Brooks College of Health
Nutrition and Dietetics
Dr. Kristen Hicks presented three posters from her publications at the Food and Nutrition Conference in Chicago in October:
“Integration of Registered Dietitians (RD) into Corporate Wellness Programs to Improve Nutrition and Lifestyle Behaviors,” Journal of Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 2017.117(9), pA76; “Dietitian-Led Project Based Mentoring Program for Undergraduate DPD Students,” with K. Beathard, Journal of Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 2017.117(10), pA135; and “Using Online CME to Educate Physicians on Collaborative Healthcare: How to Incorporate a dietitian in Practice,” with M. Irion in Journal of Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 2017.117(10), pA138.
Dr. Kristen Hicks, with Melody Howard and Dr. Peter Murano, published “A Gap in the United States Healthcare System: Physician Nutrition Education Knowledge and Application” in MedEdPublish in November.
Department of Public Health
Dr. Sericea Stallings-Smith, in collaboration with Dr. Richmond Wynn and Jean Munnerlyn (MPH candidate), presented “Examining the Association Between Smoking Status and Depressive Symptoms by Sociodemographic Factors” at the annual conference of the American Public Health Association in Atlanta in November.
The collaborative work of Dr. Aaron Spaulding, Dr. Sericea Stallings-Smith, Anna Mease (MPH Candidate), Dr. Angela Spaulding, and Dr. Emma Apatu titled “Are U.S. Degree-Granting Institutions Associated with Better Community Health Determinants and Outcomes?” was presented by Anna Mease at the annual conference of the American Public Health Association in Atlanta in November.
Dr. Tes Tuason along with C.D. Güss, N. Göltenboth, and A. Mironova published “Creativity through the Eyes of Professional Artists in Cuba, Germany and Russia” in the Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology.
School of Nursing
Dr. Helene Vossos presented and published “Teaching Innovations While Facilitating a Translational Research Quality Improvement De-Escalation Project for Doctoral Advanced Practice Nursing Students: Translating Research into Clinical Practice in a Hospital Setting” at the 2nd World Congress on Nursing and Nurse Education in Miami, in November. Dr. Vossos was chosen as a delegate and moderator for day two and accepted for publication.
Dr. Leigh Powers presented “It Begins and ENDS with Nursing – Improving Nursing Knowledge of Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS) to Enhance Patient Health Outcomes" at the American Association of Psychiatric Nurses Annual Conference in Phoenix in October.
Dr. Cynthia Cummings presented a poster “Differences in Perception of Clinical Preparation between Nursing Graduates and Nurse Educators” at the AACN Baccalaureate Conference in Atlanta in November.
Coggin College of Business
Dr. Mina Baliamoune-Lutz, economics professor, and Dr. Albert Loh, economics professor and chair of the Department of Economics and Geography, organized the 15th induction ceremony and luncheon for the Theta Chapter of Florida (UNF's chapter) of Omicron Delta Epsilon, the International Economics Honor Society, held Nov. 3 at the Federal Reserve Bank - Jacksonville branch. Baliamoune-Lutz also serves the ODE faculty adviser. Eight UNF students and one professor were inducted. Department faculty and guests invited by inductees attended the event as well as the Fed leadership team, who generously hosted the UNF group and provided the luncheon and a tour of the facility.
Dr. Nathan Kunz, assistant professor of operations management, with Luk N. Van Wassenhove, Maria Besiou, Christophe Hambye and Gyöngyi Kovács, published the paper "Relevance of humanitarian logistics research: best practices and way forward," in International Journal of Operations & Production Management, Vol 37, Issue 11, 2017.
College of Arts and Sciences
Art and Design
Vanessa Cruz presented her paper “Digital Sketchbook: Ireland” at SECAC 2017 in the session “The New Face of Art and the Academy.”
Nofa Dixon was one of two artists to serve as a judge for the Fine Arts Festival of Ocala, Florida.
Jim Draper completed 10 paintings on commission for the Cowford Chophouse, the newly upscale steakhouse located in the historic Bostwick Building in downtown Jacksonville. Draper was featured in two articles: “With opening just days away, here's your chance to see inside the Cowford Chophouse,” in the Jacksonville Business Journal; and “A look inside the Cowford Chophouse,” Florida Times-Union. Draper also authored two pieces: “Lost Springs of Ocklawaha” and “Why Not?” about the Cathedral Arts Project. Both appeared in Arbus Magazine.
Jenny Hager is the director of the Sculpture Walk in Henry J. Klutho Park in Springfield.
