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
Ryan Bowles Eagle, assistant professor of communications, presented “But What Happens When We All Go Home?: Examining the Asymmetrical Stakes of Testimony and Activism at International Human Rights Film Festivals,” as part of a panel at the 2015 National Women’s Studies Association Annual Conference.
Gilah Yelin Hirsch, professor of art, presented “Artist as Shaman: Art as a Healing Force in Community” at the International Society for Academic Research on Shamanism (ISARS) conference “Sacred Landscapes and Conflict Transformation, History, Space, Place and Power in Shamanism” in Delphi, Greece in October.
Jung-Sun Park, professor of Asian Pacific studies, co-authored the article, “LA Korean Community and Korean Festivals” in the journal The Korean Community (Vol. 22), which focused on the diversity of Korean American communities, the socioeconomic background of ethnic festivals, and the events’ ramifications for the Korean community.
Corina Benavídes López, assistant professor in the Chicana and Chicano Studies Department, has been selected as a regional fellow for the 2016 American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education (AAHHE) Faculty Fellows Program. She will attend the 11th Annual AAHHE National Conference, “Latino attainment: Meeting America’s Equity and Talent Imperatives,” on March 10-12.
College of Natural and Behavioral Sciences
Jeb Middlebrook, assistant professor of sociology, presided over the session “Black Realities, Black Change: Blackness and Hip-Hop, Evictions, Prison” and presented “The Sonic of Carcerality: Black Sound and States of Prison” at the 26th Annual 2015 California Sociological Association Conference. The theme of the conference was “Social Realities, Social Change: The Importance of Global Context.”
College of Education
Anthony H. Normore, professor and chair of graduate education, guest edited the Journal of Authentic Leadership in Education, 4 (July 2015). The double-special issue titled, “Developing, Growing, Preparing, and Supporting Educators in Underserved Urban Schools: A California Perspective on School Leadership,” examined several learning institutions of post-secondary training, preparation, and development programs for education leaders. Antonia Issa Lahera, assistant professor of educational leadership, contributed the articles “Developing Authentic Non-Traditional Principals to Lead Underserved Student Populations: The Case of Charter and Autonomous School Leadership Academy (CASLA),” and “Cultivating Authentic Social Justice Practices among Urban School Leaders: Innovative School Leadership Initiative” to the jounral. Other contributing faculty were M.C. Kate Esposito, professor of special education; and Kamal Hamdan, Annenberg endowed professor and director of the Center for Innovation in STEM Education (CISE).
Richard K. Gordon, professor of teacher education, co-authored the chapter “A Clinical Classroom Process” in the book Rethinking Field Experiences in Preservice Teacher Preparation: Meeting New Challenges for Accountability, (Routledge, 2015). The book focuses on the centrality of clinical experiences in preparing teachers to work with students from diverse cultural, economic, and experiential backgrounds.
M.C. Kate Esposito, professor of special education, and Anthony H. Normore, professor and chair of graduate education, edited the book Inclusive Practices and Social Justice Leadership for Special Populations in Urban Settings: A Moral Imperative. The book examines how educational policies are produced in schools for underserved students and those with special needs.
Recent quotes and/or media interviews in the media from faculty
“People do feel and dispense empathy online, and since we all connect more online we are all asking for a dose of empathy to make us feel understood (and, I believe a touch of pleasure).” – Larry Rosen, professor emeritus of psychology, who was quoted on The New York Times blog NYT Now in the post, “’The Bloggess’ Conjures Thousands of Cringes With One Tweet.”
“Most college students are heavy users who are going to get anxious and stressed within 10 or 15 minutes if they can’t check their phones.” – Larry Rosen, professor emeritus of psychology, who appeared on NPR Nov. 10 to discuss “How To Get Students To Stop Using Their Cellphones In Class.”