Meet the Instructors

Molly Strear, Ph.D.

Molly Strear is an Associate Professor in the Department of Counseling at San Francisco State University in the School Counseling and Pupil Personnel Services specialization. Molly completed her doctoral degree in Counselor Education and Supervision from the University of Northern Colorado (CACREP accredited) with emphases in school counseling and counseling children and adolescents. In addition, she holds a doctoral minor in applied statistics and research methods and has advanced knowledge and experience in qualitative research methodology. Molly has been working on the intersection of education and mental health for almost 20 years through mentoring programs, elementary education, school and clinical mental health counseling, and as a counselor educator and supervisor. 

Molly’s goal as a counselor educator and supervisor is to foster accessible, inclusive, experiential learning environments that promote participation, honor diverse perspectives, and enhance collaborative, critical inquiry. She strives to facilitate dialogue that deconstructs dominant narratives by examining the impact of power, privilege, and oppression on the subjugation of knowledge. Molly believes that supervision can support school counselors’ professional development as empathic, reflective professionals that prioritize multicultural competence, equity, and hope.

Angela Tang, Ph.D.

Angela Tang is the School Counseling Fieldwork Coordinator at the University of San Francisco in the School Counseling Program. She holds a doctoral degree in Counseling from Oregon State University (CACREP accredited), a Master's in Counseling with a specialization in School Counseling from San Diego State University, and a Bachelor's in sociology with a minor in education from the University of California, Irvine. Prior to becoming a counselor educator in 2014, Angela was a high school counselor at both public and charter high schools in the San Francisco Bay Area. She served on the Board of Directors for the California Association of School Counselors (CASC) as the High School Vice President and the Northern California Representative. Additionally, she has served on the CASC Ethics Committee. She is one of the ASCA Grant 2018 recipients which supported her on-going research on the topic of school counseling supervision. Angela has trained various school districts regarding comprehensive school counseling programs and in addition to being a school counselor, is a licensed professional clinical counselor in California. Her clinical experiences include clinical work in high school wellness centers and in affordable housing communities.

As an educator, Angela is passionate about ensuring equity and access for all students; K-12 through to graduate students. Her professional goal is to always advocate for diversity, inclusion, and systemic change.