Brooks College of Health
Dr. Kristen Hicks-Roof, assistant professor of nutrition and dietetics, published “Growing the Dietetics Profession via a Mentorship Program between Dietitians and Dietetics Students” in Nutrition Today (2018); 32(2): 89-91. With Paige Chaffin, Hicks-Roof also published “Nutrition Check: Working With Your Children, Not Against” in the Southside Newsline, April.
Dr. Michele Moore, chair and professor of public health, Dr. Elissa Barr, professor of public health, and K. Wilson presented “Community Support for Offering Sexual Health Services through School Based Health Clinics after Two Years of Awareness Efforts” at the 39th Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, in New Orleans.
Dr. Helene Vossos, assistant professor of nursing, and A. Wehbe published a chapter titled “Using a Culturally Congruent Approach in Mental Health Care” in “Leininger’s Transcultural Nursing: Concepts, theories, research and practice,” Chapter 11, 2018, 4th Ed.
Dr. Debra Wagner, nursing professor, and Dr. Jasper Xu, assistant professor of health administration, published “A retrospective chart review of skin-to-skin contact in the operating room and administration of analgesic and anxiolytic medication to women following cesarean birth” in Nursing for Women’s Health.
Dr. Robert Zeglin, assistant professor of public health, is the founding editor of the Journal of Counseling Sexology & Sexual Wellness: Research, Practice, and Education, a national peer-reviewed journal seeking to promote sexual wellness in the clients and communities counselors serve through a positive approach to sexuality and sexual rights. It will serve as the official journal of the Association for Counseling Sexology and Sexual Wellness and publish empirical research using rigorous quantitative and qualitative methods, best practices, descriptive and critical theory analyses, case studies and current trends and issues focused on sexual wellness at all stages of life. Learn more at the Journal’s new website.
College of Arts and Sciences
Dr. Doria Bowers and students presented a poster “Alphavirus Lifecycle in the Mosquito Host” at the Emerging Pathogens Institute Annual Research Day at the University of Florida.
Dr. Dale Casamatta and colleagues John Beaver, Janet Kirsch, Claudia Tausz, Erin Samples, Thomas Renicker, Kyle Scotese, Heidi McMaster, Becky Blasius-Wert, Catherine Teacher, and Paul Zimba published “Long-term trends in plankton seasonal dynamics in Lake Mead (Nevada-Arizona, USA) and implications for climate change” in Hydrobiologia.
Dr. Quincy Gibson, Dr. Dale Cassamatta and graduate student Amber Brown presented “Komarekiella delphikthonos sp. Nov. (Cyanobacteria): an epidermal cyanobacterium implicated in an estuarine bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) fatality” at the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic Marine Mammal Symposium in March.
Gibson made multiple presentations at the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic Marine Mammal Symposium in March. With graduate student Emily Szott, Gibson presented “Residency and site fidelity of a northeast Florida estuarine dolphin population.” Gibson and undergraduate student Emily Goldbach presented “Analysis of vessel interaction rates with bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in the St. Johns River, Jacksonville.” With undergraduate student Bailey Slater, she presented “Seasonal patterns of skin lesion prevalence and type in the St. Johns River, FL bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus).” Gibson also made two presentations at the meeting with colleagues: “Reproductive success of bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in the St. Johns River, Florida,” with Kristin Brightwell and Andrea Mason; and “Preliminary examination of sexual dimorphism in Northeast Florida bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus),” with Kristin Brightwell.
Dr. Michael Lentz published a review article, “The role of simple phenolic compounds on beer aroma and flavor” in the journal Fermentation.
Dr. Adam Rosenblatt, with colleague James Nifong, published the chapters “Understanding alligator feeding patterns: historical and modern perspectives” and “The use of estuarine and marine habitats by American alligators: physiological limitations, drivers of variation, and ecological implications” in American alligators: habitats, behaviors, and threats (Nova Science Publishers). With colleagues Abby Lawson and Bradley Strickland, Rosenblatt published the chapter “Patterns, drivers, and effects of alligator movement, behavior and habitat use” in the same volume.
Dr. Cliff Ross and his colleagues David Reynolds and Danielle Dixson presented “The effects of the red tide producing algae, Karenia brevis, on Porites astreoides: a potential regional stressor to coral reefs” at the 47th Annual Benthic Ecology Meeting, Corpus Christi, Texas, in March. At the same meeting, Ross presented “Assessing prevalence and severity of seagrass wasting disease in Florida Bay as a function of immune status in the host species, Thalassia testudinum” with colleagues Paige Duffin, Dan Martin and Katrina Lohan. In addition, Ross presented “Seagrass Wasting Disease: The Infection Dynamics of a Labyrinthula sp. – Turtlegrass Pathosystem” at the Southeastern Estuarine Research Society, St. Augustine, in March.
