Associate Professor, Economics
Office: Olin Hall 218
Office Hours: Monday, Wednesday: noon to 1 p.m. 3 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. (until April 12)
Alan Gin is associate professor of Economics at the University of San Diego. His work experience includes stints with the Community Development Department of the County of Fresno and the Public Works Department of the City of Oxnard. Professor Gin came to the University of San Diego in 1988, after having previous taught at Loyola Marymount University and the University of California at Santa Barbara. He has taught undergraduate courses in Principles of Economics, Statistics, Intermediate Microeconomics, Urban Economics, Public Finance, Environmental Economics, Industrial Organization, Managerial Economics, and the Economic Development of Asia. Graduate-level courses taught include Statistics, Quantitative Methods, Managerial Economics, the Business Environment of Asia, and Doing Business with China. In 2001, he was awarded the USD Parents' Association Award of Excellence after being nominated by one of his students. He was voted "Professor of the Year" by the graduate business students at USD for the 2002 - 2003 academic year. Professor Gin is one of the affiliated faculty members of the University of San Diego's Real Estate Institute.
Director of Italian/Italian Studies
Office: Founders 144-A
Office Hours: Jan. 25-May 9: M/W, 12:20-2:50 & by appointment
Loredana Di Martino joined the faculty in 2010. She teaches Italian language, culture, and literature, as well as interdisciplinary courses in Italian and Italian American studies. Previously, she held positions at Georgetown University and at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her research focuses on modern and contemporary Italian literature, the intersection between literature and philosophy, critical theory, and cultural studies. She is also Chapter advisor for GKA (The National Italian Honor Society) and faculty advisor for USD’s Italian Language and Culture Organization (ICLO).
Office: Founders Hall 172C
Office Hours: W 3:00-6:00pm; Th 4:00-6:00pm; and by appointment
Marcelle Maese-Cohen received her Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley in 2013. Her research interests include the relation between social justice and literary form, decolonial feminist thought, comparative ethnic studies, human rights law, and critical theory. She is currently teaching courses on Chicana/o and Latina/o Literatures and Cultures.
Office: Camino Hall 124
Office Hours: TBA
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.
Assistant Professor, Sociology
Office: Serra Hall 226
Office Hours: Wed: 1:30pm-4:30pm Thurs: 4:00pm-5:00pm
Greg Prieto joined the Sociology faculty at the University of San Diego in Fall 2013. He teaches primarily in the Law, Crime & Justice concentration. Professor Prieto's research interests lie at the intersection of race, racism, and legal violence. His primary focuses are Mexican immigration, police and Border Patrol, and social movements.
Hometown: Black Diamond, CA
Major/Minor: Business Administration major and minor in Theatre Arts & Business Management
Campus Involvement: Cast member for the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Quiddith Team
Fun Fact: I am able to walk on three foor high stills
Hometown: Chicago, IL
Major/Minor: Behavioral Neuroscience major and minor in Business Administration & Chemistry
Campus Involvement: Alcala Club, Dental Club, Founder's Club, Undergraduate Research, PA, & Gamma Phi Beta.
Fun Fact: I want to be a dentist!
Hometown: Phoenix, AZ
Major/Minor: Accounting & Business Economics double major
Campus Involvement: Club Soccer, PA, Beta Alpha Psi, Econ Coucil
Fun Fact: Favorite USD Memory: I had a holiday dinner at my preceptors house freshman year!
Hometown: Castle Pines, CO
Major/Minor: Behaivoral Neuroscience
Campus Involvement: Kappa Alpha Theta, PA, Founders Club
Fun Fact: I have never had a pet before!
Luisa De Angelis
Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
Major/Minor: Accounting & Italian Studies double major
Campus Involvement: Accounting Society, Italian Club, and Gamma Phi Beta
Fun Fact: Italian is my first language!
Hometown: Taichung, Taiwan
Major/Minor: Behaivoral Neuroscience & Pre-Physical Therapy
Campus Involvement: Pi Beta Phi, SMILE club, SSS, PA, FUSO club
Fun Fact: A favorite USD memory: I got rejected by the trolly & had to wait 30 minnutes for the next one!