Faculty

Full-Time Faculty


Cathy Gabor

Department Chair
(415) 422-6862

Cathy Gabor received a BA in English from Bethany College in West Virginia, an MA in English from Indiana University, and a PhD in rhetoric and composition from Texas Christian University. Prior to her arrival at USF in 2012, she was the Writing Program director at San Jose State University. At USF, she teaches RHET 101, 110, 110N, 120, and 205. Cathy's research and teaching interests range from service-learning to writing in electronic environments. Her work has appeared in Reflections: A...

Education:

PhD in Rhetoric and Composition, Texas Christian University, MA in English, Indiana University, BA, Bethany College

Expertise:

Digital Authorship, Feminist Leadership, Writing Pedagogy

Brian Komei Dempster

Professor
(415) 422-6042

Brian Komei Dempster is a professor of rhetoric and language and a faculty member in Asian Pacific American Studies at the University of San Francisco (USF), where he also serves as Director of Administration for the Master of Arts in Asia Pacific Studies. He has been at USF since 2001 and received the Distinguished Teaching Award (along with Ronald Sundstrom) in 2010. At the university, he has taught various courses in the Rhetoric and Language Department and has instructed creative writing...

Leslie Dennen

Associate Professor
(415) 422-6011

Leslie Dennen is the director of the Writing Center and Associate Professor in the Department of Rhetoric and Language. She received her Masters degree in Teaching English as a Second Language and Certificate in Composition from San Francisco State University. She received her Doctorate in Education from USF in 2007. Her dissertation investigated how student engagement in on-campus activities affected student identity and beliefs about their learning process. Her article "Writing Center for...

Education:

Doctorate in Education, USF, MA, Teaching English as a Second Language and Certificate in Composition, San Francisco State University

Doreen Ewert

Professor, Rhetoric & Language; Director, AEM
(415) 422-2607

Doreen Ewert has an MA in English Literature from the University of Notre Dame and a PhD in TESOL and Applied Linguistics from Indiana University. She has taught second language learners and language teachers in Poland, Japan, Lithuania and the US, and directed English language programs for pre-academic and matriculated ESL learners for several decades. She has also taught undergraduate and graduate students in the areas of second language learning and teaching, linguistics, English grammar,...

Education:

PhD, TESOL and Applied Linguistics, Indiana University, MA, English Literature, University of Notre Dame

Nicole Gonzales Howell

Assistant Professor

Nicole Gonzales Howell received her MA from California State University, Fresno and earned her PhD from Syracuse University in Composition and Cultural Rhetoric. In 2014 Nicole was selected as one of the Ethnic Minority Dissertation Fellows at the University of San Francisco (now the Gerardo Marin Dissertation Fellows). Currently Nicole is a full time assistant professor in the Rhetoric and Language department and teaches several Written Communication and Public Speaking courses. Additionally,...

Education:

PhD in Composition and Cultural Rhetoric, Syracuse University, MA English with a certificate in Composition, California State University, Fresno, BA in Language and Literature, University of Southern California

Philip Hanson

Associate Professor
(415) 422-2126

Professor Philip Hanson's research and written works have made him one of the foremost experts in the fields of expository writing and twentieth century American literature and film. He is most widely recognized for his book This Side of Despair, which was named one of Choice Magazine's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2008 and included in The Journal of Scholarly Publishing's list of 2007-2008 "Significant Books." Philip has also written short stories, poetry, and several academic articles such...

Education:

PhD, English, University of California, Berkeley, 1993

David Holler

Professor
(415) 422-5995

David Holler serves as the Director of the Martín–Baró Scholars Program, a living-learning community for first-year students which covers five core classes, including public speaking, composition, literature, cultural diversity, and community-engaged learning. Holler also edits USF's undergraduate research journal, Writing for a Real World. His RHET 325 course (offered every fall semester) invites students interested in pursuing careers in editing to work on USF's annual research journal....

Devon Holmes

Professor
(415) 422-5638

Devon Holmes, Professor of Rhetoric and Language, holds a BA in English from the University of Southern California, an MA in Rhetoric from Carnegie Mellon University, and a PhD in Rhetoric, Composition, and the Teaching of English from the University of Arizona. She teaches written and oral communication to undergraduates, grounding her courses in what Russel K. Durst describes as a pedagogy of “reflective instrumentalism.” Devon co-directs the composition program.

