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Lisa Baird

Lisa Baird, PhD

Professor, Biology
Principle Investigator, AFFIRM
(619) 260-4073

Office: Camino Hall 163A/SCST 481

Office Hours: Spring 2016: M-8:30-10:30am, Camino 163A M-2:00-3:00pm, ST 481 T- 8:30-10:30am, Camino 163A *And by appointment at either office

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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Michelle Madsen  Camacho

Michelle Madsen Camacho, PhD

Professor, Sociology
(619) 260-7826

Office: Serra Hall 227

Office Hours: On ACE Fellowship Program from Fall 2015 and Spring 2016. To schedule an appointment contact via e-mail.

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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Jane Friedman, PhD

Professor, Mathematics
(619) 260-4015

Office: Serra Hall 159A

Office Hours: M 11:30-1:00pm | W 12:15-1:15pm | R 2:30-3:00 pm| F 11:15-12:15; 3:30-4:00pm

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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Susan Lord

Susan Lord, PhD

Professor, Electrical Engineering
Chair, Electrical Engineering
(619) 260-4507

Office: Loma Hall 219

Susan M. Lord is Professor and Coordinator of Electrical Engineering at the University of San Diego. Author or co-author of over eighty publications, her teaching and research interests include electronics, optoelectronic materials and devices, service-learning, feminist pedagogy, lifelong learning, and engineering student persistence. From 1993-1997, Dr. Lord taught at Bucknell University. Her industrial experience includes AT&T Bell Laboratories, General Motors Laboratories, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, and SPAWAR Systems Center. In Spring 2012, she taught at Southeast University in Nanjing, China.

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Perla Myers

Perla Myers, PhD

Professor, Mathematics
Associate Dean
(619) 260-4545

Office: Serra Hall 159B

Office Hours: By appointment

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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Sandra Sgoutas-Emch

Sandra Sgoutas-Emch

Professor, Psychological Sciences
Director, Center for Educational Excellence
(619) 260-4005

Office: Serra Hall 112

Office Hours: By appointment only.

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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