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2012 New Faculty

This year, CSULB welcomes 26 new faculty members with impressive academic credentials and diverse talents.

College of the Arts

Jermie Arnold



Jermie S. Arnold
Bob Cole Conservatory of Music

Creative Interests: The music of Charles Ives




Peter W. Barker

Research Interests: Automotive design history and automobile/driver interface studies with respect to fatigue interference.
Creative Interests: Industrial design, toy design, music and the visual arts


Gerald Casel

Gerald F. Casel


Creative Interests: Contemporary dance; meditation – ideokenisis, somatics


College of Business Administration

Hongyu Chen

Hongyu Chen

Information Systems

Research Interests: User generated content




Wikrom Prombutr

Wikrom Prombutr


Research Interests: Asset pricing




College of Education

Betina Hsieh

Betina Y. Hsieh

Teacher Education

Research Interests: Teacher professional identity, literacy


Lindsay Perez Huber

Lindsay Pérez Huber

Advanced Studies in Education and Counseling

Research Interests: Race, immigration and education




College of Engineering

Shadnaz Asgari

Shadnaz Asgari

Computer Engineering and Computer Science

Research Interests: bioinformatics, biomedical signal processing, biomedical data mining.



Pitiporn Asvapathanagul

Pitiporn Asvapathanagul

Civil Engineering and Construction Engineering Management

Research Interests: Molecular tools to understand microorganisms in water reclamation processes




Mohammad Mozumdar
Mohammad M. Mozumdar

Electrical Engineering

Research Interests: Methodologies and tools for embedded system especially in the domain of sensor networks; Energy efficient building information and control system design; Cyber physical system; Methodology for the design of distributed embedded systems typically subjected to high real time, safety and reliability constraints




College of Health and Human Services

Marie Botkin

Marie M. Botkin

Family and Consumer Sciences

Research Interests: Historical fashion, sustainability and textiles




Keith Fulthorp

Keith M. Fulthorp

Recreation and Leisure Studies

Research Interests: Urban/municipal recreation and parks




Young Ha

Young Ha

Family and Consumer Sciences

Research Interests: Internet shopping/ consumer behavior




Selena Thi Nguyen-Rodriguez

Selena Thi Nguyen-Rodriguez

Health Science

Research Interests: Psychosocial predictors of health behavior




Annie Odell

Anne P. Odell


Research Interests: Perceptions of wellness




Tiffanye Vargas

Tiffanye M. Vargas


Research Interests: Coaching education and athlete efficacy




Pamela E. Xandre



College of Liberal Arts

Sabrina Alimahomed-Wilson

Sabrina Alimahomed-Wilson

Sociology & Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies

Research Interests: Race, class, gender inequality; transnational feminisms




May Ling Halim

May Ling Halim


Research Interests: Gender development and culture




Kevin Johnson

Kevin E. Johnson

Communication Studies

Research Interests: First Amendment, public controversy, rhetoric




Demetra Kasimis

Demetra F. Kasimis

Political Science

Research Interests: Political theory, classical Greek theory, immigration, queer theory, and modern Greek studies




Heather Stephens

Heather M. Stephens


Research Interests: Regional economics




Jordan Smith

Jordan A. Yamaji Smith

Comparative World Literature and Culture

Research Interests: Transnational migrant cultures and literary translation, Japanese and Latin American literatures




College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Douglas Pace

Douglas A. Pace

Biological Sciences

Research Interests: Ecophysiology of marine parasitism




Jason Schwans

Jason P. Schwans

Chemistry and Biochemistry

Research Interests: Bioorganic chemistry, enzymology, investigation of enzyme mechanism using unnatural amino acids and nucleotide analogs




Theodore Stankowich

Theodore Stankowich

Biological Sciences

Research Interests: Evolution of anti-predator behavior and defensive weapons in mammals



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