Brooks College of Health
Athletic Training and Physical Therapy: Drs. Peter Magyari and James Churilla will present a poster titled “Prevalence of Metabolic Syndrome among Active Duty Firefighters” at the 55th annual meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine in Indianapolis. The abstract of the presentation will be published in Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, Vol. 40, No. 5. Magyari was also appointed to the ACSM Certification Exam Development Team, and Churilla was named as the associate editor of the ACSM’s Certified News.
School of Nursing: Dr. M. Catherine Hough had an article titled “Learning, Decisions and Transformation in Critical Care Nursing Practice” published in the journal Nursing Ethics, Vol. 15, No. 3, 2008.
Public Health: Dr. Joan Farrell presented a research paper and a daylong workshop titled “Godly Play: Physical, Emotional and Spiritual Responses of Hospitalized Children with Chronic Illness” at the 2008 annual conference for the Association of Professional Chaplins in Pittsburgh in March.
Dr. Michele J. Moore had an article (co-authored by C.E. Werch) titled “Relationship Between Vigorous Exercise Frequency and Substance Use Among First Year Drinking College Students” published in the Journal of American College Health, Vol. 56, No. 6, 2008.
Coggin College of Business
Management: Diane Denslow recently presented a paper co-authored by Dr. Larry Giunipero of Florida State University titled “Nurturing Supplier Diversity in the Fastest Growing Sectors of Small Business” at the 93rd Annual International Supply Management Conference.
Dr. Saurabh Gupta recently had an article titled “End-User Training: What We Know, Need to Know” published in the journal Database.
College of Arts and Sciences
Art and Design: Dr. David Begley presented his paper “Kicking and Screaming: Developing a Digital Media Curriculum” at the American Institute of Graphic Artists Massaging Media 2: Graphic Design Education in the Age of Dynamic Media Conference in Boston in April.
Dr. Emily Arthur Douglass recently served as an invited visiting artist at the University of Colorado. Douglass assisted printmaker Karen Kunc.
Biology: Dr. Dale Casamatta was named the new co-editor of the Physiological Society of America’s Newsletter.
Dr. Matthew Gilg and four of his students presented at the annual Benthic Ecology Meetings in Providence, RI. The students’ poster presentations and Gilg’s oral presentation were given on their research on the biology of invasive green mussels.
Dr. Michael Lentz and four of his students recently presented “Molecular and Morphologic Characterization of Cyanophages from Eutrophic Lakes in Northeast Florida” at the 10th Southeast Regional Virology Conference in Atlanta.
Dr. Judith Ochrietor presented a poster titled "Basigin Gene Products Interact with Each Other in the Vertebrate Retina" at the annual Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology meeting in Ft. Lauderdale. She and four undergraduate students presented the posters “Investigation of ERK Signaling through Basigin Gene Products in Retinal Epithelial Cells,” “Investigation of the Protein-Protein Interaction between Basigin and MCT1 within the C-terminus of the MCT1 Molecule Obtained from Vertebrate Retina” and “Characterization of the Basigin/Basigin-2 Interaction in Mouse Retina” at the Southeast Nerve Net meeting in Atlanta.
Chemistry and Physics: Dr. L. Barry Albright (with co-authors Drs. Michael O. Woodburne, Ted J. Fremd, Carl C. Swisher III, Bruce J. MacFadden and Gary R. Scott) published “Revised Chronostratigraphy and Biostratigraphy of the John Day Formation (Turtle Cove and Kimberly Members), Oregon, with Implications for Updated Calibration of the Arikareean North American Land Mammal Age” in The Journal of Geology, Vol. 116.
Dr. James L. Garner recently published “The Physics of the Natural Philosophers.”
Dr. Lev Gasparov received a three-year National Science Foundation grant titled "RUI: Optical Studies of Magnetic, Charge and Orbital Ordering in Lone-pair Compounds and Magnetite."
