Former Faculty Fellows


 Adam Carle | Scott Brown | Sanjay Ahuja | David Fenner | Bart Welling | Dan Dreibelbis | Chip Klostermeyer

Gordon Rakita | Chris Rasche | Julia Watkins | Candice Carter | Lisa Athearn Len Roberson Arturo Sanchez

Valerie Spitler | Lisa Joniak | Carolyn Williams | Mina Baliamoune | Rama Rao | Bert Koegler



Former Faculty Fellows





Adam Carle



Arts & Sciences


Have you ever floundered with statistics or searched unsatisfactorily for a good research design? Has this impeded your ability to accomplish good research? If so, please bring your attention to a new statistical consulting and collaboration service provided during the Spring 2008 Semester in conjunction with OFE, OSRP, COAS, and the Department of Psychology. The service's intention is  to provide the methodological and statistical consulting and collaboration resources needed by UNF faculty pursuing publishable, scholarly research


Chiefly, Dr. Carle will help faculty choose and understand the research methods and quantitative models best suited to their particular research project. Additionally, he will help faculty work with their data and answer questions as faculty develop a research plan, walk through their statistics, and find an appropriate statistical package. He will then aid with results interpretation and articulation. Faculty may also approach Dr. Carle as a collaborator and coauthor, rather than a consultant, especially in cases where faculty feel they cannot or do not have the resources to learn an entirely new set of analytical tools.

Scott Brown

FALL 2006/SPRING 2007

Art & Design

Arts and Sciences


Dr. Brown received his Ph.D. in the History of Art from Yale University and joined the UNF faculty after teaching in the Department of Art at Columbus State University in Georgia, where he was named Educator of the Year in 2004.  Dr. Brown, a specialist in Romanesque art and architecture, teaches a range of courses on early Christian and medieval art.  His past and current offerings at UNF include such courses as Early Medieval Art: Constantine through Charlemagne, Romanesque Art and Architecture, and The Apocalypse in Late Medieval Art.  Dr. Brown’s research interests include the rise of monumental sculpture in medieval art, the role of liturgical symbolism in medieval iconography, and the impact of functionality on the interpretation of art objects in the Middle Ages.  He has published and written on such themes as the reuse of pagan statuary in medieval churches, the role of profane imagery in medieval Christian art, and the significance of object/audience interactions for our understanding of visual culture.  His current projects include the development of a digital database of undocumented and understudied Romanesque sculptures in the rural French and Spanish Pyrenees, where he spent part of summer 2006 conducting fieldwork. 

Sanjay Ahuja

FALL 2005/SPRING 2006

Computer and Information Sciences

Computing, Engineering, & Construction


Topic: How Networks Work

Networks are ubiquitous today and are a part of everything today. Networks are all about sharing. Specifically, networks are about sharing files resources, and programs. It is rare today to share information by copying files to a floppy disk and passing on the disk. Thanks to networks we do not have to wait in line to access the computer that has the database. Ever wonder how your office computer network works? Or how the Ethernet card inside your computer connects you to that network or to the Internet? Or how home networks work and how to set it up? This seminar is intended for a broad audience and explains the workings of network systems without getting caught up in network jargon. Learn the basic principles of networking and how those principles work inside pieces of network equipment. 

David Fenner

FALL 2005/SPRING 2006  


Arts & Sciences


Topic: Teaching Critical Thinking
Teaching critical thinking — “educating reason” is one of the most central goals in our work as university instructors. It is implicit in all we do, and it is explicitly cited as the first goal in the General Education programs’ learning outcomes statement. The Office of Faculty Enhancement is now offering two resources to aid instructors of critical thinking: a library of resources, both physical and electronic, and a seminar focused on current trends in, and techniques of, educating critical thinking.
Workshop: Teaching & Assessing Critical Thinking

