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


Alumni Steven Dixon Economics

HSU alum Steven Dixon (’10, economics) has been named a 2010/2011 Capital Fellow by the Center for California Studies, Sacramento. Dixon will be one of 18 Jesse M. Unruh Assembly Fellows in the year-long, nationally-recognized public policy program, which offers participants hands-on experience in state government. Dixon, a former McKinleyville High School student, was the first president of the California State Student Association under a new constitution adopted in 2009. He is also former Humboldt County Human Rights Commissioner and a former member of the Eureka Chamber of Commerce.

Submitted: September 14, 2010

Faculty Department of Social Work Social Work

HSU’s Department of Social Work has received $4,000 of a $40,000 award administered by the non-profit Council on Social Work Education to finance learning and small-group collaboration between eight elders from local indigenous tribes and all of the department’s undergraduate, junior-level students. Ten programs nationwide will benefit from the funding, provided by the John A. Hartford Foundation, which promotes the health and independence of America’s older adults. Department Chair Ronnie Swartz, Coordinator Jamie Jensen and Cultural Liaison and Social Work Faculty Member Michelle Rainer are administering the program.

Submitted: August 31, 2010

Faculty Patty Yancey Education

My chapter on "Learning and Teaching Dance in the Elementary Classroom" was published in the new edited volume: Artful Teaching: Integrating the Arts for Understanding Across the Curriculum, K-8 (Editors: David Donahue and Jennifer Stuart; Publisher: Teachers College Press; 2010.) Eight of us authors in the new book were partners in the Arts Education Initiative (AEI), a multi-year, regional initiative funded by the Ford Foundation.

Submitted: August 29, 2010

Faculty Brent Duncan, Professor, Department Chair Psychology

Professor Brent Duncan and colleagues from Chapman and Loyola Marymount universities recently presented two 3-day workshops – Providing Mental Health Services in Schools to an audience of over 120 professors and practicing professionals in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam. Vietnamese schools have experienced a recent increase in behavioral problems among youth including incidents of violence, problems with excess videogame and on-line behavior, depression and youth suicide.

Submitted: August 24, 2010

Faculty Chris Aberson Psychology

Dr. Aberson recently began a second three-year term as Executive Editor of The Journal of Social Psychology.

He also began new terms on the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Applied Social Psychology and Teaching of Psychology.

Submitted: August 24, 2010

Faculty Chris Aberson Psychology

Published the book: Aberson, C. L. (2010). Applied Power Analysis for the Behavioral Sciences. New York: Psychology Press.

and the book chapter: Aberson, C. L. (2010). Diversity experiences and intergroup attitudes. In R. J. Crisp (Ed.) The psychology of social and cultural diversity. Malden, MA: Blackwell.

Submitted: August 24, 2010

Faculty Anthony P. Kontos Kinesiology & Recreation Administration

Dr. Kontos, who is currently on professional leave for 1 year at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, received a $143,000 grant from the US Army Special Operations Forces for research on mild-traumatic brain injury and PTSD. He was elected the American Psychological Association Division 47 Program Chair for 2010-2012, and published an article in the Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology titled, “Exploring Differences in Computerized Neurocognitive Concussion Testing between African A

Submitted: August 23, 2010

Faculty Mohsen Modarres; Beth Wilson Business

1) Modarres, M. 2010. Reorganization: Contingent Effects of Changes in the CEO and Structural Complexity, Academy of Strategic Management Journal, Vol 9.

2) Modarres, M. & Wilson, B. 2010. Improving Corporate Decision Making and Design in Emerging Economies: Does Information Technologies Matter? Western Economic Association International. July2-5

3) Modarres, et al,. 2010. Reorganization: A Comparative Analysis of Change in Market and Non-Market Organizations. Decision Sciences Institute. San Diego California

Submitted: August 21, 2010

Student Rachel M. Turner (student); Pamela Brown (faculty sponsor) Social Work

Rachel M. Turner has been selected from among 205 student applicants to be one of 70 Sally Casanova California Pre-Doctoral Scholars for 2010-11. The award includes funding to support a plan developed by the student and the faculty sponsor to explore opportunities for doctoral study, travel to doctoral granting institutions, and prepare application materials. Rachel will also have the opportunity to apply for a summer research internship at a doctoral institution.

Submitted: August 20, 2010

Faculty Beth Wilson Economics

Presented "Assessing the Economic Impact of a Theatre Renovation" at the Western Economic Association Meetings in Portland, Ore., on July 3rd, 2010.

Submitted: August 20, 2010

Faculty Steve Hackett Economics

This summer Professor Steve Hackett completed the 4th edition of his textbook, titled "Environmental and Natural Resources Economics: Theory, Policy, and the Sustainable Society" (M.E. Sharpe). He has also been directing economic research on renewable energy (including wave energy) in collaboration with the Schatz Energy Research Center and the Redwood Coast Energy Authority. His funded research has employed five graduate and undergraduate student research assistants.

Submitted: August 20, 2010