Education:

PhD in Rhetoric, Composition, and the Teaching of English, University of Arizona, MA in Rhetoric, Carnegie Mellon University, BA in English, University of Southern California

Jonathan Hunt

Professor, Composition Director
(415) 422-6685

Jonathan Hunt teaches public speaking and composition courses in the Department of Rhetoric and Language at USF. He also teaches courses in the first-year seminar program and USF's Honors College. His courses are activity-based and student-centered, focused on fostering students’ intellectual curiosity and rhetorical agency. Professor Hunt has been at USF since 2012 and served as co-director of the Tracy Seeley Center for Teaching Excellence from 2016 to 2019. He is director of the composition...

Education:

PhD in World Literature and Cultural Studies, UC Santa Cruz, BA in English, Dartmouth College

Tika Lamsal

Associate Professor
(415) 422-2576

Tika Lamsal teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses on rhetoric and composition, written communication, and cross-cultural communication. Through the lens of critical ethnography, Dr. Lamsal’s research examines the intersection of linguistic, cultural, and multimodal literacies of Bhutanese refugees in U.S. contexts to demonstrate how the refugees negotiate their ways to academic, cultural, and economic transition by using their linguistic and cultural repertoires in the new locale of...

Education:

PhD in Rhetoric and Composition, University of Louisville, Kentucky, MA in English Literature, Tribhuvan University, Nepal, 1997

Michelle LaVigne

Associate Professor, Public Speaking Director
(415) 422-4366

Michelle LaVigne received her BA in English from the University of Texas, Austin and a PhD in Communication Studies - Rhetoric from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. At USF she teaches written and oral communication classes across disciplines and programs. Her classes focus on multimodality and publicity in academic, civic, and professional contexts. Her research focuses on the intersections between dance, rhetoric, and performance. In particular, Prof. LaVigne writes about the persuasive...

Genevieve Leung

Associate Professor
(415) 422-6674

Genevieve Leung is the academic director of the Asian Pacific Studies MA program and director of the Asian Pacific American Studies minor. She has a BA in linguistics from UC Berkeley and dual MA degrees in linguistics (TESOL) and education (Language and Literacy) from UC Davis. She received her PhD in Educational Linguistics from the University of Pennsylvania. She has taught high school English in Japan, as well as English writing, effective communication, and reading and vocabulary courses...

Education:

University of Pennsylvania, Ph.D. in Educational Linguistics, UC Davis, MA in Education, UC Davis, MA in Linguistics, UC Berkeley, BA in Linguistics

Theodore Matula

Associate Professor
(415) 422-5809

Ted Matula earned his PhD in Communication from The Ohio State University, specializing in rhetorical theory and its usefulness in studying popular culture. In addition to public speaking and written and oral communication, he teaches courses on popular culture, free speech, and communication ethics. His research has been published in Communication Studies and Popular Music and Society.

Education:

PhD, Communication, Ohio State University

Expertise:

Rhetorical theory and its usefulness in studying popular culture

Leigh Meredith

Assistant Professor

Leigh Meredith earned her PhD in Communication Studies, specializing in Rhetoric and Public Culture, from Northwestern University. Her research and teaching interests center on the relationship between changing communication technologies, practices of representation, and popular conceptions of identity and subjectivity. More specifically, she focuses on the interface between old and new media, and what that site of convergence reveals about changing ways of reading and relating to others.

Education:

PhD, Communication Studies, Rhetoric and Public Culture, Northwestern University, BA, English Literature, Princeton University

Mark Meritt

Professor
(415) 422-5029

Mark Meritt, Professor of Rhetoric and Language, holds a BA in English from Cornell University, an MA in English from the UC Santa Barbara, and a PhD in English from the University of Oregon. The emphasis of his literary scholarship has been early nineteenth-century British poetry and prose, and his work has appeared in the journals Studies in Romanticism and European Romantic Review,among others. His current interests include the role of reading in college composition pedagogy, and the...

Education:

PhD, English, University of Oregon, MA, English, UC Santa Barbara, BA, English, Cornell University

Michael Rozendal

Associate Professor
(415) 422-5431

Michael Rozendal's interest in communities of writers has fuelled his recent first year seminars "Writing San Francisco: Bohemia, Counterculture, Subcultures" and "Telling San Francisco's Stories." Professor Rozendal is the Academic Director of the Dual Degree in Teacher Preparation Program, a 4 +1 program bridging the undergraduate College of Arts and Science with the graduate School of Education. His research focuses on the 1930s and the intersections of print culture, politics and aesthetics...

