Brooks College of Health
Nursing: The Jacksonville Business Journal recognized William D. “Bill” Ahrens as one of the 2015 Veterans of Influence honorees for the positive impact and service that he has given both professionally and personally to the community.
Nutrition and Dietetics: Dr. Catherine Christie, published “Proposed Dietary Guidelines 2015 and Implications for Cardiovascular Disease and Diabetes” in the Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing.
Dr. Judith C. Rodriguez is one of eight registered dietitian nutritionists nationally who will receive the prestigious 2015 Medallion Award from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics this month. Rodriguez is being honored for her outstanding leadership, service and contributions to the profession and practice of dietetics.
Public Health: Dr. Natalie Arce Indelicato presented at the 2015 Association for Assessment and Research in Counseling Conference in Memphis, Tenn. in September on “Co-researching: Encouraging Community-Based Research in Counseling.”
With Dr. Lynne Carroll from the Department of Psychology, Dr. Tes Tuason published: “Perpetually Self-Reflective: Lesbian Daughters of Mothers with Severe Mental Illnesses” in The Counseling Psychologist. Dr. Tuason also gave an invited address to the Philippine Embassy in Berlin, Germany in July entitled "Understanding Oneself and Understanding Others: A Workshop on Relationships.”
Coggin College of Business
Finance: Drs. Reinhold Lamb and Oliver Schnusenberg, along with Shannon Italia, director of the Career Management Center, published “Combining Theory and Application: Rethinking Finance Education” in the Review of Contemporary Business Research. One of the findings indicates that employers are willing to pay a substantial premium for students who participated in the Osprey Financial Group (OFG) versus general finance or financial services graduates.
Management: Drs. Diane Denslow and Konstantin Kostin published “Problems and Prospects of Small Business Development in the U.S. and Russia” in the International Journal of Management.
Marketing: Drs. Youngtae Choi and Drew Thoeni published “Social Media: Is this the New Organizational Stepchild?” in the European Business Review.
Dr. Josh Samli completed his 28th book, “Empowering Market Economy through Innovation and Entrepreneurship,” to be published by MacMillan. He also finished 60 years of research, lecturing and consulting.
Dr. David Swanson had two articles accepted for publication: "Transportation Price Benchmarking: Implications for Firm Performance" in Benchmarking: an International Journal, and "Fictional Stories with Ethical Content (FSECs): Guidelines for Using Stories to Improve Ethical Behavior" in Ethics and Behavior.
Dr. Mark Dawkins was inducted into the 2015 Ph.D. Project Hall of Fame, an award-winning program to increase diversity in management. This national award recognizes faculty for mentoring diverse students and for supporting diverse students and diversity-related organizations.
College of Arts and Sciences:
Art and Design: Nofa Dixon has an exhibition at the Haskell Gallery at Jacksonville International Airport.
Jason John had three exhibitions: (i) “Last Exit: Painting at the Bakehouse,” at the Bakehouse Art Complex in Miami; (ii) at the 2015 juried online Art Kudos Competition and Exhibition, and (iii) “Just Face It” at the Haskell Gallery in the Jacksonville International Airport.
Jenny Hager has presented the following: (i) “Flight of the Phoenix” at Spoerri Sculpture Garden in Italy; (ii) “Wood + Metal” at the Jacksonville International Airport; (iii) at the Fe Invitational Exhibition in Brevard, N.C.; and (iv) at the Jacksonville International Airport.
Stephen Heywood has the following exhibitions: (i) The Hudgens 1st National Juried Exhibition, The Hudgens Center for the Arts in Deluth, Ga.; (ii) Serve It Up-National Juried Exhibition, Victor Keen Gallery in Las Vegas, Nev.; (iii) Westmorland Arts and Heritage Festival-National Juried Exhibition in Latrobe, Penn.; (iv) Westmorland Art National-National Juried Exhibition in Youngwood, Penn.; and (v) Table Top, International Juried Exhibition, The Art League in Alexandria, Va.
Christopher Trice had photographic works in (i) the juried exhibition Mobile Magic XX at Lightbox Gallery in Astoria, Oreg.; and (ii) The Golden Hours: Dawn and Dusk at Photoplace Gallery in Middlebury, Vt.
Biology: Dr. Julie Avery, with colleagues G. Alvarez, R. Cimino, and R. Bonde, gave a poster presentation “Investigating Nutritional Status of the West Indian Manatee (Trichechus manatus)” at the 95th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Mammalogists in Jacksonville in June.
Dr. Joseph Butler was awarded a grant from St. Catherine’s Island Research Foundation/American Museum of Natural History for “A Survey of Populations and Nesting Sites of Diamondback Terrapin in Georgia” in June.
Dr. Dale Casamatta presented the following: (i) with his student Y. Zakaria and colleagues P. Hasler, P. Dvorak, and A. Poulíčková, “Microthamnos gen. et sp. nov. (Yolypothrichaceae): A New Genus of Cyanobacteria Isolated from Subaerophytic Habitats in Northeast Florida” in August; (ii) with his student C. Villanueva and colleagues P. Hasler, P. Dvorak, and A. Poulíčková, “Two Novel Cyanobacterial Constituents Isolated From a Tripartite Lichen of Marble Headstones” in August; and (iii) with his students S. Willette and E. Gansert and colleagues P. Hasler, P. Dvorak, and A. Poulíčková, “A Description of a New Species of Nodosilinea (Cyanobacteria), Isolated from Springs in Northern Florida” in August.
