USF Faculty & Staff Achievements
Rick Ayers, Adjunct Professor - Teacher Education, was elected co-president of the National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME) in Philadelphia in December. Ayers also presented "Realizing the Power of Movements Through Multicultural Education" at NAME.
John Bansavich, Adjunct Professor - Digital Media and Learning, presented "Charting New Water: Get the Right Tools to Keep Higher Education on Course!" at the Directors of Educational Technology/California Higher Ed (DET/CHE) conference in November at Marina del Ray. Bansavich co-presented "iPads on the College Campus" at the DET/CHE conference.
Deborah Bloch, Professor (Emeritus) - Education, published the book "That Old Song and Dance" in December.
Patrick Camangian, Assistant Professor - Teacher Education, presented "Let's Break Free: Applying an Education for Liberation" at Castlemont High School in Oakland in November.
Thomas Cavanaugh, Professor - Philosophy, received the College of Arts and Sciences' Dean's Scholar Award for arts and humanities in January. The award acknowledges Cavanaugh's important scholarly contributions in philosophy.
Beth Yarnelle Edwards, Adjunct Professor - Rhetoric and Language, opened "Suburban Dreams," a photo exhibit at the Oakland Museum of California, in January. The exhibit runs through June.
Robert Elias, Professor - Politics, received the College of Arts and Sciences' Dean's Scholar Award for social sciences in January. The award acknowledges Elias' important scholarly contributions to the social sciences.
Emma Fuentes, Assistant Professor - International and Multicultural Education, presented "Contested Spaces: Race, Power, and Privilege In a Dual Immersion Program" at the American Anthropological Association Conference in San Francisco in November.
Judy Goodell, Associate Professor - Counseling Psychology, co-authored "The Interaction Between Human Development and Social Media: Implications for School-Based Family Counselors" for the International Journal for School-Based Family Counselors in November.
Wanjiru Kamau-Rutenberg, Assistant Professor - Politics, was named one of New African magazine's 100 Most Influential Africans for 2012 in the magazine's November edition. That same month, Kamau-Rutenburg was named a "Champion of Democracy" by the Ford Foundation.
Shabnam Koirala-Azad, Associate Professor - International and Multicultural Studies, presented "Expanding Frameworks for Understanding Transnational Belonging: Contributions of Second Generation Nepali Youth" and "Globalization's Children: Becoming Citizens Between and Beyond Nations" at the American Anthropological Association Conference in San Francisco in November.
Stacy Lewis, Associate Vice President - Office of Finance and Treasury, was appointed to the California Educational Facilities Authority by Governor Jerry Brown in December.
Helen Maniates, Assistant Professor - Teacher Education, presented "Beyond Observation to Provocation: Intentionality in Assessing Children's Oral Language Development in Preschool" at the National Council of Teachers of English in Las Vegas in November.
Patricia Mitchell, Associate Professor - Organization and Leadership Program, Leadership Studies, presented "Cracking the Wall Twenty Years Later: Women and Higher Education Leadership" and "Ten Stupid Things Women do to Mess up Their Careers" at the Hawaii International Conference on Education in January.
Kevin Oh, Assistant Professor - Learning and Instruction, co-authored "A Literature Review of Implementing Response to Intervention for English Language Learners" for the Journal of Special Education Apprentice in November.
Judith Pace, Associate Professor - Teacher Education, published "Teaching Literacy Through Social Studies Under 'No Child Left Behind'" for the Journal of Social Studies Research in November.
Terence Patterson, Professor - Counseling Psychology, was elected co-chair of the San Francisco Mental Health Board in December. Patterson was also selected to serve as a judge for the Award for Excellence in Human Research Protection by the U.S. Health Improvement Institute in November.
Bruce Peltier, Adjunct Faculty - Counseling Psychology, received the Pierre Fauchard Academy's outstanding faculty award in November.
Christopher Thomas, Assistant Professor - Organization and Leadership Program, Leadership Studies, co-presented "Empowering and Engaging the School Community" at the Association of California Administrations 2012 Leadership Summit in San Diego in November. He also co-presented "Leaders Creating Space for Social Justice Dialogue and Action" and chaired the pannel "Issues and Implications of Teacher Compensation" at the University Council for Educational Administration Convention in Denver in November.
Aparna Venkatesan, Associate Professor - Physics and Astronomy, received the College of Arts and Sciences Dean's Scholar Award for sciences in January. The award acknowledges a full-time faculty member for important scholarly contributions to their field.
David Wolber, Professor - Computer Science, received a $200,000 research grant by the Keck Foundation in January. Wolber will use the grant to further develop his AppInventor course and the Democratize Computing Lab at USF.
Xiaohua Yang, Associate Professor - International Business, received a three-year collaborative grant for $40,000 from the China Natural Science Foundation in November. Yang will use the grant to research the effects of private-public partnerships on globalization for Chinese businesses.
— Update 5/13/2013 —