For the second year in a row, core faculty Dr. Brenda Hudson was awarded the Loft Literary Center’s Excellence in Teaching Fellowship. The award, based on student feedback, offers Dr. Hudson a 1-week residency at the Madeline Island School of the Arts to work on her own writing.
Contributing faculty Catherine Kelly earned her PhD in English from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in December 2016.
Contributing faculty Katherine Emmons published the chapter “Doctoral Learning and Cognitive Apprenticeship: Technology Tools for Emerging Scholars” in the book Integration of Cloud Technologies in Digitally Networked Classrooms and Learning Communities.
Lead faculty Joe Gredler’s PhD in Education from Walden University was officially conferred in July, and his dissertation was published in August.
Core faculty Heidi Marshall regularly writes for Fit Mom Strong Mom. Two of her most recent articles are “Don’t Let Negative Self Talk Hold You Back From Being Great” and “She Wants My Arms? Mind Blown.”
Contributing faculty Beth Nastachowski received the Online Learning Consortium’s Effective Practice Award for her creation of the Walden Writing Center’s grammar, plagiarism prevention, and APA modules.
Contributing faculty Amber Cook co-presented two sessions at Walden’s National Faculty Meeting: “Resource-Rich Feedback: Using Text Expanders to Speed Up Grading and Connect Students to Writing Support” (with Darci Harland) and “An Overview of the Center for Faculty Excellence Diversity Module for New Faculty Orientation" (with Laurel Walsh, Stacee Reicherzer, Nina Nabors, Kim Winkelman, and Melissa McDowell).
Contributing faculty George Guida’s poem “Brooklyn Is a Brand” was published in the 25th anniversary issue of the Long Island Quarterly. He also served as a featured poet in the Valona Deli Poetry Series (Crockett, CA), the One Plus One Equals Two Poetry Series (San Francisco, CA), the Latter Library Poetry Buffet Series (New Orleans, LA), and the Maple Leaf Poetry Series (New Orleans, LA).
Core faculty Brenda Hudson was awarded the Loft Literary Center’s Excellence in Teaching Fellowship and will enjoy a weeklong writing retreat at the Madeline Island School of the Arts.
Contributing faculty Kelley Walters has published the article “Critical Analysis of Embedded and Summative Feedback From Online Doctoral Instructors on Benchmark Assessments” (with co-author Patricia Henry) in the January 2016 issue of the International Journal of Learning, Teaching and Educational Research.