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 Women’s Studies Jenn Brandt was an editorial consultant on 1980s Culture and Society, a digital archive which is bringing primary documents from national archives and libraries from the U.S., U.K., Canada, and Australia to students and researchers who otherwise not might have access to this wealth of material.
Brandt’s essay, “Activism and the Rise of Conservatism: Key Debates in the 1980s Britain and America,” is also included in the collection. It provides an overview of clashing conservative and liberal ideologies in a number of important political debates, including the rise of female conservatism, debates over reproductive justice, anti-drug policy, and affirmative action.
Professor of Philosophy and Women’s Studies Dana Belu was awarded a Higher Education Small Grant in the amount of $5,000 from The Institute for Transformational Education and Responsive Action in a Technoscientific Age.The Institute partnered with The U.S. Department of Education to develop proposals for rethinking the dominance of techno-scientific rationality in higher education.
Belu’s proposal seeks to create a new type of university course that will teach students how to reframe situations and understand their worlds in ways that eschew the ubiquitous, one-dimensional, problem-solving mentality.
Assistant Professor of Asian Pacific Studies Jess Marinaccio wrote “Tuvalu’s Parliament Debates the Falepili Union” for DevPolicy Blog, which was reprinted in Pacific Island Times. Marinaccio outlines officials’ concerns about the Australia-Tuvalu Falepili Union agreement, and points out that from the Tuvalu side, the current draft is far from accepted.
College of Business Administration and Public Policy
The fourth edition of Understanding Homeland Security, by Professor of Criminal Justice Administration C. Augustus “Gus” Martin, has been published by SAGE Publications. The new edition offers much-needed insight into the complex nature of issues surrounding modern homeland security, with particular focus on the post-September 11, 2001 world.
College of Education
Assistant Professor of Teacher Education Minhye Son co-wrote three articles: “The Voice of Transnational MotherScholars of Emergent Bilinguals” in Journal of Literary Research, “Methodologizing Transnationality: Relational Writing as Collective Inquiry” in Cultural Studies ↔ Critical Methodologies, and “Promoting Critical Media Literacy in Bilingual Households Through Mother-Child Conversations About Gender: A Multiple Case Study” in Journal of Research in Childhood Education. Son’s work delves into the intricate facets of bilingualism with a nuanced and in-depth investigation into the experiences of individuals navigating multiple linguistic and cultural contexts.
Quotes and/or interviews in the media from faculty
“Children seem to understand that gratitude is like love and is connected to kindness. So being kind means you’re also grateful.” – Giacomo Bono, associate professor of psychology, offered expert insights about how to practice and foster gratitude in children for Parents.
“As we start getting more knowledge about the importance of regular exercise and lifestyle modification, the physical therapist has become a key healthcare provider, and a direct access provider for active individuals.” – Associate Professor of Kinesiology Scott Cheatham spoke about how physical therapists can help patients for Livestrong.
“The way couples communicate is specific to the people in the relationship, and every relationship is slightly different.” – Beverly Palmer, professor emerita of psychology, was quoted in “17 Rules On Whether Or Not To Text Them,” a Women’s Health article. Palmer was also interviewed for a Business Insider piece about attraction at the airport.
Larry Rosen, professor emeritus of psychology, provided expert insight for a New York Times article about how to support mental health. Rosen suggests taking “tech breaks,” timed intervals away from devices in order to improve focus and productivity.