Brooks College of Health
Dr. James Churilla published the findings from three studies: "Physical Activity and Epilepsy in U.S. Adults" was published in the Southern Medical Journal; "Can Short Bouts of Exercise (Exercise Snacks) Improve Body Composition in Adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes? A Feasibility Study" was published in Hormone Research in Paediatrics; and "Mean Combined Relative Grip Strength and Metabolic Syndrome: 2011-2014 NHANES" was published in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. Additionally, one of Churilla's current thesis students, Chakene Rogers, was awarded acceptance into the "Leadership and Diversity Program" sponsored by the American College of Sports Medicine.
Dr. Hanadi Hamadi, with Choate Spaulding and M. Zhao, had a published article titled "The Impact of Hospitalists on Value-Based Purchasing Program Scores" in the Journal of Healthcare Management; 63(4), 43-58, doi: 10.1097/JHM-D-16-00035, 2018, selected by the 2020 Edgar C. Hayhow Committee as recommended reading.
Dr. Tes Tuason and Dr. C. Dominik Güss, published "Gun Violence in the United States in 2017 and the Role of Mental Illness" in Behavioral Sciences of Terrorism and Political Aggression.
Coggin College of Business
Leslie Gordon, adjunct faculty in the Department of Marketing and Logistics, has partnered with Community First Credit Union of Florida to bring real-world marketing challenges to her Consumer Behavior class. The Jacksonville Business Journal published a story titled "Community First partners renews lease at UNF, engages students to recreate the branch." In her course, Gordon and her students are working directly with Community First to address relevant marketing issues. Read the story about the partnership online.
College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Art, Art History and Design
Sheila Goloborotko, associate professor, and Andy Kozlowski, assistant professor, had an exhibition "Habitus: Contemplative Manifesto" open in the Lufrano Gallery. The exhibition featured prints by 30 artists from the U.S. and abroad.
Andy Kozlowski had a print selected for the 2020 Four Rivers Print Biennial in Illinois by juror Mark Pascale. Overall, 44 works were selected from the 229 pieces submitted by 87 artists.
Lance Vickery, assistant professor, had a final installation of public art sculpture commission, titled "Progression." The installation is located at the Jessie Ball DuPont center in downtown Jacksonville (the old library). It was commissioned as tribute to the outgoing foundation president Sherry Magill, who served the Jessie Ball DuPont Fund from 1993-2018. This project has been nearly two years in the making.
Department of Chemistry
Dr. Hannah R. Malcolm, assistant professor of chemistry, with her students Brittni L. Miller and Hannah M. Dickinson, as well as her CCEC MSERF collaborators, Dr. Albina Mikhaylova, MSERF Assistant Director, and Dr. Brian Wingender, MSERF Postdoctoral Researcher, published a paper "Characterizing the mechanosensitive response of Paraburkholderia graminis membranes" in BBA: Biomembranes, January.
Dr. Amy L. Lane, associate professor of chemistry, and Fulbright international student fellow Evgenii Protasov, published the article "Actinobacteria from sediments of the deep and ancient Lake Baikal (Russia) and their genetic potential as producers of secondary metabolites" in Aquatic Microbial Ecology, January.
Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice & Department of Psychology
Dr. Jennifer K. Wesely, professor in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Dr. Elizabeth R. Brown, associate professor in the Department of Psychology, and Dr. Curtis E. Phills, associate professor in the Department of Psychology, published "Words matter: A qualitative content analysis of campus crime alerts and considerations for best practices," in the Journal of American College Health in February.
School of Communication
Frank Goodin, instructor, Digital Video Production, won an Award of Excellence for "Memories" (60-second commercial) in the Faculty Film & Video Competition at the Broadcast Education Association convention.
Department of English
Dr. Chris Gabbard, associate professor of English, co-edited "The Cultural History of Disability in the Long Eighteenth Century" (Bloomsbury Press), January.
Dr. Anna Claire Hodge, visiting instructor of English, published the poems "Instructions for Girls' Weekend" and "Psychic Reading" in New Orleans Review, January.
Department of Mathematics & Statistics
Dr. Mahbubur Rahman, associate professor, gave an invited talk: "Stochastic approximations of Fredholm Volterra Integro-differential equation arising in mathematical neuroscience" at the American Mathematical Society's special session of the Joint Mathematics Meeting, January 15-18, Denver.
School of Music
Dr. Erin Bodnar, assistant professor of music and director of bands, presented "Where in the World? The transformational experience of international performance tours," and "Cognitive Conducting: Using Mental Activities to Aid Our Movement," at the Florida Music Educators Association Conference in January.
Dr. Nick Curry, associate professor of cello, served as a visiting professor at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music in January.
Dr. Gary Smart, UNF Presidential Professor of Music, won the 2019 Composition Competition offered by American shakuhachi flute master, Order of the Rising Sun Tai Shogun, Shawn Renzoe Head. Dr. Smart has been commissioned to compose a work for shakuhachi flute and piano, which will receive multiple performances.
Department of Physics
Dr. Jason T. Haraldsen, associate professor of physics, organized and hosted an international conference on "Dynamic Dirac Quantum Matter" the week of Dec. 16 - 20 at Jacksonville Beach. The meeting was sponsored by UNF, Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics, Institute for Materials Science at Los Alamos National Laboratory, and the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory. Also, Haraldsen, with student Daniel Boyko, published a paper "Spin Dynamics and Dirac Nodes in a Kagome Lattice" in December issue of Annalen der Physik. The paper was selected for the back cover of the journal. In addition, students Aditi Mahabir, Alexandria Alcantara, and Peter Dyszel, who work with Haraldsen, presented their research at the annual Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics (CuWIP), which took place at the University of South Florida in Tampa, January.
