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Faculty in the News

  • Psychology

    Tom Plante

    July 2, 2019

    Tom Plante was quoted in an E! News article about the mental health and other struggles of many YouTubers. He was also mentioned in America Magazine about how Catholics are suffering from burnout; in Providence Journal about another challenge from the Diocese church in dealing with sexual abuse; in a JabNews article about Southern Baptists in the fight against sexual abuse and racism; and on KPIX 5 about a potential law that would require Catholic priests to report sex crimes heard in confession. That segment ran on additional KPIX 5 segmentsCBS13 News, KION, and on seven other outlets. 

  • Anna Sampaio

    Ethnic Studies

    Anna Sampaio

    June 28, 2019

    Anna Sampaio was featured in Vox and three other outlets sharing her views on the Democratic debates.

  • Political Science

    Peter Minowitz

    June 24, 2019

    Peter Minowitz wrote a letter to the editor of The Chronicle of Higher Education about why people misunderstand Plato’s "Republic." 

  • History

    Nancy Unger

    June 23, 2019

    Nancy Unger was featured on American History TV where she spoke about the role of the LGBTQ community at gay bars in the 1940s and 50s. She also was mentioned on C-SPAN 5 for her presentation on the Stonewall Riots and history of LGBTQ+ activism.

  • Art & Art History

    Takeshi Moro

    June 18, 2019

    Takeshi Moro’s participation in a Japantowon exhibit on  Transient Existence, focused on internment camps and other transience, was covered KQED Arts.

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    Christina Zanfagna

    June 8, 2019

    Christina Zanfagna was quoted in MSN Entertainment, ABCand PressFrom about the recent popularity of referencing religion in Hip Hop music.

  • Anthropology

    Robin Nelson

    June 6, 2019

    Robin Nelson was quoted in Earth and Space Science News about her research on harassment and assault in science.

  • Communication

    Nico Opper

    June 5, 2019

    Nico Opper and their partner Kristan Cassady were featured on IndieWire for their short form series “The F Word: A Foster-to-Adopt Story” that unravels the foster-to-adoption process.

  • Environmental Studies and Sciences

    CJ Gabbe

    May 30, 2019

    CJ Gabbe was quoted in SanJoseInside about the fiscal impact of SCU’s proposal for faculty housing alongside the Bronco Venture Accelerator.

  • Communication

    Rohit Chopra

    May 27, 2019

    Rohit Chopra was mentioned in New Indian Express about the shared vulnerabilities between the NRI Hindu community and other minorities like Muslims and Sikhs.

  • Communication

    Laura Ellingson

    May 24, 2019

    Laura Ellingson was a guest on NPR’s Defining Moments, discussing her recently published article about the long-term implications of cancer survivorship.

  • English

    Diane Dreher

    May 23, 2019

    Diane Dreher was interviewed on Blog Talk Radio about the process of self-discovery and mentoring others to help discover themselves.

  • English

    Tim Myers

    May 21, 2019

    A children’s book by Tim Myers, “Yao Bai and the Egg Pirates”,  was mentioned in The Mercury News as a summer must-read.

  • Public Health

    Jamie Chang

    May 15, 2019

    Research by Jamie Chang was published in the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine about time requirements of prescribing opioids for patients with chronic noncancer pain.

  • Ethnic Studies

    James Lai

    May 13, 2019

    James Lai spoke to Vox about how Trump’s anti-immigration stance convinced Asian-American swing voters to side with the Democratic party.

  • Religious Studies

    Elizabeth Drescher

    May 7, 2019

    Elizabeth Drescher was quoted in The Hill about the drop in Church membership across the United States.

  • Biology

    Brody Sandel

    April 30, 2019

    Brody Sandel’s research about the relationship between climate and assemblage composition of birds and trees was featured in Frontiers.

  • Anthropology

    Mythri Jegathesan

    April 28, 2019

    Mythri Jegathesan co-wrote an op-ed in CNN about the world support needed after the deadly bomb attacks in Sri Lanka to ensure a peaceful future.

  • Art & Art History

    Kathleen Maxwell

    April 17, 2019

    Kathleen Maxwell was interviewed on KRON 4 about the restoration of the cathedral.

  • History

    Paul Mariani, S.J.

    April 15, 2019

    Paul Mariani, S.J. was quoted in National Catholic Register about the history and current state of the relationship between China and the Catholic Church.

  • Art & Art History

    Renee Billingslea

    April 13, 2019

    Renee Billingslea was interviewed on KXL and KINK about her photography exhibit in the Archer Gallery at Clark College.

  • Religious Studies

    Paul Crowley, S.J.

    April 9, 2019

    Paul Crowley, S.J. was quoted in Oakland North about the Oakland Diocese publishing names of clergy sexual abusers and other efforts needed to regain the public’s trust.

  • Political Science

    Matthew Lesenyie

    April 6, 2019

    Matthew Lesenyie was interviewed on ABC 7 News about Governor Newsom’s trip to El Salvador to examine the refugee crisis in Central America.


  • Philosophy

    Shannon Vallor

    Shannon Vallor (Philosophy) was mentioned in The Nation about her development of modules for students to teach them ethics. February 2019

  • Sociology

    Enrique Pumar

    January 8, 2019

    Enrique Pumar was interviewed on Univision about the risks associated with Trump’s threat to close the Southwestern border.