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Faculty & Staff Achievements

Research and Sponsored Projects

Charles Hanson Gets Noticed for ‘Family Preservation’ ( )

September 24, 2013

Charles Hanson, a Educational Psychology and Counseling faculty member, has received $235,881 from the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services in continuing support of a project entitled “Family Preservation Program Santa Clarita Zip Codes.”

Charles Hanson’s ‘Adoption Promotion’ Gets Funding ( )

September 24, 2013

Educational psychology and counseling professor Charles Hanson has received $104,737 from the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services in continuing support of a project entitled “Adoption Promotion and Support Services Program – SPA2.”

Continued Support for Charles Hanson’s ‘Neglect Prevention’ Efforts ( )

September 24, 2013

Charles Hanson, a educational psychology and counseling faculty member, has received $47,570 from the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services in continuing support of a project entitled “Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention, Intervention and Treatment Program Services (CAPIT).”

Charles Hanson Gets Grant for ‘Family Support’ ( )

September 24, 2013

Educational psychology and counseling professor Charles Hanson has received $63,945 from the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services in continuing support of a project entitled “Family Support Services – SPA 2.”

Kathleen Rowlands Gets Grant for ‘Cal State Northridge Writing Project’ ( )

September 13, 2013

Secondary Education department faculty member Kathleen Rowlands has received $24,000 from the California Writing Project in continuing support of a project entitled “California Subject Matter Project Grant for the Cal State Northridge Writing Project.”


Terry Sweeting Publishes ‘New Visions’ In JOPERD ( )

September 24, 2013

Kinesiology professor Terry Sweeting recently co-edited an article in the Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance (JOPERD). “New Visions of African Dance for a Creative, Healthy Lifestyle” provides a brief history of African dance and culture, and highlights the benefits of a school-based program that incorporates African dance. JOPERD is published monthly by the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD).

Joshua Sides New Editor of ‘California History’ ( )

August 14, 2013

Sides, a history professor and director of the Center for Southern California Studies at CSUN, is the new editor of the UC Press’ California History journal.

Jean-Luc Bordeaux Publishes Francois Le Moyne History ( )

March 27, 2013

Bordeaux, who is an Emeritus Faculty of the art department, will publish “Francois Le Moyne (1688-1737) – Opera Completa – His Influence and Legacy” in France. The book, which took 15 years to research, will be released by Les Editions Faton.  Jean-Patrice Marandel, currently the Robert H. Ahmanson Senior and Chief Curator of European Art at LACMA, will write the preface.

Peri Klemm Will be Published in “Veiling in Africa” Anthology ( )

March 27, 2013

Klemm, an associate professor of art history, will have her article “We Grew Up Free but Here We Have to Cover Our Faces: Veiling Among Oromo Refugees in Eastleigh, Kenya” released as part of an anthology, “Veiling in Africa.” The Indiana University Press release is scheduled to be available in May, 2013.

Robert Chianese Begins Writing For ‘American Scientist’ ( )

January 18, 2013

Chianese, a former professor, has become an invited columnist for the “American Scientist,” writing about relationships among the humanities, arts and sciences. Chianese’s initial essays constitute a series of evaluations of just how ecologically “green” some iconic works of Earth Art actually are. The title for the series is “How Green Is Earth Art?” and the first essay, focusing on Robert Smithson’s “Spiral Jetty,” appears in the current January/February 2013 issue.


Lynn Lampert Leads Webinar on Digital Literacies ( )

September 6, 2013

Lynn Lampert, chair of Research, Instruction & Outreach Services at the Oviatt Library, was invited by Turnitin.com to develop and lead a webinar on Sept. 19, 2013. This 30-minute webcast, titled “Finding the Needle in the Haystack: Informational Fluency and Digital Literacies,” will provide access to an engaging conversation on best practices that offer tools to help improve students’ critical thinking and help heighten their awareness of the wealth resources that are available and necessary to improve their academic writing.

