Brooks College of Health
No submissions this month.
Coggin College of Business
Accounting and Finance: In October, Dr. Charles Calhoun attended the first Forum of International Accountancy Regulators in Boston where he presented a paper, “Efforts to Improve International Mobility.” The forum was sponsored by the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy.
Dr. Lynn Jones’ co-authored article, “Master Limited Partnership Investments: Characteristics, Tax Issues, and Choices,” will appear in the December CPA Journal.
Marketing and Logistics: Dr. David Cantor’s paper titled “Decision Making in the Supply Chain: Examining Problem Solving Approaches and Information Availability" (with John Macdonald) has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Operations Management. The paper will appear next year in Issue No. 3 or 4.
Dr. Adel El-Ansary was invited to speak at the Jagdish N. Seth Symposium at Emory University in November. El-Ansary and Dr. Greg Gundlach’s invited commentary “Contributions of Professor Jagdish Seth to the Field of Relationship Marketing: An Integrative and Illustrative Framework” was published in Relationship Marketing Research, Legends in Marketing Series: Jagdish N. Seth, by Encore Publishing, 2008. Gundlach also was an expert witness for the plaintiff in last year's Supreme Court case, Pereira, Joseph “Price-Fixing Makes Comeback After Supreme Court Ruling,” Wall Street Journal, published Aug. 18, p. A1. In addition, Gundlach contributed five articles to the marketing literature in 2008:
“Introduction to the American Antitrust Institute’s Symposium on Buyer Power” (with Albert Foer), in a forthcoming special issue of the Antitrust Bulletin; “AMA’s New Definition of Marketing, Perspective and Commentary on the 2007 Revision” (with William L. Wilkie), Journal of Public Policy & Marketing, forthcoming; “The American Marketing Association’s New Definition of Marketing: Perspectives on its Implications for Scholarship and the Role and Responsibility of Marketing in Society,” Journal of Public Policy & Marketing, Vol. 26, No. 3, 2008; “Buyer Power, The Next Antitrust Agenda: The American Antitrust Institute’s Transition Report on Competition Policy to the 44th President of the United States,” by Vandeplas Publishing. Sharing the credit with Gundlach for an article published in the leading journal of the field, Journal of Business Logistics, are Drs. Robert Frankel, Yemisi Bolumole and Reham Eltantawy in Marketing and Logistics and Antony Paulraj in Management for their article “The Domain and Scope of Supply Chain Management’s Foundational Disciplines” in Insights and Issues to Advance Research, Vol. 29, No. 1, 2008.
College of Arts and Sciences
Communication: Bobbi Reid Doggett gave a presentation titled “Transforming the Classroom into a Real-Life Public Relations/Advertising Agency” at the Communication Across the Disciplines Convention, sponsored by the Florida Communication Association in Gainesville. At the same convention, Christine K. Holland gave a presentation titled “Engaging Students Beyond the Classroom Walls: Transformational Service Learning in a Small Group Communication Class.”
Drs. Judith J. Sayre and Reetu Grewal gave a presentation titled “Starting the talk: An exploration of electronic chart prompts to initiate physician/patient palliative care discussions” at American Academy on Communication in Healthcare and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine in Madison, Wis.
Criminology and Criminal Justice: Dr. Daniel Pontzer submitted four encyclopedia articles titled "Amphetamines," "Bombings," "Drug Paraphernalia" and "Innocence Projects," which were in the “Forensic Science Encyclopedia” published by Salem Press in October 2008.
Dr. Christine E. Rasche received the 2008 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Division of Women and Crime of the American Society of Criminology.
English: Dr. Marnie Jones presented a paper “Translating Prince Caspian and The Golden Compass from Fiction to Film: Negotiating Theological Issues in a Secular Medium” at the Popular Culture Association in the South/American Culture Association in the South Conference in Louisville in October.
Dr. Tru Leverette published “Guess Who’s Welcome to Dinner: Contemporary Interracial Romance and the New Racism” in Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture, Vol. 8, No. 4, fall 2008 (online).
Dr. Clark Lunberry, published his poem “Words Away: A Poem in 125 Parts,” in E•ratio online at www.eratiopostmodernpoetry.com .
Dr. Betsy Nies presented a paper “Exploring the Works of Northeast Florida with Duval County’s Public School Teachers” at the Florida College English Association in Ybor City, Fla., in October.
History: Dr. Elizabeth Furdell published “Fatal Thirst: Diabetes in Britain Until Insulin,” by Brill Academic Press. She also presented a paper titled "The Family Physician: A Victorian Manual for Health" at the International Conference on the Book in Washington, D.C.
Dr. Aaron Sheehan-Dean published “The Concise Historical Atlas of the U.S. Civil War” with Oxford University Press. He was also named series editor for “A Nation Divided: The Civil War Era” at the University of Virginia Press.
