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Faculty Accomplishments

The College of Arts & Sciences is very proud of its active scholars!

USF Professor To Share New Framework For Supporting Seniors’ Independence

Associate Professor Kathy Black (Gerontology/Social Work) knows how to organize and mobilize community action to support seniors who want to maintain their dignity and independence. She will present “Aging in Community” on February 1, 2013 at 10 a.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 3975 Fruitville Road in Sarasota. For more information call 941-371-4974 or visit  

Congratulations to Dr. Ngo !

The College of Arts & Sciences congratulates Dr. Fawn Ngo (Criminology) on her recent publication:
Ngo, Fawn T. and Raymond Paternoster (2013).  “Stalking Strains, Gender, and Legitimate Coping Strategies: A Partial Test of Broidy and Agnew’s Gender/GST Hypotheses.” Victims & Offenders: The International Journal of Evidence-based Research, Policy, and Practice, 8, 94-117. 

Congratulations to Dr. Stein !

The College of Arts & Sciences congratulates Suzanne Stein (English) on her recent publication:
Stein, Suzanne (2012) .“’What Warlike Noise Is This?’ Hamlet, Sovereignty, and Lethe Wharf.”  Cahiers Élisabéthains 82: 21-32.  

Congratulations to Katherine Lamb!

The College of Arts & Sciences congratulates Katherine Lamb, Visiting Instructor in Communication Sciences and Disorders who successfully defended her dissertation last week and in the words of her committee, did  "a great job." We are indeed proud of DR. Lamb’s accomplishment!

Dr. Richard Reich publication

Congratulations to Dr. Reich on his recent research publication:
Lengacher, C.A., Shelton, M.M., Reich, R.R., Barta, M.K., Johnson-Mallard, V., Moscoso, M.S., Paterson, C., Ramesar, S., Budrhani, P., Carranza, I., Lucas, J., Jacobsen, P.B., Goodman, M.J., & Kip, K.E. (2012). Mindfulness based stress reduction (MBSR(BC)) in breast cancer: Evaluating fear of recurrence (FOR) as a mediator of psychological and physical symptoms in a randomized control trial (RCT). Journal of Behavioral Medicine, Prepublished online.  doi: 10.1007/s108/65-012-9473-6.

Prof. Katherine Lamb appointed to the board of Sertoma Kids Inc.

Congratulations to Katherine Lamb (Communication Sciences & Disorders).  Prof. Lamb has been appointed to the board of Sertoma Kids Inc.  Her involvement in this valuable organization will help USFSM reify its commitment to serving the community.    

Initiative to help at risk students featured in Sarasota Herald Tribune

Dr. Anne Fisher, Director of the NCF/USFSM Counseling and Wellness and adjunct instructor for Arts & Sciences in Psychology, is leading a new initiative to identify and help students at risk for suicide.  The article below focuses primarily on NCF students, but you will see toward the end that our students are included.   

Dr. Cavedo featured in the Bradenton Herald

Dr. Keith Cavedo was featured in the Sunday, October 14th edition of the Bradenton Herald (Lakewood Ranch edition).  Here is a link to the article:

Congratulations to Dr. Melissa Sloan on her recent Publications

Thompson, A. B., & Sloan, M. M. (2012).  Race as region, region as race: How black and white southerners understand their racial identities.  Southern Cultures, 18(4), 72-95.    

Sloan, M. M.  (2012).  Unfair treatment in the workplace and worker well-being:  The role of coworker support in a service work environment.  Work and Occupations, 39(1), 3-34.

Congratulations to Dr. Danzak on her recent Article

The College of Arts & Sciences congratulates Dr. Robin Danzak on her recent article: "BUT IT"S JUST ONE CENT! Middle Schools ELLs Practice Critical Literacy in Support of Migrant Farmworkers" in the online Journal of Literacy and Social Responsibility, a SIG of the International Reading Association.
To view the article, go to, click "view .pdf", and scroll down to p. 158.   It's a peer-reviewed, open access journal.

