Brooks College of Health
Clinical and Applied Movement Sciences: The results of Dr. James Churilla’s hypertension study titled “Comparing Physical Activity Patterns of Hypertensive and Non-hypertensive U.S. Adults” conducted with Dr. Earl Ford at the CDC were accepted for publication in the American Journal of Hypertension. Churilla also presented a lecture titled “Prescribing Exercise for Special Populations: Translating Research into Practice” at the American College of Sports Medicine 14th Annual Health and Fitness Summit held in Austin, Texas.
Public Health: Don Hutton presented “Executive Coaching and Leadership” at the Catholic Health Association Leadership Conference in January. He also presented "Building an Effective Team Using Exceptional Leadership Skills" at the American College of Healthcare Executives’ Annual Meeting in March and "Are You the Leader You Want to Be?” at Purdue University School of Pharmacy Dean's Pharmacy Executive Forum in April. In addition, he presented "Leadership Skills Needed in Today's Environment" at Xavier University’s Program in Health Administration Professional Development Lecture Series in April and a keynote speech titled "Seven Traits of the Healthcare Leader of the Future" at the CXO [chief officer] Healthcare Summit in April.
School of Nursing: Drs. Michele Bednarzyk, Carol Ledbetter, and Li Loriz gave a podium presentation April 17 at The National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF) in Washington, D.C. The purpose of the presentation, “Clinical Evaluation Using Typhon Group EASI: Connecting Preceptors, Faculty & Students,” was to demonstrate and discuss a novel online program for clinical preceptors to provide feedback to students about their performance. NONPF is the only organization specifically devoted to promoting quality nurse practitioner education at the national and international levels.
Deb Wagner presented a poster titled "Patient Satisfaction with Postpartum Teaching Methods Used by Nurses" at the Florida/Georgia Section of the Association of Women's Health’s Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses Conference in April.
Coggin College of Business
Accounting & Finance: Drs. John MacArthur, Jeffrey Michelman and Bobby Waldrup along with former UNF graduate student Dana Wallace had their case “JEA: On the Road to Cost Transparency” published in the IMA Educational Case Journal, March 2010.
Marketing & Logistics: Dr. A.C.”Josh”Samli had a paper accepted by the Macromarketing Society. The paper, “The Changing Marketing Orientation During the Second Half of the 21st Century,” will be published in the society’s conference proceedings. Samli also organized a special session titled “The Future of Globalization” for the annual conference of the American Marketing Association.
College of Arts and Sciences
Art & Design: Nofa Dixon, Jenny Hager and Stephen Heywood participated in the Off The Wall Exhibition of The Northeast Florida Sculptors, a juried exhibition at the Karpeles Manuscript Museum.
Kyle Keith was chosen to paint the official portrait of Judge Thomas Aquilino for the Court of International Trade in New York City. Keith also participated in the Annual Portraits Inc. conference in New York.
Vanessa Cruz had a film titled “Lazarus Revisited” selected for the Athens, Ohio International Film Festival. Cruz published an article titled “Brave New World: Where Does Experimental Animation Belong?” in Design Principles and Practices: An International Journal.
English: Dr. Mary Baron participated in a poetry reading as part of the Amelia Island Book Festival.
Dr. James Beasley presented his paper “The Neo-Aristotelianism of Richard M. Weaver and Rhetoric’s Dream of Professionalization” at the Conference on College Composition and Communication in Louisville, Ky.
Nicholas de Villiers published an article titled “Confessions of a Masked Philosopher: Anonymity and Identification in Foucault and Guibert” in Symploke. He published a book review of David M. Halperin’s “What Do Gay Men Want? An Essay on Sex, Risk, and Subjectivity in Sexualities” and he gave two conference presentations: “Anno’s Camera-Eye: Sexuality, Youth, and Inoculation” at the Society for Cinema and Media Studies conference in Los Angeles; and “Metahorror: Sequels, ‘The Rules,’ and the Metareferential Turn in Contemporary Horror Cinema” at the Metareferential Turn in Contemporary Arts and Media conference at the University of Graz, in Austria.
