Ann Huffman, professor in the Department of Psychological Sciences and the WA Franke College of Business, co-authored with NAU alumni, Kristine Olson, the article, “The relationship between mentor support experiences and STEM graduate student career optimism” published in Career Development International. The article examines the role that mentorship and gender have in graduate students’ career optimism. The findings of the study provide evidence that mentor support experiences are significantly linked to career optimism via self-efficacy and school satisfaction… Read more
Alpha Lambda Delta is a national honor society that promotes and recognizes academic excellence in the first year at a college or university. At the end of the spring 2020 semester, the NAU chapter recognized Jason Whetten, MA, M.Ed., as its most influential faculty member for the 2019/2020 school year. Jason was selected for this honor based on his meaningful contributions to the education and successes of members, and because his interactions with students reflect the core values… Read more
Heidi A Wayment, PhD, Chair Department of Psychological Sciences is a co-author on a major consensus report (Improving concussion education: Consensus from the NCAA-Department of Defense Mind Matters Research & Education Grand Challenge) published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. The work is also being co-published in the Journal of Special Operations Medicine. Wayment and her NAU colleagues (Ann Huffman, Debbie Craig, Monica Lininger) along with other grant awardees from the National Collegiate Athletic… Read more
Minds Online: Teaching Effectively with Technology, by Michelle Miller, Ph.D., was published in 2014 and earned widespread acclaim for its engaging, practical, and science-based approach to the incorporation of technology in education. The Mandarin translation of the book has now been completed by a team working from Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. Copies will… Read more
Steven Barger, Professor of Psychological Sciences, presented at the American Heart Association Sessions on Epidemiology and Prevention in Phoenix. He compared the cardiovascular risk across persons with high and low social relationship resources as a function of 10-year, 30-year and lifetime cardiovascular disease risk estimates.