Brooks College of Health
Public Health: Elissa Barr
presented “Authentic Assessment Aligned with FoSE’s National Sexuality
Education Standards” at the fifth annual International Conference on
the Health Risks of Youth in Nassau, Bahamas in January.
Nursing: Dr. W. Patrick Monaghan had three articles recently
published: “Medical Laboratory Scientist Extraordinaire” in Laboratory
Medicine; “The contamination of intravenous fluids by writing on the infusion
bag: Fact or Fiction?” in the International Journal of Advanced Nursing
Studies; and “Sticky Situation: Best Practice to Secure Endotracheal Tubes in
the Operation,” also in the International Journal of Advanced Nursing Studies.
College of Arts and Sciences
Biology: Dr. Jim
Gelsleichter and his
graduate student, Arianne Leary, presented a poster on her thesis research,
“Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon Biomarkers in Gulf of Mexico Sharks and Fishes
in the Years Following the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill,” at the 17th annual
Ocean Sciences Meeting in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Dr. Joe Butler gave a talk at the recent GTMNERR State of the
Reserve Program entitled “Survey of the Carolina diamondback terrapin
distribution in the GTM NERR.”
Dr. Nikki Dix presented “Intertidal Marsh Vegetation
Monitoring in the Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve”
at the Southeastern Estuarine Research Society meeting in Savannah, Ga.
Dr. Cliff Ross
received a grant of $67,000 from the Florida Department of Agriculture for his
study, “Non-target effects of mosquito control pesticides on the sub-lethal
stress response of reef-building corals.”
Chemistry: Dr. Robert Vergenz,
Henry F. Schaefer from the University of Georgia and post-baccalaureate
colleagues Kevin Moore and Angela Migues published “Streptococcal Hyaluronate
Lyase Reveals the Presence of a Structurally Significant C--H⋅⋅⋅O Hydrogen Bond” in
Chemistry, A European Journal in February.
Dr. Nick Curry was guest faculty at the Tennessee Cello Workshop in
Knoxville, Tenn., where he performed, gave four master classes and judged two
competitions. He also gave a master class and lecture at Western Kentucky
University. Finally, his interview with world-renowned cellist Clive
Greensmith, a former cellist for Tokyo String Quartet and cello faculty at
Colburn School of Music, was published by String Visions.
Clarence Hines presented his composition “Boogaloo” at the University
of Tennessee during the Joint Conference of the College Music Society Southern
Chapter, College Music Society Mid-Atlantic Chapter and the Association for
Technology in Music Instruction in February.
Dr. Barry Albright had two chapters
published in At the Top of the Grand Staircase: The Late Cretaceous of Southern
Utah: “Fossil vertebrates from the Tropic Shale (Upper Cretaceous), Southern
Utah” and “Geologic Overview.”
Dr. Andrew Douglas published “The Generalized DMPK Equation Revisited: Towards
a Systematic Derivation” in Journal of
Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical in February.
Sociology and Anthropology: Dr. Suzie Weng and
J. Robinson published the chapter “Intergenerational Dynamics Related to
Aging and Eldercare in Asian American Families: Promoting Access to Services”
in Collective Spirit of Aging Across Cultures.
College of Computing, Engineering and Construction
Computing: The School of
Computing is hosting the 2014 Florida Region Botball Robotics Competition. The
competition is on March 22 in the UNF Student Union Ballroom and features 11
teams from area middle and high schools. Multiple College personnel
volunteered their time.
Dr. Ventzeslav Valev was appointed
as a program committee member to the sixth FTRA International Symposium on Advances
in Computing, Communications, Security, and Applications in Busan, Korea, the
International Symposium on Information and Communication Technology (ICT 2014)
in Zhangjiajie, China, and the International Conference of Computational Intelligence and
Intelligent Systems in London.
Drs. Peter Bacopoulos, J. David Lambert, Mary Hertz, Luis
Montoya, and Terry had their
paper titled “Field and Model Study to Define Baseline Conditions of Beached
Oil Tar Balls along Florida’s First Coast” published in the Journal of Marine
Science and Engineering.
Management: Dr. R. Crowley had a paper titled “ The
Adhesive Strength Test (AST): a Newly Developed Test for Measuring Sealant
Adhesive Strength Between Joints of Concrete Pavement” published in the Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering.
Crowley also had the paper titled “Computer Modeling of Bed Material Shear
Stresses in Piston-type Erosion Rate Testing Devices” published in the Journal of Hydraulic Engineering.
Dr. Mag Malek and Chase Mantev had their paper titled
“The Economic, Social and Environmental Benefits Derived From the Redevelopment
of Brownfields” published in the Journal of Management Science and Engineering
of the Canadian Research and Development Center of Science and Cultures.