  Bart Welling

FALL 2005/SPRING 2006


Arts & Sciences


Topic: Environmental Conflict Resolution Exercise (ECRE)
In April of 2005, the U.S. Census Bureau announced new projections estimating that by 2011 Florida would surpass New York as the third most populous state in the nation. By 2030, the Bureau projects, the state will have added over 12 million new residents to the nearly 16 million recorded in the 2000 census. As Florida’s human population continues to grow at this staggering pace, it will necessarily place ever-increasing pressures on the state’s finite natural resources. Consequently, UNF alumni in a wide range of professions will find themselves involved more and more frequently in conflicts relating to (sub) urban planning, land development, wetlands and forest conservation, energy production, global warming, species endangerment, ecosystem restoration, water and waste management, air and water pollution, fish and wildlife management, and a host of other environmental challenges. Just as these problems transcend human-defined geographical borders, the solutions to them require ways of thinking and modes of communication that can reach across disciplinary, professional, and other sociocultural boundaries. The University of North Florida is poised to have a significant impact in the future of the environment in Florida, by training UNF students to think and communicate in just these ways, in the process of teaching them to practice sound environmental conflict resolution skills. A multidisciplinary Environmental Conflict Resolution Exercise (ECRE) is a way of bringing this crucial educational process to life.

Dan Dreibelbis

FALL 2004/SPRING 2005

Mathematics and Statistics

Arts & Sciences






Expertise: Computer Algebra Systems: Maple, Matlab, MathCAD and Mathematica
 Using Computer Algebra Systems in Teaching and Research Across Disciplines. 

Chip Klostermeyer

FALL 2004/SPRING 2005

Computer and Information Sciences

Computing, Engineering, & Construction


Expertise: Graph Theory, Algorithms.
Presentation:  LaTex for Dummies (and Microsoft Word Users).  

Gordon Rakita

FALL 2004/SPRING 2005

Sociology & Anthropology

Arts & Sciences


Expertise: Analytical Data Management and Statistical Analyses
Presentation:  The Good, the Bad, & the Ugly:  Using Our Brains and CPUs to Improve Objective Assessment Techniques.  

Chris Rasche

FALL 2004/SPRING 2005

Sociology & Anthropology

Arts & Sciences




Solving Common Teaching Problems Through Good Practices In Syllabus Construction

Julia Watkins

FALL 2004/SPRING 2005

Public Health

Brooks College of Health

  Expertise: Development of online curriculum, in a modular format which emphasizes proficiency in the use of Macromedia Dreamweaver (a html editor) to create and organize learning modules for the purpose of presenting curricula that is student-centered and interactive.
Project: Reinforcing Interactive Distance Education (RIDE)

Candice Carter

FALL 2004/SPRING 2005

Curriculum and Instruction

Education & Human Services


Expertise: Opportunities and Current Initiatives for International Education and Research

  • Development and Facilitation of Study Abroad Courses 
  • Infusion of Internationalism in Courses on this Campus   

Lisa Athearn

FALL 2003/SPRING 2004


Arts & Sciences

  Expertise: Media Non-Fiction Programs; Qualitative Research; Creative and Critical Thinking
Presentation: Creative & Critical Thinking in the Classroom

Len Roberson

FALL 2003/SPRING 2004

Exceptional Student & Deaf Education

Education & Human Services


Expertise: Brain-Compatible Learning and Interactive/ Cooperative Learning Strategies
Presentation: Creating Interactive, Cooperative and Brain-Friendly Learning Environments in Higher Education Classrooms

Arturo Sanchez

FALL 2003/SPRING 2004

Computer and Information Sciences

Computing, Engineering, & Construction


Expertise: Software Engineering, Interoperability, Computer Science Education

Valerie Spitler

FALL 2003/SPRING 2004

Management, Marketing & Logistics

Coggin College of Business

  Expertise: Qualitative Research, Communities of Practice and Implementation, Use of Computer-based Information Systems
Presentation: Exploring Qualitative Data Analysis

