The School of Education is home to a diverse faculty in terms of background, culture and field of interest.

We welcome researchers and practitioners who take special pride in connecting research and practice, and in making significant contributions to the larger educational community. Our full-time faculty are drawn from across the United States, with their contributions to the development of educational practice and policy extending far beyond the boundaries of California

Tel:
ualdana@usfca.edu

Ursula S. Aldana, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Catholic Educational Leadership

Research interests and areas of expertise:
K-12 teaching and leadership with regard to issues of equity and access for racially/ethnically and linguistically diverse students; bilingual education; urban Catholic schools; Cristo Rey schools; and the Latina/o experience in Catholic education.

Tel:
nnalexander@usfca.edu

Nathan N. Alexander

Assistant Professor, Teacher Education

Research interests and areas of expertise:
Equity, diversity, and social justice in education; mathematics and society; culture and cognition; African-American youth; student persistence in advanced mathematics and science; mathematical and statistical modeling.

Tel: (415) 422-4480
xapedoe@usfca.edu

Xornam Apedoe, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Learning and Instruction

Research interests and areas of expertise:
Design-based research; inquiry-based and design-based learning; technology-enhanced learning environments; conceptions of teaching and learning.

Tel: (415) 422-2140
avisj@usfca.edu

Joan Avis, Ph.D.

Professor, Counseling Psychology

Research interests and areas of expertise:
Counseling psychology; adult development, life transitions counseling; life planning and consultation; personality; psychology of women.

Tel: n/a
rjayers@usfca.edu

Richard J. Ayers, M.A.

Assistant Professor, Teacher Education

Research interests and areas of expertise:
Teacher education; curriculum; social justice pedagogy; language, literacy, and culture; spoken word; arts and education

Tel: (415) 422-2157
tbailey@usfca.edu

Tamba-Kuii M. Bailey, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Counseling Psychology

Research interests and areas of expertise:
Multicultural psychology; Black psychology; social justice in psychology.

Tel: n/a
mibajaj@usfca.edu

Monisha Bajaj, Ed.D.

Associate Professor, International and Multicultural Education

Research interests and areas of expertise:
Education & international development; international & comparative education; human rights education; peace education; educational innovation in the global south; gender and schooling; global education.

Tel: (415) 422-2317
neborrero@usfca.edu

Noah Borrero, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Teacher Education

Research interests and areas of expertise:
Urban education; cultural assets; issues of diversity and social justice in teaching; adolescent development; bilingualism; teacher education; and immigration.

Tel: (415) 422-5893
burnsr@usfca.edu

Robert Burns, Ph.D.

Professor, Learning and Instruction

Research interests and areas of expertise:
Research on teaching and instruction, particularly the effects of class composition on student learning; research methodology; statistics.

Tel: (415) 422-2139
busk@usfca.edu

Patricia Busk, Ph.D.

Professor, Learning and Instruction; Department Chairperson

Research interests and areas of expertise:
Education statistics and research methods: meta-analysis, nonparametrics methods applied to analysis of single-case data, randomization tests, test construction, and performance assessment; assessment in higher education; teaching statistics; and teaching in higher education.

Tel: (415) 422-5854
bussolari@usfca.edu

Cori Bussolari, Psy.D.

Assistant Professor, Counseling Psychology

Research interests and areas of expertise:
Pediatric health psychology; bereavement; the relationship between chronic/terminal illness and family coping; the human-animal bond; complexity science as a framework for counseling.

Tel: (415) 422-4386
pcamangian@usfca.edu

Patrick Camangian, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Teacher Education

Research interests and areas of expertise:
Critical pedagogy and transformative teaching in urban schools; action research, critical literacy, culturally empowering education, and urban teacher development.

Tel: (415) 422-2890
sacapitelli@usfca.edu

Sarah Capitelli, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Teacher Education

Research interests and areas of expertise:
Oral language development of English Language learners, literacy development in English for bilingual children.

Tel: (415) 422-5489
dillon@usfca.edu

Geoffrey R. Dillon, S.J., Ed.D.

Assistant Professor, Teacher Education; Field Placement Coordinator

Research interests and areas of expertise:
Educational leadership; private school administration; school psychology and counseling; teacher and administrator supervision & development; teacher preparation, research methods; MBTI & Leadership styles; moral development; philosophical foundations of education.

Tel: (415) 422-4312
duffy@usfca.edu

Michael Duffy, Ed.D.

Interim Director, Institute for Catholic Educational Leadership; Director, Lane Center for Catholic Studies and Social Thought

Research interests and areas of expertise:
Catholic social thought; Mission and Identity in Jesuit Higher Education; Catholic Identity; justice programing in Catholic Schools; social analysis through international immersion programs.

