Brooks College of Health
Athletic Training and Physical Therapy: Dr. Chitra Lakshmi K. Balasubramanian recently received a 2008 Neural Control Movement Society Scholarship. He also published "Validation of a speed-based classification system using quantitative measures of walking performance post-stroke" in Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair, Vol. 22, No. 6, (with M.G. Bowden, A.L. Behrman and S.A. Kautz); "Variability in spatiotemporal step characteristics and its relationship to hemiparetic walking performance" in Gait and Posture (with R.R. Neptune and Kautz). Balasubramanian (with Neptune and Kautz) also presented "Evaluation of the neuromotor mechanisms underlying step-length asymmetry patterns during hemiparetic walking using a novel methodology of step-by-step variability in gait data" at the Neural Control of Movement Meeting in Naples, Fla., in May 2008; "Validation of a Speed-Based Classification System Using Quantitative Measures of Walking Performance Post-Stroke," a thematic poster presented with Bowden, Behrman and Kautz at the American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting in Nashville; and (with Kautz) "Muscle activity across asymmetrical groups during hemiparetic walking: Insights into underlying motor control mechanisms" at the Neuromuscular Plasticity Symposium in the College of Public Health and Health professions, at the University of Florida in January 2008.
Dr. James R. Churilla had a paper titled "Resistance Training for Cardiac Patients: Maximizing Rehabilitation" published in the American College of Sport Medicine's Health & Fitness Journal, Vol. 12, No. 6, November/December 2008.
Nursing: Dr. Barbara J. Kruger (with Dr. Nancy Winterbauer and Ryan-Marie Diduk from the Duval County Health Department; Sharon Surrency from Children's Medical Services; Charlotte Temple from the ARC Jacksonville and Terry Brown, a BCH graduate) presented a poster titled "Assessing partnerships within CBPR: Influence on intervention development and delivery" and two papers: "A CBPR-constructed intervention for children and youth with special healthcare needs: Preliminary results from the Family-Nurse Care Coordination Partnership" and "Socratic Method as a participatory public health research method: Examples from the Family-Nurse Care Coordination Partnership" at the American Public Health Association Annual Conference in San Diego.
Dr. Jan Meires (with P. Hoff and B.J. Kruger) presented a peer-reviewed paper on "Portrait of the homebase experience: Continuity in clinical nursing student practice," at the American Association of Colleges in Nursing Baccalaureate Education Conference in San Antonio in December. The abstract was published in the conference proceedings book. Meires also published a peer-reviewed paper (with G. Christopher) on "Treating acute onset of psoriasis" in The Nurse Practitioner, Vol. 33, No. 7, 2008. In addition, she published "Use Your Team's Might to Drive Back Obesity" in The Nurse Practitioner, Vol. 32, No. 5, 2007.
Dr. David G. O'Dell presented "Transforming Care through Scholarly Practice" at the First National Doctors of Nursing Practice Conference in Memphis in October.
Public Health: Dr. Lei-Shih Chen was selected for the 2009 Marquis Who's Who in America.
Dr. Michele Johnson Moore (with C.E. Werch, H. Bian, S. Ames, C. DiClemente, D. Thombs and S. Pokorny) published a paper on "Brief multiple behavior health interventions for older adolescents" in the American Journal of Health Promotion, Vol. 23, No.12, November/December 2008.
Drs. JoAnn Nolin and Mei Zhao (with G.J. Bazzoli, J.P. Clement, R.C. Lindrooth and A. Chukmaitov) published a paper on "Hospital staffing decisions: Does Financial Performance Matter?" in Inquiry, Vol. 45, Fall 2008.
Coggin College of Business
Accounting and Finance: Dr. John Adams' paper titled "Organizational Structure and Managerial Turnover" has been selected for the 2009 McGraw-Hill/Irwin Outstanding Paper Award. This award recognizes an outstanding contribution in research as the best paper in the conference and represents a prestigious achievement. The paper is selected from all papers submitted for consideration in the annual meeting of the Southwestern Finance Association (SWFA) to be held in conjunction with the Federation of Business Disciplines Conference Feb. 28-29 in Oklahoma City.