Stephen Heywood juried into and was awarded Honorable Mention for “Vessel in The Zanesville Prize for Contemporary Ceramics - National Juried Exhibition,” Seilers Gallery, Zanesville, Ohio. Heywood was invited to lecture and workshop with The FIRM at Utah Valley, Orem, Utah.
Dr. Debra Murphy organized and chaired the session “Rome Eternal” at the annual meetings of SECAC in Columbus, Ohio. She also participated in a session about study abroad and presented “The Tenth Year Anniversary Year - The UNF Department of Art and Design Study Abroad in Italy: A Transformational Learning Opportunity.”
Christopher Luhar-Trice had his photograph “Pegasus, Bomarzo, Italy” selected for the international, juried online exhibition “Celebrating the Creative Process” at PhotoPlace Gallery in Middlebury, Vermont.
Dr. Cliff Ross, with his colleagues N. Bishop and D. Martin, published “Effects of multi-stress exposure on the infection dynamics of a Labyrinthula sp.-turtlegrass pathosystem” in Marine Ecology Progress Series, October.
Dr. Vladimir Mashanov with his colleagues published “Expression of stem cell factors in the adult sea cucumber digestive tube” in Cell and Tissue Research, October.
Dale Casamatta and colleagues P. Dvořák, P. Hašler, P. Pitelková, P. Tabáková and A. Poulíčková published “A new cyanobacterium from the Everglades, Florida – Chamaethrix gen. nov.” in the journal Fottea.
Drs. Eric Johnson and Kelly Smith received funding from Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to assess ingress of juvenile American eels into Northeast Florida waters. This project, to begin in December, will provide research experience for 16 undergraduate students.
Dr. Christine Holland presented a Communication Pedagogy workshop, “Develop a culture workshop: TeamBased learning project for intercultural communication” at the 87th Annual Florida Communication Association Convention in Orlando in October.
Dr. Clark Lunberry presented a paper titled “'An Aquatic Reverie': Mallarmé's Writing on Water and the Naming of Waves” at the Power of the Word International Conference, University of Oxford, UK, with an accompanying “Writing on Water” poetry installation at the adjacent University of Oxford Park.
Dr. Gregory Wurtz co-edited the book “Recent Trends in Computational Photonics” published by Springer.
Dr. Jason T. Haraldsen, with his student I. Manuel, published “Electronic chirality in the metallic ferromagnet Fe1/3TaS2” in the Physical Review B, November.
Political Science and Public Administration
Dr. Pamela A. Zeiser published “New Repko & Szostak Edition Offers ‘More Focused Presentation'” in Integrative Pathways, October.
The Department of Psychology hosted the 40th Annual Meeting of the Society of Southeastern Social Psychologists (SSSP) at OneOcean Resort on Nov. 3-4. Dr. Sarah Ainsworth organized the conference, which was attended by 192 undergraduate students, graduate students and faculty from 52 universities. University of North Florida psychology students and faculty had a strong presence at SSSP. Seven undergraduate students, 12 graduate students and five faculty members presented their research at the conference.
Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work
Dr. Tiffany Baffour presented a paper titled “Disproportionate Minority Contact Among African American and Hispanic Youth: Addressing Smart Decarceration” at The Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting in Dallas in October. At the same meeting, Baffour and colleagues Katrina Boone and Georgia Brown presented “Technology in Field Education: Innovation or Disruption? A Multi-Site Case Study.”
Dr. Ronald Lukens-Bull gave four presentations during October, including “Islamic Education in Indonesia: Competitive or a Unique Mission” at a Plenary Session at Halaqah Ulama ASEAN 2017, Jakarta; “Negotiating Identity in Islamic Education in Indonesia” at the International Seminary for the International Class Program, State Islamic University Malang; “Linguistic Modeling of Variation in Islam” at the State Islamic University Walisongo, Semarang; and “Islamic Education: Continuity and Change” at the Faculty of Tarbiyah and Teaching Science, State Islamic University Syarif Hidyatullah, Jakarta.
College of Computing, Engineering and Construction
School of Computing
Dr. William Klostermeyer,
with M.E. Messinger and A. Ayello, published “Disjoint Dominating Sets with a Perfect Matching,'' Discrete Mathematics, Algorithms, and Applications vol. 9 (2017) (20 pages)
Dr. Anirban Ghosh presented “Online unit covering in L2” at the 27th Annual Fall Workshop on Computational Geometry, Stonybrook, New York, Nov 3-4.
