Our faculty members participate in conferences around the world, conduct groundbreaking research, and publish books and journal papers that contribute to their field and highlight their expertise. We feature those accomplishments and more in this section.
College of Arts and Humanities
Assistant Professor of Art Devon Tsuno’s painting “Watershed 3,” part of the “80/50 Quiet Storm” exhibit in the Denk Gallery in Los Angeles through Aug. 19, was named “Pick of the Week” by Artillery Magazine and positively reviewed by art critic Ezrha Jean Black. Tsuno has also joined artists Hung Viet Nguyen and Erin Harmon to create “Verdant Loop,” which presents landscape as an “invented not-nature where pattern, surface, and color, conflate space and illusion.” Their work will exhibit Aug. 5-27 at Tiger Strikes Asteroid in Los Angeles.
Gilah Yelin Hirsch, professor of art, has published her article “Imaging the Nature of Health Towards Social Harmony” in the journal “Symmetry: Art and Science, which is published by The International Society for the Interdisciplinary Study of Symmetry.
College of Natural and Behavioral Sciences
In May 2017, Maria Avila and Mekada Graham, assistant professors of social work, traveled to England to present their work on “narrative inquiry” to social work academics at the Royal Holloway University of London, and at the Queens College, University of Kingston. Avila traveled to Puerto Rico during spring break 2017 with three CSUDH students to conduct a community-based research project in conjunction with the Universidad Central de Bayamon’s Social Work Department. While in the country, the researchers visited the capitol to learn about the Puerto Rico’s status as a United States territory, and to observe a student-led protest at the Universidad de Puerto Rico.
College of Business Administration and Public Policy
Fynnwin Prager, assistant professor of public administration, and Jose Martinez, assistant professor of finance and economics, presented their study “Foreign Direct Investment in Southern California: 2017 Edition” during the SelectLA Investment Summit, which was hosted by the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC) in June 2017. Prager’s and Martinez’s report builds upon analysis of direct foreign investment in the region conducted by the World Trade Center Los Angeles and the LAEDC in 2016.
Richard Malamud, professor of accounting and finance, published the article “REACT – What to do when you are a first time executor or trustee” in the August 2017 edition of Spidell’s Federal Taxletter.
Steven Golightly, assistant professor of public administration, and director of the Los Angeles County Child Support Services Department (CSSD), received the Clarence A. Dykstra Award for Excellence in Government on May 22 in Los Angeles at the 69th Annual Awards Luncheon of the Southern California Chapter of the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA). He was recognized for the CSSD’s innovative efforts to improve child support services for Los Angeles County residents, and for “his zeal for developing future leaders for government service to the public.”
Recent quotes and/or interviews in the media from faculty
“We noticed that there is a lot of clustering among sectors,” Martinez said. “In Los Angeles County, a firm in the retail and wholesale sector is able to see more than 40 other enterprises in the same sector” within a 5-mile radius.”– Jose Martinez, assistant professor of finance and economics, was quoted in the Daily Breeze article “Why LA’s tech market is working to woo foreign investors.”
“The more people use their phone, the more anxious they are about using their phone.” – Nancy Cheever, professor of communications, was interviewed on campus by ABC News Correspondent TJ Holmes for the feature “Excessive Cellphone Use May Cause Anxiety, Experts Say,” which aired on Good Morning America July 28.