Brooks College of Health
Nutrition and Dietetics: Dr. Corrine A. Labyak was published as lead author in ICAN: Infant, Child
and Adolescent Nutrition for the article “Anthropometrics to Identify
Overweight Children at Most Risk for the Development of Cardiometabolic
Arts and Sciences
Art and Design: Alexander Diaz exhibited work at the third National Photography and Digital
Imagery Exhibition Gallery at Eissey Campus in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. in
October. Diaz was awarded third place.
Nofa Dixon exhibited artwork at the 2013 SECAC conference in
Stephen Heywood exhibited work at three locations: the Sixth Annual Cup
Show, Form and Function, a national juried exhibition at the Tapper Center
Gallery in Panama City, Fla.; the national juried exhibition, Artifacts from
the Inferno: Contemporary Wood-Fired Ceramics, in Baltimore, Md.; and and the
national invitational exhibition, Constructed Environments, at the Clay-Pool
Young Gallery of Art in Morehead, Ky.
Dr. Debra Murphy presented “Reconsidering
the Meaning and Placement of the Fictive Bronzes in the Scipio Frieze of the
Palazzo dei Conservatori” at the Sixteenth Century Society and Conference in
Chris Trice exhibited two pieces of artwork in the Mobile Magic III
exhibition at the LightBox Gallery in Astoria, Ore.
Biology: Dr. Greg Ahearn and his student, Rania
Abdel-Malak, published “Regulation of Transmural Transport of Amino
Acid/metal Conjugates by Dietary Calcium in Crustacean Intestine” in the
Journal of Experimental Zoology.
Dr. Dale Casamatta gave an invited presentation, “Cyanobacterial Reproduction:
Implications for Systematics and Reproduction,” at Palacký University in
Olomouc, Czech Republic.
Dr. Courtney Hackney presented “Tips for Growing Great Orchids” to the St
Augustine Orchid Society and “Classic Cattleya Lineages” to the Tallahassee
Drs. Judith D. Ochrietor and Daniel C. Moon presented “Using Community
Partnerships to Accommodate Students’ Research Interests” at the sixth annual
Florida Statewide Symposium on “Engagement in Undergraduate Research” in
was an invited speaker at “The Neuroplastin Cell Adhesion Molecules: Key
Regulators of Neuronal Plasticity and Synaptic Function," an international
workshop in Ballenstedt, Germany in October. She also presented
“Sense-Sational Basigin: Different Architectural Roles for Different Sensory
Dr. Julie Richmond gave an invited presentation, “Comparative Growth
Physiology on yhe Land and in the Sea: Animal Science to Marine Mammal
Biology,” at the American Dairy Science Association and the American Society of
Animal Science Joint Annual Meeting in Indianapolis, Ind.. The abstract
was published in the Journal of Animal Science.
Drs. Cliff Ross
and Tony Rossi, with their students S.M
Trevathan-Tackett, N.T Lauer, and K
Loucks, published “Assessing The Relationship Between Seagrass Health and
Habitat Quality with Wasting Disease Prevalence in the Florida Keys” in the
Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology.
Bliss spoke on the history of
Jacksonville’s seaport development at the Jacksonville Historical Society and
on Jacksonville’s seaport history at a meeting of the West Jacksonville Rotary
Club. Dr. Bliss was also featured on Florida Frontiers, the weekly radio
broadcast of the Florida Historical Society, discussing his research on
Jacksonville’s history of city planning.
Dr. Denise I. Bossy published “Godin & Co.: Charleston Merchants and the
Indian Trade, 1674-1716” in South
Carolina Historical Magazine.
Dr. David Courtwright’s review-essay on Jeffrey Frank’s “Ike and Dick: Portrait of a
Strange Political Marriage”
appeared in The Hedgehog Review.
Dr. Lela Kerley
presented “Selling Seduction in the Modern Bourgeois Home: Advertisements of
Bathroom Appliance Manufacturers, 1890-1910” at the Western Society for
French History’s annual conference in October.
