Brooks College of Health
Clinical and Applied Movement Sciences: Dr. Chitra L. K. Balasubramanian, along with R.R. Neptune and S.A. Kautz, published “Foot Placement in a Body Reference Frame During Walking and its Relationship to Hemiparetic Walking Performance” in Clinical Biomechanics (2010).
In February, Drs. Peter Magyari and James Churilla presented research titled “Association Between Metabolic Syndrome and Resistance Training among U.S. Adults: 1999-2004, National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey” at the American College of Sports Medicine Southeast Regional Annual Meeting in Greenville, S.C. Magyari also mentored undergraduate exercise science student Jacqueline Squire, who was chosen as one of 10 finalists for the SEACSM Student Research Award for her research presentation of “Riding the Shuttle as Opposed to Walking on Campus May Contribute to Weight Gain in College Students.”
Public Health: Dr. Valerie Johnston recently became a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), the nation's leading professional society for health-care leaders. Fellow status represents achievement of the highest standard of professional development. To obtain fellow status, candidates must fulfill multiple requirements, including passing a comprehensive examination, meeting academic and experiential criteria, earning continuing education credits and demonstrating professional/community involvement. Johnston was formally recognized at ACHE's annual Congress on Healthcare Leadership in March.
Coggin College of Business
Economics and Geography: Dr. Chris W. Baynard presented a paper titled “Onshore Oil Production in Florida: Current and Potential E&P Patterns” at the 2010 ESRI Petroleum User Group Conference in Houston in February. ESRI was founded as the Environmental Systems Research Institute.
Marketing and Logistics: Dr. A. Coskun “Josh” Samli was honored as the first recipient of the James M. Parrish Outstanding Faculty Award. The award was presented at the Beta Gamma Sigma Business Honorary Banquet in March.
College of Arts and Sciences
Criminology and Criminal Justice: Dr. Michael Hallett has been named to the Editorial Board of Contemporary Justice Review, a peer-reviewed journal of the Justice Studies Association.
Communication: Dr. Berrin Beasley published a chapter titled “Weight Watching: The Ethics of Commodifying Appearance for Profit” in “Ethics and Entertainment: Essays on Media Culture and Media Morality,” edited by Howard Good and Sandra L. Borden.
History: Dr. Elizabeth Lane Furdell gave the annual Reynolds Lecture at the University of Alabama Birmingham in February on “Renaissance Magic, Alchemy and Medicine” in conjunction with a “Harry Potter” exhibit from the National Library of Medicine. A podcast of the lecture is available online at http://www.blip.tv/file/3221090 .
Dr. Philip Kaplan’s article titled “The Function of the Early Periploi” appeared in The Classical Bulletin, Vol. 84, No. 2 (2008/2009). He also delivered a paper titled “Ne Plus Ultra: The Greco-Punic Struggle for Exploration and Control of the Western Mediterranean and Atlantic” at the American Philological Association Annual Meeting, in Anaheim, Calif., in January.
Dr. Aaron Sheehan-Dean was recently appointed an associate editor for a new journal, the Journal of the Civil War Era, to be published by the University of North Carolina Press.
Physics: Dr. Jay Huebner co-authored four poster presentations presented at the analytical chemistry conference known as Pittcon 2010, held in Orlando in February. The presentations were from members of the Sensors Group at UNF, including students, faculty and grant employees of the Departments of Biology, Chemistry and Physics. They were: “Real-time Detection of High Explosives Using Photo-electric Chemical Sensors,” co-authored by Jarrod Mousa; “Melamine Detection in Dairy Matrices Using Photo-electric Chemical Sensors,” co-authored by Angela Migues and Brett Younginger; “The Detection of Pollutant Metals Using Photo-electric Chemical Sensors,” co-authored by Younginger, Migues and Mousa; and “Photo-electric Sensors for Real-time Detection of Aqeous Bacterial Pathogens,” co-authored by Erica N. Mejia, Christy L. Hyun and Dr. Doria F. Bowers.
Political Science and Public Administration: Dr. Pamela A. Zeiser participated in a roundtable discussion titled “Delivering International Studies Online: How to Create an Effective Online Learning Environment” at the annual meeting of the International Studies Association in New Orleans in February.
Psychology: Dr. Christopher Leone and Louanne Hawkins of the Honors Department, presented “When Traditional Mentoring Won’t Work: An Alternative Model for Mentoring Undergraduates” at the annual conference the Florida Undergraduate Research Symposium in Orlando in November.
Dr. Tes Tuason published a chapter titled, "All I Really Need to Know, I Learned Doing Play Therapy" in the book “The Magic of Play: Children Heal Through Play Therapy” by Anvil Publishing, edited by Maria Lourdes Carandang.
College of Computing, Engineering and Construction
Construction Management: Dr. Mag Malek was elected to the Board of Trustees of the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE). The ACCE is the accrediting agency for construction academic programs in America.
School of Computing: Dr. Bob Roggio serves as the international president of Upsilon Pi Epsilon, the international computing sciences honor society. In this role, Roggio recently participated in the 2010 ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest World Championship. ACM is the Association for Computing Machinery.
Dr. Karthikeyan Umapathy presented his paper “Requirements to Support Collaborative Sensemaking” at the International Workshop on Collaborative Information Seeking in February.
