Professional Achievement Honors are awarded to faculty who have distinguished themselves by their excellent research, publications, funded projects, international recognition, or for creative work in any area of their professional lives. Roy Crosbie, Computer Science, Tom Fahey, Physical Education, and Julie Indvik, Management, were awarded the PAH for 1997-98. The three were honored at a Graduate and Sponsored Programs dinner on January 22, 1998.
Roy Crosbie, Electrical and Computer Engineering, came to Chico in 1983 as a professor of computer science. He was a founding faculty member of the Bachelor of Science program in Computer Engineering, serving as its first chair. Crosbie is affiliated with the McLeod Institute of Simulation Sciences and is a founding member of our own Center for Manufacturing Excellence. Over the years, he has been active with the Society for Computer Simulation, serving as its president from 1988 to 1990 and was recently appointed as the first chair to the society's newly established advisory board. Crosbie has over eighty journal publications and conference presentations to his credit many of them international. In 1997, he organized the Third International Conference on Industrial Logistics, held on campus. He will present a keynote address at the 1998 European Simulation Conference in England, part of the 50th Anniversary Celebration of the world's first electronic, stored-program computer. Crosbie has explored new areas of research and development for the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department resulting in the creation of an Embedded System Laboratory on campus. Funded by Wind River Systems, the lab enables students to design state-of-the-art systems containing microprocessor controllers, similar to tools used to develop the Mars Pathfinder Mission software. The laboratory has also received equipment grants from Motorola, Hewlett-Packard, and Margi Systems.
Tom Fahey is professor of exercise physiology in the Department of Physical Education and Exercise Science. He received his Ed.D. from UC Berkeley in exercise physiology, and his publication, Exercise Physiology: Human Bioenergetics and Its Applications, is considered a standard in the field. He has written eleven other books, including Basic Weight Training for Men and Women and Fit and Well. He has also published seventeen articles in the last three years, including "Cardiovascular Function and Adaptation to Exercise" in Clinical Exercise and Testing Prescription, as well as "The Clinical Pharmacology of Sport Exercise" in Elsevier Science of Amsterdam. He is one of the nation's foremost experts in the field of exercise physiology. He has been invited to speak at numerous conferences and symposia on sports medicine, including the Estene Foundation Symposium in Spain ("Pharmacology of Body Building") and at the International Symposium on Sports Medicine in Poland ("Physiological Markers in Over-training"). His numerous international speaking engagements have taken him to Russia, Eastern Europe, and South America, where he has shared his research with professionals in those countries. Fahey provides students with opportunities to assist in his research, and many of them have become experts in their own right. He also serves as the discus and shot-put coach for the University track and field team.
Julie Indvik, Department of Management, came to Chico in 1983. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, in organizational communication and management. Over the course of her career, she has published or presented over fifty articles and conference papers on issues in the world of work for which she has received eight awards, including her first Professional Achievement Honor as an Assistant Professor in 1986. Indvik's recent work has focused on cultural differences as well as on workplace depression and violence. Over the last two years, her nine conference presentations have included audiences in Mexico and South Africa and an invited presentation in Canada. Two of these papers received awards: the Best Paper Award in international management at the International Conference on Advances in Management and the Distinguished Paper Award in managerial communication from the Allied Academies of Management. Her six co-authored articles over the last two years have included "The Boomer Blues: Depression in the Workplace" and "When Romance Becomes Workplace Violence." Indvik is in the forefront of tackling issues that are emerging in the workplace of the twenty-first century. Her work helps to prepare her students to lead more satisfying careers as they improve the organizations in which they work.
Juri Brilts, Sponsored Projects