Brooks College of Health
Dr. E. Jane McCarthy, professor of nursing, was recognized by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists for her service in Vietnam as part of their “Voices of Vietnam” tribute online. McCarthy was a First Lieutenant, U.S. Army Nurse Corps, serving at the 95th Evacuation Hospital in Da Nang, Vietnam. You can read more details online about her service.
Dr. Helene Vossos, director of Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner-DNP program, will serve as an abstract and presentation reviewer for The American Psychiatric Nurse Association's: “The Evidence for Your Expertise in The Magic of Psychiatric Mental-Health Nursing” at the APNA Annual Fall Conference, Lake Buena Vista, Florida, Sept. 30 to Oct. 3.
Coggin College of Business
Dr. Nathan Kunz, assistant professor of management, with Ahmad Beltagui and Stefan Gold, recently published “The role of 3D printing and open design on adoption of socially sustainable supply chain innovation,” in the International Journal of Production Economics, Volume 221, March 2020.
College of Arts and Sciences
Cliff Ross, professor and chair of biology, and his colleagues P. Duffin, D.
Martin and K. Pagenkopp-Lohan published the article “Integrating host immune
status, Labyrinthula spp. load and environment stress in a seagrass
pathosystem: Assessing immune markers and scope of a new qPCR primer set” in the
journal PLoS ONE.
Doria Bowers, professor of biology, and her colleagues J. Saredy, F. Chim, Z.
Lyski and Y. Ahearn, published the article “Confocal Analysis of the
Distribution and Persistence of Sindbis Virus (TaV-GFP) Infection in Midguts
of Aedes aegypti Mosquitoes" in the journal Microscopy and
Dr. Fatima Rehman, biology lecturer, published article, doi: 10.1155/2020/4824813, “Elevated Soluble
Galectin-3 as a Marker of Chemotherapy Efficacy in Breast Cancer Patients: A
prospective study.” in International Journal of Breast Cancer, March.
Quincy Gibson, associate professor of biology, and student Catherine Yeoman
were scheduled to present the poster “Seasonal patterns of skin lesion
prevalence and type in St. Johns River, Florida bottlenose dolphin calves” at
the Southeast and MidAtlantic Marine Mammal Symposium in Miami in March. At the
same conference, Gibson and graduate student Brittney DiVittore Goodrum were
scheduled to give an oral presentation “Comparison of Skin Lesions Across
Residency Groups of St. Johns River Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops truncatus).”
Dr. Amy Lane, associate professor of chemistry,
and students Garrett Deletti, Sajan Green, Kristen Patterson and Caleb Weber,
presented a poster, “The nocardioazine B biosynthetic pathway features indole
alkaloid diketopiperazine tailoring by a unique racemase and
methyltransferase,” at the Gordon Research Conference for Marine Natural
Products in Ventura, California, February.
Margaret Stewart, associate professor, communications studies, presented at the
10th annual International Crisis & Risk Communication Conference
in March, “Development of STREMII: Five Year Anniversary Review &
Reflection of a Model for Crisis Communication and Social Media.”
Dr. Denise I. Bossy
associate professor of history, published a chapter in February: “Yamasee
Mobility: Mississippian Roots, Seventeenth-Century Strategies,” in the book “Contact,
Colonialism, and Native Communities in the Southeastern United States.”
Dr. Alison J Bruey, professor of history, presented
the paper “The Devil Came Down to Chillán: Earthquakes and Popular Knowledge in
Modern Chile” at the Florida Conference of Historians 60th Annual Meeting,
February 2020. Also, Bruey’s book “Bread, Justice, and Liberty” has
been awarded Special Mention by the Latin American Studies Association's Recent
History and Memory Section.
Dr. Charles Closmann, associate professor of history,
presented a paper titled, “The Battle of Olustee: Environmental Turning Point
of the Civil War in Florida,” at the Annual Meeting of the Florida Conference
of Historians; Lake City, Florida; Feb. 28. Closmann also gave an invited presentation titled “The Battle of
Olustee: Environmental Turning Point of the Civil War in Florida,” at
Florida Gateway College, March 3.
Dr. Yanek Mieczkowski, visiting eminent scholar at the
Department of History, was interviewed by two middle school students, Valli
Pendyala and Ria Saxena, in South Windsor, Connecticut, for their National
History Day Project on the Soviet Sputnik satellite's impact on space history. In
February, two students, Maeve Padien and Sadie Simon, at Ottoson Middle School
in Arlington, Massachusetts, also interviewed Mieczkowski for their
National History Day project on the early space race.
Dr. N. Harry Rothschild, professor of history, wrote a blog
for Women's History Month for his book “Emperor Wu Zhao and Her Pantheon of
Devis, Divinities, and Dynastic Mothers.” The blog was featured on the Columbia
University Press website from March 17-22.
Dr. David Sheffler
associate professor and chair of the Department of History, along with Dr.
Felicia Bevel, Dr. Chris Baynard and Dr. Gordon Rakita, won a UNF Foundation
Board Grant of $20,000 for their Red Hill Cemetery Project.
Language, Literature and Culture
Deal, department support manager, M.A. in German, presented a talk titled: “Exclusivity
and Inclusivity: How Rigid Tradition Impacts Students’ Success in and out of
the Classroom in Germany” at the Southeast Conference on Foreign Languages,
Literatures and Films in St. Petersburg, Florida, March 7.
