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Ralph Bunche Scholars Program

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Faculty & Staff

Brian Arturo Bartelt

Ralph Bunche Associate Professor, Anthropology
PhD, Anthropology, University of Southern California
Research Interests:
African Studies, Ritual Studies, Anthropology of Consciousness (shamanism, healing, witchcraft), Visual Anthropology (ethnographic filmmaking)

Jayesh Bhakta

Ralph Bunche Associate Professor, Physics & Engineering
PhD, University of Birmingham (United Kingdom)
Research Interests:
High Temperature Superconducting Ceramics, Etched Track Radiation Dosimetry Systems, Application Engineering involving Electronic and Software Design.
Publications:
Augustin A. Lee, Stephen Gillam, and Jayesh Bhakta. “Constructing Chemical Pathways of Organic Compounds in Titan’s Atmosphere," Southern California Conference for Undergraduate Research (Nov 2007), California State University, Los Angeles, CA
Moran Levi, Stephen Gillam, and Jayesh Bhakta. “Investigation of Titan’s Atmospheric Structure from Cassini Narrow Angle Camera Images," Southern California Conference for Undergraduate Research (Nov 2007), University of California (Riverside), Riverside, CA.

Mark Blake

Ralph Bunche Professor, Music
PhD, University of California Los Angeles

Gary Columbo

Ralph Bunche Professor, English
C Phil, Comparative Literature, Brown University
Vice Chancellor for Institutional Effectiveness: creation and implementation of the Los Angeles Community College District’s first strategic plan between 2005 and 2010. Co-author of three college textbooks, including one of the nation’s first multi-cultural anthologies, Rereading America, which has been used by more than 1,000 colleges and universities since its appearance in 1989.
Publications:
"Rereading America" (Co-Author): Bedford St. Martin's, 2010.

Wendel Eckford

Ralph Bunche Professor of History & African American Studies (Joint)
PhD, History, Claremont Graduate University
Certificate, International Politics Summer School, St. Antony's College, University of Oxford
Research Interests:
Post Reconstruction America, Cultural Geography, African & African American Nationalism, 20th Century African American Intellectual & Cultural History, Genocide & War Crimes, Race & Racism, Hip-Hop Culture, Legacy of Marxist ideology in the African American community, Black Film.
Publications:
Books: “The Golden Era of Black Los Angeles: Appropriation, Resistance & Accommodation in Community Building, 1900-1930.” (Forthcoming)
Articles: “Bobby Blue Bland.” In the African American National Biography, Henry Louis Gates & Evelyn Higgenbothem, (ed.). New York: Oxford University Press Press, 2008.
“J. Saunders Redding.” "John Henrik Clark." "Jaramogi Abebe Agyeman (Albert Clearge, Jr.).” “Andrew Young.” “Josiah T. Walls.” “Pearl Cleage.” In Vignettes of Significant People and Places in African American History.

Carlos Guerrero

Ralph Bunche Associate Professor, Chicano Studies
PhD, Cultural Studies, Claremont Graduate University
Research Interests:
Media, the new Western history, community colleges, education and critical pedagogy.
Publications:
"The Pedagogical Paradox," FACCCTS Journal, forthcoming, Summer 2008.
"Web 2.0 and Scholarly Authority," FACCCTS Journal, Winter 2008.
Photo Credit, "500 Years of Chicana History," Rutgers University Press, Bilingual edition (December 2007).
"Engaging our Fears: Student Learning at the Center of our Practice. "On the Horizon", Vol. 15, No. 2, 2007.
"Brief History of the Community College," FACCCTS Journal, Fall 2007.
"Critical Pedagogy and Subjectivity in a Postmodern Era, an Annotated Bibliography," California Consortium for Critical Educators, April 2000.

Ronald Kendis

Ralph Bunche Associate Professor, Mathematics
PhD, Psychology, University of California Los Angeles

Derrick Kiley

Ralph Bunche Associate Professor, Physics and Astronomy
PhD, Physics, University of California Davis
Research Interests:
Gravity, cosmological inflation, extra dimensions, high-energy physics.
Publications:
"Reissner-Nordstrom Black Holes on a Codimension-2 Brane," Phys. Rev. D, 87, 044042 (2013) (arXiv:1301.1631 [hep-th]).
"Rotating Black Holes on Codimension-2 Branes," Phys. Rev. D, 76, 126002 (2007) (arXiv:0708.1016 [hep-th]).
"Charting the Landscape of Modified Gravity," JHEP 0705 (2007) 045 (hep-th/0703190) (with N. Kaloper).
"Exact Black Holes and Gravitational Shockwaves on Codimension-2 Branes," JHEP 0603 (2006) 077 (hep-th/0601110) (with N. Kaloper).

Vincent Lee

Ralph Bunche Associate Professor, Mathematics
MS, Mathematics, California State University Los Angeles
MS, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Southern California
Research Interests:
Dispersion point spaces, virally mediated human genetic therapy.

Paul J. McCudden

Ralph Bunche Associate Professor, Physics & Astronomy
MA, Physics, Harvard University
Research Interests:
Physicist at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory in Cambridge MA, on the Solar Orbiting Heliospheric Observatory, and screenwriting.

Michael Miklos

Ralph Bunche Associate Professor, English
PhD, English, University of Southern California
Research Interests:
Theories of Comedy, Critical Race Theory, Law and Literature.
Publications:
“Humor and Satire.” Encyclopedia of the Harlem Renaissance. Ed. Cary Wintz and Paul Finkelman. Vol. 2. New York: Routledge, 2005. 722-724
“Theater Owners and Booking Association (TOBA).” Encyclopedia of the Harlem Renaissance. Ed. Cary Wintz and Paul Finkelman. Vol. 2. New York: Routledge, 2005. 1170-1172.

Danielle Muller

Ralph Bunche Professor, English
PhD, Comparative Literature, University of Southern California
Research Interests:
12th Century Vernacular Crusade Narratives, 18th Century French & German Literature, 19th Century German, French, English, American studies of the Novel, Post-colonial Studies.
Publications:
Books: “Imperial Strategies: The Sack of Constantinople in 1204 and the Expansion of Western Europe.” (Forthcoming)
Articles: “Konrad Fleck,” Dictionary of Literary Biography. Ed. James Hardin and Will Hasty. Columbia: Bruccoli Clark Layman, Inc., 1994.
“Trierer Floyris.” Dictionary of Literary Biography. Ed. James Hardin and Will Hasty. Columbia: Bruccoli Clark Layman, Inc., 1994.
Conference: "How Medieval is Wagner," USC, Spring 2011
Faculty Award: "Literature of Conquest: From Constantinople to Pandorra," Spring 2010.
NEH (National Endowment of Humanities) grant: "Empire Building and Interaction, 1400-1800." Summer 2013.

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(323) 953-4000 ext. 2340
rbscholars@lacitycollege.edu

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Fall 2017:

Danielle Muller PhD, Director
Monday & Thursday: 1pm - 5pm
Tuesday: 1pm - 3pm

Mario Escalante, Honors Counselor
Monday: 4pm - 7pm
Friday: 12pm - 2pm
Or email: escalama@lacitycollege.edu

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