Department of Music and Liberal Studies Program
Office: Camino Hall 161
Office Hours: Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Marilou is the Executive Assistant to the Chair of the Department of Music, Dr. David Harnish and to the Director of the Liberal Studies Program, Dr. Kay Etheridge. Marilou manages the daily operations of the Music Department Office and serves as a liaison between the music faculty, inter-departmental campus offices, students, and the general public.
As a proud alumna of USD (Class of '79), Marilou received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Music (piano) and a California State single-subject teaching credential in music and taught at St. Therese Academy in the Diocese of San Diego immediately after graduation. In May of 2010, Marilou earned a Graduate Masters Certificate in Judicial Administration through the Department of Public Policy & Administration at CSU, Sacramento in close cooperation with the Administrative Office of the Courts.
Having recently retired from a rewarding career of 26 years with the San Diego Superior Court as Court Operations Manager, Marilou feels she has come full circle; thrilled to "come home to USD" to support her beloved music department and the liberal studies program and to be surrounded with beautiful music echoing down the halls!
On a personal note, Marilou enjoys spending time with her family, friends, being outdoors at picnics & camping trips, doing arts & crafts, and ballroom dancing with her husband.
Office: Founders 134
Office Hours: None
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.
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.
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.
Director, Professional Services
Office: Mother Rosalie Hill 101C
Associate Professor, Mathematics
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.
Lecturer, Visual Arts
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.
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.
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.
Office: Founders 172D
Office Hours: TR 9:25-10:25am
Office: Founders 172D
Office Hours: TR 9:25-10:25am
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.