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


Faculty Libbi Miller, Heather Ballinger, Ryder Dschida, Jack Barreillis Education Drs. Libbi Miller and Heather Ballinger (Education) along with Ryder Dschida (History) and Jack Barreillis (Northern Humboldt Union High School District) received the US Department of Education American History and Civics Grant ($2.4M). In this project, Cal Poly Humboldt and TK-12 school partners will serve a three year cohort of 50 California educators from Humboldt, Del Norte and San Diego Counties and 10 teacher candidates per year by providing training and support to implement evidence-based approaches that encourage innovative history and civics education.

Submitted: September 29, 2023

Faculty Dr. Sara K Sterner Education Sara K. Sterner (Education) recently published a chapter entitled Chasing lines of flight: Using post-intentional phenomenology for educational research in J. DeHart (Ed.), Phenomenological Studies in Education (pp. 1-21). IGI Global.

Submitted: September 25, 2023

Faculty Dr. Sara K Sterner Education Dr. Sara K. Sterner (Education) and her colleagues, Dr. Megan M. Van Deventer (Weber State University) and Laura Lemanski, ABD (University of Minnesota, MCAD) recently published a chapter entitled Teaching guide: Children’s literature resource file for teaching Children’s Literature to undergraduates in Smith, P., Devi, G., & S. Weaver, S. (Eds.), Teaching Equity through Children's Literature. Routledge.

Submitted: September 25, 2023

Faculty Meenal Rana, Beth Phelps, Lonny Grafman Environmental Resources Engineering Meenal Rana, with co-authors, Beth Phelps and Lonny Grafman, has received the SSSP Best Paper Award in Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation for the paper, “Youth-Adult Partnership in Social Entrepreneurship and Community Engagement: A Case Study of Daula Village in India.” at the Society's annual conference in Philadelphia (Aug 18-20). The works adds to the literature by demonstrating ways the youth-adult partnerships can benefit the communities in their social entrepreneurship goals. The data comes from the "Rural Youth Volunteers in India", an international experiential learning project, in which Humboldt and Indian students and faculty worked for 11-weeks in two rural communities. 

Submitted: August 16, 2023

Faculty Hyun-Kyung You Child Development Dr. Hyun-Kyung You received a grant to implement two new projects under the Child Development Lab (CDL): Reflective Parenting Groups and a Family Resource Library. The parenting groups will facilitate reflective meetings between multiple groups of parents, with the aim of strengthening parenting skills and building social connections among participating families. The Family Resource Library will develop a library with materials for families aimed at increasing awareness of Adverse Childhood Experiences, and bolstering families’ capacity for positive parenting. Funding comes from the Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services.

Submitted: June 15, 2023

Faculty Dr. Humnath Panta Business Recently, Dr. Panta published a research article exploring the relationship between organizational capital and the readability of financial reports. Recently, his findings were published in the esteemed Finance Research Letters journal, which is ranked A by the ABDC. According to Dr. Panta's research, financial reports become more readable with increased levels of organizational capital, a crucial factor for investors. This research emphasizes the significance of intangible assets and offers valuable guidance for companies looking to enhance their financial reporting practices. The article can be accessed through this link: (

Submitted: May 8, 2023

Faculty Rouhollah Aghasaleh Education Dr. Rouhollah Aghasaleh facilitated a pre-conference (NARST 2023) workshop at the Spencer Foundation in Chicago on “Dismantling Systemic Inequalities in Indigenous STEM Education”, sponsored by Indigenous Scientific Knowledge Research Interest Group (ISK-RIG).


Sharon Nelson-Barber-WestEd, USA

Rouhollah Aghasaleh- California State Polytechnic University, Humboldt, CA, USA

Megan Bang- Northwestern University, IL, USA

Pauline Chinn- University of Hawai`i at Mānoa, HI, USA

Josiah Hester- Northwestern University, IL, USA

Julie Robinson- University of North Dakota, ND, USA

Linda Tuhiwai Smith- Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi, New Zealand

Bhaskar Upadhyay- University of Minnesota, MN, USA

David Zandvliet- Simon Fraser University, Canada

Submitted: April 17, 2023

Faculty Rouhollah Aghasaleh Education Dr. Rouhollah Aghasaleh delivered a keynote address at American Educational Research Association (AERA) Philosophical Studies in Education Special Interest Group (SIG) Business Meeting in Chicago on Friday April 14, 2023.

Submitted: April 17, 2023

Faculty Rouhollah Aghasaleh Dr. Rouhollah Aghasaleh has been elected to the Society of Professors of Education (SPE) Board of Directors. SPE (formerly the Society of College Teachers of Education until 1969) is the oldest scholarly society in education, founded in 1902 by Charles DeGarmo and John Dewey, among others. 

