Brooks College of Health
Nursing: Dr. M.C. Hough submitted a
publication titled“Learning, Ethical Decisions and Perspective Transformation in Critical
Care Nursing Practice,” for the Translational Medicine Conference in Montreal,
Quebec in November.
Kris Vandenberg presented at a number of national conferences. Some of those
presentation topics include “Identification and treatment of non-suicidal
self-injurious behaviors in transgender youth,” “Theoretical concepts to treat
individuals with eating disorders,” and “Moving past YouTube: Engaging and
educating the millennial generation.” She also presented a poster during the
American Psychiatric Nurses Association Annual Conference in Anaheim, Calif. “Recognizing and Treating Patients with
Non-Suicidal Self Injurious Behaviors (NSSI).”
Delores Truesdell made an oral
presentation and abstract during the 7th Asia Pacific Conference on
Clinical Nutrition in June. Her work was titled “Lower serum vitamin D levels are associated with higher adiposity
markers in overweight, postmenopausal women.” She was also published in
two peer-reviewed journals, “Topics in
Clinical Nutrition” and the Journal of Women’s Health, in the past few
Elissa Barr, Michele Moore, and Edessa Jobli published "Public Opinion toward Sexuality Education: Findings among One South Florida County" in the American Journal of Sexuality Education. Barr and Moore also published "Improving health through stress reduction: An experiential activity" in the Journal of Health Education Teaching with Erin Largo-Wight. Barr and Moore also had their research on "Addressing sexual health in Florida youth: Improving communication, collaboration and consensus-building among providers" in Health Promotion Practice.
Coggin College of Business
Management: Lakshmi Goel had her article “Predicting Users’ Return to Virtual
Worlds: A Social Perspective” published in Information Systems Journal.
College of Arts and Sciences
Art and Design: Dr. Alexander
Diaz had an exhibition called PHOTOcentric at the Garrison Art Center,
Garrison, N.Y. Diaz also won Best of Show at The Photo Review 2011
Competition at the the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Pa.
Dr. Trevor Dunn was awarded a 2011-2012 University
of North Florida Dean’s Leadership Council Faculty Fellowship.
Dr. Jennifer Hager exhibited at the North
Florida Sculptors Exhibition at Florida State College and also had a Juried
Exhibition at Bank of America Art Center, both in Jacksonville.
Dr. Stephen Heywood presented a workshop
at Utah State University.
Dr. Paul Karabinis exhibited at Hand &
Eye: An International Competition of Hand Crafted Photography at Through the
Lens Gallery inDurham, N.C.
Dr. Maria Elena Versari presented a
paper, “Iconoclasm by (Legal) Proxy: Restoration, Legislation and the
Ideological Decay of Fascist Ruins,” on the panel Historical Perspectives on
Looting and Recovery at ARCA’s Third Annual Art Crime Conference in Amelia July
9. Her work is available online —
: Dr. Michael W. Lufaso, in
collaboration with several others, published the article “Ba4KFe3O9:
A Novel Ferrite Containing Discrete 6-Membered Rings of Corner-Sharing FeO4
Tetrahedra” in the journal, “Inorganic Chemistry.”
Criminal Justice: Drs. Jeremy
G. Carter and David L. Carter
published “Law Enforcement Intelligence: Implications for Self-Radicalized
Terrorism,” in the journal, “Police Practice and Research.”
Communication: Dr. Christa L. Arnold published an article in the international
journal, “Listening Education.”
Languages, Literature and Cultures: Dr. Constanza López has received the 2011
Victoria Urbano Award for her manuscript titled
"Trauma, memoria y cuerpo: el testimonio femenino en Colombia.” The
award is granted by the International Hispanic Women's Association on
Literature and Culture.
Shira Schwam-Baird published “The Letters of Lucretia and Euryalus in
Text and Image: An Illuminated Manuscript of Aeneas Silvius Piccolomini’s Story
of Two Lovers” in the journal, “Medieval
Statistics: Dr. Elena
Buzaianu presented a paper titled “Two-stage Subset Selection Procedure to
Identify EM Fields following Log-normal Distributions” at the 3rd
International Workshop in Sequential Methodologies in Stanford, Calif.
Dr. Daniela Genova presented a paper
titled “Defining Languages by Forbidding-Enforcing Systems” at the
Computability in Europe Conference in Sofia, Bulgaria.
Dr. Mei-Qin Zhan presented a talk at the
International Conference on Applied Mathematics and Interdisciplinary Research
titled “Convergence of Dirichlet Quotients and Selective Decay of 2D” in
Physics: Dr. Daniel Arenas
published "553-GHz Signal Generation in CMOS Using a Quadruple-Push
Oscillator,” a peer-reviewed conference article on the IEEE Symposium on VLSI
Sociology and Anthropology: Dr. Krista Paulsen gave an invited paper,
“Curious Continuities: Examining Whether, and How, Neighborhoods Stay the Same”
at the Great Cities, Ordinary Lives Conference at the University of Illinois at
Chicago in September.
Dr. Ronald Kephart’s essay “For Ebonics,
the New Millennium Is Pretty Much Like the Old One,” was published online on
the AAA’s Anthropology News website.
Dr. Jenny Stuber published an article,
with co-authors Joshua Klugman and Caitlin Daniel, “Gender, Social Class and
Exclusion: Collegiate Peer Cultures and Social Reproduction” in the journal, “Sociological
Perspectives.” In October, she delivered a talk at Boston University titled
“Inside the College Gates: Dynamics of Gender and Social Class Privilege.”
