May 2017 Faculty and Student Report, D5
D5, Enhance Faculty and Staff Development:
Faculty and Staff Highlights
Michael P. Allen, Professor of Law and Director of the Veterans Law Institute, testified about the death penalty before the Judiciary Committee of the Florida House of Representatives. Professor Allen was also awarded a commission to co-author a scholarly book about the history of the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims. In addition, he spoke at the following events: (1) the West Palm Beach, Florida chapter of the Federal Bar Association concerning the Supreme Court; (2) the "People's Law School," run by the Clearwater Bar Association concerning constitutional law; and (3) the retired FBI Agents Association in Sarasota concerning constitutional law. Professor Allen and Jason Stearns J.D. '08 co-coached two teams in the Boston Regional of the ABA National Appellate Advocacy Competition.
Michael P. Allen, Professor of Law and Director of the Veterans Law Institute, and Louis Virelli III, Professor of Law, co-coached the National Moot Court team in the national finals of the competition in New York City.
Tony Abbott, Professor of Environmental Science and Studies, finished a William Bartram Map for the River of Lakes Heritage Corridor for Volusia County. This is the culmination of several years of reconnaissance, research, and international outreach for image use permissions. The map was entirely funded by a DOT grant.
Kristen David Adams, Professor of Law, has become the Editor in Chief for the Uniform Commercial Code Law Journal, published by Thomson Reuters.
Kristen David Adams, Professor of Law, and Candace Zierdt, Professor of Law, produced a CLE webinar for the ABA Business Law Section's In The Know series entitled, "International Purchase and Sale of Goods – What Every Lawyer Needs to Know."
Jesus Alfonzo, Associate Professor of Music, received an outstanding review in the Portland Press Herald by Allan Kozinn, formerly of the New York Times, for his performance of Brahms String Quintet No. 1 as a guest violist with the Portland String Quartet.
Serina Al-Haddad, Visiting Professor of Decision and Information Sciences, recently had her paper, "Predicting Universities' Graduation Rates using Multiple Linear Regression," accepted at the 2017 Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conference, Education Track.
Shahram Amiri, Professor and Chair of Decision and Information Sciences, recently had his research paper "The Impact of Information and Communication Technology on Terrorism and Internal Conflict in Northern Africa and the Middle East," published in the Journal of the American Academy of Business Cambridge.
Robert Askew, Assistant Professor of Psychology, made a poster presentation: Bocell, F., Amtmann, D., Kim, J., Chung, H, Askew, R.L., Ehde, D., Jones, S., Johnson, K.L., "Longitudinal course of depressive symptoms in a sample of community-dwelling people living with multiple sclerosis," at the American Public Health Association (APHA) 2016 Annual Meeting & Expo, October 29 - November 2, 2016 in Denver, CO.
Carol Azab, Assistant Professor of Marketing, had her research, "Country Market Sequential Order-of-Entry: A Learning Effects Approach," published in the Journal of Global Marketing. Additionally, her paper, "Speak My Language or Look Like Me? Language and Ethnicity in Bilingual Customer Service Recovery" was accepted for publication in the Journal of Business Research. She presented "Learn, Play and Have Fun – Influential Teaching Moments" at the annual meeting of Society of Marketing Advances in November 2016. She was invited to join the editorial review board of Journal of Global Marketing.
Mark D. Bauer, Professor of Law, was elected to the Executive Board of the American Association of Law Schools section on Property Law. He was also invited, and attended, an intensive economics training on the rule of law, hosted by the George Mason Law & Economics Center. Professor Bauer was selected to serve as the faculty liaison to the Board of Overseers.
Jason R. Bent, Associate Professor of Law, presented at a symposium on the new Restatement of Employment Law, hosted by the Labor Law Group at the University of Indiana-Bloomington in November 2016. In connection with that symposium, his paper "Searching for Common Law Amid the Statutes: Report on the Restatement of Employment Law, Chapter 4," will be published in the Employee Rights and Employment Policy Journal. Professor Bent also participated in a symposium honoring the late Professor Michael J. Zimmer at Seton Hall Law School. In connection with that symposium, his essay titled, "Hope for Zimmerism: Overcoming the Empathy Problem in Anti-discrimination Law," will also be published in the Employee Rights and Employment Policy Journal.
Michael Bitter, Rinker Distinguished Professor of Accounting, currently serves on the Editorial Review Board for the Journal of International & Interdisciplinary Business Research and The New Accountant. He is also a member of the International Interdisciplinary Advisory and Editorial Board (IIAEB) and reviewed papers for The Accounting Educators' Journal and the Southeast Regional Meeting of the American Accounting Association. Bitter served as Chair of the peer review team that conducted a visit to Gonzaga University and reviewed its AACSB accounting accreditation. Bitter is one of five members of the NCAA Division I Committee on Student-Athlete Reinstatement.
Michael Bitter, Rinker Distinguished Professor of Accounting, and Valrie Chambers, Associate Professor of Accounting and Tax, co-authored "Potential Tax Implications of NCAA Family Travel Allowances" which has been accepted for publication by Journal of Legal Aspects of Sports.
Michael Bitter, Rinker Distinguished Professor of Accounting, Maria Rickling, Assistant Professor of Accounting, and Jessica West, Assistant Professor of Finance, co-authored "Auditor Conservatism after the Global Financial Crisis." West will be presenting the paper at the Southeast American Accounting Association meeting this spring.
David Bjella, Professor of Music, was invited to sit Principal Cello in the Orquesta Virtuosi De Pernambuco of Brazil during a 10-day South American tour in December 2016. The Chamber Orchestra performed concerts in Recife, Montevideo, Buenos Aires, and Santiago. Dr. Bjella is in his 16th year as Co-Principal Cellist of the critically acclaimed IRIS Orchestra in Memphis Tennessee.
Gary Bolding, Professor of Art, Matt Roberts, Associate Professor of Digital Arts, and Terri Witek, Professor of English, along with other artists were featured in the new local art magazine, Artborne, as well as in the first Artborne Annual show. The show opened December 15, 2016, and ran through January 14, 2017.
Rachel Boldman BA '04 MS '10, Director of Student Counseling Services, and Colleen Vanderlip, Director of Wellness and Recreation, presented, "Empowering Marginalized Populations: Strengths, Weaknesses, and Opportunities for Change," March 2017, Florida Collegiate Pride Coalition Conference in DeLand, Florida.
Kristie Born, Visiting Assistant Professor of Music, and Dione Chandler, Adjunct Professor of Music, gave the world premiere of Sydney Hodkinson's Panels, a work they had commissioned.
Brooke J. Bowman, Professor of Legal Skills, Associate Director for the Center of Excellence in Advocacy, and Moot Court Advisor, with a team of staff members and administrators, hosted the 2017 American Moot Court Association National Tournament in early January. Eighty, two-person teams from colleges and universities across the nation participated in the tournament. Professor Bowman continues to serve as a member of the ABA Competition Committee, specifically the National Appellate Advocacy Competition subcommittee. She is part of the team that hosts six regional rounds over a three-week period in February and March and will host the national finals in Chicago in early April.
Vince Brenner, Senior Professor of Accounting, Maria Rickling, Assistant Professor of Accounting, and Monica Mendoza, Assistant Professor of Practice in Accounting, had their paper, "Proven Reserves Could be Gushers: A Brief Analysis of the Reserves Accounting for Oil and Gas Firms," published in Oil, Gas, and Energy Quarterly (December, 2016).
