Michael McCarthy, an Associate Professor in the Social Work Department, is serving as Co-Investigator on a competitively-funded administrative supplement to the Southwest Healthy Equity Research Collaborative (SHERC) core grant. The study is funded in the amount of $374,906 from the National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Aging. The long-term goal of this study is to develop culture-based programs for underserved (Hispanic/Latino, American Indian, rural) family caregivers of individuals with Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias (ADRD). The goal of… Read more
Meredith Heller has received the NAU Award for Liberal Studies Excellence. Heller is an instructor in the Women’s and Gender Studies department where nearly 80 percent of her courses fulfill students’ Liberal Studies requirements. She designs her courses to make the invisible parts of culture visible to students, give them opportunities to explore many social and political contexts, and empower them to use discipline-specific methods to investigate the world. She has an outstanding record of developing well-written syllabi that… Read more
Stephen Meserve, an assistant professor in the Department of Politics and International Affairs, has received the American Political Science Association’s 2019 Best Published Article in Information Technology and Politics Award, along with Daniel Pemstein, assistant professor of political science at North Dakota State University, for “Google Politics: The Political Determinants of Internet Censorship in Democracies.” According to the article’s abstract, the expansion of digital interconnectivity has both increased individuals’ access to media and presented governments with new opportunities to regulate information flows. Meserve… Read more
Marianne Nielsen and Linda Robyn, professors in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, have published Colonialism is Crime. There is powerful evidence that the colonization of Indigenous people was and is a crime, and that that crime is on-going. Achieving historical colonial goals often meant committing acts that were criminal even at the time. The… Read more
Michael McCarthy, an Associate Professor in the Social Work Department, has received a $154,000 grant through the American Heart Association to design a program to help stroke survivors and their primary caregivers strengthen and maintain healthy bonds.
After hospitalization, up to 80% of stroke survivors return home where they depend upon informal caregivers (e.g., unpaid and typically untrained spouses or adult children) for critical support in meeting their needs. Both survivors and caregivers experience as high as three times the… Read more