Faculty & Staff
Dean’s Office: Drs. Lucy Trice and Patricia Foster’s article titled “Improving Diversity through Use of a Group Admission Interview” was published in the March issue of AORN Journal.Public Health: Dr. Lei-Shih Chen’s articles, “Does Individuals’ Perception of Personal Risk of Lung Cancer Affect Their Attitudes Toward Protective Health Behavior?” co-authored by K.A. Kaphingst and “Web-based Research: Lessons Learned from the Health Promotion and Genetics/Genomics Survey” co-authored by P. Goodson, were recently accepted for the 29th Society of Behavioral Medicine Annual Meeting in San Diego.
Accounting and Finance: Dr. John MacArthur published “Practical Guidelines for Using Replacement Cost Accounting in Resource Consumption Accounting: Important Lessons from History” in Cost Management, January/February 2008.The audio book of “Tell Me How You Love the Picture” by Edward S. Feldman and UNF Professor Dr. Thomas Barton is one of the six finalists in the non-fiction category for a ForeWord magazine Book of the Year award. Christian Hoff, a star of “Jersey Boys” on Broadway, is the reader of the audio book.Management: Dr. Diane Denslow had a paper titled “Teaching International Entrepreneurship Through Student Exchange: Observations, Obstacles and Recommendations,” co-authored by Bryan Toney and Drs. Scott A. Jones, Frank Janssen and Dodo zu Knyphausen-Aufseb, accepted for publication in the Journal of Entrepreneurship Education. Dr. Bruce Fortado had a paper accepted at the 24th European Group for Organizational Studies Colloquium in Amsterdam. The paper was titled “Upsetting Organizations in Sub-theme Evil Tongues at Work? The Unmanaged Spaces of Organizational Gossip.”Drs. Reza Vaghefi and Louis Woods’ research paper, “Motor Drive: Sustainability of Competitive Advantage in the Battle of Two Titans,” was the second most downloaded article from the spring issue of Business Strategy Review, as reported by the Social Science Research Network. The paper continues to be the favorite of the researchers.Marketing and Logistics: Dr. Adel El-Ansary had two papers published on China related topics. “The Impact of a Distributor’s Trust in a Supplier and Use of Control Mechanisms Relational Value Creation in Marketing Channels,” co-authored by Yi Liu, Lei Tao and Yuan Li, was published in the Journal of Business and Industrial Marketing, Vol. 23, No. 1, 2008. “Macro Antecedents, Micro Outcomes: A Frame of Reference for Understanding Marketing To, In, and Out of China,” co-authored by David Whitsett, was published in Dr. Jeffrey E. Michelman and Chung Ping (Albert) Loh’s book, “China as an Emerging Superpower: Challenges for China and the United States,” and appears on pages 137-162. El-Ansary’s “E-Marketing, 4th Edition” (co-authored by Raymond Frost and Judy Strauss) is now available in Chinese-Mandarin and has been selected for the designation of Business Administration Classic by Pearson Education (Prentice-Hall).Dr. Gregory T. Gundlach served as session chair for the special session “Legal Issues: Descriptive and Proscriptive Perspectives” at the 2008 Winter Marketing Educators’ Conference: Marketing the Organization and its Products and Services, held in Austin, Texas, in February.