Dr. Christos Lampropoulos was an invited speaker and presented a talk in the Molecular Magnets Workshop (MMW) at the 58th Sanibel Symposium, in St. Simons Island, Georgia.
Dr. Amy Lane presented a contributed talk titled “Unlocking bacterial biosynthetic pathways to expand diketopiperazine chemical diversity,” at the American Chemical Society National Conference in March. She also presented a poster titled “Unleashing cyclodipeptide synthases to expand diketopiperazine chemical diversity,” at the Gordon Research Conference for Marine Natural Products in March.
Dr. Joshua Melko with undergraduate students Jake Tenewitz and Tri Le published “Kinetics of CO+ and CO2+ with N and O atoms” in The Journal of Chemical Physics, February.
Mr. Mark Ari moderated “From a Wounded Place,” a reading and panel discussion with Rilla Askew, Natasha Oladokun, Catherine Carberry and Sohrab Fracis at the Association of Writers and Writing Programs Conference in March. He also read from his novel “The Shoemaker’s Tale,” Zephyr Press, to celebrate the book’s upcoming new edition funded by a National Endowment of the Arts Artworks Grant, at the Douglas Anderson Writers’ Festival in March. At the same event, he led “The Wink of Immediacy,” a flash-fiction workshop.
Dr. Nicholas de Villiers co-chaired a panel, “Queering Pornography,” and presented a paper, “Camp versus Sex or Camp Sex in Tsai Ming-liang’s Musical Films,” at the Society for Cinema and Media Studies conference in Toronto.
Jennie Ziegler published “Keystone” in Appalachian Heritage, and “A Forest of Folklore: The Easter Egg Tree” in FolkloreThursday.
Dr. Denise I. Bossy published “Spiritual Diplomacy: The Tama Yamasees and La Florida’s Franciscan Missions,” in Franciscans and American Indians in Pan-Borderlands Perspective, University Press of Florida.
Dr. Philip Kaplan gave a paper on “Trading Places and Worship Spaces: The Political, Social and Economic Roles of Religious Sanctuaries Built by and for Resident Aliens in the East Mediterranean” at the Annual Meeting of the Classical Association of the Midwest and South in Albuquerque, New Mexico, in April.
Dr. Chau J. Kelly attended the 60th annual African Studies Association conference in Chicago, where she gave a paper honoring her advisor, titled “From the Giriama to Colonial Nutrition: Approaching the Silences to Remember a Scholarly Life” in November. Kelly also contributed to a panel discussion about censorship of graphic novels and comics that kicked off this year’s Banned Book Week at the Carpenter Library in September.
Dr. Denis Bell, professor of mathematics, wrote “A Box of Dreams,” a collection of more than two dozen short stories that was published in paperback in 2017, with illustrations by colleague Louise Freshman Brown, professor of painting and drawing.
Dr. Sarah Caissie Provost published “Bringing Something New: Female Jazz Instrumentalists’ Use of Imitation and Masculinity” in the journal Jazz Perspectives in March.
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Dr. Andrew Buchwalter published “Elemente von Hegels politischer Theologie: Ziviler Republikanismus, soziale Gerechtigkeit, Konstitutionalismus und universelle Menschenrechte,” in Thomas Oehl and Arthur Kok (eds.), Objektiver und absoluter Geist nach Hegel: Kunst, Religion und Philosophie innerhalb und außerhalb von Gesellschaft und Geschichte (Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill).
Dr. Jason Haraldsen made three presentations at the American Physical Society’s annual March meeting in Los Angeles. He presented a talk on his research, “Spin heptamer excitations in the pyrochlore antiferromagnets MgCr2O4”. With undergraduate student Daniel Boyko, Haraldsen presented a talk on their research, “Evolution of magnetic Dirac bosons in a honeycomb lattice.” Haraldsen, with undergraduate student Ronald Puntam, also presented a poster on their research, “Examination of the magnetic interactions between divacant Fe dimers in graphene.”
Dr. Chris Kelso with colleagues Pearl Sandick, Jason Kumar and Danny Marfatia published “Directly detecting Isospin-Violating Dark Matter,” in the journal Physical Review D. With colleagues Pearl Sandick, Chris Savage, Katie Freese and Paolo Gondolo, Kelso published “Examining the time dependence of DAMA’s modulation amplitude” in The European Physical Journal C.
