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. To share faculty news, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
College of Business Administration and Public Policy
Ed Newcomer, lecturer of criminal justice, received a distinguished service award at the 2022 U.S. Attorney’s Law Enforcement Awards in November for his work on the capture and extradition of Byungsu Kim in South Africa. This marked Newcomer’s fifth U.S. Attorney’s Office distinguished service award for the work he did during his 20 year career.
College of Education
Assistant Professor in the Teacher Education Division Minhye Son co-authored “Building a Transnational Network of Capitals: Korean Immigrant Mothers of Children with Disabilities in an Online Forum,” published in Diaspora, Indigenous, and Minority Education. Son was also selected as one of 10 Early Career Scholars by the Korean-American Educational Researchers Association.
College of Health, Human Services and Nursing
Emeritus Professor of Health Sciences Amer El-Ahraf co-authored “Green Building and Healthy Homes in Ancient Egypt: Environmental, Linguistic and Cultural Influences” with Shokry Hussien El-Kantiri, a former post-doctoral fellow who studied under El-Ahraf at CSUDH.
El-Ahraf presented the paper for the International Conference of Paleography, Calligraphy and World Archaeology in November 2022. Held in Cairo and Alexandria, Egypt, the conference commemorated the 200th anniversary of the discovery of the Rosetta Stone.
Karen Quek, chair and associate professor of marital and family therapy, published “The Evolving Challenges of Modern-Day Parenthood in Singapore,” a chapter in Parenting Across Cultures: Childrearing, Motherhood and Fatherhood in Non-Western Cultures, published by Springer. Quek’s chapter focuses on competing priorities and responsibilities for parents to ensure that family commitments remain as the main anchor. Increasingly Singaporean families feel that they need dual incomes to survive, which factors into decisions about the number of children they will have.
College of Natural and Behavioral Sciences
Assistant Political Science Professor Hyo Joon Chang authored “The Future of the Kaesong Industrial Complex and Liberal Peace on the Korean Peninsula” for The Diplomat. The article contextualizes the significance of the Kaesong Industrial Complex–an industrial park in North Korea jointly managed by North and South Korea and a symbol of inter-Korean cooperation–within the current security situation in the region.
Recent quotes and/or interviews in the media from faculty
“And so we are universally more alike than we’re different, although our cultures provide richness to the tapestry of our lives.” – Professor Emerita of Art Gilah Yelin Hirsch was profiled in Jewish Journal, which included details about Archaeology of Metaphor, The Art of Gilah Yelin Hirsch, a new illustrated book published by Skira Editore and curated by UCLA art critic Donna Stein.
“The future of higher ed is in colleges like this. Universities that have strong, forward-facing and community-facing continuing and professional education programs are going to thrive in this new era.” – College of Continuing and Professional Education (CCPE) Dean J. Kim McNutt was recently interviewed for the Academic Dean podcast about adult, professional, and online higher education, as well as how CCPE is a leader and innovator in lifelong learning, digital badging, and academic innovation.