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Recent Faculty Publications

An article by Associate Professor Geri Chesner was recently published online in the current issue of the International Visual Literacy Association (IVLA) Book of Selected Readings, which is derived primarily from papers from the IVLA's annual conference.

Titled "Engaging with Endpapers: A Visual Literacy Experience Upon Opening a Picturebook," the paper is based on Dr. Chesner's presentation at the IVLA 50th Anniversary Conference at NLU that IVLA sponsored in Chicago in 2018. 

The citation for this publication is: Chesner, G. (2019). Engaging with endpapers: A visual literacy experience upon opening a picturebook. In D. M. Baylen (Ed.), Dreams and inspirations: The book of selected readings 2018 (pp. 13-31). Carrollton, GA: International Visual Literacy Association.


Professor Kristin Lems, ESL/Bilingual Education, has been published in the Grassroots Leadership and the Arts for Social Change Corner of Intersections, the publication of the International Leadership Association.

The article by Dr. Lems, titled "Louder than a Bomb: Poetry Slams and Community Activism Create a Powerful Brew," is published in the April issue of the online magazine.

In the introduction, it's explained that Dr. Lems highlights her experience as a judge for a poetry festival in Chicago.  The article is described as a glimpse into how art can bring people together from across the spectrum for social change.


Associate Professor Sadia Warsi has co-authored an article entitled "Empowering Refugee Families of Students with Disabilities," published in the Spring/Summer 2020 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Special Education Professionals.

In the abstract, it explains that many refugee students with disabilities are entering their American classrooms for the first time after experiencing adversity and trauma.  As the special education team prepares to embark on welcoming each of these students, they will first need to empower the parents.

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