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Faculty Highlights and Research

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2023 - Dr. Cunningham Authors Textbook

Daniel Cunningham, lecturer, Mathematics Department, published his latest book "Mathematical Logic: An Introduction in De Gruyter." The textbook uses mathematical tools to investigate mathematics itself. In particular, the concepts of proof and truth are examined. The book presents the fundamental topics in mathematical logic and presents clear and complete proofs throughout the text. Such proofs are used to develop the language of propositional logic and the language of first-order logic, including the notion of a formal deduction. The text also covers Tarski’s definition of truth and the computability concept. It also provides coherent proofs of Godel’s completeness and incompleteness theorems.Cunningham Book Link
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2023 - Drs Slade and Van Laar Co-Author Article

Dr. Tricia Van Laar and Dr. Joel Slade, from the Biology department, were co-authors on "Effects of Short-term Experimental Manipulation of Captive Social Environment on Uropygial Gland Microbiome and Preen Oil Volatile Composition,” published in the January 2023 issue of Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution.

Van Laar and Slade Article Link
Dr. Jonathan Biggane

2023 - Dr. Jonathan Biggane Authors Book

Accepting and adapting to hardship is essential to happiness and mental health, said Dr. Jonathan Biggane, chair of the Department of Management at Fresno State, in his new book, “Resiliently Happy: A Guide to Building Resilience and Finding Happiness,” recently released on Amazon.Biggane Story Link


2022 - Dr. Daniel Cunningham Publishes Article

2022 - Dr. Rohan Jadhav Co-authors Article

2022 - Dr. Sudarshan Kapoor Featured in Publication

2022 - Dr. Jaymin Kwon Co-Publishes Article

2022 - Dr. Brook Findley Co-Publishes Article

2022 - Dr. Marcus Shaw Conducts Research on Parental Incarceration

2022 - Drs. Lisa Herzig and Shabnam Pooya Co-author Article

2022-Dr. Veena R. Howard Publishes Article

2022 - Dr. Melanie Ram receives a Fullbright U.S. Scholar Program Award

2022 - Dr. Benjamin Boone named U.S. Fulbright Scholar

2022 - Author and Fresno State professor Mai Der Vang was honored as a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry, for her groundbreaking book of documentary poetry, “Yellow Rain.”

2022 - Dr. Nicole Smith, associate professor in the Department of Kinesiology, co-authored "Association of Masking Policies with Mask Adherence and Distancing during the SARS-COV-2 Pandemic" in the American Journal of Infection Control.

2022 - Dr. Reuben Addo, assistant professor in the Department of Social Work Education, published “I Don’t Wanna Be around Nobody: A Retrospective Interview of Homeless Social Networks” in the Journal of Social Service Research.

2022 - Dr. Tricia Van Laar and  Dr. Joel Slade received funding through the University Program for Education and Research in Biotechnology (CSUPERB) for their proposal titled “Salmonella in the City: Disease and Immunology in an Urban Songbird.”  

2022 - Dr. Miguel Perez, from the department of Public Health, published "Orientations to Happiness and University Students' Engagement during the COVID-19 Era: Evidence from Six American Countries" in the International Journal of Educational Psychology. 

2022 - Marianne Foley, librarian in the Library, published the article “Trends in streaming video usage at a university during the COVID-19 pandemic” in the peer-reviewed Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship.

2022 - Dr. Jonathan Pryor co-authored the article "Exploring 20 Years of LGBTQ+ Practitioner Scholarship: Applying Scholarship to Practice?" published in Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice.

2022 - Dr. Charles Hillyer, interim associate vice president for the California Water Institute, published an article in Irrigation Today: "Connecting technology: Combining integration and automation in a drip irrigation system can improve irrigation efficiency while saving time and money"

2021 - Dr. Mary Paul published an article in International Journal of Technology in Education: "Mobile Technology Pedagogy: Improved Student Engagement for Improved Self-Assessment"

2021 - Dr. Jeff Cummins authored a story, which appeared in the LSE Phelan US Centre blog: What Happened? In its recent recall election, Republicans underestimated how much California has turned into a one-party state

2021 - Dr. Matthew Sharps published an article in Psychology Today:  "Processing Under Pressure 3.0: A five-year perspective on the present and future of forensic cognitive science"

2021 - Cordie Qualle publishes an article in Bloomberg Law: "Why Water Cuts Are Coming to Arizona, Nevada, and Mexico"

2021 - Dr. Reuben Addo co-authored an article in Social Work Education: "Developing Cultural Humility in an International Social Work Classroom"

2021 - Dr. Jenna Sawdon-Bea co-authored article in Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy "Ankle Stability and Movement Coordination Impairments: Lateral Ankle Ligament Sprains Revision"

2021 - Dr. Matthew Sharps publishes article in Psychology Today

2021 - Dr. Karine Gousset receives $1.3 Million Grant to support the fight against health problems

2020 - Dr. Aly Tawfik - ways to reduce the spread of airborne viruseson modes of public transportation

2020 - Dr. Jennifer Randles publishes article in American Sociological Review

2020 - Dr. Cory Brooks Receives $400,000 Grant for Cancer Research

2020 - Dr. Patricia D. Lopez (C & I) receives funding for the Enseñamos en el Valle Central project

2020 - Dr. Steven Blumenshine: Fullbright U.S. Scholar Program Award

2019 - Collaborative Research: Lyles College and CSM faculty receive $50,000 grant

2019 - Drs. Anil Shrestha & Katherine Waselkov receive grant from USDA

2019 - Lyles College receives three NSF grants for nearly $800,000

2019 - Dr. Zhi Liang awarded National Science Foundation grants

2019 - Dr. Joshual Reece: The "Reece Lab" provides hands-on research experiences for students

2019 - Kinesiology researchers give firefighter renewed life

2019 - Outstanding Faculty Publications

2018 - Tremor Suppression Technology (Dr. The “Leo” Nguyen)