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Drew M. Talley

Drew M. Talley, PhD

Assistant Professor
dtalley@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-6810

Office: SCST-266

Drew Talley, PhD, teaches a variety of courses including Introduction to Physical Oceanography, Biological Oceanography, Graduate Statistics and Experimental Design, and Life in the Ocean. His overall research focuses on understanding connectivity across habitat boundaries, and assessing how that interdependence between systems changes with anthropogenic influence both locally (e.g., through habitat loss) and globally (e.g., through climate change).

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Can Bilsel

Can Bilsel, PhD

Professor of Architecture and Director of the Architecture Program.
Chair of the Department of Art, Architecture + Art History
cbilsel@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-7987

Office: Camino Hall 33A

Can Bilsel is an architect and scholar specialized in modern architecture, museum displays and archaeological reconstructions. Bilsel received his Ph.D. in the History and Theory of Architecture at Princeton University. He holds a Master of Science degree from MIT School of Architecture, and a professional Bachelor of Architecture from Middle East Technical University in Turkey. He joined the faculty of the University of San Diego in 2002 where he is currently the Chair of the Department of Art, Architecture + Art History. Dr. Bilsel is also the founding director of the University of San Diego’s Architecture Program.

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David De Haan

David De Haan, PhD

Professor
ddehaan@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-6882

Office: SCST382

David O. De Haan, PhD, came to USD in 2001 from Lyon College. He teaches technology-rich courses in analytical and environmental chemistry. His undergraduate research group is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to study the chemical changes occurring in clouds and aerosol. As part of this project, USD students are identifying and quantifying new, previously unknown sources of urban haze. He has worked with USD’s Energy Policy Initiatives Center (EPIC) to create a greenhouse gas inventory for San Diego County and to outline ways to meet state targets for greenhouse gas reductions by 2020.

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Esteban del Río

Esteban del Río, PhD

Associate Professor, Communication Studies
edelrio@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-7464

Office: Maher Hall 253

Office Hours: TBA

Esteban del Río is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at the University of San Diego and currently serves as the Associate Provost for Inclusion and Diversity and Director of the Center of Inclusion and Diversity. He earned a PhD in the Department of Communication at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, working in the area of media and cultural studies. del Río teaches Introduction to Media Studies, Media & Conflict, and International Media.

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Kokila  Doshi

Kokila Doshi, PhD

Professor
kdoshi@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-4843

Office: Olin Hall 110

Kokila Doshi is professor of Economics in the School of Business Administration. She joined the USD in 1988. Professor Doshi has developed two new international courses in the area of Asia-Pacific Business and Development. Recently, she also introduced another course in Tourism and Travel Economics. Professor Doshi's interest in applied economics and regional development is reflected in her economic impact studies. She conducted regional economic impact analysis of the X Games, the Rock 'n' Roll marathon, and the PGA International Golf Championship. Professor Doshi has published several scholary articles in economics and business journals. Her research interests focus on the privatization of public enterprises saving rates and economic policies of the Asian-Pacific countries. Professor Doshi has served on committees and task forces administering Irvine Grants for Cultural Diversity and Improvement of Statistical Instruction.

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Halina Duraj

Halina Duraj

Assistant Professor
hduraj@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-7429

Office: Founders Hall 173B

Halina Duraj joined USD after receiving her Ph.D. in literature and creative writing from the University of Utah in 2010. She also holds a B.S. in biological sciences and an M.A. in creative writing from the University of California, Davis. Her debut collection of short stories, The Family Cannon, won Augury Books' Editors' Prize and was published in 2014. She teaches literature and creative writing and also directs USD's Cropper Lindsay J. Cropper Memorial Writers Series.

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Colin Fisher

Colin Fisher

Associate Professor and Chair
colinf@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-4039

Office: KIPJ 263A

Office Hours: Fall 2014 TR 4:05-5:00 W 12:00-4:00

Colin Fisher has been a member of the USD history department since 2002. He teaches classes in U.S. environmental history, environmental visual culture, history of food, and history and memory, among others. He also teaches the senior thesis sequence required of all history majors. His research centers on minority cultures of nature in the United States.

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Ron Kaufmann

Ron Kaufmann, PhD

Associate Professor
Marine Science Graduate Program Director
kaufmann@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-5904

Office: Shiley Science and Technology 274

Ron Kaufmann, PhD, joined the USD faculty in 1997 and currently serves as director of the Marine Science Graduate Program.  His areas of specialization are ecology and environmental biology, and his teaching includes courses in biology, environmental studies and marine science, as well as interdisciplinary courses that are team-taught with colleagues in the humanities. Kaufmann’s scholarship focuses on biological communities and their dynamics as well as their responses to changing environmental conditions. He has studied marine communities in extreme environments such as the Antarctic and the deep ocean.

