Mesa Specialists

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San Diego Mesa College's faculty and staff have a wide variety of skills and expertise ranging from local politics, ethnomusicology, and American literature to genetics, physics, and behavioral analysis.  Specialists are associated with one or more categories that are either in their field of study or general interest.


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About the database

The specialists list is maintained by the Office of Communications.  For questions, comments or to submit your information to be added as a specialist please contact Jennifer Nichols Kearns, Director of Communications.  Those individuals whose information is listed have agreed to be contacted by and responsive to media requests.

Search Accounting

Name Expertise/Interests Department
Assistant Professor


John Fusco

Leadership and Management, Accounting

Area of Expertise

Government and Not-for-profit Accounting, Financial Accounting, Managerial Accounting, Leadership and Management

John J. Fusco has been an accounting professor at San Diego Mesa College since 2003. Mr. Fusco currently serves as the Finance Manager for the Vallecitos Water District, where he is responsible for 26 employees across four departments. He manages investment portfolios, daily cash flows, budgets, and rate setting. He is also a Certified Public Accountant and brings this professional experience to the classroom.

Fusco is also an avid surfer and inventor. Mixing the two, he invented and patented the Swirleee WaxComb which is marketed by his start-up, Bottom Turn Surf Company LLC.

Role at Mesa

Adjunct Professor, Accounting


  • Master of Science, Computer Information Systems
  • Bachelor of Science, Business Administration, Accountancy
  • Certified Public Accountant License # 78190 (California)
  • Certified Fraud Examiner (Association of Certified Fraud Examiners)

Business Administration