Six new tenure-track faculty members join the College

Sunday, September 27, 2020

The College of Health & Social Sciences extends a warm welcome to its newest faculty members:

Derrick Bines, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Counseling

Derrick BinesDerrick Bines earned his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Oregon and his Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from CSU Fullerton. Bines’ research interests are broadly focused on exploring factors that impact the academic experiences of Black and other marginalized college students. In the Department of Counseling, Bines is teaching Counseling Skills and Process as well as Counseling Practicum.



Rachel Flynn, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Child & Adolescent Development

Rachel FlynnRachel Flynn is a developmental psychologist whose research centers on media’s impact on children’s cognitive development. She received her M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Columbia University’s Teacher’s College; her Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from the University of California, Riverside; and she completed her postdoctoral training at New York University. She spent the past three years as a research assistant professor in the Department of Medial Social Sciences at Northwestern University. In 2019 she received an Early Career Fellowship for her research on Middle Childhood Education and Development from the American Educational Research Association and Society for Research in Child Development. This fall she will be teaching CAD 300: Professional Roles and Careers in Child and Adolescent Development and CAD 660: Applied Advanced Developmental Science in Child and Adolescent Development.

Ikaika Gleisberg, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Sociology & Sexuality Studies

Ikaika GleisbergA. Ikaika Gleisberg received their Ph.D. in English with a Cultural Studies concentration from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. Ikaika’s teaching and research interests rest at the intersections of indigenous studies, trans studies and queer theory.  This semester they will be teaching SXS/WGS 551: Queer Literatures & Media and a graduate seminar titled, SXS 799: Contagion, Surveillance, and Emergent Strategies of Care.



Molly McManus, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Child & Adolescent Development

Molly E. McManus’ scholarship focuses on the cultural nature of learning and development and issues of equity in early childhood education for children of color, particularly Latinx children from immigrant families. She explores the social, academic, cultural, and linguistic implications of young children's learning experiences from the perspectives of children themselves and examines how teachers and systems shape the type and quality of children’s learning experiences. McManus earned her Ph.D. in Educational Psychology and completed a post-doc in Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Texas at Austin. Before academia, she was a bilingual early elementary school teacher in Oakland and San Francisco. This semester McManus will be teaching two sections of Applied Child and Youth Development. She is looking forward to exploring with students the range of cultural ways that children grow, learn and develop.

Supriya Misra, Sc.D.

Assistant Professor, Public Health

Supriya MisraSupriya Misra’s research focuses on mental health inequities among socially marginalized communities, particularly racial and ethnic minority groups. She uses mixed methods to understand the roles of discrimination, stigma, and trauma on the onset and experience of mental distress and to promote dignity and justice for those living with mental illness. She completed her B.A. and M.A. in Psychology at Stanford University, her Sc.D. in Social and Behavioral Sciences at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and a Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellowship at New York University. She also worked for several years in nonprofit management to develop and implement evidence-based health education resources. She will be starting as an assistant professor in the Department of Public Health in Spring 2021.

Daphne Stannard, Ph.D., RN, CNS, NPD-BC, FCCM

Associate Professor, Nursing

Daphne StannardDaphne Stannard received her BSN at Vanderbilt University and her M.S. and Ph.D. in Nursing from the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF). She has more than 20 years of clinical experience in critical care and perianesthesia nursing, serving in a variety of roles at different institutions, including as a direct care nurse and clinical nurse specialist in adult intensive care units and adult and pediatric post anesthesia care units. Stannard joined the academic ranks as an assistant professor at SF State’s School of Nursing upon completion of her Ph.D. in 1997. She was promoted to associate professor and tenured when she returned to UCSF Medical Center to resume clinical practice. From 2012 to 2019, Stannard concurrently served as the chief nurse researcher, founding director of the Institute for Nursing Excellence, director of the UCSF JBI Centre for Evidence Synthesis & Implementation, and nurse administrator for the Highly Infectious Care Unit at UCSF Medical Center, which was a designated CDC Ebola treatment center. 

Stannard retired from UCSF in 2019 and returned to SF State’s School of Nursing as a lecturer teaching Medical-Surgical/Critical Care Nursing and EBP/Research. She starts this fall as an associate professor with tenure in SF State’s School of Nursing. Her research program focuses on EBP, disaster nursing and perioperative clinical practice issues, and her research expertise is in qualitative research methodologies, synthesis science and implementation science.