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Faculty Highlights and Research

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2022 - Dr. Lin Publishes Article

Dr. Ting-fen Lin, assistant professor in the Department of Communicative Sciences and Deaf Studies, will present “Effects of breathing-based meditation on dyspnea in COPD, a single-case study” at the European Respiratory Society International Congress, based in Barcelona. She also peer-reviewed “The Mind-Body-Breath Link During Oral Intake in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: A Grounded Theory Analysis” in Dysphagia Journal.Lin Article Link
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2022 - Dr. Nicole Smith Feature

Dr. Nicole Smith, associate professor in the Department of Kinesiology, was featured in the official Heart Zones Newsletter, which chronicled her rise in the physical education field, from being a key player on her winning basketball team in high school to earning a full ride to the University of Nevada-Reno to becoming a physical education teacher and coach.Smith Feature Link
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2022 - Dr. Daniel Cunningham Publishes Article

Daniel Cunningham, lecturer of mathematics, published his paper "On Forcing over L[R]'' in the Archive for Mathematical Logic.Cunningham Article Link
Dr. Kapoor giving outdoor speech at Fresno State

2022 - Dr. Sudarshan Kapoor Featured in Publication

Dr. Sudarshan Kapoor, professor emeritus of social work and peace studies, was featured as a peace activist.

This story ran in Indica News (Aug. 18) Independence Day: US-based peace activists reflect on India’s 75-year journey.

Kapoor Feature Link
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2022 - Dr. Jaymin Kwon Publishes Article

Dr. Jaymin Kwon (Public Health) co-authored "Land Transitions and Dust in the San Joaquin Valley" which has been published at the Public Policy Institute of California.
Kwon Article Link

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2022 - Dr. Brook Findley Publishes Article

Dr. Brooke Findley, assistant professor in the Department of Communicative Sciences and Deaf Studies, published “Use of Speech-to-Text Biofeedback in Intervention for Children With Articulation Disorders" in the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association's Perspectives Journal. Findley Article Link
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2022 - Dr. Marcus Shaw Conducts Research

Dr. Marcus Shaw, associate proffessor of criminology, conducted research that shows impact of parental incarceration on children.Shaw Story Link
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2022 - Drs. Lisa Herzig and Shabnam Pooya Co-author Article

Drs. Lisa Herzig and Shabnam Pooya, professors in the Food Science and Nutrition program, co-authored "The Influence of Social Media Images on Self-Objectification and Eating Behaviors in Div. I College Athletes" in the Journal of Food & Nutritional Sciences.Herzig and Pooya Article Link
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2022-Dr. Veena R. Howard Publishes Article

Dr. Veena R. Howard, professor, philosophy, Endowed Chair in Jain and Hindu Dharma, and director, M.K. Gandhi Center: Inner Peace and Sarvodya, had her article "Gandhi, Peace, and Cohesion" in the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Singapore.Howard Article Link
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2022 - Dr. Melanie Ram receives a Fullbright U.S. Scholar Program Award

The U.S. Department of State and the Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board announced political science professor Dr. Melanie H. Ram received a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program award to conduct research in Europe.

Ram Story Link (Fresno State News)
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2022 - Dr. Benjamin Boone named U.S. Fulbright Scholar

Dr. Benjamin Boone, professor of music theory and composition, was named a U.S. Fulbright Scholar for the 2022-23 academic year. The award will take him to Ireland to learn about the musical pedagogy and work with other musicians to create and record new music.Boone Story Link

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)