Lynn Perkins has a B.A. in
communications/public relations from California State University,
Chico; an M.A. in English, with a concentration in TESL from San
Francisco State University; and a Master of Nursing from the
University of San Francisco. She has taught ESL in Japan and the
United States and trained teachers in Sweden and the United States.
She has taught all levels and all skills, with a concentration in
oral communication skills. She has taught ESL and Public Speaking
at the University of San Francisco since 1990.
Teaching philosophy: Motivating students to become passionate
about civic engagement on issues that are meaningful to them. I
encourage them to explore their own interests in order to be
connected to their learning processes and the greater community. I
deeply value the unique perspectives that my diverse students bring
and I endeavor to create an environment where all students feel
comfortable to voice their ideas.