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Publications and Presentations, 2016-2017

Graham Benton

Assistant Vice President, Academic Affairs

 

Presentations

Opp, S., Benton, G., & Moser, G. (2017, April). Faculty engagement with retention and attrition data: The ebb and flow of student progress. Presented at WSCUC Academic Resource Conference, San Diego, CA.

Steven Browne

Professor and Chair, Marine Transportation

 
Presentations

Saarheim, S., & Browne, S. D. (2016, October). Assessment of STCW competencies aboard a maritime academy training vessel. Presented at the International Association of Maritime Universities General Assembly, Haiphong, Vietnam.

Evan Chang-Siu

Assistant Professor, Engineering Technology

 

Publications

Libby, T., Johnson, A. M., Chang-Siu, E., Full, R. J., & Koditschek, D. E. (2016). Comparative design, scaling, and control of appendages for inertial reorientation. IEEE Transactions on Robotics, 32(6), 1380-1398. doi: 10.1109/TRO.2016.2597316

Nelson Coates

Assistant Professor, Science & Math

 

Publications

Gordon, M., Zaia, E., Zhou, P., Russ, B., Coates, N. E.Sahu, A., & Urban, J. J. (2017). Soft PEDOT:PSS aerogel architectures for thermoelectric applications. Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 134(3). doi: 10.1002/app.44070

Presentations

Coates, N. E. (2016, February). Solution-processed nanocomposites for better neutron detectors and thermoelectrics. Presented at the Physics Department at Portland State University, Portland, OR. 

Coates, N. E. (2017, March). Capacitance in nanoscale bulk-heterojunction materials. Presented at the American Physical Society March meeting, New Orleans, LA.

Colin Dewey

Assistant Professor, Culture & Communication

 

Publications

Dewey, C. (2016). Conrad and the Craft: Sea stories for real sailors (part 2). gCaptain. Retrieved from http://gcaptain.com/conrad-craft-sea-stories-real-sailors-part-2/

Dewey, C. (2016). Conrad and the mariner’s craft: Sea stories for real sailors (part 1). gCaptain. Retrieved from http://gcaptain.com/conrad-and-the-mariners-craft-sea-stories-for-real-sailors-part-1/

Dewey, C. (2016). “By guess or by god:” Catastrophe in the heart of the sea. gCaptain. Retrieved from http://gcaptain.com/guess-god-catastrophe-heart-sea/

Presentations

Dewey, C. (2017, March). 'Its a mutual, joint-stock world': Maritime trade and the circuits of capitalism. Presented at the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies annual meeting, Minneapolis, MN.

Dewey, C. (2017, January). There and back again: Lyric poetry and the disorientation of commerce. Presented at Cal Maritime Scholar Series, Vallejo, CA.

Dewey, C. (2016, August). Circulation and its discontents: Coleridge, lyric, and the 'British ocean.' Presented at the North American Association for the Study of Romanticism annual conference, Berkeley, CA.

Matthew Fairbanks

Assistant Professor, Science & Math

 

Publications

Taylor, R. P., Martin, T. P., Montgomery, R. D., Smith, J. H., Micolich, A.P., Boydston. C., Scannell, B. C., Fairbanks, M. S., & Spehar, B. (2017) Seeing shapes in seemingly random spatial patterns: Fractal analysis of Rorschach inkblots. PLoS ONE 12(2). doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0171289

Margot Hanson

Senior Assistant Librarian, Library

 

Presentations

Hanson, M., & Janssen, A. (2017, February). Separating the sizzle from the steak: Evaluating classroom technologies for effective implementation. Presented at Lilly Conference on Evidence -Based Teaching and Learning, Anaheim, CA

Bruce Hartman

Lecturer, Maritime Policy & Management

 

Presentations

Hartman, B., & Clott, C. (2016, August). Chassis pooling and profit allocation. Presented at the International Association of Maritime Economists IAME Conference, Hamburg, Germany. 

Clott, C., Hartman, B., & Cannizzarro, R. (2016, August). Standardization and differentiation of container shipping alliances at U.S. ports. Presented at the International Association of Maritime Economists IAME Conference, Hamburg, Germany. 

