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Faculty

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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) 422-2079
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) 422-5741
gnegrongonzales@usfca.edu

Genevieve Negrón-Gonzales Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Leadership Studies

Research interests and areas of expertise:
Political activism among undocumented migrant students; Latino immigrant students and higher education; California racial politics and Latino immigrant communities, and the neo-liberalization of 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) 422-2042
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) 422-4535
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.