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title: Events Coordinator/Orientation and Campus Events;
formerly, I was the Jacksonville Commitment College Adviser at Terry Parker
do you do?
Plan and coordinate events for
prospective and admitted UNF students
at UNF: Two
is your favorite thing about working at UNF?
I would have to say the enthusiasm
of UNF students, especially the Swoop Squad! They are amazing in welcoming and
conducting tours for prospective and admitted students and their parents.
your favorite UNF-related memory?
Presenting the Jacksonville
Commitment scholarships to Terry Parker seniors at the senior awards night. I
was so proud of each student!
are you most passionate about?
I am most passionate about teaching
and counseling students.
person had the greatest impact on your life?
My dad was a high school teacher
and summer entrepreneur. The restaurant business in Ocean City, N.J. gave our
family the opportunity to be at the shore while my brother and I worked in the
business and saved our money for college. I am grateful to my dad for
developing in me a work ethic at an early age and establishing a “college-going
culture” in our home.
us about your family.
My husband, Chris, and I have been
married for 25 years. We have two sons: Paul recently graduated from Stanton
and will attend Georgetown and row for the Hoyas, and David will be a
sixth-grader at Landon Middle School.
you could choose any other career, what would it be and why?
I’d love a career in the fashion
industry, designing and creating.
would you like to do when you retire?
Travel and spend all my summers in
Ocean City, N.J. and enjoy time with friends and family.
is the best thing you ever won?
The approval of my third grade
students when I taught elementary school. They would make me feel like a
celebrity every day!
band(s)/musician(s) would perform the soundtrack to your life?
The Eagles — very ‘70s.
is your favorite fictional character? What makes them your favorite?
Elizabeth Bennett in Pride and Prejudice; she is true to her
values and is a woman ahead of her time.
you won the lottery, what would do with the money?
I would take my family and friends
on a fabulous trip, donate to my church, establish a local college scholarship
fund for high school students and fund a community rowing program for at-risk
you were not working at UNF, what would you be doing?
I would be volunteering in our
Duval County schools and mentoring students.
is your favorite way to blow an hour?
I’d like to sit in my beach chair with
my toes in the water on a summer day at Atlantic Beach.
you were asked to paint a picture about anything you wanted, what would you
I would paint a field of flowers in
the south of France.
was the best money you ever spent? My collection of Italian pottery. The colors
are so vibrant!
there a piece of technology that you just couldn’t live without?
Probably my new iPhone 4 that my
boys selected for me when we recently had to upgrade our phones. I’m having fun
is the proudest/happiest moment of your life?
When our sons, Paul and David were
us something that would surprise people to know about you:
I cheered for the Jacksonville
University Dolphins basketball team and was a coxswain for the crew team during
my freshman year at JU.
was the first concert you ever attended, and what was the most recent concert
It was Billy Joel on campus at JU
in the Swisher Gym. The most recent was the Fourth of July concert at my
church, Riverside Presbyterian.
is the most famous person you ever met?
Donald Trump and Marla Maples (in
church, believe it or not).
us something about you that even your friends don’t know:
As a child, I was painfully shy. When
I was eight years old, my dad gave me the job of hostess and cashier at our
summer business so that I would begin talking to people. It worked!
do you hope to accomplish that you have not done yet?
I’d like to continue learning in my
field of education and counseling. That might include a doctoral degree.
Last book read: The Help
Faculty & Staff
Brooks College of Health
Nursing: Cynthia Cummings recently spoke at the
International Nurse Educator Conference in Baltimore, Md. on “From simulation
to practice, what nurse educators are looking for in practice readiness.”
Cummings also gave a presentation of “What can be learned from clinical simulation” at
the International Association of Clinical Simulation in San Antonio, Tex.
Coggin College of Business
Accounting and Finance: Dr. John B. MacArthur, Harriet
Stranahan and Robert E. Houmes’ paper
titled,“The operating leverage
impact on systematic risk within a context of choice: An analysis of the
U.S. trucking industry,” has been accepted for publication in Managerial Finance.
