Faculty In Review

Older Adults Department

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Harry Bernstein

Music Department

Older Adults Department

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Ellen F. Burns

Older Adults Department

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Garrett Chinn

Older Adults Department

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Lynn M Coles

Older Adults Department

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

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Kathleen M George

Older Adults Department

B.S., State University of New York, Cortland

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Shelley D Glazer

Chair, Older Adults Department

MSW in management and planning and gerontology and MPH in Community Health Education-Univeristy of California, Berkeley

Ms. Glazer has been at CCSF since 2009 teaching in and serving as chair of the Older Adults Department. In spring 2013, she also began teaching Health 10 and Health 53 in the Health Education Department.

In her over 30 years in the field of aging, she has worked in many community-based organizations serving older adults including a senior multipurpose center, a health care corporation, a hospital, a medical group, and a community health clinic. Just prior to coming to CCSF, Ms. Glazer was the founding executive director of the UC Berkeley Retirement Center, which served 14,000 retirees from the UC Berkeley campus, UC Office of the President and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.


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Margaret Mckinnon Gorman

Older Adults Department

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Irene Halpern

Older Adults Department

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Linda M. Hope

Chair, Continuing Education Department

B.F.A., University of Texas, Austin

Ms. Hope has been teaching at CCSF since 1996.

She is a participant in the San Francisco Mayor's Citizens Advisory Committee for Redevelopment of Hunters Point Shipyard and an artist member to advocate for continued arts uses on Hunters Point Shipyard.

Ms. Hope is a founding member and five year President of Shipyard Trust for the Arts (STAR), an organization dedicated to maintaining affordable artist studios on Hunters Point Shipyard.


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Aisjah B Hopkins

Older Adults Department

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Hope K. Levy

Older Adults Department

M.A. Gerontology, San Francisco State University
M.A. Special Education, San Francisco State University
B.A. Human Services, George Washington University

Professor Levy has been a faculty member in the Older Adults Department since 2003.

She has taught Life Review, Memory and Mental Fitness, Aging and Social Relations and Introduction to Computer classes.

Professor Levy has over twenty years teaching experience, and is formerly the Acting Chairperson of the Older Adults Department at City College of San Francisco. In her teaching, as well as in her other professional activities and community involvement, she promotes positive aging through her passion for lifelong learning.


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Caroline Lieberman

Older Adults Department

B.S., Purdue University, Lafayette, Indiana

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Toni A Mester

Older Adults Department

B.A., State University of New York, Albany; M.A., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Ms. Mester has been teaching at CCSF since 1972.

Her educational philosophy is to engage students in lively classroom interactions that will increase their interest in and appreciation of journal writing, theatre, drama and literature.

She is a past AFT executive and formerly a member of the Academic Senate.

One of Ms. Mester's extracurricular activities is running a theatre tour company "The Educated Audience".


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Aprille J Pihl

Older Adults Department

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Rowena S Richie

Older Adults Department

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Jan S. Robbins

Older Adults Department

B.A., Adelphi University, Garden City, New York; M.A., University of San Francisco

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Dianne L Romaine

Older Adults Department

B.F.A., San Francisco Art Institute

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Judith A Schwartz

Older Adults Department

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

Ms. Schwartz has been teaching at CCSF since 2003.

She states as follows: "Mind/Body/Spirit Health can be improved and maintained through education and daily practices. The goal of this class is to introduce students to ways of bringing health to our selves, through knowledge of food, water, breathing, sleeping, meditation practices, social involvement, and spiritual activities. The moving meditation of T'ai Chi Chih(R) is an integral part of this orientation, as well as class participation with lots of fun."

Ms. Schwartz is a Certified Enneagram Teacher in the Narrative Tradition and a Certified T'ai Chi Chih Teacher. She is involved in the International Enneagram Association, the T'ai Chi Chih Community Teleosis and the Diamond Heart/Ridhwan School. Some of the extracurricular activities she enjoys are gardening, clarinet, singing, and writing.


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Lee Ellen Shoemaker

Older Adults Department

BA Studio Art , University of California, Davis
MA Instructional Technology (Computers) San Francisco State University

Prof. Shoemaker has been teaching at CCSF since 2005

Lee Ellen Shoemaker has been helping others learn to use computers for nearly twenty-five years. In addition to teaching an Art & Photo Using Digital Media course for San Francisco City College Older Adults Department (OLAD) and a drawing course for San Francisco State University Extended Learning Program (OLLI), she taught computer and Internet classes at the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco. She also owns her own tutoring service, LeShoe Tutoring, a service for tutoring computer, Internet, Photography and digital storytelling. She recently taught computer literacy to ESL students for a non-profit organization. Lee Ellen holds a Masters degree in Instructional Design and a clear California Adult Education Teaching Credential. She has a passion for helping the adult learner gain computer literacy and digital media skills.


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Frances K. Valesco

Art Department

Older Adults Department

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Esperanza Villanueva Beltran

Older Adults Department

Biography is unavailable at this time.



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