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 Extended and International Education
Brian Jarrett, director of the Negotiation, Conflict Resolution, and Peacebuilding program, facilitated a workshop in Canada’s Yukon territory on restorative practices that included members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, defense lawyers, prosecutors, court workers, corrections officers, and First Nation leaders. The workshop was supported by the Yukon Law Foundation, the minister of justice, and Karen Barnes, president of Yukon College, to design restorative programs tailored to the needs of communities in Northern Canada.
College of Education
Anthony H. Normore, professor and chair of graduate education, was named recipient of the 2015 Donald Willower Award of Excellence for his national and international research in urban educational leadership in the context of ethics and social justice.
College of Business Administration and Public Policy
Xuefei (Nancy) Deng, associate professor of information systems, co-authored the article “Knowledge Boundary Spanning and Productivity in Information Systems Support Community,” in the December 2015 issue of Decision Support Systems (Vol. 80, Pages 14-26).
College of Natural and Behavioral Sciences
College of Arts and Humanities
Ellie Zenhari, assistant professor of design, had one of her photographs from the “Watts Then and Now” exhibit shown at the SCOPE Art Fair in Miami, FL, in the “Beauty of Humanity collection.”
Anthony H. Normore, professor and chair of graduate education, co-edited and published the book “Legal Frontiers in Education: Complex Law Issues for Leaders, Policymakers and Policy Implementers” in November 2015.
Caron Mellblom-Nishioka, professor of special education, published the chapter “Academic Language Development: Barriers to Success for Multilingual Language Learners” in the book series Advances in Educational Administration (Vol. 24) in November 2015.
David Dixon, chair of the Political Science Department, is managing editor of Zarytheus: a public access journal of student research at the intersection of politics and religion (Vol.2, Number 1, Jan. 2016), in which he also published the article “Prophet and Proletariat: The Socialist Model in Majority Islamic Nations.”
Recent quotes and/or media interviews in the media from faculty
“Anybody who can afford it and whose wiring is good enough to support it can have an account. But it’s not going to be that 50 percent of people have great Internet connectivity.” –Larry Press, professor of information systems, who was quoted by Yahoo News in the article “The 21st Century Is Coming to Cuba, One Hotspot at a Time.”
“We all have a stake in life on planet Earth. If people cared about all the creatures on the planet the way they love their pets, things would be different.” —Gayle Elliott, professor of interdisciplinary studies, who was quoted in the article “Earth in the Balance” in the Argonaut Online.
When it comes to screen time and depression, “what is most important is what that time is used for and how long it is used without breaks.” —Larry Rosen, professor of psychology, who was quoted in the article Reuters article “Screen time, in moderation, not linked to youngsters’ depression.”