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Adams, Michael (PhD Counseling). "Psychosocial and Academic Factors Attributed to Native American’s Success in Higher Education." Paper presented at the Rocky Mountain Psychological Association, Reno, Nevada, April 12-14, 2012.

Ajsic, Adnan (PhD Applied Linguistics). "Five Lessons from Etic Research and Teaching in Multicultural Settings." Paper presented at the annual AZ-TESOL’s State Conference, Prescott Valley, Arizona, October 2011, 7-8.

Al-Surmi, Mansoor A (PhD Applied Linguistics). "A Corpus-based Investigation of TV Shows’ Authentic Representation of Conversation." Paper presented at the American Association of Applied Linguistics (AAAL) 2012 Annual Conference, Boston, Massachusetts, March 24-27, 2012.

Al-Surmi, Mansoor A. "Excellence of IEPs’ Achievement tests: The Need for Evaluation." Paper presented at the 2012 (45th) TESOL Convention, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, March 28-31, 2012.

Al-Surmi, Mansoor A. "Soap Opera vs. Sitcom: Word Coverage and Incidental Vocabulary Learning." Paper presented at the 2011 American Association of Corpus Linguistics (AACL), Atlanta, Georgia, October 7-9, 2011.

Atkins, Christine (MS Applied Physics). "Impact Crater Morphologies as Indicators of Volatiles in Northeastern Arabia Terra, Mars." Paper presented at the 43rd Lunar and Planetary Science Conference,The Woodlands, Texas.

Bayles, Cody (PhD Counseling). "Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Adults with Substance Abuse Disorders: A Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials Since 2007." Poster presented at the annual conference for the Rocky Mountain Psychological Association, Reno, Nevada, April 12-14, 2012.

Besmel, Parwez (PhD Political Science). "Militarization of Reconstruction in Afghanistan." Paper presented at the 2012 Annual Conference of the International Studies Association, San Diego California, April 4, 2012.

Bloom, Nena  (EdD Curriculum & Instruction), Barbara Austin, Jane Kirkley and Sandie Grinnell. "A New Method to Measure Elementary Teachers' Pedagogical Content Knowledge in Science." Paper presented at the annual conference for the American Evaluation Association, Anaheim, California, November 2-5, 2011.

Buthman, James (PhD Political Science). "The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act: The Institutionalization of Renewable Energy Investment." Paper presented at the annual conference of the Western Political Science Association, Portland, Oregon, March 2012.

Buthman, James (PhD Political Science). "Interactions Producing Solar Power on Public Lands in the Western U.S.: An Evaluation of State Policies and Their Effects on Federal Land Management Decisions." Paper presented at the Midwest Political Science Association Meeting, April 2012.

Cook, Michael (PhD Political Science) and Jessica DeShazo (PhD Political Science). "Managing the World's Forests: Collaborative Governance or Hegemony?" Paper presented at the 2012 Annual Convention of the International Studies Association, San Diego, CA, April 2012.

Denhere, Chiedza (PhD Political Science). "An Old Friend With A New Agenda?: An Analysis of China’s Investment Towards Socio-Economic Development in Zimbabwe." Paper presented at the 2012 Annual Convention of the International Studies Association, San Diego, CA, April 4, 2012.

Elnagar, Hesham (MA Sustainable Communities). "The Perceptions of Participants in a First-year Experience Programme at a New Zealand University." Poster presented at the annual meeting for the International Association for Research on Service-learning and Civic Engagement, Chicago, Illinois, November 2–5, 2011.

Evans, Matthew. J. (PhD Political Science). "A Conceptual Collapse in Militarization: The Role of (Selective) Pacifism in (Israeli) Sovereignty." Paper presented at the 2012 Annual Convention of the International Studies Association, San Diego, CA, April 4, 2012.

Fredrickson, Kristi, Nena Bloom, Lori Rubino-Hare, Jennifer Claesgens, James Sample and Carol Henderson-Dahms. "GIS Teacher Professional Development: Does Delivery Format Make a Difference?" Paper presented at the annual ESRI Education User Conference, San Diego, California, July 9-12, 2011.

Grismore, Kathy (MA Applied Sociology). "Views of Blacks Conservatives." Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Pacific Sociological Association, San Diego, California, March 22-25, 2012.

Hawkey, Kyle (MEd Human Relations), Boone Rountree (MEd Human Relations), Eileen Cooper, and Charles Gutierrez. "Cross-Cultural Comparison of Quality-of-Life Indicators: What Makes Us Happy?" Paper presented at the 29th Annual Convention of the Western Psychological Association, San Francisco, California, April 26-29, 2012.

Hawkey, Kyle. "Critical Thinking: Is There an App for That?" Paper presented at the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development Conference, Austin, Texas, May 2012.

Hawkey, Kyle, Boone Rountree, Eilleen Cooper, and Charles Gutierez. "Cross-Cultural Comparison of Quality-of-Life Indicators: What Makes us Happy?" Paper presented at the Western Psychological Association Annual Convention, San Francisco, California, April 2012.

Hawkey, Kyle, Boone Rountree, Eilleen Cooper, and Charles Gutierez. "Cross-Cultural Comparison of Quality-of-Life Indicators: What Makes us Happy?" Poster Presentation at the International Congress for Psychology, Cape Town, South Africa, July 2012.

Jarvis, Karl (PhD Forest Sciences), Gery Allan, Anjel Craig, Gina Wimp, Catherine Gehring, Rebecca Beresic-Perrins (PhD Biology), and Thomas  Whitham. "Community Phylogenetics, Foundation Species, and Conservation: Arthropod Community Diversity is Driven by Cottonwood Host Trees." Paper presented at the International Conference for Conservation Biology, Auckland, New Zealand, December  5-9, 2011.

