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College of Aeronautics

Debbie Carstens and Gary VanLandingham (Pew Trust) published their article, “Through a Glass, Darkly: The Promise and Reality of State Transparency Websites” in the Online Journal of Applied Knowledge Management.

Conference Poster: Florida Tech student Kylie Johnson, Carstens and Stephen Rice on “Airline marketing preferences” at the 8th Annual Human Factors and Applied Psychology Student Conference held in March in Daytona Beach. Also at the conference, Carstens was an invited speaker at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, presenting on “Flip classroom style microlabs” at their Faculty Workshop: Best Practices for Teaching Applied Psychology.

Book chapter by Carstens, student Stephen Kies and former student Randy Stockman, “E-Government Transparency and Citizen Engagement Increasing Accountability.” In K. Bwalya and S. Mutula (Eds.), Handbook of Research on Electronic Democracy and Government. Niagara Falls, NY: IGI Publishing.

Carstens presented with her co-authors Scott Winter and John Deaton on “Safety and Human Factors Perspectives in Flight Training” in March at the International Conference: Industry, Engineering & Management Systems 2015 in Cocoa Beach.

College of Science

Hamid Rassoul, dean of the College of Science and a professor of physics and space sciences, gave a presentation at the Airline Medical Directors Association meeting in Orlando this month titled, “Mysteries of Lightning – Particle and Radiation Environments.”  The presentation centered on the radiation environment and dose from dark lightning phenomena.

Hakeem Oluyseyi, associate professor of physics and space sciences, has been named an inductee into the National Black College Alumni Hall of Fame for his contributions to the sciences. Oluseyi, currently the MLK Visiting Professor of Physics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will be formally inducted during the 30th National Black College Annual Alumni Hall of Fame the weekend in September in Atlanta.

Evans Library

Rose Petralia, faculty librarian, assistant dean, user experience and learning, won the Florida Library Association’s Exemplary Instruction Program or Services Award for designing and delivering Florida Tech’s first Massive Open Online Course, or MOOC. Petralia was among the individuals, libraries, businesses and library supporters honored during the association’s annual conference earlier this month.

Called “Mastering Academic Research: Information Skills for Successful Students,” the course drew more than 1,600 students from around the world. “Ms. Petralia’s pedagogically sound strategies, her deep involvement in discussions, and her genius in assembling a team of gifted instructors are remarkable,” the association said in announcing her award.

Associate Dean of Libraries Kathy Turner nominated Petralia.

FIT Huntsville

FIT Huntsville Site Director Tim White received the Regent of the Year 2014 Outstanding Achievement Award for his “distinguished service and promotion” by the Oxford Graduate School (OGS) of Dayton, Tennessee. White serves on the Board of Regents for OGS.

Orlando Center

Leslie Hielema, vice president, The Orlando Center, was named a Women to Watch honoree in the Orlando Business Journal’s 2015 Women Who Mean Business Awards. She and others women leaders from education, law, technology, finance and elsewhere will be recognized at an awards luncheon April 28 in Orlando. For the past 17 years, OBJ has been recognizing Central Florida’s leading businesswomen of distinction in Orange, Osceola, Seminole, Lake, Volusia and Brevard counties.

Support Services

Joni Oglesby, vice president of support services and Title IX coordinator, participated in the 2015 National African American Read-In at Mount Moriah Missionary Baptist Church. Organized by the Melbourne-Palm Bay Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., the event had Oglesby reading, “Aunt Flossie’s Hats (and Crab Cakes Later)” by Elizabeth Fitzgerald Howard to first graders.

College of Psychology and Liberal Arts

The third edition of Scientific and Technical Writing Handbook: Writing Journal Articles and Technical Reports by Judy Strother, chair of graduate programs in communication in the School of Arts and Communication, has been published.

Professors Bob Taylor, Joy Patterson, and Gordon Patterson participated in the Asian Studies Development Association Annual Meeting hosted by Missour State University in Branson, Missouri. Joy Patterson read a paper, Assessment of a Hero: China’s Iron Man; Gordon Patterson is a member of the association’s board of directors.

The influential Chinese newspaper Nanfang Zhoumo, or Southern Weekend, published a long, complimentary article about Gordon Patterson’s research work on mosquito control and mosquito-borne diseases.

