In the Spotlight: July 24, 2020

Kudos to these faculty, staff and programs

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  • Sharon Moses, an associate professor in the Department of Anthropology, authored one of the top 10 downloaded articles of 2019 for the peer-reviewed Forensic Science International Journal: Synergy. Cemetery Hoodoo: Culture, Ritual Crime and Forensic Archaeology discusses Moses’ work consulting law enforcement on crime scenes of a ritualistic nature and examines how cultural anthropological understanding can redefine crime scene investigation methodology and interpretation.
  • Heather J. Williamson, assistant professor in the Department of Occupational Therapy and the Center for Health Equity Research (CHER), senior program coordinator Carmenlita Chief, program coordinator Dulce Jimenez, master of public health student Andria Begay, senior program coordinator Mark Remiker, senior program coordinator Alexandra SamarronSamantha Sabo, associate professor for the Department of Health Sciences and CHER, Nicolette Teufel-Shone, associate director of CHER and a professor in the Department of Health Sciences, and Trudie F. Milner, administrative director of the Yuma Regional Medical Center, Shevaun Sullivan, director of group home relations at OCJ Kids, and Emma Torres, executive director of Campesinos Sin Fronteras, co-authored the article titled Voices of Community Partners: Perspectives Gained from Conversations of Community-Based Participatory Research Experiences,” in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health on July 21.  The article captures lessons learned from the community partners’ insight gained through their experiences with community-based participatory research in their work for the Southwest Health Equity Research Collaborative.
  • Karina Collentine, associate dean of the Graduate College and professor of Spanish, recently published the chapter “The Acquisition of Pragmatically Appropriate Requests by Second Language Learners of Spanish Using an Input-Based Virtual Environment” in the volume “Technology and the Psychology of Second Language Learners and Users.” The chapter reports on an empirical study that she conducted where she explored ways to foster Spanish students’ abilities to use pragmatics in a virtual environment. The volume brings together research on the intersection of technology and psychology on the teaching and learning of a second language.
  • Charn McAllister, an incoming assistant professor of management in the W. A. Franke College of Business, is a co-author of the revised and updated “Political Skill at Work: How to Influence, Motivate, and Win Support.” The book focuses on the importance of employees employing political skill in achieving career success. McAllister’s research centers on interpersonal mistreatment, political skill and stress.