Faculty Highlights: April and May 2014

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

Salim Faraji, associate professor of Africana studies, was a guest speaker on “Coptic Civilization,” a program of Logos TV, the official station of the Coptic Orthodox Diocese of Los Angeles. Faraji spoke on his research on African Coptic Christianity.

Kate Fawver, chair and professor of history, has been awarded a 2014-2015 Fulbright U.S. Scholar grant to Russia.

Professor of art Gilah Yelin Hirsch’s manuscript, “Artist as Scientist in a Reflective Universe was published in Leonardo 47(2), 118-128, the journal of the International Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology published by MIT press.

Hirsch also has been awarded the Morris Graves Foundation artist-in-residence this summer at “The Lake,” the retreat of the late American expressionist painter Morris Graves. The foundation’s mission is to provide inspiring locations for artists and art scholars.

Sharrell Luckett, assistant professor of theatre and dance, has been accepted to the prestigious Lincoln Center Theatre Directors Lab, an intensive three-week residency designed to nurture stage directors.

College of Business Administration and Public Policy

Marie Palladini, acting associate dean and associate professor of public administration, received the Distinguished Research Award by the International Academy of Case Studies for a case study she co-authored, “Cirque du Soleil: An Innovative Culture of Entertainment” with Issam Ghazzawi and Teresa Martinelli-Lee of the Univeristy of LaVerne. The case study was presented at the Allied Academies Spring 2014 International Conference in Nashville.

Tayyeb Shabbir, professor of finance and director of the Institute of Entrepreneurship, contributed a chapter, “Portfolio Allocation Dynamics of China Investment Corporation in the Aftermath of the Global Financial Crisis of 2007-2009” in a new book published by international academic publisher Elsevier titled “Handbook of Asian Finance: Financial Markets and Sovereign Wealth Funds

College of Education

Three College of Education professors were recently granted Emeritus Faculty status: Jamie Dote-Kwan, emerita professor of special education, and Diana Hembacher, emerita professor of teacher education, and James Cantor, emeritus professor of teacher education.

Anthony H. Normore, professor of educational leadership in the graduate education division and chair of special education in the teacher education division, was a contributing author to an article in Law Enforcement Today (April, 2014). The article is titled “The “Ladder Principle” in Police Management: Shakedown Style, Pragmatic Bureaucrat, and the Real Manager.”

Kim Trimble, professor of teacher education, has been awarded a 2014-2015 Fulbright U.S. Scholar grant to Turkey.

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