Faculty In Review

Social Sciences Deparment

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Jacob Luther Adams

Social Sciences Deparment

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Mary E Adams

Social Sciences Deparment

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

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Darlene F Alioto

Chair, Social Sciences Deparment

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

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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William A Barnes

Social Sciences Deparment

PhD, political science, University of Michigan, 1979;
J.D., Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California Berkeley, 1984

Prof. Barnes has been teaching at CCSF since 2007


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Richard Harris Baum

Social Sciences Deparment

B.A., University of Colorado; M.A., University of California at Santa Barbara

I have been teaching at colleges throughout the Bay Area for over thirty years and at CCSF for seventeen.

As your instructor, my major goal is to guide you to a better understanding of how our political system works, and why it functions the way it does. I also hope my class will help you further develop critical thinking skills.

I am well aware that many of my students must take American Government to fulfill a requirement, and may have little interest in the subject matter. This is why I try to establish early on in the term how the government impacts all of our lives. Gaining an understanding about the government is valuable if you want to learn about your place in society, and how to solve problems to create a better one.

I also hope you will leave my class with improved skills that will help you be successful in the other classes you take.


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Daniel C Brook

Social Sciences Deparment

Ph.D., UC Davis
M.A., UC Davis
M.A., SFSU
B.A., Clark University

Prof. Brook has been teaching at CCSF since 2010

Ebooks: https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/brook

CV: https://sites.google.com/site/danbrookcv


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Robert M Clark

African American Scholastic Program (AASP)

B.S. in Psychology - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; M.S. in Counseling - San Francisco State University; doctoral studies at UC-Berkeley and Walden U.

Prof. Clark, who is a counselor in the African American Scholastic Programs/Multicultural Retention Services Department (MRSD) and professor in the Behavioral Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies departments, has been counseling and teaching at CCSF since 1988; he also served as the first MRSD Department Chairperson from 2010-13. His areas of expertise are HBCU's (Historically Black Colleges and Universities), financial aid, athletics advising and non-profit/community programs.

Eclectic, holistic counseling and teaching philosophy and style.

Former advisor - Black Student Union, Martial Arts Club, Polynesian Club

Currently, 21st International Grand Polaris (President) and Life Member of Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc.; National Board (Council of Presidents), National Pan-Hellenic Council, Inc. (NPHC); member, NAACP; and board member for various community organizations. Also, currently a Sergeant (E-5) in the CSMR/California National Guard and Diversity Officer, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary.

Martial arts instructor (sifu) and personal trainer. Exercise, health and nutrition enthusiast.


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Charles J Constantin

Social Sciences Deparment

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Anthony Contreras

Social Sciences Deparment

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

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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David A Dell'Agostino

Social Sciences Deparment

M.A. Philosophy, University of California, Santa Barbara
M.A. Philosophy, San Francisco State University, San Francisco
B.A. Political Science and Philosophy, California State University, Chico


David has been teaching at CCSF since 2004.

A teacher for over 20 years, I introduce students to classic problems of philosophy through analysis and critical thinking and dispel the allure of relativism while acknowledging the tension between subjectivity and objectivity.

Among other topics, I address epistemological and philosophical skepticism, theories of truth, liberty and equality, and informal as well as formal reasoning.

When I am not thinking about death or the meaning of life, I design user experiences and am currently UX Design Lead at Swirl, an advertising and marketing agency in San Francisco.


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Mario T Digneo

Social Sciences Deparment

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Michael G Dorman

Social Sciences Deparment

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Aliyah Dunn-Salahuddin

Social Sciences Deparment

San Francisco State University
Bachelors of Arts in American History
Masters of Arts in American History with special emphasis in African-American History and U.S. History of Ethnic and Race Relations



Prof. Dunn-Salahuddin has been teaching at CCSF since 2012

I strongly believe that the classroom can be a transformative space where one can begin to change the circumstances of their life through education. As a field, American History has historically excluded the experiences of many groups within the United States; it is important to include those voices and experiences rendered invisible. Learning ones history translates into knowledge of self, and knowledge of self ultimately equals power.


African-American Scholastic Programs
CCSF Poetry for the People
Black History Month
African-American Studies Resource Center
CBAA

Katherine Dunham Center for the Arts and Humanities
Hip-Hop for Change, Board Member

Guest Lecturer at Bay View Hunters Point Library


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Susan Lyn Englander

Social Sciences Deparment

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Michael E Estrada

Social Sciences Deparment

BA, University of California at Berkeley; MA, San Francisco State University

Prof. Estrada has been teaching at CCSF since 2005


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Vincent Farrar

Chair, African American Studies Department

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

Mr. Farrar has been teaching at CCSF since 1991. He states: "Most important to me is challenging students to think about the world, the world of the past and that of the present, in ways that they may never before have; to encourage them to challenge the 'common wisdom',tradition, and orthodoxies of all kinds; to encourage the development of critical and agile minds. The specific context in which this unfolds is the study of the histories and cultures of African, Afro-Caribbean, and African American peoples." Mr. Farrar is a card-carrying member of AFT 2121. He has published "Building Technology and Settlement Planning in a West African Civilization: Precolonial Akan Cities and Towns", Edwin Mellen Press, 1996. In his leisure time, he enjoys: Music: Jazz, Classic R&B, Soul and 60's Rock and Roll; Thoroughly amateur R&B, soul, and rock and roll drumming; searching for other amateur musicians interested in making music-soul, R&B, Rock-with no dreams of fame.


