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.
College of Arts and Humanities
Jung Sun Park, professor of Asian studies, attended and presented at several workshops and conferences this summer. On May 15, she was invited to present a talk on “The Emergence and Success of the Korean Wave (Hallyu): With a Brief Note on ‘Gangnam Style’” at the annual Korean American lecture series at the University of California, Riverside’s Young Oak Kim Center for Korean American Studies. Also in May, Park traveled to Osaka, Japan, to attend a workshop on the history and current state of Osaka Koreatown and its role in the growth of the Korean Wave in Japan, and attended the Crosscurrents of the Korean Wave II conference at Ewha Woman’s University in Soeul, Korea, where she presented “American Youths and the Korean Wave: A Case Study,” which was published in the conference proceedings. Lastly in July, she was invited to the Hana-Stanford Conference on Korea for U.S. Secondary School Teachers at Stanford University, where she presented “The Korean Wave.”
College of Business Administration and Public Policy
Jim Katzenstein, assistant professor of management, traveled to Ethiopia this summer where he signed a Letter of Intent between CSU Dominguez Hills and the US College in Shashemene, Ethiopia, for the purpose of collaborating on building educational capacity in that country and expanding educational experiences for students here.
College of Education
Leena Furtado, professor of graduate education, was one of 31 international scholars invited to attend and present at the prestigious Oxford Roundtable and its “Childhood Education and Issues” session at the University of Oxford, England in July. She gave a presentation on “STEM Development and Read-Aloud Cross-Age Service Learning Using Multicultural Literature.”
College of Health, Human Services and Nursing
Mekada J. Graham, associate professor and interim chair of social work, served as a guest editor of the recent British Journal of Social Work Special Issue: “‘A World on the Move:’ Migration, Mobility and Social Work” 44 (supplement 1), 1-18, and co-authored the editorial of the same title. In addition, she attended the World Conference in Social Work, Education and Development in Melbourne, Australia, where publishers Oxford University Press hosted a reception to launch the issue. Graham also presented her research in connection with the issue, discussing emerging themes and debates in social work and migration at the conference.
College of Natural and Behavioral Sciences
Terry McGlynn, associate professor of biology, was interviewed on People Behind the Science, a daily podcast featuring interviews with top scientists. McGlynn talked about life as a scientist, his role models (which include his students), what he does in his spare time, success and failures, and his research on antbiodiversity in tropical rainforests.
Jerry Moore, professor of anthropology. “A Prehistory of South America: Ancient Cultural Diversity on the Least Known Continent” (University of Colorado Press, July 2014) explores the diverse human achievements of native South American societies, emphasizing the many adaptions of peoples from a continent-wide perspective. It is his fifth book.
Recent quotes and/or media interviews in the media from faculty
“My role as an educator is to make sure (students) have the tools and resources needed to maximize learning. I don’t want to penalize my students who have financial hardships or limitations that prevent them from getting course materials; I’m not here to make the bookstore or publishing company rich.” –M. Keith Claybrook, Jr., lecturer of Africana studies, quoted in “Cal State Looks for Ways to Drive Down Cost of Textbooks” (Los Angeles Times, Aug. 1, 2014).
“The best thing about teaching is that there is no duplication of image no matter how many hundred of thousands of people I work with because everyone has a unique soul and perception of the universe.” — Gilah Yelin Hirsch, professor of art, profiled in a feature story “Gilah Yelin Hirsch: The Healing Power of Art” (The Star, Aug. 15, 2014).
“Children need to use technology at a ratio of one to five. For every minute of tech use there should be an equivalent five minutes of time spent doing something else including talking to people, interacting with toys that promote creativity and doing activities that calm an overactive brain.” — Larry Rosen, professor of psychology, quoted in “Techonology: Is it Making Kids Anti-Social?” (The Digital Universe, Aug. 22, 2014).
“I think mostly people lie by omission, not commission. They’ll post a picture of their vacation at some lovely spot, but they don’t tell you they just had a miserable night in a hotel, and [that] they’re tired and grumpy.” — Larry Rosen, professor of psychology, quoted in “Truth be Told, White Lies Can Keep Relationships Strong” (Livescience.com and shared on many other online publications, including Yahoo News, July 24, 2014).