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Teaching Faculty

USC Dornsife College
Biological Sciences, Human and Evolutionary Biology


Christa Bancroft, Assistant Professor (Teaching), Biological Sciences
Office: ZHS 470


stephanie-bogart Stephanie Bogart, Lecturer, Biological Sciences
Contact: (213) 821-8340,



Woman_SilhoutteNancy Castro, Assistant Professor (Teaching), Biological Sciences
Office:  AHF 107


Tamara Espinet thumbnailTamara Espinet, Lecturer, Biological Sciences
Office: PED 107
Contact: (213) 740-2495,


gioa Gioia Palidori Francisco, Lecturer, Biological Sciences
Office: AHF 253


Gudrun Bara Floyd, Master Lecturer, Biological Sciences
Office: PED 109b
Contact: (213) 821‑1871, 


Biological Sciences, Marine Environmental Biology


Karla_Heidelberg.jpg Karla Heidelberg, Professor (Teaching), Biological Sciences
Office: CAS 116
Research Interests: Marine and environmental microbiology and ecology; Protist diversity; Environmental genomics and other ‘-omic’ applications to study microbial ecology.


Biological Sciences, Molecular & Computational Biology


ghittoni Raffaella Ghittoni, Lecturer, Biological Sciences
Office: ZHS 256

Biological Sciences, Neurobiology




Rebecca_Broyer_thumbnail.jpg Rebecca Broyer, Assistant Professor (Teaching), Chemistry
Office: SGM 102A
Contact: (213) 740-0620,
Research Interests: Chemical education, curriculum development.


 Woman_SilhoutteJasmine Bryant, Assistant Professor (Teaching), Chemistry



Jessica_Parr Jessica Parr, Associate Professor (Teaching), Chemistry
Office: SGM 304
Contact: (213) 740-6614, 
Research Interests: Chemical education, focusing on developing practical general chemistry laboratory experiments.


Earth Sciences




cindy-blois Cindy Blois, Lecturer, Mathematics



Cymra_Haskel.jpg Cymra Haskell, Professor (Teaching), Mathematics
Office: KAP 120C
Contact: (213) 740-2460, 
Research Interests: Statistical properties of dynamical systems and modeling of biological processes.


Felicia Tabing, Lecturer, Mathematics



Physics and Astronomy


USC Viterbi School of Engineering

Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering


Woman_SilhoutteInna Abramova, Lecturer, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
Contact: (213) 740 – 5234,


Biomedical Engineering


Brittany KayBrittany Kay, Lecturer, Biomedical Engineering
Office:  DRB 140
Contact: (213) 740-0839,
Research: Teaching


Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science


Lessa GrunenfeldGrunenfelderer, Lecturer, Chemical Engineering and Materials Science


Research Interests: Manufacturing of high-performance carbon fiber reinforced plastics with an emphasis on processing efficiency and defect reduction


Sonny Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Geraldine Knatz,  Professor (Engineering Practice), Civil and Environmental Engineering
Office: KAP 210
Contact: (213) 740 – 0603,
Research Interests: Seaport policy and management, maritime transportation, international trade, seaport sustainability


Amy_Rechenmacher.jpgAmy Rechenmacher,  Associate Professor (Engineering Practice), Civil and Environmental Engineering
Office: KAP 230D
Contact: (213) 740 – 3615,
Research Interests: Granular material failure and flow, Experimental Imaging, Strain localization/ Shear branding, Granular Physics


Computer Science


Sandra Batista, Senior Lecturer, Computer Science
Office: SAL 104


Claire_Bono.gif Claire Bono, Lecturer, Computer Science
Office: SAL 310
Contact: (213) 740-4510,
Research Interests: Computer Science Education.


Olivera Grujic, Lecturer, Computer Science
Office: TBD


Tatyana Ryutov, Senior Lecturer, Computer Science
Office: PHE 336


Sheila Tejada thumbnailSheila Tejada, Senior Lecturer, Computer Science
Office: SAL 316
Contact: (213) 740 – 4505,
Research Interests:  Artificial intelligence, human-agent collaboration.


Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering


Daniel J. Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering


Woman_SilhoutteShalini Gupta, Lecturer, Industrial and Systems Engineering