Brooks College of Health
Sun safety attitudes, knowledge and behaviors among beach-going
at the University of Florida Cancer
Center Research Day event in Gainesville.
Michele Johnson Moore
Barr, published “Sexual risk behaviors of middle school students:
2009 youth risk behavior survey results from 16 locations,” in the Journal of School Health.
The American Counseling Association published Tes
Tuason’s article “Counseling
around the world: An international handbook.” Tuason also presented the paper
to the Annual American Counseling Association conference in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Coggin College of Business
Cheryl Frohlich, Cheryl Van Deusen, Steven Williamson,along
with Marjorie Templeton, published
paper “Paper industry
performance: The effect of acquisition motives on firm outcomes,” in the
International Journal of Strategic Management.
Drs. Antony Paulraj and
paper titled “Paper industry performance: Impact
of consumer attitudes on sustainability practices within the paper industry:
The moderating role of digital media,” was published in the Journal of Academy
of Business and Economics.
College of Arts and Sciences
students gave the following poster presentations at the Experimental Biology
national meeting in Boston: (i) with A. Duka, “L-Leucine and
L-methionine share a Na+/K+-dependent amino acid transporter in shrimp hepatopancreas”;
(ii) with M. Rasidovic, “Amino acid absorption by lobster (Homarus americanus) intestine using
dual-label radioisotopic techniques”; (iii) with R. Abdel-Malak,
“Divalent cation-dependent 3H-L-leucine transport in lobster
intestine.” At the same meeting, Ahearn
and C. Brian Coughlin, with their student A. Omran, also gave a
poster presentation, “Differential Bacteriostatic Effects of Sucralose on
Drs. Quincy Gibson
and Julie Richmond published
“The ranging patterns of female bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) with respect to reproductive status: Testing
the concept of nursery areas” in the Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and
Dr. Matt Gilg
and his students, M.C. Restrepo and R. Walton, published
“Geographic variation in allele frequency of the gamete recognition protein M7
lysin throughout a mosaic blue mussel hybrid zone” in Marine Biology.
Dr. Cliff Ross
and his student, K. Olsen, published “Short-term and
latent post-settlement effects associated with elevated temperature and
oxidative stress on larvae from the coral Porites astreoides” in Coral Reefs. Ross and his students gave the
following oral presentations at the Benthic Ecology national meeting in
Savannah: (i) with K. Olsen, “The effects of elevated temperature
(global-scale stressor), algal competition (local-scale stressor) and their
combined impacts on the early life history stages of the Caribbean hermatypic
coral Porites astreoides”; (ii)
with N. Bishop, “The Combined Effects of Elevated Salinity and
Temperature on the Seagrass Thalassia
testudinum when exposed to Labyrinthula
spp.” At the same meeting, Drs.
Ross and David Waddell, with their student, K. Loucks,
also gave an oral presentation, “Seagrass Defenses: The Oxidative Burst
and Hypersensitive response in Thalassia
testudinum in relation with Labyrinthula
“Unfolding Diffusion-Based Ag Nanoparticle Growth in SiO2 Nanofilms
Heat-Treated in Air via In Situ
Optical Microspectroscopy” in Optical
Dr. Michael Lufaso,
with student Z.R. Kann and others,
published “Room-Temperature Vibrational Properties of the BiMn2O5 Mullite” in Vibrational Spectroscopy.
seventh and eighth novels, “The Never” and “Into the Shadow Realm.” She was
also chosen to participate on a panel for fantasy writing and as a speaker in
local schools for Amelia Island’s yearly book festival.
poems, “Transcription” and “Conversation with the Adjacent Friend,” in Wordgathering: A Journal of Disability
Poetry in March.
the panel “Low Residency MFA Programs: An Alumni Perspective” at the national
conference of the Association of Writers and Writing Programs in March. She
published her young adult science-fiction novel, “Kings of Ruin,” in March
using the pseudonym Sam Cameron.
Assets” in West Wind Review in March.
Dr. Denise I. Bossy presented
“Slavery and Empire: Indian and African Slaveries in Spanish, Muskogee, and
British Geopolitical and Economic Expansion in the Southeast, 1565-1715,” at
the Porter Symposium at the University of Mississippi in February). Bossy also
presented “Migration and Spiritual Diplomacy: Euhaw-Yamasee responses to
British Colonial Expansion” at the eight biennial conference of the Society of
Early Americanists in March.
Dr. James J. Broomall
published “The Interpretation Is A-Changin’:
Memory, Museums and Public History in Central Virginia” in Journal of the Civil War Era in
March. Broomall also
co-organized a conference, “The Shadow of Slavery: Emancipation, Memory and the
Meaning of Freedom” at the University of Florida in February.
Dr. Charles Closmann
delivered a paper, “All Hail King of
the Herrings,” at the 2013 Southeast German Studies Symposium in Knoxville,
Tenn. in March.
Dr. Christopher Hickman
served as the commentator on the
panel, “Recalibrating the Protestant Center,” at the Religion and Law
Conference at Florida State University in March.
Dr. Chau Johnsen Kelly
chaired a panel discussion, “Power,
Identity and Social Change in the Modern World,” at the Florida Conference of
Historians at New College of Florida in March.
