Publications and achievements submitted by our faculty, staff, and students. 


Faculty Rouhollah Aghasaleh, Tristan Gleason Education Drs. Rouhollah Aghasaleh and Tristan Gleason have been named the Journal of Curriculum Theorizing (JCT) Editors and Presidents of the Foundation for Curriculum Theory for 2025-2030. 
JCT is recognized as one of the most prestigious journals in the field of Curriculum Studies. Notably, JCT is closely associated with the Bergamo Conference on Curriculum Theory and Classroom Practice, a gathering that has fostered dialogues among theorists, practitioners, scholars, and cultural workers since 1969. Both the journal and the conference operate under the Foundation for Curriculum Theory, reinforcing their commitment to diverse perspectives and innovative approaches in curriculum theory.


Submitted: April 12, 2024

Faculty Sara K Sterner Education Dr. Sara K. Sterner, along with colleagues from Weber State University and Minneapolis College of Art and Design, successfully presented at the 2024 American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education annual conference. The interactive scenario planning session entitled, "Using Nudge Theory to Explore Teacher Educator Practices That Prioritize DEI in Ideologically Diverse Contexts" took place on February 16 in Denver, CO. 

Submitted: March 25, 2024

Faculty Rouhollah Aghasaleh Education Dr. Rouhollah Aghasaleh is engaged in collaboration as a co-PI alongside Katie Whiteside (PI), within the scope of a recently awarded Leonardo Da Vinci grant totaling $15,000. This collaboration involves partnerships with Redwood Empire Public Television, Kinetic Universe, the Redwood Discovery Museum, Humboldt County Library, and Hoopa Nation.

The project is centered around the facilitation of workshops tailored for educators and communities, aimed at providing avenues for the promotion of hands-on activities. These workshops seek to cultivate creativity and innovation specifically targeting rural youth.

Submitted: March 16, 2024

Faculty David Adams School of Applied Health

David Adams Published the following article:

Pan, C., Wang, H, Adams, D., & Kim, K. (2022). Effects of a Structured Reward System on the Treadmill Walking Duration for an Adult with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Preliminary Study. Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities. 57(1) 119-128.

Submitted: January 19, 2024

Faculty Sara K Sterner Education Sara K. Sterner, along with colleagues from The Ohio State University and Lesley University, successfully organized, presented at, and facilitated the 30th annual Children's Literature Assembly (CLA) Annual Expert Class: Nodes of Literary Connection: How Culturally Diverse Imprints are Building Pathways for More Inclusive and Representative Children’s Literature. The session took place at the National Council of Teachers of English annual conference in Columbus, OH, on November 18. The Expert Class featured experts from the field of children's publishing and explored how culturally diverse publishers and imprints are changing the landscape of inclusive representation in children’s literature.…;

Submitted: January 19, 2024

Faculty Chris Walmsley Psychology

Chris Walmsley, Assistant Professor of Psychology, recently gave an invited talk titled “Points of Contact and Departure Between Behavioral Gerontology and ABA With Younger Populations” at the annual California Association of Applied Behavior Analysis (CalABA). CalABA’s mission is to promote the science and theory of behavior analysis through the support of research, education, and practice. Their convention is the top regional conference on behavior analysis in the United States and regularly features well-known researchers and clinicians from throughout the United States.

Submitted: December 14, 2023

Faculty Sara K Sterner Education Sara K. Sterner, along with colleagues from University of North Dakota, Weber State University, and University of Minnesota, presented a poster at the National Council of Teachers of English annual conference in Columbus Ohio on November 18. The poster, Leveraging ChatGPT as a Node of Opportunity: Productive Collaboration with AI in YA Literature, was positively received. Recognizing that ChatGPT is at the forefront of conversations in English Education, we shared strategies for using this technology to engage students in literacy experiences and explore the benefits of strategically incorporating AI into the classroom in both a pedagogically beneficial and ethical way. 


Submitted: December 11, 2023

Faculty Rouhollah Aghasaleh Education

Assistant Professor Rouhollah Aghasaleh's chapter "Culturally Relevant Mentorship in Motion" has been published in Routledge's volume "Philosophical Mentoring in Qualitative Research
Collaborating and Inquiring Together".

Edited By Kelly W. Guyotte, Jennifer R. Wolgemuth

Submitted: December 1, 2023

Faculty Meenal Rana Child Development Dr Meenal Rana, Associate Professor, Child Development will be assuming the role of Chair of Diversity Science Initiative (DSI) at the Society for Study of Human Development (SSHD) in January of 2024. "Diversity Science provides new expansion and inclusiveness in intellectual inquiry by fostering an equitable and inclusive environment for all, providing a welcoming space that builds toward a comprehensive understanding of human development within SSHD" ( According to the outgoing chair, "Dr. Rana holds deep convictions to DEI work, as we do and I know with our support she will move the needle continually forward for SSHD." 

Submitted: November 23, 2023

Faculty David Adams & Jill Anderson School of Applied Health

David Adams & Jill Anderson published the below article.

Adams, D., McNamara, S., Bittner, M., Pawlowski, J., Hangauer, K. (2022). Structured Play Groups for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Critical Review. Journal of the American Academy of Special Education. 47(1) 7-26.