Dr. N. Harry Rothschild presented “Beyond Venom and Malediction: Lawful and
Constructive Shamanism Under Female Sovereign Wu Zhao,” at the 11th conference
of the International Society of Shamanistic Research with a Special Forum on
World Anthropologies of Rituals, at Guizhou Normal University in September. He
was also the keynote speaker and presented his paper, “Western Language
Materials on Wu Zetian” at the 11th Wu Zetian Research Association Conference
in Guangyuan, Sichuan.
Languages, Literatures and Cultures: Dr. Shira Schwam-Baird received the annual Research Award from the Southeastern
Dr. Gregory Helmick published “El apócrifo Menéndez de Avilés y la transculturación de lo
español en El Mar de las Lentejas de Antonio Benítez Rojo” in the journal Revista Literaria Baquiana.
Music: Drs. Gary Smart, Simon Shiao, and Nick Curry
(Trio Florida) were selected to perform at the College Music Society National
Conference in Bosto. in October. They performed works by Jason Hoogerhyde,
Ethan Wickman and the trio’s own Gary Smart.
Charlotte Mabrey and performance art partner Robert Arleigh White were
invited guests in Jacksonville’s first TED Talks.
Philosophy and Religion Study: Dr. Paul Carelli presented “Psychic Representation in the Plato’s Phaedrus” at the 31st annual meeting
of the Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy at Fordham University in October.
Dr. Bert Koegler published “Globalization, Agency, and the Cosmopolitan
Public Sphere” in Education and
Dr. Jonathan Matheson made three presentations: “A Defense of the Principle of
Inferential Justification” at the Central
States Philosophical Association; “A Defense of the Principle of
Inferential Justification” at the Alabama
Philosophical Society; and “Defending Deference to the Experts” at
the Southeastern Epistemology
Conference at the University of Georgia.
Dr. Barry Albright published the chapter,
“Fossil Vertebrates From the Tropic Shale (Upper Cretaceous), Southern Utah” in
“At the Top of the Grand Staircase, the Lake Cretaceous of Southern Utah.”
Political Science and Public
Administration: b Georgette Dumont published
“Nonprofit Virtual Accountability: An Index and Its Application” in Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly in October.
Michael Binder, published “Mobilizing Latino
Voters: The Impact of Language and Co-Ethnic Policy Leadership” in American Politics Research in September.
David Jaffee presented “Good Jobs and Bad Jobs in the Logistics Sector
of Global Value Chains” at the annual meetings of the Mid-South Sociological
Association in Atlanta.
College of Computing, Engineering & Construction
Computing: Dr. Charles Winton chaired the fall
meeting of the KISS Institute for Practical Robotics Board of Directors in
Norman, Okla. The meeting discussed the new Botball region in China and
the 2014 Global Conference on Educational Robotics, to be hosted by USC in July
Umapathy had his paper, “Digging into Human Rights Violations: Data
Modeling Collective Memory,” published in the proceedings of the IEEE Big Data:
Workshop on Big Humanities in Santa Clara, Calif.
Management: Dr. Roberto Soares
had his paper, “Giving More to the Poor, a Successful Brazilian Housing Program
Analysis” published in the International Journal of Engineering Research &
Raphael Crowley spoke at the Florida
Department of Transportation (FDOT) Pipe Advisory Group (PAG) meeting. The PAG
was established in 1999 to provide feedback to FDOT from industry experts and
researchers on issues related to specifications, manuals and policies on pipe
culverts. These meetings are FDOT’s exclusive venue for receiving
cross-industry comments and rebuttal. Dr. Crowley was also invited to present results from his FDOT-sponsored research.
The project involves determining guidelines for allowing for short-term
inspection of flexible culvert pipe.
Dr. Peter Bacopoulos had his Paper, “State Estimation of Tidal Hydrodynamics
Using Ensemble Kalman Filter” officially accepted for publication in
Advances in Water Resources.
