Susan Ames PhD S.L. Ames
School of Community and Global Health

Ames, S.L. & McBride, C. (2006). Translating genetics, cognitive science and other basic science research findings into applications for prevention of substance use. Evaluation and the Health Professions, 29 (3), 277-301.

Ames, S.L., Grenard, J., Thush, C., Sussman, S., Wiers, R.W., & Stacy, A.W. (2007). Comparison of indirect assessments of association as predictors of marijuana use among at-risk adolescents. Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology. 15(2):204-18.

Grenard, J.L., Ames, S.L., Wiers, R., Thush, C., Sussman, S. & Stacy, A.W. (2008). Working memory capacity moderates the predictive effects of drug-related associations on substance use. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 22(3), 426-432.

I chose these papers because they represent my current research focus and interest in translating basic science research on control and automatic processes to health behaviors and increasing our understanding of the role of these processes in health decisions.

My current NIH-funded research projects seek to understand the neural substrates involved in implicit associative processes (automatic processes) through the imaging (fMRI) of alcohol and drug-relevant memory associations.

My near future research has been expanded to evaluate neurocognitive processes in eating behavior in addition to substance abuse, and the functional imaging of these processes - both control and automatic - that influence the formation and perpetuation of habits.

David Amico David Amico
School of Arts and Humanities

"Sonata," Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach, CA
First museum show

"Circus Boy," Ace Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA
First show with an internationally recognized gallery

"Drift-Trace Paintings," Ace Gallery Los Angeles
First solo show with 25 major pieces of art

My present work has a distinction leaning towards observational detail, focusing on personal marks in public places.

To me this research attempts to visualize the spaces between intentions, not the mechanisms of delivery with regard to style.

John Angus
School of Mathematical Sciences

“What’s in Your 403(b)? Academic Retirement Plans and the Costs of Underdiversification,” with W. O. Brown, J. K. Smith, and R. Smith, J. of the Financial Management Association International, 36(2), 2007.

"Modeling t-cell activation using gene expression profiling and state space models," with C. Rangel, F. Falciani, Z Ghahramani, M. Lioumi, and D. Wild, Bioinformatics, 20, 2004.

“RAIM (Receiver Autonomous Integrity Monitoring) with Multiple Faults,” Navigation Journal of the Institute of Navigation, 53(4), Winter 2006, pp. 249-257.

Why: These show the breadth and relevance of my research to pressing, contemporary issues: Finance, Molecular Biology and Genetics, and Navigation using the Global Positioning System (GPS).

I am presently developing some of the mathematical navigation safety algorithms needed for the Joint Precision Approach Landing System (JPALS), which will be the next generation of GPS-based precision landing system for military and civil aviators.

Why it matters: The key to safe and accurate global navigation in the future lies in the creative use and enhancement of the Global Positioning System.



Dale E. Berger
School of Behavioral and Organizational Sciences

My students and I are expanding our major web site that offers support for teaching statistics: Web Interface for Statistics Education (WISE) at http://wise.cgu.edu.

Our web site, recognized with national awards, is used by students and faculty around the world.

Malek, M. H., Berger, D. E., Housh, T. J., Marelich, W. D., Coburn, J. W., & Beck, T. W. (2006) Cardiovascular function following surgical repair of pectus excavatum: A meta-analysis. Chest, 130, 506-516.

Provides new compelling evidence that a surgical procedure demonstrates substantial cardiovascular benefits.

Berger, D. E., & Snortum, J. R. (1985). Alcoholic beverage preferences of drinking driving violators. Journal of Studies on Alcohol, 46, 232 239.

This research was used by legislators to support tougher drunk driving laws, especially regarding beer.

I am exploring ways to make better use of Internet technology in support of learning and teaching statistics through interactive applets and tutorials on http://wise.cgu.edu .

Recent rapid advances in technology have important but underutilized applications for learning and teaching.

Michelle Bligh Michelle Bligh
School of Behavioral and Organizational Sciences

Bligh, M. C., Kohles, J. C., & Meindl, J. R. (2004). Charisma under Crisis: Presidential Leadership, Rhetoric, and Media Responses Before and After the September 11th Terrorist Attacks. The Leadership Quarterly, 15(2), 211-239.

Shamir, B., Pillai, R., Bligh, M. C., & Uhl-Bien, M. (Eds.). (2007). Follower-Centered Perspectives on Leadership: A Tribute to the Memory of James R. Meindl. Greenwich, CT: Information Age Publishing.

Bligh, M. C., & Robinson, J. L. (In press, 2009). Was Gandhi “Charismatic”? Exploring the Rhetorical Leadership of Mahatma Gandhi. The Leadership Quarterly.

These three publications reflect my primary research interests concerning followership, leader-follower relationships, and how the context of leadership shapes our attributions of “effective” leadership.

I am currently exploring how leaders can best foster innovation in conservative and collectivistic cultures such as the Confucian Asia cluster, developing followers who are willing to take risks and challenge leaders despite cultural norms that emphasize respect, obedience, and compliance.

Tom Borcherding Tom Borcherding
School of Politics and Economics

"Group Consumption, Free Riding and Informal Reciprocity Agreements," with D. Filson, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization (Sp. 2002). Conditions that enhance an efficient if uncoordinated community efforts producing public goods; social norms matter but are limited by transaction costs et al.

"Growth in the Real Size of Governments since 1970," with S. Ferris and A. Garzoni in Handbook of Public Choice (2004). Interaction between government activity and economic growth; the former may well enhance the latter, except for redistributive spending; limits of social democracy.

"Public Choice of Tax and Regulatory Instruments- The Role of Heterogeneity," with D. Lee, in Public Finance Review (Nov. 2006). Are taxes and regulations complements or substitutes; how the two effect the overall size of government; and why the mix is more tax intensive for more homogeneous societies.

What they indicate.
The three were chosen because they reflect much of my research agenda in public choice for over more than four decades.

What am I doing nowadays.
My current work with Prof. Gene Silberberg, University of Washington, the political economy of social attitudes, incorporates Adam Smith's Moral Sentiment's view that human behavior reflects both the narrow motives of prudence and selfishness, but, as well, wider inclinations which can enhance group solidarity, if the institutions are congenial to that end. Here and elsewhere we/I conclude that while our neurological nature makes apparent irrationality ubiquitous and troublesome, it allows our "better angels" to coalesce more readily, but only if institutions accentuate group solidarity and attenuate both mindlessness and barbarity. Thus, Hobbes yields to Locke.

Peter Boyer Peter Boyer
School of Arts and Humanities

Three musical compositions of which I am proudest: Ellis Island: The Dream of America for actors and orchestra with projected images; On Music’s Wings for soloists, choruses, and orchestra; New Beginnings for orchestra. Of these, Ellis Island is by far my most well-known work, having received a Grammy nomination and over 100 performances by 50 orchestras; I am proud of its widespread recognition in the field of contemporary classical music.

