Professor Michelle Miller (Department of Psychological Sciences) was recognized in the EdTech: Focus on Higher Education online magazine as one of 30 influencers who are “shaping the conversation about university IT and education.” Dr. Miller is the author of Minds Online: Teaching Effectively with Technology (Harvard… Read more
Professor of anthropology Kelley Hays-Gilpin worked with Marit Munson of Trent University to publish the book, “Color in the Ancestral Pueblo Southwest.” This volume explores museum collections and more than a century of archaeological research to create the first systematic understanding of the many ways Ancestral Pueblo people chose specific colors through time and space to add meaning and visual appeal to their lives.
Hays-Gilpin is professor of anthropology at Northern Arizona University and Edward Bridge Danson Curator of Anthropology at the… 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 of… Read more
New developments and research projects are underway at Northern Arizona University’s Institute for Human Development (IHD) thanks to three grants totaling $3.2 million to support students with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) and study vocational rehabilitation practices in Indian Country.
The first is a five-year, $2.5 million grant awarded by the Transition and Postsecondary Programs for Students with Intellectual Disabilities (TPSID), part of the U.S. Department of Education. The grant will allow IHD to develop and implement a radically inclusive… Read more
Multiple SBS faculty are serving as co-investigators on “Understanding Resilience and Mental Wellbeing: Southwest Indigenous Nations and the Impact of COVID-19” an interdisciplinary research project funded by the National Institute of Health. Faculty include: Alisse Ali-Joseph, Manley Begay and Karen Jarratt-Snider (Applied Indigenous Studies), and Marianne Nielsen and Juliette Roddy (Criminology and Criminal Justice). Julie Baldwin, Director of the Center for Health Equity Research, is the principal investigator.
SHERC and SBS co-investigators will work with Native Nations in Arizona to… Read more
Transitioning from a student to adulthood is challenging for everyone, especially for those youth and young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). Now, there’s hope for an easier transition.
The Institute for Human Development (IHD) at Northern Arizona University was recently awarded a one-year, $100,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration on Disabilities to develop a comprehensive, integrated pilot plan to help youth with I/DD transition to employment or postsecondary education in the state… Read more