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Christopher Adler

Christopher Adler

Professor, Music
cadler@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-7502

Office: Camino Hall 142L

Office Hours: Mon 1:00pm - 4:00pm; Tue 1:15pm - 2:15pm; Wed 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Christopher Adler, PhD, is a composer, performer and improviser. His music draws upon over a decade of research into the traditional musics of Thailand and Laos and a background in mathematics. He is a foremost performer of new and traditional music for the khaen, a free-reed mouth organ from Laos and Northeast Thailand. As pianist and composer-in-residence with NOISE and co-founder of the soundON Festival of Modern Music he is active in commissioning and performing new works, and he performs and records as an improviser on piano in many ensembles.

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Emilie Amrein

Emilie Amrein, DMA

Assistant Professor of Choral Studies
amrein@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-2938

Office: Camino Hall 161

Office Hours: To be determined.

Emilie Amrein, DMA, is an accomplished conductor, scholar, and educator, specializing in creative programming practices and community engagement. At USD, Dr. Amrein serves as the conductor of the USD Concert Choir and Choral Scholars. Prior to this appointment, she taught for six years at Lake Forest College, just north of Chicago. A champion of new music, Amrein has commissioned and premiered works for choral ensembles by acclaimed composers Emma Lou Diemer, Jocelyn Hagen, Rami Levin, J. David Moore, and John Osterhagen.

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Dr. Amrein conducts the USD Concert Choir and Choral Scholars, teaches individual conducting lessons, as well as courses in Music Education. In her previous position, Dr. Amrein taught Music History, Music Theory, Choral Literature Seminar, and Careers in Music.

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Rae M. Anderson

Rae M. Anderson, PhD

Assistant Professor, Interim Chair
randerson@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-8867

Office: SCST-279

Office Hours: M 11:15-12:15 M 3:30-5:00 W 1:15-3:00

Rae Anderson joined the Physics faculty at USD in 2009. Anderson’s research explores the molecular dynamics and interactions that give rise to the fascinating properties of biological soft materials. Specifically, Anderson uses both optical trapping and fluorescence microscopy to characterize intermolecular forces and molecular motion in complex systems of entangled DNA molecules and cytoskeleton proteins such as actin. Anderson’s research is funded by an Air Force Young Investigator Program Award and an NSF CAREER Award. Anderson was also recently named a Scialog Fellow by Research Corporation for Science Advancement and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.

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Maria Pilar Aquino, S.T.D.

Maria Pilar Aquino, S.T.D.

Professor, Theology and Religious Studies
aquino@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-4280

Office: Maher Hall 276D

Office Hours: MW: 1:00pm-3:00pm, T: 11:00am-12:00pm, or by appointment.

Maria Pilar Aquino, S.T.D., joined the USD Theology and Religious Studies faculty in 1993. Her primary areas of teaching and research are liberation theologies, social ethics, and feminist theologies, with special interests in intercultural approaches, conflict transformation, and religious peacebuilding studies. Currently, she serves both on national and international editorial boards of prominent theological journals.  Aquino has served as the first woman president of the Academy of Catholic Hispanic Theologians of the United States, of which she is also a co-founder. She is internationally renowned for her pioneering work in Latin American and U.S. Latina feminist theologies of liberation.

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Harriet Baber, PhD

Professor, Philosophy
baber@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-2749

Office: Founders Hall 165C

Harriet Baber, PhD, has been a member of the faculty since 1982. She offers undergraduate courses on logic and contemporary analytic philosophy. Her research interests are in analytic metaphysics, philosophical theology, feminism and philosophy of economics. Baber’s interests include computers, Byzantine history, and knitting.

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Lisa Baird

Lisa Baird, PhD

Interim Chair, Theatre Arts and Performance Studies
Professor, Biology
baird@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-4073

Office: Camino Hall 163/SSTC 481

Office Hours: Theatre: C163A (Ext. 2334) Biology: SCST481 by appointment

Lisa Baird, PhD, joined the biology faculty in 1988. In addition to teaching in the preparatory courses for biology majors, she teaches classes in plant physiology, electron microscopy and the senior seminar. Baird is a developmental plant physiologist with particular interest in plant stress responses to pathogens and insect predation and how these responses can be modulated by plant growth regulators.

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Lisa Baird

Lisa Baird, PhD

Professor, Biology
Principle Investigator, AFFIRM
baird@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-4073

Office: Camino Hall 130A/SCST 481

Office Hours: Fall 2014 MW: 11:10-12:10pm-C163A M: 1-4PM-SCST 381 And by appointment

Lisa Baird, PhD, joined the biology faculty in 1988. In addition to teaching in the preparatory courses for biology majors, she teaches classes in plant physiology, electron microscopy and the senior seminar. Baird is a developmental plant physiologist with particular interest in plant stress responses to pathogens and insect predation and how these responses can be modulated by plant growth regulators.

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Thomas Barton

Thomas Barton

Associate Professor, History
barton@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-4042

Office: KIPJ 266

Office Hours: Fall 2014 MWF 12:05-1:05

Thomas W. Barton, PhD, joined the faculty in 2007. He offers a wide sweep of undergraduate courses, including The Medieval World, The Pacific World, Europe’s Discovery and Conquest of the World, Christians, Jews, and Muslims in Spain, Renaissance Europe, and Historians’ Methods. His research concerns the social history of Europe and contacts between Europeans and non-Europeans in the medieval and early modern periods, with a current focus on the case of eastern Iberia and the western Mediterranean.

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Adina Batnitzky

Adina Batnitzky, PhD

Associate Professor, Sociology
batnitzky@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-7428

Office: Serra Hall 216

Office Hours: Mon: 1:00-2:30pm; Tues: 2:00-4:00pm; Thur: 10:45am-12:45pm; or by appointment

Adina Batnitzky joined the sociology faculty in the 2011 Spring Semester.  Adina was previously a tenure-track Assistant Professor at the University of Texas at Austin in the Department of Geography and the Environment.  She has also been a Postdoctoral Fellow at Oxford University in the School of Geography, where she collaborated on research funded by the UK’s Economic and Social Research Council’s (ESRC) Gender Equality Network.

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Dwight Bean

Dwight Bean

Professor, Mathematics and Computer Science
dbean@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-4020

Office: Serra Hall 159D

Dwight Bean, PhD, has been a member of the faculty since 1973 and played a role in introducing the Computer Science major at USD.  Most recently he has taught Investigations in Modern Mathematics, Linear Algebra, Calculus and Topology.  His current research is in voting theory. 

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Jessica Bell

Jessica Bell, PhD

Assistant Professor
jessicabell@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-7527

Office: SCST491

Lauren Benz

Lauren Benz, PhD

Clare Boothe Luce Assistant Professor
laurenbenz@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-4117

Office: SCST378

Lauren Benz, PhD, joined the University of San Diego in 2009 as the recipient of a Clare Boothe Luce Assistant Professorship. Her teaching interests are in the areas of general, inorganic, and physical chemistry. She strives to motivate students by incorporating fun and interactive demonstrations in class, and by connecting the course material to the real world. Lauren’s research merges the general areas of surface science and materials chemistry, and focuses on the development of an atomic-level understanding of structure-reactivity relationships.

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Can Bilsel

Can Bilsel, PhD

Professor of Architecture and Director of the Architecture Program.
Chair of the Department of Art, Architecture + Art History
cbilsel@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-7987

Office: Camino Hall 33A

Office Hours: Mondays 5:30 - 6:30pm; Wednesdays 1:00 - 2:30pm; Fridays 9 - 11am

Can Bilsel is an architect and scholar specialized in modern architecture, museum displays and archaeological reconstructions. Bilsel received his Ph.D. in the History and Theory of Architecture at Princeton University. He holds a Master of Science degree from MIT School of Architecture, and a professional Bachelor of Architecture from Middle East Technical University in Turkey. He joined the faculty of the University of San Diego in 2002 where he is currently the Chair of the Department of Art, Architecture + Art History. Dr. Bilsel is also the founding director of the University of San Diego’s Architecture Program.

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Terry H. Bird

Terry H. Bird, PhD

Associate Professor, Biology
tbird@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-4671

Office: SCST 432

Office Hours: Fall 2014 M/W: 1:30pm-3:30pm Fri: 11am-12pm And by appointment

Terry Bird, PhD, joined the USD faculty in 2005. His primary teaching responsibilities include undergraduate lecture and laboratory courses in genetics and microbiology. His research is focused on elucidating the signal transduction systems used to regulate development in bacteria.

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Malachi Black

Malachi Black

Assistant Professor
malachiblack@sandiego.edu
619-260-4696

Office: Founders Hall 173A

Office Hours: T 2:00-5:30PM, W 4:00-5:30PM, and by appointment

Malachi Black came to USD in 2014 from Emory University, where he served as the Creative Writing Fellow in Poetry from 2013-2014. He earned his M.F.A. from the University of Texas at Austin’s Michener Center for Writers in 2010, and his Ph.D. in Literature with Creative Writing emphasis from the University of Utah in 2014. The recipient of numerous awards and fellowships, Black is currently at work on his second collection of poetry, Indirect Light; his first book, Storm Toward Morning, is forthcoming from Copper Canyon Press in November 2014. He teaches a range of undergraduate courses, including Introduction to Poetry and Intermediate and Advanced Poetry Writing, and assists with both the Copper Writers Series and USD’s new online creative writing journal.

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Rachel Blaser

Rachel Blaser

Associate Professor
rblaser@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-7736

Office: Serra Hall 120

Office Hours: Dr. Blaser will be on leave for the Fall 2014 semester.

Rachel Blaser, PhD, has academic interests in how humans and other animals learn. She has additional interests in photography, linguistics, and impressively color-coded data files.

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James Bolender

James Bolender, PhD

Associate Professor
bolender@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-4792

Office: SCST380

James Bolender, PhD, came to University of San Diego in 1996 after a post-doctoral experience in the department of Chemistry at Pennsylvania State University. He currently serves as the director of USD’s Honors Program. Bolender has received more than $700,000 in grants to assist in the purchase of equipment and to support undergraduate research. Bolender was awarded the Davies Award for Teaching Excellence in 2007.

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Bradley Bond

Bradley Bond, PhD

Assistant Professor, Communication Studies
bond@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-2786

Office: Camino Hall 126C

Office Hours: Mon.: 1:30 - 5:30 p.m.; Wed.: 1:20 - 2:30 p.m.; and by appointment.

Bradley J. Bond, PhD, joined the department of Communication Studies in 2012. Bond offers courses on media effects, communication theory, and research methods. Bond’s research focuses on the relationship between media exposure, identity, and health. His current work examines the development and maintenance of parasocial relationships and the influence of media on the sexual identities and sexual health of gay, lesbian, and bisexual adolescents.

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Michel A. Boudrias

Michel A. Boudrias, PhD

Associate Professor
boum@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-4794

Office: Shiley Science and Technology 267

Michel A. Boudrias, PhD,has been on the faculty since 1996 and is currently chair of the department and Chair of the university's Sustainability Task Force.  Boudrias teaches classes that cover a wide range of topics from introductory marine biology to interdisciplinary coastal environmental science to classical invertebrate zoology.  He has taught Honors courses that combine traditional classroom concepts with intense field experiences. His research projects include long-term interdisciplinary projects combining marine ecology and marine chemistry in Baja California Sur and an integrated project studying the social, cultural and environmental impacts of tourism in Jamaica. 

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Jonathan Bowman

Jonathan Bowman, PhD

Associate Professor, Communication Studies
Associate Dean
bowman@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-4545

Office: Founders Hall 114

Office Hours: Wed.: 8:15 - 10:15 a.m.; and by appointment.

Jonathan M. Bowman, PhD, associate professor of Communication Studies, teaches courses in human communication processes and the methods through which we obtain that knowledge about communication. He joined USD in 2007 after three years on the faculty at Boston College. Bowman’s research currently focuses on communication processes associated with intimacy and close relationships, with publications addressing male friendships and small group communication. He was the 2014-15 recipient of the National Communication Association Ecroyd Award for Outstanding Teaching in Higher Education, the highest teaching honor in the discipline internationally.  He was also the 2014 recipient of the national Western States Communication Association Distinguished Teaching Award, the 2012 recipient of the Keck Faculty Fellowship for his focus on undergraduate research, and Bowman also received the 2013 Innovations in Experiential Education Award for his commitment to high-impact practices and USD's 2012-2013 Outstanding Preceptor Award for excellence in teaching and advising. He serves as a mentor to undergraduates in multiple capacities, particularly those students involved in student government, greek life, academic honors, and/or campus faith-based organizations.

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Mary Brinson

Mary Brinson, PhD

Visiting Assistant Professor
brinson@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-2979

Office: Camino Hall 121C

Office Hours: Tues.: 9:20 a.m. - 2:20 p.m.; and by appointment.

Mary Brinson, PhD, received her doctorate at the University of California, Santa Barbara and is a visiting assistant professor. Brinson's PhD was completed in the Department of Communication with emphases in the areas of Media Studies and Intergroup/Intercultural Communication. Brinson's work and research is interdisciplinary in nature, and she has thus enhanced her doctoral work with a minor in Global Studies, and previously earned a B.A. in Political Science.

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Brian  Byrnes

Brian Byrnes, MFA

Movement
bbyrnes@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-2783

Office: Camino Hall 178

SAFD Fight Master, Fight Director, and Certified Teacher -- Brian has taught at institutes, colleges and universities across the country. His work as a Fight Director includes New York, regional, and repertory theatres; opera and ballet companies; and "motion capture" animation companies in the U.S. and Sweden. Brian is an AEA actor, works regularly as a director, and has also written several plays that have been professionally produced.

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Michelle Madsen  Camacho

Michelle Madsen Camacho, PhD

Professor, Sociology
Department Chair, Sociology
mcamacho@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-7826

Office: Serra Hall 227

Office Hours: On Sabbatical Fall 2014 and Spring 2015

Michelle Madsen Camacho is Chair and Full Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of San Diego.  She formerly held two postdoctoral fellowships at the University of California, San Diego, at the Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies and in the Department of Ethnic Studies. Fluent in both quantitative and qualitative research methodologies, her research uses theories from interdisciplinary sources including cultural studies, critical race, gender and feminist theories. Central to her work are questions of culture, power and inequality. She is affiliated faculty with the Department of Ethnic Studies, Women’s and Gender Studies, and Latin American Studies.

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Julia Miller Cantzler

Julia Miller Cantzler, PhD, JD

Assistant Professor, Sociology
jcantzler@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-6802

Office: Serra Hall 229

Office Hours: Wed: 10:30am-12:30pm and 1:45-4:45pm; or by appointment

Julia Miller Cantzler joined the Department of Sociology at the University of San Diego in the 2011 Fall Semester. She teaches primarily in the Crime, Justice, Law & Society concentration.  Professor Cantzler’s research examines the intersections of culture and politics, with a primary focus on international human rights, law, social movements, environmental justice and the rights of Indigenous peoples.

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Derrick R. Cartwright

Derrick R. Cartwright, PhD

Director of University Galleries
Professor of Practice, Art History
dcartwright@sandiego.edu
619-260-7632

Office: Founders Hall 100

Office Hours: Thursdays 11am - 12 pm; or by appointment

Derrick Cartwright has taught a variety of art history courses at USD, most of them between 1992 and 1998, when he was an Assistant Professor in the department. He has also led major art institutions in Giverny, France, in Hanover, New Hampshire, San Diego, and Seattle before returning to USD in the fall of 2012 to fill a newly created position as Director of University Galleries and Professor of Practice. He is eager to engage students in the practical dimensions of working with art objects and collections as well as in the theoretical stakes of art historical research.

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Cynthia L. Caywood

Cynthia L. Caywood

Chair, Department of English
Affiliated Professor of Graduate Theatre
ccaywood@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-4252

Office: Founders Hall 170B

Office Hours: Tu 2:30-4:30pm; Th 2:30-4:30pm; and F 10am-12pm

Cynthia L. Caywood, PhD, has been a member of the faculty since 1984.  She is currently serves as co-director of the London Summer Program.  In the English department, Caywood offers undergraduate courses on restoration and eighteenth century British literature, world drama, and women's literature and graduate courses in seventeenth and eighteenth century drama.  Her research interests include Aphra Behn, Jane Austen, and August Wilson, with special interests in British and American theatre history, stage production, and feminist theory.

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Ray Chambers

Ray Chambers, MFA


raychambers@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-2782

Office: Camino Hall 173A

Since first training with the Old Globe in the mid-eighties, Mr. Chambers has worked as a classical actor and director with numerous regional theatres across the country. For nearly two decades as an Associate Artist with the Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Ray has worked as actor, director, writer, and instructor and served as Director of the Master of Fine Arts/Professional Actor Training Program at ASF from 2001-2009. Regional acting credits include title roles in Hamlet, The Count of Monte Cristo, Richard III, Coriolanus, King John, Henry V, Tartuffe; and leading roles in Julius Caesar, The Winter's Tale, The Rivals, Henry IV, Cat On a Hot Tin Roof, Great Expectations, The Importance of Being Earnest, and Saint Joan among many others. Credits at the Old Globe include Antony and Cleopatra, The Comedy of Errors, The School for Scandal, Coriolanus, Love’s Labours Lost, Hamlet and Macbeth. He has taught Acting and Classical Text in master classes and workshops for universities and theatres around the country and has served as a national board member of the University/Resident Theatre Association.