Molly Brown, User Experience Librarian and Assistant Professor, conducted a University workshop in March in conjunction with the Writing Center titled Developing an Online Presence: Social Media, Websites, Blogs. In addition, Brown published an article, "How We Did It: A User Experience Seating Survey Success Story," in the International Information and Library Review Journal in November.
Valrie Chambers, Associate Professor of Accounting and Tax, had the following acceptances: "Omnicare v. Indiana State District Council and Its Rational Basis Test for Allowing for Opinion Statements to Be a Misleading Fact for Omission under 11 of the Securities Act of 1933" (with Brian Elzweig). Pace Law Review. "I Can't Get No Satisfaction: The Power of Perceived Differences in Employee Retention and Turnover" (with Deniz Gevrek, Marilyn Spencer and David Hudgins). Personnel Review. "The Effect of a Taxpayer Advocate Order on Tolling the Taxpayer Statute of Limitations"(with Cythia Bolt and Brian Elzweig). Chambers serves as/on the following: The Tax Adviser (AICPA), Column Editor for Tax Practice and Procedures columns. Editorial Review Board, American Taxation Association, Journal of Legal Tax Research. Editorial Review Board, Society for the Advancement of Management, SAM Journal.
Valrie Chambers, Associate Professor of Accounting and Tax, and Betty Thorne, Professor of Decision and Information Sciences, recently had their research paper "A Financial Wellness Check-up for Students," accepted for publication in the Journal of the Academy of Business Education (JABE).
Dione Chandler, Adjunct Professor of Music, hosted seven guest artists in March from the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. The musicians gave several masterclasses for students and coached orchestral string, wind, and brass sectionals. She also brought the following guest artists to work with her oboe studio students: Kelly Ramsey, oboe maintenance and basic adjustments, Robert Huffman, demonstrated Wicked Edge reed knife sharpening, and Dr. Rebecca Nagel, Professor of Oboe at the University of South Carolina. Dr. Chandler continues to perform regularly with the Southwest Florida Symphony Orchestra, The Florida Orchestra, Sarasota Orchestra, and the Bach Society of Winter Park.
Dione Chandler, Adjunct Professor of Music, and Tammara Phillips, Visiting Assistant Professor of Music, performed the Florida premiere of a work by composer Dana Wilson as part of a commission consortium.
Chris Colwell, Professor of Education, had a book proposal accepted by Rowman & Littlefield, Publishers, Inc.: Colwell, C. The Top 10 Behaviors for High Impact Leadership.
Jennifer Corbin, Director of Public Services and Assistant Professor, presented a poster, Inclusive Impact-Effort Analysis for Project Prioritization, at the Association of College and Research Libraries Conference in Baltimore in March.
Barbara Costello, Government Information/Research Librarian and Associate Professor, and Grace Kaletski, Learning & Information Literacy Librarian and Assistant Professor, presented Reducing Pain: Delivering Happiness at the Northeast Florida Library Information Network annual meeting in September.
B. Tod Cox, Assistant Professor of Marketing, Carolyn Nicholson, Professor and Chair of Marketing, John Riggs, Professor of Practice in Marketing and Director of the Centurion Sales Program, developed a new major and minor in Professional Sales in the Marketing Department to launch in Fall 2017.
B. Tod Cox, Assistant Professor of Marketing, presented the case "House of Bounce," co-authored with Ram Subramanian, Professor of Management, at the North American Case Research Association national conference in October 2016.
Madison Creech, Brown Visiting Teacher-Scholar Fellow in Creative Arts, showed her work in multiple exhibitions during Fall of 2016:
Perspectives in Fiber – Armory Annex Gallery – Lake Worth, FL (regional)
It Took Awhile – Harry Wood Gallery at Arizona State University – Tempe, AZ (international)
Extended Family Printmaking Exhibition – 849 Gallery – Louisville, KY (national)
CraftTexas Roundup – Houston Center for Contemporary Craft (national)
Urban Uproar: Now or Neverland – Miami Urban Contemporary Experience - Exhibition in conjunction with Art Basel – Miami, FL (international)
Paul Croce, Professor of History, presented a paper, "William James's Psychology in Philosophizing: Selective Attention, Intellectual Diversity, and the Sentiments in Our Rationalities," at the Coloquio Internacional sobre Pragmatismo in La Rioja, Argentina, October 2016. He presented a second paper, "Without Attention, Mental Tools Have No Use: William James's Psychology of Philosophizing and Deliberation Across Values Differences," at the Society for United States Intellectual History, in Stanford, CA in October 2016. Croce authored several columns for The Huffington Post, including "Election Quake I: Five Expected Surprises in Cultural Trends and the Media" and "Election Quake II: Five Lessons from Recent History."
Megan Crowley, International Law LL.M. Program Coordinator at the College of Law, wrote an article for the World Evaluation Services Inc.'s blog in January, titled Discovering Law School Programs and Admissions Requirements, which was reposted on Studyandscholarships.com in February. She also wrote an article for Turkish Student Magazine entitled, The American Law School Experience Explained, which was translated into Turkish and published in November.
Laura Crysel, Assistant Professor of Psychology, was invited to give a presentation of her research, "Harry Potter and Personality: How Fictional Groups Influence Self-Perception," to the University of Florida Psychology Department in January.
Kirsten K. Davis, Professor of Law and Director of the Institute for the Advancement of Legal Communication, is serving as the organizer of the Law, Rhetoric and Legal Writing Seminar and Workshop at the College of Law on April 22, 2017. This all-day event will host faculty from around the country who will spend the day exploring law, rhetoric, and legal writing with like-minded others. Dr. Katie Langford, Associate Professor of Communication Studies at Texas Tech University, is the featured speaker, and she will discuss her new book on the rhetoric of Justice Antonin Scalia. Participants, along with Dr. Davis, will present their works-in-progress.
Luisa De Guzman, Coordinator of Bonner Program and Social Justice Education, presented, "Finding Resilience in Retention: 10 Tips to Instilling Resilience in First Year Students," March 2017, NASPA (Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education) National Conference in San Antonio, TX.
Leigh DeLorenzi and Page Thanasiu, both Assistant Professors of Counselor Education, presented a paper: Homrich, A. M, DeLorenzi, L., Thanasiu, P. L.,& Bloom, Z. D. (2017, March). "Does your Counselor Education Program have Standards for Professional Conduct?" American Counseling Association Annual Convention: San Francisco, CA.
Michelle DeMoss, Professor of Marketing, developed a new course, Marketing for Social Change, which focuses on university values of social responsibility in nonprofit and for-profit firms.
Debbi Dinkins, Associate Dean of the Library and Professor, presented a paper, Henry Flagler and Florida Philanthropy: The Stetson University Connection, at the Florida Conference of Historians in Punta Gorda in March.
Maxwell Droznin BA '16, Community Engagement Coordinator and AmeriCorps VISTA, received two grants totaling $10,500. The $500 grant came from Kidsgardening.org and was used for the creation of a garden at the Lacey Family/Spring Hill Boys and Girls Club. The $10,000 grant was obtained through a partnership with a local non-profit and is to be used for the creation of a large community garden in Spring Hill. He also published "Multidrug resistant tuberculosis in prisons located in former Soviet countries: A systematic review," in the peer-reviewed journal PLOS ONE.
Leigh Ann Dunning, Director of the Writing Center, and Megan O'Neill, Professor of English and Director of the Writing Program, attended the AAC&U Network for Academic Renewal Conference on Diversity, Learning, and Student Success in Jacksonville, FL on March 16, 2017.
