April 7, 2014Vol. 44, Issue 4


Editor’s Note: Achievements is a standing feature celebrating recent accomplishments of CSU, Chico faculty and staff. Send submissions to insidechicostate@csuchico.edu.

Jean Gallagher, Art and Art History, had her collection Sicily Revisited along with earlier work exhibited in a solo show titled Dipinti at Butte College. She also received an honorable mention in the Georgia Museum of Art’s Kress Project. The Kress Project solicited responses to the 12 Italian Renaissance and baroque paintings in the museum’s Kress Collection from around the globe, with a total of 403 submissions coming from as far away as Turkey and Iran. Submissions included visual art in many media, works of fiction, poems, original songs and music, recipes, dance, interactive works, and one 60-minute radio broadcast/podcast created at Brenau University. Participants ranged from children to the elderly and from those with great familiarity with the works of art to many who had never seen them before. There was no fee to submit a response. Works by 24 winners as well as works by 26 honorable mentions were published in a gilt-edged, bound volume, The Kress Project, in summer 2013.


Jonathan Caudill, Political Science, coauthored “Not My Fault: Blame Externalization Is the Psychopathic Feature Most Associated with Pathological Delinquency Among Confined Delinquents,” International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, July 2013, and “Alias: Lying to the Police and Pathological Criminal Behavior,” Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine, Vol. 20, No. 5.

Carol Huston and Bessie Marquis, Nursing, authored Leadership Roles and Management Functions in Nursing (8th edition), a best-selling leadership and management text that incorporates application with theory and emphasizes critical thinking, problem solving, and decision making.

Donald Miller, Biological Sciences, coauthored “Fine-tuned bee-flower coevolutionary state hidden within multiple pollination interactions,” Scientific Reports, 2014.

Ryan Patten and Jonathan Caudill, Political Science, authored “Weekend Warriors and Sun Block: Game Wardens and the Use of Force,” American Journal of Criminal Justice, Vol. 38, No. 3.

Stacy B. Schaefer, Anthropology, authored “The Peyote Religion and Mescalero Apache: An Ethnohistorical View from West Texas,” Journal of Big Bend’s Ancient and Modern Past, 2013, and “El Telar y el Tiempo en el Mundo Huichol,” Hilando al Norte: nudos, redes, vestidos, textile, 2013.

Josh Trout, Kinesiology, authored “Digital Movement Analysis in Physical Education,” Journal of Physical Education, Recreation, & Dance, Vol. 84, No. 7. This submission was considered an “exemplary submission” by the review board and was used as an example of an ideal manuscript at the Journal Writer’s Workshop at the most recent American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance national conference.

Charles Turner, Political Science, authored “Civic Engagement in the Capstone: The State of the Community Event,” PS: Political Science & Politics, 2014.

Jennifer Wilking, Political Science, coauthored “Accepting the Bargain? An Experimental Study of Political Rights, Economic Development, and Support for Government in Rural China,” Journal of Chinese Political Science, Vol. 18, No. 3.

Awards and Activities

Dawn Clifford, Nutrition and Food Science, received the Outstanding Dietetics Educator Award for DEP (Nutrition and Dietetic Educators and Preceptors) Area 1 of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Clifford was recognized at the recent DEP Area 1 meeting in Pacific Grove, California.

Troy Jollimore, Philosophy, was awarded the Theodore Roethke Prize for 2013 from the quarterly poetry magazine Poetry Northwest. The prize is an annual award given to a group of poems selected by the magazine’s editors as the best of the year.

Donna Kemp and Diane Schmidt, Political Science, co-presented “Workplace Democracy, Open Door Policies, and Protecting Individual Rights” at the Labor and Employment Relations Association Annual Conference in St. Louis, Missouri, June 6–9.

Donald Miller, Biological Sciences, presented “The Origin and Sequential Radiation of the Social Parasite Tamalia inquilinus (Hemiptera: Aphididae)” at the 61st annual meeting of the Entomological Society of America in Austin, Texas. 

Susan Roll, Social Work, presented “Outcome Soup: Navigating the Potential for Psychosocial Growth from a Poverty Simulation” at the Academy of Leisure Sciences Teaching Institute in Pacific Grove, California, in February 2014. In November 2013, she presented “Effects of Work Environments, Income, and Family Life on Life Satisfaction” at the Council on Social Work Education in Dallas, Texas, and “Exploring Empathy as a Critical Link Between Short Engaged Learning Activities and Overall Service Learning Experiences Among College Students” at the International Association for Research on Service Learning and Community Engagement Conference in Omaha, Nebraska. She also presented the webinar “The Child Care Cliff Effect: Findings from the Research” for Voices for Children in Nebraska on Feb. 13, 2014.

Diane Schmidt, Political Science, presented “Community Capacity Building and Collaborative Responsiveness to Place-Based Risk” at the Midwest Political Science Association Annual Conference in Chicago April 3–6, 2014.

P Willey, Anthropology, co-presented “Bullets and Bones from the Battle of the Little Bighorn,” a public lecture at Middle Tennessee State University in the annual William M. Bass Legends in Forensic Science Lectureship in addition to a radio interview, reception, and book signing.


Tag Engstrom, Biological Sciences, received $14,915 from H.T. Harvey and Associates, to conduct western pond turtle population monitoring at Beale Air Force Base in a project with students.

Brian Lindamin, Mathematics, received $351,764 from the Butte County Office of Education for the iSTEM Project, a partnership between Butte County Office of Education and CSU, Chico’s Center for Mathematics and Science Education that will develop teachers’ content knowledge and pedagogical content knowledge through a series of STEM integrated trainings and professional development tools. Beverly Marcum, Biological Sciences, is a co-PI of this grant. 

Jason Schwenkler, Geographical Information Center, received $159,141 from the California Public Utilities Commission for activities related to broadband plan development for Northern California counties.

Emilyn Sheffield, Recreation, Hospitality, and Parks Management, received $97,914 from the U.S. Forest Service for phase two of Car-less California, which aims to decrease vehicular traffic in and around national parks while ensuring access to all, including persons with disabilities. 

Cindy Wolff, Center for Nutrition and Activity Promotion, received $23,240 from the California Endowment for Far North REACH: Empowering Communities for Sustainable Community Health, a project to support and help empower communities in the 15-county "Far North" region to ensure that all residents (children, youth and adults) have equitable access to affordable healthy food and opportunities for safe physical activity. Patti Horsley is a co-PI of this grant.

—Compiled by Kacey Gardner, Public Affairs and Publications

Faculty Achievements


Jean Gallagher earned accolades from the Kress Project at the Georgia Museum of Art. Read more.

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