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AUGUST 2017 | XL – VOL 1

Service and Emotional Support Animals on Campus
2017-2018 Sykes Chapel Concert Artist Series
Faculty on Sabbatical
A New Year, a New Commitment to Sustainability
Summer Construction Update
Workday Financials and Workday Student Coming Soon
Q-and-A with the New Manager, Title IX and Strategic Workplace Compliance
Class Research Project a Win-Win for Faculty, Students

Welcome to the New Insighter

Over the years, the Insighter has occasionally changed formats, but has always been the primary source of University news for faculty and staff. Today, with so many of us checking email and news on our mobile devices, the Insighter has been redesigned to be easier to access and read whether you’re at your desktop computer or on your smartphone or tablet.

Let us know what you think of the new format. Of course, we’re always on the lookout for timely content that may be of interest to faculty and staff. Email to share your story ideas and news.

Happy reading.

— Kiley Mallard, editor

Service and Emotional Support Animals on Campus


As much as we love our furry family members, the University does not allow animals on campus, even in outdoor venues. The notable exception to this rule, however, are service and emotional support animals.

What is the difference, you may ask?

A service animal is usually a little more obvious. Service animals, which are only dogs or mini horses, are trained to perform a specific task. One of the more common examples would be a seeing-eye dog, which helps visually impaired people get around. Less obvious tasks include dogs that are trained to smell a certain allergen or sense diabetic episodes.

Emotional support animals are a little different in that they are not trained to do a specific task other than comfort the person with a disability. In many cases, the disability also isn’t outwardly discernable, such as with mental health problems like anxiety or depression.

No documentation, ID or vest is required for a service dog, though owners are encouraged to register the animal with the University. Emotional support animals, on the other hand, are required to be registered.

In addition, because the laws about emotional support animals only apply to places of residence, they are only allowed in residence halls and on the grounds. They are not allowed in any other building. (Since faculty and staff do not reside on campus, no faculty or staff member should have their emotional support animal on campus.)

If you do see a person with an animal on campus, and you aren’t sure if it is a service animal, there are only two questions you can legally ask:

  1. Is the dog a service animal required because of a disability?
  2. What work or task has it been trained to perform?
Even though service and emotional support animals are allowed on campus, no one has to tolerate a misbehaving animal. If the animal is jumping on you, barking incessantly or making a mess indoors, you can ask the person to remove the animal. If you see someone breaking the policy, you can contact Campus Safety at x7777.

If you have questions about service or emotional support animals on campus, contact Liz Schoepp, associate director of Academic Excellence Programs and Student Disability Services, at x3266 or

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2017-2018 Sykes Chapel Concert Artist Series


The 2017-2018 Sykes Chapel Concert Artist Series will be a season of musical celebration! The series of free concerts, which are open to the public, will include a wide variety of performers and music styles.

The concert dates follow. Seating is limited, and doors open 30 minutes before each concert.

  • American Debut Tour: Mateusz Rzewuski, Organist, Sunday, Oct. 22, 2 p.m. This concert artist from Warsaw, Poland, embarks on his first tour of the U.S. A specialist in the repertoire of the French 20th century, his program will include works of Saint-Saëns, Dupré, Messiaen, Karalow and Vierne.
  • Four Concertos by J.S. Bach, Sunday, Nov. 19, 2 p.m. Soloists Nancy Chang, violin; Barbara Prescott, flute; and Grigorios Zamparas and Duncan MacMillan, harpsichords, join a chamber orchestra of the region’s premiere players in a delightful afternoon of music by Bach. Haig Mardirosian will conduct.
  • Let Heaven and Nature Sing: The University of Tampa Holiday Concert, Sunday, Dec. 3, 2 and 4 p.m. A great Tampa institution and a joyful opening to the holiday season with traditional and new music sung by the student voices of the UT Chamber Singers and Camerata.
  • Paul Jacobs, Organist, Sunday, Feb. 11, 2 p.m. Jacobs has been called “one of the great living virtuosos” by the Washington Post. He is chair of the organ department at The Juilliard School in New York City, the nation’s best-recognized music conservatory, and is the only organist to ever have won a Grammy Award.
  • An Afternoon of Chamber Music, Sunday, March 4, 2 p.m. Cellist Nancy Jo Snider, an innovative soloist, collaborative musician, sound designer and arts administrator, collaborates with Yuri Namkung, violin; David Yang, viola; and Griorios Zamparas, piano, in Ludwig van Beethoven’s C minor Trio, Joaquin Turina’s Piano Quartet in A minor and Andrew Norman’s Sabina.
  • The Philadelphia Brass, Sunday, April 8, 2 p.m. Founded in 1988, NPR has called them “one of the gems of Philadelphia’s cultural life.” The program includes J.S. Bach, André Previn, Jennifer Higdon, Cole Porter, Frank Loesser and others.

