Brooks College of Health
Athletic Training & Physical Therapy:
Dr. Chitra Balasubramanian was interviewed on Channel 4 WJXT’s "Ask the UNF Expert" segment May 26. She discussed falls in the elderly.
Dr. James R. Churilla secured a three-month summer contract with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta. He is working with Dr. Earl Ford, a renowned epidemiologist from the CDC’s behavioral surveillance branch, on conducting epidemiological studies in the area of physical activity and health.
Dr. Peter Magyari had a paper titled “Osteoporosis and Osteopenia: An Exercise Professional’s Guide to Proactive Bone Health” published in the educational arm of the American College of Sports Medicine Journals, ACSM’s Certified News, Vol. 19, No. 2, April-June 2009.
Dr. Rose Marie Rine was the featured invited lecturer at the annual meeting of the British Society of Audiology, Paediatric Balance Interest Group, in Sheffield, England, in May. She presented her work on balance and vestibular issues in children—evaluation and intervention. She also (along with collaborators Heather Barksdale, Krista Filsinger, Kim Jones, and Melissa Kirn) presented “Vision and Balance Impairments in Children with Otitis Media with Effusion,” in poster format, at the annual conference of the American Physical Therapy Association in Baltimore, in June. Collaborators included Dr. Gary Josephson, Anne Mull and Laurie Duckworth from Nemours’ Children’s Clinic. The work was supported in part by the Brook’s Professorship awarded to Rine and by Nemour’s Children’s Clinic.
The Sulzbacher Center, one of Northeast Florida’s only providers of comprehensive services for homeless men, women and children, named Dr. Pamela S. Chally to its board of directors.
Coggin College of Business
Accounting and Finance:
Drs. John MacArthur, Jeffrey Michelman and Bobby Waldrup published an article titled “Does Your Costing System Need a Tune-up? A CIO Gives New Energy to an Activity-Based Costing Initiative” in Strategic Finance, Vol. 90, No. 12.
Career Management Center:
Lisa LaPorte was selected to present at the Florida Career Professionals Association (FCPA) annual conference in Orlando in June. LaPorte led a workshop featuring the Coggin College of Business Career Management Center’s S.T.A.R. (Skills to Achieve Results) program and instructed other FCPA members on how a professional skills development program can drive recruiting efforts on campus so that both students and recruiters have more success in making career connections.
The UNFSIFE Team again finished in the top 16 teams in the nation during the SIFE National Competition in Philadelphia in May. Dr. Fred Pragasam, faculty adviser of the UNFSIFE team, was inducted into the SIFE Hall of Fame for his notable contributions, service and commitments to the UNFSIFE team.
Marketing and Logistics:
Dr. A. Coskun “Josh” Samli presented a paper titled “Marketing Implications of Coping with Islamic Extremism” at the annual conference of the Academy of Marketing Science. Samli also chaired a track and session at the same conference, which was held in Baltimore. His track/session was “The Outreach of Marketing.” Samli also recently published his 20th book, titled “International Entrepreneurship” (published by Springer). In addition, Samli presented a paper at the Macromarketing International Conference at the University of Agder in Norway. The paper, “Developing Infrastructures for Economic Progress, Market Development and Entrepreneurship,” was also published in the proceedings of the conference.
College of Arts and Sciences
Dr. Greg Ahearn and co-authors published a paper in the Journal of Experimental Biology titled “Identification of a Novel Sodium-dependent Fructose Transport Activity in the Hepatopancreas of the Atlantic Lobster Homarus Americanus.”
Dr. John Hatle co-presented a poster, “Life-extending Ovariectomy Increases Fat Body Mass, but Probably not Nutrient Allocation to Muscle, in Grasshoppers” at the annual meeting of the American Aging Association in Scottsdale, Ariz.
Chemistry and Physics:
Dr. Barry Albright gave two talks at a conference in Utah on Advances in Western Interior Late Cretaceous Paleontology and Geology: “Locating the Late Cretaceous Santonian-Campanian Stage Boundary using Magnetic Polarity Stratigraphy” and “A Summary of Fossil Vertebrates Recovered from the Tropic Shale.” The conference was sponsored by the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.
Dr. Lev Gasparov had a paper, “Hybrid Density Functional Theory Applied to Magnetite: Crystal Structure, Charge Order and Phonons,” published in Physical Review B, Vol. 79, No. 205103 (2009), available online at http://link.aps.org/doi/10.1103/PhysRevB.79.205103 .
