Amy K. Kilgard
Professor of Communication Studies
Amy Kilgard is a professor of Communication Studies at San Francisco State University. Her research and creative work exist at the intersections of performance (both everyday and aesthetic), pedagogy and consumerism. In the classroom, Amy works to create an environment where passion, compassion, risk and intervention thrive; where all participants feel supported and included; and where participants learn from one another through sharing personally vulnerable, culturally valuable, socially important performances that contribute to social justice. Amy is honored to serve as the first faculty director of the Center for Equity and Excellence in Teaching and Learning at SF State.
Faculty Fellows (2018-2019)
Sally A. Baack
Professor in Department of Management
Esther Chan has been teaching English at SF State since 1985. Besides teaching in the English department, she mentors MATESOL students, assists the coordinator in the CMS Program, and collaborates with teachers in some of SF State’s main feeder schools. Esther loves teaching, and she loves learning – especially from her students and her colleagues. One of her favorite parts of teaching is helping her students embrace their college experience, develop their self-confidence, and discover their interests. Esther received her M.A. in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) and certificate to teach writing in 1985.
Associate Professor of Nursing
Fang-yu Chou is an Associate Professor of Nursing at SF State. Her research interests in self-management and quality of care among minority communities interact with her course development and teaching philosophy in empowering and facilitating learners’ self-efficacy and skills to engage in life-long learning. She has taught various courses in undergraduate and graduate nursing programs. Her teaching modalities are centered around encouraging observational learning and experiential learning experiences.
Wei Ming Dariotis
Undergraduate and MA Coordinator of Asian American Studies
Wei Ming Dariotis is Associate Professor, and Undergraduate and MA Coordinator, of Asian American Studies, and she mentors other writing teachers as the GWAR Coordinator for the College of Ethnic Studies at San Francisco State University. She earned her PhD in English Literature at UC Santa Barbara. She co-edited and co-curated, with Laura Kina, War Baby/Love Child: Mixed Race Asian American Art, two art exhibits and a book of the same name (UW Press, 2013). With Laura Kina and Camilla Fojas, she co-coordinated the Inaugural Critical Mixed Race Studies Conference, at De Paul University, 2010, and co-authored the definition of critical mixed race studies. She serves on the editorial board of Asian American Literatures: Discourses and Pedagogies, for which she guest edited a special issue on mixed heritage Asian American literature. Dr. Dariotis also serves as an affiliate faculty member of the SFSU Graduate School of Education. In addition to creating a minor in Critical Mixed Race Studies, she is coediting, with Kieu Linh Valverde, Fight the Tower: Asian American Women's Resistance and Resilience in the Academy (Rutgers University Press, forthcoming, Fall/Winter 2019).
Angela D. Jones
Associate Professor of English
Angela D. Jones is an Associate Professor of English at SF State. She has published on women travel writers, feminist pedagogy, memoir, and feminist film theory and identity politics. Her current research and teaching interests focus on truth-telling performances in literary non-fiction that serve as interpretive lenses for public discourses of truth and lying. Prior to joining the faculty at SF State, Dr. Jones served as associate dean and interim dean in the College of Extended Learning at SF State, and taught in the English Departments at Stanford University, Cornell College, and the University of Rochester.
Judith M. Kell
Lecturer in Department of Seconday Education
Professor of History
Director of the Paul K. Longmore Institute on Disability
After two decades at the University of California, Davis, Catherine Kudlick became Professor of History and Director of the Paul K. Longmore Institute on Disability at San Francisco State University in 2012. Drawing on her research focus in disability history, her teaching aims to expand thinking about what makes courses and classrooms most open to diverse learners. As director of the Longmore Institute, she has been engaged in public history for school teachers and museum professionals to explore creative ways of reaching wide audiences.
Associate Professor of Theatre
Laura Wayth is an Associate Professor of Theatre at San Francisco State University. She teaches contemporary and classical acting and courses in musical theatre. Laura strives to create an inclusive, equitable, and engaging laboratory for creative work in her classroom. She is honored to have the opportunity, as a CEETL Fellow, to expand this awareness and to discover new inspiration for her classroom.
Associate Professor in Department of Recreation, Parks & Tourism
Jackson Wilson is an Associate Professor in the Department of Recreation, Parks & Tourism. His love of intense, extended, in-person educational expeditions has evolved to include a deep appreciation for online learning. Jackson was the primary architect for and continues to be an organizing coordinator for a four-campus CSU graduate collaboration. Jackson chairs the Online Education Committee for the campus as well as leading other online education focused efforts (e.g., lead faculty for QLT, SF State SQuAIR researcher, and chair of College of Health & Social Sciences Online Education Committee).
Executive Director, Academic Technology
Maggie Beers received her B.A. and M.A. in Spanish and Latin American Literature from UC Santa Barbara and her Ph.D. from the Faculty of Education at the University of British Columbia, where she investigated ways to prepare teachers to use audiovisual media, educational technology and digital ethnography to define and teach culture from a social justice perspective in modern language courses. With 20 years’ teaching and 10 years' administrative experience in public post-secondary institutions in the US, Canada, Spain, and France, Maggie is passionate about providing faculty and students universal access to a wide range of teaching strategies and experiences in support of student success, many of which are enabled by technology. To this aim, Maggie feels fortunate to oversee the committed Academic Technology staff and service units who provide customer service, video production, audiovisual classroom and online technology systems and faculty development programs that support effective teaching and learning with (or without) technology.
Manager, Teaching & Learning in Academic Technology
Teggin Summers has spent two decades working with educational technologies. From teaching in an online MOO to leading exploration of emerging technologies for teaching and learning, Teggin has broad experience with tools and techniques for engaging faculty around technology-enhanced, student-centered learning. At SF State, Teggin provides oversight and is responsible for developing, implementing, and managing a comprehensive range of grants and campus-borne initiatives that support and advance all modes of effective teaching and learning. Current faculty development and project management activities support hybrid and online curriculum development, active learning space design and experimentation, affordable and open educational resources, academic integrity, ePortfolio assessment, and Quality Learning & Teaching (QLT) peer review and certification, among others. Teggin received her B.S. from Virginia Tech in Psychology and her PhD from the University of Georgia in English, with specialities in Rhetoric and Composition, Theory, and Humanities Computing.