FSC faculty pursue academic projects
LAKELAND, Fla. (April 18, 2007) — Florida Southern College faculty members pursue extracurricular academic activities year-round, giving presentations, publishing articles, and attending conferences. The following summarizes their recent activities and recognitions.
Rose Brault, assistant professor of nursing, and Marcia Posey, associate professor of nursing, attended the Gulf South Summit on Service-Learning and Civic Engagement through Higher Education at Tulane University on March 30. The professors explored the roles and responsibilities of higher education in civic engagement and identified ways to build greater awareness of service-learning and civic engagement activities among their colleagues and students at Florida Southern College.
Lynn Clements, professor of accounting, and Michael Knudstrup, assistant professor of accounting, co-authored an article titled “Identity Theft Prevention: The Importance of Education on Behaviors and Intentions,” in the Journal of Business Issues, 2006, No. 2, pp. 41-52.
Nancy Cummings, assistant professor of physical education and athletic training, received the National Service Award from the National Athletic Trainers Association, which will be presented to her at the national meeting in June.
Catherine Eskin, associate professor of English, gave a presentation on several Renaissance poems for the Advanced Placement English Literature class at Lakeland High School in March. The presentation, “Lyrical Conversations: Three Pastoral Poems,” challenged students to consider the ways poetry can be a conversation.
Keith Huneycutt, professor of English, presented a paper, “Empathy for the Devil: Judging Mr. Watson in Peter Matthiessen’s ‘Bone by Bone,’” at the College English Association Annual Conference in New Orleans held April 12-14. He is the 2007 president of the Florida College English Association, an affiliate of the CEA.
Mavra Kear, associate professor of nursing, has written an article, “Using Portfolio Evaluation for Program Outcome Assessment,” in the Journal of Nursing Education, 2007, 46(3).
Christopher Ramey, assistant professor of psychology, participated in the Visiting Fellowship Program in Functional MRI at the Massachusetts General Hospital/MIT/Harvard Medical School Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging in March. In addition he has published two reviews: “What the Brain Doesn’t Do: Reclaiming the Mind in Psychology,” a review of the book “A Mind of Its Own: How the Brain Distorts and Deceives,” in PsycCRITIQUES-APA Contemporary Psychology Review of Books, 52 (No. 11); and “Blind Creativity,” a review of the book “Creativity in Science: Chance, Logic, Genius, and Zeitgeist,” in Philosophical Psychology, 20, 135-139.
Claudia Slate, professor of English, presented “Shooting the Breeze about ‘The Kite Runner’” at a conference of the Bartow Public Library Book Discussion group in Bartow, Fla. In addition, she has written an article, “Teaching Slavery in Florida through Florida Plantation Museums,” in the Florida College English Association Florida Studies Proceedings, 2006.
Sue Stanley-Green, associate professor of athletic training, was inducted into the South East Athletic Training Association inaugural Hall of Fame. She served as keynote speaker at the association’s meeting in March.
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