FSC faculty pursue academic projects
LAKELAND, Fla. (August 14, 2006) — 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.
Stacey E. Boyette, associate professor of chemistry, attended the CWCS Environmental Chemistry Workshop May 21-26, hosted by Hampton University (Va.) and sponsored by the National Science Foundation and the Center for Workshops in Chemical Sciences. Topics included soil and atmospheric chemistry, environmental toxicology and risk assessment, hazardous waste treatment and disposal, environmental fate and atmospheric modeling, marine sampling and testing, and water quality monitoring. A highlight of the workshop was a field trip to the College of William and Mary's Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) in Gloucester, Va.
Walter J. Coleman, associate professor of business and economics, attended the Harvard Business School Executive Education Program on Corporate Governance in Cambridge, Mass. The program, focusing on corporate governance and audit and compensation committees for New York Stock Exchange companies, was attended by corporate directors of “Fortune Five Hundred” companies and international executives. The program was conducted by Jay W. Lorsch, dean of the global governance initiative at Harvard University.
Catherine R. Eskin, associate professor of English, presented “Blame it on Cain: Modern Economic Insecurity and the Representation of Jews in Shakespeare’s ‘Merchant of Venice’” at the B’nai B’rith Meeting at Temple Emanuel in Lakeland, Fla., May 21.
Jose Manuel Garcia, assistant professor of Spanish and modern languages department chair, served as a panel member at the 1stAnnual Conference on Asturian Immigrants in America at Rollins College in Winter Park, Fla. on March 3. He also presented a paper titled “Autobiografía, realidad e historia en ‘Dreaming in Cuban’ de Cristina García” at the 59th Annual Kentucky Foreign Language Conference in Lexington, Ky., April 24-25. His presentation explored autobiographical and historical elements in Cristina Garcia’s first novel, “Dreaming in Cuban.”
Dr. Jose Manuel Garcia also presented his paper, “Historia, realidad y ficcion en The Aguero Sisters de Cristina Garcia,” on July 23 at the XXVI conference of Circulo de Cultura Panamericano Congreso Cultural de Verano sponsored by University of Miami.
Sara Fletcher Harding, associate professor of religion, presented her paper, “Reflections on the Interdisciplinary, Team-taught, Undergraduate Course in Science & Religion” at the Metanexus Institute's Continuity and Change: Perspectives on Science and Religion conference at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pa., June 3-7.
Christopher H. Ramey, assistant professor of psychology, was invited to be a participant at the Oxford Round Table at Harris Manchester College at the University of Oxford, Oxford, England, in July, for a special session devoted to “The Psychology of the Child.”
John Stancil, associate professor of accounting, was named one of the 20 Top Experts of the 30,000 experts on the allexperts.com Web site in July, for the eighth consecutive month. His book review of "Balance Scorecard Diagnostics" by Paul Niven was published in the May, 2006 issue of " Issues in Accounting Education," (American Accounting Association, Sarasota, Fla.). Since May, he has been leading a Certified Management Accountant (CMA) review class for the Polk County Chapter of the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA). He will present on “Tax Policy and Reverse Taxes” at the Southeast Institute for the Information Sciences (SEInfORMS) conference in Myrtle Beach, S.C., Oct. 4-6.
Timothy R. Toops, assistant professor of education, is a representative on the Executive Committee for the Florida Council on Elementary Education - Higher Education. The committee met June 23-24 in Crystal River, Fla., to plan for the State Convention at the University of Central Florida in January.