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Alan Gin

Alan Gin

Associate Professor, Economics
agin@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-4883

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.

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Loredana Di Martino

Loredana Di Martino, PhD

Director of Italian/Italian Studies
Assistant Professor
ldm@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-2746

Office: Founders 144-A

Office Hours: M/W, 11:30-1:30 and 4:00-4:30 or by appointment

Loredana Di Martino joined the faculty in 2010. She teaches Italian language, culture and literature. Previously, she held positions at Georgetown University and at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her research focuses on modern and contemporary Italian literature, in particular on modernism, postmodernism, and the relationship between contemporary forms of poetic and philosophical realism. She has also worked on language pedagogy and teaching with technology.

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Frank G. Jacobitz

Frank G. Jacobitz

Professor, Mechanical Engineering
jacobitz@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-7820

Office: Loma Hall 325

Dr. Frank Jacobitz pursues research that focuses on numerical simulation of fluid flow. Problems considered include turbulent and mixing processes in density stratified and rotating shear flows with geophysical applications in the atmosphere and oceans, as well as biological flows of blood in skeletal muscle and muscle fascia vessel networks.

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Amanda L. Petersen

Amanda L. Petersen, PhD

Associate Professor, Spanish
Advisor, Sigma Delta Pi
apetersen@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-4237

Office: Founders 144-C

Office Hours: T, 1:15-2:15, 4:00-5:00; Th, 12:15-2:15 or by appt.

Amanda L. Petersen has been a member of the faculty since 2008. She teaches Spanish language and Latin American literatures and cultures courses. Her areas of expertise include 20th and 21st century Latin American women authors and Latin American literature, with an emphasis on Mexican narrative. Her research interests focus on the literary representations of gender and violence in contemporary Mexican short stories by female authors.

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Irene Chipurnoi  Williams

Irene Chipurnoi Williams

Professor, English
iwillms@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-4118

Office: Founders Hall 180A

Office Hours: T/R 4:00-5:00PM, F 11:00AM-2:00PM, and by appointment

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 with Prof. John Halaka and "Studies In Modern Latin American Art & Literature" with Prof. Derrick Cartwright.

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Angela Yeung

Angela Yeung

Associate Professor, Music
Chamber Music Ensembles Director
ayeung@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-4106

Office: Camino Hall 173A

Angela Yeung, PhD, is the director of the University of San Diego Chamber Music Ensembles and the Annual Chamber Music Festival that is held in February (Winter Chamber Heat) and July (Summer Festival) on the USD campus. Director of the USD Symphony from 1996 to 2010, Dr. Yeung continues to conduct orchestras and choirs nationally and internationally.  Currently she is Artistic Director of the Greater San Diego Music Coterie, under which she conducts the Greater San Diego Chamber Orchestra and Chorus as well as Coterie Celli.  Her commitment to community service has led her to host many clinics for visiting school bands, choirs and orchestras, to conduct outreach performances with orchestra and chamber music ensembles, and to direct after-school music programs for elementary school children.  She was the featured conductor for both the 2012 and 2013 StringFest of the Sweetwater School District.

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Preceptorial Assistants

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Rachel Stein

Rachel Stein

Preceptorial Assistant

Hometown: Orange, CA

Year: Junior

Major/Minor: Mechanical Engineering Major, Mathematics Minor

Campus Involvement: Alpha Delta Pi, Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering Labs

Fun Fact: I love to bake!

 

Francesca Carrillo-Diaz

Francesca Carrillo-Diaz

Preceptorial Assistant

Hometown: Santa Maria, CA

Year: Sophomore

Major/Minor: Political Science/Spanish/International Relations Major, Latin American Studies Minor

Campus Involvement: Association of Chicana Activists - Programmer, Movimiento Estudiantil Chican@ de Aztlán - member, UFMC Link Peer Mentoring - Mentor

Fun Fact: I can speak conversational Mandarin (Chinese)

 

Abbey Solnet

Abbey Solnet

Resident Assistant

Hometown: Highlands Ranch, CO

Year: Sophomore

Major/Minor: Marketing and International Business, Minor in Leadership studies with nonprofit management certificate (wow that's a mouthful)

Campus Involvement: Alpha Delta Pi, Ambassadors, Piano, International Business Club, PA

Fun Fact: Elephants are my favorite animal!

