Adjunct Assistant Professor
Office Hours: ----------------------------- 12:30-2:00pm M 9:00-11:00am T 9:00-11:00am W or by appointment
Office: Founders 134
Office Hours: On sabbatical, Spring 2013
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.
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Office: Camino Hall 139
Office Hours: MW 10:00-11:00 F 10:00-1:00 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 20 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 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 the business world. She founded Glaser Communication in Washington, DC, teaching communication and presentation skills to a variety of 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.
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.
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 159C
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 161
Office Hours: SP13 to be announced
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: Shiley Science and Technology 285
Office Hours: M 2:30-3:50 WF 1:25-2:30 R 10-12:30
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 Hall 166B
Office Hours: MW 1:30-4:00
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.