Sarah Capitelli came to USF from Stanford where she completed her PhD in Educational Linguistics. Before her work at Stanford, Dr. Capitelli taught elementary school for seven years, two in Venezuela and five in East Oakland in a Spanish-bilingual classroom. She is particularly interested in better understanding and improving conditions for learning and teaching in linguistically segregated schools.
- PhD., Education with specialization in Educational Linguistics, Stanford University, Stanford, CA
Devanshi completed her doctoral work in the Graduate School of Education at UC Berkeley. Her research focuses on the use of technologies as tools for learning in various contexts with a focus on inclusive education. Devanshi has taught several courses in various departments at Santa Rosa Junior College, San Francisco State University, and UC Berkeley. Prior to entering her PhD program Devanshi taught preschool through second grade classrooms in the US and India and was a Prek-12 special educator...
- UC Berkeley, PhD in Education, 2022
- UC Berkeley, MA in Education, 2017
- Tufts University, MA in Child Development, 2013
- Denison University, BA in Psychology and Educational Studies, 2011
- Digital literacies
- Designing innovative spaces for online teaching & learning
- Information and communication technologies for development
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
Quinn is a Director of Computational Thinking Research at the national education non-profit Digital Promise in San Mateo. His research at Digital Promise examines the effectiveness of different activities by which to introduce students to programming and how computational thinking (CT) can support core curricula coursework. His research has been supported by a number of state and federal grants, including awards from the National Science Foundation and the US Department of Education. He has...
- University of Pennsylvania, EdD in Learning Sciences, 2012
- Columbia University, MA in English Literature, 2003
- Boston College, BA in English, 1999
Patrick Camangian, PhD is a professor of Teacher Education at the University of San Francisco. Patrick’s interdisciplinary research on humanizing education intersects critical and culturally relevant pedagogy, critical literacy, and health science research. Patrick pursues these areas of research to improve teacher quality, capacity, and retention, as well as to inform policies and practices impacting urban schools and communities. He has been working in schools since 1997, continuing in the...
- UCLA, PhD in Urban Schooling, 2009
- CSULA, BA in Communication Studies & English Education, 1999
- Urban Education
- Critical Wellness
- Teacher Quality, Capacity, and Retention
Dr. Cheryl Jones-Walker is an Associate Dean and Associate Professor in the Teacher Education Department. She began her professional career as a fourth grade teacher in the Bronx, NY, and she continued teaching in a Boston area independent school and then internationally in Gabon, Central Africa. Prior to doctoral work at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education, she worked at the Center for Collaborative Education (CCE) in Boston, a non-profit organization committed to...
- PhD, Teaching, Learning and Curriculum, University of Pennsylvania
Helen Maniates, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Teacher Education and coordinator of the Master of Arts of Teaching Reading Program in the School of Education at the University of San Francisco. As a community engaged scholar, her work addresses both “schooled” literacy and out-of-school literacy practices. She works in partnership with local community-based organizations to provide an annual summer reading program for K-8 students that addresses summer learning loss. Her research projects...
- PhD in Language, Literacy and Culture, University of California, Berkeley, 2010
Judith (Judy) Pace is Professor of Teacher Education in the School of Education at the University of San Francisco. Her scholarship examines classroom teaching and curriculum and its relationship to diversity, democracy, and sociopolitical contexts. She has a Fulbright Global Scholar award for 2023-2024 to teach and conduct research at university-based teacher education programs in Bosnia and Herzegovina and South Africa.
Dr. Pace has published four books, numerous research and practitioner...
- EdD, Harvard University
- CAS, Harvard University
- MEd, Lesley College
- BA, Brandeis University
Dr. Farima Pour-Khorshid was born and raised in the Bay Area where she later taught at the elementary grade levels in her community for over a decade. She has supported educators locally, nationally, and internationally through her roles as a university professor, teacher supervisor, educational consultant, and community organizer. She is committed to abolition and healing-centered engagement within and outside of the field of education. Much of her work is rooted in healing centered initiatives...
- University of California, Santa Cruz, Ph.D. in Education, Emphasis in Language, Literacy and Culture, 2018
- University of California, Santa Cruz, M.A. in Education, Emphasis in Language, Literacy and...
Professor Ruchi Rangnath received a doctorate degree from Teachers College, Columbia University. She is a Bay Area native and has taught in elementary schools across San Jose and New York City. Her research focuses on critical literacy, humanizing practices, ethnic studies, and social justice teaching and learning in elementary classrooms.
Her recent books include, Planting the Seed of Equity: Ethnic Studies and Social Justice in the K-2 Classroom, Preparing to Teach Social Studies for Social...
- EdD, Curriculum and Teaching, Teachers College, Columbia University
- M.Ed. Teaching, University of California, Santa Barbara
- BA Sociology University of California, Santa Barbara
Joy Lopez is the Director of Technology at Sacred Heart Schools in Atherton, CA. She oversees the technology department for preschool through high school. Sacred Heart has iPads in carts for grades 1-4, and 1:1 iPads in grades 6-12. Sacred Heart Prep's iPad program is an Apple Distinguished Program for 2012-2013.
Before Sacred Heart, Dr. Lopez launched the one-to-one program at Bishop O'Dowd High School in Oakland, CA and launched their first online courses. She has been instrumental in...
- EdD, Educational Technology, Pepperdine University
Diana Neebe is an instructor in the Master of Educational Technology program at the University of San Francisco’s School of Education, and is the director of faculty development for an independent college preparatory school in Silicon Valley. Dr. Neebe has taught high school English Language Arts for over a decade in both public and independent schools. She is the co-author of Power Up: Making the Shift to 1:1 Teaching and Learning (2015). Her research interests rest at the intersection of...
- Ed.D., Learning & Instruction, University of San Francisco
- M.Ed., Curriculum Design, University of San Diego
- Single Subject Teaching Credential, English and Civics, University of San Diego
Professionally, Kevin is passionate about learning new methods of instruction to further enhance the learning experience inside the classroom – live or online. He finds great joy in coming across what already works and putting his own KZ-twist to it. Personally, Kevin is constantly enthralled by the latest technologies and seeing how they may be utilized as supplemental material for students, colleagues, and himself.
- University of San Francisco, MA in TESOL with ETK, 2019
- University of California, Davis, BA in Design, 2017
- Online tools and apps
- Distance, online, blended learning
- Project-based learning