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 email@example.com.
College of Arts and Humanities
Professor and Chair of Africana Studies Donna Nicol was a panelist for “Black Resistance,” the City of Los Angeles’ African American Heritage Month Scholar Roundtable discussion held on February 2. The event was organized by CSUDH alumnus and L.A. Public Works Commissioner Mike Davis.
Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies and Labor Studies Vivian Price‘s new short film, Talking Union, Talking Climate is being screened in Uppsala, Sweden, and for the SDG Bergen Conference in Bergen, Norway. The film portrays a conversation between three oil workers from Nigeria, the United States, and Norway, capturing their sentiments on the intersection of the oil industry and topics such as climate change, green transition, and union work.
Megumi Smith, lecturer of music, was selected as a Dragonfly Percussion Artist. As part of the Dragonfly Artist family, Smith is introducing Toro music students to Dragonfly Percussion products and developing percussion techniques with them.
College of Health, Human Services, and Nursing
Emeritus Professor of Health Sciences Amer El-Ahraf presented “Climate Change and Children’s Health: Public Health, Moral, Legal, Language and Cultural Considerations” at Ain Shams University in Cairo, Egypt in December 2022. The presentation was part of the 49th International Conference of the Association of Egyptian American Scholars, of which El-Ahraf is a past president.
Recent quotes and/or interviews in the media from faculty
“Without any overwhelming visible presence of African-Americans (there), I imagine that the historical significance of Bruce’s Beach will be short-lived.” – Richard K. Gordon, professor emeritus of teacher education, was quoted by the Daily Breeze in an article about the re-selling of Manhattan Beach property “Bruce’s Beach” to Los Angeles County.
“It’s anxiety about being out of touch…about not being able to access your virtual world. […] It hasn’t escaped anyone of any age” – Larry Rosen, professor emeritus of psychology, was interviewed by The Washington Post for an article about the psychological effects of lack of Internet connectivity while flying.