In the Spotlight: May 3, 2019

Kudos to these faculty, staff and programs

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  • Photography senior lecturer Amy Horn has a solo exhibit at La Bellavia restaurant in Flagstaff. “Art of Water” will be displayed May-June and includes images from Horn’s year-long sabbatical project photographing water from oceans to ice.
  • Faculty and students in the physics and astronomy department collaborated on a paper recently. David Trilling, Chad Trujillo, Ty Robinson, Colin Chandler, Annika Gustafsson and Jay Kueny published “Six Years of Sustained Activity from Active Asteroid (6478) Gault” in The Astrophysical Journal Letters. The paper presents observations on the comet-like activity of the main belt asteroid Gault.
  • Assistant professor in the physics and astronomy department Cristina Thomas has given a number of presentations and been featured by different media outlets.
    • The Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART), being developed for NASA, featured Thomas’ blog post on their web page. The post [CAJ1] includes a gif created by Colin Chandler.
    • Thomas presented the DART Observations Working Group update at the Investigation Team meeting.
  •  A number of faculty in the criminology and criminal justice department were highlighted in Theoretical Criminology.
    • Nancy Wonders co-edited the special peer-reviewed issue “Transforming Borders from Below: Theory and Research from Across the Globe.”
  • School of Hotel and Restaurant Management professors Allen Reich and Galen Collins, along with curriculum and assessment coordinator Suzanne Pieper, had a two-part article accepted by the International Hospitality Review. “A recommended closed-loop assessment of learning outcomes process for hospitality programs: The experience of two programs” provides an overview of the justifications for implementing an assessment of learning outcomes process, the steps that were developed by two hospitality programs and the experiences of the two programs during implementation.
  • Assistant clinical professor of occupational therapy Amy Armstrong-Heimsoth worked with an ASU librarian to create The website was designed to limit guesswork and common roadblocks for families seeking health information online by providing access to vetted information on health conditions, current research and support. Users can email, print or save findings to discuss with health care providers.
  • identified Northern Arizona University as having one of the top online graduate certificates in Applied Behavior Analysis for 2019. Factors included in the evaluation were student-to-faculty ratio, average tuition rate and the most recent pass rate of students sitting for the Board Certified Behavior Analyst certification.

Cheyenne Jarrette