Submitted: November 21, 2023

Faculty David Adams & Enoch Hale School of Applied Health

David Adams (KRA) & Enoch Hale (CTL) published in Faculty Focus.
Adams, D., Hale., E. (2022, February 23). Supporting Struggling Students through Collaborative Problem Solving. Faculty Focus.

Submitted: November 21, 2023

Faculty Shay Konradsdottir, Rouhollah Aghasaleh Education Shay Konradsdottir (student- Computer Science and Molecular Biology) and Rouhollah Aghasaleh (faculty- Education) presented a paper, Rural Education's Impact on Children's Perceptions of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence in Public Services, at the Society for Social Studies of Science (4S) conference. 

Submitted: November 13, 2023

Faculty Rouhollah Aghasaleh, Amy Sprowles, Corrina Wells Education Rouhollah Aghasaleh (Education), Amy Sprowles (Biological Sciences), and Corrina Wells (DHSI) presented a study, “Indigenizing First-Year College Experience Through Place-Based STEM Disciplines”, that focused on indigenous scientific knowledge integration in Place-Based Learning Communities at the Society for Social Studies of Science (4S) Conference.

Some of the goals of the study:

  • Understand students' evolving perceptions of indigenous scientific knowledge.
  • Examine challenges and solutions for knowledge synthesis.
  • Inform curriculum development for inclusivity.
  • Develop institutional recommendations for support.


Submitted: November 13, 2023

Faculty Humnath Panta Business Dr. Humnath Panta's recent research, "Ex‐military CEOs and readability of financial reports," published in the Journal of Business Finance & Accounting, ABDC A* rated journal, reveals that firms led by ex-military CEOs issue more precise 10-K reports. Highlighting the value of transparent communication, the research indicates that such CEOs' military backgrounds contribute to straightforward reporting and diminish the obscuring of negative information. This pioneering work sheds light on the influence of a CEO's military experience on financial transparency and offers a behavioral rationale for the improved readability of corporate financial disclosures.

Submitted: November 5, 2023

Faculty David Adams, Melissa Bittner, Lisa Silliman-French, & Barry Lavay School of Applied Health David Adams, Melissa Bittner (CSU Long Beach), Lisa Silliman-French (Texas Woman's University), and Barry Lavay (CSU Long Beach) published an article titled "Implementing Action Research in Physical Education: A Guide for Physical Educators in the Journal of Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance.


Submitted: November 1, 2023

Faculty Frank DeMatteo Psychology Dr. Frank DeMatteo, School Psychology Program Coordinator, received $2 million in Grant Funding (two grants). Over the next five years these grants, in partnership with the Northern Humboldt Union High School District, will be used to increase the number of mental health practitioners in disadvantaged school districts. They will also support the professional development of students and their field-based supervisors. Three students from the first-year School Psychology cohort were awarded $15,000 for the next two years. Four students from the second-year cohort, received $10,000 to support the completion of their 540 hours of school-based practicum for the 2023-2024 Academic year.

Submitted: October 30, 2023

Faculty Jill Anderson and David Adams School of Applied Health Drs. Jill Anderson and David Adams received a $1.2 million Department of Education grant to implement a teacher preparation program designed to increase the number of California educators fully qualified to serve children with disabilities who have high intensity needs. The project is in direct response to the state’s growing demand for fully credentialed special education, early intervention, and related services personnel. The program will recruit diverse student cohorts to complete a teaching credential in either Special Education or Physical Education, and complete an MS in Kinesiology to obtain an Adapted Physical Education added authorization.

Submitted: October 26, 2023

Faculty Humnath Panta, Arun Narayanasamy, Ayush Panta Business Dr. Humnath Panta, Associate Professor of Finance at School Business, recently published an article entitled "Organizational capital and credit ratings" in Finance Research Letters, an A-level ABDC journal. The study investigates organizational capital's impact on credit ratings using pooled OLS and US firm data from 1989 to 2017. Results indicate that companies with greater organizational capital achieve higher credit ratings. This conclusion withstands various robustness checks, estimation methods, and addressing potential biases. Notably, the positive correlation is especially pronounced for financially constrained firms. Overall, the research's findings reveal the importance of organizational capital in the credit ratings of a firm.

Submitted: October 7, 2023

Faculty Jill Anderson, David Adams, Chris Hopper School of Applied Health The Adapted Physical Education Program led by Jill Anderson, David Adams, and Chris Hopper received federal funding (1.2m) from the U.S. Department of Education for a teacher preparation program. Funding for this Teacher Preparation Program will allow students to complete a Special Education Credential or a Secondary Credential in Physical Education, along with an Added Authorization to teach Adapted Physical Education, and a Masters degree in Kinesiology or Education. All students will be funded for a total of 2 years. Interested students should contact David Adams ( and Jill Anderson (

Submitted: September 29, 2023

Faculty Libbi Miller, Kimberly Coy Education Libbi Miller (Education) along with Kimberly Coy of Fresno State University (Literacy, Bilingual and Special Education) published the article Co-Teaching in a Digital World in the Journal of Education Technology Systems. 

Submitted: September 29, 2023