Faculty In Review

Interdisciplinary Studies

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Roni W Abusaad

Interdisciplinary Studies

Biography is unavailable at this time.

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Angela M Anderson

Interdisciplinary Studies

Biography is unavailable at this time.

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Ali-Reza Chavoshian

Interdisciplinary Studies

Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology

Prof. Ali Chavoshian has been teaching at CCSF since 1992.

He is a clinical psychologist, practicing in Berkeley, CA, and a clinical faculty of the Wright institute of Berkeley. Prof. Chavoshian is also the faculty member of the Lacanian Institute of Psychoanalysis in San Francisco, and the visiting professor of the Guilan School of Medicine, Department of Psyciatry, Rasht, Iran, and former Dean and Professor of Department of the School of Graduate Psychology, New College of California in San francisco.

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Felita J Clark

African American Scholastic Program (AASP)

A.A. in Social Sciences - Laney College; B.A. in Psychology - San Francisco State University; M.S. in Counseling - San Francisco State University; doctoral studies - Walden University

Prof. Clark has been counseling and teaching at CCSF since 2006.

Each One, Teach One!

Life Member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.; NAACP; board member of various community organizations

Martial arts instructor (sifu) and personal trainer.

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Erika Y Gentry

Chair, Photography Department

B.A., University of Oregon;
M.F.A., Rochester Institute of Technology

Professor. Gentry has been teaching at CCSF since 2001 part-time and full-time since 2006.

My goal in teaching is to help students push their creative vision, learn good technique and to celebrate and realize their own diverse ideas.

Erika Gentry is a Multimedia Artist and Educator. Her projects explore issues of identity as expressed through the use of technology and place. A self proclaimed Francophile, she exhibits and travels internationally and in Spring 2014 was an artist in residence in France. In addition to her own work, she designs photography workshops for intermediate photographers and photo lovers in France. www.photographyinfrance.com.

Gentry specializes in lens based media (video, photography) digital imaging, multi media arts, education and fine art printing in the Bay Area. An early advocate of the creative digital domain, she has been teaching and presenting electronic arts and photography nationwide since 1996 and has been a consultant to many of the industry’s leading professional photographers as they converted from film to a digital work-flow. She has worked in freelance photography, magazine and book picture editing, art direction, advanced digital post-production, web design and as a curator and educator. She has taught one-on-one and group courses at corporations and colleges such as The Rochester Institute of Technology, The San Francisco Art Institute, Foothill College, City College of San Francisco and Rayko Photo Center. She is currently a full-time faculty member at the City College of San Francisco.

Gentry grew up in Portland Oregon and received her Bachelor of Arts degree from The School of Journalism and Communications at the University of Oregon in Eugene. She completed her master of fine arts degree at The School of Imaging Arts and Sciences from New York’s Rochester Institute of Technology. She has served as a Director on the National Board and the West Regional Board for The Society for Photographic Education where in 2012 she co-chaired it’s first sold out national conference in San Francisco. She has also served on the advisory board of Lens Culture Magazine and is former Vice President to the Board of Directors for Fotovision.org. She is a twice-honored candidate for the CENTER’s excellence in teaching award and enjoys sharing her knowledge of photo history as well as traditional and digital processes with her students.

Gentry started this blog in 2008 for her students. www.erikagentry.wordpress.com

National Board of Directors, Society for Photographic Education, www.spenational.org

French Language
String Instruments

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Jean T Ishibashi

Interdisciplinary Studies

B.A., University of Wisconsin Madison
M.A., Stanford University
Ph.D., University of Califormia, Berkeley

Professor Ishibashi has been teaching at CCSF since 2004.

Professor Ishibashi's instructional/educational philosophy:
We are all experts in our own lived experiences. Those re-searched experiences can empower us to relate differently to ourselves and others. That re-search, documented and retold in stories, can be a powerful transformative agent moving mountains and systems like water, the lifeblood of mother earth, teaching us life's lessons and providing wisdom for generations to come.

All our relations.

Professor Ishibashi is Faculty Advisor for the following:
Women's Resource Center
Women United
Ourstories Club
Intersecting Identities Conference Service Learning Students

Dr. Ish has had various articles published in books and journals about the transformative power of our stories. She is a member of various community based organizations.

One of her interests is midwifing her, his, and our stories!

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Kinneret R Israel

Interdisciplinary Studies

Biography is unavailable at this time.

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Abdul Jabbar

Interdisciplinary Studies

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

Full-time: from 1968 to 2004 in English and Interdisciplinary Studies Departments
Since 2004: 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: Search for Reconciliation and Peace" -- a textbook for English 1B, humanities, and similar courses -- was first published in 2010. The second edition came out in 2011, the third in 2013, and the fourth edition in 2014.

Book: "Celebrating America's Culture Diversity Through Literature and Film." Approximate publication date: Summer 2016.

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)

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

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

“U.S., Iran, Israel, and Palestine: The Fateful Quadrangle,” The Journal of America, May 2015

“Call to Action,” co-authored with Prof. Junaid Ahmad, published in August, 2015, in the Journal of America

“Ending Terrorism in Pakistan,” The Journal of America, Dec. 2014, and Canadian Asian News, January 1–14, 2015

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

Review of A History of Pakistan and Its Origins, ed. Christophe Jaffrelot (London: Anthem Press, 2002). My review was published in the journal Education About Asia, Vol. 10, No. 3, Winter 2005.

