Professor, Communication Studies
Office: Founders Hall, Room 114
Jonathan M. Bowman, PhD, was appointed associate dean for advising and curriculum in January 2014. He has been a member of the faculty since 2007 and is an associate professor of Communication Studies. Bowman has been the recipient of numerous teaching awards, mentoring awards, and research awards from a variety of regional and national institutions and associations. At USD, he has been the recipient of a Keck Faculty Fellowship for his focus on undergraduate research, an Innovations in Experiential Education Award for his commitment to high-impact practices, and an Outstanding Preceptor Award for excellence in teaching and advising. He serves as a mentor to undergraduates in multiple capacities, particularly those students involved in student government, greek life, academic honors, and/or campus faith-based organizations.
Associate Dean of Students
LLC Student Affairs Coordinator
Office: Hahn University Center 232
Margaret Leary joined the USD community as the Associate Dean of Students in January 2009. Among other responsibilities, she coordinates assessment and strategic planning efforts for the student affairs division, facilitates the development and implementation of living-learning communities, and supports institutional assessment and retention efforts. After earning a BS in Accountancy from Villanova University, Margaret began her professional career as a CPA in public accounting. She returned to Villanova to earn her MS in Counseling and Human Relations and begin her career in higher education. Before arriving at USD, she gained experience in residential life, counseling and other areas in student affairs from Villanova University, Arcadia University, University of the Pacific, and Dartmouth College.
Living Learning Communities Coordinator
Office: Founders Hall 106
Tess Nunn is the coordinator for the Living Learning Communities (LLC) Program. She works with both the College of Arts and Sciences and Office of Student Affairs to assist in administrative and marketing support for the LLCs. She supports all aspects of the program, including assistance to the multiple Faculty Directors, the coordination of co-curricular events, and media development.
Before arriving at USD, Tess was an Assistant Resident Director for Residential Life at the University of California, Santa Barbara.