2009-2010 College of Liberal Arts Faculty Awards, Books, etc.

May 10, 2010


Jim Amirkhan, Psychology, received an honorary membership in the Golden Key Honor Society “based upon [his] 25 years of commitment to higher education and academic excellence as a professor…within the Department of Psychology at Cal-State Long Beach.”

Emily Berquist, Latin American History, (2 awards) ACLS and The Huntington Library Post-Doctoral Research Award for “The Science of Empire: Local and Metropolitan Conflict and Collaboration in Late Colonial Peru”.

Mary Caputi, Political Science, CSULB University award, “The Outstanding Professor Award”. The award is given for excellent performance in all three categories: teaching, research, and service.

Susan Carlile, English, Huntington/British Academy Fellowship, Huntington Library.

Tim Caron, English, University Distinguished Faculty Teaching Award.

Emma Daugherty-Phillingane, Journalism, received the 2010 Best Paper Award from the International Academy of Business Disciplines at its annual conference in Las Vegas.  As the recipient of the award, Daugherty-Phillingane received a bronze plaque and a $500 check from the Office of the President at the University of Maryland, which sponsored the award.  Her paper was titled “Women Leaders in Business:  Their Motivations and Challenges.”

Teresa Fiore, RGRLL, 3ET Award (Enhancing Educational Effectiveness Through Technology), awarded by Faculty Center for Professional Development. “Incorporation of audio-visual materials in the Italian second-year sequence” (This is the development of a digital space called Italian media, which hosts a bank of especially created film clips and related teaching materials to be used and constantly expanded on by the program’s language instructors).

Liesl Haas and Richard Haesly, Political Science, 2009-2010 Small Research Grant, American Political Science Association. This grant is awarded to political scientists at non-Ph.D. granting institutions. Project:  “My Neighbor’s Keeper: Religious Identity, Community Membership and the Formation of Policy Preferences.” Conducting focus groups in various churches throughout the Long Beach area to investigate how church membership and activity influence perceptions of important political issues, such as health care, immigration and marriage equality.

Neil  Hultgren, English, is a recipient of the 2010–2011 Ahmanson-Getty Fellowship: September 23, 2010 through June 13, 2011. This is a three-quarter residency, which will focus on programs related to the topic, Cultures of Aestheticism—Before and After Oscar Wilde. The stipend is $12,500 per quarter for a total of $37,500. Information about policies and benefits that pertain to your appointment as an Ahmanson-Getty postdoctoral scholar are available at the following website address: http://www.gdnet.ucla.edu/gss/postdoc/pdhlthbnft.htm

Maulana Karenga, Africana Studies, was an honored U.S. Delegate to the African Renaissance conference in Senegal. He also received The Marcus Garvey Award of 2010 for activism and scholarship as “a pillar of  Black Liberation, the Black Power Conferences and Black Studies (and) founder of the Kwanzaa Holiday” at the International Symposium on Black Power Studies, Sarah Lawrence College, February 15-20, 2010. He also received the Award for Excellence in Scholarship–Best Activist-Scholar Publication for his book, Kawaida and Questions of Life and Struggle, Los Angeles: University of Sankore  Press at the 21st Annual Cheikh Anta Diop International Conference, Diopian Institute for Scholarly Advancement, October 9-10, 2009.

Patricia Kearney, Communication Studies, was awarded the Centennial Scholar by the Eastern Communication Association.  Patricia was one of the scholars in the last 100 years to make a significant contribution to the discipline of Communication. She also received an Award: Inaugural 2009 Instructional Communication Distinguished Published Article Award:  “College Teacher Misbehaviors: What Teachers Say and Do that Students Don’t Like” (co-authored with T. G. Plax, E. R. Hays, and M. J. Ivey), published in Communication Quarterly (1991), 39, 309-324. Presented by the  National Communication Association.

Lloyd Kermode, English, British Academy/Huntington Fellowship for Research in the UK.  A short-term award (one month) for work in London  and Bristol on eighteenth-century law, medicine, and murder. He also received a Renaissance Society of America research grant.  A short-term award ($2000) for work in England and USA on provincial English drama, politics, and culture.

Dawn Kelsey, Communication Studies, University Distinguished Faculty Advising Award.

Carl Lipo, Anthropology, University Achievement Awards; Distinguished Faculty.

Lionel Mandy, Africana Studies, Fulbright Scholar Award, United States Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. He will be teaching clinical psychology courses in the newly formed Graduate Program in Psychology at the University of Colombo in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Lynda L. McCroskey, Communication Studies, “The Most Valuable Professor Award” 2009 from the Athletics Dept. Also, she is the U.S. Editor of the Russian Communication Association Journal (Ebsco Journal) beginning June 1, 2010. She was named to the World Communication Association’s Board of Directors beginning May 2010.

Marshall Medoff, Economics, University Distinguished Faculty Scholarly & Creative Achievement Award.

Jacqueline Mills, Geography, Ukleja Center for Ethical Leadership Ethics Across the Curriculum Award. The Ukleja Center for Ethical Leadership at CSULB supports faculty who are developing curriculum related to teaching ethics in the classroom.

