Faculty Highlights: September 2013

FacultyHighlightsOur 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.

College of Arts and Humanities

Gilah Hirsch, professor of art, is among the artists whose works are featured in the “Tapping the Third Realm” exhibition spanning two galleries now through Dec. 8. The exhibit is being shown at the Ben Maltz Gallery at Otis College of Art and Design, and the Laband Art Gallery at Loyola Marymount University.

In September Hirsch was in Guiyang, China, at the 11th Conference of International Society for Shamanistic Research, where she presented her paper, “Ominous to Numinous: Cultural Contradictions and Indigenous Truths: Ritual, Induction, Intentionality, Placebo, and Image in Global Healing.”

College of Business Administration and Public Policy

Tayyeb Shabbir, professor of finance. His article “Sheepskin Effects of Investment in Schooling: Do They Signal Family Background? Case of Pakistan,” which examines the robustness of sheepskin or diploma effects in the face of measured family background in Pakistan and explores the questions of what do sheepskin effects signal, was published in the international peer review journal The Pakistan Journal of Commerce and Social Science, vol. 7, no. 1 (2013).

College of Health, Human Services and Nursing

Scott Cheatham, assistant professor of kinesiology and recreation and director of the pre-physical therapy program, presented “Case Report: Rehabilitation of a 23-year-old Male After Medial Patellofemoral Ligament Repair” at the 2013 California Physical Therapy Association Annual Conference and has signed a contract with publisher Elsevier to write a textbook on orthopedic management of the hip and pelvis.


Book Cover Design, Normore & ErbeNancy Erbe, professor of negotiation, conflict resolution and peacebuilding (NCRP), and Anthony Normore, associate professor of educational leadership, co-edited a book that is due out in December titled “Collective Efficacy” (Emerald Group Publishing Limited, December 2013). The book is an interdisciplinary perspective on international leadership and includes essays contributed by professionals across many disciplines and countries including but not limited to Cameroon, Canada, Haiti, Kenya, Mexico, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Thailand, and South Korea. Several contributing authors were also NCRP alumni, including Luca dal Pubel (M.A., 2012), Daniel Karanja (M.A., 2008), Rebecca Korinek (M.A., 2007), and Martina Sartori (M.A., 2013). The book’s jacket includes an endorsement quote from CSU Chancellor Timothy White.



Jerry Moore, professor of anthropology, will be giving a reading and book signing of his book “The Prehistory of Home” (University of California Press, 2012) at 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 7, at Gatsby Books in Long Beach.




Scott Morris, lecturer of music and coordinator of guitar studies, has published a book of arrangements, “Phonology: the Music of Erik Satie for Guitar” (MidShelf Music Publications, 2013) that includes a CD of recordings of the same name featuring Morris and other artists performing those arrangements.




Expert Quotes

Recent quotes and/or media interviews in the media from faculty

“This partnership by forward-thinking community banks such as Titan and Congressional are a vote of confidence in Lending Club (and peer-to-peer lending). This action of the regional banks signals their belief that it is not only feasible but it may have real cost economies to identifying, assessing, monitoring, and servicing viable borrowers.” – Tayyeb Shabbir, professor of finance, quoted in “Community Banks partner with Lending Clubs as P2P Continues to Evolve” (Bankless Times, Aug. 11, 2013)

“Force or motivate people to save more and/or spend less. In our consumer-driven status-oriented society, that will not happen – unfortunately.” – Richardo Ulivi, professor of accounting, finance and law, answering questions on the retirement outlook for an “Ask the Experts” article on the online card company comparison site CardHub.com.



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

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