Achievements

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

 

Faculty David Adams & Jill Anderson Kinesiology & Recreation Administration

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: February 28, 2022

Faculty David Adams & Enoch Hale Kinesiology & Recreation Administration

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.
https://www.facultyfocus.com
/articles/effective-classroom-management/supporting-struggling-students-through-collaborative-problem-solving

Submitted: February 28, 2022

Faculty Chris Aberson Psychology

Chris Aberson, Professor and of the Chair Department of Psychology, recently published an R package called "BetterReg for Calculation of Useful Statistics for Linear and Logistic regression.” The package was accepted to the Comprehensive R Archive Network (CRAN), the primary repository for R packages. Previously Dr. Aberson published several versions of a package called pwr2ppl that provides numerous functions for statistical power analysis. pwr2ppl has been downloaded nearly 15,000 times since it’s initial publication in 2019 and is widely recognized as having one of the most clever R package names.

Submitted: February 23, 2022

Faculty Amber Gaffney and Academic Research M.A. Graduate Students Psychology

Cal Poly Humboldt Psychology faculty and numerous students presented at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP) Convention in San Francisco this last weekend. Lead presenters included Academic Research M.A. students Matthew Burt, Crane Cosno, Jacob Crocker, Jeff Frederick, Samantha Gardener, Jordan McDowell, and Joseph Pang. Amber Gaffney co-chaired the Group Processes and Intergroup Relations Pre-Conference. Chris Aberson also presented. Demonstrating the Psychology department’s commitment to hands-on learning, 12 graduate students and alum were authors on presentations. SPSP is the world’s largest organization of social and personality psychologists with over 7500 members.

Submitted: February 19, 2022

Faculty Sara L. Chase Merrick Child Development

Dr. Sara L. Chase Merrick, in collaboration with the Hoopa Tribal Education Association (HTEA), received a $49,000 grant from the Administration for Native Americans: Promote the Survival and Continuing Vitality of Native American Languages program. This grant will allow them to expand ongoing Hupa language immersion efforts. Dr. Merrick will be an Emerging Hupa Language Speaker-Teacher Fellow, which will enable her to further her language learning, speaking, and teaching work with expert speaker Verdena Parker and HTEA Hupa Language Teachers.

Submitted: February 17, 2022

Faculty Meenal Rana Child Development

In Feb 2022, Dr. Meenal Rana's research has received the spotlight in the" Researcher's Window" section of the Society for Study of Human Development (SSHD). Her work is shared on the link that follows:

https://sshdonline.org/february-2022-researchers-window-dr-meenal-rana/

Submitted: February 14, 2022

Faculty Humnath Panta Business

Published an article entitled "Exports and Imports-Led Growth: Evidence from a Small Developing Economy" on Journal of Risk and Financial Management 2022, 15(1), 11.

Panta, Humnath, Mitra L. Devkota, and Dhruba Banjade. 2022. "Exports and Imports-Led Growth: Evidence from a Small Developing Economy" Journal of Risk and Financial Management 15, no. 1: 11. https://doi.org/10.3390/jrfm15010011

Submitted: February 8, 2022

Faculty Meenal Rana & Kishan Lara-Cooper Child Development

Dr. Meenal Rana and Dr. Kishan Lara-Cooper, faculty Child Development, have recently published the article, "Identity, Relationships, and Community as Antidotes for Historic and Race-Based Trauma" in Adversity and Resilience Science.

They will present the article in the Diversity Science Initiative panel, at the Society of Study in Human Development Conference (Feb 7th-8th, 2022). Additionally, they will present two different papers at the Symposium, "Family Cultural Values and Practices: Reflecting on Religious and Spiritual Influences in Sikh, Muslim, and Indigenous Communities".

Yolexiz Camacho and Taylor Jones, two undergraduate students, are co-authors of the symposium.

Submitted: January 25, 2022

Faculty Brandilynn Villarreal Psychology

Brandilynn Villarreal, Psychology, was featured in an article on “Increasing the Diversity of CSU Faculty” as an alumna of the CSU Chancellor’s Doctoral Incentive Program. This program prepares future faculty to teach the diverse students of the CSU.
https://www.calstate.edu/csu-system/news/Pages/increasing-the-diversity…

Submitted: January 19, 2022

Faculty Gregg J. Gold Psychology

Gregg Gold along with co-authors from the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine and the UCSF School of Medicine published an article in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) titled “Calling Out Aversive Racism in Academic Medicine.” The NEJM (impact factor 91.245) is “the most widely read, cited, and influential general medical periodical in the world. More than a million people from nearly every country read NEJM in print and online each week.” The online version with a link to a podcast with the corresponding author and the editor of the journal can be found here: https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMp2112913, DOI: 10.1056/NEJMp2112913.

