FSC faculty pursue academic projects
LAKELAND, Fla. (May 13, 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.
Dr. Lynn H. Clements, professor of accounting, co-authored an article with Tara Shawver, DBA, CMA, on “Whistleblowing: Factors that Contribute to Management Accountants Reporting Questionable Dilemmas,” published in Management Accounting Quarterly, Winter 2008. In addition, she presented papers at the 2008 Western Region Conference of the American Accounting Association held in San Francisco, on “The History of the IASB,” co-authored with FSC MBA student Brad Crenshaw; and “Computerized Tools For Use In Proactive Fraud Examination,” co-authored with Dr. Gary Cook, FSC associate professor of business administration. Clements also presented “Computerized Tools” at the 2008 Annual Meeting of the American Accounting Association in San Francisco.
Walter Coleman, associate professor of business administration, received an Exemplary Teaching Award of the Higher Education Commission of the United Methodist Church. The award is given to a faculty member who exemplifies the best in teaching excellence, civility and service to the campus.
Lisa Erdman, assistant professor of art, will present her satirical video art project titled, “Annual Checkup: Pharmaceuticals for the 21st Century,” at the University of California, Santa Cruz, conference, “Intervene! Interrupt! Rethinking Art as Social Practice,” taking place May 15-17.
Dr. Annette Kelly, assistant professor of nursing, participated in the preparation of a grant proposal on "Advancing Culture Change in Florida Nursing Homes," that has been approved by The Retirement Research Foundation. Kelly served as chairperson of the Florida Pioneer Network (FPN) Steering Committee that submitted letters of support for the project. FPN works to improve quality of life and work in Florida long-term care facilities.
Dr. James (Mick) Lynch, professor of athletic training, has received an honorary membership in the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA), which will be presented at the NATA national meeting in St. Louis on June 20. The exclusive honorary membership is awarded to individuals who have made significant contributions to the athletic training profession.
Dr. Mary Pharr, professor of English, participated in the International Conference on the Fantastics held by the International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts on March 19-22 in Orlando. She served as a panelist in a session on “The New Dangers and Heroes of the Zombie Apocalypse” and presented a paper on “Last Summer and Self-Deception—or What Does it Mean if Shrek and Spidey Act Like Jack Sparrow?” at the “Fantastic Film and Television” session. In addition, Pharr has published a chapter in “The Films of Stephen King,” (Ed. Tony Magistrale) an anthology of critical essays on film adaptations of King’s works. Her chapter is titled, “Only Theoretical: Postmodern Ambiguity in ‘Needful Things’ and ‘Storm of the Century.’”
Dr. W. Alan Smith, professor of religion, was invited to speak at a conference on the “Future of Religious Education” on Feb. 13-14 at the Meadville Lombard Theological School in Chicago. He spoke on “Everyone But Rizzo: The Arts as Transformative Education.”
Dr. John Stancil , professor of accounting, published an article titled, “Economic Stimulus Act Includes Business Incentives,” in the Polk County Business Journal (PCBJ) March 3 issue. In addition, he was interviewed and quoted in an article on “Fed’s Key Rate Cut Could Create Ripple Effects Across Economy,” by Larry Kieffer published in the PCBJ March 31 issue.