A publication for the faculty, staff, administrators, and friends of California State University, Chico
May 10, 2007 Volume 37 / Number 7




Mahalley Allen, Political Science, co-authored “Reassessing the Impact of Supreme Court Decisions on Public Opinion: Gay Civil Rights Cases,” published in the Political Research Quarterly, Vol. 59, No. 3, 2006.

Harish Bahl, Accounting and MIS, had “An Optimization Model for Master Production Scheduling with Excel-Solver” published in the California Journal of Operations Management, Vol. 4, 2006.

W. Scott Barker, Intercollegiate Athletics and Recreational Sports, co-authored The Mueller Sport Care Instructional DVD: Taping and Bracing, published by Mueller Sports Medicine, and Assessing Blood Pressure: A Merlot Learning Object, published by MERLOT, both in 2006.

Sharon Barrios and Lori Weber, Political Science, had “Beyond the Audience of One: Producing a Student Journal of Politics” published in PS: Political Science and Politics, Jan. 2006.

Victoria L. Bernhardt, Professional Studies in Education, had Translating Data into Information to Improve Teaching and Learning published by Eye on Education in 2007.

Craig Buschner, Kinesiology, had “Online Physical Education: Wires and Lights in a Box” published in the Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, Vol. 77, No. 2, 2006.

Sara Cooper, Foreign Languages and Literatures, co-authored with student Connor Trebra Challenging Lesbian Norms: Intersex, Transgender, Intersectional, and Queer Perspectives, Angela Pattatucci Aragón, editor, published by Haworth in 2006, and “Teaching Transgender in Women’s Studies: Snarls and Strategies,” published in the Journal of Lesbian Studies, Vol. 10, No. 1–2, 2006.

Gail Corbitt, Accounting and MIS, co-authored “Is Business Process Integration Feasible?” published in the Journal of Enterprise Information Management, Vol. 19, No. 4, 2006.

Eric Gampel, Philosophy, had “Does Professional Autonomy Protect Medical Futility Judgments?” published in Bioethics, Vol. 20, No. 2, April 2006.

Adel Ghandakly, Electrical and Computer Engineering, co-authored “A Novel Fuzzy Multiple Reference Model Adaptive Controller Design,” published in International Journal of Fuzzy Systems, Vol. 8, No. 3, Sept. 2006.

Troy Jollimore, had “Morally Admirable Immorality” published in the American Philosophical Quarterly, Vol. 43, No. 2, April 2006; and co-authored “Creating Cosmopolitans: The Case for Literature,” published in Studies in Philosophy and Education, Vol. 25, No. 5, 2006.

LaDona Knigge, Geography and Planning, co-edited Environment and Planning a Theme Issue: Qualitative Research and GIS, Vol. 38, No. 11, 2006.

Janja Lalich, Sociology, had a review of Kathleen E. Jenkins’ Awesome Families: The Promise of Healing Relationships in the International Churches of Christ published in the American Journal of Sociology, Vol. 112, No. 5, 2007.

Roger Lederer, professor emeritus, Biological Sciences, had Amazing Birds: A Treasury of Facts and Trivia about the Avian World published by Barron’s in 2006.

Annette Levi, College of Agriculture, had “Real Men Don’t Read Labels: The Effects of Masculinity and Involvement on College Students’ Food Decisions” published in the Journal of American College Health, Sept./Oct. 2006.

Mark Levine, Management, and Paul Guy, Accounting and MIS, had “Freshman Linked Cohort Classes in the Study of Business: Results of Performance and Graduation in Business” published in the Journal of College Teaching and Learning, Vol. 3, No. 1, Jan. 2006.

James Matray, History, had his commentary on Robert L. Beisner’s Dean Acheson: A Life in the Cold War posted on H-Diplo on March 15, 2007. His review of Chae-Jin Lee’s A Troubled Peace: U.S. Policy and the Two Koreas will appear in Korean Studies.

Doug McColl, Communication Arts and Sciences, had “Intelligibility of Tracheoesophageal Speech in Noise” published in the Journal of Voice, Dec. 2006; “Preoperative Counseling in Laryngectomy” published in Contemporary Issues in Communication Sciences and Disorders, Nov. 2006; “Measurement of Speech Disfluency through Magnitude Estimation and Interval Scaling” published in the Journal of Perceptual and Motor Skills, Sept. 2006; and “Perception of Spasmodic Dysphonia Speech in Noise” published in the Journal of Perceptual and Motor Skills, Nov. 2006.

Michael Perelman, Economics, had “Articulation from Feudalism to Neoliberalism” published in Capitalism, Nature, Socialism, Vol. 18, No. 2, 2007.

James Sager, Jim Mensching, Gail Corbitt, and James Connolly, Accounting and MIS, had “Market Power of ERP Education—An Investigative Analysis” published in the Journal of Information Systems Education, Vol. 17, No. 2, 2006.

Cynthia Siemsen, Sociology, and student Anna Sorensen had “Identity Radicalization, Fragmentation and Re-assimilation: An Analysis of the GLBTQ Movement” published in the Californian Journal of Health Improvement, Vol. 4, No. 3, Sept. 2006.

