Brooks College of Health
Athletic Training and Physical Therapy: Dr. Rose Marie Rine was a lead speaker at the June BAPA (British Association of Pediatricians in Audiology) conference at Clare College in Cambridge, England. Three sessions were provided: Impact of Vestibular Function on Development, Evaluation for Vestibular Deficits and Related Impairments in Children and Intervention to Address Vestibular Related Impairments in Children. Rine was also awarded National Institute of Health Toolbox Extension for development of dynamic visual acuity testing for children and clinical test of sensory integration for balance for children. She collaborated with faculty from Johns Hopkins and University of Pittsburgh Medical Schools.
Public Health: Dr. Elissa Barr presented “Effective Sexuality Education: Putting to Work What Works” at the Florida Public Health Association Annual Education Conference in Champions Gate, Fla., in July. Barr also co-presented (with Dr. Darrel Lang) “Meeting the Needs of Special Education Students in Human Sexuality Education” at the South Carolina Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy Summer Institute in Greenville, S.C., in June.
Dr. Lei-Shih Chen (with O. Kwok and P. Goodson) published “U.S. Health Educators’ Likelihood of Adopting Genomic Competencies into Health Promotion” in the American Journal of Public Health, Vol. 98, No. 9.
Nutrition and Dietetics: Dr. Judy E. Perkin received a President's Award at the 2008 Florida Public Health Association Annual Education Conference held in Champions Gate, Fla.
Drs. Pam Chally, Catherine Christie and Julia Watkins published “Relationship Between Body Image and Body Mass Index in College Males” in the Journal of American College Health, Vol. 57.
Coggin College of Business
Accounting and Finance: Dr. Charles Calhoun attended the American Accounting Association Annual Meeting in Anaheim, Calif., in August and was an invited panelist participating in three sessions: “International Accounting Education Standards: The IFRS of the Academic World,” “Current Trends in Ethics Education: International and Practitioner Perspectives” and “Assessing Learning Outcomes: Best Practices.”
Dr. Lynn Comer Jones published “The Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act of 2007” and “The Economic Stimulus Act of 2008” in The Tax Adviser’s May and July issues.
Drs. John B. MacArthur and Harriet A. Stranahan (with Dr. Robert E. Houmes of JU) published “A Study of the Relationship between Strategic Cost Structure Choice and Stock Return Behavior in the Transportation Industry: Preliminary Results” in American Society of Business and Behavioral Sciences E-Journal, Vol. 4, No. 1, 2008.
Management: Drs. Reza Vaghefi and Louis Woods’ research article titled “Keiretsu: The Ubiquitous Power of Supply Chain and its Global Implications” has been accepted for publication in the Business and Economics Review, fall 2008 issue.
Marketing and Logistics: Dr. Ronald Adams presented “Will History Repeat Itself? A Look at the New ‘Business Friendly’ U.S. Supreme Court’s Posture on the issue of Retail Price Setting” at the annual conference of the European Institute for Retailing and Consumer Studies (EIRACS) in Zagreb, Croatia, in July.
College of Arts and Sciences
Biology: Dr. Greg Ahearn attended a scientific conference in Kenya and organized a symposium at the conference on heavy metal biology. Graduate student Anna Mullins also attended and presented a poster of her research. Ahearn and Mullins will publish a chapter in a book as a result of this conference.
Dr. Dale Casamatta and graduate student Ralph Perkerson presented two papers at the Phycological Society of America conference in New Orleans: “Untangling Cyanobacterial Systematics: Erection of Emicolyngbya Gen. Nov. from a Polyphyletic Clade of Leptolyngbya (Cyanobacteria)” and “How Ecologically Permissive are Pseudanabaenalean (Cyanobacteria) Genera? A Plethora of New Clades When Different Habitats are Contemplated.”
Dr. Mike Lentz presented a poster at the American Society for Virology in Ithaca, N.Y., titled “Molecular and Morphologic Characterization of Cyanophages from Eutrophic Lakes in Northeast Florida.” Co-authors included UNF affiliates Dale Casamatta, Justin Bacon, Alex Gauhkman, Cynthia Pennington and Jennifer Wilson.
Chemistry and Physics: Dr. Lev Gasparov had an abstract accepted for the Magnetism and Magnetic Materials Conference in Austin, Texas, in November 2008: “Raman Studies of Doped Magnetite Above and Below the Verwey Transition Presentation Format,” in the Oral Proceedings Journal JAP.
