I have been with the Center since 2011. I am also an Associate Professor in the Rhetoric and Language Department. My research focuses on 20th and 21st century culture and literature with an emphasis on the intersections of print culture, politics and aesthetics. My interest in communities of writers has fueled my recent first year seminars "Writing about Social Movements," "Writing San Francisco: Bohemia, Counterculture, Subcultures," and "Telling San Francisco's Stories."
Hometown: Canyon, Texas
Favorite place in the City: Biking the Wiggle
Fun Fact: I played the piccolo in a high-stepping marching band through my undergraduate years.
I have been with the Center since 2007. In addition to my role as Director, I am also the Fieldwork Placement Coordinator and enjoy setting students up for success in the local schools! Additionally, I oversee the STEM Education minor. My BS is in Education from the College of Mount St. Vincent, NYC, and MS is in Organization Development from right here at USF. I have experience teaching in both general education and special education classrooms.
Hometown: Greenpoint, Brooklyn, NY
Favorite place in the City: The zoo!
Fun Facts: I have 4 children and 5 grandchildren (so far). I'm passionate about health and fitness.
Amy F. Joseph
Program Manager and Advisor
I joined the Center in 2020. Previous to this, I was the program assistant to the University of San Francisco’s Sociology Department for 13 years. I hold a BA in Women’s Studies from Mills College and an MFA in Short Fiction from the University of San Francisco. My father was a teacher for 35 years, so I feel passionate about the teaching profession. In the past, I also worked closely with teachers developing history curriculum units for middle school and high school students. I have found all of the educators I worked with inspiring, and am delighted to support our future teachers.
Hometown: Yonkers, NY
Favorite place in the City: Fort Funston
Fun Facts: I love dogs and am devoted to my rescue pug Esme.