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new University-Student Union

New U-SU for you, too

Not just for students, it opens formally Jan. 9

Who’s moving in?

The University-Student Union, which opened its doors this fall, will celebrate its UDay grand opening Friday, Jan. 9, from 3 to 10 p.m. with the theme, “U Live. U Learn. U Grow. The New U.”

The U-SU, complementing other campus architecture, connects to The Golden Eagle by a third-floor bridge. It is home to the Alumni Association, Associated Students, Inc., Center for Student Involvement, Cross Cultural Centers, Office of Annual Giving, and the University-Student Union administration and staff.

The 93,000-square-foot building also features an outdoor plaza, expanded computer lab, a fitness center, 200-seat theater, alumni lounge, Wells Fargo bank, a coffee house, pizza restaurant, and added meeting and lounge space.

What’s there for faculty and staff?

Primarily for student activities and programming, the U-SU provides a unique setting for social, cultural, recreational, and educational opportunities. The programs and services available also extend to the entire campus community. For example, faculty and staff are welcome to do the following:
* Attend many of the free workshops, movies, entertainment and events
* Enjoy coffee breaks at Starbucks or lunch at Sbarro (coming in January)
* Obtain student training resources and cultural enrichment materials
* Rent a room at a reduced rate to hold a campus event or office meeting
* Keep fit at the Xtreme Fitness Center for a reduced rate of $60 per quarter or $180 per year
* Relax after work at “The Pit” game room or the lounging areas

Outstanding Professors

File under ‘inspirational’

Beer, 4 colleagues honored for wide-ranging excellence

As part of the annual Fall Faculty Day tradition, five CSULA professors were recognized for excellence in teaching, scholarly inquiry, creativity, professional activities, and service to the campus and community.

The following faculty were named Outstanding Professors: James Brady (Anthropology), a Maya cave archaeologist who actively involves students in his research and fieldwork; Jennifer Faust (Philosophy), a published author and expert on the philosophy of science and religion; Kylie Hsu (Modern Languages and Literatures), a specialist in linguistics who was key in developing two B.A. programs at Cal State L.A.; and Susan Mason (Theatre Arts and Dance), a professional dramaturg who has recently been named a Fulbright lecturer to teach in Japan next year.

Presented with the President’s Distinguished Professor Award was Gerald Beer (Mathematics). An internationally renowned prolific scholar, Beer is an inspiring teacher and mentor, and a respected mathematician. He is the author of the best-known texts in the field, Topologies on Closed and Closed Convex Sets, and is on the editorial boards of Set-Valued Analysis and The Journal of Convex Analysis.

For more about each faculty honoree, go to http://www.calstatela.edu/univ/ppa/newsrel/opa07-08.htm.

Pictured: (front, l-r) Outstanding Professors Jennifer Faust, Kylie Hsu, Gerald Beer (President's Distinguished Professor), James Brady, and Susan Mason; (back, l-r) Daphne Liu, awards selection committee chair; Kevin Baaske, Academic Senate chair; President James M. Rosser; and Provost Desdemona Cardoza.

The Tattooed Soldier

Meet the ‘The Tattooed Soldier’

Across campus, people will come to know The Tattooed Soldier, a novel by Héctor Tobar, a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter at the Los Angeles Times. Tobar’s first novel is the pick for Cal State L.A.’s 2008-2009 One Campus, One Book project, which encourages a common reading experience.

Members of the CSULA community are invited to read The Tattooed Soldier, a suspense-filled novel that weaves many themes from the immigrant experience into the urban experience of Los Angeles.

The book’s themes are teachable from a variety of perspectives. Faculty and staff are encouraged to incorporate study of the book into classes and events throughout the year.

For themes, resources, and a developing list of events, go to http://www.calstatela.edu/library/ocob.


Since WASC reaccreditation is of vital importance, here are some key questions and answers:

Q: Why is WASC accreditation important to the University?

A: WASC (Western Association of Schools and Colleges) accreditation is much like a seal of approval by an agency that upholds a national standard of service. It is important to CSULA as it impacts students’ access and learning. The WASC self-study review is a powerful tool in helping the University move forward with its strategic plans and goals.

