Faculty and Staff News — 28 November 2017
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College of Aeronautics

Graduate student Tristan Clouse was senior author and John Deaton, chair of the Human Factors Program, was first author on a new study, “”Hurricane Evacuation:  Factors People Consider When Deciding if Evacuation is Necessary.” The paper will be published in Disaster Recovery Journal in spring 2018.

College of Engineering and Science

Ondrej Doule, assistant professor in the School of Human-Centered Design, Innovation and Art, recently presented the keynote address at the Czech Green Building Council conference in Prague, Czech Republic. Doule, who earned his first Ph.D. in design theory for architecture in extreme environments, presented a vision of future environmental and energy systems design and explained why space systems research has similar energy and environmental trends as terrestrial construction.

Kelli Z. Hunsucker, research assistant professor at the Center for Corrosion and Biofouling Control, was named one of 12 finalists LEAD Brevard’s 4 Under 40 Emerging Leaders competition. The Emerging Leaders award recognizes people under the age of 40 who have made significant strides in their field and made contributions to Brevard County through their leadership and commitment to community service. Hunsucker was selected as a result of her professional and community involvement with the Navy and the Indian River Lagoon.

Prasanta Sahoo, associate professor of ocean engineering, was co-author on several recent journal articles, including:

<>Sasan Tavakoli, Abbas Dashtimanesh and Prasanta Sahoo (2017); “An oblique 2D+T approach for hydrodynamic modeling of yawed planing boats in calm water” in Journal of Ship Production and Design (publisher SNAME), online 30 October 2017, https://doi.org/10.5957/jspd.160032

<>Z C Hong, Z Zong, H T Lai, H Hefazi and P K Sahoo (2017); “Self-blending method for hull form modification and optimization” in Ocean Engineering, Elsevier, Vol. 146 (2017), pp 59-69, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.oceaneng.2017.09.048

Sahoo also participated in presentations at several conferences in September, including the 14th International Conference on Fast Sea Transportation in Nantes, France, the 11th International Conference on High Performance Marine Vehicles in Cape Town, South Africa and OCEANS17 in Alaska.

College of Psychology and Liberal Arts

Bold = faculty
*= student
**= alumni
*** =former student
****=Scott Center Staff

Dorfeld, Natalie. “Daydreaming in the Rust Belt: The Decaying Perceptions of the American Dream.” Florida College English Association, Oct. 19-21, Crowne Plaza Melbourne Oceanfront, Melbourne, FL.  Panel presentation.

Dorfeld, Natalie.  “I’m Here to Shave Your Alpaca: The Secret Lives of English Professors.” Teaching Poor: Voices of the Academic Precariat, edited by Joseph Fruscione and Lee Kottner, PrecariCorps Publishing, Forthcoming, pp. N/A.

Dorfeld, Natalie.  “Meatless Mondays?: Resistance in the College Classroom.”  Cultural Ecologies of Food in the 21st Century, edited by Thomas J. Hertweck and Iker Arranz,             University of Nevada Press, Forthcoming, pp. N/A.

Dorfeld, Natalie.  “Enacting Cultural Texts and Political Discussions in the English Classroom.”  National Council of Teachers of English, 16-19 November 2017, America’s Center   Convention Complex, St. Louis, MO.  Roundtable discussion.

Dorfeld, Natalie.  “Spies Like Us: Imaginative Ways Educators Find Wiggle Room in Academia.”  International Writing Centers Association Conference, 10-13 November 2017, Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers, Chicago, IL.  Panel presentation.

Ivey, Jacob. “‘Young men like these…’: The Volunteer Corps and the Emergence of the Settler Community in Colonial Natal”, South African Historical Journal, DOI: 10.1080/02582473.2017.1389977 (Nov. 2017)

Ivey, Jacob. “I Was Witboy, of the Police”: The Natal Constabulary and the Importance of Indigenous Agency in Early Colonial Natal at the 60th Annual Meeting of the African Studies Association in Chicago, IL on November 17th.

Ivey, Jacob. “Development or Underdevelopment? New Perspectives on an Old Question” Panel, at the North American Conference on British Studies in Denver, Colorado on November 4th.