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Donnett M Flash

Social Sciences Deparment

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Deborah H Goldsmith

Social Sciences Deparment

Women's Studies Department


B.A., Pomona College; M.A., University of California, Berkeley

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Souleymane Gueye

Social Sciences Deparment

1993 1995 Fullbright Postdoctoral Scholar, UC Berkeley, Economic Department Ph.D. in Economics, University of Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne, France Advanced Diploma of Studies in Economics and Planning, University of Paris Sorbonne, France Master of Sciences in Economics, University of Dakar, Senegal Bachelor of Sciences in Economics, University of Dakar, Senegal

Prof. Gueye has been teaching at CCSF since 2005. But experiences in teaching microeconomics, macroeconomics, statistics, and econometrics both at the undergraduate level and graduate level in Paris, Senegal and the United states extend beyond a decade. Being awarded a Fulbright scholarship led me to live and work in California, at the University of Berkeley as a Research Associate conducting research on capital mobility, international macroeconomics, balance of payments, convergence of monetary and fiscal policies within a monetary union. I travel frequently throughout Europe and Africa. It's fascinating and exciting to be able to compare and contrast different cultures. I hope I will share some of these experiences with you in the classroom. .


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George Guim

Social Sciences Deparment

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Suzanne I Homer

Social Sciences Deparment

B.A., University of California, Berkeley; M.A., San Francisco State University; J.D., University of California, Berkeley

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Stephan F Johnson

Social Sciences Deparment

A.B., University of California, Berkeley
M.A., San Francisco State University
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Madison

Professor Johnson has been a member of the CCSF faculty since 2002.

He states as follows: "I view it as my job to infect students with problems: problems with easy answers to difficult questions; problems with uncritical acceptance of those answers; problems with having so many problems. In a case where the illusion of a cure is worse than the disease, opening students up to our own mutual disease must be worth something, right?"

Professor Johnson is the faculty advisor to the Philosophy Club -- home to, in his opinion, the most consistently well informed and interesting conversations he has ever witnessed on campus.

He has published/presented papers on various topics in philosophy: The Philosophy of Race; the Philosophy of Mind; The Philosophy of Biology; Comparative Ethics (particularly Confucian Ethics); Free Will; Epistemology. My current project is a book on Critical Thinking and rationality more generally (tentatively titled, A Change of Mind). A first draft of some initial chapters along with information on all of his courses can be found at his website: http://ccsfphilosophy.editme.com
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One of Professor Johnson's extracurricular activities is spending an inordinate amount of time on grandiose theories about completely unimportant phenomena: e.g., why do some foods tend to group together in the way they do and why does it seem there are only about 10 or 12 types of faces in the world. Other than that, he feels that he wastes way too much time on the Internet.


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Kimberly A Keenan

Social Sciences Deparment

B.A., University of California, Berkeley; M.A., San Francisco State University; J.D., Pepperdine School of Law

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Timothy John Killikelly

Social Sciences Deparment

B.A., City University of New York; Queens College; Ph.D., City University of New York

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Marc C Kitchel

Social Sciences Deparment

B.A., University of California, Riverside; M.A., San Jose State University; Ph.D., University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Chu-Hui J Lai

Asian Studies Department

Ph.D., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Prof. Lai has been teaching at CCSF since 2016


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Zhicheng Liang

Social Sciences Deparment

Ph. D. of Economics, 2011;
MA. of Economics, 2002

"Making Economics Fun for All"
-- Prof. Zhicheng Liang, Social Sciences Department, City College of San Francisco

Prof. Liang incorporates powerful contemporary media, video clips, motion picture, and pop culture into his course to demonstrate economic concepts and ideas, which helps CCSF students gain real insight into core economic issues and have fun in the process.

Register and Enroll in Prof. Liang's course to learn Economics and have fun!


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Norman L Lo

Social Sciences Deparment

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Ruth Ann Mahaney

Social Sciences Deparment

B.A., DePauw University, IN; M.A., Indiana University, Bloomington

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Valerie L Mathes

Social Sciences Deparment

B.A., M.A., University of New Mexico; Ph.D., Arizona 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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Michael P McKeever

Social Sciences Deparment

B.A., Whitier College; M.S., London School of Economics

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Thomas Menendez

Social Sciences Deparment

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


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Matt Michaelis

Social Sciences Deparment

A.A. - Riverside Community College
B.A., Philosophy - University of California, Santa Barbara
M.A., Philosophy - University of California, Irvine

Prof. Michaelis has been teaching at CCSF since 2013


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Philip Montesano

Social Sciences Deparment

B.A., M.A., University of San Francisco; Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara, MLIS, San Jose State University

