Our faculty members participate in conferences around the world, conduct groundbreaking research, and publish books and articles that expand their knowledge and expertise to share with our students. Here are a few recent highlights from CSU Dominguez Hills faculty.
Computer Science department faculty Mohsen Beheshti, professor and department chair, Jianchao Han, associate professor and graduate program coordinator, Kazimierz Kowalski, professor, and lecturer Nathan Nikotan presented at the 2011 International Conference on Information Technology: Next Generation in April 2011. Beheshti, Han, and Kowalski co-presented their paper “An Event-Driven Interactive Model of Information Resource Management.” In addition, Beheshti, Han and Nikotan co-presented the poster “Software project scheduling using a multi-agent system.”
Carrie Ann Blackaller, professor of teacher education, and Shirley Lal, professor emeritus of teacher education, presented “A Mentoring Support Process: School and University Collaboration,” their research on the effects of mentoring on novice special education intern-teacher practice, at the 12th annual International Conference of the International Association of Special Education (IASE) in Namibia in July.
L. Mark Carrier, chair and professor of psychology, was named a top 10 finalist for the National Society of Collegiate Scholars’ Inspire Integrity Awards 2011. The only national student-nominated faculty awards program, the Inspire Integrity Awards are presented to full-time faculty who have made a significant impact on the lives of their students. Carrier was nominated by student Saira Rab.
Melissa St. James, associate professor of management and marketing had her paper, “Factors influencing wine consumption in Southern California consumers,” which was co-authored with Natasa Christodoulidou assistant professor of management and marketing, published in the March 2011 issue of International Journal of Wine Business Research.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Youth featured a recent study by Susan Einbinder, assistant professor in the Master’s of Social Work program, in its May 2011 digest “Children’s Bureau Express.” The study, A Qualitative Study on Exodus Graduates: Family-Focused Residential Substance Abuse Treatment as an Option for Mothers to Retain or Regain Custody and Sobriety in Los Angeles, California,” was published in 2010 in Child Welfare, a journal of the Child Welfare League of America.
“Changing paradigms and conditions of childhood: implications for the social work and social profession,” a paper by Mekada J. Graham-Gallegan, interim director and associate professor of social work, was published in April 2011 by the British Journal of Social Work, Advanced Access.. She also contributed an essay, “Expanding the philosophical base of social work,” to Social Work, a Reader (London: Routledge), released in November 2010.
Jianchao Han, associate professor of computer science and graduate program coordinator, had his paper, “Software engineering course design for undergraduates,” published in the April 2011 issue of Journal of Computing Sciences in College, and another paper.
Gilah Yelin Hirsch, professor of art, presented “Exaltation,” a solo exhibit of 31 of her paintings at the Vincent Art Gallery in Moscow, Russia in June.
Marie Palladini, professor of public administration, presented papers on corporate social responsibility at two conferences during the spring 2011 semester: “The Shift from Economic Responsibility: the Tale of Two Arguments” at the Western Academy of Management’s 2011 conference, and “Campbell Soup Company: From the Farm to the Family,” at the Western Casewriters Association’s 2011 conference. Both papers she co-written with Issam Ghazzawi, associate professor of management at the University of La Verne.
José López Morín presented “Folk Groups and Cultures: A Brief Overview” at the Hispanic-Serving Institutions Assisting Communities National Conference for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, which took place in February 2011 at Monterey, Calif.
Clare Weber, department chair and associate professor of psychology, presented “We Don’t Need Your Help, We Need your Support: Mexican Immigrant Mothering and Community Organization” at the Motherhood Initiative for Research and Community Involvement’s International Conference on Motherhood Activism, Advocacy, Agency in May 2011.