Dr. David Glasgow

Assistant Vice Provost, RGSP Director & Adjunct Assistant Professor

Dr. David Glasgow serves as Assistant Vice Provost for Academic Programs.  David’s portfolio includes Experiential Learning Initiatives (Research Gateway Scholars), Academic Policy (petitions and exceptions, policy review for academic success and CAPP liaison), and Curriculum (pre-proposal process and UCOC liaison). He also handles formal academic issue requests on behalf of the Office of the Provost.

David has been working at USC for over 30 years. He has almost 20 years of experience in the Office of Undergraduate/Academic Programs initiating and managing undergraduate academic student support programs and services.

David earned a bachelor’s of science and master’s degrees in Public Administration (now Sol Price School of Public Policy) at USC, and a doctorate degree in Educational Leadership from the Rossier School of Education at the University of Southern California. He also serves as an adjunct assistant professor at the USC Rossier School of Education in the PASA and Educational Counseling Programs.

Dr. Alisa Sanchez

Professor of Writing & AMST 392 Instructor

Dr. Sanchez leads instruction and develops curriculum for Cohort writing and Research methods success. Dr. Sanchez has been a critical component of the Research Gateway Scholars as she provides specific writing and composition skill development to program participants throughout their 10-week SRI program.

Sabina Villalobos

Academic Advisor & Program Coordinator

Sabina coordinates the academic and organizational aspects of the program, and advises scholars on their research projects and graduate school applications.

Gabriel A. León

Graduate Mentor & Ph.D. Candidate In Clinical Psychology

Gabriel (“Gabe”) is a fourth-year PhD student in Clinical Psychology. He studies stress resilience in family systems, which a specific focus on parents’ resilience to adversity. Gabe provides targeted guidance to students in the humanities and social sciences. In weekly meetings, he guides students in identifying graduate programs, drafting application materials for graduate school, and implementing best practices in research.

Dr. Bo Cheng Jin

Faculty Mentor & Professor, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

Bo develops the STEM curriculum for the 10-week Summer Research Institute Program, including refining and establishing syllabus items, and provides individualized guidance for STEM students on a weekly basis.

Ana Navidad Rayon

Administrative Coordinator Assistant & M.Ed. Candidate in Educational Post-Secondary Administration and Student Affairs

Ana offers student support services to Gateway Scholars. She also assists with coordinating cohort events, website design, program planning, and contributes to the development of the 10-week Summer Research Institute Program. Ana’s interest in higher education derives from a drive to help underrepresented students access resources and opportunities. Research has played a significant part, exploring issues related to educational inequity that marginalized students face within the education system. This experience has solidified her passion for working in student affairs, where she aims to be an advocate and source of support in addressing the unique needs of underrepresented students in higher ed.

2024 Research Gateway Scholars Program Team