Tel:
lsfelipe@usfca.edu

Lou Felipe, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Counseling Psychology

Research interests and areas of expertise:
Accountable clinical skills, mental health and oppression, internalized oppression, childhood trauma, trauma-focused treatment, Filipino-American psychology, disparities in community mental health, identify development.

Tel: (415) 422-6901
florese@usfca.edu

Elena Flores, Ph.D.

Associate Dean and Professor, Counseling Psychology

Research interests and areas of expertise:
Latino adolescent sexuality; family functioning and adolescent health risk behaviors; racial/ethnic discrimination and minority status stress, obesity prevention and intervention among Latinos.

Tel: (415) 422-5078
ehfuentes@usfca.edu

Emma Fuentes, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, International and Multicultural Education

Research interests and areas of expertise:
Urban Education; educational experiences of Latino students; immigration and education; bilingual education; unequal opportunity and access within US public schools; community organizing for school change; school and community partnerships; equity-minded school reform; cultural citizenship; race and identity; social and cultural theory; qualitative approaches to research (participatory action research, critical ethnography).

Tel: (415) 422-2137
gerrardb@usfca.edu

Brian Gerrard, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Counseling Psychology; Department Chairperson

Research interests and areas of expertise:
Marital and family therapy; school-based family counseling; cognitive-behavioral therapy; research methods; psychological type; grief counseling; health psychology.

Tel: (415) 422-2826
goodell@usfca.edu

Judith Goodell, Ed.D.

Associate Professor, Counseling Psychology

Research interests and areas of expertise:
Adult development; life transitions and how people adapt to change; aging and eldership; the relationship between positive psychology and counseling/therapy; spiritual development across the life span; the application of indigenous wisdoms and cross-cultural methods to modern mental health and personal growth.

Tel: (415) 422-5721
mhowland@usfca.edu

Mary Howland, Ed.D.

Assistant Professor, Learning and Instruction

Research interests and areas of expertise:
English learners and the factors that differentiate those that succeed in the education system and those that have difficulties.

Tel: (415) 422-4481
jayakumar@usfca.edu

Uma Jayakumar, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Leadership Studies

Research interests and areas of expertise:
Racial diversity and educational outcomes; campus climate and culture; college choice and access; race and educational equity.

Tel:
rmjimenez@usfca.edu

Rosa M. Jiménez, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, International and Multicultural Education

Research interests and areas of expertise:
Critical language studies; critical and culturally relevant pedagogies; K-12 Latina/o, immigrant and "English learner" students; qualitative research methodologies.

Tel: n/a
jonesdf@usfca.edu

Doreen F. Jones, Ed.D.

Assistant Professor, Catholic Educational Leadership

Research interests and areas of expertise:
Catholic Education; Catholic Educational Leadership; Moral Development; Professional and Catechetical Development of Catholic School Leaders and Teachers.

Tel: (415) 422-2209
katz@usfca.edu

Susan Roberta Katz, Ph.D.

Professor, International and Multicultural Education; Department Chairperson

Research interests and areas of expertise:
Human rights education; bilingual and intercultural education of marginalized populations in the U.S. and worldwide; link between critical pedagogy and academic literacy; examination of youth violence and its link to schooling; action research methodologies.

Tel: (415) 422-5917
hmaniates@usfca.edu

Helen Maniates, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Teacher Education

Research interests and areas of expertise:
Language and literacy; reading instruction; equitable teaching strategies in urban elementary schools.

Tel:
rmarquez4@usfca.edu

Rigoberto Marquez, M.A.

Ethnic Minority Disseration Fellow, Leadership Studies and Internation and Multicultural Education

Research interests and areas of expertise:
Critical theories of race, gender, and sexuality in education, queer youth of color in schools, community engagement and advocacy, law and education, and critical pedagogy.

Tel: (415) 422-5179
namcclung@usfca.edu

Nicola A. McClung, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Learning and Instruction

Research interests and areas of expertise:

Literacy in international contexts, specific learning disabilities, multilevel modeling, social justice and statistics, disability studies and special education, intersectionality in urban education, measurement

Tel: (415) 422-2079
mitchell@usfca.edu

Patricia Mitchell, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Leadership Studies

Research interests and areas of expertise:
Organizational development; leadership styles; management issues; women's issues; K-12 administration; K-12 teaching; language development; literacy.

Tel: (415) 422-2794
mitchellm@usfca.edu

Mathew Mitchell, Ph.D.

Professor, Learning and Instruction; Co-Director, Center for Teaching Excellence

Research interests and areas of expertise:
Learning strategies; multimedia learning; mathematics education; student motivation to learn.

Tel: (415) 422-5741
gnegrongonzales@usfca.edu

Genevieve Negrón-Gonzales, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Leadership Studies

Research interests and areas of expertise:
Political activism among undocumented migrant students; immigrant students and higher education; California racial politics and Latino immigrant communities.

