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AT THE LEADING EDGE The Work of Our Faculty


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LEADING EDGE At California Lutheran University, our faculty remain focused on discovery and the future. They lay claim to their profession not as dispensers of cold facts, but as researchers and innovators who bring their subjects to life. They strive to instill in each generation of students the same sense of purpose they bring to their own work, the same desire for knowledge of what’s coming next, and the same need for greater understanding. This is why our students are such active participants in their own education. They see their professors as both leaders and fellow learners who guide them into chosen fields where passion fuels their pursuits. We admire our faculty for their boldness, for daring to illuminate and push the boundaries of knowledge past the conventional. They teach at the leading edge, helping students to become the creators and leaders of a future where our understanding of the world – and ourselves – will be greater than today. It is with great pride that we honor their achievements

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and recognize their commitment to ever-expanding scholarship.

PRESIDENT’S AWARD FOR TEACHING EXCELLENCE . . . . . . . 4 PROVOST DISTINGUISHED SCHOLAR AWARDS . . . . . . . . . . 5 FACULTY AWARDS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 FACULTY ACCOMPLISHMENTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 GRANTS & CONTRACTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40


Leanne Neilson Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs The U.S. Department of Education recently designated California Lutheran University as a Hispanic Serving Institution. At Cal Lutheran, we are committed to ensuring equitable outcomes for all students, with a particular focus on providing services for students of diverse backgrounds and students who are the first in their families to attend college. This edition of At the Leading Edge features some of the grant-funded programs focused on these efforts on pages 22-23. I am pleased to highlight some of the ways our faculty are advancing research in areas that support equity and inclusion: •

Trudy Arriaga was repeatedly invited to give a keynote address on “Opening Doors for Access and Equity” to groups including the California School Administrators Superintendent’s Symposium, the Curriculum and Instruction Leadership Conference, the Iowa Regional State Conference, the Riverside County Equity Conference, and the Corwin Women in Leadership Conference.

Rose Aslan published an article on “Vocation and Identity through the Study of Islam: Finding Pluralism at a Lutheran University” in The Muslim World Journal.

Heidi Coronado, Cynthia Duarte, and Paloma Vargas gave a presentation at the National Association of Chicana and Chicano Studies national conference on “Latina Leadership and Cultural Wealth at a New HSI Institution: Testimonios of Resilience, Resistance and Empowerment.”

Grady Hanrahan, Diane Rodriguez-Kiino, Paloma Vargas, and Matt Ward presented on “Organizational Awareness and Advancement in Hispanic Serving Institution STEM Grants” at the National Evaluation conference in Washington, D.C.

Cynthia Jew published a book on Culturally Proficient Inclusive Schools: All Means ALL! with D.B. Lindsey, J.S. Thousand, and L.R. Piowlski.

Edlyn Vallejo Peña presented on “Students with Autism in Higher Education: Responding to the Current of Change” with D. Peña at the NASPA Western Regional Conference in Honolulu.

Mel Spence received a $737,901 grant from the U.S. Department of Education for the Project for Advancement of Gifted and Exceptional Students (PAGES) to identify giftedness in marginalized student populations such as African-Americans, English learners and students with autism spectrum disorder.

Daniel Tillapaugh participated in a panel presentation on “Centering Queer and Trans* Survivors: Reexamining Approaches to Eradicating Sexual Violence on Campus” at the second National Symposium on LGBTQ Research in Higher Education. He also published Critical Perspectives on Gender and Student Leadership with P. Haber-Curran in New Directions for Student Leadership series.

This edition of At the Leading Edge highlights the work of California Lutheran University faculty from June 2017 through May 2018. It includes conference presentations, journal articles, books, grants, exhibitions and performances, awards, and appointments. A true hallmark of Cal Lutheran is our faculty’s commitment to inspiring students in the classroom, but – as this publication clearly shows – it is not at the expense of continued and expanding scholarship and creative works. Please join me in congratulating our faculty members for their achievements as scholars, mentors, and educators.

Leanne Neilson Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs


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2018 President’s Award for Teaching Excellence Nathan Tierney BA, Melbourne University, Australia PhD, Columbia University Professor of philosophy Nathan Tierney has received the President’s Award for Teaching Excellence. The honor comes in the year of his retirement from Cal Lutheran after 28 years of service. Since 1990, his roles and responsibilities have included chair of the Philosophy Department, director of the Harold Stoner Clark Lecture Series, a three-year stint as chair of the Art Department, and teaching business and financial ethics in the MBA program, in addition to his undergraduate teaching in philosophy. His expertise is in ethics, with strong interests in metaphysics and ancient philosophy. Throughout his career, Professor Tierney has been committed to interdisciplinary teaching. He team-taught a freshman honors course with professors of literature beginning in his first year on campus, and for many years taught the capstone course Faith and Reason with a faculty member in religion. Outside the university, his main contributions have been in the fields of leadership and peace studies. He led workshops on leadership and ethics for corporate and civic groups and, as vice president of the Global Ethics and Religion Forum, was a regular speaker at international conferences and parliaments. He organized a series of conferences on peace issues at Cal Lutheran: War and Peace in the World Religions (2001), Violence and Human Dignity (2002) and Peace-building in the Global Era (2005). He is the author of the book Imagination and Ethical Ideals and numerous articles on ethics and peacebuilding. Tierney believes that we live in an age when philosophy must make itself relevant on key issues such as war, globalization, poverty, injustice and corruption. Peace-building in particular is a vital task in which everyone can and should participate. “Teaching is such a delicate thing,” says Tierney. “You have to walk a fine line between providing students with the knowledge they need to know to become informed participants in the great dialogues of humanity, and providing them with space to express themselves and try out ideas of their own. Doing this well takes years of practice, and is more art than science. Building trust is the key element. Once students know that their teacher is competent, fair, well-intentioned and honest, they will take the risk of thinking for themselves and speaking up, even if it means risking being wrong.” Tierney grew up in Australia and earned his doctorate from Columbia University in New York City. He is married with two adult children. In retirement in the Napa Valley, he plans to write and travel.


PROVOST DISTINGUISHED SCHOLAR AWARDS The Provost Distinguished Scholar Awards are funded by a gift from the estate of Pamela M. Jolicoeur who was Provost at Cal Lutheran from 1993 to 2004. The inaugural recipients of the award are Rahuldeep Singh Gill and Edlyn Vallejo Peña.

Rahuldeep Singh Gill, PhD Associate Professor, Religion

On an undergraduate study abroad experience in India, Rahuldeep Gill learned about Indian religious identity “at the feet of the greatest Punjabi historian,” J. S. Grewal, a British-educated Punjabi Sikh. Reacting to scholarship that laid heavy stress on changes in the postcolonial period, this mentor advised Gill to reach farther back into history and to “have a look” at Gurdas, a 17th-century poet who stands as the Sikh tradition’s most important writer.

“I was meant for that project,” said Gill, an associate professor of religion and the author of Drinking From Love’s Cup: Surrender and Sacrifice in the Vars of Bhai Gurdas Bhalla (Oxford UP, 2016). In the work, Gill translates a representative sample of 40 long Punjabilanguage ballads (the vars) and, in a lengthy commentary, upends traditional assumptions about when and why they were composed. “Until publishing this book, pretty much all I’ve been doing is ‘looking at Gurdas,’” Gill said. “That’s 15 years of research, but it’s also applying some of the theoretical skills that I learned as an undergrad at the University of Rochester, and the linguistic skills of having grown up as a translator in my own family and having to translate between worlds as much as languages.”

Edlyn Vallejo Peña, PhD Associate Professor, Graduate School of Education Equal access to education has clear benefits, but even when its costs are low, the educational system often does not grant it. Throughout her career, associate professor of educational leadership Edlyn Vallejo Peña has asked why. Since 2010, when her son, Diego, was diagnosed with autism, she’s developed deep personal and professional interests in making college accessible for young people on the autism spectrum. She is known today for service to this community at the regional and national levels, traveling frequently to Washington to serve as a nongovernmental member of the federal Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee. “I’m a strong believer in inclusion,” Peña said. “It would be a huge transformation for schools to actually practice that, because it doesn’t happen enough. Individuals of all abilities should experience inclusion.” Peña understood this before she became a mother. It was in college that she grew passionate about social justice issues and educational access, volunteering to tutor migrant high school students in a farm town near Santa Cruz. In graduate school at the University of Southern California, Peña investigated educational equity and how to support Black and Latino students under Estela Bensimon, a leading scholar. With an emphasis on the sociological roots of inequity, the PhD program at USC afforded Peña a new lens for seeing the obstacles to inclusion. Peña has published 20 journal articles and book chapters, eight of which were co-authored with Cal Lutheran students, and seven of her 30 conference presentations have been with students. Peña received a $67,000 research grant from the Disability Communication Fund for her research on the brain and communication. Her body of work is not only highly regarded by academics, but also well received by the community and is being made available to the wider public through the Autism and Communication Center, which she co-founded and directs at Cal Lutheran.

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Gill is one of the few scholars of the Sikh religious tradition in the western academy and often contributes to the Sikh community and the wider public through his public writings and lectures.

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Gill moved at age two from India to Massachusetts, first to multicultural Cambridge and then farther out from Boston, to Billerica, where he stood out more due to race and religion. He grew studious and took to languages: German in high school, Sanskrit at Rochester, and Persian at UC Santa Barbara, where he earned his PhD in religious studies. In graduate school, he began to read with the quality of attention needed for historical study in Punjabi.


FACULTY AWARDS

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Matthew Fienup, PhD Lecturer and Executive Director of the Center for Economic Research and Forecasting School of Management Scholarship Award The School of Management Advisory Council selected Matthew Fienup as the recipient of the SOM Scholarship Award for outstanding achievement in professional scholarship. Fienup focuses his research on how economics, economic research, and forecasting can be applied to problems such as the shortages or inefficient use of natural resources and public goods. His focus on solutions has led to unique projects such as a pilot to establish California’s first formal, centralized market for individual landowners to buy and sell groundwater, as a way to address California’s water shortage. ​

David Grannis, MFA Assistant Professor, Communication Outstanding Faculty Support Award The Leadership Awards Committee, comprised of faculty, staff and students, selected David Grannis to receive their Outstanding Faculty Support Award. Grannis teaches television and film production as well as film history. Before coming to Cal Lutheran, Grannis worked as a sound editor for Hollywood feature films. He recently finished a documentary on the drought in Southern California called Turf Wars: SoCal Water Conservation. Grannis currently serves as the Director of Cal Lutheran’s Center for Academic Service Learning. ​

Veronica Guerrero, EdD Associate Professor, Management & Marketing School of Management Service Award In recognition of outstanding service to the university and community, the School of Management Advisory Council selected Veronica Guerrero as the recipient of the SOM Service Award. Her service to the university includes serving as Faculty Chair, MBA Program Director, and Chair of the Management and Marketing Department. In the community, she served on the Board of Women’s Economic Ventures, an organization that helps female entrepreneurs along the Central Coast. Guerrero received the 2017 Pacific Coast Business Times’ Latino Business Award for Higher Education.

Maureen Reilly Lorimer, PhD Associate Professor, Learning and Teaching Graduate School of Education Service Award The Graduate School of Education selected Maureen Reilly Lorimer as the recipient of its annual Service Award. Lorimer is actively engaged in teacher preparation, graduate research, and community service, with a focus on arts education. She is dedicated to uncovering and sharing knowledge about the integral role of the visual and performing arts as a catalyst for transformative change. Lorimer received the 2017 Ventura County Arts Council’s Arts Stars Award for Arts Educator, in recognition of contributions made to Ventura County’s cultural life.

Ryan Sharma, PsyD, ABPP Associate Professor, PsyD in Clinical Psychology Graduate School of Psychology Clinical Supervisor of the Year Award Ryan Sharma received the Graduate School of Psychology Clinical Supervisor of the Year Award, given to a PsyD clinical supervisor that graduate students nominate as excelling in their extraordinary mentorship. Dr. Sharma is the Director of Clinical Training in the PsyD Program, and is board certified in cognitive and behavioral psychology. PsyD students receive clinical supervision from him in learning and applying Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. His areas of professional interest include clinical training, multicultural psychology and ethnic identity development, behavioral therapies, and treatments for anxiety disorders.


Daniel Tillapaugh, PhD Assistant Professor, Counselor Education Graduate School of Education Teaching Award The Graduate School of Education selected Daniel Tillapaugh as the recipient of its annual award for Outstanding Achievement in Teaching. Tillapaugh teaches a variety of courses focused on the theory and practice of counseling and college student development. Tillapaugh’s research focuses on intersectionality and social contexts of higher education, college men and masculinities, LGBT issues in higher education, and leadership development and education. He has been recognized as an Emerging Scholar Designee by ACPA - College Student Educators International for his research pertaining to student development in higher education.

Paloma Vargas, PhD Assistant Professor, Biology and Director of Hispanic Serving Institute (H.S.I.) Initiatives Stellar Employee Award The Leadership Awards Committee, comprised of faculty, staff and students, selected Paloma Vargas to received their Stellar Employee Award. Vargas’ broad interests include infectious disease, host-parasite interactions, STEM education, undergraduate research, holistic advising, citizen science and 3-D printing. As Director of H.S.I. Initiatives, Vargas serves as the liaison between Cal Lutheran departments/divisions on issues of equity and accessibility. Vargas focuses on breaking down systemic barriers and policies that disproportionately affect the success of underrepresented groups within the higher education system.

Tymika Wesley, EdD Assistant Professor, Learning and Teaching Graduate School of Education Scholarship Award The Graduate School of Education selected Tymika Wesley as the recipient of its annual award for Outstanding Achievement in Scholarship. Wesley’s research focuses on creating effective learning environments for students from historically non-dominant communities, K-12 teacher performance and effectiveness, culturally relevant pedagogical practices and cultural proficiency in teacher preparation programs. The work around cultural proficiency is important because it addresses both an individual and systemic impact that is often under addressed in educational research.

The Leadership Awards Committee, comprised of faculty, staff and students, selected Colleen WindhamHughes to receive their Outstanding Faculty Support Award. Windham-Hughes teaches in two primary areas: Religion and Public Life and Practical Theology. In both areas she leads students in Academic Service Learning, in which students prepare academically, engage in service on and off campus, and reflect on deep connections between thinking and doing. Windham-Hughes collaborates with faculty, staff, and students on projects related to vocation and interfaith.

