J.C. ANDERSEN, chair/associate professor of health sciences and human performance, and EDUARDO DE SOUZA, assistant professor of health sciences and human performance, co-authored “Session Rating of Perceived Exertion (sRPE), workload, and volume load relationships during off-season resistance training in NCAA Division II baseball players: An exploratory analysis,” which was published in Physical Therapy in Sport.
MARY ANDERSON, associate professor of political science and international studies, conducted a workshop entitled “Community Identity and Political Behavior” at Concordia University in Montreal.
LAURA BUCHHOLZ, assistant professor of psychology, co-presented “Disordered eating and related correlates among women veterans in VA primary care” in a poster session at the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies annual convention in San Diego.
RYAN CRAGUN, associate professor of sociology and director of the Honors Program, co-authored Organized Secularism in the United States: New Directions in Research, which was published in November by De Gruyter, an academic publishing house in Germany. The book addresses the social movement of nonreligious people who advocate for equal treatment in a nation where the majority observe religious teachings and traditions.
SORLE DIIH, assistant professor of criminology and coordinator of law enforcement internships, was part of the inaugural class of the Tampa Homeland Security Investigations Citizens’ Academy that graduated in November.
MATTHEW DIOMEDE, adjunct professor of English and writing, shared his poem, Bullets from The Heart, on the WEDU website as part of the channel’s airing of The Vietnam War, a documentary film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick.
SANTIAGO ECHEVERRY, associate professor of film, animation and new media, finished his sabbatical year research, The Cabaret, and produced more than 130 prints and 16 videos that have been exhibited in the U.S., Mexico, Colombia, the U.K., Spain and Portugal.
BELLA GALPERIN, professor of management and associate director of the TECO Energy Center for Leadership, and FRANK GHANNADIAN, dean of the Sykes College of Business and director of the TECO Energy Center for Leadership, co-authored “Innovation, engagement, and impact measures: Two exploratory studies on the processes and outcomes development,” which was published in the Journal of Education for Business.
BRITTANY HARDER, assistant professor of sociology, co-authored “When the Game is No Longer Fun: Mediasport’s Constructions of Race and Gender and the Enduring Consequences on its Audiences,” which was accepted for publication in Pop Culture Universe.
TIM HARDING, associate dean of career development and engagement, and UT’s Spartan Ready program were featured in an article, “Starting a Campus-wide Competency Development Program: Different Approaches, Common Ground,” in the NACE Journal: The Magazine of the National Association of Colleges and Employers.
LOLA HIDALGO-CALLE and MARK PUTNAM have published their second book, More Andalusian Women Poets. The Artistry of Southern Spain. The text presents seven 21st century Spanish women poets — Matilde Cabello, Araceli Franco, Inés María Guzmán, María del Carmen Guzmán, Isabel Pérez Montalbán, Balbina Prior and Ana Patricia Santaella — from the region of Andalucía, Spain, and includes representative poems from each poet in Spanish and translated into English.
ERIN KOTERBA, associate professor of psychology, presented “Get out of my selfie! Exploring links between narcissism, gender and self-photography among emerging adults” at the Society for the Study of Emerging Adulthood conference in Washington, D.C.
ANTHONY LAROSE, associate professor of criminology and criminal justice, served as a chair of a panel discussion entitled “Media Effects on Perceptions of Crime and Privacy” and co-presented “C.S.I. World Wide: A Three Nation Study of the ‘C.S.I. Effect’” at the Southern Criminal Justice Association’s annual conference in New Orleans.
ROBERT MASSERINI, assistant professor of chemistry, and STEVEN HENDRIX, associate professor of chemistry, co-authored “A coastal surface seawater analyzer for nitrogenous nutrient mapping,” which was published in Continental Shelf Research.
KYLE MCINTOSH, assistant professor of English, co-authored “What intercultural rhetoric can bring to EAP/ESP writing studies in an English as a lingua franca world,” which was published in the Journal of English for Academic Purposes.
CEDRIC MICHEL, assistant professor of criminology and criminal justice, had his paper “Cognitive Dissonance Resolution Strategies after Exposure to Corporate Violence Scenarios” accepted for publication in Critical Criminology.
