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College of Aeronautics

Mehta, R., Rice, S., Carstens, D., Cremer, I. & Oyman, K. A brief intermodal rail network (IRN) scale: Establishing validity and reliability. Journal of Sustainable Development.

Nathan Bisk College of Business

Michael Grieves published the cover story entitled, “Digital Twin Virtual Factory Replication” in Efficient Manufacturing, Vol. 06, September 2015, pp. 22 – 28. He is the executive director of Florida Tech’s Center for Advanced Manufacturing and Innovative Design and a research professor. The paper can be found at http://issuu.com/publishi/docs/em_sep_2015.

Angel Otero, academic chair, accounting and finance, online programs, and assistant professor in accounting, had his paper, “An Information Security Control Assessment Methodology for Organizations’ Financial Information” published in the International Journal of Accounting Information Systems.

College of Engineering

Ralph Locurcio, director of the Florida Tech’s construction management program, has been unanimously selected as the Construction Management Association of America’s Educator of the Year. The CMAA gives the Educator of the Year Award to construction management faculty as acknowledgement of exceptional accomplishment as advisors, educators and mentors of students who plan to assume professional careers in construction management. Locurcio will receive the award Oct. 13 at the CMAA’s Industry Awards Dinner during its Florida National Conference in Orlando.

Elsewhere in the world, Locurcio was honored by the Cultural Society of Sant’Agata di Puglia, Italy (his father’s home town) for contributions to peace in the world. The presentation was celebrated in the traditional Italian style, involving the mayor and local officials, a parade, a band, TV coverage and a meal.

Ashok Pandit, professor and department head of Civil Engineering, was recently elevated to the status of American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Fellow. This recognition was bestowed for Pandit’s continued support of ASCE and the civil engineering profession. He is currently the vice-chair of the TMDL Analysis and Modeling Task Committee, and a member of the following ASCE committees: Groundwater Hydrology, Groundwater Quality, Watershed Management and Urbanization Effects on Groundwater.

College of Psychology and Liberal Arts

Debbie Lelekis, assistant professor of English, presented a paper at the annual Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies conference in Atlanta, Georgia in April. In her presentation entitled “Turbulent Flow: Cross-Currents between Literature and Science in Nineteenth-Century America,” she discussed the influence of Edgar Allan Poe’s scientific knowledge of optics on the layering of meaning in the recurrent images of perception, light, and vision in his fiction.

The following month, Lelekis presented “American Democracy and the Spectacle of the Crowd” at the annual conference of the American Literature Association in Boston, Massachusetts. Her work is part of a longer chapter in her book on representations of lynching and spectatorship in turn-of-the-twentieth-century American literature, which is currently under contract with an academic press.

A video of Gordon Patterson’s keynote address to the Mosquito and Vector Control Association of California has been posted on the agency’s website, www.mvcac.org/. Patterson is a professor of history in the School of Arts and Communication.

Matthew Ruane, assistant professor of humanities, was named secretary of the Asian Studies Development Program Alumni Chapter.

Robert Taylor, associate dean and head of the School of Arts and Communication, recently reviewed the book Making Patton for the American military magazine Army History. Taylor is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Florida Humanities Council, president emeritus of the Florida Historical Society and serves as a board official in the Selective Service System.

For the following entries:

Bold = faculty
* = student
** = alumni
*** = former student

Allison Betz: Contreras, Bethany  P.** & Betz, A. M. (accepted for publication). Evaluation of lag schedules on strengthening the intraverbal repertoires of children with autism. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis.

Pat Converse: Converse, Patrick D., Thackray, Michelle *, Piccone, Katie **, Sudduth, Mary Margaret**, Tocci, Michael*, & Miloslavic, Stephanie** (in press). Integrating self-control with physical attractiveness and cognitive ability to examine pathways to career success. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology.

Vanessa Edkins: Edkins, V.A., Van der Meer, B., van Wijk, A., and van Leiden, I. (2015). A cross-cultural comparison: United States and the Netherlands. In R.R.Hazelwood (Ed) Wives of Child Molesters within the Family. New York, NY: Springer Publishing.

