Through surveys, open-ended responses and interviews, Amy van Schagen, associate professor in the CSUSB child development department, and her team of student research assistants gathered information about perceived experiences with racism within early childhood education.
Laura Kamptner, professor emeritus, child development, is the first recipient of the award renamed for her: the Laura Kamptner Champion for Children, Parents, and Families Award.
Brian Levin (criminal justice) was interviewed in reports about the FBI’s knowledge of a man, now charged with two hate-motivated shootings, prior to the incidents, and Lisa Looney and Eugene Wong (both child development) led a team that published a study on the impact of teacher perceptions on students’ academic-related outcomes.
Stacy Morris (child development), José A. Muñoz and Ethel Mickey (sociology) each published papers on their areas of research.
Daniel MacDonald (economics) weighed in on affordable housing in Chino, Brian Levin (criminal justice) wrote an opinion column on the extremist group, the Proud Boys, and Teresa A. Velásquez (anthropology), Lisa Looney (psychology) and Eugene Wong (child development) had their research published.
Keting Chen (child development) cowrote a paper that examined outdoor play preferences of toddlers, and Brian Levin (Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism) was quoted in an article about reaction to the release of the Pelosi tape.
Amy van Schagen (psychology) was awarded a grant to explore the potential of racial inequity and experiences in racism with the region’s early childhood workforce, and Eric Mulz (theatre arts) talked about student Isabel Peña, who he nominated for a Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival fellowship.
A grant of nearly $168,000 was awarded to the Institute for Child Development and Family Relations at CSUSB to explore potential race inequity and experiences in racism with the early childhood workforce in San Bernardino County.
Two CSUSB faculty members have joined with a Cal State Los Angeles colleague to empower CSU students, faculty and staff to decrease equity gaps in degree completion through action projects informed by intergroup dialogue.