September 13, 2012Vol. 43, Issue 1


Eric Bartelink, Anthropology, director, Human Indentification Laboratory, became the 89th board-certified diplomate of the American Board of Forensic Anthropology in February. Diplomates are recognized for their special qualifications in forensic anthropology and for meeting the standards set forth by the ABFA. They must demonstrate an ongoing record of activities in the field of forensic anthropology and engage in continuing education.


William Allen, Institutional Research, and Kathy Fernandes, Academic Technologies, co-authored “Analytics in Progress: Technology Use, Student Characteristics, and Student Achievement,” EDUCAUSE Review Online, August 2012.

Eric Bartelink, Anthropology, co-authored “Estimating Weaning and Early Childhood Diet from Serial Micro-Samples of Dentin Collagen,” Journal of Archaeological Science, Vol. 38, No. 11, 2011. He also co-authored “Putting the Power Back in PowerPoint: A Guide for Student (and Non-Student) Presenters,” SAA Archaeological Record, November 2011.

Dalen Chiang and Mary Reed, Business Information Systems, co-authored “Eco-Advantage Strategies and Supply Chain Effects,” Journal of Supply Chain and Operations Management, Vol. 10, No. 1, 2012.

Roy Crosbie, Electrical and Computer Engineering, wrote “Real-Time Simulation Using Hybrid Models,” a chapter in Real-Time Simulation Technologies: Principles, Methodologies, and Applications, 2012.

Curtis DeBerg, Accounting, and Ken Chapman, Finance and Marketing, co-authored the paper “The First Course in Accounting: An Assessment Program Based on Student Learning Outcomes and Alternative Pedagogies,” Advances in Accounting Education: Teaching and Curriculum Innovations, Vol. 13, 2012.

Keiko Goto and Stephanie Bianco-Simeral, Nutrition and Food Sciences, and Kenny Chan, Finance and Marketing, with student co-author Stacey Boek, had “Gender and Race Are Significant Determinants of Students’ Food Choices on a College Campus” published in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, Vol. 44, July–August 2012.

Tim Heinze and Casey Donoho, Finance and Marketing, co-authored “Developing a Sales Lab: Practical Suggestions for Faculty and Administrators,” Global Educational Journal, No. 3, 2012.

Kim Hinrichs, Management, co-authored “A Cross-Cultural Study of Motivation for Self-Employment: Comparing China, Mexico, and the U.S.,” International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour & Research, Vol. 18, No. 6, 2012.

Keith Johnson, professor emeritus, Anthropology, co-authored “Understanding the Pathoecological Relationship between Ancient Diet and Modern Diabetes through Coprolite Analysis: A Case Example from Antelope Cave, Mojave County, Arizona,” Current Anthropology, Vol. 53, No. 4, August 2012.

Roland Lamarine, Health and Community Services, wrote “Marijuana: Modern Medical Chimaera,” Journal of Drug Education, Vol. 42, No. 1, 2012.

Frank Li, English, co-authored “The Grammaticization Cycles of Causatives in Oroqen Dialects,” Recent Advances in Tungusic Linguistics, Vol. 89, 2012. The data for this article was collected through research projects supported by two separate NSF grants during a 10-year period from 1996 through 2004.

Michael Magliari, History, had a senryu poem published in Modern Haiku, Vol. 42, 2012. He also had a review of Vineyards and Vaqueros: Indian Labor and the Economic Expansion of Southern California, 1771–1877 by George Phillips published in Labor History, August 2012.

Scott McNall, Sociology, co-authored “Trust, Sustainability, and Political Innovation: A New Reality for Our Future,” The Journal of Record, Vol. 5, No. 3, 2012.

Brock Murdoch, Accounting, and Paul Krause, professor emeritus, Accounting, wrote “The Decline in Matching and Earnings’ Ability to Forecast Operating Cash Flows,” Journal of Applied Business Research, Vol. 28, No. 4, 2012.

Michael Rehg, Management, co-authored “Predicting Employee Reactions to Perceived Organizational Wrongdoing: Demoralization, Justice, Proactive Personality, and Whistle-Blowing,” Human Relations, Vol. 65, No. 8, 2012.

Jean Schuldberg, Social Work, co-authored “Same, Same—But Different: The Development of Cultural Humility through an International Volunteer Experience,” International Journal of Humanities and Social Science, Vol. 2, No. 17, 2012.