Dr. Theo Prousis
published “Revolt, Reprisal,
Russian-Ottoman Tension: A British Perspective on the Opening Round of the 1821
Eastern Crisis” in Balkanistica.
Languages, Literatures and Cultures:
Dr. Nuria Ibanez
El espacio en las
obras de las dramaturgas contemporáneas: el caso de Gracia Morales”
at a seminar on “
Gendered Spaces: The Places of Spanish
Women’s Film and Theater” at the
NEMLA Convention in Boston in March.
the paper, “Cultural Heritage and Representation in the Works of Rosa Nissán,”
at the International Conference of Hispanic Literature in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic in
Tradición e innovación en las
Novelas a Marcia Leonarda de Lope de Vega
Dennis Holt co-presented research on music teaching and learning at the
24th International Conference on College Teaching and Learning with UNF music
graduates Rose M. Francis and Luis F. Palacios.
Physics: Dr. Jane H. MacGibbon gave an invited talk “The Search for Primordial
Black Holes” at the Cosmic Frontier meeting at SLAC at Stanford University in
Science and Public Administration
: Dr. Georgette Dumont
Accountability: An Index and its Application” in Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly. Dumont also organized and was the
discussant for the panel, “The Role of Social Media in Governance: Promises
versus Practice,” at the annual conference of the American Society for Public
Administration in New Orleans in March.
Sociology and Anthropology:
paper, with cooperation from Dr. Jeffry
Will, “Discipline and Nourish: Dynamics of Social Control in Food
Pantries,” at the Eastern Sociological Society meetings in Boston in
Dr. David Jaffee
published “Destructive (and
Costly) Competition” in the Jacksonville
Business Journal in February and “Business Climate Florida-Style” in the Folio Weekly in March.
College of Computing, Engineering and Construction
Dr. Sanjay P. Ahuja, published an article,
“Cloud Security and Cloud Data Center Certifications” in the Jacksonville
Business Journal in February.
E. Martin made a presentation, “ABET: Is There Value in ABET Accreditation?”
at the national meeting of the Special Interest Group in Computer Science
Education Session Association for Computing Machinery in March.
Dr. Charles Winton conducted the Northern
California Robotics Educators Workshop at NASA Ames in March. Dr. Winton also
served as organizer for the Florida Region Botball Tournament at UNF in March.
College of Education and Human Services
Childhood Education, Literacy and
n April, Dr. Christine Weber
“Examining issues in gifted education: Making connections to the NAGC
Standards”at the Florida Association for Gifted Children Annual
Conference in Tampa.
published an article, “Family Storytelling: A
powerful parenting strategy for developing intellect, language, literacy, and
values” in the April issue of
presented at the 24th international
annual conference of the Society for Information Technology and Teacher
Education in New Orleans in March. The paper he presented was “An Ancient
Ideology of Equal Education vs. Technology Implementation in the 21st
Century: What if Confucius was still alive?” The papers he co-presented were “A
Research Analysis on the Effectiveness of Technology in English as a foreign
Language (EFL) Teaching and Learning in Elementary and Middle Schools” and “A
Digital Resource Summary for Teachers of English to Speakers of Other
presented at the Southeastern Section of the Geological
Society of America Annual Conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico in March. The
title of her presentation was, “Investigating and Improving Concepts of
Temporal Duration Using Computer Animations.” An article by Dr. Cheek
titled, “Washed Away!” was also published in the April/May issue of Science and
Exceptional, Deaf and Interpreter
and her graduate students in deaf education
conducted two “Be
a STAR Reader”events in collaboration with the Jacksonville
Public Library in March and April. The master’s students taught mini-reading
lessons to children who are deaf or hard of hearing and their siblings. Guardino also presented the
preliminary results of a collaborative ethnography at the Association of
College Educators for the Deaf/Hard of Hearing in Santa Fe, N.M.
Leadership, School Counseling and Sport
presented three papers at the Society
for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE) conference in New
Orleans in March. He presented two papers with other faculty, “Empowering
Pre-Service Science Teachers to Be Active Users of Etext Resources” with Dr. Brian Zoellner and “Online
Learning and Legal Jurisdiction” with Dr.
Luke Cornelius, and one on his own, titled “Reading Dissertations as
Ebooks: a Committee Member’s View.”
presented two presentations in April at the Southern Sport
Management Conference at Troy University in Troy, Ala. The first presentation
is “Can you dig it? Marketing collegiate sand volleyball” with Kevin Campbell, a graduate of the master’s
in Education Leadership/Athletic Administration program. The second
presentation is “Pros who are cons: The case of the NFL's ‘Criminal Jocks’ with
Dr. Kristi Sweeney.
of Equal Opportunity and Diversity:
Cheryl Gonzalez, the director of the Office of
Equal Opportunity and Diversity, has been selected as a Jacksonville Business
Journal Diversity Award honoree for 2013. The award honors overall achievement
obtained through the years in the diversity and inclusion arena.
who has been the d
irector of the Office of Equal Opportunity and
Diversity since 2010, helped establish the campus’ Week of One Diversity Week
and the W.E.B. DuBois Honor Society at UNF. She is a graduate of the 2012
Leadership Jacksonville class and is chair of the Florida Advisory Council on
Small and Minority Business Development