Brooks College of Health
Clinical and Applied Movement Sciences: Dr. James Churilla had a manuscript titled “An Evidence-Based Review of Exercise and Metabolic Syndrome” published in the Journal of Clinical Exercise Physiology.
Beth Dibble, assistant director for Admissions for Nursing and Physical Therapy, graduated April 27 from UNF with a master’s degree in criminal justice and 4.00 GPA. She will begin her Ph.D in Public Safety with Capella University in July.
Public Health: In March 2012, Drs. Michelle Moore, Elissa Barr and Tammie Johnson presented “The relationship between middle school student sexual behaviors and alcohol and tobacco use” at the American Academy of Health Behavior Annual Meeting in Austin.
BCH Academic Advisers: Dwayne Peterson, Miwa Nguyen and Debbie Kochanowski presented at the regional conference for the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) in Miami this past March. Their presentation addressed limited access programs and supporting students who are denied admission by examining the paradox between retention goals and demand for academic programs with limited availability.
Awards: Dr. Pamela Chally, dean of the Brooks College of Health, announced that three faculty members from BCH have won University Awards. Dr. Tes Tuason won an Outstanding Faculty Scholarship, Dr. Michelle Boling won an Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award and Dr. Barbara Olinzock won Outstanding Faculty Service.
Also, Drs. Shana Harrington, assistant professor of Physical Therapy and Julie Merten, instructor and Internship Director in the Department of Public Health, were both recognized in April 2012 by Jacksonville Business Journal as two of the “Top 40 Leaders under the Age of 40” for their individual efforts, determination and successes.
Coggin College of Business
Economics and Geography: Drs. Sharon Cobb and Christopher Johnson received the 2011-2012 Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award. The awards will be formally presented at the 2012 Fall Convocation.
Management: Diane Denslow co-authored anarticle titled, “Purchasing and Supply Management Sustainability: Drivers and Barriers” that was accepted for publication in the Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management.
Dr. Steve Paulson is co-author on a paper that was accepted for publication by the Global Business and Economics Review titled, “The Globalization of Business Activity: Structures, Processes and Prospects for the Demise of Postmodernism.”
Dr. Jay Coleman was awarded the 2011-2012 Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award and Dr. Paul Fadil was awarded the 2011-2012 Outstanding Faculty Scholarship Award. Both awards will be formally presented at the 2012 Fall Convocation.
Marketing & Logistics:
Dr. A.C. “Josh” Samli is presenting his paper titled, “Marketing of Marketing in a Marketing Economy” at the American Marketing Society Conference. The conference is called “Marketing Controversy” and was organized by Samli. It will take place in New Orleans in mid-May.
College of Arts & Sciences
Chemisty: Dr. Michael W. Lufaso, in collaboration with undergraduate student Kathryn Mince and others, published "Relaxations in Ba2BiTaO6 ceramics investigated by impedance and electric modulus spectroscopies" in Materials Research Bulletin.
In March Dr. Christos Lampropoulos and his student, Chad A. McDaniel, presented the poster “Single-Molecule Magnets: An Investigation of the Dimensionality-Structure Relationship” at the Florida Undergraduate Research Conference at Stetson. He also presented, with students Hunter Douglas and Christopher D. Haun, the poster “Single-Molecule Magnets: A Playground for Magnetochemists, Physicists, and Spectroscopists” at the Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry in Orlando. He was invited to speak on integrating technology into educational practices at the Mastering Leadership Conference in Scottsdale, Ariz.
Criminology and Criminal Justice: Drs. Michael Hallett and Daniel Pontzer, published “No Peace Dividend for Duval? Posing Questions about Jacksonville’s Punitive Civic Infrastructure” in the Smart Justice Journal. It’s online here.
Mark Ari gave a talk, “The Wink of Immediacy,” in a workshop on Flash Fiction at the Douglas Anderson Writers’ Festival at UNF. He also conducted an interview with Margaret Atwood.
Nicholas de Villiers presented a paper, “RuPaul's Drag Race as Meta-Reality Television” at the Northeast Modern Language Association conference in Rochester, NY.
Dr. Chris Gabbard presented a paper, “A Race of Changelings: Swift's Yahoos as Mentally Disabled Other," as part of “Literary and Artistic Representations of the ‘Other’ in France and England” at the Southeastern American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies annual conference in Atlanta.
