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CSUSB professor earns NSF grant to explore realities of Latinx faculty in STEM
Redlands-Loma Linda Patch
May 11, 2022

After years of collaborative work with his colleague, Cal State San Bernardino associate professor of sociology José Muñoz has finally reached one of his long-term goals: he earned a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant worth $49,000 to explore the realities of contingent Latinx faculty in STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics).

"My hope is that my colleague and I can make a difference with this important project," said Muñoz, who partnered with Idalis Villanueva, an associate professor in the Department of Engineering Education at the University of Florida. Villanueva received $51,000, bringing the collaborative grant to $100,000.

CSUSB professor suggests ways to avoid ‘breadcrumbing’ in relationships
Psychology Today
May 11, 2022

Kelly Campbell, a professor of psychology at California State University, San Bernardino, was quoted in an article about “breadcrumbing” – keeping someone’s interest alive by feeding them the smallest possible bits of attention. Campbell, an expert in relationships, says breadcrumbers constantly leave you wondering where you stand. Their interest in you is inconsistent: One day they’re warm and enthusiastic, the next day they take hours to write back to you.

"They have a game playing style of relating, which involves maintaining the interest of numerous people at once," Campbell says. "Their self-esteem is dependent on the number and status of people they are able to romantically entertain." Thus, the more people and the higher their status, the more the breadcrumber’s self-esteem is boosted. Alternately, their responses can be so superficial or ambiguous that you’re never sure what they really mean. They might leave you hanging for weeks, but then send you a long, more intimate message without explaining the gap in communication.

To prevent breadcrumbing, “you set the example for how others should treat you, so don't tolerate poor treatment,” Campbell explains. “People learn how to treat you based on how you treat yourself. If you value and respect yourself, they will do the same. And if they don’t, you won’t care for their affection.” She also adds, “You are attracted to people who treat you in accordance with how you view yourself.”

Read the complete article at “12 signs of breadcrumbing and why people do it.”

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