Management: Drs. Jay
Coleman, Robb Frankel and Yemisi Bolumole’s paper titled
“Benchmarking Individual Publication Productivity in Logistics” was published
in Transportation Journal.
Dr. Jay Coleman’s paper titled
“Identifying the ‘Players’ in Sports Analytics Research,” was published in Sports Analytics Research.
International Business: Drs. Jeff Michelman, Bobby Waldrup and Melanie GIlman
published “Internal Control and Accounting Systems Documentation: A Case Study”
in The Journal of Business Case Studies.
College of Arts & Sciences
José A. Jiménez and colleagues
published an article entitled “Real-time Optical
Microspectroscopy and Activation Energy of AgNanoparticle Growth in Thin SiO2 Films” in the online
journal Physics Procedia. The research was completed at New College of
Florida and published after he joined the chemistry faculty at UNF.
and Criminal Justice: Dr. Jeremy G. Carter had a report
published by the National Institute of Justice within the U.S. Department of
Justice. The title is “Understanding the Intelligence Practices of State,
Local, and Tribal Law Enforcement Agencies.”
and Anthropology: Dr. Jenny M. Stuber gave an invited talk
at the University of Iceland in June. The title of her talk was “Inside the
College Gates: Education as a Social and Cultural Process.”
Dr. David Jaffee presented “General Education in
Hong Kong: Contradictions, Tensions and Strategies of Implementation” and
“Developing a General Education Curriculum for Vocational-oriented
Undergraduate Programmes” with Catherine Chiu at the International Conference
on General Education and University Curriculum Reform in Hong Kong in June.
College of Computing, Engineering &
Management: Dr. Mag Malek served as an
Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) competition judge for all American
contractors in our regional area. Project competition categories were
commercial, industrial, renovations, green construction and project of the
year. Projects ranged from less than $5 million to more than $250 million
and included overseas construction.
Engineering: Jeffrey Lam, Dr. Susan Y. Vasana and Dr. Zornitza Prodanoff published their
paper, “Preserving Useful Info While Reducing Noise of Physiological Signals
Using Wavelet Analysis,” in the Proceedings of the 6th International Conference
on Bioinformatics and Biomedical Engineering in May. Also, Vasana served as the
session chair on bio-signal processing and analysis at the 6th International
Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedical Engineering (iCBBE2012).
Asai Asaithambi completed ABET Program Evaluator Accreditation training for
Computer Science in May and Asaithambi presented a talk, “Teaching Computing in
a Cultural Context to Native Americans,” at the International Journal of Arts
and Sciences’ Multidisciplinary Conference at Harvard University in late May.
Roggio participated in the 2012 International Intercollegiate Programming
Contest World Finals in Warsaw, Poland in early June where 112 three-person
programming teams from colleges and universities around the world pitted their
skills in an intense five-hour programming contest. The 2012 contest was hosted
by the University of Warsaw and sponsored by IBM.
Karthikeyan Umapathy presented his findings from the Digging into Human
Rights Violations research project in a panel presentation to faculties and
students of Faculty of Information and Media Studies at Western University in
London, Canada in June. Umapathy also took part in series of meetings with
experts from Western University on the topic of natural language processing,
computational linguistics, machine learning, visual analytics and user-centered
College of Education & Human
Leadership, School Counseling and Sport Management:
Dr. Rebecca A.
Schumacher was elected President-Elect of the Florida School Counselor
Association. On the national level, she was recently selected as a School
Counselor Educator Coalition Fellow to participate in The National School
Counselor Educator Coalition supported by the National Centerfor
Transforming School Counseling and MetLife. The focus of the Coalition’s work
is educational equity issues for all students and the critical advocacy role of
school counselors and school counselor educators as agents of change. The
coalition’s first work meeting took place as a Pre-Conference at the American
School Counselor Association’s Annual Convention in Minneapolis, June 23.
Additionally, July 1, she began her term as President of the national
organization, Association for Specialists in Group Work, a division of the
American Counseling Association.
