Faculty Highlights: October 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

Jung-Sun Park, professor and coordinator of Asian Pacific studies, had her article “Why ‘Gangnam Style’ Isn’t Hallyu Style?” published in the journal Global Asia, vol. 8, no. 3 (2013). In it, Park discusses the global success of the song and music video “Gagnam Style” by Korean rapper Psy and whether it will translate into success for other Korean artists.

Vivian Price, associate professor of interdisciplinary studies and coordinator of labor studies, was part of a panel of experts who spoke at a hearing of the California State Assembly Select Committee on Human Rights, Diversity and Race Relations on Oct 17 at CSU Dominguez Hills.


College of Education

Richard Gordon, professor of teacher education, wrote a review of the book “Asian Pacific Education: Diversity, Challenges and Changes” for Comparative Education Review, vol. 57, no. 4 (2013).


College of Health, Human Services and Nursing

Carole Casten, professor of kinesiology, was the E.C. Davis Lecture guest speaker at 58th Annual Western Society for Kinesiology and Wellness (WSKW) Conference, which took place Oct. 9-11 in Reno, Nev. In 2002, Casten served as the society’s first female president, and she was the recipient of its Young Scholars Award in 1990.




Eric Brach, lecturer in the English Department, co-authored “Billy the Hill and the Jump Hook: The Autobiography of a Forgotten Basketball Legend” (University of Nebraska Press, November 2013), with former NBA basketball player Billy McGill about McGill’s life growing up in L.A., becoming the area’s only number one NBA draft pick, and life after basketball. Brach and McGill will present a reading and talk at noon on Thursday, Nov. 14, on the fifth floor of the University Library South Wing.



Expert Quotes

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

“It expands the options for students across campuses.” — Kaye Bragg, interim associate vice president of academic programs and faculty development regarding online concurrent enrollment among the CSUs in “Bottleneck courses resulting in students struggling to graduate” (Daily Breeze and Press Telegram, Oct. 13, 2013)

“Instead, [we] encounter alert messages about the shutdown on governmental funding agencies like the National Institutes of Health Electronic Research Administration site.” — Laura Robles, acting associate vice president for research and funded projects, quoted in “Higher Ed Mostly Unscathed by Shutdown” (Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, Oct. 9, 2013)

“Technology has led us into a conundrum. On the one hand, you get to know everything, everywhere, anytime you want. But the price you pay is your privacy”— Larry Rosen quoted in “LAUSD Teacher Placed on Leave After Profanity Laden Outburst is Recorded by Student” (Daily Breeze, Oct. 8, 2013)

“Something in your brain is being triggered that’s different than what was triggered just a few short years ago.” — Larry Rosen, professor of psychology on the NPR show “All Tech Considered” for a piece titled “Phantom Phone Vibrations: So Common They’ve Changed Our Brains?” (NPR, Sept. 27, 2013)

“Even a strong, vibrant and advanced economy as that of the U.S. is not immune to financial sector’s excesses. The financial sector has become increasingly more important in an globalized economy.” — Tayyeb Shabbir, professor of finance and director of the Institute of Entrepreneurship, Small Business Development and Global Logistics, answering questions on the retirement outlook for an “Ask the Experts: What are the Great Recession’s Lessons” 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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