Brooks College of Health
Drs. Elissa Barr, public health, and Elizabeth Brown, psychology, along with their students Robert Phillips, Courtney Olds, Jasmine Graham and Mckenzie Rooney, presented a poster titled “Thinking about your sexual partner: Examining communal motivations and birth control use” at the Southeastern Psychological Association’s annual meeting in Jacksonville in March.
Dr. James Churilla, clinical and applied movement sciences, won the High-Impact Research Article Award presented in April by Academic Affairs and the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs for “Total Activity counts and bouted minutes for moderate-to-vigorous physical activity: Relationships with cardiometabolic biomarkers using 2003-2006 NHANES,” Journal of Physical Activity & Health, 2015. Churilla also published a study titled “Sedentary Time and Cumulative Risk of Preserved and Reduced Ejection Fraction Heart Failure: From the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis” in the Journal of Cardiac Failure.
Dr. Helene Vossos, with a PMHNP-DNP student, presented "Reducing Disparity and Mitigating Depression in Older Hispanic Populations," at the Florida American Psychiatric Nurse Association, Jacksonville Spring Conference at the Jesse DuPont Conference Center in April. Vossos also received the Award of Excellence from the ORSP at the Scholars Transforming Academic Research Symposium for submitting an external funding proposal in her first UNF year, 2017-18. In addition, Vossos had a book chapter accepted, "Geropsychiatry: Bipolar Disorder in Geropsychiatry Populations," Springer Publishing, Fall 2019.
Coggin College of Business
Dr. Timothy Bell, accounting and finance, won the High-Impact Research Article Award presented in April by Academic Affairs and the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs for “Audit firm tenure, non-audit services, and internal assessments of audit quality,” Journal of Accounting Research, 2015.
Felix Caballero recently joined Coggin College of Business Advising as an advisor.
Janice Williams Donaldson, regional director of the Small Business Development Center Northeast Florida, was recognized by Academic Affairs and the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs in April as one of the University’s two Millionaire Stars, or principal investigators who obtained sponsored research funding of $1 million or more in one fiscal year.
Jeffery Gottlieb, instructor in accounting and finance, was quoted in Fortune’s April 11 article “How these Fortune 500 companies (legally) paid $0 in taxes last year.”
College of Arts and Sciences
Art & Design
David Begley presented “Under Informed – Avant-Garde Labels in Craft Beer” at the Popular Culture Association Conference, Washington, D.C.
Sheila Goloborotko won the Best Creative Work Award presented in April by Academic Affairs and the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs for “Installation Sistema.”
Jenny Hager and D. Lance Vickery received a sculpture commission from the Visit ShelbyKY Commission for “Little Gymnast” (Stainless Steel). Hager also is exhibiting at the Shine Exhibition in Jacksonville.
Dr. Elizabeth Heuer published the chapter, “Marketing Hawaii: Eugene F. Savage and the Matson Murals (1938-1940)” in the edited volume “Corporate Patronage of Art & Architecture in the United States, Late 19th Century to the Present” (Bloomsbury Publishers).
Stephen Heywood will be participating in the following exhibitions: “60 years of Making” – National Juried Exhibition, Sweetwater Center for the Arts: Sewickley, Pennsylvania; “Last Call IV” – National Juried Exhibition, Companion Gallery, Humboldt, Tennessee; “Mugshots 2” – 2nd Biennial International Juried Ceramic Mug Competition, Mojo Coffee Gallery, Minneapolis, Minnesota; “Eleventh Annual Cup Show, Form and Function” – National Juried Exhibition, Tapper Center Gallery, Panama City, Florida; “Art of Clay” – National Juried Exhibition, North Carolina Pottery Center in Seagrove; and “Small and Mighty” – National Juried Exhibition, the Clay Studio of Montana in Missoula.
Andrew Kozlowski had two prints selected for the 30th National Print and Drawing Exhibition at Gromley Gallery at Notre Dame of Maryland University. One of the prints won a purchase award.
