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Faculty Accomplishments

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Spring 2014

  • Bobby Adams was named professor emeritus of music during the Florida Bandmasters Association Hall of Fame weekend, held annually at the DeLand campus. Adams conducted the Southern Winds in the Roll of Distinction Concert at this event. Adams was inducted in the National Band Association Hall of Fame of Distinguished Band Conductors at the Mid-West Band and Orchestra Clinic in Chicago in December.
  • David Bjella has been asked again to perform and teach in the Cuerdas de Enlace festival in Tegucigalpa, Honduras in May and also with the Orlando Chamber Soloists in the Black Hills region of South Dakota in July. He continues to perform as co-principal of the IRIS Orchestra in Tennessee under the direction of Michael Stern.
  • Kristie Born, lecturer in music, performed a recital on January 18, 2014 in which she and Rose Shlyam Grace performed the world premiere of Zack Browning's Vibrations of Hope on two pianos.
  • Russell Franks, lecturer in music and director of opera theatre, produced Stetson University's fall opera, Monteverdi's Il Ritorno d'Ulisse in Patria in a staged performance, conducted and led from the harpsichord by Professor Anthony Hose. Franks was director and scenic designer for Vero Beach Opera's production of Pietro Mascagni's Cavaleria Rusticana in January. A number of students from the School of Music performed in this opera. Franks was bass soloist for Mozart's Requiem with the Daytona Beach Choral Society in December. Under his direction, Stetson University Opera Theatre will present Leonard Bernstein's Candide in February. Franks will serve as guest director for Interharmony's International Festival of Music in Sulzbach-Rosenberg, Germany in August 2014.
  • Patrick Hennessey, visiting professor of music, led the Stetson University Jazz Ensemble in highly attended performances in October and November, and during Homecoming, where they performed a tribute concert to late jazz professor George West.
  • Anthony Hose, associate professor of music, conducted the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra during a concert featuring Mexican mariachi music in September and for 18 concerts for schools in October and November. Professor Hose conducted the Stetson University Chamber Orchestra in a performance of British Music for Strings for the Florida Orchestra Association Annual Conference in October. He also led the Welsh Chamber Orchestra in December in Monmouth and Rhyl, Wales, including a world premiere of a work by Mark Bowden. Hose presented a workshop on adjudication for the Florida Orchestra Association orchestra directors (at FMEA in January in Tampa, Fla.).
  • Boyd Jones, Price professor of music and university organist, performed at the memorial service for Paul Langston, former dean of the School of Music, and presented a faculty recital in Lee Chapel on the Beckerath Organ on November 19, 2013. Jones joined his colleagues, Professors Larson and Peter for the December Candlelight Christmas Concerts.
  • Marja Kerney, adjunct in percussion, completed her doctor of musical arts degree (D.M.A.) from the University of Missouri, Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance.
  • Routa Kroumovitch-Gomez, professor of music, performed a highly attended violin recital in Lee Chapel with Michael Rickman in performances of works by Tartini and John Corigliano. Kroumovitch-Gomez was concerto soloist and served as concertmaster of the orchestra of the internationally-renowned music competition held in November in Vina del Mar, Chile. Kroumovitch-Gomez and Rickman presented master classes and performed a recital together at Western Michigan State University in October.
  • Andrew Larson, associate professor of music, led the Women's Chorale on November 12, 2013 and joined Professor of Music Timothy Peter in leading the combined choirs of Stetson University for four sold-out performances of Candlelight Christmas Concerts in early December. Larson has been invited to bring the Stetson Women's Chorale to perform at the regional American Choral Director's Association Conference in Jacksonville, Fla. in early May.
  • Lynn Musco, professor of music, presented a clarinet recital themed, Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue on January 17 in Lee Chapel, in collaboration with Professor Michael Rickman.
  • Tom Macklin, adjunct in trumpet, performed the opening faculty recital in Lee Chapel in September. Two of Macklin's trumpet students have advanced to the semi-final rounds of the National Trumpet Competition. The competition required students to submit video recordings of their playing. Joe Burns, senior in the College of Arts and Sciences (biology), was selected in the jazz improvisation category and Trey Moore, sophomore in the School of Music, in the classical category.
  • Timothy Peter, professor of music, joined his colleague Andrew Larson in leading the combined choirs of Stetson for four sold out performances of Candlelight Christmas Concerts in early December. Peter will lead the Concert Choir on a tour up the East Coast in March, culminating in a performance on March 6, 2015 at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center in New York City. Peter will also lead the Concert Choir in performances in Hickory, N.C., at the Duke Chapel in Durham, N.C., at the Woodbridge High School for the Performing Arts in Woodbridge, Va., in Odenton, Md., and at the LaGuardia School for the Performing Arts in New York City. Peter continues to be in high demand internationally as a guest conductor. His article, "The Formula for a Successful Men's Choir" has been published in the March 2014 issue of the Choral Journal, the professional publication for the American Choral Directors Association. Peter was also the featured guest conductor for the KIME International Choral Festival for high school singers held this year in Seoul, South Korea, February 14 and 15, 2014.
  • Douglas Phillips, director of bands and assistant professor of conducting, conducted the world premiere performance of Midnight Passage, composed by Almand Chair of Composition Sydney Hodkinson and featuring Ashley Heintzen, bassoon, and the Stetson University Symphonic Band in October. Phillips held a Conducting & Rehearsal Clinic/In-Service for Volusia County Band Directors entitled Engaging Students Collaboratively through Conducting and Rehearsing in November at Spruce Creek High School in Port Orange, Fla. In January, he was conductor/clinician for the 2014 Pasco All-County High School Band held at the Wesley Chapel Center for the Performing Arts in Wesley Chapel, Fla. In March, the School of Music hosted world-renowned composer David Maslanka for a three-day residency at the university's DeLand campus. Maslanka was on campus to work with the university's Symphonic Band as they prepared his Symphony No. 8. He also worked with other students in the School of Music: composition students, conducting classes, music education classes, and various chamber ensembles and soloists.
  • Michael Rickman, professor of music and Steinway Artist, continues to concertize across the world. In late January 2014, he hosted the Piano Scholars Festival and performed in recital along with adjunct faculty member Edit Palmer in a program for two pianos and piano duets. In February, he judged the California State Music Teachers auditions in Palo Alto, Calif. Rickman played a solo recital and conducted master classes at Auburn University in February.
  • Stephen Robinson, professor of music and founding director of Stetson University's guitar program, commemorated the completion of 30 years at Stetson University with a performance on September 20, 2013. Robinson was joined by Boyd Jones, Price professor of organ. Coupled with Robinson's celebratory milestone, he released his eighth album on the ClearNote label, "Imagine." Of the album, Timothy Smith of www.minor7th.com wrote: "Recognized throughout the musical community as both a virtuoso as well as an erudite pedagogue, Robinson offers a rich blend of dazzling technique, refined tone and learned interpretations. This disc is a wonderful example of a mature, master of the instrument, looking to share the beauty of the classical guitar with as many people as possible." The Florida Division of Cultural Affairs has once again selected Stephen Robinson for inclusion on the elite roster of the 2014-2016 Florida Touring Program. Created in 1979 by the Florida Department of State, the program provides fee support to organizations while bringing the finest of Florida's performing artists to every corner of the state. Stephen and Patrece Robinson (adjunct professor of music), together with their colleagues, Douglas James (Appalachian State University) and Pasquale Rucco (founding director of ACIF – a consortium of music academies in Naples, Italy), will host the 2014 Sorrento GuitarFest in Sorrento, Italy. Robinson's concerts in spring 2014 included Benefit Concert – Jacksonville Jewish Center, Jacksonville, Fla.; Northwest Florida State College, Niceville, Fla.; Wofford College, Spartanburg, S.C.; GuitarSarasota, performance with Boyd Jones, Sarasota, Fla.; Arts in Putnam, Palatka, Fla.
  • Ann Small was awarded the Wayne Hugoboom Award from the Florida ACDA this past fall for excellence in choral conducting.
  • Jean West, professor of music, was honored at the annual Friends of Music recital, which began the 2013-2014 concert season and celebrated her contributions to music at Stetson University and her service as dean of the School of Music.

