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Our House A Showcase of Scholars, Authors, and Ar tists of the Universit y of Redlands


Our House 2017 Achievements 4 Articles, Poems, and Fiction in Journals

A Message from the Provost

8 Compositions, Performances, Exhibitions, and Productions 8 Chapters, Poems, and Fiction in Books

In 2013 we began a University of Redlands tradition of formally recognizing the research and creative endeavors of faculty and staff by distributing a published volume of their recent accomplishments, entitled Our House, along with an accompanying celebration held in the Armacost Library.

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This year we once again celebrate the scholarly and creative pursuits of faculty, administrators, and staff of the University, presenting work from the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Business, and the School of Education.

Faculty Features

Impressive on their own merits, the research and creative activities of faculty and staff also vastly enrich our teaching and curriculum while fostering a dynamic, interactive learning community that encourages our students to explore areas of interest, reach toward their full potential, and gain greater clarity about their dreams and aspirations. Opportunities to conduct research alongside seasoned faculty give students the best possible environment in which to learn the depth of commitment and creativity involved in the generation of new knowledge and creative forms of expression. With Our House, we recognize and celebrate the sense of belonging we feel, and the collective energy, wisdom, innovation, and creativity of the University of Redlands culture. I hope you enjoy reading about the achievements and discoveries listed and described in these pages. Sincerely,

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Pete Bergevin, Professor, School of Business; Laurie Mitchell, Clinical Professor, Accounting; and Mike MacQueen, Associate Professor, School of Business

5 Karen Derris Professor, Religious Studies 6 Joy Manesiotis Professor, Creative Writing 7 Pauline Reynolds Associate Professor, School of Education 7 Ted Pearson Adjunct Faculty, English 8 Julius Bailey Professor, Religious Studies 9 Kathy Feeley Associate Professor, History

Kathy J. Ogren Provost, University of Redlands

10 Trish Cornez, Senior Lecturer, Math & Computer Science, and Rick Cornez, Professor, Math & Computer Science 11 Jim Spickard Professor, Sociology & Anthropology

Editor’s Note: We highlight Redlands faculty and staff by first name in the bibliographic entries in this booklet. In cases where there are multiple authors listed, we provide the full first name of the University of Redlands author(s) listed. Citations are presented in alphabetical order by the University of Redlands faculty or staff authorship. The submissions in this booklet were voluntarily provided by the authors and should not be considered the definitive list of all University of Redlands scholarship and creative work.

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Articles, Poems, and Fiction in Journals DeWeerd, Alan J. “CD, DVD, and Blu-Ray Disc Diffraction with a Laser Ray Box.” Physics Teacher, Vol. 54(5), 2016: 300–301. Feeley, Kathleen A. “‘The Antithesis of the Film Magnate’: Irving Thalberg and the Politics of Ethno-Religious Identity in Early Hollywood.” Jewish Culture and History, Vol. 17(1-2), 2016: 45–58. L-R: Pete Bergevin, Professor, School of Business; Laurie Mitchell, Clinical Professor, Accounting; Mike MacQueen, Associate Professor, School of Business

Feeley, Kathleen A. “Spectacular Manhood and Girlhood: Celebrity Studies and Girlhood Studies Come of Age.” American Studies, Vol. 55(2), 2016: 53–64.

Trio of professors collaborate on finance textbook

Goodyear, Rodney K., Borders, L. D., Chang, C. Y., Guiffrida, D. A., Hutman, H., Kemer, G., Jr, C. E. W. and White, E. “Prioritizing Questions and Methods for an International and Interdisciplinary Supervision Research Agenda: Suggestions by Eight Scholars.” The Clinical Supervisor, Vol. 35(1), 2016: 117–154.

Financial Statement Analysis: Content and Context (BVT Publishing), a 650-page textbook for both undergraduate and graduate business students, was published in 2015 thanks to cross-unit collaboration by three University of Redlands professors. Business Professors Pete Bergevin and Michael MacQueen, and Distinguished Professor of Accounting Laurie Mitchell co-authored the textbook. It is used in courses where students study business, accounting, finance, and financial reporting. Their textbook is different from others in the field because beginning students with basic business knowledge can understand its concepts. Dr. MacQueen notes that the authors build a strong foundation in the beginning of the text and the book becomes more complex as it progresses: “It’s unusual because most textbooks of this type are designed for upper-division undergraduate and MBA students who come into the course with an already strong knowledge of financial disclosures.” Professor MacQueen is a Certified Public Accountant and worked in business for more than 25 years, holding different positions in the accounting and finance industries before becoming a full-time faculty member at Redlands. Dr. Mitchell works with full-time undergraduate students. She enjoys helping them develop into professionals ready to sit for the CPA exam and enter the accounting profession. She held positions in public accounting and at the Securities and Exchange Commission before starting her teaching career. Professor Bergevin teaches accounting and finance courses in the School of Business. He has lectured in accounting and financial analysis in Mexico, New Zealand, and Europe, as well as in the United States. 4 | inspire.redlands.edu/ourhouse