Dr. Jay Huebner (along with R.T. Arrieta) received a patent in April for “Sensing Device and Method Using Photo-Induced Charge Movements,” U.S. Patent No. 7,354,700. Huebner and Dr. Nirmal Patel (along with Jason Saredy and Brian Stadelmaier) also published “Odor Sensing with Indium Tin Oxide Thin Films on Quartz Crystal Microbalance” in the peer-reviewed journal Sensors & Transducers, Vol. 91, No. 4.
Communication: Drs. John Davies and Casey Welch (with Dr. Jace Hargis) presented “The Bridge Course Design: Faculty Collaboration, Student-Centered Learning and Cross-Course Formative Assessment” at the International Conference on College Teaching and Learning in Jacksonville in April.
Dr. Christine K. Holland presented her paper “Critical Cultural Theory: Teaching the Global Flow” at the International Conference on College Teaching and Learning in Jacksonville in April.
Dr. John Parmelee published "Candidate Films, Biographical" in the Encyclopedia of Political Communication.
English: Bernadette Gambino presented two papers, “Establishing an Environment Conducive to Civil Discourse in the Freshman English Classroom” and “Fighting Samsara,” at the Writing Matters conference in Baton Rouge in April.
History: Dr. Dale Clifford delivered a paper on "The State of Military History in the Academy" at the annual meeting of the Society for Military History in Ogden, Utah, in April.
Dr. Aaron Sheehan-Dean published an article, "If It Was Not For You I Would Be Willing To Die: The Civil War Correspondence of Michael and Sallie Raysor," in Florida Historical Quarterly, Winter 2008.
Mathematics and Statistics: Dr. Dan Dreibelbis presented “Visualizing Milnor’s Fibration Theorem” at the 2008 Joint Annual Mathematics Association of America, Florida Section, and at the Florida Two Year Colleges Mathematics Association meetings in Lakeland in February. At this same conference, Dr. Daniela Genova presented “Defining Graphs by Subgraphs” and Dr. Scott Hochwald presented two talks, “Harmonic Services, Problems and Solutions Everyone Should Know” and “How Does the MAA Attract & Retain New Members and Increase Attendance at Meetings and at a MathFest?”
Dr. Richard Patterson was an invited researcher and presented a series of colloquiums on “Classical Analysis/Sequence Spaces” at Istanbul Commerce University in Istanbul, Turkey, in March.
Dr. Kening Wang gave a talk titled “An Interactive Substructuring Algorithm for $C_O$ Interior Penalty Methods” at the 32nd Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics Southeast Atlantic Section Conference at the University of Central Florida in Orlando.
Music: Dr. Marc Dickman led the River City Swing Band in a performance with John Pizzarelli at the Jacksonville Jazz Festival in April.
Dennis Marks and Danny Gottlieb performed the house rhythm section for the Jacksonville Jazz Piano Competition in April.
Philosophy: Dr. Daniel Callcut presented "Mill, Sentimentalism and the Problem of Moral Authority" at the Annual Meeting of the Central Division of the American Philosophical Association in Chicago in April.
Political Science and Public Administration: Dr. Hyunsun Choi and Simon Choi presented “Koreans in Suburbia: Economic Stability and Social Assimilation in A Suburban World?” at the Global Decentralization and the New Metropolis Conference at the Virginia Tech Metropolitan Institute in Reston, Va., in April. Choi also published “Luxurious and Poor Miami” in Kook To (Planning and Policy), Vol. 318, South Korea: Korea Research Institute for Human Settlements.
Dr. Paul Harwood presented "Running Scared of SCADA: An Analysis of the Vulnerabilities of America's Infrastructure to Cyberattack" (with Ryan Tesnow) at the Florida Political Science Association meeting in Tampa in April.
Dr. J. Patrick Plumlee was appointed and formally approved in April by the Jacksonville City Council as a member of the City of Jacksonville Ethics Commission.