Kally Malcom-Bjorkland gave a conference presentation at the Inaugural Conference of the Florida Digital Humanities Consortium (FLDH). The paper title was “Native sun: A Visual Taxonomy of Sawmill Slough Preserve, and it was given in a panel session titled “Digital Humanities and the North Florida Region.”
Dr. Debra Murphy delivered the keynote address in March at the statewide Art History Symposium at the University of Arkansas in Little Rock. The title of her lecture was “Rendering Rome: Representations of the Eternal City through the Ages.” She also gave a lecture titled “Various Research Topics: Contemporary Artists in Northeast Florida.”
Dr. James Gelsleichter received special recognition by Academic Affairs and the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs in April as a Principal Investigator with 10 years of continuous funding.
Dr. Quincy Gibson presented the poster “Effects of an unusual mortality event on the social network of dolphins in the St. Johns River, Florida” with Emily Szott and Kristy Brightwell at the Southeastern and Mid-Atlantic Marine Mammal Symposium (SEAMAMMs) in Washington, D.C. At the same meeting, Gibson presented the poster “Sociality and Reproductive Success of Female Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in the St. Johns River, Florida” with Alie MacVicar and Kristy Brightwell.
Dr. Cliff Ross has been named the recipient of the Terry Presidential Professorship. Ross’ research program aims to utilize biochemical, cellular and ecological approaches to better understand stress responses in marine and freshwater organisms. He currently holds a position as a research associate at the Smithsonian Institution and is a regular presenter at regional, national and international conferences. The professorship, effective in July, carries a full-term appointment of three years. Ross will receive a $7,500 stipend for the professorship and a one-course release each academic year. Support for this award was established through the generosity of the Mary Virginia Terry family. Ross is the University’s ninth presidential professor.
Dr. Michael Lufaso won the High-Impact Research Article Award presented in April by Academic Affairs and the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs for “Light-induced changes in magnetism in coordination polymer heterostructure, Rb0.24Co[Fe(CN)6]0.74@K0.10Co[Cr(CN)6] 0.70•nH(2)O and the role of the shell thickness on the properties of both core and shell,” in the “Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2014.
Drs. John H. Parmelee and Nataliya Roman published “Insta-Politicos: Motivations for Following Political Leaders on Instagram” in Social Media + Society (April).
Dr. John H. Parmelee won the High-Impact Research Article Award and the Ann Hopkins Award: Highest-Cited Article in any Science or Engineering Discipline presented in April by Academic Affairs and the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs for “The agenda-building function of political tweets,” in New Media & Society, 2014.
Mark Ari edited and produced “EAT Poems #18 — In The Company of Spirits” by Carmen Calatayud (EAT) (March).
Dr. Nicholas de Villiers gave a paper, “Hustlers’ Affective Labor in Male Sex Work Documentaries,” at the Society for Cinema and Media Studies conference (March).
Dr. Linda Howell presented “The Writing Program Performs ______” at the Conference on College Composition and Communication, March.
Emily K. Michael published “I Am Reading, I Am Read” in Wordgathering: A Journal of Disability Poetry and Literature, March.
Dr. Alison J. Bruey's book, “Bread, Justice, and Liberty: Grassroots Activism and Human Rights in Pinochet's Chile” (University of Wisconsin Press, 2018) received the UNF Scholars Transforming Academic Research Symposium (STARS) award for best book, and the Southeastern Council of Latin American Studies Alfred B. Thomas Book Award.
Dr. Charles Closmann presented a paper titled, “Military Environmentalism in Florida, 1945 through 2000,” at the Annual Conference of the American Society for Environmental History, Columbus Ohio, April.
Dr. Chau Johnsen Kelly gave a keynote lecture titled: “ ‘If I count them today, then tomorrow some of them may die’: Famines, Cecily D. Williams, and the Construction of Maternal and Child Health,” at the New Global South Summit: Gender, Power and the Ethics of Aid at University of South Carolina Upstate, March.
Languages, Literatures and Cultures
Dr. Clayton McCarl won the High-Impact Research Article Award presented in April by Academic Affairs and the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs for “Carlos Enriques Clerque as cryto-Jewish confidence man in Francisco de Seyxas y Lovera’s Piratas y contrabandistas (1693),” in Colonial Latin American Review, 2015.