David Ryan

Assistant Professor
(415) 422-5524

David Ryan serves as the Academic Director and Faculty Chair for the Professional Communication and Certificate in Professional Communication programs. He teaches undergraduate courses in rhetoric, focusing on orality and literacy studies, and graduate courses in strategic and technical communication, specializing in strategic planning and usability/UX studies. His research interests relate the intellectual history of technical communication with classicism, human enhancement technologies, and...

Stephanie Vandrick

Professor
(415) 422-2407

Stephanie Vandrick teaches in the AEM Program in the Department of Rhetoric and Language. Professor Vandrick received a double MA in English Literature and TESOL from Michigan State University in 1974, and has been teaching at USF since that time. She specializes in second language reading and writing classes. She has also taught women's literature classes in the English Department, as well as Freshman Seminars and other classes in women's studies. She is a frequent presenter at various TESOL,...

Part-Time Faculty


Regina Arnold

Adjunct Professor
(415) 422-6862

Regina Arnold holds a PhD in Modern Thought and Literature from Stanford University and a BA in Communications from UC Berkeley. She is a former teaching fellow at Stanford's Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity and her scholarly interests include media studies, journalism, creative non-fiction, and critical race theory. A former music writer for both Rolling Stone and Spin magazines, she is the author of three books on rock music, "Route 666" (St. Martin's), "Punk in the...

Joanne Babin

Adjunct Professor
(415) 422-6862

I am currently living the dream as a full time part time instructor at three different colleges. Since earning my MA from University of the Pacific in 1990, I have been teaching mostly public speaking courses. My most significant publication is Speaking to Entertain, a supplement for public speaking courses. My main focus is getting students to feel comfortable using humor in their speeches. I have been at USF since 2003.

Sue Bae

Adjunct Professor
(415) 422-6862

Sue Bae has a BA in Sociology from Ewha Women's University in Seoul, Korea and an MA in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) and an EdD in International and Multicultural Education from the University of San Francisco. Her areas of interest are reading and writing, language and culture, and sociolinguistics. She has taught ESL in community colleges in the San Francisco Bay Area and EFL in South Korea. She has taught in the ESL Program in the Department of Communication Studies at the...

Robert Bathrick

Adjunct Professor
(415) 422-4666

Bob Bathrick has been teaching AEM to adults since 2001. He worked at AEM Language Centers for 6 years, preparing students for university study. Since gaining his MA in TESOL from Teachers College, Columbia University, in 2009, he has worked both here at USF and at Stanford. Bob also has a BA and MA in Geography from San Francisco State University. His love of geography, culture and history affects his students in their adaptation to American ways and success at an American university. Bob is...

Angela Beasley

Adjunct Professor
(415) 422-6862

I love being an educator and teaching Public Speaking and Argumentation and Debate courses at USF. I have taught Small Group, Interpersonal, Intercultural, Persuasion and Fundamentals of Communication at other campuses. I received my Masters of Speech Communications from San Francisco State University. I am a former competitor in Speech and Debate, and coach too. I love teaching students these skills and watching them excel in Public Speaking. As an educator, I believe that it is my task to...

Robert Boller

Adjunct Professor
(415) 422-6862

Robert R. Boller has a diverse academic and professional background focused on rhetoric, communication, and leadership development.  He is a debate coach and organizational development consultant, and researches social networks of expatriates in SE Asia.

Education:

Ed.D Organization and Leadership - U.S.F., M.A. Speech - University of Hawai'i, B.A. Communications - U.C.S.B.

James Warren Boyd

Adjunct Professor
(415) 422-6862

James Warren Boyd received his BA, History from UCLA and his advanced degrees (MA English: Literature, M. A. Communication Studies: Performance Studies, Graduate Certificates in College Composition and Reading) from SFSU. His first experience in college instruction was as a Peace Corps Volunteer on faculty at the Teacher Training College (NKJO) in Radom, Poland. His goals as an instructor for RHET 103 and 130/131 at USF are to guide students' growth as scholars, writers, and public speakers...