Dr. Jay Huebner presented "Photoelectric Chemical and Microbe Sensors; Technology Invented in Jacksonville" at the Learning Tools for the 21st Century conference at Edward Waters College in April. Huebner and Dr. Nirmal Patel filed a U.S. Patent application for “Quartz Crystal Microbalance with Nanocrystalline Oxide Semiconductor Thin Films and Method of Detecting Vapors and Odors Including Alcoholic Beverages, Explosive Materials and Volatilized Chemical Compounds.” In addition, the sensor paper published by Patel and Huebner in April 2008 was cited for being among the “Annual 10 Best Articles Award” for the past year in the Sensors and Transducers Journal.
Dr. Hyung-Seok Lee published an article with co-authors titled “Roles of Media Exposure and Interpersonal Experiences on Country Brand: The Mediated Risk Perception Model” in the Journal of Promotion Management, Vol. 15, Nos. 1 and 2, January 2009.
Dr. John Parmelee published "A Better Man for a Better America: Presidential Campaign Films as a Mirror of Society” in the Atlantic Journal of Communication, Vol. 17, Issue 2. He also gave a presentation titled "Media Pluralism by Default: The Case of Moldovan" at the annual convention of the International Communication Association in Chicago.
Dr. Nicholas de Villiers presented “Anno’s Camera-Eye: Sexuality, Youth, and Inoculation” at the Society for Cinema and Media Studies International Conference in Tokyo in May.
Dr. Dale Clifford delivered a paper titled "These Symbols of Fraternity: Flags and Ceremony in the Parisian National Guard" at the annual conference of the Society for Military History in Murfreesboro, Tenn., in April.
Dr. Krzysztof Biernacki performed two solo recitals of Italian songs and opera arias for the international concert series L’Associazione Musicale Melodica in Sicily in May.
Dr. Marc Dickman performed with the St. John’s River City Band as the band accompanied the Dave Brubeck Quartet at the Jacksonville Jazz Festival in May.
J.B. Scott performed with Dave Brubeck and also his group the Swingin’ All Stars at the Jacksonville Jazz Festival in May.
Dr. Gary Smart’s piece “String Quartet” was premiered by the Ritz Chamber Players at Jacoby Hall in The Times-Union Center in May. The four-movement work is based on African and African-American materials.
Sociology and Anthropology:
Dr. Keith Ashley had an article titled “Refining the Ceramic Chronology of Northeastern Florida” published in the latest issue of The Florida Anthropologist. Ashley also gave a presentation titled “On the Prowl at Tiger Point: Results of the 2008 UNF Summer Field School” at the Annual Meeting of the Florida Anthropological Society in Pensacola. Ashley and Dr. Robert Thunen published an article titled “Reexamining an Archaeological Survey of Big Talbot Island” in the latest issue of The Florida Anthropologist.
Dr. Ronald Lukens-Bull presented the Plenary Address, “Islamization as Part of Globalization,” at the Qur’an and the Challenges of Globalization Conference, sponsored by the Center for the Study of Contemporary Indonesian Islam and Society in Jambi, Indonesia, in May.
Dr. Jorge Febles published “Hijastro de Caín: Espejismos y Especularidades en las Ficciones de Roberto G. Fernández.” The chapter appeared in “Guillermo Cabrera Infante: El subterfugio de la Palabra” (Madrid: Editorial Hispano Cubana, 2009), edited by Humberto López Cruz.
Dr. Shira Schwam-Baird organized and presided a workshop titled “Reading Aloud Old French and Middle French” at the 44th International Congress on Medieval Studies at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo in May.
College of Computing, Construction and Engineering
School of Computing:
Dr. Karthikeyan Umapathy published the following book chapters in May: “Language-Action Perspective (LAP)” in the “Handbook of Research on Contemporary Theoretical Models in Information Systems” (http://www.igi-global.com/reference/details.asp?ID=34284); and “The Influences and Impacts of Societal Factors on the Adoption of Web Services” in the “Handbook of Research on Social Dimensions of Semantic Technologies and Web Services” (HYPERLINK http://www.igi-global.com/reference/details.asp?id=34405 http://www.igi-global.com/reference/details.asp?id=34405).
School of Engineering:
Dr. Dan Cox, Michael Straatsma, Rainer Bartz, and Christoph Ctistis presented their paper, “Development and Enhancement of a Remote Laboratory System – An International Collaboration," at the 22nd Annual Florida Conference on Recent Advances in Robotics (FCRAR '09) in May.
Dr. Adel El Safty, along with CCEC students Sean Corcoran and Aaron Kotlarz and alumni Katrina Myers, spent 12 days in Ghana working on the Tamale Children’s Home constructing water tank concrete foundations, installing pipes and installing mosquito netting.