A paper titled “Odor Sensing With Indium Tin Oxide Thin Films on Quartz Crystal Microbalance” by Drs. Jay Huebner and Nirmal Patel and students Jason Saredy and Brian Stadelmaier was ranked 13th by the journal Sensors and Transducers for the number of times the paper was downloaded in May (114). To download the article, go to http://www.sensorsportal.com/HTML/DIGEST/P_266.htm.
Dr. Jane Macgibbon had two research papers accepted for publication in Physical Review D, September 2008.
Criminology and Criminal Justice: Dr. Daniel Pontzer published articles in the Forensic Science Encyclopedia titled "Amphetamines," "Bombings," “Drug Paraphernalia" and "Innocence Projects," edited by Ayn Embar-Seddon and Allan D. Pass of Salem Press in Pasadena, Calif. This encyclopedia is due out next month.
Dr. Jennifer Wesely presented a paper titled "From the Inside Out: Efforts by Homeless Women to Disrupt Cycles of Crime and Violence" at the Annual Meeting for the Society for the Study of Social Problems in Boston.
English: Dr. Pam Monteleone presented a paper titled “Performance at Jena" at the annual national conference of the Association for Theatre in Higher Education in Denver in July.
Dr. Clark Lunberry had a selection of photographs from his “Water On Water” UNF Library Installation (2007) published in Andrei Codrescu's online journal, Exquisite Corpse, at www.corpse.org, in the poetry section.
Dr. Mike Wiley’s novel “The Last Striptease” has been nominated for a Shamus Award for Best First Novel.
History: Dr. Alison J. Bruey presented a paper titled "Lost in Transition: The Armed Left in Working-Class Santiago de Chile, c. 1978-1985" at the Tepoztlan Institute for the Transnational History of the Americas in Mexico, in July.
Dr. Charles E. Closmann published a chapter titled “Holding the Line: Pollution, Power and Rivers in Yorkshire and the Ruhr, 1850-1990” in the book “Rivers in History: Perspectives on Waterways in Europe and North America,” published by University of Pittsburgh Press, July 2008.
Dr. David Courtwright was named incoming president of the Alcohol and Drugs History Society, which publishes The Social History of Alcohol and Drugs: An Interdisciplinary Journal.
Dr. Theophilus C. Prousis published a book titled “British Consular Reports from the Ottoman Levant in an Age of Upheaval, 1815-1830,” by Istanbul: Isis Press, 2008.
Dr. N. Harry Rothschild published an article, "The Koguryan Connection: The Quan (Yon) Family in the Establishment of Wu Zhao's Political Authority," in China Yongu (Institute of Chinese Studies in Pusan National University) Vol. 4, 2008. Rothschild also published a chapter in "Story of a Stone: Wu Zhao and the Mother of Qi," in Wu Zetian yu shendu Luoyang [Wu Zetian and Divine Capital Luoyang] (Beijing: Zhongguo wenshi chubanshe, 2008).
Dr. David Sheffler published his book “Schools and Schooling in Late Medieval Germany: Regensburg 1250-1500” by Leiden: Brill, 2008.
Mathematics and Statistics: Dr. Adel Boules presented a paper titled “A Variable Step Scheme for Solving Ordinary Differential Equations” at the 2008 International Conference on Scientific Computing in Las Vegas.
Dr. Dan Dreibelbis attended the 10th International Workshop on Real and Complex Singularities in Sao Carlos, Brazil, and presented the communication “Singularities of the Tangential Gauss Map.”
Dr. Scott Hochwald participated as a member of the Board of Governors at the annual summer Mathematical Association of America Mathfest meeting in Madison, Wis., and gave a presentation titled “The Harmonic Series: Used, Abused and Confused.”
Music: Michael Bovenzi recently completed his doctorate in performance and literature from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
Dr. Marc Dickman was awarded a $45,000 grant to fund a project titled “The Southeast United States Jazz Masterworks Project: Basie, Ellington and the Beboppers.” The grant will fund outreach concerts and clinics for the fall and spring semesters.