Chisako Cole

Adjunct Professor
(415) 422-6862

Chisako Cole received an MA in TESOL from Teachers College, Columbia University and a BM in Voice Performance from Boston University. She has taught ESL at New York University, The City University of New York, UC Berkeley, the University of San Francisco and Academy of Art University. She has assisted with Japanese to English translations and enjoys researching innovative ways of bringing investigative learning to ESL teaching.

Deborah Cox Callister

Adjunct Professor

Deborah Cox Callister’s research focuses at the nexus of contemporary rhetorical theory and criticism, participatory democracy and environmental decision-making. She has more than ten years of experience in conflict mediation and community dialogue work. Prior to becoming a communication scholar, she coordinated a statewide Utah BLM wilderness dispute resolution project and the Community and Wild Lands Futures Project, in Emery County, Utah. Topics for her recent published works range from...

Education:

PhD/MS, Communication, University of Utah, BA, Biological Sciences, University of California, Davis

Roberta D'Alois

Adjunct Professor
(415) 422-6243

Roberta D’Alois teaches business communication at USF as well as at San Francisco State University. Prior to beginning her teaching career, she spent several years in human resources and recruiting. She has a BA with honors in theatre arts from Brandeis and an MFA in playwriting from San Francisco State University. Roberta was chosen as one of the 2016-17 fellows at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, where she worked with 30 other artists and change-makers to delve deeply into the intersection of...

Education:

B.A. Theatre Arts, Brandeis University Waltham, MA, M.A. Clinical Psychology, J.F.K. University, Orinda, CA, M.F.A. Creative Writing, San Francisco State University, Certificate in Teaching Composition, San Francisco State University

Christopher DeLorenzo

Adjunct Professor
(415) 422-6862

Professor DeLorenzo utilizes course goals to help students develop a clear perspective in persuasive essays, include authentic voice in academic writing, and encourage group dialogue and open discussion about complex current issues.

Education:

MFA, University of San Francisco, CA, BA, Hampshire College, Amherst, MA

Evan Elliot

Adjunct Professor
(415) 422-5460

Education:

MA, Creative Nonfiction Writing, University of Iowa, BA, English, Santa Clara University

Expertise:

Marketing, advertising, creative nonfiction.

Sarah Goss

Adjunct Professor
(415) 422-5499

Sarah Goss has a B.A. in English from Scripps College and an MA and PhD from the University of Oregon in English. Her areas of focus were the Victorian novel and gothic literature. She has been teaching in the Rhetoric and Language Department at USF since 2002 and also enjoys working in USF's Writing Center.

Michael Hammond

Adjunct Professor
(415) 422-6862

Michael Hammond received an MA in English from Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago and has taught and tutored rhetoric, composition, and literature in both Chicago and San Francisco. At USF, his classes emphasize a curious exploration of big picture topics from a local perspective based on the belief one can "change the world from here."

Miah Jeffra

(323) 350-9176

Miah Jeffra is a part-time professor in the Department of Rhetoric and Language at USF. They are the author of The Violence Almanac (Black Lawrence 2021), The Fabulous Ekphrastic Fantastic! (Sibling Rivalry 2020) and The First Church of What's Happening (Nomadic 2018). Awards include the New Millennium Fiction Prize, The Sidney Lanier Fiction Prize, The Atticus Review Nonfiction Prize, a Lambda Literary Fellowship, the Alice Judson Hayes Fellowship from Ragdale, and the Hub City Writers Project...

Education:

MFA, California Institute of the Arts, MA, San Francisco State University, BA, Oglethorpe University

Patricia Kalman

Adjunct Professor
(415) 422-6013

Patricia Kalman holds a BA from the Michigan State University and an MA from the University of Michigan. She also completed graduate courses at the University of Chicago. Since then, she has worked as an editor and writer for more than 25 years as well as having over 20 years of teaching experience at several universities including San Francisco State University and UCLA. She joined USF in 2002 and teaches a variety of courses in the department of Rhetoric and Languages. Her interests include...

Ronald Key

Adjunct Professor
(415) 422-6862

Ron Key has been an adjunct professor at USF since 2006. He earned a BA in English and an MA in journalism from the University of Texas at Austin as well as a Certification for English Language Teaching to Adults from St. Giles (a Cambridge University-associated EFL school) in San Francisco. He has been an editor and writer for a cable television network as well as the Brown University School of Psychiatry; he has likewise been an editor for UC's Continuing Education of the Bar and the Rand...

