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Noteworthy Newsletter | February-March 2018

Faculty and staff accomplishments and scholarly and artistic activity
Mar 22, 2018

Grants, awards and other recognition

College of the Pacific

Qingwen Dong, Professor and Chair of Communication, received an award from the National Communication Association (NCA) for work he has done to organize conferences between educators and scholars in the United States and China. The Presidential Citation for Service was presented to Dong in November for "exceptional service as the co-chair of the NCA Task Force on Fostering International Collaborations in the Age of Globalization."     

Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry

Michelle BradyMichelle Brady, Assistant Professor of Clinical Oral Health, was selected by the American Dental Education Association (ADEA) for its 2018 Enid A. Neidle Scholar-in-Residence Program. The program offers the recipient a unique opportunity to focus on issues affecting women faculty members in dental education. Brady will receive a stipend to pursue a cumulative two- to three-month fellowship at the ADEA office in Washington, D.C. The goal of her project, "A Development Model to Support Female Faculty Academic Advancement and Leadership Potential in a Dental School Environment," is to create a pathway for female faculty to develop, starting as students. More...  

Eddie Hayashida, Emeritus Associate Dean for Administration, was honored by the San Francisco Dental Society (SFDS) with the Award of Merit for Exemplary Service in recognition of his outstanding service to his community, the society and the profession. This honor was bestowed during the Jan. 10 SFDS Annual Meeting and Installation of Officers.  

Endodontics faculty

The Department of Endodontics received a generous a $100,000 Endowed Faculty Matching Grant from the American Association of Endodontics (AAE) Foundation to support the Dugoni School's Ronald F. Borer Endowment for Endodontics. The impact of the gift will be doubled to a total of $200,000 through the Powell Match program. The purpose of the grant is to strengthen endodontic education by ensuring that endodontics is taught by endodontists and by helping make the specialty visible and well represented in dental schools. More...

Dental School Year in Review 2016-17

Design and Photo Services received a Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) District VII Bronze Award in the Design and Photography category for the school's Year in Review publication. 

McGeorge School of Law

Michael P. Malloy, Distinguished Professor of Law, had his concise hornbook, Principles of Bank Regulation, cited in Deborah L. Dickson, "Bank on Marijuana: A Legitimate Industry Warranting Banking Access," published in the Savannah Law Review. Dickson cite principles on the role of FDIC insurance and bank charters in maintaining bank solvency. Malloy's three-volume treatise Banking Law and Regulation has been cited in Ashley Triplett, "Comment, Incentive-Based Compensation Arrangements: An Examination of the Wells Fargo Scandal and the Need for Reform in Financial Institutions," in the University of Baltimore Law Review, Vol. 47. Triplett cited the treatise for discussion of background and objectives of Glass-Steagall Act and subsequent congressional action.

Todd Davenport

Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Todd Davenport, Associate Professor and Program Director of Physical Therapy, is co-investigator on the grant "Clinical practice guideline development: differential diagnosis for conditions mimicking musculoskeletal conditions," sponsored by the American Physical Therapy Association.  

Student Life

Steve JacobsonSteve Jacobson, Senior Associate Vice President for Student Life, was recently accepted into the 2018/2019 class of the Senior Leadership Academy, jointly sponsored by the Council of Independent College's and American Academic Leadership Institute. The Academy is a year-long program focusing on 30 mid-level administrators in higher education who aspire to senior leadership positions in independent colleges or universities.

Professional service and outreach

Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry

Carson Bentley '11, Assistant Professor of Clinical Oral Healthcare, was elected to serve on the San Francisco Dental Society Board of Directors.  

Chan Park, Associate Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, has been elected as vice president and secretary of the California Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. This is a four-year term leading to president elect, president and immediate past president.  

McGeorge School of Law

Francis J. Mootz III, Professor of Law, was elected to serve as Chair of the Law and Interpretation Section of the American Association of Law Schools. Mootz will organize the section's scholarly program for the annual meeting in New Orleans in 2019.  

Michael P. Malloy, Distinguished Professor of Law, participated in a virtual conference of a working group of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), planning a major revision of the UNECE Policy Framework for Sustainable Real Estate Markets (2010). The working group hopes to have a proposed draft by May 2018 to present at the UN Office in Geneva, Switzerland.  

Gladys L. Benerd School of Education

Harriett Arnold, Emerita Professor of Education, has been elected for a two-year term as president of the San Jose State University Alumni Association.

Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Nicholaus Brock '11, '12, Assistant Clinical Professor of Speech-Language Pathology and Director of the Stockton Scottish Rite Childhood Language Disorders Center, is the co-founder and co-chair of the California Speech-Language-Hearing Association (CSHA) Knowledge Bowl and will serve as coach for Pacific's graduate student team at the 2018 CSHA Convention and Exhibition March 22–25 in Sacramento.   


College of the Pacific

Ken Albala, Professor of History, has had his entire 36-episode Food History course, "Food, a Culinary History," recently made available as a free podcast from the Great Courses Company on iTunes, Google Play and other podcast sites.    

Karrigan Bork, Visiting Assistant Professor of Geological and Environmental Sciences, published the article "Guest Species: Rethinking Our Approach to Biodiversity in the Anthropocene" in the Utah Law Review, Vol. 2018:1. This article breaks new ground on management of nonnative species, and more generally, on emerging environmental philosophies that may help us face the challenge of the Anthropocene, a dawning geologic age marked by the emergence of humanity as the dominant force shaping our natural world.  

Martín Camps, Professor of Modern Languages and Literature and Latin American Studies, had the book La sonrisa afilada: Enrique Serna frente a la crítica (A Smile Sharp as a Blade: Critical Essays on Enrique Serna) published by the National Autonomous University of Mexico. The book was recently presented at the International Book Fair in Mexico City.

Marcos Gridi-Papp, Associate Professor of Biological Sciences, Pacific Vo '15, Kirandeep Grewal '15, Robert Do '16, Eugene Erwin '17, Narin Jeong '18, Katherine Tse '17, Chantelle Chen '17, Morgan Miyake '17 and Alice Lin '16 co-authored the paper "Thermal sensitivity of a Neotropical amphibian (Engystomops pustulosus) and its vulnerability to climate change" published in the journal Biotropica. The study was partly funded by the Pacific Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program. It was produced in collaboration with Hilton Oyamaguchi, former visiting professor at the Department of Biological Sciences.  

Jianhua Ren, Professor of Chemistry, and graduate students Yadwinder Mann '21, Yuntao Zhang '21, and Michael Browne '21, had their paper "Synthesis and Mass Spectrometry Analysis of Oligo-peptoids" published in the Journal of Visualized Experiments.   

Traci Roberts-Camps, Professor of Modern Languages and Literature, published the essay "Labyrinths of the Literary World: The Writings of Bárbara Jacobs" in Critical Insights: Contemporary Latin American Fiction, Ed. Ignacio López-Calvo, published by Salem Press.  

Vyacheslav Samoshin, Professor of Chemistry, Nataliya Samoshina, Adjunct Professor of Chemistry, Xin Guo, Professor of Pharmaceutics and Medicinal Chemistry, Andreas Franz, Professor of Chemistry, Yu Zheng '13, and Xin Liu '13 co-authored the article "Fliposomes: trans-2-aminocyclohexanol-based amphiphiles as pH-sensitive conformational switches of liposome membrane — a structure-activity relationship study," published in Chemistry and Physics of Lipids.  

Balint Sztaray, Professor of Chemistry, published "Radical Thermometers, Thermochemistry, and Photoelectron Spectra: a PEPICO Study of the Methyl Peroxy Radical" in the The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters. Co-authors include Krisztina Voronova, Chemistry Research Scholar, Krisztian Torma '19 and colleagues from University of Nevada, Reno, Sandia National Lab and the Paul Scherrer Institut in Switzerland. He published "Kinetics of the a-C3H5 + O2 reaction, investigated by photoionization using synchrotron radiation" in Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics. Co-authors include Krisztina Voronova, and colleagues from University of Wurzburg, Christian-Albrechts-University of Kie in Germany, and the Paul Scherrer Institut.   

Elisa Toloba, Assistant Professor of Physics, co-authored the research paper "Next Generation Virgo Cluster Survey (NGVS). XXXII:~Search for a Globular Cluster Substructure in the Virgo Galaxy Cluster Core" which has been published in The Astrophysics Journal. The paper documents her research group's discovery of the remnants of a dwarf galaxy that was cannibalized by M87, one of the most massive galaxies in the local universe. Their discovery is based on a new technique used to identify these dim and sparse structures.

Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry

Darren Cox, Professor of Diagnostic Sciences, co-authored the paper "Advanced platelet-rich fibrin and freeze-dried bone allograft for ridge preservation: A randomized controlled clinical trial" published in the Journal of Periodontology (2018).      

Warden H. Noble, Professor of Preventive and Restorative Dentistry, co-authored the article "Protection From Dental Erosion: All Fluorides are Not Equal" published in the Compendium of  Continuing Education in Dentistry (39:3) 2018.   

