Mesa Specialists

Finding a Specialist

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.


Specialists can be found either by filtering by subject or search.  Use the filters to find all specialists in a broad subject. Use search to find specialists in more specific areas. The search takes into account not just the topics but all the additional information listed as well.  To search simply enter a phrase or keyword into the search box and the list will filter down to relevant specialist.  Click on any name to view additional details. 

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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 Exercise

Name Expertise/Interests Department


Elizabeth Barrington

Exercise, Nutrition

Area of Expertise

Stress management, exercise motivation and management, nutrition, weight loss and management, diabetes management and prevention for Type 2 diabetes


Elizabeth Barrington has taught Health and Lifestyles and Physical Education at San Diego Mesa College since 1988. In the early 1990s, Elizabeth wrote and delivered the first online academic course in Southern California and she continues to serve on the San Diego Community College District committee for online education. She has also directed projects and studies on exercise behaviors, drug abuse and treatment, and HIV/AIDS.  She has presented her research at scientific conferences and is published in several journals.

Role at Mesa

Professor, Health


  • Master of Public Health with an emphasis on health promotion, San Diego State University
  • Bachelor of Arts, Behavioral Science, National University
  • Associates Degree, Psychology, Miramar College



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