Faculty

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Dennis Bacigalupi

Adjunct Professor

Dennis Bacigalupi has a B.F.A. and M.S. in Education, with a specialization in TESOL, from the State University of New York (SUNY), and is a graduate of Juilliard (Theater Division). His interests include all ESL core skills at all levels, plus Pronunciation and TOEFL Preparation, and he has been a preceptor at USF's Writing Center. He also teaches the First Year Seminar "From Oz to Hogwarts" in the Department of Performing Arts and Social Justice. Dennis served as Director of the ESL Program and Academic Director of the Intensive English Program from 2009 - 2012. He also teaches at Menlo College and was on the ESL faculty at SUNY. He has taught at USF since 2006.

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bae@usfca.edu

Sue Bae

Adjunct Professor

Sue Bae has a B.A. in Sociology from Ewha Women's University in Seoul, Korea and an M.A. in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) and an Ed.D. in International and Multicultural Education from the University of San Francisco. Her areas of interest are reading and writing, language and culture, and sociolinguistics. She has taught ESL in community colleges in the San Francisco Bay Area and EFL in South Korea. She has taught in the ESL Program in the Department of Communication Studies at the University of San Francisco since 2002.

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rkbathrick@usfca.edu

Robert Bathrick

Adjunct Professor

Bob Bathrick has been teaching ESL to adults since 2001. He worked at ELS Language Centers for 6 years, preparing students for university study. Since gaining his M.A in TESOL from Teachers College, Columbia University, in 2009, he has worked both here at USF and at Stanford. Bob also has a B.A. and M.A. in Geography from San Francisco State University. His love of geography, culture and history affects his students in their adaptation to American ways and success at an American university. Bob is an avid cyclist and outdoorsman as well as an activist in progressive politics and HIV awareness and prevention.

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ablackwell@usfca.edu

Angela Blackwell

Adjunct Professor

Angela Blackwell has been teaching English as a Second Language for more than thirty years. She has taught in Ireland, the UK, France and Spain as well as in the United States. She holds a B.A. in English and French from University College Dublin, Ireland, a Diploma in TEFLA from International House London and an M.A. from San Francisco State University. She is also an experienced teacher trainer and has worked on numerous pre- and in-service training programs both in the United States and overseas. She has collaborated on several textbooks for ESL/EFL, including True Colors (Pearson), and English Knowhow and Open Forum (Oxford University Press).

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jrcarey@usfca.edu

Julie Carey

Adjunct Instructor

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casakawa@usfca.edu

Chisako Cole

Adjunct Professor

Chisako Cole received an M.A. in TESOL from Teachers College, Columbia University and a B.M. in Voice Performance from Boston University. She has taught ESL at New York University, The City University of New York, UC Berkeley, the University of San Francisco and Academy of Art University. She has assisted with Japanese to English translations and enjoys researching innovative ways of bringing investigative learning to ESL teaching.

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corrigan@usfca.edu

Shelwyn Corrigan

Adjunct Professor

Shelwyn Corrigan has a Master's in Linguistics, a Master's in Digital Media & Learning and certification in Multimedia Studies. She has worked in digital design since 1994. In addition, she has taught ESL and EFL in Europe and South America, and at universities in California and New York. Her interests are in teaching pronunciation, academic oral skills and the integration of new media in the classroom. She is working in machinima development for language learners and teachers. She is a media consultant and web designer and has taught ESL at the University of San Francisco (USF) since 2001. She also works in Second Life as a teacher in English City. Shelwyn teaches graduate courses in the Digital Media and Learning Program and for the new online MA TESOL Program at USF.

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byedwards@usfca.edu

Beth Edwards

Adjunct Professor

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dewert@usfca.edu

Doreen Ewert

Associate Professor, Director

Doreen Ewert is Associate Professor and Director of the Academic English for Multilingual Students program in the Department of Rhetoric and Language at the University of San Francisco. Her Ph.D. from Indiana University was entitled, "The Expression of Temporality in the Written Discourse of L2 Learners of English: Distinguishing Text-Types and Text Passages." She teaches courses in linguistics, second language acquisition, language teaching methodologies, and developmental English for multilingual learners across the skills. Her research interests include language teacher development, curriculum design and implementation, extensive reading, and second language writing.

