Faculty and Staff News — 02 November 2020
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Bisk College of Business

Associate professor of accounting Angel Otero, with Christian Sonnenberg, associate dean of online and off-campus programs, and associate professor of management Ivonne Delgado-Perez, published “Change Management Over Financial Information: A Multi-Criteria Evaluation of System Change Controls Using Desirability Functions” in Communications of the International Information Management Association in spring 2020. The paper explores different evaluation methods for the general information technology controls related to change management that are critical in ensuring the integrity, completeness and reliability of financial information.

College of Aeronautics

New publications involving faculty members Debbie Carstens, John Deaton, Julie Moore and Brooke Wheeler:

Carstens, D., Mahlman, J., Miller, J., & Shaffer, M. (2019). Mobile Device Espionage, The Journal of Management and Engineering Integration, 12(2), 86-94.

Carstens, D., Deaton, J., Moore, J., Dalli, D., Rebensky, S.L., & Tamilselvan, G. (2019). Unmanned Aerial Systems Transfer of Training. Proceedings of the 20th International Conference: Industry, Engineering & Management Systems 2019, Clearwater, FL, 56-61.

Li, T., Wheeler, B. E., & Carstens, D. S. (2020). Examining the Impact of Overhearing In-Flight Cell-Phone Calls on Passenger Safety. International Journal of Aviation, Aeronautics, and Aerospace, 7(2). Retrieved from https://commons.erau.edu/ijaaa/vol7/iss2/7. (Tianhua Li is a Ph.D. in Aviation Sciences student in the College of Aeronautics.)

A new paper by William Rankin, associate professor in the College of Aeronautics, was published in March in the International Journal of Aviation, Aeronautics and Aerospace. The paper Increasing Airports’ On-Time Arrival Performance Through Airport Capacity and Efficiency Indicators was written with doctoral student Nurettin Dinler. It can be found here.

College of Engineering and Science

Martin E. Glicksman, Allen S. Henry Chair & University Professor of Engineering, had his research appear on the cover of February 2020 edition of The European Physical Journal. The paper, conducted with Kumar Ankit from Arizona State University, is titled, “Growth competition during columnar solidification of seaweed microstructures.”

College of Psychology and Liberal Arts

Robert Taylor, associate dean and head of the School of Arts and Communication and a professor of history, reviewed Florida and the 2016 Election of Donald J. Trump, edited by Matthew T. Corrigan and Michael M. Binder, for H-Net. The review is available here.

An article by Ted Petersen, associate professor of communication, and master’s student Shyla Soundararajan, “Covering Pulse: Understanding the Lived Experience of Journalists Who,” was published in January in The Qualitative Report. The article is available here.

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*= student
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*** =former student
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Demara Bennett

President, Brevard/Indian River Chapter of the Florida Psychological Association (January 2020)

Bennett, Demara B. (2020). Implications of child maltreatment for young children. In R. Geffner, V. Vieth, V. Vaughan-Eden, A. Rosenbaum, L.K. Hamberger, J. White, & B. Geffner (Ed.),  Handbook of Interpersonal Violence Across the Lifespan. Cham, Switzerland: Springer Nature Switzerland AG.

*Pobee-Mensah, Erika, Chavez, Felipa T., Bennett, Demara B. , Lavooy, Maria J., & Delgado Perez, Ivonne A. (2020). Feminine Gender Identification and Mother-Daughter Connectedness As Predictors and Sociocultural Buffers Against Adult Sexual Victimization in Latinas and Caucasians. The 32nd APS Annual Convention, May 21-24, 2020, Chicago, IL, USA.

*Dong, Cheyenne L., Harvey, Ada C., Sloman, Kimberly, N., Bennett, Demara. B., Minaya, E., Vasco, L., Qualle, A., Wanniarachchi Kankanamge, C., & Bello, V. (2019). Examining the impact of standardized fine motor activity selection on various fine motor skills in children with autism spectrum disorder. (Master’s thesis, Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, United States of America). Retrieved from https://repository.lib.fit.edu/handle/11141/3021

Gary Burns

Graham, D.N., & Burns, G.N. (In press). Athletic Identity and Moral Development: An Examination of Collegiate Athletes and Their Moral Foundations. International Journal of Sport Psychology. 

This manuscript provides an insight into the moral foundation of collegiate athletes in both NCAA and intramural sports. 

Notable Theses/Dissertations:

*Kumar, L.S. (2020). Determinants of safety outcomes in organizations: Exploring O*NET data to predict occupational accident rates (Unpublished master’s thesis). Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FL.

