Brooks College of Health
Nursing: Dr. W. Patrick Monaghan received the Armed Services Blood Program Lifetime Achievement Award Oct. 9 at the American Association of Blood Banks convention in Baltimore. The directors of the Services Blood Programs selected him for this prestigious award.
The Jacksonville Business Journal named Dr. Lillia Loriz a Health Care Hero and will host an event Nov. 4 at the Jacksonville Marriott to honor her contributions to improving health care and saving lives in northeast Florida.
Nutrition and Dietetics: The Girl Scouts of Gateway Council recently selected Dr. Judy Rodriguez for its 23rd class of Women of Distinction honorees.
Coggin College of Business
Management: Dr. Lakshmi Goel and Drs. Pieter de Jong and Oliver Schnusenberg (Accounting & Finance) co-authored a paper titled “Marketing Study Abroad Programs Effectively: What Do American Business Students Think?” It was accepted for publication in the Journal of International Education in Business.
Drs. Paul Fadil and Crystal Owen (along with Cindi Smatt and Sharon Segrest) co-authored an article titled “The Moderating Effects of Technology on Career Success: Can Social Networks Shatter the Glass Ceiling?” It was published in the Journal of International Technology and Information Management.
College of Arts & Sciences
History: Dr. Alison J. Bruey organized a panel, “The Cultural Politics of Economic Change,” and presented a paper titled “Limitless Land and the Redefinition of Rights: Urban Economic Crisis and La Casa Propia in Pinochet's Chile (1975-1982)” at the Latin American Studies Association XXIX International Congress in Toronto, Canada, in October.
Dr. David Courtwright published his history of the culture war, “No Right Turn: Conservative Politics in a Liberal America” (Cambridge, Mass., Harvard University Press, 2010) in October.
Physics: Dr. John Anderson was on WJCT 89.9 FM First Coast Connect July 26 discussing extrasolar planets. In August, Anderson and Dr. Jay Huebner joined the Planetarium Advisory Board for the Bryan Gooding Planetarium, part of the Museum of Science and History.
Dr. Nirmal Patel co-authored “Amperometric Glucose Biosensor Based on Immobilization of Glucose Oxidase in Polyethylenemine and Ploy (Carbamolysulphonate) Polymer Matrix” published in
Sensors & Transducers Journal, Vol. 119, No. 8, August 2010, pages 129-141.
Sociology & Anthropology: In August, Dr. Ronald Kephart presented a paper, “Taking the ‘Broken’ out of ‘Broken English’: Teaching Against Linguistic Prejudice,” at the meetings of the Society for Caribbean Linguistics in Barbados. He also had his paper “How Do You Spell That?: Thoughts on Orthographies for West Indian Creoles” published in the proceedings of the 17th Biennial Conference of the Society for Caribbean Linguistics in Cayenne, French Guiana, in conjunction with the Society for Pidgin and Creole Linguistics in July 2008; the paper was published on CD in July 2010.
Dr. Adam Shapiro was an invited speaker at the PairFam Conference on Intergenerational Relationships at the Chemnitz Technological University in Chemnitz, Germany, in September. His talk was titled “Marital Heterogeneity and its Implications for Intergenerational Relationships in the U.S.” Shapiro also presented a paper titled “Revisiting the Cost-Saving of Home and Community-Based Services” at the Florida Council on Aging Annual Conference in Orlando.
Suzanne Simon published the article “Throwing a Wrench into 'Transition': Testing the Limits of Transparency, Development, and Democratization in the Oaxaca Wind Park Controversy” in the June 2010 issue of the International Journal of Social Policy Research and Development, Vol. 1, No. 1, pages 1-13.
College of Computing, Engineering & Construction
Construction Management: Drs. Mag Malek and Roberto Soares published their paper,“Improving Management of Solid Waste in Buildings,” at the 5th International Conference on Construction in the 21st Century-Collaboration and Integration in Engineering, Management and Technology, in May 2009.
School of Computing: Dr. Sanjay P. Ahuja received the2010-12Fidelity National Financial Distinguished Professor of Computing Sciences award by the School of Computing. He also serves as the faculty adviser to the UNF Upsilon Pi Epsilon Computer Science Honor Society, of which two students received national recognition for outstanding academic performance.
Dr. Ching-Hua Chuan presented and published her paper, “Hybrid Methods for Generating and Evaluating Style-Specific Accompaniments,” at the Grace Hopper Celebration in September. Chaun received the Best New Investigator Paper Award at the conference. She also gave an invited presentation, “Modeling Compositional Choices: Learning and Creating Musical Accompaniments in a Particular Style,” at the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering Seminar Series at the University of Florida in September.
School of Engineering: Dr. Chris Brown participated in a presentation to Robert E. Lee High School students on “Engineering Careers and a Short History of Civil Engineering.”
Dr. Dan Cox gave an invited presentation, “Remote Machine Science Experiments, Robotics, Manufacturing and Automation in Experiential Engineering Education” at the Next Wave of Technology Workshop in August.
Jean Fryman officially launched Phase 3 of the School of Engineering Outreach program called Connect, which is designed to allow students to apply classroom knowledge with "know-how," from solutions to real-world industry problems. This new initiative differs from the traditional internship in that specific industry problems are brought into the classroom so students may reinforce their knowledge while seeking engineering solutions. Fryman also made several presentations to home-schooled students and students from Creekside High School and (with Dr. Chris Brown) Lee High School.
