Faculty Cohort

Brian Adams

Political Science

Urban politics, state politics, public policy, citizen participation

Brian Adams website

Sandra Alcosser

English and Comparative Literature

Poetry, fiction, feminist poetics

Sandra Alcosser Email

Thais Alves

Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering

Lean Construction, Production System Design, Construction Project Management, Analysis of Construction Documents Flow

Thais Alves website
Thais Alves Email

Bruce Appleyard

City Planning

Pedestrian and bicycle planning and design, GIS research on human settlement and behavior patterns at the intersection of urban design, transportation, and land use and environmental policy

Bruce Appleyard website
Bruce Appleyard Email


Trent Biggs


Hydrology, watershed analysis, remote sensing, water quality, urbanization and sediment

Trent Biggs Email
Trent Biggs Website
Tel:  619-594-0902

Henrike K. Blumenfeld

School of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences

Bilingualism, second language acquisition, language processing, cognitive aging, bilingual aphasia

Henrike K. Blumenfeld Website

Iana A. Castro

College of Business Administration, Marketing Department

Marketing, marketing strategy, retailing, consumer behavior

Iana A. Castro Website

Joshua Chanin

Public Affairs

Police behavior, Organizational reform, Government transparency, and the tension between constitutionally protected values, including security and privacy

Joshua Chanin Email
Tel:  619-5941948


Zohir Chowdhury

Environmental Health, Graduate School of Public Health

Measurement of Air Pollution, Climate Change and health, Climate Action Plan (CAP) assessment, Atmospheric Chemistry, Indoor and Outdoor Air Pollution, Human Exposure Assessment

Zohir Chowdhury Websie
Zohir Chowdhury Email
Tel: 619-204-5222

Fabio Comana

Exercise and Nutritional Sciences

Exercise, wellness and Health – program – design/development/delivery, and recreational amenities

Fabio Comana Email
Tel:  858-761-1065

Patricia Cué

School of Art and Design / Graphic Design

Branding, environmental graphic design, commercial signage, street art

Patricia Cué Email
Tel: 619-855-5485

Crystal English

Department of Geography

Computational Strategic Crime and Intelligence Analysis, Spatial-Temporal Risk Modeling and Visualization

Center for Information Convergence and Strategy Website
Crystal English Email


Shawn Flanigan

School of Public Affairs- Public Administration

Public policy design/ implementation for public administrators, nonprofit-government relations, health and social service provision; immigrants and refugees, vulnerable populations

Shawn Flanigan Email

Eric G. Frost

Homeland Security Graduate Program

Wildfires, critical infrastructure protection, homeland security, trade, seismic risk, imaging, GIS, international interaction, fiber optics, smartphone mapping, social media mapping, collaboration with Mexico and other nations, data fusion, firefighters, geology

Graduate Program Homeland Security
Eric G. Frost Email

Sarah Garrity

Department of Child and Family Development

Continuity of care, positive behavior support and behavior guidance, early language and literacy, cultural and linguistic diversity, cultural communities, dual language development, Head Start, workforce development, teacher beliefs and practices

Department of Child & Family Development Website
Sarah Garrity Email

Patricia Geist-Martin

School of Communication

Health Communication, ethnography, gendering, organizational communication, integrative health

Patricia Geist-Martin Email


Sahar Ghanipoor Machiani

Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering

Traffic Safety, Signal Operation, Human Behavior Modeling, Agent Based Modeling, Evacuation Modeling, Infrastructure-Based Safety Systems

Sahar Ghanipoor Machiani Email
Tel:  619-5941948

Seth M Kaplowitz

CBA, Finance and Management

Business law, real estate law, international law, negotiation, cross cultural negotiation, entrepreneurship, sustainability

