Cal State San Bernardino

Faculty Focus

  • BuzzFeed, the extremely popular online news site interviewed CSBS' own Kelly Campbell - the Associate Professor of Psychology and Human Development and Assistant Director of Faculty Development & Research about a recent article in The New York Times about intentionally falling in love. Who needs cupid when all you need to ask is 36 questions and gaze deeply into the eyes of your heart's desire. The original article was Mandy Len Catron's "To Fall in Love With Anyone, Do this," which was published on January 9 in The New York Times.

  • In its February 2015 edition, The Inland Empire Magazine profiled Mark T. Clark, Professor and Director of Cal State San Bernardino's National Security Studies program. The magazine discussed and how the program prepares students for national security careers and key government positions.
    "Rather than teaching spy craft, Clark says, the CSUSB curriculum prepares students for U.S. government work dealing with defense, security, intelligence, and counter-terrorism with the CIA, FBI, or numerous other agencies," the article said.
    Read the complete article at "Under the Radar."
  • James (Jim) Fenelon, Professor of Sociology and Director of Center for Indigenous Peoples, recently published "Roots of "redskins": Savages, Saints, Saviors in the American Psyche on Racism Review; a blog authored by scholars and researchers in sociology that delves into evidenced-based research of race, racism, ethnicity, and immigration issues.
    Fenelon gives a passionate assessment of the roots of creating mascots out of indigenous peoples. He states that:
    "While we are indeed concerned with the team name and its mascotry function, what remains central to any analysis of its importance to the broader society, is that the root of genocide and conquest, is the real reason behind the masked popularity and indeed, a desperately deep need to revel in the inferior status of the indigenous, the Native, the Indian. In other words, it is an expression of the supremacist discourse of racism."
    This short synopsis cannot begin to even give justice to Fenelon's deft analysis.
  • Brian Levin, Director for the Center for the Study of Hate & Extremism at Cal State San Bernardino, appeared on MSNBC's Ronan Farrow Daily with Sen. Richard Blumenthal on February 13, 2015. Professor Levin discussed the slaying of three University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Muslim students. Many people believe that the act of violence was a hate crime, yet proving that the heinous act was instigated by hate is hard to prove-Blumenthal and Levin discussed why.
    When Farrow asked: "Does it make a meaningful difference to add hate crime charges to the mix here, Is it correct that the FBI looking at stepping in potentially?" Levin said:
    " say it can be charged with murder is different than to prove it. Having tried criminal cases in Federal court, I know that proof beyond a reasonable doubt is a pretty high standard, and so the evidence under federal law may merit charging it as a hate crime in that way rather than relying on the Federal murder statute. These kinds of decisions very, very importantly will depend on the evidence. It's one thing to describe what newspapers report-it's another to have tangible, physical evidence or witness testimony that can actually prove a crime. But, it would make a difference, potentially to charge it as a hate crime, because that could mean, possibly a longer prison sentence, as opposed to current state law..."
    Levin further stated:
    "These crimes can be prosecuted and the will and the determination have to be there to make them count and make them real and to vindicate...these wonderful three lives-the grieving parents-my heart goes out to them and their families. So, he law has a responsibility and the rule of law has an obligation to make the law real in peoples' lives and that's what prosecuting these crimes will mean credibly and successfully. And, that's important to understand because a charge or a prosecution that fails to produce a conviction can ultimately undermine trust and confidence in the law. So, the prosecutors here have to act on the evidence not just on what people say about what they think might have happened."
    See the powerful video here