• Meet the team

    Kevin Guerrieri

    Professor, Department of Languages, Cultures and Literatures
    Faculty Liaison, Mulvaney Center
    ILVI Faculty Co-Director

    Kevin Guerrieri, PhD, joined the faculty in 2002. He teaches courses on Latin American literature and culture and on the Spanish language. His research is focused on Latin American literature and cultural production, specializing in Colombian narrative, human rights, as well as Scholarship of Engagement. Guerrieri was president (2013-2017) of the Asociación de Colombianistas, an international organization that promotes the study of Colombia in the areas of the humanities and the social sciences. His courses consistently integrate community-engagement projects, and he serves as a faculty liaison for the Mulvaney Center for Community, Awareness, and Social Action. He was an ILVI participant in 2014 and became Co-Director in 2016.

    Blake Hofstad

    Director of Partnerships and Family-Centered Impact

    Educational Enrichment Systems

    ILVI Community Co-Director

      Blake Hofstad is the Director of Partnerships and Family-Centered Impact for Educational Enrichment Systems’ (EES), which operates two child care centers in Linda Vista. He works with family support staff to ensure children and their families have access to wraparound support services. Since 2017, part of his role has included facilitating the San Diego chapter of Parent Voices, a statewide child care advocacy organization. In October of 2017, he was elected to the Board of Directors of the Linda Vista Town Council, where he currently serves as Vice President. Blake graduated from the University of San Diego in 2015 with degrees in Spanish and International Relations and received a certificate in Early Childhood Transdisciplinary Education and Mental Health from San Diego State in 2017. He joined ILVI in the summer of 2018 as Community Co-Director.

    • Some of our Faculty Members

      Associate Professor, Education

      Associate Professor, Theatre

      Adjunct Instructor, Biology

      Associate Professor

      Assistant Professor, Communication Studies

      Associate Dean and Associate Professor

      Professor and Director, Center for Educational Excellence

      Adjunct Professor

      Distinguished Professor, Human Security and Peacebuilding

      Chair and Associate Professor, Communication Studies
          Assistant Professor, School of Business
              Associate Professor, Sociology
                  Associate Professor, School of Leadership & Education Sciences
                      Associate Professor, Industrial and Systems Engineering
                          Lecturer, Psychological Sciences
                              Associate Professor, Psychological Sciences
                                  Associate Professor, Communication Studies
                                      Professor, Mathematics
                                          Chair and Professor, Industrial and Systems Engineering
                                              Associate Professor, Sociology
                                                  Adjunct Assistant Professor, Theatre
                                                      Lecturer, Theatre
                                                          Professor, Psychological Sciences
                                                            • Sponsors & Collaborators

                                                              Thank you to our sponsors and collaborators!

                                                              The Changemaker Hub fosters a university-wide ecosystem that strengthens the collective capacity of our students, faculty, staff and community partners to address humanity’s most urgent challenges through meaningful, sustainable, and innovative collaborations in order to advance USD’s mission. The Ashoka U designation of USD as a Changemaker Campus recognizes the university’s commitment to finding sustainable solutions to the world’s most pressing problems.

                                                              The Mulvaney Center celebrates the individuality and uniqueness of each student and recognizes the wisdom held by the local and global communities it joins. Through reciprocal community-based learning, the Mulvaney Center engages USD students, faculty, staff, and alumni to learn and act in partnership with the community, making life-long commitments to promote social change and justice.



                                                              U.S. Bank

                                                              U.S. Bank Sponsored a grant that seeks to strengthen the Linda Vista community through co-development of innovative social initiatives by USD students and Linda Vista residents, where research, learning, and service are integral components. This community-collaborative learning program directly impacts Linda Vista residents while building a committed student body prepared to make change in very personal and effective ways.

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