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Leeva Chung

Leeva Chung, PhD

Professor, Communication Studies
Interim Director, Women's and Gender Studies
leeva@SanDiego.edu
(619) 260-5966

Office: Camino Hall 126F

Office Hours: Tues./Thurs.: 12:30 - 2:00 p.m.; Wed.: 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.; and by appointment.

Leeva C. Chung, PhD, has been a member of the faculty since 1998. She is a professor of Communication Studies, an affiliate faculty member in Ethnic Studies, and faculty onsite coordinator for the Winter Intersession in Hong Kong. Chung has developed a unique and innovative style of teaching which has been recognized with numerous awards on campus, most recently the prestigious Davies Award for Teaching Excellence. Both her undergraduate courses and research focus on identity development, intercultural communication, and team development. She has published a co-authored textbook (with Dr. Stella-Ting-Toomey), book chapters, and research articles. Chung is actively involved in the community, specifically with the San Diego Asian Film Festival, which premiered at USD in 2000. Since then, it has gained an international reputation as one of North America's leading Asian American film festivals.

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Brian Clack

Brian Clack, PhD

Associate Professor, Philosophy
clack@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-2738

Office: Founders Hall 165A

Brian R. Clack, PhD, came to USD in September 2007, having previously taught in Oxford, England. Clack’s research interests lie in the study of Wittgenstein, psychoanalysis and the philosophy of religion.

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Timothy Clark

Timothy Clark, PhD

Associate Professor
clarkt@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-7703

Office: SCST489

Timothy B. Clark joined the faculty at USD in 2011. His teaching and research are focused on the areas of organic and organometallic chemistry. His passion lies in leading undergraduate students to an appreciation for the richness of chemical concepts and inquiry. Undergraduate students are incorporated into every aspect of his research and are given the opportunity to engage in part-time research during the academic year and full-time research experiences during the summer, which has been funded by grants from the Research Corporation for the Advancement of Science, the American Chemical Society–Petroleum Research Fund, and the National Institutes of Health.

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Dennis M. Clausen

Dennis M. Clausen

Professor, English
dclausen@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-4112

Office: Founders Hall 168B

Office Hours: M 11:00AM-1:00PM; T 12:00-3:00PM

Dennis M. Clausen, PhD, has been a member of the University of San Diego faculty since 1972. Clausen has taught undergraduate American literature courses with a special emphasis on authors who write about American small towns.

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Alana Cordy-Collins

Alana Cordy-Collins, PhD

Professor, Anthropology
Curatorial Director, David W. May American Indian Collection & Gallery
alanacc@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-4725

Office: Serra Hall 221

Office Hours: Tues-Thur: 10:40am-1:15pm; or by appointment

Alana Cordy-Collins, PhD, joined the USD faculty in 1980.  She is a professor of Anthropology and director of the David W. May American Indian Collection and Gallery. In the Department of Anthropology, Cordy-Collins offers undergraduate courses in archaeology, shamanism, research, writing, and museology.  Her research focus is the prehistoric cultures of Peru, especially the Lambayeque, Moche, and Chavín-Cupisnique. She is currently most involved in comparative studies of shamanism, especially among Circum-Polar peoples, prehistoric and contemporary. Dr. Cordy-Collins has been awarded two USD University Professorships, one research-based and the other recognition-based.  She designed and organized the university’s American Indian Celebration (2002-2004).

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Sébastien Cormier

Sébastien Cormier, PhD

Visiting Professor
scormier@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-8866

Office: SCST-278

Office Hours: MT 12:15-1:15 W 10:00-11:00am

Sébastien Cormier has been a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Physics department since September of 2012. He teaches Introductory Mechanics and Electricity and Magnetism. His research interests are in the fields of Physics and Astronomy Education Research where he develops curriculum and STEM outreach programs

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Jack Crumley

Jack Crumley

Professor, Philosophy
jcrumley@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-4086

Office: Founders Hall 169B

He is still interested in an Honors interdisciplinary course, “Myth and Rhetoric: The Construction of Culture,” team-taught four times with Prof. Larry Williamson, a rhetorical theorist, and is currently wondering about issues in the Symposium. He also enjoys thinking about color.  As Chair for many years now, he continues to rely on the wide-ranging abilities of his Executive Assistant and the wisdom of unnamed colleagues.  With his friend Dr. Greg Severn, he is looking forward to the coming year for the SFR reading group, which he enjoys much more than WASC-related activities.  He misses his mother; he is kind to animals and even the occasional administrator.  Oh, yes: he and his dog still enjoy playing Cheerios golf.

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Evelyn Diaz Cruz

Evelyn Diaz Cruz , MFA

Associate Professor, Theatre Arts and Performance Studies
diazcruz@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-7877

Office: Camino Hall 176

Office Hours: and by appointment

Evelyn Diaz Cruz is an Associate Professor of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies with experience in writing, directing, and acting. Originally from the Bronx, New York, Professor Cruz's study and practice of theatre is focused on empowering communities by addressing issues of social justice through art. Her non-traditional approach to theatre garnered her the KPBS 2008 Hispanic Heritage Month Local Hero Award for her contributions to the San Diego community. She is the recipient of USD's 2009 Innovations in Experiential Education Award. She is a member of the Los Angeles Association of Playwrights and the National Association of Latino Arts and Culture.

 

 

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Christopher Daley

Christopher Daley, PhD

Associate Professor
cjdaley@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-4033

Office: SCST490

Christopher J. A. Daley, PhD,  joined the faculty in 2007.  He teaches general and inorganic chemistry undergraduate courses.  His current research focus is in the areas of bioinorganic and inorganic chemistry with an emphasis on enzyme modeling and catalyst design.

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Bahar Davary

Bahar Davary

Associate Professor, Theology and Religious Studies
davary@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-6864

Office: Maher Hall 287

Office Hours: TTH: 10:30am-12:00pm, or by appointment.

Bahar Davary, PhD, has been a member of the faculty at USD since 2005. She is an associate professor of Religious Studies and an affiliate member of the Ethnic Studies program. Davary offers undergraduate courses on world religions, Islamic faith and practice, diversity courses and Honors courses, as well as preceptorials. She has team-taught a study abroad course Negotiating Religious Diversity in India. At the graduate level she has taught Comparative Religious Ethics at the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice. She will be team-teaching an Honors course, Women in Confucianism and Islam.

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David De Haan

David De Haan, PhD

Professor
ddehaan@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-6882

Office: SCST382

David O. De Haan, PhD, came to USD in 2001 from Lyon College. He teaches technology-rich courses in analytical and environmental chemistry. His undergraduate research group is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to study the chemical changes occurring in clouds and aerosol. As part of this project, USD students are identifying and quantifying new, previously unknown sources of urban haze. He has worked with USD’s Energy Policy Initiatives Center (EPIC) to create a greenhouse gas inventory for San Diego County and to outline ways to meet state targets for greenhouse gas reductions by 2020.

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Esteban del Río

Esteban del Río, PhD

Associate Professor, Communication Studies
edelrio@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-7464

Office: Maher Hall 253

Office Hours: Contact the Center for Inclusion & Diversity (x7455) for availability and appointments.

Esteban del Río is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at the University of San Diego and currently serves as the Associate Provost for Inclusion and Diversity and Director of the Center of Inclusion and Diversity. He earned a PhD in the Department of Communication at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, working in the area of media and cultural studies. del Río teaches Introduction to Media Studies, Media & Conflict, and International Media.

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Loredana Di Martino

Loredana Di Martino, PhD

Director of Italian/Italian Studies
Assistant Professor
ldm@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-2746

Office: Founders 144-A

Office Hours: M/W, 11:30-1:30 and 4:00-4:30 or by appointment

Loredana Di Martino joined the faculty in 2010. She teaches Italian language, culture and literature. Previously, she held positions at Georgetown University and at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her research focuses on modern and contemporary Italian literature, in particular on modernism, postmodernism, and the relationship between contemporary forms of poetic and philosophical realism. She has also worked on language pedagogy and teaching with technology.

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Del Dickson

Del Dickson, PhD, JD

Professor
Pre-Law Advisor
dickson@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-4013

Office: KIPJ 284

Office Hours: M 12:15-2:15p W 1:20-2:20p F 12:15-1:15p Pre-law in F114 W 12:15-1:15p

Delavan Dickson, JD., PhD, has taught at USD since 1987 in the department of Political Science and International Relations.  He teaches Introduction to Political Science and a variety of upper division law courses, including Constitutional Law, Judicial Behavior, Comparative Law, and International Law.  His research focuses on the U.S. Supreme Court, justice in common law countries, lay justice, and the relationship between law and democracy.

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Mary Doak

Mary Doak

Associate Professor, Theology and Religious Studies
mdoak@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-7844

Office: Maher Hall 280A

Office Hours: MW: 10:00am-11:30am, F: 10:00-11:00am, or by appointment.

Mary Doak, PhD, teaches courses in Christian theology.  Her specializations include liberation and political theologies, theologies of democracy and religious freedom, the goal of human life and history from a Christian perspective, and theologies of the church.  Her research focus has been on the political and practical implications of Christian faith, especially in the contemporary context of the United States.  Her current research project explores the challenges to discipleship faced by the church in the 21st century.

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Casey Dominguez

Casey Dominguez

Assistant Professor
caseydominguez@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-7925

Office: KIPJ 285

Office Hours: M 9:30 am-2:30pm

Casey B. K. Dominguez, PhD, joined the USD Political Science faculty in 2005. Her research interests include congressional elections, political parties, campaign finance, and the presidency. She teaches upper and lower division classes on American Politics, as well as an upper division class on research methods.

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John Donnelly

Professor, Philosophy
john7@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-4127

Office: Founders Hall 165B

John Donnelly has been a member of the faculty since 1976.  He has served as Chair of the Philosophy Department, and currently is a coordinator of the Catholic Studies minor.  He initiated the multiple offerings of interdisciplinary value courses at USD.  Professor Donnelly is a past President of the Soren Kierkegaard Society.  He has a broad range of philosophical interests, and has published in several areas of philosophy, including logic, epistemology, metaphysics, philosophy of mind, and ethics.  At USD, he has team-taught courses with colleagues in biology, theology, and nursing, as well as some cluster preceptorial classes.

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Halina Duraj

Halina Duraj

Assistant Professor
hduraj@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-7429

Office: Founders Hall 173B

Office Hours: M 4:00-6:00PM, T 1:30-4:30PM

Halina Duraj joined USD after receiving her Ph.D. in literature and creative writing from the University of Utah in 2010. She also holds a B.S. in biological sciences and an M.A. in creative writing from the University of California, Davis. Her debut collection of short stories, The Family Cannon, won Augury Books' Editors' Prize and was published in 2014. She teaches literature and creative writing and also directs USD's Cropper Lindsay J. Cropper Memorial Writers Series.

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Tammy Dwyer

Tammy Dwyer, PhD

Professor
tdwyer@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-4030

Office: SCST439

Office Hours: Sabbatical 2014-2015

Tammy J. Dwyer, PhD,  joined the faculty at the University of San Diego in 1994. She served as chair of the department of Chemistry and Biochemistry from 2001-2009. Dwyer is passionate about chemistry and enjoys teaching how theory and experiment blend to enhance our understanding of the physical world and of chemical phenomena. She strives to create a positive and relaxed classroom atmosphere to facilitate learning while setting high standards for her students and providing them with the tools to meet the course goals. She maintains an active research program involving undergraduates focused on using NMR spectroscopy and computational methods to study structure and dynamics in both small and large molecules.

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Emily Edmonds-Poli

Emily Edmonds-Poli

Associate Professor
edmonds@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-7802

Office: KIPJ 286A

Office Hours: M/F 12:15-2:30pm W 12:15-1:00pm And by appt

Emily Edmonds-Poli , PhD, joined the USD faculty in 2001.  Edmonds-Poli teaches classes on international relations and Latin American politics. Her research focuses on local and state level politics in Mexico, as well as decentralization and democratization in Latin America.

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Kimberly Eherenman

Kimberly Eherenman, PhD

Professor, Spanish
kime@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-4068

Office: Founders 134

Office Hours: M/W/F, 11:10-12:10; M/W, 1:30-2:30

Kim Eherenman, PhD, has been a member of the faculty since 1990. Her specializations include Latin American poetry, pre-Columbian literatures and cultures, colonial and nineteenth century Latin American literature, and Mexican literature. Her research focus is Latin American poetry and translation. Formerly, she served as coordinator of the Latino Studies Program, executive director of the Guadalajara Summer Program, coordinator of the Spanish Area, and chair of this department. In addition, she has served as an external program reviewer for world language and literature programs at the university level. She is also a bilingual poet whose works have appeared in literary journals nationally and abroad.

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Hugh Ellis

Hugh Ellis, PhD

Professor, Biology
ellis@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-4075

Office: SCST 478

Office Hours: Fall 2014 M: 10am-11am W/F: 10am-12pm And by appointment

Hugh Ellis, PhD, came to the Biology Department in 1980 after teaching three years at Iowa State University.  He is a physiological ecologist and teaches several ecological courses as well as two of the preparatory courses for the Biology and Marine Science majors.  His research is in the energetics of birds, looking at such topics as energy budgets, migration, and diving.  He has been a visiting research scientist at the University of Hawaii, Sydney University (Australia), and the Archbold Biological Station (Florida).  Dr. Ellis is affiliated with the Marine Science graduate program and is involved with the Center of Comparative Physiology in the Biology Department.

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Iris Engstrand

Iris Engstrand

Professor, History
iris@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-4038

Office: KIPJ 265

Office Hours: Fall 2014 M 12:00-2:30/4:00-5:00 W 4:00-5:30

Iris H. W. Engstrand, PhD, is a native Californian. Engstrand’s academic honors include USD’s distinguished University Professorship; the Davies Award for Faculty Achievement; Awards of Merit from the San Diego, Southern California, and California Historical Societies, Western History Association, and Orange Coast College; fellowships from the Fulbright Commission, American Philosophical Society and Huntington Library; and the California Design Award in Historic Preservation. She is a trustee of the San Diego Natural History Museum and the San Diego Maritime Museum, past president of the American Historical Association Pacific Coast Branch and of the Western History Association. Engstrand has lived and traveled extensively in Spain and Mexico and lectures widely in both English and Spanish. She has degrees in history, with maors and minors in the fields of California, Mexico, Latin America and the Spanish Southwest history, biology and Spanish

Engstrand has recently been awarded the prestigious medal of the Order of Isabel la Católica (Isabel the Catholic -- ruler of Spain in 1492) by Juan Carlos, King of Spain, for outstanding contributions to the history of Spain in the Americas.

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Orlando Espin

Orlando Espin

Professor, Theology and Religious Studies
espin@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-4049

Office: Maher Hall 286

Office Hours: T: 10:00am-12:00pm, or by appointment.

Orlando Espín, Th.D., has been a member of the USD faculty since 1991. He is professor of systematic theology in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies. Espín has twice served as president of the Academy of Catholic Hispanic Theologians of the United States (of which he was one of the founders), and has also served on the boards of directors of the Catholic Theological Society of America and of the Hispanic Summer Program in Religion and Theology. Espín has received an honorary doctorate and an honorary professorship. He founded and was first chief editor of the Journal of Hispanic/Latino Theology. He serves on the editorial boards of several U.S., European and Latin American Journals. He is active in the San Diego Latino/a community, as well as nationally in Latino/a theological research and educational projects.

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Kay Etheridge

Kay Etheridge

Adjunct Professor, Music
kaye@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-2243

Office: Camino Hall 142J

Kay Etheridge is professionally a classical pianist, music educator, piano teacher and adjudicator who has lived in San Diego since 1982.  She maintains an active performing career and each year can be heard as both soloist and chamber musician on various concert series within the southern California region.  In addition to directing the Liberal Studies program at USD, she is a member of the music faculty and teaches music history, jazz history, music education, applied piano and class piano.

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Kay Etheridge

Director, Liberal Studies Program
kaye@sandiego.edu
619-260-2243

Office: Camino Hall - C161B

Kay Etheridge is the Director of the Liberal Studies Program for the College of Arts and Sciences at USD.  Dr. Etheridge, together with the Liberal Studies Advisory Council and Affiliated Faculty in Liberal Studies, are devoted to ensuring that all Liberal Studies Majors receive outstanding instruction and advising as future prospective teachers.

Dr. Etheridge is also a member of the music faculty at USD teaching music history, jazz history, music education, applied piano and class piano.  Dr. Etheridge is professionally a classical pianist, music educator, piano teacher and adjudicator who has lived in San Diego since 1982.

In addition to her responsibilitied as Liberal Studies Program Director and Adjunct Music Professor, Dr. Etheridge maintains an active performing career and each year can be heard as both soloist and chamber musician on various concert series events on campus and within the Southern California region.

