FSC faculty pursue academic projects
LAKELAND, Fla. (Sept. 20, 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.
Dr. John T. Crow, Professor of English, conducted four workshops for teachers, two in Orange County on brain-based grammar and sentence structure, and two at Resurrection Catholic School in Lakeland on composition skills for grades 3-8. In addition, Crow presented papers at two conferences. In July he presented “Grammar from an Information Processing Perspective” at the Assembly of Teachers of English Grammar in Fairfield, Conn. Crow was elected vice president of the Assembly, an affiliate of the National Council of Teachers of English. In August, Crow discussed “Brain-Based Grammar” at the Orange County Public Schools Back-to-School Professional Development Conference in Orlando, Fla.
Dr. Catherine R. Eskin, Associate Professor of English, gave a speech, “You Oughta’ Be in Pictures: The Temple Emanuel Archive and Service Learning,” at the Hadassah Opening Meeting in Lakeland on Aug. 26.
Dr. Jose Manuel Garcia, Associate Professor of Spanish, published a book review on “The Cuban Revolution: Years of Promise” by Teo Babun and Victor Andres Triay. Garcia’s book review appeared in the Arizona Journal of Hispanic Studies. In addition, Garcia presented a paper in July at the XXVII literature conference of Circulo de Cultura Panamericano Congreso Cultural de Verano sponsored by the University of Miami. Garcia’s paper, “Historia y ficcion en Dreaming in Cuban de Cristina Garcia,” examines some of the most important historical and fictional elements in Cristina Garcia’s first novel.
Dr. Carmen Gauthier, Professor of Chemistry, has published an article, “Implementation of a College-High School Collaboration Program to Enhance Learning in Chemistry,” which appears in the book “Aprendizaje Activo de Química y Física, Equipo Sirus,” 1st Ed., Spain 2007, pages 331-338.
Dr. Rebecca R. Saulsbury, Associate Professor of English, attended the 2007 Phi Kappa Phi National Triennial Convention in Orlando, Fla., in August. Saulsbury is a member of the Florida Southern College chapter of Phi Kappa Phi and was inducted into the society in 1988.
Dr. Claudia S. Slate, Professor of English, served as general editor for “Florida Studies of the 2006 Annual Meeting of the Florida College English Association,” Newcastle, UK, Cambridge Scholars Press 2007.
Dr. John Stancil, Professor of Accounting, gave a presentation on Sept. 6 to the Polk County chapter of the Florida Institute of CPAs on “Accounting for Income Taxes, FAS#109” and “Accounting for Uncertainty in Income Taxes, FIN 48.” In addition, he will serve as accounting track chair of the SEinfORMS (Southeast Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences) conference in Myrtle Beach, S.C. on Oct. 4-5, where he will present “Disclosures Under FIN 48.”
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