School of Engineering: Dr. Adel El Safty gave an invited presentation, “Concrete Engineering at UNF – An Update of Current Research Projects,” on behalf of the local chapter of the American Concrete Institute. The meeting was held at The Haskell Company in February.
Jean Fryman, community outreach coordinator, and Dr. Jerry Merckel presented engineering opportunities to approximately 50 Joe Berg High School science students. Other outreach activities by Fryman in February include participation in the School of Engineering annual National JETS TEAMS competition; a “What is an Engineer Anyway?” presentation to 50 Sandalwood Air Force ROTC students; the School of Engineering’s annual Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day event and presentation of “What is an Engineer Anyway?” to girls ages 5-18; UNF School of Engineering at the Army Corp of Engineers Engineering Career Day; and the School of Engineering’s annual Spring Open House.
Dr. Mike Jackson presented his paper titled "FDOT Testing and Evaluation of a Beneficial Re-Use Base Course Material" at the American Society of Civil Engineeers (ASCE) GeoInstitute, GeoFlorida 2010 Conference in February.
Dr. Dean J. Krusienski, Dr. Dan Cox and J. Shih presented their paper titled “Control of a Robotic Manipulator using EEG and ECoG Signals” at the 2010 Tools for Brain-Computer Interfaces (TOBI) Workshop.
College of Education and Human Services
Childhood Education: The St. Johns Town Center Barnes and Noble invited Dr. Katie Monnin to facilitate a book discussion and signing of her book “Teaching Graphic Novels” from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 14.
Drs. Katrina Hall and Susan Syverud presented a poster session titled “Onsite Pre-service Literacy Methods: Making an Impact on Struggling First Grade Readers” at the Eastern Educational Research Association’s annual conference in February.
Dr. Gigi Morales David and Pam Bell, director of the UNF Child Development Resource Center, will present “An Annual Collaborative Outdoor Family Literacy Event: Partnering with Departments, UNF Students and Community Agencies to Promote Family Involvement and Literacy Skills Through Arts-infused Activities” at the National Coalition for Campus Children's Centers annual conference in April.
Drs. Wanda Hedrick and Katrina Hall were invited to be members of the Florida Department of Education’s Next Generation Reading Endorsement writing team in March, where they assisted with writing the draft version of the new FDOE state reading competencies required for reading endorsement.
Dr. Nile Stanley performed a show titled "I Learned the Truth from Dr. Seuss - Reading is Fun" for the UNF Child Development Resource Center and West Jacksonville Elementary School for the National Education Association's Read Across America campaign.
Exceptional Student and Deaf Education: The department was well represented at the Association of College Educators of the Deaf And Hard of Hearing 2010 National Conference in Lexington, Ky., in February. Under the mentorship of Dr. Caroline Guardino, graduate student Amber Moore gave a poster presentation titled “Reading Programs for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students: A Cross-Comparison Analysis Across Three Educational Settings.” Undergraduate researchers Amy Joyner, Heather Nicols and Sarah Maurer discussed their journey as undergraduate researchers during a poster presentation titled “Undergraduate Researchers: Reflections of a Rewarding Experience.” Dr. Susan Syverud, Guardino, Joyner, Nicols and Maurer gave a presentation titled “Further Evidence of the Effectiveness of Phonological Instruction with Oral-deaf Readers.”
At the 2010 Association of Teachers Educators Conference in Chicago, in February, Dr. Susan Syverud, Fred Nelson, Dr. Donna Keenan, Dr. Larry Daniel, Dr. Katrina Hall, Dr. Cathy O’Farrell and Kathleen Witsell presented their urban professional development school partnership in a presentation titled “Owning the Future Through Action and Commitment: The Story of an Evolving School-University Collaboration.”
Dr. Donald Moores is acting as a consultant to the Scientific Committee of the 21st International Congress on Education of the Deaf, to be held in Vancouver, B.C., in July. First held in 1878, the congress convenes every five years, with approximately 400 presentations planned from delegates from around the world. Moores will edit the congress proceedings and deliver a keynote address on education of diverse learners.
Foundations and Secondary Education: Dr. Marianne Barnes presented a session titled “Implicit Social Cognition Variables in Science and Mathematics Teaching and Learning: Relationships to Gender Issues” at the Eastern Educational Research Association annual conference in Savannah in February.
Drs. Wanda Lastrapes, Meiko Negishi, Madalina Tanase and Professor Fred Nelson attended the Association of Teacher Educators (ATE) annual conference in Chicago in February. Lastrapes and Negishi presented a paper on “Using a Journal Blog in Initial Field Experiences: Linking Theory with Reality.” Lastrapes also presented a framework for engaging educators in critical dialogue focusing on multicultural education in “Accepting the Challenge: Acknowledging and Affirming the Value and Strengths in Diversity” and co-presented in a special session with ATE’s Commission on Quality Leaders for Novice Teachers. Nelson presented his study about “Using Student Reflections to Reveal a Novice Teacher Educator’s Personal Practical Theories.” Tanase presented a study on the challenges and support for beginning teacher educators undergoing tenure, “On Becoming Teacher Educators.”
Leadership, Counseling and Instructional Technology: A paper that Dr. Marcia Lamkin co-authored with Dr. Amany Saleh of Arkansas State University titled “Combating Plagiarism in Higher Education” has been accepted for presentation at American Institute of Higher Education's Fourth International Conference in Williamsburg, Va., March 17-19.