Brooks College of Health
Nursing: debran Harmon published “Safer Injection
Practices: Filter Needle Use with Glass Ampoules” in the Journal of the
Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation Newsletter.
Public Health: Dr.
Tes Tuason had two publications published. The first was “The Importance of Cultural variables for
Explaining Suicide Terrorism” in Behavioral and Brain Sciences. The next “Those
Who Were Born Poor: A Qualitative Study of Philippine Poverty. Qualitative
Psychology,” which was reprinted by the American Psychological Association for
the journal’s inaugural edition.
Dr. Tuason also made four
Madness, and Meaning: A Qualitative Study of Lesbian Daughters” in Lisbon, Portugal; “Creativity and Culture”
in Atlanta, Ga.; “The Visibility of Whiteness: Analyzing
White Privilege Among Female Counseling Trainees” in
Honolulu, Hawaii; and “Creativity:
Investigating Construct Validity Across Cultures” in Berlin, Germany.
Arts and Sciences
Art and Design: Alexander Diaz’s artwork was included in the following juried exhibitions:
the fourth annual photography exhibition at the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center,
Philadelphia, Pa.; the Kentucky National 2013 at Murray State University’s
Clara M. Eagle Main Gallery in Murray, Ky.; and “Peaceable Kingdom: Animals,
Real and Imagined” at the Bedford Gallery in Walnut Creek, Calif.
Nofa Dixon’s drawing was accepted into the fourth annual Nature and
Wildlife Exhibition at the St. Augustine Art Association. Dixon also had a
collage accepted into the SECAC Annual Membership Art Exhibition.
Trevor Dunn presented a multi-day firing workshop at Truro Center for
the Arts Cape Cod in Truro, Mass. Dunn also presented a slide lecture, “Beyond
Origination,” at the Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts during the Atmospheric
Perspectives Invitational Residency in New Castle, Maine.
Jenny Hager-Vickery created a sculpture, “The Ox Carries the Load,” for the
Josephine Sculpture Park in Kentucky. Her work is also in “The Story of the
Creative” exhibition in New York City.
Biology: Dr. Joseph Butler published “Distribution of the Ornate Diamondback Terrapin
(Malaclemys terrapin macrospilota)
in the Big Bend Region of Florida” in Southeastern
Naturalist. He also made a
series of presentations: “Survey techniques for diamondback terrapin (Malaclemys terrapin) populations in
Florida” at the sixth Symposium on the Status, Ecology and Conservation of the
Diamondback Terrapin in Seabrook Island, S.C.; “Studies of gopher tortoises on
the UNF campus” for the Florida Native Plant Society Jacksonville; “Techniques
for assessing diamondback terrapin populations in Florida” at the meeting
of the Florida Region of the Diamondback Terrapin Working Group at the Brevard
Zoo; and, with his students M.J. Monk and D. Van Pelt, he presented
“Survey of the distribution of the Carolina diamondback terrapin (Malaclemys terrapin centrata) in the
Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve” at the sixth
symposium on the Status, Ecology and Conservation of the Diamondback Terrapin,
Seabrook Island, S.C.
Dr. Doria Bowers and her student, Zoe Lyski, presented “Arbovirus persistence
and selection of persistent variants following chronic infection in Aedine
mosquitoes: A comparative study between Ae.
aegypti and Ae. albopictus
30 days post infection with Sindbis” at the American Society for Virology
Annual Meeting. She also received the Undergraduate Teachers of Virology award
from the American Society of Virologists
Dr. Judy Ochrietor and her student, K. Pablo, published “Deletion of the
Basigin gene results in reduced mitochondria in the neural retina” in Biochemical and Biophysical Research
Coughlin and his students, Arthur Omran
and Ronald Baker, published “Differential Bacteriostatic Effects of Sucralose
on Various Species of Environmental Bacteria,” in ISRN Toxicology.
Dr. Julie Richmond presented “Comparative
growth physiology on the land and in the sea: Animal science to marine mammal
biology” at the ADSA®-ASAS Joint Annual Meeting in Indianapolis,
Indiana. She also served as a marine mammal expert on a panel discussion for
the “Stop Seismic Blasting” campaign organized by Oceana, First Coast
Surfrider, Jacksonville Sierra Club, UNF Environmental Services and Hands
Across the Sand.
