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College of Aeronautics

Deborah Carstens, professor of aviation human factors, presented at The International Conference on Industry, Engineering & Management Systems March 14-16 in Cocoa Beach. The research presented was conducted during a Spring 2015 College of Aeronautics independent study course with students Alyssa Marcoux and Kyle Levin. The three authors submitted a paper that is under review for the conference proceedings on the topic of “Human Error Perspectives in Flight Envelope Monitoring.”

Inmon, Z. E. & Winter, S. R. (2016, September). Perceptions on the use of manned and unmanned combat aircraft vehicles: An affective perspective. Poster presented at the University Aviation Association Fall Conference, Omaha, Nebraska.

Stevens, K. P. & Winter, S. R. (2016, September). Unmanned aerial systems and the perception of privacy: Impacts on the use of a geofence. Poster presented at the University Aviation Association Fall Conference, Omaha, Nebraska.

Faculty and students were awarded at the A3IR Conference in Phoenix from January:

Virtual Poster Competition:

First Place: Brian Warsaw and Scott Winter: American Aviation Consumer’s Willingness to Fly While the Pilot Monitoring Performs Activities During Cruise Flight.

Second Place: Ibou Seck, Scott Winter, and Gajapriya Tamilselvan: American Public Opinion on Willingness to Fly with the Presence of UAVs in the National Airspace.

Live Poster Competition:

First Place: Celine Ng’eno and Scott Winter: Analysis of Causal Human Factors of In-Flight Loss of Control for Commercial Fixed-Wing Aircraft.

Second Place: Kasey Friedenreich, Jacob Mickevicius, Rian Mehta, Morgan Eudy, and Stephen Rice: The Effects Advertising has on Passenger Opinions Towards Advancements in Aviation Technology.

Third Place: Jacob Mickevicius, Kasey Friedenreich, Rian Mehta, Adam Hruszczyk, and Stephen Rice: Opinions Aviation Consumers Have on Problematic Airport Security Solutions.

Posters presented at the 9th annual Human Factors and Applied Psychology Student Conference in Daytona Beach in April:

Madison Hart and Rian Mehta. Consumer Perception of Controlled Rest in Position.

Rian Mehta, Adam Hruszczyk, Jacob Mickevicius, Kasey Friedenreich and Stephen Rice. The effects age has on attitudes towards aviation related technology.

Jarrett Clark and Deborah Carstens. Username Trends in single and Multiple User Namespaces.

Richard LePore and Scott Winter. Public privacy concerns of operating entities use of unmanned aerial systems.

Vince Perry and Scott Winter. UAS public perception towards privacy and multimedia configuration.

Joan Savage, Deborah Carstens and Yang Zhao. Being Human: A personalized approach to Veteran’s Mental Health.

Morgan Eudy. Impact of weather on serious injury rates of flight crews.

Nathan Bisk College of Business

Jignya Patel

Paper accepted at the 2016 American Conference for Information Systems
Poston, R., Patel, J., & Tymchenko, Y., (2016), “Making Sense of Resistance to Agile Adoption in Waterfall Organizations: Social Intelligence and Leadership,” Proceedings of the twenty second Americas Conference on Information Systems, San Diego.

Paper published at Journal of Information Technology and People
Prasarnphanich, P., Janz, B. D., & Patel, J. (2016). Towards a better understanding of system analysts’ tacit knowledge: a mixed method approach. Information Technology & People, 29(1).

College of Engineering

Michael Fenn, assistant professor of biomedical engineering, spoke at a Groundswell event at Derek Gores Gallery in March. Groundswell is a Brevard County-based technology incubator.

College of Psychology and Liberal Arts

Robert Taylor, associate dean of the College of Psychology and Liberal Arts, head of the School of Arts and Communication and a professor of history, delivered the lecture, “Florida in the Civil War” at PNC Bank in Vero Beach. In a separate event, he chaired the session, “Florida in the Civil War Era” at The Florida Conference of Historians Annual Meeting at UCF in Orlando.

