Brooks College of Health
Clinical and Applied Movement Sciences: Dr. Shana Harrington, associate professor of Athletic Training and Physical Therapy, recently published a peer-reviewed journal article “Comparison of Shoulder Flexibility, Strength, and Function between Breast Cancer Survivors and Healthy Participants” in the Journal of Cancer Survivorship. Her co-authors were D.A. Padua, C. Battaglini, L.A. Michener, C. Guiliani, J. Myers, and D. Groff.
Public Health: Dr. Teresa Tuason, associate professor of Public Health, received the 2011 Susan B. Anthony Award from the University of North Florida Women’s Center.
Dr. Teresa Tuason, associate professor of Public Health, recently published with a student, M. Wakely, “Tasks of Acceptance: Mothers of Lesbian Daughters” in the Journal of Gay and Lesbian Social Services, Vol. 23, No. 1.
Dr. Michele Moore, associate professor of Public Health, recently published a peer-reviewed journal article “Brief Integrative Multiple Behavior Intervention Effects and Mediators for Adolescents” in the Journal of Behavioral Medicine,Vol. 34, No. 1. Her co-authors were S.C. Ames, H. Bian, J. Carlson, C.C. DiClemente, I. Huang, S.B. Pokorny, D. Thombs, R.M. Weiler, C.E. Werch.
Coggin College of Business
Marketing and Logistics: Dr. Adel I. El-Ansary published “Shelby D. Hunt’s Contributions to Scholarship in Marketing Channels” in Legends in Marketing: Shelby D. Hunt, Vol. 4, Channels of Distribution, edited by James R. Brown. In this volume of the serial publication, El-Ansary discusses the contributions Shelby Hunt developed with his mentors at Ohio State in the late 1960s. The Legends in Marketing series features three marketing faculty at UNF: El-Ansary and Dr. Gregory Gundlach on Shelby Hunt, and Dr. A.C. “Josh” Samli in a forthcoming volume on Phillip Kotler. Samli also made two presentations at the 11th International Research Conference in February. His topics were “Sustainability and Quality of Life Through Innovation” and “Innovation and Sustainability: A Cross Cultural Analysis.”
College of Arts & Sciences
Chemistry: Dr. Kenneth K. Laali presented a paper with Sarah N. Waters titled “Synthesis of Imidazolium, Pyridinium, and Pyrazolium Ionic Liquids (ILs) Bearing Electron Withdrawing Substituents (NO2, CF3, F) and Low Nucleophilicity Counter ions [N(OTf)2, OTf]; Application as DesignerSolvents/Catalysts in Organic Synthesis” at the Joint 66th Southwest and 62nd Southeast Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society in New Orleans in December 2010.
Physics: Dr. Lev Gasparov published “Polaronic Conductivity in the Photoinduced Phase of 1T-TaS2” with H. Berger, A. Cavalleri, N. Dean, D. Fausti, L.V. Gasparov, S. Kaiser, J. C. Petersen and R. I. Tobey in Physics Review Letters, Vol. 106.
Psychology: Dr. Christopher Leone published a paper (with Joshua Clarkson and Zakary Tormala) titled “A Self-validation Perspective on the Mere Thought Effect” in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology,Vol. 47, pages 449-454. Leone also made three presentations at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology: “Self-generated Attitude Change and Intergroup Relations: Some Effects of Thought and Cross-categorization” (with Matt Valente); “Sex Stereotypes and Child Sexual Abuse: Perceived Power and Victimization” (with LouAnne Hawkins and Iqra Javed); and “Self-monitoring and Self-selection to Employment Opportunities” (with Rachel Smith and Michael Harari).
Political Science and Public Administration: Dr. George Candler published, with co-authors Ariston Azevêdo and Renata Ovenhausen Albernaz, “Toward Global Scholarship in Public Administration,” in Public Administration (London), Vol. 88, No. 3. He gave an invited presentation on “Responsibilidade Cívica e Governance Moderna,” at the Seminário Internacional de Governança Pública, École Nationale d’Administration Brasil, Florianopolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil in November 2010 and presented “An Integrated, International Approach to Paradigms of Public Administration,” at the Southeast Conference on Public Administration in Wilmington, N.C., in October.
Sociology and Anthropology: Dr. Jenny M. Stuber published “Integrated, Marginal, Resilient: Race, Class, and the Diverse Experience of White First-Generation College Students” in the International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, Vol. 24, pages 117-136.