*Chen, X. (2020). Different paths, same destination? Comparison between two approaches to developing situational judgement tests on cross cultural competency (Doctoral dissertation, Florida Institute of Technology).

Patrick Converse and Katie Merlini

Moon, Nicholas A.*, Converse, Patrick D.Merlini, Katie P.**, & Vaghef, Keemia**. (2020). The Role of Off-Task Thoughts and Behaviors in Linking Self-Control with Achievement-Related and Well-Being Outcomes. Journal of Research in Personality86, 103935. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jrp.2020.103935.   

William Gabrenya

Dr. Gabrenya was elected President-Elect of the International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology (IACCP) with a term of July 2020 to July 2022, at which time he will move forward to President and then Past-President.

Radhika Krishnamurthy

Radhika Krishnamurthy received an “Outstanding Scholarship in Professional Psychology” presidential recognition award, granted at the National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology midwinter conference, January 2020.

Coble-Temple, A., Carlos, M., Krishnamurthy, Radhika, Liebich, E., Nadkarni, L., & Page, K. (2020, January).  Intersections between disability and other identity statuses:  Implications for education and practice.  Panel discussion presented at the NCSPP midwinter conference, Carlsbad, CA.

*Daniels, Ryan, & Krishnamurthy, Radhika (2020, March). Assessment of interpersonal dysfunction using the Rorschach and the MMPI-2-RF: An incremental validity study.  In Radhika Krishnamurthy (Chair), Assessing interpersonal dynamics.  Paper scheduled for presentation at the annual convention of the Society for Personality Assessment, San Diego, CA. (convention cancelled due to COVID-19)

*Hicks, Natalie, & Krishnamurthy, Radhika (2020, March). Comparisons of MMPI-2-RF scores of outpatients with reported disability, chronic medical conditions, or psychological ailments. In E. Gritti (Chair), Using personality measures in physical health assessments.  Paper scheduled for presentation at the annual convention of the Society for Personality Assessment, San Diego, CA. (convention cancelled due to COVID-19)

*Price, Lauren, & Krishnamurthy, Radhika (2020, March). MCMI-IV score patterns for jail inmates receiving mental health services. In G. Carr (Chair), Assessing incarcerated populations. Paper scheduled for presentation at the annual convention of the Society for Personality Assessment, San Diego, CA. (convention cancelled due to COVID-19)

Krishnamurthy, Radhika (Chair). (2020, March).  Gender and sexual minority considerations in personality assessment training: Introduction.  Roundtable discussion scheduled for presentation at the annual convention of the Society for Personality Assessment, San Diego, CA. (convention cancelled due to COVID-19)

Anthony LoGalbo & Frank Webbe

*Andrew DaCosta, *Andrew Crane, Frank Webbe, & Anthony LoGalbo. (2020). Change in balance performance predicts neurocognitive dysfunction and symptom endorsement in concussed college athletes. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology. Epub ahead of print. doi.org/10.1093/arclin/acaa031

*Nicole Norheim, **Alicia Kissinger-Knox, *Megan Cheatham, *Analise Roccaforte, Anthony LoGalbo, & Frank Webbe. (2020, February). Analysis of the SCAT-5 Percent Normal Question Addition at Baseline Among Collegiate Athletes. Poster presented at the 48th Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, Denver, CO.

*Andrew Crane, *Andrew DaCosta, Frank Webbe, & Anthony LoGalbo. (2020, April). Grit Predicts Depression, Anxiety, and Subjective Cognitive Complaints Despite Normal Cognitive Performance in College Athletes.  Poster accepted for presentation at the 8th Annual Symposium of the Sports Neuropsychology Society, Frisco, TX.

*Shannon Dugan, Frank Webbe, & Anthony LoGalbo. (2020, April). Convergent Validity of Baseline Concussion Measures: SCAT-5 and ImPACT. Poster accepted for presentation at the 8th Annual Symposium of the Sports Neuropsychology Society, Frisco, TX.

*Andrew DaCosta, *Ruta Sohoni, *Andrew Crane, *Analise Roccaforte, Frank Webbe, & Anthony LoGalbo. (2020, June). The Rey Dot Counting Test as a Tool for Detecting Suboptimal Performance in Athlete Baseline Testing. Poster accepted for presentation at the 18th Annual Conference of the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology, Washington, DC. 

