Faculty Highlights: July 2014


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 … [Read more...]

Carol Casten: 2014 Excellence in Service

Carole Casten

If there’s a committee, task force, or project at California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH), or within her academic department or professional community, professor of kinesiology and recreation Carole Casten has more than likely been on it, maybe more than once. That happens with 42 … [Read more...]

Marie Palladini: 2014 Lyle E. Gibson Dominguez Hills Distinguished Teacher

Marie Palladini

For 30 years, Marie Palladini was a federal law enforcement officer with the U.S. Department of Fish and Wildlife Service, working undercover to catch smugglers of endangered species and investigating all kinds of criminal cases involving wildlife, both in the field and as a manager. It was her … [Read more...]

Richard Malamud: 2014 Outstanding Professor

Richard Malamud

In Hebrew, the surname Malamud translates to English as “teacher,” which makes Richard Malamud, professor of accounting, aptly named. A certified public accountant and tax lawyer, Malamud first got interested in teaching while working for the national accounting firm, Laventhol & … [Read more...]

Tara Victor: 2014 Excellence in Research, Scholarship & Creative Activity

Tara Victor

Associate professor of psychology Tara Victor’s interest in the brain was first piqued after taking a neuropsychology course as an undergraduate psychology major at Hanover College. “I began to understand that my interest in basic brain research could turn into an applied clinical specialty. I … [Read more...]

Thomas Norman: 2014 Outstanding Professor

Thomas Norman

An example of Thomas Norman’s dedication to California State University, Dominguez Hills and its students is where he chose to live—across the street from the campus. Little did Norman know in 2007 that this university would have such an impact on him. All but dissertation (ABD) in his doctoral … [Read more...]

Ellen Junn Named New Provost, Vice President for Academic Affairs


Following a national search, Willie J. Hagan, president of California State University, Dominguez Hills, has appointed Ellen Junn as provost and vice president for academic affairs effective Jan. 21, 2014. Twenty-seven of Junn’s 30 years of experience in higher education have been within the CSU, … [Read more...]

Outstanding Faculty Honored at 2011-2012 Awards Reception

Provost Ramon Torrecilha welcoming guests

Two faculty members and their colleagues were honored during the 2012 Annual Faculty Awards Reception on March 15 which was held in the South Wing of the University Library. Upon the recommendation of the Faculty Leaves and Honors Committee, University President Mildred García presented Cyril “Ed” … [Read more...]

Faculty Awards Celebrate Excellence and 835 Combined Years of Professorial Service

President Mildred García welcomed the campus community to honor distinguished faculty at the 2011 Annual Faculty Awards in the University Library.

VIEW PHOTO GALLERY OF FACULTY AWARDS RECEPTION Five faculty members and their colleagues were honored at the 2011 Annual Faculty Awards Reception on March 17, which was held in the South Wing of the University Library. The following faculty members were awarded for their achievements and will be … [Read more...]

Excellence in Teaching, Research, and Service Honored at Annual Faculty Awards

Dr. Sally Etcheto, professor of music, Lyle E. Gibson Distinguished Teacher Award; Dr. Karen Mason, associate professor of psychology; Excellence in Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity Award; and Dr. Kate Fawver, associate professor of history, Excellence in Service Award.

The 2010 Academic Affairs Faculty Awards Reception took place on March 10 in the Ballroom of the Loker Student Union to honor faculty at California State University, Dominguez Hills for years of service. The evening included three awards for excellence, and in a nod to National Women’s History … [Read more...]