In the Spotlight: Jan. 18, 2013

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  • NAU professor Robert Schehr
    Robert Schehr, second from left, is shown in Lyon with attorney Sylvain Cormier, left; Francois Sain-Pierre, director of the Institute for the Study of Law at Lyon School of Law; Anne-Sophie Chavent-Leclere; and DNA expert Gregory Hampikian.

    Robert Schehr, a faculty member in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice and executive director of the Arizona Innocence Project, delivered a lecture, “Wrongful Conviction and Innocence Organizations,” to more than 200 people at the Lyon III School of Law in Lyon, France. The Jan. 11 event marked the formal launch of Innocence Project France. The event captured significant press attention, including a story in Le Monde.

  • Rosemary Papa, the Del and Jewell Lewis Endowed Chair of Educational Leadership, has been named the first international Ambassador chair for the National Council of Professors of Educational Administration. Papa was NCPEA’s first female president and is a recipient of NCPEA’s Living Legend Award.
  • Natalie Cawood, assistant professor of social work, had her article, Addressing Interpersonal Violence in the School Context: Awareness and Use of Evidenced-supported Programs, published in the January 2013 edition of the journal Children and Schools.
  • Ken Lorek, the Ralph M. Bilby Professor in the W.A. Franke College of Business, had a paper accepted for publication (Spring 2013) in the Journal of Theoretical Accounting Research. The paper is titled  “Quarterly Cash Flow Predictions: A Proposed Framework.”
  • Evan Bucklin, a second-year student in NAU’s Master’s Applied Physics Program, won the Best Poster Award at the IONS-13 meeting earlier this month for his presentation entitled “Holographic Interferometry of Semiconductor Flaws.” The meeting was held in Zurich and Lausanne, Switzerland. The International OSA Network of Students is a European student extension of the Optical Society of America.