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
Jung-Sun Park, professor and coordinator of the Asian Pacific Studies program, co-authored the Korean-language book “After Hallyu: The Potential and Future Task” with Sang-hoon Lee, Kyung Hyun Kim, Shin Ahn, Hye-ran Shin, Bao-quan Liu, and Shin Kim. The book was published by The Academy of Korean Studies Press and is available both in Korean as a hardcopy and in English as an e-book. In addition, Park, who co-authored a journal article with CSU Long Beach Professor Barbara W. Kim titled “LA Korean Community and Korean Festivals” that was published in The Korean Community (Volume 22; 2015), has been reprinted in the book “Koreatowns and Korean Festivals.”
College of Business Administration and Public Policy
Fynnwin Prager, assistant professor of public administration, recently had two articles published. “Economy-wide impacts of reduced wait times at U.S. international airports,” which was co-authored by Adam Rose, Dan Wei, Bryan Roberts, and Charles Baschnagel, was published in Transportation Business and Management (volume 16, Sept. 2015). The article examines the impact of reducing passport inspection wait times at international airports. Their research was supported by the United States Department of Homeland Security through the National Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events (CREATE). The second article, “Economic consequences of an influenza outbreak in the United States,” which was co-authored by Wei and Rose, was published in Risk Analysis (Sept. 2016). The piece analyzes the total economic consequences of potential influenza outbreaks in the United States in four cases based on the distinctions between disease severity and the presence/absence of vaccinations.
Shari Berkowitz, assistant professor of Criminal Justice Administration, spoke at the Northeast Conference on Science and Skepticism in New York City on May 14. During her talk, titled “Wrongful Convictions: The Importance of Science and Skepticism in the Courtroom,” which was coupled with examples of relevant scientific research and real-life case examples, Berkowitz walked the audience through three questions to ask in a legal case: What evidence exists? Was the evidence or the method used to collect it scientific or proper? Was the evidence collected by independent entities? Berkowtiz’s talk preceded a presentation by well-known television personality Bill Nye the Science Guy.
“Cases on Strategic Social Media Utilization in the Nonprofit,” a book written by assistant professors Hugo Asencio and Rui Sun has been indexed in Scopus, the largest online citation database of peer-reviewed literature. The book brings together cases and chapters in order to examine both the practical and theoretical components of creating an online social community for nonprofit organizations.