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Faculty

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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: 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) 422-2317
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) 422-4386
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) 422-5917
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) 422-2516
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) 422-5189
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:

Sumer Seiki, M.A.

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) 422-2308
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.