Brooks College of HealthNursing:
Dr. Carol A. Ledbetter
was elected by acclamation of the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) Board of Commissioners to serve a second term as the organization’s chairman. CCNE ensures the quality and integrity of baccalaureate and graduate degree programs that prepare nurses. Now in its 13th year of accreditation review activities, CCNE has accredited 530 baccalaureate and 378 master’s degree programs in nursing, as well as 32 Doctor of Nursing Practice programs. CCNE accredits nursing programs in 547 colleges and universities nationwide and in Puerto Rico, and 79 percent of institutions with baccalaureate and/or master’s degree nursing programs are affiliated with CCNE. Nutrition and Dietetics:
Dr. Judy Perkin
was the keynote speaker for the 2010 University of Central Florida Breast Cancer Update in October. Her topic was “Diet and Breast Cancer Prevention.”Athletic Training & Physical Therapy:
Drs. James Churilla
and Peter Magyari
presented a paper about their recent research findings, “Association of Congestive Heart Failure and Body Mass Index with Metabolic Syndrome: 1999-2004 NHANES,” at the 8th Annual World Congress on Insulin Resistance, Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease in Los Angeles in November.Public Health:
Dr. M. Tes Tuason
(currently on loan for the year from the Psychology Department) published “Cross-National Comparisons of Complex Problem-Solving Strategies in Two Microworlds” (co-authored by Drs. C. Dominik Güss
and C. Gerhard) in Cognitive Science, Vol. 34, pages 489-520; and a chapter titled “Peace Psychology in a Poor World: Conflict Transformation in Response to Poverty” in Dr. Candice C. Carter’s
book “Conflict Resolution and Peace Education: Transformations Across Disciplines,” published by Palgrave Macmillan. Tuason also published a chapter titled “All I Really Need to Know, I Learned Doing Play Therapy” in M.L.A. Carandang’s book “The Magic of Play: Children Heal Through Play Therapy,” published by Anvil Publishing Inc.
Several faculty members from the Brooks College of Health were recognized for outstanding service to the University at the 2010 Fall Convocation. Those who took home awards were:
• Drs. William D. Ahrens
and Michele J. Moore
, Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award
• Dr. Barbara J. Kruger
, Outstanding Service Award
• Dr. Rob Haley
, Outstanding International Leadership AwardCoggin College of BusinessManagement:
Dr. Ping Zhang’s
article titled “Board Information and Strategic Task Performance” was accepted for publication in Corporate Governance: An International Review. Marketing & Logistics:
Dr. A.C. “Josh” Samli
was honored by the American Marketing Association as “the oldest fully functioning member of the American Marketing Association.” Samli just completed his 50th year of teaching.
Drs. Paul A. Fadill
and Diana L. Tanner
were both awarded an Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award at the 2010 Fall Convocation.College of Arts & SciencesArt & Design:
Dr. P. Scott Brown
presented a paper titled “Fallen Women in the Egerton Genesis: Hagar, Tamar, Dinah, and the Daughters of Lot” and co-chaired a session titled “From Eve to Mary: Models and Anti-Models of Women in the Middle Ages” at the Southeastern College Arts Conference (SECAC) in Richmond, Va., in October. Brown also will serve as the new editor of the SECAC Review. At the same conference Mark Creegan
presented a paper titled “I Want My Shark’s Teeth Back: Pitfalls of a Contingent Art Practice;” Raymond Gaddy
presented a paper titled “These Things You Will Not Re-Member;” Jenny Hager
presented a paper titled “Student Work: Collaborative Sculpture (Site-Specific and Installation);” Paul Karabinis
presented a paper titled “When Nothing is Certain, Everything is Possible: Alternative Photography as Pedagogical Strategy” and co-chaired a session with Christopher Trice
titled “Teaching With Web 2.0 Tools: Strategies, Problems and Possibilities;” and Dr. Debra Murphy
, who continues as president of SECAC, chaired a session titled “Women and War: Themes of Victory, Violence, Peace and Reconciliation Part I” and presented a paper titled “Giorgio Vasari’s ‘Holy Family with John the Baptist,’” which she also presented in the Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens.Stephen Heywood
gave a lecture in October titled “The Drive to Succeed, Doing What it Takes to Have a Successful Career as an Artist” at Utah Valley University, where he also demonstrated ceramics techniques. Emily Douglass
presented a printmaking workshop at the Mid- America Print Conference in Minneapolis in October. Douglass also lectured and taught intaglio workshops at the Oklahoma Arts Institute at Quarts Mountain in October.