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Colin Fisher

Colin Fisher

Associate Professor and Chair
colinf@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-4039

Office: KIPJ 263A

Office Hours: Fall 2014 TR 4:05-5:00 W 12:00-4:00

Colin Fisher has been a member of the USD history department since 2002. He teaches classes in U.S. environmental history, environmental visual culture, history of food, and history and memory, among others. He also teaches the senior thesis sequence required of all history majors. His research centers on minority cultures of nature in the United States.

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Carlton Floyd

Carlton Floyd

Associate Professor, English
cfloyd@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-7916

Office: Founders Hall 180C

Office Hours: W/R 11:30AM-2:00PM, and by appointment.

Dr. Floyd specializes in African-American literature, mixed race and ethnic studies, identity and community, and representations of children and childhood. He has recently written for and edited a special volume on August Wilson in College Literature. Dr. Floyd has been teaching at USD since 2000.

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Jane Friedman, PhD

Professor, Mathematics
janef@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-4015

Office: Serra Hall 159A

Jane Friedman, PhD, is also the coordinator for the approved subject matter program in mathematic which prepares future high-school mathematics teachers. She has current research projects in voting theory and in statistics.

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Erik Fritsvold

Erik Fritsvold, PhD

Associate Professor, Sociology
erikf@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-4026

Office: Serra Hall 223

Office Hours: Tues: 2:30-7:30pm; with ample availability by appointment

An Associate Professor of Sociology: Crime, Justice, Law & Society Concentration (CJLS), Erik has been a full-time faculty member at USD in various capacities since 2005.  Broadly construed, Erik’s areas of expertise include Criminology, Law & Society, the politics of law and crime management, social theory and research methods. Substantive and research foci include: the war on drugs, underground drug markets, nontraditional street gangs, white-collar crime, social movements, eco-terrorism, the death penalty, social justice and the contentious process of attempting to balance social control and individual freedoms.  Additionally, Erik serves as the faculty advisor to the USD Surf Team.

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May C.  Fu

May C. Fu, PhD

Associate Professor, Ethnic Studies
mfu@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-2214

Office: Maher Hall 208

Office Hours: Mondays and Wednesdays 11:30a.m.-2:00p.m.

May Fu grounds her vocational praxis in student-centered pedagogies and curricula that address the self-determination of our selves, families, and communities. Her classes explore the development, intersectionality, and utility of race while also identifying how aggrieved groups call new communities, cultures, and possibilities into being. Her research interests include comparative racialized histories, social movements, womyn of color feminisms, gender and labor, and the politics of historiography. She especially seeks to connect the different knowledges that exist in grassroots, activist, and academic communities. Drawing on oral histories, she is currently writing a book that explores Asian American radicalism and community organizing during the late 1960s and early 1970s.

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Victoria Fu, MFA

Assistant Professor, Film/Video Art
vfu@sandiego.edu
619-260-2706

Office: Camino Hall P4

Office Hours: Wednesdays 11am - 4pm, by appointment

Victoria Fu, MFA, teaches courses at USD about film, video and time-based art. She previously taught Media/New Practices in the Department of Art at American University and was the Dean at Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture. She is a visual artist who works with moving images, photography and drawing. Her artwork has been exhibited in venues including the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY; Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, La Jolla, CA; De Appel, Amsterdam, Netherlands; Museo de la Ciudad, Quito, Ecuador; Seoul National University Museum, Seoul, Korea; among others. She has worked on editorial projects for Éditions Centre Pompidou, Jasper Johns Catalogue Raisonné, Afterall Journal of Art, Context and Enquiry, USC Fisher Gallery, Otis College of Art+Design and the Musée d’Orsay. She is co-founder of ARTOFFICE.org, an organization established in 2006 dedicated to artists' film and video. Recipient of a 2013 Art Matters Grant, she was a participant of the Whitney Independent Study Program and artist-in-residence at Skowhegan and the Atlantic Center for the Arts.

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Russell Fuller

Russell Fuller

Professor, Theology and Religious Studies
fuller@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-4050

Office: Maher Hall 284

Office Hours: TTH: 2:00pm-4:00pm, W: 9:30am-11:30am, or by appointment.

Russell Fuller, PhD, joined the faculty of the Department of Theology and Religious Studies in 1992.  He is a professor of biblical studies with a specialty in the area of Hebrew Bible, the Dead Sea Scrolls, and the religion of ancient Israel.

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Veronica Galvan

Veronica Galvan

Associate Professor
vgalvan@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-7739

Office: Serra Hall 118

Office Hours: Monday 12:15-1:15; Tuesday 1:20-3:15; Wednesday 1:40-3:15; Friday 12:10-12:40

Veronica Galván, PhD, teaches a variety of courses that primarily focus on the brain and cognition. Her current research interests are human memory and some of the factors that may enhance or impair it, such as attention and stress. Galván actively works with undergraduates to conduct her research. She is also the faculty advisor for the Psychology Department’s Journal Club.

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Saturnino Garcia

Saturnino Garcia

Assistant Professor, Computer Science
sat@sandiego.edu
619-260-4017

Office: Serra Hall 159E

Office Hours: Fall 2013 MW 3:30pm to 4:30pm TR 10:00am to 11:30am

Sat Garcia has been a member of the faculty at USD since 2012. He received his Ph.D. from the University of California, San Diego in 2012. Professor Garcia teaches a wide array of courses in computer science, with an emphasis on systems courses. His research focuses on programming systems, parallel programming, and computer architecture. He is also active in the area of computer science education, having examined the efficacy of peer instruction and other active learning methodologies.

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Greg Ghio

Greg Ghio

Internship Director
Instructor
gghio@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-7700

Office: Camino Hall 121A

Office Hours: Mon./Wed.: 10:15 - 11:15 a.m.; Tues.: 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.; and by appointment.

Greg Ghio directs the internship program in the department of Communication Studies and teaches lower and upper division courses as well. His lower division classes include Introduction to Human Communication and Public Speaking, his upper division offerings are Interpersonal Communication and Organizational Communication. In his spare time he can be found in the ocean or on a beach near one.

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Maura Giles-Watson

Maura Giles-Watson, PhD

Assistant Professor
mgileswatson@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-4286

Office: Founders Hall 170C

Office Hours: T 4:00-5:00PM, W 2:00-5:00, and R 7:00-8:00PM

Maura Giles-Watson (PhD-English, U of Nebraska-Lincoln; MA-English, U of Massachusetts-Boston;MEd-Cross-Cultural Education, National Univ.; ALB-Classical Studies, Harvard) is an Assistant Professor of English and Keck Faculty Fellow. She teaches courses in medieval and Renaissance drama and performance culture, mythology, ancient tragedy and comedy, as well as the early British literature survey and courses in Henrician literature and culture. During her graduate studies at UNL, Maura designed curricula and taught British Literature to 1800, Linguistics, Shakespeare, and Rhetoric as Argument; during her MA program at UMass-Boston she taught composition and co-taught both Chaucer and Five British Writers. Maura's pedagogical methods are Socratic and blend interdisciplinarity (esp. in drama, music, visual arts, literature, history, and rhetoric) with progressive approaches such as mastery learning in which students are full creative participants.

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Florence Gillman

Florence Gillman, S.T.D.

Professor, Theology and Religious Studies
gillman@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-4051

Office: Maher Hall 254

Office Hours: MW: 9:00am-11:30am, or by appointment.

Florence M. Gillman, PhD, has been a member of USD’s faculty since 1986. She  previously also served as chair of the department of Theology and Religious Studies and as Coordinator of the Ppogram in Interdisciplinary Humanities. Gillman teaches the courses entitled Introduction to Biblical Studies, Pauline Theology, The Gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke, and the World of the Bible. Her research interests include the New Testament world, women in the Pauline churches and the history of earliest Christianity.

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Michelle Gilmore-Grier

Chair, Department of Philosophy
Professor, Philosophy
mgrier@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-4738

Office: Founders Hall 163B

Michelle Grier, PhD, has been a member of the philosophy department since 1993. In addition to lower division introductory courses, she routinely teaches courses in the history of modern philosophy, German idealism (especially Kant), and post-Kantian (20th Century) continental philosophy.

 

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Jan Gist

Jan Gist, MFA

Professor of Voice and Speech
jangist@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-7757

Office: Camino Hall 173B

Jan Gist has been the Resident Voice and Speech Coach at The Old Globe since Summer 2001. Prior to that, she was the Voice and Speech coach at Alabama Shakespeare Festival for 140 productions.

Other credits include Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Utah Shakespearean Festival, The Shakespeare Theatre, Arena Stage, Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, PlayMakers’ Repertory. Film credits include The Rosa Parks Story. Other teaching credits include California State University, Long Beach, Cal. Rep. Co., PlayMakers’ Rep., Voice And Speech Trainers Association Conference, Shakespeare's Shapely Language, Actors Theatre of Louisville, and Carnegie Mellon University.

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John Glick

John Glick

Professor, Mathematics and Computer Science
glick@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-4018

Office: Serra Hall 133A

John Glick, PhD has been a member of the faculty at USD since 1993.  He also currently serves as chair of the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science.  Glick teaches both computer science and mathematics courses.  He does research in the areas of optimization and parallel algorithms.

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Nadav Goldschmied

Nadav Goldschmied

Assistant Professor
ngoldschmied@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-7681

Office: Serra Hall 164

Office Hours: Tuesday 2:00-2:30 Wednesday 8:30-12:15 Thursday 1:45-2:30

Nadav Goldschmied, PhD, teaches a variety of courses that revolve around social psychology, such as introduction to Social Psychology, Social Psychology Research Methods Lab, the Psychology of Sports, and Psychology of the Law. He has an active research program, working with students on various research projects exploring how inequality and disadvantage shape social perceptions of competitors and groups in contention, as well as projects relating to sport psychology. He is also the faculty advisor for the Psychology Department’s Club.

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Michael Gonzalez

Michael Gonzalez

Graduate Program Director
Associate Professor
michaelg@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-4043

Office: KIPJ 269

Office Hours: Fall 2014 T 12:10-3:00 R 12:10-2:30

Michael Gonzalez, PhD, began teaching at the University of San Diego in 1995.  He currently is director of the History Masters program.

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Richard Gonzalez

Richard Gonzalez, PhD

Professor, Biology
gonzalez@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-4077

Office: SCST 483

Office Hours: Fall 2014 MWF: 11:15am-12:15pm MW: 2:30pm-3:30pm And by appointment

Rick Gonzalez, PhD, joined the faculty in1992.  He teaches an upper-division “W” course in vertebrate physiology, senior seminar and introductory courses in the major.  He is a comparative animal physiologist focusing on the respiratory, acid-base, and ion regulation physiology of aquatic animals.

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Jennifer Gorsky

Jennifer Gorsky

Associate Professor, Mathematics
jgorsky@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-7986

Office: Serra Hall 133B

Professor Jennifer Gorsky teaches a variety of courses, including courses on partial differential equations, the history of mathematics, linear algebra, and calculus.  Her main research focus is on the well-posedness and analyticity of the Cauchy problem for nonlinear evolution equations. 

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Gary Gray

Gary Gray, PhD

Faculty, Political Science and International Relations
ggray@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-4708

Office: KIPJ 254B

Office Hours: M/W 3-4pm T/Th 5:30-6:30pm And by appt

Sarah Gray

Sarah Gray, PhD

Professor
sgray@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-4098

Office: Shiley Science and Technology 270

Office Hours: Sabbatical 2014-2015

Sarah Gray, PhD, teaches courses in geological oceanography, paleoclimatology, climate change, environmental geology, and earth science.  These courses include hands-on field and lab-based research experiences.  Gray conducts research in paleoclimatology, marine sedimentation, the geology of coral reefs and environmental proxies recorded in the geochemistry of coral skeletons.  Current research includes a study of the impact of watershed development on sedimentation on fringing coral reefs in the U.S. Virgin Islands and a synthesis of multi-century climate cycles preserved in the geologic record. Her PhD dissertation was entitled “Late Quaternary History of Reef Growth, Sea Level, and Diagenesis from three Cook Islands Atolls”.

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Aaron S. Gross

Aaron S. Gross

Assistant Professor, Theology and Religious Studies
aarongross@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-7412

Office: Maher Hall 292

Office Hours: TTH: 7:00am-8:00am, W: 3:30pm-6:30pm or by appointment.

Aaron Gross is a historian of religions who focuses on modern and contemporary Jewish traditions. He has a sub-specialty in South Asian religious traditions and has done extensive fieldwork in Northern India and Nepal. Gross views the study of religion as inherently interdisciplinary and draws especially on anthropology, critical theory, philosophy, sociology, and theology. He co-chairs the American Academy of Religion’s Animals and Religion Consultation, serves on the national board of the Society for Jewish Ethics, and has recently become the Associate Editor of the Journal of Indo-Judaic Studies. Gross joined the faculty in 2009.

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Kevin Guerrieri

Kevin Guerrieri, PhD

Chair (All Languages)
Associate Professor, Spanish
kevin2@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-7827

Office: Founders 130

Office Hours: T/Th, 2:30-3:45; W, 2:00-5:00 or by appointment

Kevin Guerrieri, PhD, teaches courses on Latin American literature and culture and on the Spanish language. His research is focused on Latin American literature, specializing in Colombian narrative, with interests in cultural discourses of modernity and national formation, displacement and testimonio, and violence and human rights in Latin American cultural production, among other areas. Guerrieri is the current president of the Asociación de Colombianistas, an international organization that promotes the study of Colombia in the areas of the humanities and the social sciences.

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James O. Gump

James O. Gump, PhD

Professor, History
gump@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-7787

Office: KIPJ 267

Office Hours: Fall 2014 MWF 9:00-10:00 (KIPJ 267) TR 2:30-3:45 (SLP 409)

James O. Gump, PhD, has been a member of the faculty since 1981.  He currently serves as the Honors Program Director. In the History Department, Gump offers undergraduate courses on war and peace in the modern world, history of Africa, rise and fall of apartheid, and modern Europe.  His research focus is comparative, South African, and Native American history, with special interests in ethnic conflict, state-sponsored violence, and transitional justice.

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Adam Haberman

Adam Haberman, PhD

Assistant Professor, Biology
ahaberman@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-4076

Office: Shiley Science and Technology 476

Office Hours: Fall 2014 M: 1:30-3:30pm W: 11:15am-12:15pm Thurs: 10m-12pm

Adam Haberman, PhD, joined the faculty in the Fall of 2013. He teaches courses in cell biology and genetics. In his research, he uses the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster, to study the specialized cell biology of neurons. In particular, he is interested in the processes that promote the remarkable longevity of neurons compared to other types of cells.

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John Halaka

John Halaka, MFA

Professor, Visual Arts
jhalaka@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-4107

Office: Camino Hall 6

Office Hours: Tuesdays & Thursdays 11am - 1:30pm; and by appointment

John Halaka is professor of Painting and Drawing at the University of San Diego, where he has taught since 1991. He is an activist artist whose creative work serves as a vehicle for meditation on personal, cultural and political concerns. He creates images and produces documentary films that raise questions, for himself as well as for the viewer, about some of the pressing issues of our time. The primary focus of his work over the past two and a half decades can be summarized as an ongoing reflection on the frailty and resilience of the human condition and the persistent search for self-realization in the face of personal and cultural self-delusion.

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Jerome Hall, PhD

Associate Professor, Anthropology
jeromeh@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-7865

Office: Serra Hall 218

Office Hours: TBA; or by appointment

Before coming to USD, Jerome Hall, PhD, was the underwater archaeologist for Puerto Rico and president of the Institute of Nautical Archaeology.  His current research projects include the excavation of a 17th-century northern European merchant shipwreck off the north coast of the Dominican Republic, as well as the documentation and publication of a 1st-century boat recovered from the Sea of Galilee.

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David Harnish

David Harnish

Department Chair
dharnish@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-4128

Office: Camino Hall 173

David Harnish, PhD, is an ethnomusicologist, musician, and Chair of the Music Department as of 2011. He comes to USD from Bowling Green State University, where he taught for 17 years and served as Interim Dean and Associate Dean. He has traveled the world widely and twice served as faculty member on the Semester at Sea program.

As a scholar, he has researched music in Asia, Africa, and the United States, and is particularly interested in religion, festival, hybridity, pedagogy, composition, popular culture, and politics in music. In support of research, he has received grants from Fulbright-Hayes, National Foundation, Freeman Foundation, National Endowment for the Humanities, Ohio Arts Council, United States-Indonesia Society, MidAmerican Center for Contemporary Music, and Partnerships for Community Action. As a musician, he has extensively performed Indonesian gamelan, Indian music, Japanese music, Tejano conjunto music, and jass, rock, blues, bluegrass, and country musics.

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Thomas R. Herrinton

Thomas R. Herrinton, PhD

Vice Provost
herrinton@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-4553

Office: Hughes Center 214

Dr. Herrinton joined the department in 1987. He is an inorganic chemist whose research background is in the kinetics and mechanisms of transition metal complexes. Currently he teaches General Chemistry lecture, and he is interested in the optimal conceptual approaches to teaching specific topics such as acid/base theory and Le Chatelier’s Principle in that class. Dr. Herrinton has been on administrative assignment since 2001.

