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Spring 2010 Honors & Accomplishments

Special Recognition


Mansoor Al-Surmi (PhD Applied Linguistics). “Trends in Varieties of English: The Case of the Modal Will, Evidence from Arabic English Newspapers.” Paper presented at the annual meeting for the American Association for Applied Linguistics, March 6-9, 2010, in Atlanta, Georgia.

Linda Barker (MA Sociology). “Rebirthing Myself: Perceptions of Coming Out and the Interplay Between the Personal and Social Relationships.” Paper presented at the 81st Annual Pacific Sociological Association Meeting, April 8-11, 2010, in Oakland, California.

Jose J. Benitez (MA Counseling). “The ‘I’ in the IEP Project.” Research presented at the Native American Parent Conference, November 17, 2009, in Flagstaff, Arizona.

Jose J. Benitez. “Improving Transition Outcomes for CLD Adolescents: Preliminary Findings of the ‘I’ in the IEP Project.” Research presented at the Pacific Rim International Conference, April 13, 2010, in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Dongmei Cheng (PhD Applied Linguistics). “Effect of Instruction on Chinese EFL Learners' Compliment Responses.” Paper presented at the annual meeting for the American Association for Applied Linguistics, March 6-9, 2010, in Atlanta, Georgia.

Lauren Copeland-Glenn
(MA Anthropology). “San Pedro La Laguna Language Schools: A Strategy for Positive Tourism.” Poster and paper presentation at the 70th Annual Society for Applied Anthropology meetings March 24 – 27, 2010, in Merida, Mexico.

K. L. Dickson and J. Boggs (MA Psychology/PhD Educational Psychology). “Increasing Students’ Perceptions of Psychology as a Science: An Intervention.” Poster to be presented at 4th International Conference on Psychology Education, July 2010, in Sydney, Australia.

T.A. Graves (PhD Forest Science) and C. Chambers. "More Bang! Combining Genetic and Telemetry Data." Paper presented at Arizona and New Mexico chapters of the Wildlife Society, January, 2010, in Flagstaff, Arizona.

T.A. Graves, K. C. Kendall, J. A. Royle, J. B. Stetz, and A. C. MacLeod. "Linking Landscape Characteristics to Local Grizzly Bear Abundance Around Glacier National Park." Paper presented at the Montana chapter of the Wildlife Society, February 26, 2010, in Helena, Montana.

T.A. Graves, B. McRae, B. Dickson, and P. Beier. "An Overview of Circuit Theory Applications in Landscape Genetics and Conservation Planning." Paper presented at the International Association of Landscape Ecologists, April 5-9, 2010, in Athens, Georgia.

T.A. Graves, P. Beier, and K. Kendall. "Spatial Ecology of Grizzly Bears in Northwestern Montana: Dissertation Proposal." Poster presented at USGS Genetics and Genomics Showcase, March 9, 2010, in Washington, DC.

E. L. Kalies (PhD Forest Science), C. L. Chambers, and W. W. Covington. “Meta-analysis Indicates Thinning and Burning Treatments Have Positive Effects on Wildlife Densities in Southwestern Conifer Forests.” 10th Biennial Conference of Research on the Colorado Plateau, October 5-8, 2009, in Flagstaff, Arizona.

Rachel Koch (MA TESL), moderator, and panelists Betsy Divine (MA TESL), Erica Jones (MA English), Ozgur Parlak (MA TESL), and Nicole Ziegler (MA TESL/PhD Applied Linguistics).Technology in the Classroom: Help or Hindrance?” Panel presentation at the annual Peaks Interdisciplinary Conference, February 4-6, 2010, in Flagstaff, Arizona.

Dallas W. McPheeters (M Ed Educational Technology). "Roadmap to impact: Shaping a Digitally Literate Teaching Community." Paper presented at the World Conference Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education Conference, March 29-April 2, 2010, in San Diego, California.

Lydia Paar (MA English). "Negative Space." Fiction presented at NAU Peaks Conference, February 2010, in Flagstaff, Arizona.

Lydia Paar. "Soft Into the Night." Fiction presented at the Southwest English Graduate Symposium, February 2010, in Phoenix, Arizona.

