Office: Camino Hall 121C
Office Hours: Mon.: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.; and by appointment.
Kristin Bartholomae began teaching at USD as an adjunct professor in the Communication Studies program in 2008. She is a former admission counselor and researcher for CNN. She currently teaches Introduction to Media Studies, a foundational course which presents an overview of media industrial structures and operations.
Office: Camino Hall 121C
Office Hours: Tues./Thurs.: 12:15 - 1:30 p.m.; and by appointment.
Michael Canepa began teaching at USD in the Fall of 2012. Prior to that, he spent 33 years at the Union-Tribune as a reporter, copy editor and senior page designer before leaving the newspaper industry in September of 2008. While at the U-T he was the recipient of numerous awards, including six in the prestigious Society of News Design competition. In addition to his teaching duties, Canepa also serves on the board of directors at the New Children’s Museum and helps the marketing and communications staff on various projects.
Office: Camino Hall 123
Office Hours: Tues.: 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.; and by appointment.
Tom Herman began teaching media writing at USD in 2012. Before that, he spent more than 40 years at The Wall Street Journal as a reporter and senior special writer. Tom retired from full-time service at The Wall Street Journal in 2009 but continues to write a weekly column for The Wall Street Journal Sunday, a personal finance section inserted into more than 60 newspapers around the country. From 2006-2012, he taught at Yale and still teaches a seminar in the fall semester at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism in New York City. While at the Journal, he received several journalism awards. Tom is a tennis fanatic.
Office: Camino Hall 123, 128
Office Hours: Wed.: 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. (C128), 8:50 - 9:20 p.m. (SH102); and by appointment.
Brian Hu is the artistic director of Pacific Arts Movement, presenters of the San Diego Asian Film Festival. He teaches courses on film history and style, media industries, and Asian cinema. His research interests include Chinese-language cinemas, film and media of the Asian diaspora, and stardom. His writing has appeared in numerous academic books and journals, and he is the co-chair of the Asian Pacific Caucus of the Society for Cinema and Media Studies.
Office: Camino 126
Office Hours: Tues.: 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.; Thurs.: 5:00 - 5:30 p.m.; and by appointment.
Office: Camino Hall 123
Office Hours: Tues./Thurs.: 3:30 - 4:00 p.m. (C123), 5:20 - 5:45 p.m. (MH226); and by appointment.
Charmin Lindholdm graduated from SDSU with an MA in Communication, Interaction Studies. She taught introductory communication classes (public speaking, hybrid) at SDSU and debate at SD City college. She returned from Peace Corps service in June 2006 and really enjoys the luxury of 24 hour running water and electricity! Ms. Lindholm is a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for foster youth in the San Diego County. She currently teaches public speaking, Comm 203.
Office: Camino 123
Office Hours: Mon./Wed.: 2:45 - 3:45 p.m.; Wed.: 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.; and by appointment.
Justine Marzoni recently completed her MA in Communication Studies at San Francisco State University. An alumna of University of San Diego, she has returned to be a part of the Communication Studies department as an instructor in Fall 2013. Marzoni is interested in both media studies and gender studies. She has conducted research focusing on female comedians’ performance of gender and sexuality, as well the use of humor as a subversive tool. Marzoni currently teaches Introduction to Human Communication.
Office: Camino Hall 121A
Office Hours: Tues.: 12:00 - 2:30 p.m. (C121B); Thurs.: 12:00 - 2:30 p.m. (C121A); and by appointment.
T. O’Rourke began teaching at USD in 2008, after working more than 25 years in the marketing communication field. While earning a Master of Arts in Communication Studies at San Diego State University, he conducted groundbreaking research in the area of American funerary participation, and was recognized with the International Communication Association award for instruction excellence. In addition to teaching college courses on public speaking, interpersonal communication, and small group interaction, T O’Rourke facilitates communication training for corporate and non-profit clients, and speaks nationally on funeral consumer issues.
Honors Program Coordinator
Office: SLP 410
Office Hours: Mon./Wed./Fri.: 11:30 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.; and by appointment.
Erin Prickett returned to the Communication Studies department as faculty in Spring 2015. Since 2011, Prickett also has been at the Honors office, where she coordinates the Honors Program and serves as the main point of contact for questions from parents, students, faculty, and staff regarding the program.