Office: Serra Hall 159A
Jane Friedman, PhD, is also the coordinator for the approved subject matter program in mathematic which prepares future high-school mathematics teachers. She has current research projects in voting theory and in statistics.
Office: Shiley Science and Technology 478
Hugh Ellis, PhD, came to the Biology Department in 1980 after teaching three years at Iowa State University. He is a physiological ecologist and teaches several ecological courses as well as two of the preparatory courses for the Biology and Marine Science majors. His research is in the energetics of birds, looking at such topics as energy budgets, migration, and diving. He has been a visiting research scientist at the University of Hawaii, Sydney University (Australia), and the Archbold Biological Station (Florida). Dr. Ellis is affiliated with the Marine Science graduate program and is involved with the Center of Comparative Physiology in the Biology Department.
Professor, Computer Science and Mathematics
Office: Serra Hall 150
Professor Jiang has been a member of the faculty since 1998. He teaches a variety of courses including object-oriented design and programming, data structures and algorithms, numerical analysis, data mining and neural networks. His research focus has been on information retrieval, data mining, scientific computation, Web link analysis and mining.
Office: Serra Hall 162
Office Hours: Monday 1:00-2:00 pm Tuesday/Wednesday 10:00-12:00 pm
Anne Koenig, PhD, teaches courses such as Social Psychology, the Social Psychology Research Methods Lab, the Psychology of Gender, and Introductory Psychology. She also has an active research program, working with students on various research projects in the areas of gender issues, stereotyping, and prejudice. Koenig’s current research is focuses on issues relating to stereotype content, role congruity theory of prejudice, and the ideologies of sex differences.
Professor, Visual Arts
Office: Camino Hall 33 Greenhouse
Office Hours: Mondays and Wednesdays 3:30pm - 4:30pm and Fridays 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Duncan E. McCosker is a professor of Art and has taught undergraduate courses in a variety of media, specializing in photography. He has taught here and in France and Japan. His creative work in photography is focused on contemporary leisure and recreational space in Southern California and Australia with a special interest in the American experience.
Associate Professor, Biology
Office: Shiley Science and Technology 430
Office Hours: MW 11a-12p, 1:30p-3:00p, or by appointment
Marjorie L. Patrick joined the faculty in Fall 2003. In the Biology Department, Dr. Patrick teaches two of the lower division biology courses that provide students a foundation in genetics, evolution, ecology and cellular processes. Additionally she offers upper division lecture and laboratory courses exploring invertebrate physiology. Her research field is comparative animal physiology, with an interest in osmoregulatory strategies of aquatic insect and fish species residing in chemically diverse environments.
Associate Professor, Communication Studies
Office: Camino Hall 105A
Office Hours: TBA
David Sullivan, PhD, joined the department of Communication Studies in 1992. Sullivan teaches courses in communication theory, media theory and criticism, journalism, political communication, and mediated sports. He has authored journal articles on the topics of mediated sports and mediated politics that have appeared in the Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, Journal of Communication, and Women's Studies in Communication. A former newspaper reporter and editor, he has served as faculty advisor to USD's undergraduate newspaper since he arrived at USD.
Office: Olin Hall 315
Dirk Yandell joined the USD faculty in 1981. Professor Yandell has taught over 20 different courses at USD. He enjoys integrating experimental methods into the classroom, and regularly receives top teaching evaluations. He has received a number of teaching awards, including the Sears Roebuck Foundation Teaching Excellence and Campus Leadership Award, the Innovative Undergradate Business Educator award, the Professor of the Year award by the Graduate Business Student Association, and the Outstanding Preceptor award. His book, Using Economic Experiments in the Classroom (Prentice Hall, Inc., 3rd edition, 2007) reflects his interest in experimental economics and classroom pedagogy. He has also published a number of articles in the areas of business economics and public policy. Professor Yandell teaches a variety of undergraduate courses and has been active in USD's MBA and MSEL graduate programs. He has also taught in the MSGL program. He was a faculty member in USD's Institute for Project Management and the USD/SDSU Institute for Quality and Productivity. He has consulted and led seminars in the areas of quality management, statistical process control, cost estimating, present value analysis, and contract pricing. He regularly serves as an expert witness in court cases.
PA for: Calculus I with Dr. Friedman
PA for: Introduction to Evolution with Dr. Ellis
PA for: Computer Programming with Dr. Jiang
PA for: Introductory Psychology with Dr. Koenig
PA for: Photography with Dr. McCosker
PA for: Introduction to Evolution with Dr. Patrick
PA for: Introduction to Media Studies with Dr. Sullivan
PA for: Principles of Microeconomics with Dr. Yandell
PA for: Principles of Microeconomics with Dr. Yandell
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