Faculty/Staff Briefs

Faculty and Staff Briefs: December 2018

HONORS AND AWARDS Alysia Roehrig, Ph.D. (Education), along with graduate students Makana Craig and James Hernandez, received the “Best Overall Graduate Student Posters” award at the Florida Educational Research Association’s annual meeting. The trio presented on “Culturally Responsive Classroom Management Strategies in CDF Freedom Schools.” Myrna Hoover (Career Center) received the 2018 Southern Star Award […]

Faculty and Staff Briefs: November 2018

HONORS AND AWARDS Sean McGinley, Ph.D. (Hospitality) received the 2018 Emerging Professional Graduate Award from the Penn State School of Hospitality Management at Penn State University, Oct. 10. The award was presented to McGinley at the school’s 2018 Alumni Awards Reception, held in conjunction with a two-day program bringing distinguished alumni back to engage with […]

Faculty and Staff Briefs: October 2018

HONORS AND AWARDS Colleen Muscha, MFA (Costume Design) received a Distinguished Career Award for Outstanding Contribution to Florida’s College/University Programs at this year’s Florida Theatre Conference. Muscha has been the director of the MFA Costume Design program for more than 25 years. Patricia Y. Warren, Ph.D. (Criminology) was honored by the Florida Education Fund and […]

Faculty and Staff Briefs: September 2018

HONORS Joann Gardner, Ph.D. (English) won the 2018 Chapbook Fellowship from the Poetry Society of America, selected by the poet D. Nurske. Gardner won the award for her chapbook, “The Deaf Island.” SERVICE Steven Pfeiffer, Ph.D. (Education) was elected as president of the American Academy of School Psychology, a key organization in the development and […]

Faculty and Staff Briefs: August 2018

HONORS AND AWARDS Matthew T. Pietryka, Ph.D. (Political Science) won the Heinz I. Eulau Award from the American Political Science Association for his article “It’s Not Just What You Have, but Whom You Know: Networks, Social Proximity to Elites, and Voting in State and Local Elections,” published in American Political Science Review. The $750 award, […]

Faculty and Staff Briefs: July 2018

HONORS AND AWARDS Susan Fiorito, Ph.D. (Entrepreneurship) was presented with the Alpha Chi Omega Award of Achievement at the 60th Alpha Chi Omega National Convention held June 30 in Austin, Texas. The award recognizes outstanding Alpha Chi Omegas who have made significant contributions resulting in national and regional recognition in their chosen professional fields. Fiorito also […]

Faculty and Staff Briefs: May/June 2018

HONORS AND AWARDS Leigh Edwards, Ph.D. (English) received a Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Award in the category of Performing Arts & Music for her book “Dolly Parton, Gender, and Country Music.” Eugenia Millender, Ph.D. (Nursing) was inducted into the Florida Atlantic University Hall of Fame, where she was recognized as a Distinguished Alumni […]

Faculty and Staff Briefs: April 2018

HONORS AND AWARDS Matthew Goldmark, Ph.D. (Modern Languages and Linguistics) received the “Best Journal Article by a Junior Scholar” award from the Latin American Studies Association’s (LASA) Colonial Section for his article “Reading Habits: Catalina de Erauso and the Subjects of Early Modern Spanish Gender and Sexuality,” a study of the famed “Lieutenant Nun,” Catalina […]

Faculty and Staff Briefs: March 2018

HONORS AND AWARDS Lynn Jones, Ph.D. (Art History) has been awarded a Short-Term Senior Fellowship at Koç Üniversity’s Research Center for Anatolian Civilisations (RCAC) in Istanbul, Turkey, where she will be working on her book “The Imperial Cult in Middle Byzantine Art” and researching the cult of Constantine I. BYLINES Sarah Lester, Ph.D. (Geography) recently […]

Faculty and Staff Briefs: February 2018

HONORS AND AWARDS  Mike Roper, Ph.D. (Chemistry) will receive the 2018 Mid-career Achievement Award of the American Electrophoresis Society for his contributions to the field of Electrophoresis and Electrokinetics. David Gussak, Ph.D. (Art Education) received the 2017 Distinguished Service Award from the American Art Therapy Association in recognition of his significant contribution to the literature […]

Faculty and Staff Briefs: January 2018

HONORS AND AWARDS Steven Pfeiffer, Ph.D. (Education) was honored with the 2017 National Research Award from the Research Council of Oman for his article “Identification of Gifted Students in Oman: Gender and Grade Differences on the Gifted Rating Scales–School Form,” on Dec. 10 in Muscat, Oman. Helen Li, Ph.D. (Electrical and Computer Engineering) has been […]

Faculty and Staff Briefs: December 2017

HONORS AND AWARDS Antonio Méndez Esparza, (College of Motion Picture Arts) Filmmaker in Residence, was nominated for the John Cassavetes Award for his feature film “Life and Nothing More,” which follows a young African-American man on the edge of adulthood who is searching for his purpose in today’s America. The movie also received a Best […]