Dec. 4, 2017Vol. 48, Issue 3


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Eric Bartelink, Anthropology, co-authored “Resource Intensification and Osteoarthritis Patterns: Changes in Activity in the Prehistoric Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Region” in the American Journal of Physical Anthropology in October 2017; co-authored “A Comparative Taphonomic Analysis of 24 Trophy Skulls from Modern Forensic Cases” in the Journal of Forensic Sciences in September 2017; and authored the chapter “Identifying Difference: Forensic Methods and the Uneven Playing Field of Repatriation” for the edited volume, Sociopolitics of Migrant Death and Repatriation: Perspectives from Forensic Science, published by Springer Press in 2017.

Scott Brady, Geography and Planning, co-authored the book Phantom Skies and Shifting Ground: Landscape, Culture, and Rephotography in Eadweard Muybridge's Illustrations of Central America, published by Temple University Press in partnership with Radius Books in September 2017. In addition, the website is intended as both a preview and complement to the print publication.

Brian Brazeal, Anthropology, authored “Austerity, Luxury, and Uncertainty in the Indian Emerald Trade,” published in the Journal of Material Culture in June 2017.

Kenny Chan, Marketing, Emily Huang, Finance, and Reka Lassu, a former Management instructor, coauthored the article “Understanding Financially Stressed Millennials’ Hesitancy to Seek Help: Implications for Organizations,” published in the Journal of Financial Education, Vol. 43, No. 1.

Philip ClementsPhilip Clements, First-Year Experience Program, authored the book Science in an Extreme Environment: The 1963 American Mount Everest Expedition, published by the University of Pittsburgh Press in November 2017.

Reid Cross, Kinesiology, graduate student Bridget Proshek, and Amy Conroy (MA, Recreation Administration, ’11) co-authored the article “Reducing Binge Drinking in College Students,” published in the International Journal of Education and Human Developments, Vol. 3, No. 4.

Yan Huang, Health and Community Services, authored the article “Alcohol Consumption Among Asian Americans in the US: A Systematic Review” in the Global Journal of Medicine and Public Health, Vol. 3, No. 6.

Carol Huston, School of Nursing, emerita, authored the book The Road to Leadership, published by Sigma Theta Tau International Publishing in October 2017.

Troy Jollimore, Philosophy, authored the articles “Love as Something in Between,” published in the Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Love(Oxford) and “‘In Voiceless Visagelessness’: The Disenchanted Landscape of Clarel,” published in Melville Among the Philosophers. His essay “Shawn’s Late Night” appeared in Zyzzyva, No. 111 (the “Resistance Issue”), and his poem “Free Huey P. Newton With Every Purchase” won second place in Narrative Magazine’s Ninth Annual Poetry Contest.

Gayle KimballGayle Kimball, Sociology, emerita, authored two volumes of the book Brave: Young Women’s Global Revolution, published by Equality Press in October and November 2017. Volume 1 explores young women's global activism and discusses global issues surrounding equality. Volume 2 centers on regional activism. Kimball blogs at

Nicholas Lynch, Accounting, co-authored the articles “The Deductibility of Settlement Payments,” published in Journal of Taxation of Investments, and “Use the Equitable Recoupment Defense for a Just Result,” published in Estate Planning.

Bill McGinnisWilliam McGinnis, assistant to the Vice President for Business and Finance, retired, authored the article “Trustees’ Role in Creating Change in Support of the Guided Pathways Project,” published by the Community College League of California.

Kevin McGown, Mathematics and Statistics, co-authored the article “The Euclidean Algorithm in Quintic and Septic Cyclic Fields,” published in Mathematics of Computation, Vol. 86, No. 307, in September 2017.

Denise Minor, International Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, authored the memoir No Screaming Jelly Beans: Trying to Pursue a Career While Raising a Son with Autism, published by Stansbury Press in September 2017. Minor was interviewed for the NSPR program Nancy’s Bookshelf regarding her book, which will air in December.

Asa Simon Mittman, Art and Art History, co-edited the book Sea Monsters: Things from the Sea, Tiny Collections Volume 2, published by Punctum Books in September 2017. He was also interviewed in Atlas Obscura about it.

Michael Perelman, Economics, authored the chapter “The Political Economy of Intellectual Property” in the book A Critical Guide to intellectual Property, published Zed Books in October 2017.

Sarah Pike, Comparative Religion and Humanities, authored the book For the Wild: Ritual and Commitment in Radical Eco-Activism, a study of radical environmental and animal rights activists published by the University of California Press in October 2017.

Ann Schulte, School of Education, authored the article “The Impacts of Preservice Action Research in a Rural Teaching Residency,” published in the Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, Vol. No. Available at:

Monica So, Chemistry and Biochemistry, and undergraduate researchers Sungwon Yoon and Nicole Mackie co-authored a chapter and submitted it to Springer-Nature on October 15. It will be published in the fourth edition of book Nanostructured Materials for Next-Generation Energy Storage and Conversion in June 2018.

