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Center for Advanced Manufacturing and Innovative Design

Michael Grieves, CAMID’s executive director and Research Professor and Assistant Director of Center for Lifecycle and Innovation Management at the Bisk College of Business, spoke at the Society for Manufacturing Engineer’s March 1 media event at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.

College of Engineering

Effective Feb. 16, the Construction Management Program and the Department of Civil Engineering merged, forming a new department called the Department of Civil Engineering and Construction Management. The new department will be headed by Ashok Pandit.

College of Psychology and Liberal Arts

Bold = faculty
*= student
**= alumni
*** =former student
****Professor Emerita

Patrick Aragon

Patrick Aragon, Psy.D., was appointed as president-elect of the Florida Psychological Association- Indian River Chapter.

Allison Betz:

Lab Publications:

Bethany Contreras*** and Alison M. Betz. (2016). Using lag schedules to strengthen the intraverbal repertoires of children with autism. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 49, 1-14.

Catherine Martinez***, Alison M. Betz, Clair Liddon** and Rebecca Werle** (in press). A progression to transfer RIRD to the natural environment. Behavioral Interventions.

Editorial Appointments:

  • Editorial board for Education and Treatment of Children
  • Editorial board for the Analysis of Verbal Behavior

Julie Costopoulos and Juanita Baker:

Baker, Juanita N.**** & Costopoulos, Julie S. (2016). Building moral and social excellence in youth. [Review of the book Turning the Tide of Male Juvenile Delinquency: The Ocean Tides Approach, by L.C. Grebstein & J.A. Van Wyk]. PsycCRITIQUES, 61(3).

Costopoulos, Julie S., & Rock, Rebecca** S. M. (2016). Efficacy of an experiential career curriculum on professionalism. Psychology and Education: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 53(3-4) (in press)

William Gabrenya:

William Gabrenya was awarded a grant from the Program for Short Term Visits by International Scientists, Ministry of Science and Technology, Taiwan.

Gabrenya, W. K. Jr. (2015, December). Cross-cultural research methods. (Short course). Department of Psychology, National Cheng Chi University, Taipei, Taiwan.

Gabrenya, W. K. Jr. (2015, December). Modernity and traditionality in Taiwan: A 22-year study in a changing society. Indigenous Psychology Study Group, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan.

Gabrenya, W. K. Jr. (2015, December). Affective processes in overseas sojourner adjustment: Research on international students from Taiwan and elsewhere. National Cheng Chi University, Taipei, Taiwan.

Mary Beth Kenkel and Radhika Krishnamurthy

Borden, K. A., Kenkel, Mary Beth, Krishnamurthy, Radhika, Lally, S. J., Lupe, Stephen*, & O’Leary, K.  (2016, January).  Research and scholarship mentoring in professional psychology programs.  Presented at the National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology midwinter conference, Atlanta, GA.

Radhika Krishnamurthy

Radhika Krishnamurthy was elected Vice-Chair of the Women’s Issues Committee of the National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology.

Christopher Podlesnik:

Awarded the 2016 Federation of Associations in Behavior and Brain Sciences (FABBS) Early Career Impact Award for the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI). The purpose of this award is to recognize early-career scientists who have made major research contributions to the sciences represented by FABBS’s member societies. This honor is offered to FABBS member societies on a rotating basis.

Kuroda, T., Cançado, C. R. X., & Podlesnik, C. A. (in press). Resistance to change and resurgence in humans engaging in a computer task. Behavioural Processes. 

Miranda-Dukoski, L., Bensemann, J., & Podlesnik, C. A. (in press). Training reinforcement rates, resistance to extinction, and the role of context in reinstatement. Learning & Behavior.

Frank Webbe and Kevin Mulligan:


Frank Webbe completed his presidential duties at the November meeting of the Faculty Athletics Representatives Association.


Love, Christina,* Salinas, Christine,** Webbe, Frank, Kim, G., & Lee, K. H. (2015, November). “Comparison of Parent-Reported and Performance-Based Measures of Executive Functioning in the Health-Related Quality of Life of Children with Intractable Epilepsy.” Selected for special paper presentation at the 35th Annual Conference of the National Academy of Neuropsychology, Austin, Texas.

Salazar, Carlos,* Gonzalez, Gabriela,* Vagt, Denise,* Vallejo-Luces, Tatiana,* Carlson, Alex,* Mulligan, Kevin., & Webbe, Frank. (2015, November). “Exploring Group Differences in the Rey Dot Counting Test among College Student-Athletes.” Presented at the 34th Annual Conference of the National Academy of Neuropsychology, Austin, Texas.

Zhiqing Zhou:

Zhiqing Zhou joined the Editorial Board of the Journal of Business and Psychology.

Zhiqing Zhou and Erin Richard:

I/O graduate students presented the following research posters at the USF Health 2016 Research Day on February 19th:

Weiwei (Vivian) Liu*. Engagement in High Potential Leaders Across 40 Countries.

Chelsea A. LeNoble*, Erin M. Richard, and Zhiqing E. Zhou. Depletion Today Keeps the Apple Away: Effects of Workplace Resource Processes on Daily Health Behavior and Recovery.

Ryan Armenti*, Chelsea A. LeNoble*, and Erin M. Richard. Step While You Work: Using Wearable Fitness Devices to Measure Objective Health Behavior and its Relationship with Job Engagement.

Anqi Li*, Thomas S. Skiba*, Zhiqing E. Zhou, and Evan F. Sinar. Identifying High Potential Leaders: Insight from a Global Leader Survey

College of Science

Cengage has published a new textbook by Scott Tilley, a professor and director of computing education in the Department of Education and Interdisciplinary Studies in the College of Science at Florida Tech. Called Systems Analysis & Design, the book is a best-seller in its field and in use in the U.S. and internationally.

Office of External Relations and Economic Development

The Office of External Relations and Economic Development has sponsored the Melbourne Police Foundation Cops and Robbers 5K Run scheduled for April 2. The $1,000 sponsorship will go toward the police department’s K-9 Unit. Florida Tech’s Jamie Younkin will represent the university at the event.

Office of Human Resources

Florida Tech Director of Human Resources Karen Gathercole will deliver the keynote address at the 8th Employer Healthcare & Benefits Congress in Washington, D.C., in September. Her topic is healthcare reform and benefits enrollment. Also, on March 8, Gathercole led a webcast titled, “A Day in the Life of an HR Manager with the ACA.”

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