Brooks College of Health
Dr. Amber Barnes, assistant professor in the Department of Public Health, presented her research titled “A One Health Study of Zoonotic Enteric Parasites in Mongolia,” at the 6th International Symposium on One Health Research, Mongolia, held in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, in September. In addition, Barnes created and presented a webinar session titled, “What to Know About Animal-Assisted Therapy and Zoonotic Disease” for the American Psychological Association (APA) in October.
Dr. Elissa Barr, Dr. Michele Moore and MPH Student Mckenzie Rooney presented “Meeting the Sexual Health Needs of Adolescents” at the 2019 Adolescent Health Coming of Age Conference of the Royal College of Pediatrics and Child Health and the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine in Ascot, England.
Dr. Sericea Stallings-Smith, assistant professor of public health, with colleagues Dr. Hanadi Hamadi, Breck Peterson (MPH candidate), Dr. Emma Apatu and Dr. Aaron Spaulding, published “Smoke-free Policies and 30-day Readmission Rates for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease” in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.
Dr. Helene Vossos, with M. Ballard-Rodriguez, had an article accepted for publication: “Solutions for Addressing the Nurse Faculty Shortage,” in American Nurse Association (2019).
College of Arts and Sciences
Art and Design
Jenny Hager and Lance Vickery are exhibiting at the Turner Center for the Arts: Gallery Talk, Valdosta, Georgia.
Stephen Heywood has an exhibition at Edinboro University Alumni Exhibition – National Invitational, Stonewall Gallery, Cambridge Springs, Pennsylvania. Heywood also is exhibiting at Strictly Functional Pottery National – National Juried Exhibition, Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Heywood has published at Ceramics Monthly’s Grounded – National Juried Exhibition, Digital Publication, USA.
Kally Malcom-Bjorklund has a work that was included in an exhibition called “Flora.” It is an exhibition juried by Kate Breakey and is being held at the Southeast Center for Photography, in Greenville, South Carolina. The art exhibited at “Flora” can be viewed online.
Chris Trice had work selected for two peer-reviewed, juried exhibitions: “Slow Exposures 2019: A Juried Exhibition Celebrating Photography of the Rural South” at the Cochran Gallery, La Grange, Georgia, had one work selected for exhibition; “Somerville Toy Camera Festival: at Nave Gallery, Somerville, Massachusetts, had three works selected for exhibition.
Dr. Joshua Melko, assistant professor of chemistry, presented “Streaming Educational Content on Twitch” at the annual TwitchCon convention in San Diego.
Dr. Amy Lane, associate professor of chemistry, with students Jordan Carey, Thanh Nguyen and Jennifer Korchak, published "An Isotopic Ratio Outlier Analysis Approach for Global Metabolomics of Biosynthetically Talented Actinomycetes” in Metabolites.
School of Communication
Dr. Stephynie C. Perkins presented “Poems, Prayers, Letters and Calls for Calm: Grieving MLK's Murder - A Study of the Editorial Pages of Five Black Newspapers in 1968,” a paper co-authored with Dr. Brian Thornton and Dr. Tulika Varma, at the American Journalism Historians Association in Dallas.
Emily K. Michael, visiting English instructor, published “I Begin to Understand Jo March” in The Poet’s Billow. Michael also published three poems, a book review and two interviews in the September issue of Wordgathering: A Journal of Disability Poetry and Literature. In addition, Michael published “Faith” in Rogue Agent and nine poems in Nine Mile Magazine, both in September.
Dr. Michael Wiley, professor of English, published the novel “Trouble in Mind” (UK), September.
Jennie Ziegler, English instructor, published “Guestbook Vellum” in The Normal School, September.
Dr. Karen Cousins published “Shapes of Love in the Miracle Testimonies of the Virgin of Chiquinquira, New Kingdom of Granada, 1587-1694” in Colonial Latin American Review, October.
Dr. Yanek Mieczkowski has contracted with Routledge Press to write a second edition of his book, The Routledge Historical Atlas of Presidential Elections, which was first published in 2001. Also, Mieczkowski was in New York City in October, as a member of the College Board History Academic Advisory Committee, which meets annually to offer counsel to the College Board on Advanced Placement Exams in History.
Mathematics and Statistics
Dr. Michelle DeDeo published “Survival trends in glioblastoma and association with treating facility volume” in Journal of Clinical Neuroscience, in October. In addition, DeDeo and Daniela Genova Co-PIs with CEHS faculty: “Transforming Teacher Preparation for Duval County” ($1.6M DOE Grant).
