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Faculty Notes, Jan. 23, 2017

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Margaret Grogan, Ph.D., dean, College of Educational Studies, has been named to the 2017 Edu-Scholar Public influence rankings for the sixth consecutive year. These rankings honor the 200 university-based education scholars in the U.S. who are doing the most to influence educational policy and practice.

Don Guy, associate professor, entertainment technology, College of Performing Arts, recently designed and programmed the lighting for multiple productions for Norwegian Cruise Line aboard the ship the Norwegian Jewel while visiting Columbia, Costa Rica, Panama, Guatemala, Nicaragua, and Mexico. He also designed and programmed the lighting for Masters of Illusion Live! at the 2,500-seat Event Center at Harrah’s Casino Resort Southern California.

Wenshan Jia, Ph.D., professor, School of Communication, published a commentary titled “How to Make American great again?” in Asian Breaking News.

Kristin Laughtin-Dunker, scholarly communication and electronic resources librarian, School of Pharmacy, and Linda Galloway, health sciences librarian, Leatherby Libraries, published “Formulating a Pharmacy Collection Without a Prescription” in the Journal of Electronic Resources in Medical Libraries. This paper outlines the creation of our School of Pharmacy’s library resources by librarians without any background in the health sciences and offers best practices for libraries supporting new health science programs. A free copy is also available in Chapman University Digital Commons:

Lilia Monzó, Ph.D., Peter McLaren, Ph.D., Miguel Zavala, Ph.D., and Noah Golden, Ph.D., recently collaborated on a scholarly journal. Monzó and McLaren co-edited a special issue of Knowledge Cultures – A Multidisciplinary Journal, titled “Revolution and Education.” In addition, they wrote the introduction, “Revolution and Education,” and Monzó also published an article titled “Women and revolution: Marx and the dialectic.” Zavala and Golden published “Prefiguring alternative worlds: Organic critical literacies and socio-cultural revolutions.” The issue isn’t dated, it simply reads: Volume 4, Number 6, 2016.

Ramesh Singh, Ph.D., professor, School of Life and Environmental Sciences, Schmid College of Science and Technology, attended the fall AGU meeting held in San Francisco Dec. 12-16, 2016. As a president elect of the Natural Hazards Focus Group he attended the AGU Council meeting held Dec. 11, 2016 and the Executive Committee meeting of the Natural Hazards Focus Group on Dec. 14, 2016. He organized two panel discussion sessions: Industry Perspectives on Natural Hazards and Disaster Science: Research Needs and Opportunities; and Global Change: Extreme Events and Societal Impacts. In addition he organized one oral session, titled Hydrological, Geochemical, and Geophysical Responses to Earthquakes. He coauthored three research papers, which were presented at the AGU meeting. His work on Himalayan snow/glaciers co-author with Samara Calçado de Azevedo, a Ph.D. student from UNESP Sao Paulo State University, was highlighted by NASA. (

Cathery Yeh, Ph.D., assistant professor, College of Educational Studies, was accepted into the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (AMTE) “Service, Teaching, and Research” (STaR) program for 2017. A summer institute will be held in June in Park City, Utah, and a follow-up meeting will take place prior to the February 2018 AMTE Annual Conference in Houston, Texas.

Tom Zoellner, associate professor, Department of English, Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, published a commentary titled From North Korea to L.A. in the Op-Ed section of the Los Angeles Times on Sunday, Jan. 23.

Dawn Bonker

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