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 Education
Anthony Normore, professor and chair of Graduate Education, co-authored the book “Handbook of Research on Strategic Communication, Leadership, and Conflict Management in Modern Organizations.” Designed for professionals, leaders, managers, and human resource specialists, Normore’s book provides emerging research exploring the theoretical and practical aspects of managing and solving conflicts, and introduces updated approaches for refining communication and leadership skills.
In January 2019, Normore, along with Kamal Hamdan, Annenberg endowed professor and director of CISE, and M.C. Kate Exposito, professor of Education, published a series of six articles titled, “A cross-cultural perspective on leadership development programmes” in the Journal of Educational Administration and History. Four of the articles focus on leadership development and preparation with an international context, and the historical context in which each program resides. The other two articles explore teacher education in the Unites States and the implications that these programs have for school leadership development.
College of Arts and Humanities
Assistant Professor of Art Devon Tsuno’s art installation “Watershed” was exhibited March 25-April 5 at the Francis Colburn Gallery at the University of Vermont. Tsuno’s featured paintings and prints examine water issues and the native and non-native plants competing for space in Southern California.
College of Education
Assistant professors of Education Edward Curammeng and Stephanie Cariaga were recognized by the American Educational Research Association (AERA) during its annual meeting, which took place April 5-9 in Toronto, Canada. Curammeng’s dissertation, “Portraits of Praxis: Lessons from Filipino American Teachers Rooted in Ethnic Studies” was the recipient of the Research on Asian and Pacific Americans Special Interest Group’s 2019 Outstanding Dissertation Award. Cariaga’s dissertation, “Pedagogies of Wholeness: Cultivating Critical Healing Literacies with Students of Color in an Embodied English Classroom” received the 2019 Distinguished Dissertation Award from the Critical Educators for Social Justice (CESJ).
College of Natural and Behavioral Services
Sarah Lacy, assistant professor of anthropology, presented “Neanderthal oral health: new techniques and future directions” at the American Association of Physical Anthropologists’ 88th annual meeting on March 27-30 in Cleveland, Ohio.
Recent quotes and/or interviews in the media from faculty
“Students will tell me that they’re having a more pleasurable experience in class; professors notice they’re more focused and engaged,” –Nancy Cheever, chair and professor of the Department of Communications, was interviewed for The Washington Post article “Purdue University bans Netflix, other streaming services for students in academic buildings.” Cheever was interviewed for spearheading the 2016 ban on smartphones, laptops, and other personal technology during class in her department.