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Lawrence Hinman

Lawrence Hinman

Professor, Philosophy
hinman@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-4787

Office: Founders Hall 160B

Lawrence M. Hinman, PhD, has been a member of the faculty since 1975.  He i currently serves as the co-director of the Center for Ethics in Science & Technology (http://ethicscenter.net). Hinman offers undergraduate courses on ethics, including ethical theory, applied ethics, and ethics and contemporary science.  His research focuses on ethical issues in emerging science and technology, including search engines, privacy and surveillance, stem cell research and therapy, neuroscience, and robotics. He has been very active in bring ethics-related resources to the Web, founding Ethics Updates in 1994 and Ethics Videos in 2000.  He has also done extensive work in academic integrity and ethics across the curriculum.

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Diane Hoffoss

Diane Hoffoss

Associate Professor, Mathematics
dhoffoss@SanDiego.edu
(619) 260-7781

Office: Serra Hall 147

Diane Hoffoss, PhD, has been a member of the faculty  since 2001, where she teaches all levels of mathematics.  Her research interests are in the areas of 3-manifold topology, foliations, and hyperbolic geometry.  In addition to her teaching and research activity, she is responsible for authoring and maintaining the Mathematics Placement Exam software system.  Also, each year Hoffoss advises teams of students who participate in COMAP’s International Mathematical Contest in Modeling.

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Valerie Hohman

Valerie Hohman, PhD

Associate Professor, Biology
vhohman@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-7440

Office: Shiley Science and Technology 436

Office Hours: Fall 2014 Tues: 2-4pm Weds: 1:30-3:30pm Fri: 10:30am-11:30am And by appointment

Valerie Hohman, PhD, has been a member of the faculty since 1999 and teaches immunology, introduction to cell processes, and senior seminar.  Hohman is a comparative immunologist who is interested in the evolution of the immune system.  Her research focuses on identifying and characterizing molecules associated with secretory or mucosal immunity in the lower vertebrates.

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Mary  Hotz

Mary Hotz

Associate Professor, English
mhotz@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-4576

Office: Founders Hall 171B

Office Hours: MWF 10:00-11:00AM, MW 2:00-3:00PM

Sister Hotz is on sabbatical leave for the academic year 2013-2014.

Sister Mary Hotz, a member of the Society of the Sacred Heart, came to USD in 1996. She received her PhD from The University of Chicago in 1997, with a concentration in Victorian literature. Her central interests include nineteenth-century British literature and culture, Native American literature, and the development of the novel. Her most recent project, Literary Remains: Representations of Death and Burial in Victorian England, explores the unexpectedly central role of death and burial in Victorian England by locating corpses at the center of a surprisingly extensive range of Victorian concerns: money and law, medicine and urban architecture, social planning and folklore, religion and national identity.

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Carole L. Huston

Carole L. Huston, PhD

Professor, Communication Studies
Associate Provost
huston@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-4553

Office: Hughes Center 214

Office Hours: Contact Provost's Office (x4553)

Carole Huston, PhD, joined USD’s faculty in 1989. She is a professor of Communication Studies and Gender Studies, and currently serves as Associate Provost. She has taught lower and upper division courses in communication theory, research methods, interpersonal communication, intercultural communication, and the gender studies senior seminar. Her research interests include family business communication as the juncture between interpersonal and organizational communication. She most recently served as the Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and has also served as the director of the Center for Educational Excellence, focusing on faculty development programs for the university community.

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Michael Ichiyama

Michael Ichiyama

Associate Professor and Department Chair
ichiyama@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-4164

Office: Serra Hall 158

Office Hours: Wednesday 10:00-12:00, 2:00-3:00 Thursday 10:00-12:00

Michael Ichiyama, PhD, has been a member of the USD faculty since 1995.  He offers undergraduate courses in the area of clinical psychology.  His primary research interests focus on college alcohol abuse prevention, the study of parental influences on college student alcohol use, and social influences on the self-concept.  Ichiyama is a licensed psychologist in California and active member of the National Register of Health Service Providers.

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Rebecca Ingram

Rebecca Ingram, PhD

Assistant Professor, Spanish
rei@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-2716

Office: Founders 123-A

Office Hours: M/W, 11:00-12:00 & 5:30-6:30; F, 1:20-2:20

Rebecca Ingram, PhD, joined the faculty in 2009. She teaches courses in modern Spanish cultural studies and literature, in addition to Spanish language at all levels. Her research focuses on food cultural studies in Spain, specifically on how cooking and other culinary discourses serve as modes for understanding Spain’s modernization, feminist theory, and consumer culture.

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Peter Iovine

Peter Iovine, PhD

Professor
piovine@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-4028

Office: SCST441

Peter M. Iovine, PhD, became a member of the faculty in 2002,  His teaching interests lie in the areas of organic chemistry, organometallic chemistry and polymer chemistry.   In addition to formal classroom teaching,  Iovine is interested in how community service learning can be implemented into the chemistry curriculum.  Iovine’s research bridges organic and polymer chemistry, placing an emphasis on the organic chemistry of boron and the conversion of biomass into functional materials.

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Michelle M. Jacob

Michelle M. Jacob, PhD

Associate Professor, Ethnic Studies
mjacob@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-7742

Office: Maher Hall 206

Office Hours: Mondays 1:00p.m. - 4:00p.m. ; Tuesdays 4:00p.m. - 6:00p.m.

Michelle Jacob’s interdisciplinary scholarship and personal experiences are deeply intertwined.  As a member of the Yakama Nation, she understands how decolonization is an important priority for indigenous communities.  Thus, she seeks to teach and research in ways that empower communities by working towards social justice.  Her community-based research focuses on her home reservation community (in Washington State) as well as the San Diego-area, where she teaches during the academic year.  Her research areas of interest include: health, education, and decolonization.  In all efforts, she seeks to understand how indigenous peoples can be empowered to heal from wounds inflicted by colonialism.

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Eric Jiang

Eric Jiang

Professor, Computer Science and Mathematics
jiang@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-5956

Office: Serra Hall 150

Professor Jiang has been a member of the faculty since 1998. He teaches a variety of courses including object-oriented design and programming, data structures and algorithms, numerical analysis, data mining and neural networks. His research focus has been on information retrieval, data mining, scientific computation, Web link analysis and mining.

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Gary E. Jones

Professor, Philosophy
garyj@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-4089

Office: Founders Hall 158A

Gary E. Jones, PhD, has been a member of the faculty since 1981.  He has taught a variety of courses over the years relating to ethics and health care.  His main area of research is health care policy, with an emphasis on the problem of the medically uninsured.

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Ron Kaufmann

Ron Kaufmann, PhD

Associate Professor
Marine Science Graduate Program Director
kaufmann@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-5904

Office: SCST 274

Office Hours: M 1:30-3:30 T 3-5 F 11:30-12:30

Ron Kaufmann, PhD, joined the USD faculty in 1997 and currently serves as director of the Marine Science Graduate Program.  His areas of specialization are ecology and environmental biology, and his teaching includes courses in biology, environmental studies and marine science, as well as interdisciplinary courses that are team-taught with colleagues in the humanities. Kaufmann’s scholarship focuses on biological communities and their dynamics as well as their responses to changing environmental conditions. He has studied marine communities in extreme environments such as the Antarctic and the deep ocean.

 

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Diane Marie Keeling

Diane Marie Keeling, PhD

Assistant Professor
keeling@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-6872

Office: Camino Hall 126D

Office Hours: Mon. 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.; Tues.: 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.; and by appointment.

Diane Marie Keeling, Ph.D., joined the department of Communication Studies in 2013 after serving on the faculty in the Communication and Journalism department at the University of Maine, Orono. Keeling offers skills, theory, and criticism courses in rhetoric. Her research addresses rhetoric’s intellectual history, posthumanist trends in rhetorical theory and criticism, and the rhetoric of media and the material world.

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Bill Kelly, MFA

Senior Lecturer, Visual Arts
wkelly@sandiego.edu

Office: Camino Hall 16 & 29

Office Hours: Mondays 12:00 - 1:30pm; Fridays 4 - 5pm; and by appointment

Bill Kelly is a painter, printmaker, and sculptor as well as co-director of Brighton Press, an internationally known fine press artists’ book publisher, which he founded in 1980. Brighton Press books are housed in more than one hundred museum and library collections. His personal work is housed in numerous public and private collections in the United States, including the Achenbach Foundation for the Graphic Arts in San Francisco, the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles, the Walker Art Museum in Minneapolis, the Toledo Art Museum in Ohio. Kelly was awarded a Pollack Krasner Foundation Grant in 2002 and continues making art and books in Vermont and California.

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Michael Kelly

Assistant Professor, Philosophy
michaelkelly@sandiego.edu
619-260-6837

Office: Founders Hall 167C

Michael R. Kelly, PhD, came to USD in Fall semester of 2013, having previously taught at Boston College. His main area of research is 20th Century Continental philosophy, especially phenomenology from its classical to its contemporary period.

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Koonyong Kim, PhD

Assistant Professor
kykim@sandiego.edu
619-260-4057

Office: Founders Hall 168C

Office Hours: MW 4:15-5:15PM, TR 1:45-2:15PM & 4:00-5:00PM

Koonyong Kim earned his PhD from Duke University in 2010. Before coming to USD, he was a James B. Duke Fellow and Research Associate at the Institute for Critical Theory at Duke and Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of South Florida. His research and teaching focus on contemporary American literature, Asian American literature, critical theory, new media and cultural studies, architecture, musicology, and aesthetics.

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Evelyn Kirkley

Associate Professor, Theology and Religious Studies
ekirkley@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-4131

Office: Maher Hall 291

Office Hours: T: 9:00am-12:00pm, 2:30pm-4:30pm TH: 2:30pm-4:30pm at Mission Crossroads, other times by appointment.

Evelyn Kirkley, PhD, has been teaching at USD since 1995.  She is an advisor to PRIDE, USD’s organization for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, queer, and questioning undergraduate students and allies.  She has also served as co-director of the Gender Studies Program and director of the Faculty and Curriculum Development Program.  She teaches about the history of Christianity and other religious movements, especially in the United States.  Her research focuses on alternative religious movements (often called "cults" or "sects") in the United States and intersections between religion and gender, race/ethnicity, and sexual orientation. 

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Chad Kishimoto, PhD

Visiting Professor
ckishimoto@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-8815

Office: ST283

Office Hours: MW 10:00-11:30am MW 2:30-3:00

Anne Koenig

Anne Koenig

Associate Professor
akoenig@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-4046

Office: Serra Hall 162

Office Hours: Monday 1:00-2:15, Tuesday 10:45-12:15, Wednesday 10:00-12:15 or by appointment.

Anne Koenig, PhD, teaches courses such as Social Psychology, the Social Psychology Research Methods Lab, the Psychology of Gender, and Introductory Psychology. She also has an active research program, working with students on various research projects in the areas of gender issues, stereotyping, and prejudice. Koenig’s current research is focuses on issues relating to stereotype content, role congruity theory of prejudice, and the ideologies of sex differences.

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Louis Komjathy

Louis Komjathy

Associate Professor, Theology and Religious Studies
Program Director, Contemplative Studies
komjathy@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-4009

Office: Maher Hall 282

Office Hours: MW 12:30pm - 2:00pm, T 10:00am - 12:00pm in Aromas, or by appointment.

A member of the Department of Theology and Religious Studies since 2009, Louis Komjathy, PhD, is a teacher-scholar of Daoism, Chinese religions, and comparative religious studies with an emphasis on contemplative practice and mystical experience. In addition to his departmental and university commitments, he is founding co-director of the Center for Daoist Studies, founding co-chair of the Daoist Studies Group of the American Academy of Religion, and founding co-chair of the Contemplative Studies Group of the American Academy of Religion.

 

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Patricia Kowalski

Patricia Kowalski

Professor
kowalski@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-4003

Office: Serra Hall 110

Office Hours: Wednesday 9:30-12:15, 2:00-4:15

Patricia Kowalski, PhD, has been at USD since 1989. She teaches courses in Introductory Psychology and Developmental Psychology. She is an advisor to Psi Chi, the National Honor Society in psychology. Her research interests are in the area of educational psychology including student motivation to learn, student attitudes toward learning, and factors influencing student misconceptions in psychology and education. Research students regularly accompany Kowalski to the Western Psychological Association convention or the American Educational Research Association conference.

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Dennis  Krouse

Dennis Krouse, S.T.D.

Professor, Theology and Religious Studies
dkrouse@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-4052

Office: Maher Hall 285

Office Hours: TTH: 12:15pm-2:20pm, or by appointment.

Dennis W. Krouse, S.T.D., has been a member of the faculty since 1974. He  specializes in the areas of liturgical studies and sacramental theology.

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Jeremy Kua

Jeremy Kua, PhD

Interim Chair/Associate Professor
jkua@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-7970

Office: SCST375

Jeremy Kua, PhD, teaches courses in physical chemistry, general chemistry and computational chemistry. His current research interest is investigating the dynamics of self-assembly in a variety of chemical systems.

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Stacy Langton

Professor, Mathematics and Computer Science
langton@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-4707

Office: Serra Hall 153

Stacy Langton graduated from Caltech and got his PhD at Harvard, working under David Mumford in the subject of Algebraic Geometry. After a period at the University of Minnesota at Minneapolis, he came to USD in 1978.

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Gina Lew

Gina Lew

Professor of Practice
glew@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-2908

Office: Camino Hall 105B

Office Hours: Tues./Thurs.: 8:30 - 9:00 a.m., 10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.; and by appointment.

Gina Lew was recognized as a Professor of Practice in Fall 2011, the first person to receive this title in the Department of Communication Studies.  She teaches Media Writing, and has also taught Introduction to Media Studies and Advanced Journalism.  Lew is a former award-winning broadcast journalist.  During her career she worked for CBS, NBC, and FOX news in Los Angeles and San Diego.  Her extensive background in reporting allows her to offer a “real world” understanding of the media.   Her courses offer a practical look at how the media think, react and respond to current events.  Through current events students are taught how and why the different disciplines of marketing, public relations, and journalism are related to one another.

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Persephone D. Lewis

Professor of Practice, Sociology
Tribal Liaison
plewis@SanDiego.edu
(619) 260-7707

Office: Maher Hall 259

Office Hours: Mon: 10:00am-12:30pm; Thur: 9:00-11:30am; or by appointment

Persephone D. Hooper-Lewis came to the University of San Diego in Fall Semester 2014.

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Virginia Lewis

Virginia Lewis

Professor, Political Science and International Relations
vlewis@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-4631

Office: KIPJ 281

Office Hours: M 12:30-2:30p T/TH 9:15-10:45a By Appt

Virginia Lewis, PhD, has been a faculty member at USD since 1980. She has been deeply involved in university governance, and has made student learning her mission. From directing the Oxford program for ten years and serving as faculty advisor to student groups, to teaching courses in her research areas,  Lewis sees the university as a student-centric community. She has been chair of the Department of Political Science and International Relations, chair of the College of Arts and Sciences Academic Assembly, and a member of the University Senate.

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Luby Liao

Luby Liao

Professor, Mathematics and Computer Science
liao@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-4021

Office: Serra Hall 146

Luby Liao, PhD, has been a member of the faculty since 1983.  He offers undergraduate courses on database management systems, Web application development, object-oriented programming, and computer Llteracy.  His research focus is Enterprise Web Development and Content Management System.

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Judith Liu

Judith Liu, PhD

Full Professor, Sociology
Acting Chair, Sociology
liuusd@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-4751

Office: Serra Hall 228

Office Hours: Tues: 2:30-4:30pm; Wed (CASA SLP-320): 12:30-2:30pm; Thur: 2:30-4:00pm; Fri: 10:30am-12:00pm; or by appointment

Judith Liu has been a member of the sociology faculty since 1982. She is a Professor of Sociology, Affiliated faculty in the Ethnic Studies Program, and the Faculty Liaison for the Center for Community Service Learning.  Professor Liu has taught classical and contemporary theory, culture courses, contemporary social issues, and community organizing.  Her research focus is multicultural education, education in the People’s Republic of China, women and HIV/AIDS, political and civic responsibility, and community service-learning.

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Curtis Loer

Curtis Loer, PhD

Professor, Biology
cloer@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-4129

Office: SCST 437

Office Hours: Fall 2014 M: 2-4pm Tues: 8-10am Thurs: 11am-12pm

Curtis Loer, PhD, has been a member of the faculty since 1997, as the Fletcher Jones Chair in Biology. His teaching and research interests are in cell-molecular biology, particularly in the development and function of the nervous system. He is also especially interested in promoting undergraduate research, having long served in the Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) program and on the organizing committee of USD's annual student reasearch conference "Creative Collaborations."

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Daniel López-Pérez

Daniel López-Pérez, PhD

Assistant Professor, Architecture
dlp@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-7415

Office: Camino Hall 7A

Office Hours: Tuesdays - Thursdays 12:00 - 2:00pm; or by appointment

Daniel López-Pérez is an Assistant Professor of Architectural Design and a founding faculty member of the Architecture Program at the University of San Diego. López-Pérez received his Ph.D. in the History and Theory of Architecture at Princeton University, a Master of Science in Advanced Architectural Design (with Honors) from Columbia University, and an AA Diploma from the Architectural Association.

