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Marilou Alcantar

Marilou Alcantar

Executive Assistant and Concert Manager
mariloualcantar@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-2938

Office: Camino Hall 161

Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Sarah Axford

Sarah Axford

Adjunct Assistant Professor
saxford@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-4266

Office: SCST376

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, 1:25-2:25 or by appointment

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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Terry Glaser

Terry Glaser

Adjunct Assistant Professor
terryglaser@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-7759

Office: Camino Hall 163B

Office Hours: and by appointment

Ms. Glaser is a stage director of plays and operas, as well as a
playwright, translator, and acting teacher. She has worked both in
academia and the professional theatre for over 25 years. She has
taught at UCSD, USC, CalArts, Earlham College, the Michael Chekhov
Studio-USA West, Mo`olelo Performing Arts Company, the Fritz
Theatre, the Actors Alliance of San Diego, the Classical Singers
Association of Los Angeles, the Opera Theatre of Northern Virginia
Conservatory, and the Old Globe Theatre. Ms. Glaser has served as
stage director for over 40 professional and university productions
across the country, including the plays The Beaux' Stratagem, The
Government Inspector, The Bungler, The Comedy of Errors, Three
Sisters, The Heidi Chronicles, Trouble in Mind, Stepbrothers in Crime,
A Flea in Her Ear, and Hotel Paradiso; and the operas La Bohème, Le
Nozze di Figaro, Così fan tutte, La Périchole, L'Orfeo, Croquefer, The
Italian Straw Hat, Dido and Aeneas, The Beggar's Opera, Orpheus in
the Underworld, and A Midsummer Night's Dream.
Ms. Glaser also specializes in the application of acting techniques to
other fields. She founded Glaser Communication in Washington, DC,
teaching communication and presentation skills to a variety of
business clients, including the American Management Association, the
Girl Scout Council of the Nation's Capital, the Bureau of the Census,
the National Association of Manufacturers, and the Support Center of
Washington. With her extensive training in whole-brain teaching
techniques, she conducted training seminars for the Prince William
County, VA, School System; the Oswego, NY, School System; and the
Prince George's County, MD, Library System. She has also conducted
seminars in courtroom-presentation techniques at the California
Western School of Law. For USD's Center for Educational Excellence,
she conducted a seminar in the hidden meanings in nonverbal
communication, and for USD's Changemaker Hub, she has conducted
workshops that use actor-training techniques to cultivate empathy. Ms.
Glaser has been an Education Outreach Consultant for the San Diego
Opera, writing scripts and conducting programs for the Docent
Training Program. She is a member of the Association of Theatre
Movement Educators, where she sits on the review panel for the
Visiting Artist/Scholar Fellowship Program.


In 2012, Ms. Glaser became the first recipient of the Association for
Theatre in Higher Education/Kennedy Center American College Theatre
Festival Region #8 Award for Innovative Teaching.

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Bobbi Hansen

Associate Professor
chansen@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-2381

Office: Mother Rosalie Hill 255

Bobbi Hansen, Ed.D., devotes primary research interest in the field of practitioner action research. She has submitted a grant to the Spencer Foundation for a Teacher as Researcher Project to study collaborative action research with twenty USD elementary credential graduates who are in their first and second years of teaching. Additionally, she is currently facilitating dialogue for a group of K-12 principals in the San Diego County to plan and carry out practitioner research aimed at creating powerful learning environment in all schools.

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Helene Mandell

Director, Professional Services
hmandell@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-7817

Office: Mother Rosalie Hill 101C

Office Hours:

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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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Danielle Michaelis-Castillo

Danielle Michaelis-Castillo, MFA

Lecturer, Visual Arts
dmichaelis@sandiego.edu
619-260-4168

Office: Camino Hall 34

Danielle Michaelis-Castillo currently teaches Art Fundamentals for Liberal Studies majors. She also serves as a lead artist at the non-profit organization CoTA (Collaborations: Teacher and Artists), providing professional development in arts integration for elementary school teachers in San Diego County Schools. Her scholarly and creative work focus on the intersection between community art and its therapeutic value for underserved youth.

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Perla Myers

Perla Myers

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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Greg Severn

Greg Severn, PhD

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

Office: Shiley Science and Technology 285

Office Hours: Monday 12:30pm - 3:30pm Tuesday 10:30am - 12:30am Thursday 2:30pm - 3:30pm

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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Robin Spruce, PhD

Lecturer
rspruce@sandiego.edu
619-260-7628

Office: Founders 172D

Office Hours: TR 9:25-10:25am

New to the USD faculty Fall 2013 semester, Robin Spruce is interested in the intersection of reading, writing, and teaching. She is a firm believer in the role the Humanities play in the intellectual development of young people. Born and raised in San Diego, Robin is happy to be back on the "correct" coast after a number of years in the East.

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Robin Spruce, PhD

Lecturer
rspruce@sandiego.edu
619-260-7628

Office: Founders 172D

Office Hours: TR 9:25-10:25am

New to the USD faculty Fall 2013 semester, Robin Spruce is interested in the intersection of reading, writing, and teaching. She is a firm believer in the role the Humanities play in the intellectual development of young people. Born and raised in San Diego, Robin is happy to be back on the "correct" coast after a number of years in the East.

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Robin Spruce

Robin Spruce, PhD

Lecturer
rspruce@sandiego.edu
619-260-7628

Office: Founders Hall 172D

Office Hours: T/R 2:00-3:45pm; W 12:30-2:30pm

New to the USD faculty Fall 2013 semester, Robin Spruce is interested in the intersection of reading, writing, and teaching. She is a firm believer in the role the Humanities play in the intellectual development of young people. Born and raised in San Diego, Robin is happy to be back on the "correct" coast after a number of years in the East.

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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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