College of Health
Clinical and Applied Movement Sciences: Drs. Peter Magyari and James Churilla had their peer-reviewed research article,
“Association Between Lifting Weights and Metabolic Syndrome among U.S. Adults
1999-2004 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey” published in The
Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research.
Nursing: Dr. Cynthia Cummings gave
a presentation entitled “Red Cross Health Services Disaster” to a group of
nurses and students in the community in November. Discussions included what
disaster workers can do, how to set up a shelter, obtain supplies and how to
assess and intervene in these situations.
A group of
four inter-professional team members from the Northeast FL area attended the
International ID Week in San Diego this October. Those members included Dr. Jan Meires,
Dr. Patrick Monaghan, Sarah Wheeler, a 2012 UNF MSN graduate and
Dr. Mobeen Rathore. They presented a poster on “Declining Trends in
Rotavirus Testing and Infections in Northeast Florida in the Post-vaccine Era.”
Irma Ancheta, Cindy Battie and Dr. Tes Tuason published a
paper entitled, “A Comparison of Metabolic Syndrome (METS) Risk Factors in
Filipino Women and Filipino American Women: A Pilot Study” in Ethnicity &
Public Health: Dr. Tammie M. Johnson and Dr. James Churill, spoke at the
140th American Public Health Association Meeting in San Francisco in October.
They gave a presentation about “Measuring diabetes self-management education
duration among adults: Results from the 2008 Florida Behavioral Risk Factor
Dr. Elissa Barr, Dr.
Michele J. Moore and Alexandra Howard, published a piece in the
American Journal of Sexuality Education titled “A Pilot Project to Increase
Parent Comfort Communicating with their Children about Sexual Health.”
Drs. Elissa Barr,
Michele J. Moore and Tammie Johnson, along with P. Stewart, gave a
presentation about “The Relationship Between TV/Computer Use and Sexual
Behaviors Among Middle School Students” at the Society for the Scientific Study
of Sexuality Annual Meeting in Tampa.
Coggin College of Business
Economics: Dr.Sharon Cobb was awarded the Southeastern Division of the Association of American
Geographers’ 2012 Excellence in Teaching Award at the Annual Meeting in Asheville.
SEDAAG comprises 10 Southeastern states with more than 550 members.
Arts and Sciences
History: Dr. David
Courtwright spoke at a public event sponsored by the LSE Ideas, the
in-house think tank of the London School of Economics. Photos and a short recap
of the event are online here.
Literatures, Cultures: Dr. Shira Schwam-Baird
published “Translation in the Late Fifteenth Century: Octovien de
Saint-Gelais’s L’ystoire de Eurialus
et Lucresse” in Medieval
Dr. Nirmal Patel was awarded a Florida
Space Grant Consortium (NASA) award for $4,100 for “Measurement of ozone
profile in the stratosphere using nanocrystalline sensor arrays payload on a
HASP2012 balloon flight.”
Computing, Engineering & Construction
Construction Management: Drs. Adel El Safty, Mag Malek and Amal EL Safty published their paper, “Construction Safety and
Occupational Health Education in Egypt, the EU, and US Firms,” in the Open
Journal of Civil Engineering in November.
Dr. Adel El Safty presented and published
three peer reviewed papers: “The CFRP
Repair Performance in Pre-cracked Reinforced Concrete Beams,” “Fatigue Testing
of Half-Scaled and Full-Scaled AASHTO Type II Bridge Girders Laterally Damaged
and Repaired Using CFRP Laminates” and “Full-Scale Flexural and Fatigue Testing
of Laterally Damaged AASHTO Type II Bridge Girders Repaired Using Nonpressed
CFRP Fabric Laminates” during the 2012 PCI Convention and National Bridge
Drs. J. David Lambert, Patrick
Welsh, Gerald Merckel, Daniel Cox andMichael Toth filed their patent, “Street Light Monitoring System,”
with the U. S. Patent and Trademark Office on behalf of UNF.
Computing: Dr. Ching-Hua Chuan and E. Chew presented and published their paper, “Creating
Ground Truth for Audio Key Finding: When the Title Key May Not Be the Key” at
the 13th International Conference on Music Information Retrieval in October.
Chuan also gave an invited presentation, “Computing and Engineering Approaches
to Music Information Retrieval,” at the CCEC Research Colloquium the same
month. Chuan was also invited to become a reviewer for the IEEE Transactions on
Education and Human Services
leadership, school counseling and sport management: Professor and Associate Provost E. Newton
Jackson, Jr. co-authored a manuscript, “Statistical data analysis techniques
utilized in the International Journal
of Sport Management during its first ten years.” It is in the
upcoming volume and issue of ISJM.