Dr. John Hatle, along with his students Alicia Tetlak and Jacob Burnett and colleague Daniel Hahn, published “Vitellogenin-RNAi and Ovariectomy Each Increase Lifespan, Increase Protein Storage, and Decrease Feeding, But Are Not Additive in Grasshoppers” in Biogerontology.
Chemistry: Dr. Joshua Melko published two papers: (i) “Statistical Modeling of the Reactions Fe+ + N2O FeO+ + N2 and FeO+ + CO Fe+ + CO2” and (ii) “Spin-inversion and Spin-selection in the Reactions of FeO+ + H2 and Fe+ + N2O” in June, both in Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics. In addition, he was awarded the American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund Undergraduate New Investigator award in June.
Communication: Drs. John Parmelee and David Deeley presented “Examining Interactivity Between Florida Political Reporters and the Public on Twitter” at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication annual conference in San Francisco in August.
English: Fred Dale published the following poems: “In the Cotton” in The Critical Pass Review (July); “Enough of Life,” “Truths,” “Learning is All,” and “Statues” in Perversion Magazine (July); and “Kids Run the Bases” and “Oxbow Lakes” in Forge in July.
Dr. Clark Lunberry completed a “Writing on Water | Writing on Air” poetry and art installation, “Thirty Ponds | Thirty Frogs | Thirty Sounds of Water,” at the Tama Art University (Hachioji campus) in Tokyo, Japan.
History: Dr. David Sheffler published (i) “The Children’s Crusade” in Seven Myths of the Crusades, edited by Alfred Andrea and Andrew Holt. Hackett; (ii) “Medieval Education” in Handbook of Medieval Culture, edited by Albrecht Classen. De Gruyter; (iii) and a review, published in Catholic Historical Review, of Maximilian Schuh’s 2013 book, Aneignungen des Humanismus: Institutionelle und individuelle Praktiken an der Universität Ingolstadt im 15. Jahrhundert (about Education and Society in the Middle Ages and Renaissance).
Dr. Daniel Watkins completed a month-long research fellowship on French political economy at Stanford University as the Gustave Simon Visiting Scholar.
Mathematics and Statistics: Dr. Denis Bell published “The Malliavin Calculus and Hypoelliptic Differential Operators” in Infinite Dimensional Analysis, Quantum Probability and Related Topics in April.
Dr. Beyza Aslan presented (i) “Identifying Common Elements in Late-diagnosed Late-onset MADD Patients by using Graphs”; and (ii) “Identifying Common Elements in Late-diagnosed Late-onset MADD Patients by using Graphs” at the UMDF Mitochondrial Medicine Symposium in Washington, D.C. in June.
Dr. Richard Patterson published (i) “Inclusion Relations Among Methods of Four-Dimensional Summability Compounded From Given Four-Dimensional Methods” in Acta Mathematica Vietnamica; (ii) with Ekrem Savas, “Four-Dimensional Matrix of Geometrically Dominated Double Series,” in International Journal Numerical Functional Analysis and Optimization; and three papers with Fatih Nuray: (iii) “Entire Bivariate Functions of Exponential Type,” in Bulletin of Mathematical Sciences; (iv) “Epi-Cesaro Convergence,” in Iranian Journal of Mathematical Sciences and Informatics; and (v) “Some Tauberian theorems for four-dimensional Euler and Borel summability,” in Advances in Difference Equations.
Music: Dr. Sunshine Simmons performed a solo clarinet recital in The Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert series at the Chicago Cultural Center, which aired live on the WFMT radio station in May.
Philosophy and Religious Studies: Dr. Andrew Buchwalter presented (i) an invited paper in the session “Multi-Scalarity and Transnational Policy-Making” at the second International Conference on Public Policy in Milan, Italy in July; and (ii) “Human Rights, Interculturality, and the Idea of a Transnational Public Sphere” at the XXVII World Congress of the Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy, in Washington, D.C.
Dr. Julie Ingersoll published “Building God’s Kingdom: Inside the World of Christian Reconstruction” for the Oxford University Press and presented presenting two papers: “Theocracy, Christian Reconstruction and the (Re)conception of the Category ‘Politics’” and “Social Formation and the Making of a Christian Martyr: Paul Hill and the Violent Wing of the Anti-Abortion Movement,” both at the International Association of the History of Religions in Erfurt, Germany in August.
Dr. Bert Koegler presented “After Constructivism: The Return of Truth” at the 38th International Wittgenstein-Symposium, Kirchberg/Vienna in August.
Physics: Dr. John Anderson, director of The Science and Culture Initiative, received a Jacksonville Historic Preservation award for its Research Showcase exhibit at the Museum of Science and History (MOSH). Members of the biology, chemistry and physics departments contributed posters for the exhibit.
