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New Applicants Contact 

Graduate Admissions

50 Acacia Avenue 

San Rafael, CA 94901

P: 415.485.3280



Admitted Students Contact

Laura Stivers, Ph.D.

Director of Graduate Humanities

P: 415.458.3734




Josh Horowitz, Ph.D.

"My Graduate Humanities experience is nothing short of wonderful.  My professors are challenging, my classmates diverse, and I am learning new things I would never get the opportunity to learn during my regular work experience."

– Grover Wilson

Director of Graduate Humanities
Assistant Professor (Term), History
BA, University of California, Santa Cruz
MS Ed., MA Humanities, Dominican University of California
Ph.D., University of British Columbia, Vancouver

Joan Baranow

Associate Professor, English
BA, Hollins University
MA, State University of New York Binghamton University
Ph.D. Rutgers

Heidi Chretien

Adjunct Associate Professor, Art History
BA, State University College, Buffalo
MA, Ph.D. University at Buffalo
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Christian Dean

Professor, Political Science
BA San Francisco State University
MA, PhD University of California, Santa Barbara
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Sr. Patricia Dougherty, O.P.

Professor, History
BA, Dominican College of San Rafael
MA, PhD, Georgetown University
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Judy Halebsky

Assistant Professor, English

B.A. Creative Arts, Mount Allison University, Canada
M.F.A. English and Creative Writing, Mills College
Ph.D. Performance Studies, University of California, Davis
MEXT Research Fellowship in Japanese Literature, Hosei University, Japan
Monbusho Research Fellowship in Japanese Art, Kanazawa College of Art, Japan

Philip C. Novak

Professor, Philosophy and Religion
BA, University of Notre Dame
MA, Ph.D. Syracuse University

Mairi Pileggi

Assistant Professor, Mass Media and Communications & Gender Studies
Ph.D. Temple University
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Leslie Ross

Professor, Art History
BA, Dominican College of San Rafael
MA, UC Davis
Ph.D. University  of California Santa Barbara
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Craig Singleton

Professor, Music
BA, Samford University
MM, Holy Names College
MM, DMA, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
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Harlan Stelmach

Professor, Humanities, Religion and Philosophy
BA, Whittier College
MTS, Harvard University
Ph.D. Graduate Theological Union and San Francisco Theological Seminary
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Sr. Aaron Winkelman, O.P.

Professor Emeritus, English
BA, Dominican College of San Rafael
MA, San Francisco State University
Ph.D. University of California Los Angeles

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