Brooks College of Health
Dr. Helene Vossos, director of Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner-DNP Program, submitted “Building Resiliency and Well-Being in A Stress Reduction Mindfulness Program: The NP-RAMP” in the category of DNP curriculum and instruction to the Program National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF), 47th Annual Conference Abstract 2021 submission.
Coggin College of Business
Global Engagement won the Quality Customer Service Award for the Spring 2020 semester. The selection is based on several factors: contributing to the enhancement of quality customer service at the University, showing exceptional initiative, responding to the needs of students, patrons or customers and demonstrating improvement of customer service and satisfaction. Learn more about the awards.
College of Arts and Sciences
Art, Art History and Design
Sheila Goloborotko's work is featured at the 10th Biennial of Douro at the Coa in Portugal. Her work also was selected for “A Peculiar Proximity to Spiritual Mysteries” at the Zuckerman Museum of Art in Kennesaw, Georgia, and “Multiple Ones: Contemporary Perspectives in Printmedia,” currently on display through January at UNF’s Museum of Contemporary Art.
Jenny Hager, professor in sculpture, in collaboration with other AAHD faculty, organized and participated in the ArtWork(ers) United, an International Exhibition of Interdisciplinary Art related to Activism, presented as a socially distanced drive-in movie art event in September.
Stephen Heywood, professor of ceramics, participated in The Vessel: Variations of Form and Surface - Invitational Group Exhibition at the Artlink Contemporary Gallery, Fort Wayne, Indiana, in October.
Kally Malcom, associate professor of photography, organized and participated in the ArtWork(ers) United event in September.
Lance Vickery, assistant professor of sculpture, received UFF-UNF: 2020-21 Mini-Grant in October. Lance also was a team member and artist of the ArtWork(ers) United, an International Exhibition of Interdisciplinary Art related to Activism, presented as a socially distanced drive in movie art event in September.
From communication studies, Dr. Christa Arnold, associate professor, Dr. Margaret Stewart associate professor, and Dr. Christine Holland, associate instructor, published an article titled: "Emerging Themes in Physician-Patient Communication from the Physician's Perspective" in the Carolina's Communication Annual, 26, 9-23, September.
Criminology Criminal Justice
Dr. Holly Miller, professor, and Dr. Mitch Miller, professor, in partnership with Bowling Green State University and the Toledo Police Department, have received a $750,000 award from the US Bureau of Justice for an evaluation of the effectiveness of medication treatment to disrupt the drugs-crime trajectories of opioid dependent offenders.
Dr. Jennifer Wesely, professor in criminology and criminal justice, published the article titled, "Skimming the surface or digging deeper: The role of emotion in students' reflective journals during an experiential criminal justice course" in the Journal of Experiential Education, August. Read the article online.
Dr. Charles Closmann, associate professor of history, with Professor Emeritus James Crooks gave a talk titled: “The History of UNF in Context with that of Jacksonville” for UNF Lead, on Sept. 23.
Philosophy and Religion Studies
Dr. Sarah LaChance Adams, Florida Blue Distinguished Professor working in the area of ethics, feminist philosophy and critical existential phenomenology, participated in a book release for her new book, "The Maternal Tug: Ambivalence, Identity and Agency" at the online conference International Association of Maternal Action and Scholarship, September.
Dr. Andrew Buchwalter, Presidential Professor, published "Religion in the Public Sphere: Habermas, His Critics, and Hegelian Challenges" in a special issue of the "Berlin Journal of Critical Theory", 17-53, July.
Dr. Devki N. Talwar, visiting instructor, published a peer-reviewed research paper titled “Carrier recombination dynamics in green InGaN-LEDs with quantum-dot-like structures" in the Journal of Materials Science Electronic Materials, September.
Dr. William B. Lane, physics instructor, published a Letter to the Editor in The Physics Teacher, “When order matters,” The Physics Teacher 58, 373, September. Read the Letter to the Editor online.
Political Science and Public Administration
Dr. Josh Gellers, associate professor of political science, participated in the “Virtual Roundtable on the Interlinkages between Artificial Intelligence and Earth System Governance” at the Earth System Governance Virtual Forum, September.