Fall 2013

  • Patrick Coggins, professor of education, has been appointed as a member of the Florida Commissioner of Education's Task Force on Holocaust Education. In this role, he will be working to develop K-12 curriculum for Holocaust education and will be delivering student awareness days throughout the State of Florida.
  • Debbi Dinkins, associate dean of the duPont-Ball Library, and Laura Kirkland, catalog librarian, presented an invited paper entitled, "An Uneasy but Powerful Alliance: Faculty Use of E-Books,' at the 11th International Conference on Books & Publishing in Regensburg, Germany on September 26.
  • Phillip Lucas, professor of religious studies, has published an article in "Homegrown Gurus: From Hinduism in America to American Hinduism," published by SUNY Press, 2013. His article is titled, "Neo-Advaita in America: Three Representative Teachers." The book examines the ways that North American entrepreneurs/teachers have taken a traditional Hindu form of spirituality and adapted it to the cultural context of contemporary America.
  • Phillip Lucas, professor of religious studies, was a guest panelist at the Dharma and Yoga Festival, organized by the Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh, and held in Longwood, Fla. on September 7, 2013. He served on a panel that examined the tradition of Jnana Yoga, or the yoga of knowledge and discrimination. His presentation discussed the importance of the Jnana master Ramana Maharshi for the transmission of Jnana practice to North America. Also on the panel were representatives from the Hindu University of America, the Pranava Yoga Institute, the Chinmaya Mission and the Vedanta Society.
  • Jamil Khader, professor of English, has had his new publication, "'Veiled for Day': Social Justice Experiments and Race Pedagogies," come out in a collection titled, Teaching Race and Anti-Racism in Contemporary America, edited by Kristin Haltinner (Springer 2013) (read the abstract to the chapter). More information on the veil experiment.
  • Jamil Khader is also pleased to announce that his book, Zizek Now, will be translated into German and Korean.
  • Thomas Vogel, assistant professor of mathematics, published his latest paper entitled "Establishing the Onset, and Parameter and Spatial Domains, of Chaos in a Smooth Quadratic Autonomous System Using Sil'nikov Criteria and Competitive Modes Analysis" in the mathematics journal Discontinuity, Nonlinearity and Complexity 2(1)(2013) 1-19.
  • Nathan Wolek, associate professor of digital arts and chair of the creative arts department, was recently interviewed by Darwin Grosse for the Art + Music + Technology podcast. Topics ranged from how Wolek first started in computer music, his current research activity on the open source Jamoma project and the service learning project he recently completed with Stetson University students at the local Boys & Girls Club. Download the podcast.

Summer 2013 (May - August)

  • Matt Wilson, assistant professor and director of the sport management program, gave three presentations at the Sixth Annual College Sport Research Institute Conference on College Sport held at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. Wilson, along with colleagues Kevin Burke and Billy Hawkins, gave a presentation entitled, "2012 NCAA Division I College Head Football Coaching Contracts: A Content Analysis of Incentive."
  • Matt Wilson also gave a presentation along with sport management major Robert Edgcomb entitled, "College Basketball Coaching Contracts: An Analysis of Race and Compensation." Wilson gave another presentation with sport management alumna Carolyn Boyd '12 entitled, "Effect of NCAA Transfer Bylaws on the Academic Progress Rate of Division I student-athletes 2004-2010."
  • Matt Wilson's recently published paper entitled "NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Coaching Contracts: A Comparative Analysis of Incentives for Athletic and Academic Team Performance Between 2009 and 2012" was featured by USA Today, Inside Higher Ed and the Raleigh-Durham News-Observer.

End of Year Faculty Awards

  • The William Hugh McEniry Award for Excellence in Teaching is considered Stetson University's most prestigious award for faculty. It is awarded to a faculty member chosen by students and other faculty. Excellence in classroom teaching is the primary criterion, though other factors, such as intellectual growth, professional competency, academic activities outside the classroom and service to students and the university as a whole may also be considered. The recipient of this year's McEniry Award is Harry Price, Ph.D., associate professor of chemistry.
  • The Branton Excellence in Teaching Award is presented to the full-time professor of any rank who, in the eyes of the dean of the College of Law, has made outstanding contributions in teaching students inside and outside the classroom, and by example. The recipient of this year's Branton Award is Mark D. Bauer, professor of law.
  • The John Hague Award for Distinguished Teaching in the Liberal Arts and Sciences celebrates Stetson University 's tradition of excellence in teaching and its devotion to scholarship, morality and friendship. These are the guiding principles of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation's oldest and most prestigious undergraduate honorary society. Kimberly Flint-Hamilton, Ph.D., professor of sociology and anthropology, is this year's recipient.
  • The Dickerson-Brown Award for Excellence in Faculty Scholarship is presented to a faculty member who has produced outstanding works of scholarship and has contributed significantly to the enhancement of the academic reputation of the College of Law. This year's recipient is Timothy S. Kaye, professor of law.
  • The Hand Awards were established by Stetson University trustee emerita and College of Law alumna Dolly Hand and her husband, Homer, to applaud faculty members who are not only dedicated teachers but also who have notable achievements in scholarship or creative work in their areas of expertise and who have made a difference in their local or larger communities.
    • Homer and Dolly Hand Award for Excellence in Faculty Scholarship is awarded to a member of the College of Law faculty. This year's recipient is Ellen S. Podgor, Gary R. Trombley Family White-Collar Crime Research Professor and Professor of Law.
    • The Hand Award for Research, Creative and Professional Activity honors outstanding faculty. This year's recipients are Mark Powell and Michael Rickman.
      • Mark Powell, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of English, is the author of four novels: Prodigals (2002, nominated for the VCU First Novel Award), Blood Kin (2006, received the Peter Taylor Prize for the Novel), The Dark Corner (2012), and The House of the Lord (2012). He has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Breadloaf Writers' Conference, the Collegeville Center for Ecumenical Research and the Vaclav Havel fellowship in playwriting to the Prague Seminar. For the past three years, Powell has taught a fiction workshop at Lawtey Correctional Institute, a Level II prison in Raiford, Fla. In spring 2011, Powell took his students to the prison to participate in a Creative Writing course called "Creative Outreach." Powell compiled the resulting work of the inmates into an anthology and had it published. Powell and his students continue to work with the inmates to help them with their creative writing.
      • Michael Rickman, Ph.D., Professor of Music, has been hailed by the New York Times and newspapers around the globe for his brilliance on the piano. One of his most significant achievements came in 2009 when Rickman was named to the prestigious roster of Steinway artists, consisting of only 1600 pianists worldwide. With international performances in Latvia, Chile, Bolivia, Italy, Germany, Austria, Toronto, London, and Paris as well as throughout the United States, Rickman's performances have received exceptional praise from audiences and the media worldwide. This year marks Rickman's 30th at Stetson University. A highly sought-after performer and teacher, he maintains a studio of prize-winning students, preparing them for musical studies in noted graduate programs, competitions, and positions in the professional musical world.
    • The Hand Community Impact Award celebrates the achievements of faculty serving the needs of the community - the Stetson community as well as the community beyond campus. This year's recipient is Robert Sitler, Ph.D., Professor of Modern Languages and Chair of Stetson's Latin American Studies academic program, fell in love with the Mayan world in the mid 1970s while visiting Ch'ol villagers in the rainforest of Chiapas, Mexico. Sitler's ongoing academic passion for all things Maya has been complemented by numerous immersion experiences in Guatemala, Mexico and Belize, where he travels frequently. These student trips provide substantial "real world" exposure for Stetson students to Native American cultures and languages as well as Spanish and Hispanic culture. Sitler also serves as chair of Stetson's Values Council. His work on behalf of environmental initiatives and his commitment to the Latin American community both in our region and beyond, is an "orchestra of outreach, cultural understanding, and development that draws town, gown, and others together," said Paul. "Bob's commitment to both is immersive and comprehensive: his impact on the community has been profound."
  • First Year Advocate Awards are faculty members nominated by a first year student as being a member of the Stetson community that advocates for their success. This years winners were: Susan Ricardo, Visiting Lecturer in Integrative Health Science, Jeffrey Jay, Adjunct in Religious Studies, Donald Musser, Senior Professor of Religious Studies, Sven Smith, Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology, Kathy Piechura, Professor of Education, Camille King, Associate Professor of Psychology, and Andy Dehnart, Lecturer in Communication and Media Studies.
  • Jamil Khader, Professor of English and the Director of Gender Studies Program at Stetson University, has been awarded a year-long Fulbright research and teaching fellowship in the Palestinian Territories during the 2013-2014 academic. His research project is tentatively titled, "The Part of No Part: Marginality in Palestinian Literature." This project looks into the evolving literary and cultural representations of Palestinian lives, paying special attention to marginal and counter-hegemonic discourses by women, minorities, refugees, camp residents, and the working classes, what the French philosopher Jacques Ranciere calls the "part of no part." In particular, this project examines the narrative strategies used by such marginal writers, both male and female, that aim at resolving the contradictions between the history of national trauma and collective memory in the formation of Palestinian identity in relation to the new pressures for heterogeneity, openness, and privatization introduced by globalization after the Oslo peace accords.

