Brooks College of Health
Athletic Training & Physical Therapy: Dr. Ann C. Noonan recently received the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Credentialed Clinical Trainer status. This credential entitles her to teach APTA's Clinical Instructor Credentialing Program to clinical educators who meet the specified qualifications. She is one of only three individuals in Florida qualified to provide this course.
Dean's Office: Dr. Pamela Chally presented "Healthcare Teams: Collegial, Competent, Caring and Courageous" at the 26th Annual National Faculty Development Course sponsored by the American Academy on Communication in Healthcare at UNF.
Coggin College of Business
Accounting & Finance: Dr. Charles Calhoun recently returned from Katmandu, Nepal, where he represented the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy and the International Federation of Accountants at the Consultative Advisory Group of the International Accounting Education Standards Board in May. Also that month, he made a presentation to a roundtable of Nepal government ministers and officers of the Congress of Asian Pacific Accountants (CAPA), hosted by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nepal (ICAN). Calhoun also made a presentation to a joint meeting of the Boards of Directors of CAPA and the Southeast Asian Federation of Accountants. And he presented "International Accounting Education Standards in Support of International Accounting and Reporting Standards" at the CAPA-ICAN International Conference, Integrating Nepalese Profession with the Outside World. In addition, Calhoun presented "Licensing Non-U.S. Professionals" at the Southeast Regional meeting of the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) in June in Asheville, N.C.
Management: Dr. Reza Vaghefi presented "Keiretsu-effect in Globalization: An Effective Implementation of Strategy, Structure and Execution in Global Markets" at the Intellectbase International Consortium Conference in Nashville, Tenn., in May. The paper was selected to appear in the International Handbook of Academic Research and Teaching.
Marketing & Logistics: Drs. Adel El-Ansary and A. Coskun "Josh" Samli served on the Academy of Marketing Science President's Special Session titled Historical Overview of Topical Marketing Issues at the academy's annual conference in May in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Samli also received the Harold Berkman Distinguished Service Award at the annual conference of the Academy of Marketing Science.
College of Arts and Sciences
Art & Design: Dr. Karen Carter presented "Poster Mania in Turn-of-the-Century Paris'' at theLibrary of Congress in Washington, D.C.
Vanessa Cruz virtually presented a paper in May at the 2008 International Conference on the Arts in Society at the Birmingham Institute of Art and Design in England.
Nofa Dixon's exhibition, "Nofa Dixon: Sculpture," was held in May through June at Florida Community College at Jacksonville.
Emily Arthur Douglass was recently curator of "Co-Action UNF: Student Exhibition" at the Grange Cultural Center of Atlantic Beach.
Stephen Heywood had exhibitions at theWestmorland Arts & Heritage Festival's National Juried Exhibition in Latrobe, Penn., and the Westmorland County Community College and National Juried Exhibition in Youngwood, Penn. He also served as curator of "Co-Action UNF: Student Exhibition" at the Grange Cultural Center of Atlantic Beach.
Paul Karabinis' "Digital Art in the Post-Digital Age: Works from Florida Faculty" has been included at the Dorothy Jenkins Gallery in the Polk Museum of Art in Lakeland (May through September).
Biology: Dr. Matthew Gilg received two-year funding from the National Science Foundation for his "Genotype Specific Fertilization Success: Testing the Hypothesis of Reinforcement in the Rapid Evolution of a Reproductive Protein."
Chemistry: Dr. Barry Albright received grants from the National Geographic Society and the U.S. Department of the Interior's Bureau of Land Management to conduct fieldwork in a remote region of Southern Utah, and the Charleston Scientific and Cultural Education Fund to conduct geological/paleontological research.
Criminology & Criminal Justice: Dr. Alicia Sitren published "The Jail and the Community: Comparing Jails in Rural and Urban Contexts" with Dr. Brandon Applegate in The Prison Journal, Vol. 88.
English: Dr. Chris Gabbard published "‘What He Found Not Monsters, He Made So': The I-word and The Bathos of Exclusion" in the Journal of Literary Disability, Vol. 2, No. 1.
History: Dr. David Courtwright served as moderator for "American Snapshot, 1935-1943," a Much Ado About Books panel sponsored by the Jacksonville Public Library.
Dr. Aaron Sheehan-Dean participated in the conference "Recovering Forgotten History: The Image of East-Central Europe in American Textbooks" at the Lazarski School of Commerce and Law in Warsaw, Poland, in June.
Mathematics & Statistics: Dr. Elena Buzaianu gave the lecture, "On Selecting Among Binomial Populations" at the International Indian Statistical Association Conference in Hartford, Conn.
Dr. Richard Patterson presented the paper, "Matrix Characterizations of Bounded Variation via Double Subsequences and Stretchings" at Istanbul Commerce University in Istanbul, Turkey.