Dr. Black to speak at Second Annual Optimum Life Caregiver Forum

Brookdale Senior Living is excited to share that our Second Annual Optimum Life Caregiver Forum will be taking place on Wednesday, September 26, 2012 from 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. in the Selby Auditorium on the campus of USF Sarasota Manatee. This unique event has specifically been developed to benefit area caregivers and care recipients providing them with a broad array of useful information and resources. (more...)

In addition to interactive presentations from Brookdale’s own Dr. Kevin O’Neil and Dr. Jim Concotelli, we are very pleased to have Dr. Kathy Black, Associate Professor of Social Work and Gerontology at USF who will be sharing her research and insights both in a presentation titled, “The Road Ahead” and as part of our Connecting with the Caregiver Q&A session.  

Attendees to this complimentary event will enjoy a healthy breakfast along with other goodies and giveaways, but seating is limited; so be sure to have any interested caregivers or care recipients RSVP to (941) 377-0102. On behalf of Brookdale Senior Living and our Bradenton and Sarasota communities, thank you for your all you do to support the wellbeing of our area seniors. Together we make the difference.

Please click here for flyer

A co-authored article by Dr. Unnever has just been published in Criminology, the premiere journal in his field.

Ousey, G. C. and Unnever, J. D. (2012), Racial–Ethnic Threat, Out-Group Intolerance, and Support For Punishing Criminals: A Cross-National Study. Criminology, 50: 565–603. doi: 10.1111/j.1745-9125.2012.00275.x

Congratulations to Dr. Ngo on her recent publications

Ngo, Fawn T. and Raymond Paternoster (2012).  “Stalking Strains, Concurrent Negative Emotions, and Legitimate Coping Strategies:  A Preliminary Test of Gendered Strain Theory.” American Journal of Criminal Justice. DOI: 10.1007/s12103-012-9179-x.
Ngo, Fawn T. (2012).  “Toward a Comprehensive Model on Stalking Acknowledgment: A Test of Four Models.” Crime & Delinquency. DOI: 10.1177/0011128711428731.  

Dr. Black course mentioned in Article in Sarasota Herald Tribune

Sharing a great article about Kathy Black’s “Death and Dying” course in 07/03/2012 Sarasota Herald Tribune!

Dr. Ruva on ABC7

Dr. Christine Ruva spoke with John McQuiston Friday 3/23/2012 re: the Trayvon Martin case. 

Congratulations to Dr. Reich on his publication!

The College of Arts & Sciences congratulates Dr. Richard Reich (Psychology) on the publication of his book chapter.
Reich, R.R., & Goldman, M.S. (2012). Drinking in college students and their age peers: The role of anticipatory processes. In H.L. White & D.L. Rabiner (Eds.) College Drinking and Drug Use (pp. 105-120). Guilford: New York.  recent publication.

Prof. John Freeman receives recognition for his volunteer work

Professor John Freeman, an adjunct professor in Environmental Law, has been recognized by President Obama and ShelterBox USA with a Presidential Volunteer Service Award for his efforts during 2011 to provide shelter, warmth and dignity for survivors of natural and other disasters worldwide.
For more information regarding Prof. Freeman's recognition please click > Shelterbox's Press Release

Congratulations to Dr. Reich on poster award from American Psychosocial Oncology Association

Congratulations to Dr. Reich and his fellow project team, their poster “Improving Quality of Life in Breast Cancer Survivors: The Cost-Effectiveness of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction [MBSR] (BC)”  won the outstanding poster award at APOS last week.  This data reflected the R01 Economic Cost Effectiveness supplement received from NCI. Dr. Reich has been given special thanks to Dr. Reich, who coordinated this data analysis. 
To view the award please click >

Congratulations to Dr. Ngo on her publication!

