People

August 26th, 2021
Tracy Poon Tambascia
Tracy Poon Tambascia

Tracy Poon Tambascia elected president of USC Academic Senate

An expert in higher education administration, Tambascia will represent nearly 5,000 faculty members

Posted in People
May 12th, 2021
Shanéa Thomas

What do we leave behind? A therapist talks death, legacy and burnout

Shanéa Thomas on her quest for impact, and what she’s learned from Game of Thrones.

Posted in People
May 11th, 2021
Jessica Pereira at Kāhala Beach in Honolulu. (Photo/Eugene Kam)

USC Rossier grad Jessica Pereira is helping students find their rhythm

Through ballet, this Trojan and dance director discovered a love for education

Posted in People
April 5th, 2021
John Brooks Slaughter has been appointed as a USC University Professor.

John Brooks Slaughter named a USC University Professor

The distinguished professor has been a leader in higher education and the U.S. government

Posted in People
October 12th, 2020
Pedro Noguera
Pedro Noguera's research focuses on how social and economic conditions affect schools. (Photo/Trevor Traynor)

Pedro Noguera shares leadership insight during ‘100 Days as Dean’ event

Noguera joined Dean Geoff Garrett from the USC Marshall School of Business in an online conversation about their new roles

Posted in People
October 1st, 2020
Pedro Noguera, Dean of the USC Rossier School of Education, is featured in conversation with Rick Hess on C-SPAN

Pedro Noguera installed as dean of USC Rossier

Noguera lays out vision for reimagining education and increasing school’s impact

Posted in People
July 1st, 2020
Pedro Noguera is the dean of the USC Rossier School of Education

Noguera: A strong democracy requires teaching history, race

Pedro Noguera, the new dean of USC Rossier, discusses race, history and the COVID-19 pandemic

Posted in People
May 21st, 2020
Morgan Polikoff (left) challenges trivia gurus on Game Show Network's "Master Minds." (Image courtesy of Melissa Carr/Game Show Network)

Bolstered by experience, education expert pursues game show glory

USC Rossier professor Morgan Polikoff was primed for this moment

Posted in People
May 18th, 2020
(Photo/Courtesy of Christiana Cobb-Dozier)

A passion for the power of story

Christiana Cobb-Dozier channels her love for human narratives into a career as a school counselor

Posted in People
May 15th, 2020
Cynthia Diana Villarreal, with her daughter Diana. Villarreal, a scholar researching college access, was named this year's PhD flagbearer. (Photo/Adrian Trinidad)

College access scholar learns to succeed her own way

Cynthia Diana Villarreal has moved beyond how life is “supposed” to go

Posted in People