The CEETL Leadership Team

Faculty Directors

Wei-Ming Dariotis

Wei Ming Dariotis, Faculty Director 2019-

 

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 coedited, with Kieu Linh Valverde, Fight the Tower: Asian American Women's Resistance and Resilience in the Academy (Rutgers University Press, forthcoming, Fall/Winter 2019).

Amy K. Kilgard, Faculty Director 2017-2019

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.

Administrative Leadership

Maggie Beers

Assistant Vice-President for Teaching and Learning | Faculty Affairs
Executive Director, Academic Technology | Academic Affairs Operations

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.

Teggin Summers

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.

Leilani Serafin

CEETL Operations & Communications Lead

Leilani Serafin received her Ph.D. in English Language and Literature from UC Davis, her B.A. and M.A. from Cal State LA, and a Certificate in E-Learning Design and Development from SF State. She has taught at Cal State LA and UC Davis, where she also served as a graduate teaching fellow in their faculty development center. She has worked in research and knowledge management industries and is skilled in operations, communication, process documentation, instructional design, academic writing and developing e-learning modules.