Santa Clara University

Points of Excellence




College of Arts and Sciences

Justin Boren, Communication, co-authored a study published in the April 2013 issue of Southern Communication Journal called “Examining the Relationships Among Peer Resentment Messages Overheard, State Guilt, and Employees’ Perceived Ability to use Work/Family Policies.”

Phyllis Brown, English, co-edited A Companion to Hrotsvit of Gandersheim (Brill, 2012). Fellow SCU contributors to this volume include Michael Zampelli, S.J., theatre and dance, and Gary Macy, religious studies.

Irene Bubula-Phillips, Modern Languages and Literatures, coauthored Ciao!, 8th edition (Cengage Learning, 2013).

Denise Carmody, Religious Studies, authored Ways to the Center: An Introduction to World Religions, 7th edition (Wadsworth Publishing, 2013).

Juliana Chang, English, published the scholarly study Inhuman Citizenship: Traumatic Enjoyment and Asian American Literature (University of Minnesota, 2012).

Alan Clinton, English, authored Intuitions in Literature, Technology, and Politics: Parabilities (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012).

Paul Crowley, S.J., Religious Studies, published Robert McAfee Brown: Spiritual and Prophetic Writings (Orbis Books, 2013).

de Maria, Blake, Art & Art History, co-edited and authored Reflections on Renaissance Venice: A Celebration of Patricia Fortini Brown (5 Continents, 2013).

Perlita R. Dicochea, Ethnic Studies, published her manuscript, “Discourses of Race and Racism within Environmental Justice Studies: An Eco-racial Intervention,” via open access with Ethnicity and Race in a Changing World: A Review Journal.

Diane Dreher, English, David Feldman, Counseling Psychology, Tom Plante, Psychology, and Shauna Shapiro, Counseling Psychology, all wrote chapters in the book Religion, Spirituality, and Positive Psychology: Understanding the Psychological Fruits of Faith (Praeger, 2012).

Laura Ellingson, Communication, published Where the Aunts Are: Family, Feminism, and Kinship in Popular Culture. (Baylor University Press, 2013). 

Alma Garcia, Sociology/Latin American Studies Program, edited Contested Images: Women of Color in Popular Culture (AltaMira Press, 2012).

Kirk Glaser, English, co-edited New California Writing 201 (Heyday, 2013).   

David Gray, Religious Studies, authored The Cakrasamvara Tantra (The Discourses of Sri Heruka). The American Institute of Buddhist Studies, 2012.

Ron Hansen, English, published She Loves Me Not: New and Selected Stories (Scribner, 2012).

Anthony Q. Hazard, Jr., Ethnic Studies, published Postwar Anti-racism: The United States, UNESCO, and "Race," 1945–1968 (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012).

Kristin E. Heyer, Religious Studies, published Kinship Across Borders: A Christian Ethic of Immigration (Georgetown University Press, 2012).

Michael Malone, English, published The Guardian of All Things: The Epic Story of Human Memory (St. Martin's Press, 2012). 

Catherine R. Montfort, Modern Languages and Literature, edited Les femmes et la lecture (Western Publishers, 2012).

Ralph Morganstern, Applied Mathematics, published Continuous Probability: Lecture Slide Notes (CreateSpace, 2013) and Discrete Probability: Lecture Slide Notes (CreateSpace, 2013).

Tim Myers, English, published Glad to Be a Dad: A Call to Fatherhood (Familius, 2013) and a full-length poetry book, Dear Beast Loveliness (BlazeVOX, 2012).

David Pinault, Religious Studies, authored Museum of Seraphs in Torment: An Egyptological Fantasy Thriller (CreateSpace, 2013).

Tom Plante, Psychology, wrote an article entitled “The 2005 Vatican instruction on homosexuality in seminaries: Are we in a “don’t ask, don’t tell” world on this topic?” that was published in Human Development. He also edited Religion Spirituality and Positive Psychology: Understanding the Psychological Fruits of Faith (Praeger, 2012).