For more information, contact or go to

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Faculty on Sabbatical

A number of faculty members will be on sabbatical leave for all or part of the 2017-2018 academic year. Following is a list of professors who will be on leave along with their sabbatical project.

For the 2017-2018 academic year:
Eric Freundt, associate professor of biology, “Cellular requirements for efficient replication of Theiler's murine encephalomyelitis virus”

For the Fall 2017 semester:

Amy Beekman, associate professor of management, “Investigating Innovation in Hybrid Organizations: Antecedents and Outcomes”

Stephen Blessing, professor of psychology, “Extending ExploreIT: A Smartphone-based Application for the Glazer Children's Museum”

Daniel Dooghan, associate professor of English and writing, “Silk Road Trips: Asian Exchange and the Construction of Chinese Hegemony (Chapters 4 and 5)”

Erin Koterba, associate professor of psychology, “Investigating links between friendship, communication, and identity development in emerging adulthood”

Erika Matulich, professor of marketing, “I Just Got a Text from Grandma: Exploring Senior Technology Use”

John Struss, assistant professor of chemistry, physics and biochemistry, “Tertiary Amine Modified 1-O-Methylpyranosides as Asymmetric Organocatalysts”

Jody Tompson, professor of management and entrepreneurship, Visiting Researcher, University of Perugia, Italy

Scott Witherow, associate professor of chemistry, physics and biochemistry, “An Enzymatic Approach to Biodiesel Production using genetically Modified Enzymes”

Grigorios Zamparas, associate professor of music, Record two professional albums to be released by Centaur Records

For the Spring 2018 semester:

Eric Ballard, associate professor of chemistry, physics and biochemistry, “Green Chemistry: Effect of Surfactant on the Alkylation of (Hetero) arenes in Water”

Lonnie Bryant, associate professor of finance, “Studies on the Effects of Employee Engagement”

Kimberly Cummings, associate professor of psychology, “Relationship between Ambivalent Sexism and Perceptions of Sexual Harassment in an Academic Context”

Kari Fowler, associate professor of mathematics, “Value Distribution, Tropical Nevanlinna Theory, and Complex Differential Equations in the Unit Disk”

Ryan Hebert, associate professor of music, Organ Study and Performance

Giles Hertz, associate professor of management, “Are Contemporary Social Enterprise Entities Outpacing Traditional Business Entities? How Changing Societal and Business Climates Are Ushering in a New Era of Legal Structures in the U.S.”

Anthony LaRose, associate professor of political science and international studies, “Comparative Criminal Justice: A North American Approach”

Padmanabhan Mahadevan, associate professor of biology, “Redevelopment and enhancement of the web-based genomics tool CoreGenes”

David Reamer, associate professor of English and writing, “Painting Nuclear Power Green: Rhetoric, Technology, and Atomic Energy”

Tammy Schimmel, associate professor of education, “Developing and Strengthening Elementary Students' Growth Mindsets through Literacy”

Doug Sutherland, assistant professor of film, animation and new media, “‘WWRCS,’ What Would Robo-Christ Say?” A short 3-D computer animated film based on the concept of machine worship.

Rebecca White, professor of management and entrepreneurship, “Preparing Entrepreneurs: The Impact of the Rule of Law and Recognition of Property Rights on Entrepreneurship” at Duke University

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Sustainable UT

A New Year, a New Commitment to Sustainability

By Simon Schuler, assistant professor of physics

The Faculty Sustainability Committee (FSC) is happy to welcome everyone back from the summer break, and we hope you are ready for the new academic year.

