2018-19 KIE Faculty Achievements
The 2018-2019 Academic Year has been a productive one for KIE Affiliate Faculty Members! Here are some selected achievements:
- Dr. Steve Campagna-Pinto (Religious Studies) received a $1000 grant from Interfaith Youth Core for the development of curriculum addressing religious pluralism in California, including the examination of religious traditions, practices, and beliefs in public and political life in the state.
- Dr. Rhonda Dugan (Sociology) was awarded the CSUB Millie Ablin Excellence in Teaching Award for the 2019-2020 academic year. In addition, Dr. Dugan mentored two sociology undergraduate students, Hana Qwfan (recently honored as Outstanding Sociology Student) and Josefina Balthazar, for their respective independent qualitative-based research projects, titled, respectively, “A Sociolinguistic Study: Yemini American Muslims’ Perception, Justification, & Use of the Arabic Term ‘Abd'” and “Latino Transfer Students on a Four-Year University Campus: How Are Latino Transfer Students Integrated Academically & Socially on Campus.”
- Dr. Debra Jackson (Philosophy) published “Date Rape: The Intractability of Hermeneutical Injustice” in Analyzing Violence Against Women (2019), “’Me Too’: Epistemic Injustice and the Struggle for Recognition” in Feminist Philosophy Quarterly (2018), and “Reflections on the Ford-Kavanaugh Hearings” in the blog of the American Philosophical Association (October 11, 2018). This year, Dr. Jackson joined the Vision Committee for the Kern Community Foundation Women’s and Girls’ Fund and became a volunteer troop leader for the Girl Scouts of Central California South.
- Dr. Brittney Beck (Teacher Education) received a five-year, $4,871,033 Teacher Quality Partnership grant from the U.S. Department of Education to develop a Citizen Scientist Residency Pathway. The grant-funded work will help to prepareK-12 teachers and students to apply competencies in STEM-C fields to address community issues, enact community change, and cultivate the scientific literacy needed for full participation in democratic citizenship.
- Dr. Kyle Susa (Psychology) published two articles: “Imposter Identification in Low Prevalence Environments,” published in Legal and Criminological Psychology(2019) and “Spaced-Testing and Memory Retention for Textbook Readings,” in The Online Journal of New Horizons in Education (2018). He also received a 2019 Research Excellence Award from CSUB GRASP.
- Dr. Senem Saner (Philosophy) had two papers accepted for publication: “Migrants as educators: reversing the order of beneficence” was published in the Fall in the Journal of Global Ethics; and “Philosophy with Children and Jaspers’ Idea of the University: Resisting Instrumental and Authoritarian Thinking” is due to appear in Existenzin Spring 2019. Dr. Saner was accepted to attend a NEH Summer Seminar on “Philosophical Responses to Empiricism in Kant, Hegel, and Sellars” at University of New Hampshire (June 19-July 19, 2019) and also received a $600 grant from the Philosophy Learning and Teaching Organization (PLATO) to support the CAFS/PHIL 2620 event, “P4C on Campus.”
- Dr. Jeanine Kraybill (Political Science) publishedOne Faith, Two Authorities: Tension Between Female Religious and Male Clergy in the American Churchwith Temple University Press in March 2019 and, in addition, published “Catholic Church Advocacy and the Affordable Care Act” in the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics. Dr. Kraybill also advises the CSUB Pre-Law Program which had an outstanding year: the program completed the first California Judges Association, Justice Norman L. Epstein Mentoring Program (Court Observer Program) this spring, and, also received two grants: $1,600 from the California Judges Association and the $500 from the National Association of Women Judges.
- Dr. Nate Olson (Philosophy) has a forthcoming article (June 2019) in the Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal, titled “Why Should Medical Care Be Family-Centered?: Understanding Ethical Responsibilities for Patients’ Family Members.”
- Dr. Christopher Meyers (Philosophy Emeritus) had six new publications in 2018-19, in topics ranging from partisan news, to ethics expertise, to moral theory. These publications include, but are not limited to, “Protecting Moral Integrity through Justified Exemption,” invited essay in special issue of Perspectives in Biology and Medicine(forthcoming); “Religious Conviction, Parental Authority, and Children’s Interests,” invited book chapter in LaFollette, Hugh (Ed.), Ethics in Practice: An Anthology, 5thEdition (New York: Wiley-Blackwell; 2019); and “Partisan News, the Myth of Objectivity, and the Standards of Responsible Journalism,” invited book chapter in, Fox, Carl and Saunders, Joe (Eds.), Media Ethics: Free Speech and the Requirements of Democracy. (Abingdon-on-Thames, UK: Routledge, 2019).
- Dr. Sumita Sarma (Management) was recognized for writing one of the best papers –entitled “The Impact of Societal Attitudes about CSR on Social Entrepreneurship” – for the upcoming Academy of Management (AOM) Conference to be held at Boston, MA during August 9-13, 2019.
- Dr. Alice Hays (Teacher Education) received an ALAN foundation Grant to conduct research on young adult literature in the classroom; received a TeachingWorks Fellowship from the S.D. Bechtel Foundation that includes a $10,000 stipend to support practiced based teaching practices throughout the department; received a book contract to write her Young Adult Literature and Participatory Action Research Textbook; and will be presenting scholarship at the ELATE conference in Fayetteville, Arkansas this summer. Additionally, she published the following chapter: “What he knows and what he will say: Voicing for justice in All American Boys” in S. Shaffer, G. Rumohr-Voskuil, & S. Bickmore (Eds.), Contending with Gun Violence in the English Language Classroom (Routledge).
- Dr. Michael Burroughs (Philosophy) published “How to Survive a Crisis: Reclaiming Philosophy as a Public Practice” in Palgrave Communications 4 (fall 2018); founded a new peer-reviewed and open-access journal – Precollege Philosophy and Public Practice – devoted to supporting research on public philosophy; and will direct a 4-day research workshop on precollege and public philosophy in May/June 2019 at the Janet E. Prindle Institute for Ethics (DePauw University).
- Dr. Jorge Moraga (Interdisciplinary Studies) published “On ESPN Deportes: Latinos, Sport Media, and the Cultural Politics of Visibilities,” in Journal of Sport and Social Issues 42: 6 (2018), co-organized a two-part panel session titled “Globalized NFL: Boundaries, Flows, Politics” for the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport annual conference in Vancouver, BC, Canada (Nov. 2018), and organized the “CSUB Ethnic Studies Caravan” which took 15 students to attend the 3rd Annual Ethnic Studies Conference at CSU-Stanislaus commemorating the 50 year anniversary (Apr. 2019).