Santa Clara University


Fourteenth Annual

Scholarly Achievement Celebration


College of Arts and Sciences

November 27, 2012



Celebrating exceptional academic achievement among faculty
of the College of Arts and Sciences


Thorsteinn Adalsteinsson, Chemistry & Biochemistry – “Phase Transitions of n-hexadecane in Nanoencapsulated Binary Solutions of n-Hexadecane and 1-Octanol” (with Kyle W. Tubbs, Vincent T. Nguyen), (American Chemical Society/The Journal of Physical Chemistry – B, 2012)

Katherine Aoki, Art & Art History – Exhibits, “Museum of Historical Makeovers: From the Tragic Kingdom Period to the Golden Age of Bleaching,” (Chico State University Art Gallery, 2012), “Political Paper Dolls,” (San Jose Museum of Art, 2012)

Richard Barber, Physics – “Transport and spectroscopic studies of the effects of Fullerene structure on the efficiency and lifetime of polythiophene-based solar cells” (with Emilee L. Sena, Justin H. Peel, Devin Wesenberg, Shreya Nathan, Marianne Wallis, Maxwell J. Giammona, Thorsteinn Adalsteinsson, Brian J. McNelis), (Elsevier/Solar Energy Materials & Solar Cells, May 2012)

Michelle Bezanson, Anthropology – “The ontogeny of prehensile-tail use in Cebus capucinus and Alouatta palliata” (American Journal of Primatology, 74:770-782, 2012), “Tree truthing: How accurate are substrate estimates in primate field studies?” (with Watts SM, Jobin MA), (American Journal of Physical Anthropology 147:671-677, 2012); Wrote book chapter: “Future adults or old children? Integrating life history” (with Morbeck, M.E.) in Building babies: primate development in proximate and ultimate perspective Clancy K, Hinde K, and Rutherford J. (eds.)

Aldo Billingslea, Theatre & Dance – Performer, “Othello” (Marin Theatre Company, April 2012); Performer, “Spunk” (California Shakespeare Theater, July 2012)

Jim Cottrill, Political Science – Article, “The Effects of Non-Legislative Redistricting Approaches on Competition in Congressional Elections” (Polity, Jan 2012)

Derek Duarte, Theatre & Dance – Lighting design, “HereAfterHere” (Cabrillo Theatre, Tandy Beal and Company, Sept 2011), “Romeo and Juliet” (Forest Theater, Pacific Repertory Theater, Sept 2011), “Chicago” (Western Stage, Nov 2011), “Funsch Solos: One on One” (Z Space, March 2012), “Fiddler on the Roof” (Golden Bough Theater, Pacific Repertory Theater, April 2012), “39 Steps” (Golden Bough Theater, Pacific Repertory Theater, June 2012), “Pastures of Heaven” (Western Stage. June 2012), “8” (Western Stage, July 2012)

Janice Edgerly, Biology – Articles, “Comparison of fibroin cDNAs from web spinning insects: insight into silk formation and function” (with Collin, M.A. and Hayashi, C. Y.), (Zoology Jena) 114(4): 239-46., 2012), “Spinning behaviour and morphology of the spinning glands in male and female Aposthonia ceylonica Enderlein, 1912 (Embioptera: Oligotomidae)” (with Sebastian Büsse, Thomas Hörnschemeyer), Zoologischer Anzeiger - A Journal of Comparative Zoology. 251:297-306, 2011), “Exploration of substrate vibrations as communication signals in a webspinner from Ecuador (Embioptera: Clothodidae)” (with Proaño, C.B., S. Cruz and D.M. McMillan), (Neotropical Entomology. 41:196-203, 2012), “The phylogeny and classification of Embioptera (Insecta)” (with Miller, K.B., C.Y. Hayashi, M.F. Whiting, G.J. Svenson), (Systematic Entomology. 37: 550-570, 2012).