Professor Natalie Dorfield was chosen after a national competiton to attend a two-week institute on Infusing Asian Studies hosted by the East West Center and the University of Hawaii.

Pat Converse:
Oswald, F. L., Converse, P. D., & Putka, D. J. “Generating race, gender, and other subgroup data in personnel selection simulations: A pervasive problem with a simple solution.” International Journal of Selection and Assessment.

Kevin Mulligan: Taylor, L. & Mulligan, K. (2014). The effects of serum vitamin D levels on cognition in a geriatric sample. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 29 (6), 508.

Kristi Van Sickle will serve as Chair of the American Psychological Association’s Policy and Planning Board for the 2015 calendar year.

David Wilder and Student*:

Wilder, D., & Lipschultz, J.* (in press). Rumination disorder. In J. Luiselli (Ed.), Behavioral health promotion and intervention for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. New York, NY: Springer Publishing.

David Wilder and Siggi Sigurdsson:

Wilder, D. & Sigurdsson, S. Applications of behavior analysis to improve safety in organizations and community settings. In H. Roane, J. Ringdahl, and T. Falcomatta (Eds.), Clinical and organizational applications of behavior analysis. San Diego, CA: Elsevier Publishing.

Frank Webbe and Kevin Mulligan and Students:

Webbe, F. M., & 1Zimmer, A. (2015). History of neuropsychological study of sport-related concussion, Brain Injury. 29(2), 129-138. (doi:10.3109/02699052.2014.937746)

Published Abstracts

1Consbruck, F., 1Vagt, D., 1Mazur, L., 1Page, C., Mulligan, K., & Webbe, F. (2014). Dysfunction in Executive Functioning in an Elderly Population with Diabetes Mellitus. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 29(6), 533-534 doi:10.1093/arclin/acu038.82.
Based upon poster presented at the 34th Annual Conference of the National Academy of Neuropsychology, Fajardo, Puerto Rico.

1Vagt, D., 1Salazar, C., 1Starr, N., 1Love, C., Mulligan, K., & Webbe, F. (2014). Normal versus prolonged recovery from sports concussion: Best predictors from initial post trauma assessment. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 29(6), 594 doi:10.1093/arclin/acu038.235.
Based upon poster presented at the 34th Annual Conference of the National Academy of Neuropsychology, Fajardo, Puerto Rico.

Conference Presentations

2Cummings, T., Webbe, F., Shepherd, E., Srinivasan, V., 2Gifford, K., & Mulligan, K. (2014, September). The Shepherd Verbal Learning Test: Validation of a Simple 10-Item Supraspan test for Use in the Memory Clinic Population. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Florida Society of Neurology, Orlando, FL.

Honors and Awards

Frank Webbe was invited to serve as a steering committee member for the third NCAA Division II Faculty Athletics Representative Advanced Leadership Institute.

1Current student in Clinical Doctor of Psychology Program
2Graduate of Clinical Doctor of Psychology Program

Zhiqing “Albert” Zhou and Students

Publication

Zhou, Z. E., Yan, Y., Che, X. X., & Meier, L. L. (2015). Effect of workplace incivility on end-of-work negative affect: Examining individual and organizational moderators in a daily diary study. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology. doi: 10.1037/a0038167

Accepted Conference Submissions

Zhou, Z. E., Eatough, E. M., & Wald, D. R. (2015). Examining predictors and outcomes of sleep quality in a daily dairy study. Symposium Paper Accepted by 2015 Annual Conference of Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Eatough, E. M., Zhou, Z. E., & Wald, D. R. (2015). Employee-perpetrated mistreatment: Daily links to abusive supervision and illegitimate tasks. Symposium Paper Accepted by 2015 Annual Conference of Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Eatough, E. M., & Zhou, Z. E. (2015). Wining about it: Daily work stress, frustration, and alcohol use. Symposium Paper Accepted by 2015 Annual Conference of Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Zhou, Z. E., Che, X. X., & *Li, A. (2015). Abusive supervision and CWB: Examining the mediating role of psychological safety. Poster Paper Accepted by 2015 Sunshine ERC Research Poster Session, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL.

Che, X. X., Zhou, Z. E., & *Bush, J. (2015). From passive leader to rude employees: A moderated mediation model. Poster Paper Accepted by 2015 Sunshine ERC Research Poster Session, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL.

* Graduate students of Florida Institute of Technology

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