Stephen Treanor, Finance and Marketing, wrote “The Flexibility and Benefits of Operating a Diverse Fleet: An Analysis Using Real Options,” Management Research Review, Vol. 35, No. 6, 2012.

Thia Wolf, English, had “High-Impact Practice: Public Sphere Pedagogy” published in LEAP Campus Toolkit, an online publication of the Association of American Colleges and Universities.

Thia Wolf and Chris Fosen, English, co-authored “The Town Hall Meeting: Imagining a Self through Public Sphere Pedagogy” with students Sofie Burton and Justin Gonder and former Chico State English professor Jill Swiencicki, Liberal Education, Vol. 97, No. 2, 2011. They also co-authored “Students, Faculty, and ‘Sustainable’ WPA Work,” a chapter in Going Public: What Writing Programs Learn from Engagement, 2010.

Thia Wolf, English, and William Loker, dean, Undergraduate Education, wrote “Public Sphere Pedagogy: Connecting Student Work to Public Arenas at CSU, Chico,” a chapter in Transforming Undergraduate Education: Theory that Compels; Practices that Succeed, 2012.

Suzanne Zivnuska, Management, co-authored “Support at Work and Home: The Path to Satisfaction Through Balance,” Journal of Vocational Behavior, Vol. 80, No. 2, April 2012.

Awards and Activities

Jeff Bell, Biological Sciences, and fellow Biology Editorial Board members from universities across the country received the Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and On-line Teaching (MERLOT) House Cup for contributions made to the MERLOT collection during the 2012 academic year.

Kenny Chan, Finance and Marketing, was appointed by the University of Hong Kong School of Professional and Continuing Education as the external examiner for their postgraduate diploma in retail management and shopper marketing program.

Sara Cooper, Foreign Languages and Literatures, received one of 16 National Endowment for the Arts Translation Fellowships. She received $12,500 and will translate the novel The Bleeding Wound by Cuban writer Mirta Yáñez from Spanish to English.

Ralph Huntsinger, director, McLeod Institute of Simulation Sciences, and professor emeritus, Computer Science and Mechanical Engineering and Manufacturing, gave a seminar on the SIMIO logistics simulation language at the International Conference on Industrial Logistics, June 14–16 in Croatia. He was also elected International President for 2012–2014 by the International Center for Innovation and Industrial Logistics Board of Directors.

Debra Johnson, Journalism and Public Relations, advisor, Tehama Group Communications, was selected by the Plank Center to participate in the 2012 Fellowship for Educators program. She spent two weeks at APS, an energy service company in Arizona, working with public relations professionals. She also conducted a workshop for APS staff.

Troy Jollimore, Philosophy, attended the 2012 Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference in Middlebury, Vermont, Aug. 15–24, as a poetry fellow.

Kurtis Kredo and John Zenor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, along with students Jowel Yusta, Daniel Moore, and Sam Mish presented their paper “Interfacing Techniques for FPGA-based Distributed Simulation” at the International Conference on Grand Challenges in Modeling and Simulation in Genoa, Italy, in July. Richard Bednar and Roy Crosbie, Electrical and Computer Engineering, also presented their paper, “Multi-rate Solution of Linear Differential Equations Using a Similarity Transformation,” and received the Outstanding Paper Award for the conference.

Char Prieto, Foreign Languages and Literatures, presented “From America to Cadiz. The Lincoln Brigade Building Bridges Across the Ocean” at the XXXII International Congress of Spanish Professionals in America in Cadiz, Spain, in July. She also presented “Empire, Independence, Nation and Identity in Rosario Ferre’s Narrative” at the Hispanic Association on the Humanities in Madrid, Spain, in June.

Fulvio Orsitto, Foreign Languages and Literatures, presented “Il cinema italo-americano a tavola ” at Food Conference: Perugia, an international convention on the history and culture of Italian food, June 8–9.

Michael Rehg, Management, presented “The Effect of National Culture on Whistleblowing: A Review of Past Research” at the Whistleblowing: Law, Compliance & the Public Interest Conference in Seattle, March 23.

Natalya Shkoda, Music, had her new commercial CD featuring the premiere recordings of "The Complete Piano Sonatas" by Ukrainian composer Viktor Stepanovych Kosenko broadcast nationwide by both Classical FM in Syracuse, NY, and WRTI in Philadelphia, Penn., in summer 2012.

