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
Assistant Professor of Art Devon Tsuno’s work is currently on display in the exhibition “Karl and Beverly Benjamin in Art Recipients” at Claremont Graduate University (CGU) through Nov. 3. Tsuno and the other artists featured in the exhibit are CGU alumni and recipients of the Karl and Beverly Benjamin Fellowship. Tsuno’s art is also on display in “The Fate of Landscape Painting,” featured in the Fine Art Complex 1101 in Tempe, Arizona. The show runs until Nov. 10.
Randy Cauthen, professor of English and poet in residence at CSUDH, has published, “Wall of Meat,” a book of political poems. The downloadable book is available on the Locofo Chaps website, which publishes politically oriented poetry.
Professor Lorna Fitzsimmons, Humanities, has published the article “Parody of John Dryden’s SONG TO APOLLO in Jonathan Swift’s A DESCRIPTION OF THE MORNING” in The Explicator (75.3 : 188-90). Fitzsimmons’ piece brings a new perspective to the Anglo-Irish writer’s work. Since its publication in 1709, the poem has amused readers with its apparently “realistic” portrayal of the start of a London morning. She suggests, though, that the poem is a rather cunning parody of John Dryden’s “Song to Apollo,” through which Swift indicts Londoners’ inability to recognize their own sin. This year marks the 350th anniversary of Swift’s birth, which is being commemorated internationally.
College of Education
Jen Stacy, assistant professor of Liberal Studies, presented research from her dissertation on family literacy at the Languaging Diversity 4th International Conference hosted at the University of Cagliari in Cagliari, Italy. Her presentation was titled ‘Socioeconomic Class, Gender, and Ethnicity: An Intersectional Analysis of Language Use and Instruction in a Family Literacy Program.
Anthony H. Normore, professor and chair of graduate education, has published the book “Foundations of Educational Leadership” (Routledge, September 2017), which provides a research-based perspective on educational leadership, exploring 10 specific aspects of “glocalization” in which educational leaders must be literate in order to establish and sustain relevant and useful educational experiences for students.” Normore has also co-edited the book “Leading Against the Grain,” which brings together a group of senior and early-career educational scholars to study the lives and contributions of a wide range of outstanding historical and contemporary leaders from the United States and across the globe.
College of Natural and Behavioral Sciences
Terry McGlynn, professor of biology, penned the column “What Is the Going Rate for Tenure Nowadays?,” which was published in the advice section of the Chronicle of Higher Education on Sept. 26.
Recent quotes and/or interviews in the media from faculty
“When you exhibit [iDisorder one displays] signs and symptoms of a psychiatric disorder such as OCD, narcissism, addiction, or ADHD, which are manifested through your use – or overuse of technology.” –Larry Rosen, professor emeritus of psychology, was referenced from his book “iDisorder” in the Marin Independent Journal article “Marin Voice: People need access to mental health help.”
“After declining for many decades, the US coal industry is unlikely to see a major turn-around in fortunes regardless of regulation. The industry has experienced a recent small uptick in jobs, adding around 2,000 jobs since June 2016. This appears to be the result of higher global prices, which were pushed up by new Chinese restrictions on their own coal miners.” –Fynnwin Prager, assistant professor of public administration, was interviewed as an expert for WalletHub’s article “2017’s Most & Least Energy-Efficient States.”