Philip LaPolt Named Dean of College of Natural and Behavioral Sciences

After a national search, Philip S. LaPolt has been named dean of the College of Natural and Behavioral Sciences at California State University, Dominguez Hills effective July 18, 2016. LaPolt comes to CSUDH from Cal State L.A. where he has been associate vice president for research and academic … [Read more...]

First-Year Seminar introduces freshmen to rigors of upper-division course work

Yesenia Cardenas, a freshman at California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) who plans to be fully entrenched in the study of criminal justice in a couple years, is already gaining the experience and exposure to the rigors of upper-division curricula in the university’s new First-Year … [Read more...]

McNair Scholars Program Celebrates 10th Year on Campus

When California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) alumnus David Turner, III, went to a forum on college affordability in Nashville, Tenn., and posed questions regarding how underrepresented students such as himself fit into the equation, he was a bit astonished to find his inquires dismissed … [Read more...]

Carnegie Fellowship Supports College of Education Professor’s Work in Africa

Irene Osisioma, associate professor of teacher education at California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) has been awarded a Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship. Funded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York and managed by the nonprofit Institute of International Education, the Carnegie … [Read more...]

First Freshman Convocation Welcomes Students, Builds Toro Pride

Addressing the importance of getting involved on campus and strategically navigating their academic careers, CSU Dominguez Hills’ deans, administrators, alumni and special guests joined President Willie J. Hagan during the university’s first Freshman Convocation on Sept. 5 to officially welcome the … [Read more...]

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

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

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

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

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...]