Ivey, Jacob. “From Sun City to the Sunshine State: The UN, Florida, Anti-Apartheid Movements and the Politics of Economic Divestment” in Aurora, Colorado on November 2nd.

Ivey, Jacob. “Divestment and Lemon Meringue Pie: Popular Anti-Apartheid Movements in Central Florida.” Popular Culture Association in the South and the American Culture Association in the South Conference, Oct. 7, Savannah, GA.

Patterson, Joy. “Sharing the Dream.” Florida College English Association Conference. Oct. 21.

Chusid, J. & Beaulieu, L. (in press). Assessing the generality and durability of interview-informed functional analyses and treatment. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis.

Beaulieu, L., Clausen, M., Williams, A., & Herscovitch B. (in press). Incorporating interview-informed functional analyses into practice. Behavior Analysis in Practice.

Lauren Beaulieu was invited to be on the Editorial Board of Behavioral Interventions in 2018.

Katrina M. Ellis, & Nelson, B. (2017). Understanding diagnostic test results: Development of the Knowledge of Diagnostic Test Scale. Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, 61, 661-665.

Katrina M. Ellis & Nelson, B. (2017, October). Understanding diagnostic test results: Development of the Knowledge of Diagnostic Test Scale. Research Talk at the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society International Annual Meeting, Austin, TX.

Gravina, N., *Villacorta, Jamie, *Albert, Kristin, *Clark, Ronald, *Curry, Scott, & Wilder, D.  (In press).  A quantitative review of organizational behavior management research in human service settings.  Journal of Organizational Behavior Management.

Gravina, N., **Matey, Nicholas, *Rajagopal, Sandhya, & Betz, A.  (September, 2017).  Recent research in behavioral science:  Feedback accuracy in safety observations.  Reaching Results Safety Leadership Conference, Grand Rapids, MI. (Invited)

Gravina, N.  (September, 2017).  From us and them to we.  Reaching Results Safety Leadership Conference, Grand Rapids, MI. (Invited)

*Albert, Kristin, Gravina, N., Sundberg, D., *Curry, Scott, & *Jankowski, Noell.  (October, 2017).  OBM in human service settings: A survey of clinical behavior analysts.  Part of a symposium conducted at the Florida Association of Behavior Analysis, Daytona, FL.

*Villacorta, Jamie, Gravina, N., *Albert, Kristin, *Curry, Scott, *Clark, Ronald, & Wilder, D.  (October, 2017).  Literature review:  The use of OBM interventions to improve staff performance in human service settings.  Part of a symposium conducted at the Florida Association of Behavior Analysis, Daytona, FL.

**Matey, Nicholas, Gravina, N., *Rajagopal, Sandhya, & Betz, A.  (October, 2017). The effect of safety coaching on the accuracy of safety observations.  Part of a symposium conducted at the Florida Association of Behavior Analysis, Daytona, FL.

**King, Allison, Gravina, N., & *Sleiman, Andressa.  An analysis of the role of reactivity in the observer effect.  Part of a symposium conducted at the Florida Association of Behavior Analysis, Daytona, FL.

*Sleiman, Andressa, Gravina, N., *Robinson, Theo, & Podlesnik, C.  (October, 2017).  Part of a symposium conducted at the Florida Association of Behavior Analysis, Daytona, FL.

Gravina, N., & *Hodges, Ansley.  (October, 2017).  OBM strategies for leaders in human service settings.  A workshop conducted at the Florida Association of Behavior Analysis, Daytona, FL.

Gravina, N., LeBlanc, L., & Pritchard, J.  (October, 2017).  Organizational behavior management in human service settings.  A panel conducted at the Florida Association of Behavior Analysis, Daytona, FL.

(Note: Awarded Best Clinical Application Award at the Poster Session)  *DePaolo, Jesse, Gravina, N., & *Sleiman, Andressa.  (October, 2017).  Negative reinforcement to improve performance of women’s college Lacrosse Players.  Poster presented at the Florida Association of Behavior Analysis, Daytona, FL.

*Vergason, Cassie, *McMahon, Devon, Gravina, N., & *Sleiman, Andressa.  (October, 2017). Increasing employee-guest interactions using task clarification and graphical display at a zoological facility.  Poster presented at the Florida Association of Behavior Analysis, Daytona, FL

Bland, V. J., Cowie, S., Elliffe, D., & Podlesnik, Christopher A. (in press). Melioration revisited: A systematic replication of Vaughan (1981). Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior.

