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Enlightening Minds: Research Review 2014

PBA faculty engage students in partnerships for learning Christ-first higher education values personal and professional relationships. At Palm Beach Atlantic University, we seek to provide transformational educational experiences that enhance the classroom experiences of our students. Our faculty members are deeply engaged with their scholarly guilds, participating in traditional peer-reviewed publishing and research, broader academic conversations through conferences and disciplinary associations, and professional service that reflects our various areas of expertise. These activities, however, are not detached from our teaching; we intentionally connect them with our classes, providing our students with cutting-edge, real-world illustrations of the best that higher

education offers. The ancients once employed the term enkuklios paideia, which meant that all learners are to be stewards of their broad knowledge, respecting those who went before

them but also intentionally offering their own wisdom to the next generation. At PBA, we believe in cultivating partnerships with our students, utilizing engaged learning experiences to teach them to be better researchers, co-workers, and thinkers. Enlightening Minds documents only a portion of our work as an academic community. The items listed in this booklet represent a cross-section of one year’s activities, and even these items are not exhaustive. Not represented are the countless hours that faculty and students spend together in quiet mentoring, research, and intellectual discipleship. Gene C. Fant, Jr., Ph.D. Provost & Chief Academic Officer Professor of English

Academic School Deans J. Barton Starr, Ph.D. Dean, School of Arts and Sciences Leslie D. Turner, D.B.A. Dean, Marshall E. Rinker, Sr. School of Business J. Duane Meeks, Ph.D. Dean, School of Communication and Media Gene A. Sale, Ed.D. Dean, School of Education and Behavioral Studies Craig E. Domeck, Ed.D. Dean, Catherine T. MacArthur School of Leadership E. Randolph Richards, Ph.D. Dean, School of Ministry Lloyd L. Mims, D.M.A. Dean, School of Music and Fine Arts Joanne M. Masella, Ed.D. Dean, School of Nursing Mary J. Ferrill, Pharm.D. Dean, Lloyd L. Gregory School of Pharmacy Steven L. Baker, M.A. Dean, Warren Library


Inside Enlightening Minds Conference keynote speaker: 3 Undergrad research: 4 Service learning: 6 Faculty/student collaborate: 8 Books by faculty: 10 Publications & presentations: 12

On the Cover: This green turtle (Chelonia mydas) sports an ID badge scientists have provided so they can track him in their conservation study. PBA alumna Dr. Kimberly Reich has done green turtle research featured in the New York Times and on National Public Radio. Story: facing page.


Biologist came back to turtles after her own rehabilitation


BA alumna and research scientist Kimberly J. shape her recovery gave this assignment: “Write down Reich got her start in sea turtle conservation at the top 10 things you would do if money were no the age of 4. issue.” Reich grew up in Palm Beach Shores, just walking “The first thing on the list was to study large marine distance from the beach, where her father explained to vertebrates in the ocean,” recalled Reich. “But I’d be her the dangerous 45 by the time I got a Ph.D.,” she told her journey of justcounselor. hatched sea turtles “So?” replied the counselor. “God heading to the willing, you’ll be 45 anyway. And you can ocean. Baby turtles either be kicking yourself because you became confused by didn’t step out and take the chance or you manmade lighting can be celebrating your Ph.D. on your and stumbled into 45th birthday.” roadside storm Reich took up the challenge. She came drains, but then to PBA because of the reputation of the along came little Kim biology department, and she dug into her and her father to the new field of study. “Here I was, 35 years rescue. old, coming back to school in a totally “As a 4-year-old I different area,” she said. “I wasn’t sure I was running around could do it.” But her professors “never the storm drain doubted,” she said. “My professors were Dr. Kimberly J. Reich system in Palm Beach all such great mentors for me.” Shores and picking up hatchlings and putting them in After earning her biology degree here in 1998, a bucket and passing them up to my dad,” she said. Reich went to Texas A&M for her master’s. Her These days, Reich still comes to the rescue of marine research there on green turtles validated a 50-year-old animals, now with the help of her own high-tech hypothesis and resulted in a paper featured in the New research. For example, her Ph.D. dissertation for the York Times and on National Public Radio. University of Florida explained “sea turtle life history Reich is now director of the Trophic Ecology and patterns revealed by stable isotope analyses.” Sea Turtle Research Lab and Sea Turtle Recovery Reich will make the keynote presentation at Focus Program at Texas A&M. Her work there includes a on Your Future, the annual Interdisciplinary Research partnership with Qatar University under a millionConference set for March 25-26 at the Warren Library. dollar grant to help Qatar sea turtles. She has a long list of honors, research grants and To PBA students and others considering a career peer-reviewed publications to her credit, but she came in research, she offers this advice: “Be broad, openback to her fascination with animal science only after a minded and think outside the box. And study hard.” personal tragedy and career change. It’s worked for her. After studying business administration and rising to an executive position with the parent company of Research Conference Bloomingdale’s, Reich was regularly flying around "Focus on Your Future" the country to prestigious department stores. Then a March 25-26, - Warren Library serious car crash left her with a broken neck and put www.pba.edu/interdisciplinary-research-conference her out of work for two years. A counselor helping


Dr. Vanessa Rowan and Christopher Conner attach electrodes to measure a subject’s brainwaves.

From EEGs to historic newspapers

Undergrads tackle ‘real-world research’


omething positive happens to the brain of an autistic child when he or she engages in creative activities. Seniors Christina Baxter and Andrea Hassler have seen it and measured it on an electroencephalogram (EEG). Participants in PBA’s Summer Undergraduate Academic Research (SUGAR) program, each has assisted Dr. Vanessa Rowan, assistant professor of biology, in her ongoing study of brainwave activity in autistic children. Funded by a Quality Initiative (QI) grant, Rowan’s project began two years ago with the idea of merging science and art in the study of autism. “There is good feedback indicating that children with autism who participate in art therapy respond well,” Rowan said. “There is also a large study showing a difference between the EEGs


of autistic children versus nonautistic.” From there came the inspiration: Let’s take it a step further and see what happens to an autistic child’s EEG when he or she participates in art. Baxter, a biology/pre-health major, joined the project in 2013. “I have always been interested in developmental disorders, and I found it fascinating that art could be used as a form of therapy,” she said. For Hassler, who is majoring in psychology with a chemistry minor, the draw was studying the connection between the biology of the brain and how that affects a person’s behavior. “I was genuinely interested in the topic Dr. Rowan was investigating and I wanted to experience what it would be like to be a researcher,” she said.

The art projects implemented in Rowan’s research include directed coloring and undirected use of modeling clay. The differences in brainwaves measured before and after the exercises have proven to be significant, particularly in conjunction with the creative freedom the children experience when sculpting the modeling clay. Hassler spent the majority of the 2014 SUGAR program analyzing the mounds of data collected to date. “Last year we looked only at alpha waves,” Rowan said. “This summer we looked through all the data. Andrea helped me to determine what we wanted to focus on during the year.”

World War I history Elsewhere on campus, history major Kyra Kinnaman spent her time in the 2014 SUGAR program

poring over more than 100 World War I British trench newspapers. The exercise proved eye-opening on many fronts. “My perception of the WWI experience changed drastically through studying the papers,” she said. Created by and for the soldiers within individual units, such newspapers delivered an unparalleled view of daily war life within the trenches dug into the front lines. Published under varying titles, these papers flourished, offering a counterbalance to the often watered-down and propaganda-filled news received from home. Funny, satirical, poetic and informative, “the papers were a source of relief and entertainment from the horrific conditions the soldiers were in,” Kinnaman said. Guided by mentor Dr. Elizabeth Stice, assistant professor of history, Kinnaman catalogued and analyzed specific references to sport and empire. “Kyra added to the research by bringing a new perspective to the analysis and a fresh set of eyes to the sources,” Stice said. “I had looked at almost all of these trench newspapers before, but it was refreshing to see them again from a new angle. She also was able to discover some specifics about sporting events by soldiers during the war.” As her researched deepened, Kinnaman became increasingly fascinated by the sports mentality of the soldiers. “I didn’t think that sports would be so important for morale, but it seemed to be something that kept them going,” she said. As one contributor to the Pennington Press trench newspaper wrote: “It is, we imagine, as valuable as sleep itself, or as food.” Through the SUGAR program, Kinnaman said, “I gained handson experience in research directly applicable to my area of study.” This included “applying for research funding, giving presentations on my research, and working on a

specialized topic for an extended period of time.” Kinnaman aspires to become a philosophy professor.

