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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
College of Arts and Humanities
Salim Faraji, professor of Africana Studies and scholar of medieval Nubia, was quoted in “Found: A Massive Medieval Cathedral from a ‘Forgotten’ Nubian Kingdom” in Atlas Obscura:
“[The discovery] is not surprising at all considering that Old Dongola was the seat of a powerful Christian kingdom in Medieval Nubia that conducted foreign diplomacy with Muslim Egypt, Byzantium, and the Holy Roman Empire. The archaeological find further confirms the very important role of the Kingdom of Makuria and its imperial and ecclesiastical center Old Dongola.”
His quote was also republished in Smithsonian magazine.
Donna Nicol, associate professor and chair of Africana Studies, facilitated a Black Lives Matter workshop on April 10 for the LinksUp Mentoring Program with the Pasadena-Altadena Chapter of the Links, Incorporated. The program serves young women of middle and high school age with one-on-one mentoring and workshops emphasizing personal growth, education, and self-esteem.
She was also a featured guest on the Insufferable Academics podcast, where she discussed the structures that need to be put in place for Black academics to thrive, and academia’s role in perpetuating racism.
College of Business Administration and Public Policy
Jennifer Brodmann, assistant professor of finance and faculty researcher, was featured by Shoutout LA. She spoke about her academic accomplishments, research interests, and teaching experiences at CSUDH.
“Everyone should have at least one credit card. If you make your payments on time, it will help your credit scores over the long run, plus give you a positive track record, which may make it easier to get other credit lines in the future. Paying off or the full statement balance each month can also improve your credit scores.”
– Michael Manahan, lecturer of finance, was featured in Credit Card Insider‘s “Best Credit Cards: Expert Q&A.”
Jose Martinez, assistant professor of economics, was quoted in the Daily Breeze article “Businesses offer bonuses as unemployed workers avoid thousands of job openings” about the reluctance of some to return to work:
“You have to remember that the labor force participation rate was very high before the pandemic. Almost everyone was working, so anything looks worse compared to that. But I also think a lot of people have reassessed their priorities. They’re thinking, ‘Do I really want to work 60 hours a week?’ They’re thinking twice before getting back into the labor force.”
College of Natural and Behavioral Sciences
Terry McGlynn, professor of biology, was quoted in The Washington Post and GBP News in their coverage of the name change of the ant Aphaenogaster araneoides. McGlynn has been vocal about the regret he feels for the role he played in the ant’s naming, and called the renaming “great news.”