Lynn Lampert Mentors Teams for ‘Core Competencies’ ( )

September 6, 2013

Lynn Lampert, chair of Research, Instruction & Outreach Services at the Oviatt Library, will be a presenter and mentor for institutional teams for the second consecutive year at the Western Association of Schools and Colleges Retreat on Core Competencies: Critical Thinking and Information Literacy. This event, to be held on Sept. 26 and 27, 2013, is designed for faculty, librarians, academic and co-curricular staff, and administrators responsible for undergraduate or graduate curriculum, general education, student learning assessment, and/or program review.

Beatriz Cortez Shows ‘The Time Machine’ ( )

August 7, 2013

Cortez, a member of the Central American Studies faculty, will have her art installation “The Time Machine” on display at the Grand Central Art Center, located on the campus of California State University, Fullerton. A description from the show’s website states, “The Time Machine is an installation that explores the dual realities of a first world metropolis, Los Angeles, and of urban space in a developing region of the world, in this case San Salvador. These spaces coexist in the same hemisphere, separated by over 2,300 miles. However, they have strong connections to one another through labor and culture. Los Angeles is home to the largest Salvadoran population outside of the capital city of San Salvador.” The show will run from Aug. 3 to Oct. 13, 2013.

Shanté Morgan Presents Findings From ‘Ventura County 2012 Report’ ( )

June 17, 2013

Morgan, the managing editor of @CSUN and Community@CSUN, co-presented the findings from the “Status of Women and Girls in Ventura County 2012 Report” as part of the Ventura County Community Foundation’s Community Lecture Series. Morgan was co-chair of the study, which was prepared by the Ventura County Commission for Women.

Nanci Carr, Sherry Tehrani and Stuart Pardau Wow at Annual Conference ( )

February 21, 2013

Carr, Tehrani and Pardau — all faculty members in the Business Law department — recently presented at the Annual Conference of the Pacific Southwest Academy of Legal Studies in Business in Palm Springs, Calif. Carr’s presentation was entitled “Understanding Every Word”; Tehrani’s was “Welcome to the Amazon: Leading Online Retail from Local Tax Avoidance into Your Backyard”; and Pardau’s was “A Case Study of the Intellectual Property Rights of Participants in Social Media: Phone Dogg v. Noah Kravitz.”

Honors & Awards

Alexis Krasilovsky Set to Premiere ‘Pastriology’ at the Santa Fe Independent Film Festival ( )

September 24, 2013

Cinema and television arts professor Alexis Krasilovsky has had her documentary, “Pastriology,” accepted as an official selection of the Santa Fe Independent Film Festival. It will premiere there on Oct. 17. The film will also screen as part of the Dhaka International Film Festival in January 2014.

S.K. Ramesh Joins ABET Board of Directors ( )

August 29, 2013

S.K. Ramesh, the dean of the College of Engineering and Computer Science, has been appointed to the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology’s (ABET) board of directors beginning in October 2013. ABET is a nonprofit, non-governmental organization that accredits college and university programs in the disciplines of applied science, computing, engineering and engineering technology. The ABET board of directors is the governing body that sets policies and procedures, approves accreditation criteria, and strategically guides the organization.

Currently, ABET has 33 member societies, which are professional and technical organizations that represent applied science, computing, engineering and engineering technology fields. These member societies join ABET so they can collaborate to review and accredit degree programs in the fields they represent. In addition, these societies recruit and help to train the 2,000 volunteers who carry out ABET’s accreditation activities.

Michelle Rozic Captures Two Distinctions ( )

March 27, 2013

Rozic, an assistant professor of art, has recently received two awards and distinctions. First, she was elected president of the Los Angeles Printmaking Society for a two-year term beginning in 2013. Rozic also captured the Merit Prize award at the 23rd Parkside National Small Print Exhibition, that was held at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside in Kenosha, WI.

Lesley Krane Wins For “Wait 21” ( )

March 27, 2013

Krane, an art department faculty member and photographer, captured first place in the Photo Review 2012 Competition for her black and white photograph, “Wait 21.” The competition was juried by Peter Barberie, the curator of photographs at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Three photographs from the “Wait” series were then published in the January 2013 issue of “The Photo Review.”

Owen Doonan Named Getty Residential Fellow ( )

March 27, 2013

Doonan, a member of the art department faculty, was named a Getty Residential Fellow. He was chosen out a field of 577 applicants with only 15-20 fellowships being granted.