Honors Team

 

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CO-COORDINATOR

Bio:
Dr. Veronica Gerace is excited to be a part of the Honors Program team at San Diego Mesa College.  She is a Professor of Communication Studies and is passionate about helping students achieve their goals.  She believes in cultivating meaningful relationships to fosters success and happiness for everyone.  Dr. Gerace teaches many of the captivating communication courses that provide tools for students to use in building great professional, personal, and social relationships.  Some of these courses that she teaches include, intercultural communication, small group communication, health focus communication, and interpersonal communication.  Dr. Gerace earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado, her M.A. from the University of Dayton, and her doctorate from San Diego State University.  She loves being a mom to wonderful children and going on travel adventures with her husband. 

Phone:(619) 388-2598

Email: vgerace@sdccd.edu

Office:SB-116A

 

Co-Coordinator

ian mast

Dr. Ian Duckles is a Professor of Philosophy here at Mesa College. He earned his Bachelor’s degree at the University of California, Berkeley and his Ph.D. at the University of California, Irvine. While he is interested in all areas of philosophy he particularly enjoys studying Ancient Greek philosophy and Existentialism. His favorite class to teach is Philosophy 100: Logic and Critical Thinking in which he endeavors to provide his students with a “short course in intellectual self-defense.” When not teaching and studying philosophy, or working with the Honors Program, or being active in his Union (AFT 1931), Ian enjoys spending time at home with his spouse, two dogs, and nine chickens. He is also a major beer snob.

My website is www.ianduckles.com.

Co-Coordinator

Pegah

Professor Pegah Motaleb, M.A.

Phone: (619) 388-5926

Email: pmotaleb@sdccd.edu

Office: G-331

Pegah Motaleb teaches all levels of composition and literature courses in the English department at San Diego Mesa College. One of her favorites to teach is Eng. 205 Honors Middle Eastern Studies. Pegah is committed to a compassionate approach in her teaching, and believes that ALL students, regardless of who they are, what they have been through, and where they come from, deserve a quality education and a happy, healthy life. She tries to foster curiosity and creativity in her students through her ever-evolving curriculum and enthusiasm for literature and writing. Pegah is proud to say that she grew up in Linda Vista (a mile away from Mesa College.) She attended Kearny High School (go Komets!) and currently resides in the fascinating city of Hillcrest. Pegah earned her B.A. in English Literature from Cal State University, Northridge; M.A. in Literature and Writing from Cal State University, San Marcos; and is currently pursuing an EdD in the Educational Studies joint doctoral program at University California San Diego and Cal State University, San Marcos. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

Honors Counselor

Honors Counselor: Anthony Reuss

Anthony Reuss

Phone: (619) 388-2672

Email: areuss@sdccd.edu

Office: I-400

Anthony Reuss has been a Personal Growth professor and counselor at Mesa College for the past 20 years.  What he loves most about his counseling role is working with the students at Mesa and experiencing the wealth of diversity that the student body offers. “Making a positive change in the lives of students is very rewarding, I enjoy my work very much” explains Professor Reuss.  One of his current counseling assignments is working with the Honors students. He develops educational plans and provides transfer and degree completion information to students participating in the Mesa Honors Program.

Honors Staff

Devin Magnuson

Phone: (619) 388-2341

Email: mhonors@sdccd.edu

Office: I-109

Courtney Neizer

Phone: (619) 388-2341

Email: mhonors@sdccd.edu

Office: I-109

Whit Crabtree

Phone: (619) 388-2341

Email: mhonors@sdccd.edu

Office: I-109

Jason Zuehlke

Phone: (619) 388-2341

Email: mhonors@sdccd.edu

Office: I-109

Kameron Johnson

Phone: (619) 388-2341

Email: mhonors@sdccd.edu

Office: I-109

Lisa Kuschnick

Phone: (619) 388-2341

Email: mhonors@sdccd.edu

Office: I-109