We hope, too, that you will join us in renewing our commitment to making UT a more sustainable institution by taking action in your daily life that helps reduce energy consumption and our impact on the local and global environment.

While the FSC continues to work with the administration to enhance the University’s sustainable efforts campus wide, we can all make a difference by making responsible choices every day such as using reusable water bottles and one of the many water-bottle filling stations around campus, using the power-saver option on your computer instead of screen savers, turning off the lights when you leave a room, and recycling paper, cardboard, plastics, batteries and electronic devices.

Our students play a key role in the University’s sustainability efforts. The FSC has built productive collaborations with the student organizations focused on sustainability issues, such as Roots & Shoots and the Student Environmental Action Coalition (SEAC), and we will keep working closely with them in the coming year.

It is these student groups that can best engage the student body as a whole and help build a campus culture that is more environmentally conscious. However, it takes all of us making the commitment and doing our part to make it happen.

If we want sustainability to be important to the students, we have to show them that it is important to us. We can do that by making those responsible choices every day. Please join us in making the commitment. A little effort goes a long way.

For more information, contact or check us out on Facebook at sustainableUT.

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Summer Construction Update

Graduate and Health Studies Building — At press time, the cement structure for the second through sixth floors has been formed and poured. The next step is to construct exterior walls. The building is set to be completed in Fall 2018.

Fletcher Lounge — Work continues on the roof and flooring, and the space will remain unavailable for booking into the fall semester. In addition, part of the parking lot between Fletcher Lounge and Smiley Hall will remain closed to provide a staging area for the renovations.

Aquatic Center — The Aquatic Center will remain closed until mid-September to finish repairing major leaks and replace the marcite.

Palm Apartments/Spaulding Drive — The final phase of Palm Apartments, the University’s newest and largest residence hall, was complete in time for its 658 residents to move in. With this project finished, Spaulding Drive is once again open to vehicular traffic in both directions.

Beach Volleyball Complex — Construction of a third sand volleyball court and stands along North Boulevard by Pepin Stadium will be finished in time for the beach volleyball team’s inaugural season later this year.

Pepin Stadium Track — Resurfacing of the Pepin Stadium track has been completed and the facility is ready for use. Please be mindful of signage with new rules while using the track.

Smiley Hall — Partial renovations to Smiley Hall, including new plumbing and fixtures, were completed over the summer. The renovations, which are intended to bring Smiley up to the same standard as McKay Hall, will be completed over Summer 2018.

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Workday Financials and Workday Student Coming Soon


The University is implementing Workday Financials and Workday Student in the coming months. Workday Financials is for travel and expense report reimbursements, purchasing and all other financial management activities. Workday Student is a student information system for admissions, registration, academic advising, financial aid and student accounts.

Workday Travel and Expenses will go live on Jan. 1, 2018. This means the paper reimbursement forms with supporting paper receipts will now be fully entered, submitted and approved in Workday. This online process will require electronic copies of receipts (for example, taking a photo of the receipt with your phone or scanning the paper copy on a scanner). Be on the lookout for global emails and other announcements for mandatory training dates during the Fall 2017 semester.

The Workday Student implementation will focus around Fall 2019 registration. Because the Workday Student implementation is so large, the implementation has been broken down into four phases. To support all registration activities for Fall 2019, Curriculum Management will be the first Workday Student implementation and will go live in April 2018. The primary parties impacted by the Curriculum Management go live will be the Provost’s Office/Academic Affairs, Academic Advising and the Registrar’s Office. Look for global emails and other announcements for training dates in 2018 and 2019 for the other phases.

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Q-and-A with the New Manager, Title IX and Strategic Workplace Compliance

Leander Hamilton is UT’s new manager of Title IX and strategic workplace compliance. Hamilton earned a bachelor’s degree in human resource development from the University of Florida and a master’s degree in conflict analysis and resolution at Nova Southeastern University.

Q: What is your professional background?
A: My professional background is diverse, including experience in academic advising, urban and regional planning, and of course human resources.

Q: Where were you before coming to UT, and what drew you to this position?
A: Before joining UT, I worked with AACSB International (the Association for the Advancement of Collegiate Schools of Business) as part of the human resources team for almost five years. Although challenging in their own way, all of my past positions have always been established and therefore mostly straightforward. I found the challenges and opportunities inherent to building a new position attractive and exciting. I was also happy to work in an energized environment.