Kara Knafelc

Adjunct Professor
(415) 422-6015

Kara Knafelc earned a BA in English from Scripps College and an MA in English Literature and Language from the University of Washington. Since coming to USF, she has enjoyed teaching a variety of writing courses for first-year and transfer students, as well as the literature seminar that is offered as part of the Martin-Baró Scholars Program. Her current interests include feminist rhetorical theory, subaltern theory, the transfer student writing experience, and the relationship between literary...

Kendon Kurzer

Adjunct Professor

Kendon teaches rhetoric to nursing students at the Sacramento Campus part time. He also teaches writing full time at UC Davis, and teaches second-language acquisition theories and pedagogies classes part time at Sac State. His primary research interests are second-language writing and writing across the curriculum (WAC).

Education:

Ph.D. in Education (with an emphasis in Rhetoric, Writing, & Composition Studies), MA in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, BA in Linguistics

Todd Lewis

Adjunct Professor
(415) 422-6862

Todd Lewis has a BA in Speech Communications and an MA in TESOL from San Francisco State University. He has taught AEM in private institutes, City College of San Francisco and Academy of Art University in addition to teaching EFL in Mexico, Taiwan, and Costa Rica. Spanish is his second language while his Chinese language skills remain a third language option. He also works in TESOL teacher training, computer assisted language learning, Spanish literacy, and curriculum development, presenting at...

Marla Lowenthal

Adjunct Professor
(415) 422-6862

Marla Lowenthal received a doctorate in International/Multicultural Education from USF, an MA in Media /Communication Studies from Concordia University in Montreal, and an MA in English from the University of Missouri. Aside from teaching college all over the world and in various disciplines, she has experience in public relations, advertising and consulting. She founded and conducts workshops for SHAPE (Sexual Harassment and Assault Prevention Education) and emphasizes personal responsibility...

Marlene Mahony

Adjunct Professor
(415) 422-5502

Marlene Mahony earned her doctorate degree in International and Multicultural Education, with a double concentration in Human Rights and Linguistics. Her study investigated The Causes and Cures of Unclear Scholarly Writing, which blended elements of linguistics, rhetoric, critical pedagogy, and scholarly writing. She also earned her M. F. A. in Creative Nonfiction, her M. A. in British Literature, and her B. A. in English. She teaches academic writing, with an emphasis on style, rhetoric, and...

Marc Martin

Adjunct Professor
(415) 422-6862

Marc Martin comes from a diverse experiential and practical background. He holds a BFA in painting from USF and has completed graduate work in printmaking from the Massachusetts College of Art and San Francisco State University. He also received a Masters degree in Conflict Management from San Francisco State University. He studied mediation and negotiation at the Harvard Law School and has been trained in arbitration by the American Arbitration Association. He holds a doctorate in Humanistic...

Nicole Mauro

Adjunct Professor
(415) 422-5077

Nicole Mauro earned her BA in Communications Arts in 1992, and her MAW in fiction in 1996, both from USF. After receiving her MFA in poetry from Mills College in 1999, Nicole began teaching at USF, where she has mainly taught intermediate and advanced rhetoric, as well as a First Year Seminar course titled Intersection: Sidewalks, and Public Space. She has published poetry and scholarly articles in numerous publications, and is the author of six chapbooks, and two books of poetry, The...

Patrick McDonnell

Adjunct Professor
(415) 422-3723

Professor McDonnell teaches courses in written and oral communication.

Education:

EdD, Education, University of San Francisco, Master in Management Communication, University of Portland, OR, BA, Communication, Fordham University, NY

Jake McGoldrick

Adjunct Professor
(415) 422-6862

Jake McGoldrick has a BA in American Studies and an M.A. in English, with a concentration in TESL from San Francisco State University. He has also studied at LaSalle College, the University of Madrid and the University of Santander, Spain. He has taught English, Spanish and French at high schools in San Francisco and ESL at community colleges and universities in the San Francisco Bay Area. He has been involved in San Francisco City government for many years and served as Supervisor of the...

Myrtis Mixon

Adjunct Professor
(415) 422-6862

Myrtis Mixon has a BA in history from Trinity College, an MA in English from Wichita State University, a TESL Certificate from New York State University, and an EdD in International and Multicultural Education from the University of San Francisco. She has worked teacher training and curriculum development in more than 20 countries, including in the United States and abroad in Eastern and Central Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and South America. She has taught English at U.S. high schools and...

