Faculty In Review

Child Development & Family Studies Department

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Mabel K Auyeung

Child Development & Family Studies Department

B .A., M.A., University of Hong Kong; M.S., University of Wisconsin; M.Ed., San Francisco State University

Ms. Auyeung has taught at CCSF since 1998.

She states as follows: "We are aware of the dynamics and importance of early learning of young children. We pay attention toward investments in higher quality early education and preschool programs for young children to succeed in school, communities and states. There is urgent need to train a high quality early education workforce and professional development of teachers and child care providers."


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Gholam Reza Azarmi

Child Development & Family Studies Department

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Sylvia Y Buford

Child Development & Family Studies Department

B.A., M.A., Ed.D., University of San Francisco

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Tracy C Burt

Child Development & Family Studies Department

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Peijue Paige Chen

Child Development & Family Studies Department

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Joanne D Devine

Child Development & Family Studies Department

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Sharon Marie Donovan

Child Development & Family Studies Department

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Frank Duhl

Child Development & Family Studies Department

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Delores Eggers-Williams

Child Development & Family Studies Department

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Ana M Fisher

Child Development & Family Studies Department

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Adrienne D Fong

Child Development & Family Studies Department

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Cynthia J Fong

Child Development & Family Studies Department

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Nancy Gapasin Gnass

Child Development & Family Studies Department

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Judith W Hearst

Child Development & Family Studies Department

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Annemarie Devine Kurpinsky

Child Development & Family Studies Department

B.A. Psychology, University of San Francisco,
M.A. Early Childhood Education, San Francisco State University

Professor Kurpinsky has been teaching at CCSF since 1998.


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Sharon W. Lau

Child Development & Family Studies Department

B.S., Human Development Education, University of California, Davis
M.A., Early Childhood Education, San Francisco State University

Professor Lau has been teaching at CCSF since 2004.


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Margaret W Lewis

Child Development & Family Studies Department

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Bernadine Corinne Luckey

Child Development & Family Studies Department

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Muriel J. Meunier-Fiebelkorn

Child Development & Family Studies Department

B.A., San Francisco State University
Multiple Subjects Teaching Credential, San Francisco State University
M .A., Human Development/Early Childhood Education, Pacific Oaks College

Professor Meunier-Fiebelkorn has been teaching at CCSF since 1988.

As an instructor, she believes in providing an engaging and supportive learning environment for all students to grow into quality early childhood education teachers.

She is a current member of the CCSF Curriculum Committee (since 1999), and a member of MIP (Multicultural Infusion Project) since 2007.

Professor Meunier-Fiebelkorn is a member of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). She has co-authored a booklet entitled: ":Let's go to Kindergarten!" A Family Guide to School Readiness, 2006.

She enjoys reading, yoga, hiking, film, music, and gardening.


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Linda Ann Mickelson

Child Development & Family Studies Department

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Mariannina Mogar

Child Development & Family Studies Department

B.A., Hunter College, New York, NY; M.A., Iowa State University, Iowa City

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Alice Nakahata

Child Development & Family Studies Department

B.S. Physical Therapy, University of California, San Francisco
M.A. Developmental Psychology, San Francisco State University

Professor Nakahata has been teaching at CCSF since 1973.

She works to instill in students a respect for the individuality of young children and the profound effects of human relationships on their development. She encourages instructional strategies that tap into the abilities and interests of students to achieve that goal.

Professor Nakahata was a member of the Academic Senate Executive Council from 1992-1996; a member of the Master Plan Committee from 1992-1997; Program Director of the Foster Care and Independent Living Program from 1993-1997; Program Director of Training Older Adults for Work in Childcare 1991-1993; and a Grants Monitor of the State Preschool Program from 1991-2000.

Professor Nakahata is a member of NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children) and presented at their national conferences in 1997 and 2001; she was in the Desired Results Workgroup, California Department of Education Child Development Division from 1997-2000; she is a founding member of Bardtec (Bay Area Network for Diversity Training); she is involved in the Program for Infant and Toddler Caregivers (PITC); and was in the panel of experts of the Infant/Toddler Program Guidelines of the Calfiornia Department of Education in 2006.

Professor Nakahata thrives on discovering the joy of grandparenting young children, walking and weight training, and reading current information on brain development.


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Sheila R Norman

Child Development & Family Studies Department

BA: Humanities with an Emphasis in Early Care and Education, 2007 from New College of California
MA in Humanities and Leadership, 2008 from New College of California

Prof. Norman has been teaching at CCSF since 2008

My goal is to inspire and train educators and future educators of young children. I strongly believe that each student brings something to the learning experience, learning is bi-directional and a life long process.