Conference posters The quality of the research turned out by Kinnaman, Baxter and Hassler earned them invitations to present posters at this year’s Florida Undergraduate Research Conference in Daytona and at the PBA Interdisciplinary Research Conference. Dr. Barton Starr, dean of the School of Arts and Sciences, couldn’t be prouder. “When we launched the pilot project for SUGAR four years ago,” Starr said, “our hope was that it would continue to expand and provide opportunities to facilitate faculty research and to engage selected students in an extended

period of ‘real-world’ research. Our vision has been exceeded.” Baxter said the experience “has been a great initiation into the world of research that has led to opportunities elsewhere.” In Baxter’s case, to the Vaccine & Gene Therapy Institute of Florida in Port St. Lucie, where she worked in the cancer immunology lab. “If I had gone straight into an outside lab, I might have been overwhelmed and confused,” Baxter said. “Research is a different world and a different language. I have learned that when things don’t go according to plan, it’s important to maintain joy in the research and to continue on in a different route. Going into medical school next year, I have a really good foundation to build on.”

Kyra Kinnaman shows the sports page of a trench newspaper. 5

Service learning: life touches others & art meets heart


crubbing headstones at the cemetery wasn’t exactly the homework assignment that honors student Jodi Touchton expected in her First Year Experience (FYE) class. “My first thought was, Well that’s cool and different. My second was, How will this really be of any good to anyone?” It didn’t take Touchton long to understand the worth of the assignment and the connection to her studies. “I realized that community is living in such a way that you recognize that your life impacts others—even if you never meet the person impacted,” she said. “Plus, my World of Polis and Covenant class had recently been discussing the importance of heritage. This project gave me an opportunity to reflect, witness and experience how important heritage is, even today.” Kate Magro, director of the Workship program, also facilitates service learning. She collaborates

Workship Director Kate Magro 6

with professors to integrate service projects within academic courses. “With service learning, the service project and partnership with the community are woven into the course objectives of the curriculum,” she said. Dr. Tom St. Antoine, professor of communication and director of the Supper Honors Program, finds the addition of a service learning component to the FYE syllabus especially apropos. “The books we read in the honors program instruct us that the active life is to be a companion to the contemplative life,” he said. “Workship gives us an opportunity to do just that.” The assignment is to contemplate the work and connect it with passages from the readings. Marketing major Nathan Hendriksen chose a passage from John Henry Newman’s The Idea of a University. “This particular excerpt really focuses on the impact that we can make during the time that we have here on earth,” he said. “Scrubbing hundreds of gravestones was a very humbling and selfreflective experience. I realized that by actively participating in the community around me and observing the needs, I can begin to understand the issues in the world to which I can most effectively apply my gifts and talents.” Students in Professor Scott Spell’s Introduction to Business class took a different, yet equally revelatory, approach to their service learning component. “Students were challenged to apply academic concepts in an actual business context,” said Spell, assistant professor of management. “This

was quite challenging, and it required each team of four to go beyond the textbook and become familiar with specific enterprises in order to diagnose an issue and develop a solution.” For Emily Freeman, the experience helped to solidify her career goal. A business management and political science double major, she aspires to one day manage a nonprofit for children. Her assignment with the nonprofit Alliance for Kids, which assists hospitalized children and their families, gave her valuable insight into the ongoing challenges nonprofits face—notably in the areas of funding, awareness and volunteers. “Working to find solutions helped me to understand how business works and to put what

Dance workshop: Students lead at the Palm Beach Habilitation Center. I was learning into practice,” Freeman said. “It also allowed me to think through issues that any nonprofit might face and how to overcome them. What I learned continues to help me in my classes and life today.” For students in the Dance Ensemble course, it may be said that art met heart through their service learning projects. “Students worked in teams to teach a dance workshop designed around the needs and/or limitations of a chosen population,” said Dr. Katheen Klein, professor of dance. Hope Koleczek, a dance performance/choreography major, and Stephanie Barerra, a dance pedagogy major, participated in workshops at the nonprofit Palm Beach Habilitation Center, which serves adults with developmental,

emotional and physical disabilities. “The PBA Dance Ensemble went two days in a row to teach dance to the participants,” Barrera said. Both she and Koleczek led and demonstrated dance and movement games that brought “much laughter and fun” to the group. “Working with adults who had limited mobility was challenging but rewarding,” Koleczek said. “It required a lot of patience and creativity as we looked for ways to adapt activities to meet their needs. It required us to step up as leaders.” Barrera added, “It also made me see a medical side to dancing and how it can stimulate people who otherwise would not be actively social. I can now see whether or not I would like to work in a field such as this.” Service learning projects draw

funding from Integrative Project Planning grants administered through the Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness. Assessing the outcomes of service learning, Magro said, “I expected the service portion to help students with the learning, but I was pleased to see that it also increased their vocational discernment. That’s the goal of our faculty as educators and our staff as mentors. “We all know that our students aren’t going to be in college forever,” she said. “We want to see them graduate and be effective citizens in the world who are able to identify problems and take Christlike actions. When you see that beginning to form in freshmen and sophomores, you know you’re on the right track.” 7

Dr. David Compton, at left, directed students in a study of the drug Kratom.

and professors study Teamwork: Students drugs, cancer cells, plants & more


he plant Mitragyna speciosa, long used for herbal medication in Southeast Asia, is becoming a popular “club drug” in the United States. Commonly called Kratom, it’s legally sold here, with proponents claiming a wide variety of benefits, including use as pain reliever, mood lifter and booster of sexual performance. But seeing a paucity of scientific studies on Kratom, Professor of Psychology Dr. David M. Compton worried about the long-term effects the drug might pose for vulnerable adolescents and young adults. “I felt since this was an emerging drug of abuse that we should go ahead and explore it and see if there was any problem,” said Compton. The results of his exploring surprised him. Using the animal care guidelines of the National Research Council, Compton and his students exposed lab rats to Kratom, in a study that stretched over 100 days. They monitored the rats’ activity daily, and put them through mazes to assess spatial learning and memory. The animals received Kratom only during their ratequivalent period of adolescence, but the researchers 8

continued to monitor them until they reached adult age. Compared to a control group that received none of the drug, the Kratom rats showed “very specific types of memory deficits,” said Compton. And when these rats were tested as adults, they still showed those memory deficits, even though they were no longer exposed to the drug. “So there were lasting consequences to exposure to these drugs,” said Compton. His study, published in the Journal of Phytopharmacology, calls for further research on Kratom use, especially among a teenage population that could suffer long-term impact on memory and learning. Compton came to PBA in 2000 and has carved out a niche studying drugs overlooked by other researchers. Over the years his student assistants who have gone on to graduate school have reported that their lab work here helped them a great deal as they tackled graduate work. “I learned all the components of research,” said Corina Garcia Williams, who graduated in May after working with Compton on the Kratom project. A native of Mexico City, she’s now in PBA’s master’s

in counseling degree program. She hopes eventually to work with children in Palm Beach County, especially those in lower income families. Chemistry major Spenser Smith also graduated in May, and his Palm Beach Atlantic research helped him land a fellowship with the Corina Garcia Williams Max Planck Institute for Neuroscience in Jupiter, Florida. At PBA Smith did cancer research, working with professors Dr. Cidya Grant and Dr. Mireille Aleman and senior biology major Morganne Bayliss. “It was eye-opening,” said Smith, of his PBA research. “People outside of research don’t realize the degree of detail you have to go through in order to remove all possible variables that could be altering an experiment.” Smith and Bayliss worked in a program testing different compounds for their effect on breast cancer cells. They were selected to present posters at the annual conference of the American Association for Cancer Research in San Diego. “It was a very good opportunity to go there and get exposed to that,” said Smith. “That’s like the top level research experience

