Jesse Mills, PhD, is a scholar, artist and activist. He is an Associate Professor in Ethnic Studies at the University of San Diego. Developing an African American Studies curriculum, serving as a resource for campus-wide diversity efforts, and mentoring advanced undergraduate research in ethnic studies, Jesse enjoys being a part of the USD learning community. He received both a Ph.D. (2008) and M.A. (2004) in Ethnic Studies from the University of California, San Diego. In 1999, he also obtained a M.A., in Afro-American Studies from the University of California, Los Angeles.