Coggin College of Business
Management: Drs. Lakshmi
Goel, Pingying Zhang and Marjory Templeton co-authored an
article titled “Transactional distance revisited: Bridging face and empirical
validity” which was accepted for publication in Computers in Human Behavior.
Drs. Oliver Schnusenberg, Lakshmi Goel and Pieter
De Jong co-authored an article, which was accepted for publication in the Decision
Sciences Journal of Innovative Education,titled “Predicting
Study Abroad Intentions Based on the Theory of Planned Behavior.”
Dr. Lakshmi Goel, with two other non-UNF
co-authors, wrote an article accepted for publication in the Journal of Computer Mediated Communication.The article is titled “Coram Populo — In
the Presence of People: The Effect of Others in Virtual Worlds.”
Dr. Dong-Young Kim, with non-UNF
co-authors, wrote a paper accepted for publication by the Journal of
Operations Management, titled“The Relationship between Quality Management Practices and Innovation.”
Paulraj, co-authored a paper with two other non-UNF co-authors, which was
accepted for publication in the Journal
of Business Logistics, titled “An Empirical Taxonomy of Supply Chain
Dr. Cheryl Van Deusen contributed to the
following publication: “A Twenty-First Century Assessment of Values Across the
Global Workforce” in the Journal of
College of Arts &
Art and Design: Dr. Louise
Freshman Brown presented a lecture and workshop on “Mixed Medium Processes
with a Focus on Color” at Packer Collegiate in Brooklyn, NY in February.
Dr. Alexander Diaz exhibited “Snap: A
National Juried Photography Exhibition” at the Bedford Gallery in Walnut Creek,
Calif. He exhibited “Transmission”at
Southwest University of Visual Arts’ Florence Quarter Gallery in Tucson, Ariz.
and in the Norton Museum in West Palm Beach, Fla.
Jenny Hager had an exhibition “One Person Exhibition: Flight Lab” featured at the Brossman Gallery
at York College in Pennsylvania. Hager
also exhibited “Two Person Exhibition:
Intimate Duet” at the Cora Miller Gallery and “Two Person
Exhibition: Integral” and the Florida
State College at Jacksonville Kent Campus.
Dr. Maria Elena Versari published
“Enlisting and Updating: Ruggero Vasari and the Shifting Coordinates of Futurism
in Eastern and Central Europe,” in the International
Yearbook of Futurist Studies.
Chemistry: Dr. José Jiménez and colleagues published an article entitled “Revealing oxidation
kinetics of dielectric-embedded Ag nanoparticles via in situ optical microspectroscopy”
in Chemical Physics Letters.
Dr. Christos Lampropoulos was awarded the
2012 Hellenic Association of Chemists Lectureship Award and was invited to
present a series of lectures to the Hellenic Association of Chemists’ General
Assembly meeting to take place in Patras, Greece. He gave a presentation“The Journey between Chemistry and Materials
Science. Intermediate stops: Inorganic Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Physics
and Nanotechnology” at the Florida
Inorganic and Materials Symposium (in Gainesville in October).
Criminology and Criminal Justice: Dr. Jeremy
Carter presented “Evidence-Based
Intelligence Practices: Examining the Role of Fusion Centers as a Critical
Source of Information” at the American
Society of Criminology in Washington, D.C. in November.
English: Dr. Chris Gabbard’s talk on how the academic spectrum can be enriched
through the addition of disability studies was featured on the NPR program,
“The Academic Minute” Feb. 10.
Alison J. Bruey presented “All Forms of Struggle: The Left, Armed
Resistance, and the Catholic Church in Pinochet’s Chile, 1973-1986” at the
Conference on Latin American History and American Historical Association annual
meetings in Chicago in January.
David Courtwright contributed to a forum on the work of the late Daniel Bell. His
essay, “The Cultural Harmonies of Capitalism,” appeared in the fall 2011 issue
of The Hedgehog Review. He examined the perceived conservative
shift in U.S. politics in the January episode of Academic Minute on NPR, which
is available online here.
John Hunt presented a paper — “City and Court: Citizens and Subjects during
Papal Coronation Processions in Late Renaissance Rome” — at the Taiwanese
Association of Classical, Medieval and Renaissance Studies at Sun Yat-Sen
University in Koahsiung, Taiwan.
and Cultures: Dr. Renee Scott gave the keynote address “Curb Your Appetite: Consumption
and the Body in Latin American Women's Fiction" at the 7th
Interdisciplinary and Multicultural Conference on Food Representation in
Literature, Film, and Other Arts in San Antonio, Texas in February.
