Coggin College of Business
Dr. Nathan Kunz, associate professor of operations management, has been invited to edit a special issue titled “Rethinking operations and supply chain management in light of the 3D Printing revolution” for the International Journal of Production Economics. He will serve as a co-editor with Ahmad Beltagui, Aston Business School in the UK; Stefan Gold, University of Kassel in Germany; and Gerald Reiner, Vienna University of Economics and Business in Austria. Find the call for papers online.
Dr. David Swanson, associate professor of transportation and logistics, has a recently accepted article forthcoming in Logistics, co-authored with UNF graduate student Luis Santamaria. The article is a literature review of pandemic supply chain research titled, “Pandemic Supply Chain Research: A Structured Literature Review and Bibliometric Network Analysis.”
College of Arts and Sciences
Art, Art History and Design
Jenny Hager, professor of sculpture, participated in the following exhibitions:
- National Juried Exhibition, “Art Now America National Juried Exhibition,” Slocumb Galleries, Johnson City, Tennessee. Juror Mike Calway-Fagen. March – April. Hager was one of the 37 artists chosen from 139 submissions nationwide.
- Invitational Exhibition, “Art Ventures 30th Anniversary Exhibition,” The Cummer Museum, Jacksonville; January – February.
- Juried Online Group Exhibition, “COVID 19. The Art of Isolation/Survey 3.” Curators Voice Art Projects. www.curatorsvoice.com. Jurors: Dr. Milagros Bello (Miami-based Curator for Contemporary Art and Professor at Miami International University) & Lieska Husband (Art Writer, Researcher, Curator, Jury Member Wynwood Juried Exhibition), Wynwood Art District, Miami, Florida. December 2020 – January.
Dr. Adam Rosenblatt, assistant professor, discussed how young alligators can regrow their tails in the Smithsonian Magazine.
Dr. Stuart Chalk, professor, was awarded $15,000 by the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry that will support his work to create an online system to digitize definitions of chemical concepts.
Dr. Kenneth Laali, Presidential Professor and organic chemist, published:
- “A Flexible Strategy for Modular Synthesis of Curcuminoid-BF2/Curcuminoid Pairs and Their Comparative Antiproliferative Activity in Human Cancer Cell Lines” in ChemMedChem.
- “Facile access to libraries of diversely substituted 2-aryl-benzoxazoles/benzothiazoles from readily accessible aldimines via cyclization/cross coupling in imidazolium-ILs with Pd(OAc)2or NiCl2(dppp) as catalyst” in Tetrahedron Lett.
- “Dediazoniative functionalization of chromen-4-one and chromen-2-one diazonium-BF4 salts in BMIM-ILs. Direct access to the -F, -I, -OSO(CF3)=NTf, and -N(Tf)2derivatives, and facile synthesis of chromenone azo-dyes by coupling to activated arenes” in Tetrahedron Lett.
- “Ionic liquid-mediated benzoyl transfer-coupling in the Suzuki and Sonogashira reactions and aryl transfer-coupling by decarbonylative Heck reaction, using N-Benzoyl-saccharin (NBSac) as reagent” in Tetrahedron Lett.
- “Facile one-pot synthetic access to libraries of diversely substituted 3-aryl (Alkyl)-coumarins using ionic liquid (IL) or conventional base/solvent, and an IL-mediated approach to novel coumarin-bearing diaryl-ethynes” in Tetrahedron Lett.
Dr. Hannah R. Malcolm, assistant professor of chemistry, and her students Sarah C. Johnson and Jordyn Veres, published a paper “Exploring the diversity of mechanosensitive channels in bacterial genomes” in the European Biophysics Journal.
Criminology and Criminal Justice
Dr. Holly Miller, professor and MSCJ program director, authored a report to Congress on "Formerly Incarcerated Women and Reentry.”
Dr. Laura Heffernan, professor of English, published the book, “The Teaching Archive: A New History for Literary Study,” co-authored with collaborator Rachel Sagner Buurma, the University of Chicago Press, December 2020.
Dr. A. Samuel Kimball, professor of English, published “The Infanticidal Logic of Mimesis as Horizon of the Imaginable” in “Imagination and Art: Explorations in Contemporary Theory,” December 2020.
Dr. Tru Leverette, associate professor, spoke to WJCT about the Africana Studies major that COAS is developing.
Dr. Nicholas de Villiers, professor of English and film, published "Uncertain Futures of Chinese Trans Sex Workers and Testimonial Documentary" in Chung Wai Literary Quarterly, December 2020.
Dr. Alison J. Bruey, professor of history, has been awarded Honorable Mention for the Susan L. Socolow and Lyman L. Johnson Chile-Río de la Plata book prize of the Conference on Latin American History (CLAH) for her book “Bread, Justice, and Liberty: Grassroots Activism and Human Rights in Pinochet's Chile.”
Dr. Chris Rominger, assistant professor of history, published an article titled “Debating the ‘Jewish Question’ in Tunisia: World War I and the Transnational Politics of Protection,” in Historical Reflections–Réflexions Historiques, 46:3, Winter 2020, 31-54.
Dr. N. Harry Rothschild, professor of history, published “Daoist Elements in Wu Zhao’s Reimagined Double Ninth Festival,” in the Journal of Daoist Studies 14, 2021: 55-98.
Dr. David Sheffler, professor of history, and Jo Ann H. Moran Cruz, published “Literacies.” in “A Cultural History of Education in the Medieval Age (500 - 1450),” edited by Jo Ann H. Moran Cruz, 145-168. London: Bloomsbury Academic Press, 2020.