Liggett, Ashley P.**, Nastri, Regina*, & Podlesnik, Christopher A. (in press). Assessing the combined effects of resurgence and reinstatement in children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior.

Podlesnik, Christopher A. (2017). Translational research using translational models of persistence and relapse. Invited address at the meeting of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Wathen, Stephanie*, Silverman, Karlie***, Kuroda, T., Podlesnik, Christopher A., & Jimenez-Gomez, Corina (2017). Comparing ABA and ABB resurgence in children with ASD. Symposium conducted at the annual meeting of the Florida Association for Behavior Analysis, Daytona, FL.

Hannula, Courtney*, Shvarts, Samuel*, Jimenez-Gomez, CorinaPodlesnik, Christopher A., Vergason, C.*, & Fentress, S.* (2017). Discriminative vs. reinforcing effects of praise in children with ASD. Symposium conducted at the annual meeting of the Florida Association for Behavior Analysis, Daytona, FL.

Purcell, Kelsey*, Liggett, Ashley P.**, Nastri, Regina*, & Podlesnik, Christopher A. (2017). Assessing the combined effects of resurgence and reinstatement. Symposium conducted at the annual meeting of the Florida Association for Behavior Analysis, Daytona, FL.

Rajagopal, Sandhya*, Matey, Nicholas*, Fire, Rebecca*, & Podlesnik, Christopher A. (2017). Effects of richer and leaner treatment contexts on renewal. Symposium conducted at the annual meeting of the Florida Association for Behavior Analysis, Daytona, FL.

Shvarts, Samuel*, Jimenez-Gomez, CorinaPodlesnik, Christopher A., Blackman, Abigail** (2017). Effectiveness of online versus in vivo training for parents of children with ASD. Symposium conducted at the annual meeting of the Florida Association for Behavior Analysis, Daytona, FL.

Galbato, Melinda.**, Keevy, Madeleine.**, Wathen, Stephanie*, & Podlesnik, Christopher A. (2017). A laboratory study of renewal while maintaining DRA treatment. Symposium conducted at the annual meeting of the Florida Association for Behavior Analysis, Daytona, FL.

Sleiman, Andressa*, Gravina, Nicole, Robinson, Theo*, & Podlesnik, Christopher A. (2017). Feedback and effort: A translational study. Symposium conducted at the annual meeting of the Florida Association for Behavior Analysis, Daytona, FL.

Proctor, D. (September, 2017). Grant writing for undergrads – Sigma Xi. Webinar for the Evans Library Research Support Workshop Series. Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FL.

Proctor, D. (October, 2017). Chimpanzee decision-making. Presentation to the Learning Apes and Other Nonhuman Animals Conference, Atlanta, GA.

Aguado  Loi C, Nesman T, Xu P, Krischer J, Tyc Vida L, Taylor T, McMillen S, Gross-King M, & Huegel V (2017). The effects of a self-administered stress management intervention for Hispanic patients undergoing cancer chemotherapy. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, 19:1121-1131.

*Crochet Emily, *DiLulullo Lauren, Tyc Vida L, Klosky JL.  A comparison of attitudes toward secondhand smoke exposure (SHSe) and risk reduction behaviors in children with cancer and sickle cell disease.  Presented at the 2nd Annual Brevard/Indian River/Central Chapter Regional Florida Psychological Association Regional Conference; October 2017.

*Norheim, Nicole, *Kissinger-Knox, Alicia, Mulligan, K., & Webbe, F. (2017, October). Comparative MoCA Performance in Elderly Community Dwelling African, Hispanic, and Caucasian Americans. Presented at the 36th Annual Conference of the National Academy of Neuropsychology, Boston, MA.

(Abstract also published in Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 32(6). doi.org/10.1093/arclin/acx076.36)

Wilder, David, & Hodges, Ansley.* Tantrums. The Encyclopedia of Child and Adolescent Development. New York, NY: John Wiley and Sons.