Clott, C., Hartman, B., Koutsakis, D., & Ulitenof, S. (2016, August). Investing in port infrastructure: The case for privatization. Presented at International Association of Maritime Economists IAME Conference, Hamburg, Germany

Nolan Higdon

Lecturer, Culture & Communication

 

Publications

Higdon, N. (2016, October 14). Millennial DeMockracy: The corporate media’s war on social justice. The Global Critical Media Literacy Project. Retrieved from http://gcml.org/721-2

Higdon, N. (2016). Junk elections and the façade of democracy: The corporate media’s 2016 war on social justice. In Huff, M., & Roth, A. L. (Eds.), Censored 2017: Fortieth Anniversary Edition. New York, NY: Seven Stories Press.

Presentations

CONFERENCE PANELIST

Higdon, N. (2017). Effective critical media literacy pedagogy in higher education: Turning social justice theory into practice. Panelist at Critical Media Literacy Conference, Savannah, GA.

Higdon, N. (2016). Power dynamics and problem solving: Engaging both to explore civic and community engagement. Panelist at Media Freedom Summit, Cotati, CA.

Higdon, N. (2016). Effective critical media literacy pedagogy: Turning social justice theory into practice. Panelist at the Union for Democratic Communications Conference: Troubled Waters, Detroit, MI. 

Higdon, N. (2016). 9/11: A teachable moment: Social justice pedagogy in a post-9/11 world. Panelist at 9/11 Film Festival, Oakland, CA.

Higdon, N. (2016). What can community colleges and four-year institutions teach each other about social justice? Panelist at the National Conference on Race and Ethnicity (NCORE), San Francisco, CA.

Higdon, N. (2016). Social justice pedagogy in the digital age. Panelist at the Action In Media Education Summit, Fairfield, CT.

Higdon, N. (2016). Effective critical media literacy pedagogy in higher education. Panelist at the Leadership in Equity, Achievement, and Praxis Colloquium, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA.

Mike Holden

Professor, Mechanical Engineering

 

Presentations

Holden, M. E. (2016, November). Who's the captain now? Presented at Cal Maritime Scholar Series, Vallejo, CA.

Holden, M. E. (2017, March). Autonomous vehicles. Lecture presented at Cal Maritime Women in Maritime Leadership Conference, Vallejo, CA.

Amber Janssen

Senior Assistant Librarian, Library

 

Presentations

Hanson, M., & Janssen, A. (2017, February).  Separating the sizzle from the steak: Evaluating classroom technologies for effective implementation. Presented at Lilly Conference on Evidence-Based Teaching and Learning, Anaheim, CA.

Tony Lewis

Assistant Professor, Maritime Policy & Management

 

Publications

Lewis, T., & Oppenheim, T. (2016) Integrating a business minor with an engineering course of study. Journal of Management and Engineering Integration, 9, 100-109.

Presentations

Lewis, T. (2017, April). Coming ashore: Seafarer turnover in the U.S. shipping industry. Presented at Cal Maritime Scholar Series, Vallejo, CA.

Lewis, T., & Oppenheim, T. (2017, March) Antecedents of seafarer turnover in the U.S. commercial shipping industry. Presented at IEMS 2017 General Conference, Cocoa Beach, FL. 

Keir Moorhead

Maritime Vocational Instructor I, Engineering Technology

 
Presentations

Moorhead, K., Dronkert, G., Aqurie, T., Rose, J., Caughlan, S. (2016, December). Electric/hybrid vessel:  The big picture, technical aspects, lessons learned. Presented at MARAD Marine Hi-power Battery Workshop, Department of Transportation, Washington D.C.

Ali Moradmand

Lecturer, Science & Math

 

Publications

McCurdy, C. W., Rescigno, T. N., Trevisan, C. S., Lucchese, R. R., Gaire, B., Menssen, A., Schöffler, M. S., Gatton, A., Neff, J., Stammer, P. M., Rist, J., Eckart, S., Berry, B., Severt, T., Sartor, J., Moradmand, A., Jahnke, T., Landers, A. L., Williams, J. B., Ben-Itzhak, I., Dörner, R., Belkacem, A., & Weber, Th. (2017). Unambiguous observation of F-atom core-hole localization in CF4 through body-frame photoelectron angular distributions. Physical Review A, 95(1), 011401. http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevA.95.011401 

Gary Moser

Director of Institutional Research & Planning

 

Presentations

Opp, S., Benton, G., & Moser, G. (2017, April). Faculty engagement with retention and attrition data: The ebb and flow of student progress. Presented at WSCUC Academic Resource Conference, San Diego, CA.

