In the Spotlight: Oct. 7, 2011

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  • Nicole Walker, assistant professor of creative writing, recently won the 2011 Creative Nonfiction Book Award from Zone 3 Press.  The award is accompanied by a $1,000 prize. Walker is author of the poetry collection This Noisy Egg and a recipient of a 2007 fellowship for the National Endowment for the Arts. Her book of creative non-fiction, Quench Your Thirst with Salt, will be released in spring 2013.
  • Mary I. Dereshiwsky, professor of educational leadership, coauthored with Anne J. Rich an article, “Assessing the Comparative Effectiveness of Teaching Undergraduate Intermediate Accounting in the Online Classroom Format” published in the September 2011 issue of the Journal of College Teaching and Learning.
  • Navin Kumar Singh, a doctoral candidate in education, presented a paper titled “Children’s Educational Rights in the 21st Century: Global Practices and Prejudices,” which he co-authored with NAU professor of education Jon Reyhner, at the Human Rights in Global Perspective conference at Howard University in Washington, D.C., earlier this month. The conference examined contemporary human rights issues from around the world and the effects of recent global transformations in strengthening the discourse on human rights. Participants from more 10 ten countries from Asia, Africa and North America presented papers and discussed the challenges facing the spread of child, women, minority, indigenous and other human rights.