Michael Eskenazi, Assistant Professor of Psychology, published two articles: Eskenazi, M. A., & Folk, J. R. (2016). "Regressions during reading: The cost depends on the cause," Psychonomic Bulletin and Review. doi:10.3758/s13423-016-1200-9; Folk, J. R., & Eskenazi, M. A., (2016); and "Eye movement behavior and individual differences in word identification during reading." In Was, C. A., Sansosti, F. J., & Morris, B. J. (Eds.), Eye Tracking Technology Applications in Educational Research. Hershey, PA: IGI Global. Eskenazi also co-presented three posters: Abraham, A., Folk, J., & Eskenazi, M. A., "The differential effects of reading and spelling skill on lexical ambiguity resolution"; Eskenazi, M. A., Jones, A. C., Abraham, A. N., Taylor, J., & Folk, J. R., "Individual differences in spelling ability influence phonological processing"; and Eskenazi M. A., & Folk, J. R., "Individual differences in working memory influence phonological processing during reading comprehension," at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society in Boston, MA, in November.
Michael Eskenazi, Assistant Professor of Psychology, Julia Metzker, Executive Director of the Brown Center, Joyce Mundy, Assistant Professor of Education, and Rajni Shankar-Brown, Associate Professor of Education, presented a roundtable at the first annual Sunshine State Teaching and Learning Conference in Tampa, FL in February, "The courage to teach: Using a faculty learning community to reshape the role of the professor."
Jason Evans, Assistant Professor of Environmental Science and Studies, presented several papers: Evans, J.M., E. Deady, J. Gambill, T. Ruppert, and J. Whitehead, "Let's go put our heads in the sewers: Participatory planning for sea level rise in the SE United States" at the American Water Resources Association's Annual Conference on November 14 in Orlando; "Novel ecosystems" at the Georgia Climate Conference on November 2 at Jekyll Island, GA; "Climate change projections: Integration of science and planning" at the Extension Professionals Association of Florida on September 29 in Daytona Beach; Winsten, G., E. Niederman, and J.M. Evans, "Satellite Beach: Planning for Sea Level Rise Along the Indian River Lagoon" (Poster presentation) at the Sharing Our Research with Everyone (ShORE) in the Indian River Lagoon Conference on September 23 in New Smyrna Beach. Evans gave a community lecture: "Can we keep our heads above water? Sea-level rise planning across the Southeast United States," for the Marine Discovery Center Lecture Series, New Smyrna Beach, on November 17. The coastal Georgia environmental group "One Hundred Miles" named Evans one of coastal Georgia's top 10 environmental researchers for 2016. The award ceremony was on Jekyll Island on January 7, 2017. Rob Moore, the Senior Policy Analyst for the Natural Resources Defense Council's Water Program, included Jason Evans' co-authored article in Nature Climate Change in his "Best of 2016" climate change reading list. Evans made a presentation in February in Marathon, FL, about the Sea Level Affecting Marshes Model (SLAMM) and endangered species planning for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission's Florida Keys Terrestrial Climate Change Adaptation Planning workshop. He is part of the technical advisory committee for this FWC project, helped organize the meeting, and developed all the maps used for the two-day workshop. In March, he presented about sea level rise planning to the River to Sea Transportation Planning Organization annual retreat in Daytona. The audience of ~100 included a number of elected officials from Volusia and Flagler counties. In March, Evans took five students from his Climate Adaptation and Planning class to Satellite Beach to tour the city with Public Works staff and a member of the local Sustainability Board in preparation for them to begin developing adaptation plan ideas for the city over the remainder of the term. He will present the climate adaptation plan developed by those students at a public meeting for the Satellite Beach Florida Sea Grant project in May.
Terry Farrell, Professor of Biology, published an article: 2016 J.M. Lorch, J.S. Lankton, S. Knowles, K. Michell, J.L. Edwards, J.M. Kapfer, R.A. Staffen, E.R. Wild, K.Z. Schmidt, A.E. Ballmann, D. Blodgett, T.M. Farrell, BM Glorioso, L.A. Last, S.J. Price, K.L. Schuler, C.E. Smith, J.F.X. Wellehan Jr., and D. S. Blehert. "Snake Fungal Disease: An Emerging Threat to Wild Snakes." Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London: Biological Sciences.
Terry Farrell, Professor of Biology, Craig Lind, former Brown Visiting Teacher-Scholar Fellow in Ecology, and Sarah Smiley-Walters, Brown Visiting Teacher-Scholar Fellow in Biology, had three papers accepted for publication. These papers include (student authors with asterisk):
Craig Lind, *Nikolette Birky, *Anita Porth, and Terry Farrell. "Vasotocin receptor blockade disrupts maternal care of offspring in a viviparous snake, Sistrurus miliarius." Published in Biology Open.
*McCoy, C.M., C.M. Lind, and T.M. Farrell. "Environmental and physiological correlates of snake fungal disease infection severity in free-ranging pigmy rattlesnakes, Sistrurus miliarius." Published in Conservation Physiology.
Sarah Smiley-Walter, T.M. Farrell, and H.L. Gibbs. "Evaluating local adaptation of a complex phenotype: Reciprocal tests of pigmy rattlesnake venoms on treefrog prey." Forthcoming in Oecologia.
Chris Ferguson, Professor of Psychology, was invited by a scholar at Massey University in New Zealand to collaborate on some research and grant ideas he is working on. As part of that visit, they traveled to Sidney, Australia to the Society for Applied Research in Memory and Cognition, where they participated in a symposium on video game research.
Giovanni Fernandez, Assistant Professors of Finance, and Jon Carrick, Assistant Professor of Management, recently had their research paper " "Investing in Online Peer to Peer Loans: A Platform for Alpha," accepted for publication at the Journal of Applied Business and Economics.
Giovanni Fernandez, Assistant Professor of Finance, K.C. Ma, Visiting Professor of Finance, and Jessica West, Assistant Professor of Finance, recently had their research paper "IPOs: The Third Year On" accepted for publication in the Journal of Portfolio Management.
Jennifer Foo, Professor of Finance, recently had her research paper "A Comparison of Global Financial Market Recovery after the 2008 Global Financial Crisis," co-authored with Dorota Witkowska, accepted for publication in Folia Oeconomica Stetinensia, the Journal of University of Szczecin in Poland.
Mayhill Fowler, Assistant Professor of History, won a First Book Subvention Grant from the Association of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies for publication of her monograph, Beau Monde on Empire's Edge: State and Stage in Soviet Ukraine (forthcoming, University of Toronto Press, 2017). Fowler published an article, "Beyond Ukraine or Little Russia: Going Global with Culture in Ukraine," in The Future of the Past: New Perspectives on Ukrainian History, ed. Serhii Plokhy (Cambridge: Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute), 2016): 249-274, and presented a paper, "Theater, War, and New Borders: Entertaining the Troops on the Frontlines of Socialism," at the Association of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies [ASEEES] in Washington, DC in November 2016.
Libba Galloway, Visiting Assistant Professor of Business and Sport Law, is President of the Florida Tennis Center Foundation, which conducted its third annual Kids' Day (January 8) in conjunction with the USTA Pro Circuit professional women's tournament in Daytona Beach. She also served as a judge in the Stetson Battle of the Ballots mock trial competition held on the DeLand campus on November 19-20.
