FSC faculty pursue academic projects
LAKELAND, Fla. (May 16, 2005) — Florida Southern College faculty members pursue extracurricular academic activities year-round, giving presentations, publishing articles, and attending conferences. The following is a summary of their recent activities and recognitions.
Dr. Alexander Bruce, professor of English, gave two presentations, “‘Fly, you fools!’ Atoning for Byrhtnoth in ‘The Lord of the Rings’” to the International Congress on Medieval Studies held at Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo; and “Building Community: The Folklore of Physical Space at Florida Southern College” to the International Society for Contemporary Legend Research annual meeting at the University of Georgia, Athens.
Dr. Lynn H. Clements, associate professor of accounting, presented “Whistleblowing Intentions of Accounting Students” at the 2005 Southeastern American Accounting Association Conference held in Charlotte, N.C. April 21-23.
Dr. John T. Crow, associate professor of English, published an article in the March 2005 issue of the English Journal entitled, “Feeding Reading: Writing from an Information Processing Perspective.” The article details Crow’s approach and demonstrations used in teaching students how humans process written text.
Dr. Catherine Eskin, associate professor of English, presented FSC scholarship awards to area high school students at the 29th Annual Poetry Awards Assembly in April, sponsored by the Polk County Council of Teachers of English.
Dr. Luis A. Jimenez, professor of Spanish, served as a reviewer for the 2005 Ford Foundation Diversity Fellowships Program administered by the National Research Council. Jiminez reviewed dissertations and postdoctoral reviews in the Hispanic and African American fields.
Andrew Pearson, director of the library, received first place in the Area Speech Contest during the Toastmasters International contest held April 2. Pearson represented the Florida Southern College chapter of Toastmasters.
Dr. Christopher H. Ramey, assistant psychology professor, published a letter to the Scientific American MIND, 16(1), 5, on “‘Radical’ Skinner” concerning psychologist B.F. Skinner’s position about consciousness.
Dr. Bernard Quetchenbach, associate professor of English, published “Black-throated Blue,” a personal natural history essay focusing on birds and the experience of encountering them, as well as on the potential for their disappearance, appearing in Wild Thoughts, a new online nature writing journal. In addition, he will soon publish several essays and poems, including "Summertime," an essay in Isotope, published by Utah State University; "Canadas" an essay in Ascent, published by Concordia College, Minnesota; and poems in Blueline and HazMAt Review, literary magazines published in New York State.
Dr. Rebecca Saulsbury, assistant professor of English, was selected for “Who’s Who Among American Teachers” for 2005. Saulsbury has been with FSC since 1999.
About Florida Southern College
Founded in 1885, Florida Southern College is a private, comprehensive, United Methodist college with a liberal arts core. The college maintains its commitment to academic excellence through 38 undergraduate majors and distinctive graduate programs in business administration, education, and nursing. Florida Southern has a 14:1 student/faculty ratio, provides strong student/faculty mentorship programs, boasts 24 NCAA Division II national championships, and is ranked by U. S. News and World Report as one of the top ten Southern Comprehensive Colleges-Bachelors. Located on scenic Lake Hollingsworth, Florida Southern is the home of the world’s largest single-site collection of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture.