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CAEX Faculty Accomplishments

January - March 2019

Contributing faculty Christy Fraenza presented “Holistic Customer Care in the Academic Skills Center: How Supporting Student Well-Being Impacts Students and Faculty” as part of the Innovative Teaching Practices Showcase at Walden’s Winter National Faculty Meeting. Co-presenters were Terren Rye and Janine Allwright.

Contributing faculty Melissa McFarland has written multiple reports for Clackamas Community College’s Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) accreditation, including the Mid-Cycle Self-Evaluation Report. 

Lead faculty Hillary Wentworth participated in the Innovative Teaching Practices Showcase at Walden’s Winter National Faculty Meeting. Her session, co-presented with Susan Stekel, was titled “Empowering Developing Scholars: Using Skills Tutorials in the Classroom.”

June - December 2018

In July, core faculty Heidi Marshall and lead faculty Joe Gredler presented a session at Walden’s National Faculty Meeting: “Out of the Box: Effective Feedback for the Iterative Assignment.”

Senior contributing faculty Crystal Sands edited Tom Petty: Essays on the Life and Work, which is forthcoming from McFarland Books. Crystal also wrote an essay for the collection.

Contributing faculty Chris Taylor’s short story “Don Loves Tasty Animals and They Love Him” appears in the anthology Share Your Scare Volume 2. She also contributed photographs to the article "Ceremony Is Protest, Protest Is Ceremony" in issue 7 of The New Territory.

Lead faculty Hillary Wentworth participated in the Innovative Teaching Practices Showcase at Walden’s Summer National Faculty Meeting. Her session was titled “Oh, to Be a Fly on the Wall: Faculty Feedback Observation in Real Time.”

January - May 2018

Contributing faculty Jonathan Cardew was a top-ten finalist for the 2018 Neutrino Short-Short Prose Prize at Passages North (Northern Michigan University).

Lead faculty Joe Gredler presented a session at Walden’s National Faculty Meeting in January: “Walden Students’ Preferences for Text-Based Instructor Feedback.” The session was presented at the Regional Faculty Meeting in Atlanta in April, as well as through the Center for Faculty Excellence as two webinars. Joe’s article “Postsecondary Online Students’ Preferences for Instructor Feedback” will be published in the International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education this summer.

Contributing faculty Martin Hyatt was a featured speaker at the Tennessee Williams/Saints and Sinners Festival in New Orleans. Martin moderated a panel on creating original characters and participated in a memoir panel. He also conducted a featured interview with Jaffe Cohen, Emmy-nominated co-creator of the series Feud: Bette and Joan.

In February, contributing faculty Catherine Kelly presented "The Destructive Consequences of Materialism: Portrayals of the American Dream in The Ticket" at the Southwest Popular/American Culture Association's 39th Annual Conference in Albuquerque, NM.

October - December 2017

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 ReviewPassages 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. 

July - September 2017

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. 

April - June 2017

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.

October - December 2016

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.

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