Dr. Chris Gabbard published a book review of “Autism and Representation,” edited by Mark Osteen (Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies) in Disability Studies Quarterly. Go to http://www.dsq-sds.org/article/view/1071/1253 to read the review.
Marnie Jones and graduate student Jacob Lusk presented a paper titled “Wicked Symmetry: The Dangerous Compulsion of Attraction in Twilight and Ziska” at the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Conference in St. Louis.
Lunberry delivered a paper, “‘Professional Exiles Like Me’: John Ashbery’s Self-Imposed Paris and the Pursuit of Poetic Abstraction,” at the John Ashbery in Paris Conference at Institut Charles V – Université Paris Diderot; he was invited to do seven poetry installations on the conference windows overlooking Paris. Go to http://www.unf.edu/~clunberr/Lunberry/Home.html to view a slideshow.
Dr. Nancy Levine and four students (Sharon Cleland, Belinda Delzell George Minton and Sandy Stratton) published “Tea Sets, Tractors and T-1 Lines: the Survival of a Small Town Library: The Hastings Branch Library, Hastings, Florida,” in The Florida Historical Quarterly.
History: Dr. Elizabeth Lane Furdell gave an invited lecture to Auburn University’s Boshell Diabetes Research Program on “Reconstructing Diabetic Life: Treatment in Early Modern Britain.”
Mathematics & Statistics: Dr. Denis Bell gave a talk titled “Associative Binary Operations and the Pythagorean Law,” at the Mathematics Association of America/Florida Two-Year College Mathematics Association meeting in Gainesville. At the same conference Dr. Dan Dreibelbis gave a talk titled “Curves & Surfaces from 3-D Matrices,” Dr. Scott Hochwald gave a talk titled “Too much Pi” and Dr. Len Lipkin gave a talk titled “Lets Read the News with our Students.”
Dr. Kening Wang gave a talk titled “Strong Superconvergence of Finite Element Methods for Linear Parabolic Problems” at the American Mathematical Society 2010 Spring Souteast Section Meeting in Lexington, Ky.
Music: Dr. Gordon R. Brock served as guest conductor of an honor band for the 2010 Tennessee Wind Band Conference at Middle Tennessee State University.
Philosophy: Drs. Mitchell R. Haney and A. David Kline edited “The Value of Time and Leisure in a World of Work,” published by Lexington Books.
Dr. Bert Koegler gave an invited talk, “Recognition and the Dialectical Roots of Self-Constitution,” at the Hegel’s Practical Philosophy: Rational Agency as Ethical Life Symposium in February at Kalamazoo College in Kalamazoo, Mich.
Dr. Rico Vitz presented “Lies, Captivating Lies, and Religious Belief: Hume on the Learned Elite and the Christian ‘Superstition’” at the SOPHIA Conference in February.
Political Science & Public Administration: Dr. Hyunsun Choi (with A.Kadambi) published “Civic Engagement and Sustainable Cities: Comparative Analysis of Five Cities in the United States” in Seoul Studies, Vol. 11, No. 1, pages 231-247. Choi, along with S. Choi, also published “Climate Change and Regional Land Use Planning: The Formulation of California Senate Bill No. 375” in the Journal of Environmental Policy, Vol. 9, No. 1, pages 3-29.
Dr. Matthew Corrigan, presented the conference paper “Jeb Bush as Florida’s Governor: An Activist Conservative” at the annual meeting of the Florida Political Science Association at UNF in March.
Dr. Martin Edwards addressed the Jacksonville Women Lawyers Association during their luncheon meeting April 14 at the River Club in Jacksonville. He discussed his new course, Law and Cinema, which provides an informative means of developing an understanding of the interaction between law and popular culture, and he made a presentation on how the motion picture industry depicts judges, attorneys and juries during trial proceedings.
Sociology & Anthropology: Dr. David Jaffee presented the paper “Industry Structure, Organizational Forms, and Labor Dynamics in the Intermodal Logistics Supply Chain” at the 28th International Labour Process Conference at Rutgers University. With Adam Carle, Neil Vaughan and Douglas Eder, Jaffee also published the article “Psychometric Properties of Three New National Surveys of Student Engagement Based Engagement Scales: An Item Response Theory Analysis” in Research in Higher Education, December 2009.