WILLIAM MYERS, assistant professor of political science, co-authored “Party Animals: Asymmetric Ideological Constraint among Democratic and Republican Party Activists,” which was published in Political Research Quarterly.
PATTY O’GRADY, associate professor of education, presented “The Positive Psychology of Restorative Justice” at the 2017 Progressive Education Network national conference in Boston.
EDWARD POMPEIAN, assistant professor of history, had his article “An Aqueous Territory: Sailor Geographies and New Granada’s Transimperial Greater Caribbean World” published in William & Mary Quarterly.
ENILDA ROMERO-HALL, assistant professor of education and graduate coordinator for Instructional Design and Technology, had her paper “Posting, Sharing, Networking, and Connecting: Use of Social Media Content by Graduate Students” published in TechTrends: Linking Research & Practice to Improve Learning. Romero-Hall presented the paper at The Association for Educational Communications and Technology International Convention. She also presented “An Experiential Role-Playing Aging Simulation” with RENEE PATRICK, assistant professor of psychology, and participated in two panel discussions at the convention.
TIM SMITH, assistant professor of information and technology management, co-authored “An Integrated Learning Approach to Teaching an Undergraduate Information Systems Course,” which was published in the Journal of Information Systems Education.
OLASENI SODE, assistant professor of chemistry, co-authored “Development of a Flexible-Monomer Two-Body Carbon Dioxide Potential and Its Application to Clusters up to (CO2)13,” which was published in the Journal of Computational Chemistry.
THEONI SOUBLIS SMYTH, professor of education, had her paper “Transdisciplinary Pedagogy: A Competency Based Approach for Teachers and Students to Promote Global Sustainability” published in the Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies in Education.
J.E. SUMERAU, assistant professor of sociology, published a second research-based novel in the Sense Publishers Social Fiction Series, Homecoming Queens. Sumerau also co-edited “Negotiating the Emotional Challenges of Conducting Deeply Personal Research in Health,” which was published by Routledge, and presented “Gendered and Sexual Fluidity in Religious Contexts” at the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion’s 2017 annual meeting in Washington, D.C.
ERIC WERNER, associate professor of chemistry, co-authored “X-ray crystallographic, luminescence and NMR studies of phenacyldiphenylphosphine oxide with the Ln(iii) ions Sm, Eu, Gd, Tb and Dy,” which was published in Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry.
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EMPLOYEES OF THE MONTH
NOVEMBER: JOSHUA PULLENS
Coordinator of Intramural Sports – Campus Recreation
Josh’s nominators said: “Josh takes his work seriously and is serious about how it aligns with the greater overall mission of student success. He is constantly providing opportunities for his students to grow, whether that is through becoming a student supervisor or taking them to a flag football clinic at another university to gain more experience and network with other individuals. Additionally, he volunteers whenever he can (i.e. orientation, family weekend) to help other departments meet their goals in order to have a successful year.”
DECEMBER: WHITNEY VANCE
Coordinator – Sykes College of Business
Whitney's nominators said: “Whitney is an excellent communicator. She presents well in front of others. Whitney often must communicate with various stakeholders including students, staff, faculty and external members of the University, including the Center.
“Whitney exhibits a high degree of integrity. She will do what is right for the university. For example, she is not afraid of keeping the record straight even if it conflicts with other perspectives. In putting a document together, she clarified the accurate numbers to others."
Manager of Employer Development
Accounts Receivable Service Representative
Part-time Parking Attendant
Administration and Finance
Campus Safety Officer
Campus Safety Officer
International Graduate Admissions Counselor
Graduate and Continuing Studies
Ana Maia Wales
Associate Director of Leadership Engagement
Student Leadership and Engagement
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Accounts Payable Assistant
Assistant Men's Lacrosse Coach (Part-time)
Museum Store Manager/Buyer
Part-time Parking Attendant
Campus Safety Officer
Coordinator, Lowth Entrepreneurship Center
Sykes College of Business
Staff Assistant II
Department of Education