 

Christina McLaughlin

Christina McLaughlin

Preceptorial Assistant

Hometown: Political Science and Italian Studies double major

Year: Sophomore

Major/Minor: Political Science and Italian Studies double major

Campus Involvement: Vice President of the Italian Club, part of the Senior Recruitment team for the Bull Pit, member of Honors Program and ADPi.

Fun Fact: I'm a diehard Giants baseball fan

 

Kelsey Nager

Kelsey Nager

Preceptorial Assistant

Hometown: El Dorado Hills, CA

Year: Sophomore

Major/Minor: Business

Campus Involvement: Alpha Delta Pi Sorority Member, USD Athletic Department Sports Marketing Intern, Student Alumni Association Core Member, Ambassadors Club

Fun Fact: I have been out of the country three times, and twice were related to soccer

 

Christina Greteman

Christina Greteman

Preceptorial Assistant

Hometown: San Jose, CA

Year: Senior

Major/Minor: Marketing Major with a Math Minor

Campus Involvement: Alpha Chi Omega Publications/Newsletter Chair, Invisible Children Finance Chair, AXO Philanthropy Committee, Co-ed Intramural Soccer and Softball Participant

Fun Fact: I recently studied abroad with the program called Semester at Sea. In this program students get the chance to pursue a comparative global education while traveling the world and earning college credit. I visited 16 different countries while on my voyage.

 

Christina Hirt

Christina Hirt

Preceptorial Assistant

Hometown: Lakewood, CA

Year: Junior

Major/Minor: Environmental Studies Major/ Communications Minor

Campus Involvement: Be the Match Club President, Intramural Referee, Returning PA, Honors Program member, Association of Environmental Professionals member

Fun Fact: I've taken a random couple's engagement photos in front of the Eiffel Tower

 

Christopher Mah

Christopher Mah

Preceptorial Assistant

Hometown: San Francisco, CA

Year: Sophomore

Major/Minor: Computer Science and Finance

Campus Involvement: Changemaker Student Committee, Leadership Fellows, RHA Camino-Founders

Fun Fact: My favorite food is chicken and waffles

 

Resident Assistants

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David Wurzbach

David Wurzbach

Resident Assistant

Hometown: Castroville, TX

Year: Senior

Major/Minor: Mechanical Engineering

Campus Involvement: Operations Staff at the Jenny Craig Pavilion, University Ministry, Students for Life

Fun Fact: I'm the oldest of six children.

 

Lauren Sweet

Lauren Sweet

Resident Assistant

Hometown: Reno, NV

Year: Sophomore

Major/Minor: Biochemistry

Campus Involvement: Alpha Chi Omega, Student Ambassadors, Tour Guide, Honors Program

Fun Fact: My spine is Titanium.

 

Shakhnoza Nasriddinova

Shakhnoza Nasriddinova

Resident Assistant

Hometown: San Diego, CA

Year: Junior

Major/Minor: Pre-Med/ International Relations & Biology Minor

Campus Involvement: President-USD Rotaract Club, President- USD Model UN Club, Social Media Coordinator- USD LLC Office

Fun Fact: My favorite animals are lions!

 

Fernando Quinones

Fernando Quinones

Resident Assistant

Hometown: Nogales, AZ

Year: Senior

Major/Minor: Electrical Engineering Minor in Mathematics

Campus Involvement: Men's soccer club, Engineer without Borders, Student Support Services, IEEE, International Student Organization.

Fun Fact: I love chocolate.