CLAS Faculty Publications and Presentations

Dr. Eric Schockman (top left), Dr. Samuel Sambasivam (top right), Dr. Douglas Cremer (bottom left), and Dr. Satinder Dhiman (bottom right).

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences faculty has several new publications and conference presentations.

Professor of Politics and International Relations Dr. Eric Schockman has been examining the COVID-19 crisis and pandemic as an impetus for social change. In October, he will present a paper titled “Servant Leadership for the Post-Pandemic Era: A Call for Wisdom” to the 24th Global Conference of the International Leadership Association in Washington, D.C.

He has also co-authored two book chapters. The first, co-authored by Lale Pakradounian and Raul Lagomariso, is “Social Change as Revolutionary Zeal: Comparing Chile and Lebanon in the Era of Social Media and COVID-19″. The second, written in partnership with Aldo Boiano, Rafael Mies, and Maria Isabel Urzua, is titled “Why Social Change is Driven by Crisis: Using ‘Exceptionalism’ as a Framework to Examine Chile in the Context of the Rest of Latin America”. Both are forthcoming in The Palgrave Handbook of Global Social Change (Palgrave Macmillan).

The ever-prolific Dr. Samuel Sambasivam, Professor and Chair of the Computer Science Data Analytics program, spent his summer co-authoring an article and two conference presentations, one of which presented study findings on converged wireless-sensor/cellular network architecture and cybersecurity transmission delays in delivering remote grassfire alerts to firefighters in Southeast Colorado.

In his article, “Examining Cloud Data Security Vulnerabilities During Usage,” co-authored with D. Amoah for the Journal of Information Systems Applied Research, Dr. Sambasivam examined cloud data security vulnerabilities during usage by developing a forensic artifact capable of determining cloud data security vulnerabilities. The findings showed that both encrypted and unencrypted cloud datasets in memory during cloud data usage are detectable. Therefore, security practitioners must adopt a defense-in-depth strategy that encompasses administrative, physical, and technical controls to minimize the risk of adversary access to volatile memory.

Dr. Sambasivan follows up on these achievements with a presentation this November at the International Conference on Big Data Analytics and Big Data Science, where he will discuss financial fraud in the healthcare industry, which results in about $2.6 billion in losses annually. Dr. Sambasivan and his research partner O. Odhiambo propose that machine learning and artificial intelligence algorithms are needed to detect healthcare financial statement anomalies.

CLAS is also pleased to announce that Dr. Douglas Cremer, Professor of Political Science and History, has accepted an offer from Palgrave Macmillan to publish his book Antiracist Leadership: A Spiritual Approach to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion as part of the Palgrave Studies in Workplace Spirituality and Fulfillment. The book will be edited by Dr. Satinder Dhiman of Woodbury’s School of Business. More on Dr. Cremer’s book to come!


Last Updated on October 7, 2022. 

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