Susan Wiesinger, chair, Journalism and Public Relations, was one of six educators selected for a 2012 Scripps Howard Foundation/Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Social Media Externship Grant, which allows journalism faculty to learn first-hand how news outlets use social media across multiple platforms. Wiesinger spent two weeks in Portland during summer 2012 working with The Oregonian. Newspaper staff will also visit Chico State during the fall 2012 semester. Alumna Stephanie Bor (MA, Mass Communication, ’10) of the University of Utah was one of the other educators selected.


Lee Altier, Agriculture, will receive a total of $499,994 over the next two years from the California Department of Food and Agriculture to cultivate a community nutrition health network that will increase food security.

Michelle Cepello, Education, received $95,345 from Tehama County Department of Education to fund the Northeastern California Partnership for Special Education.

Ding Cheng, Civil Engineering, and Lerose Lane, California Pavement Preservation Center, will receive a total of $425,000 over the next two years from the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery for a series of trial and test sections on California roads that will use rubber in slurry surfacing.

Ding Cheng, Civil Engineering, will receive a total of $200,000 over the next two years from the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery to help fund a tire-derived aggregate technology and curriculum services program.

Joseph Cobery and Carol Childers, Passages, received $305,907 from the Corporation for National Services to fund the Foster Grandparent Program 2012-2013. They received an additional $79,036 from the corporation to fund the Senior Companion Program 2012-2013.

Joseph Cobery and Glenna Akers, Passages, received $685,600 from the California Department of Aging to fund the Multipurpose Senior Services Program 2012-2013.

Joseph Cobery, Mary Neumann, and Carol Childers, Passages, received $587,086 from Butte County Department of Behavioral Health to assist adults in Butte County that are experiencing significant emotional disturbances and serious mental illnesses.

Joseph Cobery and Tatiana Fassieux, Passages, received $263,156 from the California Department of Aging to fund the AAA Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program 2012-2013.

Joseph Cobery and Susanne Rossi, Passages, received $109,121 from the Public Service Area 2 (PSA 2) Agency on Aging to fund a project that will provide support to family caregivers in PSA 2, which includes Lassen, Modoc, Shasta, Siskiyou, and Trinity Counties.

Roy Crosbie and John Zenor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, received $199,863 from the Office of Naval Research (ONR) to transfer state-of-the-art high-speed real-time simulation techniques from ONR to support simulation activities at the Naval Surface Weapons Center.

Bradley Dodson, Agriculture, received $27,801 from the California Department of Education for the creation of an agriculture education program benefitting the CSU, Chico geographical service area.

Phyllis Fernlund, Education, received $1,128,429 from the U.S. Department of Education to fund “Project Co-STARS,” a collaborative project that aims to improve the preparation of new teachers in rural communities.

Sergei Fomin and Benjamin Levitt, Mathematics and Statistics, will receive a total of $325,751 over the next three years from the National Science Foundation to fund a six-week program each summer in which 12 students and teachers will work in research teams on problems selected from various fields of mathematics.

Carol Huston, Nursing, will receive a total of $105,000 over the next two years from California Office of Statewide Planning and Development to fund the final phase of an integrated associate’s degree in nursing to master’s degree in nursing (ADN-MSN) program for Butte Community College and CSU, Chico nursing students.

Mitchell Johns, Agriculture, received $30,000 from Pacific Coast Producers to fund practices for sustainable land application of fruit cannery by-products.

Peter Kittle, English, received $20,000 from the National Writing Project to fund programs to increase the leadership capacity of the Northern California Writing Project site and its teacher consultants.

Tanya Komas, Concrete Industry Management, received $21,924 from the National Park Service to fund Phase 2 of the Concrete Industry Management Preservation Field School Stewardship that allows students to participate in the assessment, training, and preservation of small-scale architectural features on Alcatraz Island and concrete fortifications through the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.

Peter Lopez, Psychology, will receive a total of $591,908 over the next four years from the California Department of Mental Health to continue and manage a graduate-level educational stipend program for students studying for a master’s degree in marriage and family therapy.

Sally Parker, Political Science, received $38,514 from Butte County to fund student legal research assistants that will assist Butte County jail inmates with legal research.

Diana Parks, International Education, and William Loker, Undergraduate Education, received $359,933 from the U.S. Department of State for a six-week professional development program for a group of 30 international secondary educators. They also received $220,376 from the International Research and Exchanges Board for the Pakistan 2012 Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program.