Song Gao, Associate Professor of Chemistry, was invited to present a seminar "Unraveling atmospheric chemistry mechanisms: from mega-city air pollution to global-scale environmental change" at the STEM Seminar Series, Daytona State College, Daytona Beach, February 6, 2017. Gao was invited to present a lecture "Atmospheric Aerosols, Super Greenhouse Gases, Global Climate Change: where Science Meets Policy" as part of The Edward and Bonnie Foreman Biodiversity Lecture Series, Stetson University – College of Law, Gulfport, February 27, 2017.
Royal C. Gardner, Professor of Law and Director of the Institute for Biodiversity Law and Policy, organized and spoke at the 17th International Wildlife Law Conference in Pune, India, in January. In February, he chaired a week-long meeting of the Ramsar Convention's Scientific and Technical Review Panel in Gland, Switzerland. Professor Gardner also presented on Stetson College of Law's sea turtle law and policy course at the 20th Annual Florida Marine Turtle Permit Holder Meeting in Gainesville, Florida.
Royal C. Gardner, Professor of Law and Director of the Institute for Biodiversity Law and Policy, and Erin Okuno J.D. '13, Foreman Biodiversity Fellow, co-authored an amici brief on behalf of water and wetland scientists that explained the scientific justification for the U.S. EPA's Clean Water Rule. Seven scientific organizations representing more than 200,000 members have endorsed the brief. Professor Gardner and Ms. Okuno are also collaborating, with the Environmental Law Institute, on wetland mitigation research through a $35K subcontract under a U.S. EPA grant. Additionally, Professor Gardner and Ms. Okuno co-coached the environmental law moot court team that advanced to the finals (in a field of 63) at the National Environmental Moot Court Competition.
Missy Gibbs, Professor of Biology, had a paper accepted for publication (student authors with asterisk): Gibbs, M., *Watson, P., *Johnson-Sapp, K. and Lind, C., "Reproduction Revisited – A decade of changes in the reproductive strategies of an invasive catfish, Pterygoplichthys disjunctivus (Weber, 1991), in Volusia Blue Spring, Florida." Forthcoming in Aquatic Invasions.
Deborah Goldring, Assistant Professor of Marketing, had her paper, "When, Where, and How MBA Pre-Requisite Coursework is Completed: The Impact on MBA Success" published in Journal of the Academy of Business Education. Her research, "Pathways for 21st Century Learners: Integrating Industry-Based Certifications into the Curriculum," was published in Journal of Higher Education Theory and Practice. Her entry, "Content Marketing: Past, Present and Future," was published in the book Digital Marketing: Concept, Theory, and Practice. "Her research, "State of the Statement: A Systematic Review of Communicating Brand Value Propositions," has been accepted for publication in Journal of Marketing Analytics.
Savannah-Jane Griffin, Director of Community Engagement and Inclusive Excellence, Colin MacFarlane, Director of Assessment and Operational Effectiveness, Resche Hines, Assistant Vice President of Institutional Research and Effectiveness, and Rosalie Richards, Associate Provost for Faculty Development, co-facilitated the workshop "Many Voices, One Community" at the AAC&U Network for Academic Renewal Conference on Diversity, Learning, and Student Success in Jacksonville, FL on March 18, 2017.
Laura Gunn, Associate Professor of Public Health, has published three papers: Posadzki, P., Mastellos, N., Ryan, R., Gunn, L.H., Felix, L.M., Pappas, Y., Gagnon, M-P., Julious, S.A., Xiang, L., and Car, J. (2016). "Automated Telephone Communication Systems for Preventive Healthcare and Management of Long-term Conditions" (Review). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Issue 12. Art. No.: CD009921.pub2. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD009921.pub2. Barbaric, J., Abbott, R., Posadzki, P., Car, M., Gunn, L.H., Layton, A.M., Majeed, A., and Car, J. (2016). "Light Therapies for Acne" (Review). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Issue 9. Art. No.: CD007917. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD007917. and Smith, T.D.H., Watt, H., Gunn, L.H., Car, J., and Boyle, R.J. (2016). "Recommending Oral Probiotics to Reduce Winter Antibiotic Prescriptions in People with Asthma: A Pragmatic Randomized Controlled Trial." Annals of Family Medicine, September/October 2016 14(5), 422-430. DOI: 10.1370/afm.1970.
Tandy Grubbs, Professor of Chemistry, had a peer-reviewed article entitled "Entropy Creep and Credit Hour Inflation" accepted for publication in the American Association of University Administrator's (AAUA) Journal of Higher Education Management.
Athena Jeanne Hale BA '16, Multicultural Student Council Coordinator and Notre Dame AmeriCorps VISTA, Lua Hancock, Vice President of Campus Life and Student Success, and Vanessa Petion, class of 2018, presented, "Constructing Effective Campus Partnerships to Support Student Success and Inclusive Excellence," March 2017, AAC&U (Association of American Colleges & Universities) Diversity, Learning, and Student Success Conference in Jacksonville, FL.
Lua Hancock, Vice President of Campus Life and Student Success, presented, "Establishing Meaningful Academic Partnerships: Broadening the Lens and Language of Student Affairs Work", March 2017, AAC&U (Association of American Colleges & Universities) Diversity, Learning, and Student Success Conference in Jacksonville, FL.
Carol Henderson, Professor of Law, and Diana Botluk, published "Sleuthing Scientific Evidence Information on the Internet," 106 J. Crim. L & Criminology 59 (2016). It was accepted as an article in the winter issue that was published in 2017. Professor Henderson was the plenary speaker at the American Academy of Forensic Sciences 69th Annual Scientific Meeting. Her speech was entitled "Our Future Reflects Our Past: The Evolution of Forensic Science, Challenges and Advances Over the Decades."
Paula Hentz, Director of WORLD: International Learning, will present "Invisible Identities Abroad: Supporting Mental Health, Allergy, and Learning Needs" with colleagues from Brandeis University, Babson College, and the Center for International Education Exchange (CIEE) at the annual NAFSA conference in Los Angeles, CA from May 28 – June 2, 2017.
Paula Hentz, Director of WORLD: International Learning, and Jelena Petrovic, Assistant Professor of Communication and Media Studies, had an article entitled "Why are all the International Students Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? Teaching about Cultural Adaptation through Community Engagement" accepted for publication as part of a collection of Great Ideas for Teaching Students (GIFTS.) in Communication.
Paula Hentz, Director of WORLD: International Learning, Roxanne Lewis, International Student and Scholar Services Coordinator, and Jessica West, Assistant Professor of Finance, conducted a birds of a feather session on the" Global Citizenship Collaboratory" teaching circle at Stetson University third annual Colloquium held on April 7, 2017.
Lonnie Hevia, Visiting Assistant Professor of Music Theory, completed the composition of a chamber work entitled, SONIC LANDSACPE: After the Rain. He was commissioned by the Boston New Music Initiative and will be premiered by the ensemble in April. One of Dr. Hevia's works from 2006, entitled Nefarious, for unaccompanied cello, was one of 49 works chosen from 1122 submissions for performance by Ensemble Mise-En during their Summer Festival in New York City. At the Stetson Open House in March, Dr. Hevia organized a game of Music Jeopardy, in which 9 music students, grouped into three teams, were challenged by questions (or answers) drawn from the music curriculum. The game was performed in front of prospective students and was met with great enthusiasm.
Bonnie Holloway, Visiting Lecturer in Accounting, served as 2016 President of the Florida Association of Accounting Educators. She also organized the FAAE annual conference that was held at Stetson in October 2016.