Q: As this is a new position, what are your duties as Title IX and strategic workplace compliance manager?
A: Facilitating the development and delivery of comprehensive strategic workplace learning and development programs with an emphasis on compliance training.

Q: What is your day-to-day like?
A: Currently, my days are spent collaborating with colleagues throughout the campus and determining how we can partner to build upon already robust efforts around compliance. Additionally, I’ve been working on various training and educational resources that will be available to faculty, staff and students in the coming months.

Q: What previous work experiences will help you in your new position?
A: All of my previous positions have caused me to use critical thinking skills, interacting with a wide range of people with a strong customer service orientation.

Q: What is your favorite part of the job so far? What are you most looking forward to?
A: I love interacting with people, so my favorite part of being in this position is working with faculty and staff throughout the campus. Along that line, I pride myself on being a trusted and reliable source and most look forward to building rapport to help this come to fruition within the UT community.

Q: On a personal note, what do you do in your free time?
A: Ride my bike around the city with my family and cook good food with my husband. I know we’re supposed to eat to live, but living to eat is much more fun!

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Class Research Project a Win-Win for Faculty, Students

Teaching is arguably the primary responsibility of a faculty member, but the demands of the classroom often leave faculty with little time and energy to conduct research.

While thinking on this, and also ways to expose students to research, Jennifer Wortham, associate professor of health sciences and human performance, and Abe Miller, associate professor of health sciences and human performance, decided to try something fairly unique with their HSC 499 Science of Sex Course in Spring 2016.

At the beginning of the semester, they presented the class with potential topics for a semester-long research project. Then, under their guidance, the class conducted the study, from reviewing the literature to collecting data. They even coded and checked the data themselves.

On the last day of class, Wortham presented the findings to the class, just as you would at a professional conference.

When the class ended, Wortham and Miller were left with a plethora of data, which they wrote up for publication. The resulting paper, “Social interactions in different environments impacts and motivates reproductive displays in college students,” was published in Helyion this past June, and all of the students were credited in the paper’s acknowledgements. Wortham believes the project is the first class project to be published since the inception of the QEP, Learning by Doing: Inquiry-based Experiential Education.

“This project was a win-win, the students gained valuable experience in designing and conducting a research project, and we as faculty members gained help in collecting data to be interpreted and published or presented,” she said.

She also notes the project is an example of how student research projects do not need to be narrowly limited. Wortham and Miller typically work with animals and publish in scientific journals, but expanded their repertoire for this social science study.

“Another thing I noticed was since the students were working so closely together outside of class, in class discussions they had no fear about speaking up,” she said.

The feedback from the students was overwhelmingly positive.

“Conducting research in our class was a lot of work but a lot of fun. It definitely took me out of my comfort zone and pushed me to put myself out there, especially with the awesome leadership of Dr. Wortham and Dr. Miller,” said Lian Shanhai ’16. “Conducting research in the class gave all of us a sense of unity working towards a bigger picture together. As an alumni from UT I still value the life lessons that conducting research in our class has taught me.”

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Family Weekend 2017

The Office of Student Leadership and Engagement is looking for offices and departments to showcase during Family Weekend 2017. This year’s Family Weekend will be held on Oct. 6–7. How can your office become involved?

  • Host an event that can be advertised on the Family Weekend schedule. You can find the tentative schedule at
  • Provide an item, flyer, or pamphlet to be included in the Family Weekend gift bags that will be given to all participants.
  • Volunteer at any Family Weekend event. A follow-up email will be sent in September with more information on volunteering

If you are interested in any of these options, or for more information, please contact Shannon Calega at

Experiential Education Efforts Rewarded

President Ronald Vaughn will receive the 2017 William M. Burke Presidential Award for Excellence in Experiential Education at the National Society for Experiential Education Annual Conference Awards Luncheon on Tuesday, Sept. 26, at the Don Cesar Hotel in St. Pete Beach. The award recognizes a sitting college president who has made significant contributions to experiential education and exemplifies commitment to college students through support of experiential education on campus and in the community.

“I view this award as institutional recognition of the great progress we have made together,” Vaughn said. “I’m happy that all UT students can enrich their learning through the many impactful experiential education opportunities we provide.”