The College of Arts & Sciences congratulates Dr. Fawn Ngo (Criminology) on her recent publication.
Ngo, Fawn T. and Raymond Paternoster (2011).  “Cybercrime Victimization: An Examination of Individual- and Situational-Level Factors.” International Journal of Cyber Criminology, 5, 773-793.

USF Sarasota-Manatee faculty visit the Universidad Autónoma del Yucatán (UADY)

In early December 2011, CAS faculty members Mike Fehily (Spanish) and Robin Danzak (Communication Sciences & Disorders) traveled to Mérida, Mexico, to meet with faculty and students at Universidad Autónoma del Yucatán (UADY). During the visit, Mike Fehily met with undergraduate UADY students of the English Education program who participate as E-Pals for USFSM students in Sr. Mike's Spanish class. The participating UADY students received English dictionaries donated by Rotary/Sister Cities of Sarasota. Robin Danzak participated in a faculty meeting of the College of Education, and also presented her research on Spanish-speaking, English language learners to interested students and faculty. Through the use of Skype, a diverse group of USFSM faculty was able to meet a group of UADY professors to discuss potential research collaborations. Mike and Robin also met with the administration of the UADY College of Education to discuss ways to increase interaction and collaboration between the two institutions. Please visit to view a video summarizing the experience. 
Thanks to the Sister Cities linkage between Sarasota and Mérida, Mexico, USFSM has developed a partnership with the Universidad Autónoma del Yucatán (UADY), one of the major state universities of Mexico.  For several semesters now, Mike Fehily, Spanish instructor at USFSM, has been collaborating with a professor from UADY, connecting USFSM students as e-Pals with UADY students majoring in teaching English.  The experience has been successful both in helping students attain language objectives and building cross-cultural understanding through the development of new friendships in an authentic, language-learning context.  The goal is that this relationship can become a study-abroad opportunity for USFSM students and to explore possible research collaborations, continue dialog about faculty exchange opportunities between USFSM and UADY.. It is expected that the activities at UADY will result in increased establishment of the USFSM-UADY partnership in both teaching and research. These outcomes will ultimately benefit USFSM and the local community, as international collaborations potentially translate into well-prepared graduates ready to contribute their skills at home and as participants in our global economy.

Dr. Kathy Black made a Fellow of The Gerontological Society of America

The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) has awarded Dr. Kathy Black Fellow status. Her fellowship was unanimously approved by the GSA Council on May 10, 2011, after review and recommendations by the GSA Fellowship Committee.  GSA fellowship — the highest class of membership — is an acknowledgment of her outstanding and continuing work in the field of gerontology.

Dr. Kathy Black publications and activities

The College of Arts & Sciences congratulates Dr. Kathy Black (Social Work/Gerontology) on her publications and activities this year.
Peer Reviewed Publications:
Black, K. (2011). Combining the “young” and the “young at heart”:  Innovative intergenerational programming throughout the continuum of long term care. Journal of Intergenerational Relationships, 9(4), 458-461.
Black, K. (2011). Professional and personal factors associated with gerontological practice: Implications for training and education. Educational Gerontology, 37(11), 982-994.  
Black, K. (2011). Factors associated with community-based case managers’ advance care planning practices. British Journal of Palliative Medicine, (1), 88.
Technical Reports:
Black, K., & Gregory, S. (2011). Older Adult Perspectives on Aging with Dignity and Independence  in the Sarasota Community: Summary of Qualitative Data. Sarasota, Florida.   
Black, K., & Gregory, S. (2011). Summary Report: Share Your Story. Aging with Dignity and Independence  Initiative.  Sarasota, Florida.      
Black, K., & Gregory, S. (2011). Actionable Themes: Issues and Opportunities. Aging with Dignity and Independence  Initiative.  Sarasota, Florida. 
Local Level

