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: 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.
Professor, Mechanical Engineering
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.
Associate Professor, Spanish
Advisor, Sigma Delta Pi
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.
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.
Associate Professor, Music
Chamber Music Ensembles Director
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.
Hometown: Orange, CA
Major/Minor: Mechanical Engineering Major, Mathematics Minor
Campus Involvement: Alpha Delta Pi, Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering Labs
Fun Fact: I love to bake!
Hometown: Santa Maria, CA
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)
Hometown: Highlands Ranch, CO
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!
Hometown: Political Science and Italian Studies double major
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
Hometown: El Dorado Hills, CA
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
Hometown: San Jose, CA
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.
Hometown: Lakewood, CA
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
Hometown: San Francisco, CA
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
Hometown: Castroville, TX
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.
Hometown: Reno, NV
Campus Involvement: Alpha Chi Omega, Student Ambassadors, Tour Guide, Honors Program
Fun Fact: My spine is Titanium.
Hometown: San Diego, CA
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!
Hometown: Nogales, AZ
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.