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From Bruce Springsteen to the Anthropology of Aging: Faculty Leaves and Sabbaticals Announced
May 23, 2018
Faculty leaves and sabbaticals have been awarded for projects ranging from studies into herbicides in water and the psychological concept of courage, to writing books on student activism and Bruce Springsteen's conception of the American dream.
Faculty and the titles of their projects are:
Joel Abraham, associate professor of biological science, "Qualitative Data Collection and Training and a Place-Based Middle School Biology Engagement Program"
Phillip Armstrong, professor of geological sciences, "Mapping the Fault Systems Responsible for Earthquakes and Uplift of the Sierra Nevada/Alaska”
Rachel Fenning, associate professor of child and adolescent studies, "Federally Funded Research Activities in Autism Spectrum Disorder"
Radha Bhattacharya, professor of economics, "Development of a Financial Literacy Curriculum and Master’s or Certificate Program in Economic Education"
Rebecca Bodan, associate professor of nursing, "Medical Trauma Among Children With Epidermolysis Bullosa"
Cornel Bonca, professor of English, comparative literature and linguistics, "From the Dark Heart of a Dream: Bruce Springsteen's American Covenant"
Kristy Forsgren, assistant professor of biological science, "Improving the Sustainability of California Fisheries Through Examination of Marine Fish Reproduction"
Margaret Garber, associate professor of liberal studies, "Domesticating Curiosities: Institutionalizing Chemistry and Medicine in Early Modern Germany"
Jasmeet Gill, associate professor of health science, "Risk Factors for Breast Cancer Among Whites, African-Americans, Japanese-Americans, Latinas and Native Hawaiians in the Multiethnic Cohort, a Large, Prospective Epidemiology Study"
William Hoese, professor of biological science, "The Effects of Urbanization on Western Bluebirds"
Volker Janssen, professor of history, "Get on the Bus: How Public Transportation Moved Social Reform, 1941-78"
Sara Johnson, professor of anthropology, "Writing and Publishing U-ACRE Following the Teacher-Scholar Model"
Sharon Kim, professor of sociology, "Itara: Lessons and Implications of a Sustainable Income-Generation Project for Rwandan Women"
Yuna Kim, assistant professor of marketing, "Examining the Effect of Social Media Interaction on Firm Performance"
Zhuangjie Li, associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry, "Detection of Herbicides in Water and Investigation of the Nanoparticle and Visible Light-Based Cataphotolysis of Herbicides in Water”
David Nevell, professor of theatre and dance, "Devised Theatre Project"
James O'Connor, associate professor of history, "Supply and Strategy in the Peloponnesian War, 431-404 BCE"
Jennifer Piazza, associate professor of health science, "Fostering a Deeper Understanding of Aging Within the Context of Public Health"
Christine Scher, professor of psychology, "Mindfulness Interventions for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: Theoretical and Empirical Support"
Dennis Siebenaler, associate professor of music, "Popular Music in Nightclubs, Mid-Century Modernism and the LGBTQ Community in Palm Springs, California"
Douglas Swanson, professor of communications, "Mindfulness and Public Relations: Conceptual Understandings of PR Veterans and Emerging Professionals"
Haowei Wang, associate professor of mechanical engineering, "Converting a Diesel Engine to a Compressed Natural Gas Engine"
Carl Wendt, professor of anthropology, "Oxford Handbook of the Olmecs"
Fall 2018-Spring 2019
Geoffrey Lovelace, associate professor of physics, "Solving Einstein's Equations on Supercomputers in the Era of Gravitational-Wave Astronomy"
David Obstfeld, associate professor of management, "The Impact of Networks, Brokerage and Social Skill on Underrepresented College Student Success and Organizational Innovation"
Eric Reyes, associate professor of Asian American studies, "Urban Spaces in Taipei"
Nina Robson, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, "Strengthening CSUF Collaborative Multidisciplinary Bioengineering Research and Educational Program"
Michael Shafae, associate professor of computer science, "Completing an Existing Manuscript and Revising the Computer Graphics Curriculum"
