Join Peaks and Professors' longtime Faculty Advisor Brett Sheehan on the trails! You may recognize Professor Sheehan, the director of the East Asian Studies Center at USC, from Parkside IRC, where he has resided as Faculty in Residence for over five years. Professor Sheehan's research interests exist at the intersection of politics, society, and economy, especially considering the relationship between financial institutions and society. Professor Sheehan spends his summers in China conducting research and traveling.
PEAK: Bear Canyon
SCENERY: The trail to Bear Canyon Campground passes Switzer Falls, one of the most popular hike destinations in SoCal, continuing on through the San Gabriels' shaded canyons.
FUN FACT: Depending on the season (unfortunately might be dry in September), the trail passes numerous secluded swimming holes.
PROFESSOR: Brett Sheehan
DEPARTMENT: East Asian Studies
FACULTY PAGE: Visit here
RATE MY PROFESSOR: "'Papa Sheehan' is a highly intelligent professor and cares deeply for his students. He is passionate about Chinese history and culture, which is reflected in his lectures."
Brett Sheehan is the Director of the East Asian Studies Institute at USC as well as the Faculty in Residence at Parkside IRC.
ADDRESS: Switzer Truck Trail, Angeles National Forest, Tujunga, CA 91042