Associate Professor and Department Chair, Art
Office: Camino Hall 33A
Office Hours: Tuesdays 2:00pm - 5:00pm by appointment; For Heterotopia Class students: Thursdays 4:00pm - 6:00pm
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.
Office Hours: by appointment
Adriana Cuéllar is principal of CRO studio with her partner Marcel Sanchez, an architectural design practice with experimental urban research projects. She received her Bachelor of Architecture from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and holds a Masters in Design Studies from Harvard University Graduate School of Design where she won the Annual Award for Excellence in Housing Design for the architectural and urban proposals for Huixquilucan, México. She received the 2006-2007 Rome Prize Fellowship in Design by the American Academy in Rome, where she pursued her interest on the trajectory with her partner, and developed methodologies of sequential mapping that unveil textures of change and erosion in urban fabrics.
Lecturer, Art History
Office: Camino Hall 161
Office Hours: Mondays and Wednesdays 1:30pm - 2:30pm; or by appointment
Eva J. Friedberg received her PhD in the Program in Visual Studies at the University of California, Irvine. She has been working in the department of Art as an Art History lecturer since 2006. Her course offerings include Introduction to Modern Architecture, The Art and Architecture of Los Angeles, and The City and Utopia. Her current research focuses on postwar American architecture and urbanism, the counterculture, avant-garde art and performance of the 1960s, and landscape.
Assistant Professor, Architecture
Office: Camino Hall 46
Office Hours: Mondays and Wednesdays noon - 2:00pm; or by appointment
Daniel López-Pérez is an Assistant Professor in Architecture whose practice moves across academic and professional research in search of ways to expand the discipline of architecture in unprecedented ways.
Associate Professor, Art History and Architecture
Office: Camino Hall 33B
Office Hours: on sabbatical
Juliana Maxim, PhD, teaches the history and theory of art and architecture. Her work centers on 20th century art, architecture and urbanism in Eastern Europe and on the relation between representation and political regimes, as well as on the question of "other" modernisms. Her PhD dissertation, "The New, the Old, the Modern: Architecture and its Representation in Socialist Romania, 1955-1965" (MIT, 2006) examines how the architectural culture of postwar Romania sustained the regime's attempt to transform inhabitation and the city into a new collectivist environment.
Interdisciplinary Humanities Program Director
Office: KIPJ 268
Office Hours: Spring 2013 Mon 11:00-2:00 Tues 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.
Office: Camino Hall 45
Office Hours: Mondays 9:00am - noon; or by appointment
Whitney Moon is a licensed architect in California, who is currently working on her PhD in architectural history and theory at UCLA. She joined the Department of Art, Architecture + Art History at USD as an architectural lecturer in Fall 2010.
Assistant Professor, History
Office: KIPJ 278
Office Hours: Spring 2013 Tues 3:00-4:00 Thurs 11:00-3:00
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.
Associate Professor, Sociology
Affiliated Faculty, Architecture
Office: Serra Hall Room 219
Office Hours: On Leave, Spring 2013
John Joe Schlichtman, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the Community, Urbanization, and Culture Concentration within the Department of Sociology at the University of San Diego. His research areas include urban political economy, globalization, urban change, small cities, and homelessness. Professor Schlichtman has received commendations from the Black Student Union, the Order of Omega, and the College of Arts and Sciences for his teaching and service.
Assistant Professor, Visual Arts
Office: Camino Hall 47
Office Hours: Wednesdays 11:30am - 4:30pm
Allison Wiese, an assistant 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.
Professor, Art History
Office: Founders Hall 104
Office Hours: Wednesdays 12:30pm - 5:30pm
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.