Faculty In Review

Radiologic Sciences Department

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Said Paul Arsalane

Radiologic Sciences Department

Biography is unavailable at this time.

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Diane Renee Garcia

Radiologic Sciences Department

A.S., City College of San Francisco, Radiology
B.S., Touro University International, Health Care Administration
M.S. Touro University International, Health Education

Diane Garcia is the Clinical Coordinator and a full time instructor for CCSF's Diagnostic Medical Imaging Program since 1997. She has been a Radiographer since 1979, having also graduated from this very program.

The foundation of my teaching philosophy is to provide my students with the knowledge and practical education to be able to function in the real world of radiology and health care. One of my ultimate objectives in teaching is to facilitate learning by helping students gain the necessary skills to take control of and become active participants in their own learning. I insist my students understand why they are doing a particular procedure or examination not simply how to do it. My teaching practices empower students to take ownership of their education and help them realize that they are responsible for their learning outcomes.
I encourage students to tackle problems creatively, which helps them learn to think outside conventional boundaries and to seek the deeper meaning of a concept. Their education includes working with real patients in real situations and I impress this fact upon them even in the classroom where most are accustom to learning and purging information. The seriousness of their learning must be extrapolated into real life quickly.
I believe teaching is the most important service I provide to the City College of San Francisco community. I am helping to educate a new generation of radiology professionals to function knowledgeably in a profession where rapid technological advances constantly pose new questions and ethical challenges. Regardless of content, I think the student should leave the course with skills they will apply in the clinical environment. These basic skills include patient care, problem solving, critical thinking, research and writing proficiency, and effective communication abilities.
My ultimate goal is to provide the community with radiology professionals that will treat each patient with care, compassion, professionalism, and superior technical skills while keeping radiation protection in mind and employing it at all times.
I am proud to be an alumni and instructor at City College of San Francisco and to have the opportunity to help create the next generation of radiographers who will probably care for you one day. If this is the case, feel secure in the fact that they are well educated.


Diane has served on the CCSF Graduation Committee since 1997
She is a past mentor for the Puente Project and has served on many tenure review and hiring committees for CCSF.

Past President of the Radiologic Technology Educators of California (RTEC)
Director at Large for the California Society of Radiologic Technologists (CSRT)
Health Workforce Iniative for the Chancellors office in California
Member of the Radiologic Technology Certification Committee (RTCC) an appointed position for the California Department of Public Health-Radiation Health Branch (CDPH-RHB).
Member of the American Society of Radiologic Technologists

Diane is married, has three grown daughters, and three grandchildren.

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Thomas F Hall

Radiologic Sciences Department

B.A. Psychology, University of California at Berkeley

Professor Hall has been part-time faculty at CCSF since 1991.

He was born and raised in San Francisco, attended CCSF from 1967 to 1969 as an engineering major, then transferred to UC Berkeley and received a Bachelors degree in Psychology in 1971. From 1974 to 1976 he trained in the UCSF radiology technology program and worked in the Ambulatory Care Center at UCSF Medical Center from 1976 to 2007.

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Kathleen M Hurley

Radiologic Sciences Department

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

Biography is unavailable at this time.

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Marilyn Michelle Rose

Radiologic Sciences Department

Biography is unavailable at this time.

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Debra Stastny

Radiologic Sciences Department

Biography is unavailable at this time.

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Kyle Richard Thornton

Chair, Radiologic Sciences Department

Certificate: Radiologic Sciences Program - Los Angeles City College
A.A: Spanish - Long Beach City College
B.A.: Political Science - San Francisco State University
MA: Educational Leadership - Touro University International, Cypress, CA.
PhD: Educational Leadership - Trident University International, Cypress, CA.


Dr. Thornton has been teaching at CCSF since 1997.

Having come from a long family line of teachers, Dr. Thornton feels that teaching is in his genetic code.
In addition to teaching at CCSF, Dr. Thornton continues to work in his discipline as a CT Technologist at UCSF Medical Center.
As an instructor at City College, he appreciates the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of students by providing the educational path toward the realization of their goals.

He has been involved in the campus-wide mentor program, as well as the SCANS project and took part in the college self study during the Fall 2004 semester.

Board of Directors for the California Society of Radiologic Technologists
Scholarship Review Committee of the American Society of Radiologic Technologists -that organization awards annual scholarships to radiology students across the country.

His favorite sports include snow and water-skiing, snorkeling in Hawaii and the Caribbean, stand-up paddleboarding, and tennis.

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Leslie K Yim

Radiologic Sciences Department

Director, Radiation Oncology Technology Program


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

Les Yim was born and raised in San Francisco, graduated from the CCSF Radiography Program in 1975, and began teaching here in 1982. He served as Radiologic Technology Department Chair for 17 years, overseeing both the Diagnostic Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology Programs. He is a member of the American Society of Radiologic Technologists, California Society of Radiologic Technologists, and past-President of the Radiology Educators of California.

Mr. Yim is also a professional musician. He has played drums since grammar school and is a long-time member of "Expo," a popular band that has performed regularly in the Bay Area for 30 years.


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