Dr. Jae-Ho Lee, assistant professor, presented “Distance-regular graphs and degenerate DAHAs” at the AMS Sectional Meeting: Special Session on Special Functions and Orthogonal Polynomials at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Sept. 15.
Dr. Andrew Buchwalter presented “The Idea of Human Dignity and the Intercultural Theory of Universal Human Rights” at the 29th World Congress of the International Association for the Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy, University of Lucerne, Switzerland. Buchwalter also served as the commentator for the session “Militant Democracy & Emergent Populisms” at the biannual meeting of the International Society for the Study of European Ideas (ISSEI), University of Zaragoza, Spain.
Dr. Jason T. Haraldsen, associate professor in Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics, with his student Ronald Putnam, published a paper “Spin channel induced directional dependent spin exchange interactions between divacantly substituted Fe atoms in graphene” in the Physical Review B journal, Sept. 27.
Political Science and Public Administration
Dr. Joshua C. Gellers, associate professor of political science and public administration, along with UNF MA in International Affairs graduate Trevor J. Cheatham, published “Sustainable Development Goals and Environmental Justice: Realization through Disaggregation?” in the Wisconsin International Law Journal, September.
Dr. George Candler, Laís Silveira Santos and Luis Antonio Pittol Trevisan presented “Brazilian ‘critical assimilation’ in American case studies of ethics in emergency management, and of community policing,” at III Congresso Internacional de Desempenho do Setor Público, Floriaópolis, Brazil, in September.
Dr. C. Dominik Guess, professor of psychology, with UNF graduate student Yoannis Hermida and UNF undergraduate student Willow Clem, published the article “The Inseparable Three: How Organization and Culture Can Foster Individual Creativity” in the journal Frontiers in Psychology.
Dr. Lindsay Mahovetz, visiting assistant professor of psychology, with colleagues Drs. Carla Krachun, Robert Lurz and William D. Hopkins, published the article “Mirror self-recognition and its relationship to social cognition in chimpanzees” in Animal Cognition.
Dr. Lori Lange, associate professor and department chair of psychology, had an article published with a graduate student titled “Loss of resources and demoralization in the chronically ill,” in the journal General Hospital Psychiatry.
Dr. Christopher Leone, professor of personality and social psychology, was named the winner of the 2019 Undergraduate Teaching and Mentoring Award, a prestigious national award presented by the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, a division of the American Psychological Association. Leone has taught nearly 200 courses at UNF and mentored dozens of honors thesis students and countless other undergraduates inside and outside the lab. These collaborative efforts resulted in dozens of publications and presentations with student co-authors. Leone will be congratulated for his achievement at an awards ceremony in February 2020 at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology convention. In addition, Leone had an empirical article published in the Journal of Psychology and Behavioral Science. The article was titled “Cohabitation vs. Marriage: Self-Monitoring and Self-Selection to Intimate Relationships” and was co-authored with LouAnne Hawkins.
College of Education and Human Services
Dr. Laura Boilini, Department of Leadership, Sport Management and School Counseling, hosted a one-of-a-kind panel discussion on Oct. 8 with participants representing many fields of leadership and human resources. The topic was “Difficult Conversations and Dealing with Difficult People.” The idea for this particular topic came from Boilini's study and paper that she wrote this summer and also presented at the Southern Regional Council of Educational Administration in Ft. Myers, Florida, Oct. 3-5.
Dr. Liz Rozas, Department of Teaching, Learning and Curriculum, had her article titled “Providing Platforms: The role of low-level questions in informational read aloud” accepted for publication in the Elementary School Journal. Rozas also was the keynote speaker for the Griffin Literacy Drive-in Conference in Georgia and will be presenting at the national Title 1 conference in Atlanta in February 2020.
Drs. Lunetta Williams, Katrina Hall, Jeania Jones and Tia Kimball, from the Department of Teaching, Learning and Curriculum, with support from the Dean’s office, recently completed the University of Florida’s Literacy Institute’s beginning reading tutoring program in Gainesville. They look forward to continuing learning and sharing their knowledge for program improvement.
The College of Education and Human Services recently was awarded a $1.6 million Teacher Quality Partnership (TQP) grant from the U.S. Department of Education to support innovative teacher preparation models that prepare prospective and new teachers to serve students in high-need schools.
Center for Instruction and Research Technology (CIRT)
Jamie Chaires presented “Implementing an OER Initiative” at the InnovedCon conference in Miami on Oct. 2-3.
Thomas G. Carpenter Library
Jennifer Murray, director of Technical Services and Library Systems, will lead a workshop on “Creating Visualizations for the Digital Humanities with Tableau” at UNF for the Digital Humanities Initiative on Friday, Nov. 22.