Office: Serra Hall 154C
Office Hours: MWF 11:15am-12:55pm
Jennifer Zwolinski has been a member of the faculty since 2001. She is an Associate Professor of Psychology. In the Psychological Sciences Department, Professor Zwolinski offers undergraduate courses in a variety of areas including Introduction to Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, Theories of Personality, and Advanced Research Methods in Clinical Psychology. Her research focus examines biopsychosocial factors associated with social/relational aggression and victimization, with an emphasis on ostracism.
Assistant Professor, Sociology
Office: Serra Hall 229
Office Hours: Wed: 10:30am-12:30pm and 1:45-4:45pm; or by appointment
Julia Miller Cantzler joined the Department of Sociology at the University of San Diego in the 2011 Fall Semester. She teaches primarily in the Crime, Justice, Law & Society concentration. Professor Cantzler’s research examines the intersections of culture and politics, with a primary focus on international human rights, law, social movements, environmental justice and the rights of Indigenous peoples.
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: SCST 483
Office Hours: Fall 2015: MWF: 11:15am-12:15pm MW: 2:30-3:30pm *And by appointment
Rick Gonzalez, PhD, joined the faculty in1992. He teaches an upper-division “W” course in vertebrate physiology, senior seminar and introductory courses in the major. He is a comparative animal physiologist focusing on the respiratory, acid-base, and ion regulation physiology of aquatic animals.
Assistant Professor, Philosophy
Office: Founders Hall 167C
Office Hours: TR 11:00-1:30 and by appt.
Michael R. Kelly, PhD, came to USD in Fall semester of 2013, having previously taught at Boston College. His main area of research is 20th Century Continental philosophy, especially phenomenology from its classical to its contemporary period.
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.
Hometown: Maple Valley, WA
Major/Minor: Biochemistry major and minor in Philosophy & Math
Campus Involvement: Sponsorship chair for the Alpha Delta Pi sorority.
Fun Fact: I have explored the underground tunnel system in Washington DC that connects the capitol buildings.
Hometown: Salida, CA
Major/Minor: Communication Studies major and minor in Marketing & Visual Arts
Campus Involvement: Lmbda Pi Eta, N.S.C.S, S.M.I.L.E club, USDtv.
Fun Fact: I have done four half-marathons during my attendance here at USD.
Hometown: Rancho Santa Fe, CA
Major/Minor: Economics major and double minor in Marketing & Management
Campus Involvement: PA and equestrian club
Fun Fact: I have five horses at home, 2 dogs, and 2 chickens. I ride horses competitively in show jumping
Hometown: Denver, C
Major/Minor: International Relations major and Communications minor
Campus Involvement: Work at Manchester Childhood Development Center, membership director of Student Alumni Association, Outdoor Adventures guide, member of BSU.
Fun Fact: I secretly wish I was Olivia Pope from Scandal!
Hometown: Simi Valley, CA
Major/Minor: Biochemistry major and Sociology Minor
Campus Involvement: PA for Dr. Friedman's Calculus I class, member of Alpha Delta Pi, tutor at the Math Learning Center, member of AMSA
Fun Fact: My two biggest fears are roller coasters and squirrels