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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. Aaron Almendares-Berman
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Prof. Tom Ammiano
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Jonathan Bailey
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Professor Bailey holds degrees in music from Northwestern, UC Berkeley, and a doctorate from Stanford University.

Prof. Debashish Banerji
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Prof. Melissa Hudson Bell
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Prof. Sonny Buxton
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Prof. Lee Bycel
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Prof. Martin Carcieri
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Prof. Melvin Cheitlin, M.D.,
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Prof. Kip Cranna
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Prof. Larry Eilenberg
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Prof. Roy Eisenhardt
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Prof. Charles Fracchia
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Prof. Andrew Fraknoi
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Prof. John Freeman
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Prof. Tony Kashani
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Prof. Lynne Kaufman
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Prof. Thomas Lewis
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Joseph Lurie
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Joe Lurie, author of the award-winning Perception and Deception, A Mind-Opening J

Prof. Lily Iona Mackenzie
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Prof. Christopher O'Sullivan
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Rabbi Stephen Pearce
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Prof. Cary Pepper
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Prof. Adela Roatcap
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Prof. John Rothmann
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Prof. David Seaborg
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Prof. William Turner
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Prof. Richie Unterberger
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Prof. Bebo White
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Prof. Michael Zimmerman
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