Faculty In Review

Asian Studies Department

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Janet Louise Carpenter

Art Department

B.A., Wellesley College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Kansas

Prof. Carpenter has been teaching at CCSF since 1995.

Prof. Carpenter's educational philosophy and goals are to share with students the rich cultural heritages of Asia, to foster global understanding and tolerance, a lifelong interest in learning, and the critical thinking skills and cultural awareness required of all citizens in the 21st century.

Prof. Carpenter has served on the City College Art Gallery Committee. She also recently served a term as the Diego Rivera Mural Docent Coordinator, where she developed a semester-long curriculum for docents.

Prof. Carpenter's published work includes: "A Yangzhou Poetic Gathering and Modern Chinese Painting: Zheng Shan (1810 –after 1899)," in When Art Met History (Houston: Museum of Fine Arts, forthcoming); New Songs on Ancient Tunes: 19th-20th Century Chinese Paintings and Calligraphy from the Richard Fabian Collection, exh. cat. (Honolulu: Honolulu Academy of Arts, 2007); “A Landscape Painting and Its Sources,” in Traditions and Transformations (Lawrence, KS: Spencer Museum of Art, 2005); "Traveling among Streams and Mountains and Chin Period Landscape Painting," Ph.D. diss., University of Kansas, 1994; "American Social Realist Thomas Hart Benton," in Shijie meishu (World Art) 1990/4: 25-29 (Chinese).

Prof. Carpenter enjoys travel with friends and family as well as attending cultural events and performances in the Bay Area, especially museum art exhibitions, the San Francisco Opera, and the San Francisco Symphony. She serves on the board of Maine Coon Adoptions, an East Bay cat rescue group.

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Chih-Yih Cheng

Foreign Languages Department

B.A., Fu-Jen Catholic University; M.A., San Francisco State University

Biography is unavailable at this time.

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Doris S Chun

Foreign Languages Department

B.A., College of Chinese Culture, Taiwan; M.A., San Francisco State University; Ed.D., University of San Francisco

Biography is unavailable at this time.

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Bryant Fong

Health Education Department

B.A., University of California, Berkeley

Biography is unavailable at this time.

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Fumiko Y Grant

Foreign Languages Department

B.A., Doshisha University, Japan; MA, San Francisco State University; Ed.D., University of San Francisco

Ms. Grant's favorite line from her students is “I can tell you must love to teach.” She was born and raised in Kyoto, Japan. She strongly values human interaction and communication. Facilitating cross-cultural understanding is most rewarding for her.

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Kimiyoshi Inomata

Foreign Languages Department

Doctor of Education
International and Multicultural Education with an Emphasis on Second Language Acquisition
University of San Francisco

Master of Arts
Linguistics, Japanese Studies
Tokyo University of Foreign Studies

Bachelor of Arts
Chinese Studies, Language and Area Studies
Tokyo University of Foreign Studies








Professor. Inomata has been teaching at CCSF since 2009.

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Abdul Jabbar

Interdisciplinary Studies Department

B.A., M.A. in English, University of Punjab (Pakistan); M.A. and Ph.D. in English, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio; graduate-level courses in political science, history, and comparative religions; Fulbright scholar; recipient of two National Endowment for the Humanities awards; several publications

Prof. Jabbar has been teaching at CCSF since 1968:
Full-time: from 1968 to 2003 in English and Interdisciplinary Studies Departments
Since 2003: Professor Emeritus, Interdisciplinary Studies and Social Sciences Departments

Education is the only equalizer. To build a truly democratic and egalitarian society, community colleges, with their open-door policies, embrace all segments of society to provide high-quality education. Community college students often don't have the luxury to be full-time students. They have to juggle jobs, family responsibilities, activism for reform, and studies simultaneously. They deserve all avenues of support and incentives to achieve their educational goals in a supportive environmment that, at the same time, upholds high academic standards.