 

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Preceptorial Assistants

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Russ Adwan

Russ Adwan

Preceptorial Assistant

Hometown: North Bend, WA

Year: Senior

Major/Minor: Biochemistry major, Biology Minor.

Campus Involvement: I'm a member of the Ambassador's Club, as well as the Science, Faith, and Reason Club.

Fun Fact: I can ride a unicycle backwards (and forwards too).

 

Katie Donoho

Katie Donoho

Preceptorial Assistant

Hometown: Ripon, CA

Year: Sophomore

Major/Minor: Business Economics, minor in Marketing and Philosophy

Campus Involvement: Alcalá Club, Intervarsity Christian Fellowship, Economics Council

Fun Fact: I have run a half marathon.

 

Rani Kumar

Rani Kumar

Preceptorial Assistant

Hometown: Boulder, CO

Year: Junior

Major/Minor: Environmental Studies and Spanish double major

Campus Involvement: PAC, Outdoor Adventures Guide, Biology lab technician assistant, SIBC project leader, Honors Program, Sustainability Club

Fun Fact: I went scuba diving with sharks in Panama.

 

Katie Modesitt

Katie Modesitt

Preceptorial Assistant

Hometown: San Carlos, CA

Year: Junior

Major/Minor: History and Political Science

Campus Involvement: Panhellenic Council, College Republicans and Students for Life

Fun Fact: I travelled Vietnam this summer

 

Katie Moser

Katie Moser

Preceptorial Assistant

Hometown: La Crescenta, CA

Year: Sophomore

Major/Minor: Communication Studies

Campus Involvement: USDtv Chief of Staff and Producer/editor, Ambassadors Club, Intramural Soccer, PA :)

Fun Fact: I have been to the castle that the Disney Castle is based off of, the Neuschwanstein Castle in Germany. There was definitely a mural of Bambi inside.

 

Luke Schleier

Luke Schleier

Preceptorial Assistant

Hometown: Phoenix, AZ

Year: Sophomore

Major/Minor: Economics, minors in Law and Ethics and Business Administration

Campus Involvement: Honors Program, Club Soccer, Ambassadors Club, German Club

Fun Fact: I played club soccer for 16 years and won 6 state championships.

 

Emma Uriarte

Emma Uriarte

Preceptorial Assistant

Hometown: Redondo Beach, CA

Year: Sophomore

Major/Minor: English, Environmental Studies minor

Campus Involvement: Alpha Delta Pi sorority, Ambassador's club, Student Alumni Association

Fun Fact: I was personally victimized by Regina George.

 

Angela Vanella

Angela Vanella

Preceptorial Assistant

Hometown: Temecula, CA

Year: Junior

Major/Minor: Architecture major, Art History minor

Campus Involvement: Founders Chapel Choir, Basement Society, Students for Life, Work-Study student for the Department of Art, Architecture, and Art History

Fun Fact: I can sound like a siren (the kind on firetrucks and police cars)

 

Resident Assistants

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Shanna Florence

Shanna Florence

Resident Assistant

Hometown: San Diego, CA

Year: Senior

Major/Minor: English/Art History

Campus Involvement: Kappa Delta Sorority, University Ministry & Intervarsity Christian Fellowship, Residential Hall Association, Emerging Leaders, and I work in the SLIC!

Fun Fact: I have an irrational obsession with the South Eastern United States.

 

Ryan Keaton

Ryan Keaton

Resident Assistant

Hometown: Turlock, CA

Year: Junior

Major/Minor: Accounting

Campus Involvement: Coaching Corps, Beta Theta Pi Fraternity, Black Student Union, Residential Hall Association and Intramurals.

Fun Fact: I love High School Musical

 

Jane Henderson

Jane Henderson

Resident Assistant

Hometown: St. Louis Park, MN

Year: Sophomore

Major/Minor: Undeclared

Campus Involvement: Black Student Union, Alcalá Club, USD Acapella

Fun Fact: I modeled for a Target car seat ad as a baby

 

Madison Abron

Madison Abron

Resident Assistant

Hometown: Grapevine, TX

Year: Junior

Major/Minor: Electrical Engineering/Mathematics

Campus Involvement: Founders Chapel Choir, Society of Women Engineers, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Youth to College tutor (CASA)

Fun Fact: My dream job is to be a Disney Imagineer!