Publications and achievements submitted by our faculty, staff, and students. 


Faculty Sing C. Chew Sociology

Sing C. Chew, Professor Emeritus, recently published a new monograph: Ecology, Artificial Intelligence, and Virtual Reality (Life in the Digital Ages). Rowman and Littlefield Publishers. 2021.

Submitted: March 1, 2021

Student Jason Laugesen Anthropology

Jason Laugesen has been selected as an awardee for the 2021 CSU Student Research Competition. Jason is an anthropology major with a focus on Mesoamerican archaeology. He is a research assistant at the Geospatial Archaeology Research Center and at the Cultural Resources Facility at HSU. For the past year and a half, Jason has been working under the direction of Dr. Cortes-Rincon on the Belize Archaeology Project. He uses ArcGIS to make maps of the ancient Maya structures and any other cultural features such as roads, quarries, and hydrology. The competition will be held virtually on April 30th.

Submitted: February 19, 2021

Faculty Rebecca Robertson Anthropology

Rebecca Robertson (Anthropology faculty) recently published a paper, Empirical and Practical Implications for Documenting Early Racial Transfer Gaps in New Directions for Community Colleges:Transfer Partnerships for More Equitable Outcomes). This research used a nationally representative sample of students drawn from the Beginning Post-secondary Students Longitudinal Study (BPS:12/14) to quantitatively examine inequities in early transfer among racial/ethnic groups.

Submitted: February 12, 2021

Faculty Chelsea Teale and Joice Chang Geography

The co-authored paper “Fabaceae (legume) pollen as an anthropogenic indicator in eastern North America” was recently published in the journal Vegetation History and Archaeobotany. Dr. Teale’s background in historical ecology and Dr. Chang’s expertise in data analysis allowed the combination of historical records and pollen records to assess whether legumes (such as clover) reflect European settlement. Preview the article at

Submitted: January 21, 2021

Faculty Dr. Chelsea Teale Geography

Dr. Chelsea Teale was recently elected Treasurer of the Society of Woman Geographers. SWG was formed in 1925 as a response to the all-male Explorers Club, and financially supports women in many fields with fellowships, grants, and programming.

Submitted: January 20, 2021

Faculty Suzanne Pasztor History

Published two articles in the Volume 74 of the Handbook of Latin American Studies, published by the Hispanic Division of the Library of Congress and University of Texas Press. Pasztor has been an author and contributing editor of the Handbook, and a consultant for the Hispanic Division, since 1994.

Submitted: January 20, 2021

Faculty Dr. Amy Rock Geography

Dr. Amy Rock was recently invited to join the Editorial Board for the California Geospatial Review, a peer-reviewed publication which showcases geospatial teaching and research within the CSU.

Submitted: January 19, 2021

Faculty Leslie L. Rossman Communication

Dr. Leslie Rossman, CFA Chapter Lecturer Representative, has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the California Faculty Association

Submitted: December 12, 2020

Faculty John Meyer, Joice Chang, Ileanna Spoelstra Politics

Dr. John Meyer and Dr. Joice Chang of the Department of Politics co-authored “Continuities and changes; voices and silences: a critical analysis of the first three decades of scholarship in Environmental Politics.” The article was a collaboration with CAHSS Undergraduate Research Partner and political science major, Ileanna Spoelstra. It will be the lead article in a special, thirtieth anniversary edition of the international journal Environmental Politics to be published in February 2021.…

Submitted: December 10, 2020

Faculty Bill Devall Sociology

The late Professor Emeritus Bill Devall left behind a book manuscript that has just been published, Living Deep Ecology: A Bioregional Journey, Rowman and Littlefield Publishing Group 2021. The book is his deep ecological journey living in the Klamath-Siskiyou Bioregion while teaching at HSU for nearly 30 years.