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Associate Professor, Religion Outstanding Faculty Support Award

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Colleen Windham-Hughes, PhD

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FACULTY ACCOMPLISHMENTS Gerhard Apfelthaler, PhD, Dean, School of Management APPOINTMENTS • Senior Editor, European Journal of International Management. • Advisory Board Member, Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. • Board Member, Economic Development Collaborative of Ventura County. • Member, Teaching Committee, International Management Division, Academy of Management. PUBLICATIONS • “Untangling the antecedents of successful internationalization in family and non-family firms: How knowledge resources and collaboration intensity shape international performance” with S. Kraus, B. Cesinger and P. Stieg. Journal of Small Business Strategy, Vol. 28(1), 2018. • “Learning from Global Innovative SME Export Assistance Programs” with H. Lin, H. Grant and C. Farrell. Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada, 2017.

Michael Arndt, MFA, Professor, Theatre Arts APPOINTMENTS • Artistic Director, Kingsmen Shakespeare Company. • Advisory Board Member, Thousand Oaks Alliance for the Arts. • Board Member, War Fighters Advance. EXHIBITIONS AND PERFORMANCES • Director, Shakespeare’s Cymbeline, Kingsmen Shakespeare Festival held at California Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks, California, Summer 2017. • “Under Fire: Stories of Combat Veterans Across Generations” at the University of Mount Union, Alliance, Ohio, March 2018.

Trudy Arriaga, EdD, Distinguished Educator in Residence, Graduate School of Education PRESENTATIONS • “Opening Doors for Access and Equity” keynote address at the: Our Kids Summer Institute, Alleman, Iowa, June 2017. Iowa School Administrators Conference, Des Moines, Iowa, June 2017. Regional State Conference, Des Moines, Iowa, June 2017. Riverside County Equity Conference, Indian Wells, California, September 2017. Corwin Women in Leadership Conference, Newport Beach, California, November 2017. Association of California School Administrators Superintendent’s Symposium, Monterey, California, January 2018.

Curriculum and Instruction Leadership Conference, Monterey, California, February 2018. Association of California School Administrators Midstate Conference, San Luis Obispo, California, March 2018. PUBLICATIONS • “Opening Doors: Do our Policies and Leadership Actions Reflect our Stated Core Values?” with R.B. Lindsey, D.B. Lindsay and R.D. Terrell. Wiley Handbook of Educational Policy, R. Papa & S.W. Armfield (Eds.), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., April 2018.

Rose Aslan, PhD, Assistant Professor, Religion PRESENTATIONS • “Teaching Islam and Religious Literacy” at the Association of Lutheran College Faculties conference held at California Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks, California, September 2017. • “To Pray or Not to Pray: The Trouble with Muslim Public Expressions of Piety in the U.S.” at the Ritual Studies Group, American Academy of Religion conference, Boston, Massachusetts, November 2017. • “Painting on Water: Islam, Spirituality, and Art in Contemporary Istanbul” at the Islamic Mysticism Group, American Academy of Religion conference, Boston, Massachusetts, November 2017. • “Debating Religion and Art in Istanbul” invited first annual Dunkelberger Lecture presented by the Departments of Religious Studies and Art & Art History, Gettysburg College, Pennsylvania, March 2018. PUBLICATIONS • “Salat (Prayer) in the Lives of Muslim Americans.” Islamic Religious Practice in the United States, E. Curtis (Ed.), New York University Press, November 2017. • “The Politics of Marbling in Istanbul.” Mizan Project, January 2018. • “Vocation and Identity through the Study of Islam: Finding Pluralism at a Lutheran University.” The Muslim World Journal, Spring 2018.

Jamie Banker, PhD, Associate Professor, Graduate School of Psychology APPOINTMENTS • Board Member and District 2 Representative, Ventura County Board of Supervisors’ Behavioral Health Advisory Board. • Editorial Board Member, Journal of Family Psychotherapy. • Reviewer, Psychological Medicine. • Reviewer, Journal of Marital and Family Therapy. • Reviewer, Research Grants Council of Hong Kong, Humanities/Social Sciences Panel.


PRESENTATIONS • “Assessment and Treatment of Perinatal Mood Disorders: A Family Systems Approach” at the International Association of Marriage and Family Counselors, New Orleans, Louisiana, February 2018. • “Assessing and Treating the Family System: Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders” at the International Family Therapy Association World Family Therapy Congress, Bangkok, Thailand, March 2018.

Chad Barber, PhD, Associate Professor, Biology PRESENTATIONS • “Role of integrins in canine cancer” with student M. Jarjour at the Southern California Council on Undergraduate Research held at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, California, November 2017. • “Investigating Immune Cells in Canine Tumors” with student A. Crago at the Southern California Council on Undergraduate Research held at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, California, November 2017.

Jamie Bedics, PhD, Associate Professor, Graduate School of Psychology APPOINTMENTS • Associate Editor, Psychotherapy. • Grant Reviewer, International Society of Psychotherapy Research. • Grant Reviewer, Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy (Division 29) of the American Psychological Association.

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TRUDY ARRIAGA Distinguished Educator in Residence, Graduate School of Education

advocates of action through the lens of how we can “open doors” and hence opportunities for every student. We are reminded that the correct “escort” to equitable opportunities and successful outcomes during the educational journey of a student is not only our privilege, but our responsibility.”

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“We are challenged to think of ourselves as true

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PRESENTATIONS • “Hierarchical Bayesian Multilevel Analysis of MurderSuicide in the National Violent Death Reporting” with students C.S. Kouhanim and A.A. Conrique at the annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Portland, Oregon, April 2018. • “Qualitative Analysis of Suicide in Firefighter Community Using the Interpersonal Theory of Suicide” with student S.J. Soria at the annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Portland, Oregon, April 2018. • “An Evaluation of Interpersonal Change During Dialectical Behavior Skills Training” with student J.A. Ramirez at the annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Portland, Oregon, April 2018. • “Social Perceptions and Emotion Dysregulation as Predictors of Binge-Eating Behaviors” with student A.A. Bakhsh at the annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Portland, Oregon, April 2018. • “Post-Publication Evaluation of Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skill Training” with student J. Larson at the annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Portland, Oregon, April 2018.


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ROSE ASLAN Assistant Professor, Religion

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“The more diversity in the classroom the better. Each student offers a unique perspective that can help their peers better understand the multiplicity of viewpoints that exist in our world.”

• “The Interpersonal Function of Non-Suicidal Self-Injury” with students V. Olivera and I. Harosh at the annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Portland, Oregon, April 2018. • “Meta-Analysis of 12-Month Follow-Up Outcomes for Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skill Training” with student J. Larson at the annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, San Francisco, California, May 2018.

William Bilodeau, PhD, Professor, Geology PRESENTATIONS • “Geology of the Lower Miocene Monterey Formation in Point Dume, California” at the annual meeting of the Cordilleran/Rocky Mountain Section of the Geological Society of America, Flagstaff, Arizona, May 2018.

Michael Brint, DPhil, Uyeno-Tseng Professor of International Studies, Political Science APPOINTMENTS • Organizer, “Environmental Sustainability in Europe” roundtable at the European Studies Centre, Oxford University, England, September 2017.

Christopher Brown, PhD, Assistant Professor, Mathematics PRESENTATIONS • “Creating Accessible Computing in Mathematics: Opportunities and Challenges” at the MESCal

(Mathematics Equity in Southern California) conference held at Harvey Mudd College, Claremont, California, February 2018.

Lisa Buono, EdD, Director, Bachelor’s Degree for Professionals Program PRESENTATIONS • “Increase Retention at Your Institution: Capitalize on the Tenacity of Your Post-Traditional Learners” with M. Bueno, K. Fenstermaker and J. Waddell at the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning International Conference, San Diego, California, November 2018.

Nathan Carlson, PhD, Associate Professor, Mathematics PRESENTATIONS • “On Cardinality Bounds involving the weak Lindelof degree and H-closed spaces” at the 32nd Summer Conference on Topology and its Applications held at the University of Dayton, Ohio, June 2017. • “On Homogeneity and the H-closed Property” at the Joint Mathematics Meeting, San Diego, California, January 2018. • “A Surprising Connection between Two Proofs of the Infinitude of Primes” invited seminar at Oberlin College, Ohio, April 2018. PUBLICATIONS • “On cardinality bounds involving the weak Lindelof degree” with A. Bella. Quaestiones Mathematicae, Volume 41, Issue 1, 2018.


Peter Carlson, PhD, Assistant Professor, Religion PRESENTATIONS • “Queering Late Medieval Intimacy: St. Thomas Cantilupe’s and Edmund Cornwall’s Shared Sepulchre” at the International Medieval Congress, Leeds, United Kingdom, July 2017. PUBLICATIONS • “The Art and Craft of Dying.” The Oxford Handbook of Early Modern English Literature and Religion, A. Hiscock and H. Wilcox (Eds.), Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017.

Sebastian Carron Montero, PhD, Assistant Professor, Physics PUBLICATIONS • “Construction and beam-tests of silicon-tungsten prototype modules for the CMS High Granularity Calorimeter for HL-LHC” with T. Quast et al. Journal of Instrumentation, 13, 2018.

Xiang Chen, PhD, Professor, Philosophy APPOINTMENTS • Reviewer, Erkenntnis.

Scott Chien-Hsiung Chiu, PhD, Assistant Professor, English PRESENTATIONS • “Community Literacy Initiatives that Explore Margins and Map the Writing Ecology around a Small Private University” with student A. Nelson at the 2017 National

Conference on Community Writing held at the University of Colorado-Boulder, October 2017. • “I Got the Music in Me: Identity, Difference, and Understanding Relationships. Taking a Translingual Approach with Music of Multilingual Writers” at the 2018 Conference on College Composition and Communication, Kansas City, Missouri, March 2018. PUBLICATIONS • “Connecting the Pedagogical Dots between the Writing Center and the ESL Writing Classroom.” Collaborations and Innovations: Supporting Multilingual Writers across Campus Units, B. Smith & N. DeJoy (Eds.), Ann Arbor, Michigan: The University of Michigan Press, 2017.

Dazhi Chong, PhD, Assistant Professor, School of Management APPOINTMENTS • Reviewer, Information Discovery and Delivery. • Reviewer, Journal of Global Information Management. • Reviewer, Prospect Press. • Reviewer, Western Decision Sciences Institute 2018 annual meeting. PRESENTATIONS • “A cross-layer and optimized privacy method in Behicular ad-hoc Networks” with G. Yan, D. Rawat and H. Shi at the 2nd International Conference on Image, Vision and Computing, Chengdu, China, June 2017. • “Social Media Sentiment Analysis for Making Bank Loan Decisions” at the annual Meeting of the Western Decision Sciences Institute, Kauai, Hawaii, April 2018.

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Assistant Professor, School of Management

“Creativity and critical thinking can be promoted as students with different backgrounds and experiences are able to offer new perspectives and exchange their viewpoints.”

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RYAN DeMOSS Lecturer, Mathematics

“When students engage with others with diverse backgrounds and experiences, it creates a sense of community within the classroom that encourages reflection and promotes mindful discussion. Working together in integrated classrooms additionally prepares students to better navigate the increasingly diverse cultures seen in the 21st century work and research environments.”

PUBLICATIONS • “Evaluating an optimized backward chaining ontology reasoning system with innovative custom rules” with G. Yan and H. Shi. Information Discovery and Delivery, Vol. 46 (1), 2018. • “Social Media Sentiment and Bank Loan Contracting” with L. Li, H. Wu, et al. Journal of Industrial Integration and Management, 3(01), 2018.

Samuel Claussen, PhD, Assistant Professor, History PRESENTATIONS • “A Tale of Two Cids: Literature and Warfare in Late Medieval Castile” at the fifth annual Symposium on Medieval and Renaissance Studies held at Saint Louis University, Missouri, June 2017. • “Female Chivalric Violence in Late Medieval Castile” at the Force, Resistance, and Mercy: Medieval Violence and Nonviolence conference hosted by the Medieval Studies Institute at Indiana University, Bloomington, April 2018. • “‘The War Was Opened’: Chivalric Violence as a Cause of War in Trastámara Castile” at the 53rd International Congress on Medieval Studies held at Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, May 2018. PUBLICATIONS • Book review of C. Taylor’s Chivalry and the Ideals of Knighthood in France during the Hundred Years War, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013. Journal of

Military History, Vol. 81(4), October 2017. • Book review of L. Delbrugge’s (Ed.) Self-Fashioning and Assumptions of Identity in Medieval and Early Modern Iberia, Leiden: Brill, 2015. American Association of Research Historians of Medieval Spain, October 2017.

Brian Collins, PhD, Assistant Professor, Philosophy PRESENTATIONS • “Global Law and the Moral Requirement to Comply” at the Beyond the State: Governance, Legality, and Political Morality conference, Burlington, Ontario, September 2017. • “The Extent of Moral Responsibility: Nudging and Moral Luck” at the Nudging and Moral Responsibility Conference held at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, April 2018. PUBLICATIONS • “Obligations, Responsibility, and Whistleblowing: A Case Study of Jeffrey Wigand and Brown & Williamson.” Business in Ethical Focus (2nd Edition), F. Alhoff, A. Sager, and A. Vaidya (Eds.), Broadview Press, 2017. • “A Political Interpretation of Aristotle’s Ethics.” Aristotle’s Practical Philosophy: On the Relationship between the Ethics and Politics, Cohen de Lara and Brouwer (Eds.), Springer, 2017.


Kwasi Connor, PhD, Visiting Assistant Professor, Biology PUBLICATIONS • “Senescent human hematopoietic progenitors show elevated expression of transposable elements and inflammatory genes” with S. Capone, A. Colombo, et al. Experimental Hematology, Vol. 62, 2018. • “Understanding Metabolomic Changes in Aging Bone Marrow” with Y. Hsu, G. Ramsingh, et al. Experimental Hematology & Oncology, Vol. 7(13), 2018.

Jonathan Cordero, PhD, Assistant Professor, Sociology PUBLICATIONS • “California Indians, Franciscans, and the Myth of Evangelical Success.” Boletín, 33(1), 2017.

Heidi Coronado, PhD, Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Education PRESENTATIONS • “Finding Our Voices and Reclaiming Our Truth: The Role of Historical Trauma, Indigenous Pedagogies, Resiliency Circles and Contemplative Practices in Education” with M. Robles at the Mujeres Activas en Letras y Cambio Social (MALCS) conference held at Sonoma State University, California, July 2017. • “Latina Leadership and Cultural Wealth at a New HSI Institution: Testimonios of Resilience, Resistance and Empowerment” with C. Duarte and P. Vargas at the National Association of Chicana and Chicano Studies national conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota, April 2018. • “Spiritual Activism in the Boderlands: Sharing Stories of Institutional Violence and the Power of Community in Healing Circles” with A. Paredes and M. Pennings at The International Conference of The Life and Work of Gloria Andzaldua, San Antonio, Texas, May 2018.