David Pleins, Religious Studies, published The Evolving God: Charles Darwin on the Naturalness or Religion (Bloomsbury, 2013).

Helen Popper, Economics, authored California Native Gardening (University of California Press, 2012).

Tonia Riviello, Modern Languages and Literatures, authored Global Perspectives on Italian Literature, Cinema, and Culture (Edisud Salerno, 2012). 

Paul A. Soukup, Communication, and Thomas J. Farrell, University Library, co-edited Of Ong and Media Ecology: Essays in Communication, Composition, and Literary Studies (Hampton Press, 2012).

Nancy C. Unger, History, published Beyond Nature’s Housekeepers: American Women in Environmental History (Oxford University Press, 2012).

Gordon Young, Communication, authored Teardown: Memoir of a Vanishing City (University of California Press, 2013).

Fred White, English, authored Where Do You Get Your Ideas? A Writer's Guide to Transforming Notions Into Narratives (Writer's Digest Books, 2012).

Jesuit School of Theology

John C. Endres, S.J., published First and Second Chronicles (Liturgical Press, 2012), the 10th volume of the Old Testament series in the New Collegeville Bible Commentary collection, a set of studies by scriptural scholars for preachers, teachers, and general readers.

Leavey School of Business

Barry Posner and James M. Kouzes co-authored The Leadership Challenge: How to Make Extraordinary Things Happen in Organizations (Jossey-Bass, 2012).

School of Engineering

Radhika S. Grover, Computer and Electrical Engineering, published Programming with Java (Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2013).

Kern Peng, Engineering Management and Leadership, authored Equipment Management in the Post-Maintenance Era: A New Alternative to Total Productive Maintenance (Productivity Press, 2012).

School of Law

Stephen F. Diamond published Rights and Revolution: The Rise and Fall of Nicaragua’s Sandinista Movement (Vandeplas Publishing, 2013). 

Eric Goldman co-authored Advertising & Marketing Law: Cases and Materials (ebook). Digital Commons (2012). 

Ellen Kreitzberg co-authored Understanding Capital Punishment (LexisNexis, 2012). 

Kerry Lynn Macintosh authored Human Cloning: Four Fallacies and Their Legal Consequences (Cambridge University Press, 2012). 

Gerald Uelmen co-authored Justice Stanley Mosk: A Life at the Center of California Politics and Justice (McFarland, 2012). 

Stephanie M. Wildman co-authored Cases and Materials on Social Justice: Professionals, Communities, and Law, 2nd edition (West, 2013).

School of Education and Counseling Psychology

Jerrold Shapiro, Counseling Psychology, authored Finding Meaning, Facing Fears: In the Autumn of Your Years (Impact Publishers, 2012).

Centers of Distinction

Keith Douglass Warner, O.F.M., Religious Studies Department & Center for Science, Technology, and Society, published Knowledge for Love: Franciscan Science as the Pursuit of Wisdom (Franciscan Institute Publications, 2012).



College of Arts and Sciences

Gerald Alexanderson, Mathematics and Computer Science, published Fascinating Mathematical People: Interviews and Memoirs in 2011. He also contributed to the book Expeditions in Mathematics.

Christine Bachen and Chad Raphael, Communication, co-published “Social flow and learning in digital games: A conceptual model and research agenda” in the edited volume of Serious Games and Edutainment Applications.

Christine Bachen, Chad Raphael, Communication, and Pedro Hernandez-Ramos, Education, published “Stimulating REAL LIVES: Promoting global empathy and interest in learning through simulation games” in the journal Simulation & Gaming.

Simone Billings, English, published The Well-Crafted Argument: A Guide and Reader.

Justin Boren, Communication, published “A decade of research exploring biology and communication: The brain, nervous, endocrine, cardiovascular, and immune systems” in Communication Research Trends, co-authored with A.E. Veksler.

In 2011, Karen Fraser, Art and Art History, published her new book Photography and Japan.

Ron Hansen, English, published the book A Wild Surge of Guilty Passion: A Novel.

