Faculty: Joan Rappaport

Joan Rappaport, PhD

Title(s):
Adjunct Professor
School(s):
Business, Undergraduate
415-442-6500
Campus(es):
San Francisco, Online
faculty bio

Joan Rappaport currently teaches writing courses at Golden Gate University and Jewish Studies courses at Santa Clara University.  She holds a BA from Oberlin College and a Ph.D. in English literature from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.  Joan has also taught writing, literature, and Jewish Studies at San Francisco State University, Binghamton University, and the University of Massachusetts.


COURSES TAUGHT

COMM 40
Understanding Communication
ENGL 1B
Research Writing

RESEARCH INTERESTS & AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION

  • American Literature
  • Jewish Literature
  • Women’s Studies

EDUCATION

  • Ph.D. (American Literature, Jewish Studies, Women’s Studies), University of Massachusetts - Amherst
  • M.A (American Literature), University of Massachusetts – Amherst
  • B.A (English and American Literature), Oberlin College

PROFESSIONAL & TEACHING EXPERIENCE

  • Golden Gate University, San Francisco, CA. (2001-present), Senior adjunct professor, Ageno School of Business
  • Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA. (1996-1999) (2009-present/summer), Lecturer, Department of Religious Studies.
  • San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA. (2001-2009), Instructor, Department of Business.
  • Binghamton University (SUNY), Binghamton, NY. (1999-2000), Visiting Assistant Professor, Departments of Judaic Studies and Comparative Literature.


SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  • “Thyra Winslow” and “Elma Levinger” in Jewish Women in America: An HistoricalEncyclopedia. Paula Hyman and Deborah Dash Moore, eds. Routledge Press, 1997.
  • “Writing as a Woman and a Jew in America: A Review Essay.” Modern Judaism, May 1994.