Dr. Shira Schwam-Baird published “To Be Emperor: The French-German Rivalry in the Franco-Italian Epic Huon d’Auvergne” in Medieval Perspectives, Volume 33.
Mathematics and Statistics
Drs. Raluca Dumitru and Jose Franco published “Non-Linear Interpolation of the Harmonic–Geometric–Arithmetic Matrix Means” in Lobachevskii Journal of Mathematics.
Philosophy and Religion Studies
Dr. Andrew Buchwalter published the following three contributions to the Cambridge Habermas Lexicon, edited by Amy Allen and Eduardo Mendieta, Cambridge University Press: “Facticity,” “Validity,” and “G.W.F. Hegel" (1770-1831).
Dr. Julie Ingersoll, professor of religious studies and Religious Studies Program coordinator, collaborated with Liz Kinke, executive producer of CBS Religion and Culture Series, on a half-hour documentary titled, “Deconstructing My Religion.” The program, which aired in December 2018, recently won a Religion Communicators Council Wilbur Award. Ingersoll provided background information through numerous conversations with Kinke, participated in a panel discussion that CBS filmed and later added her voice to the program with an on-camera interview that was incorporated as part of the final piece. In a letter about the collaboration, Kinke said Ingersoll’s voice was vital to the documentary.
Dr. Jason T. Haraldsen and four students, Daniel Boyko, Aditi Mahabir, Ronald Putnam and Alexandria Alcantara, attended the American Physical Society March Meeting in Boston, Massachusetts, and presented their research on “Dynamic Quantum Matter.”
Dr. Devki N. Talwar presented an invited talk at the 2019 Annual Symposium, Florida Chapter of the AVS Science and Technology Society at University of Central Florida. The title of the talk was “Novel GaNxAs1-x Alloys and Strained GaNAs/GaAs Superlattices: Physics and Applications," March.
Political Science and Public Administration
Dr. Gaylord George Candler, with colleagues Laís Silveira Santos and Luis Antonio Pittol Trevisan, presented “Brazilian ‘critical assimilation’ in American case studies of emergency management, and of community policing” at the American Society for Public Administration meeting in Washington, D.C., March.
Dr. Joshua C. Gellers, with his colleague Chris Jeffords, contributed a technical background paper on environmental rights to the report, “Accelerating Progress: An Empowered, Inclusive and Equal Asia and the Pacific,” published by the U.N. Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, March.
Presentations at the Southeastern Psychological Association's Annual Meeting in Jacksonville in March
Drs. Elizabeth Brown and Curtis Phills along with their students Katie Locke and Candice Veilleux presented a poster titled “Corrupt and power-hungry: Stereotypes of political parties.” Phills and Brown, with their student Tabitha Powell, presented a poster titled “Exploring the differential stereotyping of transgender sexual assault survivors.” Brown, Phills and Jennifer Wesely along with their students Mary Wood and Rachel Varnes presented a poster titled “ ‘Never walk alone’: Victim-blaming language in campus safety tips.” Brown along with her students Sydney Smith, Jasmine Graham, Xylie Miller and Emery Hanson presented a poster titled “The importance of communion/agency in professional and extracurricular activities.” Brown, Phills and Angela Mann, along with their student Kayla McGruder, presented a poster titled “How preserving history may impact students’ futures.” Brown and Elissa Barr along with their students Robert Phillips, Courtney Olds, Jasmine Graham and Mckenzie Rooney presented a poster titled “Thinking about your sexual partner: Examining communal motivations and birth control use.”
Dr. Juliana K. Leding published “Adaptive memory: Animacy, threat, and attention in free recall” in Memory & Cognition.
