Matt Anderson, an instructor in the Department of Psychological Sciences and 2020 Teacher of the Year in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, discussed how simulations can be used to make statistical concepts more tangible for students on a recent episode of the Tea for Teaching podcast. The Tea for Teaching podcast is a series of informal discussions of innovative and effective practices in teaching and learning. Listen to this episode.
In Coconino County, individuals are admitted to jail twice as often per year as the national average, with about 3,093 per 100,000 people per year admitted to Coconino County Detention Facility (CCDF).
To address the incarceration rate, Northern Arizona University faculty members are collaborating with Coconino County Attorney’s Office to analyze the most effective methods in creating a comprehensive diversionary program—including housing, behavioral health and job training—to successfully reduce incarcerations at CCDF.
The NARBHA Foundation funded the study, which is led… Read more
Valeria Hernandez calls the U.S. home thanks to her parents who migrated from Mexico with nothing but the clothes on their backs in hopes of giving their daughter a better life. To them, that meant providing her an education, something neither of… Read more
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
The 2020 Alumni & Hall of Fame Virtual Ceremony recognized NAU’s best on November 7. This annual university tradition concluded NAU’s virtual homecoming celebration and the entire Lumberjack family was invited to celebrate the achievements and success of distinguished NAU graduates. Honorees for the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences included: Suzanne S. Goodspeed (1991, Journalism), a partner with Goodspeed & Merrill; James “Jim” McCarthy (1971, Communications), now retired from MasterCard as the Group Head of Global Processing; and… Read more
The Northern Arizona University Master of Social Work (MSW) Program was granted initial accreditation by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), a hard-earned achievement that has been in the works for eight years.
CSWE was founded in 1952 and serves as the only national accrediting agency for social work programs. It aims to support quality social work education and provides opportunities for leadership and professional development. Currently, it has accredited more than 750 baccalaureate and master’s degree… Read more