Dr. Oliver Schnusenberg's co-authored paper, "Oil Prices, SUVs, and Iraq: An Investigation of Automobile Manufacturer Oil Price Sensitivity," has been accepted for publication in the journal Energy Economics. The co-author, Ken Cameron, graduated in December 2006 with an MBA from UNF. When he co-wrote the paper, he was stationed in Bahrain. He is currently a Lt. Cmdr. for a helicopter squadron at Mayport Naval Station.
College of Arts and Sciences
Chemistry and Physics: Dr. Stuart Chalk published two book chapters: "Flow Injection and the Internet - Databases, Instrumentation and Resources," Chapter 12 in "Advances in Flow Analysis," edited by Marek Trojanowicz; and "Flow Analysis Bibiometrics," Chapter 5 in "Advances in Flow Injection Analysis and Related Techniques," edited by Spas Koley and Ian McKelvie.
Dr. Jay Huebner helped organize and present a UNF Sensors Mini-Conference Dec. 11.
Dr. Jane MacGibbon gave an invited talk, "Primordial Black Holes and Other Topics in Black Hole Thermodynamics" at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., in November.
English: Mark Ari published two voice poems, "Handfuls of Change" and "Too Tight Hat," in the November issue of Spoken War (http://www.spokenwar.com/ari1voice.html).
Dr. Mary Baron published "STORYKNIFE: New and Selected Poems" with Sheep Meadow Press, 2008.
Dr. Tiffany Beechy published her poem, "On the Poverty of My Imagination" in the December issue of the journal Rattle.
Dr. Clark Lunberry published an essay titled "The Theater and its Derridean Double: Writing Upon Derrida's Theater of Thought" in the Winter 2008 issue of Rhizomes: Cultural Studies in Emerging Knowledge (http://www.rhizomes.net).
Dr. Bart Welling presented "What Is It Like to Be a Critter?: Eco-Porn, Animal-Borne Imaging Systems, and the Question of Animal Subjectivity" at the Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts in Charlotte.
History: Dr. Elizabeth Lane Furdell gave an invited lecture on the history of diabetes, based on material from her new book, "Fatal Thirst," to the History of Medicine Society at the University of Florida Medical School Dec. 12.
Dr. Theophilus C. Prousis gave the 14th Annual James W. Cunningham Memorial Lecture on Eastern Orthodox History and Culture, at the University of Minnesota in November 2008. The title of his presentation was "Eastern Orthodoxy Under Siege in the Ottoman Levant: A View from Constantinople in 1821."
Mathematics and Statistics: In December, Dr. Beyza Aslan presented a poster titled "Three Dimensional Current Generator Structure of a Mountain Thunderstorm: Analysis of Some Interesting Flashes" at the American Geophysical Union fall meeting in San Francisco.
Dr. Damon Hay was an invited visitor at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va., and gave a talk titled "Noncommutative Peak Phenomena."
Dr. Daniela Genova presented "Modeling Splicing with Forbidding-Enforcing Systems" at the Biomathematical Computing Conference at the Binghamton University campus, Binghamton, N.Y.
Dr. Richard Patterson gave a talk "Summability of Double Independent Random Variables" at Kent State University.
Music: Dr. Krzysztof Biernacki performed a solo voice recital sponsored by Lark Song Recital Series at the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, Canada. He also presented a lecture recital sponsored by EMMA Lecture Series at Flagler College in St. Augustine.
Dr. Gordon Brock's research article of Robert Linn's work for winds, "Partita for Wind Orchestra," was published in the seventh volume of the "Teaching Music through Performance in Band" series, by GIA Publications.
Danny Gottlieb, a member of Gary Sinise's Lt. Dan Band, appeared in the documentary "On the Road in Iraq with our Troops and Gary Sinise" that aired on the FOX News Channel Jan. 10.