Dr. Christopher Leone made multiple presentations at annual meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association in Jacksonville. With Angel Kalafatis-Russell he presented “Coming out: Internalized stigmatization, rejection anxiety, and self-monitoring differences,” an Outstanding Professional Paper Award Finalist. With Sarah Ahmed and Shawn Lewis he presented “Locus of control and mere thought: Effects on planned behavior” as an invited colloquium. With Elizabeth and Erin Homan he presented the poster “Mediating effects of workplace phenomena on self-monitoring differences in burnout.” With Robert Gargrave and Shawn Lewis he presented the poster “Locus of control, mere thought, and intentions to diet.” With Mary Geary, Crystal Rickman, and LouAnne Hawkins he presented “’He Who Spares the Rod Hates His Son’ But Daughters? Effects of Parents’ and Children’s Sex on Attitudes about Child Physical Abuse.” With Sarah Green and Angel Kalafatis-Russell he presented the poster “Mediation of rejection sensitivity and life satisfaction in transgender individuals.” With Arielle Kantor and Jordan Kessler, he presented the poster “Self-consciousness and synchrony: Individual differences in social responsivity.” Finally, with Michael Yoho he presented their poster “Friendship dissolution and self-monitoring: Individual differences in parting ways.”
Dr. Rebecca Marcon presented “Parental Perspective-Taking Predicts Sensitive Responding in Early Head Start Parent-Child Interactions” at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development in Baltimore, March.
Dr. Susan Perez presented a research poster with graduate student Sierra Ejankowski titled “Young Children’s opportunities to Develop Planning Skills while Collaborating with a Parent” at the Biennial Society for Research in Child Development Conference (March). Perez and Ejankowski also presented “Associations between Inhibitory Control and Emotional Competence during Early Childhood” at the Southeastern Psychological Association Annual Meeting, March.
Dr. Michael Toglia and colleagues presented “Lincoln’s Assassination Through the Lenses of Forensic Psychology and Physics” at the annual meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association, March. At the same meeting, Dr. Toglia and colleagues presented “False Memory and Deception in the DRM Paradigm Using fNIRS.”
Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work
Dr. Mandi N. Barringer published “Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Individuals’ Perceptions of American Religious Traditions” in the Journal of Homosexuality (March). With her colleagues J. E. Sumerau and David A. Gay, Barringer presented “Religiosity and Attitudes toward Abortion: A Comparison of the Millennial, Generation X, and Baby Boom Cohorts” at the 2019 CSHERI Sexual Health Research Symposium in Jacksonville. At the same meeting, Barringer presented “Evaluating a University’s LGBTQIA Educational Program” with her undergraduate students Rosario Fernandez Romero, Maria Alicea, Troy Capers, Dalton Reynolds and Marc Turner.
Dr. Krista Paulsen published three chapters in “The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Urban and Regional Studies”: “Place,” “Place Attachment,” and, with co-author Margarethe Kusenbach, “Home/House," April.
Dr. Gordon Rakita, with his colleagues Adrienne Offenbecker and Kyle Waller, presented the following three papers: “Bodies of Evidence: Indications of Non-Western Ontologies at Paquimé, Chihuahua,” “Subadult Growth Velocity at Paquimé, Chihuahua, Mexico,” and “Patterns of Migration at Paquimé: Insights from Isotopic and Demographic Data” at the Society for American Archaeology meetings. At those meetings, Rakita was a co-organizer for two sessions: “From Individual Bodies to Bodies of Social Theory: Exploring Ontologies of the Americas” and “SAA President’s Sponsored Session: Learning from the Past, Looking Towards the Future: Archaeological Ethics and the SAA.” Rakita was also presented with a Presidential Recognition Award for service to the Society for American Archaeology. Rakita also published “¿Lotería o Puente de Contacto? La Naturaleza de la Sociedad de Casas Grandes” in La Cultura Casas Grandes published by the Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia of Mexico, Centro Chihuahua.
College of Computing, Engineering and Construction
Adel ElSafty, civil engineering, won the High-Impact Research Article Award presented in April by Academic Affairs and the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs for “Use of basalt fibers for concrete structures,” in Construction and Building Materials, 2015.
Dr. Don Resio, professor of ocean engineering and director of the Taylor Engineering Research Institute, was recognized for his lifetime achievements in marine meteorology with the Vincent Cardone Memorial Prize for Marine Meteorology, administered by the Society for Underwater Technology. Resio accepted the award at the Catch The Next Wave conference as part of the Oceanology International Americas Exhibition and Conference at San Diego Convention Center in February. Learn more here.