Dr. Jennifer Spaulding-Givens presented
“Florida Self-Directed Care: An Exploratory Study of Participants’ Goals,
Service Utilization, and Outcomes,” at the annual conference of the
International Society for Ethical Psychology and Psychiatry in Los Angeles,
College of Computing, Construction
an author of astronomy and physics textbooks, participated in the Astronomy Day
event, “Discover the Universe," at Florida State College, Kent Campus, in
School of Computing: Dr. Ching-Hua Chuan served as the publicity chair for the 12th
International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference (ISMIR 2011)
in October. Chuan also published her paper, “A Comparison of Statistical and
Rule-Based Models for Style-Specific Harmonization,” in the proceedings of the
12th International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference in
Dr. F. Layne Wallace had a lead role in organizing the 2011 UNF Cybersecurity Awareness Showcase. Partners with UNF included the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) Jacksonville Chapter, Infragard Jacksonville and the Northeast Florida Chapter of the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA). The three-day event included topics on homeland security, health care cybersecurity, social engineering and cybersecurity compliance, among other topics.
Construction Management: John Gonzalez and Dr. Mag Malek published their paper, “Design of a Solar Power System,”
in the “Journal of the American Institute of Constructors.”
School of Engineering: Dr. Chris Brown helped facilitate the American Water Works Association
(AWWA) “Water Tower Competition” at UNF. Twelve middle school teams and five
high school teams competed on a water tower design and test. About 65 people
participated in the competition.
Dr. O. Patrick Kreidl gave an invited
presentation, “Dissecting a Worm,” at the Cybersecurity Awareness Symposium at
UNF in October.
College of Education and Human Service
Center for Studies in Education: Dr. Betty Bennett, director of the COEHS Educator
Preparation Institute, appeared on the show, “Legal Issues,” along with Ray Drive, the president-elect
of the Jacksonville Bar Association, and Special Agent David Maurer, head of
the Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s Computer Crimes Division. The
30-minute show aired on Comcast channel 99 on Friday, October 21, at 9 p.m. The
topic of discussion was cyberbullying.
Childhood Education: Dr. Katie Monnin presented with children’s author Jane
Yolen and young adult graphic novelist Jeff Smith at New York City’s Comic Con in
October. Monnin also traveled to Boston, Mass. to talk about using graphic
novels in deaf education for the Framingham school district. Recently, she suggested
good reads for the Halloween books segment for Katie’s Korner on Fox News. To
watch, click on this link - http://www.fox30jax.com/s/Q-3B8FSnBEKs0aal4eJu8g.cspx#.Tqhfo0JNlBI.email.
Dr. Christine Weber has been
selected as a new member of the National Association for Gifted Children
(NAGC) Awards Committee. Christine also made three presentations at
the NAGC Conference in New Orleans, La.
Ms. Katherine Altom
presented a workshop on using data for instruction to Dr. Katrina Hall’s LAE4312 Literacy Assessment course.
Altom is a UNF alum who currently teaches fourth grade at Woodland Acres
Elementary. Additionally, Hall was invited to present information on current
research in early literacy to coaches at Episcopal Children’s Service in
October. The two-hour workshop covered new research on vocabulary and how early
language is linked to later reading success.
Exceptional Student and Deaf Education: Drs. Janice Seabrooks-Blackmore, Karen Patterson, Kristine
along with Gwen Williams (West Texas A & M) and Jeanne Repetto (University
of Florida) were invited to present at the International Division on Career
Development and Transition conference, Kansas City, Mo. Their presentation was
titled “Gaps in Transition Education of Teacher Candidates: A Discussion among
Teacher Educators” and was presented in mid-October. Also in October, Webb conducted an invited
presentation, “Talking transition — Outlooks on best practices, current issues and
future for students with LD”with Drs. Christina Curran (University of
Northern Iowa), Cari Dunn (Auburn University), James Patton (University of
Texas) and Sarah Semon (University of Northern Iowa) at the International
Council for Learning Disabilities conference, Austin, Tex.
was featured in the October issue of the Office of Research and Sponsored
Programs Newsletter as Researcher of the Month. More information is available
online — http://www.unf.edu/research/ORSP_News.aspx#Researcher.
Leadership, School Counseling and
Sport Management: Dr. Terence Cavanaugh was an
invited presenter for the Touring the Water Facts Festival sponsored by the
Orange County Utilities Water Division and the Florida Water Management
districts. There, he worked with more than 200 middle school students from six
Orange County schools, doing labs from the lesson activities he created for the
U.S. Department of Energy titled “Soda Bottle Hydrology,” where students do
hands-on activities for a range of hydrologic
concepts such as the water cycle, porosity, permeability, pollution tracking
and more. In addition, Cavanaugh recently presented at two conferences,
first at the Annual Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy in
Savannah, Ga. where he presented a session on “Interactive mapping
technologies, information literacy, and the literature/composition course.”
Later in October, he presented at the national American Association of
School Librarians (AASL) conference in Minneapolis, Minn. where he presented
the session “Recommending Reading: Letting Technology Lend a Hand,” sharing
tools for librarians that help suggest similar readings for students based on
books that they have liked.
Alison Cruess was
part of a panel that presented at the Educause Annual Conference in
Philadelphia in October. She spoke on the topic of “Creating and Sustaining an
Effective PMO: Challenges and Lessons Learned.