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 Business Administration and Public Policy
Professor of Information Systems Xuefei “Nancy” Deng co-authored “What Motivates First-Generation College Students to Consider an IT Career? An Integrative Perspective,” published by Communications of the Association for Information Systems. The article presents findings from research conducted at CSUDH on the motivations and challenges that first-generation college students experience in their consideration of Information Technology majors and careers.
In September 2022, she was also selected as the co-Editor-in-Chief of The DATABASE for Advances in Information Systems, a peer-reviewed journal published by Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) to promote best-practice and research in the management of information systems and technologies in management commerce.
Xun Xu, associate professor of operations management, co-authored “Narrowing the Intention-Behavior Gap: The Impact of Hotel Green Certification,” a study published in the International Journal of Hospitality Management, which found that eco-friendly credentials ultimately do not benefit hotels financially.
College of Natural and Behavioral Sciences
Ashish Sinha, professor of earth sciences, was part of an international research team that authored “Protracted Indian Monsoon Droughts of the Past Millennium and Their Societal Impacts,” published by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. By examining stalagmite isotopes, the researchers found that long, deadly droughts have been part of the Indian subcontinent’s history over the past 1,000 years. Sinha also co-wrote an article about the findings for The Conversation.
Ken Seligson, assistant professor of anthropology, presented “The Big Reveal: Lidar-Aided Survey in the Northern Maya Lowlands” for the Institute of Maya Studies in September 2022. His talk elaborated on the implications of lidar technology for understanding changes in human-environmental relationships and socio-political organization through a focus on the ancient Mayan historical sites.
Recent quotes and/or interviews in the media from faculty
“Children should learn about finance and compound interest, as that can lead to thousands of dollars of savings over their lifetime. The sooner they start the learning process, the more money they can make without actually working for anyone.” – Prakash Dheeriya, professor of finance, was a featured expert in a MoneyGeek piece detailing how to teach children about money.
“What we’re finding is people are spending way more time on screens than previously reported or than they believe they are. It’s become somewhat of an epidemic.” – Larry Rosen, professor emeritus of psychology, was interviewed by Wired about the negative psychological impacts of being constantly online.
“I’ve been waiting for this moment my entire life, but it has not been a fun journey. There’s nothing glamorous or sexy about it. But it has been a wonderful place to arrive, and I’m incredibly grateful, and I’m really glad that I didn’t give up.” – Laura Warrell, lecturer of English, was profiled by the Los Angeles Times in light of her debut novel, Sweet, Soft, Plenty Rhythm.