Associate Professor, Economics
Office: Olin Hall 238
Alyson Ma is an Associate Professor of Economics in the School of Business Administration. She joined the USD faculty in 2004 after receiving her Ph.D. from the University of California, Davis. Her research interests include international trade, applied microeconomics, and industrial organization. She teaches undergraduate courses in microeconomics, industrial organization, and business statistics.
Assistant Professor, Industrial and Systems Engineering
Office: Loma Hall 217
Special Assistant to the Dean, Core Director
Office: Camino Hall 121
Office Hours: TBA
Kristin Moran, PhD (University of Washington), has been teaching at USD since 1999 and currently serves as Special Assistant to the Dean, Core Director overseeing the core revision process. Her current research focuses on the reception of Latino-themed and Spanish-language media in the United States. Her book, Listening to Latina/o youth: Television consumption within families, critiques the tendency of mainstream media to reify and contain a Latina/o identity that is then sold back to youth in ways that limit Latino/a agency. Her research has also appeared in a variety of journals including the Journal of Children & Media and Learning, Media and Technology focusing on Latino-themed children’s television. She has published research comparing the presentation of local news in Spanish and English in Journalism: Theory, Practice, and Criticism and the Journal of Borderland Studies.
She works with the Binational Association of Schools of Communication (BINACOM), an organization devoted to creating opportunities for cross border interaction for faculty and students. She served as chair of the department from 2011-2015.
Assistant Professor, Spanish
Advisor, Sigma Delta Pi and the Spanish Club
Office: Founders 144-H
Office Hours: As of 9/2: M/W, 1:40-2:20 and 3:30-5:20
Martin Repinecz, Ph.D., joined the faculty at USD in 2013. His research focuses on questions of race and migration in modern Spain and Italy, as well as postcolonial, Mediterranean and Southern European cultural studies. At USD, he teaches courses on Spanish literature and film, as well as all levels of Spanish language.
Zhi-Yong Yin, PhD, came to USD in 2003 after teaching at Georgia State University in Atlanta for 12 years. He offers classes in hydrology, climatology, geographic information systems (GIS), and remote sensing. His research focus is hydroclimatology, with special interests in recent and past climate variations and the impact on hydrological systems and water resources in the northeastern Tibetan Plateau.