April 2013

  • The Stetson University School of Music hosted the Southeastern Regional Student Auditions of the National Association of Teachers of Singing, March 22 and 23, 2013. Approximately 350 voice students studying with NATS members in private and university studios from Alabama, Georgia, and Florida participated. The following Stetson voice students received awards.
    • Studio of Jane Christeson: Chris Hickey (First Year College Men, Finalist); Paxton Reil (First Year College Men, Semi-finalist); Janna Lord (Second Year College Women, Finalist); Mallory Sekel (Third Year College Women, Finalist); Micah Callahan (Fourth Year College Men, Finalist)
    • Studio of Russell Franks: Elizabeth Sullivan (Second Year College Women, Second Place); Stephanie Polonio (Fourth Year College Women Finalist)
    • Studio of Lloyd Linney: Ellen Broetzmann (First Year College Women, Second Place); Maria Gikas (First Year College Women, Semi-Finalist); Caitlin Hannan (Second Year College Women, Third Place); Katie Coulter (Second Year College Women, Semi-Finalist); Feryal Qudourah (Graduate and Advanced Women, First Place)
    • Studio of Craig Maddox: Ashley Nuñez (First Year College Women, First Place); Krysten Chambers (First Year College Women, Semi-finalist); Selena Masters (First Year College Women, Semi-finalist); Manuel Rodriguez (First Year College Men, Second Place); Jesse Williams (First Year College Men, Third Place); Brian Rodriguez (Second Year College Men, First Place); Lauren Davis (Third Year College Women, Finalist); Michael Vlach (Fourth Year College Men, Second Place); Sean O'Malley (Fourth Year College Men, Semi-finalist); Lindsay Loper (Graduate and Advanced Women, Finalist)
    • Studio of Mollie Rich: Jersey Connor (First Year College Men, Semi-finalist)
  • Tara Batista, Visiting Lecturer in the Management and International Business Department, has recently been awarded a prestigious American Association of University Women fellowship in the amount of $20,000 to complete her dissertation.
  • Yves-Antoine Clemmen, Professor of French presented a paper titled, "Amelie Nothomb: la coherence des fragments," at the 20th/21st Century French and Francophone Studies International Colloquium, in Atlanta, GA, March 27-30, 2013.
  • Joel Davis, Associate Professor of English, has been selected to participate in the National Endowment for the Humanities 2013 Summer research seminar, "Researching Early Modern Manuscripts and Printed Books" at the City University of New York Graduate Center. This winter and spring, two of his book reviews were published inSixteenth Century Journal: Chloe Wheatley's Epic, Epitome, and the Early Modern Historical Imagination (Ashgate Publishing 2011), and The Ashgate Companion to Thomas Lodge, ed. Charles C. Whitney (Ashgate Publishing, 2011).
  • Ana Eire, Professor of Modern Languages and Literatures, published an article entitled "Aunque no lo parezca: la poesía amorosa de Miguel d'Ors" in the journal Alba de América 60-61 (2012): 158-175.
  • Terry Farrell, Professor of Biology, gave the keynote address at the South Carolina Upstate Research Symposium, a meeting sponsored by seven colleges and universities located near Spartanburg, SC. His talk was titled "Undergraduate Research: Lessons Learned from Students and Rattlesnakes".
  • Lua Hancock, Assistant Provost for Student Success, and Beth Paul, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, presented: "A Synergistic System of Academic and Student Affairs" at the AAC&U Student Success and the Quality Agenda Conference.
  • Emily Richardson, Associate Vice President for Boundless Learning, spoke at the annual University Professional and Continuing Education Association (UPCEA) in Boston on April 3, 2013. She presented "50 and Better: New Programming for our New World" along with Kali Lightfoot, from the University of Southern Maine (the head of the National Osher Research Center) and Dawn Gaymer, from Western Michigan University. In addition, Emily was reappointed to the Board of Directors of UPCEA for 2013-2014 as Chair of the Cabinet of Regions.
  • Stephen Robinson, Professor of Guitar, served as Engineer and Producer for several CD recording projects for Lynn Musco, Professor of Music, Jane Christeson, Professor of Music, and the organ and woodwind works of Sydney Hodkinson, Almand Chair of Music, (performances by Boyd Jones, Profesor of Music, Lynn Musco, Ann Adams, Lecturer in Music, Ashley Heintzen, adjunct faculty in Music, Tammara Phillips, adjunct faculty in Music).
  • During the 2012-13 academic year, Robinson performed in Florida as a member of the State of Florida Touring Program, and was a featured guest artist at the 18th Appalachian GuitarFest in North Carolina, where he performed, adjudicated the international competition and taught master classes.
  • Robinson has also been invited to perform at the Guitar Foundation of America's (GFA) International Convention hosted at the University of Louisville in June 2013. Dr. Robinson, with Patrece Robinson, adjunct faculty in Music, will also present their joint lecture, "Developing a Successful Music Festival" during the GFA Convention.
  • Michele Skelton, Associate Professor of Integrative Health Science, presented a paper on April 24 at the Experimental Biology 2013 conference in Boston, MA. The paper was entitled "The effect of acute creatine monohydrate supplementation on cognitive function in fatigued healthcare professionals: a pilot study".
  • Rachel VanLandingham, Bruce R. Jacob Visiting Assistant Professor of Law,announces her latest law review article was accepted for publication by Cardozo Law Review, and was delivered through the national security listserv.
  • Professor VanLandingham also did a blog piece on April 6, New Voices Panel 1: Human Rights, at the American Society of International Law annual conference in Washington, DC.
  • Robert Watson, Visiting Assistant Professor of French, published an article entitled "Secondhand Memories: Franco-Tunisian Jewish Women and the Predicament of Writing Return" in a special issue of the journal Life Writing 10.1 (2013). He also presented a paper "Fragmented Migrant Sexualities and Identities in Contemporary Francophone Cinema: The Utopian Figure of Salim Kechiouche" at the 20th/21st Century French and Francophone Studies International Colloquium, in Atlanta, GA, March 27-30, 2013.
  • He has been invited to present at a symposium on "Sephardic Jewry and the Holocaust: The Future of the Field," April 28-30, 2013 University of Washington in Seattle, WA. He will speak on "Re-envisioning Maghrebi Experiences of the Nazi Occupation from Tunis to Paris".

March 2013

  • Ann Adams, Adjunct Faculty in the School of Music, and Boyd Jones, Price Professor of Organ, did a radio interview early this morning from her studio. This is publicity for the program Ann has organized for Sunday, 3/17/13, at 3:00 in Lee Chapel, which will include guests from Ithaca College and Indiana University.
  • Ana Eire, Professor of Modern Languages and Literatures, had her essay "Sin escape: el ser en la poética de Miguel d'Ors" published in the book Poetics of Hispanism (Iberoamericana-Vervuet, 2012), co-edited by Jrade and Karageorgou-Bastea.
  • Kimberly Flint-Hamilton, Professor of Sociology and Anthropology, has been selected to participate in the Council of Independent Colleges/Center for Hellenic Studies seminar on The Illiad in July 2013. Dr. Flint-Hamilton was one of only 20 faculty members selected to participate from the 52 "very impressive" nominations which the CIC received.
  • Eugene Huskey, Professor of Political Science, participated in an international conference at Princeton University on March 8 and 9 entitled "Complaints: Cultures of Grievance in Eastern Europe and Eurasia." Of the 30 participants, most were young faculty and final-stage graduate students from research universities in Europe and North America. Huskey was one of several senior faculty invited to serve as panel discussants and participants on the conference's concluding round table. He served as a discussant on the panel "States of Complaints: Petitioning Authorities," and as a participant on a round table "Overflowing Grievances: Studying Dissatisfaction in Eastern Europe and Eurasia."
  • Jamil Khader, Professor of English and the Director of the Gender Studies program presented a paper titled, "There is no sexual relationship: Desire, Disability, and Castration in Tanith Lee's White as Snow and Angela Carter's ‘The Bloody Chamber'," at the 34th International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts, Orlando, FL,March 20-23, 2013.
  • Khader's article, "The Invisible Link: Honor Killing and Global Capitalism" (Jadaliyya Jan 22, 2013) was translated into Spanish as "Los asesinatos por honor y el capitalismo global," and appeared on Rebelion (Jan 24, 2013).
  • Khader also had his article, "Will the Real Robert Neville Please, Come Out? Vampirism, the Ethics of Queer Monstrosity, and Capitalism in Richard Matheson's I Am Legend?" published in the current issue of the Journal of Homosexuality 60.4 (2013): 532-57. For an abstract and the full contents of this issue, please follow this link:http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/wjhm20/current
  • Eric Kurlander, Associate Professor of History, had his article, "Hitler's Monsters: The Occult Roots of Nazism and the Emergence of the Nazi ‘Supernatural Imaginary,'" appear in German History, v. 30, nr. 4 (December 2012), pp. 528-549 (http://gh.oxfordjournals.org/content/30/4/528.full?keytype=ref&ijkey=3oaC2Vwr98yl5dD)
  • Kurlander is also pleased to announce that he and his co-editors, Joanne Miyang Cho and Douglas McGetchin, have received the contract for their volume, "Transcultural Encounters between Germany and India: Kindred Spirits in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries," New York and London, Routledge, (http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415844697/). In addition to co-authoring the introduction, Kurlander will contribute an article titled: "The Orientalist Roots of National Socialism? Nazism, Occultism, and South Asian Spirituality, 1919-1945."
  • Kurlander completed two book reviews as well:
  • David Wetzel, A Duel of Nations: Germany, France, and the Diplomacy of the War of 1870-1871. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press. Central European History, v. 46 (forthcoming, 2013) (http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayJournal?jid=ccc)
  • Richard Weikart, Hitler's Ethic: The Nazi Pursuit of Evolutionary Progress. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009. German Studies Review, v. 36, nr. 2, May 2013 (forthcoming, 2013) (http://www.press.jhu.edu/journals/german_studies_review/index.html)
  • Finally, in March, Kurlander presented the paper, "Is Pseudowissenschaft still a useful concept in explaining German History during the first half of the Twentieth Century?," at the sixth annual Southeast German Studies Workshop, University of Tennessee-Knoxville, March 6-8, 2013 (http://web.utk.edu/~segsw/index.html).
  • He also chaired the 2013 Conference Committee for the European History Section, which had eight panels accepted for the November 2013 Southern Historical Association's Conference in St. Louis, Mo.
  • Emily Mieras, Associate Professor of History and American Studies, has been selected to participate in the Council of Independent Colleges/Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History summer seminar on the Gilded Age, to be held at Stanford in July.
  • Ciara Torres-Spelliscy, Assistant Professor of Law, recently presented on a panel at the "Under the Influence, Interest Groups, Lobbying, and Campaign Finance" Conference at the Baldy Center for Law and Social Policy at SUNY Buffalo Law School. Professor Torres-Spelliscy spoke about the phenomenon of customer boycotts in response to corporate political activity.