Matthew Stone, Recreation, Hospitality, and Parks Management, was lead author of the article “Elements of Memorable Food or Drink Travel Experiences” in Journal of Travel Research, the No. 1 SJR-ranked journal in the field of tourism, leisure, and hospitality management. Stone also co-authored and presented the paper “Personality Traits and Event Management Students’ Employment Aspirations” at the Faculty Engagement Summit at International Meetings Exchange (IMEX) America.

Ben Van Dusen, Science Education, coauthored the report “Supporting Quantitative Research in Physics Education Research” to be published in the American Physics Society Forum on Education Summer Fall 2017 Newsletter. 

Awards and Activities

Brian Brazeal, Anthropology, presented the paper “Thailand and Mozambique in the International Ruby Trade” at the annual meetings of the American Anthropological Association in Washington DC on November 29, 2017.

Lee Altier, Agriculture, co-authored and presented the paper “Regenerating the Social Context of Agriculture” at the annual conference of the American Society for Horticultural Science in Waikoloa, Hawaii on September 22, 2017.

Feraidon Ataie, Concrete Industry Management Program, won the 2017 Professor of the Year Award from ASTM International, a global standards development organization. The ASTM International Professor of the Year Award recognizes and rewards the contributions of educators in developing students’ understanding of standards.

Ariane Bélanger-Vincent, Anthropology and Political Science and Criminal Justice, organized, co-chaired, and presented a paper in a Late-Breaking Session for the American Anthropological Association (AAA) Annual Meetings held in Washington DC in late November 2017. The session “Unraveling Hopes: Migration and Politics In and Out of Burma/Myanmar,” was featured in Anthropology News and AAA listservs.  

Jacob Brimlow, Agriculture, presented the poster “Integrating Agricultural Education and Outreach to Increase Profitability Through Local Food Marketing Channels” at the National Institute of Food and Agriculture’s Non-Land-Grant College of Agriculture Project Director’s meeting in Morro Bay, California. Brimlow is working with Eric Houk, Agriculture, on the grant-funded project.

Linda Clark-Borre, Management, presented the paper “Today’s Leaders Are Learners: Strategies to Support Values-Based Leadership Development” at the University of New Mexico’s Tenth Annual Mentoring Conference: Developmental Networks for Innovation, Achievement, and Transformation in Albuquerque, New Mexico on October 17, 2017.

Roy Crosbie, Electrical and Computer Engineering, emeritus, was inducted by the Society for Modeling and Simulation International into its Hall of Fame. The Society is the leading international professional society devoted to the advancement of modeling and computer simulation. A total of 13 inductees has been recognized since the creation of the Hall of Fame in 2002. Crosbie was a founder member of the first branch of the society outside of North America in the UK In 1967, and he served as a member of the Executive Committee of the Society from 1973 through 2002. He served as its president 1998–2000. He is a participant, along with John Zenor, Richard Bednar, and Kurtis Kredo II, Electrical and Computer Engineering, in a research program on high-speed simulation techniques that has to date received over $5 million in funding, mainly from the US Office of Naval Research.

Diana Dwyre, Political Science and Criminal Justice, presented two papers: “Everything Is Relative: Are Political Parties Playing a Meaningful Campaign Finance Role in US Federal Elections?” at the State of the Parties and Beyond conference at the University of Akron in Akron, Ohio in November 2017; and “Political Parties and Campaign Finance: What Role Do the National Parties Play?” at the Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association in San Francisco in September 2017.

Facilities Management and Services (FMS) honored military veterans on November 4, 2017 with its inaugural Veterans Day 5k Hoorah Run/Walk. The event raised $4,844.76 that will go directly to scholarship awards for Student Veterans at Chico State. Awards will be presented at the annual FMS holiday luncheon in December.

Heather Fegley, Intercollegiate Athletics, was hired as the women’s golf coach on August 30, 2017.

Joseph Greene, Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering and Sustainable Manufacturing, presented two papers: “A Review of Biodegradation of Biodegradable Plastics under Industrial Compost, Marine, Soil, and Anaerobic Digestion Environments” at the BioPolymers and BioPlastics Conference in San Francisco in October 2017; and “Starch Film Biodegradation in Aerobic Laboratory and Field Soil Environments” at the Bioenvironmental Polymer Society in Berkeley in September 2017.

Kim Jaxon, English, co-taught the invited workshop “How the Web Was Won: Staking Your Claim in the Open Web” at the Digital Meaning and Learning Conference in Irvine, California in October 2017. She and former faculty member Leslie Atkins Elliot, Physics, presented “Making Arguments: Hackable Labs and the Construction of Scientific Claims” at FabLearn Stanford, Palo Alto, California in October 2017. Also, Jaxon and Peter Kittle, English, gave the keynote address, “Making Spaces in the Literacy Learning Classroom,” at the Yosemite Conference for the California Association of Teachers of English (CATE) in November 2017.

Donald Miller, Biological Sciences, presented the paper “Primitive Sociality as a Springboard to Intraspecific and Interspecific Parasitism in Tamalia galling Aphids (Hemiptera: Aphididae),” at the symposium, “Integrative and Comparative Approaches to Understanding the Evolution of Social Behavior,” for the Entomological Society of America 2017 Annual Meeting in Denver.