APPOINTMENTS • Editorial Board Member, Spiritus: A Journal of Christian Spirituality. PRESENTATIONS • “Rewilding Our Prayer: Christian Spirituality and the Larger Life of the World” keynote at the Third International Conference of the Society for the Study of Christian Spirituality, Kappel am Albis Kloster, Switzerland, June 2017. • “Lutheran Schools as Sites of Eco-Reformation” at the Association of Lutheran College Faculties annual conference held at California Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks, September 2017. • “Spiritualities of the Reformation” at the Christian Spirituality Group, American Academy of Religion conference, Boston, Massachusetts, November 2017. • “Living, Local, Wild Waters: Into Baptismal Reality” at the North American Academy of Liturgy meeting, Vancouver, British Columbia, January 2018. PUBLICATIONS • “Living, Local, Wild Waters: Into Baptismal Reality.” Encountering Earth: Thinking Theologically with a Morethan-Human World, T. Bechtel, M. Eaton and T. Harvie (Eds.), Eugene, Oregon: Cascade/Wipf & Stock, 2018.

Michele Dean, EdD, Field Placement Coordinator and Lecturer, Graduate School of Education APPOINTMENTS • Board Member, The Arts Collaborative. • Member, 2018 El Concilio Latino Leadership Awards Selection Committee. PRESENTATIONS • “Research Matters” at the Ventura County Chapter of the California Association for Bilingual Education (CABE) and Migrant Education Region XVII Annual Conference, Ventura, California, September 2017. • “Lightening the Pathway: Moving Forward in Education” at The Equity Symposium, Oxnard, California, October 2017.

John Deisz, PhD, Professor, Physics PRESENTATIONS • “FLEX analysis of the impact of strain and 3D coupling on the superconducting transition of Sr2RuO4” with student C. Ortiz at the American Physical Society Meeting, Los Angeles, California, March 2018.

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PRESENTATIONS • “The Nine Essentials: Standards or Guidelines – The Conversation Continues” at the National Association of Professional Development Schools Annual Conference, Jacksonville, Florida, March 2018. • “Education Policy and Advocacy” at the National Association of Professional Development Schools Annual Conference, Jacksonville, Florida, March 2018. • “Moving Partnerships Beyond the School to the Community” discussant at the American Education

Lisa Dahill, PhD, Associate Professor, Religion

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APPOINTMENTS • President-elect, National Association of Professional Development Schools. • Vice President, California Council for Teacher Education. • Board Member, Southern California Professional Development School Consortium. • California Delegate, Association of Teacher Educators. • Reviewer, School-University Partners journal. • Board Member, Ventura County Catholic Charities.

PUBLICATIONS • Visions from Professional Development School Partners: Connecting Professional Development and Clinical Practice. Charlotte, North Carolina: Information Age Publishing, January 2018.

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Michael Cosenza, EdD, Associate Professor, Graduate School of Education

Research Association Annual Conference SIG for Race, Ethnicity, Class and Gender in Education, New York, April 2018.


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Ryan DeMoss, MS, Lecturer, Mathematics APPOINTMENTS • Student Chapters Coordinator, Mathematics Association of America.

Rainer Diriwächter, PhD, Professor, Psychology APPOINTMENTS • Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Integrated Social Sciences. • Editorial Board Member, Culture and Psychology (Sage Publications). • Editorial Board Member, Integrative Psychological and Behavioral Science (Springer Publications).

Harry Domicone, PhD, Professor, School of Management APPOINTMENTS • Editorial Review Board, European Journal of International Management.

Cynthia Duarte, PhD, Lecturer, Sociology PRESENTATIONS • “Latina Leadership and Cultural Wealth at a New HSI Institution: Testimonios of Resilience, Resistance and Empowerment” with H. Coronado and P. Vargas at the National Association of Chicana and Chicano Studies national conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota, April 2018.

Therese Eyermann, PhD, Distinguished Faculty Fellow, Graduate School of Education APPOINTMENTS • Member, Ventura County United Way Education Focus Team. • Co-organizer, “Student Success - You Make It HappenCollege and Beyond” conference held at Blackstock Junior High School, Oxnard, California, November 2017.

Matthew Fienup, PhD, Executive Director, Center for Economic Research and Forecasting APPOINTMENTS • Advisory Board Member, Habitat for Humanity of Ventura County. • Member, California Assembly Member Jacqui Irwin’s Business Advisory Council. • Co-Chair, Housing Subcommittee, Ventura County Economic Vitality Strategic Plan Working Group. PRESENTATIONS • “From Conflict to Collaboration: A Case Study” at the Water Summit organized by The Atlantic, Beverly Hills, California, November 2017. • “Groundwater Exchanges: Fox Canyon and Beyond” at the California Farm Bureau’s 99th Annual Meeting, Garden Grove, California, December 2017. • “Economic Impacts of the Thomas Fire” at the FEMA and Cal OES Preliminary Damage Assessment Briefing, Ventura, California, December 2017.

• “Groundwater Exchanges: Options, Opportunities & Apprehensions” at Madera Water Forum, Madera, California, January 2018. • “CERF Housing Solutions Group Overview” at the Ventura Council of Governments meeting, Camarillo, California, February 2018. • “Forces & Consequences of the Lack of Workforce Housing” at the City of Santa Barbara Housing Authority meeting, Santa Barbara, California, April 2018. • “Water Market & AMI Implementation in Ventura, CA” at the 2018 Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA) Spring Conference, Sacramento, California, May 2018.

Rafaela Fiore Urízar, PhD, Associate Professor, Languages and Cultures PRESENTATIONS • “Imaginario urbano y representación: El Mercado 4 como alegoría nacional en la película paraguaya 7 Cajas (Urban Imaginary and Representation: The Central Market as National Allegory in the Paraguayan Film 7 Boxes)” at the Latin American Studies Conference, Montevideo, Uruguay, July 2017. • “La materialidad de una memoria en crisis en El común olvido de Sylvia Molloy” at the XXI Congreso Internacional de Literatura y Estudios Hispánicos, Quito, Ecuador, March 2018. PUBLICATIONS • “Cinema and the Picaresque: Play and the Art of Survival in the Paraguayan Film 7 Cajas.” Politics of Children in Latin American Film, R. Grandis, M. Soledad Paz-Mackay and O. Rodriguez (Eds.), University of Calgary Press, 2018.

Karrolyne Fogel, PhD, Associate Professor, Mathematics APPOINTMENTS • Website and Newsletter Editor, Southern California/ Nevada Section, Mathematical Association of America. PRESENTATIONS • “Invariants of L(2,1)-Colorings” at MathFest 2017, Chicago, Illinois, July 2017. • “Irreducible L(2,1) Colorings for the Products of Paths and Cycles” with J. Villalpando at the Mathematical Association of America’s Southern California Section Meeting held at Chapman University, Orange, California, October 2017. • “Irreducible L(2,1) Colorings for the Products of Paths and Cycles” at the Joint Mathematics Meeting, San Diego, California, January 2018. • “Effectively Chairing a Mathematical Sciences Department” panel at the Joint Mathematics Meeting, San Diego, California, January 2018.

Julia Fogg, PhD, Professor, Religion APPOINTMENTS • Vice-President, Society of Biblical Literature Pacific Coast Region.


PRESENTATIONS • Book Review of Philippians, Colossians, Philemon by E. Tamez, C.B. Kittredge, C.M. Colombo and A.J. Batten, Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2017. Review of Biblical Literature, www.bookreviews.org, 2018.

Gregory Freeland, PhD, Professor, Political Science APPOINTMENTS • Board Member, California League of Environmental Voters. • Committee Member, Santa Barbara Living Wage Advisory Committee. PRESENTATIONS • “Forward March: Movement in Rhythm and Engagement in Sound” at the Rex Nettleford Arts Conference held at the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts, Kingston, Jamaica, October 2017. • “African Diaspora Moving in Sound: Hip-Hop Rhythms and Popular Resistance” at the ninth Association for the Study of the Worldwide African Diaspora Biennial Conference held at Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Sevilla, Spain, November 2017. PUBLICATIONS • “Globalism in Rhythm: Music at the Intersection of Populism and Multiculturalism.” Perspectives on Global Development and Technology, 17:3, 2018.

Michael Gagliardo, PhD, Associate Professor, Mathematics PRESENTATIONS • “3-D Printed Surfaces in an IBL Calculus Course” at the Joint Mathematics Meeting, San Diego, California, January 2018.

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PUBLICATIONS • “Pygmalion Syndrome and Misunderstanding the Duality Accounting Concept.” Journal of American Academy of Business, Cambridge, Vol. 23 (2), March 2018.

LARKIN HIGGINS Professor, Art

“In my drawing and painting classes, the creative process is enriched and invigorated by students’ diverse points of view regarding issues of aesthetics and meaning. As an outcome, there is respect for others’ interpretations, generating true excitement for enlarging creative possibilities.”

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PRESENTATIONS • “Pygmalion Syndrome and Misunderstanding the Duality Accounting Concept” at the Finance, Economics, Management, IT, Marketing, MIS, Global Business, and Healthcare Management Research Conference, Miami, Florida, December 2017.

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AWARDS • Best Presenter Award at the Finance, Economics, Management, IT, Marketing, MIS, Global Business, and Healthcare Management Research Conference, Miami, Florida, December 2017.


Professor, Political Science

“Encouraging our students to embrace diversity - inside and outside of the classroom - fosters their intellectual and personal growth. They are challenged to think and act beyond their comfort zones, and discover knowledge and interests that they might not otherwise pursue.”

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Marylie Gerson, PhD, Professor, Psychology APPOINTMENTS • Editorial Board Member, Journal of Integrated Social Sciences. PUBLICATIONS • “The multi-faceted issue of cyberbullying.” Journal of Integrated Social Sciences, 7(1), 2017. • “Spirituality, social support, pride, and contentment as differential predictors of resilience and life satisfaction in emerging adulthood.” Psychology, 9, 2018.

Herbert Gooch, PhD, Professor, Political Science APPOINTMENTS • Executive Board Member, Lutheran College Washington Semester Consortium. • Board Member, Elton and Janice Gallegly Foundation. • Board Member, Ventura County Leadership Academy. • President-elect, Thousand Oaks Rotary. • Board Member, Community Leaders Association.

David Grannis, MFA, Assistant Professor, Communication PRESENTATIONS • “Incorporating Service Learning into Digital Coursework” at the Association of Lutheran College Faculties Conference held at California Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks, California, September 2017.

• “Service Learning Showcase” at the Broadcast Education Association Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada, April 2018. EXHIBITIONS AND PERFORMANCES • “Turf Wars, Southern California Water Conservation” a documentary on the drought in Southern California, Water War Films, Combat Drought Productions, 2017. Screening at the Grant Brimhall Library, Thousand Oaks, California, Arbor Earth Day, April 18, 2018.

Veronica Guerrero, EdD, Associate Professor, School of Management AWARDS • Pacific Coast Business Times' Latino Business Award (Higher Education). PRESENTATIONS • “MBA Education: Exploring Negotiation Self-Efficacy Development Utilizing Role-play Exercises” with S. Fischbach and J. Richards at the 2018 Marketing Educators’ Association Conference, Santa Fe, New Mexico, April 2018. • “Don’t you need my permission? Perceptions of Privacy Across Generations: An Ethical Case Study” with S. Fischbach and J. Richards at the 2018 Marketing Educators’ Association Conference, Santa Fe, New Mexico, April 2018.


PUBLICATIONS • “Mobile Business Retailing: Driving Experiential Learning on Campus” with S. Fischbach. Journal of Marketing Education, September 22, 2017.

Shauna Hannan, PhD, Associate Professor, Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary APPOINTMENTS • Visiting Faculty, Engle Institute for Preaching, Princeton Seminary, Princeton, New Jersey. • Cooperative Candidacy Committee Member, Pacific and Southwest California, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. • Faculty Council Member, Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, California. PRESENTATIONS • “Lutheran Hermeneutics” in the Homiletics and Biblical Studies Group at the Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature, Boston, Massachusetts, November 2017. • “Preaching as a Ministry of the Whole Congregation” for the Byberg Preaching Lectureship in Silverton, Oregon, January 2018. • “Preaching as a Ministry of the Whole Congregation” at the Hukilau Conference of the Pacifica Synod (ELCA), Oahu, Hawaii, January 2018. • “Can I Talk about Money? Preaching and Speaking about Stewardship” keynote at the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) Pacifica Synod Theological Day of Reflection, Hemet, California, February 2018.

Grady Hanrahan, PhD, Professor, Chemistry, and Associate Provost of Experiential Learning, Research and Faculty Development

AWARD • Pacific Coast Business Times’ “40 under 40” award recognizing a new generation reshaping the leadership ranks of the Tri-Counties.

Andrea Heilman, MFA, Assistant Professor, Theatre Arts AWARDS • Outstanding design work award, United States Institute for Theatre Technology conference, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, March 2018. Work will appear in USITT’s Theatre Design & Technology journal, Summer 2018. APPOINTMENTS • Finance Committee Member, Guild of Scenic Artists. PRESENTATIONS • “Can’t touch this…Chemical Handling and Storage” at the United States Institute for Theatre Technology conference, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, March 2018. EXHIBITIONS AND PERFORMANCES • Scenic Designer, Colman Domingo’s Dot, directed by E.G. Bailey, Park Square Theatre, St. Paul, Minnesota, December 2017. • Scenic Designer, E.G. Bailey’s #Brothers web series.

Timothy Hengst, MA, Professor, Multimedia APPOINTMENTS • Advisory Board Member, Thousand Oaks Arts Council. • President, Association of Lutheran College Faculties. • Executive Director and Producer, Kingsmen Shakespeare Company. • Advisory Board Member, Oxnard High School Multimedia Business Academy. • Juror, 2nd Annual International Art Show at the California Museum of Art, Thousand Oaks. EXHIBITIONS AND PERFORMANCES • Featured artist in digital art show at the Bandilac Art Factory, Agoura Hills, California, November 2017. • Work included in the California Dreaming exhibit at the Kavli Theatre, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, California, January - May 2018.

Aaron Heresco, PhD, Assistant Professor, Communication PRESENTATIONS • “What do you mean ‘commercial logic’? Contrasting ethical and commercial imperatives in media production and decision making” at the Union for Democratic Communication conference, Chicago, Illinois, May 2018.

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APPOINTMENTS • Board Member, Scandinavian American Cultural and Historical Foundation. • Adjudicator, Southern California School Band and Orchestra Directors Association. • Adjudicator, Heritage Music Festivals. • Principal Tubist, Los Angeles Jewish Symphony. • Principal Tubist, San Fernando Valley Symphony Orchestra.

APPOINTMENTS • Member, Working Group on Nutrition and Physical Activity for Bone Health for the National Osteoporosis Foundation.

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Michael Hart, DMA, Assistant Professor, Music

Steven Hawkins, PhD, Professor, Exercise Science

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PRESENTATIONS • “Organizational Awareness and Advancement in Hispanic Serving Institution STEM Grants” with D. RodriguezKiino, P. Vargas and M. Ward at the National Evaluation conference, Washington, D.C., November 2017.