Linda Howell presented a paper, “Crack in the Classroom: Absurd Fan Productions, Hybridity, and an Ethics of Anti-Process,” at 4Cs, the annual Conference on College Composition and Communication in St. Louis, Mo.
Sam Kimball presented a paper, “Evolutionary Psychology (Deconstructed) and the Constitutive Limits of What can be Taught about Writing,” at 4Cs, the annual Conference on College Composition and Communication" in St. Louis, Mo.
Dr. Clark Lunberry gave a paper titled “Suspicious Silence: Walking Out on John Cage,” at the conference, “(An) Aesthetics of Absence,” at the University of Toronto. He also installed his “Writing on Air” artwork at the conference.
Languages, Literatures and Cultures: Dr. Renee S. Scott presented the paper “Food and Identity in Latino Literature in the United States” at the International Conference on Hispanic Literatures in Cuzco, Peru in March.
Dr. Gregory Helmick presented a paper — "Representación del músico afroboricua y versiones de negritud en Maldito amor (Ferré) y_El entierro de Cortijo (Rodríguez-Juliá)"— in San Juan, Puerto Rico in March at the Negritud: International Conference of Afro-Latin American Studies.
Dr. Nuria Ibáñez-Quintana gave a presentation “Sabina Berman, Águila o sol: A propósito de Malinche” at the International Symposium of Hispanic Literature at California State University at Dominguez Hills in Los Angeles in March.
Dennis Marks played a three-city tour with Grammy award winner Arturo Sandoval throughout Ontario, Canada March 2–4.
Dr. Nick Curry played as a featured soloist with the Trans-Siberian Orchestra in the Jacksonville Arena in December and joined the group again in March for a concert in Tallahassee. He presented on “Practicing Intonation on a String Instrument” at the College Music Society’s regional conference in February and presented on “Recruiting Basics for College Educators” at the American String Teachers Associations national conference in March. He was invited to play the cello for the filming of the finale of Oprah Winfrey’s TV show.
Philosophy and Religion: Dr. Julie Ingersoll presented a paper, “Christian Reconstructionism: Biblical Law in Contemporary America,” at The College of Charleston in Charleston in March.
Dr. Sarah Mattice published “Drinking to Get Drunk: Pleasure, Creativity, and Social Harmony in Ancient Greece and China,” in 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. She presented a paper, “On the Possibility of Non-Combative Oppositionality: Chinese Philosophy of War, Dharma Combat, and Compassionate Conversations,” at the Comparative and Continental Philosophy Circle conference in San Diego in March.
Physics: Dr. Lev Gasparov received $7,500 from the National Science Foundation for his ongoing NSF grant ”RUI: Optical Studies of Magnetic, Charge, and Orbital Ordering in Lone-Pair Compounds and Magnetite.”
Political Science and Public Administration: Dr. Georgette Dumont presented a paper on “Nonprofits and Social Media: Applying SROI to New Technologies” at the American Society for Public Administration annual conference in Las Vegas in March. She presented a paper, “Understanding the Relationship Between Nonprofits and Social Media in Duval County, FL” at the Florida Political Science Association annual conference in Tampa Bay in March.
Dr. George Candler presented, “O estudo da ciência administrativa fora do ‘centro’: a luta universal contra a colonizaçao epistemológica, e para a assimilação crítica” at the II Colóquio de Epistemologia e Sociologia da Ciência da Administração in Brazil in March.
Dr. Natasha Christie presented a paper “Felon-Collateral Consequences: An Old Tool with a New Name,” at the National Conference of Black Political Scientists.
Dr. Matthew Corrigan presented the paper: “Jeb Bush and the Conservative Movement in America” at the Symposium of Southern Politics in Charleston in March.
Sociology and Anthropology: Dr. Ronald Lukens-Bull presented his paper, “The Politicization of the ‘Apolitical:’ Islamic Higher Education in Indonesia” as part of the panel he organized, Indonesian Politics by Other Means: The Distribution and Manipulation of Power Outside Elections at the Association of Asian Studies annual meetings in Toronto in March.
Dr. Jenny Stuber was invited by the DePauw University sociology faculty to talk with advanced sociology and women’s studies students about her book, Inside the College Gates, and its findings concerning gender and social class inequalities within higher education.
