Brooks College of Health
associate dean and professor, received the Transformational
Learning Opportunities Impact Award for her Italy study abroad work. Dr.
Christie has led multiple trips to Italy and Belize, giving graduate and
undergraduate students the opportunity to learn not only about nutrition, food
production and preparation, but also the cultural, societal and historical
importance of food in these countries. She and her students have also
examined the multinational economic impact of food and diet of these countries.
While centered on food and nutrition, Dr. Christie’s TLO trips expose students
to a rich cultural and intellectual tapestry that is truly transformational,
described by many students as the best experience of their UNF career.
professor and licensed psychologist clinical mental
health counseling in the Public Health Department, published “Strategies,
Tactics and Errors in Dynamic Decision Making” in the Journal of Dynamic
Decision Making with Dr. Guess and Dr. Orduna, and “Perpetually
Self-Reflective” in The Counseling Psychologist with Dr. Carroll.
assistant professor, presented a poster on
“Safe Injection Practices in Anesthesia” at the 2016 World Congress for Nurse
Anesthetists sponsored by the International Federation of Nurse Anesthetists.
School of Nursing, published “Patient satisfaction with
postpartum teaching methods” in The Journal of Perinatal Education.
Coggin College of Business
Dr. Nathan Kunz, assistant professor of operations management, published a paper titled "Sustainable Global Agrifood Supply Chains: Exploring the Barriers" in the Journal of Industrial Ecology.
Dr. David Swanson, assistant professor of marketing and logistics, published a paper titled “To Survive and Thrive under Hypercompetition: An Exploratory Analysis of the Influence of Strategic Purity on Truckload Motor Carrier Financial Performance” in the Transportation Journal in June.
Gregory Gundlach, professor of marketing and logistics, presented “Levels of Analysis in Research,” at the 2016 American Marketing Associations, Marketing Doctoral Consortium, at the University of Notre Dame in June.
Dr. Ronald Adams, professor emeritus of marketing and logistics, was reappointed to the Florida New Motor Vehicle Arbitration Board.
formerly with FSCJ,
joined the Coggin College of Business in June as the new director of academic advising.
College of Arts and Sciences
Art and Design
his work in the “Span the Gap” exhibition at the Oglethorpe Gallery in
Vanessa Cruz, associate professor of graphic design and digital media and a former Fulbright scholar, won the design competition for the 70th Anniversary of the foundation of the Fulbright program.
exhibition in “First Coast Educators Exhibition” at South Gallery, Florida
State College at Jacksonville and work in the juried exhibitions “Domestic
Design”at the Architecture Gallery,
University of Florida, Gainesville, and “Form and Function,” at the Foundry Art
Center, St. Charles, Missouri.
Dr. Debra Murphy
“The Landscape as Protagonist: Context and Meaning in Jim Draper’s Paintings of
Florida” in Formations of Identity: Society, Politics and Landscape, Cambridge
Sergio Corrales, John Cain and Kelley Uhlig published “Introducing
Dimensionality to the Archetypical Mn12 Single-Molecule Magnet: a
Family of [Mn12]n chains” in Inorganic Chemistry. In the same
journal, he and colleagues published “Ligands with benefits:
Naphthalene-substituted Schiff bases yielding new Ni(II) metal clusters with
ferromagnetic and emissive properties and undergoing exciting transformations.”
He received funding from the Nato Science for Peace and Security Programme for
his participation at the 49th International School of
Crystallography in Erice, Italy, where he presented two posters: “Pressure
possibilities in cluster chemistry: the case of single-molecule magnets” and
“Pressure Possibilities in Cluster Chemistry: The Case of Single-Molecule
Magnets.” He, Dr. Pekarek and Dr.
Pekarek’s students published “Magnetic properties of the layered III-VI diluted
magnetic semiconductor Ga1-xFexTe” in AIP Advances.
moderated a session on “Enzyme Mechanisms” and
poster “Development of a Screening Assay to Evaluate the Substrate
Specificity of PRMTs,” both
at the Annual Southeast Enzyme Conference,
Georgia State University in April. He also
presented a seminar “Breaking the Code: A Screening Assay
to Evaluate PRMT Substrate Specificity” in May at the 2016 ACS
Florida Annual Meeting and Exposition.
contributed vocal and lyrics to “Under the Influence,” track 11 of the CD “Blue Fly,” by Cyro Baptista, Tzadik
Beasley and Kimberly Eckel Beasley published “Dramatism,
Musical Theatre Interpretation and Popular Artistic Production,” in The Journal of the Kenneth Burke Society.
