Maureen Fitzgerald

Fitzgerald, Maureen
Lecturer Faculty
(415) 338-3096
Building: Humanities
Room Number: 272
Office Hours: 
Monday: 12:00 pm-1:00 pm
Wednesday: 12:00 pm-1:00 pm


I am proud to have been teaching in the English department at SFSU since 2001, working in both the Composition for Multilingual Students (CMS) and the Writing programs. I earned my Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from UCSB, and have always been interested in who has political and social power in our society.  Teaching, I decided, was the best way for me to “fight the powers that be” and help empower the next generation, so I entered graduate school at SFSU and earned a Master’s in TESOL.  I find great satisfaction in helping my students build their academic skills and seeing them grow in confidence as they meet the challenges of being a university student.

I love working with non-native speakers of English, first-generation college students, and all the diverse groups we have at SFSU. 

I have taught students from over fifty countries here at SFSU and have taught English in Japan and Peru. Outside of teaching, I am a San Francisco Giants fanatic, kayaker, hiker,  biker, news  junkie, arts lover, and beginning ukulele student.  I also really like trees.