Brooks College of Health
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Coggin College of Business
Accounting and Finance: At a September meeting of the International Federation of Accountants, International Accounting Educational Standards Board – Consultative Advisory Group in London, Dr. Charles Calhoun was reelected as chairman for another three-year term (2009-2011).
Marketing and Logistics: Dr. A. Coskun “Josh” Samli announces the publication of his 19th book titled “Globalization from the Bottom Up: A Blueprint for Modern Capitalism.”
College of Arts and Sciences
Art and Design: Matthew Clay-Robison co-curated the exhibition “Marking Marks: Jacksonville Creates” at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Jacksonville.
Paul Karabinis has an exhibition of eight photographs at the “Making Marks: Jacksonville Creates” show at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Jacksonville.
Stephen Heywood exhibited works in a three-person invitational exhibition titled “Object” in Water Mill, N.Y. Heywood also exhibited works in the 100 percent Pure Florida Regional Juried Exhibition at the Fifth Avenue Gallery in Melbourne.
Biology: Dr. Cliff Ross received the 2008-09 COAS Dean’s Leadership Council award.
Chemistry and Physics: Dr. Lev Gasparov received the 2008-09 COAS Dean’s Leadership Council award.
Dr. Jane MacGibbon had two research papers published in the major physics research journal Physical Review D: “Do Evaporating Black Holes Form Photospheres?” and “Bremsstrahlung Effects in Evaporating Black Holes,” both co-authored by B.J Carr and Don N. Page (Issue 78, September 2008).
Communication: Dr. Siho Nam published “The Politics of Compressed Development in New Media: A History of Korean Cable Television, 1992-2005” in Media, Culture & Society, Vol. 30, Issue 5, pp. 641-662.
Dr. Stephynie C. Perkins and Christine K. Holland published “From Cosby’s Lips and Through the Media’s Filters: A Framing Analysis of Bill Cosby’s Remarks on the 50th Anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education and the Journalistic Response” in Studies in Symbolic Interaction, Vol. 30.
English: Dr. Nicholas de Villiers presented conference paper, “Incorporating the Medical Gaze in Queer and Transgender Life Writing and Video,” at the international Performance Studies conference, “Interregnum: In Between States,” at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark.
Psychology: Dr. Iver Iversen was first author of a paper titled “A Brain–computer Interface Tool to Assess Cognitive Functions in Completely Paralyzed Patients with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis,” co-authored by colleagues in Germany, N. Ghanayim, A. Kübler, N. Neumann, N. Birbaumer, and J. Kaiser. The paper was published in Clinical Neurophysiology, Vol. 119, pp. 2214-2223, 2008.
Dr. Tes Tuason and graduate student Catherine Cashore have had their publication, "Negotiating the Binary: Identity and Social Justice for Bisexual and Transgender Individuals" accepted in the Journal of Gay and Lesbian Social Services, Vol. 21.
Dr. Jacob M. Vigil has had an article, “A Socio-relational Framework of Sex Differences in the Expression of Emotion,” accepted for publication in Behavioral and Brain Sciences.
Dr. Susana Urbina published a review of the book “Studying Psychology in the United States: Expert Guidance for International Students” in the Sept. 24 issue of PsycCRITIQUES-Contemporary Psychology: American Psychological Association Review of Books, Vol. 53, No. 39, Article 7.
Political Science and Public Administration: Dr. Choi, Hyunsun presented a paper titled “Civic Engagement and Sustainable Cities: Comparative Analysis of Five Cities in the United Sates” (co-authored by grad student Anand Kadamb) and “Transforming Suburban World in Northeast Asia: U-City in Korea” in SECOPA in Orlando in September. Hyunsum also published “Minneapolis with Arts and Lakes” in Planning and Policy, No. 324, pp. 62-67, 2008.
Nancy Soderberg spoke at the Sharing Ramadan program at the Islamic Center of Northeast Florida in September. Soderberg also launched her book, “The Prosperity Agenda: What the World Wants from America – and What We Need in Return,” in New York City at a Sept. 10 event hosted by President Bill Clinton, The Center for American Progress, The UN Foundation, The Century Foundation, The National Committee on American Foreign Policy, the Honorable Richard C. Holbrooke, the Honorable Timothy E. Wirth and Ted and Gillian Sorensen. Clinton and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg praised the book. Two articles with her comments on the presidential debate appeared in the Washington Post: “The Debate We want to Hear” on Sept. 26 (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/09/26/AR2008092601064.html) and “What They Really Said” on Sept. 28 (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/09/27/AR2008092700301.html). In addition, Soderberg participated in a round table on U.S. foreign policy at Hofstra Sept. 23; spoke on foreign policy challenges to the Exchange Club of Jacksonville Beaches Sept. 26; and spoke at Florida State University on the challenges of the next president Sept. 30.
College of Computing, Engineering and Construction
School of Computing: Dr. William Klostermeyer and Christina Mynhardt published their paper “Secure Domination and Secure Total Domination in Graphs'' in Discussiones Mathematicae Graph Theory, Vol. 28, 2008. Klostermeyer’s recent paper, "Tight Bounds on Eternal Domination," is currently ranked No. 12 on the “most downloaded articles” ranking on Elsevier’s Journal Discrete Mathematics.
Dr. Karthikeyan Umapathy served as publicity chair for the 2009 Design Science Research in Information Systems and Technologies (DESRIST) Conference.
School of Engineering: Dr. Susan Vasana published her paper, “Modeling and Simulation of a Simplified Demodulation and Detection Method for Zero-If FSK Signals in Wireless Communication Systems,” in the International Journal of Modeling and Simulation, Vol.28, No.3, 2008.