He also presented “This Story (Still) Isn't True: the Changing Sites of
Rhetorical Narrative” and “From Consumption to Critique: Augmented Reality
as Spectral Change” at the Conference of the Rhetoric Society of
America, Atlanta, Georgia in May.
Dr. David T. Courtwright participated in
the National History Center’s
Congressional Briefing on the History of American
Drug Policy and Drug Addiction Epidemics.
April, Dr. Gordon Brock served as a guest adjudicator and clinician at
the Cantando Music Festival in
Sun Peaks, British Columbia, Canada; as a guest clinician for a two-day
residence at Strathcona High School, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada; and as a guest
adjudicator and clinician at the Cantando
Music Festival, also in Edmonton.
Dr. Nick Curry
concerts with the San Marco Chamber Music Society in England. With Jacksonville
Symphony players Eric Olson, Ellen Olson, Les Roettges, Clinton Dewing and
Aurica Duca, he performed concerts in Oxford, Witney and Adderbury in June.
his composition “Boogaloo” at Winthrop University during the 46th Annual
Conference of the College Music Society Mid-Atlantic Chapter.
Dr. Cara Tasher
conducted eight concerts with the UNF Chamber Singers in
Portugal and facilitated formal exchanges with University of Coimbra
and Escola Superior da Musica da Lisboa. She presented conducting master
classes at the University of Aveiro and the Universidade Lusófona in Lisbon in
May for more than 30 conductors from around the country.
Dr. Randy Tinnin
and Dr. Erin Bennett led 12 UNF music students on a study abroad trip
to the Beaujolais chamber music workshop in France. With their students, they
performed six concerts of classical chamber music and jazz in various
historic venues. They also conducted a four-day music exploration camp for 30 French
grammar school students, which included a joint performance featuring the
French students and the UNF Music Mentors.
Philosophy and Religious Studies
published “A Critique of
Non-Metaphysical Readings of Hegel’s Practical Philosophy,” in Allegra de
Laurentiis (ed.), Hegel and
Metaphysics: On Logic and Ontology in the System (Berlin: De
Gruyter). He presented “Reflexivity, Bildung,
and the Ethicality of Civil Society” at the International Hegel Congress,
Ruhr-University Bochum Germany; “Honneth, Hegel and the Aporias of Market
Societies” at the “Philosophy and Social Science” conference, Prague Czech
Republic; and the colloquia papers “Universal Human Rights, Interculturality and the Idea of a Transnational Public Sphere” and “La reconstrucción normativa
en Honneth y Hegel” at the Autonomous University, Madrid, Spain.
Dr. Hans-Herbert Koegler
invited lectures “The Religious Face of Evil – Intercultural Dialogue and the
Critique of Religion” at the Philosophy & Humanities Colloquium series at
John Cabot University, Rome, Italy, and “The Religious Face of Evil – Ethics and the Critique of Religion” at the Philosophy and Social
Science Colloquium, Academy of Social Sciences, in Prague, Czech Republic; he
also presented “Autonomy and Power – Agency between Transgression and
Recognition at the conference “The Enigma of Agency: Hermeneutics,
Psychoanalysis and the Critique of Power,” which he co-organized at Alpe-Adria
University, Klagenfurt, Austria.
Dr. Gregory Wurtz,
Alexey V. Krasavin, Pavel Ginzburg and Anatoly V. Zayats published “Nonlocality-driven
supercontinuum white light generation in plasmonic nanostructures” in Nature Comm, 2016. With
Giovanni Sartorello, Nicolas A. H. Olivier, Jingjing Zhang, Weisheng Yue, David
J. Gosztola, Gary P. Wiederrecht and Anatoly V. Zayats, he also published
“Ultrafast optical modulation of second and third harmonic generation from
cut-disk-based metasurfaces” in ASAP
ACS Photonics, 2016.
Dr. M. Toglia,
with colleagues A. Garcia and S. Beard, presented the invited poster
“Emotional Valence and Memory for Thematic Lists and Stories: Implications for
Interviewing,” at “Applied Cognition
and the Cognitive Interview: A Conference in Honor of Dr. Ron Fisher at Florida International University in May.
College of Computing, Engineering and Construction
Dr. Patrick Kreidl
presented "Problems Under Study
in UNF's Signal Processing and Network Science (SPaNS) Lab" at
the UNF Cybersecurity Symposium in May. He also co-authored
with students Graeme Field and German Tavrisov, as well as Dr. Christopher
Brown and Dr. Alan Harris, a journal paper titled “Particle filters to estimate
properties of confined aquifers,” Water
Resources Management, May 2016.
