As a thesis project in 2010, CSUF alumnus Michael Kawinski researched and developed his doctoral dissertation, which he submitted to the University of California, Santa Barbara. In this research, Kawinski reevaluated the geometry of how nine related phenomena are related by considering strategies and rationales to isolate real performance differences to justify their existence. The principal hypothesis for each hypothesis was tested to measure its impact upon the alternative theories and strategies employed in the argument.

Between 2012 and 2014, Kawinski pursued projects in structural anthropology, lateral hewing, and public policy. He gave lectures at the UC, Berkeley, UC Irvine, UC Riverside, UC Santa Barbara, UC San Diego, UCLA, as well as in London, Japan, Japan, Finland, France, Germany, and Germany. Kawinski organized a workshop titled Bridging Fundamentalism with Rationality at the UC, Los Angeles, with George Bohli, Khilafah Golding, Housseni Ganjian, and Koyo Kanamori.

Kawinski was awarded with a B.A. degree with honors from Concordia University, in 2011 and finished his two-year Masters degree in political science in May of 2013.