Q: What has changed since last time?

A: Since Cal State L.A.’s last WASC accreditation (in 1999), there have been many changes to the accreditation model. There is a greater focus on student learning outcome, assessment, and accountability. It used to be more of an auditing process, but now WASC works in partnership with the University to achieve accreditation.

Q: What are the major areas of focus?

A: As the University works toward “becoming a teaching and learning community,” it will focus on the following themes:
* Promoting Student Learning Outcomes and Success
* Supporting Students to Reach Their Academic Goals
* Providing Enrollment and Resources Management
* Being a Teaching and Learning Community

Q: How can faculty and staff help the process?

A: Faculty and staff are encouraged to read the WASC report and be informed of the issues, as well as provide input on the online WASC forum (https://nss-nemo.calstatela.edu/wasc/index.php). When the visiting team comes to campus in April next year, some will be asked to participate in meetings and provide data for the WASC visiting team.

Q: How can I find out more?

A: Learn about the WASC process by attending one of the town hall meetings listed on the campus web calendar at http://www.calstatela.edu/calendar, or visit the WASC website at http://www.calstatela.edu/wasc. For more information, contact Anne Hafner, WASC faculty coordinator, at ext. 3-4361 , or Alan Muchlinski, accreditation liaison to WASC, at ext. 3-3820.

Please welcome...

Lisa Chavez took the helm as associate vice president for Administration and Finance, effective Aug. 25, 2008. Her areas of responsibility include budget administration, business financial services, procurement and contracts, and student financial services. Prior to coming to Cal State L.A., Chavez held positions at several CSU locations, including CSU Dominguez Hills, Office of the Chancellor, and CSU San Marcos. She has been active on many CSU systemwide finance-related committees.

Tamie Nguyen began as director of the Center for Student Financial Aid Sept. 24, 2008. She is responsible for the University’s multimillion dollar financial aid delivery system, servicing approximately 22,500 applicants with an average annual yield of more than 10,500 recipients. She will also manage grants, loans and federal work-study offerings. She was most recently associate director of student relations, enrollments services and financial aid at CSU Long Beach.

Nancy Wada-McKee was appointed assistant vice president for Student Affairs-Student Services on Sept. 15, 2008. She oversees the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP), Educational Participation in Communities (EPIC), International Programs and Services, Judicial Affairs Office, Office for Students with Disabilities, Student Health Center, and the Student Affairs Program. She will also work with the Associated Students, Inc. and the University-Student Union to strengthen collaborations among all campus organizations related to student services. Wada-McKee formerly served as dean of student affairs at the Art Institute of California-Los Angeles.

A CSULA ‘Spotlight’ on success

Featured recently in the “Spotlight” section of the CSULA home page, three recent CSULA alumni took the field by storm in proton physics, convention coverage, and California plant distribution—and they attribute their achievements to Cal State L.A. The “Spotlight” section—highlighting sigificant accomplishments and campus news—is updated regularly at http://www.calstatela.edu/univ/ppa/spotlight.

Proton accelerator

Robert Stringer, who received his bachelor’s degree in physics from Cal State L.A., recently participated in a groundbreaking physics experiment that seeks to explain the origin of masses of elementary particles and of processes that took place in the very early universe.

Working with probes of high-energy protons accelerated to nearly the speed of light, Stringer—along with a team of international scientists, postdoctoral researchers and graduate students—helped conduct the first successful test of the world’s most powerful particle accelerator, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), in early September.

Stringer is pursuing his doctorate degree in physics at UC Riverside. Under the supervision of UCR faculty, he is involved with the LHC’s Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) experiment at the CERN laboratory. CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research located near Geneva, Switzerland, is home of the LHC.

As an undergraduate at Cal State L.A., Stringer conducted research with the CSULA nuclear physics group led by Professors Konrad Aniol, Martin Epstein and Demetrius Margaziotis (Physics and Astronomy).

Aniol said, “He was critical in helping establish the data analysis for an experiment we had performed at the Mainz Accelerator in Mainz, Germany. During a summer quarter’s stay at Jefferson Lab, Robert also made important contributions by creating software to help visualize the paths of particles through the Hall A spectrometers. He was well-qualified to pursue his Ph.D. and assumed a significant role in the construction of the detector for the CMS experiment at the LHC.”

