Brooks College of Health
Clinical and Applied Movement
Sciences: Drs. James Churilla from
Exercise Science and Tammie Johnson
from Public Health along with former Exercise Science student Rebecca Curls presented a paper titled
“Alcohol Consumption Patterns and
Metabolic Syndrome Criteria: 1999-2004 NHANES”at the 59th annual
American College of Sports Medicine
meeting in San Francisco.
Dr. Shana Harrington was
invited to present at the Annual Conference (PT 2012) held in Tampa from June
7-9. Dr. Harrington will be jointly presenting “Examination and Management of Soft Tissue Restrictions and Upper
Quadrant Impairments” with Ellen
Levy, a senior staff physical therapist at the NIH Clinical Center.
Public Health: In April, Dr. Richmond Wynn presented a poster, “The Intersection of Ethno-Cultural Identity,
Sexual Orientation, and Traumatic Stress in Adult African American Gay Men” at
the American Educational Research Association's annual meeting in
In May, Dr. Richmond
Wynn and Clinical Mental Health Counseling student, Angelina Thomas, facilitated a breakout session at UNF's
Professional Development Forum titled “SWOOP:
Strategies for Wellness, Optimistic Outlook, and Peace,” which focuses
on work/life balance.
Coggin College of Business
Denslow wrote a book chapter
entitled "Environmental Sustainability in the Supply Chain: A Review
of Past Literature and Discussion of Potential Drivers and Barriers"
for a textbook titled “Sustainable
Value Chain Management: Analyzing, Designing, Implementing, and Monitoring for
Social and Environmental Responsibility.”
conference paper "Social Media Meets Supply Management” was also accepted
for presentation at the 97th ISM International Conference in May.
to Lisa LaPorte from the Coggin Career Management Center and husband Jerry on
the birth of their son, Gavin Wesley LaPorte. He was born April 24 and weighed
in at 7lbs, 6oz.
College of Arts &
Chemisty: Dr. Christos Lampropoulos presented a poster in April at the
STARS symposium organized by the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs at
UNF. The poster was titled “Single-Molecule Magnets: a Playground for
Magnetochemists, Physicists, and Spectroscopists.
Lampropoulos and his
student, Ana Castro, presented a
poster in April at the Showcase of Osprey Advancements (SOARS) symposium
organized by the Dean of Undergraduate Studies at UNF. The poster was titled
“Single-Molecule Magnets: a Playground for Magnetochemists, Physicists, and
Michael W. Lufaso and multiple colleagues published the article "New
Pressure Induced Phase Transitions in Mullite-type Bi2(Fe4-xMnx)O10-d
complex Oxides" in the International Journal of Materials Research.
Christa Arnold's paper entitled "Risky
Self-Disclosure of Patients' Sensitive Health Matters: A View From
Physicians" was presented at a meeting of the Southern States
Communication Association in San Antonio in April.
English: Mark Ari released his album, At the Legendary Folkway Coffee House.
Nicholas de Villiers presented three papers: “More Life and Opinions of Samuel R.
Delany, The Polymath,” DC Queer Studies Symposium: Delany at 70, University of
Maryland; “Spatial and Sexual Disorientation in the Films of Tsai Ming-liang,”
Asian Conference on Arts and Humanities, Osaka, Japan; and “Queer Tactics:
Interviews, Mediations, Remediations,” for the Cultural Studies Association at
the University of California, San Diego.
Dr. Pamela Monteleone directed her three productions of Shakespeare’s Much
Ado about Nothing with a cast and crew of mostly UNF students.
Music: Dr. Gordon Brock served as an adjudicator
and clinician at both the Cantando and Sunpeaks music festivals, attracting
ensembles from four western provinces including Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta
and British Columbia.
Laura Dwyer is featured in a DVD that was filmed
this February at the University of Michigan. In it, she teaches yoga and
approaches to performance via body usage. The DVD will be available in August.
Jason Hibbard will presented research on American avant-garde
composer Robert Ashley at the annual Music and Moving Image Conference in New
York City. An early version of this research was presented at the southern
regional conference of the American Musicological Society in February.
Physics: Dr. Barry Albright received $5000 from the
Bureau of Land Management (Department of the Interior) as an extension of his
funded paleomagnetic work in southern Utah.
Daniel Arenas is a co-author on the recent manuscript: “Transmittance from
visible to mid infrared in AZO films grown by atomic layer deposition system”
in the peer-review journal Solar Energy.
Dr. Lev Gasparov gave a talk at the March
meeting of the American Physical Society in Boston entitled “Raman study of the
Verwey transition in magnetite at high-pressures and low-temperature; effect of
Patel delivered an invited talk on “Detection of ozone profile in
stratosphere using nanocrystalline gas sensor arrays on high altitude balloon
and rocket” at the Space Flight Payloads Workshop organized by NASA and others.
The workshop was held at the Florida Solar Energy Center.
Political Science and Public Administration:
Dr. Nicholas Seabrook had a paper accepted for publication by Social Science Quarterly. The title of
the paper is “Administrative Law Judges in Fair Housing Enforcement: Attitudes,
Case Facts, and Political Control.”
College of Computing, Engineering &
Computing: The UNF School of
Computing Student Symposium was held on April 20. The symposium featured
current undergraduate and graduate students involved in course projects. The
symposium was attended by more than 145 people, including UNF students,
faculty, staff and local community members. About 85 students participated as
presenters. Symposium winners are online here.
