CTFD Staff and Services

Meg Gorzycki, Ed.D.

Faculty Development Consultant

Photograph of Meg Gorzycki

Meg joined the CTFD staff in 2007. For 23 years, she taught and was an administrator in college-preparatory high schools. She has also taught at Chabot Community College, the University of Rostov-on-Don, Russia, and Prince Sultan University, Saudi Arabia. Her research interrests include literacy, critical thinking, and pedagogical development. She is also facinated by the Cold War and its impact on American values and morality. She holds a BA in Religious Studies, an MA in History and received her Ed.D. from University of San Francisco in 2003. Her doctoral work focused on curriculm design, cognitive and moral development, and instruction.

E-Mail Address: meggorzy@sfsu.edu
Phone: (415) 338-6815

Recent publications include:

  • Gorzycki, M., Howard, P., Allen, D., Desa, G., & Rosegard, E. (2016). Reading proficiency at the university level: a comparative study of 848 undergraduates. Literacy Research and Instruction, 55(2), 142-162.

  • Gorzycki, M. (2014). The enlightened classroom: Reflections on critical and ethical thinking in American education. Los Angeles, CA: Figueroa Press.

  • Gorzycki, M., Howard, P. Allen, D. (2013). Assessing Ethical Thinking as a Cognitive Task: A Reliable Rubric. Currents in Teaching and Learning, 60(1), 40-52.

  • Gorzycki, M., Elder, L., & Paul, R. (2013). Historical thinking: Bringing critical thinking explicitly into the heart of historical study. Tomales, CA: Foundation for Critical Thinking.

  • Gorzycki, M., Elder, L., & Paul, R. (2012). Student’s Guide to historical thinking: Going beyond dates, places, and names to the core of history. Tomales, CA: Foundation for Critical Thinking.


The Center for Teaching and Faculty Development plays an integral role in enhancing the personal and professional lives of faculty at SF State and offers the following services:

  1. Individual consultations on matters related to course design, instructional strategies, class management, assessment design, research development, mansucript development, and development opportunities
  2. Department and committee consultations related to matters of program evaluation and development, and institutional review
  3. Workshops addressing a variety of topics including course design, literacy, teaching writing skills, critical thinking, responding to distressed students, student development, and assessment
  4. Representation to the CSU Faculty Developers' Council, which coordinates and mobilizes resources for symposiums and and develops projects related to faculty development that are funded by CSU grants
  5. Support for special events, such as new Faculty orientation, Faculty Retreats, Showcases, and visits from international faculty