Dr. Karthik Umapathy, with J. Joiner, presented “Automating CIRI Ratings of Human Rights Reports Using GATE: Evaluation Results,” a poster presentation at UNF DHI Digital Projects Showcase, Nov. 8. In addition, Umapathy, with G. Rousis, R. Carpenter, D. Richard, E. Copello, J. Smith and H. Pandaya, presented “Florida Data Science for Social Good (FL-DSSG): Social Trustees of Knowledge with a Unique Capacity to Do Social Good,” a poster presentation at the Society of Southeastern Social Psychologists (SSSP), Nov. 3-4, Atlantic Beach.
Department of Construction Management
The Construction Management ABC Student Competition Team, led by Dr. Craig Hargis, was awarded First Place in Estimating at the Associated Builders & Contractors National Construction Management Competition in Orlando. The many schools they competed against included University of Florida, State University of Colorado, University of Central Florida, Texas A&M, Perdue University and University of Tennessee.
School of Engineering
Dr. Patrick Kreidl was granted Senior Membership status in the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the world's largest professional organization for the advancement of technology.
College of Education and Human Services
Dr. Matthew Ohlson, LSCSM, TLI, Cheryl Gonzalez, EOD director and UNF doctoral student, and Dr. Andrea Buenaño, University of Cincinnati, presented "Developing College and Career Ready Leaders" at the University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA) Conference in Denver. In addition, Ohlson and Kirianne Suriano-Bird, AP at Flagler County Schools, presented "The Opportunity & Optimism Gap in Our Schools" at the Kappa Delta Pi Convocation in Pittsburgh.
CAMP Osprey, a partnership between the COEHS and the Taylor Leadership Institute, received a Rural Community Collaboration Grant from the Northeast Florida Educational Consortium (NEFEC) to continue the leadership development/mentoring work in rural schools in the region.
This semester's Camp Osprey Leadership Day - the group's fifth event to date - brought more than 60 students from three schools to participate in a campus tour, lunch at the Student Union and a leadership/athletics clinic put on by the UNF Women's Soccer Team. Staff is grateful to assistance from Jennifer Joyce, Deanna Irvin and Emma Coombs from UNF Admissions as well as coach Robin Confer and Devin Zvosec, UNF women's soccer.
Dr. Amanda Blakewood Pascale, with colleague Dr. Andrew Q. Morse, University of Northern Iowa, will publish “Employer Perspectives on Higher Education Accountability: Evidence of Broad Consensus or Nuanced Dissent?” in the forthcoming edition of The Journal of Higher Education Management.
Dr. Luke Cornelius was interviewed and published by WalletHub in its annual college-rankings. The interview can be found herewallethub.com.
Center for Instruction and Research Technology
Kevin Hulen, assistant director of online course development, presented "Refining a Faculty Development Model to Provide a More Personalized Curriculum: Design Thinking in Action," at the Online Learning Consortium's OLC Accelerate conference in Orlando, Nov. 17.
David Wilson, assistant director, with colleagues Clayton McCarl, Languages, Literatures and Cultures, and Laura Heffernan, English, presented a panel discussion, “Building an Interdisciplinary DH Community at the University of North Florida” at HASTAC 2017: The Possible Worlds of Digital Humanities in Orlando, Nov. 3.
Office of the President
Cheryl Gonzalez, director, Equal Opportunity and Diversity, recently completed a seven-year term (2010-2017) as chairperson for the Florida Advisory Council on Small and Minority Business Development, which makes policy recommendations to the Governor, Secretary of the Department of Management Services, and legislators. She also completed a two-year term (2015-2017) as chair of the James Weldon Johnson Family YMCA Board of Directors.
Tim Robinson, director of International Affairs, appeared on Inside Jacksonville with Jim Byard on WEJZ on Nov. 26 to discuss UNF's Peace Corps Prep Program.
Thomas G. Carpenter Library
Maria Atilano, marketing and student outreach librarian, with April Hines, journalism and mass communications librarian at the University of Florida, co-presented "How to Post So Others Will Listen: Engaging Your Audience Through Social Media," at the Library Marketing and Communications Conference in Dallas, Nov. 16. The presentation shared tips and tricks on how to create engaging social media content, attract and sustain followers, and create a sense of community among user groups.
Apryl Price, head of the Acquisitions and Collections Department, with Don Gallagher, Nathan Turner and Anna Sansome, presented “A Little EBA'll Do Ya: How EBA is Driving Changes to eBook Purchasing,” at the 37th Annual Charleston Conference, Issues in Book and Serial in November.
Courtenay McLeland, head of Digital Projects, published an article “Artists' Books Collection Development: Considerations for New Selectors and Collections” in RBM: A Journal of Rare Books, Manuscripts, and Cultural Heritage, Fall 2017.