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Faculty Research Reflected in Recent Published Works and Lectures

June 11, 2013

Faculty members from across the campus have presented or had works published that reflect their research and scholarly activity, including:

Ken Alan, lecturer in kinesiology, served as panel moderator for "Career Paths in Health and Fitness" at the Jan. 19 Evolution Fitness Conference in Los Angeles, and in May, delivered programs on "Contemporary Line Dance," "Classic Line Dance" and "Stretching Techniques for Stress Management and Relaxation" at the California Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance annual Southwest Dance Movement and Acro-Sports Workshop in Palm Springs.

In May, Jochen Burgtorf, chair and professor of history, presented "William of St. Stephen's Saterian (1296): Reflections on a Hospitaller Legal Treatise" at the 48th International Congress on Medieval Studies at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Mich.

Benjamin J. Hubbard, emeritus professor of comparative religion, authored "Religion and National Politics," chapter four of "Faith, Politics and Media in Our Perilous Times" edited by Stephen Burgard and published by Kendall Hunt.

Paul T. Stapp, professor of biological science, co-authored "Disproportionate Effects of Non-colonial Small Herbivores on Structure and Diversity of Grassland Dominated by Large Herbivores," in the May issue of Oikos.

Amy Cox-Petersen, professor of elementary and bilingual education; Natalie Tran, assistant professor of secondary education; Michelle VanderVeldt, associate professor of elementary and bilingual education; and Maria Grant, associate professor of secondary education, joined James Kisiel of Cal State Long Beach in giving a talk on "Professional Development for Informal Science Educators: A Collaborative Model" at the April 6-9 annual conference of the National Association for Research in Science Education in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Zhenguo "Len" Lin, professor of finance, will present a paper on "Liquidity Risk of Private Assets: Evidence From Real Estate Markets" at the July Global Chinese Real Estate Congress annual conference in Beijing. He delivered a paper titled "Immigrants and Mortgage Delinquency" at the May 30-31 American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association national conference in Washington, D.C., read papers on "Shadow Inventory, Liquidity Constraints and the Impact on Home Prices" at the April Florida State University-University of Florida Critical Issues in Real Estate Symposium Conference in Tallahassee, Fla., and "Do Specialized Agents Help Their Clients More Than Other Agents" at the 29th annual American Real Estate Meeting in Hawaii. Lin also was invited in March to join the editorial board of the Journal of Housing Research for a five-year term.

Ofir Turel, professor of information systems and decision sciences, co-authored "How to Increase Job Satisfaction and Reduce Turnover Intentions in the Family Firm: The Family-Business Embeddedness Perspective" published in the December 2012 issue of Family Business Review.

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