Department of Sociology, Anthropology & Social Work
Dr. Keith Ashley, assistant professor of anthropology, and Dr. Robert Thunen, associate Professor Emeritus, published "St. Johns River Fisher-Hunter-Gatherers: Florida's Connection to Cahokia" in the January issue of the Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory.
Dr. Rosa de Jorio, professor, published "Conflict-Related Gender-Based Violence in Mali and the Limits of the Global System of Law" in the 2019 issue of Mande Studies, January. In addition, the professor, with her colleague Sten Hagberg, published "Même pas peur! Ethnographies of Security in the Sahel" in the 2019 issue of Mande Studies, January 2020.
Mr. Ross McDonough, instructor, presented "Social Work Practice with the Faithless: Competency Implications for Atheism" to the First Coast Free Thought Society in Jacksonville, Florida on Jan. 20.
College of Education and Human Services
The Seven Bridges Writing Project (the National Writing Project site at UNF) will be hosting its second annual Summer Institute June 15-19 on the UNF campus. The Summer Institute will bring together K-12 public school teachers to work on their own development as writers and to explore research-based and non-formulaic approaches to the teaching of writing in our K-12 classrooms. Each day will feature a general session (with discussions about the writing process and school-wide writing issues and teachers doing their own writing) followed by breakout sessions tailored to the audience and their needs. Keynote speakers will "bookend" the beginning and end of the conference. Funded by a Faculty Development Grant and contributions from COEHS and COAS, the Institute will be free for accepted applicants (who may also be eligible for continuing education credits for completing the Institute). If you know of any local teachers who may benefit from the Institute or to learn more about our work, please visit 7bridgeswriting.com or contact John White.
2020 NAPDS Conference
Several COEHS faculty, students, and Professional Development School partners attended the 2020 National Association for Professional Development Schools National Conference in Atlantic City last Week. Covering topics from teacher inquiry, to school district-college of education partnerships, to culturally-responsive teaching, it was a memorable and meaningful experience for everyone involved. The following faculty presented at the conference:
Drs. Jeania Jones, Debbie Reed, David Hoppey, Chris Janson, Rudy Jamison, Jamey Burns, Lindsay Allen, Nikki Jackson, Bea Walton, Robin Renelus, Shelley Lester, Brian Zoellner, Richard Chant, Tia Kimball, and Brooke Cobbin, M.Ed., Easter Brown, M.Ed.
UNF/Clay County Resident Clinical Faculty, Easter Brown, along with the principal of Grove Park Elementary, Stephanie Jackson, and Mentor Teachers, Jessica Muffley and Shaundricka Hope presented "More Than Hip Hop Handshakes and Taco Tuesdays" in a session at the National Association of Professional Development Schools 2020 Conference in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The presentation focused on how Grove Park, a UNF Professional Development School, is using culturally responsive teaching (CRT) to make learning "sticky" and relevant for students, as well as intentionally implementing equitable teaching practices in the classrooms. The school year kicked off with professional learning sessions centered on CRT. The work being done is not a "give me some quick strategies to use" type of process, but will take time coupled with continuous learning and reflection. All those involved are working to address internal beliefs/ideas that may be impeding this learning, which would hinder CRT practices in classrooms and the school holistically. Special thanks to the dean of the College of Education and Human Services, Dr. Diane Yendol-Hoppey, and Supervisor of Professional Development, Jamie Iannone, for funding this experience.
Several faculty attended and presented at the COSMA Annual Conference in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Dr. Jennifer Kane participated in a panel discussion and presented "From Faculty to Administration Sport Management on the Rise." Dr. Jason Lee presented "Examining the Importance of Professional Development: Impactful Scholarly and Professional Activities." Kane and Lee with Liz Gregg presented "Workforce Needs Survey- How to Use Data to Guide Decisions" and "Turning Your Abstract into a Publication." Finally, Dr. Kristi Sweeney, Dr. Newton Jackson, Dr. Wanyong Choi and alumni Charles Slavik presented "Discussing Diversity Across the Curriculum: Meeting Students Where They Are." Also, Slavik was inducted into the Chi Sigma Mu Honors Society.
Dr. E. Newton Jackson, Jr., of the LSCSM Department, was nationally elected to serve a three-year term in AERA, SIG # 146, Research in Education and Sport, as their program chair.
Dr. Nile Stanley, associate professor of literacy and arts education, hosts a weekly Jazz show, Mondays 6 - 7 p.m., on UNF's student-operated Spinnaker radio WSKR 95.5 FM. Stanley was recently inducted into the Jazz Society of Jacksonville, whose mission is to inform the community about our city's rich musical history and provide scholarships for deserving students.
Thomas G. Carpenter Library
Maria Atilano , student outreach librarian, published an essay titled "Reaching Out and Reaching In: Prioritizing Kindness and Collaboration with Student Outreach" in the November 2019 issue of Public Services Quarterly.
Susan A. Massey, head of discovery enhancement, will present "If You Hide It, They Will Find It: The Importance of Usage Verification for Tracking User Serendipity" at the Electronic Resources & Libraries (ER&L 2020) conference in Austin, Texas, March 10.