Dr. Joe Butler
was awarded a COAS Dean’s Leadership Council 2010-2011 Faculty Fellowship.
Dr. Dale Casamatta
published (with Igor Brown, Donald Bryant, Eric Boyd, Daniel Garrison, Joel Graham, David McKay, John Peters, Svetlana Sarkisova, Gaozhong Shen and Kathie Thomas-Keprta) “Polyphasic Characterization of a Thermotolerant Siderophilic Filamentous Cyanobacterium that Produces Intracellular Iron Deposits” in Applied and Environmental Microbiology, Vol. 76, No. 19, pages 6664-6672, October 2010.
Dr. Thomas Pekarek
was awarded the Distinguished Professor Runner-Up Award at the Fall 2010 Convocation. Other winners from the College of Arts & Sciences were:
• Drs. Emily Arthur Douglass
, Cara. S Tasher
, Rico. L Vitz
and Pamela A. Zeiser
, Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Awards
• Dr. Dan Moon
, Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award
• Drs. Lev V. Gasparov
and Richard Patterson
, Outstanding Scholarship Award
• Dr. Mina Baliamoune-Lutz
, Outstanding Service Award
• Dr. Pamela Zeiser
, Outstanding International Leadership Award
Dr. Judith Ochrietor
was awarded a COAS Dean’s Leadership Council 2010-2011 Faculty Fellowship.Music:
Dr. Michael Bovenzi
performed as a soloist with the University of Florida Symphony Orchestra and the Philip Glass Concerto for Saxophone Quartet and Orchestra at the Phillips Center in Gainesville. Bovenzi is a founding member of the Onyx Saxophone Quartet, a new professional chamber music ensemble in the north-central Florida area.
Dr. Marc Dickman
was a featured artist at the Amelia Island Jazz Festival in October.Sociology & Anthropology:
Dr. Adam Shapiro
was an invited speaker at the PairFam International Conference on Intergenerational Relationships in Chemnitz, Germany, in September. His talk was titled “Marital Heterogeneity and its Implications for Intergenerational Relationships in the U.S.”Jennifer Spaulding-Givens
presented two papers, “Florida Self-Directed Care: A Choice-Based Service Delivery Model” and “The Empirical and Ethical Import of the Inclusion of Clients in Client Satisfaction Measurement Research,” at the annual conference of the International Center for the Study of Psychiatry and Psychology in Syracuse, NY.
Dr. Ronald Kephart
received an invitation from the Jamaican Language Unit/Unit for Caribbean Language Research to participate in a working group planning an upcoming International Conference on Language Rights and Policy in the Creole-speaking Caribbean. In addition, Kephart presented at the UF Linguistics Department’s Thursday Linguistics Seminar on using linguistics to reduce prejudice toward non-standard languages.College of Computing, Engineering & ConstructionSchool of Computing:
Dr. Kenneth E. Martin
, as a representative director for the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM), participated in the Computer Science Accreditation Board meeting in October. Martin is also serving as chair of an accreditation review of an overseas university computer science program on behalf of the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET. School of Engineering:
Dr. Daniel Cox
presented “Extending the Discrete Selection Capabilities of the P300 Speller to Goal-Oriented Robot Arm Control” (co-authored by G. Johnson, N. Waytowich, A. Henderson and D. Krusienski) at the 3rd International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics in Tokyo in September; and “Robot Application of a Brain Computer Interface to Staubli TX40 Robots – Early Stages” (co-authored by Waytowich, Henderson and Krusienski) at the 13th International Symposium on Robotics and Applications within the Ninth Biannual World Automation Congress, in Kobe, Japan, in September. Both were published in the technical conferences’ proceedings.