Seth M Kaplowitz Email
Tel: 858-345-7323

Sam Kassegne

Department of Mechanical Engineering

MEMS, polymer photovoltaic technology, bionanoelectronics, NeuroMEMS

Sam Kassegne Website

Patty Kraft

Department of Computer Science

Internet (Web-facing) applications, software system applications

Patty Kraft Website
Patty Kraft Email


Dana Kuhn


Valuation, Highest and Best Use, Real Estate Development, Real Estate Project Management

Dana Kuhn Email
Tel: 619-993-3705

Kurt Lindemann


Organizational Communication (Leadership, Management, Relational, Diversity), Oral Communication, Public Speaking, Written Communication, Disability and Communication, Media and Communication

Kurt Lindemann Website School of Communication
Kurt Lindemann Website
Kurt Lindemann Email
Tel: 619-890-0333

Rob Malouf

Department of Linguistics and Asian/Middle Eastern Languages

Computational Linguistics

Kristen Hill Maher

Political Science

Immigration and Border Politics, Urban Image and Place Identity, San Diego-Tijuana relations, Labor Migration and Migrant Rights, Citizenship Policies and Practices

Kristen Hill Maher Email


Travis Maril

String Coordinator - School of Music and Dance

Community Music and Outreach, violin, viola, string pedagogy

School of Music and Dance
Travis Maril Website
Travis Maril Email

Chris McCampbell

School of Art and Design, Graphic Design

Environmental Graphic Design, Community Branding and Placemaking, Wayfinding Signage

Chris McCampbell Website School of Art and Design
Chris McCampbell Email

Natalie Mladenov

Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering

Water quality of pristine and polluted waters, aquatic biogeochemistry, carbon cycling, water reuse, atmospheric deposition, constructed wetlands.

Natalie Mladenov Website
Natalie Mladenov Email
Tel: 619-594-0725

Atsushi Nara


Spatio-Temporal Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery, Modeling Behavioral Geography and Urban Dynamics, Geocomputation, Geovisualization, Human Dynamics

Atsushi Nara Website
Atsushi Nara Email
Tel: 619-564-1305


Shelley Orr

School of Theatre, Television, and Film

Theatre History, Dramaturgy, Contemporary and Experimental Theatre, Dramatic Structure, Audience Engagement
Shelly Orr Email
School of Theatre, Television, and Film

John Prince

Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering

Civil Engineer, Professional Engineer, Public Works, Land Development, Street Design, Utility Design, Drainage

John Prince Email
Tel: 858-614-5011

Sonja Pruitt-Lord

School of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences

Child language disorders, culturally and linguistically diverse populations, poverty and language development,assessment principles
Sonja Pruitt-Lord Website

Penelope (Jenny) Quintana

Professor, Graduate School of Public Health

Environmental health, exposures, toxic chemicals, traffic pollution, biomarkers, environmental justice, US-Mexico border environment

Penelope (Jenny) Quintana Website
Penelope (Jenny) Quintana Email
Tel: 619-594-1688


Jessica Rinaman


Sustainable development, Balboa Park, arts and cultural, parks and recreation, energy efficiency, collaboration, local government, sustainable communities

Jessica Rinaman Email
Tel: 619-564-1305

Amy Schmitz Weiss

Department School of Journalism and Media Studies

Digital journalism, journalism, online storytelling, data journalism, etc.

School of Journalism Website

Bongsik Shin

Management Information Systems

Business/data analytics, cybersecurity

Bongsik Shin Website

Elisa Sobo


Education, health, children

Elisa Sobo Email


Kaye Sweetser

Public Relations in the School of Journalism & Media Studies

Public relations campaigns, PR campaign assessment and metrics, social media, digital analytics

School of Journalism Website
Kaye Sweetser Email

Isaac I. Ullah


Archaeology, GIS, Computational Modeling, Landscape Evolution, Land-use, Anthropogenic Impacts

Issac I. Ullah Website
Isaac I. Ullah Email
Tel: 619-594-7296

Megan Welsh

School of Public Affairs

Intersections of social service provision and the criminal justice system, particularly relating to women’s incarceration, prisoner reentry, homelessness, and policing.

Megan Welsh Email