Fitness Center Resumes Normal Hours

The Fitness and Recreation Center, which has been closed for annual maintenance and staff training, resumed normal hours of operation on Monday, Aug. 28 (Monday–Thursday 6:30 a.m.–midnight; Friday 6:30 a.m.–10 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m.–10 p.m.).


Has your contact information changed in the last year? If so, don’t forget to update your phone number in the SMART system. In the event of an emergency, the SMART system sends out text alerts to the UT community. Go to SpartanWeb, Personal Info, Biographical Info to make sure your contact is up-to-date.

Take a Peek at UT’s New Webcams

Offering stunning live views, the two new high-definition campus webcams provide 24/7 streaming video to visitors across the globe via YouTube Live. The central webcam, on top of the Vaughn Center, features a glimpse of downtown Tampa, Plant Hall, the Sykes College of Business lawn and Sykes Chapel. The second camera is perched on Morsani Hall, overlooking the construction of the new Graduate and Health Studies Building. The new Axis PTZ dome cameras provide a high quality, real-time sense of being on campus.

Hockey vs. U.S. Women’s Olympic Team Oct. 6

Mark your calendar! On Friday, Oct. 6, the UT ACHA hockey program will help the U.S. Women’s Olympic Hockey team prepare for the 2018 Winter Olympics by participating in an exhibition game. The game begins at 7 p.m. at the Florida Hospital Center Ice in Wesley Chapel. Admission is $5 for individuals, $10 for families and free for students (and their parents). The team will be selling T-shirts and past season’s jerseys to help raise funds for the program and help keep admission to home games free for all UT students.

Kerstein Receives Commendation

On May 4, Bob Kerstein, professor emeritus of political science and international studies, was awarded a commendation by the city of Tampa on his retirement after 40 years of service to UT. Watch a video of the brief ceremony here.

Know Your Building Address

While you may know the main address for UT is 401 W. Kennedy Blvd., you should also know the address for your building, which can be found on SpartanWeb, Employees, Campus Directory and Building Addresses. This is important information in the event that you need to call 911 for emergency assistance.

Please note building addresses should be used solely for location purposes and not mailing. All regular University mail should be addressed to the appropriate box number at 401 W. Kennedy Blvd., Tampa, FL 33606-1490.

Safety First

The beginning of the academic year is a good time to review your emergency preparedness, both at home and at work. To help ensure you’ve got all your bases covered, a Safety Checklist has been posted on SpartanWeb, under the Employees tab. The Safety Checklist can be found in the Handouts area.

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ABIGAIL BLANCO, assistant professor of economics, co-authored “Policing for ‘Profit’: The Political Economy of Private Prisons and Asset Forfeiture,” which was published in Rethinking Punishment in the Era of Mass Incarceration.

KARLA BORJA, associate professor of economics, had her paper, “Corruption Indicators, Foreign Capital and Economic Growth in Developing Countries,” published in the Journal of Developing Areas.

CHRISTOPHER BOULTON, assistant professor of communication, was part of a panel discussion on the documentary film Paragraph 175, which was shown in conjunction with the exhibition Nazi Persecution of Homosexuals 1933–1945 at the Florida Holocaust Museum in June.

KATHRYN BRANCH, chair/associate professor of criminology and criminal justice, co-authored “A Feminist Analysis of Campus Sexual Assault Policies: Results from a National Sample,” which was published in Family Relations.

SHANNON CALEGA, director of orientation and family engagement, will present “But It’s Always Been This Way: How to Redesign Your Orientation Program to Meet the Changing Campus Needs” at the NODA (Association for Orientation, Transition and Retention in Higher Education) annual conference in Louisville, KY, this November.

MICHAEL COON, assistant professor of economics, had his paper, “Local Immigration Enforcement and Arrests of the Hispanic Population,” published in the Journal on Migration and Human Security.

RYAN CRAGUN, associate professor of sociology, had his paper, “Finding Humanists in Survey Data,” published in Free Inquiry. He also published a review of the book (Un)Believing in Modern Society: Religion, Spirituality, and Religious-Secular Competition in Sociology of Religion as well as a review of The Oxford handbook of secularism in Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries. In addition, Cragun appeared on First Coast Connect on WJCT-FM to talk about his book, How to Defeat Religion in 10 Easy Steps.

