CCSF Employee Directory
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Roni W Abusaad

Interdisciplinary Studies Department

Biography is unavailable at this time.

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Rebecca Kathryn Brewer

Interdisciplinary Studies Department

Biography is unavailable at this time.

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Ali-Reza Chavoshian

Interdisciplinary Studies Department

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)

Interdisciplinary Studies Department


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



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

Her educational philosophy is "Each One, Teach One!"

Professor Clark is co-advisor of the Black Student Union.

Professor Clark is a Life Member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., the NAACP, and is a board member of various community organizations.

Professor Clark is a martial arts instructor (sifu) and personal trainer.

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Erika Y Gentry

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 ideas.

Erika Gentry is a Visual Artist and Educator. She specializes in digital imaging, photography, education, multi media arts 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 at the institutional, organizational and individual levels 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 an Associate Professor of Photography and Multi Media Studies at City College of San Francisco and designs photography workshops in France. http://www.photographyinfrance.com.

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. Her personal photographic projects explore issues of identity as expressed through the use of technology. She exhibits her work internationally and serves on the National Board of Directors for The Society for Photographic Education (www.spenational.org), the advisory board of Lensculture Magazine (www.lensculture.com) and is former Vice President to the Board of Directors for Fotovision.

National Board of Directors, Society for Photographic Education, www.spenational.org
Board of Directors, Fotovision, www.fotovision.org
Co-Chair, Western Region, Society of Photographic Education, www.spewest.org

French Language
Travel
Cooking
String Instruments

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Kinneret R Israel

Interdisciplinary Studies Department

Biography is unavailable at this time.

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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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Ameena K Jandali

Interdisciplinary Studies Department

Biography is unavailable at this time.

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Lauren Stuart Muller

Chair, Interdisciplinary Studies Department

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 -- ABD

Prof. Muller has been teaching at CCSF since 2000

Interdisciplinary Studies Department Chair
Faculty Advisor: Poetry for the People Club
member Student Learning Outcomes, Works of Arts committees

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

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Joshua D O'Neal

Interdisciplinary Studies Department

Biography is unavailable at this time.

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David G Palaita

Interdisciplinary Studies Department

H.S. Diploma, Waipahu High School
B.A., Geography, University of Washington, Seattle
M.A., Ethnic Studies, University of California, Berkeley
Ph.D. Cand, Ethnic Studies, University of California, Berkeley

Professor David Ga'oupu Palaita (vika) has been teaching at the City College of San Francisco since 2007 in Interdisciplinary Studies and Pacific Islander Studies.

He also taught at the University of Washington, Seattle and Seattle Central Community College

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Penny Rosenwasser

Interdisciplinary Studies Department

Biography is unavailable at this time.

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Jorge Sanchez

Interdisciplinary Studies Department

B.A. from UCLA in Anthropology and Geography
M.A. from SDSU in Anthropology
PhD. from ColMich in Social Sciences

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 "Ethnic and Racial Groups in the United States: A Comparative Survey," 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
Kayaking
Play soccer

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Javaid A Sayed

Interdisciplinary Studies Department

Biography is unavailable at this time.

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Moazzam A Sheikh

Interdisciplinary Studies Department

Biography is unavailable at this time.

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Jean Marilyn Sieper

Interdisciplinary Studies Department

Biography is unavailable at this time.

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Leslie B Simon

Women's Studies Department

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 coordinates Project SURVIVE, the CCSF sexual violence prevention program, and serves on the Discrimination and Harassment Prevention Committee. She also served as the Women's Studies Department chair for nine years (2001-2010).

Member:
National Women's Studies Association
American Association of University Women
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 two grandsons who live in nearby SF neighborhoods.


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