EXHIBITIONS AND PERFORMANCES • Faculty Recital: Michael Hart, accompanied by Eric Kinsley, in a performance of works for tuba and piano at California Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks, February 2018.


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• “The new television commodities: YouTube TV and the shifting political economy of television” at the Union for Democratic Communication conference, Chicago, Illinois, May 2018. PUBLICATIONS • “Neo-Orthodox Masculinities on Man Caves” with M. Rodino-Colocino and L.J. DeCarvalho. Television and New Media, OnlineFirst, June 1, 2017.

Kirstie Hettinga, PhD, Assistant Professor, Communication APPOINTMENTS • Editorial Board Member, Newspaper Research Journal. PRESENTATIONS • “Exploring how college newspaper advisors teach accuracy” at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication conference, Chicago, Illinois, August 2017. • “Using real and fictitious companies to examine reputation and news judgments in press release usage” with M. Formentin at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication conference, Chicago, Illinois, August 2017. PUBLICATIONS • “Putting accuracy education theory into practice.” College Media Review, Vol. 55, 2018. • “Comparing and contrasting corrected errors at four newspapers” with A. Appelman, C. Otmar, et al. Newspaper Research Journal, Vol. 39(2), 2018.

Larkin Higgins, MFA, Professor, Art AWARDS • An individual stamp honoring Higgins created by publisher/artist/writer Catherine Mehrl Bennett for the series of artistamp sheets (Sheet #3) celebrating women artists. Printed/published in paper edition and also exhibited in “Women Art Scientists,” Stone Valley Arts, Poultney, Vermont, September/October 2017. PRESENTATIONS • “Dusie Presents” invited poetry reading at the New Orleans Poetry Festival conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, April 2018. PUBLICATIONS • Invited by Canadian publisher/writer/critic/artist rob mclennan to contribute an essay for his series “my (small press) writing day” published October 25, 2017 at: https:// mysmallpresswritingday.blogspot.ca/2017/10/larkinhiggins-my-small-press-writing.html • “Boyfriend No. 21” (from “Eva’s 27 Boyfriends”) visual hybrid fiction. Glint Literary Journal, December 2017. • “Parking Lot Lines” performance art piece. Propositional Attitudes: What Do We Do Now? J. Burtle and E. Mann (Eds.), Golden Spike Press: 2018.

EXHIBITIONS AND PERFORMANCES • Mixed media artworks (acrylic, ink, Prismacolor pencil, collage, poetic text) in the exhibit “Women Art Scientists in the Avant Garde Now” curated by Tara Verheide at Stone Valley Arts, Poultney, Vermont, September/ October 2017. • Mixed media works in the exhibit “The Crackerjack Art of Chuck Welch Networks The FeMAIL XX Conspiracy” at the Christine Price Gallery, Castleton University, Vermont, October/November 2017. • Curated “Framed Pastel Abstract Wall Print” accompanied by written wall text (275 words) for the “Works From Target and IKEA” exhibit at the Counterpath Gallery, Denver, Colorado, February/March 2018.

Michael Hillis, PhD, Dean, Graduate School of Education APPOINTMENTS • Member, Deans for Impact, a national organization committed to transforming educator preparation and elevating the teaching profession. PUBLICATIONS • “Martin Luther King Jr. and leadership: Building the beloved communities within the academy” with F.M. Kline. International Journal of Leadership and Change, 5(1), 2017.

Katherine Hoffmann, PhD, Assistant Professor, Chemistry PRESENTATIONS • “Structural and Functional Large Substrate Binding in Iterative Non-ribosomal Peptide Synthesis Independent Siderophore (NIS) Enzymes” at the Experimental Biology 2018 conference, San Diego, California, April 2018.

Richard Holigrocki, PhD, Dean, Graduate School of Psychology APPOINTMENTS • Member, Board of Educational Affairs Standing Appeal Panel Pool (Accreditation Appeals). PRESENTATIONS • “Directing large-scale university-based community counseling clinics: Meeting and balancing the needs of clients, trainees, supervisors, and academic programs” with E. Kumar at the Association of Psychology Training Clinics Annual Meeting, Maui, Hawaii, March 2018. PUBLICATIONS • “Mapping the attributions of parents: A client-centered dynamic approach to assessing vulnerable caregivers and their young children” with Y. Bohr, B. Dhayanandhan, et al. Person-Centered & Experiential Psychotherapies, 17(1), 2018.


EMMA HOOPER Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Psychology

“As therapists in training, it is very important for our students to be exposed to and understand the experiences of others. This starts in the classroom when students having diverse backgrounds with varied life experiences come together and share their perspectives.”

Emma Hooper, PhD, Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Psychology PUBLICATIONS • “Maternal Emotion Socialization and Child Outcomes among African Americans and European Americans” with Q. Wu, S. Ku, et al. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 27(6), 2018.

Cynthia Jew, PhD, Professor, Graduate School of Education PUBLICATIONS • Culturally Proficient Inclusive Schools: All Means ALL! with D.B. Lindsey, J.S. Thousand, and L.R. Piowlski. Thousand Oaks, Calif.: Corwin, 2017.

APPOINTMENTS • Editor, Journal of Athletic Enhancement. • Guest Editor, Obesity Journal. PRESENTATIONS • “The role of physical activity in obesity therapy” at the International Obesity and Diabetes meeting, Melbourne, Australia, May 2018. • “Association between cortisol and insulin resistance in obese latino adolescent males” at the International Obesity and Diabetes meeting, Melbourne, Australia, May 2018. PUBLICATIONS • “Physical activity in the management of weight loss in childhood obesity” in Advanced Nutrition and Dietetics in Obesity, C. Hankey & K. Whelan (Eds.), Wiley Blackwell, November 2017. • “An examination of objectively-measured sedentary behavior and mental well-being in adults across week days and weekends” with A.M. Gibson, D. Muggeridge, et al. PLoS ONE, 12(9), 2017.

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PRESENTATIONS • “Sharing Our Stories + Sharing God’s Story” at the inaugural Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Deacon’s Conference, Denver, Colorado, January 2018. • “So That All May Flourish” with R. Gill and G. Erwin at the Vesper Society Board Meeting, Oakland, California, March 2018.

Louise Kelly, PhD, Associate Professor, Exercise Science

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APPOINTMENTS • Candidacy Committee Member, Sierra Pacific Synod, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. • Call Committee Chair, Resurrection Lutheran Church, Oakland, California.

PRESENTATIONS • “Sexual selection on performance in a size-monomorphic mating system, Chamaeleo chamaeleon, from southern Spain” at the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology conference, San Francisco, California, January 2018.

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Carol Jacobson, PhD, Associate Professor, Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary

Kristopher Karsten, PhD, Associate Professor, Biology


Associate Professor, Biology

“Diverse students bring different approaches to problem solving, which is beneficial in science.”

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KRISTOPHER KARSTEN

• “Baseline Performance of NCAA Athletes on a Concussion Assessment Battery: A Report from the CARE Consortium” with the CARE Consortium Investigators. Sports Medicine, March 2018. • “Age at First Concussion Influences the Number of Subsequent Concussions” with the CARE Consortium Investigators. Pediatric Neurology, April 2018. • “Test-Retest Reliability and Interpretation of Common Concussion Assessment Tools: Findings from the NCAADoD CARE Consortium” with the CARE Consortium Investigators. Sports Medicine, May 2018.

Sabith Khan, PhD, Assistant Professor, School of Management PRESENTATIONS • “Islamic Schools in the U.S.” at the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding, Washington, D.C., July 2017. • “Motivations for Remittances and Philanthropy: A qualitative meta analysis” at the Takaful 2017 Conference held at the American University, Cairo, Egypt, October 2017. • “The Role of the Third Sector in Delivering and Improving Public Services: Education, Health and Housing” at the seventh Annual Nonprofit Sector Development Forum held at King Fahd University, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, December 2017. • “Birth of the ‘Guerilla NGO’: The changing nature of accountability among refugee resettlement agencies in the US” at the American Society for Public Administration conference, Denver, Colorado, March 2018. • “Cooperation or Contestation? Organizational Change

and Donor Preferences in the Case of a Refugee Resettlement Agency” at the Conference on International Refugee Research - Evidence for Smart Policy at the German Akademie fuer Politische Bildung, Munich, Germany, March 2018. PUBLICATIONS • Islamic Education in the United States and the Evolution of Muslim Nonprofit Institutions with S. Siddiqui. Northampton, Massachusetts: Edgar Elgar Publishing, Inc., 2017. • Book review of A. Shariff’s Institutionalizing Constitutional Rights: Post-Sachar Committee Scenario, Oxford University Press, 2016. Public Administration Review, August 2017. • “Motivations for Remittances and Philanthropy - Lessons from a Qualitative Meta-Synthesis of Literature” with D.M. Merritt. Journal of Social Sciences, Fall 2017.

Jason Kingsbury, PhD, Assistant Professor, Chemistry APPOINTMENTS • Reviewer, Journal of Organic Chemistry. • Reviewer, Organic Letters. PUBLICATIONS • “General Methodologies Toward cis-Fused Quinone Sesquiterpenoids. Enantiospecific Synthesis of the epi-Ilimaquinone Core Featuring Sc-Catalyzed Ring Expansion” with H.Z. Kaplan and V.L. Rendina. Molecules, Vol. 22(7), June 24, 2017.


Eric Kinsley, DMA, Senior Lecturer, Music

Jodie Kocur, PhD, Associate Professor, Psychology

EXHIBITIONS AND PERFORMANCES • 5th Annual Concert for the American Heart Association, with soprano Katherine Reaves, Thousand Oaks, California, June 2017. • Recital: The Concerto for Solo Keyboard as part of the Arts at St. Pat’s Music Series at St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church, Thousand Oaks, California, September 2017. • Christmas Concert with soprano Katherine Reaves, University Village, Thousand Oaks, California, December 2017. • Faculty Recital: Evening of Chamber Music, with music faculty members GaHyun Cho (violin), Yoshika Masuda (cello) and Melissa Phelps (viola) and distinguished guest artist Ken Aiso (violin), at California Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks, February 2018. • Faculty Recital: Michael Hart, accompanied by Eric Kinsley, in a performance of works for tuba and piano at California Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks, February 2018. • Faculty Recital: Point and Counterpoint, music for organ, piano and harpsichord at California Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks, March 2018. Guest artists included music faculty members Michael Hart (tuba) and Yoshika Masuda (cello).

PRESENTATIONS • “Callings in Context: Fields of Study as Resources for Vocational Reflection” panel at the Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education (NetVUE) Vocation Across the Academy: Calling, Conflict, and the Necessity of Action Conference held at California Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks, California, March 2018. PUBLICATIONS • “How social identities affect students with Autism for transition to college” with E.V. Peña. Developments, 15(3), 2017.

Jessica Lavariega Monforti, PhD, Dean, College of Arts and Sciences APPOINTMENTS • Co-sponsor and Co-principal Investigator, Women of Color in Political Science Workshop held at Menlo College, San Francisco, California, August 2017. PRESENTATIONS • “Reflections on a Pathway in the Discipline” keynote address at the Women of Color in Political Science workshop held at Menlo College, San Francisco, California, August 2017.

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“Diversity in background and perspectives adds to the mix of potential solutions that are available to solve each problem. I have seen this play out both in the classroom and in other real-life contexts, where the life experience of diverse people helps create more complex and rich solutions that are most often better suited to the needs of an increasingly diverse clientele.”

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SABITH KHAN Assistant Professor, School of Management


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SUPPORTING STUDENT SUCCESS AT CAL LUTHERAN

Cal Lutheran is focused on ensuring equitable outcomes for all students. Through several grants from the U.S. Department of Education, Cal Lutheran has established a two-pronged approach for increasing rates of retention and graduation among students of diverse backgrounds, providing support and resources to individual students while addressing gaps at the institutional level. The grants come from two Education Department divisions: 1) TRIO, a set of programs established in the 1960s to increase access to higher education for disadvantaged students and 2) the HSI (Hispanic Serving Institution) Division, which provides funding to colleges and universities that meet certain qualifications, including at least 25 percent Hispanic representation in the undergraduate student population.

In total, these programs work toward the goal of positioning students from underserved schools to achieve the same success as their counterparts in resource-rich communities. Cal Lutheran’s decision to pursue and administer these grants is strategically aligned with its commitment to advance diversity and inclusion, both on the college campus and beyond.


While the SSS program orients first-time students

program, has delivered programming for students

and helps to ensure that they graduate, the Ronald

with disabilities, from low-income households, or

E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program

who are the first in their families to attend college.

positions students for success in graduate school.

The overarching goal is to integrate students socially

This TRIO program was funded at Cal Lutheran

and academically into the campus community. An

beginning in 2017. With doctoral degree attainment

extensive orientation program for incoming freshmen

as the goal, the program identifies faculty mentors

sets the tone for the level of support provided to

to guide McNair Scholars through the research and

students. During their tenure as undergraduates,

dissemination processes. Students also participate

students participate in a first-year seminar, receive

in a series of seminars and activities focused on

tutoring and academic counseling, and become

graduate school preparation and professional

part of a strong support network of staff and peers.

development for emerging researchers.

Allies in STEM

Upward Bound

With its first HSI grant, Cal Lutheran in 2016 launched

In addition to supporting Cal Lutheran students,

a program known as Access, Learning & Leadership

TRIO grants administered by the university have

Initiatives to Elevate Students in STEM, or ALLIES

been benefiting the larger community for over 30

in STEM. The program serves low-income and

years. Two Upward Bound programs and Talent

Hispanic students majoring in the natural sciences

Search are all focused on college access and

and related fields both at Cal Lutheran and nearby

readiness. The Upward Bound Math & Science

two-year institutions. It delivers student-centered

program identifies student participants from

services including tutoring, advising, mentoring,

eight high schools in Ventura County and South

skill workshops, and academic enrichment via a

Los Angeles. Talent Search, first awarded in 2016,

summer bridge program; faculty-mentored research;

targets five middle schools and two high schools.

internships; and access to positions as academic

Upward Bound participants receive high-touch

leaders within STEM departments. The project

programming including academic enrichment,

helps transfer students by including them in the

tutoring, and college entrance exam preparation.

summer program and by strengthening articulation

Talent Search participants learn about college

agreements between Cal Lutheran and two-year

selection, financial aid and financial literacy, and

colleges in Ventura County. To address systemic

college entrance exams. They are connected to

gaps, training for faculty focuses on culturally

resources to ensure high school graduation.

competent instruction and advising. Cal Lutheran has raised additional funds beyond the grant award that enable five students to participate in research fellowships every summer.