Bonnie Holloway, Visiting Lecturer in Accounting, and Monica Mendoza, Assistant Professor of Practice in Accounting, had their presentation proposal on Master Budget Project accepted by the Southeast Regional Meeting of the American Accounting Association.
Scott Jones, Associate Professor of Marketing, worked with three local firms to create "live cases" for innovative instruction in his Fall 2016 graduate Marketing (MBA) course: Otentik Sunshades (sales forecasting using Amazon sales records), Key West Key Lime Shoppe (development of eco-friendly shipping packages), and The Elusive Grape (pricing for individual wines).
Grace Kaletski, Learning & Information Literacy Librarian and Assistant Professor, presented Beyond Caldecott: Finding Quality Literature for Children and Young Adults at the Jean Greenlaw Children's Literature Conference held at Stetson. Kaletskialso presented Faculty Perceptions of Information Literacy for the Stetson Faculty Spotlight series in March.
Grace Kaletski, Learning & Information Literacy Librarian and Assistant Professor, and Megan O'Neill, Professor of English and Director of the Writing Program, presented Where do We Go from Here: Potential Trajectories from a Pilot Study of Writing and Information Literacy at the Small Liberal Arts College Writing Program Administrators conference in January. Kaletski and O'Neill presented a poster titled Opportunities for Learning: Moments of Significant Overlap for Student Learning of Information Literacy and Writing Skills at the Association of College & Research Libraries conference in Baltimore in March.
Marja Kerney and Jessica Hall Speak, both Adjunct Professors of Music, comprise 421 Duo and performed recitals at Stetson and Florida State University. They have been invited to perform at the 2017 ClarinetFest in Orlando, FL. The duo will be premiering their newly commissioned work by Florida composer Baljinder Singh Sekhon, II.
Michael King, Professor of Biology, presented a poster (student authors with asterisk): King, MS, *Baron, G.E., *McCurdy, K.L, *Meyers, W.M. "Distribution of neurons in the gustatory cortex activated by intra-oral infusion of different concentrations of NaCl and sucrose in conscious rats." Annual Meeting of the Association for Chemoreception Sciences. April 2017.
Routa Kroumovitch Gomez, Professor of Music, maintains a busy performance schedule. At Stetson this year, she performed a faculty recital and collaborated with colleagues on other recitals. In November she traveled to Chile for the World Federation of International Music Competitions, where she performed (as Concertmaster) and taught. She continues to perform and serve as concertmaster of the Winter Park Bach Festival Choir and Orchestra.
Katya Kudryavtseva, Assistant Professor of Art History, presented her paper, "Moscow: Demolition Game," at the Southeastern College Arts Conference (SECAC) in Roanoke, VA.
Randy Kuhn, Assistant Professor of Accounting, had his paper "IT Internal Control Weaknesses and the Market Value of Firms" (with B. Morris) accepted for publication in the Journal of Enterprise Information Management. He also had his paper "A Complex Approach to Accounting Research: A Research Agenda for the Use of Complex Adaptive Systems and Agent-Based Modeling" (with J. F. Courtney, B. Morris, and S. Smelzer) International Journal of Business and Social Science, Vol 7, No. 10.
Eric Kurlander, Professor of History, published an article, "'One Foot in Atlantis, One in Tibet.' The Roots and Legacies of Nazi Theories on Atlantis, 1890-1945," Leidschrift: Historische Tijdschrift, v. 42, nr. 1 (January 2017), pp. 81-102. Kurlander also presented two papers, "Liberale zwischen Rückzug und Anpassung (Liberals Between Retreat and Accommodation)" at the international conference, "Wie bürgerlich war der Nationalsozialismus?" at the Jena Center Gechichte des 20. Jahrhunderts, University of Jena (Germany) in October 2016 and "Monstrous Science: The Völkisch-Esoteric Roots of Nazi Imperialism, Eugenics, and Anti-Semitism" at the 2016 Convention of the German Studies Association in San Diego, CA September 29 - October 2, 2016.
Danielle Lindner, Assistant Professor of Psychology, presented a paper: Pilato, S., & Lindner, D. (2016). "Self-objectification, body image, and eating and exercise behavior among men," at the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Convention in New York City.
Lance N. Long, Professor of Legal Skills, participated in two panel presentations at the 2017 Public Interest Environmental Law Conference, held at the University of Oregon. His panels addressed effective advocacy for environmental professionals and the necessity defense in climate change civil disobedience cases. Professor Long published his article, "Washington v. Brockway: One Small Step Closer to Climate Necessity," in the McGill International Journal of Sustainable Development Law and Policy.
Dejan Magoc, Assistant Professor of Health Sciences, developed Health Sciences' first study abroad program and will be taking a group of students to Serbia in summer 2017, where they will take his Cross-Cultural Aspects of Health course.
Lamerial McRae, Brown Visiting Teacher-Scholar Fellow in Counselor Education, presented a paper: McRae, L.,& Browne-James, L. (2017, March). "Understanding sex trafficking: Counselor implications from a systemic approach." American Counseling Association Annual Conference: San Francisco, CA. Dr. McRae presented this paper as a Walden University Webinar in March as well.
Julia Metzker, Executive Director of the Brown Center for Faculty Innovation and Excellence, published a co-authored article in the Michigan Journal of Community-Service Learning, the premier journal in service learning and community engagement, entitled "Values-Engaged Assessment: Reimagining Assessment through the Lens of Democratic Engagement." The article re-conceptualized assessment through the framework of democratic principles. She was invited to develop and facilitate a two-day workshop, "Students that Change the World: Innovative Course Design for Transformative Learning" at the Institute for Pedagogy in the Liberal Arts at Oxford College at Emory University, May 9-12, 2017 in Oxford, Georgia. The workshop, built in collaboration with national teaching and learning experts Caralyn Zehnder and Cynthia Alby, guides liberal arts faculty through the process of building innovative courses designed to foster transformative learning by engaging students with contemporary and enduring complex.
Stuart Michelson, Roland & Sarah George Professor of Finance, made two presentations on Financial Planning, Budgeting and Credit for low-income families at the Orlando Head Start Parents and the Orlando OCPS Beta Alternative School for single and pregnant mothers in high school. Dr. Michelson also attended the Academy of Financial Services mid-year meeting in his role as editor of the journal Financial Services Review.
Erin Moore, Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology, gave two presentations: Mondelli, J., & Moore, "Trauma and sexual behavior/attitude surveys: Are they minimal risk?"; and Moore, E., Trigani, B., Barroso, G., Leclair, K., Filson, R., & Cromwell, R., "College students' emergency preparedness at a Florida liberal arts university," at the sixty-third Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association, in March in Atlanta, GA. Moore co-presented nine posters with students at the 63rd Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association in March in Atlanta, GA.
Rebecca C. Morgan, Professor of Law, Boston Asset Management Chair in Elder Law, and Co-Director of the Center for Excellence in Elder Law, spoke at the University of Texas CLE Annual Special Needs Trust Conference and the Colorado Bar elder law section's Advanced Elder Law Biennial. Professor Morgan also continued periodic updates of several publications, including: Tax, Estate & Financial Planning for the Elderly, its companion forms book, Fundamentals of Special Needs Planning, and Planning for the Elderly in Florida. Professor Morgan is joining the board of the American Society on Aging. While on sabbatical, Professor Morgan is working on chapters for Bankruptcy in Context and two law review articles (one on elder abuse prosecutions and the other on guardianships, the courts, and 2030). Professor Morgan also joined Brad Frigon for a presentation at the Estes Park Colorado Senior Center.