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dgalashvily@usfca.edu

David Galashvily

Adjunct Professor

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slhamilton3@usfca.edu

Shawna Hamilton

Adjunct Professor

Shawna Hamilton has a B.A. in International Affairs from the University of Connecticut, an M.A. in Applied Linguistics with a TESOL emphasis from Macquarie University in Sydney and a CELTA certificate from Basil Paterson College in Edinburgh. She has taught EFL in Poland, and ESL in San Francisco and the East Bay, at both private and public schools.

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kehilbert@usfca.edu

Kirsten Hilbert

Adjunct Professor

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shoelck@usfca.edu

Simone Hoelck

Adjunct Professor

Simone Hoelck has taught Business and Academic English, including research paper and business case writing, self-editing and presentation skills for more than six years at Golden Gate University (GGU) and San Francisco State University (SFSU). She has a B.A. in Business & Humanities from GGU, a M.S.B.A. with an emphasis in International Business, and an M.A. in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) from SFSU. She also worked for several years in the business world before becoming a teacher.

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jmknight@usfca.edu

John Mark Knight

Adjunct Professor

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tlamsal@usfca.edu

Tika Lamsal

Assistant Professor

Tika Lamsal received his Master's in English literature from Tribhuvan University, Nepal in 1997 and taught at the Central Department of English, Tribhuvan University for eight years before he came to the U.S. for his studies. He received his PhD in Rhetoric and Composition from the University of Louisville, Kentucky. His dissertation, entitled "Globalizing Literacies and Identities: Translingual and Transcultural Literacy Practices of Bhutanese Refugees in the U.S.," is an ethnographic study that examines multilingual, multicultural, and multimodal learning practices of the refugees in the context of the U.S. He has taught courses in first year writing, business communication, linguistics, second language writing, British literature, non-western rhetorics, and South Asian studies. His research interests include multilingual literacies, multimodal composition, second language writing, and South Asian diaspora literature. He has also served as director of Humanities Department in National Integrated College, Nepal, and as assistant director of graduate student writing at the Writing Center, University of Louisville. His work has appeared in JAC: Journal of Advanced Composition, Journal of Global Literacies, Technologies, and Emerging Pedagogies, and Bodhi: An Interdisciplinary Journal.

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gleung2@usfca.edu

Genevieve Leung

Assistant Professor

Genevieve Leung (Ph.D., Educational Linguistics, University of Pennsylvania) teaches courses in graduate and undergraduate academic writing and presentational speaking at USF. Her research interests include Chinese American identities, Cantonese language acquisition and maintenance, and linguistic landscape.

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silevin@usfca.edu

Stephanie Levin

Adjunct Professor

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mmlevin@usfca.edu

Magdalena Levin

Adjunct Professor

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tclewis@usfca.edu

Todd Lewis

Adjunct Professor

Todd Lewis has a B.A. in Speech Communications and an M.A. in TESOL from San Francisco State University. He has taught ESL in private institutes, City College of San Francisco and Academy of Art University in addition to teaching EFL in Mexico, Taiwan, and Costa Rica. Spanish is his second language while his Chinese language skills remain a third language option. He also works in TESOL teacher training, computer assisted language learning, Spanish literacy, and curriculum development, presenting at local teaching conferences.

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famazzi@usfca.edu

Felicia Mazzi

Adjunct Professor

Felicia A. Mazzi has a B.A. from Saint Mary's College, an MA in English with a concentration in TESOL, as well as a Certificate in Post-Secondary Reading from San Francisco State University. She has experience in teaching all skilled areas with a particular interest in oral communication, business English, and reading. Felicia has taught for a wide range of language programs and community colleges throughout the San Francisco Bay Area including San Francisco State University's College of Extended Learning as well as the American Language Institute. In addition, she has participated in teacher training as well as initiated collaborative curriculum and materials projects.

