Promoting Faculty Success

Our Belief

It is the belief of CSU Dominguez Hills Emeritus Faculty Association that the foundation of all great universities lies with a strong faculty base maintained through a rigorous system of academic peer review and tenure. The Faculty Legacy Fund has been created to help the next generation of tenured and tenure-track faculty at Dominguez Hills meet those demanding standards.

Investing in Faculty

Administered by the Emeritus Faculty Association, the Faculty Legacy Fund awards provide financial assistance for current faculty members to encourage and support their professional development in areas such as teaching, research, conference presentations, lab work, and other scholarly and creative endeavors.  Awards are open to tenure-track and tenured faculty at Dominguez Hills.  Preference is given to non-tenured, tenure-track faculty.

Dr. Rod Hay, Interim Provost, is pleased to announce that the CSU Dominguez Hills Emeritus Faculty Association (EFA) is continuing to offer Faculty Legacy Fund Awards, an on-campus professional development grant program for current tenure-track and tenured faculty members.  This award program has been created to provide financial assistance to encourage and support professional development in the areas of teaching, research and creative activity.  Awards are open to all tenure-track and tenured faculty, although preference is given to non-tenured, tenure-track faculty.

Faculty Legacy Fund Recipients

The EFA expects to be able to award up to three grants for a maximum of $7500 each. Requests may be submitted for any amount up to that maximum.  The grants are for use during the 2017-2018 academic year, but awardees may begin to access their awards in the summer of 2017.

The deadline for submitting proposals was Thursday, December 1, 2016.  Announcement of the recipients of the awards was made February 15, 2017. The awardees will be honored at the EFA Spring Luncheon in May 2017.

We strongly encourage you to apply. Application information will be available October 2017. If you have any questions about the Faculty Legacy Fund Awards, feel free to contact Leni Cook at cooklg@cox.net or lcook@csudh.edu.

Faculty Legacy Award Funding
Academic YearAwardeesResearch
2017-2018

Kathryn Theiss – Biology

Kathryn Theiss

How will plants evolve in a changing climate?

Predicting how plant species will evolve in the face of global climate change is one of the most important and challenging fields in current botanical research. Climate change affects the timing of plant flowering as well as activity of pollinators, which could lead to increased rates of self-fertilization, decreasing genetic diversity and therefore adaptive potential. The overarching question that drives my research is How do genetically-controlled breeding systems affect a species' ability to evolve in a changing climate? I combine field and molecular research to answer this question using evening primroses (Oenothera; Onagraceae).

 

 

Bin Tang – Computer Science

Bin Tang

Energy-Efficient File replication in Data-Intensive Cloud Data Centers

Cloud data centers are the backbone of the Internet economy, providing numerous services such as search engines(Google), social networks(Facebook), and video streaming(Netflix). Many cloud applications are data intensive, processing large amount of data. Data replication, which brings data files closer to the applications, is an effective strategy to reduce data access latencies and bandwidth consumption, thus saving energy in data centers. I am working with both graduate and undergraduate students in my lab to design energy-efficient data replication algorithms. With algorithmic and mathematical rigor as well as real-world applicability, this project will provide an invaluable research experience for our students.

 

Andrea Johnson – History   

Andrea Johnson

Dominguez and the 1910 Air Meet

To complete research on a documentary on the 1910 Los Angeles International Aviation Meet, Prof. Andrea Johnson proposes to bring to light one of the seminal events in Los Angeles aviation history. The goal of "Dominguez and the 1910 Air Meet" is to complete a factual and focused film on an event central to the history of aviation in the nation, Los Angeles and the South Bay. The project will fund Prof. Andrea Johnson's research, travel, editing, filming assistance to the Airmeet committee and interviews to bring the production home not only to CSUDH, but also to Los Angeles and Aviation historians. In addition Prof. Johnson will work to bring the Air Meet home to CSUDH students and generally challenges them to visualize the connections between local, national and their own history.

2015-2016Hannah Nguyen – Human ServicesCulturally Sensitive Mental Health Service Delivery for Asian American Immigrants: A Qualitative Study of Mental Health Providers’ Perspectives
 Karin E. Kram – BiologyRole of sspA in Long-Term Survival of Bacteria
2014-2015

Ana Pitchon – Sociology

Award Rescinded- Left the University
 Jacqueline Padilla-Gamino – BiologyImpacts of climate change in marine organisms of Southern California   
2013-2014Tara Victor – PsychologyMindfulness, Frontal Systems and Emotion Regulation
2012-2013Ann Soon Choi – IDS/PACEImpact of Elimination of Adult Day Care  Award Rescinded-Unused
  Susan Needham – Anthropology Summer Field Studies/Research in Cambodia
  Doris Ressl – Dance and TheatreCertification in Therapeutic Dance 
2011-2012 Dana Belu – PhilosophyPhenomenology, Feminism and Reproductive Technology
  John Carvalho – BiologyMolecular Mechanism Underlying Citrate Utilization Differences Between Enterococcus   Faecalis and Enterococcus Faecium
  Chris Monty – History Political Clientelism and the Early Stalin Regime
  Helen Oesterheld – EnglishAll Female Communities: The Promise and Problem of Women in Retreat 
2010-2011John Carvalho – BiologyAntibiogram and MSA Analysis of the Enteroccocci 
  Vivian Price – IDS/Labor StudiesRoots of Tradeswomen Activism in Seattle 
 Doris Ressl – Theatre and DanceDances on the Lakewalk 
  Tara Victor – PsychologyExamining Ethnocultural Bias on Cognitive Measures in a College Population
 2009-2010Kenneth Rodriguez – ChemistryAngle Studies of Metal Meshes Used for Sensing And Spectroscopy of Actin
 Sohaila Shakib – SociologyGender, Sport and the Popularity Hierarchy among Youth
 2008-2009Dennis Corbin – Social WorkFirst Generation Minority Students in Graduate Education
 Susan Einbinder – Social WorkSocial Capital in Los Angeles
 Matt Mutchler – SociologySexual Health Communication
 Doris Ressl – Theatre and DanceSignature Moves   
 
 2007-2008 Ashish Sinha – Earth SciencesTesting the Sea Surface Temperatures-Drought Variability Linkage in the SW US Using Stalagmites From Sequoia National Park
 Laura Talamonte – HistoryWomen’s Agency and the Development of Citizenship In Pre-Revolutionary and Revolutionary France
 Erika Verba – HistoryThe Life and Work of Chilean Artist Violeta Parra:  A Biography Proposal
 Kara Zugman – Sociology This Bridge Called Zapatismo: Building Alternative Political Cultures in Mexico City, Los Angeles and Beyond