Susan Opp

Provost and Vice President, Academic Affairs

 

Presentations

Opp, S., Benton, G., & Moser, G. (2017, April). Faculty engagement with retention and attrition data: The ebb and flow of student progress. Presented at WSCUC Academic Resource Conference, San Diego, CA.

Tomas Oppenheim

Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering

 

Publications

Lewis, T., & Oppenheim, T. (2016) Integrating a business minor with an engineering course of study. Journal of Management and Engineering Integration, 9, 100-109.

Presentations

Lewis, T., & Oppenheim, T. (2017, March) Antecedents of seafarer turnover in the U.S. commercial shipping industry. Presented at IEMS 2017 General Conference, Cocoa Beach, FL. 

Alexander Parker

Assistant Professor, Science & Math

 

Publications

Kraus, T., Carpenter, K. D., Bergamaschi, B., Downing, B., Parker, A. E.Stumpner, E., Travis, N., Kendall, C., & Mussen, T. (2017). A river-scale Lagrangian experiment examining controls on phytoplankton dynamics in the presence and absence of treated wastewater effluent high in ammonium. Limnology and Oceanography. doi:10.1002/lno.10497

Dahm, C. Parker, A. E.Adelson, A., Christman, M., & Bergamaschi, B. (2016). Nutrient dynamics in the Delta: Effects on primary producers. San Francisco Estuary and Watershed Science, 14(4). Retrieved from: http://escholarship.org/uc/item/1789c0mz 

Dugdale, R. C., Wilkerson, F. P., & Parker, A. E. (2016).  The effect of clam grazing on phytoplankton spring blooms in the low-salinity zone of the San Francisco Estuary: A modelling approach. Ecological Modelling, 340: 1-16. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2016.08.018 

Glibert, P. M., Wilkerson, F. P., Dugdale, R. C., Raven, J. A., Dupont, C. L., Leavitt, P. R., Parker, A. E., Burkholder, J. M., & Kana, T. M., (2016). Pluses and minuses of ammonium and nitrate uptake and assimilation by phytoplankton and implications for productivity and community composition, with emphasis on nitrogen‐enriched conditions. Limnology and Oceanography, 61(1), 165-197.

Presentations

Parker, A. E.,  Blaser, S., & Wilkerson, F. P. (2017, March). Understanding Microcystis carbon and nitrogen physiology in the San Francisco Estuary Delta: results from surveys and experiments. Presented at Interagency Ecological Program for the SFE Annual Meeting, Folsom, CA.

Parker, A. E., Wilkerson, F. P., Dugdale, R., Blaser, S., Lee, J., & Lee, T. (2016, November). Characterization of the impacts of the Emergency Drought Barrier on nutrients and phytoplankton in the lower San Joaquin River. Presented at Biennial Bay Delta Science Conference, Sacramento, CA.

Parker, A. E., Stumpner, L., Bergamaschi, B., Wilkerson, F. P., & Dugdale, R. C. (2016, April). Phytoplankton communities in the tidal wetlands of the northern San Francisco Delta under Drought Conditions. Presented at California Estuarine Research Society Conference, Long Beach, CA.

Amy Parsons

Assistant Professor, Culture & Communication

 

Publications

Parsons, A. (2017). Keeping up with the Morrells: Sailors, masculinity and American identity at sea. In Mentz, S. & Rojas, M. (Eds.), The Sea and Nineteenth-Century Anglophone Literary Culture (66-82). New York, NY: Routledge.

Sam Pecota

Interim Academic Dean

 
Presentations

Pecota, S. R. (2016, October). Augmented Reality: Enhancing Virtual Aids. Presented at E-Navigation Underway North America Conference, Houston, TX.