Peter Kareiva and Michelle Marvier, Environmental Studies and Sciences, published Conservation Science: Balancing the Needs of People and Nature.

Barbara Kelley, Communication, co-wrote the book Undecided: How to Ditch the Endless Quest for Perfect and Find the Career-and Life- That’s Right For You in 2011.

Phil Kesten, Physics, and Dave Tauck, Biology, published University Physics for the Physical and Life Sciences in 2011.

James Lai, Ethnic Studies, published the book Asian American Political Action: Suburban Transformations.

Fabio Lopez-Lazaro, History, published the book The Misfortunes of Alonso Ramirez: The True Adventures of a Spanish American with 17th-Century Pirates.

Paul Mariani, S.J., History, published a book titled Church Militant: Bishop Kung and Catholic Resistance in Communist Shanghai.

Thomas Plante, Psychology, published the book Contemporary Clinical Psychology. He also co-edited Sexual Abuse in the Catholic Church: A Decade of Crisis, 2002-2012.

Juan Velasco, English, published La Masacre de Los Sonadores.

Leavey School of Business

George Chacko, Finance, and Carolyn Evans, Economics, published their book, The Global Economic System: How Liquidity Shocks Affect Financial Institutions and lead to Economic Crises.

Alexander Field, Economics, had his book A Great Leap Forward: 1930s Depression and U.S. Economic Growth published in 2011.

Terri Griffith, Management, published The Plugged-In Manager.

Meir Statman, Finance, published What Investors Really Want: Discover What Drives Investor Behavior and Make Smarter Financial Decisions.

Manuel Velasquez, Management, published the book, Business Ethics: Concepts and Cases.

Jesuit School of Theology

Paul Janowiak, Jesuit School of Theology, published Standing Together in the Community of God: Liturgical Spirituality and the Presence of Christ.

Sandra Schneiders, Jesuit School of Theology, published Prophets in their Own Country: Women Religious Bearing Witness to the Gospel in a Troubled Church.

School of Engineering

Mohammad Ayoubi, Mechanical Engineering, graduate student Farhad Goodarzi, and colleague Arun Banerjee had a paper, “Attitude Motion of a Spinning Spacecraft with Fuel Sloshing and Nutation Damping,” accepted in the Journal of Astronautical Sciences.

Radhika Grover, Computer Engineering, published a book, "Programming with Java: A Multimedia Approach," in October 2011.

Dan Lewis, Computer Engineering, published the second edition of his book, "Fundamentals of Embedded Software," with Prentice Hall.

Sukhmander Singh, Civil Engineering, had a paper, "Geotechnical Engineering Education in the IT Era" accepted for both publication and presentation at the Geo-Congress 2012: State of the Art and Practice in Geotechnical Engineering conference.

School of Law

Yvonne Ekern, Law, published Legal Research, Analysis, and Writing.

School of Education and Counseling Psychology

Jerry Burger, Psychology, published two books in 2011: Personality and Returning Home: Reconnecting with Our Childhoods.

Ruth Cook, Education, published Adapting Early Childhood Curricula for Children with Special Needs.

Centers of Distinction

John Kohler, Thane Kreiner, and Jessica Sawhney (Center for Science, Technology and Society) published Coordinating Impact Capital: A New Approach to Investing in Small and Growing Businesses in 2011.



College of Arts and Sciences

Katerina Bezrukova, Psychology, co-wrote a paper titled, "A Question of balance? Women, men and high performance organizations," which was published in the March 2010 issue of the French review of social sciences Travail, Genre et Société. She also co-authored an article titled “The Faultline Activation Process and the Effects of Activated Faultlines on Coalition Formation, Conflict, and Group Outcomes,” which was published in the May 2010 journal Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes.

Perlita R. Dicochea, Ethnic Studies, had a manuscript titled, "Between Borderlands and Bioregionalism: Life-Place Lessons Along a Polluted River," published in the Spring 2010 issue of the Journal of Borderlands Studies.

