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Mark Agars

CSUSB’s Faculty and Staff Giving Campaign raised over $135,000.
April 24, 2024

With the support of 340 donors, this year’s annual Faculty and Staff Giving Campaign raised over $135,000. The donations will fund scholarships, student-athletes, alumni chapters, student clubs and organizations, centers across all academic colleges and affinity centers.

University Hall, Faculty in the News
April 12, 2024

Jess Block Nerren (communication studies) was interviewed about The Cognitive Collective on campus, Mahmood Nikbakhtzadeh (health science and human ecology) will be a guest speaker at a meeting of the ACS San Gorgonio chapter, and Mark Agars (psychology) coauthored a study about supporting workers with chronic illnesses.

Laura Kamptner (center), professor emeritus, child development, with Chrystina Smith-Rasshan (left), CSUSB Institute for Child Development and Family Relations associate director, and Mark Agars, ICDFR director.
May 3, 2023

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.

Palm Desert Campus, Faculty in the News
March 28, 2023

Thomas McWeeney (public administration) discussed an upcoming program on school shooter prevention, Brian Levin (criminal justice) commented on an NFL team owner’s campaign against antisemitism, Jess Nerren (communication studies) was interviewed about her research into disability inclusion, and Mark Agars (psychology) was part of a team that published a study on flexible work schedules for shift workers.

Chrystina Smith-Rasshan
February 16, 2023

Chrystina Smith-Rasshan will work in collaboration with ICDFR director Mark Agars to oversee the multitude of institute programs and activities.

From left, Mark Agars and Casey Leier
September 19, 2022

The new program, hosted by Mark Agars, director of CSUSB’s Institute of Child Development and Family Relations, and Casey Leier, director of Research and Evaluation at Health Assessment and Research for Communities, is focused on the how we manage work and life, and how the two intersect.

Students, workshop organizers and school officials at the conclusion of a weeklong workshop in suicide prevention.
August 22, 2022

The weeklong training workshop was put together through a partnership of the university’s Institute for Child Development and Family Relations and the San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools. Organizers say it is a model for others to emulate in the effort to reduce the number of suicides.

CSBS building, Faculty in the News
June 23, 2022

Mark Agars (psychology), Daniel MacDonald (economics), Brian Levin (criminal justice) and Meredith Conroy (political science) were included in news coverage this week.

Mark Agars
June 22, 2022

Mark Agars, professor of psychology, will deliver the keynote address at the Health Assessment and Research for Communities 2022 Workplace Wellness Symposium on Friday, June 24. The gathering will take place virtually.