Dr. Luke Cornelius published
and article in the Spring 2012 journal of Educational Considerations, titled,
“English Language Learners and Judicial Oversight: The Progeny of Castaneda.”
This article was written with Dr. Lenford Sutton, Alabama State University, and
Robyn McDonald-Gordon, Princeton City Schools, Ohio. Dr. Cornelius recently
attended and presented at the 2012 National Education Finance Conference (NEFC)
in San Antonio, Texas, May 1-4. He presented with UNF doctoral candidate
Richard Birdsall, a paper titled “The Attempt and Failure to Create Multiple
Charter School Authorizers in Georgia.” He also presented papers on Trends in
School Finance Adequacy Litigation and on the Impact of the Recent Fiscal
Crisis on Funding for Assistive Technology under IDEA, the latter with former
Georgia student Jennifer Corbett, now a candidate at the University of Alabama.
(The adequacy paper was presented with Spencer Weiler and Ted Brooks of
University of Northern Colorado.)
Institute for Values,
Community & Leadership: The Institute for Values, Community &
Leadership recently administered UNF’s participation in data collection for the
2012 cycle of the Multi-Institutional
Study of Leadership. The MSL is a project of the National Clearinghouse for Leadership Programs and is considered
the pre-eminent study on leadership development in higher education,
incorporating the best of theory and practice in leadership. Dr. John W. Frank of the IVCL is serving as
UNF’s co-principle investigator in the study. UNF was one of 83 schools
participating in data collection this past spring. The forthcoming report
will provide an important baseline to chart future assessment of IVCL programs
and the impact it has on student leadership development.
Congratulations to the following employees who will celebrate a milestone
anniversary at UNF in August:
Paul Mosley, Associate University
Huel Baker, Chair, Management
Mary Baron, Professor, English
David Fenner, Associate Dean/Professor, Arts and Sciences
15 years Lynne Carroll, Professor, Public
Rosa De Jorio, Associate Professor, Sociology and Anthropology
Francis, Associate Professor, History
Koegler, Chair/Professor, Philosophy
& Religious Studies
John Sharp, Assistant Director of Systems Engineering, Networking
Reynolds, Administrative Assistant, President’s
10 years Parvez Ahmed, Associate Professor,
Accounting and Finance
England, Coordinator, Florida
Jeffrey Harrison, Associate Professor, Public Health
Nick Hudyma, Associate Professor, Civil Engineering
Karen Patterson, Chair/Associate Professor, Exceptional, Deaf and
Chun-Ye Vasana, Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering
Lashawn Smith, Coordinator of Contracts, Grants and Accounting, Office of
Research and Sponsored Programs
Mary Payne, Office Manager, Management
Richard Conte, Instructor, Electrical Engineering
Karene Fabian, Coordinator of Accounting, Controller
Heather Strayer, Law Enforcement Officer, University Police Department
Five years David Goff, Chair/Professor,
Roberta Neilly, Child Development Teacher, Child Development Resource Center
Troendle, Laboratory Lecturer, Chemistry
Alison Bruey, Assistant Professor, History
Hetrick, Dean, Arts and Sciences
Heuer, Assistant Professor, Art and
Clarence Hines, Assistant Professor, Music
Kate Learch, Coordinator of Academic Support Services, Undergraduate and
Brenda Maxey-Billings, Instructor English
Donald Moores, Professor, Exceptional, Deaf and Interpreter Education
Alanna Pharr, Office Manager, Foundations and Secondary Education
Cliff Ross, Associate Professor, Biology
Sherry Shaw, Associate Professor, Exceptional, Deaf and Interpreter Education
Michael Stultz, Instructor, Exceptional, Deaf and Interpreter Education
Brian Thornton, Associate Professor, Communication
Erin Pauls, Coordinator of Marketing and Publications, University
Latasha Scott, Program Assistant, Student Health Services
Christian Orengo, Groundskeeper, Physical Facilities
Justin Cato, Coordinator, Recreation
Kevin McCluney, Coordinator of Academic Support Services, One Stop Student
K.D. White, Senior Buyer, PurchasingWelcome
The following employees were either hired by UNF or were promoted from OPS
positions since mid-June:Sarah Friswold, Assistant Director,
Residence Life Programming
Holsey, Custodial Worker, Custodial
Choisser, Coordinator of IT Support, Student
Government Business and Accounting Office
William Morgan, Law Enforcement Officer, University Police Department
Pilar Stewart, Office Assistant, Parking
Dawn Wessling, Staff Interpreter, Exceptional, Deaf and Interpreter Education
Brown, Custodial Worker, Custodial
Buzogany, Assistant Volleyball Coach,
Scott Kidd, Law Enforcement Officer, University Police Department
David King, Library Services Specialist, Library
Kelly Harrison, Director, Professional Development and Training
Monteagudo, Director, University
Bornemeier, Police Communications
Operator, University Police Department
Morrell, Custodial Worker, Custodial
George Toomer, Custodial Supervisor, Custodial Services
The following employees were promoted in late June and early July.
