Brooks College of Health
ACHE Congress on Healthcare Leadership in Chicago, March 3-6:
• Thanks to professor Don Hutton and Dr. Shyam Paryani for helping to organize the UNF Alumni & Student Banquet held at Remington's in Chicago on March 5. More than 25 people attended including UNF alumni, students, faculty and friends for a wonderful evening of connection, food and fun.
• Kaitlyn Chana, MHA student, received the Dawn Gideon Scholarship from CAHME (Commission for Accreditation of Healthcare Management).
• Dr. Mei Zhao, chair, UNF Health Administration and Dr. Aaron Spaulding, associate professor at Mayo and formerly professor at UNF, received the Edgar C. Hayhow Award for the best publication of the year.
Dr. Lillia Loriz, director of the School of Nursing, was selected as “Advocate of the Year,” by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing for her advocacy efforts and advancing academic nursing at the federal level. Loriz met with Florida legislators in Washington, D.C., and was honored during the AACN’s Capitol Hill Day Reception, March 25.
Dr. Helene Vossos and Odalys Ruiz-Sanchez, PMHNP-DNP student, will present “Reducing Disparity and Mitigating Depression for Hispanic Older Adults in a Primary Care Practice Implementing the Hispanic Version of the PHQ-9 Screening Tool” at the Annual American Psychiatric Nurse Association Florida Chapter Conference in Jacksonville April 13.
Coggin College of Business
Felicia Bernard, executive secretary, Coggin College of Business Advising, received a Presidential Spot Award, which is designed to reward someone for an act that seemingly took a simple effort but ultimately will have lasting positive effects on students, faculty, staff, visitors or safety in the workplace.
Drs. Sharon Cobb and Albert Loh, professors of economics and geography, hosted Dariusz Wojcik, professor of economic geography and fellow of St. Peter's College, Oxford University, and Dr. Michael Urban, School of Geography and the Environment, Oxford University, as they visited Jacksonville to speak with finance and business leaders as part of a five-year European Research Council funded study on “Cities in Global Financial Networks: Financial and Business Services and Development in the 21st Century.” They visited 14 business leaders and presented some of their findings to the Department of Economics and Geography faculty and students.
Dr. Greg Gundlach, professor of marketing, Dr. Robert Frankel and Riley Krotz, Ph.D. candidate and past UNF MBA graduate, published their co-authored article “Competition Policy and Antitrust Law: Implications of Developments in Supply Chain Management” in the Journal of Supply Chain Management. The multidisciplinary article examines how research in supply chain management and related disciplines can inform competition policy and antitrust law.
Dr. Greg Gundlach, professor, and Rachel E. Paul, UNF student, published “Resale Price Maintenance After Leegin: Marketing Literatures For Future Research,” in Handbook of Research on Distribution Channels, Editors: Charles A. Ingene, James R. Brown and the late Rajiv P. Dant, Elgar Publishing, 2019.
Dr. Hanieh Sardashti, assistant professor of marketing, had an acceptance of her co-authored article “Strategic orientation and firm risk,” for publication in the International Journal of Research in Marketing, a top ranked journal in the field according to the SJR ranking. This research employs a text mining technique to assess firms' entrepreneurial orientation and market orientation and examine the impact of these two strategic orientations on shareholder risk outcomes.
College of Arts and Sciences
Dr. Mike Aspinwall and his colleagues S. Pfautsch, M.G. Tjoelker, A. Varhammar, M. Possell, J.E. Drake, P.B. Reich, D.T. Tissue, O.K. Atkin, P.D. Rymer, S. Dennison and S.C. Van Sluyter published “Range size and growth temperature influence Eucalyptus species responses to an experimental heatwave” in Global Change Biology. Aspinwall also published “The partitioning of gross primary production for young Eucalyptus tereticornis trees under experimental warming and altered water availability” with colleagues J.E. Drake, M.G. Tjoelker, P.B. Reich, S. Pfautsch and C.V.M. Barton. In the same journal, Aspinwall published “Acclimation and adaptation components of the temperature dependence of plant photosynthesis at the global scale" in New Phytologist, with colleagues D.P. Kumarathunge, B.E. Medlyn, J.E. Drake, M.G. Tjoelker, M. Battaglia, F.J. Cano, K.R. Carter, M.A. Cavaleri, L.A. Cernusak, J.Q. Chambers, K.Y. Crous, M.G. De Kauwe, D.N. Dillaway, E. Dreyer, D.S. Ellsworth, O. Ghannoum, Q. Han, K. Hikosaka, A.M. Jensen, J.W.G. Kelly, E.L. Kruger, L.M. Mercado, Y. Onoda, P.B. Reich, A. Rogers, M. Slot, N.G. Smith, L. Tarvainen, D.T. Tissue, H.F. Togashi, E.S. Tribuzy, J. Uddling, A. Varhammar, G. Wallin, J.M. Warren and D.A. Way.
