Faculty


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...

Education:

PhD, Education, University of California, Los Angeles

Richard Ayers

Associate Professor, Teacher Education

Rick Ayers is an associate professor of education and serves as the coordinator of the San Francisco Teacher Residency. He also teaches in the Urban Education and Social Justice cohort in the School of Education at the University of San Francisco. He 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. He is the...

Education:

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 full professor in the Teacher Education Department at USF. He teaches courses in bilingual/bicultural education, teaching for diversity and social justice, critical pedagogy, and action research. Dr. Borrero's scholarship focuses on promoting equity in schools by focusing on students' and teachers' strengths, and in 2011 he received the Distinguished Research award at USF for his research in urban education. He earned his doctorate from Stanford University in 2006 and helped...

Education:

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

Farima Pour-Khorshid

Professor and Teacher Supervisor
(415) 422-6041

Professor Farima Pour-Khorshid is a teacher educator, community organizer, and critical scholar who was born and raised in the Bay Area. After teaching elementary grade levels for over a decade in the Hayward Unified School District, where she also completed her K-12 education, she is now an assistant professor and teacher supervisor at USF. She holds leadership roles in San Francisco’s Teachers 4 Social Justice, the Education for Liberation Network, the Abolitionist Teaching Network, and the...

Education:

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