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Full-Time Faculty

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.

Click on the photo or name to access the full profile of each faculty member.

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

Xornam Apedoe Ph.D.

Assistant 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.

Faculty

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) 422-2516
buiy@usfca.edu

Yvonne Bui Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Learning and Instruction

Research interests and areas of expertise:
Special education; literacy and math interventions for K-12 students with disabilities; culturally responsive pedagogy; international special education; data-based decision making; research and statistics.

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.

Assistant 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) 422-4906
cary@usfca.edu

Stephen Cary Ed.D.

Assistant Professor, International and Multicultural Education

Research interests and areas of expertise:
TESL/TEFL theory and practice; language teaching via storytelling, graphic novels, and digital media; critical literacy and project-based learning; teacher mentoring/coaching; language maintenance, shift, and recovery; bilingual, multicultural, and social justice education.

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) 422-6901
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) 422-6505
hodges@usfca.edu

Caryl K. Hodges Ed.D.

Assistant Professor

Research interests and areas of expertise:
Curriculum and instruction in math, science, and the humanities; teacher induction; early childhood education; environmental education, multicultural education.

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: (415) 422-5891
skatsouros@usfca.edu

Stephen N. Katsouros S.J., Ed.D.

Associate Dean and Director, Institute for Catholic Educational Leadership

Research interests and areas of expertise:
Leadership; governance; institutional performance.

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) 422-2073
skoirala@usfca.edu

Shabnam Koirala-Azad Ph.D.

Associate Dean and Associate Professor, International and Multicultural Education

Research interests and areas of expertise:
Globalization and transnationalism; immigration and education; global citizenship; social and cultural theory; international comparative education; gender, education and social change; qualitative approaches to research.

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

Nicola A. McClung Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Learning and Instruction

Research interests and areas of expertise:
Reading acquisition; reading instruction; literacy in international contexts; environmental causes of reading difficulty; cross-linguistic reading research; specific learning disabilities; disability studies; data analysis in educational research; multilevel and longitudinal modeling.

Tel: (415) 422-2107
mcpherson@usfca.edu

Dan McPherson Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Counseling Psychology

Research interests and areas of expertise:
Law and ethics in clinical practice; non-traditional couple and family dynamics; gay parenting.

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

Research interests and areas of expertise:
Multimedia learning, mathematics education, and 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) 422-4387
koh2@usfca.edu

Kevin Oh Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Learning and Instruction

Research interests and areas of expertise:
Collaborative teaching; inclusive classrooms; 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

Research Interests/Areas of Expertise

Research, clinical, and consultation interests include, 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:
Family psychology, ethical issues, and theoretical orientation in psychotherapy.

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: (415) 422-2205
karosebrock@usfca.edu

Kathy Rosebrock M.A.

Assistant Professor, Teacher Education

Research interests and areas of expertise:
Literacy Development.

Tel: (415) 422-6934
shimabukurog@usfca.edu

Gini Shimabukuro Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Leadership Studies, Catholic Educational Leadership

Research interests and areas of expertise:
Research and practice in Catholic education; theories, research and issues in curriculum and instruction; philosophical foundations of education; spirituality of the educator; content analysis research methodology.

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 Professor, Leadership Studies, Department Chairperson

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, Coordinator for Online MA TESOL

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

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

Peter W. Williamson Ph.D.

Assistant 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

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.