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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Steven S Budd

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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Audrey E Ferber

Older Adults Department

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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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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Meiru Huang

Older Adults Department

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Judy Ruth Hubbell

Older Adults Department

Bachelor of Science in Voice, Master of Science in Voice, The Juilliard in New York City; Voice Major with Hans Joachim Heinz and Beverley Peck Johnson. 30 years of study in Mind-Body Disciplines at CCSF. Teacher Credentials in T'ai Chi Chih and Seijaku. Certified Yoga Instructor of Hatha I,II, Therapeutic Yoga, Meditation, and Raja Yoga from the SF Integral Yoga Institute. Leadership Training in Capacitar and Mindfulness.

Additional studies include Oberlin College and Oberlin Conservatory of Music (double major Voice and English), Juilliard's American Opera Center, St Lawrence University, and the University of Washington. Debut recital Carnegie Recital Hall and professional singing career 1966-1992. American and World Premieres San Francisco Contemporary Music Players, San Francisco Symphony's New and Unusual, and the Aspen Music Festival. Soprano soloist New York Pro Musica (Columbia Artists Mgt.) for tours in USA, South America, Europe.

Music Faculty City College of San Francisco 1978- 2015. Former Musical Director City Summer Opera; Voice Faculty Wagner College, Notre Dame de Namur, and Sonoma State University. Teacher of Hatha I/II for SF Integral Yoga Institute. Instructor for CCSF's Older Adults Department Body Dynamics and Mind Body Health classes since 2014. Retired from Music Department December 2015 to explore more about working with the older adult population. This is a continuation of her work with voice students, which included basic principles of vocal technique and story telling in songs, as well as exploring centering and breathing techniques. Studies in Biofeedback, Mindfulness, Hatha Yoga, T'ai Chi Chih, and Seijaku were often used as a way of freeing up her students for performance. Such encouragement included the idea of keeping their bodies and minds in shape. Judy's work with the CCSF Mentoring Music Project was to work with the expertise found in our CCSF student body and to collaborate with a multicultural group of mentors in her classes. She is now collaborating with other teachers to develop several modalities for her work with OLAD in Mind Body classes. Judy encourages development of future teachers, singers, and Tai Chi Chih teachers. An open classroom where ideas on voice, centering, balance, alignment, diction, acting techniques, movement, musicianship, and writing skills were freely exchanged for 37 years has now extended into her work with seniors. Judy encourages her present and past students to explore work in Holistic Health with the belief that the more disciplines you know, the more you are able to contribute to the health of oneself and others, and to the future health of our society and its aging population.

Former President of the Bay Area Chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing. Various granted projects have included the Rockefeller Foundation, a Residency with the Djerassi Foundation,and an Arkansas Council of the Arts Grant as a touring artist. Recordings include the CD Cantos, Ballads, Canciones with former CCSF faculty member and classical guitarist and composer/ musicologist, Robert Bozina.

Present studies include Qi Gong, Alexander Technique, and Chair Yoga. Judy's hobbies include hiking the Bay Ridge Trail, skiing, attending plays, Yoga, T'ai chi chih, foreign films,and life-long learning.


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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 Gay Lieberman

Older Adults Department

B.S., Purdue University, Lafayette, Indiana

Caroline has been teaching at CCSF since 1981


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Hannah Ilene Martin

Older Adults Department

B.F.A., Michigan State University, East Lansing; M.S., Case Western Reserve University

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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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 and 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 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

Older Adults 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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Kelvin Ming-Hsueh Young

Older Adults Department

Biography is unavailable at this time.



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