Members of our faculty participate in conferences around the world, conduct groundbreaking research, and publish books and articles that expand their knowledge and expertise. We feature those accomplishments in this section.
This week we highlight the many conferences at which faculty members presented recently. We also extend congratulations to faculty members who earned new professional certification or advanced degrees.
Next week: recently published books and scholarly journal articles.
College of Arts and Humanities
Anne Choi, assistant professor of interdisciplinary studies, presented “Bringing Order to the Chaos of the World: Social Work and the Cold War Meanings of Race in Korean International Adoption, 1955-1960,” at the annual meeting of the Pacific Coast Branch of the American Historical Association, which took place in August in San Diego.
In June, Dr. Choi earned her Master of Public Health/Master of Social Welfare dual degree from UCLA.
Benito Gomez, professor of modern languages, attended the VI International Conference of the Hispanic Association of Humanities (Asociación Hispánica de Humanidades) in Spain in June and presented “El concepto de hibridez en la literatura española post-imperial” (The Concept of Hybridization in Post-Imperial Spanish Literature). In May, he gave a talk to the Spanish and Portuguese Department at UC Santa Barbara, “Cinema in the first person: Víctor Erice’s ‘The Spirit of the Beehive.’”
College of Business Administration and Public Policy
Natasa Christodoulidou, associate professor of management and marketing, and Thomas Norman, professor of management and marketing, presented “Human Resource Outsourcing in the Hospitality Sector” at the European Decision Sciences Institute’s annual meeting in Istanbul in June.
Burhan Yavas, professor and chair of accounting and finance, also attended the European Decision Sciences Institute’s annual meeting and gave a talk on his paper “Equity Market Spillovers.” Earlier in the year, he also presented his paper, “An Investigation of Equity Market Volatility: Evidence from USA, Canada, Germany and China,” as well as a paper with Christodoulidou “Ethics in the Foodservice Industry, at the Western Decision Sciences Institute’s 40th annual meeting in Hawaii.
College of Natural and Behavioral Sciences
Thomas Landefeld, professor of biology, co-presented a session title “Pre-health at Community Colleges: Now and in the Future,” at the annual meeting of the National Association of Advisors for the Health Professions in Baltimore in June. Dr. Landefeld serves on the NAAHP’s Minority Affairs Committee. He also accompanied biology student Allison Haskell to Endo 2012, the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting in Houston in June, and biology student Ashley Martin to the Intercultural Cancer Council Biennial Symposium on Minorities, Medically Underserved and Health Equity, also in Houston in June.
Larry Rosen, professor of psychology, delivered the keynote address at the Learning & the Brain conference in Arlington, Va., in May. He gave the talk, “21st Century Education and Understanding the iGeneration Learning: How Technology Rewires Brains and Teaching Strategies. He also presented the workshop “Social Networking: Education Opportunities or Cause for an iDisorder” at the conference. In June he was in Australia at the Young Minds 2012 conference, where he gave two talk: “Like, Post, Comment: How Social Networking Can Both Help and Harm our Kids” and “Understanding the iGeneration and Their Impact on Family, Education, and Business.”
College of Professional Studies
Amer El-Ahraf, emeritus professor of health sciences, presented a paper title “Environmental Health and the Arab Spring” at the Annual Educational Conference of the California Environmental Health Association (CEHA) in Sacramento in April. Dr. El-Ahraf is past president of CEHA.
Kathleen Chai, associate professor and bachelor of nursing program coordinator, passed the national examination to become a certified nurse educator this summer. The National League of Nursing recognized the certification as a mark of distinction for nursing faculty.
Richard Gordon, professor of teacher education, attended the 24th annual JUSTEC (Japan US Teacher Education Consortium) conference in Japan in July and presented ” A Pre-Service Education Clinical Rotation Model: The Teaching Process Employing Structured Dialogue Grounded in Socio-Cultural Dialogue” as part of the conference’s presentations on Professionalism of Teaching and School Leadership.
Mekeda Graham, associate professor and chair of social work, presented at several conferences in England over the summer: ‘Race’ and Social Work: A Symposium at the University of Salford in May; Sociology and Contemporary Global Social Activism Conference at St. Mary’s University College in June; the 7th Colloquium on Ethnic Relations at the University of East London in July; and the International Conference Celebrating Childhood Diversity at the University of Sheffield in July. Papers she presented included “CRT, Intersectionality and issues of oppression: challenges and possibilities in a graduate social work program in Los Angeles” and “Diverse Childhoods: Intersectionality and lived experiences of difference, using narratives as social agency.”
Pamela Krochalk, professor of health science, presented her paper, “The Role of Trust in Understanding the Physical and Mental Health Needs of Immigrant Populations: A Focus Group Study of Older Chinese Immigrants in Los Angeles,” at the Asian Conference on Psychology & Behavioral Sciences in Osaka, Japan last spring.
Dale Mueller, associate professor of nursing, presented a poster at the 23rd International Nursing Research Congress, held in Brisbane, Australia in August. Her poster “Nursing Influence in Public Policy: A Case Study” about the impact of the California Mental Health Services Act that went into effect in 2005 and provides funding streams for many public mental health services in the state. Dr. Mueller is the only registered nurse sitting on the California Mental Health Planning Council, which played a role in the law’s implementation.
Susan Nakaoka “Differential Racialization of Japanese Americans – Community Development in Honolulu and Los Angeles.” at the 2012 Association for Asian American Studies Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. in April.
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