Faculty In Review

Philippine Studies Department

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Maharaj Shashi Desai

Philippine Studies Department

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Leo S Paz

Philippine Studies Department

B.A. in Philosophy, De LaSalle University/OLAS
M.A.in Teaching English as a Second Language, University of San Francisco
Ed.D. in International Multicultural Education, University of San Francisco

Professor Paz has been teaching at CCSF since 1993.

Professor Paz's educational philosophy: "Education is preparation for life. Education is also lifetime learning. Thus, it is not just specific knowledge and training in one field, but a rich, broad mix of science, philosophy, arts and letters. Pedagogy and Learning are both empowering and liberating. The teacher becomes a better teacher because s/he learns from and inspired by one's students. Students become better and more learned persons because teachers impart not only knowledge, but also inspiration, conviction, ideals, and values."

Professor Paz is Fil Am Student Club Advisor, Advisory Board Member of APASS, MESA/STEM, Mentoring and Service Learning, and FAA.

He has published as follows: "Placement Testing in the Filipino Language" in "Case studies in foreign language placement: Practices and possibilities" by Hudson, T. and Clark, M. (Eds.), National Foreign Language Resource Center, University of Hawaii; for 10+ years, wrote a regular column "Let's Talk Filipino" in internationally circulated Philippine News.

Professor Paz is Vice President, Council of Teachers of Southeast Asian Languages (COTSEAL); Member, Association of Asian Studies, and Lifetime Member, Foreign Language Association of Northern California.

He enjoys running, walking, reading.


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Lily Ann Bolo Villaraza

Philippine Studies Department

Biography is unavailable at this time.



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