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
Rick Noyce, adjunct faculty in music and humanities, and his band Resonance Flute Consort were honored in February 2016 with the ‘Best Ambient/Instrumental Album for ‘Lights Camera Flutes‘ at the Ambient Music Awards. The Los Angeles-based organization is dedicated to recognizing excellence in music throughout the world and supporting musicians interested in receiving a higher degree of market exposure and professional recognition for their work.
Kenneth Roth, lecturer in Digital Media Arts, and his colleague Zachary Ritter from the University of Redlands, wrote two chapters in the Handbook of Research on Race, Gender, and the Fight for Equality. The chapters were titled “Racial Spectacle and Campus Climate: Media Representations and Asian International Student,” and “Channeling Race: Media Representations and International Student Perceptions.”
College of Natural and Behavioral Sciences
Ken Ganezer, professor of physics, and Professor Emeritus Samuel L. Wiley, led the California State University system’s first official affiliation with the LIGO Science Collaboration (LSC), which was established by the Elementary Particles and Relativity Group at CSUDH in 2000, where it remained until 2005. The CSUDH group worked on optical simulations for searches for gravitational-wave bursts. It also developed software for monitoring seismic noise at LIGO facilities. Last month, LIGO announced the first direct evidence of the detection of gravitational waves, confirming a theory of the existence the physicists Albert Einstein. In 2006, Ganezer was named a “hot” researcher in Science Watch for authored papers on the initial searches for gravitational waves.
Thomas Landefeld, professor of biology, served as keynote speaker at the 5th Annual Student Professional Development Conference held at North Carolina A&T (NCAT) University on March 17. His remarks covered how to prepare a competitive application for professional and graduate school. On March 19, he hosted an event with Kaiser Permanente on campus. Called the Hippocratic Circle, the program welcomes middle school students and their parents to learn about the educational process toward becoming a health care provider. He along with current CSUDH students spoke about the pre-health programs at the university.Landefeld also visited Virginia State University (VSU) on Feb. 25, which is ranked as a “Historically Black Colleges and Universities,” to lecture science students regrinding careers and minority health disparities. He also spoke at Carson High School’s Annual College and Career Night on March 9 to students about their educational futures.
Jerry Moore, professor of anthropology, forthcoming book Incidence of Travel: Recent Journeys in Ancient South America has been accepted for publication by the University Press of Colorado.
College of Business Administration and Public Policy
Jennifer Sumner, assistant professor of criminal justice administration, co-authored an opinion piece in The Washington Post “Denmark doesn’t treat its prisoners like prisoners – and it’s good for everyone,” based on research she and colleagues conducted on the Danish prison system. The piece suggests that the United States could learn lessons from the model.
Recent quotes and/or interviews in the media from faculty
“Looking for other people and portraying yourself are all easier to do through the apps.” -Mark Carrier, professor of psychology was quoted in the Daily Breeze in the article “Swiping for love with dating apps continues to rise; Cal State Long Beach students weigh in.” According to the article, Carrier also called online dating “a rational endeavor for those who want to find a partner.”
“The biggest opportunity isn’t going to be in the short-run. The Wi-Fi they’re rolling out is today’s Wi-Fi. The home connectivity, the DSL they’re talking about rolling out is yesterday’s home connectivity.” -Larry Press, professor of information systems, said in the Wall Street Journal article “U.S. Competes With China for Influence in Cuba,” explaining that the planned internet framework designed for Cuba by China is already outdated.
“One of the main prefaces of Facebook is to manage the impression of yourself that you give to other people. It’s really difficult to do that in real life … getting people to say you look great, that reinforces the image they want of themselves. If that’s the purpose, I don’t fault people for that.” -Mark Carrier, psychology professor, was quoted in the Long Beach Press-Telegram article “Boudoir and dudoir photography grows in popularity.” The photography, which is inspired by the French word for a woman’s dressing room, has been on the rise in recent years on social media.
“The use of these types of technology to distance yourself from understanding human emotions and human context can predict more symptoms, for example of social phobia, or more symptoms of antisocial personality disorder.” -Larry Rosen, psychology professor, was quoted in CNN.com article “Breakup service does lovers’ dirty work”
“Our life has been distilled into finding a way to express our feelings with the least amount of effort. If clicking a ‘sad’ button makes us feel like we have expressed a deep emotion in a split-second, we’ve got problems.” -Larry Rosen, psychology professor, was quoted in The Wall Street Journal article “As Facebook moves beyond ‘like,’ you need to ‘love’ and ‘haha’ with caution.”