Karen Fraser, Art & Art History – Author, Photography and Japan, (London: Reaktion Books, 2011); article “Beauty Battle: Politics and Portraiture in Late Meiji Japan” in Visualizing Beauty: Gender & Ideology in Modern East Asia (Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 2012)

Jonathan Fung, Communication – Producer and Director, “Hark” (2012), The story draws attention to the harsh reality of human trafficking and shines light where there is darkness.

David Hess, Biology – $858,027, NIH GCAT (Genomics, Computational Biology and Technology) Study Section grant to research evolutionary mechanisms in yeast. Article “Genome sequencing of a Neisseria gonorrhoeae isolate of a successful international clone with decreased susceptibility and resistance to extended-spectrum cephalosporins” (with Wu A, Golparian D, Esmaili S ‘12, Pandori W ‘13, Sena E ‘12, Klausner JD, Barry P, Unemo M, and Pandori M) (Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, Aug 2012)

Pancho Jiménez, Art & Art History – Exhibits, Solo: “Head Games” (Maturango Museum, Nov 2011-Jan 2012); “Discovery Series” (Chico Art Center, July-Aug 2012)

Matthew Jobin, Anthropology – $146,106, USDA Riparian Forests as Ecological and Economic Buffers to Climate Vulnerability in Flood-Prone Agricultural Systems grant (May 2012)

Paul Mariani, S.J., History – Church Militant: Bishop Kung and Catholic Resistance in Communist Shanghai, (Harvard University Press, Sept 2011)

Virginia Matzek, Environmental Studies & Sciences – $146,106, USDA Riparian Forests as Ecological and Economic Buffers to Climate Vulnerability in Flood-Prone Agricultural Systems grant (May 2012)

Emile McAnany, Communication – Saving the World: A Brief History of Communication for Development and Social Change, (University of Illinois Press, March 2012)

Kimberly Mohne Hill, Theatre & Dance – Dialectic Coaching, “Osage County” (City Lights Theater, 2011), “Cabaret” (San Jose Stage Company, 2011), “Spring Awakening” (San Jose Repertory Theatre, Aug-Sept 2011), “Of Mice and Men” (San Jose Repertory Theatre, Oct 2011), “A Christmas Carol” (San Jose Repertory Theatre, Nov-Dec 2011), “The Pitmen Painters” (Theatre Works in Palo Alto, Jan 2012), “Bill W. & Dr. Bob” (San Jose Repertory Theatre, June 2012); Performer, “A Christmas Carol” (San Jose Repertory Theatre, Nov-Dec 2011); Director, “In the Next Room” (City Lights Theater, March-June 2012)

Thomas Plante, Psychology – Editor, Religion, Spirituality, and Positive Psychology: Understanding the Psychological Fruits of Faith, (Praeger/ABC-CLIO, July 2012), Co-Editor, Sexual Abuse in the Catholic Church: A Decade of Crisis, 2002-2012 (with McChesney, Kathleen), (Praeger/ABC-CLIO,Oct 2011)

Amy Randall, History – Article, “Abortion Will Deprive You of Happiness!: Soviet Reproductive Politics in the Post-Stalin Era” (Journal of Women’s History 23:3 (2011): 13-38.)

Ryan Reynolds, Art & Art History – Exhibits, Solo: “Continuum” (ArtZone 461, 2012); Two person show, “Shifting Landscapes: Ryan Reynolds and Chelsea James” (Bakersfield Museum of Art, 2012); Commission: “Alameda County Arts Commission: Three paintings. “Garin,” “Highland,” and “Coyote Hills” (Highland Hospital, 2012)

Paul Soukup, S.J., Communication – Co-Editor, Of Ong and Media Ecology: Essays in Communication, Composition, and Literary Studies (with Thomas Farrell), (Hampton Press, 2012)

Timothy Urdan, Psychology – Co-Editor, APA Educational Psychology Handbook (with Karen Harris and Steve Graham), (American Psychological Association, Nov 2011)

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