Kathleen Thomas, associate professor of kinesiology, "Activating the Social Environment for Physical Activity: Examining the Group Environment and Parental Influences"
Sam Behseta, professor of mathematics, "A Gentle Introduction to Statistical Methods for Analyzing Brain Signals"
Martin Bonsangue, professor of mathematics, "Putting Math in Its Place: Creating Interactive Lessons in Mathematics History"
Debra Cote, associate professor of special education, "Peer-Assisted College Support — Increasing Access for Individuals With Autism Spectrum Disorder"
Kathryn Dickson, professor of biological science, "Development, Growth and Vascularization of the Aerobic Muscle That Powers Continuous Swimming and Is the Heat Source for Regional Endothermy in Tunas"
Loretta Donovan, professor of elementary and bilingual education, "An Introduction to Technology Across the Curriculum: Course and E-Book Development"
Mark Ellis, professor of secondary education, "Sharpening My Practice Through National Board Certification: Supporting National Board Candidates and Examining National Board Certified Teachers"
Barbra Erickson, professor of anthropology, "Anthropology and Aging: A Four-Fields Perspective"
Monica Hanna, associate professor of Chicana and Chicano studies, "Chronicling Latinidad: The Latin@ Literary Imagination and the Historical Archive"
Brady Heiner, associate professor of philosophy, "Decolonizing Settler Existence: Settler Colonialism and Existential Thought"
Juan Ishikawa, professor of modern languages and literatures, "Translation of Bolivian Writer and Cornell Professor Edmundo Paz Soldán's novel 'La materia del deseo' From Spanish to Japanese"
Mortaza Jamshidian, professor of mathematics, "Addressing Textbook Needs in Introductory Statistics Courses"
Carrie Lane, professor of American studies, "Not About the Stuff: Organizing Better Jobs and Better Lives in Uncertain Times"
Elaine Lewinnek, professor of American studies, "A People's Guide to Orange County"
Debra Lockwood, professor of theatre and dance, "Using LED Light Sources in the Theater”
Carol Lundberg, professor of educational leadership, "Hierarchical Linear Modeling as a Tool for Studying Student and Institutional Effects on College Student Learning"
Pamela Madsen, professor of music, "There Will Come Soft Rains — Multimedia Oratorio: Research, Composition, Premiere and Recording"
Armando Martínez-Cruz, professor of mathematics, "Problem-Solving and Problem Posing Within Geometry and Algebra Domains"
Phoolendra Mishra, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, "Hydrology and Hydrogeology for Environmental Engineers"
Rosario Ordoñez-Jasis, professor of literacy and reading education, "Going Public With Assessment: A Community Practice Approach"
James Parham, associate professor of geological sciences, "Generating Precise Dates for Important Fossil Sites From Orange County"
John Patton, professor of anthropology, "Spit, Chicha and Children: A Cooperative Breeding Study in Microbiome Sharing in the Ecuadorian Amazon"
Alvin Rangel-Alvarado, associate professor of theatre and dance, "The Lester Horton Technique Documentation Project"
Angeles Sancho-Velázquez, professor of liberal studies, "The Disappearance of Improvisation in Western Classical Music"
Joshua Smith, associate professor of physics, "Advanced Optics for the Next Generation of Gravitational-Wave Observatories at the Albert Einstein Institute in Germany" (January-April 2019)
Allison Varzally, professor of history, "Immigrants Run the Kitchens"
Dydia DeLyser, assistant professor of geography and the environment, "Hidden in the Bright Light: The Untold History of Neon Signs in America"
Laura Zettel-Watson, professor of psychology, "Older Adults' Use of Everyday Technology for Health-Related Purposes"
Do Paul Minh, professor of information systems and decision sciences, "A General Backward Algorithm for the Minimal Triangulation of a Graph"
Fall 2018-Spring 2019
William Marelich, professor of psychology, "Courage as a Multidimensional Construct: Development and Validation of a Self-Report Courage Report"
Nimer Alrushiedat, lecturer in information systems and decision sciences, "Examining Social Factors and Increased Awareness to Support Social Learning Using Anchored Online Discussions"
Rebecca Dolhinow, associate professor of women and gender studies, "Student Activism in the Era of the Corporate University"