Member and Chair of the Personnel Committee, English Department, for several years
Chair, Department of Interdisciplinary Studies, for 6 years
Member and Chair of several hiring committees
Faculty Advisor to several students' clubs: General Union of Palestinian Students; Muslim Students Association; South Asian Cultural Association



Book: "Reading and Writing with Multicultural Literature" -- a textbook for English 1B, humanities, and similar courses -- was first published in 2010. The second edition came out in 2011.

Chapter in a book: "A Mirror to Our Faces: The Short Stories of Khushwant Singh," Chapter 10 of "Sikh Art and Literature," ed. Kerry Brown (Routledge, 1999)

Articles:
"Solving the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict," "The Journal of America," American Institute of International Studies, January 5, 2009.

"Beyond Stereotypes: E. M. Forster's Vision of Global Unity in 'A Passage to India'," "Humanities Journal" (Spring 1989)

Review of "The True Subject: Selected Poems of Faiz Ahmed Faiz," "Journal of South Asian Literature," Michigan State University, Vol. 26, 1991, Nos. 1 & 2, 156-170

"Varieties of Love in D. H. Lawrence's 'Women in Love'." My lecture is available as audio cassette No. 0-A from Cassette Productions Unlimited, Pasadena, California 91105.

Extracurricular: Chair, Board of Directors, Central Asia Institute, a U.S.-based non-governmental organization that opens and operates schools in remote regions of neglected areas of Pakistan and Afghanistan.

Hobbies: Tennis, walking, activism for political and social justice

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Chu-Hui J Lai

Asian Studies Department

B.A., National Taiwan University
M.A., University of Cincinnati
Ph.D., University of Michigan at Ann Arbor

Biography is unavailable at this time.

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Douglas W Lee

Asian Studies Department

B.A., Lewis & Clark College
M.A., University of Michigan
Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara
J.D., Northwest School of Law, Lewis & Clark College



Professor Lee has been teaching at CCSF since 2000.

Professor Lee's instructional/educational philosophy and goals: To nurture reading , writing and the analytical skills of his students; To share knowledge, experience and expertise of course subject matter/curriculum; To stimulate identification with and involvement in local community, national society, and global community\affairs (civic, socio-political and cultural) relative to the density and unity of human society.

Professor Lee is a member of the Chinese Historical Society of America and is finishing a two-volume manuscript at this time.

He enjoys reading, classical music, and gym exercise.

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Xue Guang Lian

Foreign Languages Department

B.A., Dalian University of Foreign Language, China; M.A., Pacific University, Fresno; M.A., California State University, Fresno

Biography is unavailable at this time.

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Benedict M Lim

Chair, Music Department

B.A., Towson State University
M.A., University of Maryland

Professor Lim has been teaching at CCSF since 2000.

He is a member of the World Music Club.

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Hsin-Yun Liu

Foreign Languages Department

B.A., National Taiwan University;
M.A. & Ph.D., University of Cologne, Germany



Professor Liu has been teaching at CCSF since 2008.

She is interested in weaving technology with learning theories and hands-on practice experience to promote language teaching/learning.

She believes that everybody can learn. She is also a firm believer of “learning by doing.” In particular, she believes that motivation and positive attitude will get us wherever we want to go.

She is a member of European Association of Chinese Linguistics (EACL) and the Chinese Language Teachers Association of California (CLTAC).

Professor Liu's publications:
Liu, Hsin-Yun. 2006. “Revised Definition of Numeratives in Mandarin” in proceedings of NACCL-18: 413-431.
Hsueh, Su-Ling and Hsin-Yun Liu. 2005. “That which I do, I understand” in: Bridges: A publication dedicated to teaching the final learning objectives, Curriculum (19): 7-14.
Liu, Hsin-Yun. 2003. A Profile of the Mandarin NP: Possessive Phrases & Classifier Phrases in Spoken Discourse. Muenchen: Lincom Europa.
Liu, Hsin-Yun. 1995. “Zur Syntax”, in: Kutscher, Silvia / Johanna Mattissen / Anke Wodarg (eds.). Das Mut'afi-Lazische (= Institut für Sprachwissenschaft, Arbeitspapier 24 (N.F.)) Köln: Universität, pp. 97-111.
Hsin-Yun Liu, Martin Dlugosch, Huey-Shyu Kao (et al. Translators). Studieren und Leben in Deutschland. Ein Leitfaden für chinesische Studenten. Sankt Augustin: China-Zentrum, 1995, Wenzel-Teuber, Katharina (ed.).