Dynamics of climate change

Anne Kelly’s study on the effects of climate change and a changing fire cycle on the Sierra Nevada forests was recently published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. She is the lead author on the research, “Rapid shifts in plant distribution with recent climate change.”

According to Kelly, “The Sierra snowpack provides a significant amount of California’s fresh water, and a declining snowpack and sick forests will have serious consequences for Californians.”

Kelly, who received her M.S. in interdisciplinary environmental science at Cal State L.A., was a fellow of the University’s CEA-CREST (Center for Environmental Analysis-Centers of Research Excellence in Science and Technology) program. She is pursuing her Ph.D. in earth system science at UC Irvine.

According to CEA-CREST Program Director Carlos Robles, “One of the things we do well is give students the opportunity of life-changing career moves. Anne came to us with a background in the physical sciences and no experience in ecology and environmental research. We provided financial support, guidance, and the chance to immediately participate in significant global climate-change research. With huge talent and drive, Anne made the most of the opportunity.”

Live from DNC

After receiving 7,277 online votes, Wendy Carrillo was selected by panel of judges out of more than 200 applicants nationwide to “crash” the Democratic National Convention as a national political correspondent for www.sitv.com and www.votolatino.org.

Carrillo, who received her bachelor’s degree in communication studies at Cal State L.A., won an all-expense paid trip to the National Press Club on Capitol Hill for a winners’ ceremony. She also received expenses and press pass to cover the Democratic National Convention in Denver. Additionally, she traveled to Atlanta, Ga., to train as a reporter with CNN anchor Rick Sanchez.

Currently, Carrillo hosts two public affairs programs for Los Angeles radio stations, Power 106 and Movin 93.9. She is also pursuing her master’s degree in specialized journalism at USC.

Carrillo said, “As a Latina, first-generation college student and oldest of five girls, CSULA trained me to be a critical thinker and an advocate for my community.

“Professor Dionne Espinoza was instrumental in awakening my subconsciousness as a feminist, and as a woman of color. Dr. David Olsen pushed my intellect by always asking ‘so what?’ in every rhetorical discourse. Joseph Aguirre, who was the ASI director at that time, always had an open-door policy and was a big part of my training as a student leader.”

To submit a story idea to be considered for a “Spotlight” feature, please email paffairs@cslanet.calstatela.edu.

En Contexto logo

Lights! Camera! Interview the professors!

Telemundo brings En Contexto to campus for live late-night newscast

With the presidential election campaign in its homestretch, the economy in a tailspin, and the patio in front of the new University-Student Union transformed into a remote television studio, Telemundo (Channel 52) brought its heralded late-night news show En Contexto to Cal State L.A. Oct. 30.

The Spanish-language network broadcast its entire 30-minute 11 p.m. newscast live from campus, so it could weave into its coverage the perspectives of students and a quartet of experts from Cal State L.A.’s faculty.

According to producer Linda Salomon, En Contexto wanted to hear from students about issues important to them and to gauge the impact of the election and the economy on the Latino community.

Journalist Rubén Luengas, the Emmy Award-winning anchor of En Contexto, also conducted live interviews with faculty members Beth Baker-Cristales (Anthropology), Michael Soldatenko (Chicano Studies) and Gastón Alzate (Modern Languages and Literatures). The newscast also included interviews taped earlier with Ramón Castillo (Economics and Statistics) and some of his students.

The technical and production crew included Assignment Editor Vanessa Garcia, an alumna Cal State L.A.

For more about En Contexto, see: http://www.telemundo52.com/encontexto/index.html. If you would like to view a recording of the broadcast, call CSULA Media Relations Director Sean Kearns at ext. 3-3050.

SPACE Center team


$5M NASA grant enhances SPACE

Going where it has never gone before, CSULA’s SPACE program was recently awarded a $5 million, five-year grant by the Office of Education at NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) to support Cal State L.A.’s University Research Center (URC), officially named the “Structures, Propulsion, Aerospace and Control Engineering (SPACE) Center.” Cal State L.A.—with the only NASA URC in California—is among only seven universities internationally selected to receive the NASA’s Minority University Research and Education Program awards this year.

