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Lisa Baird

Lisa Baird, PhD

Chair, Theatre Arts and Performance Studies
Professor, Biology
baird@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-4073

Office: Camino Hall 130A/ST 481

Lisa Baird, PhD, joined the biology faculty in 1988. In addition to teaching in the preparatory courses for biology majors, she teaches classes in plant physiology, electron microscopy and the senior seminar. Baird is a developmental plant physiologist with particular interest in plant stress responses to pathogens and insect predation and how these responses can be modulated by plant growth regulators.

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Neena Din

Neena Din

Assistant Dean
ndin@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-4545

Office: Founders Hall 114

Neena Din, PhD, was appointed assistant dean of the College of Arts and Sciences in August 2007. She came to USD from Loyola College in Maryland, where she earned tenure as an associate Professor of Biology in 2005. At Loyola, Din taught courses in the areas of cell and molecular biology and microbiology, as well as carrying out research on the processes of cell cycle events in bacteria. She also served as Loyola’s Pre-Health advisor for three years.

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Casey Dominguez

Casey Dominguez

Assistant Professor
caseydominguez@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-7925

Office: KIPJ 285

Office Hours: W 9am-2pm

Casey B. K. Dominguez, PhD, joined the USD Political Science faculty in 2005. Her research interests include congressional elections, political parties, campaign finance, and the presidency. She teaches upper and lower division classes on American Politics, as well as an upper division class on research methods.

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Saturnino Garcia

Saturnino Garcia

Assistant Professor, Computer Science
sat@sandiego.edu
619-260-4017

Office: Serra Hall 159E

Office Hours: Fall 2013 MW 3:30pm to 4:30pm TR 10:00am to 11:30am

Sat Garcia has been a member of the faculty at USD since 2012. He received his Ph.D. from the University of California, San Diego in 2012. Professor Garcia teaches a wide array of courses in computer science, with an emphasis on systems courses. His research focuses on programming systems, parallel programming, and computer architecture. He is also active in the area of computer science education, having examined the efficacy of peer instruction and other active learning methodologies.

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Patricia Kowalski

Patricia Kowalski

Professor
kowalski@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-4003

Office: Serra Hall 110

Patricia Kowalski, PhD, has been at USD since 1989. She teaches courses in Introductory Psychology and Developmental Psychology. She is an advisor to Psi Chi, the National Honor Society in psychology. Her research interests are in the area of educational psychology including student motivation to learn, student attitudes toward learning, and factors influencing student misconceptions in psychology and education. Research students regularly accompany Kowalski to the Western Psychological Association convention or the American Educational Research Association conference.

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Mitchell Malachowski

Mitchell Malachowski, PhD

Professor
malachow@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-4032

Office: SCST486

Mitch Malachowski, PhD, has been on the faculty since 1984.  He believes strongly in finding ways to enhance student learning and student outcomes and makes this a priority in his teaching, research and service.  He teaches courses in various aspects of organic chemistry and organic chemistry laboratories. His research interests range from the synthesis of novel organic molecules to the history and philosophy of science to the proper role of research at undergraduate institutions.   He has served as the president of the Council on Undergraduate Research and takes on many roles in that organization. Malachowski has received two University Professorships from USD (1996-1997 and 2002-2003) and the Charles B. Willard award for distinguished career achievement from Rhode Island College.

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Thomas Schubert

Thomas Schubert, PhD

Professor, Electrical Engineering
schubert@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-4892

Office: Loma Hall 331

Thomas Schubert arrived at the University of San Diego in August, 1987 as one of the founding faculty of the new USD Engineering Program. In 1993 he was promoted to Professor of Electrical Engineering. From 1997-2003, he led the Department as Chairman, a position that also became Director of Engineering Programs. Prior to coming to USD, he was at the University of Portland, and at Portland State University. In 2002 he was awarded a USD University Professorship in recognition of outstanding, balanced cumulative career contributions supporting the mission and goals of USD In 2012, he was awarded the Outstanding Engineering Educator award by the Sand Diego County Engineering Council in recognition of outstanding academic contributions and service in the Engineering Profession and the Community. Before turning to the academic world, Professor Schubert spent four years in the aerospace industry at the Space and Communications Group of Hughes Aircraft Company designing, analyzing, and testing weather and communication satellite systems. Since then he has consulted with Planar Systems, Inc. and with Teledyne-Ryan Electronics. He is a Registered Professional Engineer (EE, #12630) in the State of Oregon. Dr. Schubert is an active free-lance bassoonist in the San Diego Area. He is principal bassoon with the La Jolla Symphony Orchestra and at the Oregon Coast Music Festival. He has performed with Starlight Productions, the Orquesta de Baja California, the Opera de Tijuana, the San Diego Chamber Orchestra, Classic 4 Kids, and a variety of other organizations.

