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
Kirstin Ellsworth, assistant professor of art history, presented “The Spiritual Spaces of the International Style: Edward Larrabee Barnes’ Christian Theological Seminary” at the Sixth Asian Conference on Arts and Humanities in Osaka, Japan, in early April.
Nancy Erbe, professor of negotiation, conflict resolution and peacebuilding, lectured on international human trafficking at IV Semana AcadÃªmica de RelaÃ§Ãµes Internacionais, at the Universidade Federal Rural do Rio de Janeiro in March.
College of Business Administration and Public Policy
Marie Palladini, associate professor of public administration, presented a case study, “The coin has two faces: differences that matter” with co-author Issam Ghazzawi, professor at University of LaVerne, at the Allied Academies International Conference in New Orleans. Palladini and Ghazzawi received the Distinguished Research Award from the International Academy of Case Studies for their submission.
College of Education
Antonia Issa Lahera, assistant professor of graduate education, Anthony H. Normore, professor of graduate education and chair of special education, and Kamal Hamdan, associate professor of teacher education, presented a symposium titled, “Developing a pipeline of successful teacher and principal urban school leaders,” at the 17th annual National Symposium on Teacher Induction in San Francisco in February.
Anthony H. Normore, professor of graduate education and chair of special education, and Issa Lahera, assistant professor of graduate education, recently co-authored an article with Dr. Kendall Zoller of Sierra Training Assicates titled “Making leadership and school improvement work in Los Angeles Schools” in the National Association of Secondary School Principals premier journal, Principal Leadership 15(7), 39-45
Additionally, Normore wrote “Has the term law enforcement run its course in police agencies?” which appears in Law Enforcement Today (LET): The Law Enforcement Community at (February, 2015); and “Performance management strategies for effective leadership in law enforcement: An accountability process” in FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin (March, 2015).
Ann Selmi, professor of special education, present at the 2015 Young Child Expo and Conference organized by Fordham University and New York City’s Los NiÃ±os Services. She presented her research on guided play, and summarize the impact of guided play on learning and the Common Core Standards. She also offered strategies for enriching the play activities of children who live in poverty, are learning second languages, and/or have disabilities.
College of Natural and Behavioral Sciences
Ken Ganezer and Jim Hill, professors of physics, and physics lecturers Brandon Hartfiel and William Kieg were co-authors on a study “Search for nâˆ’n(bar) osscillation in Super-Kamiokande” published in Physical Review D, 91 (7), 2015, that is based on years of research that they, approximately 20 of their students, and a collaboration of scientist throughout the world conducted at the Super-Kamiokande facility in Japan. The results of the study increased the lower limits of the lifetimes of neutron oscillations by factors of 3-4, which could have implications on the continued search for neutron oscillations and should help those who are working on finding the theory of everything.
Recent quotes and/or media interviews in the media from faculty
“In order for it to be an addiction, the person has to be deriving some pleasure from it. Most people we study don’t appear to check their phones and feel good about it – they check every 15 minutes or less because they don’t want to miss out on something, which is anxiety-based.” – Larry Rosen, professor of psychology, quoted in “Can you really be addicted to your cell phone?” (Cosmpolitan.com, May 4, 2015).
“Men get a visceral experience from watching MMA. It is like watching the gladiators, and maybe it is because they are not fighters themselves.” – Nancy Cheever, associate professor of communications, quoted in “’Something in us likes violence’: Why a professor (and others) would climb into a mixed martial arts cage” (National Post, April 18, 2015).
“Cuba today is comparable to India when their software export industry was starting – both had a lot of smart, trained programmers, but they were working with old technology and had poor Internet connectivity.” – Larry Press, professor of information systems, quoted in “Starting up in Cuba, but not connected” (The Washington Post, April 15, 2015).