Dr. Darren Wheeler presented his paper “Checking Presidential Detention Power in the War on Terror: What Should We Expect from the Judiciary?” at the Florida Political Science Association Conference in St. Petersburg in April.
Psychology: Dr. Tes Tuason published “Those Who Were Born Poor: A Qualitative Study of Philippine Poverty" in the Journal of Counseling Psychology, Vol. 55, No. 2, and "Expressive Group Therapy with At-risk African American Adolescent Girls" in the International Journal of Adolescence and Youth, Vol. 14. Tuason also made three paper presentations to the 2008 International Counseling Psychology Conference in Chicago in March. She was a convener of the symposium titled "What Can Counseling Psychologists Do in Unjust Worlds?" and presented “What Happens to Us? Families Left Behind by Overseas Workers" and "Transitional Issues for Counseling Psychology Students: Studying and Working Abroad in a Changing World.” She also made poster presentations with counseling graduate students at the conference, co-presenting "Parenting in Filipino Transnational Families" and "Attachment in Long Distance Romantic Relationships: A Qualitative Study of Security, Intimacy and Jealousy."
Dr. Susana Urbina published “A Tale of Two Minds,” a review of the book “A History of Modern Experimental Psychology: From James and Wundt to Cognitive Science.” The review was published in PsycCRITIQUES - Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books, Vol. 53, No 8, Article 2. Urbina also served as the discussant at an American Educational Research Association (AERA) symposium on the legacy of Anne Anastasi in New York City.
Dr. Adam Carle (with R.E. Millsap and D.A. Cole) published “Measurement Bias Across Gender on the Children’s Depression Inventory: Evidence for Invariance from Two Latent Variable Models” in Education and Psychological Measurement, Vol. 68.
Drs. David Jaffee, Adam Carle, Rick Phillips and L. Paltoo published “Intended and Unintended Consequences of Freshman Learning Communities: An Initial Investigation” in the Journal of The First-Year Experience & Students in Transition, Vol. 20.
Sociology and Anthropology: Dr. Krista Paulsen presented the paper “Making a Market Feel at Home: Assumptions and Implications of Model Home Merchandising” at the conference A Suburban World? in Reston, Va. This international, interdisciplinary conference was sponsored by the Virginia Tech Metropolitan Institute.
World Languages: Dr. Kyle Echols presented “La re-escritura de Quisqueya: Los poetas afro-dominicanos y la lucha contra el indianismo oficial, 1925-45” at the Modern Language Association meeting in Chicago in December 2007.
Dr. Jorge Febles’ essay “La canción popular como gesto discursivo en la narrativa de Roberto G. Fernández” appeared in the Selected Proceedings of the International Conference on Caribbean Studies (Nov. 2-5, 2006). Febles also presented “Hijastro de Caín: Cabrerainfantilismos de Roberto G. Fernández” at the 38th annual conference of the Popular Culture Association and the American Culture Association in San Francisco in March.
Dr. Renée Scott published “Desarraigo e identidad: el immigrante judío en La piel del alma.” The essay appeared in Memoria histórica, género e intersciplinariedad. Los estudios hispánicos en el siglo XXI, edited by Santiago Juan Navarro and Joan Torres-Pou and published by Madrid’s Biblioteca Nueva, 2008.
College of Computing, Engineering and Construction
School of Engineering: Principal Investigator Dr. Daniel Cox, along with Lad Daniels (industry partner) and Nikolaos Kodogianidis (UNF student) attended the National Science Foundation PFI Grantees Workshop in Washington, D.C., March 30 to April 1. More than 200 Partnerships for Innovation Program NSF grant recipients attended the workshop, which featured a full agenda of prominent speakers, breakout sessions for research and programmatic topics and poster sessions.