Dr. Chris Kelso presented (i) “A Maximum Likelihood Analysis of the CoGeNT Public Dataset” at the Center for Theoretical Underground Physics and Related Areas (CETUP*) 2015 Workshop; and (ii) “Is DAMA’s Modulation Amplitude Changing With Time?” at the IX International Conference on Interconnections between Particle Physics and Cosmology.
Psychology: Dr. Christopher Leone, with his colleagues Joshua J. Clarkson, John R. Chambers, Edward R. Hirt, Ashley S. Otto, and Frank R. Kardes,” published “The Self-Control Consequences of Political Ideology” in Proceedings of the National Academy of the Sciences.
Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work: Dr. Ron Lukens-Bull presented (i) ”Indonesian Islam and the “Militias” of Social Organizations” at “QuoVadis Laskar-Laskar Islam,” sponsored by the Indonesian Ulama Council and the Ministry of Religious Affairs, Jakarta (June); (ii) “Theory and Method in the Study of Islamic Education” at UNSIQ Graduate Program, Wonosobo, Central Java, (June); (iii) the keynote address, “Islamization, Globalization, and Islamic Civilization,” at the conference, “Membangun Kekuatan Masyarakat Muslim dalam rangka Revitalisasi Peradaban Islam” in Wonosobo, Central Java, in June; (iv) “The Anthropology of Islamic Education (Pesantren) in Indonesia” at the Faculty of Islamic Studies, Muhammadiya University of Yogykarta; (v) “Islam, the Clash of Civilization, and the Stigma of Terrorism” in the “National Seminar: Islam dan Stigma Terrorism” University of North Sumatra; (vi) the public lecture, “Traditions of Pluralism and Anti-Radicalism in Pesantren,” to the Anthropology Department at the National University of Medan; and (vi) “Anthropological Approaches to the Study of Islamic Education” Graduate Program, State Islamic Institute of Jember in May.
Dr. David Jaffee published “‘A Deeper Channel Floats All Boats’: The Port Economy as an Urban Growth Engine” in Environment and Planning A.
Dr. Krista E. Paulsen presented the paper “Preserving Status through Symbolic Reconstruction: Jacksonville’s Historic Avondale Neighborhood” at the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction 2015 annual meetings.
Dr. Scott Landes presented “Military Service and Mortality Risk in Mid- and Later-Adulthood: Are There Differences by Race?” at the annual meeting of the Society of the Study of Social Problems in Chicago, Ill. in August.
Dr. Jennifer Spaulding-Givens presented a poster, “The Florida Social Work Workforce Study: Background, Purpose, and Methodology,” at the National Association of Social Workers Florida Chapter 2015.
Dr. Suzie Weng, with colleagues K. Rotabi, E. McIntosh, J. High, A. Pohl, and A. Hermann, published “A Virginia Wounded Warrior and School of Social Work Partnership: The ‘Mission Healthy Relationships’ Project and Student Engagement,” in the Journal of Social Work Education.
Dr. JeffriAnne Wilder, with Tamara Bertrand Jones and La’Tara Osborne-Lampkin, published “Beyond Sisterhood: Using Shared Identities to Build Peer Mentor Networks and Secure Social Capital in the Academy” in the newly published text, “Mentoring Away the Glass Ceiling in Academia: A Cultured Critique.” She also presented a workshop, “Balancing the Call to Serve: The Costs and Benefits of Leaving a Legacy in the Academy,” at the Networking in Higher Education Conference at the University of Buffalo in June.
College of Computing, Engineering and Construction
Computing: Dr. Bob Roggio took five UNF students to Port-au-Prince, Haiti and built and installed a computing lab at the Christian Light School in May. Two students are working on updates to the lab software this fall semester and plan to return in winter with Dr. Roggio to install them in the lab.
Engineering: Drs. Nick Hudyma and Alan Harris received a National Science Foundation Grant titled, “RUI: Development of a Textural Weathering Classification for Limestone Using Signal Processing Techniques.” The award is a two-year award totaling $186,346.
College of Education and Human Services
Foundation and Secondary Education: Dr. Daniel Dinsmore presented three papers at the European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI) conference in Limassol, Cyprus. The first paper was titled, “The Benefits of Self-Explanation for More Difficult Types of Transfer Problems.” The second paper, co-authored by Emily Fox from the University of Maryland, was titled, “Tracking the Relation Between Measures of Prior Knowledge and Reading Comprehension.” The third paper, co-authored by Meghan Parkinson, was titled, “Elementary and Middle School Students’ Development of Epistemic Stance and Higher Order Thinking.”
Childhood Education, Literarcy and TESOL: Dr. Nile Stanley, along with Dr. Hope Wilson, published an article, “Storytelling, Values and Perceived Resilience Among Chinese, Vietnamese, American and German Prospective-Teachers” in the Universal Journal of Educational Research. Furthermore, Dr. Stanley, along with Dr. John Ouyang of UNF’s Confucius Institute, have been awarded a $6,000 research grant to investigate the effectiveness of the storytelling method of adolescent, Chinese second language learners. Additionally, they have conducted workshops for the Duval County Foreign language teachers.