Diversity Postdoctoral Faculty Program

Accepting applications starting December 2020.

In 2013, the dean of USD's College of Arts and Sciences created a faculty advisory committee charged with enhancing the recruitment and retention of diverse faculty for the College. In collaboration with various campus constituencies, the committee was tasked with designing a two-year diversity postdoctoral teaching/research academic faculty program that serves the dual purpose of providing academic experience for diverse scholars and providing diverse faculty for our students. Additionally, the committee has sought to explore ways to build mentorship and professional development into the program.

Committee Members


  • Kristin Moran, Committee Co-Chair, Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Communication Studies

  • Pauline Powell, Committee Co-Chair, Assistant Dean, College of Arts and Sciences

 Questions? Please contact usdpostdoc@sandiego.edu.

Begin quote I have had the opportunity to increase my experience in designing curriculum that is fully reflective of the field as well as responds to student learning goals and outcomes. The faculty, including [the] chair... and my mentor, have provided me with the tools necessary to fully take advantage of the fellowship. – Channon Miller, PhD (2017-18 Postdoctoral faculty, joining History faculty as an assistant professor in Spring 2019)

Current Postdoctoral Faculty

2019-20 Faculty Cohort

wilnelia recart gonzalez Wilnelia Recart Gonzalez Department of Biology 2 year appointment

2018-19 Faculty Cohort

Previous Postdoctoral Faculty

channon miller Channon Miller, 2017-19 Department of History

Dr. Miller has joined USD as an assistant professor in USD's Department of History.

 

angela nurse Angela Nurse, 2017-19 Department of Sociology Dr. Nurse has joined USD as an assistant professor in the Department of Sociology.
christopher carter Christopher Carter, 2015-16 Department of Theology and Religious Studies

Dr. Carter has joined USD as an assistant professor in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies.

cory gooding Cory Gooding, 2015-16 Department of Political Science and International Relations Dr. Gooding has joined USD as an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science and International Relations.
josen diaz Josen Diaz, 2014-15 Department of Ethnic Studies Dr. Diaz has joined USD as an assistant professor in the Department of Ethnic Studies.
marlene brito-milan Marlene Brito-Milan, 2017-19 Department of Environmental and Ocean Sciences Dr. Brito-Millan has gone on to a be a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of California Institute for Mexico and the United States.
mychal odom Mychal Odom, 2017-19 Department of English

Dr. Odom is now an adjunct Professor at San Diego Mesa College in the Department of Black Studies.

victoria rodriguez Victoria Rodriguez, 2017-19 Department of Psychological Sciences

Dr. Rodriguez is now a campus-based Research and Planning Analyst for the Grossmont - Cuyamaca Community College District.

tiffany stewart Tiffany Stewart, 2018-19 Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
devoun stewart Devoun Stewart, 2017-18 Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Dr. Stewart is now an assistant professor of Chemistry at Sacramento City College.

james abordo ong James Abordo Ong, 2016-18 Department of Philosophy Dr. Ong is currently a lecturer at Fairfield University.
robin brooks Robin Brooks, 2015-16 Department of English

Dr. Brooks is currently working as an assistant professor of Africana Studies at the University of Pittsburgh.

 

melanie zauscher Melanie Zauscher, 2014-15 Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Department of Environmental and Ocean Sciences

Dr. Zauscher is now working as an air pollution specialist at California Air Resources Board in Sacramento, California.