Campus Coordinator for the California Early Childhood Mentor Program;
Campus Coordinator for the Child Development Training Consortium

Board Member for the SF Childcare Providers Association

Hobbies include reading, knitting, yoga & gardening


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Patricia Lynn Nunley

Child Development & Family Studies Department

EdD Educational Leadership - Mills Collge
M.A. Education ECE (Educational Leadership, Theory, Action and Research), - Mills College
B.S. Business Administration (Marketing) - San Francisco State University
Administration Certificate Child Development, City College of San Francisco

Dr. Nunley has been teaching at CCSF since 2008.

Dr. Nunley is passionate about educational equity for all children and particularly urban children of color. She believes all children can learn and embraces Reggio Emilia and Louis Malaguzzi’s philosophy of catching the ball the child throws.

Dr. Nunley is interested in the out-of-school factors that create opportunity gaps that are manifested in urban classroom environments. Her specific research interest is the synergistic effect of the intersection of racism, sexism, classism, and community violence on the developmental trajectory of young children. Currently she is exploring the implications of research on chronic exposure to traumatic community violence and other factors unique to young African-American males school experience and especially student-teacher classroom interactions, self-regulation mastery, and literacy development.

For her dissertation study, Patricia conceived a model for comprehending the developmental of young urban Black males entitled the RGPV Factor. She has presented her exploratory findings at annual meetings for the American Education Research Association, California Head Start's Edward Zigler Western Research Institute, The National Association for the Education of Young Children and other professional organizations.

As an Educational Consultant, Patricia provides services to Head Start Programs, Unified School Districts, and Private Early Education Programs. She is currently a member of the School Design Team for a proposed charter school targeting Black Males. The school will be operated by the 100 Black Men of the Bay Area, its proposed opening date is Fall 2012. Her goal is to create a laboratory school that prepares teachers to effectively educate urban children of color.


Dr. Nunley participated in college faculty focus groups convened for the purpose of developing the Preschool Curriculum Framework, a standardized curriculum for the State of California.

She was invited to Washington, DC as a Federal Reviewer for the Early Head Start and Head Start Expansion Grant. She also went to Washington, DC to review Fatherhood grants for the Office of Family Assistance.

Dr. Nunley has shared her expertise in professional development workshop presentations during CCSF Flex Day and CCSF’s annual CCSF conference for Math, Science Career & Technical Education Conference for K-14 Teachers and Future Teachers.

She is a Member of ECE Leaders Today and Tomorrow, and a regular Participant in Pre-K Advocacy Day in Sacramento. As an Early Childhood Instructor, she was a member of a team of Educators selected to testify before Sacramento Legislators on Pre-K Advocacy Day Working with Families We Call at Risk. She was also selected to testify before California Commission on the Status of Women Affordable Childcare for Mothers Moving From Welfare to Work.

Dr. Nunley participates in CCSF’s Multi-Cultural Infusion Project and has presented a mini-research project on working with Chinese Immigrant ECE Students.

She is an Asa Hillard - Barbara Sizemore Fellow. :



The American Education Reserach Association
The Association of Black Psychologist
California Head Start Association
National Association for the Education of Young Children
National Black Child Development Institute, Inc.
National Association for the Education of Homeless Children
Association of Christian School International
The East Bay Association for the Education of Young Children
The Black Infant Health Advisory Group



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Susan M Osterhoff

Child Development & Family Studies Department

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Willa A Owings

Child Development & Family Studies Department

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Lisa Ling Quan

Child Development & Family Studies Department

MS, University of Oregon, Curriculum & Instruction, Early Childhood Education
BS, Oregon State University, Sociology
Lifetime Children's Center Supervision Permit, Commission on Teacher Credentialing

Ms. Quan has taught at CCSF since 1995.


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Catherine V Richardson

Child Development & Family Studies Department

B.A., University of Southern California
M.A., San Francisco State University

Professor Richardson has been teaching at CCSF since 2002.

Her philosophy: "Each student is unique. I believe in a culturally sensitive and responsive approach to teaching. I try to respect each student’s individual background, world-view, and learning style. I strive to affirm and build on student’s strengths. I believe that we can all learn from each other."


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Stephen M Rico

Child Development & Family Studies Department

B.S., University of California, Davis
M.A., Stanford University

Professor Rico has been teaching at CCSF since 1984.