Biology, pharmacy, counseling projects •A field project for the spring 2014 upper-level Environmental Science class resulted in publication of the book Close Encounters with Nature. Led by Professor of Biology Dr. Peggy VanArman, students developed faunal and floral species lists from sites at the Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge in Boynton Beach. The book includes over 100 color photos made by VanArman and her students. (One of the photos subsequently won an award in a photo contest; see page 19.) •In the fall of 2013, Lloyd L. Gregory School of Pharmacy students began taking their exams on computer, and some student leaders stepped up to help their classmates adjust to the change. P-3 students Allen Wolford, Alyssa Claudio and Melissa Waineo conducted a study under the guidance of Assistant Professor Yasmin Grace, Assistant Professor Anne Harring and Assistant Dean Jamie Fairclough. After surveying P-1, 2 and 3 students on how they used the testing software, Wolford, Claudio and Waineo gave a tutorial session on getting the most out of the system. They then

you can get.” Smith, an Indiana native, now assists with experiments at the Max Planck Institute. “I work in the lab with some of the top people in the world in the field of neuroscience,” he said. Smith works in the institute’s PostBaccalaureate Research Experience program, which is designed for students planning to go to graduate or professional school. He is now applying to medical schools, and considering a career of orthopedic surgery or research. Bayliss has been Spenser Smith accepted into six schools of optometry for the fall, but has not yet decided which one to attend. She now works in an optometrist’s office in Palm Beach Gardens. Smith and Bayliss were students in the Supper Honors Program at PBA. They presented their findings at the Florida Undergraduate Research Council Symposium and also PBA’s 2014 Interdisciplinary Research Conference. surveyed students once more and evaluated the outcomes. The majority of the students reported their perception of the exam software improved because of the tutorial. Wolford, Claudio, Waineo and professors presented the results of their study at the American Society of Health System Pharmacists annual clinical meeting in Anaheim, California. •Diane Parker graduated in 2013 with the Master of Science Degree in counseling from PBA’s Orlando campus, and is now a therapist at Kids House of Seminole, a children’s advocacy center in Sanford, Florida. She and her former professor, Dr. Montserrat Casado-Kehoe, presented their study “Involving Parents as Partners in the Playroom” at the Central Florida Association for Play Therapy. Conventional therapy for traumatized children often means the therapist works with child alone, Parker said. “But if I involve the parents, and I teach them the skills and help them to be able to connect with their child on a deep level, then the healing will continue.” She and Casado-Kehoe will also present next month at the American Counseling Association conference. 9

Faculty bookshelf Dr. Paul Copan and Matthew Flannagan. Did God Really Command Genocide? Coming to Terms with the Justice of God. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker, 2014. Would a good, kind and loving deity ever command the wholesale slaughter of nations? We often avoid reading difficult Old Testament passages that make us squeamish and quickly jump to the enemyloving, forgiving Jesus of the New Testament. In the tradition of his popular Is God a Moral Monster?, Paul Copan teams up with Matthew Flannagan to tackle some of the most confusing and uncomfortable passages of scripture. Together they help the Christian and nonbeliever alike understand the biblical, theological, philosophical, legal and ethical implications of Old Testament warfare passages. This book addresses questions related to the New Atheists and their views of the Old Testament, the approach that appears to pit the God of the Old Testament against the God of the New, an examination of whether the “utterly destroy” texts are literal or hyperbolic, how these texts relate to commands to “drive out,” the nature of divine commands and the justification of divine judgment, the context of public miracles, Old Testament commands in light of contemporary human rights tribunals, religion and violence, Islamic jihad, the Crusades, just war and pacifism. Dr. Myles Werntz. Bodies of Peace: Ecclesiology, Nonviolence, Witness. Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 2014. Christian nonviolent resistance to war has been largely misunderstood as a private action, and as an action that divides Christians. In this book, Dr. Werntz contends that both of these are incorrect. Drawing on the life and work of four leading Christian advocates of nonviolent resistance to the Vietnam War, he argues that Christian nonviolence is linked to what it means for Christians to be called together as Christ’s body in the world. In each of these figures, the way in which war is resisted depends upon a prior understanding of what it is to be a member of the church. Through this, Werntz contends that we are provided with an opening into ecumenical reconciliation: If the Holy Spirit is the One who forms a church in the peaceable way of Jesus, Christians are called to mutually recognize the Spirit’s work across denominational lines.


Dr. Paul Copan and Robertson McQuilkin. An Introduction to Biblical Ethics: Walking in the Way of Wisdom. Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic, 2014. Unlike many approaches to ethics, this book foundationally turns to scripture, attempting to go only as far as scripture itself goes. The result is an overview of biblical ethics that not only addresses the life of love and wisdom to be lived out by Christians as virtuous individuals, but also as Christians in community, in society and in a world of God’s creation. Key preliminary considerations of love, law, sin, virtue and various ethical systems set the context for the bulk of the book. This work is organized around the Ten Commandments and ethical themes springing from them—loving God (commandments 1-4) and loving others (commandments 6-10)—and practical guidance for walking in the way of wisdom. It addresses topics such as cultivating virtue, homosexuality and gay marriage, just war and pacifism, church-state issues, bioethics, dating and family life, divine guidance, the socialism/capitalism discussion, crime and punishment and much more.

Great Teachers We Have Known. Eds. Dr. Paul R. Corts and Dr. Thomas St. Antoine. West Palm Beach, FL: Sailfish Press, 2014. Great Teachers We Have Known presents essays on teaching and Christian higher education from each PBA faculty member who has been honored as professor of the year. This book reveals the profoundly meaningful work done by the Christian scholars who have been called to a teaching ministry at Palm Beach Atlantic University. This book will give newcomers, friends of the University and others a genuine sense of the “PBA ethos” that our professors have created and sustained in their classrooms. Currently active faculty among those featured include: Dr. Kathleen Anderson, Dr. Christine Brooks, Dr. Terriel R. Byrd, Dr. Joe J. Eassa, Dr. J. Gordon Eisenman, Dr. Jenifer Elmore, Dr. Gary Goss, Dr. Susan Jones, Dr. Charles E. Lester, Dr. Donald W. Lovejoy, Dr. Gary R. Poe, Dr. Beate Rodewald, Dr. Thomas J. St.Antoine, Dr. Maurice Thomas, Dr. Dona Thornton, Michael Tillett, Dr. Peggy VanArman, Dr. Henry Virkler, Dr. Raymond Waldner and Marlene Woodward-Cooper.