Goodyear, Rodney K., Lichtenberg, J., Hutman, H., Overland, E., Bedi, R., Christiani, K., Mattia, M. D., Preez, E. du, Farrell, B., Feather, J., Grant, J., Han, Y., Ju, Y., Lee, D., Lee, H., Nicholas, H., Nielsen, J. J., Sinacore, A., Tu, S. and Young, C. “A Global Portrait of Counselling Psychologists’ Characteristics, Perspectives, and Professional Behaviors.” Counselling Psychology Quarterly, Vol. 29(2), 2016: 115–138. Hutman, H., Lichtenberg, J.W., Goodyear, Rodney K., Overland, E.A. and Tracey, T.J.G. “Counselling Psychology’s Genotypic and Phenotypic Features across National Boundaries.” Counselling Psychology Quarterly, Vol. 29(2), 2016: 225–233. Lichtenberg, J. W., Goodyear, Rodney K., Hutman, H. and Overland, E. A. “Counselling Psychology in the United States.” Counselling Psychology Quarterly, Vol. 29(2), 2016: 216–224. Falender, C. A., Grus, C., McCutcheon, S., Goodyear, Rodney K., Ellis, M. V., Doll, B., Kaslow, N. J. “Guidelines for Clinical Supervision in Health Service Psychology: Evidence and Implementation Strategies.” Psychotherapy Bulletin, Vol. 51(3), 2016: 6-18.


Gragg, Janee Brooke Both, Goodyear, Rodney K., Scheier, L. and Krafft, Leslie. “Using Multivariate Concept Mapping to Examine Counselor Educators’ Implicit Model of The Profession’s Functions.” The Practitioner Scholar: Journal of Counseling and Professional Psychology, Vol. 5(1), 2016: 141-155. Hankin, Kelly. “Women Filmmakers and Representations of Sexual Desire.” Films for the Feminist Classroom, Vol. 6(2), 2016. Jenni, Kathie. “Empathy and Moral Laziness.” Animal Studies Journal, Vol. 5(2), 2016: 21–51. Freedman, D.M., Wu, J., Chen, H., Kuncl, Ralph W., Enewold, L.R., Engels, E.A., Freedman, N.D. and Pfeiffer, R.M. “Associations between Cancer and Alzheimer’s Disease in a U.S. Medicare Population.” Cancer Medicine, Vol. 5(10), 2016: 2965–2976. Freedman, D. M., Wu, J., Chen, H., Engels, E. A., Enewold, L. R., Freedman, N. D., Goedert, J. J., Kuncl, Ralph W., Gail, M. H. and Pfeiffer, R. M. “Associations between Cancer and Parkinson’s Disease in U.S. Elderly Adults.” International Journal of Epidemiology, Vol. 45(3), 2016: 741–751. Collins-Frohlich, J., and MacNeil, Denise Mary. “Special Issue: The Female American.” Women’s Studies, Vol. 45(7), 2016: 611–612. Mitchell, Ross E., Goodyear, Rodney K., Gragg, Janee Both, Mirci, Philip S. and Morgan, Ronald. “School Setting Behavior That Characterizes Social Justice: An Empirical Approach to Illustrate the Concept.” AERA Open, Vol. 2(3), 2016: 1-16. Moore, Steven, Haviland, D., Moore, W. and Tran, M. “Preparing Teachers to Use GIS: The Impact of a Hybrid Professional Development Program on Teachers’ Use of GIS.” Journal of Science Education and Technology, Vol. 25(6), 2016: 930–946. Oster, Sharon B. “Impossible Holocaust Metaphors: The Muselmann.” Prooftexts, Vol. 34(3), 2016: 302–348. Farkas, D., Hilton, B., Pick, James, Ramakrishna, Hindupur, Sarkar, Avijit and Shin, N. “A Tutorial on Geographic Information Systems: A Ten-Year Update.” Communications of the Association for Information Systems, Vol. 38(1), 2016.

