Madeline Flamer


Faculty Advisor to Gospel Gators
Faculty Advisor to Jabulani: Rites of Passage


Office Information: 
Ethnic Studies & Psychology
Room Number: 
103-- office hours by appointment

Professor Flamer teaches gospel performance and has advised SF State's Gospel Gators for close to a decade.  The Gospel Gators are an award-winning and much acclaimed choir that has sung the soul of SF State since 2004. Under Professor Flamer's leadership, Gospel Workshop (AFRS 230) has welcomed countless first time first-year, transfer and international students to the distinguished harmony of SF State. True to our Departmental mantra for student success, the Gospel Workshop's collaborative efforts with Gospel Gators helps students find their fit and thrive for lifelong learning and development.

Professor Flamer also teaches Introduction to Black Creative Arts courses for the Department and the College of Ethnic Studies that are required for Africana Studies majors (GE LD-C1). One of Professor Flamer's thesis research projects examined Black teachers teaching Black adult learners using creative arts and music. She is acclaimed in the Bay area for her longitudinal practice concerning gospel music and performance in addition to creative writing and film criticism. She received her M.Ed. from SF State, and she is also an alumna of SF State who double majored in English Creative Writing and Africana Studies. While she has taught other courses in Africana Studies, her signature courses entail Gospel Workshop (AFRS 230) and Introduction to Black Creative Arts (AFRS 204). These courses directly support the CSU-wide mandates concerning Student Success and Graduation Initiatves (SSGI) and degree completion endeavors such as First-Year Experience (FYE) and related student-centered persistence models implemented by the Department of Africana Studies as well as the SF State University.

Professor serves as Faculty Advisor to Jabulani (Black Graduation), SFSU Gospel Choir (Gospel Gators), Habesha Student Union, African Student Association, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority.