Faculty Highlights: January 2017

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 and more in this section.

College of Arts and Humanities

Gilah Yelin Hirsch, professor of art, is currently presenting “Emanations, Radiance, and Glimmer,” an art exhibit at the POST Gallery Gilah Yelin Hirschin Los Angeles through Feb. 18, and  the exhibit “Women of Valor” at the American Jewish University, until May 23.

Professor Nancy ErbeProfessor Nancy Erbe, Negotiation, Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding, has published the book “Political Science & Futures Studies Creating a Sustainable Vision of Nonviolence in Schools and Society,” which discusses the value that nonviolent spaces can add to educational institutions and societies, features articles covering such topics as conflict skills, intersectional dialogue, mentoring, co-existence, and police brutality. Several CSUDH faculty members’ articles are featured in the book: Linda Groff,  emeritus professor of Political Science and Futures, penned “Holistic, Evolving Aspects of Nonviolence for Bringing about Needed Social-Political Change and Important Practitioners of Nonviolence;” and Brian Jarrett, professor and director of the Negotiation, Conflict Resolution, and Peacebuilding program, and Anthony Normore, chair of graduate studies in the College of Education, coauthored “Implementing Restorative Practices to Mediate Conflict and Transform Urban Schools.”

College of Natural and Behavioral Sciences

Incidence of Travel: Recent Journeys in Ancient South America,” (University Press of Colorado) a book authored by Jerry Moore, professor and chair of the Department of Anthropology, which will be published in March 2017, draws on his personal experiences, and historical and archaeological studies throughout South America to explore and understand the ways traditional peoples created cultural landscapes in the region.

Philip VieiraPhilip Vieira, assistant professor of psychology, co-authored the article “Real-time measurement of small molecules directly in awake, ambulatory animals” in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, one of the nation’s most prestigious science journals. The article highlights the researchers’ success in demonstrating the ability of electrochemical aptamer-based sensors to support continuous, real-time, multihour measurements when emplaced directly in the circulatory systems of living animals. More specifically, they used the sensors to perform the measurement of four drugs in the bloodstream of awake, ambulatory rats, achieving precise molecular measurements at clinically relevant detection limits and high (3 s) temporal resolution. The approach could provide an important window into the study of physiology and pharmacokinetics.


Recent quotes and/or interviews in the media from faculty

“The message seems clear. Exercise now keeps you feeling better later.” –Rosen head shotLarry Rosen, professor emeritus of psychology, said in Lisa Rapaport’s article “Active kids less likely to be depressed later on,” which was published Reuters Health.

“Digital technology is the shiny new object in our world, and it can be very distracting,” –Larry Rosen, emeritus professor of psychology, was quoted in the article “Alexa, tell me: how can I smash the patriarchy?,” written by Ann Mroz on the website tes.


  1. Congratulations, Gilah! This is such a great honor!

  2. Nancy Deng says:

    Congratulations, Jerry! I look forward to reading your new book “Incidence of Travel: Recent Journeys in Ancient South America” when it’s published next month.

  3. Elaine Brandt says:

    Congratulations, Gilah Hirsch! Your exhibition at prestigious POST Gallery is fantastic art and well deserved.

  4. Margaret Manning says:

    Congratulations to editor Nancy Erbe and Brian Jarrett, Tony Normore and Linda Groff for their valuable chapters in the new book on nonviolence in schools.

Speak Your Mind