Tim Vivian, Associate Professor of Religious Studies, received the CSUB Faculty Research Award for 2008-2009 and has continued to publish books on early Christian monasticism:
- Witness to Holiness: Abba Daniel of Scetis (2008).
- Becoming Fire: Through the Year with the Desert Fathers and Mothers (2009).
- Mark the Monk: Counsels on the Spiritual Life, Volumes I & 2 (with Augustine Casiday) (2009).
- The Holy Workshop of Virtue: The Life of Saint John the Little (with Maged S. A. Mikhail) (2010).