Taylor offered the introduction at an April event at the Vero Beach Book Center featuring moonwalker and Florida Tech faculty member Buzz Aldrin discussion his latgest book, No Dreams Too High.

Bold = faculty
*= student
**= alumni
*** =former student
****=Scott Center Staff

Patrick Aragon

Aragon, P.J. (2016). Empathy-motivated forgiveness: The influence of empathy, prior experience, and contextual factors in route to forgiveness of a transgressor. International Journal of Psychology & Behavior Analysis, 2: 220.

Alice Che

A research proposal submitted by Alice Che and FIT I/O graduate students was accepted for the Career Study of People with Advanced Degrees in I/O Psychology (Phase 2) conducted by The Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) Professional Practice Committee. Funding awarded to carry out the research.

Patrick Converse

Converse, Patrick, & Kim, B. H. (in press). Faking in personnel selection. In R. Griffin (Ed.), Oxford Bibliographies in Management. New York: Oxford University Press.

Patrick Converse was appointed as Guest Editor of Journal of Business and Psychology.

Julie Costopoulos and Vanessa Edkins

Julie Costopoulos was awarded the 2016 Kerry Bruce Clark Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Costopoulos, J.S., Plewinski, A.M.*, Monaghan, P.L.*** & Edkins, V.A. (2016). The impact of US government assistance on recidivism. Criminal Behaviour and Mental Health (in press).

Vanessa Edkins

Edkins, V. & Dervan, L. (March, 2016). Freedom now or a future later: Can collateral consequences be rationally considered in plea decisions? Paper presented at the 2016 Annual American Psychology-Law Society Conference, Atlanta, GA.

Bonaci, B.* & Edkins, V. (March, 2016). Can we forgive them?: Restoring perceptions of police after race-related misconduct. Paper presented at the 2016 Annual American Psychology-Law Society Conference, Atlanta, GA.

Radhika Krishnamurthy

Publications

Krishnamurthy, Radhika. (2016). Gender considerations in self-report personality assessment interpretation. In V. M. Brabender and J. Mihura (Eds.), Handbook of gender and sexuality in psychological assessment (pp. 128-148). New York: Routledge.

Krishnamurthy, Radhika, Finn, S. E., & Aschieri, F. (2016). Therapeutic assessment in clinical and counseling psychology practice. In U. Kumar (Ed.), The Wiley handbook of personality assessment (pp. 228-239). UK: Wiley.

Conference Presentations

Brabender, V., Krishnamurthy, Radhika, Pade, H., Russ, S., & Boyer, S. (2016, March). Women in personality assessment. Roundtable discussion presented at the annual convention of the Society for Personality Assessment, Chicago, IL.

Carter, Stephanie*, & Krishnamurthy, Radhika. (2016, March). An evaluation of response comparability for corresponding MMPI-A-RF and MMPI-A items. In R. Krishnamurthy (chair), Assessment of adolescents with the MMPI-A-RF. Paper presented at the annual convention of the Society for Personality Assessment, Chicago, IL.

Jourdan, Billine*, & Krishnamurthy, Radhika. (2016, March). Increasing the recall and use of psychological test feedback through client note-taking activity. In R. Lee (chair), Methodological advances in personality assessment. Paper presented at the annual convention of the Society for Personality Assessment, Chicago, IL.

Krishnamurthy, Radhika. (2016, March). Increasing trainees’ understanding of the impact of socioeconomic status on assessment processes and conclusions. In G. Hass (chair), Diversity training in personality assessment: Teaching and supervising cultural awareness and competence. Symposium presented at the annual convention of the Society for Personality Assessment, Chicago, IL.

Professional Service:

Radhika Krishnamurthy served as an examiner for a diplomate oral exam conducted by the American Board of Assessment Psychology.

