Faculty Achievements

Faculty Achievements 2008-2009
Community Involvement

Brent Armendinger (English and World Literature)
Professor Armendinger participated in the World AIDS Day Poetry Reading, organized with students from his class, Literature, Illness and Disability in December 2008 at the Claremont Public Library. He also received a Changemakers Grant for "Poetry and Public Space," a community engagement course at Pitzer College.

Jennifer Armstrong (Biology)
Professor Armstrong was an instructor for the 2009 Keck Graduate Institute: Science Bootcamp for Non-Scientists. She served on the 2009 Grant Review Panel for the National Science Foundation.

Martha Bárcenas-Mooradian (Spanish)
Professor Bárcenas-Mooradian is a founding member and coordinator of the Pomona Habla Coalition, created to stop abusive DUI/registration checkpoints that systematically deprive poor immigrant families of their vehicles. She created Programa Nahuatl: Orgullosos de Nuestras Raíces (Nahuatl Program: Proud of Our Roots) to engender pride in indigenous language and heritage in immigrant day laborers at the Pomona Day Labor Center. Barcenas-Mooradian also coordinated Sustaining Innovation-Engaging Global Competence Student Symposium for the Consortium for Innovative Environments in Learning.

Nigel Boyle (Political Studies)
Professor Boyle spoke on "Die Wahlparty: The Candidates" and "Obama: The Inauguration" at the Institut fur Politikwissenschaft at the Universitat Koblenz-Landau, on "The 2008 US Presidential Election" at Marienschule in Saarbrucken, Germany and on "Immigration and Integration in Contemporary California" at the Hessen Teacher Institute, Hessen, Germany.

José Calderón (Sociology, Chicano/a Studies)
Professor Calderón was elected master of ceremonies for the Testimonial Community Meeting for Families of Immigrants with Members of Congress Joe Baca and Luis Gutierrez in Ontario, CA, March 2009.

Paul Faulstich (Environmental Studies)
Professor Faulstich continued his appointment on the board of directors of the California Wilderness Coalition and his three year appointment on the Fulbright National Screening Committee: Australia. He began service on the editorial board of Culture Critique.

Leah Light (Psychology)
Professor Light was a grant reviewer for the Social Psychology and Interpersonal Processes Initial Review Group and the Roybal Centers Initial Review Group at the National Institutes of Health. She served on the editorial boards of Psychology and Aging and the Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory and Cognition.

Norma Rodriguez (Psychology)
Professor Rodriguez served as a reviewer on the psychology panel for the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship.

Erich Steinman (Sociology)
Professor Steinman created a service learning relationship with the Costanoan Carmel Rumsen Ohlone tribe in Pomona, CA.

Edith Vasquez (English and World Literature)
Professor Vasquez is the presiding officer of the Latina/o Literature Society of the Pacific Ancient Modern Language Association.