Brooks College of Health
Dr. Helene Vossos, director of Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner-DNP Program, and M. Reeder had the article “Feed America’s Kids. Strengthen Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP),” accepted in the Journal of Pediatric Nursing, Elsevier publishing group, 2020. Vosso also was an Invited Reviewer of Education Module, Content Expert: “Pressure Injury and Prevention,” Lippincott: Wolters Kluwer. In addition, Vossos was nominated for President of the American Psychiatric Nurse Association (APNA): Florida Chapter.
Coggin College of Business
Dr. Rachel Frieder, assistant professor of management, was recently elected to the five-year Officer Rotation of the Southern Management Association (SMA). She will serve as Program Chair Elect of SMA this coming year, followed by Program Chair, Vice President, President, and Past-President (in each of the successive years).
Dr. Gregory Gundlach, Coggin Distinguished Professor of Marketing, presented via zoom “Reflections on Research at the Intersection of Marketing and Law: Discussion, Examples, and Encouragement,” to Ph.D. students at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Sept. 25.
Dr. Natalie Mitchell, instructor in marketing and logistics, published a book chapter as lead author titled, "Understanding the Luxury Brand Consumer: A Proposed Conceptual Framework," in Building Consumer-Brand Relationships in Luxury Brand Management.
College of Arts and Sciences
Art, Art History and Design
Amy Bennion, assistant professor, was awarded the UFF-UNF Mini-Grant, along with professor Lance Vickery, for the joint project “ArtWork(ers) United," a collaborative effort between community artists, UNF faculty and local advocacy groups, September. Bennion also published work in Brenda Magazine, Issue 6: MEMOIR, September.
Jessica Borusky, newly appointed Gallery director and instructor, published an interview with artist and curator Rick Lowe for Number, Inc. Magazine (Issue 101, March 2020). Borusky also presented a panel discussion on arts education, “Art Education in the Red: Strategies for Cultural Education and Resilience in Underfunded Communities” for Common Field National Convening (Houston, TX- moved online due to COVID). In addition, Borusky was a panelist on performance and digital practices in the Hypothetical Space panel for In-Process: an international performance organization, August, and a panel moderator for the Activist Curation panel, a part of the Baobab Black Art Series through the UNF Department of English, September.
Sheila Goloborotko, associate professor at AAHD, is one of the international artists and curators at the 10th Biennial of Douro, at the Côa, Portugal, August-October. Goloborotko’s work also was selected for the exhibition, “A Peculiar Proximity to Spiritual Mysteries” at the Zuckerman Museum of Art (ZMA), Kennesaw, GA. The show, curated by Ginger Wolfe-Suarez, interim director, and Pablo Helguera, curator at the MOMA in New York, showcases various key contemporary works from the permanent collection of the ZMA. The curators researched artists of diverse cultural backgrounds in the permanent collection of the ZMA and chose 20 artists to highlight, September-December. In addition, Goloborotko curates the exhibition, “Multiple Ones: Contemporary Perspectives in Printmedia” at MOCA, and presents Curatorial Talks on Sundays, 9/27, 10/11, 11/15, 12/13, and 1/10 from 11 a.m.-noon.
School of Communication
Dr. John H. Parmelee, professor, and Dr. Nataliya Roman, assistant professor, published an article, “The strength of no-tie relationships: Political leaders’ Instagram posts and their followers’ actions and views” in the journal First Monday, August.
Dr. Nataliya Roman, assistant professor, Anna Young, and Dr. Stephynie Perkins, associate professor, published the paper, “Displaced & Invisible: Ukrainian Refugee Crisis Coverage in the U.S., UK, Ukrainian and Russian Newspapers,” in a special issue of the journal Negotiation and Conflict Management Research, August.
Criminology and Criminal Justice
Dr. Jennifer Wesely and her research on canine-inmate programs were featured on Entrepreneurs in Overdrive.
Mr. Marcus Pactor, associate instructor, published the short story “A History of People” in Harsh Literary Journal, August.
Dr. Jessica Stark, instructor, presented a poetry reading on Carolina Quarterly's CQ Speaks Podcast, August. Stark also published the article “What I'm Reading Now” in Tarpaulin Sky, August and was interviewed in “Original Obsessions: An Interview with Jessica Q. Stark” for Tarpaulin Sky, August.