Brett Mizelle, History, 2009  Distinguished New Course Award:  “Animals in American Culture” presented by  The Humane Society of the United States. For more information:  http://www.humanesociety.org/news/press_releases/2009/12/winners_of_animal_course_awards_121709.html

Charles Noble, Political Science, was chosen Most Valuable Professor by the University Honors Program.

Timothy G. Plax, Communication Studies, awarded the Centennial Scholar presented by Eastern Communication Association. He was one of the scholars in the last 100 years to make a significant contribution to the discipline of Communication. He also received an Award: Inaugural 2009 Instructional Communication Distinguished Published Article Award:  “College Teacher Misbehaviors: What Teachers Say and Do that Students Don’t Like” (co-authored with P. Kearney, E. R. Hays, and M. J. Ivey), published in Communication Quarterly (1991), 39, 309-324. Presented by the National Communication Association.

Lauren Rauscher, Human Development, is a recipient of the 2010 Faculty Advancement of Women Award. She is being recognized for her outstanding scholarly work, student mentoring, and community service with Girls on the Run, a nonprofit organization that encourages girls to develop self-respect and healthy lifestyles through running.

Lauren Rauscher and Beth Manke, Human Development,  received the 2009-2010  CSULB Ukleja Center for Ethical Leadership Ethics Across the Curriculum Award. This award comes with a $2,000 stipend to integrate a 3-hour ethics module into our Research Methods courses. The title of the submission for the award was The Ethics of Power in Conducting and Evaluating Social Science Research.

Maythee Rojas, Department of Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies, has been elected President of the National Association for Ethnic Studies.  In addition, she was given the Charles Irby Distinguished Service Award for her contributions to the field and scholarship of ethnic studies.

Paul Scotton, Comparative World Literature and Classics, Kress Publication Fellowship, American School of Classical Studies Athens.  This fellowship has been granted to support Professor Scotton during the summer and fall 2010 while in Corinth and Athens, Greece in order to complete his monograph The Julian Basilica: An Architectural and Epigraphical Investigation.

Lise Sedrez, Latin American History, National Endowment for the Humanities Post-Doctoral Fellowship for “National Waters, Public Space: State and Environment in Guanabara Bay, Brazil”.

Patricia Seyburn, English, 2010 Bold Ink Award honoree.  WriteGirl is a nonprofit organization for high school girls centered on the craft of creative writing and empowerment through self-expression. Through one-on-one mentoring and monthly workshops, girls are given techniques, insights and hot tips for great writing in all genres from professional women writers. WriteGirl created the Bold Ink Awards 4 years ago to celebrate the strong voices of fearless female writers.

Tom Strybel, Psychology, received the 2009-2010 Provost’s Impact of the Year in Research, Scholarly, and Creative Activity.

Kim–Phuong Vu, Psychology, was named the 2009 recipient of the Earl Alluisi Early Career Achievement Award by Division 21: Applied Experimental and Engineering Psychology of the American Psychological Association. For additional information see Inside CSULB: http://csulb.edu/misc/inside/core/?p=10257

Julie Weise, International Studies, George Washington Egleston Historical Prize, Yale Graduate School.  An award for dissertation, “Fighting for Their Place: Mexicans and Mexican Americans in the U.S. South, 1910-2008.” She was also awarded a 2010 NEH Summer Stipend.

Teri Yamada, Asian and Asian American Studies, received the Choice Outstanding Academic Title award for the “Modern Short Fiction of Southeast Asia: A Literary History” (AAAS, 2009). Top ten percent of 7,0000 academic titles reviewed by Choice receive this recognition.

Marcus Young Owl, Anthropology, Platinum AVA (Audio/Visual Awards)  for “Excellence in Audio/Visual Production”, from the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals. He received this award for his role as a National Advisor on the Coastline Community College course, “Anatomy and Physiology.”


F. Elizabeth Dahab, Comparative World Literature and Classics, Voices of Exile in Contemporary Canadian Francophone Literature, published by Lexington Books. http://www.lexingtonbooks.com/Catalog/SingleBook.shtml?command=Search&db=%5EDB/CATALOG.db&eqSKUdata=0739118781 Additionally, she was a CSULB Author of  the  Month.  See article Inside  CSULB  http://csulb.edu/misc/inside/core/?p=10044

V.J. Del Casino Jr, Geography, Marston, S., P. Knox, D. Liverman, P. Robbins (2010) World Regions in Global  Context, 4th Edition.  New Jersey: Pearson. A preview of the book can be found here: http://www.pearsonhighered.com/educator/product/World-Regions-in-Global-Context-People-Places-and-Environments/9780321651853.page

Clorinda Donato, co-editor with Hans Erich Bödeker and Hans Peter Reill, RGRLL,  Discourses of Tolerance and Intolerance in the Eighteenth Century, University of Toronto Press.

Carl Fisher, Comparative World Literature and Classics, Editor (co-edited with Robert Maniquis, UCLA)  Defoe’s Footprints: Essays in Honour of Maximillian E. Novak, University of Toronto Press.