Dr. Paul Copan and Kenneth Litwak. The Gospel in the Marketplace of Ideas: Paul’s Mars Hill Experience for Our Pluralistic World. Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic, 2014. Our world is multicultural, multireligious, multiphilosophical. It ranges from fundamental monotheism to do-it-yourself spirituality to strident atheism. How can Christians engage in communicating across worldviews in this pluralistic and often relativistic society? When Paul visited Athens, he found an equally multicultural and multireligious setting. Seeking to embolden the church’s witness in today’s society, philosopher Paul Copan and New Testament scholar Kenneth Litwak show how Paul’s speech to the Athenians (found in Acts 17) provides a practical model for Christians today. The authors encourage Christians to “be more biblically informed, culturally astute, and creatively engaged to winsomely challenge the idols of our time and to point contemporary Athenians beyond ‘an unknown God’ to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.” The book discusses topics such as whether Paul’s speech to the Athenians was a methodological mistake; what Athens was like in Paul’s day; the nature and content of Paul’s speech; and how we can connect Paul’s strategy to how we engage the marketplace of ideas today. Dr. Alex Wainer. Soul of the Dark Knight: Batman as Mythic Figure in Comics and Film. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2014. This is a book about the comics genre and language, how these were used to create Batman and how that character’s longevity is largely due to the medium’s unique formal qualities. It argues that Batman’s core appeal is his mythic nature, which allows him to transcend changes in reader tastes, the vicissitudes of the comics industry and the changing media landscape. While including some historical elements, it is mostly a study of how the visual aspects of comics are able to evoke uniquely mythic qualities that have made Batman such a long-lived cultural phenomenon and how efforts to adapt these qualities into other media, particularly live-action feature films, have succeeded or failed based on the strategies employed.

Dr. Wesley Borucki. Ronald Reagan: Heroic Dreamer. Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers, 2014. Coming from humble origins in Illinois, Ronald Reagan became a radio announcer in Iowa and an actor for Warner Brothers in Hollywood. As World War II ended, his political consciousness grew such that he appreciated a palpable Communist influence in Hollywood, which he fought as president of the Screen Actors Guild. A televised 1964 speech in support of Sen. Barry Goldwater’s presidential campaign put him on the political map. After his acting career moved to television, he decided at friends’ urging to run for governor of California in 1966. He won, successfully cutting government waste while protecting law and order and the environment over two terms. Following the economic decline of the late 1970s, the nation was ready for Reagan in the 1980 presidential election. He won wide popularity over two terms-even overcoming the 1986-87 IranContra scandal-by cutting taxes, trusting the people’s ability to work hard and give to others in need and never backing down to the Soviet Union.

Dr. Michael Ray Smith. The ABC List of Feature Leads. Raleigh, NC: Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas, 2014. Many writers have the raw material to publish but their idea wells need some irrigation. That’s where Prof. Michael Ray Smith’s The ABC List of Feature Leads can help. Published in 2014 by Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas, this 100-page book is used by college students and Christian universities across the nation. Smith’s beginner’s guide will walk new writers through some crucial ethical considerations, a formula for writing that works and specific ideas that will give the writer’s article flair. Smith pushes writers to ask themselves, “Why should readers want to ingest your writing?” He insists that writers include ideas on the irresistible photo and recording prospects.


2014 Publications & Presentations Chapters in Books Dr. Montserrat Casado-Kehoe. “Envisioning Your Future.” Expressive Arts Interventions for School Counselors. Eds. Suzanne Degges-White and Bonnie R. Colon. New York: Springer Publishing Company, 2014. 30-32. ---. “Key Issues and Interventions in Couples Counseling.” Foundations of Couples, Marriage, and Family Counseling. Eds. David Capuzzi and Mark Stauffer. Pembroke, MA: Cape Cod Compositors, Inc., 2014. 287-315. Dr. Jacintha Cauffield. “General Psychiatry.” Updates in Therapeutics 2014: The Pharmacotherapy Preparatory Review and Recertification Course. St. Louis, MO: American College of Clinical Pharmacy, 2014. 1-439-1-485. Dr. Roger Chapman. “Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Eastern Orthodoxy, and the Crystal Palace.” Historic Engagements with Occidental Cultures, Religions, Powers. Eds. Anne Richards and Ira Omidvar. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014. 35-55. Dr. Kathy Maxwell. “From Performance to Text to Performance: The New Testament’s Use of the Hebrew Bible in a Rhetorical Culture.” From Text to Performance: Narrative and Performance Criticisms in Dialogue and Debate. Ed. Kelly Iverson. Eugene, OR: Cascade Books, 2014. 158-182. Dr. Carl Miller. “Precious Medals: The Newbery Medal, the YRCA, and the Gold Standard of Children’s Book Awards.” Little Red Readings: Historical Materialist Perspectives on Children’s Literature. Ed. Angela E. Hubler. Jackson, MS: University Press of Mississippi, 2014. 57-74. ---. “The Cultural Logic of Post-Capitalism: Cormac McCarthy’s The Road and Popular Dystopia.” Blast, Corrupt, Dismantle, Erase: Contemporary North American Dystopian Literature. Ed. Brett Josef Grubisic. Waterloo, Ontario: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2014. 45-60.

ican Ghost.” Women of Florida Fiction: Essays on 12 Sunshine State Writers. Eds. Tammy Powley and April Van Camp. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2015. 101-108. Dr. Michael Ray Smith. “The Integrated Model for Advising Campus Publications.” Media, Religion, History, Culture: Selected Essays from the 4th Elon University Media and Religion Conference. Ed. Anthony Hatcher. Bloomington, IN: Author’s House, 2014. 107-118.

Journal Articles, Web Articles, Poems, and Other Original Works Dr. Kathleen Anderson. “Bribed to Betray Our Students for Publisher’s Profit?” The Chronicle of Higher Education, “The Conversation Blog.” Aug. 14, 2014. Online. ---. “The ‘Ordination’ of Fanny Price: Female Monasticism and Vocation in Mansfield Park.” Persuasions: The Jane Austen Journal On-Line 35.1 (Winter 2014): Online. ---. “Why Cornel West Loves Jane Austen.” The Huffington Post Books, “The Blog.” Nov. 12, 2014. Online. Dr. Kathleen Anderson and Hannah Thullbery. “Ecofeminism in Christina Rossetti’s Goblin Market.” Victorians: A Journal of Culture and Literature 126 (2014): 63-87. David Athey. “From Valhalla to My Father.” Still Point Arts Quarterly 16.4 (Winter 2014): 100-105. Dr. Karelynne Ayayo. “Critical Thinking with Sally Student.” Teaching Theology and Religion 17.3 (July 2014): 221. ---. “Magical Expectations and the TwoStage Healing of Mark 8.” Bulletin for Biblical Research 24.3 (2014): 379-392. Dean Steven Baker. “Last Christmas.” Reference Point. Dec. 2014. Online.

and Youth in India: An Anthropological Perspective.” The Oriental Anthropologist 14.2 (2014): 149-170. Dr. Elias Chahine and Rania El-Lababidi. “Engaging Pharmacy Students, Residents, and Fellows in Antimicrobial Stewardship.” Journal of Pharmacy Practice (2014): Online. Dr. Elias Chahine and Dr. Ashley Johnson. “Update on the Management of Pediatric Acute Otitis Media.” U.S. Pharmacist 39.7 (2014): 27-30. Dr. Elias Chahine and Lamis Karaoui. “Bedaquiline: A Novel Diarylquinoline for Multi-Drug Resistant Tuberculosis.” The Annals of Pharmacotherapy 48 (2014): 107-115. ---. “Reply to Comments by Kakkar and Dahiya.” The Annals of Pharmacotherapy 48 (2014): 66-67. Dr. Elias Chahine and Allana Sucher. “Fidaxomicin: A Novel Macrolide Antibiotic for Clostridium difficile Infection.” The Consultant Pharmacist 29 (2014): 614-624. Julie Justo and Dr. Elias Chahine. “Knowledge and Attitudes of Doctor of Pharmacy Students Regarding the Appropriate Use of Antimicrobials.” Clinical Infectious Diseases 59.3 (2014): 162-169. Dr. Roger Chapman. “Review of Elsbeth Gordon, Heart and Soul of Florida: Sacred Sites and Historic Architecture (Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2013).” American Studies 53.1 (2014): 207-208. ---. “Review of James P. Byrd, Sacred Scripture, Sacred War: The Bible and the American Revolution (New York: Oxford University Press, 2013).” Michigan War Studies Review (2014): Online. ---. “Review of Linda Robinson, One Hundred Victories: Special Ops and the Future of American Warfare (New York: PublicAffairs, 2013).” Michigan War Studies Review (2014). Online.

