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Faculty and Alumni Present Their Work Across the Nation

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Between November 2019 and February 2020, Cal State Fullerton faculty members shared their work across the nation on such topics as pretrial publicity bias, Chen invariants in mathematics and Spanish-language news careers.

Jesus Ayala, lecturer in communications, presented “Exploring Careers in Spanish-Language News,” and Davis Barber, lecturer in communications, spoke on “Earning What Your Photojournalism is Worth” at the Journalism Association of Community Colleges Southern California Regional Conference held at Cal State Fullerton last fall. The conference was organized by Waleed Rashidi, assistant professor of communications, and the website was managed by MaryAnne Shults, lecturer in communications. 

Jon Bruschke, chair and professor of human communication studies, presented “Exploring the Possibility of Pretrial Publicity Eliminating the Biases of Individual Jurors: Replicating the Work of Kovera” at the Western States Communication Association conference held in Denver, Colorado. Also at the February convention, Tara Suwinyattichaiporn, assistant professor of human communication studies, presented “New Explorations in Family Communication.”

Bogdan Suceavă, professor of mathematics, delivered an invited talk on “Chen Invariants, New Inequalities for Curvature and Their Applications,” Feb. 27 at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena.

Gordon Winiemko, lecturer in cinema and television arts, exhibited his documentary-based piece “They Came Together to Perform Heroic Gestures (In the Manner That Was Meaningful to Them)” at the Stuttgart Filmwinter – Festival for Expanded Media in January.

Several faculty and alumnae in communication disorders presented at the November American Speech-Language-Hearing Association in Orlando, Florida: 

  • Rahul Chakraborty and Minjung Kim, both associate professors of communication sciences and disorders, spoke on “Exploring Aspects of Articulatory Behaviors in Spanish-English Bilinguals.” They also lectured on “Exploring Interactions Among Variable Linguistic and Cognitive Constructs in Bilinguals From Four Different L1 Backgrounds,” with alumnae Deborah Hong, Jessica Nguyen and Katherine Yeh.
  • Michelle D’Mello ’19 participated in four conference panel presentations on leadership and advocacy.
  • Lisa Erwin-Davidson, assistant professor of communication sciences and disorders, presented “An Embodied Cognition Framework to Understanding Concept Acquisition in Preschoolers with Complex Communication Needs who Require Augmentative and Alternative Communication” and “Relevance Theory and Concept Words in Early Aided Augmentative and Alternative Communication: Results of a Cross-Case Analysis.”
  • Russell Johnston, assistant professor of communication sciences and disorders, gave talks on “Differences in Supplementary Aids & Services for Students With Extensive Support Needs”; “Effects of Aided Language Input Intensity on AAC Use”; and “Incremental Change: Inclusive Education and AAC.”
  • HyeKyeung Seung, chair and professor of communication sciences and disorders, and alumna Jessica Thanh Truc Hoang ’19, presented “Getting Services for Children with Disabilities: Non-Native English-Speaking Parents’ Perspective.” Seung also lectured on “A Cross-Cultural Examination of Speech-Language Pathologists’ Perspectives on Working With the Vietnamese Autism Spectrum Disorder Population,” with alumna Jamie Bui 17
  • Ying-Chiao Tsao, associate professor of communication sciences and disorders, spoke on “The Effectiveness of Teaching Counseling: Dedicated Course Versus Embedded Contents” and “Evidence-Based Practice: Making a Client-Specific Clinical Decision Regarding Role Control Strategy.”
  • Phillip Charles Weir-Mayta, assistant professor of communication sciences and disorders, gave a talk on “How Incorporating Interprofessional Education and Standardized Patients Enhanced Student’s Educational Experience: A Graduate Program’s Journey.”