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Program Director

Alyson Ma

Alyson Ma, PhD

Associate Professor, Economics
(619) 260-2383

Office: Olin Hall 238

Alyson Ma is an Associate Professor of Economics in the School of Business Administration. She joined the USD faculty in 2004 after receiving her Ph.D. from the University of California, Davis. Her research interests include international trade, applied microeconomics, and industrial organization. She teaches undergraduate courses in microeconomics, industrial organization, and business statistics.

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Odesma Dalrymple, PhD

Assistant Professor, Industrial and Systems Engineering
(619) 260-7654

Office: Loma Hall 217

Kristin Moran

Kristin Moran, PhD

Department Chair, Communication Studies
(619) 260-4085

Office: Camino Hall 126B

Office Hours: On sabbatical Spring 2015

Kristin C. Moran, PhD, joined the Communication Studies department in 1999 as a visiting assistant professor and became a permanent faculty member in 2001. Moran offers media studies courses. Her current research focuses on the reception of Latino-themed and Spanish-language media in the United States. She is an active member of the Binational Association of Schools of Communication (BINACOM), an organization devoted cross border collaboration for faculty and students of communication. She currently serves as Chair of the department.

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Martin Repinecz

Martin Repinecz, PhD

Assistant Professor, Spanish
Advisor, Sigma Delta Pi and the Spanish Club
(619) 260-7645

Office: Founders 144-H

Office Hours: None

Martin Repinecz, Ph.D., joined the faculty at USD in 2013. His research focuses on questions of race and migration in modern Spain and Italy, as well as postcolonial, Mediterranean and Southern European cultural studies. At USD, he teaches courses on Spanish literature and film, as well as all levels of Spanish language.

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Zhi-Yong Yin

Zhi-Yong Yin, PhD

(619) 260-8864

Office: SCST-268

Zhi-Yong Yin, PhD, came to USD in 2003 after teaching at Georgia State University in Atlanta for 12 years. He offers classes in hydrology, climatology, geographic information systems (GIS), and remote sensing. His research focus is hydroclimatology, with special interests in recent and past climate variations and the impact on hydrological systems and water resources in the northeastern Tibetan Plateau.

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Preceptorial Assistants


Allie Ross

Ashley Mendes

Megan Woody

Kelsey Goelz

Sofija Kresovich

Madeleine Stockton



Resident Assistants



Maddie Kasik


Tyler Hodges