---. “ ‘Where the Beat Sounds the Same’: American Psycho and the Cultural Capital of Pop Music.” Write in Tune: Contemporary Music in Fiction. Ed. Erich Hertz. New York: Bloomsbury, 2014. 55-67.

Dr. Dana Brown. “Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis Patient Care: Focus on Comorbidities and Guideline Recommendations: Patient Case Study 1” and “…Case Study 2.” Pharmacy Times. Nov. 2014. Online.

---. “Review of Scott Laderman and Edwin A. Martin, Eds. Four Decades On: Vietnam, the United States, and the Legacies of the Second Indochina War (Durham and London: Duke University Press, 2013).” Journal of American Culture 37.3 (2014): 353-354.

Dr. Beate Rodewald. “American Ghosts and American Realities: Past and Present of Race Relations in Janis Owens’s Amer-

Dr. David Carson, J.M. Foster, and A. Chowdhury. “Sexual Abuse of Children

Dr. Roger Chapman and Ashley Phelps. “Review of Sergo Mikoyan, The Soviet


PBA Quality Initiative (QI) Grants

Cuban Missile Crisis: Castro, Mikoyan, Kennedy, Khrushchev, and the Missiles of November (Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2012).” 49th Parallel: An Interdisciplinary Journal of North American Studies 33 (2014): 111-113.

Faculty and Student Research Funding: Individual Gifts, Corporate and Foundation Grants, PBA Quality Initiative (QI) Grants



Hannah Boss, Dr. Thomas Chesnes, and Joshua Holbrook. “Siren lacterina (Greater Siren) Habitat.” Herpetological Review 45.2 (2014): 302.



$168,075 $141,296

April Ostrom and Dr. Thomas Chesnes. “An Assessment of Submersion as a Mechanical Control Technique of Pomacea maculata eggs in Southern Florida, USA.” Natural Resources and Conservation 2.1 (2014): Online. Dr. David Compton and Maria Compton. “Public Health Informatics: A Brief Review of the Field.” British Journal of Medicine & Medical Research 4.35 (2014): 5558-5567. Dr. David Compton, Corina Garcia, Annamaria V. Kamaratos, Brittany G. Johnson, and Tegan Wedge. “An Examination of the Consequences of Chronic Exposure to Mitragyna speciosa during Adolescence on Learning and Memory in Adulthood.” The Journal of Phytopharmacology 3.5 (2014): 300-309. Dr. Paul Copan. “The Greatest Good for the Greatest Number? Assessing Utilitarianism.” Enrichment Journal (Spring 2014): 27-31. ---. “Is Ethics Just Doing What I Want? An Assessment of Egoism.” Enrichment Journal (Summer 2014): 25-31. ---. “ ‘It’s All Relative’ and Other Such Absolute Statements: Assessing Relativism.” Enrichment Journal (Winter 2014): 24-29. ---. “ ‘Jesus-Shaped’ Cultures: How Faithful Christians Have Transformed Societies.” Christian Research Journal 37.4 (2014). ---. “ ‘My Genes Made Me Do It’: Is Ethics Based on Biological Evolution?” Enrichment Journal (Fall 2014): 24-27. Dr. Gene Fant. “Unpacking my Academic Life.” Chronicle of Higher Education. Nov. 4, 2014. Online. ---. “William Faulkner’s Sanctuary: A Novel Every Christian Should Read.” The Gospel Coalition/Between Two Worlds. Sept.11, 2014. Online. Dr. Mary Ferrill, Dr. Krisy-Ann Thornby, and Dr. Ashley Johnson. “Interpreting and Simplifying the FACTS of a Noninferiority Clinical Trial: A Stepwise Approach.”




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$20,000 $140,075

$20,000 $113,296

$20,000 $159,281

$30,000 $191,312

$30,000 $269,690

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The Quality Initiative (QI) faculty and student grant program was begun in 2002-2003 and continues to the present. The purpose of the program is to provide seed money from PBA institutional American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy 71.22 (2014): 1926-1931. Dr. Yasmin Grace, Dr. Erenie Guirguis, Dr. Amy Henneman, and Dr. Jamie Fairclough. “Assessment of the Integration of Cumulative Case-Based Quizzes in Two Pharmacotherapy Courses: An Exploratory Study.” Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning 7.2 (2014): 151-156. Dr. Seena Haines, N. Popovich. “Engaging External Senior Faculty Members as Faculty Mentors.” American Journal of Pharmacy Education 78.5 (2014): Article 101. L.S. Bloodworth, M.M. Folan, Dr. Seena Haines, K.R. Kearney, E.E. Lipowski, T.D. Sorensen, D.F. Thompson, V. Lau. “Considerations for Embracing and Expanding Community Engaged Scholarship in Academic Pharmacy: Report of the 2013-14 Research and Graduate Affairs Committee.” American Journal of Pharmacy Education 78.8 (2014): Article S8.





funds to faculty and students who want to pursue primary research, or present their findings to a professional audience. Funding has risen from $28,000 to $47,000 over the years. E. Greene, Dr. Seena Haines, Dr. Jamie Fairclough. “An Exploratory Study of Student Pharmacists’ Perceived Value of Specific and General Learning Objectives.” Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning 6 (2014): 135-142. K. Orr, Dr. Seena Haines, J. VanAmburgh, S. Ferreri, E. Ambizas, M. Wilhelm, et al. “Self-Care Education: Past, Present, and Future Opportunities.” American Journal of Pharmacy Education 78.2 (2014): Article 28. Dr. Justin K. Hardin. “Galatians without a Mirror: Reflections on Paul’s Conflict with the Agitators.” Tyndale Bulletin 65.2 (2014): 275-303. Dr. Robert Hegna and Johanna Mappes. “Influences of Geographic Differentiation in the Forewing Warning Signal of the Wood Tiger Moth in Alaska.” Evolutionary Ecology 28.6 (2014): 1003-1017. J.A. Galarza, O. Nokelainen, R. Ashrafi, Dr. Robert Hegna, and J. Mappes. “Temporal Relationship Between Genetic and Warn-


ing Signal Variation in the Aposematic Wood Tiger Moth (Parasemia plantaginis).” Molecular Ecology 23.20 (2014): 4939–4957. Dr. Velma Lee, S.J. Lin, and J.C. Zimmer. “Decoupling Software from Hardware in Technology Acceptance Research.” Journal of Computer Information Systems 54.2 (2014): Online. Dr. Velma Lee and Amber Lo. “From Theory to Practice: Teaching Management Using Films through Deductive and Inductive Processes.” International Journal of Management Education 12.1 (2014): 44-54. O. Ojo, A.L. Lagan, V. Rajendran, A. Spanjer, L. Chen, S.S. Sohal, I. Heijink, R. Jones, Dr. Harm Maarsingh, and T.L. Hackett. “Pathological Changes in the COPD Lung Mesenchyme - Novel Lessons Learned from in Vitro and in Vivo Studies.” Pulmonary Pharmacology and Therapeutics 29.2 (2014): 121-128. A. Oldenburger, B. van Basten, W. Kooistra, H. Meurs, Dr. Harm Maarsingh, G. Krenning, W. Timens, and M. Schmidt. “Interaction between Epac1 and miRNA-7 in Airway Smooth Muscle Cells.” Naunyn Schmiedebergs Archives of Pharmacology 387.8 (2014): 795-797. A. Oldenburger, W.J. Poppinga, F. Kos, H.G. de Bruin, W.F. Rijks, I.H. Heijink, W. Timens, H. Meurs, Dr. Harm Maarsingh, and M. Schmidt. “A-kinase Anchoring Proteins Contribute to Loss of E-cadherin and Bronchial Epithelial Barrier by Cigarette Smoke.” American Journal of Physiology Cell Physiology 306.6 (2014): C585-C597. A. Oldenburger, W. Timens, S. Bos, M. Smit, A.V. Smrcka, A.C. Laurent, J. Cao, M. Hylkema, H. Meurs, Dr. Harm Maarsingh, F. Lezoualc’h, and M. Schmidt. “Epac1 and Epac2 are Differentially Involved in Inflammatory and Remodeling Processes Induced by Cigarette Smoke.” The FASEB Journal 28.11 (2014): 46174628. T. Pera, A.B. Zuidhof, M. Smit, M.H. Menzen, T. Klein, G. Flik, J. Zaagsma, H. Meurs, and Dr. Harm Maarsingh. “Arginase Inhibition Prevents Inflammation and Remodeling in a Guinea Pig Model of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.” Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics 349.2 (2014): 229-238. M. Smit, A.B. Zuidhof, S.I. Bos, Dr. Harm Maarsingh, R. Gosens, J. Zaagsma, and H. Meurs. “Bronchoprotection by Olodaterol is Synergistically Enhanced by Tiotropium