Nicole Mottier, Assistant Professor of History, presented "From Financial identities to financial data in early twentieth-century Mexico," as part of a session she organized on "new directions in credit, debt, and financial intermediaries," at the American Historical Association Annual Meeting in Denver, CO in January 2017.
Lynn Musco, Professor of Music, gave performances and master classes with Dr. Shawn Copeland BM '99 as a member of Tosca DUO at Butler University, Ohio Northern University, Ball State University, and Ohio State University.
Luz Estella Nagle, Professor of Law, organized and co-chaired the International Bar Associations (IBA) President's Task Force Against Human Trafficking showcase program, The Impact of Corruption on Human Trafficking, at the IBA's annual conference in Washington, DC. She also participated in the IBA Human Rights Institute Council meeting to discuss ongoing human rights issues in North Korea, China, and Cambodia, and current projects and strategic planning for 2017. Nagle organized, chaired, and spoke on the panel, Policy Implications and Legal Implications of the Global Refugee Crisis and Human Trafficking Criminal Networks, for a U.S. State Department delegation of distinguished foreign journalists. She was also appointed to the Florida Statewide Human Trafficking team (a group that includes state court administrators, judges, the state attorney's office, and advocates working on statewide matters of human trafficking) to facilitate implementation of HT court programs in cooperation with select Florida universities. Professor Nagle continued serving as a board member for the Florida Coalition Against Human Trafficking and gave two lectures at Eckerd College, one on The Challenges to the Rule of Law in Latin America: Organized Crime, and the other on Corruption and Inequality in Iberoamerica. Professor Nagle moderated and spoke on a panel discussing what it means to be a Hispanic professional, sponsored by the Stetson Hispanic Student Bar Association. She also co-authored the IBA Task Force Report on Human Trafficking and Public Corruption, which has been published online and will soon be available in hard copy. Her new book, Understanding Human Trafficking, Corruption, and the Optics of Misconduct in the Public, Private, and NGO Sectors: Causes, Actors, and Solutions, will be published by Carolina Academic Press in summer 2017. In January, Professor Nagle was appointed to a two-year term as the IBA's Latin American Regional Forum Liaison Officer of the Access to Justice and Legal Aid Committee. Her task currently involves reviewing an IBA proposal to the British government to fund judicial reform projects in Mexico, specifically addressing extra-judicial human rights violations and cases of torture by government forces. Professor Nagle also assisted a Colombian human trafficking NGO in travel arrangements for a Colombian woman who survived having her throat slit by a would-be assassin working for a South Korean mafia engaged in sex trafficking in Colombia after she refused to cooperate in recruiting young women for the gang. She arranged for the prominent New York law firm of Debevoise and Plimpton to represent the woman pro bono in her asylum proceedings.
Megan O'Neill, Professor of English and Director of the Writing Program, will offer the plenary lecture at the Southeast Regional Legal Writing Conference, "Legal Writing in 3-D: Discourse, Discipline, and Doctrine" at Stetson University College of Law on April 22, 2017. She was also appointed to the executive board of the Small Liberal Arts College Consortium of the Council of Writing Program Administrators (SLAC-WPA) for a two-year term.
Megan O'Neill, Professor of English and Director of the Writing Program, Greg Sapp, Associate Professor of Religious Studies, and Alicia Slater, Professor of Biology and Director of Curriculum and Assessment, had their article "Writing and the Undergraduate Curriculum: Using Assessment Evidence to Create a Model for Institutional Change" accepted for publication in a special issue of New Directions in Teaching and Learning.
Ann M. Piccard, Professor of Legal Skills, had her book published entitled, U.S. Legal Writing for International Lawyers and Law Students, (West Academic Pub. 2017).
Ann M. Piccard, Professor of Legal Skills, and Judith A.M. Scully, Wm. Reece Smith Jr. Distinguished Professor of Law, presented at the Society of American Law Teachers' Annual Teaching Conference.
Ellen S. Podgor, Gary R. Trombley Family White-Collar Crime Research Professor and Professor of Law, was a discussant and moderator at the February 2017 Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law Conference on Scholarship and Criminal Justice Reform. She was a discussant at sessions on Criminal Disclosure and Discovery, Plea Bargaining, and Collateral Consequences of a Conviction. Additionally, she moderated the session on Clemency. In March, she coordinated the 5th NACDL White-Collar Criminal Defense College at Stetson College of Law. Also in March 2017, she blogged the ABA 2017 White-Collar Crime Conference on her White-Collar Crime Prof Blog. Her essay titled, Salman: The Court Takes a Left-Hand Turn, from her presentation at the 2017 AALS Annual Conference, will be published in Volume 49 of the Connecticut Law Review Online.
Amandine Pras, Visiting Assistant Professor of Digital Arts, presented her paper, "Live v edited studio recordings: What do we prefer?" at the Audio Engineering Society convention in Los Angeles, CA at the end of September. The AES is the most important international gathering for audio professionals and occurs biannually, with one in Europe and the other in the United States. Pras also presented her paper "Improvised Jazz-Hindustani Quartet in West Bengal" at Georgia State University for their symposium entitled The Improvising Brain. Pras had an album she produced last summer released over the weekend of January 21-22, 2017. The album is named Malamute, and is a mix of rock and jazz with electronic sounds.
Kandy Queen-Sutherland, Professor of Religious Studies, has published a book: Ruth and Esther, which appeared in the Smyth & Helwys Bible Commentary series in November 2016.
Theresa J. Pulley Radwan, Professor of Law, had the following article published, Not So Friendly to Frenville: The Split Among Courts Regarding Accrual of Claims in Bankruptcy, 68 Baylor L. Rev. 728 (2016).
Grace Ramsey, Visiting Assistant Professor of Art, exhibited work in a two-person show at the Historic Arkansas Museum in Little Rock. The work explores themes of girlhood and womanhood, using elements of ritual, magic and religious iconography to give color and light to what is kept hidden or left unsaid.
Carla L. Reyes, Visiting Assistant Professor of Law, presented her article, Conceptualizing Cryptolaw, at the Internet Law Works in Progress Conference in Santa Clara, California.
Rosalie Richards, Associate Provost for Faculty Development, was invited to conduct a keynote workshop, "Are You Effectively Marketing Your Research Experiences?" for over 250 students and faculty at the Georgia Undergraduate Research Conference in Milledgeville, Georgia on November 6, 2016. She presented a similar workshop for faculty, "Can Your Students Effectively Articulate Their Research Experiences?" at the inaugural Sunshine State Teaching & Learning Conference in St. Petersburg, Florida on February 16, 2017 and was invited by the Florida Consortium of Metropolitan Research Universities to conduct a workshop, "Are Your Students Effectively Marketing Their High Impact Experiences?" at their Student Success Collaborative Conference in Orlando, Florida on March 24, 2017. Richards published the second edition of a co-authored handbook, "Mentoring Undergraduate Research," published online at the Knowledge Box national open access repository at http://kb.gcsu.edu/urace/2/ on March 30, 2017.
Maria Rickling, Assistant Professor of Accounting, had her paper "Using Mergers and Acquisitions and Socratic Pedagogy to Facilitate Critical Thinking on Relevance versus Faithful Representation in Financial Reporting" accepted by the Journal of the Academy of Business Education; it is scheduled to be printed in spring 2017.