Tel: (415) 422-2516
inunez2@usfca.edu

Isabel Nuñez, Ph.D., J.D., M.Phil.

Associate Professor, Teacher Education

Research interests and areas of expertise:
Education policy; teacher voice and activism; curriculum studies; ideology and schooling; language, dialect and power; diversity and education.

Tel: (415) 422-4387
koh2@usfca.edu

Kevin Oh, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Learning and Instruction

Research interests and areas of expertise:
Collaborative teaching; inclusive classrooms; assistive technology; and special education teacher training.

Tel: (415) 422-5189
pace@usfca.edu

Judith L. Pace, Ed.D.

Associate Professor, Teacher Education; Department Chairperson

Research interests and areas of expertise:
Classroom relationships, curriculum, and teaching in English/language arts and social studies; authority, academic engagement, and diversity; the social ecology of classroom discourse; the impact of No Child Left Behind on teaching; qualitative research in classroom and schools.

Tel:
kvpage@usfca.edu

Konjit V. Page, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Counseling Psychology

Research interests and areas of expertise:
Racial and sexual identity development; access and service development for LGBT populations; multicultural and LGBT-affirmative counselor training and supervision; LGBT counseling competencies for school counselors; and diversity training and consultation for organizations and direct care staff.

Tel: (415) 422-2124
pattersont@usfca.edu

Terence Patterson, Ed.D., ABPP

Professor, Counseling Psychology

Research interests and areas of expertise:
Couple therapy, ethical issues, behavioral health, multicultural competence, theoretical orientation in psychotherapy. A particular interest is mentoring students from their decision to pursue a mental health career through each phase of training through licensure and beyond.

Tel: (415) 422-2456
lperezgualdron@usfca.edu

Leyla Pérez-Gualdrón, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Counseling Psychology

Research interests and areas of expertise:
Social justice orientation and academic/civic engagement in urban youth; school relational and language climate; bilingualism; racial identity.

Tel:
ssumer@usfca.edu

Sumer Seiki, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Teacher Education

Research interests and areas of expertise:
Critical theory, narrative inquiry, teacher preparation, teaching science methods, and transformative pedagogies. As a researcher, she works extensively with narratives of Asian American educators and race within higher education.

Tel: (415) 422-5802
dsmith13@usfca.edu

Darrick Smith, Ed.D.

Assistant Professor, Leadership Studies

Research interests and areas of expertise:
Culturally responsive discipline practices; critical pedagogy; transformative school leadership.

Tel: (415) 422-6041
taylorb@usfca.edu

Betty Taylor, Ph.D.

Professor, International and Multicultural Education

Research interests and areas of expertise:
Emotional intelligence, cultural competency, resiliency, and social learning research approaches to learning; global and multicultural education, higher education administration, management and leadership; women and mentoring, diverse populations and schooling; strategic planning and data-driven decision-making; on-line learning and instruction.

Tel: (415) 422-2042
cnthomas@usfca.edu

Christopher Thomas, Ph.D.

Associate Dean for Strategy, Assessment, and Impact; Associate Professor, Leadership Studies

Research interests and areas of expertise:
Urban education; K-12 administration; instructional leadership; special education; family and community involvement.

Tel: (415) 422-2062
washingtonb@usfca.edu

Brad D. Washington, Ed.D.

Assistant Professor, International and Multicultural Education; Online TESOL Program Coordinator

Research interests and areas of expertise:
Second language acquisition; language shift; sociolinguistics; comparative international education.

Tel: (415) 422-2308
peterw@usfca.edu

Peter W. Williamson, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Teacher Education

Research interests and areas of expertise:
Pedagogy; urban schools; teacher preparation, support, and retention; new teacher induction; discourse; professional communities and learning; education policy; school development and leadership.

Tel: (415) 422-2347
cjyeh@usfca.edu

Christine Yeh, Ph.D.

Professor, Counseling Psychology

Research interests and areas of expertise:
Poverty, racism, and mental health in urban schools and communities; Immigrant youth cultural adjustment and negotiations; Asian Pacific Islander cultural conceptualizations of self, collectivistic coping, and mental health; multicultural school counseling, indigenous healing methods and perspectives; obesity prevention.

Tel: (415) 422-4535
ddzerquera@usfca.edu

Desiree D. Zerquera, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Leadership Studies

Research interests and areas of expertise:
Organizational theory; public policy; financial aid; research methodology; Latino student experiences.

Tel: (415) 422-2138
zlutnicks@usfca.edu

Steven Zlutnick, Ph.D.

Professor, Counseling Psychology

Research interests and areas of expertise:
Behavioral therapy and behavioral health/medicine; single subject experimental research; accountable mental health systems; iatrogenic issues in education, psychology and medicine.