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Mary Sue Lowery

Mary Sue Lowery, PhD

Professor, Biology
slowery@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-4078

Office: Shiley Science and Technology 482

Office Hours: Fall 2014 M/W: 1:30-3:00pm Tues: 10am-12pm And by appointment

Mary Sue Lowery, PhD, joined the biology faculty in 1990. She teaches preparatory courses for biology majors, as well as biological oceanography and interdisciplinary team-taught honors courses. Lowery is a comparative biologist with particular interest in the effect of endurance swimming on the development of muscle in juvenile marine fishes.

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Marcelle Maese-Cohen

Marcelle Maese-Cohen, PhD

Assistant Professor
marcelle@sandiego.edu
619-260-4023

Office: Founders Hall 172C

Office Hours: T 2:00-3:00PM, W 3:00-7:00PM

Marcelle Maese-Cohen received her Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley in 2013. Her research interests include the relation between social justice and literary form, decolonial feminist thought, comparative ethnic studies, human rights law, and critical theory. She is currently teaching courses on Chicana/o and Latina/o Literatures and Cultures.

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Michele Magnin

Michele Magnin, PhD

Director and Professor of French
Academic Director, Paris Program
mmagnin@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-4063

Office: Founders 138

Office Hours: T/Th, 4-5:30; W, 3-5

Michèle C. Magnin, PhD, has been a member of the department of Languages and Literatures since 1990. She is the director of the French section. She offers courses in literature, culture and civilization, women writers, advanced writing, and phonetics. She was director of the Faculty and Curriculum Diversity Program on campus for three years.

A native Parisian, Magnin has established strong links with the French community in San Diego. She was president of the San Diego chapters of the American Association of Teachers of French, and the Alliance Française.

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Mitchell Malachowski

Mitchell Malachowski, PhD

Professor
malachow@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-4032

Office: SCST486

Mitch Malachowski, PhD, has been on the faculty since 1984.  He believes strongly in finding ways to enhance student learning and student outcomes and makes this a priority in his teaching, research and service.  He teaches courses in various aspects of organic chemistry and organic chemistry laboratories. His research interests range from the synthesis of novel organic molecules to the history and philosophy of science to the proper role of research at undergraduate institutions.   He has served as the president of the Council on Undergraduate Research and takes on many roles in that organization. Malachowski has received two University Professorships from USD (1996-1997 and 2002-2003) and the Charles B. Willard award for distinguished career achievement from Rhode Island College.

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Cid G. Martinez

Cid G. Martinez, PhD

Assistant Professor
cidmartinez@SanDiego.edu
(619) 260-4229

Office: Serra Hall 219

Office Hours: Mon: 2:00-3:00pm & 7:00-8:00pm; Tues: 2:00-4:00pm; Wed: 12:45-1:45pm; or by appointment

Cid G. Martínez is an Assistant Professor at the University of San Diego, joining the Department of Sociology in Fall 2013. 

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Juliana Maxim

Juliana Maxim, PhD

Associate Professor, Art History and Architecture
jmaxim@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-7636

Office: Camino Hall 33B

Office Hours: Tuesdays 10:35am - 2:05pm; Thursdays 10:35am - 12:05pm

Juliana Maxim is an art and architectural historian whose work focuses on the history of modern aesthetic practices – from photography to urbanism – under the communist, centralized states of the Soviet Bloc. She completed her PhD dissertation in the History, Theory and Criticism of Architecture at M.I.T. in 2006.

Maxim was a recipient of the National Council for East European and Eurasian Research Award (2008-2010) and was an American Council for Learned Societies post-doctoral fellow (2012-2013).

Her forthcoming book titled The Socialist Life of Modern Architecture: Bucharest, 1955-1965, explores the remarkably intense and multifaceted architectural activity in postwar Romania and the mechanisms through which architecture was invested with political meaning.

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Michael Mayer

Michael Mayer, PhD

Professor, Biology
mayer@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-4081

Office: SCST 434

Office Hours: Fall 2014 M: 1:30pm-3:30pm Tues: 9am-11am W: 2-3pm And by appointment

Michael Mayer, PhD, came to USD in 1994 and teaches general biological topics and more specialized courses in botany and evolutionary biology. He conducts research in plant systematics, which is essentially the study of plant diversity. It involves deciphering the evolutionary relationships among plants, and then using these patterns to infer the processes by which plants evolve, speciate, and produce new lineages. Mayer has conducted several projects involving plants of the southern California landscape, and maintains collaborations with colleagues at San Diego State University and the San Diego Natural History Museum.

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Kristen McCabe

Kristen McCabe

Professor
kmccabe@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-4001

Office: Serra Hall 154D

Office Hours: Dr. McCabe will be on sabbatical for the Fall 2014 semester.

Dr. McCabe received a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Spanish from the University of Michigan, and a PhD in Child Clinical Psychology from Wayne State University. Her scholarly work has been funded by the NIMH since 1998, and has focused on improving treatment access, engagement, and outcomes for ethnic minority youth, particularly young Mexican Americans with behavior problems. Her teaching interests focus on topics related to general clinical and child clinical psychology, and she regularly teaches Behavior Disorders of Childhood, Psychological Assessment, and Laboratory in Clinical Psychology.

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Molly McClain

Molly McClain

Professor
Interdisciplinary Humanities Program Director
mmcclain@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-4044

Office: KIPJ 279

Office Hours: Fall 2014 TR 10:00-10:30/1:30-3:30

Molly McClain, PhD, serves as director of the Interdisciplinary Humanities Program. Her work in seventeenth-century British history includes a biography of the duke and duchess of Beaufort as well as articles on Queen Mary II. She also publishes work on local history. A ninth-generation San Diegan, she co-edits The Journal of San Diego History.

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Duncan McCosker, MFA

Professor, Visual Arts
mccosker@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-4108

Office: Camino Hall 33 Greenhouse

Office Hours: Mondays & Wednesdays 2:30 - 3:30pm; Fridays 1:30 -4:30 pm

Duncan E. McCosker is a professor of Art and has taught undergraduate courses in a variety of media, specializing in photography.  He has taught here and in France and Japan.  His creative work in photography is focused on contemporary leisure and recreational space in Southern California and Australia with a special interest in the American experience.

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Joseph McGowan

Associate Professor
mcgowan@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-4113

Office: Founders Hall 172B

Office Hours: MW 1:30-3:30PM, F 1:30-2:30PM, and by appointment

Areas of interest: late classical and medieval; history of the English language; textual criticism and historical linguistics.  Recent publications include A History of the English Language (Oxford: Blackwell, 2010) and Anglo-Saxon Manuscripts Housed in Switzerland (Tempe, AZ: Medieval & Renaissance Texts & Studies, 2009), and articles in Notes & Queries, Journal of English & Germanic Philology, Mediaevistik, Studia Neophilologica, and The Chaucer Review.

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Lynn McGrath

Associate Professor, Mathematics
lmcgrath@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-2932

Office: Serra Hall 144

Lynn McGrath, PhD, has been a member of the faculty since 2002.  Most recently she taught Logic for Mathematics and Computer Science and Mathematical Concepts for Elementary Teachers.

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Julia Medina

Julia Medina, PhD

Director of Spanish
Associate Professor
jmedina@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-2751

Office: Founders 144-H

Office Hours: MWF, 11:00-12:00; M/W, 5:30-6:30 or by appointment

Julia Medina, Ph. D., joined the USD faculty in 2010. She has taught various courses on Latin American, Latino/a and TransAmerican literatures, cultures and film. She also teaches Spanish language courses of all levels. Professor Medina specializes in 19th and 20th century Latin American Literature and Culture as well as in Critical Theory and Cultural Studies.  Her current research focuses on the intersection between visual culture, non-fiction, resistance and intellectual representations in Central America.

 

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Antonieta Mercado

Antonieta Mercado, PhD

Assistant Professor, Communication Studies
antonietamercado@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-7644

Office: Camino Hall 126E

Office Hours: Mon./Wed.: 10:15 - 11: 15 AM; Tues.: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM; Fri.: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM; and by appointment.

Dr. Mercado joined Communication Studies in the Fall of 2012 as an assistant professor in communication and social justice. She teaches classes on Media and Conflict, International Media, Introduction to Media Studies, and Public Relations and Social Movements. 
Dr. Mercado studies the communication and citizenship practices of Mexican indigenous immigrants in the United States, and how those practices extend to the transnational public sphere, contributing to forms of world citizenship or “grassroots cosmopolitanism.” 
She has been working recently on the impact of cultural festivals in the public sphere. 
She is a member of BINACOM, a Binational Communication Organization that brings together schools of communication in both the US and Mexico.

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Alejandro Meter

Alejandro Meter, PhD

Associate Professor, Spanish
Director, Latin American Studies Program
ameter@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-7417

Office: Founders 132

Office Hours: On sabbatical until Fall 2015

Alejandro Meter, PhD, teaches courses on Latin American literature of the twentieth and twentieth-first centuries. His specializations include dictatorial and post-dictatorial fiction of the Southern Cone, migration and exile, and Latin American Jewish studies. His most recent research focuses on memory, trauma, and reconciliation. He currently directs the intersession Buenos Aires Program. He was born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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Jesse Mills

Jesse Mills, PhD

Chair & Associate Professor, Ethnic Studies
jessemills@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-7740

Office: Maher Hall 204

Office Hours: Mondays 10:00a.m. - 12:00p.m. ; Tuesdays 9:00a.m. - 12:00p.m.

Jesse Mills, PhD, has been an active and dedicated member of the College of Arts and Sciences faculty since Fall 2006 . Developing an African American Studies curriculum, serving as a resource for campus-wide diversity efforts, and mentoring advanced undergraduate research in ethnic studies, Mills enjoys being a part of the USD learning community. Mills draws his inspiration from his esteemed colleagues in the Ethnic Studies core and affiliated faculty, and the College of Arts and Sciences as a whole.

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Adriana Molitor

Adriana Molitor

Associate Professor
amolitor@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-4747

Office: Serra Hall 126

Office Hours: Tuesday/Thursday 1:00-2:15, 4:00-5:15

Dr. Adriana Molitor has been a member of the faculty since 2001.  Her teaching interests include general psychology and research methods courses as well as specialty courses addressing childhood, adolescence, aging, and social-emotional aspects of development.  The topics of her research include the dynamics of mother-child interactions, the impact of these interactions on emotional and social development, the problems encountered by at-risk groups, and the factors that optimize mother-child exchanges and emerging social skills.

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Rico G. Monge

Rico G. Monge

Assistant Professor, Theology and Religious Studies
rmonge@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-4053

Office: Maher Hall 290

Office Hours: MW: 1:00pm-3:30pm

Rico G. Monge’s teaching and research focuses on comparative theology, continental philosophy of religion, and the history of Christian theology (including Catholic, Protestant, and Eastern Orthodox theology). As a comparative theologian, Monge specializes in Christian and Islamic mystical and ascetic traditions. Holding degrees in literature, theology, and religious studies, he also explores religious and philosophical themes in literature and film. He is the founding co-chair of the Catholic Studies Group of the American Academy of Religion’s Western Region. Monge is also an ordained deacon in the Eastern Orthodox Church.

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Kristin Moran

Kristin Moran, PhD

Department Chair, Communication Studies
Professor
kmoran@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-4085

Office: Camino Hall 126B

Office Hours: Mon./Wed.: 9:30 - 11:00 AM; Tues./Thurs.: 2:15 - 3:15 PM; and by appointment.

Kristin C. Moran, PhD, joined the Communication Studies department in 1999 as a visiting assistant professor and became a permanent faculty member in 2001. Moran offers courses focused on media studies. Her current research focuses on the reception of Latino-themed and Spanish-language media in the United States. She serves as the university’s representative to the Binational Association of Schools of Communication (BINACOM), an organization devoted to cross border interaction and demystifying stereotypes through ethical communication and she works closely with USD’s Trans-Border Institute. She currently serves as Chair of the department.

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Daniel Moriarty

Daniel Moriarty

Professor
moriarty@sandiego.edu
619-260-4004

Office: Serra Hall 160

Office Hours: MWF 7:30-8:00, 9:00-10:00, 11:15-1:15, 2:30-3:00

Dr. Dan Moriarty is Professor of Psychology and has been a member of USD’s Department of Psychology since 1973. His interests are in the area of comparative biological psychology, and he teaches courses in animal behavior and learning, research methods, statistics, evolutionary psychology, and behavioral genetics. As a director and animal behaviorist at the California Wolf Center, Dr. Moriarty is involved in research with, and management and breeding of, captive wolves, including the highly endangered Mexican Gray Wolf. His research has included studies of predator defense behavior, irrelevant drive effects, partial reinforcement and reward contrast effects, and conditioned taste aversion.

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Geoffrey Morse

Geoffrey Morse, PhD

Associate Professor, Biology
gmorse@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-7914

Office: Shiley Science and Technology 479

Office Hours: Fall 2014 MWF: 10:05am-11:05am Th: 1-3pm

Geoffrey Morse, PhD, came to USD in 2008 and teaches general biological topics and more specialized courses in entomology and evolutionary biology.  He conducts research in insect evolution and ecology, the goal of which is to understand how ecological interactions, environmental conditions, and geographic distributions have structured their impressive diversification.  This research involves reconstructing evolutionary relationships among insect species, examining patterns and mechanisms of speciation, understanding processes that link or separate populations, and understanding the adaptations that cause ecological specialization of insect species.  Morse works on these interactions at levels that span from local California landscapes to global patterns of diversification.

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Perla Myers

Perla Myers, PhD

Professor, Mathematics
pmyers@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-7932

Office: Serra Hall 133C

Perla Myers has been a member of the Mathematics and Computer Science Department since 1999. She enjoys teaching classes at all undergraduate levels: core mathematics classes, mathematics classes for the Mathematics major, and mathematics classes for future and in-service elementary and secondary school teachers. Professor Myers’ most recent work involves the improvement of the mathematical education of teachers.

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Vidya Nadkarni

Vidya Nadkarni

Department Chair, Political Science and International Relations
Professor, Political Science
nadkarni@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-4010

Office: KIPJ 259A

Office Hours: T/Th 9:15-11:15am T 4:00-5:00pm W 10:00-11:00am And by appt.

Vidya Nadkarni, PhD, joined USD’s faculty in 1990. Nadkarni teaches courses in the area of international relations and foreign policy. Her research interests center on the foreign policies of resurgent (Russia) and aspiring (China, India) global powers.

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Lance E. Nelson

Lance E. Nelson

Professor, Theology and Religious Studies
lnelson@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-4054

Office: Maher Hall 277

Office Hours: On Sabbatical 2014-2015 Academic Year.

Lance E. Nelson, PhD, is professor in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies.  He teaches courses in world religions and religious traditions of Asia.  Nelson’s research specialization is in Hindu religious history, focusing on classical systems of Hindu theology and the relation between Hindu religious practice and environmental concern.

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Sylvie Ngilla

Sylvie Ngilla, PhD

Assistant Professor, French
sngilla@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-7841

Office: Founders 144-B

Office Hours: T/Th, 9:20-10:30; T, 2:00-3:50; Th, 1:00-3:50

Sylvie Ndome Ngilla, PhD, joined the faculty in 2012. She teaches courses on French and Francophone language, culture, and literatures. Her research is focused on twentieth and twenty-first century francophone African theater in particular on aesthetics and discourses on chaos, cultural identities, gender, African diasporas, and globalization.

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Noelle Norton

Noelle Norton

Dean, College of Arts and Sciences
Professor, Political Science and International Relations
noellenorton@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-4246

Office: F114

Office Hours: M 11:00-12:00p W 4:00-5:00p And by appt

Noelle Norton, PhD, was named dean of the College of Arts and Sciences in 2013. Norton joined the USD faculty in 1994 and previously served as Associate Dean for Faculty and Co-Director of the Living Learning Communities program while maintaining her faculty role in the Department of Political Science and International Relations. Norton also served as department chair and USD Honors Program director from 2001-2008.

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Lisa M. Nunn

Lisa M. Nunn, PhD

Assistant Professor, Sociology
lnunn@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-7427

Office: Serra Hall 220

Office Hours: Tues: 9:00-10:00am and 3:00-4:00pm; Wed: 11:00am-1:00pm; Thur: 3:00-4:00pm; or by appointment

Lisa Michele Nunn joined the Department of Sociology at the University of San Diego as an Assistant Professor in 2009.  Professor Nunn teaches largely in the Department’s Community, Urbanization, and Culture concentration.  Her research areas include: Sociology of Education; Organizations; Cultural Sociology; Gender and Sexuality; Identity; Visual Sociology; and Social Psychology.

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Bethany O'Shea

Bethany O'Shea, PhD

Assistant Professor
bethoshea@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-4243

Office: Shiley Science and Technology 273

Office Hours: M 1-5 F 1-2

Bethany O'Shea, PhD, teaches courses in environmental geology, earth science, and geochemistry of ocean and continental waters. All of these courses use the environment as a natural laboratory and include interactive problem solving and thought provoking learning techniques. Dr. O'Shea is interested in the cycling of metals, nutrients, and contaminants in the environment; specifically controls on the movement and distribution of trace elements in groundwater, lakes, and sediments. She welcomes the opportunity to teach and mentor students interested in the earth, marine, and environmental sciences.