ETHAN DENEAULT, associate chair/associate professor of physics, had his paper, “Condensation of Silicon Carbide in Supernova Ejecta,” published in Astrophysical Journal.

EDUARDO DE SOUZA, assistant professor of health sciences and human performance, co-authored “Effects of different strength training frequencies during reduced training period on strength and muscle cross-sectional area,” which was published in the European Journal of Sport Science. De Souza also co-authored “Effect of the Order of Strength Exercises on Volume, Lactate and Performance,” which was published in Revista Brasileira de Medicina do Esporte.

LINDA DEVINE, vice president of operations and planning, received the Bob E. Leach Award for Outstanding Service to Students from the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators Region III.

DEIRDRE DIXON, associate director of the TECO Energy Center for Leadership, coordinator for the Minor in Leadership program and assistant professor of management, co-authored “Making Sense When It Matters Most: An Exploratory Study of Leadership in Extremis,” which was published in the Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies.

CYNTHIA GANGI, associate professor of psychology, and ERIN KOTERBA, associate professor of psychology, co-authored “What Does She Have that I Don’t? The Effect of Sexual Activity on Social Comparisons and Body Dissatisfaction in Emerging Adult Women,” which was published in the Journal of Adult Development.

TIM HARDING, associate dean of career development and engagement, led a team of colleagues to the Competency Symposium 2017: Drafting a Blueprint for the Future held at Clemson University in May and presented on UT’s Spartan Ready program. Other members of the team included STEPHANIE RUSSEL KREBS, vice president for student affairs and dean of students; TIFFANY GARCIA, coordinator of life skills programs; JULIE LEBLANC, associate director of leadership education; JACQUELYN EDWARDS, assistant director of residence life; JENNA POLIZZI, academic programs specialist; and CHERI ETLING, associate professor of finance.

DAN HUBER, associate professor of biology, co-authored “Ultrastructural, material and crystallographic description of endophytic masses — A possible damage response in shark and ray tessellated calcified cartilage,” which was published in the Journal of Structural Biology.

MARY KEENER, chair/associate professor of accounting, received the Beta Alpha Psi 2017 Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award at the Beta Alpha Psi Annual Meeting in August.

KENNETH KNAPP, associate professor of information and technology management and director of cybersecurity programs, presented “Trends in Information and Cybersecurity” at the Tampa Downtown Partnership’s Downtown Debriefing Series in May.

HEATHER MASONJONES, professor of biology, presented “One species, two species, hybrid species, new species: The Secrets of the Sweetings Pond Seahorse” at the University of Florida’s Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience in April as part of the Evenings at Whitney Lecture Series.

TAEGAN MCMAHON, assistant professor of biology, co-authored “Light and noise pollution interact to disrupt interspecific interactions,” which was published in Ecology.

CEDRIC MICHEL, assistant professor of criminology and criminal justice, had his paper, “Was it justified? Applying attribution theory to corporate violence,” published in the Journal of Crime and Justice.

JILL MOSTELLER, associate professor of marketing, co-authored “Online Reviewer Engagement,” which was published in the Journal of Service Research. Mosteller also co-authored “To Share and Protect: Using Regulatory Focus Theory to Examine the Privacy Paradox of Consumers’ Social Media Engagement and Online Privacy Protection Behaviors,” which was published in the Journal of Interactive Martketing.

PATTY O'GRADY, associate professor of education, presented “The Positive Psychology Teaching and Learning Taxonomy” in August at the 125th anniversary convention of the American Psychological Association (APA) in Washington, D.C.

THOMAS PITTZ, assistant professor of management, co-authored “Organizational Hazards When a Business Unit Goes Rogue: The Case of Andersen Consulting,” which was published in the Journal of Managerial Issues. Pittz also co-authored “Opportunity or Opportunism? An Examination of International Recruitment via Employer and Nation Branding Strategies,” which was published in the Business and Professional Ethics Journal.

DANA PLAYS, professor of film, animation and new media, received two film festival awards in Los Angeles for her documentary The Longest Walk (filmed on Alcatraz Island, addressing Native American rights) — an Impact Docs Award, and Special Mention from One-Reeler Short Film Competition. Plays was also awarded a Dana Grant in 2017 to complete and distribute the film.