Karen Derris Professor, Religious Studies

Embracing global interdependence for survival Professor of Religious Studies Karen Derris recently published Interconnected: Embracing Life in Our Global Society (Wisdom Publications), a book she edited based on insights shared with Redlands students by Ogyen Trinley Dorje, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa. The book is based on treks Dr. Derris and her students made in 2011 and 2013 to the Karmapa’s home at the Gyuto Monastery in India. “Our conversation sessions included a series of 12 topics we discussed over three-and-a-half weeks,” she explains. Interconnected addresses the growing importance of recognizing how everyone in the world is intimately connected and dependent upon one another for survival. “We must move beyond acknowledging interdependence as a reality and must learn to experience it emotionally,” she explains. The 31-year-old Gyalwang Karmapa of Tibet was chosen from a nomad family to become leader of the 900-year-old Karma Kagyu lineage. Guide to millions of Buddhists worldwide, he is a scholar and meditation master, as well as a painter, poet, songwriter, and playwright. His teachings are often webcast live. Dr. Derris, a scholar of Buddhist traditions in South and Southeast Asia whose work concentrates on the central importance of community in Buddhist ethical and spiritual development, first cultivated a close relationship with the Karmapa in 2002. Her first co-edited book based on his insights and teaching, The Heart is Noble: Changing the World from the Inside Out, was published in 2013. It details his vision for bringing social action into daily life—describing how individuals can manage change with the choices they make every day. Our House 2017 Our House 2017 || 5 5


Ramakrishna, Hindupur, Sarkar, Avijit, and Bindiganavale, V. “Factors Affecting the Design of Short-Term Study-Abroad Programs: An Exploratory Study of Two Business Schools.” Journal of Teaching in International Business, Vol. 27(2–3), 2016: 124–141. Salmon, Catherine, Townsend, J.M. and Hehman, Jessica. “Casual Sex and College Students: Sex Differences and the Impact of Father Absence.” Evolutionary Psychological Science, Vol. 2(4), 2016: 254–261. Joy Manesiotis Professor, Creative Writing

Poet writes staged reading on the Destruction of Smyrna Poet and University of Redlands Creative Writing Professor Joy Manesiotis discovered that a poem could not contain all she wanted to write about the 1922 Destruction of Smyrna. “Smyrna was cosmopolitan,” she explains. “My mother’s family lived there for hundreds of years.” Yet after World War I, tension between the Greeks and Turks escalated. The Allies handed over Smyrna to the Greek government in return for helping win the war in Asia Minor, but the Turkish government didn’t recognize that agreement. The Greek and Turkish governments agreed to a population exchange and moved all Muslims to Turkey and all Greek Orthodox to Greece. “When this happened, the fabric of the culture was ripped apart. It created a humanitarian nightmare. Many people died in transport and 1.5 million refugees arrived in Greece.” Manesiotis says her poem became bigger and bigger. “It took many forms as I explored how to tell the story of the legacy of those events.”

Salmon, Catherine, Cuthbertson, A.M. and Figueredo, A.J. “The Relationship between Birth Order and Prosociality: An Evolutionary Perspective.” Personality and Individual Differences, Vol. 96, 2016: 18–22. Boudreau, J. W., and Shunda, Nicholas. “Sequential Auctions with Budget Constraints: Evidence from Fantasy Basketball Auction Drafts.” Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics, Vol. 62, 2016: 8–22. Spickard, James. “The Porcupine Tango: What Ethnography Can and Cannot Do for Theologians.” Ecclesial Practices, Vol. 3(2), 2016: 173–181. Steinbach, Jessica M., Garza, Elizabeth T., and Ryan, Bryce C. “Novel Object Exploration as a Potential Assay for Higher Order Repetitive Behaviors in Mice.” JoVE (Journal of Visualized Experiments), Issue 114, 2016: e54324–e54324. Van Steenbergen, J., Wing, Patrick, and D’hulster, K. “The Mamlukization of the Mamluk Sultanate? State Formation and the History of Fifteenth Century Egypt and Syria: Part I: Old Problems and New Trends.” Ed. Laura Smoller. History Compass, Vol. 14(11), 2016: 549–559. Van Steenbergen, J., Wing, Patrick, and D’hulster, K. “The Mamlukization of the Mamluk Sultanate? State Formation and the History of Fifteenth Century Egypt and Syria: Part II — Comparative Solutions and a New Research Agenda.” History Compass, Vol. 14(11), 2016: 560–569.