Drs. Cliff Ross and Dave Waddell and their student, K. Loucks, published “Lipopolysaccharides
elicit an oxidative burst as a component of the innate immune system in the seagrass Thalassia
testudinum” in Plant Physiology and Biochemistry.
Dr. Nicole Dix,
Edward Phlips, and Peter Suscy published “Factors Controlling Phytoplankton
Biomass in a Subtropical Coastal Lagoon: Relative Scales of Influence” in Estuaries and Coasts.
Chemistry: Dr. Michael Lufaso
presented “Crystal Structures and Properties of Bismuth Indium Oxide
Sillenites” at the American Crystallographic Association in Honolulu, Hawaii.
He also co-authored “Using Bond Valences to Model the Structures of Ternary and
Quaternary Oxides,” which was published in Structure and Bonding.
Dr. TJ Mullen facilitated
the “2013 Postdoc to Faculty Workshop” at the 246thAmerican
Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition
in Indianapolis, Ind. He
an invited lecture, “Extending Nanoshaving and Nanografting Through Self- and
Directed Assembly Strategies,” to the Department of Chemistry at
Louisiana State University. He also presented a seminar, “Patterned
Three-Dimensional Mercaptoalkanoic Acid Multilayer Films Using Atomic Force Lithography,”
at the American Chemical Society Florida Annual Meeting
and Exposition in Palm Harbor, Fla.
English: Dr. Keith Cartwright
published “Sacral Grooves, Limbo Gateways: Travels in Deep Southern Time,
Circum-Caribbean Space, Afro-creole Authority” in the University of Georgia
Dr. Nicholas de Villiers presented,
“Sexography: Sex Work and Cinéma Vérité,” at the ninth annual International
Association for the Study of Sexuality, Culture and Society conference in
Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Music: Dr. Marc Dickman conducted clinics and master classes for the U.S. Navy, Air
Force. and Army bands at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
Randy Tinnin and Erin
Bennett, with Rhonda Nus Tinnin and Sherri Curtis Seiden, gave six chamber
music performances on tour in France.
Philosophy and Religion Study: Dr. Bert Koegler was an invited speaker at the eighth annual meeting of the North American Society
for Philosophical Hermeneutics at DePaul University in Chicago.
Sociology and Anthropology: Dr. Krista E. Paulsen, with co-editor Margarethe Kusenbach, published “Home: International Perspectives on Culture,
Identity and Belonging.”
College of Computing, Engineering & Construction
Computing: Dr. Ching-Hua
Chuan presented "Gaming and Mobile App Development with Students"
at the Spotlights in the Academic Technology Innovation Symposium at UNF in
Engineering: UNF was awarded a new patent,
“Street Light Monitoring System.” The inventors are Michael Toth, Drs. J. David Lambert, Patrick T. Welsh,
Gerald U. Merckel and Daniel J. Cox.
Toth is a former UNF graduate student who is now working at Texas Instruments.
College of Education and
Education, Literacy and TESOL: Dr. Katie Monnin has signed a new book contract. Her new book will be titled
“Teaching New Literacies in Elementary Language Arts.” She also presented
a webinar focused on teaching comic books and graphic novels alongside the
Common Core Standards. Additionally, Dr. Monnin was a featured speaker at
the Georgia Council of Media Organizations annual conference.
Counseling and Sport Management: Drs. Jason Lee, Liz Gregg, and Kristi
Sweeney gave two presentations at the
Popular Culture Association in the South/American Culture Association in the
South Conference in Savannah, Ga. The presentations — "I'll give it 9 out
of 9 stars" exploring ESPN Films Nine for IX, and “Bringing sexy back" exploring ESPN The
Magazine's annual Body Issue — focused on gender and marketing issues in sport,
as well as the value of film as a teaching tool. Additionally, Dr. Gregg was named Vice President for Student
Affairs of the Sport Marketing Association.
Office of the Dean:
Kelly Turner, a graduate research
assistant in the Dean’s Office, presented “Finding Fun in the Facts: Motivating
Students to Read Nonfiction” at the Florida Reading Association’s Annual
Conference in Orlando in October. Her presentation focused on the theoretical
research supporting nonfiction in the classroom and some of her original
classroom ideas and resources for the session attendees to bring back to their