Brooks College of Health
Nursing: Dr. Margaret Holder and Cynthia Cummings presented on “What is QSEN and how can this bridge the gap between education and practice” to the JANIE, Jacksonville Association of Nurse Educators Jan. 19. They will also be presenting a poster and presentation, “From simulation to practice: Preparing students for the Real World” at the Sigma Theta Tau Research conference March 2.
Dr. Debra Wagner, M. Bear and N.S. Davidson published “Measuring patient satisfaction with postpartum teaching methods used by nurses within the Interaction Model of Client Health Behavior” in Research and Theory for Nursing Practice.
Public Health: Drs. Michelle Moore, Elissa Barr and Tammie Johnson presented “Support for school-based sexuality education: No longer just for high school students” at the 139th American Public Health Association Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.
Drs. James Churilla, Peter Magyari and Tammie Johnson published“Muscular Strengthening Activity Patterns and Metabolic Health Risk Among U.S. Adults” in the Journal of Diabetes.
Drs. Richmond Wynn and Sharon Wilburn received the Inaugural Diversity Research Award from the UNF Commission on Diversity and Inclusion for evaluation of the Metrotown Institute, a diversity training program for adolescents sponsored by OneJax.
Coggin College of Business
Marketing and Logistics: Dr. Greg Gundlach co-authored an article published in the Antitrust Bulletin titled “Symposium: New Perspectives on Systems Competition.”
Dr. A. Coskun Samli co-authored a chapter in the book, “Strategic International Marketing — An Advanced Perspective,” titled “An analysis of the people dimension in international marketing.”
College of Arts & Sciences
Art and Design: Dr. Nofa Dixon had work exhibited in the juried show of the Northeast Florida Sculptors Group, South Campus at Florida State College. Dixon’s students also completed the second of three murals installed on the second floor of Building 2.
Dr. Jenny Hager presented the paper “Wind Weaver and the Whirling Wheel” at the SECAC Conference in Savannah in November.
Dr. Elizabeth Heuer curated the exhibition and authored the catalog for the exhibition “Eugene F. Savage: The Seminole Paintings” for the Cummer Museum in Jacksonville.
Dr. Stephen Heywood had work exhibited in the following — 8 Fluid Ounces, National Juried Exhibition, LSU School of Art Glassell Gallery, Baton Rouge, La.; Cups of Fire, National Ceramics Cup Competition; The Clay Gallery, Ann Arbor, Mich.; Small Objects, Invitational, The Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach; Fourth Annual Cup Show, Form and Function, National Juried Exhibition, Tapper Center Gallery, Panama City; Annual Holiday Cup Show and Sale, National Invitational Exhibition, Worcester, Mass..
Dr. Paul Karabinis was on a panel presentation called, “Art Survival: Art Majors and Professional Practice,” at the Southeast College Art Association Annual Conference in Savannah, Ga.
Dr. Dominick Martorelli’s photograph“Venus with the Dark Face” was selected for exhibition and e-publication in the juried show for the 2011 Eros Award.
Dr. Debra Murphy completed her final year as president of the Southeastern College Art Conference at the annual meetings in Savannah from Nov. 8-12. She also presented a paper “Images of Violence, Suffering and Unrest: Hope McMath’s Responses to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.”
Chemisty: Dr. Michael W. Lufaso, in collaboration with Z.R. Kann; J.T. Auletta; E.W. Hearn; S.U. Weber, K.D. Becker; and H. Schneider, published the article “Mixed Crystal Formation and Structural Studies in the Mullite-type System Bi2Fe4O9–Bi2Mn4O10” in the “Journal of Solid State Chemistry.”
Dr. Thomas Mullen gave a presentation “Nearfield Scanning Optical Microscopy Characterization of Arrays of Rare Earth Based Nanocrystals” at the Federation of Analytical Chemistry and Spectroscopy Societies National Meeting in Reno, Nev. in October.
Dr. Amy Lane received one of the COAS Dean’s Leadership Council Faculty Fellowship awards for 2011-2012 in December.
Dr. Kenneth Laali and Dr. Aridoss Gopalakrishnan published the paper Condensation of Propargylic Alcohols with 1,3-Dicarbonyl Compounds and 4-Hydroxycoumarins in Ionic Liquids (ILs)” in Tetrahedron Letters.“
Laali and Dr. Rajesh Kalkhambkar published the paper “Pd(OAc)2-catalyzed cross-coupling of polyfluoroarenes with simple aromatics in imidazolium ionic liquids (ILs) without oxidant and additive and with recycling/reuse of the IL” in Tetrahedron Letters.
Dr. John Parmelee published a book, titled “Politics and the Twitter Revolution: How Tweets Influences the Relationship between Political Leaders and the Public.”
Drs. Jennifer Lemanski and Hyung-SeokLee published “Attitude Certainty and Resistance to Persuasion: Investigating the Impact of Source Trustworthiness in Advertising,” in the International Journal of Business and Social Science.
