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Deike  Peters – Assistant Professor of Environmental Planning and Practice

In early April, Environmental Studies Professor Deike Peters was awarded a $500 scholarship from Portland State University to support her participation in a special faculty summer workshop on “Integrating Bike-Ped Topics into University Courses.” She will travel to Portland, Oregon on June 19th to join other planning faculty from across the country for the two-day session.

Robert Allinson – Professor of Philosophy

Robert Elliott Allinson, Professor of Philosophy, delivered his paper, ‘Utilization of Medical Data Without Consent,' at the highly competitive double-blind reviewed international conference on Bioethics held at Stanford University School of Medicine. Fellow scholars selected in addition to those from Stanford included the Sorbonne, Canada, China, Australia, USA, UK and India. Physicians attending expressed their strong appreciation for the paper and asked Professor Allinson many questions after his presentation concerning the nature of bioethics and how it should be taught in science programs. 

​​He was also invited to offer the keynote address for the International Conference on Chinese Studies, Department of Asian Studies at the University of Ljubjiana. 

He was appointed to the Editorial Board of the Journal of Daoist Studies, one of the two leading journals of Daoist philosophy and was invited to serve as referee for Philosophy East & West, the pre-eminent journal of Comparative Philosophy. 

Allinson May 2018 Faculty Out and About

Arie Galles – Professor Emeritus of Painting/Drawing

Exhibitions and Presentations/Lectures 

April 2 -29, 2018

“BANEFUL MEDICINE”  Exhibition at Cooper Union, NYC, NY

Included:  “Hippocratic Oath” IV Charcoal Drawing

Panelist, Cooper Union’s Great Hall, Tuesday, April 24, 2018

 May 4-26, 2018

5th Annual Catamaran Literary Reader Exhibition at Robert Blitzer Gallery, Santa Cruz, CA

Included: Three preparatory drawings, Station 1 “Auschwitz-Birkenau,” Station 5 “Bergen-Belsen” and Station 7 “Dachau” from the “Fourteen Stations/Hey Yud Dalet” suite of drawings.​

Shane Barter – Associate Professor of Comparative Politics

Dr. Shane Barter and SUA student Amanda Boralessa have published a chapter in the Routledge Handbook of Politics in Asia, edited by Shiping Hua.  Their contribution, “Southeast Asia: Unity in ASEAN”, explores the foreign policies of Southeast Asian countries.  Also in April, Dr. Barter presented a paper and participated in several panels at the annual International Studies Association (ISA) conference in San Francisco.  Just prior to this, he presented a paper on a panel focusing on Indonesian peripheries as part of the annual Association for Asian Studies (AAS) meeting in Washington DC.

Junyi Liu – Assistant Professor of Economics

On April 7th, 2018, I presented my paper entitled “Bureaucratic Personnel System and Synchronization of Regional Economic Activity: Evidence from China” in the 2018 North America Annual Conference of the Chinese Economists Society hosted by the University of Georgia. Also my collaborated work entitled “Diet and Self-rated Health among Oldest-old Chinese” has been accepted for publication by peer-review journal Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics.

Robert Hamersley – Associate Professor of Environmental Microbiology

Dr. Hamersley’s Capstone student Cai May Tan presented her research at the 43rd Annual West Coast Biological Sciences Undergraduate Research Conference at Saint Mary's College of California, Moraga, CA, on April 14. Her results were communicated in the form of a poster titled “Interactive effects of Nitrate and Sulfate on Methane Production in an Urban Wetland (Newport Bay , CA).”


Tetsushi Ogata – Visiting Assistant Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies

Tetsushi Ogata presented a paper entitled “Dealing with the memories and responsibilities of wartime sexual violence” at the International Studies Association held in San Francisco on April 4-6. His paper dealt with the contested historical memories and wartime responsibilities between Korea and Japan on the comfort women - or “sex slaves” - issues during WWII.

Rosemary Papa – Professor of Comparative & International Education and Leadership

Dr. Rosemary Papa has recently published her edited book, The Wiley Handbook of Educational Policy.

This book showcases new scholarship in the broad field of education policy and governance. Authored by some of the field’s foremost scholars, as well as new and up-and-coming academics, this definitive handbook offers a range of cultural, economic, and political perspectives on the state of education policy today. It addresses historic, current, and future education policy—incorporating changing social landscapes of education, economy, and policy.

The Wiley Handbook of Educational Policy covers the role of politics in education governance; the politics of philanthropy and for-profits; the culture and economy of professional organizations; the governance of technology integration; and future political realities to global citizenry. Themes and topics range not only across early childhood, K-12, and tertiary forms of schooling, but also across the policy questions and concerns that transcend these distinctions.