Dr. Aleksandra Millicevic made a presentation entitled “Occupy Movement and Social Inequalities” at the 12th Annual International Business Research Conference, organized by the Coggin College of Business from UNF, and The School of Management from Warsaw University. He was a member of the panel on economic inequality and its impact on business.
College of Computing, Engineering & Construction
Computing: Dr. Ching-Hua Chuan served as a reviewer for the 50th ACM Southeast Conference in Tuscaloosa, Ala. from March 29 though 31. Also, SoC students Erick Douglas, Marc Mazour and Nihar Goswami, advised Chuan, presented their project “Osprey Flight Path: A Mobile Guiding Application on Campus,” in the 2nd Annual Florida Undergraduate Research Conference at Stetson University March 16 and 17.
Dr. Bob Roggio was elected to a five-year term on the executive council of Upsilon Pi Epsilon, the international computing sciences honor society. He was also selected to participate as an accreditation team member for the Distance Education Training Council in Washington, D.C.
Construction Management: Dr. David Lambert was appointed to the “Green Infrastructure” Planning Committee of the Northeast Florida Regional Council, the primary regional planning agency. Lambert will lead an effort to map out green infrastructure and coordinate cooperation between this effort and the ongoing project, “Jacksonville Green Map,” which is sponsored by the U.S. Green Building Chapter and funded by the JEA Conservation Office. Lambert also serves on the Emergency Preparation Planning Committee. These committees provide citizen input to the First Coast Vision, long-term regional planning process involving seven NE Florida counties.
College of Education & Human Services
Childhood Education: Dr. Christine Weber has served as a guest editor for the January 2012 issue of Gifted Child Today. She has also published two articles in the journal, “Teacher professionalism” and “A lack of awareness and emphasis in pre-service teacher training experiences: Preconceived beliefs about the gifted and talented.”
Dr. Nile Stanley and Yue Meng, a Chinese graduate technology education exchange student, have published an article titled, “Recognizing the Learner: the Effect of Culture on the Learning Process” in the March issue of Language Magazine. It can be viewed online here.Also, Nilehas been invited as a visiting scholar to teach a graduate seminar on learning theory this summer at Shaanxi Normal University, X’ian, in China.
Dr. John Ouyang presented, “Development and Issues of Open Universities in China: A statistical perspective” at the 23rd International Annual Conference of the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education conference in Austin March 5-9.
In March, Dr. Katie Monnin’s “Katie's Korner” on Action News focused on summer beach reading and writing for you and your family. The video clip is online here. Also on Action News, Monnin talked about the reading phenomenon “The Hunger Games.” The video clip is online here. She also presented to a university-wide audience at the UNF’s Carpenter Library on “Why all Educators Should Care About Teaching Comics and Graphic Novels.” In June, Monnin will lead an elementary-based summer camp about the values of teaching and reading with graphic novels at the Discovery Montessori school. She is also helping to form an after-school reading group with comics and graphic novels at Discovery, as well.
Leadership, School Counseling & Sport Management: "Sport Branding: From Linsanity to The PGA Tour" was presented by Drs. Jason Lee and Kristi Sweeney from the UNF Sport Management program along with Ric Clarson, vice president of marketing development for the PGA TOUR at the Sport Management and Medicine Conference at Jacksonville University April 11. Drs. Lee and Sweeney will also be presenting two sessions at the 2012 Alabama State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance Spring Conference. The sessions are titled: “Movies as Motivators: Facilitating Learning through Film” and “Made You Look — ESPN The Magazine's Body Issue: Diversity, Body Image and Beyond.”
Office of Educational Field Experiences: In March, Drs. Susan Syverud, Gina Gannon and Debbie Reed from the Department of Exceptional, Deaf and Interpreter Education,along withDr. Stacy (Keller) Boote from the Department of Childhood Education, Literacy, and TESOL, and Maria Ramdas and Christie Stevenson from the Office of Educational Field Experiences went to Las Vegas to present at the National Association of Professional Development Schools Conference. Their presentation was titled, “A Continuum of Clinical Preparation: The Urban Professional Development School Model of the University of North Florida.” Dr. Susan Syverud and graduate researcher Gina Gannon also gave a presentation at the same conference titled, “Urban Professional Development School Partners Impacting Early Literacy Achievement.”