Charles B. Coughlin and his student Paula Sinche Aldas presented a research poster entitled “Got milk? The differential effect of human-milk oligosaccharides in breast and formula milk Bifidobacterium infantis” at the 2019 Florida Undergraduate Research Conference hosted at the University of North Florida, February.
Dr. Fatima Rehman, with colleagues M. Mohamed, L. Kang, C. Zhang, B. Edenfield, J. Sykes, T. Brown, J. L. Johnson and J. H. Nguyen, published “Simulating Transplant Small-for-size Grafts Using Human Liver Monosegments: The Impact of Portal Perfusion Pressure” in Transplantation Proceedings. With colleagues T. Hata, T. Hori and J. H. Nguyen, Rehman published “GABA, γ-Aminobutyric Acid, Protects Against Severe Liver Injury” in Journal of Surgical Research. In the same journal, Rehman published “Visualization of Hepatocellular Regeneration in Mice After Partial Hepatectomy,” with colleagues Y. Chen, T. Hata, L. Kang, L. Yang, B. Y. S. Kim and J. H. Nguyen.
Lauren Whaler, an undergraduate student from Dr. Valdimir Mashanov's lab, presented the poster “Adult neurogenesis in a brittle star is driven by a distinct population of radial glial cells” at the Florida Undergraduate Research Conference, February.
Dr. Hannah Malcolm and her students Brittni Miller and Hannah Dickinson presented a poster titled “Functionally Identifying Members of the MscS Superfamily of Ion Channels in Paraburkholderia Membranes” at the Biophysical Society Meeting in Baltimore.
Dr. James Beasley, with Jack Selzer, published “Present at the Creation: Kenneth Burke at the First CCCC” in Rhetoric Review, February.
Dr. Keith Cartwright, with Dolores Flores-Silva, published “Feeding the Gulf Dead: An Ofrenda of Response to Brenda Marie Osbey’s All Saints & All Souls” in The Southern Quarterly, February. Cartwright and Flores-Silva also published “The Scaly Bird Sings ‘Remember Me’: Gulf Fiestas of the Dead and Tribalography in Jesmyn Ward’s Sing, Unburied, Sing” in Xavier Review, February.
Dr. Nicholas de Villiers gave an invited talk, “Queer Eye for the Straight Guys’ Eyes for Queer Guys: Male Sex Work Documentaries and Affective Labor,” at the University of Richmond in February.
Dr. Clark Lunberry was an invited panel member for the TEDxFSCJ Salon: “Leonardos of the 21st Century,” at MOCA Jacksonville in February.
Maureen McCluskey co-directed a collaborative theatrical piece, “The Book of Hims,” at the Thomas G. Carpenter Library with the Student Outreach Program and local artist, Alisha Lockley, in February.
Marcus Pactor published “White Gravy” in X-R-A-Y Literary Journal, February.
Dr. Charles Closmann presented “‘Feeling the Burn’: Camp Blanding Florida and the U.S. Military's Role in Forest Ecology, 1980 to 2010” at the Florida Conference of Historians in Sarasota in February.
Dr. Chau Johnsen Kelly presented a paper “Scientist Prisoners: British POWs in Singapore and Nutritional Research,” at the Florida Conference of Historians in Sarasota (February).
Dr. Yanek Mieczkowski was featured on a two-part History Channel documentary, “Presidents at War,” which aired on Feb. 17 and 18. He offered commentary on future presidents who served during World War II and later made their way to the White House.
