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Reflection: First year teaching during a pandemic at CSUSB
Palm Desert Patch
Sept. 22, 2021

Many people say that teaching is a difficult profession. Pablo Gomez can attest to that. As the first-ever full-time faculty member hired at the Cal State San Bernardino, Palm Desert Campus, Gomez was hired in 2020 and began teaching virtually for the university during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Gomez, who was born in Mexico City and obtained his Ph.D. from Northwestern University in 2003, teaches statistics, introduction to psychological research and critical thinking, and was hired specifically for the Palm Desert Campus. His appointment marked an important milestone in the campus's 35-year history because since its inception, all faculty members have been non-tenure adjunct faculty.

One of the challenges the Palm Desert Campus has experienced over the years is that it has a 100 percent reliance on academic program delivery from departments on its San Bernardino campus. While this dependence provides tremendous advantages to PDC, housing its own faculty benefits the campus in many ways: they are generally more available to students, they develop courses and programs, they conduct research involving students and they participate in campus events.

Read the complete article at “Reflection: First year teaching during a pandemic.”

CSUSB professor’s interview on hate crimes cited in article
Daily Kos
Sept. 22, 2021

A VOA News interview with Brian Levin, director of CSUSB’s Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism, was cited an article about a Chicago-based professor has been charged with a felony hate crime after an alleged assault on a Black woman in front of her 7-year-old daughter.

"The latest rise in hate crime signals a new brutal landscape, where targeted attacks against rotating victim groups not only result in spikes but increases are also being driven by a more widely dispersed rise in the most violent offenses," said Levin in  VOA News article.

Read the complete article at “Professor charged with hate crime after spitting on Black woman in front of her 7-year-old daughter.”

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