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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Specialist can be sorted by name, expertise/interest, or department.  Simply click on the header.

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


Janna Braun

Public Relations, Journalism, Media

Area of Expertise

Journalism, public relations, women in sports media

Janna Braun is a professor of Journalism and a student media advisor at San Diego Mesa College. Braun has been the Faculty Advisor for the Mesa Press, Mesa College's award-winning independent student newspaper, since 2005. During that time, the newspaper has been honored by a variety of organizations, including the San Diego Press Club, San Diego Society of Professional Journalists, and the Journalism Association of Community Colleges.

Role at Mesa

Professor, Journalism


  • Master of Art in Journalism, University of Southern California
  • Bachelor of Art in Journalism with emphasis in Public Relations, California State University, Northridge



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