The university’s Division of Research can help you:
- get funding to start a project
- manage travel authorizations, payroll, etc.
- create a website to showcase your research
- edit and illustrate your final product
Recent research and creative activity
Bruce M. Sullivan, professor of Religious Studies, had a
chapter published in a volume titled Notes from a
Mandala: Essays in the History of Indian Religions in Honor of Wendy Doniger.
Bill Wiist, special assistant to the executive dean in the
College of Health and Human Services, Bruce M. Sullivan, professor of Religious Studies, Heidi Wayment, psychology professor, and Meghan Warren, assistant
professor of physical therapy and athletic training, published "A
Web-Based Survey of the Relationship Between Buddhist Religious Practices,
Health, and Psychological Characteristics: Research Methods and Preliminary
Results," in the print version of the Journal
of Religion and Health.
Alexandra Carpino, chair of the
department of Comparative Cultural Studies and associate professor of art
history, has become the assistant editor and editor-elect of Etruscan Studies: Journal of the Etruscan Foundation,
the leading scholarly publication of Etruscology and related disciplines in the
Bruce M. Sullivan, professor of
Religious Studies, has had an article accepted for publication in Oxford University's
Journal of Hindu Studies. The article,
titled “Kerala’s Mahabharata on Stage: Texts and Performative Practices in
Kutiyattam Drama,” describes a tradition of sacred theater still performed in
India and the ancient Sanskrit texts on which it is based. Ethnographic
research was supported by the Fulbright Association.
Chair of philosophy George Rudebusch’s
book, Socrates, was published by
Wiley-Blackwell & Sons. “Plato’s
dialogues tell a story about Socrates’ life, focusing on his conversations about
human excellence from age 36 to age 70,” Rudebusch said. “The book defends the wild conclusions
Socrates reaches in his arguments, such as: we who lack expertise at making
ourselves happy are guilty of the worst sort of negligence if we do not spend our
lives trying to discover that expertise—better not to live at all!”
Karina Collentine, assistant
professor of Spanish in the Department of Modern Languages, published “Learner Use of Holistic Language Units in Multimodal, Task-Based Synchronous Computer-Mediated Communication”
in Language Learning and Technology.
Collentine studies the discourse-pragmatic and sociocultural behaviors learners
use in task-based Spanish activities that are technology-based.
“Connecting to Nature,” an interview with Northern
Arizona University art instructor Nancy Reynolds, and written by Pam Stephens,
associate professor of Art Education, can be found in the March 2011 issue of “School Arts” magazine. Reynolds’ concept of creating organic sculptures from
plywood is highlighted in the article. Three images of Reynolds' artwork are
Pam Stephens, associate professor
of art education, Edith Copely, professor and director of choral studies, and
Ann Cummins, professor of creative writing, have been nominated for the 2010
Governor’s Arts Awards. Stephens and Copely are nominated under the “Arts in
Education” category and Cummins under the “Artist” category. The awards
ceremony will be held on April 19 at The Orpheum Theatre in Phoenix, Arizona.
Nicole Walker, associate professor
of creative writing in the Department of English, along with painter Rebecca Campbell,
has been blogging for the Huffington Post since August 2010. “7 Days, 7 Artists, 7 Rings” is a living,
responsive work of art. Each week
Campbell and Walker alternate kicking off the current week's collaborative
artist project. Painters and poets, photographers and essayists, musicians and
story writers will collaborate to create ongoing art. The responses come daily,
with artists having only twenty-four hours to respond to each other’s
work. The blog can be found here.
When I Grow Up…I Want to Be a
Marine Life Researcher: Artwork by Alicia Pe, sophomore art education
major, has been selected for an honorable mention in the fourth annual “SchoolArts”
Artist Trading Card Contest. Artist trading cards are small, original artworks
that are intended to be shared with other artists. More than 3,000 entries were
submitted for the annual contest. Pe’s drawing of a colorful fish was on
display at the National Art Education Association conference in Baltimore in
“Three-D Animals,” an article by
Mairen Jeffers, art education major, is published in the March issue of
“SchoolArts” magazine. The issue deals with the theme of the natural world.
Mairen developed and taught the early childhood lesson in the fall Children’s
Art Program at Northern Arizona University.
Michelle Wong, a senior at Northern
Arizona University, was one of 10 college students nationwide selected to serve
as a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars’ National Leadership
Council for the 2010-11 academic year. The society awarded the council
positions to students who display leadership qualities both at their local
society chapter and in their on-campus activities. Wong is double-majoring in Spanish
and biology with an emphasis in pre-health, and minoring in chemistry. She
plans to attend medical school after college. She added Spanish as a major last
year to become better able to communicate and help others in third-world,
Spanish-speaking countries. As a member of the National Leadership Council,
Wong will serve as a sounding board for the society’s staff, attend a local
induction convocation and identify members’ needs on the NAU campus.
Emily Winthrop, a senior and
student teacher in the Art Education program, was published in the
August/September 2010 issue of “SchoolArts.” Her article is an early childhood lesson about castles, knights, and
David Stoll, School of Art alumni, illustrated a piece for
“School Arts,” a national art education magazine. The piece, titled “Interview
with a Sequential Artist,” is a two-page comic strip illustrating his interview
with the magazine and can be found in the December 2010 issue of the magazine.