Dr. N. Harry Rothschild presented a talk titled, “Toward a Comprehensive Map of Power: A Panoramic Overview of Female Emperor Wu Zhao’s Political Authority,” at Cambridge University for their China Research Seminar Series in February.
Languages, Literatures and Cultures
Dr. Gregory Helmick presented the paper “The ‘Fifth Floor’ (Austerity and Privatization) in Recent Puerto Rican Fiction” at the 27th conference of the National Association of Hispanic and Latino Studies.
Mathematics and Statistics
Dr. Michelle DeDeo was a session chair and presented a talk entitled “The Energy of Ramanujan Graphs” at the 50th Southeastern International Conference on Combinatorics, Graph Theory and Computing.
Dr. Peter Wludyka, with colleagues and students E. Largo-Wight, H. Kusumoto, M. Binder, S. Hooper and J. Merten, presented “Nature contact in the home: The impact of flowers in the home on stress and health among women” at the American Academy of Health Behavior conference in Greenville, South Carolina, in March.
Dr. Nick Curry presented research about successful string recruiting at the University level at the American String Teachers Association national conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico, in March.
Dr. Lynne Arriale, music professor, promoted her latest jazz album, "Give Us These Days," on WBGO 88.3 FM Radio.
Dr. Barry Albright, Department of Physics, was mentioned in the feature article of the April 2019 issue of Discover Magazine. The article, titled “Meet the T. rex Family,” is about new ideas on the family of dinosaurs that includes Tyrannosaurus rex, i.e., the Tyrannosauridae. The article focuses in large part on research that Albright and his colleague Dr. Alan Titus have been conducting in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in southern Utah for the last several years.
Dr. Jason Haraldsen and undergraduate student Amelia Brumfield published “Thermodynamics and Magnetic Excitations in Quantum Spin Trimers: Applications for the Understanding of Molecular Magnets” in Crystals (February).
Dr. Chris Kelso, with his colleagues Sebastian Baum and Katherine Freese, published “Dark Matter implications of DAMA/LIBRA-phase2 results” in Physics Letters B (February).
Dr. Devki Talwar, published a research paper titled “Surface/structural characteristics and band alignments of thin Ga2O3 films grown on sapphire by pulse laser deposition” in Applied Surface Science 479 (February) 1246-1253.
Drs. Paul Fuglestad and Chris Leone, along with graduate student Taylor Drury, published “Protective and Acquisitive Self-Monitoring Differences in Attachment Anxiety and Avoidance” in Self and Identity.
Dr. Angela Mann, with her colleagues A. Whitaker, S. Torres-Guillén, M. Morton, H. Jordan, S. Coyle and W.L Sun, published their report “Cops not counselors: How the lack of school mental health professionals is harming children, on the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) website. This blog post and report was shared with the more than 4.5 million social media followers for the ACLU and was shared to their blog, which receives more than 12 million visits each year. It was also shared on CNN, Huffington Post, ABC News, EdWeek, Hechinger Report, Nonprofit Quarterly, Campus Safety Magazine, Tampa Bay Times, Philadelphia Tribune, Scary Mommy Blog, The 74 and more. In addition, Mann, along with her colleagues S. Song, and student H. Thompson, presented their paper “Restorative Class Meetings: Unlocking the Potential of Prevention” as part of the presidential strand at the annual conference of the National Association of School Psychologists. At the same meeting, Mann and colleagues H. Wilson, C. Malone and student M. Jeffrey, presented their paper “Perceptions of Dress Code Policies.”
Drs. Curtis Phills and Elizabeth Brown, with their graduate student, Tabitha Powell, presented a poster titled “Investigating how black and white women survivors of sexual assault are stereotyped differently” at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology in Portland, Oregon, in February. At the same meeting, Drs. Elizabeth Brown and Curtis Phills, with Dr. Jennifer Wesely, criminology and criminal justice, and their undergraduate students Rachel Varnes and Mary Wood, presented a poster titled “Are victim-blaming language themes present in campus alerts?”
Political Science and Public Administration
Drs. Matthew Corrigan and Michael Binder edited the volume, “Florida and the 2016 Election of Donald J. Trump” (University of Florida Press), to which they contributed the “Introduction,” “Conclusion,” the chapters, “Trump Beats Florida’s Favorite Sons” and “The Hispanic Vote in Florida 2016.”