Tim Sistrunk, History, had “The Right to the Wind in the Middle Ages” included in Wind and Water in the Middle Ages: Fluid Technologies from Antiquity to the Renaissance, published by the Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies in 2006.

Barbara Sudick, Communication Design, authored “Paul Rand: Using Context to Create Meaning” in Designing Effective Communications: Creating Contexts for Clarity and Meaning, published by Allworth Press in 2006.

Jill Swiencicki, English, had “The Rhetoric of Awareness Narratives” published in College English, Vol. 68, No. 4, March 2006.

Katie Whitlock, Theatre Arts, had “Re-Designing the Human: Motion Capture and Performance Potentials” included in The Potentials of Spaces: The Theory and Practice of Scenography & Performance, published by Intellect in 2006.

Wai-hung Wong, Philosophy, had “Moore, the Skeptic, and the Philosophical Context” published in the Pacific Philosophical Quarterly, Vol. 87, 2006.

Awards and Activities

Roy Crosbie, professor emeritus, Electrical and Computer Engineering, presented “Progress in High-Speed, Real-Time Simulation,” an invited keynote address at a joint session of the first Asian International Conference on Modeling and Simulation and Thailand’s 11th National Conference on Computer Science and Engineering at the Prince of Songkla University in Phuket, Thailand, in March.

Cris Guenter, Education, had her acrylic painting Upper Park Road exhibited in the 2006 National Art Education Association Electronic Gallery at the Chicago Hilton & Towers.

Steve Henderson, Biological Sciences, was invited to attend the National Strength and Conditioning Association Performance-Enhancing Drug Summit in Baltimore, Maryland, in April. He will be placed on the association’s speakers bureau and will make presentations to members, high school coaches, and youth about physical performance and fitness.

Ralph Huntsinger, Computer Science, co-edited the Proceedings of the 2007 Western Multiconference on Computer Simulation; served as general chair on the High Level Simulation Languages and Applications ’07 Committee; will also serve as a group chair for Modeling and Simulation—Methodology, Tools, and Software Applications, 2007 Summer Computer Simulation Conference in San Diego in July. In addition, he co-authored “A Hierarchical Model for Transport Application” for the 7ieme Edition du Congres International Pluridisciplinaire in Tanger, Morocco, in March.

Michael Magliari, History, received a C. Allan and Marjorie Braun Fellowship from the Huntington Library in San Marino for a one-month residency at the library during the summer to research the history of Indian slavery in California during the Gold Rush and Civil War eras.

James Matray, History, has been named as a member of the advisory board for ABC-CLIO American Military History. He also has been appointed to the advisory board for Foundations: An Undergraduate Journal in History.

Robert O’Brien, English, presented “Natural Reasons and Portentous Things” about Julius Caesar at the 35th annual meeting of the Shakespeare Association of America in San Diego in April.

Andy Radler, Economics, will participate with 14 U.S. peers in the Transatlantic Outreach Program’s summer study/travel tour to Germany, an academic fellowship to research foreign culture, for two weeks in July.

Northeast Information Center, Anthropology, received the Thomas F. King award for outstanding leadership in the field of cultural resource management from the Society for California Archaeology at their meeting in San Jose in April.


Jorgen Berglund, Mathematics and Statistics, received $95,777 from the Tehama County Office of Education to provide mathematics content and lesson methodology expertise for two years.

Sara Cooper, Foreign Languages and Literatures, received a $5,000 CSU research grant to travel to Miami, Florida, and Cuba to pursue archival work and interviews for her book project analyzing humor as a basic identity trait in Cubans and their cultural production after the 1959 Cuban Revolution.

Dave Daley, College of Agriculture, received $122,131 from the California Department of Food and Agriculture to develop a regional beef identification academy, which will present a two-day seminar and a beef identification center at the University Farm.

John Evans, College of Agriculture, received $27,145 from the California Department of Food and Agriculture to assist with management of National Animal Identification System field trials in California.

Dan Ripke, Center for Economic Development, received $5,580 from the Central Sierra Planning Council and Employment Development Department to prepare a report about existing and potential industry clusters in the Central Sierra EDD. He also received $18,900 from New Urban Builders in Chico to estimate additional value of Meriam Park development over a similarly sized development without its mixed use and other neotraditional qualities.

Jennifer Rotnem, College of Natural Sciences, received $62,370 from the University of Maryland to process 165 bioassessment samples collected from the California Central Valley according to California State Bioassessment Procedures.

Lisa Westwood, Anthropology, received $3,247 from Lassen County to investigate the potential for sensitive cultural resources at the replacement site for a bridge on Hackstaff Road.

Greg White, Archaeological Research Program, received $11,598 from the California Construction Authority to provide cultural resource monitoring for the Weott and Bridgeville forest fire stations.

In The News

Janja Lalich, Sociology, was quoted in the March 18 lead story in the San Diego Union-Tribune about the 10th anniversary of the Heaven’s Gate cult mass suicide. Related to the anniversary, she was the featured expert in the documentary Heaven’s Gate: The Definitive Story, aired on The Learning Channel on March 18, and she was interviewed by Radio Nova in Finland and by Metro Networks Westwood One Radio for the Jim Bohannon Show on March 26. The Psychjourney Audio Book Club at www.psychjourneybook club.com has interviews with her about cults and recovery issues and about fringe therapies.