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Since 1990, Student Support Services (SSS), a TRIO

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McNair

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SCHANNAE LUCAS Associate Professor, Criminology and Criminal Justice

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“The Cal Lutheran community benefits from diverse talents and perspectives through deep engagement and understandings about others, fostering authentic collaboration and cooperation, often across profound social barriers.”

PUBLICATIONS • “Ethnicity, Income, and Disaster Preparedness in Deep South Texas” with W.R. Donner. Disasters Journal, February 26, 2018. • “Managing Multiple Identities among Latina Congressional Leaders.” 100 Years of the Nineteenth Amendment, Banazak and McCammon (Eds.), Oxford University Press, 2018. • “Back in the Shadows, Back in the Streets” with M.R. Michelson. PS: Political Science & Politics, April 2018.

Michele LeBlanc, PhD, Nena Amundson Professor of Biomechanics, Exercise Science PRESENTATIONS • “Ground Reaction Force Symmetry in the Sit-to-Stand Movement and the Role of Hip Extensor Strength” with students A. Seddio and S. Gottmer at the Southwest Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine Conference, Long Beach, California, October 2017. • “Biomechanics of Stair Ascent and Stair Descent in Middle-Aged Females and Males” with student G. Gutierrez Seymour at the National Meeting of the Society of Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science, Salt Lake City, Utah, October 2017. PUBLICATIONS • “Lower Extremity Joint Kinematics of Shod, Barefoot and Simulated Barefoot Treadmill Running” with student H.E. Ferkranus. International Journal of Exercise Science, Vol. 11(1), 2018.

Helen Ahn Lim, PhD, Professor, Criminology and Criminal Justice PUBLICATIONS • “Service-Learning: Implications for the Academic, Personal, and Professional Development of Criminal Justice Majors.” Journal of Criminal Justice Education, Vol. 29, Issue 2, 2018.

Lisa Loberg, EdD, Senior Lecturer, Languages and Cultures, and Director of Study Abroad APPOINTMENTS • Advisory Board Member, American Institute for Foreign Study. • Council of Academic Advisors, Institute for American Universities study abroad program based in Aix-enProvence, France. • Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities liaison to Cal Abroad, regional organization for study abroad. PRESENTATIONS • “Integrating Career Development into Study Abroad: Research, resources and programming models” with A. Hubbard and G. Rhodes at the Institute for International Education Generation Study Abroad Summit, Washington, D.C., October 2017. • “Career development and study abroad” with A. Hubbard and G. Rhodes at the NAFSA Region XII conference, Sacramento, California, October 2017.


• “Alumni Research: A Longitudinal Study and its Impact for Current Practices” with G. Rhodes and P. Watson at the Forum on Education Abroad annual conference, Boston, Massachusetts, March 2018.

Maureen Reilly Lorimer, PhD, Associate Professor, Graduate School of Education AWARDS • 2017 Ventura County Arts Council’s Arts Stars Award for Arts Educator. APPOINTMENTS • Member, California Council for Teacher Education Art and Learning Special Interest Group. • Advisory Board Member, “Situation Room Experience,” Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. • Coordinator, 2017 Susan Greiser Price Arts and Learning Symposium: Reaching and Teaching Students with Autism. PRESENTATIONS • “Unpacking the Art Education Course Content for Elementary Generalists: A Dilemma for Collegial Discussion” with T. Evans-Palmer at the National Art Education Association annual conference, Seattle, Washington, March 2018.

Ran Lu-Andrews, PhD, Assistant Professor, School of Management PRESENTATONS • “IPO Spillover Effects in a New and Uncertain Sector: The Case of a Marijuana REIT” at the: Southwestern Finance Association conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico, March 2018. American Real Estate Society annual meeting, Bonita Springs, Florida, April 2018.

PRESENTATIONS • “Understanding Crime and Justice through Technology” at the Racial, Democracy, Crime and Justice Network 15th Annual Workshop held at Rutgers University, Newark, New Jersey, July 2017.

PUBLICATIONS • Earthquake Daily book of poetry. New Michigan Press, November 2017. • “Morning Quake,” “Friday’s Quake,” and “Sunday’s Quake” (poems). Interim, Vol. 34(3), 2017. • “Epoch Quake,” “Seven Year Quake,” and “Second Quake Today” (poems). Salamander, Issue 44, Spring/Summer 2017.

Valeria Makarova, PhD, MBA, Assistant Professor, School of Management AWARDS • Who’s Who in Energy and Environment, Pacific Coast Business Times, August 2017. APPOINTMENTS • Clean/Green Workforce Committee Member, Workforce Development Board of Ventura County. PUBLICATIONS • “How Pharmaceutical Companies Address Sustainability Issues: Building the Business Case for Sustainability.” Building Sustainable Legacies, GREENLEAF/Business School Lausanne, September-October (10), 2017.

Patrick Manning, CPA, CGMA, MBA, Lecturer, School of Management APPOINTMENTS • Executive Committee Member and Treasurer, Habitat for Humanity of Ventura County.

Jose Marichal, PhD, Professor, Political Science PRESENTATIONS • “A Social Network Analysis of the Resistance Twitter Ecology” with students R. Mundy, J. Rockwood, A. Egertson and J. Milani at the 2017 American Political Science Association Political Networks Conference held at The Ohio State University, Columbus, June 2017. • “Antagonistic Bias: Identifying and Addressing the Problem of Toxic Talk on Twitter” with R. Neve at the Western Political Science Association annual conference, San Francisco, California, March 2018.

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APPOINTMENTS • Chair, Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Affirmative Action Committee. • Executive Counselor, Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Minorities and Women Section. • Executive Counselor, American Society of Criminology, Division of People of Color and Crime. • California Think Tank Member, The Inside-Out: Prison Exchange Program.

PRESENTATIONS • Poems from “Earthquake Daily” at the Pacific Ancient and Modern Languages Association Conference, Oahu, Hawaii, November 2017.

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Schannae Lucas, PhD, Associate Professor, Criminology and Criminal Justice

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PUBLICATIONS • “Using Option Market Liquidity to Predict REIT Leverage Changes.” Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, Vol. 55(2), 2017.

• “Visioning the Future with the Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program” at the annual meeting for the American Society of Criminology, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, November 2017. • “Experiential Learning Opportunities and Liberal Arts Education: Field Trips, Active Learning, and Immersion” at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences annual meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, February 2018.


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Maura Martindale, EdD, Associate Professor, Graduate School of Education APPOINTMENTS • Member, California Commission on Teacher Credentialing work group to develop new Deaf/ Hard of Hearing standards and Teacher Performance Expectations.

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PRESENTATIONS • “Current Trends in California’s Deaf and Hard of Hearing Student Population: Implications for Decision Makers” at the Association of California School Administrators conference, Anaheim, California, February 2018.

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Yoshika Masuda, DMA, Assistant Professor, Music

YOSHIKA MASUDA Assistant Professor, Music

“It is obvious to state that people from different backgrounds with different experiences will greatly enhance the learning experience; it is the way in which this is done and the environment that we as teachers create for us to share these experiences, that will ultimately determine how much each of us will gain from it and be able to stir it into our own ever-growing pot of life experiences.”

EXHIBITIONS AND PERFORMANCES • Salastina Music Society’s resident cellist, world premiere performance and recording of AfricanAmerican composer Derrick Spiva’s American Mirror, Pasadena Conservatory of Music, Pasadena, California, October 2017. • Featured cellist in the SAKURA Cello Quintet, performing the world premiere of Daniel Silliman’s The wounded king and Daniel Allas’ A dream in my throat, at Tuesdays@MonkSpace, Los Angeles, California, January 2018. • Featured cellist with violinist Annelle Gregory, Del Mar Foundation’s First Thursdays series, Del Mar, California, February 2018. • Salastina Music Society’s resident cellist performance in the Salastina Society chamber music concert hosted by Brian Lauritzen (KUSC radio), Pasadena Conservatory of Music, Pasadena, California, February 2018. • Faculty Recital: Evening of Chamber Music, with music faculty members Eric Kinsley (piano), GaHyun Cho (violin), and Melissa Phelps (viola) and distinguished guest artist Ken Aiso (violin), held at California Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks, February 2018. • Guest artist at Faculty Recital: Point and Counterpoint, music for organ, piano and harpsichord utilizing advanced counterpoint composition, featuring works of Bach, Stravinsky, and original compositions by Eric Kinsley, held at California Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks, March 2018. • Featured cellist, Le Salon de Musiques Chamber Music Series, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles, California, April 2018.

Michael McCambridge, EdD, Professor, Graduate School of Education APPOINTMENTS • Youth Theater Director, Holy Trinity Church, Thousand Oaks, California. • Board Member, River Oaks Charter School, Westlake Village, California.


PRESENTATIONS • “Active Learning: What is it and how is it enacted” with students V. Lahney and M. Walker at the Critical Questions in Education Conference, Portland, Oregon, March 2018.

Robert Meadows, EdD, PhD, Professor, Criminology and Criminal Justice PRESENTATIONS • “Teaching Criminology and Criminal Justice in the Lutheran Context” at the Association of Lutheran College Faculties Conference held at California Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks, California, September 2017. PUBLICATIONS • Understanding Violence and Victimization, 7th Edition. Boston, Massachusetts: Pearson Publishing, 2018. • “Democratic People’s Republic of North Korea (DPRK): The State of Surveillance and Security.” Encyclopedia of Surveillance, Security, and Privacy, B.A. Arrigo (Ed.). Thousand Oaks, California: SAGE Publications, 2018.

Luis Menéndez-Antuña, PhD, Assistant Professor, Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary PRESENTATIONS • “The Global Text: New Testament and Activism” at the Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature, Boston, Massachusetts, November 2017.

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APPOINTMENTS • Editorial Board Member, Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics. • Editorial Board Member, Dialog: A Journal of Theology. • Editorial Board Member, Tikkun Magazine. • Alumni Advisory Board Member, Union Theological Seminary. • Nominating Committee Member, Society of Christian Ethics. • Member, Graduate Theological Union Faculty Council. • Member, Ecumenical Panel on a New International Financial and Economic Architecture, a panel of the World Council of Churches, Lutheran World Federation, and World Communion of Reformed Churches.

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PUBLICATIONS • “The Queer Art of Biblical Reading. Matthew 25:31-46 (Caritas Christiana) through Caritas Romana.” Journal of Religious Ethics, 45.4, 2017. • Thinking Sex with the Great Whore: Deviant Sexualities and Empire in the Book of Revelation. London/New York: Routledge, 2018. • “Is Caravaggio a Queer Theologian? Paul’s Conversion on the Way to Damascus.” Critical Research on Religion, 6:2, 2018.

PRESENTATIONS • “Resisting Structural Evil: Love as Ecological-Economic Vocation,” “Ethics as Critical Mystical Vision…and Who We Are!” “Ethics as Justice-Seeking Love Embodied,” “How then Shall We Live?” keynote addresses at the International Women’s Theology Conference held at Grace College of University of Queensland, Australia, June 2017. • “The Global Body” plenary address at the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Embodied Freedom conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota, June 2017. • “Making Alliances” at the Feminist Studies in Religion: Envisioning Conference held at Drew University, Madison, New Jersey, June 2017. • “Reformation: Transforming the World One Door at a Time” at the Luther 500th Anniversary Symposium held at Concordia College, Moorhead, Minnesota, September 2017. • “Evangelical Truth-telling: The Gospel, Climate Racism, and Luther’s Three-fold Moral Anthropology” keynote at the Lutheran School of Theology in Chicago Leadership Conference, Illinois, October 2017. • “Hope, Courage, and Wisdom for Neighbor-Love in Difficult Times” keynote for The Luther Lectures held at the Northern Rockies Institute of Theology, Montana Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Great Falls, Montana, October 2017. • “The Bible and Ethics: Race, Class, Gender, and Ecological Justice” at Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton, New Jersey, November 2017. • “Hope, Radical Love, and Faith in Age of Climate Colonialism” keynote at the Belk Lecture series, Wesleyan College, Macon, Georgia, November 2017. • “Climate Justice, Radical Hope, and Eco-Reformation in the Footsteps of Luther” keynote at the Luther and the Continuing Relevance of the Reformation conference held at Theil College, Greenville, Pennsylvania, November 2017. • “Beloved People of God, Called to Love that Seeks Justice,” “Being Church in Divisive Days,” “Lutheran Seeds of Hope and Wisdom in the Face of Climate Crisis” at the Southwest Washington Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Bishop’s Convocation, January 2018. • “Subversive Teaching: Where Brutality and Beauty Intertwine and Hope Lives with Despair” Excellence in Teaching Senior Faculty Lecture held at the Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, California, March 2018. • “Climate Change, White Privilege and the Doctrine of Discovery” at Haskell Indian Nations University, Lawrence, Kansas, April 2018. • “Climate Justice, Radical Hope and an Ethic of Love Incarnate” at Kansas University, Lawrence Kansas, April 2018. • “Challenges and Opportunities in the Finance Sector based on the Ecumenical Plan for a New International Financial and Economic Architecture” at the third conference of the International Ecumenical Panel on a New International Financial and Economic Architecture, New York, April 2018.


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• “Climate Change as Climate Debt: Forging a Just Future” invited lecture for the UC Berkeley Energy and Resources Group (interdisciplinary) Colloquium, California, April 2018. • “For the Life of the World: God’s Gift of Justice-Seeking Neighbor-Love,” “For the Life of the World: Oh, No! Controversy Will Divide the Church!” “For the Life of the World: Repentence and Moral-Spiritual Vision,” “For the Life of the World: Lutheran Roots of Hope and Moral-Spiritual Power” at the Rocky Mountain Synod Assembly of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Westminster, Colorado, May 2018. PUBLICATIONS • “The Spirit as Moral-Spiritual Power for Earth-honoring Justice-seeking Ways of Shaping Our Life in Common.” Planetary Solidarity: Global Women’s Voices on Christian Doctrine and Climate Justice, H. Koster and G. Kim (Eds), Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2017. • The Bible and Ethics in the Christian Life: A New Conversation with B. Birch, J. Lapsley and L. Rasmussen. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2018.

Nancy Myers, MA, Senior Lecturer, Graduate School of Education APPOINTMENTS • Regional Director, California Reading and Literature Project. • Organizer, California Reading and Literature Project Summer Literacy Conference: “Literacy in the 21st Century: Engaging and Motivating Lifelong Readers,” June 2017. PRESENTATIONS • “Tools for Unlocking Student Potential and Teacher Leadership” at the California Reading and Literature Project Advisory Council Meeting, Thousand Oaks, California, October 2017. • “Multiculturalism and It Ain’t So Awful, Falafel” at the California Reading and Literature Project Leadership Meeting, Oxnard, California, April 2018.

