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.

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Name Expertise/Interests Department

Communication Studies

Kim Perigo

Communications, Speech and Debate, Rhetoric

Area of Expertise

Speech & Debate both academic and political, Communication theory and practice (public speaking, interpersonal, and argumentation), Presidential and War rhetoric, Leadership

Kimberley Perigo is the chair of the Communication Studies department at San Diego Mesa College and is the Director of the award-winning Mesa College Speech and Debate Team. Her expertise includes both academic and political speech and debate, communication theory and practice, presidential and war rhetoric, and leadership. She also plays an active role in Mesa College's leadership by serving as Chair of Chairs, an integral part of the college's leadership team.

Role at Mesa

Professor, Communication Studies


  • Ed.D. in Post-Secondary Leadership, San Diego State University
  • Master of Art, Communication, San Diego State University
  • Bachelor of Art, Communication, San Diego State University

Communication Studies


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