Faculty and Staff News — 19 December 2014
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Center for Organizational Effectiveness

Jim Gallo, associate director of Florida Tech’s Center for Organizational Effectiveness, has been appointed as the HR Florida State Conference Chair and will serve in this position for the next two years followed by an additional two year as conference director. Representing over 16,000 individual human resource professionals, the HR Florida State Council is the state affiliate for the Society for Human Resource Management. Gallo is the former president of the Broward and Brevard County chapters of SHRM, and is currently a Ph.D. candidate in the Industrial Organizational Psychology program at Florida Tech.

College of Psychology and Liberal Arts

NOTE: * = current FIT student; ** = FIT alum

Converse, Patrick D., **Piccone, Katrina, & *Tocci, Michael C. (2014). Childhood self-control, adolescent behavior, and career success. Personality and Individual Differences, 59, 65-70.

Costopoulos, Julie S. (2014, September). Sexual Offender Recidivism in Florida and the United States. Invited talk presented at the Florida Sexually Violent Predator Program Annual Training in Tallahassee.

The following Step 1 proposal to NASA was invited for Round 2 consideration: Erin Richard, Jessica Wildman and Patrick Converse, “A Computational Modeling Approach to Examining the Effect of Team Composition on the Development of Trust and Conflict during Long Duration Spaceflight.”

Supervisor empathy moderates the negative effects of customer injustice,” a conference paper whose editors include Erin M. Richard, Christa Phillips* and Raad Alzaidalsharief**, was selected for publication in volume 12 of the book series titled, “Research on Emotion in Organizations”

Wilder, D., *Majdalany, L., *Sturkie, L., & *Smeltz, L. were authors of “Further evaluation of the high-probability instructional sequence with and without programmed reinforcement,” which is in press for Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis.

David Wilder received an award for “Outstanding Scientific Contributions to the Field of Behavior Analysis” from the Florida Association for Behavior Analysis.

Symposia presented at the 34th annual meeting of the Florida Association for Behavior Analysis, Bonita Springs:

*Smeltz, L., Wilder, D., & *Majdalany, L. (2015, September). The effects of reinforcement delay on the acquisition of tacts. In T. Vollmer (Chair), Novel methods for teaching skills to children with disabilities.

*Allgood, J., *Majdalany, L, Wilder, D., *Smeltz, L. (2014, September). Evaluation of a model for the assessment and treatment of noncompliance. In D. Wilder (Chair), Recent research on compliance and related behavior.

*Lipschultz, J., Wilder, D., *Majdalany, L., *Sturkie, L., *Smeltz, L. (2014, September). Evaluation of the high-p sequence with and without programmed reinforcement. In D. Wilder (Chair), Recent research on compliance and related behavior.

*King, A., *Ditzian, K., Wilder, D., & *Tanz, J. (September, 2014). The PDC-HS: A tool to assess and improve performance. In A. Betz (Chair), Implementing behavior analysis in home, clinic, and school environments.

College of Engineering

Carlos F. Martino, assistant professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, was featured in an article in the November issue of International Innovation examining the emerging research field of quantum biology.

Institute for Cross-Cultural Management

Executive Director Richard Griffith presented, “Culturally Competent Business: The Secret for Success in the Global Economy,” in November to business leaders in Brazil in three cities: Sao Paulo, Sao Jose do Rio Preto and Campinas. The purpose of his trip was to build relationships with corporate and academic partners.

Office of Research/Bisk College of Business

Florida Tech, represented by Tristan Fiedler, associate vice president, research/federal government relations, and Scott Benjamin, assistant professor, strategic management & entrepreneurship, led the 4th Annual Technical Meeting of the FAA Center of Excellence for Commercial Space Transportation in Washington, D.C. in October.

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