Kudos to these faculty, staff and programs
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- Assistant professor of communication Jiun-Yi Tsai co-authored the article, “Developing a multi-level organization-public dialogic communication framework to assess social media-mediated disaster communication and engagement outcomes” published in Public Relations Review. The study analyzed 1,360 Facebook organizational posts from 55 government and emergency management agencies to develop a multi-level framework of social media-mediated disaster communication to effectively engage the public in the context of natural disasters.
- Professor of English John Rothfork wrote the article, “Identity and Buddhism in Can Xue’s Frontier” published in Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction. Rothfork evaluates Can Xue’s novel and characters using a background of Zen Buddhism provided by T. P. Kasulis’ book “Zen Action Zen Person.”
- Samantha Meier, assistant archivist at Cline Library, published an article titled, “Finding Dorothy Hamre” published in Archival Outlook, a bimonthly magazine for the Society of American Archivists. The article features Meier’s work in assisting an international scholar doing research on Dorothy Hamre, one of the scientists who discovered the coronavirus.
- Northern Arizona University was awarded the Beta Epsilon Chapter from Alpha Alpha Alpha, a national honor society for first-generation college students established in 2018. First-generation program coordinator Katherine Lawlor and associate professor of ethnic studies T. Mark Montoya will serve as advisers for the program.
- Olivia Lindly, assistant professor of health sciences, was the first author on the article, “Vision care among school-aged children with autism spectrum disorder in North America: Findings from the Autism Treatment Network Registry Call-Back Study” published in Autism. The article suggests many school-aged children with autism spectrum disorder do not receive recommended vision care and highlights potentially modifiable disparities in vision care.
- Director in the School of Communication Laura Umphrey and lecturer of communications Paulina Swiatkowski co-authored the article, “Relationship of Self Compassion, Hope, and Emotional Control to Perceived Burdensomeness, Thwarted Belongingness, and Suicidal Ideation” published in Crisis. The article suggests designing intervention programs that promote the practice of self-compassion and hopeful thinking to avert feelings of thwarted belonging, perceived hopelessness and suicide ideation.
- Jessica R. Barnes, senior lecturer in geography, planning and recreation, was awarded funding from the American Institute of Indian Studies (AIIS) to travel to India to develop curriculum for geography and planning classes at NAU using multimedia and map-based exploration of segregation and inequality in informal urban settlements. The work will build on her participation in the 2019-20 Council of American Overseas Research Centers and AIIS Faculty Development Seminar where she previously traveled to India for two weeks to build experiential knowledge.
- Lori Poloni-Staudinger, associate dean of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences and a professor of politics and international affairs, delivered the TLC 2020 Keynote address with colleague J. Cherie Strachan. The address, titled, “TLC Keynote: Democracy is More Important Than a P-Value: Embracing Political Science’s Civic Mission through Intersectional Engaged Learning,” was published in PS: Political Science and Politics by Cambridge University Press.
- Yvonne Luna, chair of the Department of Sociology, and Stephanie Winters, strategic initiatives coordinator, co-authored the article, “Student Perceptions on Blended/Flipped and Traditional Face-to-Face: A Course Redesign Assessment” published in the Journal of Curriculum and Teaching. The article reveals active learning in the blended and flipped class contributes to positive perceptions in students of usefulness of course material, perceptions of more time spent on the class and a preference for blended and flipped learning.
- Associate professor of sustainable communities Diana Stuart and associate professor of geography, planning and recreation Brian Petersen co-authored the book “Climate Change Solutions: Beyond the Capital-Climate Contradiction.” The book examines proposed solutions to climate change using an application of critical theory that draws on Marx’s negative conception of ideology.