February 2013

  • Kristina Brantley, University Registrar, co-presented two sessions at the Southern Association for College Registrars and Admissions Officers: Scheduling and Tracking for Student Success: and Banner Training 101: A How To of How Tos.
  • On Saturday, February 2, five Stetson voice students participated in the North Florida Chapter NATS Student Auditions at Jacksonville University as students of Carole Clifford, Music Adjunct, and Lloyd Linney, Professor of Music. Three of these students were finalists: First Year College Women: Ellen Broetzman, First Place; Maria Gikas, Third Place; Third Year College Women: Rebecca Bowles, Second Place
  • Kirsten Davis, Professor of Law and Director of Legal Research and Writing, was an invited speaker on the ethics of damages claims and defenses at the 2013 American Bar Association Construction Law Forum Mid-Winter meeting in Naples, Florida.
  • Tom Farrell, Professor of English, had his article, "Editors and Scribes in Two Clerk's Tale Cruxes," has just been published in The Chaucer Review 47 (2013): 300-22.
  • Anthony Hose, Professor of Music, was the keynote speaker at the Florida Orchestra Association's annual convention.
  • Mr. Hose also conducted the premiere performance of Voyager for four iPads and orchestra by Warren Greveson in Wales, UK. Inspired by the Voyager space probe, the performance was given with a backdrop of film which, over the four movements of the piece, reflected the parts of our galaxy the space craft was passing through. The four iPad players were introduced to the audience before the performance and were used to add different sound colors to those available from the orchestral instruments usually employed.
  • Mr. Hose also presented and conducted 26 concerts for schools at Bob Carr Performing Arts Center in Orlando with the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra. 56,000 central Florida school children attended having prepared in class for the experience of attending a concert, many at their first concert in a concert hall. Playing in the orchestra were Stetson faculty members: Ashley Heintzen, Kathleen Thomas and Tom Macklin.
  • Jamil Khader, Professor of English, is pleased to announce the publication of his second book, a collection of essays on the Slovenian Philosopher Slavoj Zizek entitled, Zizek Now: Current Perspectives in Zizek Studies. The collection is co-edited with Molly Rothenberg (Tulane University) and it came out from Polity press (Cambridge, UK). The book will be released in the U.S.A. in March. Dr. Khader wrote the introduction to the book, "Zizek Now or Never: Ideological Critique and the Nothingness of Being." He also contributed a chapter titled, "Zizek's Infidelity: Lenin, the National Question, and the Postcolonial Legacy of Revolutionary Internationalism." For more information about the book, please follow this link: https://www.polity.co.uk/book.asp?ref=9780745653709.
  • Peter Lake, Charles A. Dana Chair and Director, Center for Excellence in Higher Education Law and Policy, recently spoke at Ball State to deliver their 18th annual Jack Beyerl Student Affairs Lecture.
  • Susan Peppers-Bates, Associate Professor of Philosophy, had her article "The Satanic Nature of Racist 'Christianity'" appear in The Journal of the Black Catholic Theological Symposium Volume VI 2012.
  • Ellen S. Podgor, the Gary R. Trombley Family White-Collar Crime Research Professor, spoke at the Higher Education Conference on Law and Higher Education on the topic "Combating White Collar Crime in Higher Education: Internal Investigations and Implications of the Freer Report." She also authored the Introduction, published at 102 Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology 529, at an invited symposium at Northwestern University School of Law. He Introduction is titled "Overcriminalization: New Approaches to a Growing Problem."
  • Carine Strebel, Visiting Assistant Professor of Teacher Education has been named one of the winning editors of the 2013 AACTE Outstanding Book Award. The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) will present its 2013 Outstanding Book Award to editors Joyce Nutta, Ph.D., Kouider Mokhtari, Ph.D., and Carine Strebel, Ph.D., for Preparing Every Teacher to Reach English Learners: A Practical Guide for Teacher Educators. The award recognizes exemplary books that make a significant contribution to the knowledge base of educator preparation or of teaching and learning with implications for educator preparation.
  • Ciara Torres-Spelliscy, Assistant Professor of Law, presented on a panel at the Federal Courts Law Review's Annual Symposium on Election Law in the Federal Courts at Charleston Law School. She presented her forthcoming Montana Law Review article, "Taking Opt-In Rights Seriously. What Knox v. SEIU Could Mean for Post-Citizens United Shareholder Rights."

