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


Faculty Dr. Young Kwon, Kim Vincent-Layton Kinesiology & Recreation Administration

Dr. Young Kwon has received a $10,000 innovations mini-grant from the CSU Office of the Chancellor for developing Augmented Virtual Exercise Physiology Laboratories (AVEPL) with real data using virtual reality cameras. This project will provide hands-on lab activities and help eliminate the place-bound and facilities bottlenecks for KINS 379 Exercise Physiology.

Submitted: August 31, 2018

Faculty Professor Marissa O'Neill Social Work

Professor Marissa O'Neill published in May 2018 Journal of Public Child Welfare: "IV-E or not IV-E, that is the question: comparisons of BSW Child Welfare Scholars and matched trainee confidence and retention"


Our longitudinal study examined the effectiveness of BSW IVE Scholar training compared with a matched cohort of traditionally trained employees. The BSW IV-E Scholars felt significantly more prepared than their traditionally-trained coworkers. BSW IV-E Scholars were significant investment of training dollars for IV-E at the Federal, state, and local levels.


Submitted: May 17, 2018

Faculty Professor Jen Maguire Social Work

Professor Jen Maguire recent panelist for the Assembly Committee hearing on Campus Climate

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at the California State Capitol, HSU Department of Social Work Professor Jen Maguire served as a panelist for the Assembly Select Committee hearing on Campus Climate.

The hearing, chaired by Assembly Member Shirley N. Weber, included input from California Community Colleges, CSUs, and UCs advocating for college student basic needs and a Q&A with the Legislators.

Submitted: May 17, 2018

Student Andrea Robinson Social Work

Andrea Robinson, the Department of Social Work SWSA (Social Work Student Association) President, was spotlighted this month by the National Association of Social Workers California chapter. Read an interview with Andrea by following this link:

Submitted: January 18, 2018

Faculty Brent Duncan Psychology

Dr. Brent Duncan, Emeritus Professor of Psychology, has been appointed to a California Commission on Teacher Credentialing task force charged with revising training standards for Pupil Personnel professions (School Psychology, School Counseling and School Social Work) in California.

Submitted: October 15, 2017

Student Club Tina Llopis Education

On July 21st 2017, Humboldt State University’s Student CTA (SCTA) president, Tina Llopis, was the first local SCTA president to receive a grant and attend the annual CTA President's Conference in San Jose, California. This conference is held annually for the leaders of the California Teacher’s Association to build their leadership skills, hold professional development workshops, inspire member engagement, and unite to overcome challenges that are faced by educators. Llopis, a senior at HSU and newly elected president of the SCTA chapter, received a grant by the Community College Association (CCA), thus being able to foster a connection between CTA and our future educators.

Submitted: August 11, 2017

Faculty Chris Aberson Psychology

Chris Aberson was recently appointed Editor-in-Chief of Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy (ASAP) for 2018-2021. ASAP is published by the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI). At the core of SPSSI's mission is a desire to bring empirically sound research findings to bear on public policy. Dr. Aberson joins ASAP after completing terms as an Associate Editor of the journals Group Processes and Intergroup Relations and Journal of Applied Social Psychology.

Submitted: July 11, 2017

Faculty Tyler S. Stumpf Business

Tyler Stumpf (Asst. Professor, Management) recently had a research paper entitled "Institutions and transaction costs in foreign-local hotel ventures: A grounded investigation in the developing Pacific" accepted for publication in the journal Tourism Management. As opposed to the status quo approach to foreign-local hotel ventures in developing Pacific Islands which is predicated on idealistic presumptions regarding formal institutions, this study elucidates how transaction costs associated with such ventures can be economized by recognizing, valuing, and utilizing informal institutions.

Submitted: February 22, 2017

Faculty Antone Blair Kinesiology & Recreation Administration

HSU Fencing Instructor, Antone Blair, was recently recognized as Fencing Master, one of only five in the world. For more information about Antone, please see and a recent interview in the HSU Lumberjack

Submitted: February 8, 2017

Faculty Tyler Stumpf, Kate Lancaster, & Nancy Vizenor Business

Tyler Stumpf (Asst. Professor, Management) recently presented a research paper written in collaboration with HSU School of Business faculty Kate Lancaster (Associate Professor, Accounting) and Nancy Vizenor (Asst. Professor, Management) entitled "The dual perspective revisited in Pacific Island hotel operations" at the West Federation CHRIE Conference in San Diego, CA. By inductively examining management operations systems in Pacific Island hotels, this study delineates theoretical insights on how Western and East-Asia Pacific perspectives can be integrated to optimize hotel operations in cross-cultural contexts.