Black, K., Dobbs, D., Jackson, M., Deitert, R., & Malley, P. (2011, October). Going out in style. Panel presentation. Pines Education Institute. Sarasota, Florida.   
Black, K. (2011, May).Planning for Care…and more… throughout the End of Life. Freethinkers Group. Sarasota, Florida.  
Black, K., Dutton, T., Schlossberg, N., Carter, R., & Barbetta, J. (2011, February). Opportunities come with Aging. Panel presentation. Senior Expo. Sarasota, Florida.
Black, K. (2011, February). Planning for Care…and more… throughout the End of Life. Faculty Showcase Series. Institute for Public Policy and Leadership. University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee.    
State Level
Black, K., Dobbs, D., Gregory, S., (2011. April). New Realities: Enhancing Dignity and Independence in the Community. Presented at the Florida Council on Aging Annual Conference. Clearwater, Florida.  
National level
Black, K., Dobbs, D., Gregory, S., & Dutton, T. (2011, November). New Realities: Enhancing Dignity and Independence in the Community. Gerontological Society on Aging Annual Meeting. Boston, Massachusetts.   
Black, K., Dobbs, D., Gregory, S., (2011. April). New Realities: Enhancing Dignity and Independence in the Community. American Society on Aging Annual Meeting. San Francisco, California.   
International Level
Black, K. (2011, June). Factors associated with Community-based Case Managers’ Advance Care Planning Practices.  International Society of Advance Care Planning and End-of-Life Care Conference. London, United Kingdom.

Dr. Kathy Black quoted in Articles

Dr. Kathy Black (Social Work/Gerontology)has been quoted in an article in Friday, October 28th's Sarasota Herald Tribune "American dream of homeownership declining" by Doug Sword.  Here is a link to the article:

Dr. Kathy Black (Social Work/Gerontology)was quoted in an article on the Sarasota Herald-Tribune "End-of-life care: Extending life, or prolonging death?" by Barbara Peters Smith Published: Wednesday, October 19, 2011.  Here is a link to that article:

Dr. Kathy Black (Social Work/Gerontology) was quoted in an article "Preparing for the End" in the Herald Tribune regarding end-of-life issues.  Please click the following link to this article.

Also mentioned in this article was information on the following seminar:  The Pines Education Institute of Southwest Florida will present a seminar, "Going Out in Style," on Oct. 19, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at Selby Auditorium at USF Sarasota-Manatee.
Experts will offer advice on advance directives, legal issues affecting end-of-life planning and spiritual issues impacting the dying experience.
Tickets are $20 online at or 365-0250, extension 1114.
Dr. Kathy Black (Social Work/Gerontology) has been featured in a guest column for the Herald Tribune. 
Please click the following link for her column:

Congratulations to Dr. Keith Cavedo (English)

Dr. Keith Cavedo's book, Beyond the Infinite: Alien Encounters and the Alien/Human Dichotomy in Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey and Tarkovsky's Solaris, has been published by VDM academic publishers.  This publication was mentioned in the Community News Section of The Bradenton Times website
Here is a link to Dr. Cavedo's book on
In addition to his new book, Dr. Cavedo contributed an article to volume 2, Music and Literature, in Cult Pop Culture edited by Bob Batchelor. Scheduled for print in 2012, his article is titled “(De-) Constructions of the Hemingway Myth.”  Volume 1 of the series is scheduled for publication in December of this year. Click here for the site on

Congratulations to Dr. Danzak on the publication of her article & and co-authored chapter

Dr. Robin Danzak (Communications Sciences & Disorders) has had two works published.
The following is an article that was based on a graphic journeys project, a students' compilation of graphic stories that narrated their immigration experiences.
Danzak, R. L. (2011). Defining identities through multiliteracies: ELL teens narrate their immigration experiences as graphic stories. Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy, 55, 187-196.  
Dr. Danzak also co-authored a chapter:
Danzak, R., Wilkinson, L. C., & Silliman, E. R. (2011). Cultural-linguistic diversity and inclusion. In J. Arthur & A. Peterson (Eds.), The Routledge Companion to Education(pp. 263-273). Oxford, UK: Routledge.