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Clara Oberle

Clara Oberle, PhD

Associate Professor, History
oberle@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-7813

Office: KIPJ 278

Office Hours: On Sabbatical

Clara M. Oberle, PhD, has been a member of the History department since 2008.  She offers courses on modern Europe, Eastern Europe, and Germany.  Further teaching interests include World War II, women in history, and urban history.  Her research focus is on Berlin, on post-catastrophe cities, and on German history, with special interests in migrations, comparative military occupations, urban planning and housing, as well as the interplay between law and memory.

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Angelo Orona, PhD

Associate Professor, Anthropology
Department Chair
aorona@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-4008

Office: Serra Hall 208

Office Hours: Mon-Wed: 2:15-4:15pm; Tues-Thur: 2:00-3:00pm; and by appointment

Angelo Orona, PhD, focuses his field research on Creole island fisherman of Venezuela. His main area of interest is the ethnology of South American cultures.

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Ivan Ortiz

Ivan Ortiz

Assistant Professor
iortiz@sandiego.edu
619-260-4147

Office: Founders Hall 171C

Office Hours: T/R 1:30-3 PM; W 1:30-3:30 PM

Ivan Ortiz received his Ph.D. in English from Princeton University in 2013. Among his research interests are 18th century and 19th century British literature (especially Romanticism), poetics and aesthetics, literary theory, the history of emotion and affect, and intersections between science & literature.

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Saba Oskoui

Saba Oskoui, MFA

Associate Professor, Visual Arts
soskoui@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-4103

Office: Camino Hall 46

Office Hours: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 8:40 - 9:15am and 12:35 - 2:30pm Note: Thursdays 8:55am - 9:15am in Serra 156

Saba Oskoui established the Visual Communications and the Computer Art areas of emphasis at the University of San Diego. In addition to her teaching, Oskoui has served as the Visual Arts Program coordinator and the Design Internship coordinator. She is one of the Visual Arts senior thesis advisors, and the coordinator for the Visual Arts junior reviews. Oskoui oversees the Visual Communications area of emphasis at the Department of Art.

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Lee Ann Otto

Lee Ann Otto

Professor
Associate Dean, Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies
lotto@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-7921

Office: KIPJ Suite 113, Rm 117

Office Hours: Monday 3:00-5:00p Wednesday 4:00-5:30p Thursday 10:30a-12:00p or by appointment

Lee Ann Otto, PhD, has been a member of the faculty since 1984. She is a professor in the department of Political Science and International Relations and has served as the associate dean of the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies since its inauguration in 2007. Otto is also the director of USD’s Masters Program in Peace and Justice Studies. She teaches courses on Chinese politics, Japanese politics, revolutionary change, and the law of the sea at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Her research focuses on Chinese policies relating to the war on terror and their impact on Uyghurs and other minority groups within China. She is a former recipient of USD’s University Professorship award.

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Roger Pace

Roger Pace, PhD

Professor, Communication Studies
pace@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-4059

Office: Camino Hall 121B

Office Hours: Mon./Wed.: 11:00 a.m. - 2:20 p.m.; and by appointment.

Roger C. Pace, PhD, has been a member of the faculty since 1987.  He is a professor of Communication Studies and also currently serves as the director of the basic speech courses.   He teaches courses in communication theory and organizational communication.  Pace’s research interests are group and organizational decision making and the effects of emerging technologies on communication patterns and outcomes.  He is the former associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and chair of the Faculty Senate.

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Ronald Pachence

Ronald Pachence

Professor, Theology and Religious Studies
pachence@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-2758

Office: Maher Hall 281

Office Hours: MWF: 10:00am-11:00am, M: 1:00pm-2:00pm, T: 10:00am-11:00am, or by appointment.

Ron Pachence, PhD, joined the faculty in 1981. He has served as department chair, founding director of the Institute for Christian Ministries, and director of graduate programs in the department. He is active in shared governance, having served on numerous committees and as chair of the University Senate. His teaching expertise is in the areas of Catholic theology and world religions. Pachence is a returned Peace Corps Volunteer (Turkey) and a Catholic priest of the Diocese of Savannah, Georgia.

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Cameron Parker

Cameron Parker

Associate Professor, Mathematics
cparker@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-7956

Office: Serra Hall 148

Cameron Parker, PhD, has been at USD since 2003.  In addition to his teaching and research, Parker is the Math Area Coordinator and has served in the Arts and Sciences Faculty Academic Assembly.  He co-organizes the Math Modeling Club and serves as an advisor for the Math Modeling Team.

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Marjorie Patrick

Marjorie Patrick, PhD

Associate Professor, Biology
mpatrick@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-8863

Office: Shiley Science and Technology 430

Office Hours: Fall 2014 MW: 11am-12pm, 1:30-3:00pm And by appointment

Marjorie L. Patrick joined the faculty in Fall 2003.  In the Biology Department, Dr. Patrick teaches two of the lower division biology courses that provide students a foundation in genetics, evolution, ecology and cellular processes.  Additionally she offers upper division lecture and laboratory courses exploring invertebrate physiology.  Her research field is comparative animal physiology, with an interest in osmoregulatory strategies of aquatic insect and fish species residing in chemically diverse environments.

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Jessica Patterson

Jessica Patterson, PhD

Assistant Professor, Art History
jlp@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-2307

Office: Founders Hall 104

Office Hours: Mondays 12:30 - 1:30pm; Wednesdays 12:30 - 1:30pm; Thursdays 12:30 - 3:30pm

Jessica Patterson, PhD, combines interests in Asian languages and comparative religion with training in the history and theory of art. Her research focuses on the art and architecture of East and Southeast Asia, emphasizing the cultural collisions and intersections that characterized the nineteenth century. 

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Susie Paulik Babka

Susie Paulik Babka

Associate Professor, Theology and Religious Studies
sbabka@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-2754

Office: Maher Hall 258

Office Hours: On Sabbatical 2014-2015 Academic Year.

Susie Paulik Babka, PhD, is excited to be a part of the community at USD that seeks to intertwine Beauty with Justice.  Beauty is that which draws us out of ourselves toward something deeper; Justice is the practical work of transforming this world into the world intended by God: a world that celebrates the dignity of every human being, our inherent interdependence, and the worth of all creation.

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Rodney Peffer

Rodney Peffer

Professor, Philosophy
peffer@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-4092

Office: Founders Hall 169C

Rodney G. Peffer, PhD, is a philosopher specializing in moral, social, and political philosophy as well as a published poet, an electronic percussionist (who plays with avant-garde jazz and “new music” musicians), and a life-long activist for progressive political causes. He has taught at USD since 1986.  He has lectured in most parts of North America and Europe as well as in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Caribbean – including Cuba.  He has prominently participated in the last four World Congresses of Philosophy, which occur only once every five years.

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Amanda L. Petersen

Amanda L. Petersen, PhD

Associate Professor, Spanish
Advisor, Sigma Delta Pi
apetersen@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-4237

Office: Founders 144-C

Office Hours: T, 1:15-2:15, 4:00-5:00, 7:00-8:00; Th, 12:15-2:15 or by appt.

Amanda L. Petersen has been a member of the faculty since 2008. She teaches Spanish language and Latin American literatures and cultures courses. Her areas of expertise include 20th and 21st century Latin American women authors and Latin American literature, with an emphasis on Mexican narrative. Her research interests focus on the literary representations of gender and violence in contemporary Mexican short stories by female authors.

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Linda Peterson

Linda Peterson

Professor, Philosophy
lindap@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-2967

Office: Founders Hall 166D

Linda L. Peterson, PhD, has been a member of the faculty since 1985.  She routinely teaches classes in thehHistory of medieval philosophy and the philosophy of human nature.  Her research area of specialization is in the history of medieval philosophy with particular emphasis on the philosophy of St. Thomas Aquinas. Her research focus also includes philosophy of religion and metaphysics.

Peterson enjoys traveling and has traveled extensively including trips to Europe, Asia, Australia, South America, the Arctic Circle and Antarctica.  She particularly enjoys visiting cites of interest to the history of medieval philosophy.  She has traveled throughout Italy, visiting the birthplace of St. Thomas Aquinas and the monastery where he died. 

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Marianne Pfau

Marianne Pfau, PhD

Professor, Music History
mpfau@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-4101

Office: Camino Hall 161E

Marianne Pfau, PhD, teaches Western music history courses, with a specialization in music before 1800. Since 2007, she has directed the concert series Angelus: Sacred Early Music in Founders Chapel. Occasionally, Dr. Pfau also teaches graduate seminars at the Musicological Institute of the University of Hamburg, Germany.

Dr. Pfau has published extensively on Hildegard of Bingen, and edits 18th-century music for Baroque Oboe. She leads an active musical life as baroque oboist and recorder soloist, performing and recording in the US and in Europe. She often joins American Bach Soloists, Jubilate Baroque Orchestra and California Bach Society in San Francisco, Trinity Consort in Oregon, Ensemble Rebel in New York, with Musica Alta Ripa, L’Arco Baroque Orchestra Hannover, Corona Musica Kassel, Cythara Ensemble Hamburg, Accademia dell’Arcadia Poznan, and many others. As director of the ensembe Toutes Suites, she has recorded five CDs of newly discovered 18th-century music for Baroque Hautbois Band on the labels GENUIN classic in Leipzig, virtilia in Hamburg, and for Bayerischer Rundfunk in Nuremberg.

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Michael R.  Pfau

Michael R. Pfau

Associate Professor, Political Science and International Relations
pfau@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-4011

Office: KIPJ 280

Office Hours: Tu/Th 8:45-9:15a Th 12:05- 2:30p T 1:25-2:30p And by appt

Michael R. Pfau, PhD, has been at USD since 1989. He teaches Research Methods in Political Science and International Relations and occasionally seminars on Politics in (his native) Germany. His research focuses on cross-national public opinion formation, specifically, on how US (foreign) policy is perceived by publics abroad. On that issue, he consults with a variety of political and corporate interests. He has chaired the department and has won the American Political Science Association’s teaching award.

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Atreyee Phukan

Atreyee Phukan

Associate Professor, English
phukana@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-7634

Office: Founders Hall 180B

Office Hours: M 11:00AM-2:00PM, W 12:00-2:00PM

Atreyee Phukan, PhD, teaches courses in world literature and post-colonial literature. Her research interests focus on contemporary literature and theory, in particular those of the Caribbean and South Asian diaspora.

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Eric Pierson

Eric Pierson, PhD

Associate Professor, Communication Studies
epierson@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-7437

Office: Camino Hall 105D

Office Hours: Tues./Thurs.: 9:15 - 10:15 AM; Wed.: 8:00 - 11:00 AM; and by appointment.

Eric Pierson, PhD, joined the faculty in 1999. Prior to joining the faculty he spent five years teaching at the University of Illinois st Urbana-Champaign while pursuing his PhD He served as chair of the department between Fall 2006 and Spring 2011.

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Ann Pirruccello

Ann Pirruccello

Professor, Philosophy
annp@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-4093

Office: Founders Hall 166C

Ann Pirruccello has been teaching at USD since 1992 and is professor of philosophy.  She offers courses in Introduction to Philosophy, Asian Philosophy, Critical Comparative Philosophy, and special topics courses in Asian and contemporary continental philosophy. Her research embraces philosophies of liberation in continental and Asian thought, metaphilosophical problems related to globalization, and comparative philosophy.

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Patricia Plovanich

Assistant Professor, Theology and Religious Studies
pplov@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-4055

Office: Maher Hall 289

Office Hours: W: 8:00am-10:00am, TH: 11:00am-2:00pm, and by appointment.

Patricia A. Plovanich has been a member of the faculty since 1990. She is Assistant Professor of Systematic theology. In the Department of Theology and Religious Studies, she offers undergraduate courses in theological topics such as Jesus in Christian Tradition, the Problem of God, and Catholicism in the United States. Her research interests are theology of Cardinal Walter Kasper and the European theologians who pioneered many of the themes of the Second Vatican Council.

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Jack Pope

Jack Pope

Professor, Mathematics and Computer Science
pope@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-4841

Office: Serra Hall 143

Office Hours: Fall 2009
Tuesday and Thursday 1:15pm-2:15pm (with some exceptions for meetings)
Wednesday 12:15pm-3:15pm

Jack W. Pope, Ph. D., has been a member of the faculty since 1972.  He served as director of Academic Computing Services at the university from 1982 until 2006.  Pope concentrates on lower division undergraduate courses – specifically College Algebra and Introduction to Computer Programming.  His research interests include measuring the impact of technology in teaching and how that varies by discipline.

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Jennifer C. Prairie

Jennifer C. Prairie, PhD

Assistant Professor
jcprairie@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-8820

Office: SCST 269

Office Hours: M 2-4 T 2-4 R 9:15-11

Jennifer C. Prairie, PhD, joined the USD faculty in 2014. Prairie teaches courses on introductory marine biology and physical oceanography. Her research combines laboratory experiments and field work with mathematical modeling to study biological-physical interactions in marine ecosystems, particularly focusing on plankton. Current projects include studying marine snow formation in turbulence and zooplankton foraging in patchy environments. Prairie welcomes undergraduate involvement in her research.

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Greg Pregill

Greg Pregill, PhD

Professor, Biology
pregill@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-4082

Office: SCST 363

Office Hours: Fall 2014 M/W: 10am-12pm Tues: 12:30pm-2:00pm And by appointment

Greg Pregill, PhD, joined the faculty in 1993 after a nearly life-long passion for natural history led him on research expeditions to tropical and subtropical islands around the world. Following graduate school, he received a two-year appointment as a Fellow in residence at the United States National Museum, Smithsonian Institution. He next served as curator and chair of the Department of Herpetology at the San Diego Natural History, and for a time was deputy director for Science.  Pregill continues his research on insular ecosystems and teaches related courses on biodiversity and vertebrate evolution.

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Greg Prieto

Greg Prieto

Assistant Professor
sprieto@SanDiego.edu
(619) 260-4027

Office: Serra Hall 226

Office Hours: Tues-Thur: 4:00-5:00pm; Wed: 1:00-4:00pm; and by appointment

Greg Prieto joined the Sociology faculty at the University of San Diego in Fall 2013. He teaches primarily in the Crime, Justice, Law & Society concentration. Professor Prieto’s research interests lie at the intersection of race, racism and legal violence. His primary focuses are immigration, police, law & society, and social movements. In his research, he seeks to bridge the community and the academy by embedding his work in local struggles for the rights, resources, and dignity of marginalized communities.

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Joseph Provost, PhD

Professor
josephprovost@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-7564

Office: SCST487

Joseph Provost, PhD, joined the faculty at the University of San Diego in 2013.  Dr. Provost has taught a wide range of chemistry and biochemistry courses and is interested in how to bring novel pedagogies of engagement into the classroom and teaching laboratory.  Provost has been involved with a number of organizations involved to enrich the experience of undergraduates including: the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Council on Undergraduate Research and Project Kaleidoscope.  Provost ‘s research involves focuses the role transport protein plays in directed cell motility and tumor progression and how these membrane proteins regulate other critical mammalian cell functions.

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Lukasz Pruski

Lukasz Pruski

Professor, Mathematics and Computer Science
pruski@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-4035

Office: Serra Hall 149

Lukasz Pruski joined the mathematics department at USD in January 1983. Since then he has taught 31 different courses in five fields: in addition to mathematics and computer science he has taught engineering courses and co-taught courses in psychology and philosophy. His research focuses on mathematical modeling and computer simulation. He served as the department chair in the mid-Nineties and the math program coordinator in the recent years. He also served on almost all College of Arts and Sciences committees, including recently chairing the Rank and Tenure Committee.

Lukasz Pruski’s most favorite activities, second only to teaching, are reading books, running races from 5k to half-marathon, and listening to the music of Bach, Coltrane, and Sonic Youth.

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Alberto López Pulido

Alberto López Pulido, PhD

Professor, Ethnic Studies
apulido@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-4022

Office: Maher Hall 212A

Office Hours: Tuesdays 2:00p.m. -5:00p.m. ; Thursdays 1:00p.m. - 3:00p.m.

Alberto López Pulido is Professor and Chair of the Department of Ethnic Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of San Diego. He has held a leadership role as Chair of the President's Advisory Board on Inclusion and Diversity. He teaches both the introductory and advanced courses for the ethnic studies major in addition to specialized courses in Latina/o and Chicana/o Studies. His scholarly interests include the intersection of race and religion in relation to issues of social justice and as strategies for transforming communities. He has also written on the history of ethnic studies in higher education; issues of violence and deportation against immigrants; and is currently at work on a project that explores the power of music in relation to personal identity and biography.

Pulido has published a range of numerous essays in books and journals such as the Journal of Catholic Social Thought; Crosscurrents; Religion and Literature; Journal of Religion and Education; Studies in Twentieth Century Literature; CENTRO: Journal of the Center for Puerto Rican Studies; American Quarterly; Latino Studies Journal. He is the author of the book: Sacred World of the Penitentes and his most recent book is entitled: Moving Beyond Borders: Julian Samora and the Establishment of Latino Studies. Pulido was mentored by the first Mexican American sociologist in the nation, Julian Samora, PhD, who had a distinguished career at the University of Notre Dame.