Submitted: December 7, 2020

Faculty Alison Ruth Holmes International Studies

Dr Alison Holmes has just published her fifth book - Multi-layered Diplomacy in a Global State: The International Relations of California published by Palgrave Macmillan in London. Based on interviews with over 50 diplomats, tribal, city, county and state officials (including former governors), Holmes explores California's international activities and profile with key stakeholders and its impact on a developing area of diplomacy and global governance in theory and practice.

Submitted: December 7, 2020

Faculty Jared D. Larson Politics

Dr. Larson recently contributed an essay, "A liberdade de morrer" (The Freedom to Die), to a project entitled "O Mundo desde Aquí: A pandemia da COVID-19" (The World from Here: The COVID-19 Pandemic). This series, financed by the municipal government of Pontevedra (Galicia), Spain, brought together writers from 23 countries to consider how COVID-19 has shaped their home societies and politics. Dr. Larson’s piece considers how the politicization of science and the truth jeopardizes public health, yet that this freedom to die is very much a part of our society in the U.S. The series can be found here:…

Submitted: December 7, 2020

Faculty Robert Cliver History

Prof. Robert Cliver, HSU History Department, was recently interviewed by Prof. Felix Wemheuer of the University of Cologne about his new book, Red Silk: Class, Gender, and Revolution in China’s Yangzi Delta Silk Industry for the YouTube channel Studying Maoist China. The interview can be viewed at this link:

Submitted: December 7, 2020

Faculty Robert Cliver History

Prof. Robert Cliver, HSU History Department, gave a remote (Zoom) talk about his new book, Red Silk: Class, Gender, and Revolution in China's Yangzi Delta Silk Industry, for the Chinese Business History Webinar of the Hong Kong Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Hong Kong on Dec. 4 (Dec. 3 Pacific time).

Submitted: December 7, 2020

Faculty Rosemary Sherriff Geography

HSU’s weather station is up and running again on the top of Van Matre with the help of Facilities Management, IT and GESA support. Funding for the upgraded station came from CAHSS and Rosemary Sherriff. View the weather at or Weather Underground (station ID KCAARCAT44) by searching for Humboldt State Weather Station or going to (Alliance Station). Links to the weather station and monthly (daily summary) records will be posted on Rosemary Sherriff’s Dendroecology Lab webpage starting January 2021. Contact me directly for hourly records if interested.

Submitted: December 3, 2020

Faculty Deepti Chatti Geography

Dr. Deepti Chatti was invited to share her research at Brown University. She gave a research talk titled "Stirring the Pot: Energy Access and Environmental Injustice in the Context of Climate Change" on November 20, 2020 at the Institute at Brown for Environment and Society (IBES).

Submitted: December 1, 2020

Faculty Leslie L. Rossman and Aaron P. Donaldson Communication

Dr. Leslie Rossman and Dr. Aaron Dondaldson presented their paper, "Faculty working conditions are student learning conditions”: The emergent rhetorical possibilities and collective labor power of the California Faculty Association’s lecturer faculty during Covid-19" at the annual National Communication Association Conference.

Submitted: November 27, 2020

Faculty Jared D. Larson Politics

Shortly after the recent presidential elections in the U.S., Dr. Larson was interviewed for a "conversatorio" on Qué Vaina, a media group by and for Venezuelans in Europe. The interview was done in Spanish and viewed at the following link:

Submitted: November 25, 2020

Faculty Matthew Derrick Geography

Matthew Derrick, chair of the Department of Geography, Environment, and Spatial Analysis, published an article titled "Beyond the Territorial Trap? The Geographic Examination of Sovereignty" in the peer-reviewed Journal of Geography, Politics, and Society.

Submitted: November 17, 2020

Faculty Jared D. Larson Politics

The night of the recent presidential elections, or the following morning in Spain, Dr. Larson was a guest on Bos Días, a morning news program in Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, Spain. The segment opens with an explanation of the electoral college. Dr. Larson's participation begins at about nine-and-a-half minutes into the link below:

Submitted: November 10, 2020