Francisco Jimenez’s, Modern Languages and Literatures book Reaching Out was adapted into a one-act play by the Pacific Conservatory for the Performing Arts in Salinas in 2011.

In 2011, James Lai, Ethnic Studies and Political Science, published a new book entitled Asian American Political Action: Suburban Transformations.

Kieran Sullivan, Psychology, authored a paper in the April 2010 issue of Journal of Personality and Social Psychology titled "Social Support, Problem-solving, and the Longitudinal Course of Newlywed Marriage."

Leavey School of Business

Fred Foldvary, Economics, wrote an article entitled "Are Financial Markets Efficient?" that was published in The Progress Report.

School of Engineering

Ahmed Amer, Computer Engineering, co-authored a paper titled “Design Issues for a Shingled Write Disk System,” which was accepted for publication at the 26th IEEE Symposium on Massive Storage Systems and Technologies, and he presented the paper at the conference in May 2010.

Amarpal (Paul) Khanna, Electrical Engineering, had a paper, “Process of Disintermediation and MTT,” published in April 2010 issue of IEEE Microwave Magazine.

Chris Kitts, Mechanical Engineering, authored a chapter, “Robotics” in The Handbook of Technology Management (John Wiley & Sons, 2010).

Hohyun Lee, Mechanical Engineering, co-authored “Effects of nanoscale porosity on thermoelectric properties of SiGe,” in the Journal of Applied Physics (Volume 107, Issue 9, 2010). Lee also wrote “Effects of nanoscale porosity on thermoelectric properties of SiGe,” which was published in the Journal of Applied Physics.

Ed Maurer, Civil Engineering, co-published “Basin-scale water system operations with uncertain future climate conditions: Methodology and case studies” in Water Resources Research (Vol. 46, 2010). .

Godfrey Mungal, dean of Engineering, co-authored two papers that were published in February 2010: “The role of in-situ reforming in plasma enhanced ultra lean premixed methane/air flames,” in Combustion & Flame, and “Concentration Flux Measurements in a Polymer Drag-Reduced Turbulent Boundary Layer,” in the Journal of Fluid Mechanics.

Tokunbo Ogunfunmi, Electrical engineering, and Ph.D. student Ifiok Umoh published “An Affine Projection-Based Algorithm for Identification of Nonlinear Hammerstein Systems,”  in the June 2010 journal of Signal Processing.

Giovanni Seni, Computer Engineering, published the book Ensemble Methods in Data Mining: Improving accuracy through combining predictions (Morgan & Claypool Publishers, 2010).

Alex Zecevic and Drago Siljak, Electrical Engineering, published a book titled "Control of Complex Systems: Structural Constraints and Uncertainty" in the prestigious Springer series: Communications and Control Engineering (Springer, 2010).

School of Law

Edward Steinman's civil rights work on behalf of Chinese-Americans is the focus of chapters in two recent books – in Elaine Ellnson and Stan Yogi’s Whatever There’s A Fight (Heyday Books, 2010) and Mark Brilliant’s The Color of America Has Changed: How Racial Diversity Shaped Civil Rights Reform in California, 1941-1978 (Oxford University Press, 2010).

Centers of Distinction

Cary Y. Yang and Toshishige Yamada, Center for Nanostructures, and Francisco R. Madriz, electrical engineering Ph.D. candidate, co-authored a paper with X. Sun and J. G. Nickel in the April 2010 issue of IEEE Electron Device Letters titled "Frequency-independent RC-Circuit Model for One-dimensional Carbon Nanostructures."



College of Arts and Sciences

Marilyn Edelstein, English, published an article titled “Love, Politics, and Ethics in the Postmodern Feminist Work of Bell Hooks and Julia Kristeva” in the book Critical Perspectives on Bell Hooks (Routledge, 2009). Edelstein also authored an article titled “Before the Beginning: Nabokov and the Rhetoric of the Preface” in the book Narrative Beginnings: Theories and Practices (Nebraska Press, 2009).

