Full-Time Faculty

Jane Bleasdale

Department Chair

Professor Bleasdale is an assistant professor and department chair of leadership studies in the School of Education. Born and raised in England by parents who were both educators, she knew at an early age that teaching was her vocation. She has lived and taught in the UK, the Bahamas, and now the US, and her career has been primarily in K-12 education, serving as a high school administrator focusing on equity and inclusion through personnel and student development. Professor Bleasdale started...


Fordham University, PhD Education Leadership and Policy, 2014, Seton Hall University, MA Administration and Supervision, 2003, Exeter University, P.G.C.E.,1993, St. Mary's College, University of Surrey, BA in English and Theology/Religious Studies 1992


Equity and Inclusion K - 12 Leadership, Organizational Leadership, Leadership Theories ( focus on Critical Feminism), Catholic Educational Leadership ( focus on equity and inclusion BIPOC , LGBTQIA+ )

Ursula Aldana

Associate Professor, Catholic Educational Leadership
(415) 422-5891

Ursula S. Aldana is an Associate Professor in the Catholic Educational Leadership (CEL) Program at the University of San Francisco. Her research focuses on K-12 teaching and leadership with regard to issues of equity and access for racially/ethnically and linguistically diverse students. She has conducted a range of studies focusing on language policy and practice; innovations in Catholic schools (elementary and high school); and the sociocultural competencies of teachers and students....


PhD, Education, Specialization: Urban Schooling, University of California, Los Angeles, MA, Elementary Education, Loyola Marymount University, California, BS, International Politics, Certificate: Latin American Studies, Georgetown University, DC

Part-Time Faculty

Michael Duffy

Director, McGrath Institute for Jesuit Catholic Education
(415) 422-2404

Dr. Duffy’s primary focus and areas of interest are Education for justice, Catholic social thought, and Jesuit Mission and Identity. Dr. Duffy has held multiple roles during his tenure at USF including Director of Social Justice Programs in University Ministry, Director of Joan and Ralph Lane Center for Catholic Studies and Social Thought, Associate Dean at the School of Education, and Director of the McGrath Institute for Jesuit Catholic Education. Additionally, Duffy has extensive experience...


University of San Francisco, EdD in Private School Administration, 2005, Graduate Theological Union, MTS, 1993

Emeriti Faculty