I have just been commissioned by the Boston Pops Orchestra, Keith Lockhart, conductor, to compose a work celebrating the legacy of the Kennedy brothers: John, Robert, & Ted. This is by far the most significant commission I have ever received, and it will be premiered at Boston’s Symphony Hall in May, then performed on the Boston Pops Fourth of July concert on the Charles River Esplanade, and telecast to an audience numbering in the millions.

Michael Brewster Michael Brewster
School of Arts and Humanities

Here it is:
I am proudest of my “acoustic sculpture” sound pieces that are in three pre-eminent world class collections: permanent installations at the Panza Collection in Varese, Italy, plus the Guggenheim Museum collection, and the MOCA LA collection. Also proud to be cited many times in Brandon La Belles’s “Background Noise, perspectives in sound art” a definitive treatment of this arcane form of art.

I am presently working on miniature digital technology to produce solar powered outdoor visitor-sensing sound-fields that will rock, wobble and shift around the visitor. I think this work matters because it shifts and extends our concept of what constitutes a sculptural experience, away from precious objects towards sensations of space and form, a groundbreaking idea; but in an irrelevant arena.

Richard Bushman Richard Bushman
School of Religion

Here are my three favorite productions and my next project.  The last, a study of American farming, is an anomaly for a School of Religion faculty member but it is an old project I am trying to finish up before I go on to something else.

From Puritan to Yankee:  Character and the Social Order in Connecticut, 1690-1765/ (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1967).  Awarded the Bancroft and Phi Alpha Theta prizes.

The Refinement of America:  Persons, Houses, Cities/ (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1992).  History Book Club and Book of the Month selections.

Joseph Smith: Rough Stone Rolling/ (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2005). Association of Mormon Letters Best Biography Award; Evans Biography Award; Mormon History Association Best Book Award.

Future project:

Farmers in the Production of the Nation: Family Agriculture in Eighteenth-Century America.



Samir Chatterjee Samir Chatterjee
School of Infromation Systems and Technology

Samir Chatterjee, and Alan Price, ""Healthy Living with Persuasive Technologies: Framework, Issues, and Challenges", Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association (JAMIA), J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2009 Mar–Apr; 16(2): 171–178. doi: 10.1197/jamia.M2859.

Ken Peffers, Tuure Tuunanen, Marcus A. Rothenberger, Samir Chatterjee, "A Design Science Research Methodology for Information Systems Research", Journal of Management Information Systems (JMIS), Vol. 24, No. 3, pp. 45-77, Winter 2008.

Samir Chatterjee, Tarun Abhichandani, Bengisu Tulu, Haiqing Li, "SIP-based Enterprise Converged Network for Voice/Video over IP: Implementation and Evaluation of Components", IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications (JSAC), Vol. 23, No. 10, pp. 1921-1933, October 2005.

I chose these articles because each of them reflects my areas of research interest in persuasive technology, science of design and telecommunications networking. These papers have received wide citation and are considered influential within the IS research community.

Current and Future project description: My current project includes the design and development of a biofeedback stress tool that can assist PTSD victims when used in an exposure therapy session to deal with stress and its impact. My other project titled “Sensing Living Patterns” is using sensors in a home to detect daily living activities such as sleeping, walking, eating, watching TV, front door, kitchen activity etc and the data is then mined to send text messages to alter human behavior using persuasive messages. I also have a project that is exploring the use of virtual worlds in experiential learning and group creativity.

Columbus, J. T., E. A. Friar, J. M. Porter, L. M. Prince, and M. G. Simpson [eds.]. 2006, 2007. Monocots: Comparative biology and evolution [2 vols.]. Aliso 22: 1–735, 23: 1–682.

Columbus, J. T., R. Cerros-Tlatilpa, M. S. Kinney, M. E. Siqueiros-Delgado, H. L. Bell, M.P. Griffith, and N. F. Refulio-Rodriguez. 2007. Phylogenetics of Chloridoideae(Gramineae): A preliminary study based on nuclear ribosomal internal transcribed spacer and chloroplast trnL–F sequences, pp. 565–579.

In J. T. Columbus, E. A. Friar, J. M. Porter, L. M. Prince, and M. G. Simpson [eds.], Monocots:Comparative biology and evolution—Poales. Aliso 23.
Columbus, J. T. 1999. Morphology and leaf blade anatomy suggest a close relationship      between Bouteloua aristidoides and B. (Chondrosium) eriopoda (Gramineae:      Chloridoideae). Systematic Botany 23: 467–478.

These represent a range of publications I am proud of, including two large edited volumes and papers based on different kinds of data including morphology, anatomy, and DNA sequences from the chloroplast and nuclear genomes.

Funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation, I am expanding my research on the evolution of chloridoid grasses (ca. 1500 species worldwide) to include developmental studies of the inflorescence (how the flowers are arranged).

This research will lead to a new classification of chloridoid grasses and insights into their evolution that will form the basis for further study in other areas of biology including biogeography and ecology.



Jenny Darroch Jenny Darroch
Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito School of Management

1. Darroch, J. (2010), Marketing through Turbulent Times. Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN: 978-0230237308

This is my first book and it represents a transition from writing research for more narrow academic audiences to a broader MBA type audience that I have called "thoughtful professionals".

2. Darroch, J. (2009), “Drucker on marketing: Remember customers are the reason you are in business,” In Pearce, C., Maciariello, J. and Yamawaki, H. (2009). The Drucker Difference: What the World’s Greatest Management Thinker Means to Today’s Business Leaders. LA: McGraw-Hill.

I selected this chapter because it is one of a number of chapters that appeared in a Drucker faculty produced book to celebrate the Drucker Centennial.

3. Day, G., Slater, S. and Darroch, J. (2009), “A tribute to Peter Drucker: editors’ introduction to the special issue,” Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, 37(1): 1-7.
When Peter Drucker passed away, I co-edited a tribute to him in one of the top-five marketing journals.
I am currently working on a research paper that examines whether firms that spend more on marketing than competitors in their industry during a recession outperform competitors when the recession passes.

Marlene Daut  Marlene L. Daut
School of Arts and Humanities

“ ‘Sons of White Fathers’: Mulatto Vengeance and the Haitian Revolution in Victor  Séjour’s   ‘The Mulatto’.” Nineteenth-Century Literature. (forthcoming)

“Un-Silencing the Past: Boisrond-Tonnerre, Vastey, and the Re-Writing of the Haitian Revolution.” South Atlantic Review. 74.1 (Winter 2009): 35-64.

“Are they Mad? Nation and Narration in Tous les hommes sont fous,” with Karen E. Richman, Small Axe. 12.2 (June 2008): 133-48.

These three works demonstrate that I can work with Anglophone and Francophone authors and texts from a variety of literary traditions (French colonial, Caribbean, U.S. American) and from a range of historical periods (18th-20th-centuries).

