Gabe Adibe, the founder of USD Think, is all about bringing the community together to promote positive change and action. Julie Novak, the Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science’s first doctoral candidate, has built a career around empowering children and families. Bruce Mims wants to give high-risk students what they need: attention, role models and hope.
Professor Barton Thurber relishes the moment when his students understand the truth, beauty and power of literature. Junior James Wykowski’s Semester at Sea proved to be an epic journey, which left him feeling truly at peace with the world. Jeff McAtee aims to protect the environment by bringing to justice those who’ve run afoul of federal environmental laws.
Getting sociology students fired up about their field is what Professor Erik Fritsvold lives for. Well, that, family, and surfing. Political Science Professor Del Dickson makes difficult concepts relatable. School of Business Professor Shreesh Deshpande is a master of step-by-step precision. Rosy Mancillas Lopez wants to help others navigate through immigration’s intricacies.
School of Law Dean Stephen Ferruolo brings a unique background to USD; Dean of Professional and Continuing Education Jason Lemon comes on board.
Reigning West Coast Conference Player of the Year and USD golf squad captain Alex Ching likes to play it cool, both on and off the course.