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Recent quotes and/or interviews in the media from faculty
“Now that I’m working within law and the legal field, it’s such a passion for me to save young children.” – Lecturer of Psychology Amber Broaden was interviewed by Fox 11 News during a memorial for Gabriel Fernandez, a young boy murdered by his parents in 2013. Broaden had followed the case for years, and incorporated it into her Legal and Psychology (PSY 371) course. Broaden offered students who came to the memorial the opportunity to receive extra credit, and said that she weaves her experiences into her classes to make them relatable to students.
“My hope is that if [students] engage once in various ways, hopefully in the future when something upsets them or there’s a policy they’re really passionate about being pushed through, they’ll be more confident and likely to write a letter because they want to.” – Assistant Professor of Political Science Chris Hallenbrook was interviewed on KNX 1070 about encouraging civic engagement among young people.
“CSUDH itself serves many first-generation students, many come from migrant backgrounds and are people of color whose parents never attended college, but instilled a respect for education and worked to provide it for their children.” – College of Continuing and Professional Education (CCPE) Dean J. Kim McNutt was interviewed for by the Babb Group for the How I Lead series, which features leaders in higher education sharing their insights to support wider collective problem solving in the sector.
“It’s so important to humanize the student experience in order for that sense of belonging to be cultivated.” – Joanna Perez, associate professor of sociology, was quoted by The Chronicle of Higher Education for an article about students’ sense of belonging in colleges and universities.
“We are forgetting who we are. If we don’t have an identity, then who are we? It’s important to know where you come from.” – Lecturer of Chicana and Chicano Studies Claudia Serrato was profiled by Telemundo about her passion for culinary anthropology and decolonizing Mesoamerican foods. Scenes from Serrato’s Chicana Spirituality class at CSUDH are included in the segment, along with an interview with one of her students.
“There are some species that reproduce asexually but the males still serve some role, whether that’s to trigger ovulation or to trigger fertilization, but in these lizards, they don’t need the males for anything.” – Sonal Singhal, assistant professor of biology, was quoted by CNN for an article called “Meet the animals with love lives more complicated than yours.”
College of Arts and Humanities
Associate Professor of English Mara Lee Grayson‘s peer-reviewed article “Antiracism is Not an Action Item: Boutique Activism and Academic (Anti)Racism” was published by Writers: Craft & Context.
Several of Grayson’s poems were also published, including “For the Red-Brown Cow Whose Eyes I Caught from the Backseat of my Mother’s Chevy Nova, 1993” in Radar, “Response from Dean Following Discrimination Complaint: An Erasure Poem” in the Journal of Multimodal Rhetorics, “May We All Emerge One Day as Butterflies in Poems,” a semifinalist for the Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry, in Nimrod International Journal, “For All of This We Carry Forth and Back” in Tampa Review, and “Listening to ‘America,’ I Find Myself Feeling Homesick for a World that Never Existed” in CutBank.
College of Business Administration and Public Policy
Assistant Professor of Accounting Harun Rashid co-authored “Corporate Dividend Policy and Tax Avoidance,” published in Canadian Tax Journal. Using the agency theory, the article argues that as a dividend policy is considered to be a fixed commitment, it may affect a “tax-avoidance strategy to generate additional cash flow to meet this obligation and to fund operating and investment needs.” It also provides persuasive evidence that suggests “that dividend policy affects the distribution of surplus among shareholders, managers, and the tax authority.”
College of Natural and Behavioral Sciences
Assistant Professor of Physics Horace Crogman authored “Theory of Projectors and Its Application to Molecular Symmetry,” published by Symmetry. The article describes projector theory and its usefulness as a tool to perform the symmetric computation of molecular systems. He also co-authored “The Effectiveness of Suffruticosol B in Treating Lung Cancer by the Laser Trapping Technique,” a study published by Biophysica which suggests that the effects of suffruticosol B may be useful in preventing or treating lung cancer.
Assistant Professor of Psychology Irene Tung co-authored “Impact of Sedentary Behavior and Emotional Support on Prenatal Psychological Distress and Birth Outcomes During the COVID-19 Pandemic,” published in Psychological Medicine. The study found that there was no strong evidence for an association between pandemic exposure and adverse birth outcomes. It also highlighted the importance of reducing maternal sedentary behavior and encouraging emotional support for optimizing maternal health regardless of pandemic conditions.