Hazelwood, R.R., Warren, J.I., Edkins, V.A., Napier, M.R., Conlon, S.R., and Taroli, A. (2015). The wives of child molesters: A descriptive study. In R.R.Hazelwood (Ed) Wives of Child Molesters within the Family. New York, NY: Springer Publishing.

Hazelwood, R.R. Edkins, V.A., Napier, M.R., and Conlon, S.R. (2015). Adult to child sexuality. In R.R.Hazelwood (Ed) Wives of Child Molesters within the Family. New York, NY: Springer Publishing.

Bill Gabrenya: Bill Gabrenya was awarded a 3-year visiting scholar fellowship from the Chinese Ministry of Education in their “High End Foreign Experts Recruiting Program” for periodic visits to China beginning in 2015.

Radhika Krishnamurthy: Boyd, Kayla B.*, & Krishnamurthy, R. (2015, March).  Problem checklist correlates of MMPI-2-RF scale scores for university counseling center clients.   In R. Krishnamurthy (Chair), MMPI research.  Paper presented at the annual convention of the Society for Personality Assessment, Brooklyn, NY.

Krishnamurthy, R. (2015, March).  Fostering critical thinking in assessment work at practicum: Putting the pieces together.  In C. L. Grus (chair), Swimming upstream: Advances in education and training of assessment.  Symposium paper presented at the annual convention of the Society for Personality Assessment, Brooklyn, NY.

Krishnamurthy, R. (2015, March).  MMPI-2 interpretation.  In B. L. Smith (chair), Putting it all together: Case discussion of multi-modal assessment.  Case discussion presented at the annual convention of the Society for Personality Assessment, Brooklyn, NY.

Krishnamurthy, R., Pade, Hadas, Wright, Jordan, & Tobiasz, Ryan (2015, March).  Teaching assessment: SPA education and training survey findings and recommendations.  Roundtable discussion presented at the annual convention of the Society for Personality Assessment, Brooklyn, NY.

White, Laura*, & Krishnamurthy, R. (2015, March).  An evaluation of Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-Adolescent Restructured Form (MMPI-A-RF) item endorsement frequencies using clinical and non-clinical adolescent samples.  In R. Krishnamurthy (chair), MMPI research.  Paper presented at the annual convention of the Society for Personality Assessment, Brooklyn, NY.

Maria Lavooy: Lavooy, M. J., Sleigh, M., Mason, R. & Jones, L. (March 2015).  Undergraduate publishing opportunities.  Panel Discussant at the 61th Annual Southeastern Psychological Association Meeting, Hilton Head, SC.

Grahe, J. E., Lavooy, M. J., Chebotareva, E., & Zlokovich, M. S. (March 2015).  Symposium Panelist:  Tips for enhancing psychology education through Psi Chi.  The 1st International Convention of Psychological Science, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Zlokovich, M.S. & Lavooy, M.J.  (March 2015).  Poster presentation: Teaching statistics and research methods.  The 1st International Convention of Psychological            Science, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Kevin Mulligan: Taylor, Leanne* & Mulligan, Kevin. (2015, February).  The effects of Vitamin D supplementation on cognition in a rescreened sample of memory disordered elderly patients.  Forty Third Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, Denver, CO.

Frank Webbe: Zimmer, Adam*, Marcinak, Jaquelyn**, Hibyan, Stuart***, & Webbe, F. M. (2015). Normative Values of Major SCAT2 and SCAT3 Components for a College Athlete Population. Applied Neurosychology – Adult. 22(2), 132-140. (doi:10.1080/23279095.2013.867265)

Zhiqing Zhou: Spector, P. E., Yang, L., & Zhou, Z. E. (in press). A longitudinal investigation of the role of violence prevention climate in exposure to physical and nonphysical violence at work. Work & Stress.

Zhou, Z. E., Yang, L., & Spector, P. E. (in press). Political skill: A proactive inhibitor of workplace aggression exposure and an active buffer of the aggression-strain relationship. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology.