Karen Fraser, Art and Art History, wrote an article titled “Studio Practices in Early Japanese Photography: The Tomishige Archive,” which was published in the May 2009 issue of the journal History of Photography. She also received a travel grant from the Northeast Asia Council of the Association for Asian Studies to conduct research in Japan.

John Hawley, English, guest-edited a Special Topic Issue of the 2009 South Asian Review on “Theorizing Religion in a Postmodern Context” and edited a three-volume encyclopedia titled LGBTQ America Today (Greenwood Press, 2009). In 2009 he also co-edited the creative writing issue of the South Asian Review and was elected to a five-year term on the Modern Language Association’s executive committee on postcolonial approaches to literature.

Francisco (Pancho) Jimenez, Art and Art History, exhibited his sculpture in a two-person show titled “Ceramica de la Tierra” at the American Museum of Ceramic Art in Pomona. He also exhibited his sculpture in a solo exhibition titled “Contemporary Ceramics” at CLAY MIX Gallery from July to August 2009 in Fresno, and in spring 2009, he exihited his sculpture “Head Games, a solo show of his larger-than-life ceramic busts” at University of California-Merced.

Aaron Melman, Applied Mathematics, published a paper in the March 2009 issue of American Mathematical Monthly, titled “Overshooting properties of Newton-like and Ostrowski-like methods.”

John Mooring, Biology, in 2009 wrote a paper titled “An Eriophyllum lanatum (Asteraceae) for the Hybrid Zone,” which was published in Madroño.

Thomas Plante, Psychology, authored a book titled Spiritual Practices in Psychotherapy: Thirteen Tools for Enhancing Psychological Health (American Psychological Association, 2009).

Chad Raphael, Communication, authored two entries, “Libel” and “Broadcast Network Documentaries,” in the Encyclopedia of Journalism (Sage Publications, 2009). He also co-authored with Allen Hammond (Law) and Christopher Karpowitz an article titled “Deliberative Democracy and Inequality: Two Cheers for Enclave Deliberation among the Disempowered,” which was published in the journal Politics & Society, Vol. 37 (2009).

Russell Skowronek, Anthropology, co-authored a book titled HMS Fowey Lost and Found: Being the Discovery, Excavation, and Identification of a British Man-of-War Lost off the Cape of Florida in 1748 (University Press of Florida, 2009). He was the principal investigator in a decade-long study of ceramic production during California’s Spanish and Mexican periods (1769–1848), and El Presidio de Santa Barbara State Historic Park featured the period artifacts and reproduced pottery in an exhibit called “Ceramics Rediscovered: Science Reshapes Understanding of Hispanic Life in Early California.”

Iris Stewart-Frey, Environmental Studies, published a paper in the January 2009 issue of Hydrologic Processes titled “Changes in Snowpack and Snowmelt Runoff for Key Mountain Regions.”

Kieran Sullivan, Psychology, co-authored an article with alumnus Kyle Stephenson titled “Social norms theory and general sexual satisfaction: The cost of misperceived descriptive norms,” for the November 3, 2009 issue Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality, and co-authored an article with alumna Tara Cornelius titled “Participation in Prevention Programs for Dating Violence: Beliefs about Relationship Violence and Intention to Participate” in the June 2009 issue of the Journal of Interpersonal Violence.

Chris Weber, Physics, co-authored a paper titled “Emergence of the Persistent Spin Helix in Semiconductor Quantum Wells,” which appeared in the April 2, 2009 issue of Nature.

Leavey School of Business

Gregory Baker, Management, and Kirk Hanson, Ethics, co-authored an article titled “Greene Gardens” for the Journal of the International Food and Agribusiness Management Association (volume 12, issue 1, 2009).

Dennis Moberg, Management, co-authored a book, Alleviating Poverty Through Profitable Partnerships (Routledge, 2009)

Andy Tsay, Operations & Management Information Systems, co-authored “Engineering a Lower Tax Bill,” for the Winter 2008-09 issue of CPO Agenda, a publication for Chief Procurement Officers.

