Since receiving his BA (1976) and MA (1991) in English Literature at San Francisco State University, along with studies in the Classics Department, Herman Haluza has taught Composition, Ancient World Literature, and Literary Theory at Cal State East Bay in Hayward before coming back to SFSU to teach classes regarding Modernism in the NEXA Department, an early Department of Interdisciplinary Studies. After the NEXA closure, he taught, and continues to teach, Composition and is presently active in Service Learning of which he partly wrote a grant in context with the Institute of Civic and Community Education (ICCE). Via the grant, he taught the service-learning class “The Fragile San Francisco Bay,” which was a new dimension in composition
As an independent scholar, he has published articles with regard to European Politics, Book Reviews, Pedagogy, Philosophy (Eastern and Western), and Literary Theory. He also presented in many conferences, mostly regarding philosophy, literature, and composition methodologies. He was editor on the San Francisco Review of Books and has put on numerous national conferences, in particular, “Ancient Paths/Modern Journeys” and “The Future of Interdisciplinary Studies,” all of which had media coverage
He also honorably served in the US Coast Guard and now holds a 100-ton Coast Guard Master’s License as well as is a certified Sailing Instructor with the American Sailing Association. He is currently part of the Coast Guard Auxiliary as a Vessel Examiner. Apart from this, he is an avid practitioner of Tai Chi and the Sword.