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Ronald Pachence

Ronald Pachence

Professor, Theology and Religious Studies
pachence@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-2758

Office: Maher Hall 281

Ron Pachence, PhD, joined the faculty in 1981. He has served as department chair, founding director of the Institute for Christian Ministries, and director of graduate programs in the department. He is active in shared governance, having served on numerous committees and as chair of the University Senate. His teaching expertise is in the areas of Catholic theology and world religions. Pachence is a returned Peace Corps Volunteer (Turkey) and a Catholic priest of the Diocese of Savannah, Georgia.

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Harriet Baber, PhD

Professor, Philosophy
baber@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-2749

Office: Founders Hall 165C

Harriet Baber, PhD, has been a member of the faculty since 1982. She offers undergraduate courses on logic and contemporary analytic philosophy. Her research interests are in analytic metaphysics, philosophical theology, feminism and philosophy of economics. Baber’s interests include computers, Byzantine history, and knitting.

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Terry H. Bird

Terry H. Bird, PhD

Associate Professor, Biology
tbird@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-4671

Office: Shiley Science and Technology 432

Terry Bird, PhD, joined the USD faculty in 2005. His primary teaching responsibilities include undergraduate lecture and laboratory courses in genetics and microbiology. His research is focused on elucidating the signal transduction systems used to regulate development in bacteria.

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Florence Gillman

Florence Gillman, S.T.D.

Professor, Theology and Religious Studies
gillman@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-4051

Office: Maher Hall 254

Office Hours: On Sabbatical for 2013-2014 academic year.

Florence M. Gillman, PhD, has been a member of USD’s faculty since 1986. She  previously also served as chair of the department of Theology and Religious Studies and as Coordinator of the Ppogram in Interdisciplinary Humanities. Gillman teaches the courses entitled Introduction to Biblical Studies, Pauline Theology, The Gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke, and the World of the Bible. Her research interests include the New Testament world, women in the Pauline churches and the history of earliest Christianity.

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Marjorie Patrick

Marjorie Patrick, PhD

Associate Professor, Biology
mpatrick@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-8863

Office: Shiley Science and Technology 430

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.

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Eric Pierson

Eric Pierson, PhD

Associate Professor, Communication Studies
epierson@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-7437

Office: Camino Hall 105D

Office Hours: Mon./Wed.: 8:00 - 11:00 a.m.; and by appointment.

Eric Pierson, PhD, joined the faculty in 1999. Prior to joining the faculty he spent five years teaching at the University of Illinois st Urbana-Champaign while pursuing his PhD He served as chair of the department between Fall 2006 and Spring 2011.

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Preceptorial Assistants

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Sydney Davis

Sydney Davis

Preceptorial Assistant

Year: Senior

Major/Minor: Biology/Chemistry

Campus Involvement: Preceptorial Assistant Program, Campus Tour guide, Black Student Union

Fun Fact: I have spent three months abroad in Africa and I studied wildlife management and field studies

 

Caitline Fogarty

Caitline Fogarty

Preceptorial Assistant

Hometown: Lafayette, CA

Year: Sophomore

Major/Minor: Undeclared

Campus Involvement: Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority, USD Honors Program, French Club

Fun Fact: I have been a competitive Irish Dancer for 12 years.

 

Sarah Kim

Sarah Kim

Preceptorial Assistant

Hometown: Mercer Island, WA

Year: Sophomore<

Major/Minor: Liberal Studies

Campus Involvement: Kappa Delta Sorority, RHA, Intramural Volleyball, the Bullpit

Fun Fact: My favorite animal is the sloth :)

 

Ariana Grabowski

Ariana Grabowski

Preceptorial Assistant

Hometown: Las Vegas, NV

Year: Sophomore

Major/Minor: Biology

Campus Involvement: Preceptorial Assistant, Alpha Phi, Dental Club, Biology Club, Student Ambassadors, Residential Hall Association

Fun Fact: Not many people notice, but I have two different colored eyes!

 

Allison Ross

Allison Ross

Preceptorial Assistant

Hometown: Las Vegas, NV

Year: Sophomore

Major/Minor: Communications Major with double minor in Theology and Spanish

Campus Involvement: Manager of Internal Affairs, Bull Pit, PA, Honor’s Program

Fun Fact: It has only snowed once, EVER, in my hometown, and that was on my third birthday!

 

Caitlin Emig

Caitlin Emig

Preceptorial Assistant

Resident Assistants
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Rio Sastraputera

Rio Sastraputera

Resident Assistant

Hometown: Bandung, West Java, Indonesia

Year: Junior

Major/Minor: Marketing and Accounting

Campus Involvement: InterVarsity Greek Leader, Sigma Pi ACE Project Chair, COOL Club

Fun Fact: I've been single for 19 years and counting.

 

Audrey Miciano

Audrey Miciano

Resident Assistant

Hometown: Hayward, CA

Year: Senior

Major/Minor: Business Admin Major, THRS Minor

Campus Involvement: University Ministry, FUSO, Women's Center, Mortar Board, Alpha Kappa Psi

Fun Fact: I rode an elephant in India.

 

Sean Essex

Sean Essex

Resident Assistant

Hometown: Rancho Santa Margarita, CA

Year: Sophomore

Major/Minor: International relations/International Business

Campus Involvement: Tour guide, VP of Ambassadors Club (in charge of your guide recruitment), member of Beta Theta Pi, Campus Ministry

Fun Fact: I have gone scuba diving in the Great Barrier Reef.