Lisa Joniak



Focus: Qualitative Research
Dr. Lisa Joniak has been at the University of North Florida since August of 2001 and is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication and Visual Arts. She teaches broadcasting, specializing in television and film production and criticism. Currently, her research endeavors focus on non-fiction programming, including the new, popular television genre reality television. Dr. Joniak's doctoral dissertation, Understanding Reality Television, presents a qualitative triangulated analysis of how viewers, producers and academics interpret, understand and critically analyze reality television programming. During the spring of 2003, Dr. Joniak, in conjunction with the Office of Faculty Enhancement, will be offering a series of seminar/discussions on qualitative research. Presentations:

  • What is the Qualitative Paradigm and How do Design a Qualitative Study?        
  • Interviews, Observation, & Case Studies 
  • Analyzing Qualitative Data & Publishing in a Quantitative World 
What is the Qualitative Paradigm and How do Design a Qualitative Study?         

Carolyn Williams

FALL 2002


Arts & Sciences


Focus: Infusing Gender into the Curriculum
Dr. Carolyn Williams has a Ph.D. in history from UCLA. At UNF.  She teaches classes in American History, Multicultural Studies and Gender Studies. Her primary research is on women and reform in antebellum America.  Her seminar will discuss incorporating gender issues, concerns and perspectives into the curriculum, beginning Friday, Sept. 6th at 10 am in Blg 1 /Room 2600.  The primary objective of this seminar is to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and insights regarding gender studies, particularly as these relate to teaching classes. Participates will explore the application of this information to enhancing existing courses, the development of new classes and ways to share research on and experiences with colleagues.Faculty will take a very active role in the seminar by participating in the following ways:

a) Suggesting reading materials and exercises for the class
b) Leading discussions of specific studies relevant to their areas of expertise
c) Making presentations on their research in the field of gender studies on all levels (including funding opportunities and resources for research, grant applications, works in progress, completed studies, recent publications, etc.)
d) Helping develop workshops, colloquia and symposiums for other faculty.
e) Planning future sessions

Mina Baliamoune



Coggin College of Business


Focus: Training and Teaching Principles
Dr. Baliamoune has participated in several national and international workshops focused on education and training and served as a facilitator for ITQ (Improving Training Quality) workshops, organized by the World Bank, the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign and the Asian Institute of Technology. She has also served as the pro-tem president for the International Society for Improving Training Quality (ISITQ) in 2000-2001. She will be offering a series of workshops on basic training/teaching, and learning principles and concepts in the spring 2002 semester.

Rama Rao

FALL 2001

Mathematics & Statistics

Arts & Sciences






Focus: Data Analysis
Dr. Rama Murthi Rao has been at UNF since 1985 and is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences. He has been using computer technology for nearly two decades in teaching and research. He has made presentations, organized special sessions and conducted workshops in several national and regional conferences. Recently, he developed a web-based course management system Osprey Net Educator, which is available for faculty use online at

Fom Dr. Rao:
"We are living in an era driven by data. Ability to understand the data and to present it in a desired format is a vital requirement for advancement of knowledge. The human genome project and stock market data are typical examples. The workshops will be presented to introduce to the faculty some of the tools available in the area of data analysis and graphical presentation useful in research as well as teaching. In particular, the capabilities of the following two statistical analysis tools will be demonstrated."

  • SigmaPlot, which provides several fundamental tools to analyze data - from basic statistics to advanced mathematical calculations. Over one billion data points can be handled in SigmaPlot's powerful scientific data worksheet. One can instantly generate summary statistics including 95% and 99% confidence intervals, run t-tests and linear regressions, fit a curve or plot a function and get a report of the results, use built-in transforms to massage data and to create special graph types. SigmaPlot provides more than 80 different 2D and 3D graph type with the flexibility to customize all graph attributes. 
  • GraphPad Prism, a powerful combination of basic biostatistics, curve fitting and scientific graphing in one comprehensive program which can be used to easily organize, analyze, and graph repeated experiments, pick appropriate statistical tests and interpret the results.

Bert Koegler

FALL 2000



Presentation: Postmodernism Seminar