Coggin College of Business
Dr. Nathan Kunz, assistant professor of operations management, has received an award for his paper “Drivers of government restrictions on humanitarian supply chains: An exploratory study” published in Journal of Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chain Management. The paper was selected by the journal’s editorial team as a Highly Commended Paper in the 2017 Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence. Kunz also has been elected as treasurer of the College of Humanitarian Operations and Crisis Management (HOCM) for 2018-19. This college is the fastest growing group in the Production and Operations Management Society (POMS).
College of Arts and Sciences
Art and Design
Trevor Dunn received the Juror’s Choice Award for his work exhibited at the Dirty South Mug Competition – National Juried Exhibition, River Oaks Square Arts Center in Alexandria, Louisiana.
Jenny Hager has installed two sculptural benches in Downtown Jacksonville on Hogan and Monroe streets.
Stephen Heywood exhibited at the Dirty South Mug Competition – National Juried Exhibition, River Oaks Square Arts Center in Alexandria, Louisiana.
Christopher Trice had two works, “Exploring the Surface” and “Mercury-Redstone,” accepted to the juried exhibition “Retro Future” at Treat Gallery, New York.
Dr. Cliff Ross, and his student Paige Duffin, presented a poster titled “The role of environmental stressors and host immunocompetence in wasting disease prevalence and severity in the seagrass Thalassia testudinum” at the 46th Annual Benthic Ecology Meeting, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina April 12-16. At the same conference, Ross and his colleagues David Reynolds, Danielle Dixson and Kate Lunz presented a poster titled “Behavioral and physiological responses of the coral Porites astreoides to high bloom densities of Karenia brevis and associated brevetoxins.”
Dr. Vladimir Mashanov presented the poster “Expression of stem cell factors in the sea cucumber digestive tube” at the 2017 Developmental Biology of the Sea Urchin Meeting, Woods Hole, Massachusetts, in April.
Dr. Michael Lentz presented a talk “Inhibition by and metabolism of hydroxycinnamic acids by Brettanomyces yeast strains” at the Southeastern Regional Yeast Meeting in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
Dr. John Parmelee and Dr. David Deeley published “Florida Political Reporters Interact Rarely Online” in Newspaper Research Journal (Winter).
Dr. David Deeley presented UNF’s award winning ESPN3 production example as part of a panel on “Athletics & Academics: A Synergetic Production Model” at the Broadcast Education Association Annual Convention in April.
Dr. Nick Curry, associate professor of cello, performed three concerts with the Ritz Chamber Players, including one at National Sawdust in Brooklyn, New York.
Dr. Jason Haraldsen published “Voltage-dependent spin flip in magnetically substituted graphene nanoribbons: Towards the realization of graphene-based spintronic devices” in the Physical Review B (April).
Political Science and Public Administration
Dr. Josh Gellers delivered a guest lecture, “Tweaks, Nudges, and Disruptions: How Innovation Can Help Solve Environmental Problems,” at Colgate University’s Environmental Studies Brown Bag Lecture Series. He also presented a paper, “Towards Environmental Democracy? Procedural Environmental Rights and Environmental Justice,” at the Environmental Justice in the Anthropocene Symposium, held at Colorado State University in April.
Dr. Susan Perez, with graduate student Candance Gilberstadt, presented two posters, “Decisions about Resource Allocation in Social Context: Associations with Inhibitory Control and Emotional Competence” and “Associations between Children’s Emotional Competence and Parents’ Socialization Efforts: A Multi-Method, Multi-Informant Approach,” at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development in Austin, Texas in April.
Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work
Dr. Anne Pfister presented a paper titled “Photovoice as Counter-Narrative to Medicalized Approaches to Deafness in Mexico City” at the 35th Meeting of the Latin American Studies Association in Lima, Perú. She also presented a poster titled “Ordinary & Extraordinary in the Lives of Mexican Deaf Youth: Applying Anthropology through Photovoice,” at the 8th Annual Scholars Transforming Academic Research Symposium.
College of Computing, Engineering and Construction
School of Computing
Edwin Harris was named an at-large board member for the UVA-Wise Alumni Association and also was named to the Florida Academic Advising Association's (FLACADA) board as the Technology Coordinator for 2017-18.
School of Engineering
Dr. Murat Tiryakioglu, with Huseyin Ozdes and Dr. Paul Eason, published “On estimating axial high cycle fatigue behavior by rotating beam fatigue testing: Application to A356 aluminum alloy castings” in Materials Science & Engineering A vol. 697 (2017), pp. 95-100.
Dr. Murat Tiryakioglu, with Muhammet Uludag, Remzi Çetin and Derya Dispinar, published “Characterization of the Effect of Melt Treatments on Melt Quality in Al-7wt %Si-Mg Alloys” in Metals vol. 7 (2017), 16pp.