Current Project:
My current project, Science of Desire: Race and the Literary History of the Haitian Revolution in the Atlantic World, 1789-1865, shows how 18th- and 19th-century Caribbean, U.S. American, and colonial European authors used the language of scientific debates about race to explain the events of the Revolution (1789-1804). This is important because my research shows that literary texts dealing with the Haitian Revolution, whether published as fiction or non-fiction, had a broad influence on not only 19th-century understandings of the Revolution, but on contemporary historiography, and this project will therefore encourage scholars to revisit some of the under-examined assumptions about race that continue to exist in many studies of the Haitian Revolution.

Barbara DeHart Barbara DeHart
School of Education

Dr. DeHart’s distinguished  career includes 33 years in public education as a teacher, principal, district office administrator and  culminated with her eight year tenure as Superintendent in Westminster School District in Orange County, California.  Dr. DeHart is now serving in her sixth year as professor in the School of Educational Studies at CGU.

Dr. DeHart has been selected as the 2010 recipient of the Dr. Effie T. Jones Humanitarian Award which be presented in Phoenix at the American Association of School Administrator’s National Conference in February 2010.   This award comes as a result of Dr. DeHart’s commitment to social justice and of her mentoring of women and minorities who are future educational leaders.

“A Descriptive Case Study of Discord and Dissent: The Story of a School board’s Act of Noncompliance to State and Federal Law”, written by Barbara DeHart and Delacy D. Ganley was published in The Future of School Board Governance; Relevancy and Revelation, edited by Thomas L. Alsbury. In 2008.

Stewart DonaldsonStewart Donaldson
School of Behavioral and Organizational Sciences

Donaldson, S. I. (2007).  Program theory-driven evaluation science: Strategies and applications.  Mahawah, NJ: Erlbaum.

Donaldson, S. I., Christie, C. A., & Mark, M. (2008).  What counts as credible evidence in applied research and evaluation practice?  Newbury Park, CA: Sage.

Donaldson, S. I., Csikszentmihalyi, M., & Nakamura J. (forthcoming).  Applied positive psychology: Improving everyday life, schools, work, health, and society. New York, NY: Routledge.

These three recent books reflect my interest in advancing the emerging areas of evaluation science and applied positive psychology.  My current research projects address cutting edge issues that were raised in one of these volumes.

I have a new grant from the Rockefeller Foundation to help design the evaluation framework for the foundation’s large portfolio of grants to improve the lives of the poor and vulnerable people in developing countries by easing basic survival insecurities, addressing the risks of accelerating urbanization, repairing weak and outmoded health systems, building resilience to environment degradation and climate change, and reweaving frayed social contracts.

David drew David Drew
School of Educational Studies

Strengthening Academic Science, published by Praeger/Greenwood in 1985
Aptitude Revisited;  Rethinking Math and Science Education for America’s Next Century, published by Johns Hopkins University Press in 1996.
What They Didn’t Teach You in Graduate School (with Paul Gray), published by Stylus in 2008 

I chose these because each had an impact, e.g., invited to meet with Bill Clinton about #1, to address the National Science Foundation professional staff about #2, and great feedback from PhD students and junior faculty about how much #3 has helped them.

A current project:

I am a key (pro bono) advisor to the Tibetan Buddhists in exile in India as they launch a college, having previously been the lead advisor in the founding of a new college in Nevada.

In the 21st Century, it is vital to integrate the two cultures of a) science/technology and b) the humanities/arts in higher education and this project provides a unique perspective on those issue.



Patricia Easton
School of Arts and Humanities

Three notable publications: 

"What is at Stake in the Cartesian Debates on the Eternal Truths?" Philosophy Compass   4/2 (2009): 348–362, 10.1111/j.1747-9991.2009.00202.x
“Robert Desgabets,” in The Electronic Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Spring 2001 edition, Edward N. Zalta, general editor, Alan Nelson, early modern editor, URL= http://plato.stanford.edu/ ; updated June 2006.

The Descartes’s Web Site: Passions de L’Ame and Passions of the Soul, a modernized edition, directed and edited by Patricia Easton (May 2000) URL = http://www.cgu.edu/descartes/

The article on eternal truths represents the culmination of work I began in 1992 which is of both historical and philosophical significance; my Desgabets article is widely assessable and provides the seminal treatment of this important thinker; and finally the Descartes Website is an ongoing project I began 15 years ago that makes Descartes' final work assessable to an international audience and has put me in touch with scholars from around the world.

Future research:

What is ancient in contemporary neuroscience?:  Lessons From Descartes on Constructing a Model of Mind. Chapter of volume edited by Frank Vandervalk,under contract by Routledge. 

Researchers in the new and growing field of neuroscience have reformulated old questions and raised new ones; this chapter provides me with the opportunity to combine my longstanding research interests in cognitive science (where I began my graduate studies) and my current field of expertise, early modern philosophy, through an examination of the Cartesian model of mind in light of contemporary discoveries and models.


Lori Anne Ferrell  Lori Anne Ferrell
School of Arts and Humanities

1. *_The Bible and the People_ (Yale UP, 2008); "The Bible and the People" (Huntington Library exhibit, The Boone Gallery, 2004-5), and _Religion and Society in Early Modern England_ (Routledge, 1996, 2nd edition 2003)

**They are the things I've written or curated that have been recognized for their ability to communicate to a larger audience both scholarly and public.

2.  Future research:

**Two projects: forms of biblical illustration in the early modern and modern eras, and the sermons preached by the 17C poet John Donne in St. Pauls Cathedral, London.

3. One line that best reflects why the above-mentioned future research matters.

**The Bible, English Renaissance prose and poetry, and protestant preaching gave us the words—and thus by extension the worlds—of religion, literature, and politics we still live in today.



Dean R. Gerstein Dean R. Gerstein
School of Behavioral and Organizational Sciences


Mark H. Moore and Dean R. Gerstein, eds. Alcohol and Public Policy: Beyond the Shadow of Prohibition. National Academy Press, Washington, DC, 463 pp., 1981.

Dean R. Gerstein and Lawrence S. Lewin. Treating Drug Problems. New England Journal of Medicine, 323(12):844–848, 1990. Dean R. Gerstein, Sally Murphy, Marianna Toce, and [13] others. Gambling Impact and Behavior Study: Report to the National Gambling Impact Study Commission, NORC at the University of Chicago, with four appendices, 96 + 668 pp., 1999. http://cloud9.norc.uchicago.edu/dlib/ngis.htm

Each of these studies, with collateral publications, changed the academic research, the behavior and thinking of practitioners, and the terms of debate at the national level in their respective subject areas.

FUTURE:   Why Addiction Matters. A systematic, purpose-driven account of the intellectual history, current knowledge base, prospective advances in understanding, and fundamental scientific and social significance of the major addictive disorders (substance dependence, food addictions, and gambling).