Dinesh Pinisetty

Assistant Professor, Engineering Technology

 

Publications

Pinisetty, D., & Devireddy, R. V. (2016) Microscale Thermoelectric Devices for Use with Biosystems. In He, X. & Bischof, J.C. (Eds.) Multiscale Technologies for Cryomedicine (173-220). Singapore: World Scientific.

Presentations

Pinisetty, D. (2017, March). Nano-materials and organ growth research. Presented at Cal Maritime Scholar Lecture Series, Vallejo, CA.

Scott Powell

Associate Professor, Marine Transportation

 

Presentations

Powell, S. (2016, September). The changing tide of education in the digital age. Presented at 16th Biennial National Harbor Safety Committee Conference, Portland, OR.

Scott Saarheim

Maritime Vocational Instructor II, Marine Transportation

 
Presentations

Saarheim, S., & Browne, S. D. (2016, October). Assessment of STCW competencies aboard a maritime academy training vessel. Presented at the International Association of Maritime Universities General Assembly, Haiphong, Vietnam.

Saarheim, S. (2016, September). Making the case for using digital methods to ease the burden of STCW: STCW and its impact on maritime universities. Presented at 16th Biennial National Harbor Safety Committee Conference, Portland, OR.

Katherine Sammler

Assistant Professor, Maritime Policy & Management

 

Publications

Sammler, K. (2016). The deep Pacific: Island governance and seabed mineral development. In Stratford, E. (Ed.), Island Geographies: Essays and Conversations. New York, NY: Routledge.

Presentations

Sammler, K., & Lynch, C. (2017, April). Spaceport America: Contested offworld access and the everyman astronaut. Presented at American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting, Boston, MA.

Sammler, K. (2017, April). Material, technical, and political constructions of sea level. Presented at American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting, Boston, MA.

Sammler, K. (2016, October). The whale and the kauri tree: New Zealand environmental governance from mountains to sea. Presented at Association of Pacific Coast Geographers Annual Meeting, Portland, OR.

Sammler, K. (2016, August). Territory, sovereignty and political geometry in the Pacific Ocean. Presented at International Geographical Congress, Beijing, China.

Sammler, K. (2016, April). Common heritage or private commodity: political geography of sea, air, & space. Presented at Association of American Geographers, San Francisco, CA.

Sarah Senk

Assistant Professor, Culture & Communication

 

Publications

Senk, S. (2016). Mourning's spiral: Trauma, time, and memory in Derek Walcott's Omeros. Symbolism: An International Annual of Critical Aesthetics, 16, 35-51.

Senk, S. (2016). Rethinking Rupture. [Review of Insurgent Testimonies, by N. M. Rizzuto]. Contemporary Literature, 57(3), 453-461.

Senk, S. (2016). Attention to the text: Delay and the “ADD Generation." Transformations: The Journal of Inclusive Scholarship and Pedagogy, 25(2), 78-95.

Presentations

Senk, S. (2017, March). Mourners in outer space. Presented at University of Hartford Humanities Center Lecture Series, West Hartford, CT.

Senk, S. (2017, February). Nationalism and memory at the 9/11 Memorial. Presented at Cal Maritime Scholar Lecture Series, Vallejo, CA.

Julie Simons

Assistant Professor, Science & Math

 

Publications

Cripe, P., Richfield, O., & Simons, J. (2016). Sperm pairing and measures of efficiency in planar swimming models. Spora: A Journal of Biomathematics, 2(1), Article 5. Available from: http://ir.library.illinoisstate.edu/spora/vol2/iss1/5 

Presentations

Simons, J. (2016, December). Investigating life’s mysteries with mathematical modeling. Presented at Cal Maritime Scholar Lecture Series, Vallejo, CA.

Simons, J. (2016, October). Rodents of unusual sperm and other topics. Presented at Seminar for the Center for Computational Science, New Orleans, LA.

Simons, J. (2016, October). Rodents of unusual sperm. Presented at International Symposium on Biomathematics and Ecology Education Research, Charleston, SC.

Aparna Sinha

Assistant Professor, Culture & Communication

 

Presentations

Sinha, A. (2017, March). Hearing them out: Understanding student self placement in California and beyond. Presented at Conference on College Composition and Communication, Portland, OR.

