Our faculty members participate in conferences around the world, conduct groundbreaking research, and publish books and articles that expand their knowledge and expertise. Here are a few recent highlights.
Carrie Blackaller, professor and chair of special education, and Shirley Lal, emeritus faculty, Teacher Education, presented “A Mentoring Support Process: School and University Collaboration” at the 12th Biennial Conference of the International Association of Special Education in Windhoek, Nambia.
Kirti Celly, professor of management and marketing, co-wrote an article, “50th Anniversary Commemoration at a Major Public University: Benefits of an Integrated Branding and Communications Approach to Event Planning,” that was published in the International Journal of NonProfit and Voluntary Sector Marketing. In the article, she and co-author Brenda Knepper, director of University Communications and Public Affairs, describe the campaign to publicize the 50th anniversary of CSU Dominguez Hills.
Celly also led a session on “Managing disruptive student behavior” with colleagues from CSU Northridge at the 2011 Marketing Educators Association Spring Conference. Her article, “Promoting promotions: Does showcasing free gifts backfire?,” co-authored with Dr. Priya Raghubir of NYU, appeared in the January 2011 issue of the Journal of Business Research.
Nancy Cheever, associate professor and chair of communications, presented her research, “Emotional and Attitudinal Responses to Viewing Mixed Martial Arts,” at the 2011 convention of the American Psychological Association in Washington D.C. in August. She co-wrote “Teaching the iGeneration,” which was published in Educational Leadership; and “An Empirical Examination of the Educational Impact of Text Message-Induced Task Switching in the Classroom” with Larry Rosen, professor of psychology; L. Mark Carrier, associate professor of psychology; and Alex Lim (Class of ’10, B.S., psychology), which was published in Psychologia Educativa (The Spanish Journal of Educational Psychology). She is also co-author of “iDisorder: Understanding Our Dependency on Technology and Overcoming Our Addiction,” with Rosen and Carrier; the book will be published next March by Palgrave Macmillan.
Matthew Jones, associate professor of mathematics, was recognized by the Whittier City School District (WCSD) in August for his contributions to a six-year project between CSU Dominguez Hills and WCSD. With a $2,621,801 grant from the California Math-Science Partnership, Jones and his colleagues provided professional development for 80 of the district’s elementary and junior high school math teachers.
Matt Mutchler, associate professor of sociology and acting director of the Urban Community Research Center, was co-author on “Sex Drugs, Peer Connections and HIV: Use and Risk among African American, Latino and Multiracial Young Men Who Have Sex with Men (YMSM) in Los Angeles and New York,” which was published in the Journal of Gay and Lesbian Social Services and “The Effect of Partner Sex: Nondisclosure of HIV Status to Male and Female Partners among Men who Have Sex with Men and Women (MSMW),” in which appeared in the August 2011 issue of AIDS and Behavior.