Kevin Oh

Department Chair
(415) 422-4387


PhD, Special Education, University of Virginia, Charlottesville

Xornam Apedoe

Associate Professor, Learning and Instruction
(415) 422-4480

Xornam (pronounced 'ha-num') Apedoe is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Learning & Instruction. Prior to this, She was a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in the Learning Research & Development Center at the University of Pittsburgh. She received her PhD in Instructional Technology from The University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia. She received her BS Honors Psychology degree from the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta.


PhD, Educational Psychology & Instructional Technology, University of Georgia, Athens, BS Honors Psychology, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Patricia Busk

Professor, Learning and Instruction
(415) 422-2139

Patricia Busk is a Professor in the Learning and Instruction Department, beginning at USF in the Counseling Psychology Department. She has been a visiting professor in the School of Education at the University of California at Berkeley and prior to USF faculty, she was an Assistant Professor at Michigan State University.


PhD, Quantitative Methods in Educational Psychology, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Nicola McClung

Assistant Professor, Learning and Instruction
(510) 590-6667

Nicola McClung was a teacher in San Francisco public schools for eight years prior to receiving her doctorate at the University of California, Berkeley. Her research focuses on critical literacy and multiliteracies during early childhood, and she examines children’s literature and identity development for students who are often marginalized in print.  She is also interested in critical quantitative research and the use of statistics to promote equity and social change. She is cofounder of ...


PhD, Human Development and Education, University of California, Berkeley, MA, Human Development and Education, University of California, Berkeley , Teaching Credential, Educational Specialist, San Francisco State University , BA, Art, Grinnell College

Mathew Mitchell

Professor, Learning and Instruction / Co-Director, Center for Teaching Excellence
(415) 422-2794

Dr. Mitchell started working at USF in 1992 in the Learning and Instruction doctoral program. He teaches a wide range of courses: Applied Statistics, Cognitive Psychology, Multimedia Learning, Motivation, and Creativity. Dr. Mitchell will be teaching two of the ten courses in the reenvisioned Educational Technology program. Dr. Mitchell has been involved with integrating technology into the student learning experience for many years. He received the first "Grand Award" for technology innovation...


PhD, Educational Psychology, University of California, Santa Barbara