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
Nancy Erbe, professor of negotiation, conflict resolution and peacebuilding, wrote a book review on “Syria: A Decade of Lost Chances” for International Journal of World Peace (March 2015, 32(1): 104).
Gilah Yelin Hirsch, professor of art and design, was a visiting artist at the International Painters’ Symposium in Dunajska Streda, Slovakia, where she gave presentation on her work, “The Science of Art as a Healing Force” and had her art exhibited at the Slovak National Gallery.
Hirsch’s art is also on display in two exhibitions, “7,765mi” and “Women of the Book: Jewish Women Recording, Reflecting, Revisioning” as part of the Jerusalem Biennale2015, and will be presenting a talk on Oct. 3, “Letters that Heal: the Neuroscience of Kabbala.”
Ken Roth, lecturer in digital media arts, presented at the Biennial Conference of the University of West Indies Schools of Education in Barbados in June. His talks were: “The Other Curriculum: Media Representations and College Going Perceptions of African American Males” and “Racial Spectacle and Campus Climate: The Intersection between Media Representations, Stereotype Formation Among Asian International Students, and Cross-Racial Interaction on College Campuses.”
Devon Tsuno, assistant professor of art and design, was featured in Fabrik. magazine’s article “Fresh Faces in Art: Eight LA Artists You Should Know“.
Tsuno was also a featured artist in September for Santa Monica College Art Mentor Program’s fall speakers series, where he discussed and presented images of his work exploring abstraction that inhabit Los Angeles’ landscapes and waterways
College of Health Human Services and Nursing
Scott Cheatham, assistant professor of kinesiology, had his article “Rehabilitation After Hip Arthroscopy and Labral Repair in a High School Football Athlete: A 3.6 Year Follow-up with Insight into Potential Risk Factors,” published in International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy (August 2015, 10(2): 530-539).
College of Natural and Behavioral Sciences
Terry McGlynn, professor of biology, was the first scientist profiled for “Interview with a social insect scientist,” a new series on the website for the journal Insectes Sociaux.
Larry Rosen, professor of psychology, had his article, “Relax, Turn off Your Phone and Go to Sleep,” about his research on technology use and sleep published in Harvard Business Review (Aug. 31)
Recent quotes and/or media interviews in the media from faculty
“Aside from an uncle with a Ph.D., or teachers, I had no peer group to network or tell me how they got there. There isn’t any cookie-cutter way to do it.” — Marisela Chavez, associate professor and chair of Chicana and Chicano studies, quoted in “Mentorship is Crucial to Recruitment of Hispanics in Higher Ed” (Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, Sept. 20, 2015).
““You can’t have just one person to be the guru [on mentoring]. The challenge is you need to have different mentors in different areas.” — Katy Pinto, associate professor of sociology, quoted in “Mentorship is Crucial to Recruitment of Hispanics in Higher Ed” (Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, Sept. 20, 2015).
“Sometimes it looks like they wrote a computer program so they follow complex interaction rules. I’m 90 to 95 percent confident that those are not real ants.” — Terry McGlynn, professor of biology, quoted in “Scientists Say that Viral Video of Ants Circling an iPhone is Fake” (The Daily Dot, Sept. 4, 2015).
“Any Mesoamerican archaeologist that works on that time period is well aware of that phenomenon: increased trade, increased long-distance trade in more and more products. It builds the argument even further that there was this vibrant trade going on.” — Janinie Gasco, professor of anthropology, quoted in “1,000 Years Ago, Caffeinated Drinks had Native Americans Buzzing” (NPR, Sept. 8, 2015).