Adina Nack, PhD, Professor, Sociology APPOINTMENTS • Board Member, Internship Committee Co-chair, and National Conference Program Committee Co-chair, Council on Contemporary Families. • Board Member, HPV Hope. • Chair, World AIDS Day Planning Committee, HIV/AIDS Coalition of Ventura County. PRESENTATIONS • “Healthy Sex in a Sexually Diverse World” Robert and Mabel Groseclose Endowed Lecture held at Whitman College, Walla Walla, Washington, April 2018.

Leanne Neilson, PsyD, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs AWARDS • Women United Award for Turning Compassion into Action from the United Way of Ventura County. APPOINTMENTS • Board Chair, Thousand Oaks Alliance for the Arts. • Member, Council of Independent Colleges Chief Academic Officer Task Force. • Chair, Women United, United Way of Ventura County. PRESENTATONS • “Workshop for New Academic Team Members” copresenter at the Council of Independent Colleges Chief Academic Officers Conference, San Antonio, Texas, November 2017.

David Nelson, PhD, Associate Professor, History APPOINTMENTS • Council Member, Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society National Board. • English Translation Consultant, Studies in the History of Education: Research Bulletin of the Japan Society for the Historical Studies of Education. PRESENTATIONS • “How to Panel: Planning a Successful Regional Conference” at the Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society Biennial National Convention, New Orleans, Louisiana, January 2018. • “Early Modern Europe” panel moderator at the Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society Biennial National Convention, New Orleans, Louisiana, January 2018. • “Definitions and Perceptions: from Vikings to Disney” panel moderator at the Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society Southern California Regional Conference held at California State University, Bakersfield, April 2018.

Christopher Njunge, MBA, Visiting Instructor, School of Management APPOINTMENTS • Professional Development Symposia Co-chair with P. Witman at the Americas Conference on Information Systems, Boston, Massachusetts, August 2017. PRESENTATIONS • “Learning about Learning” presentation at the Law Enforcement Intelligence Units 2020 Conference, Laguna Beach, California, November 2017.

Mary Oksala, PhD, Assistant Professor, Physics PRESENTATIONS • “Bright magnetic stars in the IR” at the BRITEpol#3: BRITE Spectropolarimetric Survey Workshop, Meudon, France, November 2017.


PUBLICATIONS • “Discovery of magnetic A supergiants: the descendants of magnetic main-sequence B stars” with C. Neiner, et al. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Vol. 471, Issue 2, October 2017. • “Resolving the Circumstellar Environment of the Galactic B[e] Supergiant Star MWC 137 from Large to Small Scales” with M. Kraus, T. Liimets, et al. The Astronomical Journal, Vol. 154, No. 5, October 2017. • “Mixed poloidal-toroidal magnetic configuration and surface abundance distributions of the Bp star 36 Lyn” with J. Silvester, O. Kochukhov, et al. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Vol. 473, Issue 3, January 2018. • “Far beyond the Sun – I. The beating magnetic heart in Horologium” with J.D. Alvarado-Gomez, et al. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Vol. 473, Issue 4, February 2018. • “First results from the LIFE project: discovery of two magnetic hot evolved stars” with A.J. Martin, C. Neiner, et al. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Vol. 475, Issue 2, April 2018.

Michael Panesis, MBA, Executive Director, Center for Entrepreneurship, School of Management AWARDS • Finalist, Outstanding Emerging Entrepreneurship Center by the Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers for the Center for Entrepreneurship. APPOINTMENTS • Steering Committee Member, Ventura County Greek Festival.

AWARDS • City of Thousand Oaks Cultural Commission’s Artist of the Year Award.

Assistant Professor, Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary

“When diverse experiences and backgrounds come together in the class not only are we transformed, we are somewhat undone and redone by each other. A parallel process happens in my research; through engaging voices beyond my discipline, my academic background, even my research interests, my writing moves in ways that are totally unexpected, more like the voice of a community of which I become part of.”

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APPOINTMENTS • Board Member, Project Awe, affiliated with The European Society for the Study of Western Esotericism. • Conference Chair, The Representational Art Conference (TRAC) 2017, Miami, Florida. • Conference Chair, The Representational Art Conference (TRAC) 2018, Leeuwarden, Netherlands.

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PRESENTATIONS • “Being a Pirate in a Sea of Naysayers” with G. Monterrosa and R. Rock at the Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers Conference, Halifax, Nova Scotia, October 2017.


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MARY OKSALA Assistant Professor, Physics

“Examining problems from diverse perspectives can open the minds of students to innovative and inventive solutions. Inclusion of these diverse viewpoints is crucial to the advancement of science.”

PRESENTATIONS • “Diego Rivera’s Red Right Hand” at the Art and Society Conference, Paris France, July 2017. • “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” at The Representational Art Conference (TRAC), Miami, Florida, November 2017. • “Beginning at the End” at The Representational Art Conference (TRAC), Leeuwarden, Netherlands, May 2018. PUBLICATIONS • “Naked Men in Hats.” Artists on Art Magazine, Issue 24, July/August 2017. • “Pickled Cows and Fluffy Kittens.” Artists on Art Magazine, Issue 25, September/October 2017. EXHIBITIONS AND PERFORMANCES • Curator and featured artist in the California Dreaming exhibit at the Kavli Theatre, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, California, May 2018. • Touring show “The Secret Paintings” exhibited at the Museum of Ventura County, the Nona Jean Hulsey Art Gallery at Oklahoma City University, Stephen Smith Fine Art in Birmingham, Alabama, the Foster Tanner Fine Arts Gallery at Florida A&M University, and the Switzer Center Gallery at Pensacola State College, Florida.

Edlyn Vallejo Peña, PhD, Associate Professor, Graduate School of Education APPOINTMENTS • Member, National Institutes of Health’s Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee. PRESENTATIONS • “Using a Brain-Computer Interface for Communication with Three Ability Groups” with K. Brown and A. Steers at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention, Los Angeles, California, November 2017. • “Students with Autism in Higher Education: Responding to the Current of Change” with D. Peña at the NASPA Western Regional Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii, November 2017. • “Grace and Grit: Women’s Journey to the Doctorate” with J. Hoffman, L. Kenolio and L. Opulauoho at the NASPA Western Regional Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii, November 2017. • “Capacity Building for People who Use Keyboards and Letter Boards” with L. Bissonnette, D. Peña, et al. at the TASH Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, December 2017. • “Brain-computer Interface Technology: Communication Usability for People with Autism and Cerebral Palsy” with K. Brown and A. Steers at the TASH Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, December 2017.


PUBLICATIONS • “Promising instructional practices for college students with autism” with K. Austin and E. Brennan. Currents in Teaching and Learning, 9(2), 2017. • “Unwanted sexual contact: Students with autism and other disabilities at greater risk” with K. Brown and S. Rankin. Journal of College Student Development, 58(4), 2017. • “How social identities affect students with Autism for transition to college” with J. Kocur. Developments, 15(3), 2017.

Chang-Shyh Peng, PhD, Professor, Computer Science APPOINTMENTS • Editor, Global Science and Technology Forum (GSTF) Journal on Operating Systems and Programming Languages. • Editorial Board Member, Italian Journal of Science and Engineering. • Reviewer, Springer Publishing. • Reviewer, Mathematics, a MDPI Journal. • Faculty Representative, National Center for Women & Information Technology Academic Alliance. • Liaison, Microsoft Developer Network Academic Alliance. • Program Committee, 2017 IEEE International Conference on Software Engineering Research, Management and Applications. • Program Committee, 2017 IEEE International Conference on Software Engineering, Artificial Intelligence, Networking and Parallel/Distributed Computing. • Program Committee, 2017 IEEE International Conference on Computer and Information Science.

PRESENTATIONS • “Reformation as ongoing movement for the empowerment of dalits” at the 500 Reformation Celebration held at the Andhra Christian Theological College, Secunderabad, South India, November 2017.

Noelle Raffy, MFA, Assistant Professor, Theatre Arts EXHIBITIONS AND PERFORMANCES • Costume Designer, Ken Ludwig’s Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College, October 2017.

Eva Ramirez, PhD, Associate Professor, Languages and Cultures PRESENTATIONS • “Pecadores, herejes y conversos en la literatura mexicana del siglo XX” (Sinners, Heretics and the Converted in Mexican 20th-century Literature) at the XX Congreso Internacional de Literatura y Estudios Hispánicos, Santiago de Compostela, Spain, June 2017. • “In memoriam. Eduardo del Río, Rius (1935-2017)” at the Southwest Conference of Latin American Studies, San Antonio, Texas, March 2018.

Bryan Rasmussen, PhD, Associate Professor, English PRESENTATIONS • “Technologies of Nature: The Natural History Diorama and the Preserve of Victorian Environmental Consciousness” at the North American Victorian Studies Association conference held at the University of Alberta, Banff, Canada, November 2017. PUBLICATIONS • “Pokémon Go, an Unnatural History: Reflections on race, privilege, and access to augmented nature.” Boom California (University of California Press), June 22, 2017.

Judith Richards, MBA, Lecturer, School of Management APPOINTMENTS • Reviewer for SAGE Publications, The Influential Negotiator by M.A. Cronin, K. Rockmann and C.W. Langfred, all of George Mason University, July 2017 and March 2018. PRESENTATIONS • “MBA Education: Exploring Negotiation Self-Efficacy Development Utilizing Role-play Exercises” with S. Fischbach and V. Guerrero at the 2018 Marketing Educators’ Association Conference, Santa Fe, New Mexico, April 2018.

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APPOINTMENTS • Candidacy Committee Member, Eastern Washington and Idaho Synod, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. • Task Force for Strategic Diversity, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. • Executive Committee Member, Association of Asian and Pacific Islanders, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

PRESENTATIONS • “Lower Limb Net Joint Moments and Control Priorities during the Golf Swing” with J.L. McNitt-Gray at the 26th Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics, Brisbane, Australia, July 2017.

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Moses Penumaka, ThD, Director, Theological Education for Emerging Ministries (TEEM), Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary

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PRESENTATIONS • “Fighting Fake News One Article at a Time” with student C. Elpel at the Southern California Conference for Undergraduate Research, Riverside, California, November 2017. • “Optimized Preprocessing for Accurate and Efficient Bioassay Prediction with Machine Learning Algorithms” at the International Conference on Machine Intelligence and Systems Engineering, Paris, France, March 2018.

• “Martin Luther in South Asia” at the Muilenburg-Koenig History of Religion Seminar, San Anselmo, California, November 2017. • “Reformation and Theological Education in Asia” at the American Academy of Religion conference, Boston, Massachusetts, November 2017.


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• “Don’t you need my permission? Perceptions of Privacy Across Generations: An Ethical Case Study” with S. Fischbach and V. Guerrero at the 2018 Marketing Educators’ Association Conference, Santa Fe, New Mexico, April 2018.

Linda Ritterbush, PhD, Professor, Geology PRESENTATIONS • “Paleobiology, Extinction and Posthumanism” at the Religion, Society, and the Science of Life conference sponsored by the Ian Ramsey Centre for Science and Religion and International Society for Science and Religion, held at St. Anne’s College, University of Oxford, England, July 2017. • “Agnostid Test Volume Increases in the Late Cambrian Prelude to the GOBE” at the Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Seattle, Washington, October 2017. • “Architectural hydrology in the California missions: from contact to contemporary issues” at the Geological Society of America Joint 17th Rocky Mountain Annual Section/114th Cordilleran Annual Section Meeting, Flagstaff, Arizona, May 2018. PUBLICATIONS • “Educational and community food gardens: a typology.” International Journal of Education and Human Developments, Vol. 4(3), 2018.

Diane Rodriguez-Kiino, PhD, Associate Professor, Graduate School of Education APPOINTMENTS • Advisory Board Member, Ann Arbor, Michigan, Superintendent’s Assessment Advisory Board. • Member, Board of Directors, Ann Arbor, Michigan, A2IDEAS. PRESENTATIONS • “Organizational Awareness and Advancement in Hispanic Serving Institution STEM Grants” with M. Ward and T. Nguyen at the American Evaluation Association conference, Washington, D.C., November 2017. PUBLICATIONS • “STEM education in Japan: Examining the pipeline for female leadership” with Y. Itatsu and Y. Takahashi. Surviving Sexism in Academia: Strategies for Feminist Leadership, R. Cole and H. Hassle (Eds.), Abingdon, UK: Routledge, 2017.

Theresa Rogers, PhD, Assistant Professor, Biology PUBLICATIONS • “Molecular mechanism by which prominent human gut Bacteroidetes utilize mixed-linkage-glucans, major health-promoting cereal polysaccharides” with K. Tamura, G.R. Hemsworth, et al. Cell Reports, Vol. 21, 2017.

Jean Kelso Sandlin, EdD, Associate Professor, Communication APPOINTMENTS • Board Member, Public Relations Society of America, California Gold Coast Chapter. PRESENTATIONS • “Transparent Transition: An Auto-ethnographic Study of Piloting PR in a Blended Format” at the Public Relations Society of America Educator’s Academy, Boston, Massachusetts, October 2017. PUBLICATIONS • “Seeking sincerity, finding forgiveness: YouTube apologies as image repair” with M. Gracyalny. Public Relations Review, 2018.

Lorynn Selby, EdD, Lecturer, Graduate School of Education APPOINTMENTS • Board of Institutional Reviewers, California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

Andrea Sell, PhD, Assistant Professor, Psychology APPOINTMENTS • Council of Representatives Member, Western Psychological Association. PRESENTATIONS • “Metamemory in everyday life: Actions people take to avoid memory failure” with student L.P. Rosales at the Western Psychological Association Conference, Portland, Oregon, April 2018. • “Defense against disease: How memory and attention help prevent infection through the behavioral immune system” with student G.T. Steffon at the Western Psychological Association Conference, Portland, Oregon, April 2018. PUBLICATIONS • “The Impact of Undergraduate Research on Academic Success” with A. Naginey and C.A. Stanton. Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research (SPUR), 1(3), 2018.

Christine Sellin, PhD, Professor, Art APPOINTMENTS • Research Associate, UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies. • Editorial Board Member, Canadian Association for Netherlandic Studies. PUBLICATIONS • “The Fate of Sir Walter Raleigh’s ‘Lost’ Map of the ‘Empyre’ of Gulana” with P.R. Sellin. Een Oud Boeck is Oud Goud: Studies over Bizondere Werken bij het Afscheid van Ad Lierentveld al, E. Geleijns (Ed.), Koninklijke Bibliotheek: The Hague, Fall 2017.


TRAVIS PETERSON Assistant Professor, Exercise Science

“Bringing together people of diverse backgrounds allows us to think about questions from innovative perspectives, and including individuals with different experiences paves the way for new generations of problem solvers to lead us into the future.”

Mel Spence, EdD, Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Education

APPOINTMENTS • Reviewer, Training and Education in Professional Psychology.