College of Education and
Leadership, School Counseling and Sport Management: Dr. Jerry Johnson presented the following webinar and papers at the
Appalachian Studies Association Annual Conference in Huntington, W.V. in March:
Webinar, “What is student engagement and how do we measure it?”; Papers —
“Considering different facets of research generalization when determining how
empirical findings might inform practice in Appalachian schools,” “An aura of
truth?: Art as a mechanism for the validation of Appalachian stereotypes,” and
“An overview of the U.S. Department of Education’s Regional Education Laboratory:
Research and technical assistance agendas.” Additionally, Johnson was awarded the U.S. Department of Education, Institute for
Education Sciences subcontract for $60,611 to conduct research and provide
technical assistance on REL-Appalachia research projects in Kentucky and West
Virginia from January to December 2014 as the Primary Investigator.
In February, a large number of faculty and graduate students from the
College of Education and Human Services presented at the Eastern Educational
Research Association Annual Conference in Jacksonville. The presentations were:
“A Faculty Self-Study on Digital Self-Publishing” by Terence Cavanaugh and Elinor Scheirer; “Title IX:
Roster Management or Roster Manipulation?” by Kristi Sweeney, Luke
Cornelius, and Elizabeth Gregg;
“A Model for Information Fluency in the University: A Case Study” by Susan
B. Slavicz and Elinor A.
Scheirer; “The Library Commons and Digital Publishing: Lessons
Learned” by Luke Cornelius, Terence Cavanaugh, Nicholas Michaud and Jeff Bowen; “Baseline
Results of Student Digital Textbook Reading” by Terence Cavanaugh and Nicholas Eastham;
“Effective Programs for Mentoring and Induction of P-12 Teachers: A Review of
the Literature” by Larry G. Daniel and Kelly C. Turner; “Heuristics for Understanding and
Interpreting Multivariate Statistical Methods” by Larry G. Daniel, Heather
Monroe-Ossi, Ronnie Williams, Andrea Hart and Wendy Dickinson; “Q-Methodology and Q-Factor Analysis
in Educational Research: Useful but Underutilized” by Larry G. Daniel,
Yvonne Spinner, Jacqueline Jones, Philip J. Mobley and
Isadore Newman; “Examining Perceptions of Teacher Mentoring and
Induction Programs Using the LIMS” by Daniel Dinsmore and Wanda Lastrapes; and “Relations Between Elementary and Middle
School Students’ Epistemic Stances and Higher-Order Thinking” by Meghan
Parkinson, Daniel Dinsmore and
Dr. Jason Lee gave two presentations at the Sport
and Recreation Law Association’s 27th annual conference on Sport, Physical
Activity, Recreation and Law in Orlando: “‘Boston Strong’ but Not Trademark
Strong” presented along with Dr. Susan Westcott Alessandri from Suffolk
University and “The Super Bowl of Criminal Jocks: Investigating Criminal
Incidents in the NFL” was presented along with Dr. Kristi Sweeney.
Education, Literacy and TESOL: Dr. Gigi Morales David will be presenting “School Museum
Exhibitions: A Collaboration Between Museums, University Education Students,
and Elementary School Children” at the Gulf South Summit hosted at Auburn
University this month.
Office of the Dean: The College of Education and Human
Services hosted its second “Strengthening Future Teachers’ Ability to be
Effective and Supportive Teachers of Students from Military Families Workshop”
in February. Presenters, facilitators, and assistants included Drs. Cathy O’Farrell and
Nicholas Eastham, Cassandra M. Santiago, Ray Wikstrom and Richard
Center for Urban
Education and Policy: Drs. Sophie Maxis,
Mary Rose, along with Ouida Powe and Phillip Simmons, received
a research grant from the UNF Commission on Diversity and Inclusion to study
supports for first generation college students at UNF.
Mike Townsend presented the results of his work with DCPS school board member Jason
Fischer to the school board finance committee in January. His research on school
finance and school consolidation was conducted under the supervision of Dr. Jerry Johnson.
Drs. Larry Daniel, Mary Rose, Chris Janson and
Judy Poppell, along with Mercedes Trapp, participated in the “ONE By ONE
Convention: Moving Public Education Forward” in January at the Prime Osborn
Convention Center. Trapp was a panelist discussing how her role as a featured
student in the “One in Three: Let’s Solve our Dropout Crisis” exhibit has
impacted her life. Dr. Rose served on the steering committee for the sixth
annual Urban Education Symposium: Reclaiming Young Black Males for
Jacksonville’s Future in February at the Jacksonville Public Library. Rose, Dr.
PeDro Cohen (CUEP Advisory Board member) and Phillip Simmons also participated
in the UES Youth Forum in January at WJCT.