Dr. Patrick Kreidl, with Dr. Christopher Brown and student Jose Kolb-Lugo in Civil Engineering, co-authored a poster titled “An exploration of particle filtering techniques to determine aquifer properties from groundwater well data influenced by tidal forcing,” which was presented in June at the 2017 Universities Council on Water Resources (UCOWR) Annual Conference in Fort Collins, Colorado.
Dr. Patrick Kreidl, with Dr. Juan Aceros and student Ayshka Rodriguez as well as Dr. Mary Lundy and student Erin St. Germain in Physical Therapy, co-authored a poster titled “Functional activity monitoring through embedded sensors in a modified ride-on toy car,” presented in June at the 2017 Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA) Annual Conference in New Orleans.
College of Education and Human Services
Faculty presenters at the American Educational Research Association Conference, San Antonio
Dr. Daniel Dinsmore served as co-chair of the Division C (Learning and Instruction) Graduate Student Seminar. Along with the chair, Joanna Garner from Old Dominion University, they coordinated mentoring experiences for 20 graduate students who are entering the dissertation phases of their programs. The seminar included information related to research, teaching and career pathways. Dinsmore also served as a mentor at AERA for the Studying and Self-regulated Learning Special Interest Group this year. He also presented a poster with co-author Adam Perksy, a pharmacy professor at UNC Chapel Hill, titled “Professional Students’ Confidence and Performance in a Semester-long Pharmacy Course.” The poster is hanging in the FSE suite.
Dr. Christian Winterbottom presented “An Exploration of Teacher-Child Relationships and Interactions in Elementary Science Lessons” with his co-authors, Ithel Jones and Bulent Kocyigit. With Dr. Matthew Ohlson, Winterbottom also presented his paper titled “Praxeological Education: What Are the Teacher Perceptions of Service-Learning in Early Childhood Education in Ohio?.” In addition, he chaired a session titled “The Impact of Service-Learning in Teacher Education.”
Dr. Hope (Bess) Wilson served as the secretary and past program-chair for the Research in Giftedness, Talent and Creativity Special Interest Group. She also participated in a pre-session unConference discussing the direction of the field of gifted education. She presented “Quality in STEAM Education: Evaluation and Examination of Lesson Plans” with Lucinda Presley of the Innovation Collaborative.
Dr. Dilek Kayaalp presented her research titled “The Young and the Stateless: Kurdish Youth in Canada.”
Dr. Soonhyang Kim presented her research in a paper session titled “Teaching experiences of pre-service teachers in an international service-learning project” and in a roundtable session titled, “Support, Relationships, and Discourse: Teachers and Teaching for a New World.”
Faculty presenters at the Council for Exceptional Children, Division on Career Development and Transition, Visions XXIV Conference, St. Pete Beach
Kiersten Washell, graduate student in School Leadership, Monica Bolaños-Boudreau, doctoral student, Tara Rowe, doctoral candidate, and Dr. Seabrooks-Blackmore, of EDIE, presented a lecture that shared the benefits of peer-to peer support, which is a critical component of the supplemental strategic instruction provided by Advancing College Competency: Encouraging Student Success (ACCESS) Academy. ACCESS Academy is a program offered through the Disability Resource Center, here at UNF. Utilizing student feedback to identify roadblocks in college to career transition stimulated a lot of discussion with colleagues across the state who focus on student success from high school to post-secondary education settings.
Department of Childhood Education, Literacy and Tesol
Dr. Christine Weber was recognized as a principal investigator who obtained cumulative funding of $1 million dollars or more ($1.4 million) in contract or grant awards over the past 10 years through the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs during the Scholars Transforming Academic Research Symposium (STARS).
Dr. Nile Stanley presented a one-week lecture series for pre-service teachers on how to teach literacy through arts integration at the University of Regensburg, Germany. Regensburg is in the Bavaria region on the Danube River, and its history dates back to the Middle Ages.
Department of Leadership, School Counseling and Sport Management
Doctoral candidate Tara Rowe, who also serves on the board of directors for the Florida Division on Career Development and Transition (FLDCDT), represented UNF at the FLDCDT Visions Conference, May 3-5, in St. Pete Beach. With fellow doctoral candidate and UNF Ombuds Andrea Adams-Manning, Rowe presented “Providing supports for students with disabilities within a postsecondary setting: Collaborations for inclusion.” Rowe and Kellie Woodle, the director of the Academic Center for Excellence (ACE), presented “Successfully preparing students with disabilities for the rising academic expectations of attending college/university.” In addition, Rowe co-led a presentation with two UNF students, Phillip Sasse, COEHS graduate student in EDIE; and Katherine Gilson, an undergraduate student in CELT, titled: “THRIVE housing: Transition to independent living.” Sasse works with Rowe in the Disability Resource Center for THRIVE, which is a transition support program for UNF students with ASD.