College of Education and Human Services
Dr. Carolyne Ali-Khan, Foundations and Secondary Education, won the High-Impact Research Article Award presented in April by Academic Affairs and the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs for “Sharing seeing: Exploring photo-elicitation with children in two different cultural contexts,” in Teacher and Teacher Education, 2014.
Amber Dieg, adjunct professor, is starting a doctoral program in Curriculum & Instruction with a specialization in ESOL/Bilingual Studies at the University of Florida. “I owe a debt of gratitude to my advisors, professors, and mentors at the University of North Florida for preparing, encouraging, and supporting me in taking this next step,” Amber said.
Drs. Lauren Gibbs and Matt Ohlson completed a yearlong instructional leadership professional development program with the Clay County Assistant Principals. The assistant principals reported a 36% increase in understanding how to intentionally align values and beliefs about instructional leadership and what happens at the school; a 29% gain in understanding of the various forms and characteristics of high quality, job-embedded professional development and its implications for effective instructional, distributed leadership; a 25% gain in understanding the characteristics of effective feedback and coaching, and the difference between coaching and evaluation.
Drs. Caroline Guardino and Jennifer Kilpatrick organized UNF’s Deaf Education program’s first biannual virtual job fair on April 4. Deaf Education students were able to learn about various teacher of the deaf jobs around the country from Tampa to Seattle, Washington. One recruiter was able to offer a $7,500 sign-on bonus, as there is a critical shortage of teachers of the deaf across the nation. Our Deaf Education students learned it is never too early to learn about potential jobs and be prepared for employment after graduation. To date, 100% of the deaf education graduates have been offered teaching positions during their final internship or upon graduation. The deaf education faculty are pleased to be able to prepare future educators who will have a lifelong impact on learners who are deaf or hard of hearing.
Dr. Matt Ohlson, assistant professor, Department of Leadership, School Counseling and Sport Management, was named a College Ready Florida Innovator by the Florida College Access Network, a statewide network aimed at increasing college and career preparation, access and completion for all Florida students. Ohlson is being honored for his work with the C.A.M.P. Osprey program, in collaboration with the LSCSM Department and the Taylor Leadership Institute. The innovative program connects UNF student leaders with high-needs K12 students throughout Northeast Florida in a mentoring relationship. In addition, C.A.M.P. Osprey “apprentices” visit UNF to participate in a class, attend a sporting event, meet with faculty and even completed the Osprey Challenge Course. Resources from the Taylor Leadership Institute provide these prospective students with valuable college and career readiness training such as goal setting, time management and teamwork.
Florida Institute of Education
Cheryl Ann Fountain, executive director and professor of education, was recognized by Academic Affairs and the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs in April as one of two University Millionaire Stars, or principal investigators who obtained sponsored research funding of $1 million or more in one fiscal year.
Thomas G. Carpenter Library
Maria Atilano, student outreach librarian, presented a poster titled “Recasting Finals Week Programs: Fostering Student Success with Collaboration and Goodwill” at the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Conference in Cleveland, April 12.
Jennifer Murray, director of Technical Services and Library Systems, will co-present the session “All About Access: Technical Services & Public Services Collaboration” and co-moderate the roundtable “Place Your Bet with Technical Services: Explore the Changing Roles within the Field” during the Florida Library Association Conference in Orlando, May 15-17.
Susan Swiatosz, head of Special Collections and University Archives, will present a poster titled “Sparking joy in the University of North Florida rare books collection” at the Society of Florida Archivists Annual Meeting in Miami, May 8-10.
Marielle Veve, Metadata librarian, and Oklahoma State University librarian Patrice-Andre Prud'homme published “Collaborative Partnerships in Digital Preservation: A Report of the ALCTS PARS Digital Preservation Interest Group Meeting” in Technical Services Quarterly, April.
Division of Administration & Finance
Eric Dickey, associate director of Procurement Services, was awarded the Volunteer of the Year Award from the National Association of Educational Procurement at the NAEP’s annual meeting in Kansas City, Missouri, in April. The award recognized Dickey’s work with UNF, the NAEP Florida Region as well as the national organization.