What Manesiotis ended up writing is A Short History of Anger, a work she describes as a hybrid manuscript. It is a book, as well as a staged reading of prose, poetry, essay, and verse performed by a speaker accompanied by a Greek Chorus.

Wuhs, Steven T. “Paths and Places of Party Formation: The Post-Unification Development of Germany’s Christian Democratic Union.” Comparative Politics, Vol. 49(1), 2016: 43–62.

She debuted the final piece in Bathspa University in England. “The response was very engaged and positive,” she says. The work since has been performed at Plymouth University, and Vanderbilt University’s drama department is considering producing it next year.

Bruhn, K., and Wuhs, Steven T. “Competition, Decentralization, and Candidate Selection in Mexico.” American Behavioral Scientist, Vol. 60(7), 2016: 819–836.

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Studying pop culture’s view of higher education University of Redlands Associate Professor of Higher Education Pauline Reynolds often wondered about the representations she saw in popular culture of universities and colleges and their administrators, faculty, and students. “Coming from England and seeing how different institutions were depicted made me really interested in the representation of higher education in popular culture,” Reynolds recalls. “There are so many pop culture messages and stories about what higher education is and who it is for.” In this project, she collaborated with her colleague Barbara Tobolowsky of the University of Texas, Arlington. Their edited book, Anti-Intellectual Representations of American Colleges and Universities: Fictional Higher Education (Palgrave Macmillan, January 2017), provides the first comprehensive exploration of the fictional representation of higher education in a range of media. The two professors, and contributors, shed light on the key findings that support the claim that popular depictions do affect student beliefs. Each of its chapters presents an individual scholar’s original research from diverse perspectives in higher education and the media.

Pauline Reynolds Associate Professor, School of Education

In the book, Reynolds writes about higher education in comic books, and the symbol of the book in U.S. movies, 1930-50. Other contributors examine how female college students and campus racial diversity are characterized in film, student affairs professionals in early novels, the depiction of professors in tv shows, and higher education in video games. Reynolds, who also serves as chair of the Department of Leadership and Higher Education, plans to use the text in her pop culture and higher education class.

Poet-professor shares craft with English students Growing up in the Bay Area, Ted Pearson became part of the region’s creative scene while still in high school. Inspired by a friend’s gift, he began writing in 1964. Pearson took up poetry after musician Paul Desmond (a jazz alto saxophonist and composer best known for composing the Dave Brubeck Quartet’s greatest hit, Take Five) gave him a copy of Robert Creeley’s For Love. Now a University of Redlands adjunct English faculty member, Pearson counts himself fortunate to have been part of a burgeoning literary community, which helped establish him as an important American poet. Today the Internet makes it much simpler to collaborate with other writers in a virtual community, he notes, which led to a 2010 writing project, The Grand Piano—10 volumes by 10 writers looking back on the formation of Language poetry, an avant-garde movement that began in the 1970s. Pearson’s latest book, The Markov Chain (Shearsman Books), with a publication date of May 2017, is based on the mathematical concept of Markov sequences, with each poem deriving from the one in front of it. “I was brain-surfing for my next project,” Pearson recalls. “I’d read about Markov sequences and it stuck with me as an interesting way to approach poetry.” The Markov Chain follows three books published in 2016: After Hours, The Coffin Nail Blues (Singing Horse Press), and An Intermittent Music, 1975-2010. An Intermittent Music (Chax Press) is an 18-part project he spent 35 years developing.

Ted Pearson Adjunct Faculty, English


Compositions, Performances, Exhibitions, and Productions

Julius Bailey Professor, Religious Studies

Andrews, Nicholle. Concert performance, Chapel Singers had the honor of performing at the California Music Educators All State Music Educators Conference (CASMEC) in San José, CA, February 2016. The concert featured works by Canadian composer R. Murray Schafer and Harry Somers, American composers Julian Wachner, Jake Runestad and Z. Randall Stroop, and the world premiere of Luna by Anthony Suter. Manesiotis, Joy. Staged reading, “A Short History of Anger.” The reading was performed at the Transnational Creatives Mini-Festival in Bath, UK, June 2016.

