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George Maul, professor of ocean engineering, is the author of a new book, The Oceanographer’s Companion: Essential Nautical Skills for Seagoing Scientists and Engineers from CRC Press.  The book is available for order through the publisher and at

College of Psychology and Liberal Arts

Rich Griffith, professor in the School of Psychology and executive director of the Institute for Cross Cultural Management, was cited in the American Psychological Association’s newsletter, the Monitor. He was quoted regarding international training of industrial/organizational psychology students.

Debbie Lelekis, assistant professor of English, presented the paper “‘Marooned’ in Paradise: Depictions of Race in Francis Robert Goulding’s Florida Literature,” at the South Atlantic Modern Language Association conference in Jacksonville in November 2016. At the same conference, she also co-chaired, along with Lisa Perdigao, the Undergraduate Research Forum session, “Fragmented Identities in Fractured Worlds,” where Florida Tech students Aabha Sant, Allison Pinther, Maher Basha and Karlyn Prisco presented their work.

Angela Tenga, assistant professor in the School of Arts and Communication, served as editor, with Dawn Keetley, of the 2017 publication, Plant Horror: Approaches to the Monstrous Vegetal in Fiction and Film, from Palgrave Macmillan. In the book, Tenga authored the chapter, “Seeds of Horror: Dominance and Sacrifice in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, The Wicker Man, and Children of the Corn.”

Other writings from Tenga:

“‘You kill or you die, or you die and you kill’: Meaning and Violence in AMC’s The Walking Dead.”  Journal of Popular Culture 49.6 (2016): 1280-1300.

“The South Will Rise Again: Contagion, War, and Reconstruction in The Walking Dead, Seasons One through Five.” The Last Midnight: Essays on Apocalyptic Narratives in Millennial Media. Ed. Leisa A. Clark, Amanda Firestone, and Mary F. Pharr. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2016. 37-47. Critical Explorations in Science Fiction and Fantasy 53.

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Ellis, K. M., & Proctor, D. (2017). Public Records. In T. K. Shackelford & V. A. Weekes-Shackelford (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Psychological Science (pp. 1-5). Cham: Springer International Publishing.

3rd Place Behavioral Science Division, Florida Institute of Technology Behavioral Science Award

Denali Steinert+Katrina Ellis (2017). Application of Cognitive Load Theory. Edgewood Jr./Sr. High School Science Fair, Melbourne, FL.

2nd Place Research Award

Lindsey Johnson*, Kinjal Chheda*, Kelley Chilson*, & Katrina Ellis (2016). Numerical formats in educational materials. University of Central Florida’s Student Conference, Palm Bay, FL.

1st Place Experience Award

Bailey Whitmore* & Katrina Ellis (2016). My experience as a Guardian ad Litem. University of Central Florida’s Student Conference, Palm Bay, FL.

Gravina, N., Cummins, B., & Austin, J.  (In press).  Leadership’s role in process safety: A call for greater understanding of behavioral science among managers and executives.  Journal of Organizational Behavior Management.

*Kelley, David, & Gravina, Nicole.  (In press).  A paradigm shift in healthcare: An open door for OBM?  Journal of Organizational Behavior Management.

Pade, H., Wright, A. J., & Krishnamurthy, Radhika (2017, January).  Social accountability through proficiency in personality assessment. Interactive session presented at the midwinter conference of the National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology, Long Beach, CA.

Radhika Krishnamurthy continued her role as vice-chair of the Women’s Issues Committee of the National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology, and served as facilitator of breakout discussion group sessions at the NCSPP midwinter conference, January, 2017, Long Beach, CA.

Podlesnik, Christopher. A., Kelley, Michael. E., Jimenez-Gomez, Corina., & Bouton, M. E. (in press). Renewed behavior produced by context change and its implications for treatment maintenance: A review. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis.

Kramer, J.***, Tower, T.*, and Proctor, D. (November, 2016). The effect of a nighttime zoo event on spider monkey (Ateles geoffroyi) behavior. Poster presented at the University of Central Florida Palm Bay Psychology Major Conference. Palm Bay, FL. Awarded first place for research posters.

Vergason, C.**, and Proctor, D. (February, 2017). 3D match-to-sample in spider monkeys. Poster presented to the South Florida Primatology Group Conference. Loxahatchee, FL.

Proctor, D. (February, 2017). Visitor impacts on captive primate welfare. Invited panelist for the roundtable on Healthy animals, healthy institutions: Progressive practices in primate welfare at the South Florida Primatology Group Conference. Loxahatchee, FL.

Felicia M. Kaloydis** & Erin M. Richard (In press). Sharing political and religious information on Facebook: Coworker reactions”. Journal of Social Media in Society.

David Wilder was appointed to the editorial board of the APA journal Behavioral Development Bulletin.

Wilder, D. A., & *Hodges, A. (in press). Assessment in performance management. In B. Wine and J. Pritchard (Eds.),Organizational Behavior Management: The Essentials. Orlando, FL: Hedgehog Publishers.

*Fry, Trevor N., *Nyein, Kyi Phyu, & Wildman, Jessica L. (in press). Team trust development and maintenance over time. To appear in E. Salas (Series Ed.), Research on Managing Groups and Teams. Bingley, UK: Emerald Publishing Group.


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Christopher Williamson, an employee of the Rathskeller who performs as the hip hop artist Fa’shotime, recently released a new EP. Williamson’s new recording is called “It’s Fa’shotime.” The EP and a new music video are available at

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