Lydia Paar. "The Surrender Box: Letting Surprise into Plot Construction." Paper presented at the Association of Writing Programs Conference, April 2010.

Ozgur Parlak. “Does Pronunciation Instruction Promote Intelligibility and Comprehensibility?” Paper presented at the annual meeting for TESOL, March 24–27, 2010, in Boston, Massachusetts.

Don Maybin and Ozgur Parlak. “Language Conflicts: Developing a Generic Online Tool for Translators.” Paper presented at the annual meeting for the International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language, April 7-11, 2010, Harrogate, United Kingdom.

K. R. Patterson (MA Psychology) and S. D. Barger. “Emotional Support Among Hispanics Varies by National Origin: Evidence from a U.S. National Sample.” Poster presented at the 68th annual meeting of the American Psychosomatic Society, March 2010.

Elena Poltavtchenko (PhD Applied Linguistics). “Making the Private Act Public: Sharing Responses to Student Writing.” Paper presented with L. Walsh, Z. Waggoner, C. Newton, and G. Glau at the Conference on College Composition and Communication, March 2010, in Louisville, Kentucky. 

S. Romanik (MA Psychology), A. H. Huffman, J. Hopkins (MA Psychology), and S. Schwarz. "Sustainable Transportation Habits: The Effects of Stigma on Bus Ridership." Poster will be presented at the 118th annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, August 12-15, 2010, in San Diego, California.

Marie Schaefer (MA Anthropology) received first place for her poster “Hopi Women's Voices: Perspectives on Traditional Knowledge” for the Society for Applied Anthropology Annual Meeting, March 2010, in Merida, Mexico.

Kristina Scholz (MA TESL). “Relating Teachers’ Attitudes, Pedagogy, and Technology.” Paper presented at the annual convention of Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, Graduate Student Forum, March 24-27, 2010, in Boston, Massachusetts.

Jenny Scott (MA Applied Communication). “Museums and Native Americans: A Comparative Analysis of the Museum of Northern Arizona and the Heard Museum.” Paper presented at Intellectual Intersections: A Multidisciplinary Graduate Student Conference, January 29, 2010, in Flagstaff, Arizona.

Jenny Scott. “Motherhood: Tension in the American Workplace.” Paper presented at the annual Southwest English Graduate Symposium, February 19-20, 2010, in Phoenix, Arizona.

N. Singh (EdD Curriculum and Instruction). “Globalization and Developing Multidimensional Scholarship.” Paper presented at Intellectual Embraces: Developing Multidimensional Scholarship conference at Northwestern University, April 17, 2010, in Chicago, Illinois.

Jillian Swope (MS Nursing). "Pediatric Burn Trauma in the Rural Environment." Paper presented at the 2010 Critical Care Transport Medical Conference, April 12-14, 2010, in San Antonio, Texas.

Jillian Swope. "Prescribing Humor for Healing: A Concept Analysis of Therapeutic Humor in Critical Care Transport Nursing." Poster presented at the Intellectual Intersections Multidisciplinary Graduate Student Conference, January 29, 2010 in Flagstaff, Arizona.

Jillian Swope. "Tattoos, Titanium and Trauma: Body Mutilations in EMS." Featured Speaker at the 16th Annual Interior Region EMS and Clinical Symposium, March 24-27, 2010, in Fairbanks, Alaska.

Ashley Ziegler (DPT), Kate Watkins (DPT), Jon Cook, Kathleen Ganley, and Meghan Warren. "The Association Between Hospital Discharge Status and Outcomes Following Total Knee Arthroplasty (TKA)." Abstract presented at the national Combined Sections Meeting for the American Physical Therapy Association, February 17–20, 2010, in San Diego, California.

Nicole Ziegler. “Comparing the Effectiveness of Motivational Strategies in the Composition Classroom.” Paper presented at the annual Peaks Interdisciplinary Conference, February 4-6, 2010, in Flagstaff, Arizona.

Cui Zhang (PhD Applied Linguistics) and William Crawford. “Functional Analysis of EFL Students' Use of Prepositional Phrases in Writing.” Paper presented at the annual meeting for the American Association for Applied Linguistics, March 6-9, 2010, in Atlanta, Georgia.