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Haneefah M Shuaibe

Child Development & Family Studies Department

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Linda Carol Sudak

Child Development & Family Studies Department

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Dolores Gonzalez Terrazas

Child Development & Family Studies Department

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Erica Ging Yee Tom

Child Development & Family Studies Department

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Judith A. Turner

Child Development & Family Studies Department

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Dianne C Velleno

Child Development & Family Studies Department

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Maria delRosario Villasana

Child Development & Family Studies Department

AA with focus on Early Childhood Education from City College of San Francisco
BA in Humanities with Child Development focus from New College of CA
MA in Early Childhood Education from San Francisco State University


Prof. Villasana has been teaching credit classes in both English and Spanish for the Child Development and Family Studies Department at CCSF since 2007.
From 1987 to the present she has also worked in the lab schools as Preschool and Child Development Center director. From 1987 to 2007 she worked at Bernal Heights State Preschool, since then she has been at CCSF-Mission Child Development Center on the Mission Campus

(Maria) Rosario Villasana, M.A., is director at the Mission Campus Child Development Lab Center for City College of SF. She also teaches child development classes and courses related to running a child care center, the business and art of runing a family child care business and administration of early childhood programs in both English and Spanish. She is an adjunct professor at San Francisco State University and Community Programs Coordinator for the Caldwell Early Life Center at Rudolf Steiner College. She is a Program for infant/Toddler Care trainer and a LifeWays NorthAmerica trainer. Her primary focus is the Birth to 7 year old child.
Focus areas include; LifeWays North America, the Program for Infant/Toddler Caregivers, The Impact of Media on the Young Child, Environments for Children, Dance and Movement Education, Sensory Integration and Brain Development, and Resource Development for Spanish Trainers. “I am particularly interested in children in the Birth to 7 age range as this is a critical stage setting the foundation for future learning and quality of life. During this period Family Support and Parenting is an important service and an essential aspect for successful programs. As an educator I think it is imperative to protect the spirit of childhood and to foster free play. Learner focused programming that allows the child to develop at their own pace and in a creative manner requires teacher inquiry and self reflection, as well as capacities and confidence gained from advanced studies and the courage to be the teacher called for in these times.”

I enjoy involvement with the Multi-cultural Infusion Project (MIP) and look for ways to engage non-traditional learners.

I am President of the Board of Directors of the Alliance for Childhood and on the Board of LifeWays North America. I am frequently invited to present at professional conferences such as NAEYC, CAEYC and local AEYC organizations. I have also presented at the World Form, Child Care Information Exchange, in Singapore; Athens, Greece; and Acapulco Mexcio. I have presented for the CENDI conference in Monterey Mexico and have been interviewd by New Dimensions for their Changing the World Series, the link for the interview titled Children at Play-Changing the World is:
http://www.newdimensions.org/flagship/3123/rosario-villasana-ruiz-children-at-play---changing-the-world/

I am an avid traveler and fascinated by how environment and geography shape thinking and lifestyle. I enjoy hearing different languages and exploring different perspectives through travel and seeing the world. I enjoy dancing, both socially and for creative expression and I believe movement is an important aspect of education for young children both for the obvious physical, spatial awareness and strength and coordination benefits as well as for the creative and expressive qualities. I consider myself an advocate for childhood and support reclaiming play as a natural child's right to grow free and joyfully.


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Norma A Villazana-Price

Child Development & Family Studies Department

A.A., City College of San Francisco; B.A., New College, San Francisco; M.A., San Francisco State University

Prof. Villazana-Price has been teaching at CCSF since 111


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Jacob Wang

Child Development & Family Studies Department

BA Psychology Stanford
MA Education Assessment UC Berkeley

Prof. Wang has been teaching at CCSF since 2007


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Eva G White

Child Development & Family Studies Department

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Kathleen C White

Chair, Child Development & Family Studies Department

B.A. Creative Writing, San Francisco State University
M.A. Education, San Francisco State University
Lifetime Credential, Preschool Education, Commission on Teacher Credentialing

Professor White has taught at CCSF since 1995.

She is the current Chair of the Child Development and Family Studies Department.

Professor White is the parent of 3 children and a native San Franciscan.


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Susan R Whittom

Child Development & Family Studies Department

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Kausar Khalid Wildman

Child Development & Family Studies Department

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Ronald P Wolff

Child Development & Family Studies Department

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Manuel K Wong

Child Development & Family Studies Department

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Lynn Yagle-Snead

Child Development & Family Studies Department

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Kathleen Zetes

Child Development & Family Studies Department

Biography is unavailable at this time.



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