Dr. Robin Danzak articles published

Congratulations to Dr. Robin Danzak (Communication Sciences & Disorders) on the publication of two articles based on her dissertation.
Danzak, R. L. (2011). The integration of lexical, syntactic, and discourse features in bilingual adolescents’ writing: An exploratory approach.  Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, 42, 491-505.   
Danzak, R. L. (2011). The interface of language proficiency and identity: A profile analysis of bilingual adolescents and their writing. Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, 42, 506-519. 
You can find online versions of her articles at

Dr. Wilma Davidson and USF student Richard Easter publish article in the Journal of Accountancy

Dr. Wilma Davidson and Richard Easter, a student in her spring 2011 Managerial Communications class, have co-written an article.  It was inspired by an assignment the student completed after the class covered a unit on writing performance reviews.  Dr. Davidson asked the Journal of Accountancy, which is the major publication of the AICPA (American Institute of CPAs) if they would be interested in publishing their work - They were!
Please click on the following link for an online version of the article:
"I believe it's a tribute to what our program can accomplish—and it was certainly a highlight for me and Richard Easter!" stated Dr. Davidson.

Dr. Valerie Lipscomb (English) featured in article

Dr. Valerie Lipscomb (English, British & American Literature) has been featured in an article by Susan Hemmingway All the World's a Stage on the website. The following is an excerpt from that article.
For Valerie Lipscomb, an English professor at the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee, age is about attitude. And no, she’s not talking about, “you’re only as old as you feel.”
“Does anyone say to a 20-year-old, ‘You’re only as old as you feel?’” asks Lipscomb, who is 51. She is the co-editor of the book “Staging Age: The Performance of Age in Theatre, Dance, and Film,” which was published last year and is receiving international attention.
In May, she was invited to speak on “Age on Stage: Performance and Possibility” at the Arts, Media, and Culture Symposium on Performance and Performativity at Maastricht University, The Netherlands.
“Staging Age” is about how movie, dance and stage performances portray age. The magic of the theater can translate into a new understanding of what it means to be older.
The youngest boomers are turning 47 and now solidly into middle age. The oldest, born in 1946, are 65 this year, old enough for Medicare. An immense generation of the elderly is just ahead. Please click here to read more:

Dr. Valerie Lipscomb's book release mentioned on

Dr. Valerie Lipscomb's book release for Staging Age: The Performance of Age in Theatre, Dance, and Film was mentioned on the Bulletin Board of

Congratulations to Dr. Richard Reich - his research has been e-published

Extermann, M., Boler, I., Reich, R. R., Lyman, G. H., Brown, R. H., DeFelice, J., Levine, R. M., Lubiner, E. T., Reyes, P., Schreiber, F. J. and Balducci, L. (2011), Predicting the risk of chemotherapy toxicity in older patients: The Chemotherapy Risk Assessment Scale for High-Age Patients (CRASH) score. Cancer. doi: 10.1002/cncr.26646

Dr. Richard Reich on ABC7 - Computer Model predicting Hurricane Evacuation likelihood

Dr. Richard Reich (Psychology) appeared on Sarasota's ABC7 network and was interviewed regarding computer model predicting hurricane evacuation likelihood. Text:   Video:
Thank you, Dr. Reich, for always being so willing to contribute your expertise when we get media requests – it’s much appreciated!

Dr. Richard Reich (Psychology) interviewed on WWSB ABC-7 television station

Dr. Richard Reich (Psychology) was interviewed recently for a report "Foreclosures make people sick" on television for WWSB ABC-7.
The written report is available on the station's website: or
click here for the video clip of the report

Congratulations to Dr. Christine Ruva, Psychology, on her publications:

Ruva, C. L., Guenther, C. C., & Yarbrough, A (2011). Deciphering the effects of positive and negative ptp: examining the roles of impression formation, emotion and predecisional distortion. Criminal Justice and Behavior, 38, 511-534, DOI: 10.1177/0093854811400823
Ruva, C. L., & LeVasseur, M. A. (2011). Behind closed doors: The effect of pretrial publicity on jury deliberations. Psychology, Crime and Law, DOI: 10.1080/1068316X.2010.502120

Dr. Melissa Sloan (Sociology) published a journal article:  

Davis, Cindy, Melissa Sloan, & Catherine Tang.  2011.  “Role Occupancy, Quality, and Psychological Distress among Caucasian and African American Women.”  Affilia: Journal of Women and Social Work.  26:72-82.