College of Education and Human Services
Leadership, Counseling and Instructional Technology: Dr. Jennifer Kane was invited to speak at the 9th Annual Sport Management Conference at Florida State University. Her presentation was titled "Community Service: Does it Really Matter? Examining its Place in Sports.” Kane also presented "Community Based Transformational Learning” at the Conference for the Florida Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Dance and Sport.
Dr. Marcia Lamkin co-authored an article with Dr. Amany Saleh of Arkansas State University titled “Designing a Summative Evaluation Tool for the Online Class,” which will be published this fall in the online journal of The Open University in the United Kingdom, EURODL. Lamkin was also one of three faculty members who participated in the Annual Conference of the Southern Regional Council on Educational Administration (SRCEA) in Charleston, W.V., Sept 23-26, presenting a paper titled “Modeling Data Collection and Data-Based Decision-Making for Candidates in Educational Leadership.” Dr. Sandra Gupton (past president) hosted the past presidents’ breakfast and presented a professional development workshop titled, “Professional Writing,” and Dr. Russell Mays presented a paper with UNF graduate Dr. Colleen Wilson titled “In the Middle of the Middle: How Seventh Graders Experience and Explain Middle School.” Mays also presented a professional development workshop titled, “Mysteries of the Universe: Tips and Tricks in Document Preparation” and made an audio-visual presentation at a general session titled “Thoughts on Research.”
Childhood Education: Dr. Candice Carter had an article published in the Journal of Peace Education titled “Voluntary Standards for Peace Education.”
Dr. Gigi M. David will be the guest children’s author and Dr. Nile Stanley will be the guest performance poet at the 2008 UNF Family Fest at the UNF nature trails. This is an annual family literacy event with opportunities for literacy, art, hiking, canoeing and performance. David’s work as a children’s author was recently highlighted in a Florida Times-Union article titled “Program values wisdom of elderly, inspires book,” which can be viewed at http://www.jacksonville.com/tu-online/stories/100408/ner_339584327.shtml.
Dr. Wanda Hedrick and her co-authors Janis Harmon and Karen Wood were invited to write a chapter titled “Vocabulary Instruction in Middle and Secondary Content Classrooms: Understandings and Direction from Research” in the book “What the Research has to Say about Vocabulary Instruction,” by A. Farstrup and J. Samuels. They also published “Pic a Word-Not Just any Word: Using Vocabulary Self-selection with Expository Texts” in the Middle School Journal. Hedrick and Monnin will make a presentation on "Graphic Novels and Image-based Early Readers: Two Shifting New Media Age Literacies Generating Shift in ELA Pedagogy" at the National Council of Teachers of English in San Antonio, Texas.
Dr. Katie Monnin will make a presentation on "Using Curriculum Wisdom to Bring New Literacies and Socially Just Curriculums Together” at the Curriculum and Pedagogy Conference in Atlanta, and “Graphic Novels for Young Adults” at the Jacksonville Public Libraries’ Annual Meeting. Monnin also recently had an article published in the New England Reading Association Journal titled "Developing and Envisioning a Critical Literacy Perspective in a New Media Age."
Dr. Ronghua J. Ouyang and Z. Zhao have a book chapter re-printed by Hunan University Press in China.
Laurel Stanley, research associate for the Working on Gifted Issues project (WOGI), published a book titled “High Stakes Testing and Graduation Success: An Analysis of 28 Years,” with VDM Publishing in Saarbrucken, Germany.
Drs. Lunetta Williams and Katrina Hall will present “Exploring Students’ Reading Attitudes” at the National Reading Conference in Orlando.
Exceptional Student and Deaf Education: Dr. Caroline Guardino has been selected to present at the Florida Educators of the Hearing Impaired conference (FEHI). Her presentation “Evaluating Teacher’s Preparedness to Work with Multiply-Disabled Deaf Students: How do we Close the Gap between Resources and Practice?” will highlight findings from a national survey given to teachers of the deaf in various place settings. In addition, the presentation will discuss a future course to be offered at UNF, which will help prepare teachers to work with deaf students with additional disabilities.
Continuing Education: Carla Bensi recently appeared on WTEV TV-47 and WAWS TV-30 news, was on WJXT TV-4’s “Ask the UNF Expert” segment and was interviewed by Joanna Norris on WJCT’s radio program “In Context.” Bensi discussed Continuing Education’s newest endeavor, Simply Certified, which offers certificate training programs for in-demand careers for people who have been recently laid off or are looking to change jobs.
Florida Institute of Education faculty and staff were invited to present at the 3rd International Conference on Concept Mapping in September. The international conference was split between two countries - Estonia and Finland - and sponsored by Tallinn University, the University of Helsinki and the Institute of Human and Machine Cognition in Pensacola. FIE presented at the University of Helsinki in September. Drs. Cheryl Fountain, Linda Goudy, Janice Hunter, Stephanie Wehry and Ms. Heather Monroe-Ossi presented a set of papers describing research they are conducting to enhance the professional learning of teachers of 3- and 4-year-old children and middle school students. The papers describe concept mapping as a curricular and instructional tool to improve children’s conceptual knowledge and vocabulary development, and to quantify the structure of young children’s knowledge. The titles of the papers were “Professional Learning of Middle School and Preschool Teachers using Concept Mapping,” “Young Florida Naturalists: Concept Mapping and Science Learning of Preschool Children,” “Healthy Habits through Literacy: A Concept Mapping and Health Curriculum for Preschool and Pre-kindergarten Children” and “Using Concept Maps Transcribed from Interviews to Quantify the Structure of Preschools Children’s Knowledge about Plants.”