Center for Research, Artistic, and Scholarly Excellence

Inside CRASE


Our mission at the Center for Research, Artistic and Scholarly Excellence (CRASE) at the University of San Francisco is to support, promote, and celebrate faculty research, artistic, and scholarly excellence through interdisciplinary and community connections, innovative approaches, social impact, and active dissemination.

Our goals are:

  • CONNECT: To connect and collectivize faculty to foster meaningful collaborations and interdisciplinary and holistic perspectives.
  • PRODUCTIVITY: To provide practical, active experiences that inspire productivity, innovative methods, creativity, and new ways of thinking.
  • IMPACT: To leverage faculty strengths and expertise to promote social impact, public debate, and discussion. 
  • SUPPORT: To link faculty to available resources on campus, online, in the community, and through professional organizations.
  • VISIBILITY: To increase the visibility, prominence, and dissemination of faculty research, artistic, and scholarly works.

The center is co-directed by professors Annette Regan (School of Nursing and Health Professions) and Tanu Sankalia (College of Arts and Sciences), and has an advisory board of faculty members from across all schools and colleges at USF. CRASE organizes a number of events and workshops throughout the year to support and promote faculty research and creative work.



Annette Regan

Brian Dempster


Support Staff

Ifeoma Nzerem, Coordinator

Talia Knowles, Program Assistant


Advisory Board

Lara Bazelon

Zifei Chen

Hsiu-Lan Cheng

Marie-Claude Couture

Lisa De La Rue

Tatiana Fedyk

Erin Grinshteyn 

Omar Miranda

Annette Regan

Tanu Sankalia

Gina Solares