Michael Rickman, Professor of Music and Steinway Artist, performed two solo recitals: December 14, 2016 for the Florida Federation of Music, and on the Stetson campus for the 21st Annual Piano Scholars Festival (faculty recital), February 3, 2017. Dr. Rickman retires at the end of this academic year after 35 years of distinguished artistry and service.
John Riggs, Professor of Practice in Marketing and Director of the Centurion Sales Program, joined the Marketing Department in December 2016. He was keynote presenter at March 14 Grand Rounds, sponsored by Florida Department of Health; his talk "Is Trust-Commitment the Same as Trust-Adherence? Extending Relationship Marketing into Public Health," was live-broadcast to all Public Health Departments across Florida. On March 26, he gave two talks at the statewide colleges of pharmacy continuing education seminar entitled "The Formal Business Plan for Pharmacists" and "The Formal Marketing Plan for the Pharmacist."
Leila Roach, Associate Professor of Counselor Education, presented a poster: Glosoff, H. L. & Roach, L. F. (2017). "Honoring Spirit: Assessing the Place of Spirituality and Religion in the Counseling Process." American Counseling Association Annual Conference: San Francisco, CA, March 18, 2017.
Matt Roberts presented his new media work "Dream Garden" at the Currents New Media Festival in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Stephen Robinson, Professor of Music, during the fall 2016 and spring 2017 semesters performed and taught master classes at California State University at Northridge, Buffalo (New York) Guitar Society, Amherst (NY) School of Guitar, in Alabama (Wallace Community College International Artist Series in Dothan and St. Michael's Classical Guitar Series in Ozark), and in Florida (Florida Theater-Jacksonville, Douglas Anderson School of the Arts, State College of Florida, FMEA Guitar Ensemble Festival, Westminster by the Sea, St. Augustine Music Festival). Dr. Robinson was the featured performer and guest on the January 3, 2017 edition of the internationally syndicated radio program, Classical Guitar Alive, broadcast on over 250 radio stations in the US and internationally. He was interviewed and selections from his CD "Imagine" were heard. Dr. Robinson's article in Classical Guitar Magazine, Guitar Recitals: Stephen Robinson Talks About the Art of Practice and Preparation was re-released on-line January 1, 2017. Tracks from his CD "A Christmas Feeling" were broadcast on Dayton, Ohio Public Radio's "The Intimate Guitar" WDPR-FM 88.1 / WDPG-FM 89.9, the week of December 16, 2016.
Susan Ryan, Betty Drees Johnson Dean of the Library and Learning Technologies, published "History of John B. Stetson: His Company and His Family," in Michael Solari, Stetson Mansion Estate, Dolphin Printing, 2016.
Lou Sabina, Visiting Assistant Professor of Education, has published an article: Mendez, J. P., Sabina, L., & Loffi, J. (2016). Colleges and universities sticking to their guns?. Journal of emergency management, 14(5), 309-325.
Julie Schmitt, Associate Professor of Theatre Arts, attended the Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) conference in Chicago, IL during the month of August. She presented a paper about her recent production work on the "Letters from Vietnam" project that was presented on Stetson's own Second Stage in November 2015.
Matthew Schrager, Associate Professor of Health Sciences, published the book chapter, "Sleep, Caffeine, and Physical Activity in Older Adults" in Addictive Substances and Neurological Disease from Elsevier Science, Watson, R.R., Zibadi, S. (Eds.). Schrager was elected to the board of directors for the Saint Johns River-to-Sea (SJR2C) Loop Alliance and submitted through this group a grant application to the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy for $11,000 to study the feasibility of converting of a lightly used portion of railway to a multi-use (e.g., bicycling, walking, running) trail that would connect downtown DeLand to the 260-mile SJR2C Loop.
John Sheehy, Career Development Coordinator, was selected to serve on the Inclusion Committee of the National Association of Colleges & Employers (NACE).
Stacey-Rae Simcox, Associate Professor of Legal Skills and Director of the Veterans Advocacy Clinic, continued her service as Reporter for the Uniform Law Commission's Committee on the Veterans Courts Act in Chicago. Professor Simcox was an invited presenter at Duquesne University Law School's Athletes, Veterans, and Neuroscience Symposium on Traumatic Brain Injury to discuss one of her recent articles, Understanding TBI in our Nation's Military and Veterans: Its Occurrence, Identification and Treatment, and Legal Ramifications (co-authored with Dr. Isis Marrero and Dr. Michelle Mattingly, both professors at USF's Morsani College of Medicine). She was also a panelist for the National Organization of Veterans Advocates Annual Conference with professors from Harvard and the University of Missouri, to discuss Mentoring the Next Generation: Lawyers and Law Schools Working Together to Provide Help to Veterans. Professor Simcox also attended numerous community events including monthly meetings for her board position on the Secretary of the VA's MyVA Community Engagement Board. She also accepted the position of Secretary for the "National Law School Veterans Clinic Consortium." Professor Simcox spoke with National NPR and several Florida media outlets in the past few months on veterans' issues.
Michele Skelton, Associate Professor of Health Sciences, was awarded a grant from IgY Nutrition, LLC for $14,000 (funding five senior research projects): "The effects of IgY Max on the microbial diversity of the gastrointestinal tract, blood C-Reactive Protein, overall health and well-being and gastrointestinal symptoms in a sub-clinical population." Skelton presented two papers: "Use of 3D Printing for Teaching Unity of Form and Function in Undergraduate Anatomy & Physiology Courses" at the Regional Meeting of Human Anatomy &Physiology Society (HAPS), November, Ft. Lauderdale; and "Does the Use of 3D Printing Projects Enhance Learning Outcomes in Undergraduate Anatomy & Physiology Courses?" at the Annual Meeting of Human Anatomy & Physiology Society (HAPS), May, Salt Lake City, UT.
Peter Smucker, Assistant Professor of Music, recently presented two conferences papers. The first, "Appalachian Folk Music and the Supernatural: Social Encounters in Kentucky Route Zero," was presented in January the North American Conference on Video Game Music at the University of Texas at Austin. His second paper, "Expanding CUP-Space: Combinatorial Extensions of the Complement Union Property," was presented in March at the Music Theory Southeast regional conference at Florida Gulf Coast University.
Carine Strebel, Assistant Professor of Education, attended the 41st Conference of the Association for Teacher Educators in Europe in Eindhoven, Netherlands August 22-14, 2016. She presented a paper entitled "Becoming knowledgeable and confident about working with second language learners" and participated in a workshop on "Preparing every teacher to reach second language learners in mainstream classrooms." Strebel secured a book contract with Harvard Education Press: Nutta, J.W., Strebel, C., Mokhtari, K., Mihai, F., Crevecoeur-Bryant, E. Show, Tell, Build: 20 Key Instructional Tools and Techniques for English Learners.
Jud Stryker, Eugene M. Lynn Professor and Professor of Accounting, retired at the end of the fall 2016 semester. Stryker has served Stetson for 40 years, not only as a professor but also as accounting department chair, Associate Dean of the School of Business Administration and the University's Chief Financial Officer.
JR Swanegan, Assistant Dean for International and Graduate Programs at the College of Law, attended the International Wildlife Law Conference in Pune, India. He presented information on the International Law LL.M. program at the Conference and met with Symbiosis University to discuss future collaborative efforts.