Dr. William Kostermeyer
presented “Fundamental Conjectures
on Eternal Domination” at the SIAM Discrete Mathematics Conference in Atlanta in June.
College of Education
and Human Services
A special scholarship was created in honor of Dr. Marsha H. Lupi, who recently retired as interim dean of the College of Education and Human Services. The Dr. Marsha H. Lupi TLO International Scholarship honors Dr. Lupi's 45-year career in education, as well as her passion for learning through studying abroad. The scholarship was announced at Dr. Lupi's retirement reception on June 16.
Department of Childhood
Education, Literacy and TESOL
new book "Praxeological Learning:
Service-Learning in Teacher Education" is now available.
co-authored a paper with Dr. David Boote, "ABC
Problem in Elementary Mathematics Education: Arithmetic before Comprehension," published in the Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education.
In June, Dr. Katie Monnin
at the American Library Association in Orlando on a panel titled "Will
Eisner Presents: Creating and Maintaining Your School's Graphic Novel
Collection." Dr. Monnin was a featured speaker at Denver Comic Con
in late June, speaking about teaching comics and graphic novels in K-12
recently published "Professional development options for helping
teachers provide optimal educational opportunities for academically diverse
learners using tiered assignments" in the TAG Update for spring 2016. Dr. Weber was also invited to
present at the 2016 Hormel Foundation Gifted and Talented Education
Symposium in Austin, Minnesota, on "Creating menus: They are not just for dinner parties!"
and "Where am I going? How
concept maps indicate the direction of student learning."
of Leadership, School Counseling and Sport Management
2016 Educational Leadership Doctoral Symposium took place in June in
observation of the program’s 25th Anniversary. Doctoral
candidate Rudy Jamison, of Cohort 22, led the event. The College of
Education and Human Services’ administration, faculty, alumni, doctoral
students and guests enjoyed the research and scholarship shared by program
faculty, students and alumni. Drs. Marsha Lupi and Janice
Seabrooks-Blackmore extended a warm welcome while sharing the program’s 25-year
history, as well as challenging everyone to be critical friends of the work in
an effort to strengthen and inspire rigorous research. Poster sessions
included: “To mentor or not to mentor:
A proposed qualitative study on the motivation of graduate students to mentor
pre-service teachers”; "Early Learners & Mathematics Anxiety: A Preliminary
Review of Literature"; and
"Stories of challenge and resilience: The impact of ecological factors on
the lived experiences of low income, urban young adults living with HIV/AIDS.” Roundtable
discussions included: "From
Theory to Practice: Organization Development Consulting”; “Q-Methodology:
Subjectivity is Communicable and Always Self-Referent”; and “Culturally Relevant and Responsive
Pedagogy.” Dr. Chris Janson recognized the 2016
doctoral graduates and presented Dr. Mai Keisling the Thomas Mulkeen
Award for clear, comprehensive, cogent and methodically sound dissertation
research. Dr. Elinor A. Scheirer, one of the founding faculty
members of the doctoral program, served as keynote speaker and was also honored
for her 43 years of service to UNF.
added her analysis on game attendance and the
impact enhanced community relationships can have on the success of an
organization in a recent Florida Times-Union article.
will be presenting “The Essential 3: New
Standards and Strategies to Meet the Needs of Diverse Learners” with NEFEC at
the 2016 Florida Association of School Administrators Summer Conference.
, interim chair of the Department of
Leadership, School Counseling and Sport Management, along with Dr. Sophie
Maxis and doctoral candidates Rudy
Jamison and Brenda Skeete,
hosted a community learning exchange with Rodney
L. Hurst Sr. at UNF in June. This exchange focused on issues of race and
racism within our organizations and communities, including the notion that the
people closest to the issues are best situated to develop the strategies needed
to address them. Attendees also discussed how we each can contribute to
improving race relations in all facets of our lives, whether it is in our
schools, places of worship, work, homes or neighborhoods.
Hicks Honors College
Rick Tyson Sr.,
fellow in Honors and
National Fellowship Advisor, announced that
Kami Richmond was awarded the prestigious National Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship
by the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi.
Division of Student Affairs
Kaitlin Legg, assistant director of the LGBT Resource Center, made two presentations at the Nonprofit Works: Managing High Impact Organizations Conference on June 28. Her presentations were titled "The Power of Diversity" and "Meeting the Needs of LGBT People."