Faculty Highlights: February 2013

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 in this section.


College of Arts and Humanities

Nancy Erbe, professor of negotiation, conflict resolution and peacebuilding, has been selected as a reviewer for the 2013-14 Peace and Conflict Resolution Peer Review Committee for the Fulbright Specialist Program by the Council for International Exchange of Scholars. This will be her fourth year as a reviewer.

Gilah Hirsch, professor of art, is one of the featured artists in the “Inner Journey, Outer Visions” exhibit at the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery through April 25.


College of Extended and International Education

Frank Putz, an instructor for the online certificate program in purchasing, has been named vice president of education for the Institute for Supply Management Los Angeles, a not-for-profit association of the purchasing and supply management profession. Putz is also an alumnus of CSU Dominguez Hills, having received his bachelor’s in business administration in 1986 and his MBA in 1994.


College of Natural and Behavioral Sciences

Rod Hay, associate dean of the College of Natural and Behavioral Sciences and professor of earth sciences, and Judith King-Rundel, lecturer of earth sciences, presented “At CSUDH, a Native Plant Garden Connects Campus Service with Science” at the 16th Annual California State University Teaching Symposium on Feb. 23 at California Maritime Academy.

Thomas Landefeld, professor of biology and pre-health adviser, gave a talk, “What’s next after Albany State: Do you know, are you ready, and if not, what do you have to do?” on Feb. 19 to STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) students at Albany State University.

Terry McGlynn, associate professor of biology, co-wrote “Intraspecific Thievery in the Ant Ectatomma ruidum is Mediated by Food Availability,” which has been published online with the journal Biotropica, and will be published in one of its print issues later this year. He has also started the blog Small Pond Science (smallpondscience.com) about science research inside teaching institutions.

Laura Robles, professor emeritus of biology and acting associate vice president of research and funded projects, has been elected as a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in recognition of her contributions to the biological sciences. She was one of 701 members elected by the AAAS Council in fall 2012 and honored during the February 2013 AAAS annual meeting.


College of Professional Studies

Yan-hua Haung, associate professor of occupational therapy, co-wrote “Determinants of Change in Stroke-Specific Qualify of Life After Distributed Constraint-Induced Therapy,” which was published in the American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 67, no 1.



Expert Quotes

Recent quotes in the media from faculty

“It delays their progress in Spanish and it delays their progress in English at the same time,” she said. “It ends up almost like a created learning disability.” – Jill Aguilar, associate professor of education, quoted in “Why do foreign-born San Pedro High ESL Students Become Fluent More Quickly Than Native-Born English Learners” (Feb. 9, Daily Breeze)



Faculty members are encouraged to send accomplishments for publication in Dateline to abentleysmith@csudh.edu


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