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Anthony Mazeroll – Professor of Biology

Dr. Anthony I Mazeroll, Professor of Biology and Environmental Studies, who is on sabbatical in the Peruvian Amazon, was invited to sit as a panelist at the Universidad Nacional de la Amazonía Peruana (UNAP) undergraduate conference entitled “Perspective on transgenesis and Genic Therapy”.   In addition, he provided 6 hours of invited lectures to UNAP’s graduate school’s Masters degree program in Aquaculture.

Robert Allinson – Professor of Philosophy

Robert Elliott Allinson has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the International Society for Universal Dialogue, whose next internationally vetted conference is in Lima, Peru. Professor Allinson served as a double-blind referee to vet the conference papers. He was also invited to serve as external, double-blind referee for Journal of Daoist Studies (USA) and as external, double-blind referee for the journal Dao, An international Journal of Comparative Philosophy (China). By assuming these positions and responsibilities, Professor Allinson continues scholarly contributions to the cause of development of an East/ West Values Harmony in the world today, one of his strongest academic and ethical interests. In addition,  Professor Allinson’s article, ‘Searle's Master Insight and the Non-Dual solution of the Sixth Patriarch: Sorting Through Some Problems of Consciousness,’ has been published in Comparative Philosophy: An International Journal of Constructive Engagement of Distinct Approaches Toward World Philosophy,Vol. 8, No. 1, pp. 82-93.

Tomoko Takahashi – Vice President for Institutional Research & Assessment, Dean of the Graduate School, and Professor of Linguistics & Education

Dr. Tomoko Takahashi has been re-elected to the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) for another three-year term beginning July 1, 2018.  Dr. Takahashi was elected to the Commission for her first term in 2015.  She has since worked with other members of the Commission to evaluate and act on institutional review portfolios for accreditation and set policies related to accreditation standards and procedures.

Since 2001, as SUA’s Accreditation Liaison Officer (ALO), Dr. Takahashi has lead the university’s accreditation effort.  SUA was accredited by WSCUC in 2005, four years earlier than expected, and reaccredited for ten years in 2010. In addition to serving as the SUA’s ALO as well as a WSCUC Commissioner, Dr. Takahashi has served as a frequent visiting committee member and reviewed a number of institutions for WSCUC accreditation.  

Dongyoun Hwang – Professor of Asian Studies

Professor Dongyoun Hwang attended the Annual Conference of the American Historical Association (AHA), held in Washington, D.C. , January 4-7, 2018, to present his new paper titled “The Biggest Little School in the World: Liming Advanced Middle School and Anarchist Education in East Asia” at the panel on “New Approaches to Transnational Anarchism in the Twentieth Century.”  

Michael Golden – Professor of Music Composition & Theory   | Director of the Creative Arts Program

Prof. Michael Golden’s paper, “Music Emergent: Autopoiesis and Connected Worlds,” has been published in the University of California escholarhip conference proceedings series, found here: Dr. Golden presented this work in December 2016 at UC Irvine at the conference “Body of Knowledge: Embodied Cognition and the Arts,” which brought together artists, philosophers, neuroscientists and psychologists exploring new integrative approaches linking their diverse fields.  Simon Hoffding (SUA class of ’08) helped organize the panel session at which this work was presented.