Teresa  Teng

Associate Faculty, Communication Studies

Teresa Teng became a proud member of the Mission College faculty in Fall of 2016. She previously taught at Gavilan College, and is now also currently teaching at San Jose State University. The tenets that are the foundation of her pedagogy philosophy are: integrity, democracy, and empowerment. Integrity: She strives to be authentic, transparent, and genuine with her students. Democracy: She believes that every individual in the classroom should learn to utilize their voices. Empowerment: Through communication theory, she hopes her students realize their own power to engender social change in order to improve their own lives, as well as the lives of their future generations.


M.A. in Communication Studies, emphasis in Intercultural Communication and                Pedagogy, SJSU
B.A. in Communication Studies with a minor in Sociology, SJSU

Courses Taught at Mission College

Public Speaking

Courses Taught Elsewhere

Public Speaking
Public Speaking for Nonnative Speakers
Critical Thinking and Decision Making
Argumentation and Advocacy
Small Group Communication


Teresa was born in New York and spent the first half of her childhood in New Jersey. She moved to the Bay Area at 9 years old. She is Chinese American and is conversationally fluent in Mandarin. Teresa draws inspiration from the works of Maya Angelou, Gloria Steinem, Amy Tan, and Paulo Coelho. And, she's obsessed with Beyonce and Hello Kitty!


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Teresa Teng
phone: none listed
email: teresa.teng@wvm.edu
office: meetings by appt