Diversity Postdoctoral Faculty Program

More information coming soon about our 2019 call for applications

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.

 

Questions Contact: usdpostdoc@sandiego.edu

Committee Members

  • Alanah Winston, Class of 2021

  • Kate Boersma, Department of Biology

  • Christopher Carter, Department of Theology and Religious Studies
  • Esteban Del Río, Associate Provost for Diversity and Inclusion, Department of Communication Studies

  • Kristin Moran, Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Communication Studies

  • Pauline Powell, Assistant Dean, College of Arts and Sciences

  • Rico Monge, Department of Theology and Religious Studies

  • Sally Yard, Department of Art, Architecture + Art History
Begin quote My mentors at USD have already given me insight about how to create a dynamic classroom, how to apply for a faculty position, and how to balance multiple research, teaching, and personal responsibilities. – – Josen Diaz, PhD (2014-15 Postdoctoral Fellow, Joined Ethnic Studies faculty as an assistant professor in Spring 2016)

Current Postdoctoral Faculty

2018-19 Faculty Cohort

2017-18 Faculty Cohort

channon miller Channon Miller Department of History

 2 year appointment

Dr. Miller has accepted a position as Assistant Professor in USD's Department of History beginning Spring 2019.

angela nurse Angela Nurse Department of Sociology

2 year appointment

Dr. Nurse has accepted a position as Assistant Professor in USD's Department of Sociology beginning Fall 2019.

Previous Postdoctoral Fellows

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
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.
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.