Puente Project at College of San Mateo - Meet the Faculty
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Meet the Faculty

Jon KitamuraJon Kitamura

Title: Puente Counselor/Associate Professor, English
Degrees: M.A., San Francisco State University; B.A., UC Santa Barbara
Teaching Experience: Since 2003
Career Highlights: Joining CSM’s English department as a full-time faculty member and being a part of this community
Hobbies: Surfing, traveling, and walking his pit bull on the beach
Quote: “As you think, so shall you become.” – Bruce Lee (yes, that Bruce Lee)

Mick Sherer, Puente CoordinatorMick Sherer

Title: Puente Coordinator/Assistant Professor, English
Degrees: B.A., English, Whitman College; M.F.A., Creative Writing, St. Mary's College of California
Profile: Mick grew up in New York and New Jersey, but he has always felt most at home on the West Coast, especially in the Bay Area. He teaches composition, literature, and creative writing at CSM, and he helps to organize CSM’s once-a-semester reading series the Writers’ Ruckus. Mick lives with his family in Redwood City, and when he’s not teaching, he loves reading, writing, riding his bike, playing and listening to music, tracking down Argentinian food trucks, and drinking great coffee.