At the University of California San Diego, we constantly push boundaries and challenge expectations. Established in 1960, UC San Diego has been shaped by exceptional scholars who aren’t afraid to take risks and redefine conventional wisdom. Today, as one of the top 15 research universities in the world, we are driving innovation and change to advance society, propel economic growth and make our world a better place.
Professor and Department Chair
The UC San Diego Department of Visual Arts chair, Amy Adler's artistic practice focuses on painting, film and photography.
Visual Arts Education Painting Photography Visual Arts
Associate Professor, Department of History
Institute of Arts and Humanities director, Luis Alvarez focuses on race, ethnicity and Latinx and African-American social movements.
Humanities in Higher Education Oral Histories Popular Culture Chicano/Chicana Studies Race Relations African American Community Social Movements Humanities
Professor and Shuler Scholar, Chemistry and Biochemistry
Her research focuses on development of computational methods in biophysics for applications to drug discovery.
H1N1 Computational Methods in Drug Discovery COVID-19 Biochemistry Chemistry Molecular Biophysics Coronavirus
Professor of Marketing
On Amir's research focuses on using psychological and economic principles to identify successful strategies in different market settings.
Business Analytics Judgment and Decision Making Marketing Strategy Consumer Behavior Behavioral Economics
Professor of Economics
Eli Berman is known for applying rational choice analysis to the behavior of radical religious groups.
Applied Econometrics Labor Demand and Technological Change Economics of Religion and Demography Development and Conflict Labor Economics Refugees and Security Terrorism and Insurgency
Ethan Bier's research uses fruit flies and other animals to better understand human diseases.
Protein Biosynthesis Developmental Patterning Cellular Biosciences Active Genetics Human Disease Mechanisms
Associate Professor of Cognitive Science
Lera Boroditsky's research focuses on the relationships between mind, world and language.
Linguistic Relativity Cognitive Psychology Linguistics Language and Cognition Cultural & Linguistic Diversity
Associate Professor of Environmental Science
Jennifer Burney's research focuses on simultaneously achieving global food security and mitigating climate change.
Climate Impacts on Agriculture Science Energy Poverty Global Food Security Short-Lived Climate Pollutants Environmental Impacts of Food Production and Consumption
Professor of Philosophy
Craig Callender specializes in environmental ethics and the philosophy of science, physics, metaphysics and time.
Philosophy of Time Metaphysics Philosophy of Science Ethics Philosophy of Physics Environmental Ethics
Tai Ming Cheung
Professor of International Relations & Director
Tai Ming Cheung is a expert on Chinese and East Asian defense, innovation and national security affairs.
Defense Innovation Chinese Science, Technology and Innovation Chinese Political Economy Chinese and East Asian Security and Defense Policy Chinese Politics