Associate Professor, Ethnic Studies
Office: Maher Hall 208
Office Hours: Mondays & Wednesdays: 12:00-2:00pm, Tuesdays: 11:00-12:00pm
May Fu grounds her vocational praxis in student-centered pedagogies and curricula that address the self-determination of our selves, families, and communities. Her classes explore the development, intersectionality, and utility of race while also identifying how aggrieved groups call new communities, cultures, and possibilities into being. Her research interests include comparative racialized histories, social movements, womyn of color feminisms, gender and labor, and the politics of historiography. She especially seeks to connect the different knowledges that exist in grassroots, activist, and academic communities. Drawing on oral histories, she is currently writing a book that explores Asian American radicalism and community organizing during the late 1960s and early 1970s.
Department Chair, Sociology
Office: Serra Hall 227
Office Hours: Mon: 1:15-3:15pm; Thur: 2:30-5:30pm; or by appointment
Michelle Madsen Camacho is Chair and Full Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of San Diego. She formerly held two postdoctoral fellowships at the University of California, San Diego, at the Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies and in the Department of Ethnic Studies. Fluent in both quantitative and qualitative research methodologies, her research uses theories from interdisciplinary sources including cultural studies, critical race, gender and feminist theories. Central to her work are questions of culture, power and inequality. She is affiliated faculty with the Department of Ethnic Studies, Women’s and Gender Studies, and Latin American Studies.
Office: Shiley Science and Technology 483
Office Hours: MWF 11:15a-12:15a, MW 2:30p-3:30p, or by appointment
Rick Gonzalez, PhD, joined the faculty in1992. He teaches an upper-division “W” course in vertebrate physiology, senior seminar and introductory courses in the major. He is a comparative animal physiologist focusing on the respiratory, acid-base, and ion regulation physiology of aquatic animals.
Professor, Electrical Engineering
Office: Loma Hall 215
Michael Morse was born in New York, received his B.S. and M.S. in Biomedical Engineering from Tulane University in New Orleans in 1981 and 1982. He went on to get his Ph.D. at age 24 from Clemson University in South Carolina in 1985. After 18 long months in industry, Professor Morse joined the Electrical Engineering Faculty of Auburn University in 1987. During his first year as an academic he won both an NSF and IEEE initiation grant. (He declined the IEEE grant.) During his three years at Auburn he published on the topics of speech recognition from signals secondary to speech and electrical stimulation. At Auburn, Professor Morse advised five students to Master's degrees and developed a successful consultancy in the area of electric shock injury and electromechanical product failure. He has testified as an expert witness in both state and federal court on several occasions. In 1990 Professor Morse received a patent for an electrical stimulation system using parallel processing architecture. Also in 1990, Morse joined the faculty of electrical engineering at the University of San Diego. In the years that have ensued Professor Morse has received tenure, been promoted to associate professor and is active in teaching, research, and consulting. His ongoing research includes studying pathways followed by current during an electrical accident and analyzing the potential for injuries such as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Professor Morse has taught a broad array of classes but enjoys computer design classes and classes that focus on the interface between man and man's technology. Professor Morse rounded out his interest in technology and the law by pursuing and completing a law degree at USD Law School. After degree completion in 1999, Professor Morse passed the California bar and was licensed before the start of the new millennium. His legal interests currently include technology, academic, and civil rights law. Professor Morse weaves his legal knowledge into his teaching on a regular basis. Currently Professor Morse continues his involvement in teaching, research and consulting.
Associate Professor, English
Office: Founders Hall 180B
Office Hours: Mon & Wed 12:00-2:00pm; and by appointment
Atreyee Phukan, PhD, teaches courses in world literature and post-colonial literature. Her research interests focus on contemporary literature and theory, in particular those of the Caribbean and South Asian diaspora.
Office: KIPJ 263A
Office Hours: Fall 2013 TR 8:00-10:30
Kenneth P. Serbin, Ph.D., professor and chair in the Department of History, served as vice president, president, and immediate past president of the Brazilian Studies Association (2004-2010). He also was the co-chair of the Brazil Section of the Latin American Studies Association from 2003-2006.
Assistant Professor, Theatre Arts and Performance Studies
Office: Camino Hall 180B
Office Hours: TR 1:30-4:00 and by appointment
Monica Stufft is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Theatre where she teaches courses in Theatre and Performance Studies and is involved in production work, both as a director and dramaturg. Her specializations include popular culture, theatre historiography as well as cultural, gender, and performance theory. Her research focus is on the intersections of performance and pedagogy in the classroom with a particular interest in the theoretical and philosophical implications of collaboration and collaborative theatre making.
Professor, Marine Science and Environmental Studies
Office: Shiley Science and Technology 172
Office Hours: Tuesday 10:00am-12:00pm Wednesday 1:30pm-3:30pm Friday 1:30pm-2:30pm
Zhi-Yong Yin, PhD, came to USD in 2003 after teaching at Georgia State University in Atlanta for 12 years. He offers classes in earth science, geographic information systems (GIS), and remote sensing. His research focus is hydroclimatology, with special interests in recent and past climate variations and the impact on hydrological systems and water resources.
PA for: Introduction to Ethnic Studies with Dr. Fu
PA for: Power and Inequality in Global Perspective with Dr. Comacho
PA for: Introduction to Evolution with Dr. Gonzalez
PA for: Introduction to Engineering with Dr. Morse
PA for: The Global South with Dr. Phukan
Sofia Gonzalez Baldwin
PA for: Modern Latin America with Dr. Serbin
PA for: Theatre and Society with Dr. Stufft
PA for: Natural Disasters with Dr. Yin
Social Justice Theme Coordinator