Jose Martinez-Diaz and David Wilder

Martinez-Diaz, Jose., & Wilder, David (manuscript accepted for publication). The conceptualization and development of the Behavior Analysis programs at the Florida Institute of Technology. The Behavior Analyst.

Katie Nicholson

Albert, Kristin*, Nicholson, Katie, Stroker, Lauren*, Mandel, Natalie*, Nastri, Regina*, and Colato, Marlyn*. (2016, April). Training staff to implement Pre-Session Pairing. Presented at the 6th Annual Convention of the Association of Professional Behavior Analysis, Washington, D.C.

Christopher Podlesnik

Christopher Podlesnek received certification as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst — Doctoral (BCBA-D).

Podlesnik, C. A., & Jimenez-Gomez, C.**** (in press). Contrafreeloading, reinforcement rate, and behavioral momentum. Behavioural Processes.

Podlesnik, C. A. & Bai, J. Y. H., & Skinner, K. A. (in press). Greater alternative response and reinforcement rates increase disruption of target responding when combining stimuli. Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior.

Podlesnik, C. A. (2016). Translational research on persistence and relapse. Invited Address at the annual meeting of the Connecticut Association for Behavior Analysis, West Hartford, CT.

Darby Proctor

Cassie Vergason* was awarded a 2016 Spring Undergraduate Research Grant from Psi Chi, the international honor society in psychology, for her proposal “the Evolution of Spider Monkey Color Vision.” The project will be supervised by Darby Proctor and conducted at Brevard Zoo.

David Wilder

Wilder, David (2016, March). An Assessment Tool to Improve Staff Performance: The Performance Diagnostic Checklist-Human Services (PDC-HS). Invited workshop given at the sixth annual conference of the Association of Professional Behavior Analysts, Washington, D.C.

Industrial-Organizational Psychology Program—SIOP Presentations:

The following is a list of presentations being given this week at the Annual Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology Conference in Anaheim, CA:

Patrick Converse

Michael Beverage*, Patrick, Converse, & Sara Trané*. (April, 2016). Organizational justice adherence and violation from the actor’s perspective. Poster presented at the 31st Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology Conference, Anaheim, California.

Lisa Moore*, Trevor Fry*, Sara Trané*, Patrick Converse, & Michael Beverage*. (April, 2016). Distal effects of adolescent restless sleep on career success outcomes. Poster presented at the 31st Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology Conference, Anaheim, California.

Marnie Pomerance**, & Patrick Converse. (April, 2016). Self-schema characteristics, motivational orientation, and work performance: A within-person approach. Poster presented at the 31st Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology Conference, Anaheim, California.

Patrick Converse, & Michael Tocci**. (April, 2016). Within-person variability in job performance: Within-person and between-person effects. Poster presented at the 31st Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology Conference, Anaheim, California.

Patrick Converse, Michael Beverage*, Lisa Moore*, & Keemia Vaghef*. (April, 2016). Self-control over time: Implications for work, relationship, and well-being outcomes. Poster presented at the 31st Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology Conference, Anaheim, California.

Jessica Wildman

Rana Moukarzel**, Khoury, H., Dumani, S., Fullick-Jagiela, J., Johnson, R., Lopez, S.**, Stern, R., Jessica Wildman, & Willett, S. (April, 2016). From grad student to professional: Things I wish I knew. Alternative session conducted at the 31st Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology Conference, Anaheim, California.

Jessica Wildman, DiazGranados, D., & Curtis, M. (April, 2016). Can’t hear you scream: Self-maintenance in spaceflight teams. In Burke & Weisse (Chairs), Examining team process and performance requirements in mission critical teams. Symposium conducted at the 31st Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology Conference, Anaheim, California.

Charles Scott*, Trevor Fry*, Allyson Pagan*, & Jessica Wildman. (April, 2016). Team diversity and shared leadership: Examining emergence in action teams. In Freitosa & Salazar (Chairs), Current state of diverse teams; Going beyond the diversity-performance link. Symposium conducted at the 31st Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology Conference, Anaheim, California.