Alberto is the son of Velia López Pulido and the late Alberto V. Pulido who he credits for instilling within him the value of educación. Such a foundation assisted him profoundly as a first-generation college graduate. He believes deeply that education is a tool that equips students with the wisdom (sabiduría) to transform their lives and the many lives they touch.

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Thomas Ehrlich Reifer

Thomas Ehrlich Reifer, PhD

Associate Professor, Sociology
Affiliated Faculty, Ethnic Studies
reifer@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-7422

Office: Serra Hall 225

Office Hours: Tues: 2:30-7:30pm; or by appointment

Dr. Reifer serves on the Gender Studies Advisory Committee and is an Associate Fellow at the Transnational Institute, a worldwide fellowship of committed scholar-activists; formerly worked at Focus on the Global South in Asia and was Associate Director of the Institute for Research on World-Systems (IROWS) and the Program on Global Studies at UC Riverside. He is also currently a Research Associate at the Fernand Braudel Center for the Study of Economies, Historical Systems & Civilizations at Binghamton University—where he received his MA & PhD—and IROWS. His specialty is the study of large-scale, long-term social change and world-systems analysis.

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Emily Reimer-Barry

Emily Reimer-Barry

Assistant Professor, Theology and Religious Studies
erb@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-6866

Office: Maher Hall 279

Office Hours: MW: 9:00am-11:00am, or by appointment.

Emily Reimer-Barry, Ph.D, has been a member of the Theology and Religious Studies faculty since 2008. She teaches undergraduate courses in Catholic theology, Christian ethics, sexual ethics, and ethical responses to HIV/AIDS. Her research interests include women’s experiences of HIV/AIDS, cross-cultural analysis of gender roles and marriage traditions, ethnography and ethical methodology, and the intersection of public health and Catholic social teachings.

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Martin Repinecz

Martin Repinecz, PhD

Assistant Professor, Spanish
mrepinecz@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-7645

Office: Founders 144-H

Office Hours: T/Th, 2:00-2:25; 3:55-5:25; 6:55-7:30

Martin Repinecz, Ph.D., joined the faculty at USD in 2013. His research focuses on questions of race and migration in modern Spain and Italy, as well as postcolonial, Mediterranean and Southern European cultural studies. At USD, he teaches courses on Spanish literature and film, as well as all levels of Spanish language.

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Nathalie Reyns

Nathalie Reyns, PhD

Assistant Professor
nreyns@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-4096

Office: Shiley Science and Technology 277

Office Hours: On sabbatical Spring 2014 & Fall 2015

Nathalie Reyns, PhD, teaches core and upper division courses in oceanography, marine ecology and how humans impact the oceans. Reyns’ research interests focus on identifying the factors that influence the dispersal of marine organisms, to better understand the population dynamics of these organisms and the implications for fisheries management and marine conservation. Reyns is also very interested in advancing marine science education and improving ocean literacy, and regularly provides research opportunities for undergraduate students.

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Fred Miller Robinson

Fred Miller Robinson, PhD

Professor, English
Affiliated Professor of Graduate Theatre
fredr@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-2239

Office: Founders Hall 175C

Office Hours: T/R 3:00-4:00PM, W 2:00-5:00PM

Fred Miller Robinson, PhD, served as chair of the English Department from 1991 until 2005.  From 2005-06 he was interim director of the Theatre Arts program, and from 2009 he has served as the chair of the Music Department.  He has taught a variety of undergraduate courses in modern literature, including Modern Poetry, Modern Drama, Narrative Theory and Writing Autobiography, and a text course in modern drama to the USD/Old Globe MFA students.  His research focus has shifted from comic theory to cultural studies: a social history of The Man in the Bowler Hat and, currently, the interculture of Ireland and the U.S. Robinson also taught for a year (each) at the Universite de Haute Bretagne in Rennes, France, and the University of Kent in Canterbury, UK.

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Dennis Rohatyn

Professor, Philosophy
drohatyn@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-4704

Office: Founders Hall 160A

Office Hours: Sabbatical Academic Year 2013-2014

Philosophy is about knowing yourself.  I’m still learning. History is indispensable; without it I cannot understand either myself or the world. In the meantime, I dream, I doubt, I wonder, therefore, despite all my faults, I am. I enjoy reading, writing, teaching and thinking—in short, living, not just existing.

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Amanda Ruiz

Amanda Ruiz, PhD

Assistant Professor
alruiz@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-7931

Office: Serra Hall 159F

Amanda Ruiz is a Southern California native, she grew up in Huntington Beach. She is joining the University of San Diego from Harvey Mudd College where she was a teaching and research postdoctoral fellow in the Mathematics Department. She received her PhD in mathematics from Binghamton University, where she also started the Graduate Women's Organization to help women support each other in the academic environment. She also served as president of the Binghamton University Parent's Collective, an organization aimed at creating a community of graduate students who are juggling school and children. Ruiz received a Masters degree in Mathematics from San Francisco State University, where she started the student group Mathematistas, which created a network of female graduate students in mathematics. Amanda enjoys doing research in combinatorics. Previous research has been in enumerative combinatorics and matroid theory. She especially enjoys doing research with undergraduate students. She is committed to making mathematics more accessible for women and students of color and considers service in this area an integral part of her job as an educator and academic. When she is not doing mathematics or teaching, Amanda enjoys playing soccer and spending time with her daughter and husband. Amanda's Erdös-Bacon number is 6 (=3+3).

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Cecilia Ruiz

Cecilia Ruiz, PhD

Associate Professor, Spanish
mruiz@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-4072

Office: Founders 136

Office Hours: W, 9:30-2:30

Maria Cecilia Ruiz, PhD, has been a member of the faculty since 1990.

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Joan  Schellinger

Joan Schellinger, PhD

Assistant Professor
jschellinger@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-7960

Office: SCST485

Dr. Joan Schellinger joins University of San Diego as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. A native of the Philippines, Dr. Schellinger received her doctorate in organic chemistry from University of California Davis in 2010 under the supervision of Professor Jacquelyn Gervay-Hague. She was as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Washington Seattle in Professor Suzie H. Pun’s laboratory where she mentored and worked with graduate and undergraduate students. She was one of the recipients of the very first Postdoctoral Mentoring Award in 2013 offered by the University of Washington Graduate School. The award was created to honor and acknowledge the significant role that postdoctoral trainees play in the lives and education of graduate and undergraduate students.

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Richard Seer, M.F.A.

Richard Seer, M.F.A.

Chair, Graduate Theatre
rseer@theoldglobe.org

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An award-winning actor and director, Richard Seer has directed and/or performed on Broadway, off-Broadway, on film and television, and in over seventy productions at regional theatres in this country and Great Britain, including: The Goodman Theatre, The Kennedy Center, The Stratford Shakespeare Festival, The Brooklyn Academy of Music, The Huntington Theatre Company in Boston, Washington’s Playwrights’ Theatre, San Jose Repertory Theatre, Studio Arena Theatre, The Edinburgh Festival in Scotland, and The Sybil Thorndike Repertory Theatre in England, to name a few. 

He originated the role of Young Charlie in the 1978 Tony award-winning production of Hugh Leonard’s Da.  He received the Theatre World Award for his performance.  As The Old Globe’s resident director, he has directed productions of The Price, Romeo & Juliet, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Trying, Fiction, Blue/Orange (Critics Circle Award), All My Sons, Da, and Old Wicked Songs (Patte Award). Other recent directing assignments include Third for the Huntington Theatre Company and Sonia Flew for the San Jose Repertory Theatre. 

He received his Master of Fine Arts degree in directing from Boston University, where he was awarded the prestigious Kahn Directing Award in 1985.  In 1990 he was invited to return to Boston University’s School for the Arts as an Associate Professor of acting and directing.  Professor Seer has been Director of The Old Globe/University of San Diego Graduate Theatre program since 1993.

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Kenneth P. Serbin

Kenneth P. Serbin

Professor, History
kserbin@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-4037

Office: KIPJ 268

Office Hours: On sabbatical

Dr. Kenneth P. Serbin's research spans the fields of Brazilian social, cultural, political, and religious history as well as the history of science, technology, and medicine.

 

 

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Greg Severn

Greg Severn, PhD

Professor
severn@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-6845

Office: SCST-285

Office Hours: 2014-2015 On Sabbatical

After completing a thesis in experimental plasma physics in the area of fusion energy at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, he was appointed Assistant Professor of Physics at USD in 1987, becoming a full professor in 1994. He currently serves as Chair of the Department of Physics. His teaching ranges from Physics and Society to Quantum Physics, and he created the first advanced upper division laboratory course, Experimental Modern Physics, in the physics curriculum. His research focuses on experimental basic plasma physics and the use of tunable lasers as a diagnostic for ion dynamics.

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Sandra Sgoutas-Emch

Sandra Sgoutas-Emch, PhD

Professor, Psychological Sciences
Director, Center for Educational Excellence
emch@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-4005

Office: Serra Hall 112

Office Hours: Dr. Sgoutas-Emch is not teaching the Fall 2014 semester.

Sandra Sgoutas-Emch is a professor of psychology and director of the Center for Educational Excellence at the University of San Diego. She has been a professor at the university since 1992. During her tenure at USD, she has also been the director of the gender studies program. She teaches courses in health psychology and biopsychology. Dr. Sgoutas-Emch has research interests in the efficacy of alternative medicine, the impact of stress, and women’s health issues.

Dr. Sgoutas-Emch is also a CO_PI on the AFFIRM grant, a four year award funded through the NSF ADVANCE program has three primary goals. It will foster an environment that understands, embraces, and supports a diverse faculty, recruit women faculty (with a particular emphasis on women of color), and support the retention and advancement of female faculty.

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Ron Shaheen

Ron Shaheen, PhD

Adjunct Assistant Professor
rshaheen@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-7653

Office: Camino Hall 142G

Ronald Shaheen serves as Adjunct Assistant Professor in the USD Music Department and has taught: Introduction to Music; Music in Society; History of Romantic Music; Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque Music; Classical, Romantic, and Modern Music; History of Opera; Aural and Keyboard Skills; Fundamentals of Music; Class Voice; and individual voice lessons. Dr. Shaheen coordinates the Applied Music Program.

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Daniel Sheehan

Daniel Sheehan, PhD

Professor
dsheehan@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-4095

Office: SCST-281

Office Hours: MWF 10:05-11:05 R 9:00-11:00am

Daniel Sheehan has been a member of the faculty at USD since 1989 and is Professor of Physics.  His research interests include the second law of thermodynamics, retrocausation, nanotechnology, plantary formation, and plasma physics.

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David Shirk, PhD

Associate Professor, Political Science and International Relations
Director, Justice in Mexico Project
dshirk@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-2315

Office: KIPJ 257

Office Hours: M 12:00-2:00pm T/Th 9:30-11:00am

David A. Shirk, Ph.D., joined the University of San Diego in July 2003. Shirk’s teaching covers a wide range of subject areas, mainly concentrated in comparative politics, international political economy, Latin American studies, and U.S.-Latin American relations, with a concentration in Mexico and border politics. He conducts research on Mexican politics, U.S.-Mexican relations, and law enforcement and security along the U.S.-Mexican border. Shirk also directs the Justice in Mexico Project (www.justiceinmexico.org), which examines rule of law and security issues in Mexico. From 2003-2013, Dr. Shirk directed the Trans-Border Institute, which works to promote greater analysis and understanding of Mexico, U.S.-Mexico relations, and the U.S.-Mexico border region.

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Michael Shulman

Michael Shulman

Assistant Professor, Mathematics
shulman@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-7955

Office: Serra Hall 159C

Michael Shulman, PhD, joined the faculty at USD in 2013. He teaches various courses in mathematics, and does research in the areas of category theory and algebraic topology.

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Adam  Siepielski

Adam Siepielski, PhD

Assistant Professor, Biology
adamsiepielski@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-7711

Office: Shiley Science and Technology 477

Office Hours: Fall 2014 Tues/Thurs: 12-2:30pm

Adam Siepielski, PhD, joined the faculty in 2011. He teaches an introductory level course in organismal diversity, and upper level courses in ecology, evolution and statistics. Siepielski is an ecologist and evolutionary biologist. His research focuses on understanding the ecological and evolutionary determinants of community structure. He primarily works with damselflies, which are found throughout aquatic systems worldwide.

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Leonora Simonovis

Leonora Simonovis, PhD

Associate Professor, Spanish
simonovis@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-4139

Office: Founders 144-G

Office Hours: W, 8:30-1:30

Leonora Simonovis, PhD, has been a member of the faculty since 2007. She teaches courses on Latin American and Caribbean literature and culture, as well as all levels of Spanish language. Her teaching and research interests deal with issues of race and gender, the role of popular music in the construction of cultural identities, social mobility, and marginality in the Pan-Caribbean region.

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Marie Simovich

Marie Simovich, PhD

Professor, Biology
simo@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-4083

Office: Shiley Science and Technology 369

Office Hours: Fall 2014 On Sabbatical

Marie Simovich, PhD, has been at USD since 1986 and is the director of the Branchiopod Research Group. Her research is on the ecology and evolution of ephemeral pool organisms with a focus on endangered crustaceans.  She has a number of students in her lab working on grants.  She is a frequent consultant to the US Fish and Wildlife Service as a member of the Vernal Pool Multi-Species Recovery Team and is a member of the IUCN World Conservation Union Inland Water Crustacea Specialist Group.  She is also an adjunct professor at San Diego State University.

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Divya Sitaraman

Divya Sitaraman

Assistant Professor
dsitaraman@sandiego.edu
619-260-2937

Office: Serra Hall 105

Office Hours: Tuesday/Thursday 11:00-12:00, 2:15-3:45

Curt Spanis

Curt Spanis, PhD

Professor, Biology
curts@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-4084

Office: Shiley Science and Technology 371

Office Hours: Fall 2014 9:30am-10:30am daily

Curt W. Spanis, PhD, has been a member of the faculty since 1965, serving as professor and department of Biology chair  at the College for Men and president of the Faculty Association prior to unification in 1972.  Following unification of the colleges Spanis served as department chair for two years. Spanis has taught biochemistry, cell physiology, genetics, microbiology, neurobiology, introductory biology, human biology, and exercise physiology.  He established the Pre-Med/ Health Sciences program and directed it for more than two decades. Also, he served as band director, tennis coach (both mens and womens teams) and established the USD Tennis Camp. Spanis has taught a graduate course in cell and molecular biology.

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Avi M. Spiegel

Avi M. Spiegel

Assistant Professor, Political Science and International Relations
spiegel@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-2907

Office: KIPJ 272

Office Hours: T 1-4pm W 4:00-5;30pm Th 1-3pm

Avi Spiegel specializes in Middle Eastern and North African politics. He is an Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Relations at the University of San Diego, and a Fellow at the Strauss Center for International Security and Law at the University of Texas at Austin. He earned a doctorate from Oxford University, a master’s degree from Harvard University, and a law degree from NYU. He has been a Fellow at the Brookings Institution, the Ali Pachachi Scholar of the Modern Middle East at Oxford, a Frederick Sheldon Fellow at Harvard, and a Fulbright Scholar and Peace Corps Volunteer in Morocco. He contributes regularly to Foreign Policy and Huffington Post and has also appeared, on television, as a Middle East Analyst for Al Jazeera English. His writing has also been published in, among others, the New York Times, International Herald Tribune, USA Today, Christian Science Monitor, and The American Interest. His current book project offers a rare, close-up look at young Islamist activists -- at who they are and how battles brewing between them will shape the future of the Arab world. More information is available at www.avispiegel.com

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Kathryn Statler

Kathryn Statler

Professor
kstatler@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-4652

Office: KIPJ 271

Office Hours: Fall 2014 TR 12:10-2:30 R 6:50-7:10

Kathryn C. Statler, PhD, has been a member of the faculty since 1999.  She is the coordinator of the Peace and Justice Studies minor. Statler offers undergraduate courses on the Vietnam wars, U.S. foreign relations, history of France, peace and justice studies, and armed conflict and American society.  Her research focus is international and multidisciplinary, with an emphasis on alliance politics and cultural diplomacy.

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Susannah Stern

Susannah Stern, PhD

Professor, Communication Studies
susannahstern@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-7814

Office: Camino Hall 126A

Office Hours: Mon.: 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.; Wed.: 1:30 -3:30 p.m.; Fri.: 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.; and by appointment.

Susannah Stern PhD, joined the department of Communication Studies in 2004, after teaching at Boston College for four years. Stern offers courses that investigate the role of media in contemporary life, particularly as they involve children, adolescents, and women, as well as courses on research methods.  Stern's research focuses on electronic media and youth culture, and she has conducted extensive research on the Internet as a site for cultural consumption and self-expression.

