School Criteria & Coordinators

Each USC School has developed its own specific criteria for students interested in attaining the Discovery Scholars distinction. Click on each of the USC Schools to read about specific criteria for students interested in attaining a Discovery Scholars distinction.

You can also set up a meeting with a Discovery Scholars Coordinator from a particular School to gain insight about the distinction and feedback about project submission format, content, and composition.

Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism
Cynthia Martinez, Interim Assistant Dean of Student Affairs and Executive Director of Advisement and Academic Services |

Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
Amber Bennett, Assistant Director of Admissions & Academic Advisor |

Davis School of Gerontology
Maria Henke, Associate Dean |
Aaron Hagedorn, Clinical Assistant Professor |

Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
Heidi Ippolito, Program Assistant of Dean’s Office |

Iovine and Young Academy
Jessica Vernon, Assistant Dean for Admission and Student Affairs |

Keck School of Medicine
Elahe Nezami, Associate Dean and Director for Undergraduate Studies in Health Promotion |
Stephen Perry, Academic Advisor |

Marshall School of Business and Leventhal School of Accounting
Tyrone Callahan, Vice Dean of Undergraduate Programs |

Price School of Public Policy
Julie Kim, Director of Academic Programs |

Roski School of Art and Design
Penelope Jones, Assistant Dean of Student Services |

Thornton School of Music
Phillip M. Placenti, Assistant Dean, Admission and Student Affairs |

USC School of Architecture
Hadrian Predock, Director of Undergraduate Studies and Professor |

USC School of Cinematic Arts
Marcus Anderson, Director of Student Affairs |

USC School of Dramatic Arts
Daniel Leyva, Academic Advisor |

Viterbi School of Engineering
Louise Yates, Senior Associate Dean, Admissions and Student Affairs |


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