School of Music
Lynne Arriale, professor
of jazz studies, had her CD, "Chimes of Freedom" reach No. 8 on the
National Jazzweek Radio Charts.
Curry, associate professor of cello, presented research at the American String
Teachers Association National Conference.
Mathematics and Statistics
Dr. Michelle DeDeo, associate
professor of mathematics and statistics, presented a talk titled “Graph Energy
in Interconnection Networks based on Cayley graphs of Permutation groups” at
the Southeastern International Conference on Combinatorics, Graph Theory &
Computing, Boca Raton, Florida, March.
Dr. Anita Fuglestad, instructor in psychology, co-authored a paper
titled “Four-year follow-up of a randomized controlled trial of choline for
neurodevelopment in fetal alcohol spectrum disorder” published in March in the
Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders.
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Andrew Buchwalter, professor of philosophy, published “Hegel and the Intercultural
Conception of Universal Human Rights” in Hegel
and Contemporary Practical Philosophy: Beyond Kantian Constructivism, eds.
James Gledhill and Sebastian Stein (Routledge), 348-375. Buchwalter also was
named to the College of Expert Reviewers of the European Science Foundation.
Dr. Devki N. Talwar, physics instructor, published a
collaborative research paper titled “Microstructure and
temperature-dependence of Raman scattering properties of β-(AlxGa1-x)2O3
crystals” in the April issue of the Journal of Superlattices and
Microstructures, 140, (2020)106469.
College of Computing, Engineering and Construction
Dr. Hemani Kaushal, Electrical Engineering, with Ha-Vu Tran, G. Kaddoum, H. Elgala and C. Abou-Rjeily, published “Lightwave Power Transfer for Federated Learning-based Wireless Networks” IEEE Communications Letters, 2020. (DOI: 10.1109/LCOMM.2020.2985698)
The Center for the Advancement of Women in Engineering, directed by Dr. Alex Schonning, and the College of Computing, Engineering and Construction, hosted the Women Leaders in STEM conference, March 3. Keynote speaker Yolande Piazza spoke about how computing is used in most industries and how women are needed in STEM. Community STEM leaders engaged the UNF and Jacksonville community in engaging discussions on how to advance women in STEM.
Dr. Pat Kreidl, electrical engineering; Dr. Ayan Dutta, computing; and Dr. Swaponeel Roy, computing, received an NSF AWARD: $364,721 for CPS: Small: Collaborative Research: RUI: Towards Efficient and Secure Agricultural Information Collection Using a Multi-Robot System.
College of Education and Human Services
Department of Exceptional, Deaf and Interpreter Education
Christopher Collinsworth, instructor, had the students in his Curriculum and Instruction class successfully present their mock IEP meetings via Zoom with volunteers from our community.
Department of Leadership, School Counseling and Sport Management
Dr. Wanyong Choi, assistant professor, presented his research, “An Examination of the Relationship between Learning Types of Sport Rules and Future Consumption Behavior,” at the IAHPERDS Virtual Summit Conference, April 27.
Dr. E. Newton Jackson, professor, co-presented, “A Women’s Worth: Investigating the Effect of NIL Monetization on NCAA D-I Female College Athletes,” at the IAHPERDS Virtual Summit Conference, April 27.
Department of Teaching, Learning and Curriculum
Dr. Christine Weber, professor, and co-editor Angela Novak, have published their third volume in a series of service publications on professional learning titled “Best practices in professional learning and teacher preparation in gifted education: Professional development for teachers of the gifted in the content areas.” Within this volume, Weber and co-author Emily Mofield have a chapter titled “Engaging gifted teachers in professional learning about content curriculum.”
In addition, with Novak and Lewis, Weber has an upcoming article titled “Guiding principles in developing equity-driven professional learning for educators of gifted children” in Gifted Child Today.
Dr. Christian Winterbottom, associate professor, with J.S. Nicholson and F.D. Richard, edited the book chapter “Community-Based Transformational Learning through Study Abroad Experiences of Early Childhood Students Mentoring in the United Kingdom,” in “Community-Based Transformational Learning: An Interdisciplinary Inquiry into its Benefits and Challenges,” Bloomsbury Publishing: London, 2020.
Winterbottom, with D. Simpson, P. Mazzocco, S. Loughran, E. Lumsden and R. McDowall Clark, published “Parent-practitioner engagement in preschool education and the threat of negative thinking about the poor across England and the USA,” in Review in Education. In addition, Winterbottom, with E. Ethridge and J. Davis, published “Advocacy in Education: Research-Based Strategies for Teachers, Administrators, Parents, and the Community,” Nova Science Publishers, Inc., New York, 2020.
Winterbottom has received two funded grants totaling $150,000 from the Professional Development Task Force, Agency for Workforce Innovation, Office of Early Learning, State of Florida.
Taylor Leadership Institute
Dr. Matthew Ohlson, associate professor and director of the Taylor Leadership Institute, completed the Leadership Florida program.
In addition, Ohlson, with S. Shope and J. Johnson, published “The Rural RISE (Rural Inititaives Supporting Excellence) in The Rural Educator, 2020. The article details UNF CAMP Osprey work in rural Putnam County, Florida.
Leadership Practicum students partnered with Ronald McDonald House. See more online in a video about the activities.