Faculty and Staff News — 25 March 2013
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College of Science
Joe Dwyer was filmed on campus for a documentary, “Strangest Weather on Earth,” which will air on the Weather Channel. He is also making the presentation, “Modeling the radiation doses from terrestrial gamma-ray flashes,” to the European Geosciences Union in Vienna in April.

Ken Lindeman is co-designing new Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) from the Florida Keys to North Carolina as a member of the MPA Expert Workgroup of the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council. Composed of leading scientists and industry representatives, the workgroup just produced a new guidance document for the four-state region.Lindeman has aided design and management of MPAs in Cuba, Mexico, Brazil and elsewhere since 1989. Marine protected areas are similar to ocean parks and are often designed to protect fisheries or exceptional habitats.

Terry Oswalt presented the Shapley Lecture, “Searching for Life in the Universe: Where is everyone?” His presentation was at the University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point.

Rob van Woesik published “Progress and perspectives on question-driven coral reef monitoring” in BioScience, the journal of the American Institute of Biological Science.

College of Engineering
Guy A. Boy, university professor and director of the Human-Centered Design Institute, was nominated as one of 12 expert members of the SESAR Joint Undertaking Scientific Committee. SESAR (http://www.sesarju.eu) is the Single European Sky Air Traffic Management Research program (equivalent to NextGen in Europe). He will participate for the next three years in reinforcing the SESAR innovative and scientific approach to building the future air traffic management systems and procedures.

New University Professor of Biomedical Engineering in the College of Engineering Larry Hench, a world-renowned scientist, specializes in bio-ceramics. He is the second faculty member to join Florida Tech who holds a prestigious membership in the National Academy of Engineering (NAE). The other is Martin Glicksman.

Making presentations at the Indian River Lagoon 2013 Symposium: Health of the Lagoon in Ft. Pierce, Fla., were Kevin Johnson, Jesse Blanchard ’12 M.S. and graduate students Kelli Zargiel and Holly Sweat as well as Ralph Turingan, biological sciences. John Windsor was an organizing committee member and contributed to the public forum.

College of Psychology and Liberal Arts
A manuscript by Pat Converse and students Stephanie Miloslavic, Christen Lockamy, Margaret Sudduth, Katrina Piccone, Jaya Pathak and Anne Marie DePaul-Haddock was accepted for publication by Human Performance. The paper is titled, “Within-person variability in goal content and goal frame: Amount, patterns, antecedents and consequences of variation in goal orientation over time.”

Rich Griffith published “Global behavioral management: The toolbox of a global leader” in SmartBlog on Leadership.

Dean Mary Beth Kenkel and members of the Industrial/Organizational (I/O) Psychology program including Bill Gabrenya and Rich Griffith hosted representatives from the East China Normal University’s psychology department in March.They discussed faculty and student exchange programs, and several collaborative efforts, with the intent at arriving at a more formal agreement.

Bob Taylor will attend the U.S. Army’s Military History Instructor course in Fort Leavenworth, Kan., in April and May.

Kristi Van Sickle was elected to a three-year term, ending in December 2015, to the American Psychological Association’s Policy and Planning Board.

Lisa Steelman has compiled an extensve list of upcoming presentations by faculty at the 2013 Society for Industrial Organizational Psychology Conference in Houston, Texas. To see them all, visit: http://cpla.fit.edu/io/announcements/1522

Frank Webbe presented “Sport-related concussions and the role of the faculty athletics representative” at a symposium on Recent Advances in Sport-related Concussion, National Collegiate Athletic Association Convention in Grapevine, Texas.

A manuscript by David Wilder and master’s student Kaitlynn Gokey was accepted for publication in the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis. The paper is titled, “Fading a concurrent activity during self-control training in children with autism.”

College of Aeronautics
FIT Aviation, LLC, received the Better Business of the Month Award by the Melbourne Regional Chamber and its Better Business Council (BBC). The nomination noted FIT Aviation’s annual aviation day event, which promotes aviation to the community; support for the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts by providing aviation merit badges; donations to Genesis House, which helps shelter single mothers with children in Brevard; attendance at career fairs at local schools; and hosting of local schools for tours.

Nathan M. Bisk College of Business
Scott Benjamin was featured in a story in the March issue of Florida Trend magazine. The story notes the Student Business Incubator and highlights the MBA programs at Florida institutions.

Catherine Cook presented the paper, “Tourism modeling for the Space Coast 2013,” at the ASBBS 20th Annual Conference in Las Vegas. The ASBBS is the American Society of Business and Behavioral Sciences, an interdisciplinary professional organization.

Athletics
Coach Steve Englehart made a presentation to the Melbourne Regional Chamber of East Central Florida. He spoke about new football recruits, the spring game and the upcoming “Inside the Huddle,” featuring former Heisman Trophy winner Doug Flutie on April 17.

Extended Studies Sites
Denise V. Siegfeldt, Hampton Roads site director, and Kelwyn A. D’Souza of that site published “A conceptual analysis of cognitive distraction for transit bus drivers” in Management of Production Engineering Review.

Terry Raney, Ft. Lee site director, was quoted extensively in the story, “Logistically Speaking,” which appeared in the March issue of the journal, Military Advanced Education.

Center for Teaching and Learning Competence
Andy Stanfield presented “Using Mayer’s cognitive theory of multimedia learning” at the North American Faculty Development Conference in Savannah, Ga.

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