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Dana Herrera  |  Interests  |  Scholarship  |  Service  

Education:

Grants:

  • Lasallian Scholar Grant - St. Mary's College of California (April 2006)
  • Irvine Scholar Grant - St. Mary's College of California (September 2001)

Presentations:

Selected Presentations

  • Remittances and development: A call for a multidisciplinary, multi-cultural inquiry about the effects of remittances. Herrera, Dana and Margitay-Becht, Andras (talk, speech or lecture, paper)
    Economic and Social Challenges and Problems 2010: Facing the Impact of Global Crisis
    sponsored by the University of Tirana, Albania
    (December 2010)
  • Human Interaction Networks as Complex Systems: the Case for Virtual Fieldwork. Herrera, Dana (paper)
    North Atlantic Treaty Organization Advanced Research Workshop (NATO-ARW): Complex Societal Dynamics: Security Challenges and Opportunities.
    (December 2009)
  • Gender and the Changing Roles of the Player. Herrera, Dana (panel or forum chair, moderator, or leader)
    Videogame Cultures and the Future of Interactive Entertainment
    sponsored by Inter-Disciplinary.Net
    (July 2009)
  • Do-It-Yourself Learning: Case Studies of Gaming as Education in Virtual Worlds. Herrera, Dana and Margitay-Becht, Andras (talk, speech or lecture, panel or forum member)
    Videogame Cultures and the Future of Interactive Entertainment
    sponsored by Inter-Disciplinary.Net
    (July 2009)
  • Cyber-disaporas: The Effects of Migration to Virtual Worlds. Herrera, Dana and Margitay-Becht, Andras (talk, speech or lecture)
    Diasporas: Exploring Critical Issues
    sponsored by Inter-Disciplinary.Net
    (July 2009)
  • Virtual Rebirth and Reincarnation: Synthetic Lives. Herrera, Dana R. and Margitay-Becht, Andras (talk, speech or lecture, co-author, panel or forum member)
    Hierarchy and Power in the History of Civilizations
    sponsored by the Russian Academy of Sciences and the Russia Statue University Institute for African Studies,
    (June 2009)
  • Honoring the Lasallian Mission through the Foundation Generation Project: First Generation College Students and Asset Based Community Building. Martinelli, Phylis and Herrera, Dana R. (talk, speech or lecture, co-author)
    Huether Lasallian Conference
    (November 2008)
  • Social Support and Religious Politics of Philippine Volunteer Associations. Herrera, Dana R. (paper)
    Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology
    (July 2008)
  • The Foundation Generation Project and The State of Ethnic Studies in Roman Catholic Higher Education. Herrera, Dana R. (paper, panel or forum member)
    American Studies Association
    (October 2007)
  • Honoring the Lasallian Mission through the Foundation Generation Project: First Generation College Students and Asset Based Community Building. Martinelli, Phylis C. and Herrera, Dana R. (talk, speech or lecture, invited, co-author)
    International Lasallian University Leadership Program at the "Partners in Catholic Lasallian Higher Education: Enhancing Understanding. Eliciting Commitment." Conference
    (June 2007)
  • Tales of the Supernational: Filipino Spiritual Transcitizenship. Herrera, Dana R. (paper)
    Society of the Anthropology of Religion
    (April 2007)
  • Philippine New Religious Movements and Civil Society. Herrera, Dana R. (paper)
    American Association of Behavioral and Social Sciences
    (February 2007)
  • Virtual Societies, Virtual Colonies? The Liminal Spaces of International Technoscapes. Herrera, Dana R. and Margitay-Becht, Andras (paper, co-author)
    American Association of Behavioral and Social Sciences
    (February 2007)

Publications:

  • Herrera, Dana and Margitay-Becht, Andras. 2011. "Teaching Social Skills in Virtual Worlds: A primer for extending existing social science education to business management", Immersive Environments, Augmented Realities and Virtual Worlds: Assessing Future Trends in Education., ed. D'Agustino, Steven, IGI Global
  • Herrera, Dana. 2010. Human Interaction Networks as Complex Systems: the Case for Virtual Fieldwork, North Atlantic Treaty Organization Advanced Research Workshop (NATO-ARW): Complex Societal Dynamics: Security Challenges and Opportunities., pg.100-112, eds. and Srbljinović, Armano and Martinas, Katalin, IOS Press
  • Herrera, Dana, Margitay-Becht, Andras and Chagas, Jovina. 2009. Cyber-disaporas: The Effects of Migration to Virtual Worlds, Diasporas: Exploring Critical Issues, ed. Vermuri, S. Ram, Inter-Disciplinary Press
  • Herrera, Dana and Margitay-Becht, Andras. 2009. Virtual Rebirth and Reincarnation: Synthetic Lives, Hierarchy and Power in the History of Civilizations
  • Martinas, Katalin, Margitay-Becht, Andras and Herrera, Dana. 2008. Wealth, Groups, Ethics, Interdisciplinary Description of Complex Systems, vol. 6, issue 1, pg.1-9
  • Herrera, Dana and Margitay-Becht, Andras. 2008. Fun is Learning: a Case Study of Gaming as Education in Virtual Worlds, Understanding Learning-Centered Higher Education, pg.95-109, eds. Nygaard, ClausHotlham, Clive, Copenhagen Business School Press
  • Margitay-Becht, Andras and Herrera, Dana. 2008. Virtual Colonization, Periodica Polytechnica, vol. 14, issue 2, pg.1-7
  • Margitay-Becht, Andras and Herrera, Dana. 2008. o-It-Yourself Learning: Case Studies of Gaming as Education in Virtual Worlds, Videogame Cultures and the Future of Interactive Entertainment, ed. Rhia, Daniel, Inter-Disciplinary Press
  • Herrera, Dana and Margitay-Becht, Andras. "Playing For Knowledge." Proceedings of the 2007 Conference on Future Play, pgs. 245-246, Eds. and Kapralos, Bill and Katchabaw, Mike and Rajnovich, Jay. New York: Association for Computing Machinery, 2007
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