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College of Aeronautics

Faculty members Brooke Wheeler and Debbie Carstens, along with graduate students Jahleel Gomez-Womack and Bhoomin Chauhan, presented papers at the Association for Industry, Engineering and Management Systems (IEMS) Conference March 19 in Clearwater. Below is a list of the six papers presented and all authors, which includes current and former students, F.I.T. Aviation staff, Oak Ridge Associated University staff and COA faculty:

  • Safety Culture at FIT Aviation: Brooke Wheeler, Christopher Cambata, Isaac Silver, Greg Fox, Gazali Alyamani
  • UAS Transfer of Training: Debbie Carstens, John Deaton, Julie Moore, Dennis Dalli, Summer Lindsey, Gajapriya Tamilselvan
  • Examining Airline Ground Operations Incidents by Airport Size: Jahleel Gomez-Womack, David White, Brooke Wheeler
  • Operational Incident and Mishap Reports by Phase of Flight: Brooke Wheeler, Emma Golcher Ardic, Ryder Wertin, Greg Fox, Isaac Silver
  • Mobile Device Espionage: Debbie Carstens, John Mahlman, Jeff Miller, Matthew Shaffer
  • Application of Tripod Incident Analysis in Aviation: Debbie Carstens, Sara Howard, Martin Barrie, John Mahlman, Akash Sudharsan, Bhoomin Chauhan, Leonia Hunt, Erin Egoroff, Abdullah Bouran

College of Engineering and Science

George Maul, professor in the Department of Ocean Engineering and Marine Sciences, spoke to the Northrop Grumman Retiree Club during the spring semester.

Jean-Paul Pinelli, professor in the Department of Civil Engineering and Construction Management, presented three papers in Japan in March.

  • Jean-Paul Pinelli, Ellen M. Rathje, Clint Dawson, Jamie E. Padgett, Dan Stanzione, “DesignSafe: a Cyberinfrastructure Available to Disaster Research Institutes,” keynote speech at the 4th Global Summit of Research Institutes for Disaster Risk Reduction, DPRI, Kyoto University, March 13-15, 2019, Uji, Japan
  • Jean-Paul Pinelli, “Hurricanes of 2017-18 in Florida: Irma and Michael”, GADRI Workshop: Efforts and Responses to Major Disasters around the World: Narratives and Communications, DPRI, Kyoto University, March 12, 2019, Uji, Japan
  • Pinelli, J.-P., David Prevatt, Kurt Gurley, David Roueche, Tracy Kijewski-Correa, “Overview of Damage in Florida after the Passage of Hurricane Michael.” International Workshop on Wind Effects on Buildings and Urban Environment, Tokyo Polytechnic University, Tokyo, Japan, March 10-12, 2019.

College of Psychology and Liberal Arts

Andrew Aberdein, professor of philosophy and chair of humanities at the School of Arts and Communication, had his article, “Evidence, proofs and derivations,” published in the journal ZDM Mathematics Education. The paper is an attempt to explain the relationship between three things: the proofs that mathematicians write; the formal versions of proof developed in logic and computer science; and the role of evidence in reasoning in general.  

Robert Taylor, professor and head, School of Arts and Communication, reviewed the book, The Battle of Peach Tree Creek: Hood’s First Effort to Save Atlanta by Earl J. Hess in the January 2019 edition of The Journal of Military History.

For the entries below:

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

Patrick Converse

Tocci, Michael C.**, Converse, Patrick D., & Moon, Nicholas* (in press). Core self-evaluations over time: Predicting within-person variability. Journal of Individual Differences.

Core self-evaluations (CSE) represent a prominent construct with links to a number of important organizational behaviors and outcomes. This research demonstrates there is substantial within-person variance in CSE over time and this variability is related to income and education.

Braun, Michael T., Converse, Patrick D., & Oswald, Frederick L. (in press). The accuracy of dominance analysis as a metric to assess relative importance: The joint impact of sampling error variance and measurement unreliability. Journal of Applied Psychology.

Dominance analysis (DA) has been established as a useful tool for practitioners and researchers to identify the relative importance of predictors in a linear regression. This article examines the joint impact of two common and pervasive artifacts—sampling error variance and measurement unreliability—on the accuracy of DA.

Julie Costopoulos

Costopoulos, Julie S. (in press) Aggression in an Inpatient Psychiatric Facility: A retrospective longitudinal study. Journal of Forensic Psychology: Research and Practice.

This study examined eight years of assaults in a state inpatient hospital. Primary diagnoses, comorbid personality disorders, and legal-criminal status were shown to be related to inpatient aggression.