Dennis Marks performed at the Tranquility Jazz Festival in Anguilla, British Virgin Islands, in November, with Grammy Award-winning trumpeter Arturo Sandoval.
Philosophy and Religious Studies: Dr. Daniel Callcut published the (edited) book, "Reading Bernard Williams" (Routledge, 2008).
Dr. Chloe Taylor published her monograph, "The Culture of Confession from Augustine to Foucault: A Genealogy of the 'Confessing Animal,'" (Routledge, 2008).
Dr. Rico Vitz presented "Lies, Captivating Lies, and Religious Belief: David Hume on the Learned Elite and 'the Christian Superstition'" at a faculty colloquium at the University of Florida and at the Florida Philosophical Association's annual conference.
Political Science and Public Administration: In December, Nancy Soderberg participated in a task force mission of the Washington Institute to Israel, Jordan, Qatar and Bahrain to discuss instabilities of a nuclear Iran. The report is being prepared for the new administration.
Psychology: Dr. Adam C. Carle published the article "Tolerating Inadequate Alcohol Dependence Measurement: Cross-cultural Invalidity of Alcohol Dependence across Hispanics and Caucasians in 2001 and 2002" in the journal Addictive Behaviors, Vol. 34, pages 43-50, 2009. Carle also (with UNF's Dr. David Jaffee and Deborah Miller) published the article "Engaging Science Students and Changing Academic Achievement with Technology: A Quasi-experimental Preliminary Investigation" in Computers and Education, December 2008. With psychology undergraduate Neil Vaughan, Carle presented the paper "Investigating the Reliability of Questions Measuring Children with Special Health Care Needs' (CSHCN) Receipt of Transition to Adulthood Guidance on the National Survey of CSHCN" at the 14th annual Maternal and Child Health Epidemiology Conference in Atlanta in December. At the same conference, Carle and Stephen J. Blumberg of the National Center for Health Statistics presented the paper "The Well-Being of Children with Special Health Care Needs and their Families: A Latent Variable Approach."
Dr. Iver Iverson (along with N. Ghunayim, A. Kubler, N. Neumann, N. Birbaumer and J. Kaiser) published the article "Conditional Associative Learning Examined in a Paralyzed Patient with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Using Brain-Computer Interface Technology" in the online journal Behavioral and Brain Functions, December 2008. It can be accessed at http://www.behavioralandbrainfunctions.com/content/4/1/53.
Dr. Christopher Leone gave several presentations at the 30th Annual Meeting of the Society of Southeastern Social Psychologists in Greenville, S.C., in November: "One Man's Terrorist ... Cognitive Schemas and Polarized Attitudes About Groups" (with first author S. Lewis along with M. Valente, J. Solari and J. Ford); "Here's to You Mrs. Robinson: Attributions about Childhood Sexual Abuse" (with first author R. Detky along with A. Galarneau, L. Hawkins and D. O'Connor); "Is that your Final Answer? A Closer Look at the Mediators of Thought-induced Attitude Polarization" (with first author L. Bronzo along with O. Aleman and M. Kovar); "Remember No Man is a Failure Who has Friends: Self-esteem and Friendship" (with first author L. Gainey along with M. Wikstrom); "Self-monitoring and Structure in the Workplace: Predicting Job Selection" (with first author M. Evans along with J. McClain); "Fake it 'til you Make it: Self-monitoring and Positive Illusions in the Maintenance of Dating Relationships" (with first author K. Champaigne); and "How Much Abuse is Too Much? Severity of Abuse, Subjective Distress and Perceived Victimization" (with first author L. Hawkins along with S.J. Letson).
Dr. Michael Toglia co-authored a spoken presentation (with C.J. Brainerd, Y. Yang, V.F. Reyna and C. Stahl) titled "Emotion and False Memory: The Cornell/Cortland Norms," which was presented at the annual meeting of the Psychonomic Society Nov. 13-16 in Chicago.
