In the Spotlight: March 8, 2019

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  • Lori Poloni-Staudinger, professor in political science and international affairs and associate dean in the College of Social and Behavioral Services, co-authored “American Difference: A Guide to American Politics from a Comparative Perspective.” The book explores why politics differ among democracies by examining the many facets that make a democracy. The new edition includes content on civil liberties and civil rights, constitutional arrangements and major elections.
  • Assistant professor in the School of Communication Jiun-Yi Tsai co-authored a paper, “Developing a Multi-level Organization-Public Dialogic Communication Framework to Assess Social Media-Mediated Disaster Communication and Engagement Outcomes,”
    that received the top faculty paper award from the International Communication Association PR Division. Tsai contributed to developing the theoretical framework and data analysis.
  • Professor of biological sciences Stephen Shuster published a chapter in Elsevier’s Encyclopedia of Ecology, second edition, Volume 1. Titled “Mating Systems,” the chapter explores differences between males and females as well as mating systems found in plants, fungi, protists and animals.
  • Northern Arizona University’s Hotel and Restaurant Management program was ranked No. 7 on CEOWorld Magazine’s list of “Best Hospitality and Hotel Management Schools in the World for 2019.” The program climbed three spots since last year’s list. Rankings are based on a number of factors including perceived global brand influence, recruiter rankings, employer feedback, job placement rates, admission eligibility, specializations and academic reputation.