Heather Quilici, Regional & Continuing Education, participated in a panel presentation on “Building and Enriching a State Affiliate Network While Keeping the Student’s Best Interest at Heart,” at the national Project Lead The Way (PLTW) Summit 2017, held in Orlando, Florida on October 25, 2017. Quilici is also associate affiliate director for Project Lead The Way.

Brian RedfernBrian Redfern, Music and Theatre, designed the scenery for Romeo and Juliet at the Tony award-winning Old Globe in San Diego in early November 2017. The Old Globe is one of the country’s premier professional regional theatres with an annual average attendance of 250,000 patrons. Redfern is a member of United Scenic Artists Local USA 829, the union for professional theatrical designers.

Felipe Restrepo, Intercollegiate Athletics, soccer, earned his hundredth career victory on September 21 with a 2–0 victory over Stanislaus State.

Clare Roby, Regional & Continuing Education, completed her term as President of the Association for Continuing Higher Education (ACHE) and presided over the 79th Annual Conference and Meeting of the Association in Portland, Oregon, from October 22-25.

Debra Roth, Kinesiology, received her doctorate in education, with a focus on curriculum, assessment, and instruction, from Walden University in May 2017. Her dissertation, “The Effect of Two Modes Of Aerobic Assessments on Fifth Grade Students’ Physical Activity Self Efficacy,” examined whether student physical activity self-efficacy, motivation, and effort were different for the FitnessGram® (FG) 1-Mile Run when compared to the “Rainbow Run” (RR), which was a 15-minute aerobic assessment based on improvement. A concurrent mixed method quasi-experimental approach measured fifth grade students’ physical activity self-efficacy beliefs through a pretest and posttest survey while aerobic assessment scores provided data that measured and compared student performance. 

Lauren Ruth, Art and Art History, presented an interactive post-apocalyptic feminist performance, “Dream Disaster,” with her collaborator, Maiza Hixson, at The HJ Miossi Art Gallery at Cuesta College for the 2017 Inverse Performance Art Festival. Ruth also exhibited a sculptural installation, “Long Run,” at the Public Urban Multisensory Presentations art biennial in Long Beach in October 2017.

Monica So, Chemistry and Biochemistry, and undergraduate researcher Sungwon Yoon earned $850 from Student Awards for Research and Creativity for their proposal, “Sponges for Decontaminating Water with Endocrine-disrupting Chemicals and Carcinogens” on November 1, 2017.

Gary Towne, Intercollegiate Athletics, cross country, led his men’s team to its record 16th straight conference title and 13th West Region title in 15 years and was named the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association West Region Coach of the Year for the 19th time.

Ben Van Dusen, Science Education, presented four talks at the 8th International Learning Assistant Conference in Boulder, Colorado. Topics included issues of equity, collecting data to assess program outcomes and how to support Learning Assistants. At the conference, he also presented a research poster “The Multifaceted Issue of Equity in Physics Classes: A Learning Assistant Study.”

Hossein Zakeri, Agriculture, co-presented three posters at the American Society of Agronomy meeting in Tampa, Florida on October 24–25, 2017: “The Effects of Salinity and Nitrogen Fertilizer on Growth and Nitrogen Uptake of Alfalfa,” with students Berenice Gomez and Adam Campbell-Taylor; “Using Carbon Isotope Discrimination to Estimate WUE in Soybean and Its Relation with Physiological Traits”; and “Potentials of Fababean as a Dual-Purpose Cash and Cover Crop in Northern California,” with Garrett Liles, Agriculture, and student Erik Spitzer. At the Fertilizer Research and Education Program in Modesto on November 1–2, 2017, Zakeri co-presented two posters: “Corn Root growth and Yield in Response to Phosphorus Solubilizer Inoculants in Northern California,” with Matthew Housley, University Farm, and student Amelia Hussey; and “Water Stress Preconditioning Can Improve Drought and Heat Tolerance of Corn and Sorghum,” with Housley and students Rebecca Burke and Adalia Cajias. Zakeri also co-authored two articles: “Symbiosis of Selected Rhizobium Leguminosarum bv. Viciae Strains with diverse pea genotypes: effects on biological nitrogen fixation” in the Canadian Journal of Microbiology, Vol. 63, No. 11; and “Evaluation of Growth and Nitrogen Fixation of Pea Nodulation Mutants in Western Canada” in the Canadian Journal of Plant Science, Vol. 63, No. 11.

Compiled by Amanda Rhine, editorial assistant in the Office of Public Affairs and Publications.

Troy Jollimore, Philosophy, had his article, published in the text Melville Among the Philosophers.


Troy Jollimore, Philosophy, had his article, “‘In Voiceless Visagelessness’: The Disenchanted Landscape of Clarel,” published in the text Melville Among the Philosophers. Read more.

A delegation from the Office of the Prime Minister and Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan.

Cultivating Cultural Connections: ‘Walk in US, Talk on Japan’

Chico State’s international students were visited by a delegation from the Office of the Prime Minister and Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan. Read more.