Mathematics and Statistics: TheDepartment hosted the Florida Chapter of the American Statistical
Association Annual Meeting in early February. Later that month, UNF hostedthe 2012 Joint Meetings of the Florida
Section of the Mathematical Association of America and the Florida Two-Year
College Mathematics Association.
Music: Dr. Nick
Curry was a featured soloist with the Trans-Siberian Orchestra in the
Jacksonville Veteran’s Memorial Arena in December. He presented
“Practicing Intonation on a String Instrument” at the College Music Society’s
regional conference in February.
Gary Smart's “Violin Sonata in Three Movement” was premiered by Romanian
violinist Ruxandra Marquardt with Smart at the piano at the UNF Fine Arts
Center in February.
and Religion: Dr. Andrew Buchwalter in November published “Dialectics, Politics and the
Contemporary Value of Hegel's Practical Philosophy.”
Dr. Julie Ingersoll was on a panel discussion “America as a ‘Christian
Nation’ — A conversation with experts on religion, history, law and the
Constitution” sponsored by People for the American Way. It’s online here.
She also served as an expert witness on fundamentalism and homeschooling
on the capital murder case Komisrajevsky v. Connecticut.
Dr. William Koch published “Discourses of Excess and the Excess of
Discourse: On Georges Bataille's Lasting Influence Upon Foucault” in the
journal Existentia in November.
Dr. Bert Koegler published “Hermeneutic
Cosmopolitanism — or, Toward a Cosmopolitan Public Sphere” and “Agency and the Other: On the Intersubjective Roots of Self-Identity.”
Mattice published “Drinking to Get Drunk: Pleasure, Creativity and Social
Harmony in Ancient Greece and China” in the Comparative
and Continental Philosophy Journal. She also published “Confucian Ethics in the 21st Century: A
Comment on Roger Ames' Confucian Role Ethics” in Frontiers of Philosophy in China.
Physics: Dr. Daniel
Arenas published the article “Characterization of near-terahertz
complementary metal-oxide semiconductor circuits using a Fourier-transform
interferometer” in the Journal Review of
Scientific Instruments. He was invited to present his work at the Institute
of Molecular Sciences in Okazaki, Japan and at the Nanoscience and
Nanotechnology Center of Osaka University.
Science and Public Administration: Dr. Michael
Binder presented “Campaigns and the Mitigation of Framing Effects on Voting
Behavior” at the Southern Political Science Association in January.
Sociology and Anthropology: Dr. Ross
McDonough and eight Social Welfare students advocated in Tallahassee for
social justice issues including legislation to protect abused children and
early screening for Alzheimer’s Disease at Social Work Lobby Day 2012 in
Melissa Hargrove became a member of the Steering Committee for MOSH’s
Spring 2013 exhibit, “RACE: Are We So Different?” a Project of the American
College of Computing,
Engineering & Construction
Computing: Dr. Ching-Hua Chuan attended the Florida Campus Compact/UNF Institute,
Bridging Community-Based Learning and STEM — Integrated Course Redesign for
Effective Learning in late February.
Dr. Karthikeyan Umapathy gave
an invited talk on Web technologies titled “Web of Web Things” at the Joe Berg
Seminar held at the Museum of Science and History in late February. Umapathy
also participated in the Bridging Community-Based Learning and STEM Institute
held on February 24 and 25 at UNF. He participated as a facilitator to guide
Florida Campus Compact’s STEM Service-Learning Fellows to redesign course
incorporating community-based learning components.
annual Expanding Your Horizons North
Florida (EYH NF) conference took place at the University Center, Feb. 12.
The day-long event was designed to encourage girls in 6th to 8th grades to
consider careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
The day included hands-on activities for students in areas such as computing,
chemistry, engineering, and optics as well as opportunities to interact with
STEM role models and learn more about careers in the STEM fields pproximately
130 girls and 35 adults from Duval, St. Johns, Clay and Nassau counties
This event was
sponsored by Vistakon, South Asian Professional Network Association (SAPNA),
the UNF School of Computing, UNF School of Engineering, the UNF Department of
Chemistry, the American Chemical Society (ACS) and The American Association of
University Women (AAUW).
Lisa Jamba served as the event co-chair,
Webmaster and workshop leader. KathieCarswell was responsible for publicity.
CCEC students Margarita Hernandez, Miranda Johanning, Cecilia McKeon, Stefka
Petkova and Jason Baber participated as workshop leaders.
Management: Dr. Roberto Soares has been
selected to be a UNF Science, Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Engineering: M. Fagan, Dr. Chris Brown and B. Chabot published their paper “Sustainable Water Management — A
Case Study at the Jacksonville Zoo” in the S.E. Jorgenson, C. A. Brebbia, &
V. Popov, Water and Society — Wit Transactions in Ecology and The Environment.
Dr. Chris Brown spoke at
Creekside High School and Fathers Harbor Academy on engineering careers and the
UNF-SAME Model Scale Concrete Canoe Competition for this year. KathieCarswell also participated in the Creekside High School visit.
