Exchanges Editorial Board
María Dolores Costa ·
Nancy Page Fernandez
Ida M. Jones ·
Kathleen Margaret Lant ("Peggy")
Patricia McFall ·
Brian Oppy ·
María Dolores Costa (2003-2006)
María Dolores Costa is a professor of Spanish in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures of California State University, Los Angeles, where she has been teaching for eleven years. Currently, she is serving as the department's associate chair. Costa's area of specialization is nineteenth and twentieth century narrative, although she also teaches language courses, composition, and film, and she has served as GTA coordinator. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. She has published articles on García Lorca, deconstruction, Ana María Moix, and several entries in an encyclopedia of gay and lesbian authors. Most recently, she edited a book, Latina Lesbian Writers and Artists. She also continues to work on a manuscript dedicated to the role of nature in Spanish literature from the Romantic period to the present.
Nancy Page Fernandez (2002-2006)
A native Californian, Nancy Page Fernandez earned a B.A. in American
studies from Stanford University and the M.A. and Ph.D. from the Program in
Comparative Culture at UC Irvine. Her research examines home dressmaking and
the industrialization of women's clothing fashion.
In 1990 Dr. Fernandez joined the history department at California State University, Northridge,
where she taught courses in U.S. women's history, American cultural history,
and historical methods. She also acted as the history undergraduate advisor
and Web Project Faculty Program coordinator, and served on the Faculty Senate
Library Committee, the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Advisory
Board, and the Educational Policy Committee.
She received the CSUN Distinguished Teaching Award for 1999-2000, and in January
2001, Fernandez moved to California State
Polytechnic University, Pomona, to become director of the Interdisciplinary
General Education Program.
Ida M. Jones (2004-2007)
Ida M. Jones is a professor in the Craig School of Business at
California State University, Fresno. She earned her J.D. from New York University
and has been teaching business law in Fresno since 1987. She has authored/coauthored
instructor's manuals for business law textbooks, prepared internet exercises
for textbook publishers, and published articles in a variety of journals, including
the Journal of Legal Studies Education. In 2003, she received
a distinguished paper award for the article "Advice for the Not Ready for Virtual
Time Professors: Lights, Camera, Action! Tips for Creating a Workable Online
In 2004, Jones successfully completed the coursework
for UCLA's Certificate in Online Learning, an intensive program to
prepare instructors for the rigors of teaching online. She serves as a digital
campus fellow to the university and provides advice to faculty in the school
of business who want assistance with online courses. She was the first recipient
of the Verna Mae Brooks and Wayne D. Brooks Professorship in Business Law from
Patrick Kenealy (2002-2006)
Patrick Kenealy, Professor of Physics and Science Education at California State University, Long Beach, obtained his Ph.D. in physics (1967) from
the University of Notre Dame, and came to CSULB in 1988 after 20 years in physics research and teaching at Wayne State
University in Michigan.
Kenealy was awarded a CSULB Distinguished Faculty Teaching Award in 1994, particularly for his work in developing a new physical science curriculum for liberal studies majors and GE students. As principal investigator (and with with funding by the NSF and FIPSE), Kenealy has completed three major curriculum development projects in non-science and calculus-based intoductory physics at two large (>25,000 FTE) universities. He also conducts in-service training for secondary-school science teachers, and he also supervises student teachers.
Kathleen Margaret Lant ("Peggy") (2002-2006)
Peggy Lant is an English professor at California State
University, East Bay, where she serves as Director of Technology and Teaching.
She was a professor of English at California Polytechnic State University,
San Luis Obispo, for 15 years, where she was also College of Liberal Arts instructional
technology coordinator. At California State University, East
Bay, she plans and develops online programs, instructs faculty in the use of
educational technology, and teaches in both the English and the instructional
technology programs. She directed the development of the online Masters in
Online Teaching and Learning, the online Certificate in Technical and Professional
Communication, and several other online courses and programs. Her publications
include work on Louisa May Alcott, Sylvia Plath, Tennessee Williams, Stephen
King, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Kate Chopin, and
instructional technology. Her edited collection on Stephen King--Imagining
the Worst: The Representation of Women in the Works of Stephen King--was
published in 1998. She is currently working on a book on traditional
values and new technologies in teaching at the college level.
Patricia McFall (2005-2006)
Patricia McFall served as interim managing editor of Exchanges from
February 2005 to the suspension of editorial activity at the end of December
2006. She has professionally edited more than a dozen fiction and non-fiction
books for academic and commercial publication, as well as many shorter works.
In addition to writing for newspapers, magazines, and academic websites, McFall
has published both long and short fiction. She has a B.A. in English from California
State University, Northridge, and an M.A. in applied linguistics
After teaching business writing at California State University, Fullerton,
McFall taught fiction writing and ran the Programs for Writers in CSUF extension.
She has been a regular columnist for the San Gabriel Valley Newspaper Group,
where she writes book reviews and freelance features that include profiles
on authors, artists, designers, and entrepreneurs. In addition, she is a private
writing coach and instructor.
Brian Oppy (2004-2007)
Brian Oppy received his Ph.D. in cognitive psychology from the
University of California, Davis, in 1995, and has taught at California State
University, Chico, since the fall of that year. Currently an associate professor
of psychology, he teaches introductory psychology and cognition. In 2004, his
hybrid introductory psychology class was given honorable mention by the university’s
Exemplary Online Instruction Committee. Dr. Oppy’s research interests fall
within the intersection of human learning, memory, emotion, technology and
reading. His current research program is exploring the influence of emotion
on students’ comprehension
and memory for expository text.
Luis Vega (2004-2007)
Luis A. Vega is a professor of psychology at California State University,
Bakersfield, where he teaches courses in methodology, intergroup relations,
and social influence. Vega earned his Ph.D. in social psychology from the University
of California, Santa Cruz (1994), and he is an alumnus of the CSU system (Fullerton:
B.A. & M.A.).
Vega has sponsored over 50 student papers to professional conferences,
served as director of CSUB Faculty Mentor Program, and worked as a cluster
evaluator for a national council in education. Vega is actively engaged in
faculty development issues of technology, outcomes assessment, teaching/learning
objectives, and pedagogy. His research areas include discrimination, intergroup
attitudes, and issues of psychological measurement.