Thabiti Mtambuzi is the instructor of Black Family Studies, worked for the San Francisco Department of Public Health for 20 years, and has served for ten years as Director of Health Services for San Francisco Juvenile Hall. Thabiti also served as President of the Board of Directors of Forensic Care, a non-profit that specialized in the treatment of individuals who were adjudicated not guilty because of insanity. He conducts ongoing independent research into history of Black Nationalist Organizations in the United States and the history of political movements of African Americans. He enjoys grassroots organizing with community-based organizations in the San Francisco Area and Africa.
Mtambuzi taught many semesters in the Department of Africana Studies in various subjects including Introduction to Black Studies From Africa to America, African-American History and Black Politics. He also lectured in the SFSU Step-to-college Program. He earned his B.A from St. Mary’s College in Moraga, California, B.A. from San Francisco State (Alum) and an M.P.A from the University of San Francisco. He frequently travels to Zanzibar in East African which is his favorite destination.