Couses Taught




Honors and Awards


· Recipient of Outstanding Faculty Advisor Leadership Award, San Francisco State University, Spring 2014


· Re-appointed as Member of the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Advisory Panel on Outreach and Education, Fall 2013


· Appointed as Co- Chair of the Gerontological Society of America (GSA) Program Committee for the 2015 Annual Scientific Conference, Fall 2013


· Appointed as Member of the Region 1X Women’s Health Advisory Council, Fall 2011


Academic Credentials



National Commission for Health Education Credentialing

Certified Health Education Specialist



Teachers College, Columbia University, New York

Post-Doctoral Training: Computer Management Systems




Dr. Low is interested in the evolution of behavioral and social strategies and impacts on ecological dynamics.  Her areas of expertise are experimental design and statistics, plant-herbivore-enemy systems, and the economics of interactions (game theory and evolution). Some of the courses that she has taught at SFSU are: Animal Diversity, Biometry, Conservation Biology, Ecology, and Entomology. She received her doctoral degree from the Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology at U.C. Santa Barbara.


Graduate Courses:

  • CHIN 824 Testing and Assessment in Teaching Chinese as A Foreign Language
  • CHIN 825 Chinese Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy 
  • MLL 808 Second Language Acquisition 
  • MLL 803 Technology and Language Education 
  • MLL 751 Curriculum and Instruction

Undergraduate Courses

  • CHIN 525 Chinese Applied Linguistics
  • CHIN 228 Chinese Language and Society
  • CHIN 111 & 112 Accelerated Chinese
  • CHIN 101 Elementary Chinese


*Last name changed from Xiao, Yang to Xiao-Desai Yang in 2015

Peer-reviewed Journal Articles and book chapters

2019         Zhou, Y., Xiao-Desai, Y., Chen, S., & Curry A. The development of willingness to communicate in L2 Chinese writing – A longitudinal study. In Xiao. F. (Ed.) Second Language Chinese Development: A Longitudinal Perspective. Lexington (forthcoming in 2019)

Sanjit Sengupta

Sanjit Sengupta (Ph.D. 1990, University of California, Berkeley), professor of marketing, teaches courses in marketing management, strategic marketing, and high-tech marketing.

He has also taught at the University of Maryland, College Park and in many executive development programs in the USA, India, Finland and South Korea.


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