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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Konrad A Dunton

Older Adults Department

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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Lola G Fraknoi

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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Tanako Hagiwara

Older Adults Department

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

Ms. Hagiwara has taught at CCSF for the past 49 years.

She believes that every student is entitled to the best instruction which will enhance the resources from which they may synthesize usable knowledge to improve their life.

Ms. Hagiwara is involved in the CCSF Interview Committee

She is a member of the Prytanean Society, University of California Berkeley

In her leisure time, Ms. Hagiwara enjoys masters swimming for USF.


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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 Hubbell

Older Adults Department

Bachelor of Science in Music/ Voice Major, Master of Science in Music/ Voice Major, The Juilliard. Certified Instructor of T'ai Chi Chih and Seijaku, Hatha I,II, Therapeutic Yoga, Meditation, Raja Yoga, Reiki I, and Accessible Yoga. Studies with SF Integral Yoga Institute and with the Accessible Yoga community in California. Leadership Training in Capacitar and Mindfulness. 30 years of study in Mind-Body Disciplines at CCSF and with Bay Area teachers.Teacher of Hatha I/II for SF Integral Yoga Institute. Instructor for CCSF's Older Adults Department Body Dynamics I and Body Mind Health classes since 2014. Department Chair of Older Adults since January 2017.

CCSF Music Faculty 1979- 2015. Served as the Artistic Director of City Summer Opera for CCSF and Supervisor of the Music Mentoring and Service Learning Project for CCSF. Former Music Faculty for Blytheville Community College (Arkansas),Wagner College, College of Notre Dame de Namur, and Sonoma State University. Former President of National Association of Teachers of Singing, SF Bay Area Chapter. An open classroom where ideas on voice, centering, balance, alignment, diction, acting techniques, movement, musicianship, and writing skills were freely exchanged for 36 years at CCSF has now extended into Judy's work with the Older Adults Department at CCSF (2014-present). Presently working on accessibility issues in Body Mind Health classes to bridge breath, voice, alignment, and movement.

Creative options for seniors we are developing in OLAD include alignment and breath work from Qi Gong, working with props through accessible yoga, tai chi principles, adding breath practices and voice. Life-long learning is at the heart of Judy's legacy of work for City College of San Francisco from 1979-201, having worked with college students of all ages at CCSF since 1979.


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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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Rowena S Richie

Older Adults Department

New College of California, Master of Arts
University of Michigan and California State University Long Beach, Bachelor of Fine Arts

Prof. Richie has been teaching at CCSF since 2013.

“It feels like exercise comes from outside, but dance comes from the inside,” an elderly student recently told me, gesturing to her solar plexus. I want to unlock the embodied dance within each student. I’m an interdisciplinary performance artist and a professor in City College of San Francisco’s Older Adult Department. The course I teach is Body Dynamics and the Aging Process; “Flow with Ro,” as I refer to it, calls on my dance background and improvisation skills, especially as I encounter more students in the early stages of memory loss. Through a series of activities tailored to each class, I aim to nurture students' confidence and creativity. My movement vocabulary revolves around techniques that slow down the progression of physical and mental deterioration. But the course is inclusive of students who have existing conditions as well, such as arthritis and mild memory loss. Teaching helps ground my theatrical and pedagogical impulses in science, even as it bolsters my ability to advocate effectively for the senior population.

Outside of CCSF Prof. Richie is involved in the San Francisco dance theater community. She has received grants from the Zellerbach Family Foundation and Dancers' Group to support her original work, which she writes, directs, choreographs, and performs. She is also a freelance performer and has been featured in the work of Erika Chong Shuch, Christy Funsch, Chris Black, Nol Simonse and EmSpace Dance, among others.

Prof. Richie has published numerous dance-related articles in the Bay Area newsletter "In Dance."

In addition to creating and performing dance theater works Prof. Richie enjoys writing essays and articles, camping throughout California, and practicing yoga.


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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 photography, art and computers for over twenty-five years. She currently teaches Art and Photo Using Digital Media and has taught Computer II (Microsoft Office: Word, Excel and Power Point) courses for San Francisco City College Older Adults Department (OLAD). She taught drawing classes for San Francisco State University Extended Learning Program (OLLI). She also taught photography, computers, computer literacy for ESL, and Internet classes at several Adult Education Community Centers in San Francisco. Lee Ellen holds a B.A. in Studio Art, an M.A. in Instructional Design and a California Teaching Credential in Creative and Performing Arts, Elementary and Secondary Basic Skills, English as a Second Language, Fine Arts, Office Occupations and Arts and Crafts. She has a passion for helping the adult learner gain computer literacy and digital media skills and an avid interest in utilizing technology for education.


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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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Marcia Weisbrot

Older Adults Department

Prof. Weisbrot has been teaching at CCSF since 2017

Creativity is inside in each one of us. Strengthening and nurturing that creativity in every student is my mission. Quality art education empowers students and transforms lives. In my work with students I bring years of training in art, experience teaching art, the gift of providing art therapy, and the expressions of my own art practice.

My education began with a degree in art and education (Northern Illinois University, B.S), continued with training in art therapy (University of Illinois-Chicago, M.A.), and continued again with studio practice at California College of Arts and Crafts (now CCA), with an MFA in printmaking and book arts.


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Kelvin Ming-Hsueh Young

Older Adults Department

Biography is unavailable at this time.



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