The symposium was
sponsored by ICS, TekSystems, the School of Computing and the CCEC. The
symposium was co-organized by Lauren
Harris, Lisa Jamba, Dr. Ching-Hua Chuan, and Dr. KarthikUmapathy. Larry Snedden,
Bobby Richardson, and Terry Smith assisted during the
Dr. Charles Winton served as
the Chief Judge for the Georgia Region
Botball Robotics Tournament for middle and high schools held at Georgia Tech in
Management: Dr. Mag Malek, James Sorce and
Jose Murcia published their paper, “Overview of Emerging Technological
Innovation in Construction Management”, in The
American Professional Constructor in April.
Dr. Roberto Soares participated in a
meeting of the Beachwood Civic Association as part of the TLO project for Soils
and Foundations students. UNF students will study and analyze drainage in the
subdivision. Students are to develop recommendations on methods for diverting
rainwater away from structures.
Dr. Alan Harris, David Jones, Keith Horbatuck and Andres Sierra
published their paper, "A Novel Wavelength Hopping Passive Optical Network
for Provision of Enhanced Physical Security", in the IEEE/OSA Journal of Optical Communications and Networking.
Dr. Alan Harris, Mouhamad Al-Akkoumi and
James Sluss presented their paper, "Free-Space Optical Communications: A
Feasibility Study of Various Battlefield Scenarios", at the SPIE Defense,
Security and Sensing 2012 Symposium.
Dr. Pat Welsh and a team of UNF
Engineering students installed a student-designed weather station at Fort
Caroline in the National Park Service Timucuan Preserve. The
microprocessor-based weather station provides real-time weather data
transmissions to the NPS. In addition the weather station sends cell phone text
message alerts for high winds and other hazards.
Rebecca Johnson, a Career
Services counselor, gave an invited presentation, "The Best Resource Your
Company is NOT Tapping: The How and Why
of Internships", to the Northeast Florida Association of Environmental
Professionals in April.
College of Education
& Human Services
Childhood Education, Literacy and TESOL:
Christine Weber has presented
three sessions at the Florida Association for Gifted Children Annual
Conference in Sarasota, Florida titled "Implementing differentiation: A
school’s journey"; "What’s the plan? Designing a teacher support
system for developing model lessons for gifted learners"
and "Exploring case studies in professional development."
In addition, Dr. Weber co-authored and published an article with Dr. Laurel
Stanley in Gifted Child Today. The article is
titled “Educating parents of gifted children: Designing effective workshops for
changing parent perceptions."
Recently, Dr. Katie Monnin did an
interview on Action News about the FCAT test in Florida schools. The vide
is online here.
Also, on Action News, Dr. Monnin discussed how parents and teachers can turn
summer cartoon watching into literacy learning opportunities. That video is
Furthermore, Dr. Monnin presented at the last College of Education and Human
Services colloquium on "Why Every Educator Should Care about Teaching
Comics and Graphic Novels in 21st Century Classrooms." Lastly, Dr.
Monnin took part in a radio interview for UNF’s "On the Record" which
focused on why educators and parents should care about teaching comics and
graphic novels. The air date is still to be announced.
Leadership, School Counseling &
Sport Management: Dr. Luke M. Cornelius' newest book, The Challenges to School Policing,
was released this term. The book is the first ever to address the legal and
administrative issues of School Resource Officers working in public schools. Dr.
Cornelius and his co-authors hope it will make a national contribution to the
issue of school safety. The text is available from the Education Law
Deaf and Interpreter Education:
Dr. Susan Syverud and Tim Feagins, Principal of Woodland Acres
Elementary School, gave a presentation titled “Impacting Student Achievement in
an Urban School Today and Tomorrow: A Professional Development School Partnership
Success Story” at 2012 Florida Association of Teacher Educators (FATE)
Crown/Panhandle Regional Conference and Inquiry Showcase in Gainesville.
Foundations and Secondary Education: In
March, Dr. Otilia Salmon was
elected by the National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME) as the
Director for Region 4. Region 4 includes Alabama, Florida, Georgia,
Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee.
Best wishes to Dr. Salmon as she embarks on this important and exciting
Drs. Salmon, Madalina Tanase and
Wanda Lastrapes, along with 18 pre-service teachers and two Duval County
Public School (DCPS) teachers, attended the Florida Association of Teacher
Educators’ Crown/Panhandle Regional Inquiry Showcase on April 21 at the
University of Florida. These COEHS undergraduates shared their unique
perspectives and insights on diversity, multicultural education, and classroom
management strategies through two breakout sessions, one poster and seven round-table
Drs. Elizabeth Fullerton and Wanda Lastrapes recently co-presented at the Great Teachers for
Our City Schools – 5th Annual National Summit: Building Community Support for
Urban Student Success in Denver, Colorado in April. The presentation highlighted
their Engaged Departments’ initiatives on developing intentional, extended
experiences for pre-service teachers in urban community and school settings.
Studies in Education: Drs. Betty Bennett and Lynne Raiser presented "Eleven Teachers
of the Year in the First Four Years of An EPI? How Can That Be?" at the
Crown/Panhandle FATE Conference at the University of Florida in April.
Melissa Johnson, Nassau County Teacher of the Year, and Dennis Sgro, teacher
from Bradford High School joined the discussion of why UNF EPI completers have
The Institute for Values, Community and Leadership, a Student Affairs
department, was represented by Dr. Dianne Dawood, Coordinator of Outreach and Services, at a two-day
workshop in New York in April.