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 Arts and Humanities
Lecturer of Art Elmer Guevara‘s solo exhibition House Money was presented at Charlie James Gallery from July-September 2023. The Los Angeles Times also published an in-depth piece about the exhibition and Guevara’s career, personal history, and techniques, describing his paintings as “multilayered” and “bursting with color.”
Mary Talusan Lacanlale, associate professor and chair of Asian Pacific Studies, gave a talk and performance for “Music Alive in the Archive: An Exploration of Kulintang Music in the Danongan Kalanduyan Collection” at UCLA in May 2023. The event was co-sponsored by California Revealed, the UCLA Ethnomusicology Archive, the World Music Center at UCLA, and Ube Arte, with additional funding from the UCLA Center for Southeast Asian Studies. The project was administered in California by the State Librarian and made possible by funding from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services. The event was also featured in Ethnomusicology Review.
College of Business Administration and Public Policy
Professor of Information Systems Xuefei “Nancy” Deng co-authored “Social Inclusion: The Use of Social Media and the Impact on First-Generation College Students,” published in the Journal of the Association for Information Systems‘ special issue on technology and social inclusion. Using technology affordance theory and analyzing narratives of 102 first-generation college students (FGCS), the study revealed three social media (SM) user types—”Community Builders, Scholars, and Information Seekers”—and four actualized affordances, namely interconnection, inspiration, insightfulness, and intense comfort, which are conceptualized into three generative mechanisms: identity booster, academic growth, and self-care. The study shows how technology use can promote social engagement and mitigate exclusion experienced by FGCS.
Lecturer of Marketing and Management Gary Polk was included in the Los Angeles Business Journal‘s “Leaders of Influence: Nonprofit & Philanthropy 2023” for his work founding the Innovation Incubator at CSUDH and the Polk Institute Foundation, which focuses on social entrepreneurship and minority small business owners.
Associate Librarian Carolyn Caffrey co-authored “Examining Our Roots: The Origins and Evolution of Outreach in Academic Libraries, 1958-2020,” a peer-reviewed article for Journal Library Outreach and Engagement. The article traces the effects of the national outlook on higher education from the mid-century to the current neoliberal reality on outreach efforts. It also contends that the present post-pandemic moment affords practitioners a chance to turn a critical eye toward the purpose and audience of outreach, to re-orient their actions, and to reflect an original philosophy of outreach: inclusivity.