Florida Tech Industrial/Organizational Psychology Presentations at SIOP 2015 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:

Richard Griffith: Mochinushi, Y., & Ziegler, M. (April, 2015). Needle in the haystack: Categorizing faking behavior in research settings. In Gammon (Chair), Faking indicators: Effectiveness, convergence, and impact on validity. Symposium conducted at the 30th Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Griffith, R.L. (April, 2015). Discussant. In Gammon (Chair), Faking indicators: Effectiveness, convergence, and impact on validity. Symposium conducted at the 30th Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Gammon, A., Kung, M.C., Lee, L.M., Pita, M.D., Wells, S.R., O’Connell, M.S., & Griffith, R.L. (April, 2015). Fakers: As different as they are troublesome. In Dalal & Guan (Chairs), Toward a deeper understanding of applicant faking. Symposium conducted at the 30th Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Mochinushi, Y., Nita, M., & Griffith, R.L., (April, 2015). Changes of response patterns in a personality test in Japan. In Dalal & Guan (Chairs), Toward a deeper understanding of applicant faking. Symposium conducted at the 30th Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Day, D., Wallace, D., Zaccaro, S., Dragoni, L., Griffith, R., & Moye, N. (April, 2015). Motivating leaders to develop: Research and practice. Panel Discussion conducted at the 30th Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Patrick Converse: Trané, S., & Converse, P. (April, 2015).  Measuring target specific engagement: Relationship to support and OCB. Poster presented at the 30th Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Dunleavy, E.M, Sady, K., Aamodt, M.G., Gutman, A., Converse, P.D. (April, 2015). Developing a biodata tool to predict turnover: Lessons learned. In Dunleavy & Cucina (Chairs), Novel research and advances in biodata. Symposium conducted at the 30th Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Converse, P., Ponto, S., Thackray, M., Desai, P., Tocci, M., & Beverage, M. (April, 2015)  Task type and resource allocation patterns in multiple task self-regulation. Poster presented at the 30th Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Miloslavic, S., Converse, P., Ponto, S., Rodriguez, A., & Desai, P. (April, 2015). Antecedents and consequences of goal commitment: A meta-analysis. Poster presented at the 30th Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Tocci, M., & Converse, P. (April, 2015). Core self-evaluations over time: Predicting within-person variability. Poster presented at the 30th Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Jessica Wildman: Wildman, J., & Shuffler, M. (April, 2015). Chairs. Shared leadership in teams: Contemporary perspectives in diverse contexts. Symposium conducted at the 30th Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Scott, C.P., & Wildman, J. (April, 2015). Voicing leadership: Predicting shared leadership emergence with vocal intensity. In Wildman & Shuffler (Chairs), Shared leadership in teams: Contemporary perspectives in diverse contexts. Symposium conducted at the 30th Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Gitlin, B.J., & Wildman, J.L. (April, 2015). Power distance and shared leadership in global virtual teams. In Wildman & Shuffler (Chairs), Shared leadership in teams: Contemporary perspectives in diverse contexts. Symposium conducted at the 30th Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Lisa Steelman: Albowicz, C., Gallo, J., & Steelman, L. (April, 2015).  Job-fit affects turnover intentions via engagement and perceptions of politics. Poster presented at the 30th Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Steelman, L.A., Ellison, L., Wolfeld, L., & Sinar, E. (April, 2015). Feedback processes in organizations: Lessons from a global survey. In M. Sully de Luque & C. Wilson (Chairs) Get what you give: Research advances in cross-cultural feedback seeking behavior. Symposium conducted at the 30th Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

Vaghef, K., & Steelman, L. (April, 2015). Interpreting subordinate feedback seeking behaviors: Supervisors’ attributions and impressions.  Poster presented at the 30th Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Erin Richard: Richard, E., Gacey, H., Young, S., & Lopez-Matos, X. (April, 2015). Aggression in work-related email: A qualitative analysis. Poster presented at the 30th Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Richard, E.M., & LeNoble, C.A. (April, 2015). Chairs. When health is wealth: Linking employee health to workplace outcomes. Symposium conducted at the 30th Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

