Northern Arizona University (NAU) student Melissa Wheeler was recently named one of 10 Rising Graduate Scholars nationwide by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education.
Wheeler is in her fourth year of the university’s counseling and school psychology education doctoral program and recently joined the NAU Center for Health Equity and Research’s (CHER) new Culturally Centered Addictions Research Training (C-CART) program.
Through C-CART, Wheeler will be studying culturally appropriate substance use treatment approaches with tribal members around Flagstaff.… Read more
COE Combined Counseling/School Psychology PhD student, Diamond Bracey on breaking the stigma of seeking mental health services in communities of color
Diamond Bracey, Combined Counseling/School Psychology PhD student speaks about several hurdles when it comes to communities of color seeking professional help for mental health issues.
Things like access to services and cost are major factors, “But there’s also a significant level of distrust,” said Diamond Bracey, a nationally certified counselor and Ph.D. student at NAU. Read more here from ABC Channel 15 News.
Combined Counseling/School Ph.D. student selected for the second cohort of Rising Graduate Scholars from Diverse: Issues in Higher Education.
Combined Counseling/School Ph.D. student, Melissa Wheeler was one of only 10 graduate students nationwide selected for the second cohort of Rising Graduate Scholars from Diverse: Issues in Higher Education. This recognition identifies exceptional graduate students based on standout scholarship and their trajectory toward a promising future in academia or other fields. Congratulations, Melissa!
Read more here from The NAU Review.
Dr. Calderon’s funding for biculturalism research project
Dr. Carlos Calderon’s current grant-supported project, “Assessing the temporal reliability of cognitive-achievement relations and factor structure of the Woodcock-Johnson (WJ) Tests of Cognitive Abilities and Academic Achievement, Fourth Edition” is a series of research studies funded by the Woodcock Institute for the Advancement of Neurocognitive Research and Applied Practice. His grant started in March 2020 and will last until March 2022. The first study under this grant is the basis… Read more
After overcoming abuse, Navajo Educational Psychology student finds her way back to earn her Ph.D.
When she was in fourth grade, Esther Cadman’s teacher asked her a question that changed her life: “What do you want to be when you grow up?”
It’s a simple question every elementary school student has been asked, but for Cadman, this question opened the door to future possibilities, which was an idea she never had before: that she could be whatever she wanted. For that 10-year-old in Albuquerque, New Mexico, living in… Read more
Decoding the brain’s learning machine
In studies with monkeys, researchers report that they have uncovered significant new details about how the cerebellum — the ‘learning machine’ of the mammalian brain — makes predictions and learns from its mistakes, helping us execute complex motor actions such as accurately shooting a basketball into a net or focusing your eyes on an object across the room.