STANLEY RICE, professor of biology, co-authored “Molecular identification of polyorid polychaetes (Annelida: Spionidae): is there a quick way to identify pest and alien species?” which was published in African Zoology.

MICHAEL ROBINSON, associate professor of accounting, co-authored “Auditor Changes and the Cost of Bank Debt,” which was published in Accounting Review.

LIOU RU-SHIUN, assistant professor of management, KEVIN LEE, assistant professor of finance, and SCOTT MILLER, associate professor of finance, co-authored “Institutional impacts on ownership decisions by emerging and advanced market MNCs,” which was published in Cross Cultural and Strategic Management.

BRITT SHIRLEY, professor of information and technology management, and TERESA PERGOLA, associate professor of accounting, co-authored the case study “Carolyn’s Dilemma,” which was published in the Journal of Case Studies.

BEA SMITH, director of the Academic Advising Office, earned a doctorate in curriculum and instruction with a concentration in higher education administration from the University of South Florida’s College of Education in May.

J.E. SUMERAU, assistant professor of sociology and director of applied sociology, co-authored “Out of the shadow: Partners managing illness together,” which was published in Sociology Compass. In addition, SUMERAU and RYAN CRAGUN, associate professor of sociology, co-authored “‘Men never cry’: Teaching Mormon Manhood in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,” which was published in Sociological Focus. Sumerau and Cragun also co-authored “Helping quantitative sociology comes out of the closet,” which was published in Sexualities.

KATHRYN VANDERMOLEN, assistant professor of political science, had her paper, “Stealth Democracy Revisted: Reconsidering Preferences for Less Visible Government,” published in Political Research Quarterly.

REBECCA WAGGETT, associate professor of biology; PATTIE JOHNSTON, associate professor of education, director of the master’s in education program and graduate coordinator of the M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction program; and LESLIE JONES, associate professor of mathematics and assistant dean of the College of Social Sciences, Mathematics and Education, co-authored “Beyond Simple Participation: Providing a Reliable Informal Assessment Tool of Student Engagement for Teachers,” which was published in Education.

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Shane Martin
Campus Recreation/Intramurals, Fitness and Recreation Center

Rosa Mercado
International Student Services Advisor, International Programs Office

Julia Morrow
Interim Athletic Communications Assistant Sports Information

Michelle Olivo
Library Assistant, Library

Cheryl Pittenger
Assistant Director of Academic and Student Services/Senior Woman Administrator, Athletic Director's Office

Leah Rothe
Part-time Staff Assistant I, Fine Arts — Art

Julia Ruddock
Manager of Employer Development, Career Services

Katarzyna Rutledge
Part-time Academic Advisor, Graduate and Continuing Studies

Katie Schubert
Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology, History and Sociology

Bruce Smith
Mail Services, Post Office

Alan Toussaint
Accounts Receivable Service Representative, Financial Management

Christina Windham
Assistant Director of Enrollment Evaluation, Office of Admissions

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Now–Sep. 23
UT Permanent Collection: 40th Anniversary Show. Scarfone/Hartley Gallery. Monday–Friday 10 a.m.–4 p.m., Saturday 1–4 p.m.

Now–Dec. 23
Menus: The Epicurean Experience. Henry Plant Museum. Tuesday–Saturday 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Sunday noon–5 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 1
Volleyball vs. University of New Haven. Martinez Athletics Center. 2:45 p.m.

First Friday. Free admission and live music. Henry B. Plant Museum. 5 p.m.

Saturday, Sep. 2
Volleyball vs. Pace University. Martinez Athletics Center. 10:30 a.m.

Volleyball vs. Concordia University, St Paul. Martinez Athletics Center. 7 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 4

Labor Day. No classes.

Thursday, Sep. 7
Volleyball vs. Central Washington University. Martinez Athletics Center. 7 p.m.

Sunday, Sep. 10
Men’s Soccer vs. Florida National University. Pepin Stadium. 11 a.m.

Wednesday, Sep. 13
Women’s Soccer vs. Florida National University. Pepin Stadium 7 p.m.

For future events and more info see: