Associate Professor, Theology and Religious Studies
Office: Maher Hall 291
Office Hours: T: 9am-12pm, 2:30pm-4:30pm TH: 2:30pm-4:30pm in Mission Crossroads, or by appointment.
Evelyn Kirkley, PhD, has been teaching at USD since 1995. She is an advisor to PRIDE, USD’s organization for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, queer, and questioning undergraduate students and allies. She has also served as co-director of the Gender Studies Program and director of the Faculty and Curriculum Development Program. She teaches about the history of Christianity and other religious movements, especially in the United States. Her research focuses on alternative religious movements (often called "cults" or "sects") in the United States and intersections between religion and gender, race/ethnicity, and sexual orientation.
Chair, Theatre Arts and Performance Studies
Office: Camino Hall 130A/ST 481
Office Hours: C 163A: MW 11:10a-12:10p; ST 481: M 1p-4p; or by appointment
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.
Assistant Professor, Film/Video
Office Hours: Tuesdays/Thursdays 1:30pm - 4:00pm or by appointment
Victoria Fu, MFA, teaches Film/Video courses at USD about film, video and time-based art. She previously taught Media/New Practices in the Department of Art at American University and is a visual artist who works in moving images, photography and drawing. Her work has been exhibited at De Appel, Amsterdam; Zona Mexico Arte Contemporaneo, Mexico City; Gallery Loop, Seoul, Korea; Museo de la Ciudad, Quito, Ecuador; Frederieke Taylor Gallery, New York; among others. She has worked on curatorial and editorial projects for Éditions Centre Pompidou, Jasper Johns Catalogue Raisonné, Afterall Journal of Art, Context and Enquiry, USC Fisher Gallery, Otis College of Art+Design and the Musée d’Orsay. She is co-founder of ARTOFFICE.org, an organization established in 2006 dedicated to artists' film and video. Recipient of a 2008 Art Matters Grant, she was a participant of the Whitney Independent Study Program and artist-in-residence at Skowhegan and the Atlantic Center for the Arts.
Office: Camino Hall 173
David Harnish, PhD, is an ethnomusicologist, musician, and Chair of the Music Department as of 2011. He comes to USD from Bowling Green State University, where he taught for 17 years and served as Interim Dean and Associate Dean. He has traveled the world widely and twice served as faculty member on the Semester at Sea program.
As a scholar, he has researched music in Asia, Africa, and the United States, and is particularly interested in religion, festival, hybridity, pedagogy, composition, popular culture, and politics in music. In support of research, he has received grants from Fulbright-Hayes, National Foundation, Freeman Foundation, National Endowment for the Humanities, Ohio Arts Council, United States-Indonesia Society, MidAmerican Center for Contemporary Music, and Partnerships for Community Action. As a musician, he has extensively performed Indonesian gamelan, Indian music, Japanese music, Tejano conjunto music, and jass, rock, blues, bluegrass, and country musics.
Office: Serra Hall 133C
Perla Myers has been a member of the Mathematics and Computer Science Department since 1999. She enjoys teaching classes at all undergraduate levels: core mathematics classes, mathematics classes for the Mathematics major, and mathematics classes for future and in-service elementary and secondary school teachers. Professor Myers’ most recent work involves the improvement of the mathematical education of teachers.
Professor, Political Science
Office: KIPJ 282
Office Hours: T/Th 7:00-7:30a, 10:35a-12:05p T 4:00-5:30p W by appt
Vidya Nadkarni, PhD, joined USD’s faculty in 1990. Nadkarni teaches courses in the area of international relations and foreign policy. Her research interests center on the foreign policies of resurgent (Russia) and aspiring (China, India) global powers.
Assistant Professor, Sociology
Office: Serra Hall 220
Office Hours: Mon: 12:00-2:30pm; Wed: 1:30-2:30pm & 5:30-7:00pm; or by appointment
Lisa Michele Nunn joined the Department of Sociology at the University of San Diego as an Assistant Professor in 2009. Professor Nunn teaches largely in the Department’s Community, Urbanization, and Culture concentration. Her research areas include: Sociology of Education; Organizations; Cultural Sociology; Gender and Sexuality; Identity; Visual Sociology; and Social Psychology.