Josh Goode Josh Goode
School of Arts and Humanities

1. I am proudest of my recent book, Impurity of Blood: Defining Race in Spain, 1870-1930 (LSU Press) because I bridged three different, and usually far too segregated, historiographies of race, European, Latin American and US, to create a study that tries to escape the usual and small national contexts and appeals to a wide audience.

2. I am proud of an upcoming Review Essay for History and Theory about the changes in Spanish history writing over the past five decades, again for the reasons of stretching a far too narrow national context to show its relevance and importance to a wider European and US historical and cultural studies audience.

3. I am proud of an 2005 article on crime and race in Spain that demonstrates how a topic that is usually overlooked in European History is relevant and helps modernize the field of European history with an added cultural studies focus and approach.

4. I am excited by my upcoming work on the ways in which historical memory and different national histories infuse contemporary European debates about politics and social policies, in particular immigration, because it deals with the fundamental issues in Europe today of bridging nationalism and the pluralist desires of the European Union and shows how cultural studies combined with rigorous historical analysis (what I hope is the cornerstone of my work) is relevant and essential well outside the academy.

Margaret Grogan Margaret Grogan
School of Educational Studies

Selected Publications:

Brunner, C.C. & Grogan, M. (2007). Women leading school systems: Uncommon roads to fulfillment. Lanham, MD.: Rowman & Littlefield Education.

Grogan, M. & Simmons, J. M. (2007). Taking a critical stance in research. In A. R. J. Briggs, & M. Coleman, (Eds). Research methods in educational leadership and management. London: Sage Publications.

Grogan, M. (2002). Influences of the discourse of globalisation on mentoring for gender equity and social justice in educational leadership. Leading and Managing, 8(2), 124-135. (Reprinted in Leadership, gender and culture, pp. 90-102, by John Collard and Cecilia Reynolds, Eds. 2004, London: Open University Press.)

These three represent the areas I have most researched and written about: Women in educational leadership, social justice issues and critical perspectives.
Current Project:

Charol Shakeshaft and I have a book contract with Jossey Bass on women’s leadership in education tentatively titled Women generating collective leadership in education. This research matters because we need to tap into diverse minds and experiences to create dramatically improved learning conditions for all students in PreK-20 institutions across the globe.



Henry Krips Henry Krips
School of Arts and Humanities


1) Fetish: An Erotics of Culture.  Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1999.

2) The Metaphysics of Quantum Theory.  Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1989 (revised paperback edition).

3) Science, Reason and Rhetoric (Pittsburgh University Press, 1995)

These three books represent a cross-section of my cross-disciplinary work.

Current Research:

My current research project examines the intersection between culture and politics. 

The importance of this project has been highlighted in recent situations where the US faces the problem of managing political disputes with rival cultures with whom we share no concepts in terms of which we can negotiate a consensus or even agree to differ.



Gondy Leroy Gondy Leroy
School of Information and System Technologies

G. De Leo, C. Heins-Gonzales, P. Battagiri, G. Leroy, "A Smart-phone Application and a Companion Website for the Improvement of the Communication Skills of Children with Autism: Clinical Rationale, Technical Development and Preliminary Results", Journal of Medical Systems, Forthcoming 2010.

G. Leroy, T. Miller, G. Rosemblat, and A. Browne, "A Balanced Approach to Health Information Evaluation: A Vocabulary-based Naïve Bayes Classifier and Readability Formulas," Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology (JASIST), 59 (9), 1409-1419, 2008.

G. Leroy, H. Chen, and J. D. Martinez. “A Shallow Parser Based on Closed-Class Words to Capture Relations in Biomedical Text,” Journal of Biomedical Informatics (JBI), vol. 36, pp 145-158, June 2003.

These publications demonstrate the variety and collaborative nature of my research and how computing can improve, support, and augment our lives and community.

Current and Future project description:
My projects involve automated processing of text and information system development to support and augment biomedical research, access to health information for consumers, and crime fighting by law enforcement personnel.

Jean Lipman-Blumen Jean Lipman-Blumen
Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito School of Management

Here are the results of some research to which I am most committed. (As a Bostonian, ”proud” sounds a “bit much.”):

1)  The Connective Edge: Leading in an Interdependent World. (San Francisco: Jossey-Bass), 1996. Paperback: Connective Leadership: Managing in a Changing World. (New York: Oxford University Press), 2000.
A. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. Received numerous other awards, including from the American Sociological Association, etc. Widely reviewed and translated into ten languages.

2)  Hot Groups: Seeding Them, Feeding Them, and Using Them to Ignite Your Organization. With Harold J. Leavitt, Kilpatrick Professor of Organizational Behavior, Stanford Graduate School of Business. (1999). (New York: Oxford University Press). 
A.  Awarded Best Book of 1999 from Association of American Publishers, Inc., Professional/Scholarly Division;1999 Award from Executive Book Summaries, for one of the “thirty best business books of 1999.” Widely reviewed and translated into eight languages.

3)  The Allure of Toxic Leaders: Why We Follow Destructive Bosses and Corrupt Politicians – and How We Can Survive Them. 2004. (New York: Oxford University Press).
A.  Received Fast Company Magazine’s award for one of the top 10 books of 2004 Reviewed in The Economist, the Financial Times of London, the Harvard Business Review, The Seattle Times; off the book page articles in The Wall Street Journal, The Christian Science Monitor, The Mauritius Times, The Globe and Mail (Canada), plus numerous other publications. Cited by The Economist for opening a new field of study about followership. Translated into 14 languages



Wendy Martin Wendy Martin
School of Arts and Humanities

An American Triptych: The Lives and Work of Anne Bradstreet, Emily Dickinson, and Adrienne Rich (Chapel Hill, North Carolina: The University of North Carolina Press, 1984), 272 pps.  Published in clothbound and paperback editions; second printing, 1984.

We Are the Stories We Tell: Best Short Fiction by North American Women Writers Since 1945, (New York: Pantheon, 1990).

Emily Dickinson, (Cambridge University Press, March 2007).

** A combination of thorough scholarly research with cutting-edge analysis and interpretations

Best of Times, Worst of Times: The American Short Story from 1980 to the Present (NYU Press, under contract).
**transdisciplinary work from literary analysis to history, political and economic analysis

Hamid Mavani Hamid Mavani
School of Religion

“Analysis of Khomeini's Proofs for al-Wilaya al-Mutlaqa (Comprehensive Authority) of the Jurist.” In The Most Learned of the Shi‘a: The Institution of the Marja‘ al-Taqlid, edited by Linda S. Walbridge, 183-201. New York: Oxford University Press, 2001.

This concept has grave theological and political implications that impinge on what kind of a governance and State structure the Twelver Shi’i Muslims will espouse and also on the understanding of religious authority and leadership.

“Paradigm Shift in Twelver Shi’i Legal Theory (usul al-fiqh): Ayatullah Yusef Saanei.”  Muslim World, vol. 99 (April 2009): 362-82.

It is only by way of a critical re-evaluation of classical Islamic law and legal theory that one can devise new methodologies and strategies to re-examine Islam’s position on issues such as gender justice, human rights, environmental ethics, war and peace, bio-medical ethics, and so on.