Political Science and Public Administration
Dr. Joshua C. Gellers delivered a talk, “Climate Policy in the United States and the World,” at Changing the Climate of Our Conversation event at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens.
Dr. Jennifer Wolff chaired a paper symposium at the Biennial meeting for the Society of Research on Adolescence, titled “Adult role transitions for at-risk youth: Effects of child maltreatment, harassment, and family history of early pregnancy” in April.
Dr. Michael Toglia with colleagues K. Todorovic, D. M. Rumschik, G. L. Berman, C. Glober and A. Lovaas, presented “Checking the list! Recommended procedures for mistaken identification cases” at the annual American Psychology-Law Society meeting, Memphis, Tennessee, in March. At the annual Southeastern Psychological Association meeting in Charleston, South Carolina, Toglia, with colleagues E. M. Robinson, A. M. Bateh, S. G. Bayer, K. McColman, A. E. Pittman and E. A. Farris, presented “Perceived credibility of older adult eyewitness testimony” in March.
Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work
Dr. Krista Paulsen, with colleagues Xiangming Chen and Anthony Orum, published the second edition of their book “Introduction to Cities: How Place and Space Shape Human Experience,” Wiley-Blackwell.
Public Opinion Research Laboratory
Andrew Hopkins, assistant director of the Public Opinion Research Lab, has been awarded the 2018 John Tarnai Memorial Scholarship by the Association of Academic Survey research Organizations or AASRO. The award provides a scholarship in memory of John Tarnai, former AASRO president, and recognizes outstanding but relatively new survey center employees with great promise for pursuing long-term careers in survey research.
College of Education and Human Services
Leadership, School Counseling and Sport Management
Dr. Elizabeth Gregg, with E. Taylor and R. Hardin, published “Too sexy for my shirt: Player reaction to the LPGA dress code,” in Women, Sports, & Media: Careers, Coverage, and Consequences; College Park, Maryland, April 2018. Gregg and Dr. Jason Lee published “Tell them who you are: Academic Visual Identity and ASAHPERD Stakeholders,” in Alabama State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance; Orange Beach, Alabama, April 2018. In addition, Gregg, Lee and Dr. Matthew Ohlson published “Does your CBL have a strong VI? Community-based academic visual identity,” University of North Florida 5th Annual Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Symposium, April 2018.
Dr. Matthew Ohlson organized the inaugural C.A.M.P. Osprey Leadership Mentoring Awards ceremony. The event hosted more than 200 people, including students from Duval, Putnam, and Flagler counties, to honor and celebrate multiple past mentors. It also honored local community leadership including Dr. Bruce Taylor, founder of the Taylor Leadership Institute, and Lt. General Rick Tryon. The event included multiple inspiring presentations by author Jonathan Catherman, viral TED Talks speaker Drew Dudley and Action News Jax anchor Tennika Hughes.
Dr. Kristi Sweeney spoke with Action News Jax on the potential impacts of the EverBank Field redevelopment plans.
Childhood Education, Literacy and Tesol
Dr. Stacy Boote, with Dr. David Boote, published an empirical article “ABC problem in elementary mathematics education: Arithmetic before comprehension” in the Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education (Vol. 21, Issue 2, pgs. 99-122, 2018).
Dr. Christine Weber and her Elementary School Curriculum graduate class hosted Michael Bostic-Jones from Raines High School who lead a discussion on teaching slavery and its importance to children.
Exceptional, Deaf and Interpreter Education
Dr. Caroline Guardino and colleagues published a textbook titled “Case Studies in Deaf Education: Inquiry, Application, and Resources.” The book provides an extensive series of case studies and comprehensive materials that will prepare professionals to work with the diverse spectrum of students who are d/Deaf and hard of hearing (d/Dhh) and empower them to better understand these complex and unique learners. The text is balanced and unbiased in both language and instructional approaches that encourage readers to use inquiry-based learning to make informed educational decisions. For more information, visit Gallaudet University Press.
Foundations of Secondary Education
Dr. Hope Wilson published Integrating the Arts and STEM for Gifted Learners.
Center for Urban Education and Policy
Dr. Chris Janson spoke with the Florida Times-Union on his project with a local activist to turn the Snyder Memorial into a civil rights history museum.
Thomas G. Carpenter Library
Head of Digital Projects Courtenay McLeland and Library Services Specialist Tracey Britton were subjects of the “Feature Interview” segment on preservation librarianship in Guild of Book Workers Newsletter, no. 237 (April 2018): 12-13.