English: Dr. Clark Lunberry was interviewed for the New York-based on-line journal Videoart.net on his recent environmental poetry installations at the Institut Charles V — Université Paris Diderot and at UNF.
Dr. Marcus Pactor’s story, “Hoping to,” originally published in Conte: A Journal of Narrative Writing in September was nominated for a Pushcart Prize.
Languages, Literatures and Cultures: Dr. Clayton McCarl has published an edition, with introduction and notes, of Francisco de Seyxas y Lovera’s 1693 manuscript text “Piratas y contrabandistas de ambas Indias, y estado presente de ellas” published by The Fundación Barrié de la Maza based in La Coruña, Spain.
Dr. Patricia Geesey published a chapter entitled “A Space of Their Own? Women in Maghrebi-French Filmmaking,” in the volume “Screening Integration: Recasting Maghrebi Immigration in Contemporary France.”
Mathematics and Statistics: Dr. Richard Patterson gave an invited presentation at the International Conference on “Analysis and Its Application” in Aligarh, India.
Dr. Michelle DeDeo presented a paper entitled, “A Decade of Improving Pass Rate in Mathematics using Interactive Software” at the Mathematics Association of America/American Mathematics Society joint meeting in Boston.
Lynne Arriale’s CD, “Convergence” was: No. 4 on National Jazz Week Radio Chart, listed on the Top 50 CDs of 2011 by JazzTimes and included in journalist Ken Frankling’s “Jazz Notes” Ten Best New Jazz Releases of 2011. Arriale's “Dance of the Rain” also made Frankling's 10 Best New Songs of 2011 list, became one of Jazz Police’s Essential CDs of 2011 and won the SESAC 2012 National Performance Activity Award.
Dr. Nick Curry was a featured soloist with the Trans-Siberian Orchestra in the Jacksonville Arena in December. He also performed on the WJXT Channel 4 morning show and he presented “Practicing Intonation on a String Instrument” at the College Music Society’s regional conference in February.
The UNF Trumpet Ensemble, directed by Dr. Randy Tinnin performed at the Trumpet Festival of the Southeast at the University of Georgia Jan. 14.
Dr. Erin K. Bennett gave a master class at the inaugural Collegiate Piano Pedagogy Symposium in Ann Arbor, Mich. in January. In February, Bennett presented a day-long workshop for the Southwest Ohio and Northern Kentucky Music Teachers Associations entitled “The Ten Steps to Parnassus” in Cincinnatti, Ohio.
Philosophy and Religion: Dr. Andrew Buchwalter published “Dialectics, Politics, and the Contemporary Value of Hegel’s Practical Philosophy” in November.
Dr. Julie Ingersoll participated in a panel discussion sponsored by People for the American Way at the National Press Club in Washington D.C. entitled “America as a ‘Christian Nation.’”
Dr. William Koch had his paper “Discourses of Excess and the Excess of Discourse: On Georges Bataille's Lasting Influence Upon Foucault” published in the philosophy journal Existentia in November.
Dr. Bert Koegler published “Hermeneutic Cosmopolitanism — or, Toward a Cosmopolitan Public Sphere.”
Physics: Dr.Jay Huebner presented “Historic accounts suggest the French, Spanish and Timucuans observed physical phenomena consistent with a bolide impact creating Round Marsh in the 1650’s” at the Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve’s Science Symposium Jan. 20 at the Ribault Club.
Sociology and Anthropology: Dr. Gordon Rakita published, with Christine S. VanPool, Todd L. VanPool, and Sarah Sterling, “An Introduction to the 76 Draw Site, Luna County, New Mexico” in “Patterns in Transition: Papers from the 16th Biennial Jornada Mogollon Conference.” He also published a review of “Death in the New World: Cross-Cultural Encounters, 1492-1800” by Erik R. Seeman in the journal Historical Archaeology.
Dr. Jenny Stuber had her co-authored article, “Social Status, Values, and Support for Reform in Education Reference” in the latest issue of The Social Science Journal.
Dr. Suzanne Simon published “Waste in the Margins of the State: Negative Externalities and the Production of the U.S.-Mexico Border Region” in the Fall/Winter 2011 Special Issue of the North Eastern Anthropological Association Bulletin. She also presented a conference paper entitled “Failed State? Mexico’s Drug Wars Against the Background of ‘Dual Transition’” at the American Anthropological Association’s Annual Meetings in Montreal, Quebec in November.
College of Computing, Engineering & Construction
Computing: Dr. Sanjay P. Ahuja and William Shore published their paper, “Wireless Transport Layer Congestion Control Evaluation,” in the International Journal of Wireless Networks and Broadband Technologies in December. Also, Ahuja was appointed associate editor of the International Journal of Wireless Networks and Broadband Technologies. He is also currently serving on the International Editorial Review Board of the International Journal of Cloud Applications and Computing.