“Islam for Healthcare Specialists.” In World Religions in Healthcare, edited by Siroj Sorajjakool, Mark Carr and Julius Nam, 85-112.  New York: Routledge, 2009.

The rapid advancement in the field of bio-technology raises a host of complex issues that requires a multi-pronged approach and one of those approaches is from the religious perspective.

Linda M. PrinceLucinda McDade
Botany Department

2008.  McDade, L. A., T. F. Daniel, and C. A. Kiel). Toward a comprehensive understanding of phylogenetic relationships among Acanthaceae s.l. (Lamiales).  American Journal of Botany 95: 1136-1152.

2007.  McDade, L. A. and E. A. Tripp.  A synopsis of Costa Rican Ruellia (Acanthaceae), with descriptions of four new species. Brittonia 59:  199-216.

2004.  McDade, L. A., and J. A. Weeks.  Nectar in hummingbird-pollinated Neotropical plants I:  Patterns of production and variability in twelve species.  Biotropica 36  196-215

My work involves understanding evolutionary relationships among plants (with a focus on a large mostly tropical group, Acanthaceae), understanding what the species are and where they occur (second paper does that, including descriptions of four species new to science), and I am also extremely interested in plant reproductive biology especially those that are hummingbird pollinated.

At present, I and a number of colleagues are working to understand a pattern that we see repeated over and over in our study group:  family trees in the Americas have many more species than their closest relatives in the Old World; out hypothesis is that it has to do with hummingbirds which do not occur in the Old World.

To understand the incredible biodiversity on planet Earth, we really want to know what the species are, where they are and also why they are in the sense of the evolutionary processes that have resulted in the patterns that we see.

Jennifer Merolla Jennifer Merolla
School of Politics and Economics

“Crisis, Charisma, and Consequences:  An Experimental Study during the 2004 U.S. Election” (with Jennifer M. Ramos and Elizabeth J. Zechmeister).  2007.  Journal of Politics 69(1): 30-42.

“Vota por tu Futuro: Partisan Mobilization of Latino Voters in the 2000 Presidential Election” (with Victoria M. DeFrancesco Soto).  2006.  Political Behavior 4: 285 304.

All three are closely linked to issues that our polity faces.  The book is published by a top academic press, as is the first article listed. 

New Project
I just received an NSF grant to study the effects of terrorism on support for democracy in four liberal and four illiberal democracies.  This is an extension to the book listed above.

Hedley Morris Hedley Morris in Memorium
School of Politics and Economics

References to only three of their publications, art, or musical compositions about which they are the proudest.

• H. Morris, H. Schellhorn, ``A General Approach to Price Path-dependent American Securities Based on Malliavin Calculus". Submitted to Annals of Applied Probability (AAP). (2009)

• H. Morris, De Pass, Monica, ``Wavelet feature extraction of HRR radar profiles using Generalized Gaussian Distributions for Automatic Target Recognition", Proc. SPIE Vol. 5809, p. 165-175, Signal Processing, Sensor Fusion, and Target Recognition XIV; Ivan Kadar; Ed. (2005}

• E. Cumberbatch, H. Abebe  and H. Morris, ``Current-Voltage Characteristics from an Asymptotic Analysis of the MOSFET Equations", Journal of Engineering Mathematics 19, 1, 25-46, (2001)

Each paper contains original ideas that have led to new results in their respective areas.

Future research:

Currently founding an Institute of Biomedical Imaging (IBI) within CCMS
If IBI achieves its goals it will save the lives of cancer victims throughout the world by improving diagnostic algorithms.

Anselm Min Anselm Min
School of Religion

The Dialectic of Salvation:  Issues in Theology of Liberation (SUNY Press, 1989)

The Solidarity of Others:  Postmodern Theology after Postmodernism (T & T Clark International, 2004)

Paths to the Triune God:  An Encounter between Aquinas and Recent Theologies (U. of Notre Dame Press, 2005)
These are indicative of my ongoing concern to explore the Christian tradition in light of contemporary issues such as social justice, religious pluralism, and the relations among nations in the globalizing world.



Ali Nadim Ali Nadim
School of Mathematical Sciences

1.  Three references:

  • E. F. Fabrizio, A. Nadim and J. D. Sterling, “Resolution of Multiple ssDNA Structures in Free Solution Electrophoresis,” Anal. Chem., 75, 5012–5021 (2003). [This paper describes an enabling technology for rapid separation and detection of small DNA segments in an on-chip capillary electrophoresis system.]
  • C. G. Cooney, C.-Y. Chen, M. R. Emerling, A. Nadim and J. D. Sterling, “Electrowetting Droplet Microfluidics on a Single Planar Surface,” Microfluidics and Nanofluidics, 2, 435–446 (2006). [This paper describes a method for moving micro-liter droplet on a surface for use in lab-on-a-chip systems.]
  • V. Chickarmane, A. Ray, H. M. Sauro and A. Nadim, “A Model for p53 Dynamics Triggered by DNA Damage,” SIAM J. Appl. Dyn. Syst., 6, 61–78 (2007). [This paper provides an explanatory model for oscillations of the p53 protein (implicated in cancer) using methods of systems biology.]

2. Currently I am working on computer simulations of protein dynamics. This is important in order to understand how proteins work in the cell and, looking to the future, how well drug molecules will be able to bind to them.

I continue to work on mathematical modeling and applications of electrowetting as a means to transport tiny droplets on surfaces for eventual use in point-of-care diagnostic instruments.

Jeanne Nakamura Jeanne Nakamura
School of Behavioral and Organizational Sciences

1. The following represent my recent scholarship (a), program building (b), and training collaborations with students (c), in positive psychology:

a. Nakamura, J., & Shernoff, D., Hooker, C. (2009). Good mentoring. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
b. Nakamura, J. (in press). Contexts of positive adult development. In S. Donaldson, M. Csikszentmihalyi, & J. Nakamura (Eds.), Applied positive psychology. New York: Routledge/Taylor & Francis.
c. Davis, O.C., & Nakamura, J. (in press). Toward an optimal mentoring environment for medical residents. Academic Medicine.

2.  I am analyzing data about the dynamics of positive experience in adolescents’ and adults’ daily lives. This research aims to increase understanding and ultimately improve quality of life; future research in this vein will focus specifically on pathways to flourishing after age 60.



Lorne Olfman Lorne Olfman
School of Information and Systems Technology

Note: All of the papers I have chosen are co-authored with students.

Olfman, Lorne, & Mandviwalla, Munir (1994). Conceptual versus procedural software training for graphical user interfaces: A longitudinal field experiment. MIS Quarterly, 18, 4, 405-426. -This paper was the first “major” article that I published without my advisor as co-author, and it was not Munir’s dissertation work. Munir is Associate Professor and Chair of MIS at the Fox School of Business, Temple University.

