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. To share faculty news, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
College of Education
Anthony H. Normore, professor emeritus of graduate education, provided the keynote address to open the “Let Us Dream 2020” Triennial International Virtual Conference, which took place Nov. 20-22. Hosted by several countries including the U.S., India, and Germany, the conference focused on connecting local communities and service initiatives through global networking.
College of Arts and Humanities
Assistant Professor of Journalism Fernando Serverino co-wrote the article “Spanish-Language Radio and Issue Advertising: Targeting Latinos during the 2018 Elections,” which has been published in the Journal of Radio and Audio Media. The piece addresses the authors’ research on how Spanish radio stations in the United States were used to reach Latinos through non-candidate political advertising during the mid-term election of 2018.
On Nov. 16, Alexandro D. Hernandez, assistant professor of Chicana and Chicano Studies, performed for a virtual audience and presented a talk on “Colonial Transgression to the Fandango Fronterizo: The Son Jarocho as Music of Struggle and Protest from Mexico to the U.S.” for the Bennington College Music Mondays program. Hernandez is an ethnomusicologist and an active performer of punk and Mexican traditional music.
Mary Talusan Lacanlale, assistant professor of Asian-Pacific Studies, co-edited the interactive book “Our Culture Resounds, Our Future Reveals: A Legacy of Filipino American Performing Arts in California,” with a grant from California Revealed, and in partnership with the UCLA Ethnomusicology Archive.
College of Natural and Behavioral Sciences
Professor of Biology Terry McGlynn, who recently published the book The Chicago Guide to College Science Teaching, has penned an article based on the book in The Chronicle of Higher Education titled, “Are You Teaching Content, or Just Covering Material?” McGlynn’s new book offers a practical guide for anyone teaching STEM disciplines at the college level.
Giacomo Bono, associate professor of psychology, was a guest on the Like a Sponge podcast talk “How about a little gratitude?” The episode featured Bono and other researchers, kids, and a Somalian refugee who addressed how gratitude goes beyond niceties and changes lives.
Joanna Messer Kimmitt, library user services coordinator, co-wrote the article “A missed research opportunity for effective prevention: Clery Act Timely Warning Notices.” Published in the peer-reviewed Journal of American College Health, the article presents findings from current literature regarding the Clery Act’s guidance for campus communications and how the language used in notices can exclude or marginalize groups that experience violence.
Recent quotes and/or interviews in the media from faculty
“One way or another, a brand or a seller must advertise, and cash back promotions are just another form of advertising – with a twist.” – Michael Manahan, lecturer of finance and accounting, was asked the question “How do cash back promotions benefit stores and brands?” for the “What Experts Say” section of the CreditDonkey article “Best Apps for Cash Back and Rewards.”
Mary Talusan Lacanlale, assistant professor of Asian-Pacific Studies, was interviewed for an article in the Washington Post about the impact of the pandemic on Filipino cover band musicians.
“There are two main advantages in credit consolidation: take advantage of the lower introductory APR; manage a single account (single due date and single payment) instead of multiple cards and due dates.” – Rama Malladi, professor of finance, was featured in the “Ask the Experts” section of the WalletHub article “Balance Transfer Credit Cards.”
“The Black vote was the tipping point this election. All of the states Trump won in 2016 because either a suppressed vote was not excited about Hillary or because of the voter suppression that rejected Donald Trump.” – Anthony Samad, executive director of the Dymally Institute, was interviewed for the News4online article “Blacks and Latinos Were the X-Factors in Biden’s Win.”
Giacomo Bono, associate professor of psychology, was a guest on the Like a Sponge podcast conversation, “How about a little gratitude?” The episode featured Bono and other researchers, kids, and a Somalian refugee who addressed how gratitude goes beyond niceties and changes lives.