Courtney Ghan

Ghan, Courtney
Lecturer Faculty
(415) 338-3091
Building: Humanities
Room Number: 240
Office Hours: 
Tuesday: 9:30 am-10:30 am
Thursday: 9:00 am-11:00 am


I love learning. I love absorbing new information and thinking about how it fits with what I know, what I value, and who I am. Whether it is taking on a challenge, reading a book or article., listening to a podcast, or engaging in meaningful conversation, I enjoy expanding my mind and developing my knowledge and skills. I aim to inspire this spirit of inquiry in my students – and to learn from them, too!

I graduated from Sonoma State in 2008 with my BA in English (emphasis in curriculum and pedagogy). I earned my MA in English Composition and Certificate in the Teaching of Post-Secondary Reading from SF State in 2012. During grad school, I was a grant writer at the San Joaquin County Office of Education. I have taught at SF State since 2011 and Skyline College since 2013. I was the Director of the Writing Center at Notre Dame de Namur University from 2012-2015.

My teaching interests include basic skills and acceleration. I ask students to read and write about topics related to psychology and identity. At SF State, I have had the pleasure of participating in various programs and projects, including: Metro Academies College Success Program and Faculty Learning Community, Metro/CEETL Course Collaboratives, CEETL’s  QLT Online Teaching Lab and Online Teaching Squares.