Jennex, Murray E., & Olfman, Lorne (2005). Assessing knowledge management success. International Journal of Knowledge Management, 1, 2, 33-49. - This paper reflects a long-term project that began as Murray’s dissertation. I am especially proud of Murray’s work because he is now one of the key researchers in the field of Knowledge Management. Murray is Associate Professor at San Diego State University.

Zhang, Xuesong, Olfman, Lorne, & Ractham, Peter (2007). Designing ePortfolio 2.0: Integrating and coordinating Web 2.0 services into ePortfolio systems for enhancing users’ learning. Journal of Information Systems Education, 18, 2, 203-214. - This paper is based on a dissertation and demonstrates how design research can develop meaningful innovations for social learning, which is the goal the research lab the I co-direct with Terry Ryan, the Social Learning Software Lab ([SL]2). Xuesong is an Assistant Professor at Fresno State University.

Kasemvilas, Sumonta, & Olfman, Lorne (2009). Design alternatives for a Mediawiki to support collaborative writing. Journal of Information, Information Technology, and Organizations, 4, 87-106. - This paper is based on Sumonta’s dissertation proposal; she is just beginning her dissertation study. This project led to the creation of a number of mechanisms to help improve collaborative writing activities, and continues the SL2 work in design research focusing on innovations for educational environments.

Allen Omoto Allen Omoto
School of Behavioral and Organizational Sciences

References to three scholarly works:

Omoto, A. M., & Kurtzman, H. S. (Eds.) (2006).  Sexual orientation and mental health: Examining identity and development in lesbian, gay, and bisexual people. Washington, DC: APA Books.

Omoto, A. M. & Snyder, M. (2002).  Considerations of community: The context and   process of volunteerism.  American Behavioral Scientist, 45, 846-867.

Omoto, A. M., & Snyder, M.  (1995).  Sustained helping without obligation: Motivation,   longevity of service, and perceived attitude change among AIDS volunteers.   Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 68, 671 686. 

Explanation for choice:

Two of these publications opened up and called attention to new areas of inquiry for social psychologists (specifically, volunteerism in the 1995 article and LGBT issues in the 2006 volume), and the 2002 article reflects my evolving thinking about mechanisms underlying civic involvement and volunteerism.

Current project description and why it matters:

I am currently conducting a research project in which my students and I are collecting questionnaire data on relationships and adolescent health and functioning from both parents and one adolescent child in families headed by gay men, lesbian women, and heterosexual couples. The results of this project will contribute to the scant empirical literature on gay and lesbian families, and it has the potential to contribute to current public discourse and social policies on LGBT rights, relationships, and families.



David Pagel David Pagel
School of Arts and Humanities

3 Publications I’m proudest of:

“Catching Up with Frederick Hammersley,” in “Frederick Hammersley,” Museum of New Mexico Press; My essay links Hammersley (1919-2009) to 3 generations of younger LA artists and is part of his “rediscovery.”

“Mongrel Formalism: Clay and Paint in California,” in “Electric Mud,” University of Houston; My essay, catalog, and exhibition present the work of 6 California artists who are breaking down the boundaries between clay and paint, art and craft, formalism and functionalism.

The 250-word texts on the wall labels for the art collection in the new Dallas Cowboys stadium. I love writing about world-class contemporary art for folks on the way to the hotdog stand: it speaks to my populist convictions.

Current project: Organizing an exhibition for the Parrish Art Museum in Long Island City, New York that examines a recent turn toward Folk Art by artists working in a Pop idiom. It interests me because it traces a dark side of Pop often overlooked in standard accounts, and taps into its rebelliousness. 

Susan J. Paik Susan J. Paik
School of Educational Studies

1) Reason for selection:

Understanding the Achievement Gap: Families, Schools, & Communities Narrowing the Achievement Gap: Strategies for Educating Latino, Black, and Asian Students (2007) (with Walberg, H. J.). New York: Springer.

Advancing Educational Productivity: Policy Implications from National Databases (2004). Greenwich, Connecticut: Information Age Publishing.

International Perspectives on Families, Schools, and Communities: Educational Implications for Partnerships (2005). [Special Issue] (Raquel Amaya Martinez-Gonzales and Susan J. Paik), International Journal of Educational Research, 41 (1).

2) Current project:  Improving Educational Productivity: International and Multicultural Perspectives.  Reason:  Education matters: social justice, accountability, partnerships, culture, learning

Allon Percus Allon Percus
School of Mathematical Sciences

 1.  3 publications:

- A.G. Percus, G. Istrate, B. Goncalves, R.Z. Sumi and S. Boettcher, "The peculiar phase structure of random graph bisection," Journal of Mathematical Physics 49, 125219 (2008).
- S. Boettcher and A.G. Percus, "Nature's way of optimizing," Artificial Intelligence 119, 275-286 (2000).
- A.G. Percus and O.C. Martin, "Finite size and dimensional dependence of the Euclidean traveling salesman problem," Physical Review Letters 76, 1188-1191 (1996).

All three of these use techniques from mathematical physics to analyze or solve complex problems in computation.

2. PROJECT: Studying a theoretical connection between physical phase transitions and the performance of computer algorithms.  This matters, because understanding such connections at the mathematical modeling level is enabling technological advances in areas from wireless communication to image processing.

Linda M. Perkins Linda M. Perkins
School of Educational Studies

These are the  three most important   because they clearing distinguish the difference in the purposes of education for Black women and the the utilization of their education.

"The History of Black Women Graduate Students: 1921-1960"in Linda Tillman,editor, African American Education Handbook ( SAGE Books,  2009):53-65

This chapter discusses the early history of Black women graduate students and the beginning of the Black female professoriate.

"The African American Female Elite: The Early History of African American Woman in the Seven Sister Colleges, 1880-1960" in the Harvard Educational Review, volume Sixty-Seven, Number Four, Winter1997:718-756.

This chapter discusses the experiences and history of Black women in the elite Seven Sister Colleges from the late nineteenth century to the early 1960s before there was a concerted effort to recruit such students.

"For the Good of the Race: A Historical Perspective on African-American Academic Couples", Marianne A. Ferber and Jane Loeb, eds. Academic Couples: Problems and Promise (University of Illinois Press, 1997) :80-105

This chapter discusses the fact that educated Black colleges and universities have always employed Black women and Black couples.  Unlike white society, until recently, barred educated wives from holding academic positions at the institutions that employed their husbands (and barred women from faculties in general), Black colleges not only employed single Black women but Black couples as well.  Even all-male Morehouse College employed Black women faculty.

Mary Poplin Mary Poplin
School of Educational Studies

1. Poplin and Rivera. Final Report to the Haynes Foundation, High Performing Teachers in Low Performing Schools. I chose this because the study of 31 high performing teachers in nine very poor K-12 schools in LA is a massive research project that has taken me five years.
2. Poplin and Rivera. "First Impressions and First Findings" Chapter 1 of a proposed book on the teacher study.  We are "in conversation" with Harvard University Press regarding the book. This chapter describes some of the most stunning findings from the first phase of the study.