Sabrina Nelson

Adjunct Professor

Sabrina L. Nelson is a writer, filmmaker, photographer, graphic artist, educator, and entrepreneur. Sabrina teaches Writing for Science, Writing for Psychology, Public Speaking, Writing for Advertising, and Business and Technical Writing at USF, and English Composition and Multimedia Arts at Berkeley City College. She taught film editing at Academy of Art University for eighteen years, and has taught graphic design, film editing, and film festival producing at Berkeley City College for nine...

Education:

San Francisco State U., MA in English Composition, 2014, Cal State East Bay, MA in Multimedia Arts, 2004, New College of California, BA, Media Studies, 1998

Expertise:

Online instruction, Visual media design, Technical writing

Daniel Pearce

Adjunct faculty
(415) 422-6862

Daniel Pearce holds an MFA in creative writing from Columbia University and a bachelor of arts in English literature from Bard College. In addition to teaching at USF, he has taught at Columbia University, University of California at Santa Cruz, and San Quentin State Prison. His research interests include the prison university and the intersections of human rights and rhetoric. He is also a drummer, and plays in several groups in the Bay Area.

Education:

MFA in Creative Writing, Columbia University, BA in English Literature, Bard College

Lynn Perkins

Adjunct Professor
(415) 422-6243

Lynn C. Perkins has been teaching public speaking and English as a Second Language at USF since 1990, minus one year spent training English teachers in Sweden when she was selected to be an English Teaching Fellow. Midway through her USF teaching career, she decided to become a registered nurse. Her distinctive academic and professional experiences in communications and nursing integrate well into USF’s social justice mission and allow her a unique perspective on teaching diverse learners about...

Education:

University of San Francisco, MS in Nursing, San Francisco State University, MA in English, California State University, Chico, BA in Communications

Angelika Rappe

Adjunct Professor
(415) 422-6862

Angelika Rappe has a BA in Liberal Arts and an MA in English with a concentration in TESOL from San Francisco State University. She has experience teaching Academic English at all levels. She taught at the American Language Institute at San Francisco State University and at Cañada College in Redwood City. She has taught Academic English at the University of San Francisco since 2008 and she currently also teaches at the Academy of Art University in downtown San Francisco. She also worked for...

Rick Roberts

Adjunct Instructor, Music, Rhetoric and Language
(415) 422-2862 x2721

Rick Roberts is now approaching his 22nd season of conducting both Voices and Voices sub-groups (Men's, Women's, Jazz, and Six). Roberts is an alumni of both University of San Francisco, and San Francisco State University.

Education:

Alumnus, University of San Francisco, Alumnus, San Francisco State University

Jill Schepmann

Adjunct Professor
(415) 422-6243

Jill Schepmann earned an MFA in creative writing from Vanderbilt University and a BA in English and psychology from the University of Kansas. In addition to teaching RHET 110 and RHET 120 courses at USF, she has provided adult literacy coaching through San Francisco Public Library's Project Read program, facilitated community and college-level creative writing workshops in Tennessee, taught middle school ELA in the Bay Area, and high school literature courses in Kansas. In her classroom, Jill...

Education:

Vanderbilt University, MFA Creative Writing, Washburn University, English Language Arts Education, Secondary Certification, University of Kansas, BA (English & Psychology)

Cynthia Schultes

Adjunct Professor
(415) 422-6862

Cynthia Schultes has taught at Trinity College in Washington, D.C., and Notre Dame Seishin University in Okayama, Japan. At USF, she teaches courses in rhetoric and language as well as historiography.

Education:

PhD, History, The George Washington University

Gina Stahl-Haven

Adjunct Professor
(415) 497-2313

Gina Stahl-Haven has been teaching in the fields of rhetoric and communication since 2005. Her dynamic teaching style emphasizes critical thinking, following research toward a conclusion, and creating an end product that sparks your passion. Gina is an amazing mom and she can't live without truffle salt.

Education:

San Francisco State University

Ellen Thompson

Adjunct Professor
(415) 422-6010

Ellen Thompson has been teaching lower division writing courses at USF—RHET 99, 110, and 120—since 2000. She has also taught upper-division and graduate-level expository writing, creative writing, critical thinking, college-level reading, and fire service courses. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing, an MA in English: Creative Writing, and graduate certificates to teach post-secondary reading and composition from San Francisco State. She has a BA in Social Science from Humboldt State, a...