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
Mary Au, lecturer in the Department of Music, performed two public concerts in Dubois and Riverton, Wyoming, in October.
Professor of art Gilah Yelin Hirsch’s article “Artist as Shaman” has been published in “Shamanhood and Art” by the Polish Institute of World Art Studies and Tako Publishing House.
College of Education
Jim Cantor, professor of teacher education, co-chaired the 2014 Conference of the California on Teacher Education, which included conceiving the theme, “Transforming Teacher Education Through the Arts” and bringing together a planning committee of educators active in arts-based education.
Cantor and teacher education lecturer Dennis Dulyea also presented a scholarly paper at the conference, “The Golden Ratio: STEAMing Up Teaching and Learning at the Watts Learning Center.”
College of Natural and Behavioral Sciences
Thomas Landefeld, professor of biology, gave two presentations on careers in medicine to students at Tougaloo College, a Historically Black College (HBC) in Jackson, Miss.He also attended the 39th Annual Conference of the National Association of Medical Minority Educators (NAMME) as the western regional director and member of the governing board, and the Annual Conference of the Society for Advancement of Hispanics/Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS).
Keisha Paxton, professor of psychology, represented CSU Dominguez Hills at the annual National Conference on Health Disparities, for which the university was a supporting sponsor.
Recent quotes and/or media interviews in the media from faculty
“I’d say [gratitude] is mostly learned, but admittedly, some people are more empathetic and compassionate than others. These are relevant traits that may be genetically determined to some degree, too.” — Giancomo Bono, assistant professor of psychology, quoted in “ ‘Let us Give Thanks’: Psychologists Weigh in on Importance of Gratitude” (Bangor Daily News, Nov. 17, 2014).
“To me, we teach our children not to put their fingers in an electrical socket and to look both ways when they cross the street. We teach them about physical safety but nothing about financial safety.” — Prakash Dheeriya, professor of finance, quoted in an article about his financial education books for children, “ ‘Finance for Kidz’ Series Initiates the Money Talk“(MillionaireCorner.com, Nov. 14, 2014).
“We are all susceptible to creating false memories — whether we are young or old, of average intelligence or superior intelligence, male or female.” — Shari Berkowitz, assistant professor of criminal justice administration, quoted in “Mind Maze: How Your Memory Deceives You” (LiveScience.com, Oct. 25, 2014).