Exploring the dynamics of African American religions in America Professor of Religious Studies Julius Bailey published Down in the Valley: An Introduction to African American Religious History (Fortress Press) in 2016. It is a textbook named for a slave spiritual that he uses in his introductory course. It was through teaching this course that he realized that a thorough text was needed. “I’d used a few different collections and texts, but there was no single comprehensive narrative that provided all the great resources available about African American religions. Trying to answer my students’ questions led to this book. It was almost a student-driven project.” Studying African American religions as they go through time is especially interesting, he notes. “Because [people] were taken from Africa forcefully, subsequent generations didn’t know exactly where from the continent that they were from. When you have a history taken from you, how do you go about finding a history for yourself?” One of his favorite chapters in the book deals with new religious movements, including African American religions based on a belief in UFOs or ancient Egyptian ancestors. Many surveys of African American religions end with the Civil Rights movement, but Down in the Valley begins with African traditional religions and addresses African American religions’ themes and issues into the 21st century. Bailey’s favorite thing about teaching Redlands students is their intellectual curiosity. “They have the courage to step out of their comfort zone.” His current research looks at the 19th-century black churches in the American West. “My passion is to see how black preachers navigated the dynamics and built community networks.” 8 | inspire.redlands.edu/ourhouse

Chapters, Poems, and Fiction in Books Hankin, Kelly, Seiber, Tim and Townsend, Julie. “Beds, Baths and Offices at the Johnston Center for Integrative Studies,” in Remaking the American College Campus, Silverman, J. (Ed.) Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc., 2016. Larsen, Lillian. “Early Monasticism and the Rhetorical Tradition: Sayings and Stories as Schooltexts,” in Education and Religion in Late Antique Christianity, Gemeinhardt, P. Van Hoof, L. and Van Nuffelen, P. (Eds.) Ashgate, 2016. Larsen, Lillian and Benzek, Stephen. “Min(d)ing the Gaps: Digital Refractions of Ancient Texts,” in Ancient Worlds in Digital Culture, Clivaz, C., Dilley, P. and Hamidovíc, D. (Eds.) Brill Online Books and Journals, 2016. Lewis, Victoria. “Hands like starfish/Feet like moons: Disabled Women’s Theatre Collectives,” in Women, Collective Creation, and Devised Performance: The Rise of Women Theatre Artists in the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries, Syssoyeva, K.M. and Proudfit, S. (Eds.) New York: Palgrave Macmillan US, 2016. MacNeil, Denise and Collins-Frohlich, J. (Eds.) Women’s Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal. The Female American; or, The Adventures of Unca Eliza Winkfield,” Vol. 45(7): 611-709.


Salmon, Catherine. “Parental Investment and Parent-Offspring Conflict,” in The Handbook of Evolutionary Psychology, Buss, D.M. (Ed.) Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, 2015. Salmon, Catherine. “What Do Romance Novels, Pro-Wrestling, and Mack Bolan Have in Common? Consilience and the Pop Culture of Storytelling,” in Darwin’s Bridge: Uniting the Humanities and Sciences, Carroll, J., McAdams D.P. and Wilson, E.O. (Eds.) New York: Oxford University Press, 2016.

Books Bailey, Julius, H. Down in the Valley: An Introduction to African American Religious History. Fortress Press, 2016. Bergevin, Peter, MacQueen, Mike and Mitchell, Laurel. Financial Statement Analysis: Content and Context. BVT Publishing, 2015. Cornez, Trish and Cornez, Richard. Android Programming Concepts. Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2016. Derris, Karen (Ed.) Interconnected: Embracing Life in Our Global Society by Karmapa Lama. Edited by Derris, Karen and Finnegan, D. Wisdom Publications, February 2017. Feeley, Kathleen. Mary Pickford: Hollywood and the New Woman. Boulder: Westview Press, February 2016. Goodyear, Rodney, K. (Ed.) A Global Portrait of Counselling Psychology, edited by Goodyear, Rodney, K. and Lichtenberg, J.W. Routledge, Spring 2017. Goodyear, Rodney, K. (Ed.) The Cycle of Excellence: Deliberate Practice to Improve Supervision and Training, edited by Rousmaniere, T., Miller, S.D., Goodyear, Rodney, K. and Wampold, B.E. Wiley, Spring 2017. Gordon, R.K., Taichi Akutsu, J. McDermott, C. and Lalas, José, W. Challenges Associated with Cross-Cultural and At-Risk Student Engagement. IGI Global, December 2016.