Lynne Arriale, professor of music, had her “Chimes of Freedom” album reached No. 8 on the JazzWeek Radio Charts and No. 34 for CDs receiving the most airplay in 2020. Additionally, the album was included on the Downbeat Magazine Best Albums of 2020 list and the Jazz History Online Best Jazz Instrumental Releases of 2020 list.
Dr. Timothy Groulx, associate professor of music education, had his research paper, “Segregated and Superior, Integrated and Inferior: Effects of Integrated Band Festivals on Ratings of Black High School Bands,” accepted for publication in the Journal of Band Research, December 2020.
Dr. Sarah Provost, associate professor of musicology and area coordinator, spoke with First Coast News about incorporating hip hop into her music history courses.
Dr. Joshua Tomlinson, instructor and music technology and production area coordinator, participated in "Convergences," a multimedia collaboration with animator George Holmes. This work will be on display at the International Computer Music Festival in Santiago Chile, July 2021. Tomlinson also participated in "Ringlets," dance collaboration with choreographer Rebecca Levy. This performance will premiere at Florida State College Jacksonville, February 2021.
Philosophy and Religion Studies
Dr. Andrew Buchwalter, professor of philosophy, published “Hegel's Doctrine of Institutions: Politics, Ethicality, and the Philosophy of Spirit” in a special issue of the Spanish journal Argumenta Philosophica, 2020/2, devoted to commemorating the 250th anniversary of the birth of the philosopher G.W.F. Hegel.
Dr. Jason Haraldsen, associate professor of physics, with co-authors from the University of Tennessee, published the paper, “Excitations of Intercalated Metal Monolayers in Transition Metal Dichalcogenides,” NanoLetters, December 2020. Haraldsen also held a virtual conference on “Dynamic Quantum Matter and Materials” in collaboration with the University of Connecticut, Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics, and the Asia-Pacific Center for Theoretical Physics, December 2020. In addition, Haraldsen held the 5th annual “UNF Physics Photo Contest,” November 2020.
Dr. Devki N. Talwar, visiting instructor of physics, published a paper titled “Interface-induced localization of phonons in BeSe/ZnSe superlattices” in the journal of Applied Physics Letters, 117, 183104, 2020.
Political Science and Public Administration
Dr. Michael Binder, associate professor and PORL director, was awarded $35,000 by the City of Jacksonville to do a Community Perceptions Survey.
Dr. Sean Freeder, assistant professor, and Josh Gellers, associate professor, were interviewed by the Tampa Bay Times on the Capitol insurrection and the 25th Amendment.
Dr. Joshua C. Gellers, associate professor of political science, delivered a presentation titled “Environmental Justice: History, Evolution, and Policy” before the City of Jacksonville Special Committee on Resiliency, December 2020. Gellers also discussed his new book, “Rights for Robots: Artificial Intelligence, Animal and Environmental Law,” on the Sentientism podcast. Gellers also spoke with First Coast News about a class action lawsuit regarding the chemical smell issue in Jacksonville.
Dr. Tracy Alloway, professor, spoke to Action News Jax about talking with children about political violence.
Dr. Paul Fuglestad, associate professor of psychology, and Dr. Jody Nicholson, professor of psychology, published an entry in the Wiley Encyclopedia of Health Psychology: “Health behavior change,” December 2020.
The HeadStart Association selected Dr. Rebecca Marcon, professor emerita of psychology, as Florida’s Humanitarian of the Year 2020. This is a significant honor and a testament to a longstanding and significant partnership Dr. Marcon forged and maintained with Episcopal Children’s Services, with incredible impact on the HeadStart program.
Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work
Dr. David Jaffee, professor of sociology and program coordinator, discussed the attack on the Capitol with News4Jax.
Dr. Jacqueline Meier, assistant professor of anthropology, and her colleagues, published "Canine Economies of the Ancient Near East and Eastern Mediterranean" in the Journal of Field Archaeology.
College of Education and Human Services
The UNF Preschool has been approved as a PNC Grow Up Great® partner and awarded a $10,000 grant from the PNC Foundation. The grant will be used toward providing UNF Preschool staff and Early Childhood Education Faculty with Reggio Emilia professional development and training opportunities, furthering the UNF Preschool’s path to becoming a Reggio Emilia Center of Excellence.
Dr. Terrie Galanti, in collaboration with colleagues at George Mason University, published an article titled “Enriching TPACK in mathematics education: Using digital interactive notebooks in synchronous online learning environments” in the journal Interactive Technology and Smart Education. She also will be presenting at the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (AMTE) and American Educational Research Association (AERA) conferences this spring on related topics in K-12 online mathematics learning.
Dr. Jennifer Kilpatrick published an e-Bulletins piece titled “Learning to Write (Beyond the Word Level)” for Raising and Education Deaf Children, Foundations for Policy, Practice and Outcomes, Oxford University Press. Read the article online.
Dr. Amanda Pascale has partnered with the UNF Hicks Honors College and will serve as the lead researcher on a project titled: “Understanding Sense of Belonging for Honors Students: Implications for Supporting First-Generation and BIPOC Student Populations.” The research is being funded by the Jessie Ball duPont Center.
Dr. Nile Stanley has published a research article, “Poetry and digital media for improving upper elementary African American science learning” in the Journal of Poetry Therapy, 1-11, 2020.