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


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

Faculty Steve Hackett Economics

Steve Hackett has had his paper, titled "Economic Attributes of Stayers and Leavers in Four California Fisheries," published in California Cooperative Oceanic Fisheries Investigations Report Volume 56 (2015). This work made use of undergraduate research assistants Brett Poirier and Nate Freney from the Department of Economics, and was co-authored with Dr. Ana Pitchon (SJSU) and Doreen Hansen (research associate).

Submitted: November 3, 2015

Faculty Rollie Lamberson Mathematics

At their recent meeting in Bordeaux, France, the Resource Modeling Association (RMA) announced the creation of a new research award, the Rollie Lamberson Research Prize, named for HSU mathematics professor emeritus Rollie Lamberson.

The disctinction will be awarded annually to the RMA member publishing the most significant research work in the previous two years. The RMA is composed of a group of scientists involved in resource management, environmental science, ecology, natural resources, statistics, and mathematics.

Rollie was the founder and first president of the RMA. At HSU he also coordinated the Environmental Systems program.

Submitted: September 10, 2015

Student Shayne Sines Education


Submitted: September 7, 2015

Faculty Cesar Abarca Social Work

For the past four years, Social Work Faculty Member César Abarca has helped plan, coordinate, and implement a community-based, grassroots organization, Los Jardines Institute's 4 Direction Intergenerational Youth Exchange, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Two videos produced by youth who attended the summer institute are now available to view.

"Video One - Four Directions Youth Exchange 2012":

"Video Two - Four Directions Youth Exchange 2013":

The institute is organized with assistance from community organizations including PODER San Francisco, TEJAS Houston, TX, New Mexico Acequia Association, TEWA Women United NM, El Chante Casa de Cultura, and ABQ NM, among others.

Submitted: May 12, 2015