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Faculty notes

  • **Schrum, E. **(2019). *The instrumental university: Education in service of the national agenda after World War II.* Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press.​
    Ethan Schrum, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of History and Political Science
  • **Smith, A.** (2019, September). *Health Net community doula program, team HER: Empowering & uplifting black mothers. *Presented a one-hour online webinar for pilot program for Health Net Insurance, Los Angeles, CA.​
  • **Parham, T. **(2019, July). *Hailing frequencies open: Communication on Star Trek: The next generation.* Jefferson, NC: McFarland Publishing.​
    Thomas Parham, Ph.D., Professor, Executive Director of Screenwriting and Curricular Development
  • **Luna De La Rosa, M.** (2019, May). The need for cultural humility in these challenging times. *About Campus, 24*(2), 18-22. doi:10.1177/1086482219870786​
    Mari Luna De La Rosa, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Higher Education
  • **Lehmann, C.** (2019, September). Understanding the intersection of spirituality and service engagement among undergraduates from a reasoned action approach. *Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 23*(2), 20-35.​
    Curtis Lehmann, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Psychology
  • **Kranzow, J.** (2019). Graduate enrollment considerations: Informing practice and research. *College & University, 94*(3), 14-21.​
    Jeannine Kranzow, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Higher Education
  • **Gonzales-Castaneda, R.**, Mooney, L. J., & Rawson, R. A. (2019, September). Medications for maintenance treatment of opioid use disorder in adolescents: A narrative review and assessment of clinical benefits and potential risks, offering a public health perspective - A commentary on Camenga et al. *Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 80*(4), 403-405.​
    Rachel Castaneda, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Psychology
  • Fongwa, M. N., **dela Cruz, F. A**., & Hays, R. D. (2019). African American women’s perceptions of the meaning of support groups for improving adherence to hypertension treatment: A conceptual model.* Nursing Open, 6*(3), 860-870.​
    Felicitas dela Cruz, DNSc, Executive Director Office of Evaluation and Assessment, Professor
  • **Fongwa, M. N**., dela Cruz, F. A., & Hays, R. D. (2019). African American women’s perceptions of the meaning of support groups for improving adherence to hypertension treatment: A conceptual model.* Nursing Open, 6*(3), 860-870.​
  • **Dunaetz, D. R. **(2019). Fundamentals of missionary leadership: What we know with reasonable confidence. *Evangelical Missions Quarterly, 55*(4), 4-6.​
    David Dunaetz, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Leadership and Organizational Psychology