3. "Finding Calcutta" is my first adventure in writing for general public.
It is a documentary of my two months working in Calcutta with Mother Teresa and the Missionaries of Charity published by InterVarsity Press.

Linda M. Prince Linda M. Prince
Botany Department

Prince, L.M., and C.R. Parks. 2001. Molecular phylogeny of Theoideae(Theaceae). American Journal of Botany 88: 2309-2320.

Kress, W.J., L.M. Prince, W. J. Hahn, and E. A. Zimmer. 2001. Unraveling the evolutionary radiation of the families of the Zingiberanae using morphological and molecular characters. Systematic Biology 59: 926-944.

Prince, LM. 2007. A brief review of 20th century nomenclature for genera and tribes of Theaceae sensu stricto. Aliso 24: 105-121.

One line explaining why you chose those three:
The 2001 Theoideae paper was my first publication from my dissertation thesis, the second 2001 paper I was responsible for the analyses (primary focus of the journal in which it was published), and the third paper synthesizes much of what I have learned about the tea family.

Future research:
I have a wide diversity of research projects but given my current responsibilities to the laboratory facilities, it seems likely that my future research will focus on methodological improvements such as my ongoing development of additional plastid markers for phylogenetic research (evolutionary relationships) in closely related flowering plants.

My research provides a direct benefit to the broader scientific community because most plant systematists will continue to rely on direct sequencing of targeted gene regions rather than the high profile whole genome sequencing currently receiving so much attention.



Becky Reichard Becky Reichard
School of Behavioral and Organizational Sciences

3 Publications:

Reichard, R.J. & Johnson, S.J. (in press). Leader self development as organizational strategy. The Leadership Quarterly.

Avolio, B.J., Reichard, R.J., Hannah, S., Walumbwa, F.O., & Chan, A. (2009). A meta analytic review of leadership impact research: Experimental and quasi experimental studies. The Leadership Quarterly, 20, 764-784.

Riggio, R. E. & Reichard, R. J. (2008). Emotional skills and effective management. Journal of Managerial Psychology, 23(2), 169-185. * Top 20 article by immediacy * Top 20 article of 2009 * Top 20 article of 2008 *

Current project: In collaboration with researchers at CSUF, Dr Reichard is examining the developmental roots of everyday leaders through a 30+ year longitudinal study. 

Terry Ryan Terry Ryan
School of Information Systems and Technology

1.  Raman, M., Ryan, T., Jennex, M., and Olfman, L. (Forthcoming).  Wiki technology and emergency response: An action research study.  International Journal of Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management.

2.  Garrett, N., Thoms B., Ryan T., and Alrushiedat, N. (2009).  Developing the social portfolio.  On the Horizon Volume 17, Number 3. 

3.  Thoms, B., Garrett, N. , and Ryan, T.  (2009).  Online learning communities in the New 'U'.  International Journal of Networking and Virtual Organisations, Volume 6, Number 5, pp. 499-517.

Why these three?
They represent recent successes in improving the design of social learning software (i.e., online discussions, wikis, blogs, and knowledge-sharing environments being used by people attempting to learn together).

One project that best captures my future research: 
Improving the design of social learning software by adding features to help users identify and handle potential communications problems caused by cultural differences among online group members.

Why this matters?
If communications problems caused by cultural differences among online group members can be reduced, outcomes for online groups and the people who constitute them can be improved.


Vijay Sathe Vijay Sathe
The Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management

(1) Manage Your Career (2008)
(2) Corporate Entrepreneurship (2003)
(3) Culture and Related Corporate Realities (1985)

I chose these three because they represent the evolution of my interest from culture to entrepreneurship to careers that make a positive difference.
I am currently working on extending my research in corporate entrepreneurship to the venture capital world. It matters because the VC world is not well understood and is important to the revitalization of all economies.

Henry Schellhorn Henry Schellhorn
School of Mathematical Sciences

1) US Patent 7010510  "Variance Reduction Technique for Large Scale Risk Management." 

2) Credit Risk in a Network Economy. Management Science, vol 53(10), 1604-1617 (2007). Co-author: Didier Cossin.

3) A Double-Sided Multiunit Combinatorial Auction for Substitutes: Theory and Algorithms." European Journal of Operational Research, 197, 2, 799-808 (2009).

My firm patented (1) because it valued its practical importance. I am proud of (2) and (3) because of their intellectual complexity.

4) Hedley Morris and I are working on “A New Solution Scheme for Backward Stochastic Differential Equations using Malliavin Calculus: Applications to Stochastic Control and Optimal Stopping” , a NSF proposal.

We discovered a symmetry in random problems between going backward in time and going forward in time, thus neutralizing the perceived assymetry between them (coming from the fact that information accumulates with time).

Tammi J. Schneider Tammi J. Schneider
School of Religion

2008. Mothers of Promise: Women in the Book of Genesis.  Baker Academic Publishing Company. 

2000. Judges.  The Everlasting Covenant: Studies in Hebrew Narrative and Poetry. Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press.
I love these two books because both changed the paradigm about how we view women in the biblical text and therefore how we understand the biblical text while applying and creating new rigorous methodologies rooted in philological analysis.

2008. “The Scantified ‘Adultress’ and Her Circumstantial Clause: Bathsheba’s Bath and Self-Consecration in 2 Samuel 11,” with J. Dror Chankin-Gould, Derek Hutchinson, David Hilton Jackson, Tyler D. Mayfield, Leah Rediger Schulte, and E. Winkelman,  JSOTS  32/3 (2008) 339-352.

This article I wrote with my entire class of that semester where the feminist contribution is rooted in thorough application of grammar and philology.

My new project that excites me the most is the excavation of Tel Akko in Israel.  This is an excavation in a UNESCO World Heritage City where we (international team including faculty from History at CGU, CMC faculty, students from CGU and the colleges, as well as other colleges in the US and Israel) will be working with the city of Akko and excavating with an eye towards both the ancient past and the city’s modern reality. http://www.akkoarchaeology.org

Jean Schroedel Jean Schroedel
School of Politics and Economics

Merolla, Jennifer, Jean Reith Schroedel and Mirya Holman.  2007.  “The Paradox of Protestantism and Women in Elected Office in the United States.” Women, Politics & Policy 29(1): 77-100.

Schroedel, Jean Reith and Brooke Herndon.  2004.  “Cervical Cancer Screening Outreach Among Low Income, Immigrant and Minority Communities in Los Angeles County.”  International Journal of Public Administration 2(1&2): 83-108.

Schroedel, Jean Reith.  2000.  Is the Fetus a Person?  A Comparison of Policies Across the Fifty States. Ithaca, New York: Cornell University Press.