Erin Richard

Christa Bupp* & Erin Richard. (April, 2016). Displays of anger: Perceived deviance and bystander reporting. In Bowling & Raver (Chairs), I saw what you did! Bystander responses to workplace deviance. Symposium conducted at the 31st Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology Conference, Anaheim, California.

Weiwei Liu*, Erin Richard, & Tom Skiba*. (April, 2016). Engagement in high potential leaders across 40 countries. In Zhou (Chair), The intersection of leadership development and social contexts. Symposium conducted at the 31st Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology Conference, Anaheim, California.

Felicia Kaloydis**, & Erin Richard. (April, 2016). Sharing political and religious information on Facebook: Coworker reactions. Poster presented at the 31st Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology Conference, Anaheim, California.

Lisa Steelman

Leah Ellison*, & Lisa Steelman. (April, 2016). Inequitable gender climates adversely impact women in male-dominated fields. Poster presented at the 31st Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology Conference, Anaheim, California.

Che Albowicz*, & Lisa Steelman. (April, 2016). Mindfulness serves as self-regulatory buffer in presence of negative feedback. Poster presented at the 31st Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology Conference, Anaheim, California.

Richard Griffith

Amy Gammon**, & Richard Griffith. (April, 2016). A way to decrease applicant faking. Poster presented at the 31st Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology Conference, Anaheim, California.

William Gabrenya

Brigitte Armon**, Leah Wolfeld*, Raad Alzaidalshareif**, Hairong Jiang*, Ore Osikoya**, Ambar Rodriguez**, & William Gabrenya. (April, 2016). Understanding overseas adjustment: An affective events theory perspective. Poster presented at the 31st Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology Conference, Anaheim, California.

Zhiqing Zhou 

DeNunzio, M. M., Eatough, E., Zhiqing  Zhou, & Wald, D. R. (April, 2016). Wasted time as an affective event: Impacts on daily frustration. In Gonzalez, Larson, & Cohen-Charash (Chairs), Discrete emotion processes in the workplace: New research frontiers. Symposium conducted at the 31st Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology Conference, Anaheim, California.

Alice Che

Xinxuan Che, Zhiqing Zhou, & Spector, P. E. (April, 2016). Buffering effects of reception of OCB on compulsory citizenship behavior. In Wald & Eatough (Chairs), More stressed than ever? Emerging contemporary workplace stressors. Symposium conducted at the 31st Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology Conference, Anaheim, California.

Xinxuan Che, Rosen, M. A., & Craig Christie*. (April, 2016). Developing situational judgment tests for safety leadership in healthcare organizations. In Zhou (Chair), The interaction of leadership development and social contexts. Symposium conducted at the 31st Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology Conference, Anaheim, California.

Rosen, M. A., Goeschel, C., Xinxuan Che, Kosel, K. C., Pronovost, P. J. & Weaver, S. J. (April, 2016). Shared leadership accountability for patient safety/quality: Misalignment and repair mechanisms. In Shuffler & Verhoeven (Chairs), Leadership demands for 21st century healthcare: A multilevel approach. Symposium conducted at the 31st Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology Conference, Anaheim, California.

Art Gutman

Stockdale, M., Banks, C., Dunleavy, E., Goldberg, C., Arthur Gutman, & Ross, D. (April, 2016). Competencies and content expertise for I/O psychology expert witnesses. Panel Discussion conducted at the 31st Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology Conference, Anaheim, California.

Moretti, D., Arthur Gutman, Kung, M.**, Reeder, M., Stephens, K., & Zarns, N. (April, 2016). Applied criterion-related validation challenges: What we weren’t taught in textbooks. Panel Discussion conducted at the 31st Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology Conference, Anaheim, California.