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James William Gibson, Sociology, A Reenchanted World: The Quest for a New Kinship with Nature Metropolitan/Henry Holt.  For more information: www.jameswilliamgibson.com

Cora Sol Goldstein, Political Science, Capturing the German Eye: American Visual Propaganda in Occupied Germany, University of Chicago Press. For more information:


Suzanne Greenberg, English, Abigail Iris: The Pet Project, Lisa Glatt and Suzanne Greenberg, Walker Books/Bloomsbury USA.

Alexandra Jaffe, Stance: Sociolinguistic Perspectives, Oxford University Press 2009. For more information: http://www.oup.com/us/catalog/general/subject/Linguistics/SemanticsPragmaticsPhilosophyofL/?view=usa&ci=9780195331646

Andy Jenks, History, published a new book with Pearson Press, Perils of Progress: Environmental Disasters in the 20th Century. For more information:  http://www.pearsonhighered.com/product?ISBN=0136038026

John Jung, Psychology, Alcohol, Other Drugs, and Behavior: Psychological Research Perspectives. Second Edition. Sage Publications, 2009.  For more information:  http://www.sagepub.com/booksProdDesc.nav?prodId=Book232812&currTree=Courses&level1=Course12 He also wrote, Sweet and Sour: Life in Chinese Family Restaurants. Yin and Yang Press, 2010.


Marie Kelleher, History, The Measure of Woman: Law and Female Identity in the Crown of Aragon (2010).

Beth Lau, English, Fellow Romantics: Male and Female British Writers, 1790-1835 (Ashgate, 2009).  www.ashgate.com/isbn/9780754663539

Gerald Locklin, Emeritus Faculty Member in the Department of English who occasionally teaches a class as a part-time lecturer on an as-needed basis. A Critical Introduction, edited by Michael Basinski.  Kenmore, NY:  BlazeVOX Press, 2010. The Dodger’s Retirement Party:  A Novella. Garden Grove, CA:  Aortic Press, 2010.  New Poems in Modest Aspirations, which also includes new stories by Beth Wilson.  San Pedro, CA:  Lummox Press, 2010.

Lionel Mandy, Africana Studies, The I AM Model of Afrikan/African/Black Male Identity Development, AuthorHouse. For more information: http://www.authorhouse.com/Bookstore/BookStoreSearchResults.aspx?SearchType=smpl&SearchTerm=Lionel%20Mandy

Claire Emilie Martin, RGRLL (Spanish), Cien años después. La literatura de mujeres en América Latina. Claire Emilie Martin, Editor. Lima, Perú: Fondo Editorial de la Universidad San Martín de Porres, 2010. Link to the Book Presentation on April 27, 2010 in Lima, Peru:


Jacqueline W. Mills, Geography, Curtis, Andrew 2009. GIS, Human Geography, and Disasters. San Diego, CA: University Readers. A preview of the book can be found here: http://www.cognella.com/pdf/curtis_sneak_preview.pdf

Caitlin E. Murdock, History, Changing Places: Society,Culture, and Territory in the Saxon-Bohemian Borderlands, 1870-1946, University of Michigan Press.

Maythee Rojas, Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies. Women of Color and Feminism.  Seal Press. For more information: http://www.sealpress.com/book.php?isbn=9781580052726&single=y

Craig R. Smith, Communication Studies, “John Macksoud’s Other Illusions,” (West Lafayette: Purdue University Press, 2010).

Ron Schmidt, Political Science, Newcomers, Outsiders, and Insiders: Immigrants and American Racial Politics in the Early Twenty-First Century, University of Michigan Press, 2010 (co-authored with Yvette Alex-Assensoh, Andrew Aoki, and Rodney Hero). Web-link: http://www.press.umich.edu/titleDetailDesc.do?id=110371.

Shira Tarrant, Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies Department, Men and Feminism, Seal Press.
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Julie C. Van Camp, Philosophy, Applying Ethics: A Text with Readings, Wadsworth/Cengage Learning, with Jeffrey Olen and Vincent Barry.  For additional information: http://csulb.edu/misc/inside/core/?p=9411

Lisa Vollendorf, RGRLL, Women and Religion in the Atlantic World (1600-1800), Edited by Daniella Kostroun and Lisa Vollendorf, Publisher: University of Toronto. Web link: http://www.utppublishing.com/product.php?productid=2487&cat=0&page=1

Charles Harper Webb, English, Shadow Ball: New and Selected Poems, University of Pittsburgh Press.


Teresa Wright, Political Science, Accepting Authoritarianism: State-Society Relations in China’s Reform Era, Stanford University Press. http://www.sup.org/book.cgi?id=17592


Ebony Utley, Communication Studies and Shira Tarrant, Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies, are contributing writers to the Ms. Magazine Blog team. Ms. Magazine recently launched its new blog component in Spring 2010. Staffed by competitively selected contributors, the site is a fact-checked, accurate, and provocative blog of record for an international, intergenerational, and intercultural audience interested in feminist news and commentary.
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