Andrew Young, Assistant Professor of Diagnostic Sciences, coauthored the article "Mouse model demonstrates strain differences in susceptibility to opioid side effects," published in Neuroscience Letters (2018).  

Meixun Sinky Zheng, Assistant Professor of Diagnostic Sciences, and Daniel Bender, Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs, published the manuscript "Evaluating outcomes of computer-based classroom testing: Student acceptance and impact on learning and exam performance" in Medical Teacher, a top-ranked journal in medical education.  

McGeorge School of Law

Christine Manolakas, Professor of Law, published "Taxation of Gamblers: The House Always Wins" in the Oklahoma Law Review, Vol. 70 (2018).  

Stephen McCaffrey, Distinguished Professor of Law, co-authored the e-booklet, "Water: A Global Challenge," published by the French government's development agency, Agence Française de Développement. McCaffrey is one of the world's 10 leading water specialists contributing chapters for this book about pressing global water issues. 

California Family LawJohn E.B. Myers, Professor of Law, had his article "Cross-Examination: A Defense" published in Psychology, Public Policy, and Law, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Psychological Association. Myer's new casebook, Myers's California Family Law: A Practice Focused Casebook was published by West Academic (2018).  

Michael Vitiello, Distinguished Professor of Law, published "Katz v. United States: Back to the Future?" in the University of Richmond Law Review (Vol. 52, 2018).  

Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Eric Boyce, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Yvonne Mai '13, Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice, and Chris Pham '15 co-authored "Abaloparatide: Review of a Next-Generation Parathyroid Hormone Agonist" in the Annals of Pharmacotherapy. Boyce also co-authored "Pharmacists' opinions of the value of CAPE Outcomes in hiring decisions," published in the American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education (Vol 81:10). Alumnus Greg Alston '77 was a co-author.  

Todd Davenport, Associate Professor and Program Director of Physical Therapy, co-authored the article, "Validity of functional screening tests to predict lost-time lower quarter injury in a cohort of female collegiate athletes," published in the November 2017 edition of the Journal of Sport Rehabilitation. Davenport and Dinah Compton '13, '15 co-authored the article "Compliance with hand washing guidelines among visitors from the community to acute care settings: a systematic review" published in the January 2018 edition of the Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy. Davenport co-authored the article "How to use scientific evidence at the point of care: guidelines-based physical therapy for a patient with acute lateral ankle sprain" published in the April 2018 edition of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Practice.  

Adam M. Kaye '95, Clinical Professor of Pharmacy Practice, contributed the chapters "Tranexamic Acid," "Androstenedione" and " β-Sitosterol" to the volume Essence of Anesthesia Practice, 4th ed. published by Elsevier, authors L. Fleisher, M. Roizen and J. Roizen.   

Cathy Peterson, Professor and Department Chair of Physical Therapy, co-authored the chapters "Motor System: Neurons and Spinal Motor Function;" "Motor System: The Cerebellum and the Spinocerebellar Pathways;" and "Motor and Psychologic Functions: Basal Ganglia" in Neuroscience: Fundamentals for Rehabilitation, 5th ed. published by Elsevier, Laurie Lundy-Ekman ed. Peterson also contributed 25 cases, structured guiding questions placed within 24 chapters, and learning objectives for 28 of 29 chapters. Peterson also co-authored the article "Toward Optimizing Global Learning Opportunities for US Physical Therapy Students: A Description of Current Practices and Initial Recommendations" in the March 2018 issue of the Journal of Physical Therapy Education.  

The Professor's Tumor cover

Michael Susca, Associate Professor of Speech-Language Pathology, had his recent book, "The Professor's Tumor: Recovery from Aphasia and More," published in paperback and in a Kindle version.  

Zhu Zhou, Assistant Clinical Professor of Pharmaceutics and Medicinal Chemistry, co-authored the article "Effects of particulate matter exposure during pregnancy on birth weight: A retrospective cohort study in Suzhou, China," which was published in the Journal of Science of the Total Environment in February 2018.  

School of Engineering and Computer Science

Scott Larwood, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, co-authored the article "Reconsidering downwind operation by analysis of the NREL Phase VI data" accepted for publication in the journal Wind Engineering.    

Eberhardt School of Business

Dan Wadhwani, Associate Professor of Management and Fletcher Jones Chair in Entrepreneurship, co-authored the paper, "Reinventing Entrepreneurial History," published in Business History Review. He also published "Poverty's Monument: Social Problems and Organizational Field Emergence" in the Journal of Management Studies.  