Dean’s Office: Dr. Jerry Merckel was invited to speak on “UNF Research Innovation” at the Jacksonville Chapter of American Mensa in February. Also in February, Merckel participated in an National Science Foundation Advisory Board review of the new computer engineering academic program at Bethune-Cookman College.Department of Construction Management: Dr. Mag Malek hosted an exchange visit for 12 French Lycee Eugene-Livet students coming from Nantes, France, a Jacksonville sister city. This is an exchange program for construction management students between the two institutions. The visiting French students attended UNF construction management course lectures and were taken to various construction sites as well as a trip to the NASA Kennedy Space Center. Malek also attended a nationwide interdisciplinary conference for academic chairs focusing on academic administration.School of Engineering: Jean Fryman presented “What is an Engineer Anyway” to more than 250 students at the R. M. Patterson Elementary School and Cathedral Parish Day School as part of the School of Engineering’s K-12 Outreach Program.School of Computing: Drs. Sherif Elfayoumy and Peter Wludyka, published “Bactermia in Patients with HIV and Hepatitis C: Analysis of the Dynamic Memory Management System (DMMS) Study” (with S. Maddirala, D. Bullock, K. Britt, S. Reddy, B. Cuhaci, R. Mars, G. Cu, V. Urquidi, L. Lambiase and N.S. Nahman Jr.), in the Journal of Investigative Medicine, Vol. 56 No. 1 and “Hepatitis C and Cirrhosis as Risk Factors for Bacteremia in Hemodialysis Patients” (co-authored by R. Sullivan, S. Reddy, K. Britt, S. Maddirala, B. Cuhaci, R. Mars, G. Cu, V. Urquidi, L. Lambiase, and N.S. Nahman Jr.), was presented at the American Federation for Medical Research Southern Regional Meeting in New Orleans in February.Recent papers by Dr. Albert Ritzhaupt include: “Development of the Electronic Portfolio Student Perspective Instrument: An ePortfolio Integration Initiative” (with O. Sinngh, T. Seyferth and R. Dedrick), published in the Journal of Computing in Higher Education, Vol. 19, No. 2); “Trends in School Technology Planning, Funding and Socio-economic Status” and “Socio-economic Status and Technology Integration in Florida Schools: A Longitudinal Study” (with A.E. Barron, T. Hohfeld and K. Kemker), “The Effects of Time-compressed Audio and Adjunct Images on Learner Recall, Recognition and Satisfaction” (with Barron and W.A. Kealy) and “High and Low Associability in Spatial Mnemonics and Their Influence on Verbal Recognition” (with Kealy and L. Perez), each presented at the American Educational Research Association in New York City. Ritzhaupt’s “Conditions, Processes and Consequences of 1:1 Computing: The Impact on Teaching Practices and Student Achievement” (co-authored by Dr. Cathy Cavanaugh and K. Dawson), was presented and nominated for best paper award at the American Educational Research Association in New York City. The same article was also selected as the best paper at the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education in Las Vegas, where it was published in the conference proceedings.Dr. Karthikeyan Umapathy has accepted invitation to serve as editorial board member for a special issue on service-oriented computing in the Journal of Database Management.Dr. Charles Winton recently conducted two Botball Robotics Educator’s Workshops in California and Florida.
Dean’s Office: Drs. Larry Daniel, Otilia Salmon, Marsha Lupi and Claribel Torres were joined by Jacksonville University’s Dr. Christina Ramirez-Smith at the annual meeting of the American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education in New Orleans in February.
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March/April Milestone Anniversaries:35 Years:Patricia Gardner (Physical Facilities)30 Years:Barbara Christy (Enrollment Services)Dorothy Demps (Enrollment Services)20 Years:Ernest Bell (Physical Facilities)Lois Scott (Music)Marcella Smith (Networking Services)
15 Years:Ethel Dennis (Physical Facilities)Lan Nguyen (Controller’s Office)10 Years:Leroy Baker (Physical Facilities)Amy Graham (Information Technology Services)Angela Graham (Treasury)Thuan Phan (Human Resources)Jitendra Rohatgi (Controller’s Office)Sheila Spivey (Women’s Center)5 Years:Elton Brown (Physical Facilities)Andrew Calloway (Physical Facilities)Renee Goldstein (One Stop Center)Kathleen Halstead (University Housing)Glenda Kelsey (Thomas G. Carpenter Library)Elizabeth McNamara (Admissions)Tracy Merrill (Campus Police)Clinton Pittman (Physical Facilities)Congratulations:
