FSC faculty pursue academic projects
LAKELAND, Fla. (March 7, 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 Clements, professor of accounting and president of the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants (FICPA), attended the FICPA officer’s workshop and the Board of Governors’ meeting in Tallahassee in December.
Walter J. Coleman, associate professor of business, was awarded the National Knight Commander's Medal from Kappa Alpha Order in January. Coleman has served as the faculty and alumni adviser to the FSC chapter for 20 years. In February he received the General Board of Education and Ministry of the United Methodist Church Exemplary Teaching Award. In addition, the Chamber Civic Auditorium in Winter Haven, Fla., has been officially named the Walter J. Coleman Auditorium in recognition of his many years of public service to the Winter Haven community.
Dr. Nancy Cummings, assistant professor of physical education and athletic training, and Sue Stanley-Green, associate professor of athletic training and director of the athletic training educational program, have co-edited a textbook, “Perspectives in Athletic Training.” The text, available through Mosby-Elsevier, provides a comprehensive overview of the field and the job skills of certified athletic trainers.
After completing an artist residency at the Red Gate Gallery in Bejiing, China, Lisa Erdman, assistant professor of art, was invited to write the preface to “Qu Jianxiong,” a book that examines the work of scholar and artist Qu Jianxiong. The book was published in China and is available online at http://www.qujianxiong.cn/comment/8.html.
Dr. Carmen Gauthier, professor of chemistry, has written an article, “Reaching Out to the Next Generation: Working with High School Chemistry Clubs,” published in the February/March issue of the American Chemical Society magazine In Chemistry.
Dr. Sharon K. Masters, professor of sociology, attended and chaired the Third Annual Florida Consortium for Women’s and Gender Studies, held Feb. 8-9 in Tampa, Fla.
Dr. Nancy Morvillo, associate professor of biology and co-director of the Florida Center for Science and Religion, has written a textbook, “Science and Religion: Beginning the Discussion,” to be published by Wiley-Blackwell. The book, focused mainly on Christianity, emphasizes how science and religion do not have to be in conflict. The topics covered include evolution, cosmology, the function of myth, methodology in science and theology, and issues in gender, the environment, biotechnology and medicine.
Dr. Christopher H. Ramey, assistant professor of psychology, was nominated for the 2009 edition of Marquis “Who’s Who in America.” In addition, he has written “Breathing New Life into the Psychology of Mind,” a book review of “Mind in Life: Biology, Phenomenology, and the Sciences of Mind.” The review appears in PsycCRITIQUES – APA Contemporary; and “Support for a Hybrid Model of the Age of Acquisition of English Nouns,” appearing in Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 14, 1164-1170 (2007).
Dr. John Stancil, professor of accounting, has been recognized as the number one expert from among 30,000 others on Allexperts.com for the year 2007. He presented a paper on “Addressing the Tax Gap – Sources, Symptoms and Solutions,” at the Southeast Decision Sciences Institute in Orlando held Feb. 20-22. Stancil also completed writing the instructor’s manual for the 13th edition of “Cost Accounting” by Charles T. Horngren. This text has been the number one cost accounting text for a number of years. In addition, Stancil was interviewed for two articles, one on “Charitable Contribution Deductions” to appear in the online magazine thestreet.com, as well as “The Art of Deducting Charitable Contributions,” appearing in the cnnmoney.com website at http://money.cnn.hu/2008/02/20/smbusiness/charity_art_donation.fsb/index.htm.