Prof. Montesano has been teaching at CCSF since 2016


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Michael Morales

Social Sciences Deparment

M.A. in Philosophy San Francisco State University
B.A. in Philosophy New Mexico State University
A.A. in Social Sciences El Paso Community College



Prof. Morales has been teaching at CCSF since 2011

I care immensely about teaching philosophy to young minds, a passion cultivated from my time spent working with all of my professors and mentors, but also supplemented with the feedback of my students. The important lesson that I hope my students take away from my teaching is one that I learned as a TA for Professor Asta: philosophy does not begin in wonder, but frustration. I say this because when one feels intellectually frustrated, it is not because they lack the intellectual prowess to understand any given text, they are frustrated because the natural cognitive machinery that we all possess is recognizing a tension in some argument. This is where I show students that they can begin to engage meaningfully in the broader intellectual discourse: by expressing their frustration through clear, concise critical thinking and writing. I merely serve as their guide in developing their cognitive prowess further.

Here is an interview I did with the CCSF paper, if you are interested in more biographical information:

http://theguardsman.com/the-many-journeys-of-instructor-michael-morales/

Member of New Mexico-West Texas Philosophical Society and Bay Area Philosophy of Science Group.

As a graduate student at SFSU, Morales had one article published in the academic journal Southwest Philosophical Studies titled "Stroud's Silent Skepticism".

Morales loves reading, writing,and playing music, the drums in particular.


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Edward Moreno

Social Sciences Deparment

B.A., University of California, Los Angeles; M.A., San Francisco State University

Mr. Moreno has been a member of the CCSF faculty since 1991.

As a history instructor at CCSF, he is dedicated to teaching students how to appreciate the multi-faceted nature of the historical experience in a critical, analytical, intellectual and academic way. His courses challenge students to utilize historical subject matter to teach themselves how to make the study of history valuable in the present.

In this effort, "my courses follow a methodology of "teaching students to think critically by way of thinking historically" in order to inspire in them how a proper understanding of the historical discipline will develop a liberating thought-process. My courses challenge and develop many important intellectual and academic skills; skills that will prove to be useful and profitable in many endeavors. Some of them include: one's ability to read and write at a sophisticated and college educated level; one's ability to think independently and critically by way of thinking historically; one's ability to listen attentively to complex and controversial issues, thereafter being able to express oneself concerning said issues, verbally as well as in writing, in a responsible, mature and knowledgeable manner; one's ability to engage themselves intellectually and emotionally in many of the important subjects and concerns that are the substance of the human experience."


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Alexandra Nickliss

Social Sciences Deparment

B.A., M.A., San Jose State University, Ph.D., University of California, Davis

Prof. Nickliss has been teaching at CCSF since


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Andrea Katherine O'Brien

Social Sciences Deparment

B.A., University of California, Berkeley; Ph.D., George Washington University

Prof. O'Brien has been teaching at CCSF since 2015


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Douglas V Orr

Social Sciences Deparment

Dr. Douglas Orr received his BA from Columbia University in New York and his MA and Ph.D. from the University of Colorado.

Prof. Orr has been teaching at CCSF since the fall of 2008. Prior to that he was a Professor of Economics at Eastern Washington University and has been teaching Economics since 1982.

Dr. Orr's areas of specialization are Labor economics, Urban and Regional economics and Environmental economics. His area of research for the past ten years has been on pensions and Social Security, and he has published articles in national and international journals. One of those articles, published 9 years ago, predicted that large corporations would start to use bankruptcy as a method to default on their pension promises. Unfortunately, he was correct, and the steel and airline industries have now followed this path.

Since coming to CCSF, Dr. Orr has edited a book on financial markets and contributed three chapters to another book on African Americans in the US economy.

His hobbies include mountaineering, skiing, hiking, bicycling


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Richard G Oxsen

Social Sciences Deparment

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

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Tal Palter Palman

Social Sciences Deparment

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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David Richard Pieper

Social Sciences Deparment

PhD, University of California, Berkeley, in progress
MA, Economics, San Francisco State University
MBA, University of California, Berkeley
BA, Economic Geography, University of Toronto

Prof. Pieper has been teaching at CCSF since 2009


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David L Potts

Social Sciences Deparment

Ph.D. in Philosophy, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2011
Ph.D. in Psychology, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1992

Prof. Potts has been teaching at CCSF since 2013


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Johnetta G Richards

African American Studies Department

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Jerrold Rosenberg

Social Sciences Deparment

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

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Kerri Ann Ryer

Social Sciences Deparment

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Louis E Schubert

Social Sciences Deparment

B.A., University of Connecticut; M.A., Ph.D., University of Southern California

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Robert M Struckman

Social Sciences Deparment

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Megan M Sweeney

Social Sciences Deparment

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

Prof. Sweeney has been teaching at CCSF since 2011


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Gary L Theige

Social Sciences Deparment

B.A., University of Washington; M.A., University of California, Davis

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Frederick L Vincent

African American Studies Department

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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John Whitehead

Social Sciences Deparment

B.A., University of California, Berkeley; M.A., University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Adriano R Wise

Social Sciences Deparment

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Bryan D Wong

Social Sciences Deparment

Biography is unavailable at this time.



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