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.
Professor, Communication Studies
Office: Camino Hall 126F
Office Hours: Mon.: 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.; Tues./Thurs.: 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.; and by appointment.
Leeva C. Chung, PhD, has been a member of the faculty since 1998. She is a professor of Communication Studies, an affiliate faculty member in Ethnic Studies, and faculty onsite coordinator for the Winter Intersession in Hong Kong. Chung has developed a unique and innovative style of teaching which has been recognized with numerous awards on campus, most recently the prestigious Davies Award for Teaching Excellence. Both her undergraduate courses and research focus on identity development, intercultural communication, and team development. She has published a co-authored textbook (with Dr. Stella-Ting-Toomey), book chapters, and research articles. Chung is actively involved in the community, specifically with the San Diego Asian Film Festival, which premiered at USD in 2000. Since then, it has gained an international reputation as one of North America's leading Asian American film festivals.
Office: KIPJ 286A
Office Hours: M and F: 12:15-2:30pm W: 12:15-12:45pm or by appointment
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.
Chair, Ethnic Studies
Office: Maher Hall 212A
Office Hours: Tuesdays 2:00-5:00pm; Thursdays 2:00-4:00pm.
Alberto López Pulido is Professor and Chair of the Department of Ethnic Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of San Diego. He has held a leadership role as Chair of the President's Advisory Board on Inclusion and Diversity. He teaches both the introductory and advanced courses for the ethnic studies major in addition to specialized courses in Latina/o and Chicana/o Studies. His scholarly interests include the intersection of race and religion in relation to issues of social justice and as strategies for transforming communities. He has also written on the history of ethnic studies in higher education; issues of violence and deportation against immigrants; and is currently at work on a project that explores the power of music in relation to personal identity and biography.
Pulido has published a range of numerous essays in books and journals such as the Journal of Catholic Social Thought; Crosscurrents; Religion and Literature; Journal of Religion and Education; Studies in Twentieth Century Literature; CENTRO: Journal of the Center for Puerto Rican Studies; American Quarterly; Latino Studies Journal. He is the author of the book: Sacred World of the Penitentes and his most recent book is entitled: Moving Beyond Borders: Julian Samora and the Establishment of Latino Studies. Pulido was mentored by the first Mexican American sociologist in the nation, Julian Samora, PhD, who had a distinguished career at the University of Notre Dame.
Alberto is the son of Velia López Pulido and the late Alberto V. Pulido who he credits for instilling within him the value of educación. Such a foundation assisted him profoundly as a first-generation college graduate. He believes deeply that education is a tool that equips students with the wisdom (sabiduría) to transform their lives and the many lives they touch.
Office: KIPJ 271
Office Hours: Fall 2013 TR 12:10-2:30 T 7:00-7:20
Kathryn C. Statler, PhD, has been a member of the faculty since 1999. She is the coordinator of the Peace and Justice Studies minor. Statler offers undergraduate courses on the Vietnam wars, U.S. foreign relations, history of France, peace and justice studies, and armed conflict and American society. Her research focus is international and multidisciplinary, with an emphasis on alliance politics and cultural diplomacy.
Office: Founders Hall 180A
Office Hours: M/T/R 4:00-5:00pm; W 12:15-2:15pm
Irene Williams, PhD, has been a member of the faculty since 1982. She offers undergraduate courses in nineteenth and twentieth-century U.S. literature, modern European literature, and literature of genocide and occupation. Her research focus is nineteenth-century U.S./New England literature.
PA for: Principles of Microeconomics with Dr. Ma
Hometown: San Diego, CA
Major/Minor: Business Economics and Finance
Fun Fact: I refuse to eat vegetables
PA for: Principles of Microeconomics with Dr. Ma
Hometown: Lake Forest, CA
Fun Fact: I have never left the United States, but I'm studying Catholic Theology in Spain this winter through SYE!
PA for: Introduction to Human Connection with Dr. Chung
Hometown: Black Diamond, WA
Major/Minor: Business Administration/Business Management and Theatre Arts
Fun Fact: I am currently on the Quidditch club team at USD. I'm also really involved in the theatre productions on campus- I got cast in one (The Spitfire Grill) for the fall!
PA for: International Relations with Dr. Edmonds-Poli
Hometown: Boulder, CO
Major/Minor: Environmental Studies and Spanish
Fun Fact:I am a certified scuba diver
PA for: Introduction to Chicano/Latino Studies with Dr. Pulido
Hometown: Whittier, CA
Major/Minor: Undeclared (most likely Political Science and Ethnic Studies)
Fun Fact: My grandmother is the Godmother to Antonio Villaraigosa, mayor of Los Angeles
PA for: The Vietnam Wars with Dr. Statler
Hometown: Las Vegas, NV
Major/Minor: International Relations
Fun Fact: You can often see me at Missions Cafe because I work there, and I'm oddly very interested in Constitutionalism. In fact, my research is solely about constitutionalism around the world.
Tim Van Tuyle
PA for: Literature in Violent Times with Dr. Williams
Hometown: Folsom, CA
Major/Minor: Business Economics/Spanish
Fun Fact: Huge San Francisco Giants Fan
Globalization Theme Coordinator