have dedicated myself to my career and my students and I always go the extra mile to help my students, particularly if they have challenges in learning math due to disabilities, difficulties due to their backgrounds such as ESL or weak backgrounds in math.

After every class, I donít feel that it is a victory for me to have given a great lecture, but rather I delight in seeing my students understand the material.

In my free time, I love snowboarding, biking, playing guitar and enjoying time with friends and family.


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Vitaliy Vysotskiy

Mathematics Department

B.S. in Mathematics, Moscow State University of Railway Engineering; Ph.D. in Mathematics, Tomsk State University

Prof. Vysotskiy has been teaching at CCSF since 2009


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Ching-Yi Miranda Wang

Mathematics Department

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Shawn C Wiggins

Mathematics Department

MS Mathematics | Wichita State University | 2009
BS Mathematics (Computer Science) | Wichita State University | 2007

Shawn Wiggins has been teaching at CCSF since 2014

Hello!

I am native to California, but I spent most of my life forming in the Central Plains of Kansas and the Appalachian Mountains in North Carolina. I have been fortunate to spend a lot of time in the natural world, so I'd love to talk about climbing, hiking, landscape photography, etc.

I earned an M.S. in Mathematics focusing on Dynamical Systems. As an undergraduate, I minored in Computer Science, so I hope my educational experience is relevant to some of today's major industries. I worked as an audio engineer while in school, so I'm always happy to talk about compressors, synthesizers, and phase cancellation. In my free time, I volunteer at the SF Botanical Garden working with GIS data.

I am constantly in awe of the student body at CCSF. This school hosts some of the most interesting and captivating students I have ever encountered. I will do my best to push your limits of understanding mathematical concepts, but I hope my classes will make you feel welcomed and will help you reach your goals. In return, I can't wait to see how you continue to provide back to this creative community.

It is an honor to work here.

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