Dr. Annabel Brooks (Student Affairs) is the recipient of the 2008 Susan B. Anthony Award, which was presented at the 20th Anniversary Women’s History Month Luncheon, hosted by the Women’s Center. Brooks is the 15th recipient of the award, which is given annually by the Women’s Center to a member of the campus community who provides a positive role model for the women of UNF and works for feminist advocacy and education.Lisa Gaetjens (Coggin College Career Management Center) married Jerry LaPorte March 22 in Longboat Key. The couple enjoyed a honeymoon cruise in the Eastern Caribbean.Joycelyn McDuffey (President’s Office) retired in February after 15 years of service to UNF.Kimberly Benton Matthews (Athletics) married Andy Matthews Jan. 26 in Sanford.Judy Smith (Philosophy) announces that her son, Samuel Smith, who is presently serving in Iraq, was recently promoted to staff sergeant.Terry L. Smith (CCEC Dean’s Office) was recently promoted to director of academic support in the College of Computing, Engineering and Construction.Dr. Carolyn Williams (History) was honored at UNF’s Women’s History Month Luncheon with the Women’s Center’s Lifetime Achievement Award. The award recognizes Williams’ unsung dedication to diversity and tireless advocacy of feminist ideals throughout her career.Welcome
Welcome to the following new employees, who began working for UNF January through early March:
Randy Blankenship, admissions/registrar officer in the One Stop Center
Kelly Buoye, coordinator of academic support services for the One Stop Center
Christopher Cadiz, broadcast engineering tech in the FEEDS Center
Hing Chin, custodial worker for Physical Facilities
Cynthia Coates, grants assistant in Exceptional Student and Deaf Education
Trudy Cochrane, office assistant in Academic Center for Excellence
David Doyle, maintenance mechanic for University Housing
Howell Evans, adjunct professor in English
Samuel Fogle, accountant in the Controller’s Office
Bethany Glassbrenner, admissions/registrar officer in the One Stop Center
Patricia Hanford, director of advancement/alumni affairs in Major Gifts
Virdell Hayden, maintenance mechanic for Physical Facilities
Paige Helmer, fiscal assistant in the Controller’s Office
Noreen Irizarry, program assistant in Physical Facilities
Christine Johnson, coordinator of research programs in the Florida Institute of Education
James Joiner, law enforcement officer for Campus Police
Barbara Kaeding, senior fiscal assistant in the Controller’s Office
Harold Lloyd, law enforcement officer for Campus Police
Chan Luu, custodial worker in Physical Facilities
Clara May, senior information specialist for Continuing Education
Sheryl McLean, accounts payable associate in University Housing
April Moore, coordinator of academic support services in Arts and Sciences
Anthonly Parise, coordinator of computer applications in Advancement Services
Daniel Richardson, senior store/receiving clerk in Purchasing
Theodore Richardson, custodial worker in Physical Facilities
Onofre Rios, custodial worker for Physical Facilities
Carol Shea, coordinator for the Training and Services Institute;
Shannon Simon, coordinator of research program services in Exceptional Student and Deaf Education
Brandon Smith, coordinator of Environmental Health and Safety
Deborah Smith, registered nurse in Student Health Services
Donald Smith, maintenance mechanic in Physical Facilities
Benjamin Stout, groundskeeper for University Housing
Jhon Solis, maintenance mechanic in Physical Facilities
Abdoulaye Sy, custodial worker in Physical Facilities
Melody Taylor, executive secretary in Academic Affairs
Shawn Weiker, secretary in University Housing.
Q - From Jeremy Hoyt (School of Computing): Although electric cars are still being developed for the open market, electric mopeds and motorcycles are currently available. These vehicles require recharging after each use to preserve the life of the batteries. Does UNF plan to make accommodations for staff and faculty who want to commute using electric vehicles?A - From Vince Smyth (Auxiliary Services): As technology evolves and needs change, the University will review the requirements and consider any service that can reasonably be implemented.Q - From Dorreen Daly (Student Affairs): For those of us who have been at UNF more years than we'd care to admit, some areas around campus we have been informally referring to by a particular name for years seem to be changing as new folks come to work here. For example, we have always called the circular driveway in front of Building 1, the flagpole driveway, but recently I heard it called the president's circle. What's the scoop?A - From Zak Ovadia (Facilities Planning): There is no official name of this driveway. The only roadways officially named at UNF are: UNF Drive, Betty Holzendorf Drive, Alumni Drive and the North-South Road. The road leading to the new residence halls will be called Osprey Ridge Road. Named roads must get approval from the City of Jacksonville.
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