Eason and Dr. Karthik Umapathy are
featured in a UNF Center for Community-Based Learning video to promote
community-based learning within UNF. The video highlights are senior student
projects. It’s online here.
Dr. Don Resio received a $109,338 grant
from the Office of Naval Research for research in “Improved Source Term
Formulation for Improved Evolutionary Characteristics of Directional Spectra.”
Dr. Susan Vasana arranged for
a seminar by Dr. Edgar H. Callaway, Jr. on “The Entrepreneurship of IC Design
Company: Sunrise Micro Devices.” Callaway is an eminent researcher in wireless
networks and holds 42 patents. The presentation was well received by the senior
Electrical Engineering students.
College of Education
& Human Services
Literacy and TESOL: Dr. Lunetta Williams will
be honored with the Albert J. Harris Award in April. Lunetta’s article, “Addressing
Summer Reading Setback Among Economically Disadvantaged Elementary Students,”
published in Reading Psychology was selected as the winner for the 2012
International Reading Association Albert J. Harris Research Award. The
Albert J. Harris Award is given for a recently published journal article or
monograph that makes an outstanding contribution to our understanding of
prevention or assessment of reading or learning disabilities. The award will be
presented Monday, April 30 at the McCormick Place Convention Center during the
Research Address and Award session at IRA’s annual convention in Chicago,
Dr. Nile Stanley has
received a gift of $30,000 from the Cummer Family Foundation for
support of the Poetry Stars project, now in its sixth year. The
initiative promotes the study of science with performance literacy at
two Guardian Catholic schools of Jacksonville. Additionally, Nile was a
featured speaker for the Nebraska Reading Conference at Kearney. He presented
sessions on teaching social studies and science through the performing
arts. Also, he was the banquet speaker and performed a program of
storytelling, poetry and music.
Leadership, School Counseling &
Sport Management: Drs. Jennifer Kane,
Jason Lee and Danielle Mincey-White presented “Using a Common Reading Program to Promote Cross
Disciplinary Concepts in Sport Management.” Drs. Kane and Lee also presented “A
Tale of Two Universities.” At the same conference, Dr. E. Newton Jackson, Jr. also presented a poster entitled
“Factors of HBCU Student Athlete University Selection,” and served on a
roundtable discussing “Preparing for Graduate School.” Lee also had an article published
entitled “Click Clack: An Examination of the Strategic and Entrepreneurial
Brand Vision of Under Armour” in the International
Journal of Entrepreneurial Venturing.
Secondary Education: The
Department of Foundations and Secondary Education hosted three COEHS Research
and Practice Colloquia. Dr. Madalina
Tanase presented her work on “Pre-service Teachers’ Awareness about the
Relationship between Mathematics, Literacy and Social Justice Issues,” and Dr. Daniel Dinsmore presented
his work on “Scaffolding Students’ Reading of Course Texts.”
Office of the Dean: Congratulations to Dean Larry Daniel, who received the FACTE Leadership Award
at the January conference of the Florida Association of Colleges in Teacher
Education. Daniel was given this prestigious award for his distinguished
service, inspirational leadership and advocacy for Quality Teacher Education in
Florida and the Nation. At the same conference, Dr. Marsha Lupi, Kelly Turner and Amy Warren
(graduate research assistants), presented the results of a state-wide survey on
clinical field experiences in Florida colleges and universities. The results
indicated that state-wide, four year traditional undergraduate programs provide
pre-service teachers with extensive field experiences among other information. If
you are interested in the results of the survey or would like a copy of the
powerpoint, contact Amy Warren at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Marsha Lupi, Dr. Jacque Batey and
Kelly Turner recently learned of
the acceptance of a third article written on the transformational learning and
knowledge of the students who have participated in the Plymouth, England
short-term student teaching internships since 2007. The article entitled,
“Crossing Cultures: U.S. Students Teacher Observations of Pedagogy, Learning
and Practice in Plymouth, U.K. schools” will be published in the Journal of
Education and Training in November.
G. Carpenter Library: Susan A. Massey, head of Discovery Enhancement at the Thomas G.
Carpenter Library, presented “Envisioning and Integrating New Cataloging
Workflows” to the Cataloging Norms Interest Group at the American Library
Association Midwinter Meeting in Dallas, Texas in January. She also presented
“Mining Batch Data for Quality Control” for the OCLC Creating Cataloging
Efficiencies That Make a Difference workshop at the same conference.