The SPACE Center comprises the Structures, Pointing and Control Engineering Lab (SPACE Lab) and the Multidisciplinary Flight Dynamics and Control Lab (MFDC Lab). Since 2003, it has provided more than 500 undergraduates and graduates—from Cal State L.A. and other colleges, including Ph.D.-granting institutions—the opportunity to conduct multidisciplinary research. For more about the SPACE Center, go to http://www.calstatela.edu/orgs/space/.

Pictured: (l-r) Charles Liu, Chivey Wu, Helen Boussalis, Darrell Guillaume, and Trinh Pham.

PBI gets $45K for ‘healthy’ push

The Edmund G. “Pat” Brown Institute of Public Affairs (PBI) was recently awarded a $45,000 gift from Kaiser Permanente, Southern California Region. This funding will support the activities of the Institute’s Health Policy Outreach Center (HPOC) in 2009. A component of PBI’s Safe & Healthy Communities Initiative, HPOC focuses on issues that affect Los Angelinos, particularly Asians, Pacific Islanders and Latinos residing in East Los Angeles and the West San Gabriel Valley communities. For more information, go to http://www.patbrowninstitute.org/outreach/healthpolicy.html.

Pioneering Chicano Studies turns 40

The 40th anniversary of the University’s Department of Chicano Studies was launched with a Chicana/o Film Series this past winter, themed “Understanding the Struggle for Equality.” In October, the celebration continued with a symposium, “Chicano(a) Studies and the Chicano(a) Struggle: Where Have We Been, and Where Are We Going?” A panel discussion was also held last month featuring four Cal State L.A. alumni who helped to champion the establishment of the nation’s first Chicano Studies department.

The Department of Chicano Studies at Cal State L.A. was founded in fall 1968. The courses and its program were originally referred to as “Mexican American Studies.” Today, the Chicano Studies department offers a major with four options, three minors, and an M.A. program. Its alumni frequently pursue graduate or doctoral degrees, while some become educators, professionals and organizers in the Los Angeles community. For information on the spring fundraiser or other commemorative events, call ext. 3-2190.

Diverse destinations for 5 Fulbright Scholars

Distinguished as this year’s Fulbright Scholars, these five Cal State L.A. professors will be or have already traveled abroad to teach or conduct research at universities in different countries: Mohammad Auwal (Communication Studies) to Qatar, Susan Mason (Theatre Arts and Dance) to Japan, Elliot L. Oring (Emeritus, Anthropology) to Iceland, Hassan M. Rezaie Boroon (Geological Sciences) to Togo and Marguerite Ann Snow (Education-TESOL) to Cyprus.

Cal State L.A.’s five-scholar Fulbright contingent is one of the largest in the country. Among the roughly 425 colleges and universities nationwide with Fulbright scholars this year, only six have more than Cal State L.A.: UC Berkeley, University of Arizona, University of Georgia and Penn State each have six; Georgetown, seven; and University of Washington, nine.

Education faculty feted at Alumni Gala

Rosario S. Morales (Curriculum and Instruction), director of the Urban Learning Program (ULP) at Cal State L.A., was recently honored as the Distinguished Faculty Alumna at this year’s Alumni Awards Gala. The ULP is the College’s undergraduate blended teacher preparation program. Morales’ research has focused on multicultural issues in early childhood education, support and assessment of beginning teachers, and preparing prospective teachers for urban schools. She has taught courses in literacy and early childhood education. For other 2008 alumni honorees, go to http://alumni.calstatela.edu/recipients/award_recipients.htm or http://www.calstatela.edu/univ/ppa/newsrel/alumgala2008.htm.

Philanthropy pros toast Rosser’s ‘spirit’

CSULA President James M. Rosser was presented the 2008 Spirit of Philanthropy Award by the Association of Fundraising Professionals of Greater Los Angeles at its 23rd annual National Philanthropy Day celebration recently held at The Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles. President Rosser, the fourth recipient of this distinguished award, was recognized for his generous contributions in time, efforts, and resources to the University and the Greater Los Angeles community. The award also honors Rosser’s extraordinary leadership and vision in support of charitable agencies’ goals.