Dr. Adel El-Safty gave an invited presentation at the Jacksonville MENSA Chapter on “Repair of Concrete Structures.” El-Safty also presented two papers at the American Society of Civil Engineering’s Crossing Borders - 2008 Structures Congress: “Forensic Investigation of a Bridge Construction Scaffolding Collapse” (with Michael Zinszer and George Morcous) and “Extending the Service Life of Bridges Using FRP Repaired Beams and Continuous Decks.”
Jean Fryman organized the second annual Egg Drop Competition for fifth graders from Sallye B. Mathis and S. P. Livingston elementary schools. The event was co-sponsored by HDR Engineering Inc.
School of Computing: Dr. Albert Ritzhaupt published three papers: “Leveraging Laptops in Florida Middle Schools: Changes in Instructional Practice and Student Technology Use” in the Florida League of Middle Schools Journal; “Effective Institutional and Instructional Practices in Online Community College Business Education” (with S.M. Wilcox) in Business Education Forum; and “A Hybrid and Novel Approach to Teaching Computer Programming in MIS Curriculum” (with T.G. Gill, S. Negash, M. Whitman, A. Woszczynski, K. Hoganson, H. Mattord) in the Handbook of Distance Learning for Real-Time and Asynchronous Information Technology Education (pages 278-300), published by Idea Group Reference in Hershey, Pa.
Dr. Charles Winton served as the chief judge for the Georgia Region Botball Educational Robotics Tournament held at Mercer University in April.
College of Education and Human Services
Leadership, Counseling and Instructional Technology: Dr. Sebastian Foti presented "Portfolios and the Emergent Self" at the E-Portfolio 2008 conference in Montreal in May.
Dr. John J. Venn has been appointed as interim chair of the Department of Leadership, Counseling and Instructional Technology. His one-year appointment will begin July 1.
Dr. George Corrick, Leadership Emeritus, presented “Leading Deaf Education: Challenge, Opportunity, Burden” as keynote speaker at the annual national meeting of the Conference of Educational Administrators of Schools and Programs for the Deaf in Great Falls, Mont., in April.
Dr. Betty Bennett recently discussed the anti-bullying bill, the Jeffrey Johnston Stand Up for All Students Act, on WJXT’s "Ask the UNF Expert."
Exceptional Student and Deaf Education: Dr. Donald Moores was Ph.D. dissertation committee chair for Jessteene Clifford at Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C. The title was “The Instructional Episodes of Itinerant Teachers of Students Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing.” Dr. Clifford successfully defended her dissertation and is Moore’s last Gallaudet Ph.D. advisee.
Dr. Karen Patterson recently discussed autism on WJXT’s "Ask the UNF Expert." Childhood Education: Dr. Lunetta Williams presented “Engaging Boys in Literacy: Gaining Insight through Book Selections” at the International Reading Association conference in Atlanta in May.
Dr. Jacqueline Batey recently discussed the benefits of play dates for kids on WJXT’s “Ask the UNF Expert.”
Drs. Christine Weber and Laurel Stanley are organizing the WOGI (Working on Gifted Issues) Culminating Institute, which will take place at the World Golf Village June 9-10.
UNF Counseling Center
Dr. Terry DiNuzzo has been elected president of the International Association of Counseling Services (IACS) for 2008-2009. DiNuzzo is currently vice president and serves as chair of the IACS Board of Accreditation.
Dr. Lindsay Leonard recently received her doctoral degree from the University of Florida in counselor education. Her dissertation was titled “Trauma Therapists’ Quality of Life: The Impact of Individual and Workplace Factors on Compassion Fatigue and Compassion Satisfaction.” She also published an article titled “Benefits of a Holistic Wellness Group Counseling Model for Girls at Risk for Delinquency: An Exploratory Study” in the Journal of Humanistic Counseling, Education, and Development.
University Police Department
Assistant Chief John Dean was formally commended by Chief Peter Paulding with the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation as Assessor of the Year for 2007. There are only a select few to join the ranks of accreditation assessors in the state.