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Alyson Ma

Alyson Ma, PhD

Associate Professor, Economics
maa@sandiego.edu
(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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James Bolender

James Bolender, PhD

Associate Professor
bolender@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-4792

Office: SCST380

James Bolender, PhD, came to University of San Diego in 1996 after a post-doctoral experience in the department of Chemistry at Pennsylvania State University. He currently serves as the director of USD’s Honors Program. Bolender has received more than $700,000 in grants to assist in the purchase of equipment and to support undergraduate research. Bolender was awarded the Davies Award for Teaching Excellence in 2007.

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Emily Edmonds-Poli

Emily Edmonds-Poli

Associate Professor
edmonds@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-7802

Office: KIPJ 286A

Office Hours: M/F 12:15-2:30pm W 12:15-12:45pm And by appt

Emily Edmonds-Poli , PhD, joined the USD faculty in 2001.  Edmonds-Poli teaches classes on international relations and Latin American politics. Her research focuses on local and state level politics in Mexico, as well as decentralization and democratization in Latin America.

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Rebecca Ingram

Rebecca Ingram, PhD

Assistant Professor, Spanish
rei@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-2716

Office: Founders 123-A

Office Hours: As of 9/3: M/W, 11:00-12:00 & 5:30-6:30; F, 1:20-2:20

Rebecca Ingram, PhD, joined the faculty in 2009. She teaches courses in modern Spanish cultural studies and literature, in addition to Spanish language at all levels. Her research focuses on food cultural studies in Spain, specifically on how cooking and other culinary discourses serve as modes for understanding Spain’s modernization, feminist theory, and consumer culture.

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Cameron Parker

Cameron Parker

Associate Professor, Mathematics
cparker@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-7956

Office: Serra Hall 148

Cameron Parker, PhD, has been at USD since 2003.  In addition to his teaching and research, Parker is the Math Area Coordinator and has served in the Arts and Sciences Faculty Academic Assembly.  He co-organizes the Math Modeling Club and serves as an advisor for the Math Modeling Team.

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Shirley Saad

Shirley Saad

Supervisor, French Community Service-Learning
Adjunct Intructor
ssaad@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-4045

Office: Founders 138

Office Hours: as of 9/3: M, 12:15-1:15; W&F, 10:00-11:00 or by appointment

Shirley M. Saad has been teaching French at USD since 1999. She teaches beginning and intermediate French.

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Richard Stroik

Richard Stroik, PhD

Associate Professor, French
rstroik@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-4064

Office: Founders 144-D

Office Hours: As of 9/3: M/W/F, 12:15-1:15; M/W, 2:25-3:25

Richard Stroik, PhD, came to the University of San Diego in 1991. He previously served as chair of the department and as coordinator of the Intensive Language (Dartmouth) Model for first-year language instruction and as a member of the executive committee of the Academic Assembly. He has been active in study abroad during his entire career, serving as chair of the Study Abroad committee and creating a summer program in France. His research interests are in 20th century French poetry and Camus. Stroik is a product of Catholic elementary and secondary education.

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Preceptorial Assistants

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Rishika Daryanani

Rishika Daryanani

Preceptorial Assistant

Hometown: San Diego, CA

Year: Junior

Major/Minor: Industrial and Systems Engineering/Peace Studies

Campus Involvement: Program Assistant at the Institute for Peace and Justice, Mathigami Instructor, Member of Kappa Alpha Theta

Fun Fact: I am a dual citizen of the United States and the United Kingdom

 

Ryan Salz

Ryan Salz

Preceptorial Assistant

Hometown: Huntington Beach, CA

Year: Sophomore

Major/Minor: Business Administration

Campus Involvement: Club Lacrosse Team

Fun Fact: My spirit animal is a giraffe.

 

Carolynn Stuart

Carolynn Stuart

Preceptorial Assistant

Hometown: Moraga, CA

Year: Senior

Major/Minor: Mathematics/ Spanish minor

Campus Involvement: Kappa Alpha Theta, Math Club, Sigma Delta Pi

Fun Fact: I just spent the Spring 2014 semester studying abroad in Budapest, Hungary!

 

Alexi Duenas

Alexi Duenas

Preceptorial Assistant

Hometown: Kirkland, Washington

Year: Senior

Major/Minor: Chemistry/English

Campus Involvement: Undergraduate Research, Alpha Chi Omega

Fun Fact: I was born on Friday the 13th!

 

Stephen Hemmersmeier

Preceptorial Assistant

Hometown: Salt Lake City, Utah

Year: Sophomore

Major/Minor: International Relations/International Business

Campus Involvement: French Club Executive Board, USD Bullpit Senior VP of Game Day Affairs, Sigma Phi Epsilon (Sig Ep)

Fun Fact: I speak French fluently

 

Madeline Mosolino

Madeline Mosolino

Preceptorial Assistant

Hometown: Oak Harbor, WA

Year: Sophomore

Major/Minor: Political Science/Minors: Spanish and Peace & Justice Studies

Campus Involvement: Kappa Delta sorority

Fun Fact: I live on an island

 

Blake Busby

Blake Busby

Preceptorial Assistant

Hometown: San Diego, CA

Year: Senior

Campus Involvement: Econ Council, Student Finance Association

Fun Fact: I hate vegetables

 

Resident Assistants

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Trent Saiget

Trent Saiget

Resident Assistant

Hometown: Reston, VA

Year: Junior

Major/Minor: Comm Major, Psych and Leadership Minors

Campus Involvement: Beta Theta Pi, USD Ambassadors Club, USD Tour Guide

Fun Fact: My favorite hobby is cooking

 

Kristal Ruiz

Kristal Ruiz

Resident Assistant

Hometown: San Diego, CA

Year: Senior

Major/Minor: International Relations and Spanish/Communication

Campus Involvement: Residential Life

Fun Fact: I go through the most random food phases.

 

Lina Ibarra

Lina Ibarra

Resident Assistant

Hometown: Las Vegas, NV

Year: Junior

Major/Minor: Behavioral Neuroscience

Campus Involvement: Social Media Director of Out-of-State-Student Council, Event Coordinator of Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy Club, Registrar's Office Staff

Fun Fact: I've been a co-pilot on a private jet.

 

Ashley Matkins

Ashley Matkins

Resident Assistant

Hometown: Murrieta, CA

Year: Sophomore

Major/Minor: History Major with a Minor in Education

Campus Involvement: College of Arts and Science Senator and R.A

Fun Fact: I was voted Class Clown as a Senior in High School, you can always find me laughing!!