in a Guinea Pig Model of Allergic Asthma.” Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics 348.2 (2014): 303-310. Dr. Nicholas Palmieri. “Hope Leadership for a Global Community.” Journal of Global Leadership 1.1 (2014): 120-147. S. Czerwinski, S. Mostafa, Dr. Vanessa Rowan, and A.M. Azzarolo. “Time Course of Cytokine Upregulation in the Lacrimal Gland and Presence of Autoantibodies in a Predisposed Mouse Model of Sjögren’s Syndrome: The Influence of Sex Hormones and Genetic Background.” Experimental Eye Research 128 (2014): 15-22. Dr. Mariette Sourial and Dr. Elias Chahine. “Update on the Management of Clostridium difficile Infection.” U.S. Pharmacist 39.12 (2014): 50-54. Dr. Elizabeth Stice. “The Imperial Periscope: Germany through the Lens of Empire in British and French Great War Trench Newspapers.” Angermion 7.1 (2014): 91-104.

Dr. Kathleen Anderson. “ ‘Every day was adding to the verdure of the early trees’: Women, Trees, and the Navigation of Tradition and Autonomous Self-Expression in Jane Austen’s Novels.” South Atlantic Modern Language Association. Atlanta, GA. Nov. 8, 2014. ---. “The ‘Ordination’ of Fanny Price: Female Monasticism in Mansfield Park.” Jane Austen Society of North America. Montreal, Canada. Oct. 10, 2014. Dr. Sheri Arndt. “Pharmacist Provider Status Survey Research.” American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. Anaheim, CA. Dec. 8, 2014. Dr. Dana Brown. “Lessons Learned from ‘Jesus M.D.’ ” Florida Pharmacy Association, CPFI Prayer Breakfast. Ft. Lauderdale, FL. July 11, 2014. ---. “The Role of Biologics in the Management of Rheumatoid Arthritis.” Florida Pharmacy Association. Ft. Lauderdale, FL. July 10. 2014.

Dr. Krisy-Ann Thornby, Dr. Ashley Johnson, and Dr. Samantha Axtell. “Dornase Alfa for Non-Cystic Fibrosis Pulmonary Atelectasis.” Annals of Pharmacotherapy 48.8 (2014): 1040-1049.

Dr. Dana Brown and Dr. Jamie Fairclough. “Factors Influencing Missions Trip Participation for Second Year Pharmacy Students.” AACP Annual Meeting. Grapevine, TX. July 27, 2014. Poster.

Dr. Angela Witmer and Daniel Roelke. “Human Interference Prevents Recovery of Infaunal Beach Communities from Hurricane Disturbance.” Ocean and Coastal Management 87 (2014): 52-60.

Dr. Dana Brown, Dr. Erenie Guirguis, Dr. Yasmin Grace, Samantha Henningfield, and Dimple Patel. “Edoxaban for Thromboprophylaxis in Atrial Fibrillation, Symptomatic Venous Thromboembolism, and Hip Fracture Surgery.” ASHP Midyear Meeting. Anaheim, CA. Dec. 1, 2014. Poster.

Presentations Dr. Mireille J. Aleman and Dr. Cidya Grant. “Collaborative Approach to Research in a Small Liberal Arts University.” 7th Annual Symposium on Undergraduate Research. Orlando, FL. Oct. 10, 2014. Morganne Bayliss and Dr. Mireille Aleman. “Multi-disciplinary Approach for the Establishment of a Natural Compounds Research Laboratory for the Treatment of Breast Cancer.” American Association for Cancer Research 9th Annual Undergraduate Student Caucus and Poster Competition. San Diego, CA. Apr. 4-7, 2014. Poster. Morganne Bayliss, Dr. Cidya Grant, and Dr. Mireille Aleman. “Establishing Standard Procedures for Undergraduate Research in Medicinal and Biological Chemistry.” Florida Undergraduate Research Conference. Miami, FL. Feb. 22, 2014. Poster.

Dr. Montserrat Casado-Kehoe and Diane Parker. “Involving Parents as Partners in the Playroom.” Central Florida Association for Play Therapy. Orlando, FL. Apr. 23, 2014. Dr. Jacintha Cauffield. “General Psychiatry.” American College of Clinical Pharmacy. Chicago, IL. Apr. 13, 2014. ---. “Updates to the Updates: General Psychiatry (Ambulatory Care & Pharmacotherapy).” American College of Clinical Pharmacy. Online Webinar. Feb. 25 and 26, 2014. Dr. Elias Chahine. “Antibiotic Stewardship - Killing Those Bugs without Killing the Older Patient.” American Society of Consultant Pharmacists - Florida Chapter. Sunrise, FL. Sept. 13, 2014. ---. “Burden of Clostridium difficile-Associated Diarrhea and Management Strat-

Dr. Thomas Chesnes, Hannah Boss, and Joshua Holbrook. “An Assessment of Collection Techniques of the Mangrove Saltmarsh Snake, Nerodia clarkii compressicauda.” Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation. San Diego, CA. Nov. 1, 2014. Dr. Paul Copan. “Common Apologetics Questions Churches Face.” PBA School of Ministry: Synergoi Conference. West Palm Beach, FL. Jan. 25, 2014. ---. “Finding the Theistic Foundations of Morality.” Evangelical Philosophical Society Panel at the American Academy of Religion. San Diego, CA. Nov. 23, 2014. ---. “Integrity That Changes Society.” University Institute. Delhi, India. Mar. 10, 2014. ---. “Reinforcing the Moral Argument: Appealing to the Historical Impact of the Christian Faith.” Evangelical Philosophical Society. San Diego, CA. Nov. 21, 2014. Dr. Thomas Chesnes holds a juvenile barracuda as he works with students of Forest Hill High School. Chesnes won a $50,000 research grant from the Community Foundation of Palm Beach

and Martin Counties for his “Coastal Biodiversity Conservation” project. The grant includes collaboration and mentorship with Forest Hill High School.

egies with Fidaxomicin Tablets.” Palm Beach Society of Health-System Pharmacists and Cubist Pharmaceuticals, Inc. North Palm Beach, FL. Apr. 17, 2014.

es.” American Society of Consultant Pharmacists. Orlando, FL. Nov. 6, 2014.