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Abraham Stoll

Abraham Stoll

Professor, English
Affiliated Professor of Graduate Theatre
astoll@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-7535

Office: Founders Hall 175B

Office Hours: M 2:00-5:00PM, T 2:00-4:00PM

Abraham Stoll, PhD, specializes in Renaissance and early modern literature, particularly the literature of seventeenth-century England. His recent book, Milton and Monotheism, is on the poetry and theology of John Milton. He also edited the five-volume edition of Edmund Spenser's The Faerie Queene. Currently, he is working on a study of conscience in the early modern period. Stoll has taught at the University of San Diego since 2000, and was visiting professor at Hebrew University in Jerusalem in 2006-07.

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Richard Stroik

Richard Stroik, PhD

Associate Professor, French
rstroik@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-4064

Office: Founders 144-D

Office Hours: M/W/F, 12:15-1:15; M/W, 2:25-3:25

Richard Stroik, PhD, came to the University of San Diego in 1991. He previously served as chair of the department and as coordinator of the Intensive Language (Dartmouth) Model for first-year language instruction and as a member of the executive committee of the Academic Assembly. He has been active in study abroad during his entire career, serving as chair of the Study Abroad committee and creating a summer program in France. His research interests are in 20th century French poetry and Camus. Stroik is a product of Catholic elementary and secondary education.

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Monica Stufft

Monica Stufft, PhD

Assistant Professor, Theatre Arts and Performance Studies
mostufft@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-4273

Office: Camino Hall 180B

Office Hours: Dr. Stufft is on sabbatical this semester.

Monica Stufft is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Theatre where she teaches courses in Theatre and Performance Studies and is involved in production work, both as a director and dramaturg. Her specializations include popular culture, theatre historiography as well as cultural, gender, and performance theory. Her research focus is on the intersections of performance and pedagogy in the classroom with a particular interest in the theoretical and philosophical implications of collaboration and collaborative theatre making.

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David Sullivan

David Sullivan, PhD

Associate Professor, Communication Studies
sully@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-4193

Office: Camino Hall 105A

Office Hours: Mon./Wed.: 8:10 - 8:50 AM; Tues./Thurs.: 10:40 AM - 12:05 PM; Wed.: 11:10 AM - 12:10 PM; and by appointment.

David Sullivan, PhD, joined the department of Communication Studies in 1992. Sullivan teaches courses in communication theory, media theory and criticism, journalism, political communication, and mediated sports. He has authored journal articles on the topics of mediated sports and mediated politics that have appeared in the Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, Journal of Communication, and Women's Studies in Communication. A former newspaper reporter and editor, he has served as faculty advisor to USD's undergraduate newspaper since he arrived at USD.

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Yi Sun

Yi Sun

Associate Professor, History
ysun@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-6811

Office: KIPJ 270

Office Hours: Fall 2014 T 11:00-12:00 R 11:00-2:00/5:30-6:30

Yi Sun, PhD,  has been a member of the History Department at USD since fall 1997.  She teaches a number of undergraduate courses on East Asian history and U.S.-East Asia Relations.  Currently she also serves as the coordinator for the Asian Studies Minor program.  Her research interests include Chinese women and modernization, Sino-American relations, and globalization.  She has served on the executive board of several academic organizations, including the AsiaNetwork, Chinese Historians in the United States and the Association of Third World Studies, and presently is the associate editor of the Asian section for the Journal of Third World Studies.

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Deborah C. Tahmassebi

Deborah C. Tahmassebi, PhD

Professor
Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences
debbiet@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-7454

Office: Founders Hall 114

Debbie Tahmassebi, PhD, joined the faculty in 1999.  She is an organic chemist with interests in the synthesis and structural studies of molecules, primarily studying novel nucleosides and amino-acid derivatives.  She enjoys teaching the excellent undergraduate students at USD and working with them on collaborative research projects in the laboratory.

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Drew M. Talley

Drew M. Talley, PhD

Assistant Professor
dtalley@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-6810

Office: SCST-266

Office Hours: M 11-2 T 11-1 F 11-1

Drew Talley, PhD, teaches a variety of courses including Introduction to Physical Oceanography, Biological Oceanography, Graduate Statistics and Experimental Design, and Life in the Ocean. His overall research focuses on understanding connectivity across habitat boundaries, and assessing how that interdependence between systems changes with anthropogenic influence both locally (e.g., through habitat loss) and globally (e.g., through climate change).

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Steve Tammelleo

Steve Tammelleo

Assistant Professor, Philosophy
tammelleo@sandiego.edu
619-260-6835

Office: Founders Hall 158B

Steve Tammelleo joined the philosophy department at USD in 2013. He enjoys teaching classes in Logic, Business Ethics, Latin American Thought, and Introduction to Philosophy. Steve’s research focuses on Foucault, border policy, immigration and ethnic identity. Steve has traveled extensively in Latin America. Steve enjoys yoga, biking, and hiking, and, he is obsessed with volleyball.

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Annette Taylor

Annette Taylor

Professor
taylor@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-4006

Office: Serra Hall 160

Office Hours: Dr. Taylor is on phased retirement during the Fall 2014 semester.

Professor Taylor has been a member of the USD faculty since 1990. She teaches courses in introductory psychology, research methods and cognitive psychology. Her research interests currently focus on teaching-related issues, including student engagement and conceptual change of misconceptions. She received her PhD in general experimental psychology in 1987 from the University of Southern California. Her specialty area was information processing cognitive psychology. She later completed a three-year postdoctoral training program at the Andrus Gerontology Center in Los Angeles, where she studied cognitive aging, specifically focusing on attention and memory.

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Karen Teel

Karen Teel

Associate Professor, Theology and Religious Studies
Affiliated Faculty, Ethnic Studies
karenteel@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-4048

Office: Maher Hall 294

Office Hours: T: 10:35am-12:05pm, TH: 10:35am-1:05pm, or by appointment.

Karen Teel, PhD, has been a member of the Department of Theology and Religious Studies since 2007 and an affiliated faculty member with the Department of Ethnic Studies since 2013. Her courses in Christian and, more specifically, Catholic theology invite students to consider biblical, historical, and contemporary - especially liberationist - perspectives on the essential beliefs of Christianity. Dr. Teel’s current research and teaching endeavors emphasize theological engagement with the problems of racism and white supremacy.

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Karma Lekshe Tsomo

Karma Lekshe Tsomo

Professor, Theology and Religious Studies
tsomo@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-4600 x.4921

Office: Maher Hall 295

Office Hours: MW: 10:30am-12:30pm, T: 10:30am-11:30am, or by appointment.

Karma Lekshe Tsomo, a specialist in Buddhist studies, has taught at USD since 2000. She offers classes in Buddhist Thought and Culture, World Religions, Comparative Religious Ethics, Religious and Political Identities in the Global Community, and Negotiating Religious Diversity in India. Her research interests include women in Buddhism, death and dying, Buddhist feminist ethics, Buddhism and bioethics, religion and politics, and Buddhist transnationalism. She integrates scholarship and social activism through the Sakyadhita International Association of Buddhist Women and Jamyang Foundation, an innovative education project for women in developing countries, with 15 schools in the Indian Himalayas, Bangladesh, and Laos.

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Stefan Vander Elst

Stefan Vander Elst

Assistant Professor
sve@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-2946

Office: Founders Hall 173C

Office Hours: W 1:00-6:00PM

Dr. Vander Elst received his PhD from Princeton University in 2006. Following a Mellon post-doctoral fellowship at the Pontifical Institute for Mediaeval Studies in Toronto, Dr. Vander Elst began teaching at USD in 2009. He specializes in Middle English literature, especially Chaucer and fourteenth-century English romance, literature, rhetoric, and propaganda of the later crusades, and literary representations of medieval politics.

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Ani P. Velo

Ani P. Velo

Professor, Mathematics
avelo@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-7846

Office: Serra Hall 152

Professor Ani P. Velo has been a faculty member in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at the University of San Diego (USD) since fall 2002.  Prior to coming to USD, Professor Velo was the recipient of the Davies Fellowship award from the National Research Council, Washington D.C. and held a joined post-doctoral position at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, NY and U.S. Army Research Laboratory, MD. Professor Velo has taught a variety of undergraduate courses in mathematics and applied mathematics. Her research interests, mainly in applied mathematics, include wave propagation, structural optimization and composite materials.

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Michael Wagner

Michael Wagner

Professor, Philosophy
mwagner@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-2968

Office: Founders Hall 166B

Michael F. Wagner, PhD, has been a member of the faculty since 1980.  His administrative appointments have included chair of the Philosophy Department (1988-1998) and director of the Interdisciplinary Humanities major (1987-1993, 2001-2007).  His research interests include several topic areas in Ancient and Hellenistic philosophy, in the classical Neoplatonic tradition, in the philosophy of time and science, and in Platonistic conceptions of eros and their cultural influences.

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Lori Watson

Lori Watson, PhD

Associate Professor, Philosophy
Director, Gender Studies
pwatson@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-4091

Office: Founders Hall 164

Office Hours: Sabbatical Spring 2014 and Fall 2014

Lori Watson, PhD, joined the USD faculty in 2007.  She is currently associate professor of philosophy and director of the Gender Studies Program.

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James Weyant

James Weyant

Professor
jweyant@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-4007

Office: Serra Hall 154B

Office Hours: Monday through Friday 9:15-10:15 a.m.

James Weyant is a Professor of Psychology.  His area of specialization is social psychology, focusing primarily on the application of social psychology to benevolent endeavors, such as charitable fund raising, and to helping reduce societal problems, such as prejudice and discrimination.

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Allison Wiese

Allison Wiese, MFA

Associate Professor, Visual Arts
awiese@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-7990

Office: Camino Hall 47

Office Hours: Mondays, 1-3 pm; Wednesdays, 1:30-4:30 pm

Allison Wiese, an associate professor, teaches sculpture and related topics. She is an interdisciplinary artist who makes sculptures, installations, sound works and architectural interventions. Wiese’s work has been exhibited throughout the United States at such venues as Machine Project in Los Angeles, The Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego and Socrates Sculpture Park in New York. She is the recipient of a 2007 Louis Comfort Tiffany Award, and has received grants from Art Matters, Creative Capital and the Cultural Arts Council of Houston.

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Irene Chipurnoi  Williams

Irene Chipurnoi Williams

Professor, English
iwillms@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-4118

Office: Founders Hall 180A

Office Hours: T/R 4:00-5:00PM, F 12:00-3:00PM, and by appointment

Irene Williams, PhD, has been a member of the faculty since 1982.  She offers undergraduate courses in nineteenth and twentieth-century U.S. literature, modern European literature, and literature of genocide and occupation.  Her research focus is nineteenth-century U.S./New England literature.

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Mike Williams

Mike Williams

Associate Professor, Political Science and International Relations
jmwilliams@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-4012

Office: KIPJ 259A

Office Hours: M/W 9-11am T 10-11am And by appt.

J. Michael Williams, J.D., PhD, is an alumnus of the University of San Diego (1992) and has been a member of the faculty since 1999.  He currently serves as the chair of the Department of Political Science and International Relations. Williams offers undergraduate courses on introduction to political science, comparative politics, politics in sub-Saharan Africa, and politics in South Africa. His research focuses on African politics, with special interests in democratization, indigenous political structures, local governance, rule of law, the courts and constitutionalism.  He has published numerous articles and one book on the chieftaincy in South Africa - Chieftaincy, the State, and Democracy: Political Legitimacy in Post-Apartheid South Africa (Indiana University Press, 2010).

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Larry Williamson

Larry Williamson, PhD

Professor, Communication Studies
lazzar@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-4060

Office: Camino Hall 105C

Office Hours: Mon./Wed.: 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.; Fri.: 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.; and by appointment.

Larry Williamson, PhD, began building the Communication Studies department at USD in 1982, and chaired the department from 1985 to 1993. He is a rhetorical critic, and has applied this perspective to the examination of various types of popular texts over the last 26 years. His teaching interests are eclectic and range across subjects like semantics, rhetorical theory, media criticism, and legal communication.

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Randy Willoughby

Randy Willoughby

Professor, Political Science and International Relations
Director of Master of Arts in International Relations Program
rwilloug@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-4014

Office: KIPJ 258

Office Hours: M/W 1:00-2:30p T/Th 3-4p, 5:30-6:00p By appt.

Randy Willoughby, Ph.D, has been on the USD faculty since 1988 and teaches course on comparative politics and international security. His undergraduate education began at the University of California at Irvine and concluded at UCLA. His graduate education was at the University of California at Berkeley, preceded by a year of study in Paris, and including a year working in the Executive Office of the President in Washington DC, a year teaching at the University of Santa Clara, and two years participating on a research project at the University of California at San Diego.

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Mark Woods

Mark Woods

Associate Professor, Philosophy
mwoods@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-6865

Office: Founders Hall 167B

Mark Wood, PhD, has been teaching at USD since 1997.  In addition to teaching undergraduate philosophy courses, he has been an affiliated faculty member of the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies since the inception of the Master’s Program in Peace and Justice Studies in 2002.  He is also an affiliate of USD’s Ethnic Studies Program and co-chaired USD’s Gender Studies Program for four years.  Currently he is the secretary of the International Society for Environmental Ethics.  Originally from North Dakota, Professor Woods discovered philosophy while serving in the United States Marine Corps.

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Íñigo Yanguas

Íñigo Yanguas, PhD

Language Coordinator
Associate Professor, Spanish
inigoyanguas@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-7849

Office: Founders 128

Office Hours: T, 11:00-14:00; W, 13:30-15:30

Íñigo Yanguas, PhD, joined the faculty in 2012 as an Associate Professor and Language Coordinator. He teaches Spanish and Linguistics classes in the department. His research interests include computer assisted language learning (CALL) and instruction, heritage language acquisition, and second language acquisition. Currently, he is investigating different aspects of computer-mediated interaction. In addition, he is experimenting with several programs and applications in order to foster student involvement and L2 production.

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Sally Yard

Sally Yard, PhD

Professor, Art History
syard@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-4512

Office: Founders Hall 104

Office Hours: Wednesdays 11am - 2pm; Thursdays 10am - 12pm

Sally Yard, PhD, joined the faculty in 1989, and served as chair of the department of Art from 1992 through 1997. Yard writes about art since the second world war.  Her research interests stretch from the emergence of abstract expressionism in the United States to the relationship of art and its publics—whether in the contentious terrain of San Diego / Tijuana or the reflective realm of a museum garden.

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Angela Yeung

Angela Yeung

Associate Professor, Music
Chamber Music Ensembles Director
ayeung@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-4106

Office: Camino Hall 173A

Angela Yeung, PhD, is the director of the University of San Diego Chamber Music Ensembles and the Annual Chamber Music Festival that is held in February (Winter Chamber Heat) and July (Summer Festival) on the USD campus. Director of the USD Symphony from 1996 to 2010, Dr. Yeung continues to conduct orchestras and choirs nationally and internationally.  Currently she is Artistic Director of the Greater San Diego Music Coterie, under which she conducts the Greater San Diego Chamber Orchestra and Chorus as well as Coterie Celli.  Her commitment to community service has led her to host many clinics for visiting school bands, choirs and orchestras, to conduct outreach performances with orchestra and chamber music ensembles, and to direct after-school music programs for elementary school children.  She was the featured conductor for both the 2012 and 2013 StringFest of the Sweetwater School District.

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Zhi-Yong Yin

Zhi-Yong Yin, PhD

Professor
zyin@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-8864

Office: SCST-268

Office Hours: T 10-12 W 1:30-3:30 F 1:30-2:30

Zhi-Yong Yin, PhD, came to USD in 2003 after teaching at Georgia State University in Atlanta for 12 years. He offers classes in hydrology, climatology, geographic information systems (GIS), and remote sensing. His research focus is hydroclimatology, with special interests in recent and past climate variations and the impact on hydrological systems and water resources in the northeastern Tibetan Plateau.

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Jennifer Zwolinski

Jennifer Zwolinski

Associate Professor
jzwolinski@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-4218

Office: Serra Hall 154C

Office Hours: MWF 11:10-12:50

Jennifer Zwolinski has been a member of the faculty since 2001. She is an Associate Professor of Psychology. In the Psychological Sciences Department, Professor Zwolinski offers undergraduate courses in a variety of areas including Introduction to Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, Theories of Personality, and Advanced Research Methods in Clinical Psychology. Her research focus examines biopsychosocial factors associated with social/relational aggression and victimization, with an emphasis on ostracism.

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Matt Zwolinski

Matt Zwolinski, PhD

Associate Professor, Philosophy
mzwolinski@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-4094

Office: Founders Hall 167A

Office Hours: Tues/Thurs: 9:15-10:30; 12:15-1:30

Matt Zwolinski, PhD, specializes in Political Philosophy and Applied Ethics. He is a co-director of USD’s Institute for Law and Philosophy, editor of Arguing About Political Philosophy (Routledge, 2014) and author, with John Tomasi, of A Brief History of Libertarianism (forthcoming with Princeton University Press in 2015). He regularly teaches courses in ethics, business ethics, social ethics, political philosophy, and the philosophy of law. His primary research interests lie at the intersection of ethics, law, and economics, with two specific areas of focus. The first involves the proper understanding and normative status of liberty and political libertarianism. The second has to do with the nature and moral significance of exploitation for individual ethics and political institutions.

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