Submitted: January 5, 2022

Faculty AmyK Conley Education

Dr. AmyK Conley published "Imagining the Future of California Literacy Instruction " in the September issue of California English.

Submitted: November 29, 2021

Faculty Sara K Sterner Education

Sara K. Sterner (Education) was recently elected to serve a three-year term on the Children's Literature Assembly Board. The Children's Literature Assembly (CLA) of the National Council of Teachers of English is a professional community of children’s literature enthusiasts who advocate the centrality of literature in children’s academic and personal lives.

Submitted: November 24, 2021

Faculty Chris Aberson Psychology

Chris Aberson, along with Academic Research M.A. graduates Latisha Jett-Dias and James Clifton recently published a paper titled Contact, Threat, and Attitudes toward Same-sex Marriage and its Beneficiaries in the Journal of GLBT Family Studies. The work addresses how well Intergroup Contact Theory and Intergroup Threat Theory, two theories primarily based in race and ethnicity, predict attitudes toward Gay and Lesbian people. A preprint of the paper can be found here https://osf.io/ygrkq/

Submitted: November 16, 2021

Faculty Mindy Fattig Education

https://hcoe.org/2021/11/selpa-administrator-accepts-statewide-position/

Current HSU Faculty Mindy Fattig and HSU Alumni ( previous name- Melinda DeSchryver Class of ‘95).

Submitted: November 16, 2021

Faculty Amber Gaffney Psychology

Amber Gaffney, Associate Professor of Psychology co-chaired a symposium titled Identity motives and the rationalization of polarization: Research, practice and a call for inclusive leadership and gave a talk titled To the victor belongs the spoils (the ability to fundamentally change political parties) at the Society for Experimental Psychology (SESP). Dr. Gaffney’s co-author for the talk was Lily Syfers, a Psychology Academic Research MA graduate who is currently completing a Ph.D. program at the University of Alberta. SESP is among the most prestigious and exclusive organizations in social psychology. Membership is by invitation only.

Submitted: October 21, 2021

Faculty Chris Aberson Psychology

Chris Aberson, Professor and of the Chair Department of Psychology, recently published a paper titled Building Interactive Tutorials for Teaching Psychological Statistics Online with learnr in Technology Innovations in Statistics Education. The paper provides a detailed guide for statistics instructors in developing interactive tutorials that include videos, quizzes, and space for running analyses using R. Dr. Aberson first presented as a workshop in 2019 for the Center for Teaching and Learning.

Submitted: October 20, 2021

Faculty Amy K Conley Education

AmyK Conley published an article "Imagining the Future of Literacy Instruction in California" in the September 2021 issue of the journal California English.

Submitted: September 24, 2021

Faculty Gregg Gold, Erick Eschker, Joshua Zender

Gregg Gold, Psychology, and Co-PI Erick Eschker, Economics, along with Joshua Zender from Business have been awarded $465,000 from the State of California to evaluate, enhance, and promote legal, safe, and equitable innovation in the cannabis industry. This two-year project, which begins this fall, will open the door to those currently underrepresented in the cannabis industry who can then serve as role models and mentors for others in their community.

Submitted: September 7, 2021

Faculty Sara K. Sterner Education

Sara K. Sterner, Education, was recently selected as a Timothy & Cynthia Shanahan Outstanding Dissertation Award Finalist for her dissertation entitled: A Post-intentional Phenomenological Exploration of Reading Whitely. This award, from the International Literacy Association (ILA), is given annually for a dissertation completed in reading or literacy.

Submitted: August 31, 2021

Faculty Geneviève Marchand Kinesiology & Recreation Administration

Dr. Geneviève Marchand, Kinesiology and Recreation Administration, published a paper "Social Class Considerations in Outdoor Leadership Education" as part of the journal New Directions for Student Leadership special issue Leadership through the Lens of Social Class.
https://doi.org/10.1002/yd.20425

Submitted: May 18, 2021