Phoenix Scholars Participate in Booksigning Event Sponsored by Routledge

Phoenix Scholars Participate in Booksigning Event Sponsored by Routledge

Several University of Phoenix scholars just returned from the 2017 AECT International Convention "Leading Learning for Change" which took place from November 6-11, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront in Jacksonville, Florida.  One of the most profound highlights of this conference was the booksigning event that was held on Thursday, November 9, 2017 from 5:30pm to 7pm.  This event, sponsored by Routledge, featured the editors and co-authors for the book entitled "Culture, Learning, and Technology: Research and Practice" which was just published by Routledge in March 2017.  The book was the culmination of more than a year's worth of collaboration and work by various scholars to include five scholars from University of Phoenix:  Dr. Sandra Nunn, Dr. Lequisha Brown-Joseph, Dr. Michelle Susberry Hill, Dr. Steven Watkins, and Dr. Mansureh Kebritchi.  The research team of Drs. Nunn, Brown-Joseph, and Susberry Hill wrote Chapter 9 of the book; whereas, Drs. Watkins and Kebritchi wrote Chapter 14.  Since its publication, the book has gained a great deal of momentum in recent months and was awarded the 2017 James W. Brown Publications Award at the AECT Conference.  Even more, the book is now being used in several college courses.  This has been an immensely proud moment for each of these co-authors, especially given the fact how this collaborative effort resulted in such a comprehensive scholarly book on this timely topic.  And the booksigning event was truly a milestone for Drs. Nunn, Brown-Joseph, and Susberry Hill who participated with the editors and other co-authors.  Reflecting upon this experience, this book has inspired these Phoenix scholars to continue to seek opportunities to collaborate on unique projects such as this.  Not only have each of them gained experience as researchers and scholars, but they have also established professional relationships with researchers from other universities that could provide future collaboration opportunities.