Dr. Hemphill is a distinguished educator and author of long standing. His most recent position is as Professor and former Associate Dean of the Graduate School of Education, San Francisco State University
Dr. Hemphill’s teaching and research interests include multicultural and international education, cultural studies in education, critical, postmodern and postcolonial theories of education, popular culture, adult education, literacy, second language acquisition, and educational research methods. Prior to coming to the university he worked for ten years as a language teacher and program director in community-based organizations serving Asian immigrants in Oakland and San Francisco. He teaches the following courses: ISED 738 (Critical & Postmodern Pedagogies), ISED 740 (Education & Globalization: Issues in Comparative and International Education), and ISED 748 (Culture, Cognition, and Power Issues in Education). He led the development of two Doctoral programs in Educational Leadership (one in collaboration with UC Berkeley, the other an independent CSU program), pioneered several international initiatives, and served as Associate Dean for Graduate Studies in the College of Education and Chair of the Department of Equity, Leadership Studies, and Instructional Technologies (ELSIT). He is currently a faculty member in the ELSIT Department.
Dr. Hemphill is also a trombonist and musical arranger.
Dr. Hemphill received an AB from the University of California, Berkeley in Political Science and Asian Languages, an M.A. from the University of San Francisco in Bilingual Vocational Education, and a Doctorate in Education from the University of San Francisco in Educational Organization and Leadership.
He has authored numerous publications, including “Teaching in transnational spaces: A short-term study abroad journey in China.” In S. Guo (Ed.), Spotlight on China: Chinese education in the globalized world. (2016); Hemphill, D. & Blakely, E. (2015). ; and Appell, G. & Hemphill, D. (2006), American popular music: A multicultural history.