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Book Explores Migrant Farmworker Students and Educational Success

Other Faculty Authored Works Focus on Derivative Pricing, House Appreciation, Earthquakes, Golden Handshakes

A recently published book by Cal State Fullerton faculty members Patricia Perez, chair and professor of Chicana and Chicano studies, and Maria Estela Zarate, professor of educational leadership, explores how to help farmworker students.

"Facilitating Educational Success for Migrant Farmworker Students in the U.S.," published in February by Routledge, offers an original framework for academic success among such students and a diverse range of methodological approaches. Chapters address English language learner development, support for educators, promotion of migrant family involvement and college access. The book also provides pragmatic strategies and interventions, and considers practical and policy implications to increase migrant student academic achievement, as well as support for migrant farmworker students and families.

Other recently published faculty-authored books include:"The Lives in Objects: Native Americans, British Colonists and Cultures of Labor and Exchange in the Southeast" by Jessica Stern, associate professor of history, published in February by University of North Carolina Press. The book is a study of the deerskin trade in the colonial Southeast, and the long-standing assertion that Native Americans were solely gift givers and the British were modern commercial capitalists.

"A Factor Model Approach to Derivative Pricing" by James A. Primbs, associate professor of finance, published in December 2016 by CRC Press. The book lays a foundation for the pricing of derivativate securities.

"The Blood Contingent: The Military and the Making of Modern Mexico" by Stephen Neufeld, associate professor of history, published by University of Arizona Press in April. Neufeld explores how life in the barracks of President Porfirio Diaz's army reveals the basic power relations that made Mexico a modern society.

"Children of Reunion: Vietnamese Adoptions and the Politics of Family Migrations" by Allison Varally, associate professor of history, and published in February by University of North Carolina Press. The book delves into intercountry adoption as its role as a portal of entry into American society for Vietnamese and Amerasian children, and the issue of the U.S. obligations to refugees.

In addition, several faculty members have seen their work in journals and other publications, including: “Gig Work Doesn’t Have to Be Isolating and Unstable” by Carrie Lane, professor of American studies, posted May 5 on the Harvard Business Review website.

“The Effect of Local Amenities on House Price Appreciation Amid Market Shocks: The Case of School Quality” by Mitchell R. Livy, assistant professor of economics, in the March issue of the Journal of Housing Economics.

“Confidence and the Transmission of Macroeconomic Uncertainty in U.S. Recessions” by Fang Zhang, assistant professor of economics, in Vol. 49, Issue 29 of Applied Economics.

“Are You Socially Responsive?” by Ed Hart, director of the Center for Family Business, in the May 22 issue of the Orange County Business Journal.

“Using GIS to Measure the Impact of the Canterbury Earthquakes on House Prices in Christchurch, New Zealand” co-authored by Sandy Bond, director of the Real Estate and Land Use Institute,  in Vol. 8, Issue 2 of the International Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment.

“Managerial Incentives in the Presence of Golden Handshakes,” by Yi 'Jenny' Jiang, associate professor of finance, in the February issue of Finance Research Letters.

“Exchange Rate Flexibility and the Effect of Remittances on Economic Growth” by Emmanuel Lartey, associate professor of economics, in the February issue of the Review of Development Economics. Lartey also authored “Remittances and Current Account Dynamics” in the February issue of Economic Notes.

“One-Share Orders and Trades” co-authored by Brian S. Roseman, assistant professor of finance, in the February issue of the Journal of Banking and Finance.

“Selection Into Online Community College Courses and Their Effects on Persistence” co-authored by Nicholas Huntington-Klein, assistant professor of economics, published in the May issue of Research in Higher Education. Huntington-Klein also coauthored “Screen Twice, Cut Once: Assessing the Predictive Validity of Applicant Selection Tools” in the April issue of Education Finance and Policy and was sole author of “Estimating Local Average Treatment Effects in Aggregate Data” in Vol. 24, Issue 11 of Applied Economics Letters.

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