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jlmcgoldrick@usfca.edu

Jake McGoldrick

Adjunct Professor

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mmixon@usfca.edu

Myrtis Mixon

Adjunct Professor

Myrtis Mixon has a B.A. in history from Trinity College, an M.A. in English from Wichita State University, a TESL Certificate from New York State University, and an Ed.D. in International and Multicultural Education from the University of San Francisco. She has worked teacher training and curriculum development in more than 20 countries, including in the United States and abroad in Eastern and Central Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and South America. She has taught English at U.S. high schools and colleges and ESL at universities on the East and West Coasts. She is the author of eight ESL textbooks and is a frequent presenter at professional conferences. She is also a professional storyteller. She has taught ESL at the University of San Francisco since 1992.

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cmnewman@usfca.edu

Christy Newman

Adjunct Professor

Christy Newman has a B.A. in English from City College of New York, an M.A. in English from the University of Massachusetts, and an Ed.D. in Administration and Supervision from Boston College. She has taught ESL at institutions ranging from a county prison to Harvard University and authored over 20 ESL textbooks and test preparation guides. Since moving to California in 2006, Christy has taught ESL and composition at the University of San Francisco. She also conducts writing workshops for faculty at Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Cali, Colombia.

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pedagnob@usfca.edu

Bernadette Pedagno

Adjunct Professor

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arappe@usfca.edu

Angelika Rappe

Adjunct Professor

Angelika Rappe has a B.A. in Liberal Arts and an MA in English with a concentration in TESOL from San Francisco State University. She has experience teaching ESL at all levels. She taught at the American Language Institute at San Francisco State University and at Cañada College in Redwood City. She has taught ESL at the University of San Francisco since 2008 and she currently also teaches at the Academy of Art University in downtown San Francisco. She also worked for many years as a photographer before becoming a teacher.

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rarohr@usfca.edu

Robert Rohr

Adjunct Professor

Robert Rohr received a B.A. in English literature form Baruch College/City University of New York, and an MA in TESOL from San Francisco State University. Additionally, he has a certificate in the Teaching of Post-Secondary Reading from SFSU. Aside from currently teaching reading and writing at USF, he has taught at San Francisco State University, San Francisco City College, Queens College/New York City, and San Francisco's Academy of Art University.

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srosenfeld@usfca.edu

Shelli Rosenfeld

Adjunct Professor

Shelli Rosenfeld teaches English as a Second Language to students all over the Bay Area. She specializes in Intensive English for Academic Purposes, English for Specific Purposes, pronunciation and improving daily communication skills. She has an M.A. in TESOL from San Francisco State University and a J.D. from the University of San Francisco School of Law.

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cmschultes@usfca.edu

Cynthia Schultes

Adjunct Professor

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jnsofianos@usfca.edu

Jason Sofianos

Adjunct Professor

Jason Sofianos began teaching English as a Second Language in Barcelona, Spain. Upon returning to the U.S., he completed an M.A. in TESOL from Teachers College, Columbia University. In addition to USF, he has taught a variety of ESL courses at New York University, the New School, Hunter College, DePaul University, Purdue University Calumet, Harold Washington College, UC Berkeley, and Academy of Art University.

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pbvahle@usfca.edu

Peter Vahle

Adjunct Professor

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vandricks@usfca.edu

Stephanie Vandrick

Professor

Stephanie Vandrick specializes in teaching writing; she has also directed three USF programs. Professor Vandrick received a double M.A. in English Literature and TESOL from Michigan State University. She is the author of Interrogating Privilege, co-editor of Writing for Scholarly Publication, co-author of Ethical Issues for ESL Faculty, and author of numerous book chapters and journal articles, most recently (2014) "The Role of Social Class in English Education," published in the Journal of Language, Identity, and Education.  Her research interests include issues of social class and gender in language education, the uses of personal narrative and memoir in scholarly writing, and postcolonial theory in the context of TESOL. She received the 2002 Frank Beach College Service Award. She writes a blog on books (http://stephanievandrickreads.blogspot.com/).

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dwiese@usfca.edu

David Wiese

Adjunct Professor

David Wiese has taught English as a second language and academic writing at University of California Berkeley, New York University, the New School, and Brooklyn College, and business English in Barcelona, Spain. He holds a Master's Degree in TESOL from Teacher's College, Columbia University, and a Bachelor's Degree in International Relations from the University of California Santa Barbara. He is the author of Real Reading 2 and the upcoming Focus on Writing 2 from Pearson Longman ESL, and contributed to the 3rd edition of the Northstar Reading and Writing series.