In recognition of his outstanding leadership and contributions to the greater Los Angeles community, Rosser was also presented a Lifetime Achievement Award by The 100 Black Men of Los Angeles, Inc. during its recent 27th anniversary gala at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles.

Carlos Gutierrez

Chemistry professor among L.A.’s top 40

Carlos G. Gutiérrez (Chemistry and Biochemistry) was recently listed as one of “The Los Angeles Top 40” in the Hispanic Business 100 Most Influential U.S. Hispanics for 2008. Gutiérrez directs Cal State L.A.’s National Institutes of Health (NIH) Minority Access to Research Careers and Minority Biomedical Research Support programs. He is also faculty coordinator and mentor for its Beckman Scholars program. According to the Hispanic Business magazine, “Our list of Influentials encompasses all parts of the nation… However… More than half of our choices came from California, with 40 influential Hispanics chosen from Los Angeles alone.” For the Hispanic Business – “The Los Angeles Top 40” listing, go to: http://hispanicbusiness.com/rankings/2008/10/2/100_influentials_2008_the_complete_list.htm.

Mitchell Eisen

From foster youths to ‘Court Scholars’

A new Court Scholars Program is helping foster youths gain a college degree at Cal State L.A. by providing mentoring and combining support services from the University, the Los Angeles County Dependency Court, and the L.A. County Department of Child and Family Services-Youth Development Services Division.

Through these collaborative efforts, the program has identified 36 current or former foster youths attending Cal State L.A.

According to Program Director Mitchell Eisen (Psychology), “We have begun providing the individuals with campus contacts for academic mentoring, advisement, and counseling. Our main objective is to enhance retention among these students and encourage them to reach their educational goals.”

Interested students and faculty can contact Eisen at ext. 3-5006 or by email at meisen@calstatela.edu.

CSULA partnership establishes biotechnology center

Cal State L.A. is among eight CSU campuses partnering with the Southern California Biomedical Council, the Pasadena Bioscience Collaborative, and Pasadena City College to establish a CSU Biotechnology Center. The CSU Program for Research and Education in Biotechnology (CSUPERB) has received a Small Business Administration earmark grant in the amount of $280,000 to establish this biotechnology training center in Pasadena. The Center will focus on coordinating workforce delivery systems and providing industry-specific training to help bridge the gap between current educational offerings and the skill sets needed by biotechnology companies. For more details, go to http://www.calstate.edu/csuperb/ or http://www.pasadenabiosci.com/generalinfo.htm.

video by Karen Mitchell

Student honors

[View]: West Hollywood video contest selected three top entries to be screened on the 19- by 24-foot Sunset Strip Videotron for the month of November. The first prize went to West Hollywood: Hidden in Plain Sight, by Cal State L.A.’s anthropology major Karen Mitchell; second prize to Inevitable, by television, film and media studies majors Marla Ulloa and Jovanny Venegas; and third prize to Kaleidoscope, by television, film and media studies majors Luz Reyes, Crystal Leong, Rory Sheehan and Walter Martinez.

Eighteen Cal State L.A. students were recently named as 2008-09 Sally Casanova Pre-Doctoral Scholars. For list of CSULA scholars, go to http://www.calstatela.edu/univ/ppa/newsrel/csu-sallypredocs2008.htm. Representing the largest group from any of the 23 CSU campuses, Cal State L.A. accounted for nearly a quarter of the scholars selected from throughout the CSU system this academic year. Out of 220 applicants, 76 students were selected system-wide. Since 1998, more than 120 students from Cal State L.A. have been recognized as Sally Casanova Pre-Doctoral Scholars. Fifty-six percent of the CSULA students have entered top-ranking doctoral programs throughout the United States and in several foreign countries, a tribute to the excellence of the faculty who work closely to prepare these scholars.

