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Jane Friedman

Professor, Mathematics
janef@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-4015

Office: Serra Hall 159A

Jane Friedman, PhD, is also the coordinator for the approved subject matter program in mathematic which prepares future high-school mathematics teachers. She has current research projects in voting theory and in statistics.

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Hugh Ellis

Hugh Ellis, PhD

Professor, Biology
ellis@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-4075

Office: Shiley Science and Technology 478

Office Hours: M-F 10-11a; and by appointment

Hugh Ellis, PhD, came to the Biology Department in 1980 after teaching three years at Iowa State University.  He is a physiological ecologist and teaches several ecological courses as well as two of the preparatory courses for the Biology and Marine Science majors.  His research is in the energetics of birds, looking at such topics as energy budgets, migration, and diving.  He has been a visiting research scientist at the University of Hawaii, Sydney University (Australia), and the Archbold Biological Station (Florida).  Dr. Ellis is affiliated with the Marine Science graduate program and is involved with the Center of Comparative Physiology in the Biology Department.

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Richard Gonzalez

Richard Gonzalez, PhD

Professor, Biology
gonzalez@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-4077

Office: Shiley Science and Technology 483

Office Hours: MWF 11:15a-12:15a, MT 2:30p-3:30p, or by appointment

Rick Gonzalez, PhD, joined the faculty in1992.  He teaches an upper-division “W” course in vertebrate physiology, senior seminar and introductory courses in the major.  He is a comparative animal physiologist focusing on the respiratory, acid-base, and ion regulation physiology of aquatic animals.

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Duncan  McCosker

Duncan McCosker, MFA

Professor, Visual Arts
mccosker@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-4108

Office: Camino Hall 33 Greenhouse

Office Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays 2:30pm - 3:30pm, Fridays 1:30pm - 4:30pm

Duncan E. McCosker is a professor of Art and has taught undergraduate courses in a variety of media, specializing in photography.  He has taught here and in France and Japan.  His creative work in photography is focused on contemporary leisure and recreational space in Southern California and Australia with a special interest in the American experience.

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David Sullivan

David Sullivan, PhD

Associate Professor, Communication Studies
sully@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-4193

Office: Camino Hall 105A

Office Hours: Mon./Wed.: 8:00 - 8:45 a.m.; Tues./Thurs.: 10:35 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.; Wed.: 11:10 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.; and by appointment.

David Sullivan, PhD, joined the department of Communication Studies in 1992. Sullivan teaches courses in communication theory, media theory and criticism, journalism, political communication, and mediated sports. He has authored journal articles on the topics of mediated sports and mediated politics that have appeared in the Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, Journal of Communication, and Women's Studies in Communication. A former newspaper reporter and editor, he has served as faculty advisor to USD's undergraduate newspaper since he arrived at USD.

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Dirk Yandell

Dirk Yandell, PhD

Professor, Economics
yandell@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-4835

Office: Olin Hall 315

Dirk Yandell joined the USD faculty in 1981. Professor Yandell has taught over 20 different courses at USD. He enjoys integrating experimental methods into the classroom, and regularly receives top teaching evaluations. He has received a number of teaching awards, including the Sears Roebuck Foundation Teaching Excellence and Campus Leadership Award, the Innovative Undergradate Business Educator award, the Professor of the Year award by the Graduate Business Student Association, and the Outstanding Preceptor award. His book, Using Economic Experiments in the Classroom (Prentice Hall, Inc., 3rd edition, 2007) reflects his interest in experimental economics and classroom pedagogy. He has also published a number of articles in the areas of business economics and public policy. Professor Yandell teaches a variety of undergraduate courses and has been active in USD's MBA and MSEL graduate programs. He has also taught in the MSGL program. He was a faculty member in USD's Institute for Project Management and the USD/SDSU Institute for Quality and Productivity. He has consulted and led seminars in the areas of quality management, statistical process control, cost estimating, present value analysis, and contract pricing. He regularly serves as an expert witness in court cases.

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Preceptorial Assistants

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Theresa Chadwick

Theresa Chadwick

Preceptorial Assistant
tmchadwick@sandiego.edu

PA for: Calculus I with Dr. Friedman

 

Alexis Thomas

Alexis Thomas

Preceptorial Assistant
alexisthomas@sandiego.edu

PA for: Introduction to Evolution with Dr. Ellis

 

Daniel Partynski

Dan Partynski

Preceptorial Assistant
dpartynski@sandiego.edu

PA for: Computer Programming with Dr. Jiang

 

Vanessa Vargas

Vanessa Vargas

Preceptorial Assistant
vvargas@sandiego.edu

PA for: Introductory Psychology with Dr. Koenig

 

Kara Skarzynski

Kara Skarzynski

Preceptorial Assistant
kskarzynski@sandiego.edu

PA for: Photography with Dr. McCosker

 

Alison Lebenbaum

Alison Lebenbaum

Preceptorial Assistant
PAC Member
alisonlebenbaum@sandiego.edu

PA for: Introduction to Evolution with Dr. Patrick

 

Allison Agre

Allison Agre

Preceptorial Assistant
aagre@sandiego.edu

PA for: Introduction to Media Studies with Dr. Sullivan

 

Nicole Zammit

Nicole Zammit

Preceptorial Assistant
nzammit@sandiego.edu

PA for: Principles of Microeconomics with Dr. Yandell

 

Cali Moore

Cali Moore

Preceptorial Assistant
cdmoore@sandiego.edu

PA for: Principles of Microeconomics with Dr. Yandell

 

Resident Assistants
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Ryan Smart

Ryan Smart

Resident Assistant
Change Theme Coordinator
ryansmart@sandiego.edu

 

 

Ryan Keaton

Ryan Keaton

Resident Assistant
ryankeaton@sandiego.edu

 

 

Megan Nakahara

Megan Nakahara

Resident Assistant
mnakahara@sandiego.edu

 

 

Elina Navarro

Elina Navarro

Resident Assistant
elinagn@sandiego.edu

 

 

Victoria Riingen

Victoria Riingen

Resident Assistant
vriingen@sandiego.edu