The Carribbean Prisoner cover

Office of the Provost

Scott Evans, Instructor and Coordinator of Pacific's annual Conference on Creative Writing, had his novel, The Caribbean Prisoner, which was released by Clayborn Press as an eBook in April 2017, made available in paperback.   

Presentations and Artistic Activity

College of the Pacific

Kris Alexanderson, Assistant Professor of History, presented the paper "Colonial Classrooms at Sea: Dutch Passenger Liners, 1920–1942" at the Encounters: Travel and Tourism in Historical Perspective Symposium in Comparative History at Seton Hall University Jan. 25–26. The paper is part of her forthcoming book manuscript, Subversive Seas: Anti-Colonial Networks Across the Twentieth-Century Dutch Empire under contract with Cambridge University Press.  

Chris Goff, Professor of Mathematics, presented the talk "Math Circles" for the Sacramento Valley Community College Math Conference, held at American River College on March 3, 2018. The talk described the creation of the logo for the San Joaquin Math Teachers' Circle, and how it encapsulates a journey covering over 2,000 years of mathematics history, beginning with a lost work created by Apollonius, moving to a problem posed by Princess Elizabeth of Bohemia, and arriving in the world of fractals.  

Michael Leonard, Visiting Lecturer in Art, illustrated the article "Vascular Reconstruction in a Neonate after Latrogenic Injury during Cardiac Catheterization," featured in the journal Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (5:12). The images illustrate vascular repair in a neonate.  

Kevin Pontuti, Professor and Program Director of Media X, was the director for a John Muir Virtual Reality Film Project, A Yosemite Welcome, which was selected for its California debut at the Mammoth Film Festival. The 360-degree stereoscopic short film tells the story of John Muir's first encounter with a Yosemite bear. The collaborative student, staff and faculty project included students Luke Bolle and Jonathan Sosidka as sound recordist and editor, under the supervisioin of staff and faculty. Staff from the John Muir Center and University Archives were instrumental in brainstorming the theme for the project. Jeremy Hanlon, Innovation Spaces Coordinator in the University Library, served as cinematographer.  

Caroline Schroeder, Professor of Religious Studies, delivered the public lecture, "The Ties that Bind: Emotional Bonds between Early Christian Monks and their Children" at the University of Tennessee, and led a faculty-student seminar on family and genealogies in late antique monasticism.

Corey Stocco, Assistant Professor of Psychology, presented the invited address "Understanding and Treating Lying" at the 36th Annual Meeting of the California Association for Behavior Analysis in Santa Clara, California. Stocco also published a video presentation for the paper "Improving the Interview Skills of College Students Using Behavioral Skills Training" previously published in the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis in March 2017. Martin Lehman, Instructional Media Coordinator in the Center for Teaching and Learning, filmed and edited the video.  

Tara Thiemann, Assistant Professor Biological Sciences, was the faculty advisor for student Rebekah Dial '18 whose research poster "Vector competence of Northern California mosquitoes for Dirofilaria immitis won third place in the student poster competition at the 2018 American Mosquito Control Association Annual Meeting. Dial is a current biology graduate student working in Thiemann's laboratory.  

Elisa Toloba, Assistant Professor of Physics, was invited to present her recent discovery of the most dark matter dominated galaxies discovered so far at the conference Galaxy Evolution in Groups and Clusters at 'low' Redshift: Theory and Observations held Dec. 11–15, 2017 in Schloss Ringberg, Germany.  

Xiaojing Zhou, Professor of English, presented the papers "Sanctuary Space as a Site of Resistance, Reinvention, and Transformation in Meena Alexander's novel Manhattan Music" and "The Local-Global Connections in Chinese Migrant Workers' Literature" at the 133th MLA Convention Jan. 4–7 in New York.  

Conservatory of Music

Nicolasa Kuster, Associate Professor of Bassoon and Program Director of Woodwinds, performed Vivaldi's "Bassoon concerto in E Minor" in the Zion Chamber Orchestra Festival's opening concert Jan. 21 at the Zion Lutheran Church in Stockton. Kuster is also principal bassoonist for the Stockton Symphony.  

Ann Miller, Associate Professor of Violin, performed a solo piece of Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto, as part of the Zion Chamber Orchestra Festival's closing concert on Feb. 3 at Zion Lutheran Church in Stockton. Miller is also the concert master for the Zion Chamber Orchestra.  

