Associate Professor, Economics
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.
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.
Office: KIPJ 286A
Office Hours: M/F 12:15-2:30pm W 12:15-1:00pm 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.
Assistant Professor, Spanish
Office: Founders 123-A
Office Hours: M/W, 10:30-12:30 & 4:00-4:30
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.
Associate Professor, Mathematics
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.
Supervisor, French Community Service-Learning
Office: Founders 138
Office Hours: M/W/F, 10-11 a.m. and by appointment
Shirley M. Saad has been teaching French at USD since 1999. She teaches beginning and intermediate French.
Associate Professor, French
Office: Founders 144-D
Office Hours: M/W, 12:25-2:25; M, 10:10-11:10 and by appointment
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.
Hometown: San Diego, CA
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
Hometown: Huntington Beach, CA
Major/Minor: Business Administration
Campus Involvement: Club Lacrosse Team
Fun Fact: My spirit animal is a giraffe.
Hometown: Moraga, CA
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!
Hometown: Kirkland, Washington
Campus Involvement: Undergraduate Research, Alpha Chi Omega
Fun Fact: I was born on Friday the 13th!
Hometown: Salt Lake City, Utah
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
Hometown: Oak Harbor, WA
Major/Minor: Political Science/Minors: Spanish and Peace & Justice Studies
Campus Involvement: Kappa Delta sorority
Fun Fact: I live on an island
Hometown: San Diego, CA
Campus Involvement: Econ Council, Student Finance Association
Fun Fact: I hate vegetables
Hometown: Reston, VA
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
Hometown: San Diego, CA
Major/Minor: International Relations and Spanish/Communication
Campus Involvement: Residential Life
Fun Fact: I go through the most random food phases.
Hometown: Las Vegas, NV
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.
Hometown: Murrieta, CA
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!!