Wilder, David. (2017, October). How to Assess and Improve the Performance of Staff Members in Human Service Settings. Invited talk at the 38th annual convention of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Wilder, David. (2017, October). Assessing and Improving Staff Performance in Human Service Settings. Invited talk at the annual convention of the South Carolina Association for Behavior Analysis, Myrtle Beach, SC.

Wilder, David & Smith, Madison.** (2017, October). Assessing and improving the job performance of individuals with disabilities. In A. Kisamore (Chair), Filling the Gap: Teaching Social and Vocational Skills to individuals with Autism and Related Disabilities. Symposium presented at the 38th annual convention of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Hodges, Ansley,* Wilder, David, Lipschultz, Joshua**, & Ertel, Hallie.* (2017, October). Assessment of the inter-rater and test-retest reliability of the PDC-HS.

A. Hodges (Chair), Research on Organizational Behavior Management in Human Service Settings. Symposium presented at the 37th annual convention of the Florida Association for Behavior Analysis, Daytona Beach, FL.

Hodges, Ansley.*, Wilder, David. (2017, October). The use of a multiple schedule to decrease toe walking in a child with autism. In K. Peters (Chair), The Use of Multiple Schedules in the Treatment of Problematic Behavior. Symposium presented at the 37th annual convention of the Florida Association for Behavior Analysis, Daytona Beach, FL.

Bevacqua, Aaron**, Wilder, David, Hodges, Ansley* & Ertel, Hallie.* (2017, October). Further evaluation of positive versus negative reinforcement to treat problem behavior maintained by escape. In D. Wilder, Recent Research on the Treatment of Problem Behavior Maintained by Negative Reinforcement. Symposium presented at the 37th annual convention of the Florida Association for Behavior Analysis, Daytona Beach, FL.

Ertel, Hallie*, Wilder, David, Hodges, Ansley*, and Hurtado, Lianne.** (2017, October). The effects of various instruction ratios during the high-probability sequence to increase compliance. In D. Wilder, Recent Research on the Treatment of Problem Behavior Maintained by Negative Reinforcement. Symposium presented at the 37th annual convention of the Florida Association for Behavior Analysis, Daytona Beach, FL.

Cruz, Nelmar*, Lipschultz, Joshua**, Wilder, David, Luong, Nga*, and Gravina, Nicole. (2017, October). The effects of feedback accuracy on rumor during an analog task. In A. Sleiman (Chair), Translational Investigations of Feedback: Examining Effort and Accuracy. Symposium presented at the 37th annual convention of the Florida Association for Behavior Analysis, Daytona Beach, FL.

Curry, Scott*, Lipschultz, Joshua**, Wilder, David, Sleiman, Andressa*, and Gravina, Nicole. (2017, October). Relative effects of feedback accuracy and trainer verbal behavior on performance during an analog task. In A. Sleiman (Chair), Translational Investigations of Feedback: Examining Effort and Accuracy. Symposium presented at the 37th annual convention of the Florida Association for Behavior Analysis, Daytona Beach, FL.

Leon, Yanerys**, Wilder, David, and Saini, Val.** (2017, October). Evaluating reinforce demand: A comparison of across-session and within-session increases in unit price. In Y. Leon (Chair), Considerations in Stimulus Preference and Reinforcer Assessment. Symposium presented at the 37th annual convention of the Florida Association for Behavior Analysis, Daytona Beach, FL.

Neve, Della** & Wilder, David. (2017, October). Assessment and treatment of rumination using competing stimulation. In S. Bloom (Chair), Recent Advances in the Assessment and Treatment of Problem Behavior. Symposium presented at the 37th annual convention of the Florida Association for Behavior Analysis, Daytona Beach, FL.

Xie, J., Ma, H., Zhou, Z. E., & Tang, H. (2017). Work-related use of information and communication technologies after hours (W_ICTs) and emotional exhaustion: A mediated moderation model. Computers in Human Behavior, 79, 94-104.

Online Learning

A group of employees has participated in the Senior Santa program after Administrative Assistant Wendy Peréz visited an assisted living facility in the Palm Bay area and heard about the program, which provides gifts to elderly residents who may not receive presents during the holidays. Thanks to the Online Learning group, 23 seniors will now receive Senior Santa presents.

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