Kathy Feeley Associate Professor, History

Mary Pickford as symbol of the ‘New Woman’ University of Redlands Associate Professor of History Kathy Feeley grew up in the ’70s watching a lot of TV—including many classic films from the 1930-1960 Hollywood studio era. Feeley’s early interest in entertainment and her scholarly concentration in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies combined to produce her latest book, Mary Pickford: Hollywood and the New Woman (Westview Press), published in 2016. The book is part of the “Lives of American Women” series, which allows instructors to incorporate American women of all backgrounds into the historical narrative. Feeley found that Pickford, who was known as “America’s Sweetheart,” was much more than an actress. She was a groundbreaking producer, screenwriter, studio executive, philanthropist, newspaper columnist, suffragist, and film preservationist. “Mary Pickford is a good example of the early 1900s ‘new woman,’ because she succeeds in her profession and in doing so gains access to all kinds of opportunities,” Feeley explains, adding that the “new woman” is a moniker given to women who began to demand more autonomy inside and outside the home. “She was a suffragist who learned everything once she entered the film industry— lighting, scenery, makeup and costuming, writing.” The eldest of three children, Pickford was just three years old when her father deserted the family. When she was seven, she became the primary breadwinner for her family, first as a child laborer in stage and theatre and later as a film star. In the end, Pickford became wealthier and more powerful than most of those in her field, thanks in part to her dedication and hard work. Our House 2017 Our House 2017 || 9 9


Nelson, Jennifer and Molony, B (Eds.) Women’s Activism and “Second Wave” Feminism: Transnational Histories. Bloomsbury, Spring 2017 Nordgren, Tyler. Sun Moon Earth: The History of the Solar Eclipses from Omens of Doom to Einstein and Exoplanet. Basic Books, September 2016. Pearson, Ted. The Coffin Nail Blues. Atelos Press, Spring 2016. Pearson, Ted. An Intermittent Music: 1975-2010. Chax Press, Fall 2016. Trish Cornez, Senior Lecturer, Math and Computer Science Rick Cornez, Professor, Math and Computer Science

Pearson, Ted. After Hours. Singing Horse Press, Fall 2016. Pearson, Ted. The Markov Chain. UK: Shearsman, Spring 2017.

Introducing hands-on text for app engineers As a software engineer and developer of computer apps herself, Trish Cornez was dismayed at the lack of quality textbooks available for teaching her University of Redlands courses in Android programming and development. So the senior lecturer in Math and Computer Science—together with her husband, Professor of Math and Computer Science Rick Cornez—in 2016 co-authored Android Programming Concepts (Jones & Bartlett Learning).

Reynolds, Pauline (Ed.) Anti-Intellectual Representations of Colleges and Universities: Fictional Higher Education, edited by Tobolowsky, B. and Reynolds, Pauline. Palgrave Macmillan, January 2017. Spickard, James, V. Alternative Sociologies of Religion: Through Non-Western Eyes. New York: New York University Press, 2017. Spickard, James, V. Research Basics: Design to Data Gathering in Six Steps. Sage Publications, 2016.

She used the skills she honed as a software engineer as a basis for co-writing the book, which uses a student-friendly approach. Android Programming Concepts provides a foundation for the development of mobile applications for devices and tablets powered by Android, an operating system developed by Google. The textbook leads programmers through the app development process with classroom-tested lab examples, each providing the opportunity to apply specific Android concepts. It includes visual guides, explanations, and code listings.

Witenstein, Matt (Ed.) The Practice of Participation in Educational Development: Exploring the Roles, Goals, and Limits of Participatory Action Research in South Asia, edited by Iyengar, R., Witenstein, Matt, Kidwai, H., Setty, R. and Byker, E.J. Palgrave Macmillan, Spring 2017.

Forty-four practical lab examples in the 800-page, nine-chapter book are linked to real-world mobile problems, including constructing games with moving graphics and responding to sensor data.

Both Gragg, Janee. “Each Mind Matters Diverse Community Engagement Mini-Grant.” $4,000 grant by California Mental Health Services Authority, 2016.

“The textbook is already being used worldwide,” Trish Cornez says. “It has been a big seller for the publisher, and it’s even being used by the Johns Hopkins School of Engineering.” One of the most exciting things in computer science at the moment is mobile development, she notes, yet the small devices are restricted in memory and power. “I had written a number of apps, so I wanted to write several of them and use them as examples in the text.”