Dr. Joshua C. Gellers, with his colleague Chris Jeffords, published “Environmental Determinants of Chinese Development Finance in Africa” in the Journal of Environment and Development (February).
Nancy Soderberg gave a speech to the Jacksonville Meninak Club March 11 titled “Making Sense of Today's Global Chaos.”
College of Computing, Engineering and Construction
The Center for the Advancement of Women in Engineering (CAWE), led by Dr. Alexandra Schönning, held it’s 5th Annual Women Leaders in STEM conference March 5. The conference was well attended by the UNF community, industry members and middle and high school students and included a keynote speech by Emily Calandrelli and panel sessions by prominent engineers and community leaders.
Dr. Jutima Simsiriwong, with A. Fatemi and R. Molaei, et al., was invited to review the article “Fatigue behavior of additive manufactured materials: An overview of some recent experimental studies on Ti‐6Al‐4V considering various processing and loading direction effects” in Fatigue & Fracture Engineering Materials & Structures, 2019;1-19. Simsiriwong, with R. Wykoff and R. Shrestha, presented “Surface roughness effects on rotating-bending fatigue behavior of additive manufactured stainless steel 316L,” at the 148th Annual Meeting & Exhibition, San Antonio, Texas, March 10-14. In addition, Simsiriwong, with P. Frye, presented “Very high cycle fatigue behavior of additively-manufactured Ti-6Al-4V,” at the Industry, Engineering & Management Systems Conference, Clearwater Beach, Florida, March 15-17.
College of Education and Human Services
Dr. Dan Dinsmore, associate professor in the Foundations and Secondary Education Department, recently published a journal article with Adam Persky, a colleague from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, titled “Metacognitive changes and sources of confidence judgements in health professions classroom learning,” in Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning.
The educational technology professors were represented by Dr. Terry Cavanaugh, who presented refereed papers at the international Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE) Conference in Las Vegas. They had two papers, the first by Cavanaugh and Dr. Nick Eastham was titled “Nudging, Not Shoving: Five Effective Strategies for Motivation and Success for Online Learners,” and the other by Cavanaugh and Dr. Suzanne Ehrlich was titled “Accommodating in the Online Course Environment for Students Who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing.”
Dr. Carolyn Stone, professor in School Counseling Program/SOAR, presented at the 17th International Conference on Marketing, Humanities, Education and Social Sciences, March 14-16.
Dr. Amanda Blakewood Pascale, assistant professor in Leadership, School Counseling, Sport Management Department, presented research from her work with Dr. Elizabeth Gregg, chair, Leadership, School Counseling, Sport Management Department related to Student Athletes' transition to Graduate School at ACPA-College Student Educators International in Boston. Also at ACPA, Pascale presented on the use of applied learning experiences in teaching research methods courses with her colleague, Dr. James DeVita at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. An article covering the research presentation on graduate student athletes will be published in the next issues of College Athletics and the Law and Student Affairs Today.
Thomas G. Carpenter Library
Tom Caswell, director of Public Services, contributed the section “Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion” as part of Environmental Scan 2019, a white paper published every two years by the Association of College and Research Libraries Research Planning and Review Committee documenting developments in higher education having an impact on academic libraries.
Susan A. Massey, head of Discovery Enhancement, will present “Faceless Collaboration: Migrating from F2F to Virtual Committees” at the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Conference in Cleveland, Ohio, April 12.
Courtenay McLeland, head of Digital Projects and Preservation, will be a panelist at the Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) Annual Conference for a session titled “Together in the Archive: Building Collaborative Relationships between Archivists and Librarians.” She will also chair the ARLIS/NA Student Advancement Awards Subcommittee for the 2019-20 cycle, beginning in April.
Jennifer Murray, director of Technical Services and Library Systems, will present “Providing Tools to Sustain Community Organizations” at the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Conference in Cleveland, Ohio, April 11.
Emily Ray, Electronic Resources librarian, Chelsea Gentry, Library Services specialist, and Apryl Price, head of Acquisitions and Collection Development, will be presenting a poster titled “A Royal Flush: Streaming Video as an Unbeatable Hand” at the Florida Library Association Annual Conference in Orlando, May 15.