January 2013

  • Bobby Adams, Professor of Music, has earned one of the highest honors given to an American bandmaster - election and induction into the National Band Association Hall of Fame of Distinguished Band Conductors. The NBA Hall of Fame induction ceremony will be held on Saturday, February 2, 2013, on the campus of Troy University in Troy, Alabama. An oil portrait of Dr. Bobby Adams will be unveiled at the induction ceremony and will forever be on display in the Hawkins-Adams-Long Hall of Fame building on the campus of Troy University. More information regarding the National Band Association Hall of Fame of Distinguished Band Conductors can be found at this website: http://www.nationalbandassociationhalloffame.org/
  • Michael Allen, Associate Dean for Faculty Development and Strategic Initiatives, Professor of Law and Director, Veterans Law Institute, hosted a successful Stetson-sponsored breakfast for Associate Deans for Research at the 2013 AALS Annual Conference in New Orleans.
  • Linda Anderson, Professor of Legal Skills and Associate Director of Legal Research and Writing, served as Chair of the Section on Part-Time Division Programs. In that role she moderated the section workshop, Unbundling Part-Time Programs from Full-Time Programs. For the upcoming year, she will continue to serve on the Executive Committee for the Section, as Immediate Past-Chair.
  • Ray Barclay, Director of Institutional Research, presented two papers:
    • Barclay, R.D. 2012. Data for Decision Making - 3 Key Ingredients. Annual Forum of the Florida Council for Independent Schools, Orlando, FL November 8, 2012.
    • Barclay, R.D. 2012. KPIs, Strategic Planning, and Proxies for Success: Utilizing WEAVE to Meet Board of Trustees Expectations. Webinar for WEAVE Planning and Institutional Effectiveness Forum-Virginia Commonwealth University, November 20, 2012.
  • Mark Bauer, Professor of Law, was elected as Chair-Elect of the Section on Aging and the Law and also elected to the Executive Committee of the Education Law Section at the 2013 AALS Annual Conference in New Orleans.
  • Jason Bent, Assistant Professor of Law, was elected to serve as Secretary for the Labor Relations and Employment Section at the 2013 AALS Annual Conference in New Orleans.
  • Congratulations to SoBA students Madison Anderson, Abygale Shupe, Torri Hawley and Michael Furlong, and to their coaches Peter Begalla, Instructor for Family Enterprise, Greg McCann, Professor of Family Enterprise, Joe Horak (Consultant to the Family Enterprise Program and EMBA Program), Kelly Hall, Instructor of Business, and Jon Carrick, Assistant Professor of Managment and International Business, for their success at the first international family enterprise case competition at the University of Vermont. Much of the feedback from other participants and judges was that our team was innovative, integrated the practical and academic, and very professional.
  • Barbara Costello, Associate Professor of Library and Government Documents/Research Librarian, had her article, "Free U.S. Government Databases for Non-Depository Libraries" published in The Reference Librarian 54, no. 1 (2013).
  • Kirsten Davis, Professor of Law and Director of Legal Research and Writing, served as 2012 Program Co-Chair for the Section on Legal Writing, Reasoning, and Research and the 2012 Secretary for the Women in Legal Education Section. She was elected to serve as Chair-Elect for the Women in Legal Education Section for 2013.
  • Debbi Dinkins, Associate Professor and Associate Dean of the duPont-Ball Library, had an article published: "Who Chooses Wisely? Ebook PDA Purchases: Librarian and Teaching Faculty Selections," Against the Grain 24, no.6 (2013): 14-19.
  • Peter Fitzgerald, Professor of Law, served as a panelist on "A Global Perspective of Animal Law" at the 2013 AALS Annual Conference in New Orleans. He also continues to serve as a member of the Executive Committee of the AALS Section on Animal Law.
  • Roberta Flowers, Professor of Law, was recently appointed to the Board of Directors for the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA).
  • James Fox, Professor of Law, was elected Chair-Elect of the Legal History Section at the 2013 AALS Annual Conference in New Orleans.
  • Roy Gardner, Professor of Law and Director, Institute for Biodiversity Law and Policy, and Lance Long, Associate Professor of Legal Skills, presented a poster of Research and Writing II-Environmental Advocacy Class at the 2013 AALS Annual Conference in New Orleans.
  • Deborah Goldring, Assistant Professor of Marketing, had her article, "Aligning Communicated and Conceived Brand Promise in Professional Services Firms" accepted for publication in the Journal of Marketing Development and Competitiveness. The article will be published in 2013. Her study found that professional services firms' advertising messages overemphasize expertise when clients' expectations are higher for relationship quality. Marketing managers can use this knowledge to improve their branding efforts.
  • Jamil Khader, Professor of English, had his article, "The Invisible Link: Honor Killing and Global Capitalism," published on Jadaliyya Jan 22, 2013. Jadaliyya is an independent ezine produced by ASI (Arab Studies Institute), the umbrella organization that produces Arab Studies Journal (www.ArabStudiesJournal.org) and runs the Documentary Film Collective, Quilting Point.
  • Tim Kaye, Professor of Law, pleased to be able to announce that the website of the Stetson Journal of Advocacy and the Law, the first online law review designed to be read online, has just gone live: http://www.stetson.edu/law/advocacy-journal.
  • Laura Kirkland, Associate Professor and Catalog Librarian, had her article, "The Relationship of Metadata to Item Circulation," accepted for publication and will appear in an upcoming issue of Cataloging and Classification Quarterly. Her study analyzes the relationship between Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC) searches and the circulation of items during the same time period. This comparison indicates which metadata elements seem most useful to searchers, and suggests ways libraries might use this knowledge to enhance their users' search experiences.
  • K.C. Ma, Director of Roland George Institute and Roland and Sarah George Visiting Professor of Applied Investments, shares the following news:
  • The Roland George Program at Stetson University has participated for the last 4 years in the CFA Global Research Investment Challenge. There are 4000 students, 670 universities in 55 countries, and 1200 CFA industry volunteers in this six-month long competition in a written and oral competitions of a stock recommendation. We were just informed that Stetson CFA Team has been placed the top 4 papers out of the 11 FL university submissions. We advance to next level oral presentation to compete for the Florida championship who will then go to Toronto Canada for the "All Americas." The last 4 (1 from each continent) will meet at London for Global Champion. We were Florida Champion two years ago.
  • Donald W. Musser, Senior Professor of Religious Studies, presented a paper on "Teaching Tillich to Undergraduates" at the annual meeting of the North American Paul Tillich Society in Chicago in November, 2012. Data for the study was gathered from Stetson graduates who had the course on campus over the past fifteen years. In January 2013 Musser presented the annual Connick Lecture at Whittier College (California) on the subject "The Steeler Nation As a Religious Phenomenon." Also in January, Musser completed three theological commentaries on lectionary readings from the Gospel of Luke for Feastings on the Gospels, a forthcoming volume from Westminster/John Knox Press, edited by Barbara Brown Taylor and David Bartlett.
  • Luz Nagle, Professor of Law, was elected to the Standing Committee on Recruitment and Retention of Minority Law Teachers and Students at the 2013 AALS Annual Conference in New Orleans.
  • Jason Palmer, Associate Professor of Legal Skills, was elected Treasurer of the AALS Section on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Issues at the 2013 AALS Annual Conference in New Orleans.
  • Professor Palmer was also elected to the Planning Committees on Workshops for New Law Teachers, Pretenured People of Color Law School Teachers and Beginning Legal Writing Teachers at the 2013 AALS Annual Conference in New Orleans.
  • Beth Paul, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, co-edited a book with Nancy Hensel, entitled Faculty Support and Undergraduate Research: Innovations in Faculty Role Definition, Workload, and Reward (Council on Undergraduate Research, 2012). Provost Paul also contributed a chapter to the book entitled, "New directions for faculty workload models: Focusing on high-impact learning practices."
  • Ellen Podgor, Gary R. Trombley Family White-Collar Crime Research Professor and Professor of Law, was elected as Chair-Elect of the Section on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Issues at the 2013 AALS Annual Conference in New Orleans. She also served as a panelist on "Best Practices in Online LL.M. Programs."
  • David Schmidt, Associate Professor of Trombone and Euphonium Stetson University, reports that the Stetson University Trombone Choir has received an invitation to perform at the International Trombone Festival which is being held this year at Columbus State University in Columbus, Georgia from June 26 - 29. The invitation was a result of a competitive audition whereby recordings of groups were submitted for consideration. Our trombone choir is one of fifteen groups from throughout the world invited to perform at this prestigious event! We will be performing a twelve minute concert in the $78 million dollar River Center for the Performing Arts of the Schwob School of Music before one of the invited guest artist's clinic or master class. We will also be performing a thirty minute concert at another venue.
  • Bradford Stone, Charles A. Dana Professor of Law Emeritus, recently prepared a video for the latest edition of his text book, Commercial Transactions Under the Uniform Commercial Code and Other Laws (6th ed. 2011) (co-authors King, Barnhizer, Knight, Payne, Starnes).
  • Ciara Torres-Spelliscy, Assistant Professor of Law, recently spoke at the 2013 AALS Annual Meeting in New Orleans at the Joint Program of Sections on Internet and Computer Law and Mass Communication Law. The program covered the impact on the Internet on the relationship between the media and public officials or political candidates.
  • Lou Virelli, Associate Professor of Law, participated in a program called New Voices in Administrative Law at the 2013 AALS Annual Conference, where he presented his paper titled Deconstructing Arbitrary and Capricious Review. Professor Virelli was also elected to the Executive Committee of the Constitutional Law Section.
  • Nathan Wolek, Associate Professor of Digital Arts and Department Chair of Creative Arts, has recently returned from spending the Fall 2012 semester in Norway as a Fulbright Scholar. The grant allowed him to complete an extended residency at the Bergen Center for Electronic Arts working primarily on Jamoma, an open source software library for digital arts. He also maintained an active schedule with the following presentations:
    • 14 September, "harbour view" @ BEK - A 4-channel sound installation developed for and exhibited during B-Open, a Bergen-wide art event. The inspiration was a single wall of windows that frames a gorgeous view of the harbour in BEK's project room. Documentation here: http://youtu.be/mx1FbtTNHR4
    • 25 October, "Granular extensions to the Jamoma DSP framework" @ Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo - A progress report of ongoing efforts to develop granular synthesis and processing effects for Jamoma's C++ frameworks. It was delivered during Musikkteknologidagene, an annual gathering of music technology practitioners from around Norway. Documentation here: http://youtu.be/iN0E7D5UHXY
    • 25 October, "Any sound is avialable for musical purposes" @ Norwegian Center for Technology in Music and Art in Oslo - In 1937, John Cage boldly imagined a future with instruments that "will make available for musical purposes any and all sounds that can be heard". For this artist talk during Musikkteknologidagene, Wolek discussed how the same quest to make sounds musical has impacted his development of three pieces.http://youtu.be/umTba_KjQN4
    • 11 November, "The Potential of Any Sound" @ TEDxFulbright in Frankfurt, Germany - A combination lecture and performance in less than 15 minutes! The title was inspired by two quotes from John Cage and Max Mathews, pioneers of electronic music, that were used to illuminate the aesthetic motivations behind Wolek's laptop music. It features a new work entitled "worth spreading". Documentation here: http://youtu.be/M9D_3o4S3UA
    • 28 November, Artist Talk @ University i Bergen - Invitation by Morten Eide Pedersen to visit the campus and share his creative work with graduate music composition students.
    • 10 December, Artist Talk @ Musikkonservatoriet i Tromsø - Invitation by Jon Marius Aereskjold to visit the campus and share his creative work with graduate music technology students. Documentation here:http://youtu.be/W65DEI0yaTc
    • 7 January, "What I learned on my Fulbright" @ BEK - A final, general talk about the overall experience that addressed impressions of Norwegian culture, the Fulbright experience, and the impact both had on Wolek's art and research. Information here: http://bek.no/projects/293-nathan-wolek-presentasjon-pa-bek?locale=no-NB

