Faculty

Faculty

Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

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  • Role Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Phone (657) 278-5282 / 8583
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  • Department Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Bio/Interests

    Dr. Paula Hudson is an Associate Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry here at CSUF. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Colorado, Boulder and worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in Boulder and the University of Iowas, Iowa City. Her main research interests are in understanding the chemical and physical processes of atmospherically relevant surfaces and aerosols using Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, quantitative adsorption methods and particle sizing instrumentation.

Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Science

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  • Role Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences
  • Phone 657-278-4812
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  • Department Department of Biological Sciences
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    The key to understanding biodiversity lies in knowing how many different kinds of organisms exist. How many species of fish from this river? Do species X and species Y hybridize? Is this population in danger of extinction? Students in the Walter lab tackle questions such as these using molecular genetic and genomic tools coupled with rigorous field data. From oysters, to sleeper sharks, to freshwater fishes on oceanic islands, we characterize contemporary and historical genetic structure for the purposes of understanding population persistence, divergence, and diversification.

Professor and Chair, Department of Biological Science

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  • Role Professor and Chair, Department of Biological Sciences
  • Phone (657) 278-3614
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  • Department Department of Biological Sciences
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    Dr. Sean Walker joined the California State University Fullerton faculty in 2003 in the Department of Biological Science where he is currently Professor and Chair. He have a BS degree in Chemistry from University of Texas at Tyler and his MS and PhD degrees in Zoology from Miami University (Ohio). His post-doctoral training was done at the University of Lethbridge in Southern Alberta. He have published 40 peer reviewed articles, many co-authored with undergraduate or graduate students. In his lab, they are broadly interested in the biology of terrestrial arthropods. His primary research interests are in the cognitive, evolutionary and behavioral ecology of reproduction. However, he has spent time dabbling in community ecology, physiological ecology, and has a keen interest in functional morphology, geometric morphometrics, statistics, science education research, and individual based modelling.

Professor of Chemistry

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  • Role Professor of Chemistry
  • Phone 657-278-4517
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  • Department Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Bio/Interests

     

    Dr. Fu-Ming Tao has been a Professor of Theoretical/Computational Chemistry at CSUF since 1995. He earned his B.S. degree in Chemistry at the University of Science and Technology of China in 1982, M.S. in Physical Chemistry at SooChow University (China) in 1985, and Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry at Boston College in 1991. He did his post-doctoral research at Brown University in 1991-1992, studying physical properties of real gases and liquids, and at Harvard University in 1992-1995, studying molecular structure and rotational-vibrational states of van der Waals complexes.

    His research is mainly in the area of computational chemistry, focusing on molecular properties and reaction mechanisms of atmospheric species. His current projects include (1) gas-phase reactions of oxides of nitrogen, sulfur, and carbon in the presence of ammonia and water vapor, (2) chemical mechanisms of sulfate and nitrate aerosols, (3) nucleation processes involving sulfate and organic acids.

    Since joining in CSUF, Dr. Tao has published about 100 research papers, mostly in Journal of Chemical Physics, Journal of Physical Chemistry, Chemical Physics Letters. His research work is well cited (See Google Scholar Citation Indices: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=7NlvzkkAAAAJ&hl=en). He has received a total of more than $500,000 in research grants from National Science Foundation (NSF), ACS-Petroleum Research Foundation, Dreyfus Foundation, and Research Corporation. He has received numerous national and campus awards, including Henry Dreyfus Teacher/Scholar Award, CNSM Untenured Faculty Award, and CNSM Outstanding Research Award.

Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences

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  • Role Assistant Professor of Biological Science
  • Phone 657-278-4233
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  • Department Department of Biological Science
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    I obtained my Ph.D. in Biology from the University of California, Irvine, and completed a post-doctoral fellowship in population genetics at Cornell University. In Fall 2015, I joined the faculty of California State University, Fullerton. The goals of my research group are to: (1) identify genes affecting health-relevant traits, specifically aging and immune defense, and (2) elucidate the dynamics of short-term adaptive evolution, in particular soft sweeps. We use theory, experimental-evolution, whole-genome sequence analyses, and molecular genetics to study the evolution of health-relevant traits on the levels of phenotype, single-locus, and whole-genome using the fruit fly model system. Fruit flies have short generation times, which allow undergraduate and Masters students to see evolution experiments through from beginning to end.

Assistant Professor of Mathematics

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  • Role Assistant Professor of Mathematics
  • Phone 657-278-7025
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  • Department Department of Mathematics
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    My research interests lie in the fields of number theory and algebraic geometry.  I’m especially interested in problems related to algebraic surfaces.  In addition to theoretical techniques, computer-aided calculations with explicit systems of polynomials often play a role in my work.

Assistant Professor of Mathematics

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  • Role Assistant Professor of Mathematics
  • Phone (657) 278-3752
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  • Department Department of Mathematics
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    Research Interests: I am interested in numerical differential geometry, in particular constructing numerical solutions to Einstein’s vacuum equations and related problems concerning numerical approximations of Kaehler metrics.

Assistant Professor of Mathematics

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  • Role Assistant Professor of Mathematics
  • Phone 657-278-7635
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  • Department Department of Mathematics
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    My general field of research is Bayesian nonparametric modeling.  Within this framework, I am particularly interested in model development and applications in Survival Analysis, Fisheries Management/Ecological System Modeling, and Neuroscience.  I have specifically worked on developing regression inference methods for the mean residual life function for survival data, dependent Dirichlet process mixture modeling for multiple time series of neuronal firing, and Gaussian process models for nonlinear and nonstationary ecological systems.

Assistant Professor of Mathematics

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  • Role Assistant Professor of Mathematics
  • Phone (657) 278-7697
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  • Department Department of Mathematics
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    My research interests are in low dimensional topology, particularly 3-manifolds, knot theory and applications to DNA topology. I use geometric topology techniques, and approach topology from a combinatorial perspective. I am also using computational methods to explore the space of knots and knot diagrams.

Assistant Professor of Mathematics

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  • Role Assistant Professor of Mathematics
  • Phone (657) 278-3196
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  • Department Department of Mathematics
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    My research interests lie at the crossroads of dynamical systems, epidemiology, immunology and control theory. His work focuses on the design and analysis of models for gaining insight into the transmission and control of emerging and re-emerging diseases. My recent topics of predilection is understanding how human mobility and behavior alters, promotes or mitigates disease dynamics.

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