Submitted: April 7, 2023

Faculty Debbie Gonzalez Social Work  

Debbie Gonzalez, Assistant Professor in the Social Work Department at Cal Poly Humboldt, recently had an article published on Congratulations Debbie!


"It is normal to have some stress or anxiety about transitioning from the classroom to the workplace...This article connects social work knowledge with skills for building workplace relationships that support an environment where safety, trustworthiness, collaboration, voice, and cultural responsiveness are commonplace."

Read the full article by clicking the link below.


Submitted: April 6, 2023

Faculty David Adams (Humboldt), Greg Bellinder (Azusa Pacific University) School of Applied Health Adams, D., Bellinger, G. (2023). Engaging Students in your Classroom through a Structured Learning Approach. California Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (CAHPERD; Santa Clara).

Submitted: March 12, 2023

Faculty David Adams Adams., D. (March, 2023). Integrating a collaborative and proactive solutions model into your classroom. California Association for Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance  Conference (CAHPERD; Santa Clara).

Submitted: March 12, 2023

Faculty Dr. Sara K Sterner Education Dr. Sara K. Sterner and her colleagues, Dr. Megan M. Van Deventer (Weber State University) and Laura Lemanski, ABD (University of Minnesota, MCAD) recently presented their work "Innovative Collaboration: A (Co)Process Model for Teacher Educator Collectives" at the 75th Annual National Meeting of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE 2023).

Submitted: February 28, 2023

Faculty Jill Anderson, David Adams, Chris Hopper School of Applied Health Jill Anderson, David Adams, and Chris Hopper with the help of 3 graduate students published the following book chapter.

Anderson, J., Adams, D., Hopper, C., Valdez, M. A., Hughes, D., & Ruland, K. (2023). Collaborative Preparation of Special Educators and Adapted Physical Educators. In Handbook of Research on Interdisciplinary Preparation for Equitable Special Education (pp. 65-84). IGI Global.


Submitted: February 27, 2023

Faculty Dr. Geneviève Marchand School of Applied Health Co-authored a year long study and report on demographic and compensation trends of collegiate outdoor program professional staff. The report is available here. This report provides valuable information for staff and program managers who are attempting to close the gap in pay disparities, and elevate diversity, equity and inclusion in the outdoor industry.

Submitted: February 21, 2023

Faculty Meenal Rana Child Development Dr. Meenal Rana, along with Michigan State University and University of Michigan colleagues, guest edited the special issue of Research in Human Development (Issue Title: College Women of Color, CWOC). The issue focused on the resilience processes found among diverse groups of CWOC focusing on the key concepts in development (emerging adulthood), intersectionality, resilience and resistance. Included are the studies with African American and Latina young adult women, Latina mothers, and Chinese International students. Dr. Rana engaged two undergraduate students from Cal Poly Humboldt to contribute one article. Additionally, Dr. Rana co-authored the editorial. Vol 19 (3-4), July-Dec 22.

Submitted: January 30, 2023

Student Elizabeth Osuna, Haley Huffaker, Dr. Meenal Rana Two Child Development students, Elizabeth Osuna (2020 graduate) and Haley Huffaker (graduating fall 2022), with their advisor, Dr. Meenal Rana, have been accepted to publish their manuscript, "Resilience among Student Parents in College: Voices of Latina Student Mothers" in the special issue (College Women of Color) of Research in Human Development (RHD) Journal. The team has presented their research at the Society of Research on Child Development’s (SRCD) biennial meeting (April 2021); the CSU wide research competition (April 2020); HSU's 26th Annual Social Justice Summit (March 2020), and Society of Study on Human Development (SSHD) Conference (October 2019).





Submitted: January 11, 2023

Faculty Taylor Bloedon School of Applied Health Dr. Taylor Bloedon received a grant to expand a collaborative project with Cal Poly SLO, examining the effects of wild blueberries (WB) on fat oxidation and exercise. The project aims to measure substrate oxidation in men and women at rest and various exercise intensities following 4 weeks of WBs. Project findings will enhance pilot data demonstrating significant increases in fat oxidation during exercise following 2 weeks of WBs. WBs are a safe and healthy alternative to many current methods used to increase fat oxidation in both athletes and non-athletes, they also significantly reduce cardiometabolic disease risk and improve overall health.

Submitted: December 15, 2022

Faculty Geneviève Marchand Geneviève Marchand recently completed a national study on compensation in collegial outdoor programs. Findings were presented at the Symposium on Experiential Education Research and are published in a national report through the Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education.

Submitted: November 17, 2022

Faculty David Adams School of Applied Health David Adams published the following article.

Adams, D., Bittner, M., Lavay, B., & Silliman-French, L. (2022). Adapted Physical Education Teachers Prior Training and Current use of Action Research to Monitor Student Progress. PALAESTRA, 36(3) 35-43.



Submitted: October 6, 2022