Three members of the USD College of Arts & Sciences faculty received
the 2015 Richard and Sharon Cutler Faculty Awards in Liberal Arts,
presented annually to faculty who advance liberal arts education
through teaching and research over a three-year span. Each receives a
$4,000 cash prize.
has been named vice
president of Enrollment, Marketing
and University Relations. For the past
two years, Pohlson was an executive
consultant with Noel-Levitz, Inc.
where he conducted custom financial
aid consulting for more than a dozen
clients. Prior to that, he was dean of
enrollment at USD from 2010–2012,
managing student recruitment while assisting USD’s efforts
with the continued development of an effective financial aid
and scholarship leveraging system. Pohlson’s M.B.A. is from
Creighton University and his B.A. in business economics is
from Coe College.
The new dean of the Beacom School of
Ph.D. He formerly served as associate
dean and professor at the Peter T. Paul
College of Business and Economics at
the University of New Hampshire, in
addition to directing the Enterprise
Integration Research Center at that
university. He earned his bachelor’s
degree in mechanical engineering from the University of
Madras, India; his M.B.A. from the Indian Institute of
Management Calcutta; and Ph.D. from the University
Jacob Kerby, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Biology
Mathematics/Natural Sciences Division
A member of the USD faculty since
2008, Kerby teaches Introductory
Biology, Ecology, Ecotoxicology and
Disease Ecology as well as Foundations of
Ecology and Proposal Writing graduate
seminars. Kerby’s research focuses on the
conservation of amphibian species and
he is the lead coordinator of the Great
Plains Chapter of FrogWatch USA, which
trains citizens to recognize frog calls in
order to identify species in a region. Kerby
earned his Ph.D. from the University
of California at Davis, his M.S. from
California State University, Northridge
and his B.S. from Pepperdine University.
Darlene Farabee, Ph.D.
Chair and Associate Professor of English
This is the second Cutler Award for
Farabee, who has taught courses on
British literature, Shakespeare and
drama at USD since 2008. Her
research interests include early modern
drama, early modern narratives of
travel, and theories of movement and
perception. She is also the project
director for the USD campus March
2016 exhibit of Shakespeare’s First
Folio, the first complete collected
edition of Shakespeare’s plays. Farabee
earned her Ph.D. and M.A. from the
University of Delaware and her B.A.
from Temple University.
Timothy Schorn, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Political Science
Social Sciences Division
Schorn joined the USD faculty 20
years ago and directs the International
Studies Program. He regularly teaches
Governments of the World, World
Politics, Genocide in the Modern Era,
Middle Eastern Politics and International
Law. Schorn has also led 14 study trips
with students to locations including
Cuba, Israel and Turkey. Schorn received
his Ph.D. and M.A. from the University
of Notre Dame, his J.D. from Notre
Dame Law School and his B.A. from
Mount Marty College.
Jacob Kerby, Darlene Farabee and Timothy Schorn
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