December 2012

  • Congratulations to Stetson University on being one of this year's Fulbright Program "top producers!" Top producing institutions in all Carnegie Classifications were highlighted in the October 29th edition of The Chronicle of Higher Education.
  • Cindy Bennington, Associate Professor of Biology, and Terry Farrell, Professor of Biology, published a paper titled "Common Ground for Three Cultures: Concordance Among Students, Non-Science Faculty, and Science Faculty on Perceptions of Science Course Goals " in MountainRise, a journal dedicated to the science of teaching and learning. The article is available at: http://mountainrise.wcu.edu/index.php/MtnRise/article/view/172. This research was based on Stetson student and faculty views of the Natural Science Division goals for general education science courses.
  • Brooke Bowman, Professor of Legal Skills, recently spoke at two events: "Polishing for Professionals" at Legal Writing Institute One-Day "Preparing Practice-Ready Students" Workshop, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and "Polishing for Professionals" at Legal Writing Institute One-Day "Preparing Students to be Practice-Ready Attorneys" Workshop, in Villanova, Pennsylvania.
  • Roberta Flowers, Professor of Law, recently presented an interactive workshop utilizing polling technology to give participants vital information about the growing problem of elder abuse and elder exploitation. Using case studies, the participants discussed the important role that private Elder Law attorneys play in the prevention, detection and prosecution of this epidemic problem. Professor Flowers was also a co-presenter with Shirley Berger Whitenack, CAP, at an interactive session looking at the ethical issues an attorney encounters when representing a fiduciary. This session covered issues such as who is the client, confidentiality, conflicts of interest and focus on Special Needs Trusts as well as other types of fiduciary relationships.
  • Eugene Huskey, Professor of Political Science, has been named a U.S. Embassy Policy Specialist by IREX. IREX is an international nonprofit organization, providing thought leadership and innovative programs to promote positive, lasting change globally. Huskey is one of 16 recipients worldwide to receive this honor. The scholars and professionals will serve as policy specialists at U.S. Embassies and U.S.AID Missions throughout Eurasia. After they complete their fellowships, their research findings will be posted on the IREX online resource library.
  • Jamil Khader, Professor of English and the Director of Gender Studies, has had his article, "Rampage School Shootings: Reframing the Discourse," come out on Jadaliyya Dec 24, 2012. Jadaliyya is an independent ezine produced by ASI (Arab Studies Institute), the umbrella organization that produces Arab Studies Journal(www.ArabStudiesJournal.org) and runs the Documentary Film Collective, Quilting Point.
  • The National Jurist magazine recently announced that Stetson Law Dean Emeritus and Distinguished University Professor Lizabeth Moody has been named among their "25 Most Influential People in Legal Education." Read about Moody's contributions to legal education and the legal profession by visiting Stetson Law News.
  • Luz Nagle,Professor of Law, recently presented on a lunchtime panel about The Rule of Law in a Diverse World for the State Bar of Texas, Texas Young Lawyers Association and International Law Section.
  • Ellen S. Podgor, Gary R. Trombley Family White-Collar Crime Research Professor, spoke on Jurisdiction Issues at an ABA Criminal Justice Conference and served on the organizing committee and chaired a panel at the International Society for the Reform of Criminal Law.
  • Allan Thomas, Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics, recently published a paper in the special Atomic Layer Deposition issue of the Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology A entitled, "New approach toward transparent and conductive ZnO by atomic layer deposition: Hydrogen plasma doping." This work was in conjunction with his Ph.D. advisor's lab at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Thomas also attended the 59th American Vacuum Society meeting in Tampa at the end of October to present a more thorough review of similar work associated with atomic layer deposition and ZnO.
  • Robert Watson, Visiting Assistant Professor of French, presented a paper at a conference on the 70th anniversary of the Allied Liberation of North Africa at the Shoah Memorial in Paris in November.
  • Rebecca Watts, Assistant Professor of Communication and Media Studies, presented paper, "Wade in the Water: Swim-Ins at St. Augustine Beach in the Long Hot Summer of 1964" at the "Reading the Rhetoric of Civil Rights Sit-Ins" day-long workshop at the annual convention of the National Communication Association in Orlando, November 2012.

November 2012

  • Mark Bauer, Professor of Law, was recently appointed a Distinguished Fellow of the Canadian Centre for Elder Law.
  • Andy Dehnart, Visiting Assistant Professor of Journalism, presented a Nov. 1 keynote at the National College Media Convention in Chicago, Ill., "Improv Your Journalism," which focused on using the techniques of improvisational theatre to become a better journalist. He also served as director of the opinion track for the conference, the largest annual gather of college journalists in the country, at which he also presented three other sessions: "Advice from a TV Critic: How to Turn Your Passion and Opinion Into a Career," "From College Paper to Playboy: How to Become a Magazine Writer," and "Tools Guaranteed to Improve Your Social Media Following."
  • Hala ElAarag, Associate Professor of Computer Science has presented her paper entitled "Teaching Computer Organization: A Practical Approach", at the Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges Southeast Region, Marrietta GA, Nov 2-3, 2012. The paper has been published in the Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges, Vol. 28, No. 2, Dec 2012, pp. 210-217. Her student, Katie Moore took First place in the student research competition at this meeting. Katie's research entitled "A Ubiquitous Non-Binding Fitness Application for Mobile Devices Using Body Sensors" was funded by a SURE grant in summer 2012.
  • Dr. ElAarag also has her reference book "Web Proxy Cache Replacement Strategies: Simulation, Implementation, and Performance Evaluation" published by SpringerBriefs in Computer Science ISBN 978-1-4471-4892-0, January 31, 2013http://www.springer.com/computer/theoretical+computer+science/book/978-1-4471-4892-0
  • Jamil Khader, Professor of English, delivered a paper entitled, "A Theory of the Extimate Subject and Anti-Colonial Internationalism: The Marxist Trajectory of Postcolonial Feminisms," at the Historical Materialism Ninth Annual Conference, 'Weighs Like a Nightmare', which took place at the School of Orientalism and African Studies (SOAS) of the University of Central London, November 8-11, 2012. The paper is based on Dr. Khader's book, Cartographies of Transnationalism in Postcolonial Feminisms: Geography, Culture, Identity, Politics, which will be coming out from Lexington Press in December 2012. A kindle edition of the book is already available online at http://www.amazon.com/Cartographies-Transnationalism-Postcolonial-Feminisms-ebook/dp/B00A74DZUG/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1352919058&sr=8-3&keywords=jamil+khader.
  • Dr. Khader is also is pleased to announce the publication of his book, Cartographies of Transnationalism in Postcolonial Feminisms: . The book was published by Lexington Books, a subsidiary of The Rowman and Littlefield Publishing Group. For a description of the book and its TOC, please see: http://www.amazon.com/Cartographies-Transnationalism-Postcolonial-Feminisms-Geography/dp/0739170635/ref=la_B00A2D3B60_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1353766540&sr=1-1
  • Ciara Torres-Spelliscy, Assistant Professor of Law, recently spoke on a panel at the UCLA School of Law's David J. Epstein Program in Public Interest Law and Policy entitled, "A 28th Amendment? Legal Issues, Remedies and Strategies to Get the Money Out of Politics.. She spoke about the role of nonprofits in politics after Citizens United. Other participants included Harvard Law Professor Lawrence Lessig, Cornell Law Professor Lynn Stout and Trevor Potter.
  • Russell E. Triplett, Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics, presented his paper entitled "Protection for Sale with Natural Barriers to Trade," to the International Organization of Social Science and Behavioral Research on 19 October, 2012 in Biloxi, MS.
  • Meghan Walter, Assistant Professor of Counselor Education, has received the Courtland Lee Social Justice Award, which is presented annually to a member of the Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision in recognition of exemplary work in the attainment and furthering of social justice. Dr. Walter was honored for her work in advancing safe and affirming schools for LGBTQ students in Volusia County, and thus helping to "create and foster a culture that is based on principles of equality and solidarity, that understands and values human rights, and that recognizes the dignity of every human being."

