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

Part-Time Faculty

Luz García

Adjunct Professor

Dr. Luz Navarrette García is a part-time professor in the Department of International and Multicultural Education at the University of San Francisco. She has been a proud part of the IME familia since starting her doctoral studies in 2008. A full-time community college ESL professor at Santa Rosa Junior College, Dr. García is happy to share her expertise with students in the MA TESOL program.


EdD, International and Multicultural Education with an emphasis in Second Language Acquisition, University of San Francisco, MS, Dominican University, BA, Sonoma State University, AA, Santa Rosa Junior College


Teaching Multilingual Learners (TESOL/ESL), Community College Education, K-12 Education, Field Project / Thesis Guidance

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