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Meet Your Teachers

Meet Your Teachers

Learn from the best at Cal State San Marcos

In the EngiBeering™ program at CSUSM, you'll be learning from local industry-leading experts, many of whom currently work in the beer industry. Here are just a few of your instructors: 

Paul Sangster, Co-founder of Rip Current Brewery
Award winner in every category of brew competitions, master judge rank in beer judge certification and former leader of QUAFF and Society of Barley Engineers.

Kyle Adams, General Manager at Prohibition Brewing Company
Over 10 years of brewing management experience on multiple systems ranging in size from a five gallon home brew system to a 300 gallon Premier Stainless automated system.

Gwen Conley, Director of Quality Assurance at a brewery for nine years
Recognized author in the field of sensory analysis of beer with eight years of teaching experience.

James Jancovich, Associate Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences
Classically trained microbiologist with experience teaching microbiology, sterile technique and sanitation, microbial growth and fermentation science.

James Petti, Head Brewer, VP and Co-Owner of Wavelength Brewing Co.
11 years brewing industry experience including tasting room management, bottling line, brewing, consulting, and new brewery design/setup. Worked for various breweries including Port Brewing and Karl Strauss, as well as handling all production at Wavelength. 

Mike Stevenson, Co-Owner and Head Brewer at Culver Beer Company
Many years of international and local experience in the brewing industry. 

Jacqueline Trischman (Program Director), Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biology
Experience in the study of the chemistry of hops, bacterial fermentation on an industrial scale, and teaching chemistry to non-science majors. 

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