---. “Clostridium difficile: The Bug Posing Urgent Threats.” Florida Society of Health-System Pharmacists. Fort Lauderdale, FL. May 24, 2014. Miami, FL. Feb. 22, 2014. ---. “Introduction to Tedizolid.” American Society of Consultant Pharmacists - Florida Chapter and Cubist Pharmaceuticals, Inc. North Palm Beach, FL. Oct. 16, 2014. Sunrise, FL. Sept. 12, 2014. ---. “Numb Toes and Other Woes.” Florida Pharmacy Association. Tampa, FL. Apr. 6, 2014. ---. “The Pharmacist’s Role in Managing Acute and Chronic Pain.” Florida Pharmacy Association. Tampa, FL. Apr. 5, 2014. ---. “Tedizolid: Prescribing Information, Clinical Trials, and Clinical Pharmacology.” Cubist Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Fort Lauderdale, FL. July 31, 2014. Dr. Elias Chahine and Kalin Clifford. “In the HOT ZONE: Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs & Extended Spectrum Beta Lactamase (ESBL) Management Challeng-

Dr. Elias Chahine and Dr. Marile Santamarina. “APhA Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery: A National Certificate Program.” AmerisourceBergen Corporation. Clearwater, FL. Apr. 26, 2014. Joseph Camilleri and Dr. Elias Chahine. “Know Pain, Know Gain: Pharmacy Patient Pain Counseling Competition.” Florida Pharmacy Association. Tampa, FL. Apr. 6, 2014. Dr. Roger Chapman. “Bible Study and the Professional Historian.” 29th Biennial Meeting of the Conference on Faith & History at Pepperdine University. Malibu, CA. Sept. 26, 2014. ---. “Pluck and Luck in the Green Berets: Barry Sadler’s Vietnam War Experience as Horatio Alger Myth.” Annual National Conference of the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association. Chicago, IL. Apr. 18, 2014. Dr. Mike Chen and James Corter. “Learning or Framing?: Effects of Outcome Feedback on Repeated Decisions from Description.” The Cognitive Science Society. Quebec City, Canada. July 5, 2014.

Dr. Olga Dietlin. “As I Am, So I Teach: Cultivating Authenticity in Online Education.” Annual Conference on Higher Education Pedagogy at Virginia Tech University. Blacksburg, VA. Feb. 4, 2014. ---. “Counseling Is Okay but… Attitudes to Counseling among Black Male College Students.” Annual Convention of Florida Counseling Association. Tampa, FL. Oct. 3, 2014. Dr. Olga Dietlin and Jessica Zavala. “The Mother’s Heart: Faith, Fellowship and Friendships among Mothers Raising Children with Special Needs.” Annual Convention of Florida Counseling Association. Tampa, FL. Oct. 3, 2014. Dr. Craig Domeck. “Building and Motivating a Team.” Incite Leadership Series. Longwood, FL. Mar. 19, 2014. ---. “The Resilient Leader.” Christian Business Faculty Association. Nashville, TN. Oct. 10, 2014. Poster. Dr. Gene Fant. “Biblical Worldview Thinking.” OneLife Institute at the Lancaster Bible Institute. Lancaster, PA. Mar. 1, 2014. ---. “Defending the Lion’s Roar: Leland Ryken’s Literature of the Bible in the Context of Twentieth Century Hermeneutics.” Evangelical Theological Society. San Diego, CA. Nov. 20, 2014. ---. “Worldview and Culture.” Impact 360 Institute. Pine Mountain, GA. May 5, 2014.


Dr. Ryan Gladwin. “Moving Towards a Transformative Ethnographic Theology: Can Ethnography Provide a Means to Both Examine and Transform Culture and Practice?” American Academy of Religion. San Diego, CA. Nov. 23, 2014. ---. “Towards a Transformative Latin American Pentecostal-Charismatic Social Ethics.” Regent University: Annual Renewal Theology Conference. Virginia Beach, VA. Mar. 1, 2014. Dr. Yasmin Grace, Dr. Erenie Guirguis, and Jillian DeGuzman. “Transitions of Care Medication Error from an Inaccurate Medication List Resulting in Digoxin Toxicity.” American Society of Health System Pharmacists Annual Clinical Meeting. Anaheim, CA. Dec. 8, 2014. Dr. Yasmin Grace, Dr. Erenie Guirguis, A.J. Wolford, Alyssa Claudio, and Melissa Waineo. “Assessing Pharmacy Students’ Perceptions of the Utilization of Computerized Testing Software Before and After an Informational Session.” American Society of Health System Pharmacists Annual Clinical Meeting. Anaheim, CA. Dec. 8, 2014. Poster. Dr. Cidya Grant, Morganne Bayliss, Spenser Smith, and Dr. Mireille Aleman. “Multi-Disciplinary Collaboration for the Establishment of an Ethnopharmacology Research Laboratory.” PBA Interdisciplinary Research Conference. West Palm Beach, FL. Mar. 27, 2014. Spenser Smith and Dr. Cidya Grant. “Establishing Standard Procedures for Undergraduate Research in Medicinal and Biological Chemistry.” AACR 9th Annual Undergraduate Student Caucus and Poster Competition. San Diego, CA. Apr. 4-7, 2014. Poster. Dr. Seena Haines. “Ambulatory Care Conference and Summit Outcomes: Positioning Yourself in the New Care Environment.” Ambulatory Care Networking Session Moderator. American Society of Health System Pharmacy. Las Vegas, NV. June 3, 2014. ---. “Ambulatory Care Essential Ingredients in A Recipe for Success.” American Society of Health System Pharmacy Board of Directors Meetings. Bethesda, MD. Apr. 9, 2014. ---. “Ambulatory Care Summit Proceedings - American Society of Health System Pharmacy Executive Webinar.” American Society of Health System Pharmacy. Sept. 17, 2014.


Freshman Nathan Hendriksen was among the PBA students cleaning gravestones in their “Workship”

community service. The project linked community service with coursework reading and discussion. Story: page 6.

---. “ASHP Ambulatory Care Conference and Summit. Moderator. American Society of Health System Pharmacy.” American Society of Health System Pharmacy. Dallas, TX. Apr. 14, 2014

Sicat. “Measuring and Evaluating Faculty Practice Activities.” American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Meeting. Grapevine, TX. July 30, 2014.

---. “Board of Pharmaceutical Specialties (BPS) Ambulatory Care Preparatory Course Faculty Member, American Society of Health-System Pharmacy Summer Meeting.” American Society of Health System Pharmacy. Las Vegas, NV. June 4, 2014.

Dr. Justin K. Hardin. “Introduction to Messianic Judaism.” Presenter and panelist. Evangelical Theological Society. San Diego, CA. Nov. 21, 2014.

---. “Clinical Pharmacists as Part of the Healthcare Team: Where We Are & How to Advocate for Your Profession.” American College of Clinical Pharmacy Annual Meeting. Austin, TX. Oct. 14, 2014. Dr. Seena Haines and Jenny VanAmburgh. “Educational Strategies to Improve Access to Non-Prescription Medications.” Pharmacy Federation International. Bangkok, Thailand. Sept. 14, 2014. Dr. Seena Haines, Stuart Haines, Jenny VanAmburgh, Eric MacLaughlin , Brigitte

---. “Jesus and Empire: Caesar’s Coin Saying: Respondent.” Evangelical Theological Society. San Diego, CA. Nov. 21, 2014. ---. “T&T Clark Handbook to Social Identity in the New Testament.” Respondent and panelist. Institute for Biblical Research. San Diego, CA. Nov. 21, 2014. Paul Hauptmann. “Using Electronic Media for Support When Teaching the Research Paper.” Florida Council of Teachers of English. Lake Mary, FL. Oct. 3, 2014. Dr. Susan Jones. “A Choice Collection of Plants & Poultry: The Parson’s Table and

The Parson’s Wife.” JASNA Annual General Meeting. Montreal, Canada. Oct. 11, 2014. ---. “The Idea of Thrift in Mansfield Park.” Jane Austen Society of North America (JASNA), Capitol Region, NY. Lake George, NY. June 29, 2014. ---. “Longbourn and Pride and Prejudice: The Gardens.” Palm Beach County Library. West Palm Beach, FL. Dec. 11, 2014. ---. “Mansfield Park and the Art of the Needle.” JASNA Capitol Region, NY. Lake George, NY. June 30, 2014. ---. “Women and Thrift in Longbourn, Pride and Prejudice, & Jane Austen’s World.” Palm Beach County Library System. Jupiter, FL. Dec. 16, 2014. Dr. Barbara Kelly. “Assessing the Impact of Identifying Pharmacy Student’s Signature Strengths to Build Better Leaders and Create More Effective Teams.” American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Meeting. Grapevine, TX. July 28, 2014. Poster. Dr. Kathleen Klein. “State of the Arts: Dance Communities in Alabama, Illinois, New York, California and District of Columbia.” PBA Interdisciplinary Research Conference. West Palm Beach, FL. Mar. 26-27, 2014. Poster.