Dr. Alex Schonning participated in a National Science Foundation (NSF) panel review of proposals on “Research to Aid Persons with Disabilities” sponsored by the NSF Division of Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental and Transport Systems.
Drs. Patrick Welsh and Stuart Chalk (chemistry) were invited to participate in the St. Johns River Summit as expert panelists on “Hydrology for the St. Johns River” in September. Welsh also participated as a UNF representative in the Southeast Coastal Ocean Observing Regional Association’s September board meeting.
College of Education & Human Services
Childhood Education: Dr. Katie Monnin and acclaimed children's author Jane Volen presented “Comics and Graphic Novels in the Secondary ELA Curriculum” Oct. 9 at New York City’s Comic Con.
Dr. Gigi Morales David was featured on the Duval County Public School website under “Spotlight on Education,” which focused on an author visit to Henry Kite Elementary to kick off their Million Word campaign in September. David was also invited to Cedar Hills Elementary to launch its Million Word campaign in October, and participated in the Inaugural Children's Book Fair of the Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens. More information can be found online at www.cummer.org/entertainment/store.cfm. Morales and Dr. Elizabeth Fullerton presented “Social Scenes Promoting Preschool Friendship: A Social Skills Curriculum” at the National Association for the Education of Young Children conference in Anaheim, Calif.
Dr. Nile Stanley and Karen Alexander, children’s author from New Mexico, performed school assemblies and class visits Oct. 6 for Kings Trail Elementary School. The Poetry Stars program is sponsored by a gift from the Cummer Family Foundation. Alexander was also the featured speaker for a recent meeting of the UNF student chapter of the Florida Reading Association.
Exceptional Student and Deaf Education: Dr. Donald Moores served as the external examiner for the doctoral dissertation of Brenda Fossett at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver in September. The title was “Positive Behavior Support for Deaf Children with Developmental Disabilities and Severe Problem Behavior.”
Foundations & Secondary Education: Dr. Cassandra Etgeton presented two sessions titled “Model, Record, Reflect: Connecting the Concrete to the Abstract for Visual and Kinesthetic Learners of Algebra” at the annual conference of the Florida Council of Teachers of Mathematics in Orlando Oct. 1. At the conference closing session, Etgeton, president-elect of the Florida Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators, also presented FAMTE awards.
Drs. Wanda Lastrapes, Meiko Negishi, Otilia Salmon and Madalina Tanase also attended the Florida Association of Teacher Educators (FATE) conference in St. Petersburg in October.Salmon presented two papers: “Teachers of a New Era: Cautionary Tale on Value Added Measurement” and “Looking at Second Language Learning via the Lens of Learning Disability.” Salmon also won the Mary L. Collins Excellence in Teacher Education award, an outstanding teacher educator award at FATE, which recognizes teacher educators who have made significant and substantial contributions to teacher education in Florida. Salmon served on the FATE board for two terms and provided leadership to the state organization and the Crown region. At the same conference, Lastrapes and Negishi presented “Building a Foundation for Cultural Competence and Self-Efficacy in Teaching Diverse Learners.” Tanase participated in a panel discussion on “Teacher Leadership: Engaging Teachers: Empowering Leaders.” Tanase is a new member of the board of directors for FATE, representing the Crown Colleges and Universities region and replacing Salmon, who served four years in this capacity.
Dr. Phil Riner presented a paper titled “Inviting Calm Within: The Neurological Basis of ADHD and the Influence of Mindfulness Practices” at the Annual Conference of the International Alliance for Invitational Education. He also chaired the alliance's advisory council and was elected to a two-year term on the board of trustees.
Leadership, School Counseling & Sport Management: Drs. Terence Cavanaugh and Haihong (Helen) Hu gave a round-table presentation on “Using an Online Performance Assessment to Help Design and Evaluate an Introductory Educational Technology Course” at the Florida Association of Teacher Educators (FATE) conference in St. Petersburg in October. Hu also gave a virtual presentation on “Fostering Virtual Teams in a Learning Organization” to the Association for Educational Communications and Technology International Conference in Anaheim, Calif., Oct. 27.
Drs. E. Newton Jackson and Jr.Jason Lee presented paper and poster sessions with separate co-authors at the Sport Marketing Association Conference in New Orleans in October.
Dr. Jennifer Jackson Kane and former colleague Dr. Kristi Sweeney presented a paper session at the Florida AHPERD (American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance) conference in Orlando in October.
John W. Frank (Institute for Values, Community and Leadership) and Richmond D. Wynn (Counseling Center) contributed chapters published in the book “Conflict Resolution and Peace Education: Transformations Across Disciplines.” Frank’s piece, “Nonprofits Advancing Dialogue about a ‘Culture of Peace,’” analyzes discussions of a “culture of peace” that have provided productive responses to conflict in communities and educational institutions. Wynn’s piece, coauthored by Sharon Tamargo Wilburn (Public Health) and University of Florida professor Cirecie West-Olatunji, is titled “Multiculturalism, Conflict Transformation, and Peacebuilding: Practitioner and Client Working Together.” It focuses on mental health counseling techniques and counselor responses to clients’ conflicts. The book was published this year by Palgrave Macmillan, and came about following the Conflict Transformation Symposium held by UNF in September 2007.