Dr. Clarence Hines had two original compositions and an arrangement published by UNC Jazz Press. The arrangement of "A Weaver of Dreams" was performed at the 2008 International Tuba Euphonium Conference in Cincinnati and the U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own" Tuba-Euphonium Conference in Washington, D.C.
Political Science and Public Administration:
Dr. Choi, Hyunsun presented “U-City for Utopia City?” at the July 2008 Joint Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning-Association of European Schools of Planning Conference in Chicago. At the same conference, Choi, along with Drs. Simon Choi and Woosuh Park, presented “Affordable Housing and Local Governance in South Korea: a Fair Share Approach.”
Psychology: Dr. Adam C. Carle (with Drs. Kurt Bauman and Kathleen Short from the U.S. Census Bureau) published “Assessing the Measurement and Structure of Material Hardship in the United States” in the journal Social Indicators Research. Carle, along with Dr. David Jaffee (Academic Affairs) and Deborah Miller (Center for Instruction and Research Technology), presented “Engaging Students and Changing Academic Achievement with Technology: A Quasi-experimental Preliminary Investigation” at the 15th International Conference on Learning in Chicago. In addition, Carle (with Stephen J. Blumberg of the National Center for Health Statistics) presented “State-by-state Changes in the Health, Health Care, and Well-being of Children with Special Health Care Needs: 2001 to 2005-2006” and “Measuring the Well-being of Children with Special Health Care Needs” at the 2008 Child Health Services Research Meeting in Washington, D.C.
Drs. C. Dominik Güss and M. Teresa Tuason published an article titled "Jeepneys: Values in the Streets" in Culture and Psychology, Vol. 14, No. 2.
Dr. Rebecca Marcon presented the keynote address at the One Goal Summer Conference research luncheon in July in Tampa.
Dr. Jacob M. Vigil (with D.C. Geary, D.A. Granger and M.V. Flinn) had the article “Sex Differences in Salivary Cortisol, Alpha-amylase and Psychological Functioning Following Hurricane Katrina” accepted for publication in the journal Child Development. Vigil’s article titled “A Socio-relational Framework of Sex Differences in the Expression of Emotion” was also accepted for publication in Behavioral and Brain Sciences.
Sociology and Anthropology: Dr. Rosa De Jorio presented “Gender, Islam, and the Challenges of a Malian Public Sphere” at the Seventh International Conference on Mande Studies in Lisbon, Portugal, in June.
Dr. Ronald Kephart presented his paper “How Do You Spell That? Thoughts on Writing Creoles” at the joint meetings of the Society for Caribbean Linguistics and the Society for Pidgin and Creole Linguistics held in Cayenne, French Guiana, in July.
Dr. Adam Shapiro and UNF sociology alumnus Raijah Hayes published “Retirement and Older Men’s Health” in the Spring 2008 issue of Generations: Journal of the American Society on Aging. Shapiro also presented a paper titled “Parental Marital Transitions and Financial Transfers to Adult Children Within Families” at the Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association in Boston.
World Languages: Dr. Renée Scott published “Feminine Literature and Eating Disorders” in El cuerpo y sus espejos: estudios antropológico-culturales [The Body and Its Mirrors: Anthropological-Cultural Studies] published by Montevideo: Planeta, 2008.
Collge of Computing, Engineering and Construction
Construction Management: Dr. Mag Malek attended the 2008 Annual Meeting of the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE) in July. ACCE is the accrediting body for construction academic programs. At the meeting, the UNF Construction Management program was noted as having no concerns or weaknesses from the last accreditation review.
School of Engineering: Dr. Chiu Choi presented and published his paper, “A Microcontroller Applications Course and the FREESCALE Microcontroller Student Learning Kit” at the 2008 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition in June. Choi also published a paper on the UNF Web site describing his visit to the Taiyuan University of Science and Technology in China: “Journey of Thousands of Miles Is the First Step.” Go to http://unfofe.blogspot.com/2008/06/journey-of-thousands-of-miles-is-first.html to read the article.
Dr. Daniel Cox presented and published his paper, “Project-Centered Modules as a Platform for International Cooperation in Precision Automation," at the International Conference on Engineering Education in July.
Dr. Susan Vasana published her paper, “Modeling and Simulation of the Conversion of Correlated and Unbalanced Antenna Diversity Systems,” in the International Journal of Modeling and Simulation, Vol. 28, No.1, 2008.