Rowe was also interviewed on the Total Education Network, a nationally syndicated radio show based out of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and published a column in the most recent national syndication of Celebrate Women Today, titled “HOW-TO THRIVE at College While Having Autism Spectrum Disorder.”
The Sport Management program was selected to host the 2018 Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA) Conference. The conference will bring sport management faculty and students from across the country to our campus and community.
Drs. Terence Cavanaugh and Luke Cornelius presented "Florida's Performance Based Funding Metrics: Friend or Foe?" at UNF's Professional Development Forum. It exposed staff to the issues and challenges the state's PBF system poses for UNF, and how staff and administrators can address these concerns.
Department of Foundations And Secondary Education
Dr. Daniel Dinsmore recently published a literature review of strategic processing in Educational Psychology Review titled “Towards a dynamic, multidimensional model of strategic processing.” It appears in a special issue in the journal on Learning in Higher Education. Access the paper online here.
Department of Exceptional, Deaf and Interpreter Education
Dr. Susan Syverud co-authored a book chapter, with Lynne Raiser and Darby Delane, titled “A stone of hope: Preparing masterful readers and teachers in an urban professional development school.” The chapter was recently published in the book “Working Together: Enhancing Urban Educator Quality through Partnerships” by Diane Yendol-Hoppey, Deborah Shanley, Darby Delane and David Hoppey, (Eds.), Charlotte, North Carolina: Information Age Publishing.
Several Student Affairs staff presented at the Florida Division on Career Development and Transition Conference in St. Pete Beach from May 3-5. Tara Rowe, THRIVE program coordinator in the Disability Resource Center and a doctoral candidate in Educational Leadership, served as the student representative on the conference’s board of directors and several subcommittees and co-presented four presentations with UNF staff.
Rowe and Andrea Adams-Manning, assistant dean of Students and Student Ombuds, presented “Providing supports for students with disabilities within a postsecondary setting: Collaborations for inclusion,” which discussed collaborative efforts between THRIVE and the Ombuds office to serve students with disabilities. Rowe and Phillip Sasse, who works for the THRIVE program, presented “THRIVE Housing: Transition to Independent Living,” about UNF’s transitional housing program for students with autism spectrum disorders. Rowe, along with Kiersten Washell and Monica Bolanos of DRC’s ACCESS Academy and Dr. Janice Seabrooks-Blackmore, presented “Utilizing Student Feedback to Identify Roadblocks in College to Career Transition,” which discussed the ACCESS Academy. Rowe and ACE Director Kellie Woodle presented “Successfully preparing students with disabilities for the rising academic expectations of attending college/university,” on how students with disabilities can prepare for higher education.
Thomas G. Carpenter Library
Tom Caswell, director of Public Services, has been appointed for a two-year term to the Research Planning and Review Committee of the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL). This national committee is responsible for creating and updating a biennial environmental scan for the association that encompasses trends in academic librarianship, higher education, and the broader environment, e.g., economic, demographic, political. It also identifies the “ACRL Top 10 Trends” every two years. ACRL is a division of the American Library Association (ALA), the oldest and largest library association in the world with over 56,000 members.
Tammy Druash, resource description librarian, presented a lightning round titled “Up, up, and away! Building a graphic novel collection to support education” at the Florida Library Association Annual Conference on May 12. The presentation briefly discussed UNF library’s recent project to create a new graphic novel collection on the third floor, as well as the Eisner Week event, which was held in March to showcase the collection and spark discussion about the importance of graphic novels and literacy.
Marielle Veve, metadata librarian, will moderate the panel “Best Practices for Digital Preservation” for the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services’ Preservation & Reformatting Section (ALCTS PARS) Digital Preservation Interest Group (DPIG) at the American Library Association Annual Conference in Chicago in June. Veve has also been appointed to serve on the Editorial Board of Library Resources & Technical Services (LRTS), the peer-reviewed quarterly journal of ALA-ALCTS.
Stephanie Weiss, online learning librarian, with Allyson Haskel and Ariel Gunn of UF’s CITT (Center for Instructional Technology and Training), led a discussion on digital scholarship and teaching and learning in online courses at THATCamp Gainesville at UF’s Harn Museum of Art in April. From thatcamp.org: “THATCamp stands for ‘The Humanities and Technology Camp.’ It is an unconference: an open, inexpensive meeting where humanists and technologists of all skill levels learn and build together in sessions proposed on the spot.”