AWARDS • Council for Exceptional Children Division on Autism and Developmental Disabilities’ (DADD) 2018 Tom E. C. Smith Early Career Award. This award is recognizes a high standard of research in intellectual disability, autism or developmental disabilities early in a scholarly career.

Bethany Simmons, PhD, Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Psychology

Terry Spehar-Fahey, MBA, Senior Lecturer, Art EXHIBITIONS AND PERFORMANCES • Artwork included in the California Dreaming exhibit at the Kavli Theatre, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, California, May 2018.

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PUBLICATIONS • “Epistemology in family systems theory” with J. Sutton. Encyclopedia of Couple and Family Therapy, J. Lebow, A. Chambers & D. Breunlin (Eds.), Springer, 2018.

PRESENTATIONS • “Infusing social emotional learning instruction into core academic curricula” interactive session at the Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence Conference, Columbus, Ohio, November 2017. • “Using the ASD program quality indicator to develop successful educational programs” at the Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence Conference, Columbus, Ohio, November 2017. • “Infusing social emotional learning instruction into core academic curricula” interactive session at the Council for Exceptional Children Division on Autism and Developmental Disabilities Conference, Clearwater Beach, Florida, January 2018. • “Using the Autism Spectrum Disorder Program Quality Indicator to Develop Successful Educational Programs within the Los Angeles Unified School District” at the Council for Exceptional Children Conference, Tampa, Florida, February 2018.

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Walter Stewart, PhD, Professor, Languages and Cultures AWARDS • First-Runner-Up for Best Screenplay for the script Tesla, Beverly Hills Film Festival, April 2018. PUBLICATIONS • Intermediate German: A German Grammar for Speakers of American English. Los Angeles, California: Falken Arts Publications, 2017. • German in Action, 3rd edition. Linus Publications, 2018.

Kirsi Stjerna, PhD, Professor, Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary APPOINTMENTS • Co-chair, Martin Luther and Global Lutheran Traditions group of the Academy of Religion. • Editorial Board Member, Dialog: A Journal of Theology. • Guest Editor, Summer 2017 edition of Dialog: A Journal of Theology on the theme “The Essential Luther and the Reformation 500th Anniversary.” • Scientific Advisory Board Member, Fondazione per le Scienze Religiose Giovanni XXIII (FSCIRE), Bologna, Italy. • Advisory Board Member, Lutheran Quarterly. PRESENTATIONS • “Luther and the Jews” with B. Schramm at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, D.C., June 2017.

• “Luther and Women/Luther on Women” with E.M. Wiberg Pedersen at the International Luther Congress, Wittenberg, Germany, August 2017. • “Reformation and Education – Then and Now” keynote at the Association of Lutheran College Faculties Annual Conference held at California Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks, September 2017. • Featured scholar on Martin Luther: The Idea that Changed the World, a PBS documentary, aired October 2017, now on Netflix. • “Remembering Eve in Martin Luther’s Theological Imagination” at the Reformation and Remembrance Symposium held at The Ohio State University, Columbus, October 2017. • “Luther’s Christ was a Jew – Implications” at the Center for Judaic Studies/Center for Catholic Studies, Fairfield University, Connecticut, October 2017. • “A Cautionary tale: Luther and the Jews, and Rejecting anti-Semitism” at The Forgotten Luther II Conference, Washington, D.C., January 2018. • “Luther against Luther: Scripture and Christian AntiSemitism, Past Realities and Future Remedies” keynote with B. Schramm at the Luther Lecture Series held at Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary, Berkeley, California, March 2018. • “That Luther’s Jesus Christ Was a Jew” at the Christian and Jewish Biblical Interpretation Conference held at Boston College, Massachusetts, March 2018.


• “Luther and the Jews in his world” at the Luther, the Jews, and the Bible Symposium held at Hunter College, New York, April 2018. • “Roots of Resistance: Lutheran Theology” at the Churches against Populism and for Justice conference, Lutheran World Federation, Berlin, Germany, May 2018. • “Luther against Luther: Anti-Semitism and Racism visà-vis Luther’s Freedom Theology” at Luther and the Subaltern, a Symposium, Skaholt, Iceland, May 2018.

APPOINTMENTS • Editorial Board Member, Neotropical Primates. • Reviewer, American Journal of Primatology. • Reviewer, Primates. • Reviewer, Ethology, Ecology & Evolution. PRESENTATIONS • “A comparison of terrestrial activity in two species of squirrel monkeys (Saimiri collinsi and Saimiri cassiquiarensis) living in distinct Amazonian ecosystems” with student M. Araujo and H.L. Queiroz at the 40th meeting of the American Society of Primatologists, Washington, D.C., August 2017. • “Why do squirrel monkeys urine wash?” with student J.M. Jasper at the Southern California Animal Behavior meeting, Los Angeles, California, February 2018. • “Monkeys with an Oedipus complex? A study of juvenile squirrel monkey aggression toward adult males during the mating season” with student S.L. Straw at the Southern California Animal Behavior meeting, Los Angeles, California, February 2018. PUBLICATIONS • “The foraging ecology of male and female squirrel monkeys (Saimiri collinsi) in Eastern Amazonia, Brazil.” La Primatologia en Latinonamerica 2, B. Urbani, K. Kowalewski, et al. (Eds.). Venezuela: Ediciones IVIC, 2018.

Sam Thomas, PhD, Professor, Religion APPOINTMENTS • Board Member, Los Padres ForestWatch. • Secretary of the Board, Slow Food Ventura County. • ARC-USA (Roman Catholic and Episcopal churches) national religious scholars dialogue team.

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PRESENTATIONS • “Competing Development Discourses in Post-Katrina New Orleans: Rights and Resistance” at the American Comparative Literature Association Conference, Utrecht, Netherlands, July 2017. • “Human Rights, Gentrification, and Discourse in New Orleans: African Diaspora Implications” at the Association for the Study of the Worldwide African Diaspora Biennial Conference held at Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Seville, Spain, November 2017.

Anita Stone, PhD, Assistant Professor, Biology

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Russell Stockard, Jr., PhD, Professor, Communication

EXHIBITIONS AND PERFORMANCES • Reading of original poem, “I Dream of Zombies” at the Conference of the Southern Sociological Society, New Orleans, Louisiana, April 2018. • Reading of original reflections “Gifts and Lessons from My Dad” at the 50th Reunion of the Harvard Class of 1968, Cambridge, Massachusetts, May 2018.

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PUBLICATIONS • “Baptism.” By Heart: Conversations with Martin Luther’s Small Catechism, edited with G. Erwin, M.J. Haemig, et al., Minneapolis: Augsburg Fortress, 2017. • “Martin Luther, Lectures on Galatians 2:15-17” with S. Peura and “Martin Luther, Lectures on Genesis 1:26-2:3.” The Annotated Luther: Word and Faith, Volume 6, Minneapolis, Minnesota: Fortress Press, 2017. General editor with H. Hillerbrand and T. Wengert, of the six-volume series. • “Tuomo Mannermaa,” “Finnish School of Luther Research,” “Sexuality,” “Gender: Women and Men,” “Michael Agricola,” and “Katharina von Bora Luther.” Dictionary of Luther and the Lutheran Traditions, T. Wengert, R. Kolb, et al. (Eds.), Baker Academic, 2017. • “Argula von Grumbach,” “Elizabeth von Braunswchweig,” and “Elizabeth Cruziger.” Encyclopedia of Martin Luther and the Reformation, M.A. Lamport (Ed.), Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield, 2017. • “Luther and the Women.” Martin Luther: A Christian between Reforms and Modernity (1517-2017), A. Melloni (Ed.), Berlin/Boston: De Gruyter, 2017. • “Reformation Revisited – Women’s Voices in the Reformation.” Ecumenical Review, Vol. 69:2, Summer 2017. • “Mulheres e Reforma.” COISAS DO GÊNERO: revista de estudos feministas em teologia e religião. São Leopoldo: Faculdades EST, Vol. 3(2), 2017. • “Teologia da Reforma nas mãos de Argula von Grumbach.” COISAS DO GÊNERO: revista de estudos feministas em teologia e religião. São Leopoldo: Faculdades EST, Vol. 3(2), 2017. • “Martin Luther, On Freedom of a Christian,” “Martin Luther, Large Catechism,” “Uldrich Zwingli, Sermons,” “Menno Simons, Foundation of Christian Doctrine,” “The Protestant Confessions,” “Women Writers of the Reformation,” “Jean Calvin, The Institutes,” “The Book of Common Prayer.” Reading Christian Theology in Protestant Tradition, K. Kapic and H. Madueme (Eds.), Bloomsbury: T&T Clark, 2018.

• “It’s Called Gentrification: Screening Race, Culture, and Their Discontents in the Public Sphere” at the conference of the American Comparative Literature Association held at University of California, Los Angeles, March 2018. • “Seeing Displacement: Film and Video Depictions of Race, Ethnicity and Gentrification” at the Conference of the Southern Sociological Society, New Orleans, Louisiana, April 2018. • “Hollywood and Gentrification: Artists and Filmmakers’ Depiction of Racism Taking Place” at the conference of the American Association of Geographers, New Orleans, Louisiana, April 2018.


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PRESENTATIONS • “Inscribing the Sacred: Reading, Writing, and the Origins of the Bible as Book,” a three-day series of public “scholarship in action” conversations by 10 scholars at the Denver Museum of Science and Nature, the University of Denver, and the University of Colorado at Boulder, May 2018. • “From Sustainability to Resilience: Contributions from Religious Traditions” co-sponsored by the Jay Phillips Center for Interfaith Learning and the Office of Sustainability, held at the College of St. Benedict and St. John’s University, St. Joseph, Minnesota, November 2017.

Daniel Tillapaugh, PhD, Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Education APPOINTMENTS • Mentor, Coalition on Men and Masculinities Emerging Scholars Symposium, ACPA-College Student Educators International. • Coordinator for Research Papers, 2018 Annual Convention, ACPA-College Student Educators International. • Program Committee Member, Students: Transitions and College Experiences Track, 2018 Annual Conference, ASHE-Association for the Study of Higher Education. • Libra Visiting Diversity Professorship, University of Maine. • Reviewer, Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice. • Reviewer, Journal on Critical Scholarship in Higher Education and Student Affairs. • Reviewer, Journal of College Student Development. • Associate Editor for Series, Developments. PRESENTATIONS • “Centering Queer and Trans* Survivors: Reexamining Approaches to Eradicating Sexual Violence on Campus” panel presentation at the second National Symposium on LGBTQ Research in Higher Education held at Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois, October 2017. • “Urban versus Rural Politics: Political, Geographical and Socioeconomic Realities of Sexual Minority College Men” at the second National Symposium on LGBTQ Research in Higher Education held at Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois, October 2017. • “A Critical Collaborative Ethnography Study of College Men in Sexual Violence Peer Education Programs” at the ACPA College Student Educators International convention, Houston, Texas, March 2018. • “Identity Influence on Graduate Assistants Overseeing LGBT Resource Centers” with D.C.J. Catalano at the ACPA College Student Educators International convention, Houston, Texas, March 2018. PUBLICATIONS • Critical Perspectives on Gender and Student Leadership with P. Haber-Curran. New Directions for Student Leadership series, No. 154. San Francisco, California: Jossey-Bass, 2017.

Janice Tucker, EdD, Associate Professor, Graduate School of Education APPOINTMENTS • Reviewer, International Journal of Leadership in Education Theory & Practice. • Principal Investigator and Advisory Board Member, California Reading & Literacy Project. PRESENTATIONS • “Navigating Leadership in Education through Tumultuous Times” with M. Fushell at The British Educational Leadership Management and Administration Society Conference, Ettington Chase, Stratford-on-Avon, United Kingdom, July 2017. • “Educational Reform - A Reflective Policy Analysis” at the European Conference on Educational Research, Copenhagen, Denmark, August 2017.

Jennifer Twyford, PhD, Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Psychology APPOINTMENTS • Board Member, Boys and Girls Club of Oxnard and Port Hueneme. • Editorial Board Member, Journal of School Violence. • Editorial Board Member, Contemporary School Psychologist. • Reviewer, Psychological Sciences Journal. • Reviewer, Youth and Society. • Co-principal Investigator, Safe Passage Project Evaluation, Thousand Oaks Police Department, Conejo Recreation and Parks District and Conejo Valley Unified School District. PRESENTATIONS • “The Hidden: The Queer Iranian Narrative” with H. Hashtpari at the American Psychological Association Convention, Washington, D.C., August 2017. PUBLICATIONS • “The Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ): Factor structure of the Self-Report form in U.S. Latinx youth” with L. Buckley, K. Moffa, et al. International Journal of School and Educational Psychology, 2018.

Gail Uellendahl, PhD, Professor, Graduate School of Education APPOINTMENTS • Advisory Board Member, Extended Opportunity Programs and Services, Pierce College and Oxnard College. • Advisory Board Member, Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education, Pierce College. • Emeritus Committee Member, California Association of School Counselors.

Vlad Vaiman, PhD, Professor, School of Management APPOINTMENTS • Senior Associate Editor, European Management Journal (ISI-indexed, international peer-review publication), an


MEL SPENCE Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Education

“I’ve always found that when students and researchers of diverse backgrounds are brought together, their combined perspectives and experiences enrich both the classroom experience and the institution as a whole.”

PRESENTATIONS • “Navigating the World of Academic (and Beyond!): Tenure, Non-Tenure, and Other Great Options” panel presentation at the Society of Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah, October 2017. • “Organizational Awareness and Advancement in Hispanic Serving Institution STEM Grants” with D. Rodriguez-Kiino, G. Hanrahan and M. Ward at the National Evaluation conference, Washington, D.C., November 2017. • “Latina Leadership and Cultural Wealth at a New HSI Institution: Testimonios of Resilience, Resistance and Empowerment” with H. Coronado and C. Duarte at the National Association of Chicana and Chicano Studies national conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota, April 2018.

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PUBLICATIONS • “Contextualizing Talent Management” with D. Collings and H. Scullion. Journal of Organizational Effectiveness: People and Performance, Vol. 4(4), 2017. • “The Impact of the Communist Imprint Prevalence on the Risk-Taking Propensity of Successful Russian Entrepreneurs” with S.M. Puffer, E.R. Banaieva and D.J. McCarthy. European Journal of International Management, Vol. 12(1/2), 2018.

APPOINTMENTS • Council Member, Alliance for Hispanic Serving Institute Educators.

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PRESENTATIONS • “Emerging Field of Macro Talent Management” at the Academy of Management annual conference, Atlanta, Georgia, August 2017.

Paloma Vargas, PhD, Assistant Professor, Biology

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official organ of the European Academy of Management. • Senior Editor, Journal of Knowledge Management (ISIindexed, international peer-review publication). • Chief Editorial Consultant, European Journal of International Management (ISI-indexed, international peerreview publication). • Scientific Committee Member, International Network of Business and Management Journals. • Scientific Committee Member, Human Resource International Conference.