College of Computing, Engineering & Construction
School of Engineering: Dr. Chris Brown worked with students at Lee, Orange Park, Creekside and Englewood high schools in the model concrete canoe competition sponsored by the UNF/ Society of American Military Engineers. Brown also served as a judge at the Engineers’ Week High School Challenge at the U.S. Corps of Engineers.
Dr. Adel El Safty organized a guest presentation by Dr. Sami Rizkalla, North Carolina State University Distinguished Professor of Civil Engineering on “Innovative Use of Fiber Reinforced Polymers for Precast Concrete.” El Safty also participated in the Engineering Merit Badge Clinic held at UNF for more than 120 Boy Scouts.
Dr. James Fletcher received a $2.7 million research grant from the U.S. Department of the Army for the continued development of a “Militarized Direct Methanol Fuel Cell (DMFC) Laptop Power Supply.”
Jean Fryman, community outreach coordinator, participated in several outreach activities during the month of March. She helped host incoming freshmen at the School of Engineering’s annual Spring Open House, Feb. 19. She also organized a visit of more than 150 elementary, middle and high school girls to the Society of Women’s Engineers 5th Annual Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day, Feb. 24. She also worked with the Schools of Engineering and Computing and the departments of Biology, Physics and Chemistry to partner with community organizations to sponsor “Expanding Your Horizons North Florida.” The national conference encourages young women in grades 6, 7 and 8 to explore science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers. The event was took place Feb. 26 in the UNF University Center.
Drs. Pat Welsh and Dave Lambert participated in the National Weather Service sponsored Weather Fest at UNF Feb. 26. They demonstrated UNF-developed technology projects associated with the Hurricane Disaster Assessment Rapid Response Team (HDARRT). These projects are designed to use geospatial and HD-video camera technologies to document tornado damage embedded within hurricane wind field debris. Graduate student Mike Toth and staff members Robert Richardson and Terry Smith all contributed substantially to the development of the Rapid Assessment Team Video Vehicle (RATV2) on display for the event.
College of Education & Human Services
Childhood Education: Dr. Katie Monnin was interviewed on Action News about Florida Writes: Camp Composition that she ran with Dr. Christine Weber in January and February. The camp focused on building students' lifelong and FCAT writing skills and was a tremendous success. Monnin was also a guest author at the Jacksonville library’s annual Much Ado About Books event.
Drs. Elizabeth Fullerton, Gigi David and Katrina Hall and Pam Bell (Child Development & Research Center) presented their Prek-Park Engaged Department Grant work to Dr. Mark Falbo, Heather Burk and Melissa Tiberio of the Center for Community-Based Learning in December. Theresa Levy, director of Early Education for the Jewish Community Alliance (JCA), provided information to Hall’s Teaching Beginning Reading and Writing students in preparation for work in the preschool classrooms. The collaboration with JCA allows UNF students the opportunity to develop positive relationships and gain experience with diverse preschools in the community.
Dr. Nile Stanley has recently published two articles. The first article, authored with Brett Dillingham is titled “Making Learners Click with Digital Storytelling” and was published in the February issue of Language Magazine. The second article, authored with Brooke Langston-Demott, is titled “Using Storytelling to Teach Science and Social Studies” and was published in the Winter 2010/2011 issue of the Florida Reading Journal.
Foundations and Secondary Education: As part of a six-credit-hour independent study with then-graduate student Katie Black, Dr. John White developed a plan for a school-wide curriculum centered around a school production of “Fiddler on the Roof.”With the play in the early production stages, they created the idea to center lessons on Jewish culture and anti-Semitism. Black then further developed, disseminated and carried out the curriculum across content areas and grades at Episcopal High School. Actors in the play included middle and high school students, teachers, administrators, staff, coaches, football players and local community members. The experience was chronicled in a paper that was accepted for published at the Eastern Educational Research Association. The paper was subsequently accepted for publication in Teaching Theater.
Leadership, School Counseling and Sport Management: Dr. E. Newton Jackson Jr. received the 2011 Southern District Association of American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD) Honor Award. This is the highest award bestowed to professionals in the Southern District AAHPERD (which comprises the 13 southeastern/southern U.S. states). The recipients of this award have made significant contributions over an extended period of time. It was presented Feb. 19 at the Southern District Association Conference in Greensboro, N.C.