At the Professional
Recognition Awards Banquet Nov. 2 at the Florida School Association (FSCA)
Conference, Dr. Carolyn B. Stone
was awarded The Robert D. Myrick
Lifetime Achievement Award. Carolyn Stone is the first recipient of this
special recognition for her extraordinary contributions to professional school
counseling and counselors in the state of Florida. The School Counseling
Program had four students who presented at the recent Florida School
Counselor Association’ Convention. Kimberly Volz, Erin Monahan, Lisa
Coppedge and Sarah Beth
Glicksteen each presented a poster session. Sarah Beth Glicksteen
co-presented with Dr. Stone on the subject, Sexually Active Students: What School Counselors Need to Know.
Also at the recent Florida School Counselor Association Conference, Nov. 1-3,
in St. Petersburg, Dr. Rebecca A.
Schumacher moderated a panel discussion consisting of five
district-level administrators and school counselors pertaining to the job
search process for graduate students.
In October,Drs. Jason W. Lee, Elizabeth Gregg, Kristi
Sweeney, Jennifer Kane and E.T. Kian presented “ESPN the Magazine’s
Body Issue: The good, the bad, and the sexy” for Sport Marketing Association
(SMA) Conference in Orlando. Also presented at the SMA conference was “A tale
of two cities…and four universities: Brand building in higher education has
been accepted for Sport Marketing” by Drs. Jason W. Lee, Elizabeth Gregg and K.
Miloch. Additionally, at the Southern Criminal Justice Association (SCJA)
Conference in Atlantic Beach Drs. Jason W. Lee and Kristi Sweeney presented as
part of the Athletes and Criminal Activity panel, “Criminal jocks: An NFL case
exceptional, deaf and interpreter education:
Dr. Susan Syverud was
invited to speak at the Interfaith Coalition for Action, Reconciliation and
Empowerment (ICARE) Community Problems Assembly Oct. 30 at St. Paul African
Methodist Episcopal church in Jacksonville. ICARE is currently tackling four
big problems in our community—reducing youth crime, ending homelessness,
increasing reading achievement levels, and creating new jobs. Syverud’s testimony
on reading was titled “Why not DI?” Syverud presented her past accomplishments
as a learning disabilities teacher and her current work as a Professor in
Residence at Woodland Acres Elementary in increasing reading achievement levels
and preventing reading failures through the use of Direct Instruction.
Childhood Education, Literacy, and TESOL: Drs. Gigi David and
Elizabeth Fullerton presented
“Promoting Preschool Friendships” at the Florida
Association for the Education of Young Children conference in
Orlando dditionally, Dr. David presented “Exhibiting project-based learning: A
collaboration between a local art museum, university education students and
elementary students” at the National Association for Education of Young
Children in Atlanta.
Dr. Nile Stanley was a
featured author for the 50th Annual Conference of the Florida Reading
Association in Orlando. He spoke on “Performance Literacy: Gateway to
Meeting the Common Core Reading Standards” and did a signing for his book,
“Performance Literacy through Storytelling.”
In October, Dr. Stacy Boote presented
a Gallery Workshop, “No More Division Monkey
Moves: Using Craft Sticks to Support a Conceptual Understanding of
Division,” for in-service and pre-service teachers at the 2012 National
Council of Teachers of Mathematics Regional Conference in Dallas. Also, Boote
recently had an article published, titled “Assessing and Understanding Line
Graph Interpretations Using a Scoring Rubric of Cited Factors,” in the
Journal of Science Teacher Education as an 'Online First' piece by SpringerLink.
Office of the Dean: Kelly Turner, a graduate research assistant in the Dean’s Office, presented
“Scaffolding the Reading Fluency Development of English Language Learners” at
the Florida Reading Association’s Annual Conference in Orlando in October.
Nominations will be accepted beginning Monday, Jan 7 for the Distinguished Professor Award, Outstanding
Faculty Scholarship Awards, Outstanding Faculty Service and thenew Outstanding
Faculty Community Engaged Scholarship Awards.
Guidelines for the awards are listed on the Faculty Association website under "Faculty
Nominations can be submitted one of the three ways
— online nominations submitted through
the "Online Forms"; e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or
handwritten or typed nomination forms delivered to the Faculty Association
Office in the Honors Hall, Building 10, room 1120. The deadline is Friday, Jan. 18 at 5 p.m. For more information, contact
Cindy Chin at email@example.com or ext. 2872 or
Dr. Gordon Rakita at firstname.lastname@example.org.