In these works I apply the knowledge and skills that I have learned over the past two decades as a political scientist in ways that concretely improve the lives of real human beings.
Right now the work that I feel most strongly represents my vision of what it means to be an academic is an oral history book project tentatively entitled, Living in Limbo: What it is Like to Spend Your Childhood in Foster Care.  This is a project intersperses compelling personal accounts of the lived experience of foster care with historical and public policy data, with the goal of triggering reforms that will improve the life outcomes of the nearly half a million children currently in out of home care.

Daryl G. Smith Daryl G. Smith
School of Educational Studies

These three reflect the work of the last 10 years in terms of building higher education’s knowledge and capacity about diversity.

Smith, D.G.Achieving Diversity’s Promise for Higher Education:  Making It Work. Baltimore, MD:  Johns Hopkins University Press, 2009.

Clayton-Pederson, A.R., Parker, S., Smith, D.G., Moréno, J.F., Teraguchi, D.H.  “Making A Real Difference with Diversity:  A Guide to Institutional Change,” Washington, D.C.:  AACU, 2007.

Moreno, J.F., Smith, D.G., Clayton-Pedersen, A.R., Parker, S., Teraguchi, D.H.  “The Revolving Door for Underrepresented Minority Faculty in Higher Education,” April 2006, http://www.irvine.org/assets/pdf/pubs/education/insight_Revolving_Door.pdf.

Deborah Deutsch Smith Deborah Deutsch Smith
School of Educational Studies

Smith, D.D. & Tyler, N.C. (2010). Introduction to special education: Making a difference (7th ed.). Columbus, OH: Pearsons/Merrill.

This widely used introductory text comprises a complete instructional package including supporting resources, and it has been translated into Spanish, Portuguese, Mandarin, and Polish.

The IRIS Center for Training Enhancements – IRIS-West (Total funding to CGU through Vanderbilt from U.S. Department of Education: $2,477,305)

The IRIS Center creates, develops, and disseminates free, on-line, interactive instructional resources about high quality instruction for students with disabilities; IRIS-West @ CGU provides national training and outreach services for The Center.  Fall semester 2009, saw over 300,000 users of the Web site’s resources.

Special Education Faculty Needs Assessment (SEFNA) (Total funding to CGU from U.S. Department of Education: $1,248,635)

This evaluation effort will inform Congress and national policy makers about variables influencing the nation’s capacity to produce a sufficient supply of highly qualified special education teachers.



Dennis Trinidad Dennis Trinidad
School of Community and Global Health

1. Trinidad DR, Johnson CA.  The association between emotional intelligence and early adolescent tobacco and alcohol use.  Personality and Individual Differences.  2002;32(1):95-105.

a. One of the first publications to show a link between adolescent emotional intelligence and health behaviors.

2. Trinidad DR, Gilpin EA, Lee L, Pierce JP.  Do the majority of U.S. Asian and African American smokers start as adults?  American Journal of Preventive Medicine.  2004;26(2):156-58.

a. Among the first studies to show that the majority of Asian Americans and African Americans start smoking as adults.

3. Trinidad DR, Pérez-Stable EJ, Emery SL, White MM, Grana RA, Messer K.  Intermittent and light smoking across race/ethnic groups in the United States.  Nicotine and Tobacco Research.  2009;11(2):203-10.

a. High rate of light smoking has implications for understanding tobacco dependence and developing prevention/cessation strategies for racial/ethnic minorities.

Current Project name: Parenting to Prevent Cancer Risk Behaviors in Filipino Adolescents.
• High rates of problem behaviors in this population and findings may be applicable to other high-risk groups.






Tom Willett Tom Willett
The School of Politics and Economics

1. References to publications:

“IMF Conditionality, Implementation and the New Political Economy of Ownership” Comparative Economic Studies, Vol. 46, No. 3, 2004, pp. 423 – 450.

“Why the Middle is Unstable: The Political Economy of Exchange Rate Regimes and Currency Crises” The World Economy, 2007.

“China as a Reserve Sink” Journal of International Money and Finance, (forthcoming).

•  These illustrate some of the range of my interests in technical economic analysis and political economy and economic policy.

2.  Description of project: Study of the generation and spread of the global crisis from the standpoints of behavioral finance, political economy, and the role of mental models.

•  This involves many of my graduate students and should help make future crises less likely and less severe.



Bin Xie Bin Xie
School of Community and Global Health

1.  Xie B, Chou C, Spruijt-Metz D, Reynolds K, Palmer P, Wu Q, Gallaher P, Johnson CA. Longitudinal Analysis of Weight Perception and Psychological Factors in Chinese Adolescents. American Journal of Health Behaivor (in press in 2010).
2.  Xie B*, Palmer HP*, Pang Z, Sun P, Wang C, Duan H, Ning F, Johnson CA. Environmental Tobacco Use and Metabolic Syndrome in Chinese Adults. Nicotine & Tobacco Research (in press in 2009, *Co-first authors).
3.  Xie B, Wu Q, Spruijt-Metz D, Unger JB, Gallaher P, Chou C, Johnson CA. Overweight, body image dissatisfaction and Depressive Symptoms in Asian and Hispanic Adolescents. American Journal of Health Behavior (in press in 2009).

Most recent publications and representation of recent research

The project (funded by National Institute for Child Health and Human Development, RO3 HD058122, PI:  Bin Xie) is to examine the complex interplay of obesity and psychosocial adjustment during adolescences.

Why the above-mentioned future research matters.

The study will have important public health implications for improving the physical development and mental well-being of adolescents.



Hideki Yamawaki Hideki Yamawaki
Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito School of Management

1.  Yamawaki, Hideki. 2007. Japanese Exports and Foreign Direct Investment: Imperfect Competition in International Markets, Cambridge University Press, 2007.

This book synthesizes my previous empirical research that examines how oligopolists interact with each other across international boundaries.  This is the area that is largely missing in the existing empirical literature in economics.

2.Yamawaki, Hideki, 2006. “The Location of American and Japanese Multinationals in Europe,” International Economics and Economic Policy, 3, 157-173.

3.Sleuwagen, Leo, and Hideki Yamawaki, 1988. “The Formation of the European Common Market and Changes in Market Structure and Performance,” European Economic Review, 32, 1451-1475. 

These papers examine the effect of European integration on its industrial structure and firm behavior.  They are one of the first studies in the literature that examined this issue using new data.

My current project examines the impact of innovation in industrial design on firm performance and international competition.

Chuck Young Chuck Young
School of Arts and Humanities

“Aristotle on Temperance,” The Philosophical Review 97 (1988), 521-42. Reprinted twice.
“Plato and Computer Dating,” Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy 12 (1994), 227-50. Reprinted once.
“Aristotelian Grace,” in G. Anagnostopoulos, ed., Essays in Honor of David Keyt.  Philosophical Inquiry (suppl., forthcoming rsn), and to be reprinted shortly after publication.

They got chosen because, um, they’re the really good stuff.

The main current project is more work on the grace project. It matters because, as they say, it fills a needed gap in the field.




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