Dr. Pali Sen presented "Characterization of the Central Limit Theorem by the Burmann Power Series" at the Mathematics Workshop on Sequence Spaces and Applications and at Istanbul Commerce University in Istanbul, Turkey.
Music: Dr. Gordon R. Brock directed the UNF Wind Ensemble in their debut concert at Carnegie Hall in June as featured artists at Carnegie's Excellence in Education Concert Series.
Political Science & Public Administration: Dr. Matthew Corrigan's book, "American Royalty: The Bush and Clinton Families and the Danger to the American Presidency," was published by Palgrave Macmillan in May.
Dr. David Schwam-Baird lectured on "Separation of Church and State in the United States and France" in Nantes, France, for the "Nantes-U.S.A. Festival," sponsored by the Nantes-Seattle-Jacksonville Association in May.
Psychology: Dr. Iver Iverson presented "Teaching Chimpanzees to Draw, Sort Objects, Solve Finger Mazes, Intercept Targets, and Copy Images Using Computerized Touch-monitor Technology" at the Symposium on Comparative Cognitive Science, "Primate Origins of Human Mind," in Kyoto, Japan, in May.
Sociology & Anthropology: Dr. David Jaffee (with Adam C. Carle, Richard Phillips and Lucy Paltoo) published "Intended and Unintended Consequences of First-Year Learning Communities: An Initial Investigation" in the Journal of the First-Year Experience & Students in Transition, Vol. 20.
Dr. Ronald Lukens-Bull was awarded a Fulbright Senior Scholar Grant in Islamic Studies for 2008-2009. He will lecture and conduct research on current trends in Islamic education in Indonesia at the State Islamic Institute of North Sumatra in Medan, Indonesia.
World Languages: Dr. Renée Scott published "Los Trastornos Alimenticios en el Discurso de las Escritoras Latinoamericanas" in Porzecanski, Teresa (ed.) El Cuerpo y sus Espejos: Estudios Antropológico-culturales, 2008.
College of Computing, Engineering and Construction
Building Construction Management: In cooperation with the Canadian Ministry of Transportation in Quebec, Dr. Mag Malek and James Sorce conducted a study-abroad course on Highway Construction for 18 construction management students. In addition, Malek led the effort to establish a UNF-American University of Cairo Educational Partnership Agreement for the purpose of faculty and student exchange activities (any faculty member interested in details should contact Malek).
Dean's Office: Drs. Neal Coulter, Imeh Ebong, Pat Welsh, Arturo Sanchez and Jerry Merckel visited IBM Boca Raton in May to report on the status of the joint UNF-IBM research program on grid computing. Discussions also included the possibility of other collaborative efforts between IBM and UNF.
School of Engineering: Drs. Chiu Choi and Jerry Merckel visitedTaiyuan University of Science and Technology (TYUST) located in Taiyuan, China. A UNF-TYUST Educational Partnership Agreement was completed for the purpose of faculty and student exchange activities. Any faculty member interested in details should contact either Choi or Merckel.
College of Education and Human Services
Leadership, Counseling & Instructional Technology: Dr. Terence Cavanaugh recently had two articles published: "Mapping Literature: Integrating GIS and Reading," by the American Library Association's Knowledge Quest, and "Online Personal Book Cataloging," in the Florida Reading Quarterly. Cavanaugh has also conducted presentations and workshops for CIRT's "Teaching Online Seminar" and an in-service workshop on "Mapping Technology and Literature" for St. Johns County librarians and reading coaches.
Dr. Jennifer Kane appeared on WJXT Channel 4's "Ask the UNF Expert" to discuss how to choose a sport for children. She will also discuss this same issue on "In Context." For more information, go to http://www.unf.edu/publicrelations/media_relations/tv_news_coverage/index.html# SummerHealth . Dr. Sebastian Foti recently spoke at the European Distance and E-Learning conference (EDEN) in Lisbon, Portugal, on "Facing Culture Diversity in e-Learning."
Childhood Education: Dr. Lunetta Williams discussed how to engage boys in reading on WJXT Channel 4's "Ask the UNF Expert." For more information, go to http://www.unf.edu/publicrelations/media_relations/tv_news_coverage/ index.html# SummerHealth .
Foundations & Secondary Education: Drs. Marianne and Lehman Barnes facilitated a meeting of New Mexico higher education faculty at the statewide action research conference in Taos, N.M., in June. The state of New Mexico funds action research projects through the Center for Teaching Excellence at Eastern New Mexico University, and this meeting was the inaugural effort to form a higher education network to work together and support K-12 projects.
Student Health Services: Doreen Perez presented "ACHA/ ANCC Partners in College Health Nursing: The Recognition Process" at the annual meeting of American College Health Association in June.