*Katie Grueninger, *Analise Roccaforte, *Andrew DaCosta, Frank Webbe, & Anthony LoGalbo. (2020, June). A comparison of visual memory tests as predictors of cognitive impairment in a memory disorder clinic. Poster accepted for presentation at the 18th Annual Conference of the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology, Washington, DC.

Frank Webbe

Frank Webbe was inducted into the Florida Tech Sports Hall of Fame on February 21, 2020. He was elected to the Hall of Fame based upon contributions made as Florida Tech’s NCAA Faculty Athletics Representative (FAR) for 37 years. As FAR, he was tasked with 1) ensuring that safeguards were in place to support the welfare and well-being of student athletes, and 2) ensuring the academic integrity of the Florida Tech Athletics program.

Frank Webbe was honored on April 24, 2020 by the Clinical Doctoral Students and Faculty of the School of Psychology of Florida Institute of Technology with the Faculty Lifetime Achievement Award. In announcing the award, Ms. Bliss Quintana noted that “you not only embody everything it is to be an outstanding professional but, more importantly, you demonstrate what it means to be an outstanding human being. For everything you have done for us and everything you continue to do, we would like to let you know that you are appreciated and valued beyond measure.”

*Lauren Goworowski, **Denise Vagt, **Carlos Salazar, Kevin Mulligan, & Frank Webbe. (2020). Normative values of the Rey Word Recognition Test in a college-athlete sample. Applied Neuropsychology: Adult, 27:1, 94-100, DOI: 10.1080/23279095.2018.1488716

David Wilder

David Wilder was appointed as a fellow of the Association for Behavior Analysis, International.

Wilder, David, Ertel, Hallie*, & Thomas, Rachel** (in press). Further analysis of modifications to the three-step guided compliance procedure to enhance compliance among children with autism. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis.

Wilder, David, Ertel, Hallie*, & Cymbal, Daniel* (in press). A review of recent research on the manipulation of response effort in applied behavior analysis. Behavior Modification.

Clark, Ronald*, Wilder, David, Kelley, Michael, & Ryan, Victoria* (in press). Evaluation of instructions and video modeling to train parents to implement a structured meal procedure to decrease food selectivity among children with autism. Behavior Analysis in Practice.

Wilder, David, & Cymbal, Daniel* (in press). Performance Diagnostic Assessment. In J. Luiselli (Ed.), Organizational Behavior Management (OBM) Approaches for Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. London, UK: Routledge.

Hodges, Ansley*, Wilder, David, & Ertel, Hallie* (in press). Assessment and treatment of a foot fetish exhibited by an adolescent with autism. Behavior Analysis in Practice.

Wilder, David. (in press). Changes for the Journal of Organizational Behavior Management (Editorial). Journal of Organizational Behavior Management.

Jessica Wildman

**Nyein, Kyi Phyu, *Caylor, Jesse R., *Duong, Ngoc S., *Fry, Trevor N., & Wildman, Jessica L. (2020). Beyond Positivism: Toward a pluralistic approach to studying teams. Organizational Psychology Review. Online first publication.

**Scott, Charles P. R. (2020). Leading Together: Exploring Conditions for Shared Leadership Emergence in Teams (unpublished doctoral dissertation). Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Florida.

Office of the President

Michael Grieves, executive vice president of operations and interim CFO, had a chapter published in the book Voices of Practitioner Scholars in Management, which explores the history and impact of the Doctor of Management programs atCase Western Reserve University. Grieves, who went through that program, wrote the chapter “Digital Twin: Developing a 21st Century Product Model” in the Innovators section of the book.

Grieves was interviewed for a June article on thomasnet.com’s Thomas Insights section. He spoke about his Digital Twin model. The article can be found here.

Grieves served as chair and panelist for the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics’ presentation, “Digital Engineering – Digital Twin: Definition Harmonization Panel” in January.  The panel was convened by AIAA’s Digital Engineering Integration Committee.

Grieves was featured on a the Beyond BIM podcast this summer, where he spoke about the Digital Twin concept. The podcast is available on YouTube at https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=zUWT3sn86Fc.

In September, Grieves delivered the keynote address, “The Future of Additive Manufacturing” at the Dassault International conference 3DExperience: A Virtual Journey. A video of his presentation is available here after free registration.

Wes Sumner, chief of staff, vice president of communications and adjunct instructor, was featured in the article, “Produce Videos That Spark Media Attention,” in the journal Nonprofit Communications Report. The article is available here.

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