October 2012

  • Robert Bickel, Professor of Law, recently presented "Preparing for Leadership: Lessons of History in Understanding Diversity" at the Tampa Bay Diversity Council Meeting in Tampa.
  • Catherine Cameron, Professor of Legal Skills, recently spoke at a forum at St. Petersburg College called "The Ethical Implications of Free Speech in the World if Social Media."
  • Andy Dehnart, Visiting Assistant Professor of Journalism, was asked by The New York Times to contribute an essay, "Watching TV, and Looking Inward," to the opinion section's Oct. 21 Room for Debate feature.
  • Ana Eire, Professor of Modern Languages and Literatures, presented a paper titled "Los monstruos en la poesía de Luis Alberto de Cuenca" at the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese Convention in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
  • Peter Fitzgerald, Professor of Law, recently gave a talk on "Regulating Behavior for Wildlife Offenses with Civil Sanctions" at the (British) Society of Legal Scholars (http://www.legalscholars.ac.uk/) annual meeting in Bristol, England, as part of the Law Commission delegation to the conference.
  • Chris Kandus, Vice President of Student Affairs and Dean of Students, will be the keynote speaker at National Association for Student Personnel Administrators (NAPSA) Florida's Student Symposium on October 18, 2012.
  • Jamil Khader, Professor of English, was invited by the Philosophy Department at Trinity College, Hartford, CT, to give a talk on Thursday Oct 11, 2012. The talk was titled, "Is Lenin Good for the Occupy Wall Street Movement? The Politics of Dissent and the World Revolution to Come..
  • Eric Kurlander, Associate Professor History, shares that his article, "Between Völkisch and Universal Visions of Empire: Liberal Imperialism in Mitteleuropa, 1890-1918," appears this Fall in the new volume, Matthew Fitzpatrick, ed., Liberal Imperialism in Europe, London: Palgrave, 2012 (http://www.palgrave.com/products/title.aspx?pid=576906)
  • A second article, "Between Weimar's Horrors and Hitler's Monsters: The Politics of Race, Nationalism, and Fascism in Hanns Heinz Ewers' 'Supernatural Imaginary,'" has been accepted for the volume, Rainer Godel, Erdmut Jost und Barry Murnane, eds. Zwischen Popularisierung und Ästhetisierung? Hanns Heinz Ewers und die Moderne. Bielefeld. Moderne Studien (Aisthesis), (forthcoming, 2013).
  • Kurlander's review of the book, Tobias Schmidt-Degenhard, Vermessen und Vernichten: Der NS-"Zigeunerforscher" Robert Ritter. Tübingen: Contubernium will appears this month in German History, v. 30, nr. 4, (December 2012) (http://gh.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2012/10/01/gerhis.ghs099.extract)
  • Finally, Kurlander has just returned from the 2012 Convention of the German Studies Association in Milwaukee, WI, October 4-7, 2012, where he presented a paper, "Revisiting the Occult Roots of Nazism: Hitler's 'Supernatural Imaginary' and the Wilhelmine Esoteric Milieu, 1889-1919," on a panel he co-organized, titled "The German Occult (4): Revisiting Wilhelmine Esotericism and the Occult Roots of Nazism." (https://www.thegsa.org/conference/documents/GSA_program_12.pdf)
  • Kurlander also commented on the panel, "Asian German Studies (5): Syncretism and Anti-Colonialism in German-Indian Encounters, 1890s to 1920s." (https://www.thegsa.org/conference/documents/GSA_program_12.pdf)
  • Megan O'Neill, Director of the Stetson Writing Program and winner of the Summer 2012 Hand Grant for Faculty Development, presented research at the Council of Writing Program Administrators Conference, held in Albuquerque in July 2012. Her research into success rates of developmental writers in Stetson's writing-intensive first year curriculum demonstrated that students who were concurrently enrolled in both ENGL 100 and FSEM earned significantly higher GPAs in subsequent semesters. Her copresenter was Chris Gebhardt, Stetson alum and current associate director of Daytona State College's Writing Center. The research, conducted with Ray Barclay, Director of Institutional Research, was the first of several studies that will form a longitudinal study of student experience in Stetson's writing-rich Gen Ed curriculum.
  • Ellen S. Podgor, Gary R. Trombley Family White-Collar Crime Research Professor's chapter Prosecution Guidelines in the United States, was just published in the Oxford University Press book, The Prosecutor in Transnational Perspective.
  • Gail Radley, Lecturer in English, has had several biographical sketches published in the children's magazine, Brilliant Star. "Effie Baker: (1880-1968): Picture of Courage" in the January/February 2012 edition; "Martha Root (1872-1939): Roaring the Call" in the March/Apri. 2012 edition; and "Fred Mortensen (1887-1946): A Dangerous Journey" in the July/August 2012 edition.
  • Emily Richardson, Associate Vice President for Boundless Learning has been informed that her article, "Living the Plan : Strategic Planning Aligned with Practice and Assessment" Journal of Continuing Higher Education, Vol. 59, No. 1, 2011, which she co-authored is receiving the Association for Continuing Higher Education's Marlowe Froke award. Each year, ACHE honors the Journal article deemed most relevant to continuing higher education for the previous year. The award selection committee evaluates articles on both content and style. They weigh the extent to which the articles stimulate the reader to think, provide new ideas, show innovation, and contribute to the literature of the profession of continuing higher education.
  • David Stock, Professor of Biology, and Nanda Aung, junior Molecular Biology major, traveled to Athens, GA October 25-27, 2012 for the annual meeting of the Southeastern Branch of the American Society for Microbiology. Nanda presented a poster entitled "Beating Ultraviolet Radiation: Chlamydomonas reinhardtii and Euglena gracilis Can Use Visible Light to Repair UV Induced DNA Damage". Nanda and his teammates of the Independent Isolates placed second in the annual Smackdown, a microbiological game similar to Jeopardy.
  • Ciara Torres-Spelliscy, Assistant Professor of Law, addressed the Honorable James R. Browning Symposium on Election Law on September 28, 2012 at the University of Montana Law School. She spoke about ways to address the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision through corporate law and federal rule making at the SEC, FEC and FCC.
  • Professor Torres-Spelliscy recently spoke at the University of Connecticut Law School Symposium entitled "Buying Your Vote? Citizens United, Super PACs, and the Future of Campaign Finance in America," along with Senator Russ Feingold and SCOTUS Blog Reporter Lyle Denniston (http://www.law.uconn.edu/event/2012/10/19/buying-your-vote-citizens-united-super-pacs-and-future-campaign-finance-america).

September 2012

  • Catherine Cameron, Professor of Legal Skills, announces her article entitled Reinvigorating U.S. Copyright Law with Attribution. How Courts Can Help Define the Fair Use Exception by Considering the Economic Aspects of Attribution has been accepted for publication in the Berkeley Journal of Entertainment and Sports Law.
  • Rusty Witek, Professor of Humanities, was an invited guest on the "Pioneers of Comics Scholarship" roundtable presented by the Comics Arts Conference at San Diego Comic-Com International 2012.
  • Hala ElAarag, Associate Professor of Computer Science, has had an article entitled "State of the Art Research in Modeling and Simulation", published in the Modeling and Simulation magazine, a publication of the Society of Modeling and Simulation International, A. Tolk, F. Longo, and I. Moon (editors),Vol. 3, Issue 3, July 2012, pp.1-4.
  • Terry Farrell, Professor of Biology, and Melissa Pilgrim (University of South Carolina Upstate, Stetson class of 1996) presented a paper titled "The effects of spatial scale and habitat heterogeneity on the isotopic composition of herpetofauna" at the World Congress of Herpetology in Vancouver, Canada.
  • Peter May, Professor of Biology, and Terry Farrell, Professor of Biology, had a manuscript titled "Growth patterns of dusky pigmy rattlesnakes (Sistrurus miliarius barbouri) from central Florida" accepted for publication in Herpetological Monographs.
  • Donald Musser, Senior Professor of Religious Studies, has published an essay on interfaith relations, "Collision, Division, Conversation. When Mormon Scholars and Christian Theologians Talk," in Mormonism at the Crossroads of Philosophy and Theology, ed. Jacob T. Baker (Greg Kofford Books, 2012).
  • Musser gave two lectures at Berry College in Rome, Georgia, on September 26. He spoke on "Groan, Growl, and Aaargh. Facing Suffering" to Religious Studies and Philosophy students and he presented a public lecture on "Vocation As Illness. Living With Cancer."

