Latest Achievements

Updates about the latest publications and other achievements by our faculty, staff and students

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Week of: Jan 17, 2021

Faculty Chelsea Teale and Joice Chang, Geography

The co-authored paper “Fabaceae (legume) pollen as an anthropogenic indicator in eastern North America” was recently published in the journal Vegetation History and Archaeobotany. Dr. Teale’s background in historical ecology and Dr. Chang’s expertise in data analysis allowed the combination of historical records and pollen records to assess whether legumes (such as clover) reflect European settlement. Preview the article at

Faculty Dr. Chelsea Teale, Geography

Dr. Chelsea Teale was recently elected Treasurer of the Society of Woman Geographers. SWG was formed in 1925 as a response to the all-male Explorers Club, and financially supports women in many fields with fellowships, grants, and programming.

Student Zachary Erickson, Kevin Boston, Pascal Berrill, Forestry & Wildland Resources

Zachary Erickson, Kevin Boston, Pascal Berrill (Forestry & Wildland Resources, CNRS) were awarded an Intertribal Timber Council, Native American Natural Resource Research Scholarship for Zachary’s forestry MS thesis research into defining stewardship goals of native people, with case study example of the Wiyot tribe and HSU’s Goukd’in (Jacoby Creek) Forest: “Identifying forest management objectives of the Wiyot”. $4,200.

Faculty Suzanne Pasztor, History

Published two articles in the Volume 74 of the Handbook of Latin American Studies, published by the Hispanic Division of the Library of Congress and University of Texas Press. Pasztor has been an author and contributing editor of the Handbook, and a consultant for the Hispanic Division, since 1994.

Faculty Dr. Amy Rock, Geography

Dr. Amy Rock was recently invited to join the Editorial Board for the California Geospatial Review, a peer-reviewed publication which showcases geospatial teaching and research within the CSU.

Week of: Jan 10, 2021

Faculty Sarah L. Chase Merrick, Child Development

Dr. Sara L. Chase Merrick, an Assistant Professor in the Child Development, was awarded a $50,000 grant to help support her Hupa Language Immersion Summer School. The Dreamstarter Gold grant from Running Strong for American Indian Youth, a nonprofit that offers immediate services and financial support to tribes nationally, will help Dr. Merrick transform her week-long Hupa Language Immersion course into a four-week summer program. Sara will be collaborating with the Hoopa Tribal Education Association and Hupa Language speakers for this important project.

Week of: Jan 03, 2021

Faculty Dr. Pam Bowers, Social Work

Dr. Pam Bowers and Dr.Katharine Dill (Marist College) co-authored an article titled: “Building a Better Field Seminar.” The article and will be published in the upcoming issue of The Field Educator.

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