McGeorge School of Law

Brian Slocum, Professor of Law, presented on a Corpus Linguistics and Statutory Interpretation Panel at the Third Annual Law and Corpus Linguistics Conference at Brigham Young University Law School.  

Omar Dajani, Professor of Law, spoke on "Divorce without Separation? Reimagining the Two-State Solution and Middle East Peace" at Claremont McKenna College on March 7.

Rachel Salcido, Associate Dean for Faculty Scholarship and Diversity Initiatives and Professor of Law, moderated a panel on Sustainable Development in the Anthropocene at the Rocky Mountain Land Use Institute held March 8–9 at the University of Denver Sturm School of Law.  

Stephanie Thompson, Professor of Lawyering Skills, will give a presentation on teaching legal analysis to first-year law students at the Annual Association of Academic Support Educator conference held May 22–24 at the St. Louis University School of Law in St. Louis, Missouri.

Gladys L. Benerd School of Education

Thomas Nelson, Associate Professor of Curriculum and Instruction, led the workshop "Writing for Publication: Maximizing Opportunities for Success" and co-led the workshop "How to Excel as a Peer Reviewer for Academic Journals" at the 16th Annual Hawaiian International Conference on Education in Honolulu during the first week of January 2018.   

Robert Oprandy, Professor of Curriculum and Instruction, and Benjamin Reece '01, '08, Assistant Clinical Professor of Speech-Language Pathology, will present "Strategies for Collaborative Supervision Adapted from Teacher Education" at the California Speech-Language-Hearing Association (CSHA) Convention and Exhibition, March 22–25 in Sacramento.  

Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Todd Davenport, co-presented "Guidelines to Differential Diagnosis: Equipping the Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapist" at the 2018 American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting (CSM-APTA), held Feb. 21–24, 2018 in New Orleans. He also presented "Home Health Hot Topics: The Home Health Clinician as Frontline Practitioner to Address Social Determinants of Health" and co-presented "Direct-to-Employer Physical Therapy: Building Supply and Demand" and "Toward Transforming Society: The Role of Physical Therapy in Population Health" at the CSM meeting. Davenport presented the Richard E. Erhard Memorial Lecture "Mechanisms of Manual Therapy: What Happens Under Our Hands and Why Does It Matter?" sponsored by the California Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy Special Interest Group, at the 2017 Annual Conference of the California Physical Therapy Association in San Diego, California. He also presented "The Physical Therapy Profession Should Address Social Determinants of Health to 'Transform Society'" at the 2018 Graham Sessions, Private Practice Section, at the conference.  

Robert F. Halliwell, Professor of Physiology and Pharmacology, presented "The neuroscience of slowing down brain aging without really trying" and "An evaluation of human stem cell-derived neurons for neuropsychiatric drug discovery and safety testing" at Institute of Neurobiology of the National Autonomous University of Mexico held March 1–2, 2018.   

Michael Susca, Associate Professor of Speech-Language Pathology, Ashley Choi '18, Katrina Vu '18 and Matthew Webster '18, will present the poster "Differential Effects of Time Pressure Experienced by People Who Stutter" at the 2018 California Speech-Language Hearing Association Convention (CSHA) and Exhibition March 22–25.

Jeannene M. Ward-Lonergan, Department Chair and Professor of Speech-Language Pathology, and Jill Duthie, Associate Professor of Speech-Language Pathology, will present the poster "Supporting Literacy in Youth with Language Disorders Through a University Language-Literacy Center" at the 2018 CSHA Convention and Exhibition March 22–25. Ward-Lonergan, also will co-present "Reading Between the Lines: The Language-Literacy-Dyslexia Connection" and "Let's Collaborate - CSHA's Inter-professional Relationships with Our National and State Related Organizations!" at the convention.  

Eberhardt School of Business

Jeffrey Michael, Executive Director of the Center for Business and Policy Research, was a keynote speaker at the San Joaquin County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Business Forecast Conference held Jan. 4 at the Don and Karen DeRosa University Center. The conference topics focused on global, state and local economic outlooks with regional implications.    

University Libraries

Niraj Chaudhary, Director of Library Technology and Digital Initiatives, presented the session "Creating a Technologically Rich Library that Fosters Learning Experiences" at the Academic Impressions Academic Library Planning and Revitalization Institute held March 12 – 14 in Malibu, California. 

Mary Somerville, University Librarian, presented "Campus visioning and participatory design" and "Strategies to secure philanthropic gifts and legislative dollars" at the Academic Library Planning and Revitalization Institute held in Westlake Village, California, sponsored by Academic Impressions.


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