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College of Aeronautics

Rankin, W.B., Shen, D., Le, M. (Forthcoming Fall, 2016), Self-Education of agents in the multi-airport logistics systems: A multiple cases study; Journal of Intelligent and Fuzzy Systems, Applications in Engineering and Technology, Beijing, China, DOI: 10.3233/JIFS-169114.

College of Engineering

Tom Waite in the Department of Ocean Engineering and Sciences spoke at a workshop May 26 at Exploration Park on the future of water quality research in Florida convened by the Florida Research Parks Network and Space Florida. His presentation was, “Ferrate (VI) Treatment of Storm Water Runoff and Dredged Muck Results.” A total of eight universities as well as officials from NASA and several companies attended.

College of Psychology and Liberal Arts

Carter Smith, Criminal Justice faculty member, was recognized with the prestigious Fredrick Milton Thrasher award from the Journal of Gang Research Aug. 8 at the International Gang Specialist Training Conference in Chicago. The Thrasher Award was established in 1992 “to honor and recognize superior scholarship, leadership, accomplishments and service contributions by individuals and by programs in dealing with public safety issues like that posed by gangs.

Baumer, Matthew and Kevin R. Burke. “Beyond Appreciation: A New Philosophy for Intro to Music Courses.” Paper presented at the Teaching Music History Conference, Denver, CO, June 2016.

Bradley, Ingrid. “Happy Hour Amore’” Southwinds Magazine. August 2016.

Edwards, H.H. “Generation 3: Communicating Corporate Social Responsibility in the Age of the Integrated Corporate Citizen.” Paper presented at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC), Minneapolis, MN. August 2016.

Yuran, D. “Think Tanks and News Media in U.S. Foreign Policy Agenda-Setting: Who is Telling Whom What to Talk About?” Paper presented at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC), Minneapolis, MN. August 2016.

Department of Facilities Operations

Chad Shoultz has been hired as the university’s vice president of facilities operations. A Florida Tech alumnus and current president of the university’s Alumni Association, his responsibilities will include oversight of campus construction projects, involvement with Florida Tech’s capital planning efforts, and the development and implementation of programs to create and maintain safe, functional and secure facilities on campus.

Jim Hayes, electrical supervisor for facilities operations, attended the National Fire Protection Association 70E Technical Committee meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah, in July. Hayes has been a committee member for both the NFPA 70E and NFPA 79 (Electrical Standard for Industrial Machinery) for 10 years.

Department of Finance

Susan Denyer was hired June 8 as controller. She will be responsible for all accounting functions. A Certified Public Accountant with over 20 years of accounting and management experience, Denyer graduated from University of Central Florida with a BSBA in Accountancy.

Office of the President

Joni Oglesby, chief diversity officer and Title IX coordinator, served as mistress of ceremonies for the Space Coast Chapter of the National Congress of Black Women, Inc.’s 6th Anniversary Gala on July 24 in Melbourne. The gala honored “Women Who Make a Difference: Grandparents Raising Grandchildren.”

School of Computing

Marco Carvalho was named acting dean of the School of Computing. The school is comprised of three academic units: Computer Science, Cybersecurity and Data Sciences, and Computer Information Systems, and one research unit, the Harris Institute for Assured Information.

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