Our Faculty

Click below on the profile links to learn more about our stellar faculty. You will discover that they are engaged in all three strands of our work – co-curricular, academic and spiritual – showing their commitment to strive towards the Magis – the more. 

They support the Jesuit philosophy of cura personalis and cura communis, caring for the individual and maintaining positive, respectful relationships with all members of the community. They also support Jesuit commitment to a faith that does justice.

They meet the needs of students of differing backgrounds and abilities and encouraging students to be risk-takers who learn from their mistakes. They also model and encourage an enthusiastic desire for lifelong learning.

They are also well prepared and engage in ongoing professional development. Nearly 100 hold masters degrees, and another five have earned their doctoral degrees.

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Mr. Mike Ugawa

Faculty Information
Department(s) Academics Office, Science, Technology
Title(s) Director of Academic Scheduling and Records, Director of Science Research, Bookstore Administrator
Contact Information
School Email
School Phone
415-731-7500   x5233
Degree(s) BA, Physics, Summa Cum Laude, San Francisco State University 1995
MAT, Physics (Science Education), University of SanFrancisco 1998
Other Information

Mike Ugawa was born and raised in San Francisco where he graduated from Lowell High School before attending San Francisco State University. He graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s Degree in Physics with minors in Chemistry and Electronics, and was the recipient of the Physics Department’s Stollberg Distinguished Achievement Award. He received his Teaching Credential and Master’s Degree in Science Education, also in Physics, with an emphasis in microcomputer based data acquisition and analysis, from the University of San Francisco. He is a member of the Underwater Acoustics Research Group headed by SFSU physics professor Roger Bland. Mike has served in a program to train high school physics teachers at the Teacher Institute of The Exploratorium, San Francisco’s world
renowned hands-on science museum, and he is a collaborator in the production of a video telecourse for Preparatory Physics at City College of San Francisco. Mike is a Past-President of the Northern Californa/Nevada Section of The American Association of Physics Teachers. At the national level he serves the association as a Physics Teaching Resource Agent, dedicated to improving the quality of Physics education in The United States by offering training to teachers in urban areas throughout
the nation.

St. Ignatius College Preparatory

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