Five Cal State L.A. students were named winners of the 2008 CSU Media Arts Festival, held recently at CSU Channel Islands in Camarillo, CA. The annual festival showcases the very best in student film and video from all of the CSU system’s 23 campuses. Ian Lollar and Tyler Andersen received the first-place Rosebud Award for their film, Ups and Downs; Luz Reyes and Huiwen Tsao received second- place recognition for their experimental film, Jean; and Dal Lim Park received fourth-place recognition for an animated film, The Island Universes.

Three CSULA students had their papers accepted for presentation at the National Communication Association (NCA) in November: Paul Vera, "Cash and Moco: The Cinematic Imposition of Border Law Through Intercultural Communicative Competence"; Ulises Moreno, "Liminal Lines: Problematizing Border Rhetorics through Deleuze’s Line Theory"; and Jenna Delgado, "Everywhere the Eagle can Land: How Mexican Identity & Performance Transcend Borders." The faculty mentors were David Olsen (Communication Studies) and Robert DeChaine (Liberal Studies).

The following CSULA students were awarded scholarships by the CSU Foundation for the 2008-09 academic year: Yelena Bartel ($6,500 Dale M. Schoettler Scholarship), Mireya Coria ($4,000 Nathaniel R. and Valerie Dumont Scholarship), Chingasiyeni Nduna ($4,000 Nathaniel R. and Valerie Dumont Scholarship), and Beatriz Varela ($6,500 Dale M. Schoettler Scholarship).

New emeriti

The following recently retired faculty members were recommended by their academic departments or divisions for emeritus status. With approval from the College Deans, the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, and the President, they have been awarded emeritus status:
Randy Marion Caine (Professor of Nursing, 1998-Fall 2008)
Patricia Chin (Professor of Nursing, 1989-Summer 2008)
John Gamon (Professor of Biological Sciences, 1991-Fall 2008)
Gary Novak (Professor of Geological Science, 1970-Fall 2008)

University Appointments

Vice President of Information Technology Services Peter Quan announces the following appointment:
James Williamson, director, eLearning Programs and Support, effective July 1, 2008.

Vice President of Institutional Advancement Kyle Button announces the following appointments:
Shayna Chabner, marketing communications specialist, effective Sept. 9, 2008.
Angelo "Pong" Devera, director of development for university development, effective Sept. 7, 2008.
Bernard Kane, media production specialist, effective Nov. 10, 2008.
Maria Magolske, director of development for individual giving, effective Sept. 7, 2008.

Faculty promotions

The President has promoted the following faculty members, effective September 1, 2008:

Arts and Letters
Rebecca Davis (Art)
Paul DeCastro (Music)
Maria Karafilis (English)

Associate Professors
Jon Beaupre (Communication Studies)
Luis Bermudez (Art)
Anthony Cox (Communication Studies)
Paul Graham (Theatre Arts & Dance)
Alejandro Solomianski (Modern Languages & Literatures)
ToshikoYokota (Modern Languages & Literatures)

Business and Economics
Elias Rafik (Accounting)
James Refalo (Finance and Law)

Associate Professors
David Gadish (Information Systems)
Edward Monsour (Accounting)

Charter College of Education
Adelaide Doyle-Nichols (Applied & Advanced Studies in Education)
Lois Weinberg (Special Education & Counseling)

Associate Professors
Huei-Chu (Pearl) Chen (Applied & Advanced Studies in Education)
Holly Menzies (Special Education & Counseling)
Paul Narguizian (Curriculum & Instruction)
Heidi Paul (Special Education & Counseling)
Jennifer Symon (Special Education & Counseling)
Ann Wood (Applied & Advanced Studies in Education)

Health and Human Services
Associate Professors
Victor Manalo (Social Work)
Harmit Singh (Kinesiology & Nutritional Science)

Natural and Social Sciences
Scott Bowman (Political Science)
Choi Chatterjee (History)
Timothy Lim (Political Science)
Carole Srole (History)

Associate Professors
Melina Abdullah (Pan African Studies)
Beth Baker-Cristales (Anthropology)
Elaine A. Draper (Sociology)
Joel W. Ellwanger (Psychology)
Gaithri Fernando (Psychology)
Ester Hernandez (Chicano Studies)
Alison McCurdy (Chemistry & Biochemistry)
Debasree Raychaudhuri (Mathematics)
Tina Salmassi (Biological Sciences)
Guo-Meng Zhao (Physics and Astronomy)

