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Faculty Research Index


On this page, you will find information about faculty from the Community College/Branch Campus. If you wish to add your information, please see the Submit Your Information section on the About page.

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Aguiar, Christian

Christian Aguiar Research Interests Scholarly & Creative Works


Assistant Professor



Working-class Studies

Working-class Literature

First-generation and Low Income (FLI) College Student Experience, Support, and Programs

Multimodal Writing Pedagogies

Democratic Classroom Practices

Collaborative Assessment

“Living Class in John Updike’s ‘A&P.’” The Explicator, vol. 58, no. 2, 2020.

Bridging the Academic Literacy Gap: Three Approaches.” Co-authored with Dorothy Phaire and Ahmad Wright. CEA-MAG Journal, vol. 27, no. 1, 2019.

“’What Work Is’: Writing about Work in First-Year Composition.” Teaching English in the Two-Year College, vol 46., no 2., 2018.

“’Chinese don’t drink coffee’”: Coffee and Class Liminality in Elaine Mar’s Paper Daughter.’” Asian American Literature: Discourses and Pedagogies, vol 6., no. 1, 2015.

“Bringing Theory to Practice: Universal Design Principles and the Use of Social Annotation to Support Neurodiverse Students.” Co-authored with Fatma Elshobokshy and Amanda Huron. Faculty Focus, 13 September 2021.

“Now More Than Ever: Why Collaborative Grading Works, Even Online.” Co-authored with Ahmad Wright and Andrew Howard. Faculty Focus, 13 November 2020.

“Review of Flower Darby and James M. Lang’s Small Teaching Online." Inquiry, vol. 23, no. 1., August 2020.

“Six Practical Approaches for Teaching Writing Online.” Co-authored with Albert Pearsall III. Faculty Focus. 22 May 2020.

“Going Multimodal: Five Tips for Making the Switch to Multimodal Assignments.” Faculty Focus. 20 November 2019.

“Review of Genesea M. Carter and William H. Thelin’s Class in the Composition Classroom.” Inquiry, vol. 22, no. 2, September 2019.

“Lesson Learned.” The College Writer at Work, ed. Paige Huskey. October 2018.


Ahmad Saeed, Bushra

Bushra Ahmad Saeed Research Interests Scholarly & Creative Work


Associate Professor

Division Director, Nursing Allied Health, Life and Physical Sciences


Tissue Culture Technology

STEM programs

M. JAYABALAN, M. E. CABELLERO, B. SAEED et all (2021). Unrealized potential from smaller institutions: Four strategies for advancing STEM diversity. Cell 184, pg 5845-5850.


Almala, Abed Sami

Abed Sami Almala Research Interests


Visiting Professor

Life and Physical Sciences


Community College Education


Grimes, Lauren

Lauren Grimes Research Interests Scholarly & Creative Work

Adjunct Professor

Division of Humanities and Criminology


Political Science Pedagogies

Civic Engagement

Global Citizenship

21st Century Competencies and Skills

Contributor to Reimagining a 21st Century Democracy (2019) pages 33-35

Grimes, Lauren (2017) "The Value of Black Lives: The Effect of the Digital Age on African American Identity and Political Participation," The Journal of Traditions & Beliefs: Vol. 5, Article 8.

Grimes, Lauren (2021) A Guidebook for Socially Responsible & Civically Engaged Youth

Grimes, Lauren (2022) A Guide for Socially Responsible & Civically Engaged Youth - Instructor Manual

Grimes, Lauren. "Systemic ELA Challenges at Post-secondary Institutions: Why Many Two-Year Students Aren't Prepared for College-Level Writing." The Palgrave Handbook of Political Research Pedagogyedited by Daniel J. Mallinson, Julia Marvin Hellwege, and Eric D. Loepp, Palgrave Macmillan, 2021, pp.425-434.

Grimes, Lauren. "Youth Citizenship and Civic Injustices within K-12 U.S. Social Studies Public Education." The Social Educator: Journal of the Social and Citizenship Education Association of Australia, Nov. 6, 2022, Vol. 40, No. 2, pp. 18-34.

Phaire, Dorothy

Dorothy Phaire Scholarly & Creative Work


Associate Professor

Humanities, General Education

Novel: Murder and the Masquerade

Novel: Blind Delusion

See Website



Pyakuryal, Anil

Dr. Anil Pyakuryal Research Interests Scholarly & Creative Works

Senior Adjunct Faculty - UDC-Van Ness Campus - Division of Science and Mathematics

Visiting Assistant Professor - UDC-Community College - Division of Nursing, Allied Health, Physical and Life Sciences (NAHPLS)

Research Site

Quantum Information Science


Biomedical Physics

Please see Google Scholar


Sanders, Samuel

Samuel Sanders Research Interests Scholarly & Creative Works


Professor of Entrepreneurial Development

Workforce Development






Sanders, Sam. Your Next Big Idea: Improve Your Creativity and Problem-Solving. Heard Publishing, LLC, 2021.

Sanders, Sam. “13 Under-the-Radar L.A. Spots to Play Tabletop Games.” Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Times, 13 Feb. 2023,

Sanders, Sam. "These 11 Videogames Make Working Out Actually Fun." The Wall Street Journal, 26 Oct. 2023

Sanders, Sam. "What if NIMBY's Got Paid to Become YIMBYs?.The Boston Globe, 30 Dec. 2023. 

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