Kang, O., S. Staples (PhD Applied Linguistics), and L. Wittner. "Impacting Undergraduates’ Perceptions of ITAs Through Collaborative Project-based Encounters." Paper presented at the meeting of TESOL, Philadelphia, PA, 2012.

Kott, Tama (MM Music). Musical performance at the International Double Reed Society Conference in June 2011.

Kott, Tama. Presented master-classes at the University of Maryland and give a Lecture Recital on Contemporary Russian Music for Bassoon at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, MD, October 2011.

Kott, Tama. World Premiere of Jonathan Annis' "This Title May Vary" for two Bassoons at the College Music Society Southwest Regional Conference, Tuscon, AZ, February 2012.

Matsugu, Sawako (PhD Applied Linguistics), Mansoor Al-Surmi, and Anthony Becker. "Balancing Practicality and Construct Representativeness for IEP Speaking Tests." Paper presented at the 2011 (33rd) Annual Language Testing Research Colloquium (LTRC), Ann Arbor, Michigan, June 23-25, 2011.

McCarthy, S., H. Charles, L. Dickson, and K. Hawkey. "Improving Psychology as a Science by Internationalizing Curriculum and Student Experience: Global Learning Project Case Study at Northern Arizona University." Paper presented at the International Congress for Psychology, Cape Town, South Africa, July, 2012.  

Mount, Christopher (MS Applied Physics). "Time Evolution and Inter-Annual Variability of Seasonal Ice on the Mars Northern Polar Cap." Paper presented at the 43rd Lunar and Planetary Science Conference,The Woodlands, Texas.

Richards, Danielle (PhD Counseling Psychology). "Brief Mindfulness Intervention with Undergraduate College Students on Measures of Psychological Well-Being." Paper presented at the annual meeting of American Counseling Association, San Francisco, California, March 22-25, 2012.

Rubino-Hare, Lori, Jennifer Claesgens, Kristi Fredrickson, Nena Bloom, Carol Henderson-Dahms, James Sample and Mark Manone. "Professional Development Integrating Technology - Does Delivery Format Matter?" Paper presented at the annual conference for the National Association for Research in Science Teaching, Indianapolis, Indiana, March 25-28, 2012.

Rubino-Hare, Lori, Kristi Fredrickson and Nena Bloom. "Claims and Evidence: Teaching Teachers to Assess Learning Using ArcGIS." Paper presented at the annual ESRI Education User Conference, San Diego, California, July 9-12, 2011.

Ryneal, Marcelina (PhD Political Science). "Invisible Structures and Virtual Publics: The Mobilization of the Ethiopian Diaspora." Paper presented at the 2012 Annual Convention of the International Studies Association, San Diego, CA, April 2012.

Elizabeth Schaller (MS Geology). "Influence of Springs Water Geochemistry on Geomorphology and Vegetation Cover at Springs Ecosystems." Paper presented at the Geological Society of America Annual  Meeting, Minneapolis, October 11, 2011.

Schartmueller, Doris (PhD Political Science). "Doing Life: A Policy Analysis of the 2006 Law Reform on Life-Time Incarceration in Sweden." Paper presented at the annual conference of the Western Political Science Association, Portland, Oregon, March 2012.

Staples, S., O. Kang, and L. Wittner. "The Effect of Collaborative Intercultural Encounters on U.S. Undergraduates’ Perceptions of ITAs." Paper presented at the meeting of AAAL, Boston, MA, 2012.

Staples, S., J. Laird, and J. Egbert. "Variability of Lexical Bundles in the TOEFL iBT Writing Section." Paper presented at the American Association of Corpus Linguistics Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, 2011.

Taylor, Katrina D. (PhD Political Science). "Making Friends with Enemies: U.S. Climate Protection Movement Strategic Responses to a Changing Political Economic Environment." Paper presented at the annual conference of the Western Political Science Association, Portland, Oregon, March 2012.

Taylor, Katrina D. "My Pedagogy for Teaching Environmental Movements." Presentation at the Environmental Political Theory Pre-Conference Workshop of the Western Political Science Association, Portland, Oregon, March 2012.

Whitmire, Jane (PhD Political Science) and Kira R. Bauer (PhD Political Science). "Advancing the Utility of Ecological Economics: An Interdisciplinary Perspective." Paper presented at the XVIIIth International Conference for the Society for Human Ecology on ‘Human Responsibility and Environmental Change: Planning, Process and Policy,’ Lake Las Vegas, Nevada, April 20-23, 2011.

Wynne, J. Judson (PhD Biology). "Implicaciones para la conservación y manejo de las Cuevas en Rapa Nui." Paper presented at the CONAF, Parque Nacional Rapa Nui, Easter Island, August 2011.

Wynne, J. Judson. "Detección de las Cavernas en los Desiertos de Atacama y Mojave: Terrenos Análogos a Marte 2011." Paper presented at the Universidad de Los Andes, Santiago, Chile (presentación en Español, July 2011).

Wynne, J. Judson. “Covering a Lot of (Under)Ground: Cave Ecology on Earth and Caves on Mars.” Paper presented at the National Association of Science Writers, 2011 Annual Meeting, Flagstaff, Arizona, October 2011.

Wynne, J. Judson. "Las cuevas de Rapa Nui y implicaciones para la conservación y manejo." Paper presented at the Museo Antropológico Padre Sebastián Englert, Easter Island, August 2011.

Wynne, J. Judson. "The Caves of Rapa Nui and Implications for Conservation and Management." Paper presented at the EarthWatch Institute, Easter Island, July 2011.