Dr. Dean Krusienski published three papers. The first included a conference presentation. They are: (with G. Townsend and E.W. Sellers) “Amplitude Quantization of Event Related Potentials,” published in the proceedings of the 4th International Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) Engineering in Medical and Biology Society Conference on Neural Engineering, 2009; (with A. Furdea, S. Halder, D. Bross, F. Nijboer, N. Birbaumer and A. Kubler) “An Auditory Oddball P300 Spelling System for Brain-Computers,” published in Psychophysiology, Vol. 46, No. 3, 2009; and (with N.R. Anderson, K. Wisneski, L. Eisenman, D. Moran and E. Leuthardt) “An Offline Evaluation of the Autoregressive Spectrum for Electrocorticography,” published in IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, Vol. 56, No. 3, 2009.
The Florida Water Environment Association (FWEA) First Coast Chapter selected Dr. Steve Nix and CCEC electrical engineering student Noel San Antonio as recipients of this year’s local FWEA chapter awards. Nix received the Achievement/Jim Miller Award and San Antonio received the Student/Garreth Kerr Award.
Dr. Thobias Sando and Ren Moses published their paper, “The Influence of Intersection Geometrics on the Operation of Triple Left-Turn Lanes,” in the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Journal of Transportation Engineering, Vol. 135, No. 5, 2009.
Dr. Pat Welsh served on the expert reviewer’s panel at the Southeast Coastal Ocean Observing Regional Association (SECOORA) and Southeastern Universities Research Association (SURA) sponsored Coastal Inundation Test-bed Meeting at the University of Florida in May. Welsh also participated in Reality Check First Coast, an urban planning exercise sponsored by the Northeast Florida Regional Planning Council.
College of Education and Human Services
Dr. Christine Weber, with the help of Dr. Laurel Stanley, organized and hosted the Working on Gifted Issues (WOGI) Summer Institute at the World Golf Village in June. Coordinators of gifted programs from around the state, the DOE program specialist in gifted, ESE coordinators, teachers, university faculty, and undergraduate students interested in teaching gifted students were in attendance. The institute included a workshop on "Developing Differentiated Products." Districts piloting screening instruments for reducing disproportionality in their gifted programs also presented their results.
Dr. Donna Keenan won the 2009 EVE Award in education in June. Keenan has been a professor-in-residence at West Jacksonville Elementary School helping UNF education students with hands-on classroom experience in an urban school. West Jacksonville is one of four professional development schools that have a partnership with the College of Education and Human Services. For more information about Keenan’s work and the EVE Award, go to http://jacksonville.com/lifestyles/2009-06-05/story/2009_eve_award_winner_in_education_donna_keenan.
Exceptional Student and Deaf Education:
Dr. Donald Moores recently participated via videoconference as a member of the final Ph.D examination committee of Goedele De Clerck, a deaf anthropologist in the Department of Comparative Science of Culture at Ghent University in Flanders, Belgium. De Clerck did part of her dissertation research at Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C., when Moores was a faculty member. De Clerck is the first deaf person from Flanders to earn a Ph.D – and she is the first to do so in American Sign Language.
Foundations and Secondary Education:
Drs. Marianne and Lehman Barnes, with Eastern New Mexico University colleague Jerry Everhart, facilitated the Professors' Forum at the Center for Teaching Excellence Action Research Conference in Taos, New Mexico, in June. The focus of the forum was how to sustain a higher education action research network in New Mexico.
Leadership, Counseling and Instructional Technology:
Drs. Jason Lee and Jeffrey Lee recently authored a new book titled “Sport and Criminal Behavior” about the increasingly visible prevalence of criminal behaviors associated with sport. Lee also presented Let's Go to the Tape... er, Film: Examining Sport Policy through Film” at the North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM) in South Carolina in May.
Dr. Todd Parrish is the recipient of the 2009 Thomas Mulkeen Award for the Doctoral Dissertation that Best Exemplifies Practice-Centered Inquiry. The Award was presented at the Annual UNF Doctoral Research Symposium at the University Center in June. The title of Parrish's dissertation was “The Teach for Florida Program: A Case Study of Alternative Route Certification Policy.” Members of the dissertation committee included Drs. Katherine Kasten, chair; Joyce Jones; Russell Mays; and Earl Traynham.
Student Health Services:
Doreen Perez attended the American College Health Association’s annual meeting in San Francisco in May and presented a program titled “College Health Nurse’s Recognition Portfolio 2009 Update.”