Dr. James Unnever on METV

Our own, Dr. James Unnever (Criminology) is one of the invited participants for a special presentation METV
Wednesday October 19th at 7pm METV will air a live 60-minute television special on the cycle of violence in our community.  The program will be hosted by Sean Allison, CEO of the Manatee Family YMCA and Sherrod Halliburton of the Bradenton CCRA.
This live interactive studio discussion will include an invited studio audience of community leaders, stake holders and involved citizens who will discuss ways to combat violence in our community.

Dr. James Unnever interviewed regarding his book

Dr. James Unnever (Criminology) was interviewed by KPFT-FM in Houston regarding his book A Theory of African American Offending. Please click here to listen to the interview.

Dr. James Unnever (Criminology) has published a book

Unnever, James D. and Shaun L. Gabbidon  2011.  A Theory of African American Offending.  Routledge

Evelyn M. Duvall Family Studies Conference "A Community for the Ages: Evidence-based Practices"

DuvallThe University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee, in partnership with the Evelyn M. Duvall Endowment held the Duvall Family Studies Conference for 2011. 
February 17-19, 2011


Rose Chapman winner of Biz(941) annual Best Bosses contest !!!

One of our adjunct professors, Rose Chapman (Social Work) was one of Biz(941)'s winners in their annual Best Bosses contest as featured in their June 2011 magazine.  We congratulate Prof. Chapman on this achievement.

Congratulations to Dr. Robert Craig who has published a new book

Dr. Robert Craig, one of our adjunct faculty in history as just published a new book on one of his specialties—Polynesian history. 
Craig, Robert D. Historical Dictionary of Polynesia. 3d ed. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2011. 448 pp.

Bonnie Greenball's class Ending Homelessness in our Community featured in article

The USF System Office of Community Engagement has featured Dr. Bonnie  Greenball's course "Ending Homelessness in Our Community" in an article for their inaugural edition. The following is an excerpt of the article "The course asks, How can we work toward social change? Supported by a service- learning grant from the Office of Community Engagement during summer 2010, Professor Greenball and her service-learning students explored ways to answer that question and alleviate homelessness by partnering with Resurrection House, a day resource center to the homeless of Sarasota County.
For the full article please click here: Community Quarterly, winter 2010-2011.PDF

Dr. Linda Hose recognized as Public Anthropology Award Winners

Dr. Linda Hose, who teaches for us as an adjunct, has been recognized for the quality that she enables her students to produce. Her course is delivered online, and shows that quality teaching and learning can occur in that model.  Two of the four students on this project are USFSM students:  Sarah Fredrickson and Alyssia Paul.   Please click here for more information.

Congratulations to Dr. Linda Hose on receives Eleanor Roosevelt Global Citizenship Award

We are very proud to have Dr. Linda Hose as one of our adjunct faculty in Anthropology. 
She has received national recognition with the Eleanor Roosevelt Global Citizenship Award for her work in Public Anthropology’s Community Action Online Website Project, as well her wider activities in the public sphere.
Summer 2011

Congratulations to Professor Daryl Schrader

(more...) The College of Arts & Sciences wishes to congratulate Professor Daryl Schrader (Astronomy) who was recently awarded Professor Emeritus at St. Petersburg College. There will be a formal presentation at St. Petersburg College's fall meeting, August 18th. Prof. Schrader started working at St. Petersburg College in 1977 and USF Sarasota-Manatee in 1985.

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