Contributing faculty Jonathan Cardew won the Braddock Street Press Best Small Fictions Contest in November. “Sadness, the Adulterer” was published in New Flash Fiction Review. Jonathan also has stories forthcoming in Cream City Review, Passages North, and Wigleaf.
Contributing faculty Lisa Ferguson published the article “‘I Got Your Six—Maybe’: A Drafted Versus Volunteer Bond, A Drafted Versus Volunteer Loss” in the Journal of War & Culture Studies.
Contributing faculty Martin Hyatt led a discussion titled “Small Town Gay Books: Masculinities Outside the Metropolis” at the Louisiana Book Festival in October. He also signed copies of his novel Beautiful Gravity.
In November, contributing faculty KJ Surkan presented, "Mastectomy and the Intersection of Cancer, Trans*, and Queer Identities: From FTM Top Surgery to the Flattopper Pride Movement" at the National Women's Studies Conference in Baltimore. KJ is a co-author on Considerations Toward a Comprehensive Genomics Strategy, the Genomics Working Group Report to the All of Us Research Program Advisory Panel, published in December.
Contributing faculty Lisa Ferguson has published the essay “Killing Them With Kindness: Tim O’Brien’s Rehabilitation of the Violent Vietnam Soldier” in Volume 29 of War, Literature, & the Arts.
Core faculty Heidi Marshall presented a session at Walden’s National Faculty Meeting in July: “Meeting Students at Their Level of Literacy to Produce Better Writing.” The session was developed with lead faculty Brenda Hudson.
Contributing faculty Beth Nastachowski and Hillary Wentworth co-presented a session at Walden’s National Faculty Meeting in July: “The Continuity of Care Model: First-Year Doctoral Writing Support” (with Jes Philbrook).
Contributing faculty Chris Taylor’s photographs will appear in the forthcoming publication Being Together in Place: Indigenous Coexistence in a More Than Human World by Soren C. Larsen and Jay T. Johnson, with a foreword by Daniel R. Wildcat.
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.