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 & Humanities
Doris Ressl, professor and chair of theatre and dance, presented Dances on the Lakewalk 2022 – A Festival of Dance in Duluth – in partnership with the Freshwater Dance Collective on July 8 and 9 in Minnesota. The two free concerts highlighted Minnesotan choreographers and dancers, who performed a variety of styles ranging from ballet to modern dance.
College of Business Administration & Public Policy
Associate Professor of Public Administration Hugo Asencio, Associate Professor of Economics Jose Martinez, Associate Professor of Public Administration Fynnwin Prager, and alumnus John Tamura co-authored “The Impact of Local Government Economic Development Programs on City-Level Entrepreneurial Activity: Evidence from Southern California” for the Journal of Entrepreneurship and Public Policy.
Prager and Martinez also co-authored “The COVID-19 Economic Shutdown and the Future of Flexible Workplace Practices in the South Bay region of Los Angeles County” for Transport Policy. The London School of Economics Phelan US Centre published the authors’ summary of their findings in “The COVID-19 Pandemic has Changed Work and Commuting in Los Angeles for Good.”
Both studies were informed by various CSUDH events and partnerships, with important research contributions from CSUDH South Bay Economics Institute student fellows.
College of Health, Human Services & Nursing
Amer El-Ahraf, emeritus professor of health sciences, presented research at the annual meeting of the National Environmental Health Association, of which he is a past president. His paper, “Dietary Modification as a Control Measure of a Naturally Occurring Environmental Carcinogen: The Impact of Dietary Fat Source Modification on the Toxic and Carcinogenic Effects of Aflatoxin B1,” represents an innovative nutritional approach to a most potent liver cancer producing agent. The meeting was held in Spokane, Washington from June 28-July 1.
College of Natural & Behavioral Sciences
Professor of Biology and Director of the CSU Desert Studies Consortium Terry McGlynn was selected for the Earth Leadership Program’s 2022 North American Cohort. The program provides outstanding academic researchers with the skills, approaches, and theoretical frameworks for addressing the world’s most pressing sustainability challenges.
Associate Professor of Psychology Philip Vieira and graduate student Sabin Yang were awarded a grant in the amount of $10,000 by the CSUPERB Faculty-Graduate Student Research Collaboration Program. The funds will support their proposal, “Investigating the Genetic Factors that Support Reward-Seeking Behavior in a Rodent Model of Cocaine Addiction,” through May 2023.
Recent quotes and/or interviews in the media from faculty
“Family and friends will not only hold you accountable when you are tempted to engage in binge drinking, but they can also be an important source of positive reinforcement when you successfully reduce your engagement in binge drinking.” – Kevin Montes, assistant professor of psychology, was interviewed for a Healthline article about the health risks of binge drinking.
Larry Rosen, professor emeritus of psychology, was quoted by CNN about setting boundaries at work and limiting out-of-hours availability. Rosen advised that workers should try to switch off at the end of the day, and not push themselves to the point of exhaustion.