Patrick Camangian

Department Chair
(415) 422-4386

Patrick Camangian is an associate professor in the Teacher Education Department at the University of San Francisco. He has been an English teacher since 1999, beginning in the Los Angeles Unified School District where he was awarded "Most Inspirational Teacher" by former mayor Richard Riordan and the school's student body. Professor Camangian currently volunteers in the Oakland Unified School District teaching English. He has collaborated with groups such as California's People’s Education...


PhD, Education, University of California, Los Angeles

Richard Ayers

Associate Professor, Teacher Education

Rick Ayers is an associate professor of education focusing on English language arts and secondary education, and a faculty member of the urban education and social justice cohort. Professor Ayers focuses on curriculum and pedagogy, with particular emphasis on equity, social justice, and decolonial approaches to education. His writing, in blogs as well as publications, is on community-engaged scholarship and community organizing. Professor Ayers is the author or co-author of five books,...


MA, Education, Mills College, CA, PhD, Language, Literacy, and Culture, UC Berkeley, CA

Noah Borrero

Professor, Teacher Education
(415) 422-2317

Noah Borrero is a professor in the teacher education department, with a focus in urban education and social justice. He teaches courses in bilingual/bicultural education, teaching for diversity and social justice, critical pedagogy, and action research. Professor Borrero's scholarship focuses on promoting equity in schools through focusing on students' and teachers' cultural assets. After earning a doctorate from Stanford University in 2006, that same year Professor Borrero helped develop the...


PhD, Education, Stanford University School of Education, Stanford, CA

Farima Pour-Khorshid

Professor and Teacher Supervisor
(415) 422-6041

Farima Pour-Khorshid is a proud Bay Area educator-organizer-scholar. She taught at the elementary grade levels in her community for over a decade, and supported educators locally, nationally, and internationally through her roles as a university professor, teacher supervisor, educational consultant, and community organizer. She is deeply committed to bridging abolition- and healing-centered engagement in education. Much of her work is rooted in grassroots organizing as she serves in leadership...


Chabot College, A.A. in Liberal Arts, 2004, California State University, East Bay, B.A. in Liberal Studies, Emphasis in Childhood Studies, 2007 , California State University, East Bay, California State Teacher Credential with English Learner Authorization, 2007, California State University, East Bay, M.S. Education, Emphasis in Curriculum and Instruction, 2009, University of California, Santa Cruz, M.A. in Education, Emphasis in Language, Literacy and Culture, 2015, University of California, Santa Cruz, Ph.D. in Education, Emphasis in Language, Literacy and Culture, 2018