Atkinson, Assistant Director, Fine Arts
Cintron, Office Manager, University
Crabtree, Assistant Director of
Development, Intercollegiate Athletics
LeGros, Office Manager, Nutrition and
Whitney Meyer, Coordinator, Alumni Services
McLeland, Associate Librarian, Library
The following faculty members were either approved for
tenure and promoted to associate professor or promoted to full professor during
the recent Board of Trustees meeting.
tenure and promoted to associate professor
Vanessa Cruz, Art and Design, Arts and Sciences
Jennifer Hager, Art and Design, Arts and Sciences
Paul Karabinis, Art and Design, Arts and Sciences
Donovan, English, Arts and Sciences
Dumitru, Mathematics and Statistics,
Arts and Sciences
Kening Wang, Mathematics and Statistics, Arts and Sciences
Brian Fisak, Psychology, Arts and Sciences
Lian An, Economics and Geography, Coggin College of Business
John White, Foundations and Secondary Education, Education and Human
Chris Janson, Leadership, School Counseling and Sport Management, Education and Human ServicesPeter Magyari, CAMS, Brooks College of HealthConnie Roush, Nursing, Brooks College of Health
Christie, Nutrition and Dietetics,
Brooks College of Health
Michele Moore, Public Health, Brooks College of Health
Anthony Rossi, Biology, Arts and Sciences
Brian Thorton, Communication, Arts and Sciences
Adel Boules, Mathematics and Statistics, Arts and Sciences
Andes Gallo, Economics and Geography, Coggin College of Business
Dag Naslund, Management, Coggin College of Business
Schnusenberg, Accounting and
Finance, Coggin College of Business
Bobby Waldrup, Accounting and Finance, Coggin College of Business
The University would also like to congratulate the following
employees who were promoted to department chairs for the 2012-2013 year.
Daniel Moon, Biology, Arts and Sciences
Closmann, History, Arts and Sciences
Randy Tinnin, Music, Arts and Sciences
Heartfelt well wishes in their new endeavors for the following employees, who
left UNF in late June and early July:
Nakul Datre, Coordinator of Research Program Services, Civil
Dinuzzo, Director, Counseling Center
Idania Gropper, Director, Professional Development Training,
Lisa Haggerty, Assistant Director, Small Business Development Center
LaVel Heintz, Coordinator for Residence Life, Residence Life Programming
Lindsay McKim, Mental Health Counselor, Counseling Center
Paul Riel, Director of Housing for Residence Life University Housing
Robin Rutledge, Laboratory Manager, Biology
Wells, Residence Life Coordinator,
John Belanger, Police Communications Operator, University Police
Mary Bowen, Admissions Evaluator, Enrollment Services Processing Office
Alecia Kanaby, Police Communications Operator, University Police
Jessica Soto, Program Assistant, University Housing
Sandie Loach, who was recently married to Gary Clayton Miller in a private
wedding ceremony at the Ft. Caroline Baptist Church with Pastor Ricky Powell
Saturday, June 23.
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