School of Education Emeriti & Retired Faculty

Emeriti Faculty

Alma Ada

Alma Flor Ada has devoted her life to advocacy for peace by promoting a pedagogy oriented to personal realization and social jus­tice. She is a former Radcliffe Scholar at Harvard University, a Fulbright Research Scholar, and an internationally known speaker. She authored numerous children’s books of poetry, narrative, folklore, and non-fiction that have received prestigious awards. In 2012 she received the Virginia Hamilton Award in recognition of her body of work for children. In 2014 the...

Patricia Mitchell

Associate Professor, Leadership Studies; Department Chair
(415) 422-2079

Professor Patricia Mitchell’s scholarly work focuses on gender inequity in higher education, including the disparity in women’s representation in higher education leadership. She has over three decades of experience working with school districts, major corporations, industry, religious organizations, training of teachers, designing curricula, conducting leadership workshops, and designing instructional materials. She has had experience across all levels of public education, ranging from...


PhD, Education, concentration: Educational Administration, Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C., MS, Education, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL, BS, Elementary Education, Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD