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 Natural and Behavioral Sciences
John Keyantash, associate professor and chair of the Department of Earth Science and Geography, was the keynote speaker at the Indian Institute of Technology and National Institute of Hydrology’s Roorkee Water Conclave 2020 in Uttarakhand, India. Keyantash spoke on “Indices for Meteorological and Hydrological Drought.”
College of Extended and International Education
J. Kim McNutt, dean of the College of Extended and International Education, participated in a Q&A published in the online newspaper The Evolllution. In the piece, titled “Introducing Digital Credentials to Universities,” McNutt addressed the benefits of digital credentialing in the non-credit space, and shared his thoughts on how digital badging can be expanded on.
Carolyn Caffrey Gardner, information literacy coordinator in the University Library, had her column “Teaching Algorithmic Bias in a Credit-Bearing Course” published in the peer-reviewed journal International Information and Library Review. The column describes the pedagogy and materials Gardner used in teaching CSUDH students about algorithm bias in two courses.
Recent quotes and/or interviews in the media from faculty
“We have to be careful not to take a broad brush on age-gap relationships (AGR) because, if we do that, we are ignoring the decisions of individual couples, which are based on a huge variety of factors. AGRs can work if the attraction is more than just passionate love or social exchange, and if there are other things that hold them together and not just initial passion or wanting to be young again.” – Beverly Palmer, former CSUDH psychology professor, was interviewed for the Good Housekeeping article “May-December Romances Are Uncommon, But Couples Can Make Them Work.”
Prakash L Dheeriya, professor of finance, was featured in the “Ask the Experts” section of the Wallethub article “Credit Cards for Bad Credit.” Dheeriya addressed the question “How can people improve their credit scores using a credit card for bad credit?”