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Bisk College of Business

Nick Daher, N. (2015). Emotional and cultural intelligences as an assessment tool for recruiting, selecting and training individual candidates. International Journal of Business & Public Administration12(1), 167-180.

College of Engineering

Four faculty members from the Department of Marine and Environmental Systems are featured in a half-hour documentary on the Indian River Lagoon from Florida Today. They are: John Trefry, professor, marine and environmental systems; Kevin Johnson, associate professor, marine and environmental systems; Robert Weaver, assistant professor, ocean engineering, and director of the Indian River Lagoon Research Institute; and John Windsor, professor, oceanography and environmental science.

College of Science

Michael Grace, associate dean and professor, was the invited keynote speaker at the international Fish at Night conference last month in Miami. His keynote address was titled, “Fish Biological Rhythms and the Endogenous Clocks that Time Them: Night is Much More than Just Darkness.” Also at the conference, Grace gave an additional research talk, “Species Specific Development of Retinal Architecture in Elopomorph Fishes: Adaptations for Harvesting Light in the Dark,” with his former student, Scott Taylor; and he co-authored with doctoral student Kristin Kopperud on a third talk, “Circadian Rhythms of Retinomotor Movement in the Atlantic Tarpon, Megalops Atlanticus.”

College of Psychology and Liberal Arts

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

Behavior Analysis Hybrid Team (submitted by Joshua Pritchard):

  • The Hybrid Team won the FABA BF Skinner Research award for: Tudor, Ashley N.*, Leon, Yanerys, & Brewer, Adam. (in preparation). Evaluation of stimulus delivery arrangements on staff performance in a simulated work setting.
  • CCCD’s Behavior Change for a Sustainable World Research Award was awarded to Giacomo Venditti* in support of her capstone entitled: Feedback and decreased response effort to promote proper tire pressure

Katrina Ellis’s proposal was accepted for the faculty iPad program. As part of this program, faculty meet at least once a month with other faculty members to discuss creative ways of using technology in the classroom.

Erin Richard, Patrick Converse, Students and Alumni:

  • Erin Richard was appointed to the Editorial Board of Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes.
  • I/O doctoral student Chelsea LeNoble* won a $10,700 pilot grant from the NIOSH-funded Sunshine Education and Research Center. The grant will fund her dissertation research on employee health.

The following manuscripts were accepted for publication:

  • Richard, Erin, & McFadden, Michael** (in press). Saving face: American and Chinese reactions to facework in business request emails. Journal of Business and Psychology.
  • Richard, Erin & Converse, Patrick (in press). An examination of within-person variance in contextual display rules and deviation from display rules. European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology.

Frank Webbe, Kevin Mulligan, Students and Former Students


In the third FAR Advanced Leadership Institute, Frank Webbe participated along with 15 other faculty representatives and four student-athletes from across the country to develop an enhanced understanding of the roles and critical functions of a Division II Faculty Athletics Representative (FAR). Protection of student welfare, with a special emphasis on mental health and well-being was the dominant theme of the Institute.

Published Abstracts (Peer Reviewed)

  • Love, Christina,* Salinas, Christine,** Webbe, F., Kim, G., Lee, K. (2015). Comparison of Parent Reported and Performance-Based Measures of Executive Functioning in the Health-Related Quality of Life of Children with Intractable Epilepsy. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 30(6), 477.
  • Salazar, Carlos,* Gonzalez, Gabriela,* Vagt, Denise,* Starr, Nicole,* Carlson, Alex,* Vallejo-Luces, Tatiana,* Mulligan, K., & Webbe, F. (2015). Exploring Group Differences in the Rey Dot Counting Test among College Student-Athletes. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 30(6), 513-514.

David Wilder, Students and Colleagues:

  • Majdalany, Lina***, Wilder, David, Allgood, Jesse*, & Sturkie, Latasha*** (in press). An evaluation of a model for the assessment and treatment of noncompliance. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis.
  • Martinez-Onstott, Brandon***, Wilder, David, Sigurdsson, Sigurdur (in press). Identifying the variables contributing to at-risk performance: Initial evaluation of the Performance Diagnostic Checklist-Safety (PDC-Safety). Journal of Organizational Behavior Management.

Zhiqing Zhou and Students:

Zhiqing Zhou, Craig Christie*, and Erica Keeton* were awarded a $1,000 pilot grant from Sunshine Education and Research Center by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.

Harris Institute for Assured Information

Executive Director Marco Carvalho attended a workshop in Brazil this month held by the Brazilian Minister of Science, Technology & Science, Celso Pansera. The purpose of the workshop was to bring Brazilian and American cybersecurity researchers together to discuss their shared challenges and promote mutual collaboration and networking. The gathered researchers also discussed issues in education, fundraising, training, development and involvement, and met with students in international projects. A follow-up meeting will be held in Florida in April 2016.

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