Sinha, A. (2017, March). Implementing Directed Self Placement (DSP) at different contexts: the struggles and successes. Presented at Conference on College Composition and Communication, Portland, OR.

Sinha, A. (2017, March). Network of Directed Self Placement—Changing assessment & placement practices. Presented at Conference on College Composition and Communication, Portland, OR.

Sinha, A.  (2017, February). Implementing Directed Self Placement. Presented at Writing Research Across Borders, Bogota, Colombia.

Sinha, A. (2017, February). Writing programs worldwide. Presented at Writing Research Across Borders, Bogota, Colombia.

Sinha, A. (2016, June). International WAC/WID mapping project: Writing programs worldwide. Presented at International Writing Across the Curriculum Conference, Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Sinha, A. (2016, April). The struggles and success of implementing Directed Self Placement (DSP) at a first year writing program. Presented at American Association for Applied Linguistics, Orlando, Florida.

Cynthia Trevisan

Associate Professor, Science & Math

 

Publications

McCurdy, C. W., Rescigno, T. N., Trevisan, C. S., Lucchese, R. R., Gaire, B., Menssen, A., Schöffler, M. S., Gatton, A., Neff, J., Stammer, P. M., Rist, J., Eckart, S., Berry, B., Severt, T., Sartor, J., Moradmand, A., Jahnke, T., Landers, A. L., Williams, J. B., Ben-Itzhak, I., Dörner, R., Belkacem, A., & Weber, Th. (2017). Unambiguous observation of F-atom core-hole localization in CF4 through body-frame photoelectron angular distributions. Physical Review A, 95(1), 011401. http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevA.95.011401 

Rescigno, T. N., Trevisan, C. S., Orel, A. E., Slaughter, D. S., Adaniya, H., Belkacem, A., Weyland, M., Dorn, A., & McCurdy, C. W. (2016). Dynamics of dissociative electron attachment to ammonia. Physical Review A, 93(5), 052704. http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevA.95.011401http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevA.95.011401 

Trevisan, C. S. (2016). Calculation of entrance amplitudes for dissociative electron attachment and detection of core hole localization in x-ray photoionization. Berkeley Lab Undergraduate Faculty Fellowship (BLUFF) Report, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, CA.

Presentations

Trevisan, C. S. (2017, February). The Fate of quantum superposition. Presented at International and Transdisciplinary Symposium on Advanced Future Studies, Kyoto, Japan.

McCurdy, C. W., Rescigno, T. N., Trevisan, C. S., & Lucchese, R. R. (2016, May). An unambiguous signature in molecular frame photoelectron angular distributions of core hole localization in fluorine k-edge photoionization of CF4. Presented at Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics (DAMOP 2016), Providence, RI.

Slaughter, D., Trevisan, C. S., Weyland, M., Dorn, A., Douguet, N., Orel, A., Adaniya, H., McCurdy, C. W., Belkacem, A., & Rescigno, T. N. (2016, May). Bond formation and bond scission dynamics in polyatomic molecules revealed by momentum imaging experiments and electron scattering calculations. Presented at Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics (DAMOP 2016), Providence, RI.

Trevisan, C. S. (2016, July). Calculation of entrance amplitudes for dissociative electron attachment and detection of core hole localization in x-ray photoionization. Presented at Berkeley Lab Undergraduate Faculty Fellowship (BLUFF), Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Michele Van Hoeck

Dean of the Library

 
Presentations

Van Hoeck, M. (2017, February). The empty syllabus: What can students and employers tell us about information literacy? Presented at Spartanburg Community College, Spartanburg, SC.

Van Hoeck, M. (2016, June). What can we learn from students about the research process? Presented at Learning Regions Symposium, Spokane, WA.

Frank Yip

Assistant Professor, Science & Math

 
Publications

Yip, F. L., Rescigno, T. N., & McCurdy, C. W. (2016). Fully differential single-photon double photoionization of atomic magnesium. Physical Review A, 94(6), 063414. http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevA.94.063414 

Presentations

Yip, F. L., Rescigno, T. N., & McCurdy, C. W. (2016, May). Fully differential single-photon double ionization of magnesium. Presented at Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics (DAMOP 2016), Providence, RI.