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
Anne Soon Choi, associate professor of interdisciplinary studies, gave the keynote at the Integrating Student Research into Pedagogical Practice, a teaching and learning conference held at Longwood University on May 21. The title of her talk was: “Turn it Inside Out—Adapting Student Research as a High Impact Practice.”
Scott Morris, coordinator of guitar studies, led a master class in classical guitar at the CSU Summer Arts Institute June 29 to July 12. Through the course students learned guitar technique, interpretation and performance from Morris and a number of other innovative classical guitarists.
College of Health, Human Services and Nursing
Maria Avila, professor of social work, co-authored the article, “Finding Our Way to Organizing Culture Change in Higher Education,” which appeared in Public (Vol 3, Issue 1), a peer-reviewed, multimedia e-journal focused on humanities, arts, and design in public life.
Avila contributed a chapter, “Can a New Culture of Civic Professionalism Flourish?” in Democracy’s Education: Public Work, Citizenship, and the Future of Colleges and Universities (Vanderbilt Press, 2015).
College of Education
Anthony H. Normore, professor of graduate education, provided his expertise toward the content development of an Emmy Awards-winning video for the California Commission on Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) and Digital OutPost Video Production Company. The video, Did you Know? “School Violence” won in the category of Community/Public Service-Single Spot Campaign at the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Pacific Southwest Chapter 41st Annual Emmy Awards on June 20.
Nancy Erbe, professor of negotiation, conflict resolution and peacebuilding) and Anthony H. Normore, professor of graduate education, provide an interdisciplinary analysis of how organizations can responsibly embrace complex problem-solving and creative decision making in their new book, Cross-Cultural Collaboration and Leadership in Modern Organizations (IGI-Global, 2015).
Recent quotes and/or media interviews in the media from faculty
“That means they have really fast connections to the Internet and I’d really like to know how they will do it,” — Larry Press, professor of information systems, quoted in “Cuba plans Wifi expansion” (Miami Herald, June 19, 2015).
“Although we turn to technology to soothe our anxieties, overdosing on it just exacerbates them. To break the cycle, we must limit the use of our devices. Only then can we regain our ability to focus.” — Larry Rosen, professor of psychology, quoted in “How to beat digital distraction: A psychologist and a technologist give their best advice.” (Business Review Weekly, June 29, 2015).
“There are millions of apps for children that are developmentally appropriate, and thousands of them are really compelling and engaging.” — Larry Rosen, professor of psychology, quoted in “Choosing the right digital learning device” (Education Week, June 10, 2015)