Marina Kalyuzhnaya, Ph.D.

College of Sciences

Assistant Professor

Department of Biology

Ksenija Marinkovic was an Associate Professor in Radiology at UCSD. She earned a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Zagreb in 1984, a M.S. in Psychology from the Occidental College in 1987, a Ph.D. in Psychology from UCLA in 1993, and did a postdoctoral fellowship at INSERM in France, followed by a second postdoctoral fellowship in the Brain Research Institute at UCSD. Dr. Marinkovic has 44 peer-reviewed publications, and 14 reviews/chapters. She serves on grant review panels and editorial boards and has given numerous national and international presentations. She also has considerable experience teaching at different levels. Her research field in spatiotemporal brain imaging, a topic with many applications including alcohol effects on inhibitory control. She has multiple active grants, including an NIH grant that runs through 2018.

Alex F. DeNoble, Ph.D.

College of Business Administration

Professor of Management

Executive Director

Lavin Entrepreneurship Center


Alex F. DeNoble is a Professor in the Management Department in the College of Business at San Diego State University (SDSU). He is also Executive Director of SDSU’s Lavin Entrepreneurship Center.
His primary areas of expertise include entrepreneurship and corporate innovation, technology commercialization and strategic management.

He has conducted research in these areas and has taught related classes in the University’s undergraduate, graduate and executive MBA programs.

He has published articles in such journals as the Journal of Business Venturing, the Journal of High Technology Management Research, the Journal of Technology Transfer, International Marketing Review, and Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice.

Megan Welsh, Ph.D.

College of Professional Studies & Fine Arts

Assistant Professor

School of Public Affairs

Megan Welsh is an Assistant Professor in the School of Public Affairs. She teaches courses on research methods and the criminal justice system. Prior to coming to academia, Megan worked as a social worker in the fields of mental health and juvenile justice.

Her primary research expertise is in prisoner reentry, with a focus on how changing criminal justice policies in California are affecting both former prisoners and front-line workers such as parole agents, probation officers, and police officers.

Research Interests: Methane biocatalysis; Microbial genetics, physiology and biochemistry; Systems biology, metabolic modeling and engineering; Functional diversity of microbial methane cycle and environmental impacts of climate change.

Megan recently completed an ethnographic study of women’s experiences of rebuilding their lives after prison, which was funded by a National Institute of Justice Graduate Research Fellowship. She is currently working on a mixed-methods project investigating changes in misdemeanor arrest patterns over the past thirty years.

Her work has appeared in Feminist Criminology and the Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare. She is receiving her Ph.D. from John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York.