Christopher Tobler, Associate Professor and Chair of Finance, had his pedagogical paper "A Lesson on Contingent Claim Valuation - Pricing Structured Products with Plain Vanilla Options," co-authored with Rodrigo Hernández of Radford University and Pu Liu of the University of Arkansas, accepted at the Academy of Business Research 2017 Conference in New Orleans. Dr. Tobler also had his research paper "Valuation of Extra Bonus Certificates - Theory and Evidence," co-authored with Drs. Hernandez and Liu, accepted for publication in the Journal of Applied Financial Research.
Ciara Torres-Spelliscy, Associate Professor of Law, was elected chair of the AALS Election Law section in January, for a term beginning next year. Her scholarship was recently cited in the federal court opinion, USA v. Blavatnik, 168 F.Supp.3d 36 (2016). She also recently spoke at the Federalist Society's 2017 National Student Symposium, on a panel called "Campaign Finance and Free Speech" at Columbia Law School.
Rebecca S. Trammell, Dolly & Homer Hand Law Library Director and Professor of Law, joined an American Bar Association site team to conduct a sabbatical visit of a member school.
Colleen Vanderlip, Director of Wellness and Recreation, and Jamie Vanderlip, Senior Associate Director of Admissions, presented, "Meet Us at the Crossroads – Pride and Faith," April 2017, Florida Collegiate Pride Coalition Conference in DeLand, FL.
Jess Varga, Director of Community Standards, presented, "Controlling the Chaos: A Discussion of Effective Student Conduct Hearing Coordination," February 2017, Association for Student Conduct Administration (ASCA) in Jacksonville, FL.
Louis J. Virelli III, Professor of Law, presented a CLE on "Separation of Powers in the New Administration" for the 96th Annual Meeting of the Tau Epsilon Rho Law Society. United States Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer received an award at the meeting and Professor Virelli joined him at his table for the ceremony. Professor Virelli recently accepted an invitation as co-managing editor of the Administrative Law and Regulatory News, the quarterly newsletter of the ABA Section on Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice. He was also elected to the Board of Directors of the Southeastern Association of Law Schools (SEALS).
Jessica West, Assistant Professor of Finance, presented her research paper entitled "Consequences of Overpaying CEOs" co-authored with James S. Ang and April Knill of Florida State University at the Southern Finance Association Meeting.
Jean Wald, Music/Research Librarian and Assistant Professor, published a book review in September: Gilbert, Ronnie. Ronnie Gilbert: A Radical Life in Song Oakland, CA: University of California Press, 2015, in Journal of the IAWM (International Alliance for Women in Music). Wald was an invited panelist for the session titled What Do We Buy for the Music Collection and Why Do We Buy It? at the Southeast Music Library Association, annual meeting, Duke University, Durham, NC, October 21, 2016.
Darryl C. Wilson,Attorneys' Title Insurance Fund Professor of Law, Associate Dean for Faculty and Strategic Initiatives, and Co-Director of the Institute for Caribbean Law & Policy, supervised the College of Law's participation in the American Caribbean Law Clinic that included presentations to members of the judiciary at the Attorney General's Offices in Port of Spain, Trinidad, and Tobago. Dean Wilson also contributed to the revision of his co-authored chapter in the international publication, Employees' Intellectual Property Rights, published by Kluwer Law International. Dean Wilson was recently appointed by the City Council to serve another three-year term as Chair of the Code Enforcement Commission for the City of St. Petersburg and Pinellas County.
Matt Wilson, Associate Professor of Sport Business, had two papers accepted for publication: “Learning from Academic Branding: Exploring Institutional Enhancement, Visual Identity, and the Role of Football” in Journal for School Communications and "NCAA Division I Football Coaching Contracts: A Comparative Analysis of Incentives for Athletic and Academic Team Performance from 2006, 2009, and 2011" in Journal of Contemporary Athletics. He presented “Coaching Millennials: A Multi-Generational Approach” at the 2017 Women's Basketball Coaching Association (WBCA) meeting at the Women's Final Four Tournament in Dallas, TX.
Joseph Witek, Professor of Creative Arts, had his article “If a Way to the Better There Be: Excellence, Mere Competence, and the Worst Comics Ever Made,” appear in the online journal Image [&] Narrative, Vol. 17, No. 4.
Nathan Wolek, Associate Professor of Digital Arts, worked as a visual performer, programmer and technical producer for the premiere of his piece Chakra Spiral Xmix (25 minutes). He assisted with all technical details, including sound reinforcement, lighting, video projections and stage setup for the entire concert (2 hours). The show was: "A Wish for the Displaced" with The Virgil Moorefield Pocket Orchestra. 29-30 October 2016 at Kirchgemaindehaus Aussersihl (Zürich, Switzerland).
Joseph Woodside, Assistant Professor of Decision and Information Sciences, had his paper “BEMO: A Parsimonious Big Data Mining Methodology” published in the Academic Journal of Information Technology.
Kirsten Work, Professor of Biology, had a paper accepted for publication (student authors with asterisk): Work, K., *Codner, K., and Gibbs, M. “How effective is discharge management for maintaining Florida spring fish assemblage structure?” Forthcoming in the Journal of Environmental Management.
Petros Xanthopoulos, Assistant Professor of Decision and Information Sciences, had his article "A Priori Synthetic Over-sampling Methods for Increasing Classification Sensitivity in Imbalanced Data Sets" published in Expert Systems with Applications.
Notable Department Accomplishments
The Department of Accounting hosted the Accounting Hall of Fame and honored two inductees through inclusion on a plaque that will reside in the M.E. Rinker, Sr. Institute of Tax and Accountancy in the Lynn Business Center. The 2017 class of inductees includes Ms. Berndaette Britz-Parker and Dr. Judson Stryker. The Stetson University Accounting Hall of Fame was established in 2016 to honor those retired accounting alumni, faculty, and benefactors who have demonstrated significant career accomplishments, contributions to the Stetson accounting program, and/or contributions to the accounting professor. The Hall of Fame was conceived by Stetson's accounting faculty, with the support of the Accounting Board of Advisers and Stetson University's administration.
The Department of Finance received final approval for two new concentrations within the major, an Investments track and a Corporate Finance track, on the heels of the recently instituted Certified Financial Planning concentration. The new concentrations will begin during the 2017 – 2018 academic year.
The Department of Management hosted the third annual Templeton Business Ethics Case Competition on March 2-3, 2017. Naming sponsors, Troy and Sissy Templeton, were present for the event and awarded first, second, and third place prizes respectively to the teams from University of North Dakota, U. S. Naval Academy, and Elon University. Fourteen universities participated in the 2017 Templeton, working with a case on: "Dakota Access Pipeline: Boon or Boondoggle?" The Stetson-hosted case competition was founded by Dr. Jim Beasley, Professor of Management, who is Co-Director of the annual event with Dr. John Tichenor, Associate Professor and Chair of Management.
The Roland George Investments Program held two public trustee meetings, one in the fall and another in the spring, which were attended by more than 200 people. Students in the program also had their research published numerous times in such nationally known sites as The Huffington Post and Seeking Alpha. Program Director Dr. K.C. Ma had more than 40 pieces published in those and other sites such as U.S. News and World Reports and Yahoo Finance. Finally, students in the program took their annual trip to New York where they met with representatives from American Express, Amalgamated Bank, RBC Capital, Merrill Lynch/Bank of American and the National Hockey League, among others. The trip coincided with the G.A.M.E national student-run portfolio competition. Students competed in the fixed-income and equity growth portfolio categories. Results of the competition, which the Stetson team has repeatedly won, are pending.