Sociology and Anthropology: Dr. David Jaffee was second co-author (with Carle and Miller) on the article "Engaging Science Students and Changing Academic Achievement with Technology: A Quasi-experimental Preliminary Investigation," which was published in Computers and Education, December 2008.
Dr. Adam Shapiro presented a paper co-authored with Chung-Ping Loh (Economics and Geography) titled "What is the Value of Home- and Community-Based Services to Seniors in Florida? A Contingent Valuation Approach" at the Annual Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America in Washington, D.C.
Dr. Suzanne Simon presented a conference paper, "The Inelegance of Wind Energy: Social and Political Challenges to Wind Park Construction in Oaxaca, Mexico," at the American Anthropological Association's annual meeting in San Francisco.
College of Computing, Engineering and Construction
School of Engineering: Dr. Adel El Safty and Ayman M. Okeil published their paper, "Extending the Service Life of Bridges Using Continuous Decks," in the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute Journal, November 2008.
Jean Fryman was an invited speaker at Argyle Elementary School Dec. 16, speaking to students on "What is an Engineer Anyway?"
Dr. Patrick Welsh received an IBM Faculty Research Award. Areas of research focus include hurricane mitigation and health care systems.
School of Computing: Dr. Sherif Elfayoumy recently published two papers in the American Society of Nephrology's Renal Week in Philadelphia: "Risk Factors for Bacteremia in Dialysis Patients: Data extraction from the 2004 USRDS Dataset" and "Predictors of Bactermia In Hemodialysis Patients with HIV: Analysis of the USRDS 2004 Database" (with R. Sullivan, M. Htike, P. Wludyka, K. Britt, S. Maddirala, R. Mars, V. Urquidi, L. Lambiase, H. Sakhamuri and N.S. Nahman Jr.).
Dr. Kenneth E. Martin was reappointed to a three-year term as one of the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) Representative Directors to the Computer Science Accreditation Board.
Drs. Albert Ritzhaupt and Karthikeyan Umapathy and Lisa Jamba presented and published their paper, "Computing Professional Association Membership: An Exploration of Membership Needs and Motivations," at the Conference on Information Systems Applied Research in November. The paper received a Meritorious Award. Umapathy (with S. Purao, and R. Barton) also published a paper, "Designing Enterprise Integration Solutions - Effectively," in the European Journal of Information Systems, Vol, 17, No. 5, 2008.
Dean's Office: Rebecca Johnson served as a judge for the Florida Institute of Consulting Engineers' Engineering Excellence Awards. Johnson also was an invited speaker at JEA, presenting "Generational Differences in the Workplace; UNF Engineering Marketing and Outreach; Best Recruiting Strategies for New Engineering Graduates" and also at the Florida Engineering Society, where she presented "Job Search Strategies for Students and New Graduates."
Dr. Jerry Merckel, a team chair for the ABET (American Board for Engineering and Technology) Computing Accreditation Commission, recently conducted an accreditation review of a computer science academic program at a leading university.
College of Education and Human Services
Childhood Education: Drs. Lunetta Williams and Katrina Hall presented "Exploring Students' Reading Attitudes" at the National Reading Conference in Orlando.
Leadership, Counseling and Instructional Technology: In December, Dr. Terence Cavanaugh appeared on WJCT 89.9 FM radio's "In Context" show discussing his work on book mapping with the Florida Reading Association (http://www.unf.edu/publicrelations/media_relations/unfradio/). Cavanaugh also had two articles published: "Interactive Maps for Online Learning" in the Journal Computers in the Schools (Fall 2008), and "Word Clouds Educational Tools" in the Florida Reading Journal, Vol. 45, No. 2, Winter 2009. Also his recent book with Nancy Keane, "Tech-Savvy Booktalker," has been published with Libraries Unlimited. The book is about how to use a variety of technologies in creating book talks.