Associate Librarian
Catherine M. Haras (University Library)

Faculty tenure

President Rosser has granted tenure to the following faculty members, effective with the start of their next academic year:

Arts and Letters
Jon Beaupre (Communication Studies)
Luis Bermudez (Art)
Anthony Cox (Communication Studies)
Paul S. Graham (Theatre Arts & Dance)
Maria Karafilis (English)
Alejandro Solomianski (Modern Languages and Literatures)
Toshiko Yokota (Modern Languages and Literatures)

Business and Economics
Rafik Elias (Accounting)
David Gadish (Information Systems)
Edward Monsour (Accounting)

Charter College of Education
Huei-Chu (Pearl) Chen (Applied & Advanced Studies in Education)
Holly Menzies (Special Education & Counseling)
Paul Narguizian (Curriculum & Instruction)
Heidi Paul (Special Education & Counseling)
Jennifer Symon (Special Education & Counseling)
Lois Weinberg (Special Education & Counseling)
Ann Wood (Applied & Advanced Studies in Education)

Health and Human Services
Victor Manalo (Social Work)
Harmit Singh (Kinesiology & Nutritional Science)

Natural and Social Sciences
Melina Abdullah (Pan African Studies)
Beth Baker-Cristales (Anthropology)
Elaine A. Draper (Sociology)
Joel W. Ellwanger (Psychology)
Gaithri Fernando (Psychology)
Esther Hernandez (Chicano Studies)
Alison McCurdy (Chemistry & Biochemistry)
Debasree Raychaudhuri (Mathematics)
Tina Salmassi (Biological Sciences)
Guo-Meng Zhao (Physics and Astronomy)

University Library
Catherine M. Haras (University Library)

New faculty members

Full-time tenure-track faculty members:

Arts and Letters
George DeGraffenreid (Music)
James Hatfield (Theatre Arts and Dance)
Richard Dean (Philosophy)
Jennifer Ohlund (English)
Mohammed Abed (Philosophy)
Aaron Sonnenschein (English)

Business and Economics
Min Shi (Management)
Min-Ming Wen (Finance)
Ivan Montiel (Management)

Jennifer McCormick (Curriculum & Instruction)
Minyi Shih (Special Education & Counseling)
Audrey Ham (Special Education & Counseling)

Engineering, Computer Science, and Technology
Mauricio Castillo (Technology)
Arturo Pacheco-Vega (Mechanical Engineering)

Health and Human Services
Raquel Warley (Social Work)
Kathryn A. Hillstrom (Kinesiology and Nutritional Science)
Mary Anne Schultz (Nursing)
Claudia Kouyoumdjian (Child and Family Studies)
Allison Fuligni (Child and Family Studies)
Beth Hoffman (Health Science)
William Sanders (Criminal Justice )

Natural and Social Sciences
Rene Vellanoweth (Anthropology)
Munyi Shea (Psychology)
Bradley Campbell (Sociology)
Emily Acevedo (Political Science)
Douglas Stenstrom (Psychology)
Sharon Oselin (Sociology)
Daniel Bahram Shabani (Psychology)
M. Kittiya Lee (History)
Stacey Thompson (Biological Sciences)
Kirsten Fisher (Biological Sciences)

Christina Sheldon (Library)

Student Affairs
Mimi Hoang (Counseling Center)

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Editorial staff

University Reports is published three times a year by the Office of Public Affairs. Email material to margiey@cslanet.calstatela.edu. For guidelines, go to www.calstatela.edu/univ/ppa/ur/urform.htm. (Call ext. 3047 if you have no access to the Web.) Copy for the Winter 2009 issue (vol. 39, no. 2) should be received in the Public Affairs Office by Friday, Jan. 16, 2009.
Executive editor—Nancy Miron
Managing editor—Sean Kearns
Editor—Margie Oi Low ’92
Photographer—Bernard Kane
Layout production—Yuri Watanabe, ’73
Printing—Printing Center

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