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RUSSELL STOCKARD, JR. Professor, Communication

“Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling said, “There’s always room for a story that can transport people to another place.” To this quote, I would add that individuals in classes and projects from diverse backgrounds and experiences with unique talents

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and views come from other places and their stories give safe passage to fellow students and

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faculty who hear them.”

Leslie Veen, DMin, Director of Contextual Education, Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary

Tymika Wesley, EdD, Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Education

APPOINTMENTS • Editorial Board President, Reflective Practice Journal. • Chaplain, ELCA Seminaries’ Contextual Education Conference. • Board Member, YWCA of Berkeley/Oakland.

APPOINTMENTS • Advisory Board Member, California Reading and Literature Project.

PUBLICATIONS • “Jethro and Moses: A Biblical Model for Supervision from Exodus 18.” Reflective Practice Journal, Vol. 38. • Book Review of Engage: A Theological Field Education Toolkit, M. Floding (Ed.), Lanhan, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2017. Reflective Practice Journal, Vol. 38.

John Villalpando, PhD, Associate Professor, Mathematics PRESENTATIONS • “Minimizing the number of labels for an irreducible L(2,1)labeling on the Cartesian product of two cycles” at the Joint Mathematics Meeting, San Diego, California, January 2018.

PUBLICATIONS • “Differentiation Challenges in Inner City Schools.” Handbook of Research on Classroom Diversity and Inclusive Education Practice, C. Curran and A.J. Petersen (Eds.), Hershey, Pennsylvania: IGI Global, 2017.

Sheridan Wigginton, PhD, Professor, Languages and Cultures PUBLICATIONS • “The Interconnected Challenges and Dangers Faced by Haitian and Haitian-Descended Youth in the Dominican Republic” with R.T. Middleton IV. Unequal Protection of the Law: The Rights of Citizens and Non-Citizens in Comparative Perspective, R.T. Middleton IV (Ed.), St. Paul, Minnesota: West Academic, 2018.


Colleen Windham-Hughes, PhD, Associate Professor, Religion APPOINTMENTS • Chair, Order of Deacons, California-Pacific Annual Conference, United Methodist Church. PRESENTATIONS • “Expecting the Common Good: On the Cooperation of Persons in the Interfaith Classroom” at the American Academy of Religion, Boston, Massachusetts, November 2017. • “The Vocation of Institutions” panel at the Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education (NetVUE) Vocation Across the Academy: Calling, Conflict, and the Necessity of Action Conference held at California Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks, California, March 2018.

Paul Witman, PhD, Professor, School of Management AWARDS • Best Case Study Award for “What gets measured gets managed, the Wells Fargo Account Opening Scandal” at the 2017 EdSIG Conference on Information Systems and Computing Education. • International Fraternity of Delta Sigma Pi, a professional business fraternity, 2016-17 South Pacific Chapter Advisor of the Year Award.

• “Designing Effective Experiential Learning Despite Time and Resource Constraints” at the Pacific Sociological Association Meetings, Long Beach, California, March 2018.

Ariana Young, PhD, Assistant Professor, Psychology APPOINTMENTS • Editorial Board Member, Self and Identity. • Reviewer, Journal of Broadcasting & Electric Media. PRESENTATIONS • “The effect of parasocial relationship status with fictional couples on romantic relationship evaluations” with S.P. Lupien and student G.A. Sainz at the annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Portland, Oregon, April 2018. • “Examining the causal relationship between parasocial relationships and body image in a community sample” with student K.N. Sigler at the annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Portland, Oregon, April 2018. • “The effect of body dissatisfaction on college students’ interest in favorite celebrities” with students K.N. Signer, M.A. Mena, H.E. Blitstein and G.A. Sainz at the annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Portland, Oregon, April 2018.

APPOINTMENTS • Editorial Board Member, Journal of Information Systems Education. • Professional Development Symposia Co-chair with C. Njunge at the Americas Conference on Information Systems, Boston, Massachusetts, August 2017.

PRESENTATIONS • “How Can We Tie Sociology to Professional/Career Development through Experiential Learning?" at the Association of Lutheran College Faculties Annual Conference held at California Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks, September 2017.

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APPOINTMENTS • Sociology Main Divisional Editor, Journal of Integrated Social Sciences.

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Akiko Yasuike, PhD, Associate Professor, Sociology

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PRESENTATIONS • “Strategizing Your Career, Managing your Job Search and Campus Visit” panel presentation as part of the Doctoral Consortium at the Americas Conference on Information Systems, Boston, Massachusetts, August 2017. • “Recent Grads: Entering the Workforce” at the Valley Industry & Commerce Association Business Forecast Conference, Universal City, California, October 2017. • “What gets measured gets managed, the Wells Fargo Account Opening Scandal” at the EdSIG Conference on Information Systems and Computing Education, Austin, Texas, November 2017.


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GRANTS AND CONTRACTS Center for Economic Research and Forecasting (CERF) Consulting Projects

Matthew Fienup, PhD, Executive Director, Center for Economic Research and Forecasting Dan Hamilton, PhD, Associate Professor, School of Management • $15,000 from Southern California Association of Governments and $35,000 from various other funders for the Center for Economic Research and Forecasting. • $10,000 from Fox Canyon Groundwater Exchange and $20,000 from CoBank for the groundwater market system.

Other Program Grants and Contracts

Gerhard Apfelthaler, PhD, Dean, School of Management Vlad Vaiman, PhD, Professor, School of Management • $3,000 grant from the Community Leaders Association to be used to continue the “Start-Up-Kids” program, an entrepreneurship education program for children in grades three, four and five at Westlake Elementary School.

Rose Aslan, PhD, Assistant Professor, Religion • $1,000 curriculum development grant from the Interfaith Youth Core to integrate further interfaith understanding into RLTH 100.

Nathan Carlson, PhD, Associate Professor, Mathematics • $1,500 grant from the Italian government to work with colleagues at the University of Messina and the University of Catania, both in Sicily.

Scott Chien-Hsiung Chiu, PhD, Assistant Professor, English Dru Pagliassotti, PhD, Professor, Communication • $880 grant from the Community Leaders Association to host a public reading event in the William Rolland Gallery of Fine Art.

Brian Collins, PhD, Assistant Professor, Philosophy • $1,000 grant from the Community Leaders Association

to support the second annual SoCal Philosophy Academy summer program for high school students.

• $1,500 grant from the Philosophy Learning and Teaching Organization (PLATO) Philosophy Fund to support the

second annual SoCal Philosophy Academy summer program for high school students.

Kwasi Connor, PhD, Visiting Assistant Professor, Biology • $2,500 grant from the PADI Foundation to research the effects of ocean microplastics on the digestive systems of the globally distributed mussel Mytilus galloprovincialis.

Heidi Coronado, PhD, Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Education • $3,150 grant from the Community Leaders Association to be used to provide an engaging space where cultural

awareness, identity exploration, critical pedagogy, and a holistic view of the first generation student experience is explored. This training will benefit graduate candidates in their fieldwork placements as well as in their future career as counselors.

Lisa Dahill, PhD, Associate Professor, Religion Sam Thomas, PhD, Professor, Religion • $5,000 grant from the City of Thousand Oaks for the SEEd (Sustainable Edible Education) Project.

Timothy Hengst, MA, Professor, Multimedia • $36,100 grant from the Oxnard School District for Kingsmen Shakespeare Company “Shakespeare Educational Tours” in local schools, Summer 2017. • $29,600 grant from the Conejo Valley School District for Kingsmen Shakespeare Company “Shakespeare Educational Tours” in local schools. • $8,000 grant from the City of Thousand Oaks Community Event Endowment Fund for the Kingsmen Shakespeare Festival. • $4,500 grant from the Oxnard School District for Kingsmen Shakespeare Company “Shakespeare Educational Tours” in local schools, Spring 2018. • $2,125 grant from the City of Westlake Village for the Kingsmen Shakespeare Company “Shakespeare Educational Tours” in local schools.

Kirstie Hettinga, PhD, Assistant Professor, Communication • $5,412 research grant from the Journalism Education Association and National Scholastic Press Association with E. Smith (Pepperdine), L. Payne (Virginia Wesleyan) and J. Norman (Weber) to study Communities of Practice in college newsrooms.

Haco Hoang, PhD, Professor, Political Science Elena Jaloma, Director of Student Support Services Kelly Owens, PhD, Director of Sponsored Research and Projects • $1,161,318 grant from the U.S. Department of Education for the Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement program. The McNair Scholars Program is one of the most prestigious, federally-funded programs across the country. The five-year, renewable grant enables Cal Lutheran to develop and execute a research-intensive program designed to prepare a select group of students for doctoral degree attainment. The grant provides students with stipends for faculty-mentored research, summer housing, along with travel funds to explore graduate schools and attend conferences.

Katherine Hoffmann, PhD, Assistant Professor, Chemistry Jason Kingsbury, PhD, Assistant Professor, Chemistry • $195,116 grant from the National Science Foundation for faculty salary, student stipends, travel and laboratory materials. The grant supports researching the structure and function of a protein that enables virulence in pathogenic bacteria.


Richard Holigrocki, PhD, Dean, Graduate School of Psychology • $1,800 Community Service Grant from the City of Westlake Village for the Cal Lutheran Community Counseling Services Assistant Fund Program.

Louise Kelly, PhD, Associate Professor, Exercise Science • $297,647 grant from the NCAA-DoD Grand Alliance: Concussion Assessment, Research and Education consortium to study the intermediate and cumulative effects of concussion and repetitive head impact exposure in NCAA student-athletes and U.S. Military Service Academy members.

Sabith Khan, PhD, Assistant Professor, School of Management • $10,000 grant from the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action for research on nonprofit leadership in Saudi Arabia. • $2,000 grant from the Hayek fund for fieldwork in Mexico and India for book on Remittances.

Jessica Lavariega Monforti, PhD, Dean, College of Arts and Sciences • $10,000 grant from the American Political Science Association for the Women of Color in Political Science workshop. • $6,417 grant from the Latino Center for Leadership Development - Southern Methodist University Tower Center Policy Institute Partnership for the project “Revisiting DACA: DREAMers in the Trump Era” with M. Michelson.

Maura Martindale, EdD, Associate Professor, Graduate School of Education • $2,500 grant from the Community Leaders Association to be used to help teacher candidates in the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Credential Program participate at No Limits for Deaf Children in Oxnard. They interact directly with families from Latino heritage homes, thus increasing their cultural competence.

Michael McCambridge, EdD, Professor, Graduate School of Education

• $2,500 grant from the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation to support a Cal Lutheran Hub 101 student team to compete in the foundation’s annual competition.

Edlyn Vallejo Peña, PhD, Associate Professor, Graduate School of Education • $500 grant from the Community Leaders Association to support a one-day conference at Cal Lutheran, “Spectrum of Opportunity: Autism, Inclusion, and Communication,” organized by the Autism and Communication Center. The conference aims to educate students, professionals, the community and people with autism about communication and education inclusion opportunities.

Moses Penumaka, ThD, Director, Theological Education for Emerging Ministries (TEEM), Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary • $4,950 grant from the InFaith Foundation for TEEM scholarships.

Michaela Reaves, PhD, Professor, History • $5,500 grant from the Gladys Kreibel Delmas Foundation to support the history lecture series conducted at the Grant Brimhall Library in Thousand Oaks, California. • $1,500 grant from the World War I and America Foundation, a two-year national initiative of Library of America in partnership with The Gilda Lehrman Institute of American History, the National World War I Museum and Memorial and others, with generous support from The National Endowment of the Humanities, to record oral histories of approximately 30 family members of World War I veterans.

Mel Spence, EdD, Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Education • $737,901 grant from the U.S. Department of Education for the Project for Advancement of Gifted and Exceptional Students (PAGES). The grant will go toward efforts to identify giftedness in marginalized student populations such as African-Americans, English learners and students with autism spectrum disorder.

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• $75,395 annual grant from No Child Left Behind (U.S. Department of Education) and California Subject Matter Projects (California Department of Education) for the California Reading and Literature Project.

• $4,950 grant from the Community Leaders Association to be used for two projects: to publish Pivot Magazine, created by Cal Lutheran students to promote the study and practice of entrepreneurship; and to establish a Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization chapter at Cal Lutheran.

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Nancy Myers, MA, Senior Lecturer, Graduate School of Education

• $10,000 grant from The Bank of the West to fund the monthly Entrepreneur Speaker Series at Hub 101/Center for Entrepreneurship.

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• $2,500 grant from the Community Leaders Association to be used for a multidiscipline project involving students from Theatre Arts, Music and Education. Music students will perform an opera, Theatre Arts students will provide costuming, set, props, and design support and Education students will design and teach lessons using educational activities to deepen understanding of the Opera experience for students. This project provides experiential learning opportunities for all students in their area of study and increases knowledge and appreciation of K-8 students in the arts.

• $300,000 grant from Dave and Dawn Gross, on behalf of NewCo Foundation, to fund experiential programs for students at Hub101/Center for Entrepreneurship.

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• $50,000 grant from Amgen’s Corporate Foundation to continue the NGSS Circles Program: A professional development program intended to increase competence of Ventura County middle school science teachers to teach science consistent with Next Generation Science Standards.

Michael Panesis, MBA, Executive Director, Center for Entrepreneurship, School of Management


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About Cal Lutheran California Lutheran University has seen remarkable growth since its founding in 1959. The university keeps pace with the changing needs of students while remaining true to its mission: to educate leaders for a global society who are strong in character and judgment, confident in their identity and vocation, and committed to service and justice. The 225-acre main campus in Thousand Oaks, at one time the ranch of Richard Pederson, the son of Norwegian immigrants, is home to a dynamic liberal arts and sciences university with over 4,200 undergraduate and graduate students from 45 countries representing a diversity of faiths and cultures. Cal Lutheran has other locations in Woodland Hills, Westlake Village, Oxnard and

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Santa Maria as well as Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary in Berkeley. Through its College of Arts and Sciences, Graduate School of Education, Graduate School of Psychology, School of Management and the theological seminary, Cal Lutheran offers fouryear degrees, master’s and doctoral degrees, and highly regarded credential and certificate programs. Distance programs, including an online MBA, are also available. A Bachelor’s Degree for Professionals program meets the needs of working adults.


Cal Lutheran is deeply involved in service to communities in Ventura County and beyond. Examples include affordable counseling services, the Autism and Communication Center, professional development for nonprofit leaders, economic forecasting, a program to teach K-12 subjects using drama techniques, a community swimming pool, and NPR and local news through KCLU Radio. The university’s thriving arts programs promote cultural awareness and provide intellectual and educational benefits to the region.

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