Dr. Pat Welsh presented a talk, “Real-time Data for the St. Johns River and Coast,” at the Second Taking the Pulse of Our Coastal Ocean (TPOCO) at Jacksonville University, in July.
School of Computing: Drs. Ken Martin and Judy Solano participated in the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) meeting in July. Martin and Solano both serve as team chairs for CAC accreditation visits to computer science programs.
Dr. Charles Winton presented “Robotics Programming Using Graphical Simulation” and “Drawing Robot to Record Paths Formed from Arc and Line Segments” at the Global Workshop on Educational Robotics in July. As chairman of the board of directors for the KISS Institute for Practical Robotics (KIPR), Winton presided over a KIPR board meeting in Norman, Okla., in July.
Dean’s Office: Dr. Jerry Merckel attended the ABET Computing Accreditation Commission meeting in July. Merckel serves as a team chair for CAC accreditation visits to computer science programs.
College of Education and Human Services
Childhood Education: Dr. Georgina David’s picture book “Just Mollie and Me” was selected as the September 2008 book of the month by Twin Lakes Academy. Twin Lakes also invited David as the guest author for their Million Word kickoff event. David also developed the conceptual design and created arts-integrated lessons for a K-5 supplemental curriculum linking artwork in the Art in Public Places collection to scientific concepts for the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville. The kindergarten and first grade units were presented by the Cultural Council educators at The Florida Kennedy Center Partners in Education - Arts for Learning: Tools for Teaching workshop held at UNF in June.
Foundations and Secondary Education: Dr. Richard Chant, by invitation of U.S. Senator Bob Graham and U.S. Representative Lou Frey, attended a meeting in August in Orlando sponsored by the Florida Joint Center for Citizenship. The meeting focused on exploring current efforts and future initiatives to strengthen civic education in Florida.
Exceptional Student and Deaf Education: Dr. Donald Moores and seven graduate students in the Deaf Education program published an article, “Issues and Trends in American Annals of the Deaf Publications: 2001 to 2007” in the 2008 reference issue of the American Annals of the Deaf. The article categorized and reviewed all of the nearly 200 articles published in the journal over a seven-year period. Student authors were Kelly Anderson, Kyla Ayers, Katelyn Krantz, Melanie Lafferty, Amy Locke, Anne-Michael Huntley Smith and Ryan Vander Weide.
Drs. Len Roberson and Sherry Shaw have been selected to present at the upcoming Conference of Interpreter Trainers (CIT) in San Juan, Puerto Rico, in October. Their presentation, “Service-Learning: Re-Centering the Deaf Community in Interpreter Education,” will highlight UNF’s incorporation of service-learning courses as a means of focusing curriculum development on the community that will eventually be served by program graduates. Shaw and Šárka Timarová, co-researcher from Lessius University College in Belgium, will present on their parallel research projects in: Measurement of Cognitive and Personality Traits in Determining Aptitude of Spoken and Signed Language Interpreting Students. Also during the CIT conference, UNF’s faculty representatives will meet with international partners from Belgium and the Netherlands to further discuss a joint, trans-Atlantic grant proposal to be co-developed in spring 2009.
Dean’s Office: Drs. Marsha Lupi and Suzanne Martin (University of Central Florida) had an article published in the national newsletter, Women in Higher Education, Vol. 17, No. 6, July edition. The article, “Special Ed Teaches Leadership Skills Useful to Deans,” highlights skills and dispositions related to teaching and preparation as a special education that a national study found to correlate to women in the deanship and their perception of their leadership styles and skills. Drs. Lupi, Al Sander, Jennifer Kane and Jason Lee collaborated with Dr. Keith Jones from the University College in Plymouth, England, on the article “UNF and UCP Marjon: A Transformational Learning Opportunity,” which was published in the Journal of Physical Activity and Human Development, summer 2008 (2). The article focuses on the partnership between the two colleges in providing internships in Plymouth for sport management, pre-K-primary and childhood education.
Center for Instruction and Research Technology
Erin Soles presented "Extreme Makeover: Blackboard Edition" in July at the 2008 Bb World conference in Las Vegas.
Deb Miller and Albert Whittenberg of Middle Tennessee State University presented "Hearing Every Voice: Clickers from Selection to Classroom Use" in June at the 2008 EDUCAUSE Southeast Regional Conference in Jacksonville.