Past Faculty-in-Residence

Loren Kajikawa, Ph.D. CoDaC Faculty in Residence 2015

Loren Kajikawa is an Associate Professor of Musicology and Ethnomusicology in the UO School of Music and Dance (SOMD). His project involved improving equity and inclusion in the SOMD. His project was tied to the fundamental question of what counts as music with respect to course offerings and degree requirements. He helped the SOMD make significant progress towards diversifying its offerings and revising its degree checklists in ways that will allow a wider pool of students to have access to the school and its liberal arts degrees. Professor Kajikawa also helped create new ensembles (http://www.dailyemerald.com/2014/12/02/video-uo-hip-hop-jam/) and courses, including Popular Music Studies (MUS 463) and a proposal for Electronic Musicianship.



Betsy WheelerBetsy Wheeler, Ph.D. CoDaC Faculty in Residence 2014

Elizabeth (Betsy) Wheeler is an Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature and the 2014-15 CoDaC Faculty in Residence. She specializes in post-1945 American literature, youth literature and popular culture, disability studies, cultural studies, and community literacy. She is currently writing a book called HandiLand: Kids with Disabilities in 21st Century America. The book reveals new understandings of disabled kids in contemporary teen and children’s literature, online communities, parents’ oral histories, and politicians’ speeches. She serves as the director of the University of Oregon Literacy Initiative, a service learning community outreach program. She also teaches courses in prison through the Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program.

As the CoDaC Faculty in Residence, Professor Wheeler is working on a number of initiatives to engage disability and Deaf studies programs and build community at the University of Oregon including: (a) collaborate with disability and Deaf studies faculty members to create a coherent program with shared conceptual scaffolding, (b) develop undergraduate and graduate courses in disability and Deaf studies across the University, (c) advocate for a community space for students, faculty and staff, and (d) develop a summer Faculty Development Seminar on disability and Deaf studies.

Professor Wheeler also hosted a viewing and discussion of a webinar produced by the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD) titled “Disability and Living/Working in the Academy” that included a discussion about experiences and challenges facing faculty and staff with disabilities at the UO.


Daniel HoSang

Daniel HoSang, Ph.D. CoDaC Faculty in Residence 2013

Daniel Martinez HoSang is an Associate Professor with a joint appointment in the Department of Ethnic Studies and the Department of Political Science. He is the author of the prize-winning Racial Propositions: Ballot Initiatives and the Making of Postwar California (Univ of California Press, 2010), which explores the history of racialized ballot measures in California since 1945 and the triumph of colorblind racism in a liberal political community. He is also the co-editor (with Oneka LaBennett and Laura Pulido) of Racial Formation in the 21st Century (University of California Press, 2012). He is currently writing a narrative history of racial justice organizing in the US.

He received his PhD in American Studies and Ethnicity from the University of Southern California. Before graduate school, HoSang worked as a community organizer and trainer for ten years in the San Francisco Bay Area. He currently serves on the board of directors of several social justice organizations including Forward Together (Oakland, CA), the Alliance for a Just Society (Seattle, WA), and the Partnership for Safety and Justice (Portland, OR).


Ronald BeghettoRonald Beghetto, Ph.D. CoDaC Faculty in Residence 2011 – 2012

Ronald Beghetto was CoDaC’s 2011 and 2012 Faculty in Residence. He is an Associate Professor in the Department of Education Studies in the College of Education. His research appears in a wide variety of scholarly journals and edited volumes and he serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Educational Research, Journal of Creative Behavior, Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts, and the Korean Journal of Thinking and Problem Solving.


Michael Hames-GarciaMichael Hames-Garcia, Ph.D. CoDaC Faculty in Residence 2010 – 2011

Michael Hames-Garcia was CoDaC’s 2011 and 2012 Faculty in Residence. He is the Department Head and Professor of Ethnic Studies. His research interests are in Chicana/o, U.S. Latina/o, and African American literatures and cultures, prisons in the United States, gender and sexuality, and theories of identity and the self.


Lynn FujiwaraLynn Fujiwara, Ph.D. CoDaC Faculty in Residence 2010 – 2011

Lynn Fujiwara was CoDaC’s 2010 Faculty in Residence. Professor Fujiwara received her BA from the University of California, San Diego in 1990, her MA from the University of California, Santa Cruz in 1993, and her PhD in 1999. She joined the faculty at the University of Oregon in 2000. She is an Associate Professor in Women and Gender Studies.


Linda ForrestLinda Forrest, Ph.D. CoDaC Faculty in Residence 2009 – 2010

Linda Forrest was CoDaC’s 2009 Faculty in Residence. Her home department is in the Counseling Psychology and Human Services Department in the College of Education. Recent research publications have focused on the intersection of faculty members conceptualizations of diversity and how it influences their decisions related to trainees meeting professional competence standards. Linda has served as the President of her national  professional organization, the Society of Counseling Psychology of the American Psychological Association and as the Associate Editor of of the number ranked applied psychology journal, The Counseling Psychologist. Prior to coming to UO, Linda was a faculty member at Michigan State University for 23 years.  Linda loves living in the Northwest where she has easy access to all her favorite pastimes, windsurfing, mountain biking, hiking and back country skiing.


Krista ChronisterKrista Chronister Ph.D., CoDaC Faculty in Residence 2008 – 2009

Krista Chronister was CoDaC Faculty in Residence in 2008. Krista is a faculty member in the Counseling Psychology doctoral program. Her research focuses on a broad range of issues related to domestic violence including: implementation and evaluation of community-based domestic violence preventive interventions, and in particular vocational counseling interventions; adolescent and adult survivors’ vocational development; early adult relationship adjustment; and immigrant mental health. These areas of research have led to the development and experimental examination of a career counseling intervention program for women domestic violence survivors, and development of career assessment instruments designed specifically for women survivors.


Chuck KalnbachChuck Kalnback, Ph.D., CoDaC Faculty in Residence 2007 – 2008

Chuck Kalnbach was CoDaC’s Faculty in Residence in 2007. Chuck is a faculty member in the Lundquist College of Business. Chuck joined the Lundquist College of Business in 2003 after retiring from a twenty-year career with the U.S. Coast Guard. He was an organizational development consultant at the Coast Guard’s Leadership Development Center at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut.