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
Salim Faraji, professor of African Studies, has co-authored the article “DéjÃ vu: The Crisis of the Black Intellectual Again: Ta-Nehisi Coates, Cornel West and the Omission of the Pan-Africanist Tradition,” which was published in the Black Star News on Jan. 20. Faraji also hosted a weekly four-part series titled “Ancient Nubia and Sudanic Africa” throughout February 2018 at Shades of Afrika in Corona.
Donna J. Nicol, associate professor and chair of Africana Studies, presented her paper “Race and Gender in the Exercise of University Trustee Power: The Case of Dr. Claudia Hampton and the California State University System” in December 2017 at the Oxford Women’s Leadership Symposium at Somerville College. She was also a featured panelist on Feb. 9 discussing the “Birth of Modern Ethnic Studies” during the Social Justice Symposium on Activism at Florida State University in Tallahassee.
College of Natural and Behavioral Sciences
Thomas Landefeld, professor of Biology, gave the presentations “You must be special,” and “Leaks in the Pipeline,” at North Carolina Central University. In January 2018, he also participated in an Atlantis Project trip to Spain with other pre-health advisers from across the U.S. The program offers pre-health students “shadowing experiences” with health professionals in foreign countries.
Philip Vieira, assistant professor of psychology, has co-authored the article “Contributions of prolonged contingent and non-contingent cocaine exposure to escalation of cocaine intake and glutamatergic gene expression” in Psychopharmacology, the journal of the European Behavioral Pharmacology Society. The article details the investigation of the “contribution of behavioral contingency of cocaine administration on escalation of cocaine intake and gene expression” in male rats.
Recent quotes and/or interviews in the media from faculty
“The entire community is not going to always be accepting of you, but you stay professional and do your job.” –Ann Young, professor of Criminal Justice, was profiled in the NBC-4 feature “1st African-American Female LAPD Captain Continues to Serve Community.” The story highlighted Young’s transition from a retired Los Angeles Police Department captain to a CSUDH faculty member.
“Students who were more grateful were also better at managing their lives and identifying important goals for the future. When adolescents regularly express gratitude it’s a good litmus test that they’re thriving.” –Giacomo Bono, assistant professor of Psychology, was interviewed by The Wall Street Journal for the article “How to Raise More Grateful Children,” which was published on Feb. 23. The article analyses the “sense of entitlement” prevalent in many young people today.
The research of Professor of Communications Nancy Cheever, Professor of Psychology L. Mark Carrier, and Emeritus Professor of Psychology Larry Rosen, which focuses in part on smartphones and how they affect people’s psychologically, was referenced in two articles in February 2018. The feature “The Teenage Smartphone Problem Is Worse Than You Think” was published Feb. 1 in Education Week magazine, and “Keown: Is there a more important education?” was published Feb. 2 by the Casper Star-Tribune, a daily newspaper in Wyoming.