Six faculty members at California State University, Los Angeles were recently honored for their excellence in teaching and significant achievements in scholarly inquiry or creativity, professional activities, and service to the campus and community during the University’s 2013 Fall Faculty Day.
A reception is scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 8, 3-5 p.m., in the Golden Eagle Ballroom.
Among those honored was Pacific Palisades resident, Kaveri Subrahmanyama, a nationally-recognized expert in development psychology who has been published widely and quoted frequently by local and national media. She is renowned for her expertise regarding the effects of interactive media on children and adolescents. She also conducts research on language development, and just recently completed a Minority Biomedical Research Support-funded study on Latino children’s second language learning.
For her research, she has garnered more than $400,000 in external funding by the National Institute of General Medical Science, the Spencer Foundation, and the Consumer Connections. She has published 50 peer-reviewed articles and chapters, two co-edited special issues, a book review and handbook entries, and one co-authored book, soon to be translated in Korean, Chinese, and Czech. She has also been an invited speaker for talks and panel presentations at the local, national and international level and has participated in conference presentations with her graduate students.
Professor Brad Brown, noted peer relationships researcher at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, wrote about her book: “With a strong research base and careful attention to major theories of adolescent development, this is the definitive work on how Internet activities affect adolescence. A ‘must read’ for all who are concerned about raising healthy teens in a digital age.”
She also served as co-editor of a special section of the American Psychological Association’s Developmental Psychology (March 2012). Subrahmanyam, who holds a Ph.D. in Psychology from UCLA, also published a scholarly publication, entitled Digital Youth: The Role of Media in Development. The book received a positive review from PsyCritiques.
A CSULA faculty member since 1996, Subrahmanyam has worked in two departments teaching 14 different courses, spanning from lower division to core courses to upper division electives. She has excelled at student mentoring, not only supervising theses and projects, but actively involving students in her own research.
She has also served on and chaired committees for multiple departments and colleges, including the University General Education Subcommittee, the Equity and Diversity Committee and her College’s Fiscal Policy Committee. She was also acting chair of her department for one year.
Additionally, Subrahmanyam has served as an expert commentator for the popular press both in the U.S. and abroad, with her interviews and quotations appearing in the New York Times, the L.A. Times, USA Today, as well as the Guardian, in the UK, and newspapers in Germany and in India.