I am the resident faculty member at Trojan Hall in South Area. I live with my wife, Lynn Ta, and our 2-year-old son Zeke in Trojan Hall 172. If you're living in Trojan this fall, we look forward to meeting you!
Some of the weekend events upcoming this fall are a trip to the Getty, a hike in Runyon Canyon, and a trip to Chinatown for dim sum. I'm also trying to get an IM soccer team together for the fall, so give me a shout if you want to play.
One of the themes I try to work into my programs as a resident faculty is connecting college to careers and getting students to think strategically about their career early in their time at USC. I'll be bringing in a number of speakers from different sectors to talk and field questions in this general area. I also just ran a short training for the RAs on this topic, and the slides for that are here. I'm always happy to talk these things over students, so just drop me an e-mail and we'll have coffee and chat.
A Little About Us
Lynn, Zeke, and I arrived at USC a year ago. We're expecting a second son at the beginning of the school year, so we should have a newborn right around move-in day. Lynn works as an attorney for the California Department of Industrial Relations in downtown LA. She has a Ph.D. in Literature from UC San Diego and a J.D. from Berkeley.
I also received my Ph.D. from UC San Diego, and when I'm not doing my research I like to get outside and hike, bike, rock climb, ski, and generally ramble about.