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 Philosophy

Name Expertise/Interests Department


Dwight Furrow

Wine, Food, Philosophy

Area of Expertise

Food, wine, philosophy

Dwight Furrow is a philosophy professor at San Diego Mesa College, but philosophy isn't his only area of expertise: he's also a certified wine educator. He authored a book on food culture in the United States entitled American Foodie: Taste, Art and the Cultural Revolution, and has also been published in food and wine magazines.

Role at Mesa

Professor, Philosophy


  • Ph.D.
  • Society of Wine Educators, Wine and Spirits Educational Trust

Social Sciences