CHSS Connection: Honors & Awards

Thursday, May 06, 2021

May/June 2021 issue

CHSS presents 2021 Faculty Excellence Awards

SF State’s College of Health & Social Sciences announced the 2021 recipients of the CHSS Faculty Excellence Awards, established to underscore the College’s deep commitment to excellence in teaching, scholarship and service.

2021 Faculty Excellence Award winners

Excellence in Teaching — Tenure Track

Molly McManus
Assistant Professor, Department of Child & Adolescent Development

Excellence in Teaching — Lecturer

Hamida Nusrat
Lecturer, Clinical Laboratory Science Program

Excellence in Scholarship

Kate Hamel
Professor, Department of Kinesiology

Excellence in Service

Anthony Mayo
Lecturer, Department of Kinesiology

Pictured (clockwise from top left): Molly McManus, Hamida Nusrat, Kate Hamel, Anthony Mayo

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Camacho wins spot in Institute for Citizens & Scholars fellowship program

Angeilca CamachoAssistant Professor of Criminal Justice Studies Angélica Camacho has been named a Career Enhancement Fellow by the Institute for Citizens & Scholars. The Career Enhancement Fellowship seeks to increase the presence of underrepresented junior and other faculty members in the humanities, social sciences and arts by creating career development opportunities for selected fellows with promising research projects. Selected from a highly competitive pool of applicants, this year’s fellows represent unique perspectives within their disciplines and are committed to increasing diversity and inclusion on campus through service and research. Formerly known as the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, the Institute for Citizens & Scholars is a nonprofit supporting leadership development programs and organizational capacity in education.

Francisco-Menchavez receives Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award to the Philippines for research on post-COVID-19 migrations

Valerie Francisco-Menchavez, associate professor of Sociology at San Francisco State University, has received a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program award to the Philippines. Francisco-Menchavez will the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on migration aspirations for Filipinos in the Visayas region of the Philippines based out of the University of San Carlos in Cebu. As part of a project titled “Migrant Care Workers and Multinational Migrations in the COVID-19 Global Context,” Francisco-Menchavez considers how multinational migration strategies might shift in response to the demand for care workers globally and the restrictions that arise from the pandemic.

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Turalba advances to candidacy for Ed.D., is awarded scholarships

Ruby N. Turalba (MPH ’06), a lecturer in Public Health, successfully defending her dissertation proposal on March 19. With the support of her all-Pinay committee, Allyson Tintiangco-Cubales (Professor, Asian American Studies), Arlene Daus-Magbual (Director, Asian American & Pacific Islander Support Services and Valerie Francisco-Menchavez (Associate Professor, Sociology), Turalba has advanced to candidacy for the Ed.D. in educational leadership at SF State. She is one of four recipients selected nationwide for the 2021 American Educational Association, Division A Scholarship. She was also recently awarded the Ed.D. Program Scholarship, which provides support for emerging and innovative scholar-practitioners focused on social justice. Her research elevates Filipinx students’ experiences learning their language, history and culture at a public school in San Francisco’s Filipino Cultural Heritage District.

MPA student Brodheim represents SF State at inaugural CSU Grand Slam

Michael BrodheimMichael Brodheim, a Master of Public Administration student, represented SF State at the first-ever CSU Grad Slam, hosted by San Jose State University on May 6. His project was titled “The Impact of Age and Gender on Parole Release Decisions.” In the Grad Slam, graduate students present their research, scholarship, and creativity in just three minutes or less. View his presentation at 39:44 in this video of the final round.



Counseling student Garcia awarded national minority fellowship

Guillermo GarciaGuillermo Garcia, a Master of Science student in the Department of Counseling’s School Counseling Program, was selected for a National Minority Fellowship Program by the National Board for Certified Counselors. The goals of the program are to strengthen the infrastructure that engages diverse individuals in counseling and increase the number of professional counselors providing effective, culturally competent services to underserved and never-served populations. Fellows receive a $10,000 stipend to support their education as well as training, mentorship and professional development services. 


Sexuality Studies student Holt receives scholarship for LGBTQ leaders

Ron HoltRon Holt, who recently completed his first year in the Sexuality Studies master’s program, was awarded the Markowski-Leach Scholarship Award for the 2021-22 academic year. The mission of this highly competitive scholarship is to assist in the education of LGBTQ individuals who demonstrate promise for becoming a positive role model for other LGBTQ people. Students awarded this scholarship have demonstrated their dedication to excellence in their lives through service, education or employment. Scholarship are awarded to applicants whose leadership potential is evident regardless of their chosen field of study or financial need. Holt is a psychiatrist working at SF State’s Student Health Services.

CHSS students represent SF State at CSU grad student research competition; DPT student places first in category

Andico presentation slideDoctor of Physical Therapy student Keanu Andico placed first in the Health, Nutrition and Clinical Sciences — Graduate category the 35th Annual CSU Student Research Competition held April 30-May 1, hosted by Cal Poly Pomona. His presentation, titled “To disclose or not to disclose your sexual orientation? Implications for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Queer (LGBQ) patient experiences in healthcare: a systematic review and meta-analysis,” was completed with faculty readers Erica Pitsch and Charllotte Anderson. Andico’s presentation was among 197 student projects by 230 student research competition delegates from across all the CSU campuses.

DPT students Isabel Juang and Sara Jan also represented SF State at the competition in the Health, Nutrition and Clinical Sciences category. Their project was titled "Do anti-pronation shoes affect running related injuries and peak rearfoot eversion in recreational runners? A systematic review and meta-analysis," completed with faculty readers Richard Souza and Diane Allen.  

Daniel Chin, who received his M.S. degree in Kinesiology in December 2020, was also selected to represent SF State. His study, titled “Relationships Between Military Identity, Physical Activity and Eating Behavior Among U.S. Veterans,” investigated declining exercise and healthy eating among U.S. veterans by examining how these behaviors are associated with military identity (i. e. the degree to which they identify with their military service). Online survey data were collected from April-Aug 2020. Veterans around the country gauged their military identity, exercise and eating motivations and reported physical activity, eating behaviors and their self-perceptions. Based on the results, Chin isolated specific dimensions of military identity such as feeling a part of a team or wanting to return to the military as having both positive or negative influences on their exercise motivation. The findings suggest that potential changes to veteran health policies to promote social connections and less reliance on the military may encourage regular physical activity following separation.