Assistant Professor, Art History
Office: Founders Hall 104
Office Hours: Mondays and Wednesdays 11:30am - 2:00pm
Jessica Patterson, PhD, combines interests in Asian languages and comparative religion with training in the history and theory of art. Her research focuses on the art and architecture of East and Southeast Asia, emphasizing the cultural collisions and intersections that characterized the nineteenth century.
Associate Professor, History
Office: KIPJ 270
Office Hours: Fall 2013 T 2:00-3:30 R 2:00-5:30
Yi Sun, PhD, has been a member of the History Department at USD since fall 1997. She teaches a number of undergraduate courses on East Asian history and U.S.-East Asia Relations. Currently she also serves as the coordinator for the Asian Studies Minor program. Her research interests include Chinese women and modernization, Sino-American relations, and globalization. She has served on the executive board of several academic organizations, including the AsiaNetwork, Chinese Historians in the United States and the Association of Third World Studies, and presently is the associate editor of the Asian section for the Journal of Third World Studies.
PA for: Sacred Space and Sound in World Religions with Dr. Kirkley
Hometown: Bakersfield, CA
Major/Minor:History/Education and Business Administration
Campus Involvement: Alpha Chi Omega sorority, Undergraduate Admissions Tour Guide, History Club
Favorite Spot on Campus: The Reflection Room in the IPJ
PA for: Introduction to Evolution with Dr. Baird
Hometown: Sandpoint, ID
Major/Minor: Behavioral Neuroscience/Leadership
Campus Involvement:Gamma Phi Beta, Phi Delta Epsilon, Relay for Life, Ambassadors Club, Leadership Advisory Board, Associated Students
Favorite Spot on Campus: The Reading Room in SOLES - I like to pretend it is my own 'secret place'. It is very calming, has a wonderful ambience and I love that there's never too many people there!
PA for: Introduction to Film/Video Art with Dr. Fu
Hometown: Orange County, CA
Major/Minor: Communication Studies and Visual Arts (New Media concentration)
Campus Involvement:Alpha Chi Omega
Favorite Spot on Campus: There's a tree behind Maher/Immaculata; it sits on the edge of the hill, overlooking the city. It's beautiful at night.
PA for: Music in World Cultures with Dr. Harnish
Hometown: Seattle, WA
Major/Minor: Undeclared (Pre-Med)
Campus Involvement: Alpha Delta Pi, Honors Program
Favorite Spot on Campus: Aromas
PA for: Investigations in Modern Math with Dr. Myers
PA for: International Politics with Dr. Nadkarni
Major/Minor: Sociology and International Relations/Asian Studies
Campus Involvement: Kappa Alpha Theta, Founders Chapel Choir, Cool Club
Favorite Spot on Campus: Fountain outside the Immaculata
PA for: Introduction to Sociology with Dr. Nunn
Hometown: Laredo, TX
Major/Minor: Interdisciplinary Humanities/Law and Ethics
Campus Involvement: Alpha Chi Omega
Favorite Spot on Campus: Behind IPJ
Annaliese De Gooyer
PA for: Buddhism and the Arts in Asia with Dr. Patterson
Hometown: San Diego, CA
Major/Minor: Anthropology with an emphasis in Cultural Anthropology
Campus Involvement:President of Anthropology Club (previously held VP position), Legacy member of Alpha Delta Pi, Intern at San Diego Museum of Man's Collections Department
Favorite Spot on Campus: The tables in Serra Hall and the Reflection pool behind the IPJ
PA for: Understanding East Asia with Dr. Sun
Hometown: Las Vegas, NV
Major/Minor: Liberal Studies
Campus Involvement: Founders Club, CLU, ADPi
Favorite Spot on Campus: Garden of the Sea
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