Mathematics and Statistics: Dr. Beyza Aslan presented a talk titled “The Change in Electric Potential Due to Lightning” at the American Mathematical Society 2008 Fall Southeastern meeting at the University of Alabama in Huntsville.
Music: In October, Dr. Krzysztof Biernacki performed a solo voice recital at Carnegie Hall including works by Mozart, Donizetti, Puccini, Moniuszko, Tchaikovsky and Wagner.
Dr. Nick Curry performed at the College Music Society National Conference; and with Trio Florida (with pianist Gary Smart and violinist Simon Shiao) on the UNF campus, in Amelia Island and on the EMMA music masters-lectures and recital series at Flagler College. He was also the continuo cellist for the Jacksonville premiere of the Monteverdi’s “Vespers of 1610.”
Dr. Marc Dickman was a featured artist at the 2008 Amelia Island Jazz Festival.
Dennis Marks performed in October at the club Snug Harbor, considered the top jazz club in New Orleans. He also performed with Grammy Award winning trumpeter Arturo Sandoval at Dartmouth College and at the club Iridium in New York City.
Dr. Cara Tasher brought the UNF Chorale, Chamber Singers and Women's Chorus to perform in the Jacksonville Intercollegiate Choral Festival. She conducted the Jacksonville premiere of Monteverdi's “Vespers of 1610” with the UNF Chamber Singers in November. The UNF Women's Chorus participated in the American Choral Director's Association state conference in Lake Mary, Fla.
Dr. Randy Tinnin published George Frideric Handel’s “‘Let the Bright Seraphim: Thoughts on Modern Performance” in the International Journal of the Arts in Society, Vol. 3, No. 1, 2008.
Philosophy: Dr. Mitchell Haney published “On the Need for Theory in Business Ethics” in Normative Theory and Business Ethics, Rowman and Littlefield.
Dr. Rico Vitz presented his paper "Lies, Captivating Lies, and Religious Belief: Hume on the Learned Elite and the Christian Superstition” at the Western Regional meeting of the Society of Christian Philosophers.
Political Science and Public Administration: Dr. Hyunsun Choi published an article, “Minneapolis with Arts and Lakes”, in the Korean journal Kook To (Planning and Policy), Vol. 324, October 2008.
Dr. David Schwam-Baird delivered a paper titled “The Real Meaning of the ‘Shia Crescent’ for U.S. Foreign Policy: America's Middle East Policy as a Victim of its Own Success” at the 26th Annual Meeting of the Association for Third World Studies held at Millersville University in Lancaster, Pa.
In November, Dr. Pamela Zeiser served on the National Screening Committee for Fulbright Awards, specifically the committee for graduate study in Ireland.
Psychology: Dr. Adam C. Carle and Stephen J. Blumberg of the National Center for Health Statistics presented a keynote address at the Alfred I DuPont Hospital for Children, Pediatrics, titled “The Impact of Complex Needs on the Well-Being of Children with Special Health Care Needs and their Families.” With Lauren Levine and Dr. Julia A. Watkins from Nutrition and Dietetics, he also presented “Disparities in Barriers to Substance Abuse Treatment Across Native Hawaiians/Pacific Islanders and Asians” at the 136th Annual Meeting and Exposition of the American Public Health Association in San Diego.
Drs. Dominik Gűss and Tes Tuason published a chapter titled “A Cultural-Psychological Theory of Suicide Terrorism and What to Do about Suicide Terrorism” in Global Community: Global Security, Rodopi Publishers.
Dr. Iver Iversen was guest lecturer and gave several presentations about his research on communication learning in paralyzed people and motor-skill learning in chimpanzees at the University of Oslo and Akershus University in Oslo in October.
Dr. Christopher Leone gave a symposium presentation at the 30th Annual Meeting of the Society of Southeastern Social Psychologists. His presentation was titled “Social Psychology and Mentoring: Cultivating Today’s Students and Tomorrow’s Scholars.” He also chaired a symposium on “Thriving and Surviving: Graduate Training and Careers in Social Psychology.”
Dr. Michael Toglia received the Distinguished Service Award from Phi Eta Sigma, the national freshman honor society, at their National Convention held in Louisville in October.
Sociology and Anthropology: Drs. Melissa D. Hargrove and JeffriAnne Wilder organized and participated in the inaugural forum for their collaborative series, Deconstructing “Race” in the 21st Century, titled “Examining the Intersections of Race, Class and Gender in the Presidential Election.” Among the invited forum panelists was UNF anthropologist Dr. Ron Kephart and Dr. Henry Thomas of Political Science and Public Administration.
Dr. Rick Phillips published an article titled “De Facto Congregationalism and Mormon Missionary Outreach: An Ethnographic Case Study” in the Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion.