Professor Liu's conference presentations:
•FLANC Fall 2008
Presented the topic “Fun Grammar activities with SMARTBoard” on Nov. 8, 2008, UC Berkeley
•CCCFLC Fall 2008:
Presented the topic “Technology and Authentic Materials in the Foreign Language Classroom” on Oct. 24, 2008, CCSF
•DLI SWAP 2008, presented “Meaningful Tasks for Listening Comprehension:
Olympic Torch Relay 2008” on June 11, 2008, Monterey, DLI
•DLI Language Day 2008, workshop “Teaching Ideas for Educators”:
Co- Presented: “Designing individual homework with Microsoft
PublisherTM” with Amgad Ishak on May 16, 2008, Monterey, DLI
•FSD “Holiday program 2007”
Presented “SMARTBoard & Fun grammar learning” on Dec 26, 2008, Monterey, DLI
•NACCL-18
The 18th North American Conference on Chinese Linguistics (NACCL -18), 23-25.06.2006, presented the paper: “Revised Definition of Numeratives in Mandarin” on 24.06.06 at the Western University, Bellingham, Washington
•FSD “Holiday program 2005” (28.12.05-06.01.06), co-presented the paper “that which I do, I understand” on 29.12.05 with Su-Ling Hsueh
•EACL-1
The 1st Meeting of the European Association of Chinese Linguistics, presented “Mandarin numerative: revised definition of classifiers and reclassification., EHESS Paris, June 10-11, 1999.


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Mikiko Matsumura

Foreign Languages Department

B.A., M.A., San Francisco State University

Biography is unavailable at this time.

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Laurene W McClain

Social Sciences Deparment

Social Sciences Department


B.A., University of California, Berkeley; M.I.A., Columbia University; J.D., University of California, Berkeley

Biography is unavailable at this time.

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Ming Ren

Art Department

B.F.A., National Art Institute of China; M.F.A., San Francisco Art Institute

Biography is unavailable at this time.

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Hiromi Rustigan

Foreign Languages Department

B.A., Aoyamagakuin University; M.A., San Francisco State University

Biography is unavailable at this time.

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Gaspar L Sardalla

Social Sciences Deparment

B.S.F.S., University of the Philippines; Ph.D., University of Santo. Tomas, Manila; M.A.,University of Hull, Yorkshire(U.K.).M.A.,(Asian Studies); M.A. (Geography), University of California, Berkeley

Prof. Sardalla has been teaching at CCSF since 1978.

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Nobuko Takamatsu

Foreign Languages Department

B.A., Aoyamagakui University; M.A., San Francisco State University

Biography is unavailable at this time.

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Jean F Wang

Foreign Languages Department

B.A., Shanghai Foreign Language Institute
M.A., University of California, Berkeley
M.A., Fresno State University

Biography is unavailable at this time.

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Wen Yee C Wong

Foreign Languages Department

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

Biography is unavailable at this time.

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Etsuko T Wright

Foreign Languages Department

B.A., Kyoto University of Foreign Studies
M.A., San Francisco State University

Professor Wright has been a member of the CCSF faculty since 1986.

She believes in providing a classroom environment that reflects the real Japan. "I feel that students get the most out of learning when they are allowed to interact and help each other in a supportive atmosphere."

In her leisure time, Professor Wright enjoys cooking, home improvement and listening to music.

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Christina Yee

Language Center

B.A., National Taiwan Normal University; M.A., San Francisco State University

Biography is unavailable at this time.

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Grace Yu

Foreign Languages Department

Ph. D. Candidate in Education, New York University, New York, New York.
M.A., Comparative Literature , University of California, Berkeley
M.A., Education, San Francisco State University
B. A., Foreign Languages and Literature, National Taiwan University

Professor Grace Yu has been teaching in Asian Studies Department, Foreign Languages Department and English As A Second Language Department since 1977.


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