School of Engineering

Monem Beitelmal, Mechanical Engineering, was a co-inventor on three U.S. patents: no. 7,584,021, titled “Energy efficient CRAC unit operation using heat transfer levels,” granted Sept. 1, 2009; no. 7,568,360, titled “Air re-circulation effect reduction system,” granted on Aug. 4, 2009; and no. 7,558,649, titled “Method for predicting airflow rates,” granted on July 7, 2009. Beitelmal was also the lead author on a paper titled “A Steady-State Model for the Design and Optimization of a Centralized Cooling System,” which was accepted for publication in the International Journal of Energy Research, by Wiley-Blackwell in 2010.

Chris Kitts, Mechanical Engineering, served as guest editor for the April 2009 issue of IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, which was a focus issue on the topic of multi-robot systems. As part of this process, he co-authored the issue’s introductory article, “Mechatronics in Multi-Robot Systems.” Kits and graduate student Ignacio Mas, Mechanical Engineering, published an article on their multi-robot motion control technique, titled “Cluster Space Specification and Control of Mobile Multirobot Systems,”  in the April 2009 issue of IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics.

Dan Lewis, Computer Engineering, authored the first part of a two-part article titled “Attracting the Next Generation of Students to Computing,” which appeared in the May 2009 issue of CSTA Voice, a national newsletter for K-12 computer science teachers.

Ed Maurer, Civil Engineering, co-authored a report titled “Climate Change Scenarios and Sea Level Rise for the California 2008 Climate Change Scenarios Assessment,” published in the Public Interest Energy Research Program Reports and sponsored by the California Energy Commission in 2009. Maurer and Peter Kareiva, Environmental Studies Institute, were among the co-authors of “Projected Climate-Induced Faunal Change in the Western Hemisphere,” which appeared in the March 2009 issue of Ecology. Maurer also co-authored “Assessing reservoir operations risk under climate change,” for the April 2009 issue of Water Resources Research and “Climate Model Based Consensus on the Hydrologic Impacts of Climate Change to the Rio Lempa Basin of Central America” for the February 2009 issue of Hydrology and Earth System Science.

Toshishige Yamada, Center for Nanostructures, Drazen Fabris, Mechanical Engineering, and Cary Yang, Electrical Engineering, co-authored the article “Electrothermal Analysis of Breakdown in Carbon Nanofiber Interconnects,” for the May 2009 issue of IEEE Electron Device Letters.

School of Education and Counseling Psychology

Lucila Ramos-Sanchez, Counseling Psychology, co-authored an article in the January 2009 issue of the Journal of Counseling & Development titled “The Relationships Between Mexican American Acculturation, Cultural Values, Gender, and Help-Seeking Intentions.” She published “The Relationship between Masculinity, Asian Values, Acculturation and Depression of Filipino-American Men,” in Family Therapy Vol. 33 No.3, 139-155. The study was completed and published with former graduate students in the Counseling Psychology program, Gerald Gonzales, Kimberly Tran, and Brad Roeder. She also published “Language Switching and Mexican Americans’ Emotional Expression” in the Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development.

Tom Savage, Education, and Marsha Savage, Education, published a book: Successful Classroom Management and Discipline (Sage Publications, 2009).

Shauna Shapiro, Counseling Psychology, co-authored an article in the May 2009 Journal of Positive Psychology titled, “Intensive Mindfulness Training-Related Changes in Cognitive and Emotional Experience.”

Centers of Distinction

Kirk Hanson, Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, co-authored an article titled, “Let’s Heal Ourselves First,” for HealthLeaders Media on March 12, 2009.

Cary Y. Yang and Toshishige Yamada, Center for Nanostructures, and Francisco R. Madriz, electrical engineering Ph.D. candidate, co-authored a paper with X. Sun and J. G. Nickel in the April 2010 issue of IEEE Electron Device Letters titled "Frequency-independent RC-Circuit Model for One-dimensional Carbon Nanostructures."


Gerald Alexanderson


Ron Hansen


Paul Mariani, S.J.


Meir Statman


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