Vanessa Edkins

Vanessa Edkins, along with her colleagues Lucian Dervan and Andrew Pardieck, received the 2019 Award for Excellence in Scholarship from the East Asian Law & Society Section of the Association of American Law Schools for their paper, Bargained Justice: A Comparative Analysis of Plea Bargaining.

The paper summarizes a cross-national comparison of plea bargaining, currently underway in the United States, Japan, and South Korea. Japan just recently instituted plea bargaining and South Korea is following suit. We highlight some of the potential pitfalls (e.g., innocent individuals accepting a guilty plea) of plea bargaining.

Victoria Follette

Engle, J***, & Follette, V.M. (2018). An Experimental Comparison of Two Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) Values Exercises to Increase Values-Oriented Behavior. Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science. 10.1016/j.jcbs.2018.08.001

This manuscript was a dissertation completed at the University of Nevada, Reno. It represents a new step in evaluating a variation in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.

McLean, C.***, Fiorillo, D.***, Follette, V. M. (2018). Self-Compassion and Acceptance in a Treatment Seeking Sample of Women Survivors of Interpersonal Trauma: An Exploration Using an Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Model. Violence and Victims.

This project was a thesis completed at UNR. It evaluates and discusses the importance of self-compassion in survivors of interpersonal trauma. While this finding has been hypothesized, the paper represents one of the few empirical evaluations of the role of self-compassion in recovery from interpersonal violence.

Anthony LoGalbo

LoGalbo, Anthony (2018, November). Caring for the Caregiver.  Talk presented at The Fearless Caregiver Conference presented by Today’s Caregiver Magazine, Indialantic, FL. As Director of Clinical Neuropsychology at the East Central Florida Memory Disorder Clinic, he provided education to family members who are caregivers for individuals with dementia.

Christopher Podlesnik:

Podlesnik, Christopher A., Kuroda, T., Jimenez-Gomez, Corina, Abreu-Rodrigues, J., Cançado, C. R. X., Blackman, A. L.**, Silverman, K.***, Villegas-Barker, J.**, Galbato, M.**, & Teixeira, I. S. C. (in press). Resurgence is greater following a return to the training context than remaining in the extinction context. Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior.

Taylor, R., Elliffe, D., Podlesnik, Christopher A., & Cowie, S. (in press). The nanoeconomics of concurrent choice behavior. Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior.

Kuroda, T., Mizutani, Y., Cançado, C. R. X., & Podlesnik, Christopher A. (in press). Predator videos and electric shock function as punishers for zebrafish (Danio rerio). Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior.

Bland, V. J., Cowie, S., Elliffe, D., & Podlesnik, Christopher A. (in press). Dependent scheduling and evidence for melioration. Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior.

Vida Tyc

Recipient of the Health First Endowed Chair in Community Health.

Frank Webbe

Frank Webbe was presented the 2018 David Knight Award honoring distinguished service to the NCAA Faculty Athletics Representatives Association.

*Norheim, Nicole, *Kissinger-Knox, Alicia, *Cheatham, Megan, Mulligan, Kevin, & Webbe, Frank. (2018, October). The Shepherd Verbal Learning Test: Simple 10-Item Supraspan Test for Use in a Memory Clinic Population. Poster presented at the 37th Annual Conference of the National Academy of Neuropsychology, New Orleans, LA. Also abstracted in Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, (2018) Volume 33, Issue 6. (

*DaCosta, Andrew, *Dugan, Shannon, *Grueninger, Kathryn, Mulligan, Kevin, & Webbe, Frank. (2018, October). Baseline Symptoms from the Sports Concussion Assessment Tool (SCAT) Predict Concussion Recovery Time in Collegiate Athletes. Poster presented at the 37th Annual Conference of the National Academy of Neuropsychology, New Orleans, LA. Also abstracted in Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, (2018) Volume 33, Issue 6. (

*Kissinger-Knox, Alicia, *Norheim, Nicole, *Cheatham, Megan, Mulligan, Kevin, & Webbe, Frank. (2018, October). The Clinical Utility of Recaptured Baselines After Return-to-Play. Poster presented at the 37th Annual Conference of the National Academy of Neuropsychology, New Orleans, LA. Also abstracted in Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, (2018) Volume 33, Issue 6. (

David Wilder

Wilder, David, Ertel, Hallie*, Hodges, Ansley*, & Luong, Nga** (in press). The use of auditory feedback and conditioned reinforcement to decrease toe walking among children with autism. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis. The purpose of this study was to evaluate a new method of treating toe walking (which can cause damage to the bone and muscles around the heel) among children with autism.

Wilder, David (2018, December). Integrating OBM into ABA Service Provision. Invited address given at the Association for Professional Behavior Analysts (APBA) Boot Camp, Atlanta, GA. This was an invited address given for behavior analysts starting or managing private practices/agencies.

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