Dr. Murat Tiryakioglu
recently received the 2010 John Campbell Medal for his “sustained contribution to the science and understanding of metal casting.”
Dr. Pat Welsh
presented UNF Research Results at the IBM LA Grid Summit at Florida Atlantic University in October. Welsh also gave a talk on offshore wind improvements to the Florida Oceans and Coasts Council (FOCC) in October. The FOCC is a legally mandated advisory body to the Governor and Legislature for ocean and coastal research priorities.
Dr. Adel K. El-Safty
was awarded an Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award at the 2010 Fall Convocation.College of Education & Human ServicesExceptional Student & Deaf Education:
Dr. Katrina Hall
presented her paper, co-authored by Drs. Lunetta Williams
and Wanda Hedrick
, titled “In School Independent Reading: What Does it Really Look Like?” at the Mid-South Educational Research Association Annual Meeting in Mobile, Ala., in November.
Dr. Debbie Reed
was invited by the commissioner of the U.S. Administration on Developmental Disabilities to participate in a small group of key stakeholders to help develop a five-year strategic plan to guide the administration's priorities. The goal of the administration is to help state government, local communities and the private sector to help people with developmental disabilities reach their maximum potential through increased independence, productivity and integration within the community.
Drs. Susan Syverud
and Caroline Guardino
presented their research titled “Involving Undergraduates in Multiple Case Study Research: Reflection on Rewarding Experience” at the Florida Statewide Symposium for Engagement in Undergraduate Research at the University of Central Florida. The symposium was particularly helpful in generating and sharing ideas with other Florida professors successfully engaging undergraduates in creative research experiences. Guardino also presented her research on “Modifying the Classroom Environment to Reduce Disruptive Behaviors and Increase Academic Engagement in Classrooms with Students who have a Hearing Loss” to 140 teachers and staff at the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind (FSDB) in St. Augustine. A few teachers in the audience were members of Guardino’s consultative services a year ago in FSDB’s elementary program. These teachers assisted in the presentation by sharing their success stories from the modifications made in the previous school year.
Dr. Sherry Shaw
presented “Undergraduate Research through Transformational Study Abroad” at the Florida Statewide Symposium for Engagement in Undergraduate Research at the University of Central Florida in October. She co-presented at the Conference of Interpreter Trainers in San Antonio in October with Dr. Len Roberson
on the topics of “Service-Learning Evaluation in Interpreter Education and Assessment, Standards, & Program Accreditation: Linking National Standards and Interpreter Education.” Shaw was also a panelist on the topic of “Connecting Interpreter Education Programs: Models of Program Partnership to Expand BA Opportunities for Interpreters.” In addition, her monograph chapter, “BA/BS Completion Partnership Models: The 2 + 2, 3+1, Reverse 2 + 2, and Coordinated Academic Degree Program” was recently published by the National Consortium of Interpreter Education Centers. In November, Shaw presented on the UNF Foundation Grant Project, “Social Connectedness of Deaf Retirees” at the Mid-South Educational Research Association Annual Meeting in Mobile, Ala., in November.Office of the Dean:
Drs. Marsha Lupi
and Karen Patterson
recently presented at the Teacher Education Division of the Council for Exceptional Children in St. Louis, Mo. Lupi facilitated the session “Reflections on Leadership Journeys: Special Women, Special Leaders” with Dr. Suzanne Martin of the University of Central Florida. Patterson, along with Lupi and Martin, and Dr. Kevin Miller (Buffalo State University), presented a session titled “Continuing the Conversation: The Challenges of Department Chair and College Leadership Roles.” Student AffairsLGBT Resource Center:
In October, Ryan Miller
was the keynote speaker at the fifth annual Queer Texas Conference, a student-organized LGBT conference at the University of Texas at Austin. Annette Robinette
was awarded the Outstanding Undergraduate Advising Award and Mary Beth Janson
was awarded the Outstanding International Service Award at the 2010 Fall Convocation.