Kevin Oh

Department Chair
(415) 422-4387


PhD, Special Education, University of Virginia, Charlottesville

Xornam Apedoe

Associate Professor, Learning and Instruction
(415) 422-2137

Xornam Apedoe is an associate professor in the Department of Learning and Instruction at the University of San Francisco. Her research has generally been focused on new areas of STEM learning (e.g., how to integrate engineering into science classrooms) and strategies for addressing the inequities of who participates in STEM+C (computer science) learning environments (e.g., the use of real-world design problems that both deepen science and are compelling topics to diverse students). She has a...


University of Georgia, Ph.D. in Instructional Technology, 2005, University of Alberta, BSc. (Honors) in Psychology, 2001

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

Associate Professor

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