Office: Camino Hall 121C
Office Hours: Wed.: 12:30 - 3:00 p.m.; and by appointment.
Kristin Bartholomae began teaching at USD as an adjunct professor in the Communication Studies program in 2008. She is a former admission counselor and researcher for CNN. She currently teaches Introduction to Media Studies, a foundational course which presents an overview of media industrial structures and operations.
Office: Camino Hall 105B
Office Hours: Tues./Thurs.: 1:30 - 2:15 p.m.; and by appointment.
Michael Canepa began teaching at USD in the Fall of 2012. Prior to that, he spent 33 years at the Union-Tribune as a reporter, copy editor and senior page designer before leaving the newspaper industry in September of 2008. While at the U-T he was the recipient of numerous awards, including six in the prestigious Society of News Design competition. In addition to his teaching duties, Canepa also serves on the board of directors at the New Children’s Museum and helps the marketing and communications staff on various projects.
Office: Camino Hall 121C
Office Hours: Tues./Thurs.: 10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.; and by appointment.
William Fallon began teaching at USD in 2006. His research focused on humor production in interpersonal communication. As a graduate teaching associate at SDSU, he was voted one of the school’s favorite faculty members in 2004. Before teaching college, Fallon worked as a corporate trainer and an entertainer. An award-winning speaker, he continues to work as a public speaking consultant and professional speaker.
Office: Camino Hall 128
Office Hours: Mon./Wed.: 5:00 - 6:00 p.m., 9:00 - 9:30 p.m.; and by appointment.
Office: Camino 128
Office Hours: Tues.: 3:00 - 4:00 p.m., 7:00 - 7:30 p.m.; and by appointment.
Office: Coronado 107
Office Hours: Tues./Thurs.: 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.; and by appointment.
Salvador Leetoy is professor of mass communication theory and cultural studies, and head of the research group in Applied Ethics and Citizenship Studies in the Tecnológico de Monterrey, Guadalajara Campus (Mexico). He holds a PhD in Modern Languages and Cultural Studies from the University of Alberta, Canada (2008). Professor Leetoy is a member of the National Researchers System of Mexico (SNI, Level 1). He was instructor in the Department of Political Science in the University of Alberta, and he has been visiting professor in the Department of International Area Studies in the University of California, Berkeley (2010), and in the Department of Journalism in the University of Seville (2011). He is currently a visiting faculty in the Department of Communication in the University of San Diego.
Office: Camino Hall 121B
Office Hours: Tues./Thurs.: 2:00 - 3:45 p.m. (Camino 121B); 3:50 - 4:00, 5:20 - 5:30, 6:50 - 7:00, 8:20 - 8:30 p.m. (SH209); and by appointment.
Charmin Lindholdm graduated from SDSU with an MA in Communication, Interaction Studies. She taught introductory communication classes (public speaking, hybrid) at SDSU and debate at SD City college. She returned from Peace Corps service in June 2006 and really enjoys the luxury of 24 hour running water and electricity! Ms. Lindholm is a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for foster youth in the San Diego County. She currently teaches public speaking, Comm 203.
Office: Camino 128
Office Hours: Mon.: 5:30 - 7:00; and by appointment.
Justine Marzoni recently completed her MA in Communication Studies at San Francisco State University. An alumna of University of San Diego, she has returned to be a part of the Communication Studies department as an instructor. Marzoni is interested in both media studies and gender studies. She has conducted research focusing on female comedians’ performance of gender and sexuality, as well the use of humor as a subversive tool. Marzoni currently teaches Introduction to Human Communication.
Office: Camino Hall 121A
Office Hours: Mon./Wed.; 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.; Tues./Thurs.: 2:15 - 3:45 p.m.; and by appointment.
T. O’Rourke began teaching at USD in 2008, after working more than 25 years in the marketing communication field. While earning a Master of Arts in Communication Studies at San Diego State University, he conducted groundbreaking research in the area of American funerary participation, and was recognized with the International Communication Association award for instruction excellence. In addition to teaching college courses on public speaking, interpersonal communication, and small group interaction, T O’Rourke facilitates communication training for corporate and non-profit clients, and speaks nationally on funeral consumer issues.