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Week of: Mar 06, 2016

Faculty Tyler Stumpf, Business

Tyler Stumpf, Assistant Professor of Management, recently published a paper entitled “Institutional conformance and tourism performance: An efficiency analysis in developing Pacific Island countries” in the journal “Tourism Planning & Development.” By investigating how conformity mechanisms are related to efficiency in tourism development, the results of this research suggest how destinations may develop sustainable tourism models by achieving the best use of resources based on individual country profiles.

Faculty Maral Attallah, Kerri Malloy, Critical Race, Gender & Sexual; Native American Studies

Maral Attallah and Kerri Malloy have been selected as two of 18 faculty from over 60 very well-qualified instructors/scholars from all over the world as fellows in the inaugural 2016 Summer Institute on Genocide Studies and Prevention at Keene State College. Both were selected based their work and their potential to strengthen the capacity to develop additional coursework and curricular programming in genocide studies and prevention.

Attallah is a lecturer in Critical Race, Gender & Sexuality Studies.
Malloy is a lecturer in Native American Studies.

Student Marie Campfield, Art

A painting by Marie Campfield, a senior undergraduate student in the Department of Art, was accepted into the Society of Illustrators Student Scholarship Exhibition. The exhibition will be held in the galleries of the Museum of American Illustration at the Society of Illustrators in New York City. Marie is the first HSU student to have a work accepted into this prestigious competition. Approximately 300 works from over 8700 entries were chosen for inclusion. Her work, Child’s Skull, Kandahar Province, is part of a larger series of paintings and drawings informed by her experiences in Afghanistan while serving as an Air Force Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician (EOD, military bomb squad).

Faculty Rosemary Sherriff, Geography

Rosemary Sherriff, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Geography, published a viewpoint paper with co-authors titled “Toward a more ecologically informed view of severe forest fires” in Ecosphere. February 2016.

Student Yuliana Rowe, Angelica Munoz, Thien Crisanto and Laura Hernandez, Wildlife

Yuliana, Thien, Laura, and Angelica were invited to present independent research at Washington D.C. at the ERN Conference in STEM (Emerging Researcher’s National Conference in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) in late February. Yuliana Rowe was awarded 2nd place in Ecology, Environment, and Earth Sciences for her presentation on “The effects of climate-induced forest disturbances on spiders in Michigan.”

Week of: Feb 28, 2016

Faculty Susan Marshall, Forestry & Wildland Resources

Professor Susan Marshall, Forestry & Wildland Resources attended the 2016 Society for Range Management Annual Meeting in Corpus Christi, TX. Susan served as 2015 President of the Range Science Education Council and 2016 Past President. She is also an Associate Editor or the Range Ecology & Management Journal and a member of the SRM Professional Accreditation Committee. While there she attended a special workshop looking at the federal Office of Personnel Management 454-Series for Rangeland Specialists with members of the OPM, RSEC and PAC groups. Susan also serves on the Certification Panel for California Certified Range Management specialist.

Faculty Kenneth Fulgham, Forestry & Wildland Resources

Emeritus Professor Kenneth Fulgham, Forestry & Wildland Resources, attended the 2016 Society for Range Management Annual Meeting in Corpus Christi, TX. Ken recently served a three-year term as a national Director on the SRM Board and has been nominated for the SRM 2nd Vice President position with the election held this fall. Ken is also the SRM Membership Services & Meeting Registration Task Force Chair, plus a member of the SRM Bylaws Revision Task Force.

Student Mariah Aguiar, Tyler Hanson, Kaelie Pena, Matt Prendergast, Rosa Sanchez, and Deedee Soto, Forestry & Wildland Resources

The HSU Range Plant Team recently competed in the 2016 Society for Range Management plant identification exam in Corpus Christi, Texas. The competition involved the identification of 200 grasses, forbs, shrubs and trees. The Plant Team placed 9th out of 23 schools from Canada, Mexico and United States. In addition, HSU students also participating in the Undergraduate Range Management Exam and the Student Booth Display Contest. The students attending these competitions were: Mariah Aguiar, Tyler Hanson, Kaelie Pena, Matt Prendergast, Rosa Sanchez, and Deedee Soto.
Kaelie Pena, Range Management Science major, was elected Secretary to the SRM Student Conclave and she received a summer Pathways Science Technician job with the Forest Service in Bridgeport, California.

Faculty Chelsea Teale, Geography

Chelsea Teale was accepted to attend an NSF-funded summer program on assimilating long-term data into ecosystem models, hosted by the University of Notre Dame and the Paleoecological Observatory Network.

Student Eric Jennings, Micaela Szykman Gunther, Wildlife

Eric Jennings, past undergraduate in the Department of Wildlife, had his honors thesis published in Northwest Science, coauthored with his mentor, Micaela Gunther. His work examined the “Effects of high temperatures and sun exposure on Sherman trap internal temperatures.”

Faculty Tyler Stumpf, Business

Tyler Stumpf, Assistant Professor of Management, recently published a paper entitled “Bridging the Gap: Grounded theory method, theory development, and sustainable tourism research” in the “Journal of Sustainable Tourism.” Taking the perspective that advancing knowledge on sustainability phenomena is optimized when theoretical and practical developments work in concert rather than in isolation, this research aims to help bridge the gap between sustainable tourism research, practice, and theory by ameliorating the process and outcomes of grounded theory method research in the field. This research was completed with colleagues from the Carson College of Business at Washington State University.

Week of: Feb 21, 2016

Faculty Joshua Frye, Communication

Joshua Frye, Associate Professor of Communication, recently published a peer-reviewed academic journal article in the “Journal of Social Justice.” The article, entitled, “Re-conceptualizing the Global Fair Trade Movement” examines the fair trade movement using structuration theory and inductive rhetorical analysis. The essay argues that the global fair trade movement is unique in the pursuit of sustainability and social justice within the food system. As such, it reveals communication reflexivity as potentially a collective process of transformation and is reshaping the values and conditions for labor equity and environmental sustainability through a new market paradigm of partnership.

Faculty Josh Meisel, Sociology

A contribution written by Josh Meisel, Associate Professor of Sociology, to a chapter on “Teaching Rural Criminology – Topics and Issues” has been published in the “The Routledge International Handbook of Rural Criminology.”

Faculty Josh Meisel, Sociology

Josh Meisel, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, had his book review of “KILLER WEED: Marijuana, Grow Ops, Media, and Justice,” by Susan C. Boyd and Connie I. Carter published in the November 2015 issue of “Contemporary Sociology.”

Faculty Michael S. Bruner, Communication

Michael S. Bruner, Professor, Department of Communication, had his book review of “WORD OF MOUTH: What We Talk About When We Talk About Food,” by sociologist Priscilla Parkhurst Ferguson, published in “Food, Culture, and Society,” online 18 February 2016.

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