Diana Parra-Villasenor, Educational Talent Search, received $230,000 from the U.S. Department of Education for the Educational Talent Search II Project at CSU, Chico, which will continue to provide services to 510 participants in four counties in rural Northeastern California.

Nick Repanich, Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering and Sustainable Manufacturing, received $51,510 from California State Parks to fund the Friends of the High Lakes Off Highway Vehicles Project.

Dan Ripke, Center for Economic Development, received $1,391,422 from the U.S. Small Business Administration for continued management of the Small Business Development Center Network in the Sacramento District Office Area, $67,296 from the Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California to fund a broadband plan for northeastern and upstate counties in California, and $40,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for an economic gardening project in Northeastern California.

Jason Schwenkler, Geographical Information, received $36,750 from the city of Chico for geographical information system updates to geodatabases. Schwenkler also received $30,000 from the Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California to fund broadband plan development and support for northeastern and upstate counties.

Jason Schwenkler and Jane Dolan, Geographical Information, will receive a total of $1,289,987 from the California Department of Water Resources to implement the Sacramento River Conservation Area Forum Cooperative Effort on Central Valley Flood Protection 2012-2015.

Emilyn Sheffield, Recreation, received $70,950 from the U.S. Forest Service to fund “CAR-LESS Phase 1,” a project that aims to decrease vehicular traffic in and around national parks while ensuring access to all, including persons with disabilities. Sheffield also received $25,000 from the U.S. Department of the Interior to fund high-quality educational opportunities for students through internships, field schools, and case examples that can be incorporated in the curriculum.

Ted Singelis, Psychology, will receive a total of $430,760 over the next two years from the National Institute of Health for a project that will explore cultural variations in oral health messages for Mexican-Americans.

Andrea White, Biological Sciences, received $13,000 from Nuvolase, Inc. to investigate the effects of laser treatment on the toenail fungal pathogen Trychophyton rubrum, as well as several other fungal pathogens. White also received $5,157 from Biagro Western Sales, Inc. to investigate the presence of phosphite oxidizing bacteria in soils amended with phosphite.

Cindy Wolff, Center for Nutrition and Activity Promotion, and Stephanie Bianco-Simeral, Nutrition and Food Science, received $225,211 from Glenn County and $77,394 from Colusa County for the CalFresh Nutrition Education Innovative Project that will provide nutrition education activities for senior and homeless populations in Glenn and Colusa counties as well as training for staff and community partners working with current CalFresh recipients. They also received $78,000 from Yuba County and $11,511 from Tehama County to fund nutrition education interventions that will increase the likelihood of residents in both counties participating in or potentially eligible for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and making healthy food choices within a limited budget and choosing physically active lifestyles.

Cindy Wolff and Jenny Sharkey, Center for Nutrition and Activity Promotion, will receive a total of $1,667,533 from the California Department of Public Health to fund CalFresh Outreach 2012-2014.

Christopher Yakes, Mathematics and Statistics, will receive a total of $56,355 over the next two years from the California Department of Education to fund a mathematics framework revision for California public schools, kindergarten through grade twelve. Yakes will serve as the mathematical writer for the revision project.

Charles Zartman, Education, and Maggie Payne, Communication and Education, received $91,875 from Chung Buk Provincial Office of Education Korea to fund a Korean teachers’ institute for 35 teachers in the Chungcheonbuk Province in South Korea.

In the News

Joseph Greene, Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering and Sustainable Manufacturing, had his research cited in “L.A. Ups Bag-Ban Ante,” Orange County Register, April 8, 2012.

Michael Perelman, Economics, was interviewed by Judy Ancell on the Heartland Radio Forum, WILL, Kansas City, June 14; by David Barkin of Sage Publications on June 6, in advance of his forthcoming article in the December 2012 issue of the Review of Radical Political Economy; and by Robert McChesney on Media Matters, WILL Champaign-Urbana, June 17. He was also interviewed on “Sex, Lies, and Economics” on From Alpha to Omega April 26.

Lisa Westwood, Anthropology, was quoted in “Neil Armstrong’s Death May Spur Apollo 11 Landing Site Preservation,” and Yahoo! News, Aug. 28, 2012. She joined Beth O’Leary, associate professor of anthropology at New Mexico State University, and Dan Lungren, California congressman, in writing a bill to protect Apollo 11’s Eagle lunar lander touchdown site and all the artifacts that astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin left behind on the lunar surface.