Kirsten Hilbert

Hilbert, Kristen
Lecturer Faculty
(415) 338-2144
Building: Humanities
Room Number: 232
Office Hours: 
Tuesday: 10:00 am-11:00 am
Thursday: 10:00 am-11:00 am
Friday: 9:00 am-10:00 am


I have a BFA in Theater from UCLA, and an MA in English (TESOL) from San Francisco State. I have been teaching in the English Department at SFSU for 18 years, and I always enjoy learning about my students lives and experiences, as well as the goals that bring them to study at San Francisco State University.

I believe grammar and rhetoric are best taught as tools, not rules. Questions and mistakes are an important part of the learning process, so in my courses I try to give students opportunities to experiment with writing and language. I love working with students on their writing, helping them find their voices and their purpose.