The university will host a faculty panel on the use of artificial intelligence apps such as ChatGPT in academia, Sharon Velarde Pierce (public administration) is CSUSB’s 2022-23 Outstanding Faculty Advisor, and Brian Levin (criminal justice) was cited in an article on a new book about Chinese laborers brought to the U.S. in the late 1800s.
Sharon Velarde Pierce, an associate professor of public administration and CSUSB alumna, was honored for her expertise in advising, authentic care for student success, a heartfelt passion for the profession, and her enduring commitment to teaching and mentoring students.
The event will be specifically geared toward teachers, school administrators and staff, parents, and government officials, and will showcase a self-assessment approach that has been successfully used by the FBI and other organizations seeking to prevent a tragic event from occurring. There is no charge to attend, but advance registration is required.
Brian Levin (criminal justice) was interviewed for a segment on the increase in antisemitic incidents in Los Angeles, and Montgomery van Wart (public administration) and Mirada McIntyre (psychology) collaborated on an article on “the interlocking concepts of social inclusion, social exclusion, radicalization, and societal collapse.”
A paper on U.S.-Mexico border issues by Kimberly Collins (public administration) was cited in an article, Brian Levin (criminal justice) commented on an arrest of a suspect who shot two Jewish men in Los Angeles, and a paper Pablo Gomez (psychology) cowrote on letter-similarity effects occur in reading braille was published.
Guillermo Escalante (kinesiology) was a guest on a program focusing on professional bodybuilding, and Yunfei Hou, Amir Ghasemkhani (computer science and engineering), Hani Aldirawi (mathematics), Miranda McIntyre (psychology) and Montgomery Van Wart (public administration) collaborated on research about STEM students’ perceptions of online classes.
Meredith Conroy (political science), Brian Levin (criminal justice) and Kimberly Collins (public administration) were included in recent news coverage.
Alejandre ’88, ’93, was awarded State Superintendent of the Year by the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA). He will be formally recognized at the ACSA Leadership Summit in San Diego on Friday, Nov. 4.
Sharon Velarde Pierce, CSUSB public administration professor, says that diversity in the classroom expands a student's education.