Dr. Ronald Lukens-Bull presented "Splitting the Kiblat: Consequences of Alternate Strategies for Educating Faculty at State Islamic Institutes in Indonesia" at the Association of Asian Studies Annual Meeting in Philadelphia.
Dr. Melissa D. Hargrove was an invited speaker at the 12th Annual Kingsley Plantation Heritage Celebration titled “Resisting Enslavement and Preserving Dignity.”
Dr. Gordon Rakita gave an invited lecture titled: “Of Metaphysics & Missing Links: Ardipithecus ramidus and Modeling Human Evolution” at the First Coast Free thought Society of Jacksonville.
Drs. Adam Shapiro and Chung-Ping Loh (Economics & Geography) published an article titled “Medicaid Cost-Savings of Home- and Community-Based Service Programs for Elderly Persons in Florida” in the Journal of Applied Gerontology.
Dr. Rosa De Jorio’s 2009 article titled “Between Dialogue and Contestation: Gender, Islam, and the Challenges of a Malian Public Sphere” from the Journal of the Royal Anthropological Association, Vol. 15, No. 1, was republished in “Islam, Politics, Anthropology,” edited by Filippo Osella and Benjamin Soares and published by Islam Wiley-Blackwell.
Ángeles Fernández Cifuentes presented “La Retórica de la Experiencia: Apuntes Sobre Enargeia en las Novelas a Marcia Leonarda de Lope” at the Spanish Golden Age Theater Symposium organized by the Association for Hispanic Classical Theater in March in El Paso, Texas.
Luis Mora–Álvarez presented “La Subordinación de la Identidad en El Rey de La Habana de Pedro Juan Gutiérrez” during the 8th CRI Conference on Cuban and Cuban-American Studies, Cuba 2010: An Island in a Global World, held at Florida International University. He also presented "Lo Grotesco Como Recurso de Trasgresión en El Cojo y El Loco de Jaime Bayly" during the IX Congreso Internacional de Literatura Hispánica in Lima, Peru.
Dr. Jorge Febles presented “Mirta and Roberto: Incestuous Paradigms or How I Married ‘My One and Only’ Who Despised Me” during the 8th CRI Conference on Cuban and Cuban-American Studies, Cuba 2010: An Island in a Global World, held at Florida International University. He also lectured on “José Martí’s Impressions of American Culture During the Gilded Age” at Denison University, Granville, Ohio.
College of Computing, Engineering and Construction
School of Computing: UNF served as the host institution for the Florida/Georgia region of the 2010 Botball Educational Robotics Program. The program started in January with a robotics workshop for teachers and concluded in March with 13 teams competing in a robotics tournament held in the Student Union. This is the 13th time the College of Computing, Engineering, and Construction has sponsored this event. Dr. Charles Winton, who serves as the Botball program director for the region, is currently the chairman of the Board of Directors of the KISS Institute for Practical Robotics, which organizes the Botball program internationally each year.
School of Engineering: Dr. Chiu Choi presented and published his paper titled "Effect of Observer Poles on Step Responses" at the 2010 Southeast Symposium of Systems Theory in March. Choi also chaired the session on Signal Processing and Time Varying Systems at the symposium.
Dr. Chris Brown and L. Hansen-Brown published their paper titled “Building a Virtual Learning Community to Engage Online Students; a Model for Instructors” in the Journal of Information Systems Technology and Planning, Vol. 3, No. 4, pages 1-8. Brown also presented two extended abstracts at the Annual Academy of Sciences in March: "Composting Secondary Municipal Biosolids using Chlorine Dioxide for Disinfection and Seeding for Competitive Exclusion of Pathogen Regrowth,” co-authored by J. Brunson and F. Mussari; and -"Using Nexrad Precipitation Data in Groundwater Models: An Evaluation of Contouring Algorithm Error,” co-authored by Dr. Pat Welsh and M. Fagan.
Dr. Adel ElSafty and Robert Bennett presented and published their paper, “Evaluation and Analysis of the Repair of a Post-Tensioned, Precast Concrete, Segmental Bridge,” at the American Concrete Institute convention.
