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2014

June 2014

Dr. Diana L. Tucker, an academic coordinator for communication in the College of Undergraduate Studies, published "Playing Chicken" in Casing Public Relations (Vol. 1, 2014). She also presented "What Happens When Academic Work Is at Home?" at the Central States Communication Association conference in Minneapolis in April.

March 2014

Dr. Diana Tucker, a faculty member in the College of Undergraduate Studies, presented twice at the National Communication Association 99th Annual Convention in Washington, D.C., in November. She participated on a panel titled “The ties that bind: Connecting the training and best practices among basic course directors at different types of higher education institutions” and led the presentation “Taking a Real Walk Through the Rhetorical Significance of the Women in Military Service for America Memorial.”

January 2014

Dr. Christa Ward, a faculty member in the College of Undergraduate Studies, was a featured speaker during Hamline University’s International Education Week activities in November. She spoke about the potential use of Skype for educational purposes as part of the St. Paul, Minn., university’s conference, which focused on social media and international affairs.

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2013

September 2013

Dr. Steven L. Danver, a faculty member in the College of Undergraduate Studies, edited the Encyclopedia of Politics of the American West (CQ Press, 2013), a reference work on the development of a politically distinct, fast-growing region.

August 2013

Dr. Jude C. Okpala, a faculty member in the College of Undergraduate Studies, published a review of the book World Views: Metageographies of Modernist Fiction in Joseph Conrad Today (Vol. 38, Issue 1).

March 2013

Dr. Lisa Pertillar-Brevard, a faculty member in the College of Undergraduate Studies, recently published Whoopi Goldberg on Stage and Screen (McFarland, 2013), an overview of some of Goldberg’s most important efforts on Broadway, in motion pictures, television, and as a social activist.

2012

November 2012

Dr. Laurel Walsh, a faculty member in the College of Undergraduate Studies, Dr. Jennifer Smolka, and Dr. Kelley Jo Walters, faculty members in The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership, co-presented “Prescriptive Interventions Through Automated Essay Scoring” at the 18th annual Sloan Consortium International Conference on Online Learning in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., in October.

July 2012

Dr. Lisa Pertillar-Brevard, a faculty member in the College of Undergraduate Studies, co-authored stories of black American professionals that detailed the hardships they faced and triumphs they had overcoming racism and succeeding in their chosen fields in Voices of Historical and Contemporary Black American Pioneers Vol. 1–4 (Praeger, 2012).

April 2012

Dr. Diana L. Tucker, a faculty member in the College of Undergraduate Studies, authored the chapter “The Best of Intentions” in Casing Organizational Communication (Kendall Hunt, 2012) by Jason S. Wrench.

January 2012

Dr. Jennifer Smolka, a faculty member in The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership, with co-principal investigator Dr. Laurel Walsh, a faculty member in the College of Undergraduate Studies, received a 2011 Faculty Research Initiative Grant from Walden. The seed money will help the pair investigate the efficacy of the mass customization delivery model for the remediation of doctoral students.

August 2011

Dr. Elizabeth Leppman, a faculty member in the College of Undergraduate Studies, authored “Exploring Geography Through Primary Sources: Examining Geography Grades 5–8 (Teaching Kit)” (Teacher Created Materials, 2011).

Dr. Lisa A. Pertillar-Brevard, a faculty member in the College of Undergraduate Studies, presented “Whoopi’s Wisdom: Whoopi Goldberg as Children’s Literature Author” at the Children’s Literature Association Conference in Roanoke, Va., in June. For this presentation, Dr. Brevard was awarded a Presentation RDS Award from the Walden University Office of Research and Sponsored Programs.

July 2011

Dr. Steven L. Danver, a faculty member in the College of Undergraduate Studies, co-authored Encyclopedia of Water Politics and Policy in the United States (Sage/CQ Press, 2011).

April 2011

Dr. Steven L. Danver, a faculty member in the College of Undergraduate Studies, authored Revolts, Protests, Demonstrations, and Rebellions in American History: An Encyclopedia (ABC-CLIO, 2010).

November 2010

Dr. Steven L. Danver, a faculty member in the College of Undergraduate Studies, collaboratively edited the book The Great Depression and the New Deal: A Thematic Encyclopedia (ABC-CLIO, 2009).

Dr. Marcia Dawkins, a faculty member in the College of Undergraduate Studies, presented “Mixed Messenger: Barack Obama & Post-Racial Politics” at the National Communication Association Conference in San Francisco, Calif.

Dr. Diana L. Tucker, a faculty member in the College of Undergraduate Studies, presented on the panels “Building Bridges of Peace Through Movies: Promoting Conflict Resolution Alternatives with Communication Theories” and “Hybrid Teaching: Bridging the Gaps Between Synchronous and Asynchronous Learning” at a meeting of the National Communication Association in San Francisco, Calif.