Dr. Michael Wiley, professor, published the novel “Lucky Bones,” August.
Dr. Devki Talwar, visiting faculty, published a peer reviewed research paper titled “Dielectric and energy storage properties of Bi2O3-B2O3-SiO2 doped Ba0.85Ca0.15Zr0.1Ti0.9O3 lead-free glass-ceramics” in the journal of Royal Society of Chemistry 7, 191822 (2020), September.
Political Science and Public Administration
Dr. Michael Binder was featured on the front page of the Jacksonville Record and Observer, discussing his work a Director of the Public Opinion Research Laboratory. On Oct. 21, he will speak on “The Art and Science of Polling in the 2020 Presidential Election” as part of the COAS Scholars Lecture Series.
Dr. Josh Gellers, associate professor, presented the paper, “Greening the Machine Question: Towards an Ecological Framework for Assessing Robot Rights,” at the virtual Robophilosophy Conference, August.
Dr. Emily Maiden, assistant professor, in collaboration with D.B. Guzman and J. Bleck, published a paper “Who Leads? Village Development Committees and Local Governance in Southern Malawi.” Governance; 1-19, August.
Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work
Dr. Jacqueline Meier, assistant professor, published the paper, “The contextual taphonomy of middens at Neolithic Kfar HaHoresh” in Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, September.
Dr. Anne E. Pfister, assistant professor, published the paper, “Bla, Bla, Bla: Understanding inaccessibility through Mexican Sign Language expressions" in Sign Language Ideologies in Practice (Edited by Annelies Kusters, Mara Green, Erin Moriarty and Kristin Snoddon) De Gruyter Mouton Press, August.
College of Computing, Engineering and Construction
Dr. Brian Kopp (electrical engineering – first inventor) received a patent titled: Integrated System for Optimal Extraction of Head-Driven Tidal Energy with Minimal or No Adverse Environmental Effects – Working with UNF Taylor Engineering Research Institute.
College of Education and Human Services
Dr. Terry Cavanaugh, Dr. Dan Dinsmore and Dr. Paul Parkison were recently promoted to professor.
June Ann LeFors was appointed to the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind Board of Trustees by Gov. Ron DeSantis. LeFors recently joined the COEHS team and is an instructor in the Exceptional, Deaf and Interpreter Education Program. Read more about Lefors’ appointment.
The new Dr. Katherine M. Kasten Doctoral Advising and Mentoring Award was announced by program faculty at the Ed.D. programwide meeting Sept. 9. Dr. Katherine Kasten was one of the founding faculty members of the Ed.D. in educational leadership program and her leadership was instrumental in developing and implementing the Ed.D. program. During her time working with the program, Kasten was program director and chaired 45 doctoral dissertations. The faculty and administration wanted to honor Kasten’s longtime commitment, leadership and legacy to the doctoral program by adding her name to the award, which will be given annually to a COEHS faculty member for excellence, innovation and effectiveness in doctoral dissertation advising and mentoring.
Dr. Anne Swanson was announced as the 2019-20 inaugural winner of the Katherine M. Kasten Doctoral Advising and Mentoring Award. Swanson taught research foundation courses in the program and advised and mentored countless first semester doctoral students over the past five years. She also successfully chaired eight doctoral dissertations and served on 10 other dissertation committees between fall 2015 and summer 2020. In 2017, one of her advisees, Dr. Travis Henderson’s, was awarded the Thomas A. Mulkeen Dissertation Award, given annually to the student whose dissertation best exemplifies practice-centered inquiry. Swanson earned her doctoral degree in Educational Leadership, Administration and Supervision from Loyola University in Chicago and was an assistant superintendent for Woodland School District in Illinois before coming to UNF.
Dr. Hope Wilson, associate professor of education, was recently featured on the MindMatters podcast where she and Erin Miller discussed "Misinformation, Misunderstandings, and Myths in Education" in Episode 66. Listen to the podcast.
Thomas G. Carpenter Library
Metadata librarian Marielle Veve presented the poster session “Getting ETDs into ProQuest: A Comparative Analysis of the Online Submission Options Available in the Digital Age” at the USETDA 2020 Virtual Conference Sept. 23.