Dr. Susan Vasana presented and published her paper,“Biphase Code Detection for Differential Manchester Encoded Signals in Digital Communications,” at the International Conference for Internet and Multimedia Systems and Applications in March. Vasana also chaired the session on Internet and Multimedia Systems.
In March, Drs. Pat Welsh and Christopher Brown and the Taylor Engineering Research Institute hosted the Florida Department of Environmental Protection Estuarine and Coastal Waters Numeric Nutrient Criteria Workshop to assess the need for specific water quality criteria for excessive nutrients in numeric terms for the Northeast Florida estuaries, including the Halifax River, Guana-Tolomato-Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve, the lower St. Johns River estuary and the Nassau-St. Mary’s River estuary complex. Welsh, along with Michael Toth and Dr. J. David Lambert, authored an invited presentation titled “UNF’s Real-time, Low-Cost Water Quality Buoy” for the Southeast Coastal Ocean Observing Regional Association’s (SECOORA) Basic Operational Buoy Workshop in March at the University of North Carolina-Wilmington Center for Marine Science in Wilmington, N.C. SECOORA represents Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas in the Federal Integrated Ocean Observing System under the auspices of the 2009 Integrated Ocean Observing System. Toth also presented “The University of North Florida Water Quality Buoy” at the 2010 Office of Naval Research and Marine Technology Society International Buoy Workshop in March.
College of Education and Human Services
Childhood Education: Dr. Nile Stanley was a featured author for the 14th Annual Poetry Olio of the 55th Annual Convention of the International Reading Association in Chicago. Stanley founded this poetry performance event tradition in 1997 for reading educators. In celebration of National Educators Week, Stanley had a book-signing featuring his books “Creating Readers with Poetry” (http://maupinhouse.com/index.php/authors/nile-stanley/creating-readers-with-poetry.html) and “Performance Literacy Through Storytelling” (http://maupinhouse.com/index.php/authors/nile-stanley/performance-literacy-through-storytelling.html) at an educator reception at the Barnes and Noble store on San Jose Boulevard.
Dr. Christine Weber is working with the Florida Department of Education (FLDOE) to host the "Teachers New to Gifted Workshop" at Pacetti Bay Middle School in St. Johns County. This free event will be held on June 12 and Jodi O'Meara will be providing the keynote based on her new publication, “Beyond Differentiated Instruction.” In addition, Dr. Weber, along with Dr. Laurel Stanley and Laura Langton, will be hosting the Working on Gifted Issues (WOGI) Institute on June 10 and 11 at the World Golf Village where Dr. Mary Slade, from James Madison University, will be presenting "Best Practices in Gifted Education" to coordinators of gifted programs across the state. Weber and Donnajo Smith (FLDOE) were invited to submit an article titled “Meeting the Needs of Gifted Students Through Online Programs” to Distance Learning for publication this spring. Weber had two more articles, one with Stanley titled "Parents of Gifted Children: Information Needs" and one titled "Providing a Challenging Learning Environment for Middle School and Secondary Gifted and Advanced Readers,” published in the spring issue of the Florida Reading Journal.
Dr. Gigi Morales David, children's author, is leading a writing workshop at the annual Young Writers Workshop May 1. This event targets 4th and 5th grade inner-city students who are interested in developing their creative writing skills.
Dr. Katie Monnin’s article “Aligning the IRA/NCTE Standards to Graphic Novels: An ELA Pedagogy of Multiliteracies" has been accepted for publication in InLand's "Literature for Adolescents" issue, due out in May/June.
Leadership, Counseling and Instructional Technology: Dr. La’Tara Osborne-Lampkin presented a poster session titled “Judicial Review of Grievance Arbitration and Awards in K-12 Schools” at the American Education Finance Association’s annual conference in March. The co-author of the project is Dr. Perry Zirkel, the Third Eminent Scholar Chair in Educational Policy and Economic Development. Osborne-Lampkin’s paper titled “Grievance and Arbitration Practices and Decisions: Outcomes of Rational Decision-making?” was accepted for publication in the Journal of School Leadership.
Office of the Dean: Dr. Marsha Lupi and Kathy Witsell served as faculty trip leaders for the seventh group of students interning in schools in Plymouth, England.