Peter Bacopoulos delivered a presentation, “Field and Model Study to Define Baseline Conditions of Beached Oil Tar
Balls on Florida’s First Coast Beaches” in November during the
International Conference on Estuarine and Coastal Modeling.
College of Education and
Education, Literacy and TESOL: Dr. Ronghua Ouyang attended and co-presented two papers with Dr. Nile Stanley at the 25th
International Council for Open and Distance Education World Conference in
Tianjin, China in October. The first paper was titled “Theories and
Research in Educational Technology and Distance Learning Instruction through
Blackboard.” The second paper was titled “Using Digital Storytelling,
Filmmaking and Cross Cultural Collaboration to Improve Online Distance
Learning.” Dr. Ouyang also
attended and presented a paper at the 19th Association of Chinese Professors of
Social Sciences in the United States International Conference at the University
of Louisville in Louisville, Ky. The paper was titled “A Comparative
Study: Advantages and Disadvantages of Higher Education Admission Requirements
in China and in the United States.” In addition, Dr. Ouyang was selected to serve as Executive Vice President of the
Association of Chinese Professors of Social Sciences in the United States.
Dr. Stacy K. Boote
presented a 90-minute gallery workshop, “Making Our Base-Ten Number System
Concrete and Comprehensible,” at the National Council of Teachers of
Mathematics regional conference in Las Vegas, Nev. in October.
Lena Shaqareq, presented “Diverse Bridge to Success” at the Child
Development Education Alliance Conference in Jacksonville in October. She
also presented “I Am Not Strapped To Bombs!” at the National Association of
Multicultural Education Conference in Oakland, Calif. in November.
Dr. Kim Cheek gave a presentation about the Urban Professional
Development School Partnership with West Jacksonville Elementary School in
October at the Geological Society of America Annual Meeting in Denver.
The presentation was titled, "Co-Collaborators: A Model for an Elementary
School-University Partnership to Support the Next Generation Science Standards."
and Interpreter Education: Dr. Kristine Webb was awarded
the Spirit of the ADA: 2013 Jack Gillrup Award for her leadership within the
disability community of Northeast Florida. The award is sponsored by the
Independent Living Resource Center of Northeast Florida and the City of
Jacksonville’s Military Affairs, Veterans and Disabled Services
Counseling and Sport Management: Drs. Sophie
Maxis and Chris Janson
participated in the 16th Community Learning Exchange in Northeast North
Carolina in N.C. The event theme was “Looking Back to Move Forward: Leading for Racial Healing in Schools,
Families, and Communities.”
Dr. Terry Cavanaugh
presented at the Florida Reading Association conference in Orlando on “How to
be Effective with a Digital Textbook.” Later, working with the Mississippi
Department of Education, he gave a workshop to their master teacher program on
Drs. Elizabeth Gregg and Jason Lee presented "An Ace Up Their Sleeve: Rebranding the
University of Evansville Athletics" at the Sport Marketing Association
Conference in Albuquerque, N.M.
Office of the Dean:
Dr. Marsha Lupi and Kelly Turner,
graduate research assistant in the Dean’s Office, recently presented at the
60th annual meeting of the Southeastern Regional Association of Teacher
Educators in Sarasota, Fla. Their first presentation titled “Beyond Graduation:
The Sustainability of New Pedagogy and Other Lessons Learned During a
Short-Term Student Teaching Abroad” focused on the longitudinal impact of the
Plymouth, England student teaching internship for alumni who are now up to
their fifth year of teaching. Their second presentation, titled “Strengthening
Future Teachers’ Ability to be Effective and Supportive Teachers of Students
from Military Families,” discussed the Working with Military Children and
Families Workshop. This work was followed by an Oct. 18 professional
development day for the current student interns that provided them with
information and experiences to help them understand the unique needs when
working with military children.