Dr. Ching-Hua Chuan attended the instructor’s summit on Botball Educational Robotics, KISS Institute for Practical Robotics in January. Also, Chuanwas invited to speak on “Computational Music Research: How Mathematics and AI Is Now Part of Your Everyday Musical Experiences” in the Joe Berg Seminar at the Museum of Science & History in January.
Albert D. Ritzhaupt,Dr. Karthikeyan Umapathy and Lisa Jamba published their paper, “A Study on Services Motivating Computing Professional Association Membership” in the International Journal of Human Capital and Information Technology Professionals in January.
Dr. Karthikeyan Umapathy will serve as a Co-PI on a research grant involving a U.S. and Canadian team on “Digging into Human Rights Violations: Anaphora Resolution and Emergent Witnesses.” The research objective is to develop a methodology to perform automated analysis of large-scale archives of human rights abuses that will reconstruct stories from fragments scattered across a collection and an interface for navigating those stories. The UNF sub award is for $36,883.
Drs. Charles Winton and Ching-Hua Chuan gave a two-day workshop for the high school teams in Jacksonville in preparation for the 2012 Botball Competition in January at UNF.
Construction Management: Dr. Roberto Soares published his paper, “Biomass — The Smart Way to Reach Fuel Independence,” in the International Journal of Business and Social Science in January. Soares also published a paper, “Change Orders Ordeal: The Output of Project Disintegration,” in the International Journal of Business, Humanities and Technology in January.
Mr. James Sorce, Dr. Mag Malek and Jose J. Murcia published their paper, “Overview of Emerging Technological Innovations in Construction Management,” in the American Institute of Constructors Journal, The American Professional Constructor in January.
Engineering: Dr. Chiu Choi received an International Faculty Travel Grant to travel to Hong Kong to develop a study-abroad course. Also, Choi has been selected to be a UNF STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Fellow. In this role, he will integrate service learning into STEM courses that he teaches.
Dr. Adel El Safty received an International Faculty Travel grant to travel to Italy to develop a study-abroad course.
Fan Xiong, Murat M. Tanik, and Dr. Susan Vasana published their paper, “Visual Analysis of a Cardiovascular System Based on ECG and ABP Signals Using Evolvable Hardware Design,” in the Society for Design and Process Science Transactions’ Journal of Integrated Design and Process Science in December.
College of Education & Human Services
Childhood Education: Dr. Gigi Morales David was invited for an author visit to Mill Creek Elementary Jan. 23 to kick off the Vietnamese New Year with her picture book “The Little Red Envelopes.” In addition, she introduced the 4th graders at Mill Creek to her new character, “Composition Cat,” inspired by the artwork of Laurel Burch. Composition Cat was designed to help 4th graders succeed on the FCAT Writes. Each 4th grade teacher was given a stencil of the cat figure so they could design their own cat with nine important things to remember about successful writing —because cats are well known to have nine lives.
Dr. Stacy Keller recently had an article published in the journal Dimensions in Mathematics entitled “Reasoning and proof in the classroom: What’s your angle, Pythagoras? A math adventure.”
Dr. Christine Weber had an article published with colleagues titled “A comprehensive plan for differentiating the training of teachers of the gifted online at the state, district and university level in Florida, USA” in the January 2012 issue of Gifted Education International.
Exceptional Student and Deaf Education:
Dr. Kristine Webb co-edited the “Handbook of Adolescent Transition Education for Youth with Disabilities.” The handbook is a comprehensive resource to stakeholders who facilitate transition to adulthood for adolescents and young adults with disabilities.
Dr. Janice Seabrooks-Blackmore co-authored a chapter, “Transition Planning Strategies,” and Drs. Karen Patterson and Terence Cavanaugh co-authored the chapter “Assistive Technology in the Transition Education Process.” Webb co-authored a chapter about college attendance titled “Transition to Postsecondary Education.”
Leadership, School Counseling & Sport Management: Dr. Cavanaugh has received a $2,000 Transformational Learning Opportunity grant to take students to the Eastern Educational Research Association Conference in South Carolina and the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education Conference in Texas. There, they will attend conference sessions and make a presentation on their project that retrofitted a shipping container into a computer- and network-enhanced classroom in the Dominican Republic.
Foundations and Secondary Education:
Office of the Dean: Dean Larry Daniel 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.
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.
The University of North Florida’s Division of Student Affairs recently published a best practices manuscript titled, “Student Affairs for All Seasons and All Reasons: Leadership by Example.”
The book is now available for $39.50 from the manuscript’s publisher, Administrator’s Bookshelf, at http://adminbookshelf.com/bookshelf/. It will also be available in the UNF Bookstore, located in the Student Union, Building 58 West, on campus. All proceeds and royalties from book sales will go into a Student Affairs scholarship fund for UNF students.