CSUSM NewsCenter (faculty)

2018
April
19,
2018
Any number of accomplishments might come to mind when one thinks of Merryl Goldberg. Acclaimed saxophonist. Leader in arts education. Wang Family Excellence Award recipient. One achievement that probably doesn’t come immediately to mind? Ski...
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April
13,
2018
Cal State San Marcos is going high-tech in an effort to bolster enforcement of its recently implemented smoke- and tobacco-free campus policy. The new endeavor will utilize a cellphone-friendly tracking app to scan QR codes placed on existing sign...
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April
12,
2018
Jodie Lawston is an avid cyclist who has ridden in races as long as 500 miles and who moved to Pauma Valley in part to be closer to the notoriously punishing climb up Palomar Mountain. She didn’t know it at the time, but when the Cal State San Mar...
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March
21,
2018
After three decades in the printing business, Mary Baker decided it was time to pursue her lifelong dream of becoming a nurse. Now a lecturer at the Cal State San Marcos School of Nursing who spearheaded a network of student-run community health clin...
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March
06,
2018
San Marcos, CA – Mary Baker, lecturer and director of the School of Nursing Student Healthcare Project at California State University San Marcos, was awarded the 2018 San Diego Business Journal Healthcare Heroes Award for the category of nurse. Th...
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February
27,
2018
Jill Watts still remembers her first trip to the city of San Marcos. A native San Diegan, Watts was 10 years old when she made the long journey with her mother from their Southeast San Diego home to a chicken ranch in San Marcos. Watts’ father ...
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February
23,
2018
Sinem Siyahhan is shedding new light on the old adage “a family that plays together, stays together.” Taking a decade of research into the learning and bonding that occur when families play video games together, the assistant professor of educatio...
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January
30,
2018
Merryl Goldberg knows there are some people who would call cuts to arts education a budget issue. Not Goldberg. “It’s a priority issue,” said Goldberg, who is entering her 25th year as a faculty member at Cal State San Marcos. Goldberg point...
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2017
December
07,
2017
Born and raised in the highlands of Kenya, Dr. David Bwambok was mesmerized by the healing powers in traditional medicinal plants often employed to treat villagers in place of modern pharmaceuticals. He set out to find out why, earning a Ph.D. fro...
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November
20,
2017
San Marcos, CA – Dr. Keith Trujillo, a California State University San Marcos psychology professor and director of the university’s Office for Training, Research & Education in the Sciences, has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the...
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November
03,
2017
Dr. Konane Martinez, who serves as chair of the Cal State San Marcos Anthropology Department, has been appointed to the California Office of Binational Border Health Advisory Group, a move that places her in a position to influence binational partner...
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September
12,
2017
The National Symposium on Academic Palliative Care Education and Research is being held on campus in the USU on Sept. 28-29, 2017. This national event is the only gathering of its kind that provides innovative ideas and tools for faculty who wish ...
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January
30,
2017
SAN MARCOS – California State University San Marcos psychology professor Keith Trujillo has been recognized with the prestigious 2017 Wang Family Excellence Award in the category of Social and Behavioral Sciences and Public Service. The California St...
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January
05,
2017
Dr. Arun Sethuraman is using the power of bioinformatics to unlock the secrets of life. “My interest is in looking at how we can use the power that we now have with computers and computer programming to make sense of this huge of amount of biologi...
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2016
August
28,
2016
The fall semester at Cal State San Marcos kicks off with nearly two dozen new faculty, several new programs, the grand opening of The Sports Center and the highest enrollment in campus history. President Karen Haynes, the most senior president in ...
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August
16,
2016
Gerardo Dominguez, an associate professor of physics at Cal State San Marcos, is among the 2016 Class of Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Awards Conference (HENAAC) Award winners, Great Minds in STEM announced Friday. Dominguez, a faculty me...
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August
05,
2016
It is a sure bet that Christina Holub will be ready if “Shark Tank” ever comes calling. Holub, recently hired as an assistant professor of public health at Cal State San Marcos, created a wellness-focused academic planner to help students better c...
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July
20,
2016
John Eme is familiar with the misconceptions some people have about alligators and crocodiles. He had some himself. Eme, an adjunct faculty member in Cal State San Marcos’ biology department, has been researching alligators and crocodiles for a...
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June
27,
2016
Patricia Stall, a California State University San Marcos faculty member since 2003, has been appointed director of CSUSM’s School of Education. Stall is a professor of secondary literacy in the School of Education. She teaches in the Single Subjec...
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June
13,
2016
Surfing might just be the closest thing a person can get to walking on water. Those who practice the sport—and rough estimates place the number at about 20 million worldwide—cite the adrenaline rush, the escape from the daily grind and the earthy sub...
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April
27,
2016
California State University Chancellor White met with Cal State San Marcos faculty, staff and students on Monday, April 25, as part of his yearlong “Innovations in the Classroom” 23-campus tour. It was White’s fourth visit to CSUSM during his more th...
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April
25,
2016
Dr. Rebeca Perren didn’t take the traditional path in becoming a professor of marketing at Cal State San Marcos. In fact, her primary motivation in leaving her native Panama was to pursue her passion of skydiving. “There was not much skydiving goi...
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April
18,
2016
Dr. Devan Romero is dedicating her career to improving the health of others. The Cal State San Marcos assistant professor of kinesiology has helped establish a wellness program at a local high school, works with the community to adopt healthier st...
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April
07,
2016
A new book by Cal State San Marcos Catherine Cucinella, assistant professor of literature and writing studies, asks readers to contemplate, recognize and understand the borders that make up our world—those that societies construct and those that cons...
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March
29,
2016
California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) will kick off the second annual What gives your life meaning? (WGYLM) campus campaign in April to raise awareness of the importance of articulating values and beliefs for healthcare decisions between lov...
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March
07,
2016
College students from the local area will soon have the opportunity to apply for research assistant positions in a wide variety of projects across the discipline of psychology in both animal and human models. This program was made possible by a $20,0...
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February
26,
2016
The W.M. Keck Foundation has awarded a $250,000 grant to California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) to develop a program on American Indian digital media and culture. This is the first grant that CSUSM has been awarded from the Keck Foundation. ...
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February
01,
2016
When a group of California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) students started sending curriculum to a seven-student cohort in prisons throughout Southern California, they never thought their program would grow to more than 200 active students behin...
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2015
October
22,
2015
Re-membering our Ancestors: Discovering Ourselves, an exhibit curated by California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) Professor David Avalos, proclaims, with vivid colors and creative displays, the sense of loyalty people have to one another in...
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October
16,
2015
Jocelyn Ahlers is not only trying to save the history of California’s indigenous people, she’s also hoping to help build their future. The Cal State San Marcos professor of linguistics and chair of the Liberal Studies Department is a linguistic an...
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