Current Leadership Team

Anoshua Chaudhuri Headshot (small)

Anoshua Chaudhuri

Senior Director of Teaching and Learning Programs and Services


CEETL serves a vital role on our campus, as a source of community, and teaching and learning support to faculty; and of course as a crucial means of enabling our students to succeed in the classroom, and beyond.  Dr. Chaudhuri is ideal for this position having directly served our students for 20 years, and proven herself as a respected and effective leader.  

Dr. Chaudhuri was a full professor and department chair in the Economics department at San Francisco State University. She received a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Washington, Seattle, and an M.A. in Economics from the Delhi School of Economics. Dr. Chaudhuri’s research has been at the intersection of health, development, and family economics, evaluating the impacts of policies and programs on community and household health outcomes with a focus on children and the elderly. She has over 25 publications in peer-reviewed journals and books. She regularly collaborates with community agencies in participatory research projects and has received many engaged scholarship awards and high-impact teaching awards as she involves her students in these research projects. She has taught courses in Health Economics Research, Economics of Gender, and Microeconomics and has been a dedicated user of community service learning in her classroom. She has contributed to the Office of Faculty Affairs’ efforts around diversity, equity, and inclusion in hiring at SF State. Closely working with CEETL, she has also led improvements around student success and equity gaps in the Economics department. Dr. Chaudhuri serves on the Boards of SF State’s University Corporation as well as a non-profit mental health agency, Richmond Area Multi-services or RAMS. She received the 2023-25 Lam Larsen Distinguished Service Professor award from the Lam Family College of Business for all her contributions to the campus and community, through her teaching, research, and service. 

Former Leadership Team

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Dr. Kasturi Ray

Faculty Director, Writing and Reading Across the Curriculum | 2022-2024
Professor and Former Chair, Women and Gender Studies


Kasturi Ray’s Ph.D. training is in Modern Media and Cultural Studies (Brown University, 2004). Her most recent publication is Spent Behind the Wheel (U of Minnesota). Since 2006, she has been teaching courses such as Feminist Pedagogies and Muslim Feminisms in Women and Gender Studies. She is particularly interested in exploring how trauma-informed pedagogies might help intervene in inequity gaps in student reading. She looks forward to collaborating with other CEETL members, including faculty directors and instructional designers, as well as those in its partner unit, Academic Technology.

Stephanie Sisk-Hilton

Dr. Stephanie Sisk-Hilton

Faculty Director, Multimodal Excellence in Teaching & Learning | 2022-2024
Professor, Elementary Education


Stephanie Sisk-Hilton is a professor in the Department of Elementary Education. Her research and teaching focus on supporting place-based, culturally responsive science learning that allows children and teachers to take up critically important issues, particularly around the impacts of climate change on communities. She collaborates with educators to engage in practice-based research to continually examine how pedagogical and curricular decisions impact student learning. During the pandemic, she has struggled alongside her students and colleagues to create more flexible approaches to teaching and learning that support learning as well as wellness for both students and teachers. Stephanie is excited to broaden this work toward sustainable, inclusive, and responsive pedagogies in collaboration with the CEETL team.

Kira Donnell

Dr. Kira Donnell

Faculty Director, Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion | 2022-2024
Lecturer Faculty, Asian American Studies


Kira Donnell is Lecturer Faculty in the Asian American Studies department. She holds an MA in Asian American Studies from SFSU and an MA and Ph.D. in Ethnic Studies from UC Berkeley. Her research focuses on Korean adoptees as individuals with agency and the development of an individual and collective Korean adoptee identity particularly as expressed through analysis of cultural productions. As a Lecturer Faculty member at SFSU, she is particularly interested in advocating for the support and recognition of Lecturer Faculty as well as exploring and implementing teaching practices and pedagogies that promote equitable and accessible learning experiences for students.

Crystal O. Wong

Crystal Wong

Interim Senior Director of Teaching and Learning Programs and Services | 2022 - 2023


Crystal O. Wong, EdD, has been teaching in the writing program at San Francisco State University since 2007. Prior to that, she taught in a variety of educational institutions, from elementary schools to adult literacy programs and community colleges. A first-generation college graduate, Dr. Wong received a B.A. in Music, B.A. in Liberal Studies, M.A. in English, and an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership. She has published articles and led workshops on student engagement, learning, and assessment, and has received the university-wide First-Year Teaching Award and the Liberal & Creative Arts Excellence in Teaching Award. Dr. Wong has a passion for learning and effective teaching and is an advocate for social justice, inclusivity, and equity for marginalized students.

Maggie Beers

Maggie Beers

Assistant Vice-President for Teaching and Learning | 2018-2022


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 methods to define and teach culture from a social justice perspective in modern language courses. With more than 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 support the committed CEETL staff and faculty as we develop and expand our faculty development programs and services in support of effective, equitable, and inclusive teaching and learning with (or without) technology. 

Faculty Director Wei Ming Dariotis

Wei Ming Dariotis

CEETL Faculty Director | 2019 - 2022
Professor of Asian American Studies


Wei Ming Dariotis is Faculty Director of the SF State Center for Equity and Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CEETL), professor of Asian American Studies, and affiliate faculty of the EdD in Educational Leadership at SF State. She holds a Ph.D. in English Literature from UCSB, and her research interests include race, gender, and science fiction; Asian American literature and poetry; critical mixed race cultural and literary studies; pedagogy studies; and educational leadership. 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 DePaul 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 and is co-editing a special issue on the 45th anniversary of the publication of the seminal Asian American literature anthology, Aiiieeeee! Her co-edited volume, Fight the Tower: Asian American Women Scholars' Resistance and Renewal in Academia, is published by Rutgers (2019).

Amy K. Kilgard

Amy K. Kilgard

Founding Faculty Director | 2017-2019
Professor & Chair of Communication Studies


Amy Kilgard is a professor and chair 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 have served as the first faculty director of the Center for Equity and Excellence in Teaching and Learning at SF State.