Donna Scarlett

Donna Scarlett

Adjunct Professor, Teaching Education


Donna Scarlett is an adjunct professor in the Teacher Education at the University of San Francisco and a part-time education consultant. Her expertise includes secondary-English teaching, curriculum design, teacher mentoring, and instructional coaching. Prior to teaching at the University of San Francisco, Dr. Scarlett was a faculty member of both the Languages Department at Radboud University and the English Education program at the HAN University for Applied Sciences in Nijmegen, Netherlands. Her research interests include ELA pedagogical content knowledge, secondary writing instruction, and instructional coaching and mentoring.


  • Secondary-English teaching
  • Curriculum design
  • Teacher mentoring
  • Instructional coaching

Research Areas

  • ELA pedagogical content knowledge
  • Secondary writing instruction
  • Improving novice teacher effectiveness


  • Ed.D. - Learning and Instruction, University of San Francisco (main campus)
  • MA - Education, Mills College
  • BA - dual major in English and Communication, University of New Hampshire

Prior Experience

  • Visiting Professor & Interim Interim Director of Graduate Programs, Reach University

Awards & Distinctions

  • Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program Fellow, 2011
    (I spent a month in San Salvador teaching alongside my host teacher as well as conducting professional development workshops for teachers)

Selected Publications