Dr. Juliana Leding, professor, was awarded an Academic Technology Grant for her project “Are Animate Items Given Priority in Cognitive Processing?”
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Dr. Sarah Mattice
, associate professor and director of Interdisciplinary Studies,
was awarded an Academic Technology Grants for her project “Technology to Measure Meditation.”
Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work
Dr. Keith Ashley, assistant professor of anthropology, with current UNF graduate student Lacy Priest, (History) published “Grant Mound (8DU14): The Other Mill Cove Complex Mound” in The Florida Anthropologist, September.
The Social Work program, with funds provided by the German Academic Exchange Service, will partner with Fulda University (Germany) and institutions in Australia and Namibia to develop online social work classes for international students.
College of Education and Human Services
Dr. Carolyne Ali-Khan, associate professor, and Dr. John White, associate professor, published “Between hope and despair: Teacher education in the age of Trump” in Educational Philosophy and Theory, 52(7), 738-746, 2020.
Dr. Laura Boilini, clinical assistant professor and program director, orchestrated several guided painting sessions for students on campus, including the Women’s Tennis Team and for First Generation Students’ to De-stress through Art and she will assist virtually with TLI and Ronald McDonald House’s virtual painting party Oct. 28. Read more about the program online.
Dr. Daniel Dinsmore, associate dean and professor, Dr. Meghan Parkinson, assistant professor, and Luke Fryer, published the book “Handbook of strategies and strategic processing,” Routledge, 2020. Learn more about the book online.
Dr. Caroline Guardino and Dr. Katrina Hall along with Dr. Erin Largo-Wight, published “Cultivating healthy schools: The feasibility of an outdoor classroom in a public elementary school,” in Florida Public Health Review: Vol. 17, Article 7, 2020.
Dr. Rudy Jamison, assistant director of Urban Education and Community Initiatives for the Center for Urban Education and Policy, and Rodney L. Hurst Sr. recently published their book “Never Forget Who You Are: Conversations About Racism and Identity Development.”
Dr. Dilek Kayaalp, published “Transnational identities in the Canadian context: Kurdish refugee youth as actors and citizens,” in Race, Ethnicity and Education, 2020. Read Dilek Kayaalp’s article.
Dr. Matt Ohlson, associate professor and faculty coordinator for the Taylor Leadership Institute, was recently selected to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Jacksonville’s Board of Directors. His official announcement will come in the form of the Jacksonville Business Journal’s “People on the Move” section. In addition, Ohlson with doctoral student Natalya Bannister, published an article titled “Trauma to Triumph in Leadership for Girls: The Power of Mentorship,” was featured in the International Mentoring Association’s latest e-newsletter, IMA CONNECT Magazine.
Dr. Tara Rowe, UNF THRIVE program director, was recognized with the National Innovative Practices in Transition Award. Read more about the award.
Dr. Nile Stanley, associate professor of literacy and arts education, published “Language learning with a side of art: the Potential of using art-focused apps to inspire language learners” in the October issue of Language Magazine: Improving Literacy and Communication. Read Nile Stanley’s article.
Dr. Madalina Tanase, associate professor, published “Dealing with student misbehavior in urban settings” in the Journal of Education and Practice, 11(7), 61-67, 2020.
Civil Rights Learning Exchanges
The Center for Urban Education and Policy is partnering with Leadership Is For Everyone to host 11 Civil Rights Learning Exchanges. The first of the year-long series was held Wednesday, Sept. 30, online via Zoom, Youtube and Facebook live. Guests of all ages can participate in this virtual experience online.
OCT to host Virtual Open Houses
Saturday, Nov 14, 10 a.m. – noon. Those interested in attending can RSVP online or send an email.
Thomas G. Carpenter Library
Dr. Brent Mai wrote the chapter "Wolgadeutsche Siedlungen in Nord- und Südamerika” (English: "Volga German Settlements in
North and South America") for the journal
Russland-Deutsche Zeitgeschichte (English: Russian-German Contemporary History), Band 17 (Nürnberg: Bayerisches Kulturzentrum der Deutschen aus Russland, 2020): 260-278.
Courtenay McLeland, head of digital projects and preservation, reviewed the New Museum Digital Archive for the October 2020 issue of Multimedia & Technology Reviews. Read Courtenay McLeland’s review.