Summer 2012

  • Michael Allen, Associate Dean for Faculty Development and Strategic Initiatives, Professor of Law and Director, Veterans Law Institute, presented an essay entitled Some Commentary on Three Cases from the Federal Circuit and the CAVC as We Approach Twenty-Five Years of Judicial Review of Veterans' Benefits at a June 2012 Veterans Law Conference hosted by the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims Bar Association in Washington, D.C. The essay will be published in the Veterans Law Review later this year.
  • Allen recently was a featured presenter at the Boys State program in Tallahassee. Boys State (and its companion program Girls State) is a weeklong event held in each state during the summer months. Sponsored by the American Legion, the program brings together approximately 500 Florida high school seniors to learn about government. Dean Allen spent two days at the Florida Supreme Court working with the students to learn about the judicial system. He was also a featured evening speaker to the entire group concerning the history of the United States Constitution.
  • Congratuations to Derek Barkalow, Associate Professor of Biology, and John Tichenor, Associate Professor of Decision and Information Sciences, named Stetson's Innovation in Technology Fellows for 2012-13. Barkalow's project will draw upon "flipped classroom" pedagogies, focusing on new technologies, such as the development of student-generated tutorial apps, for interactive student engagement during class time. Tichenor's project focuses on implementing ePortfolios within (and beyond) the School of Business.
  • Dorothea Beane, Professor of Law and Co-Director, Institute on Caribbean Law and Policy, has been selected to receive the Frances B. Sellers Distinguished Alumni Award for Public Service from Drew University.
  • Robert D. Bickel, Professor of Law, received an award from Odessa Woolfolk, Co-Founder of The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, in recognition of commitment to teaching Constitutional Law and Civil Rights History. The award has been given to only 200 people as a symbol of the importance of the Birmingham Movement and the founding of the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute.
  • Brooke Bowman, Professor of Legal Skills, recently presented "Critiquing Oral Arguments: The What, the How, and the Why," at the 15th Biennial Conference of the Legal Writing Institute, in Palm Springs, California. Professor Bowman was also recently named the incoming Editor in Chief of Legal Writing: The Journal of the Legal Writing Institute, for volumes 19 and 20.
  • Bowman presented a draft of one of her judicial footnote articles at the ALWD Scholars' Workshop on Friday, August 10, at the Second Annual Western Regional Legal Writing Conference, hosted by the University of Oregon Law School.
  • The President of the Legal Writing Institute has made the following committee appointments for the 2012-14 term: Brooke Bowman, Moot Court Committee; Kirsten Davis, Co-Chair, Scholarship Development and Outreach Committee; Lance Long, Co-Chair, Prelaw Committee; Stephanie Vaughan, Global Skills Committee
  • Kirsten Davis, Associate Professor of Law and Director of Legal Research and Writing, received her Doctor of Philosophy in Human Communication from Arizona State University. Her dissertation is titled "Work and Family Identities in Regulatory Rulemaking: A Rhetorical Analysis of the Family and Medical Leave Act Regulatory Rulemaking Process."
  • Peter Fitzgerald, Professor of Law, recently joined the Law Commission of England and Wales as a visiting academic advisor on their wildlife law reform project. The Commission's public consultation officially opened August 14th, and that stage of the project concludes on November 30th, with its formal report to the Parliament and the British Department of the Environment and Rural Affairs targeted for early next year. This is the first time an American law professor has served in this capacity at Britain's principal law reform agency.
  • Bobbi Flowers, Professor of Law, presented, with Professor Morgan, a talk titled "Real-Life Ethical Issues and Applications for NAELA's Aspirational Standards" at the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys annual conference.
  • In July 2012, Roy Gardner, Professor of Law and Director, Institute for Biodiversity Law and Policy, attended the Conference of the Parties of the Ramsar Convention, a treaty concerned with global wetland conservation, in Bucharest, Romania. Professor Gardner was invited to serve as an expert of the Ramsar Convention's Scientific and Technical Review Panel (STRP). The STRP, with the assistance of Professor Gardner and several Stetson Law students, drafted a resolution concerning wetland mitigation that was adopted by consensus of the parties. The resolution also acknowledged the contributions of the College of Law.
  • Gardner's co-authored article Stacking Opportunities and Risks in Environmental Credit Markets was recently reprinted in the "Summer Reading" issue of The Environmental Forum, a publication of the Environmental Law Institute. The article had originally appeared in the Environmental Law Reporterand was selected for republication as one of the Reporter's best articles over the past year.
  • Carol Henderson, Professor of Law and Director, National Clearinghouse for Science, Technology and the Law, is presenting . speech at the ABA Presidential Showcase on Aug. 5 on "CSI and Beyond: Cutting-Edge Issues in Forensic Science" and co-taught . webinar on the "Life Cycle of the Expert Scientific Witness" on July 31.
  • John Jett, Biology Lab Manager, presented a paper at the Florida Marine Mammal Health Conference in April titled: Evidence of a Lethal Mosquito Transmitted Viral Disease in Captive Orcinus orca. Along with two other co-authors, Jett presented with Biology student Logan Dodson.
  • Jamil Khader, Professor of English, had his article, "Naji Attallah's Band: Palestine in the Age of Ideological Cynicism," published in the electronic edition of the most recent issue of The Palestine Chronicle http://www.palestinechronicle.com/.
  • Peter Lake, Charles A. Dana Chair and Director, Center for Excellence in Higher Education Law and Policy, was recently invited to join the Editorial Board of the Journal of College and University Law, sponsored by NACUA and currently housed at Notre Dame. Professor Lake also recently concluded a contract with Foundation Press to co-author the second edition of Judy Areen's Higher Education and the Law, Cases and Materials.
  • Lance Long, Associate Professor of Legal Skills, gave a presentation entitled "Are Bad Writers Bad Lawyers?" at the Western Regional Legal Writing Conference at the University of Oregon on August 10, 2012. Professor Long's presentation highlighte. his latest research suggesting tha. lawyers who commit careless errors (poor grammar, typos, and other syntactic errors) in legal briefs and memoranda submitted to a court are more than twice as likely to be sanctioned by a bar for ethical misconduct. Professor Long's research does not suggest a causal relationship, but hypothesizes that carelessness in writing may be indicative of carelessness in other areas of legal practice.
  • Jeffrey Minneti, Professor of Legal Skills and Director of Academic Success, recently served on the planning committee and presented at the 2012 Law School Admission Council (LSAC) Academic Assistance Training Workshop.
  • Rebecca Morgan, Boston Asset Management Chair in Elder Law and Director, Center for Excellence in Elder Law, presented on three panels at the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys annual conference. She was one of four current or past presidents of the organization presenting a panel on "Case Law Updates". she served on a panel titled "National Guardianship Summit". and she co-presented, with Professor Flowers, on a panel titled "Real-Life Ethical Issues and Applications for NAELA's Aspirational Standards". In addition, Professor Morgan presented a talk titled "The Past, Present and Future of Elder Law Practice" at a program on the future of elder law sponsored by the Alaska Bar Association.
  • Luz Nagle, Professor of Law, gave a presentation titled "Organized Crime and Law Enforcement in Latin America" as part of the conference on Rule of Law Promotion in Fragile, Transitional and Post-Conflict States sponsored by the University of South Carolina's interdisciplinary Rule of Law Collaborative.
  • Nagle's article "Giving Shelter from the Storm: Colombians Fleeing Persecution Based on Sexual Orientation" has been accepted for publication by the Tulsa law Review in th. 2012-2013 volume.
  • Nagle recently spoke at two international conferences. At the International Bar Association's 15th Transnational Crime Conference in Sao Paulo, Brazil, she spoke on Organized Crime and Money Laundering. Professor Nagle also served on the faculty of the 12th Specialization Course in International Criminal Law at the International Institute of Higher Studies in Criminal Sciences, in Syracuse, Italy, where she spoke on the panel titled The Old and the New: How Effective are International and National Legal Regimes in Controlling Drug and Human Trafficking?
  • Nagle's article,Better a Jail Cell in the United States: Using Extradition to Avoid Criminal Accountability in Colombia, will be published in the forthcoming issue of the International Enforcement Law Reporter.
  • Jason Palmer, Associate Professor of Legal Skills, has been named to the 2013 Planning Committee for the AALS Workshops for New Law School Teachers, Beginning Legal Writing Teachers, and Pretenured People of Color Law School Teachers. The Committee is responsible for planning the workshops, locating speakers, and coordinating the panels. He will also present on a panel for the 2013 Workshop for New Law Teachers.
  • Ellen Podgor, Gary R. Trombley Family White-Collar Crime Research Professor, moderated the Corporate Sentencing and Plea Negotiations Panel at the 21st Annual National Seminar on the Federal Sentencing Guidelines in May 2012.
  • Podgar also provided Tweets at the American Law Institute (ALI) conference as part of the ALI's effort to provide current information of the Annual Proceedings in May 2012. She participated in the conference as a member of the ALI and also as a member of a consulting group working on the ALI Sentencing Project.
  • Podgar just published the Introduction for the White Collar Crime Symposium for the Fordham Urban Law Journal. It is titled, Introduction: Examining White Collar Crime With Trifocals.
  • Podgor spoke as part of a panel titled, "The Overcriminalization Problems - How They Impact the Justice System and the Role of the Courts, and Reforms that are Necessary to Restore Founders Intent,. at the Judicial Symposium on The Law and Economics of Crime and Punishment sponsored by George Mason University School of Law's Law and Economic Center. Professor Podgor also spoke at the 2012 Northern District of California Judicial Conference as part of a panel titled, "Brady: New Challenges for Old Issues."
  • Podgor just published "Introduction: Examining White Collar Crime with Trifocals," which is the introductory essay for a symposium issue on White Collar Crime in volume 39 of the Fordham Urban Law Journal.
  • Podgor recently moderated the Corporate Sentencing and Plea Negotiations Panel at the 21st Annual National Seminar on the Federal Sentencing Guidelines.
  • Susan Rozelle, Professor of Law, presented on her essay, "The Story of Berry: When Hot Blood Cools," which was published in the book Criminal Law Stories, at a panel on the book at the Law and Society Conference in June. Professor Rozelle also served the discussant for the panel titled "Topics in the Theory of Crime and Punishment."
  • Sue Ryan, Dean of the duPont-Ball Library and Digital Learning Resources, spoke on the future of Reference Service Models as the keynote speaker and a discussion panel member at Samford University Library's Professional Development Workshop on August 17th.
  • Brad Stone, the Charles A. Dana Professor Emeritus, is publishing his articl. Aggrieved Buyer's Right to Performance or Money Damages Under the CISG, U.C.C., and Mexican Commercial Code, co-authored with Santiago Gonzalez Luna. in volume 30 of the Journal of Law and Commerce.
  • Ciara Torres-Spelliscy, Assistant Professor of Law, recently presented at two conferences. In Madison, Wisconsin, she gave a talk aboutCitizens United, independent expenditures, and the lack of transparency of money in politics at the National Freedom of Information Coalition's Summit. And a. the National Institute on Money in State Politics' Annual Meeting in Montana she presented her new law review article, "The $500 Million Question: Are the Democratic and Republican Governors Associations Really State PACs under Buckley's Major Purpose Test? . (To read the law review article, click here.)
  • Torres-Spelliscy presented "The $500 Million Question. Are the Democratic and Republican Governors Associations Really State PACs Under Buckley's Major Purpose Test?," at the Law and Society Conference in June. This presentation was based on her article that was recently published in the NYU Journal of Legislation and Public Policy, which can be downloaded here.
  • Matt Wilson, Assistant Professor of Sport Management, gave a presentation entitled, "Division I College Head Coach's Contract. What Incentives are really in them?" at the fifth Annual Collegiate Sport Research Institute Conference held in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. His presentation focused on the various incentive clauses contained in Division I head basketball coaches' contracts that participated in the 2010 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament.
  • Wilson also attended the ninth Annual Athlete Development Summit held in Orlando, Florida. The conference is put on by the Professional Association of Athlete Development Specialist (PAADS). The conference brings together athlete development specialists from the NBA, NFL, MLB, MLS, WTA, LPGA, ATP, and PGA. Dr. Wilson serves as Chair of the PAADS organization's Sport Business Committee.
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