Michael Anderson received a B.A. in history and an M.A. in Archaeology from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1997 and 2001, respectively. In 2005, he received a Ph.D.
Amy Sueyoshi is Interim Dean of the College of Ethnic Studies at San Francisco State University, the first and only college in the nation that houses the five departments of Africana Studies, American Indian Studies, Asian American Studies, Latina/o Studies, and Race and Resistance Studies. She holds a Ph.D. in history from University of California, Los Angeles and a B.A. from Barnard College of Columbia University. She oversees the curriculum and program development of four majors, six minors, two M.A. programs, and a post-baccalaureate certificate.
Bruce Paton currently serves as Faculty Director of Graduate Programs for the College of Business. Previously, he served as Chair of the Management Department, from 2011-14.
Bruce teaches courses on business in society, sustainable business, business and poverty, and creativity and innovation. His teaching includes courses at the undergraduate, graduate and executive level.
Serie McDougal, III is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Africana Studies, in the School of Ethnic Studies at San Francisco State University. He received his B.S. in Sociology from Loras College in Dubuque, IA, an M.A. in Africana Studies at the State University of New York at Albany, NY, and a Ph.D. in African American Studies from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. His research areas of interest consist of African Psychology, Afrocentric Education, and Afrocentric Social\ Political Theory.
Dawn-Elissa Fischer, also known as the “DEF Professor,” is an Associate Professor in the Department of Africana Studies at San Francisco State University, where she teaches courses on black popular culture, information technology and visual ethnography.