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Grants and Sponsored Research

Center for Spatial Studies. “Understanding GIS: An ArcGIS Project Workbook, Third Edition.” $10,000 contract to adapt the book to ArcGIS Pro, write new text, and deliver the work to Esri.


Franklin, Carol. “Saturday Success Academies and Tutoring.” $210,000 contract with San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools and $38,531 with San Bernardino City Unified School District to provide academic workshops, activities and tutoring to foster youth in order to enhance academic skills and expose foster youth to learning opportunities and academic experiences. Gross, Larry and Moenius, Johannes. “How Badly are Native Americans Affected by Economic Recessions? The Role of Agriculture.” This project seeks to overlay economic data by zip codes onto Indian reservations in order to assess the impact of economic recessions since 1990 on the resiliency of agricultural labor in Indian country. $33,265 grant by Department of Labor passed through Avar Consulting, 2016. Larsen, Lillian. “Re-Drawing the Map of World Religions.” This grant has provided workshops to faculty and students to develop, implement, and refine a curriculum that directs spatial approaches to the teaching and study of World Religions. $30,000 grant by Wabash Center, 2016. Lalas, José and Loyola Marymount University. “2016 Better Together: California Teachers Summit.” The University served as a host site for a one-day, statewide summit of California teachers in July 2016. $30,360 grant by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, 2016. Science Center. Grant to purchase a spectrometer for general scientific research. $92,462 grant by Hedco Foundation, 2016. Valadez, James. “School Choice: An analysis of a growing movement in Southern California.” The goal of this social science research project is to help understand the key issue of K-12 school choice from the perspective of parents in the Los Angeles region. $12,000 grant by the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation, 2016. Zias-Roe, Shellie. “Neighborhood Grow Grant.” This tree-planting project provides environmental justice, spatial studies, public health, ecosystem, and educational benefits in a disadvantaged area of Redlands. $9,000 grant by the Incredible Edible Community Garden, 2016.

Jim Spickard Professor, Sociology and Anthropology

Proposing alternatives to Western sociologies of religion In writing Alternative Sociologies of Religion: Through Non-Western Eyes (NYU Press), published in March 2017, Jim Spickard wanted to do nothing less than expand the perspectives and toolkit of sociologists of religion. Spickard is a University of Redlands professor of sociology and anthropology and the author of several books and 70 journal articles on aspects of sociology. In his new book, he explores what the sociology of religion would look like had it emerged in a Confucian, Muslim, or Native American culture rather than in a Christian one. “Sociology was invented in France [the term was first coined in 1790 by a French essayist and later defined by the French philosopher of science Auguste Comte in 1838] to try to figure out what’s happening to whom in the massive change of the 19th century,” Spickard notes. “It was in opposition to authorized religious organizations. As a result, sociologists built a particular image of religion into their models – organized, hierarchical churches that focused on rules.” But Spickard imagines what the sociology of religion would look like had it arisen in three non-Western societies. “What would we see if we were all raised Confucian? Muslim? Or even Navajo?” Spickard asks. Noting that religions are vanishing worldwide, he proposes redefining the sociological study of religion by adopting a global perspective. Spickard came to the University of Redlands as a scholar who could also teach, he recalls. “I’m at this point balanced between scholar and teacher and both are important to me,” he says. Our Our House House 2017 2017 || 11 11


About

Our House Dr. Art Svenson, beloved professor of three decades at the University of Redlands, has in the past coined the phrase “professors’ paradise” to describe how he feels about spending his days with students “who are as interested in what I do as I am.” An inspired advocate of the University and the community he champions, our David Boies Professor of Government created a “forever moment” in February 2013 with his impassioned rendition of a speech he themed “Our House”— the very, very, very fine kind—as the featured faculty speaker at the inauguration ceremony of the University’s new president, Ralph W. Kuncl. Using a beat-poet spoken-word style, and bedecked in a silk sapphire-blue jacket from China, Dr. Svenson captured the essence of Our House in his spirited performance that epitomizes the collective joy, wisdom, innovation, and charm of the University of Redlands culture at its heart. Through the pages of this booklet, we welcome you to Our House, an annual celebration of the scholarly and creative accomplishments of our faculty and staff that sets the stage for volumes and stories to come.

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