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Allison Wiese

Allison Wiese, MFA

Associate Professor, Visual Arts
awiese@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-7990

Office: Camino Hall 47

Office Hours: On sabbatical Fall 2013 - Spring 2014; Returning for teaching and advising Fall 2014

Allison Wiese, an associate professor, teaches sculpture and related topics. She is an interdisciplinary artist who makes sculptures, installations, sound works and architectural interventions. Wiese’s work has been exhibited throughout the United States at such venues as Machine Project in Los Angeles, The Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego and Socrates Sculpture Park in New York. She is the recipient of a 2007 Louis Comfort Tiffany Award, and has received grants from Art Matters, Creative Capital and the Cultural Arts Council of Houston.

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Preceptorial Assistants

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Emily Schumacher

Emily Schumacher

Preceptorial Assistant

Hometown: Glen Ellyn, IL

Year: Junior

Major/Minor: Biology

Campus Involvement: Alpha Delta Pi member, PAC member, Research with Dr. Mayer

Fun Fact: I've been to more countries than states.

 

Hannah Winterbottom

Hannah Winterbottom

Preceptorial Assistant

Hometown: Fort Lauderdale, FL

Year: Sophomore

Major/Minor: Industrial and Systems Engineering with Spanish minor

Campus Involvement: Student Outreach and Recruitment Director of Finance, intramural volleyball and basketball, Member of Gamma Phi Beta, Outdoor Adventure trips

Fun Fact: I have never eaten at Wendy's

 

Anthony Shao

Anthony Shao

Preceptorial Assistant

Hometown: Hillsborough, CA

Year: Sophomore

Major/Minor: Finance/Electrical Engineering with a minor in Math

Campus Involvement: Ambassador's Club

Fun Fact: One of my birthday dates was July 7th, 2007

 

Alli Knapp

Alli Knapp

Preceptorial Assistant

Hometown: Redwood City, CA

Year: Sophomore

Major/Minor: Psychology major/Marketing minor

Fun Fact: I have this brain thing called synesthesia where every letter and number is associated with a different color when I picture that letter or number in my head. For example, 3 is green and A is pink. Pretty crazy!

 

Lacey Hartin

Lacey Hartin

Preceptorial Assistant

Hometown: San Diego, CA

Year: Sophomore

Major/Minor: Undeclared

Campus Involvement: I work in Special Collections at the Copley Library. I am in Ambassadors Club and Alpha Delta Pi.

Fun Fact: I really like Snoopy.

 

Erin McDonald

Erin McDonald

Preceptorial Assistant

Hometown: Burr Ridge, IL

Year: Sophomore

Major/Minor: Computer Science Major/ Math minor

Campus Involvement: Pride club, Math club, ACM club

Fun Fact: I learned to surf last year as a class!

 

Adam Eakin

Adam Eakin

Preceptorial Assistant

Hometown: Portland, OR

Year: Sophomore

Major/Minor: Undeclared, but probably sciences. Spanish Minor

Campus Involvement: Research, Intramural soccer and basketball

Fun Fact: I've been on a safari in Kenya and Tanzania

 

Richard Oshodin

Richard Oshodin

Preceptorial Assistant

Hometown: Nigeria

Year: Sophomore

Major/Minor: Biology (maybe sociology minor)

Campus Involvement: Pride and BSU

Fun Fact: I hate the taste of Chocolate

 

Ruth Hoover

Ruth Hoover

Preceptorial Assistant

Hometown: Moraga, CA

Year: Sophomore

Major/Minor: Undeclared

Campus Involvement: I am involved in the club SOAR, ASTRA club, and ADPi.

Fun Fact: My favorite Disney character is Stitch

 

Resident Assistants

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Adam Lincoln

Resident Assistant

Hometown: Phoenix, AZ

Year: Sophomore

Major/Minor: Mechanical Engineering

Campus Involvement: Co-president of volleyball club team

Fun Fact: I'm right handed and left footed, and I really enjoy a nice pair of slacks

 

Alyssa Rodriguez

Alyssa Rodriguez

Resident Assistant

Hometown: Vista, CA

Year: Senior

Major/Minor: Biochemistry

Campus Involvement: People of the Islands Club (POI), Chemistry Club, Ambassadors Club, Founders Club

Fun Fact: I have been a Polynesian hula dancer for 15 years:) I love science and have been actively involved with undergraduate research here at USD for the past 3 years.

 

Jenna Morris

Jenna Morris

Resident Assistant

Hometown: Elk Grove, CA

Year: Sophomore

Major/Minor: Communications, Minor in Marketing

Campus Involvement: Ambassadors Club, President of RHA Club Camino/Founders 2013-2014, Intramural Basketball Champs 2014

Fun Fact: Obsessed with the TV Show "Friends", Chocolate, and Romantic Chick Flicks! Have seen The Notebook more than 20 times! (a little obsessed) :)

 

Andrew Linnemann

Andrew Linnemann

Resident Assistant

Hometown: Beaverton, OR

Year: Sophomore

Major/Minor: Mechanical Engineering/Math minor

Campus Involvement: Bull Pit Exec. Director, Sigma Pi, InterVarsity, Ambassador Club

Fun Fact: I biked the entire Oregon Coast a few summers ago.

 

Hayden Estes

Hayden Estes

Resident Assistant

Hometown: Broomfield, CO

Year: Sophomore

Major/Minor: Undeclared

Campus Involvement: Phi Gamma Delta (FIJI)

Fun Fact: I love to Snowboard