Full-Time Faculty

M. Sedique Popal

Program Coordinator

Dr. Popal has trained ESL/EFL teachers in English and Applied Linguistics across Afghanistan, Pakistan, Korea, China, and Germany since 1980. He has been an integral faculty member in the USF School of Education IME Department, particularly the MATESOL program, since 1993. His published research in bilingual education, linguistic code-switching and code-mixing has contributed significantly to scholarship in his field. He is regularly invited as a featured speaker at national and international...


EdD, Education (Linguistics emphasis), University of San Francisco

Rosa Jiménez

Assistant Professor, International and Multicultural Education
(415) 422-4310

Dr. Rosa M. Jiménez is an Assistant Professor in the International and Multicultural Education Department at the University of San Francisco. Her research examines K-12 classroom pedagogies and theoretical principles necessary for conceptualizing and enacting critical language education and culturally responsive learning environments, especially with Latina/o and immigrant student populations. Dr. Jiménez has conducted classroom-based research in several K-12 contexts including Los Angeles, the...


PhD, Urban Schooling, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), MA, Latin American Studies, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Single Subject Teaching Credential (Social Studies/BCLAD), California State University, Dominguez Hills, BA, U.S. History and Spanish, University of California, Davis

Susan Katz

Professor, International and Multicultural Education, Human Rights Education
(415) 422-2209

Susan Roberta Katz is Professor of International and Multicultural Education at the University of San Francisco, where in 2008 she co-founded the first graduate program in Human Rights Education in the U.S. She has received two Fulbright fellowships: 2003 at the University of Pécs, Hungary, and 2010 at the bilingual intercultural teacher training institute of the Shuar indigenous nationality in Ecuador.  Dr. Katz’s writings on the education of youth from diverse marginalized communities have...


PhD, Education in Language and Literacy, University of California, Berkeley

Part-Time Faculty

Yi Guan

Assistant Professor, Teaching English as Second Language

Yi Guan’s scholarly work focuses on strategy-based instruction, educational technology, and adult education. She has been invited to present at regional and national conferences such as CATESOL and TESOL. Her dissertation research employed the mixed methods approach and implemented a 3-phase research design to investigate how explicit listening strategy instruction might impact adult ESL students’ listening comprehension performance. Dr. Guan has over 10 years of experience working with...


University of San Francisco, San Francisco, California Ed.D. International & Multicultural Education: Second Language Acquisition, 2014 Minor: Digital Media & Learning, University of San Francisco, San Francisco, California M.A. Teaching English as a Second Language, 2009, Dongbei University of Finance and Economics, Dalian, China B.E. in Business English, 2007


Strategy-Based Instruction, Second Language Acquisition, Teaching English as Second Language, Instructor, ESL Department, City College of San Francisco, Lecturer, American Language Program, California State University East Bay