FSC faculty pursue academic projects
LAKELAND, Fla. (Jan. 9, 2008) — 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.
Librarians Randall M. MacDonald and Nora E. Galbraith, and James G. Rogers, Jr., professor of art and art history, have authored “The Buildings of Frank Lloyd Wright at Florida Southern College,” a book of vintage images drawn from the college archives and other local collections. Detailed captions accompany the images. A companion publication by the same title includes 15 "tear and mail" postcards created from vintage images.
Dr. James M. Denham, Professor of History, gave several presentations, including “Who are the Crackers?” at the Largo Public Library in April; a commemorative address entitled, “The Evolution of Florida’s Courts in the Context of Other Historical Events,” on July 12, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the First District Court of Appeal; “Women in Antebellum Florida” at the Pasco County Historical Society on July 20; and “A Question of Honor” on Florida Public Radio in July.
Dr. Catherine R. Eskin, Associate Professor of English, participated with FSC English majors Kim Kolk and Martha Yates, for a presentation on “Touching the Conspirators of ‘Julius Caesar’” at McKeel Academy Honors English class on Sept. 20. Kolk, a sophomore double-majoring in English and education, is the daughter of Robert and Barbara Kolk of Ft. Wayne, Ind. Yates is a senior English major and daughter of James and Janice Yates of Kissimmee, Fla.
Dr. Annette Kelly, Assistant Professor of Nursing, gave a speech entitled “Person-Centered Long-Term Care: An Opportunity for Gerontological Nursing” at the National Gerontological Nursing Association annual convention in Orlando on Oct. 18-21.
Dr. Risdon Slate, Professor of Criminology, published an article with W. Wesley Johnson and Sharla S. Colbert on “Police Stress: A Structural Model,” in the Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology, 22(2), pp. 102-112. Slate also participated in the World Psychiatric Association conference in Melbourne, Australia Nov. 28-Dec. 2, during which he presented “Crisis Intervention: The U.S. Model,” with Suzanne Vogel-Scibilia.
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