Now emeritus, Dr. Jim Kohn has been a member of the English Department at SFSU since 1975, and served as Chair from 2004 to 2007. He has taught courses in social variation of language, in second language acquisition, in post-colonial literature and in training English teachers. With his wife Elaine, he has taught overseas in China, Taiwan and Switzerland. His retirement gives him the opportunity to enjoy his present avocation as docent at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, and at the S.F. Botanical Garden. At the Fromm Institute, he has taught courses "All about Yiddish" and "The Art of Ancient Mexico."