Current Students 

Charles Scott*, & Trevor Fry*. (April, 2016). Failure to launch: Barriers to shared leadership in GVTs. In Peiro (Chair), Leading by distance: Challenges and considerations round virtual team management. Symposium conducted at the 31st Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology Conference, Anaheim, California.

Joshua Bush*, & Tom Skiba*. (April, 2016). The financial impact of strategic development and high potential programs. Poster presented at the 31st Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology Conference, Anaheim, California.

Reynolds, D. H., Kin, R. T., & Tom Skiba*. (April, 2016). Error in high potential prediction: A generalizability theory study. In Skiba, King, & Reynolds (Chairs), High potential assessment: Comparing methods in the wild. Symposium conducted at the 31st Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology Conference, Anaheim, California.

King, R. T., Tom Skiba*, & Reynolds, D. H. (April, 2016). Multitrait multimethod approach to predicting high potential status. In Skiba, King, & Reynolds (Chairs), High potential assessment: Comparing methods in the wild. Symposium conducted at the 31st Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology Conference, Anaheim, California.

Liu, M., Tom Skiba*, & Thomas, J. N. (April, 2016). Executive assessment centers: New insights into a company’s bottom line. In Ingold & Hoffman (Chairs), AC, Quo vadis? Novel assessment center design and validation strategies. Symposium conducted at the 31st Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology Conference, Anaheim, California.

Tom Skiba.* (April, 2016). Committing to high potentials: Expectations are everything. In Ginther (Chair), Going beyond the label: The impact of HiPo identification programs. Symposium conducted at the 31st Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology Conference, Anaheim, California.

Singla, N., Stellmack, A. L., Corbet, C. E., Peters, J., & Tom Skiba*. (April, 2016). Unraveling the mystery of high-potential programs. Roundtable conducted at the 31st Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology Conference, Anaheim, California.

Gammon, A.**, Donovan, J. J., Levashina, J., O’Connell, M. S., Konig, C. J., & Yumiko Mochinushi* (April, 2016). Deceiving prospective employers: Across selection methods and in cross-cultural contexts. Panel Discussion conducted at the 31st Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology Conference, Anaheim, California.

College of Engineering

Daniel Otero, associate professor, wrote an article for the May 9 edition of Roads & Bridges magazine on the work he has done, including with unmanned aerial vehicles, to develop more accurate, efficient and safe bridge inspection.

Earlier in May, Otero was the invited speaker spoke at the 2016 Florida Department of Transportation Maintenance Conference, where he offered “UAVs for Bridge Inspections – A Systems Engineering Perspective” to more than 150 attendees.

Evans Library
Dean of Libraries Sohair Wastawy was guest speaker at the grand opening of the Fernandina Beach Branch Library on April 23. Wastawy offered, “The Value of Libraries in a Changing World.”

Larsen Motorsports
Elaine Larsen, co-founder and president of Larsen Motorsports and the driver of the Florida Tech jet dragster, won the Dick Moroso Memorial Motorsports award at the 40th annual Palm Beach County Sports Hall of Fame Awards Celebration in West Palm Beach this spring.

Office of Human Resources
Human Resources Director Karen Gathercole will be a speaker at the 8th Annual Employer Healthcare & Benefits Congress in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 25-28.

Office of Research
Tristan Fiedler, associate vice president for research, federal government relations and partnerships, represented Florida Tech at the Fifth America’s Competitiveness Exchange (ACE) on Innovation and Entrepreneurship in California and Arizona. The gathering drew 50 high-level representatives from 24 countries. The delegation toured advanced technology centers, innovation hubs, public-private partnership ventures, and strategic investments.

Office of Executive Vice President
Joni Oglesby
, chief diversity officer and Title IX coordinator, led a workshop at the 2016 Florida NOW State Conference in Melbourne May 20-22. In a session titled, “Gathering the Village People,” Oglesby talked about Florida Tech’s Title IX program and how the entire ‘village’ at the university – faculty, staff, administration, students and on- and off-campus partners, work together to keep campus as safe and respectful as possible.

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