College of Computing, Engineering and Construction
Construction Management: Dr. John Dryden was recently appointed to the Advisory Committee of the Florida Department of Health Bureau of Onsite Sewage Programs Research Review.
School of Engineering: Dr. Adel El Safty (with Russell Coby, Upul Attanayake and Khalid Yousri) presented and published their paper “Shear Strengthening of Reinforced Concrete Bridge Girders with FRP Laminates” at the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute – Federal Highway Administration National Bridge Conference, in October. El Safty also taught Professional Engineering exam review sessions for 50 engineers in Orlando on steel design, concrete design, structural analysis, strength of materials and seismic events.
Dr. Thobias Sando (with Geophrey Mbatta and Ren Moses) published their paper “Developing Transit Station Design Criteria with a Focus on Intermodal Connectivity” in the Journal of Transportation Research Forum, Vol. 47, No. 3.
Dr. Pat Welsh participated in the board of directors meeting of the Southeast Coastal Ocean Observing Regional Association (SECOORA) and was selected as the chairman of the SECOORA Science Committee in October. Welsh also participated in the Board of Governors meeting of the IBM Research LA Grid Summit meeting and presented UNF’s research activities on hurricane mitigation in October.
School of Computing: Drs. Albert Ritzhaupt and Karthikeyan Umapathy, and Lisa Jamba presented and published their paper “An Investigation of the AITP Membership Using the Ideal Computing Association Survey” at the Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP) meeting in October.
Academic Research Technology Services: Donald Cowart, Terry Smith and Michael Weeks presented a seminar on high-performance computing, "Building a Beowulf Cluster Using Ubuntu Linux," at the Jacksonville Linux Users Group meeting in October.
Dean’s Office: Dr. Jerry Merckel gave two invited presentations, “Keys to Success” to the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers student chapter and “How to Secure Research Funding,” in a faculty forum sponsored by Office of Research and Sponsored Programs.
College of Education and Human Services
Foundations and Secondary Education: Dr. Richard Chant and his wife, Antonia, a first-grade teacher at Chets Creek Elementary, presented a session at the National Council for the Social Studies Conference in November in Houston. The session, “Everything Comes from Something, A Literacy-based Lesson on Natural Resources,” demonstrated teaching activities that integrate geography concepts, children’s literature and critical thought.
Dr. Cassandra Etgeton presented a session titled "Teaching Algebra to People Who Don't Think Like Me” at the Florida Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Convention in downtown Jacksonville in October.
Drs. Marianne and Lehman Barnes presented a session titled “Action Research for Better Science Teaching” at the first annual Southwestern New Mexico Science Teachers Association meeting at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, N.M., in November.
Childhood Education: Dr. Wanda Hedrick presented a paper to the College Reading Association in Sarasota (with co-authors, Drs. Janis Harmon and Karen Wood). The title of the presentation was “An Investigation of Word Walls: Perceptions of Middle School Students and Instructional Potential.” Hedrick also presented research findings at the National Reading Conference in Orlando, again with co-authors Harmon and Wood. The title of the presentation was “An Investigation of Current Reading Programs for Middle and High School Students.” The trio also recently published an article titled “Prominent Content Vocabulary Strategies and What Secondary Pre-service Teachers Think About Them” in Reading Psychology, Vol. 29, Issue 5, 2008.
Dr. Christine Weber presented a session with a colleague on “Working on Gifted Issues: The WOGI Project” and another session “The Working on Gifted Issues Parent Workshops” with Dr. Laurel Stanley at the National Association for Gifted Children Annual Convention in Tampa in October. Weber also co-authored a white paper with a colleague from Volusia County titled “Rising to the Challenge: Supporting Gifted Education in Florida,” which was disseminated to educational leaders in Florida at the conference.
Office of Educational Field Experiences: Crystal Timmons and Maria Ramdas conducted two days of Clinical Educator Training at the Discovery School in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, in November. The workshop is a follow-up of an earlier trip to Honduras this year by Drs. Otilia Salmon and John Kemppainen to establish international sites in Central America where College of Education and Human Service’s interns are able to gain valuable experience in working with learners of other cultures.
Office of the Dean: Dr. Marsha Lupi co-presented “Connecting Special Education Pedagogy to Leadership” at the Annual Conference of the Teacher Education Division of the Council for Exceptional Children in Dallas in November. Lupi also participated on a panel on Legal Advocacy and the Role of the Special Education Professor presenting to doctoral students during their annual one-day meeting at the TED conference.
Intercultural Center for PEACE: Dr. Oupa Seane published “Overthrowing Robert Mugabe” in Global Peace, an international journal of philosophy, peace, education, culture and civilization, Vol. 8, No. 1, September 2008.