“Post-mortem on Iraq,” The Guardsman, October 1, 2003

“Pakistan’s Archaeological Heritage and Future Direction,” Pakistan Link, October 10, 1997

“The Many Lessons of War," The Guardsman, May 17, 1991

Advisor, Central Asia Institute, a U.S.-based non-governmental organization that opens and operates schools in remote regions of neglected areas of Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Tajikistan, with focus on female literacy.

Board Director, United Muslims of America

Advisor, Kamran Educational Foundation, San Francisco, California.

Chair, Curriculum Committee, to create courses for the soon-to-be-launched Islamic Studies Program at San Jose State University.

Guest lecturer in overseas universities, including Skype presentations.

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

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Ameena K Jandali

Interdisciplinary Studies

Biography is unavailable at this time.

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Jessica R Kolber

Interdisciplinary Studies

Biography is unavailable at this time.

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Lijia Therese Lumsden

Interdisciplinary Studies

Biography is unavailable at this time.

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Lauren Stuart Muller

Chair, Interdisciplinary Studies

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, BA with highest honors, Phi Beta Kappa
Middlebury College, Bread Loaf School of English MA
University of California Berkeley, English -- MA and ABD

Prof. Muller has been teaching at CCSF since 2000

Interdisciplinary Studies Department Chair
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Acting Chair, Fall 2015
Faculty Advisor: Poetry for the People Club
member Student Learning Outcomes, Works of Arts, Equity, Enrollment Management committees

June Jordan's Poetry for the People, A Revolutionary Blueprint, Routledge, 1995
Reckonings: Short Fiction by Native American Women, Oxford, 2006
member: American Studies Association, MultiEthnicLiteratures of the US, National Association of Indiginous Studies, Studies in American Indian Literature, Studies in American Indian Literature, Split This Rock

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Joshua D O'Neal

Interdisciplinary Studies

Biography is unavailable at this time.

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David G Palaita

Interdisciplinary Studies

H.S. Diploma, Waipahu High School (1997)
B.A., Geography, University of Washington, Seattle (2003)
M.A., Ethnic Studies, University of California, Berkeley (2005)
Ph.D., Ethnic Studies, University of California, Berkeley (2015)

Professor David Ga'oupu Palaita (vika) has been teaching at the City College of San Francisco since 2007 in the department of Interdisciplinary Studies. He is also coordinator of the new Critical Pacific Islands Studies Certificate Program.

He also taught at the University of Washington, Seattle, Seattle Central Community College, UC Berkeley, and College of San Mateo.

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John Perryman

Interdisciplinary Studies

Biography is unavailable at this time.

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Penny Rosenwasser

Interdisciplinary Studies

Biography is unavailable at this time.

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Jorge Sanchez

Interdisciplinary Studies

BA-Anthropology and Geography, UCLA
MA-Anthropology, SDSU
PhD-Ethnohistory, ColMich

Prof. Sanchez has been teaching at CCSF since 1997

To be an effective role model

If you are enrolled in my IDST 37 class entitled "Introduction to Ethnic Studies," Please log into the course one week prior the start of the Summer 2009 semester to complete the "online orientation." Failure to complete this orientation may subject you to be dropped from the course.

American Anthropological Association
Society for American Archaeology
Sociedad Mexicana de Antropologia

Enjoy traveling
Play soccer

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Javaid A Sayed

Interdisciplinary Studies

Biography is unavailable at this time.

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Moazzam A Sheikh

Interdisciplinary Studies

Biography is unavailable at this time.

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Jean Marilyn Sieper

Interdisciplinary Studies

Biography is unavailable at this time.

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Leslie Beth Simon

Interdisciplinary Studies

B.A., History University of Michigan (Phi Beta Kappa)
M.A., African Studies UCLA
M.A., English University of California, Berkeley

Ms. Simon has been teaching at CCSF since 1975.

She believes in a student-centered classroom where all students feel empowered to speak and debate with each other and the instructor. Her goal is for students to establish life-long learning habits along with critical thinking skills to enrich their personal lives and to enable them to contribute to their communities.

Ms. Simon founded and coordinates Project SURVIVE, the CCSF sexual violence prevention program. She also served as the Women's Studies Department chair for nine years (2001-2010). Currently, she co-coordinates (with Ann Wettrich) Groundswell, CCSF's architectural literacy program and Museum Studies affiliate.

Community College Humanities Association
PEN Oakland

Ms. Simon has published essays and poetry in various journals and anthologies as well as several collections of poetry: "Collisions and Transformations," Coffee House Press, 1992; "High Desire," Wingbow Press, 1983; "i rise/ you riz/ we born," Artaud's Elbow, 1981; "Jazz/ is for white girls, too," Poetry for the People, 1977. She co-edited (with John Oliver Simon) "The Caged Collective," Aldebaran Review, 1978 and co-authored (with Jan Johnson Drantell) "A Music I No Longer Heard: The Early Death of a Parent," Simon and Schuster, 1998.

She is the recipient of hero awards from KQED and 92.7 FM and the Raymond Shonholtz Visionary Peacemaker Award from Community Boards.

Ms. Simon raised her children in San Francisco. Her daughter is a social worker, and her son is a city planner. She has three grandsons who live in nearby SF neighborhoods.

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Sarah M Wongking

Interdisciplinary Studies

Biography is unavailable at this time.

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