Archived Faculty/Staff Highlights for August 2011
Anthony Abbate, architecture, was named the Associate Provost of the Broward Campuses. He will continue to serve as director of the Broward Community Design Collaborative.
Dr. Fred Bloetscher, civil engineering, has been named American Water Works Association Volunteer of the Year for participating in webcasts, workshops, and symposia focusing on aquifer storage and recovery, reuse, low-inflow protocol, climate change, and regulations.
Dr. Cindy Blum, nursing, has been awarded the 2011 Nurse Educator Award by the Florida Nurses Association (FNA). Dr. Blum will formally receive the award at FNA's Fall Membership Meeting.
Dr. Steven Bressler, psychology, delivered a lecture at the 2011 International Conference on Complex Systems. This conference is the premier annual meeting for researchers from around the world who study complex systems in a variety of disciplines, including engineering, politics, economics, mathematics, physics, biology, chemistry, and psychology.
Dr. Valerie Bryan, educational leadership, has been appointed the Charles Stewart Mott Eminent Scholar in Community Education, a position that was established in 1981. Dr. Bryan specializes in adult education.
Dr. Dale Gawlik, environmental sciences and biology, started a two-year term as president of the Florida Chapter of the Wildlife Society, which is the professional organization for wildlife biologists from the state of Florida.
Dr. Edmund Gerstein, marine mammal research, was an invited presenter at the 2011 Department of Defense Sustaining Military Readiness Conference in Nashville, Tennessee, where he presented "Sound solutions for protecting marine mammals and maintaining military readiness" as well as two invited posters entitled: "Ship Strike Acoustics: A Paradox with a Parametric Solution” and "Protecting manatees while maintaining military readiness."
Dr. Sameer Hinduja, criminal justice, published a book titled Cyberbullying Prevention and Response: Expert Perspectives, which addresses interpersonal violence, aggression, and harassment via cyberbullying. The book gives a comprehensive overview of major issues of the growing trend and offers practical applications for adults seeking to respond to these conflicts.
Sandra Jakubow, career development center, served on a panel presentation entitled "Senior Leadership: Lessons and Advice from Career Center Directors" at the annual FL Career Professionals Association (FCPA) conference held in Clearwater Beach, FL in June 2011.
Dr. JA Scott Kelso, science, received the prestigious Bernstein Prize, which is the highest award of the International Society of Motor Control (ISMC) and is presented biennially to individuals who make exception contributions to the development of the area of motor control and how the brain coordinates movement.
Dr. Cathy Meschievitz, international programs, has been named the Coordinator of the Boca Raton Chapter of the American Council of Germany (ACG). The Boca Raton ACG sponsors public lectures at FAU on Germany, the European Union and transatlantic relations.
Frank Schnidman, urban and regional planning, presented the course "Land Use Institute: Planning, Regulation, Litigation, Eminent Domain, and Compensation" at the Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education Conference.
Dr. Eric H. Shaw, marketing, published "Marketing Myths and Marketing Realities: A Commentary on the Consumer as Voter, Judge and Jury," in the Journal of Macromarketing in May 2011.
Dr. Tsung-Chow Su, ocean and mechanical engineering, presented a paper entitled "Better Catheter Design with Improved Liquid Flow Through Tubes" at the 2011 ASME Design of Medical Devices Conference, Minneapolis, MN. The first author of the paper, Mr. Tan Ta, is an undergraduate student at FAU. Dr. Su also presented a paper at the 9th Annual Latin American and Caribbean Conference with two more undergraduate students, Dustin Drake and Michael Solley. Finally, Dr. Su presented two papers and chaired a session at the 21st Annual International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference.
Dr. Kevin M. Wagner, political science, coauthored a new book on American politics titled Rebooting American Politics: The Internet Revolution. The associate director of the Jack Miller Forum for Civics Education, the book goes beyond theory to empirically study the internet in the American political landscape.
Dr. Eliah Watlington, education, was named the Associate Provost of the Northern Campuses. She will continue to serve as Associate Dean of the College of Education.
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