Submitted: February 6, 2017

Faculty Tasha R. Howe Psychology

Tasha Howe was invited for a week to the National Chengchi University in Taipei, Taiwan, to deliver a two day violence prevention training program, as well as train masters in counseling students on developmental psychopathology. She also delivered a large lecture to undergraduate students on the neuroscience of love and attachment.

Submitted: January 17, 2017

Faculty Tasha R. Howe Psychology

Tasha Howe delivered an invited address at the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families in London, focusing on building children's resilience in low and middle income countries - a joint effort with University College London. She introduced people from 60 global NGOs who work with traumatized children to the ACT Raising Safe Kids Program, for which she is a master trainer.

Submitted: January 17, 2017

Faculty Dr. Kishan Lara-Cooper Child Development

The National Center for American Indian Development (NCAIED) has selected Dr. Kishan Lara-Cooper as a recipient of the prestigious "Native American 40 Under 40 Award" to acknowledge her leadership, initiative, advocacy, dedication, and significant contributions to Native communities throughout North America.

Submitted: November 17, 2016

Faculty Tyler S. Stumpf Business

Tyler S. Stumpf recently published a paper entitled "Multifaceted Hotel Diversification in Developing Pacific Island Destinations" in the Asia-Pacific Journal of Innovation in Hospitality & Tourism. Using a grounded theory approach, this research explores the strategic practices hotel businesses use to effectively operate in the languid tourism context found in many developing Pacific Islands. A three-dimensional conceptual model for surviving such challenging industry environments dubbed “Multifaceted Hotel Diversification” is proposed and discussed.

Submitted: November 3, 2016

Faculty Tyler Stumpf Business

Tyler Stumpf, Asst. Professor of Management, recently published a paper entitled "Navigations: Enhancing Qualitative Hospitality and Tourism Research Outcomes in Pacific Island Countries" in the Asia-Pacific Journal of Innovation in Hospitality and Tourism Management. This paper explores how traditional open-ocean navigation principles predicated on catalyzing inputs from the external environment can be applied to help improve the qualitative research process when investigating hospitality and tourism phenomena in Pacific Island countries.

Submitted: September 29, 2016

Student Gabriella Jarnaghan and Ty’ithreeha Allen

HSU students Gabriella Jarnaghan and Ty’ithreeha Allen have each been awarded $10,000 scholarships as part of the Rodney T. Mathews Jr. scholarship offered by the Morongo Band of Mission Indians. Jarnaghan is a Business Administration sophomore and Allen is a Child Development sophomore minoring in American Indian Education and Psychology. The Lumberjack profiled the students here:

Submitted: September 22, 2016

Faculty Jayne McGuire Kinesiology & Recreation Administration

Jayne McGuire, Associate Professor of Recreation Administration, was recently awarded a Fulbright Scholarship for the Spring 2017 semester, enabling her to work with the University of West Indies, St. Augustine campus in Trinidad and Tobago. Her project will include research on faculty attitudes regarding students who experience disabilities, faculty development and support focused on creating inclusive curriculum and the development of recreation opportunities for youth of all abilities. The Fulbright Program is an international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries.

Submitted: May 5, 2016

Faculty Tyler Stumpf Business

Tyler Stumpf, Assistant Professor of Management, recently published a paper entitled “Institutional conformance and tourism performance: An efficiency analysis in developing Pacific Island countries” in the journal "Tourism Planning & Development.” By investigating how conformity mechanisms are related to efficiency in tourism development, the results of this research suggest how destinations may develop sustainable tourism models by achieving the best use of resources based on individual country profiles.

Submitted: March 10, 2016

Faculty Tyler Stumpf Business

Tyler Stumpf, Assistant Professor of Management, recently published a paper entitled “Bridging the Gap: Grounded theory method, theory development, and sustainable tourism research” in the "Journal of Sustainable Tourism." Taking the perspective that advancing knowledge on sustainability phenomena is optimized when theoretical and practical developments work in concert rather than in isolation, this research aims to help bridge the gap between sustainable tourism research, practice, and theory by ameliorating the process and outcomes of grounded theory method research in the field. This research was completed with colleagues from the Carson College of Business at Washington State University.

Submitted: February 29, 2016

Faculty Tasha Howe, Christopher Aberson, Howard Friedman, Sarah Murphy, Esperanza Alcazar, Edwin Vazquez & Rebekah Becker Psychology

An article by Tasha Howe, Christopher Aberson, Howard Friedman, Sarah Murphy, Esperanza Alcazar, Edwin Vazquez & Rebekah Becker "Three Decades Later: The Life Experiences and Mid-Life Functioning of 1980s Heavy Metal Groupies, Musicians, and Fans," has won the 2015 International Society for Self and Identity (ISSI) Best Paper.

Submitted: January 11, 2016