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Faculty

Faculty

Drawing on a lifetime of teaching experience, the Fromm Institute faculty is primarily composed of retired professors from colleges and universities across the Bay Area and around the nation as well as some recognized experts in their given field. All are age peers with our students.

Free from assigning grades and reading papers, these professors find great satisfaction in teaching people interested in learning just for learning’s sake. Furthermore, because they are encouraged to develop new courses that are of personal interest to them, the curriculum experience becomes dynamically stimulating for both the teachers and their students.

Curriculum Planning & Faculty Recruitment
Faculty are hired to offer an individual eight-week course.  Each Spring, a call for course proposals is sent to returning and potential faculty.  The Fromm Institute Curriculum Committee first reviews all course proposals from returning professors.  After offers of employment are finalized by returning professors, new proposals are considered from uninitiated instructors.

If you are an age peer with our students and interested in teaching a college level course in the fine arts, humanities, or sciences, please email a statement of interest, a resume or CV, and a sample course proposal you might present at the Fromm Institute to the Executive Director at leighnor@usfca.edu. Each course meets one and a half hours once a week for eight weeks or a total of twelve contact hours. All instructors are considered independent contractors, and a generous honorarium is paid midway through each session.

Prof. Michael Arnold
Instructor

Mike Arnold is co-founder of ALCO Partners LLC, a small consulting firm founded i

Prof. Martin Carcieri
Instructor
Prof. David Clay Large
Instructor

David Clay Large obtained a Ph.D. in History from U.C. Berkeley in 1974.

Prof. Howard DeNike
Instructor
Prof. William Eddelman
Instructor

William Eddelman is an Associate Professor Emeritus in Theatre History and Design

Prof. Larry Eilenberg
Instructor
Toby Engelberg
Instructor
Prof. Sunnie Evers
Instructor
Scott Foglesong
Instructor
Alice Freed
Instructor
Prof. Alan Goldberg
Instructor
Prof. Nikolaus Hohmann
Instructor

Nikolaus Hohmann was raised in both Europe and California, and so discovered the joys of exploring and mediating diff

Prof. Patrick Hunt
Instructor

As an award-winning archaeologist, author, and National Geographic grantee and also National Geographic Expeditions E

Prof. Stephen Kaufman
Instructor
Prof. Douglas Kenning
Instructor
Prof. Mara Kolesas
Instructor
Joseph Lurie
Board

Joe Lurie, author of the award-winning Perception and Deception, A Mind-Opening J

Prof. Lily Iona Mackenzie
Instructor
Prof. Shauna Marshall
Instructor

Shauna Marshall joined the UC Hastings faculty in 1994 as a Clinical Law Professor.

Prof. Joan Minninger
Instructor

Joan Minninger received her Ph.D. from New York University.

Ernest Newbrun
Instructor
Prof. Cary Pepper
Instructor
Prof. Sheldon Rothblatt
Instructor
Prof. John Rothmann
Instructor
Prof. Arthur Simon
Instructor

Professor Simon received his Ph.D. in Mathematics at Tulane University in 1957.

Prof. Richie Unterberger
Instructor
Prof. Jan Wahl
Instructor
Prof. David Watts
Instructor
Prof. Alan Ziajka
Instructor

Alan Ziajka is University Historian Emeritus at the University of San Francisco,