LeNoble, C.A. & Richard, E.M. (April, 2015). Flexing the self-control “muscle” at work: Exercise predicting daily engagement. In Richard & LeNoble (Chairs), When health is wealth: Linking employee health to workplace outcomes. Symposium conducted at the 30th Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Zhiqing Zhou: Eatough, E., & Zhou, Z.E. (April, 2015). Wining about it: Daily work stress, frustration and alcohol use. In Clark & Zimmerman (Chairs), Addictions and vices and work, oh my! Symposium conducted at the 30th Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Eatough, Zhou, Z.E., & Wald, D.R. (April, 2015). Employee-perpetrated mistreatment: Links to abusive supervision and illegitimate tasks. In Wooderson & Marchiondo (Chairs), Within and beyond: Workplace aggression and multiple contexts. Symposium conducted at the 30th Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Zhou, Z.E., & Eatough, E. (April, 2015). Examining predictors and outcomes of daily sleep quality. In Johnson (Chair), Sleep and work: Cruisin’ for a bruisin’ by not snoozin’. Symposium conducted at the 30th Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Arthur Gutman: Gutman, A., & Outtz, J. (April, 2015). Current issues in EEO law. Roundtable Discussion conducted at the 30th Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Dunleavy, E.M, Sady, K., Aamodt, M.G., Gutman, A., Converse, P.D. (April, 2015). Developing a biodata tool to predict turnover: Lessons learned. In Dunleavy & Cucina (Chairs), Novel research and advances in biodata. Symposium conducted at the 30th Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Colosimo, J., Grauer, E., Gutman, A., Reddock, C., Wilson, K., & Schmidt, D. (April, 2015).  Attracting and retaining qualified individuals with disabilities: A contemporary update. Panel Discussion conducted at the 30th Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Boyce, A., Dunleavy, E., Outtz, J., & Gutman, A. (April, 2015).  Legal defensibility of selection practices.  Community of Interest conducted at the 30th Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

College of Science

Gordon Nelson, a professor of chemistry, has co-authored with James Gamett the book, Nevada Postmark Catalog. The book lists all known postmarks for all Nevada towns going back 150 years, including when Nevada was part of Utah Territory. The 154-page book provides collectors of “Nevadiana” with a tool identifying each postmark. The book is available on Amazon.com.

Department of External Relations and Economic Development

The department hosted the Military Affairs Council of the Cocoa Beach Chamber of Commerce in June. Florida Tech presented to over 40 participants on a variety of key university topics, including the research park, its ROTC program, Contiinuing Educatin and the Challenge Course, and the College of Aeronautics and flight simulators. Presenters included Rob Salonen, Cynthia Schmitt, Lt. Andrew Cannon and Shannon Ferry.

Department of Security

In honor of National Security Officer Appreciate Week, Florida Tech Director of Security Kevin Graham provided food and thank you cards for the entire department staff.

Office of Career Management Services

Dona Gaynor, director of the Office of Career Management Services, was a panelist at the Aug. 27 Space Coast Technical Council TechTalk in Melbourne. Entitled “How to Acquire an Intern,” the event also featured panelist from Brevard Public Schools, Northrop Grumman and Modus Operandi.

Office of Undergraduate Admissions

Marivi Walker, liaison for international programs and international admission counselor, participated in the U.S. Department of State’s 6th annual EducationUSA Forum in Washington D.C. in June along with 575 university representatives and over 60 EducationUSA regional educational experts and advisers from around the world. They came together to discuss strategies for attracting international students to U.S. campuses, and the importance of study abroad.

School of Human-Centered Design, Innovation and Art

Dean Guy Boy and Ph.D. student Wei Tan presented papers at the 19th Triennial Congress of the International Ergonomic Association in Melbourne, Australia, in August. Boy presented “On the Complexity of Situation Awareness” and “Design of an Onboard 3D Weather Situation Awareness System.” Tan presented “Onboard Context-Sensitive Information System on Commercial Aircrafts,” a paper written in collaboration with Ph.D. student Sebastian Boulnois.

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