Satisfaction, and Family Practices: Predictors of Adjustment in Adopted Children.” Association for Psychological Science. San Francisco, CA. May 24, 2014. Poster. Dr. Carl F. Miller. “The Cultural Logic of Post-Capitalism: Cormac McCarthy’s The Road and Popular Dystopia.” University of Florida. Gainesville, FL. Mar. 29, 2014. ---. “ ‘It’s a Small World’: The Rise and Challenge of Comparative Studies in Children’s Literature.” Princeton University. Princeton, NJ. Sept. 13, 2014. ---. “ ‘Un Ragazzino Perbene’: Pinocchio, Pope John Paul I, and the Transformative Utopia of Childhood.” Southeast Regional Conference on Christianity and Literature. West Palm Beach, FL. Apr. 5, 2014. Marilyn Mims. Featured Speaker. Annual Guild Luncheon. Palm Beach Opera, Mara-Lago. Palm Beach, FL. Mar. 27, 2014. Dr. James Mitroka and Dr. Wagdy Wahba. “Pharmacogenomics in Forensic Toxicology.” Society of Forensic Toxicology. Grand Rapids, MI. Oct. 21, 2014.

Edwin Nordine. “User Experience: Seeing Your Library through the User’s Eyes.” Southeast Florida Library Information Network Virtual Conference. Sept. 19, 2014. Online. Edwin Nordine, Christopher Lovell, and Nadine Nance. “Digital Signs Three Ways.” Southeast Florida Library Information Network. North Miami, FL. July 24, 2014. Dr. Nicholas Palmieri. “Hope Leadership.” International Center for Global Leadership. Belize. July 25, 2014. Dr. Lee Prescott. “Can Voices from the Holocaust Teach Us Peace?” St. Mark’s Episcopal Church. North Palm Beach, FL. Nov. 5, 2014. ----. “ ‘Like a Memory of Eden’: Images of Paradise in Holocaust Survivors’ Memoirs.” Southeastern Regional Meeting of the Conference on Christianity and Literature. West Palm Beach, FL. Apr. 4, 2014. Dr. E. Randolph Richards. “Plagiarism and Intellectual Property in Greco-Roman Antiquity.” Evangelical Theological Society. San Diego, CA. Nov. 20, 2014.

Dr. Ann Langlois, Dr. Ed Langlois, and Audy Johnston. “Female Leadership in Brazil.” Academy of Business Research. New Orleans, LA. Mar. 26, 2014. Dr. Ed Langlois, Dr. Ann Langlois, and Christine Jebens. “Marketing to the Middle in China.” Academy of Business Research. New Orleans, LA. Mar. 26, 2014. Dr. Michelle Lese. “Pharmacology of Vasopressors & Antiarrhythmic Drugs.” Wellington Regional Medical Center. Wellington, FL. June 18, 2014. Dr. Harm Maarsingh. “Precision Cut Lung Slices - A Unique Technique to Study Airway Responsiveness in Health and Disease.” University of Groningen. Groningen, The Netherlands. Oct. 30, 2014. Dr. Kathy Maxwell. “At the Intersection of Written Text and Oral Text: There and Back Again.” Society of Biblical Literature. San Diego, CA. Nov. 21, 2014. ---. “Experiencing Psalm 22: A Literary Approach.” Institute of Biblical Research. San Diego, CA. Nov. 21, 2014. Dr. Angie McDonald, Mandi Mills, Kyle Short, and Karli Newton. “Parenting Style,

David Pounds. First Place Awards. “Steampunk Under Glass.” Original Stained Glass Window Art (Shown

above). Professional Division, McMow “Glass as Art” Show. Small Panels Division, Delphi Glass “Art Glass Festival.”


Dr. Michael Ray Smith. “Covering the News from the Heartbeat of Christian Faith.” College Media Advisers. New York, NY. Feb. 14, 2014. Dr. Michael Ray Smith, Joe Saltzman, Bill Brown, and Benson Fraser. “Teaching Applied Ethics at a Denominational or Sectarian Institution.” Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. Montreal, Canada. Aug. 8, 2014. Dr. Michael Ray Smith, Amanda Sturgill, Chip Mahaney, and Marianne Brigola. “Where the Jobs Are Now.” Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. Montreal, Canada. Aug. 9, 2014. Dr. Mariette Sourial. “Interprofessional Care Models: Past, Present, and Future.” Palm Beach Atlantic University. West Palm Beach, FL. Jan. 25, 2014. Dr. Mariette Sourial and Patricia Lind. “Patient Service Pearl: Growing a Successful Transitions of Care Model.” American Pharmacists Association. Orlando, FL. Mar. 29, 2014. Dr. Mariette Sourial and Dr. Carlos Torrado. “iPad, iPhone and IPEC: Integrating Interprofessional Education in Your Practice.” Palm Beach Atlantic University. West Palm Beach, FL. Nov. 13, 2014. Dr. Elizabeth Stice. “The Imperial Eagle? Germany through the Lens of Empire in British and French Trench Newspapers of the Great War.” Queen Mary University: Perspectives on the Great War: World War One International Conference. London, England. Aug. 1, 2014. Dr. Krisy-Ann Thornby and Dr. Ashley Johnson. “Interpreting the Medical Literature.” Palm Beach Health Systems Pharmacist’s Association. Palm Beach, FL. May 15, 2014. Florida Society of Health Systems Pharmacist’s Association. Orlando, FL. Aug. 9, 2014. Shawna Cargill and Dr. Krisy-Ann Thornby. “Creating Awareness among Florida Student Pharmacists on the Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders (SHINE) Program to Promote Future Pharmacist Involvement in Selecting Appropriate Health Insurance to Enhance Patient Care.” Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy. Tampa, FL. Apr. 3, 2014. Angelica Costanzo and Dr. Krisy-Ann Thornby. “A Medication Use Evaluation of Filgrastim: Considerations on Making the Switch to Tbo-filgrastim.” American Soci-


ety of Health System Pharmacy. Anaheim, CA. Dec. 8, 2014. Jacqueline Walker, Andreina Ottman, Dr. Jamie Fairclough, and Dr. Krisy-Ann Thornby. “Facebook Utilization and Academic Performance Among Pharmacy Students.” American Society of Health System Pharmacy. Anaheim, CA. Dec. 8, 2014. Dr. Peggy VanArman. “Nutrients (C, N, P) in Leaves of Pond Apple (Annona glabra) and Surrounding Soil, and Water in a Cypress-Pond Apple Swamp in the Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge, (LNWR), Boynton Beach, Florida.” Florida Academy of Sciences Conference in Hobe Sound, FL, Mar. 7, 2014; Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge Science Conference, West Palm Beach, FL, July 25, 2014; and PBA Interdisciplinary Research Conference, Mar. 26, 2014. Dr. Henry Virkler. “Transitioning to the DSM-5.” South Florida Association of Christian Counselors. West Palm Beach, FL. Jan. 24, 2014. Orlando, FL. Feb. 28, 2014. Dr. Alex Wainer. “Soul of the Dark Knight.” Palm Beach Atlantic University. West Palm Beach, FL. Sept. 26, 2014. Dr. Ray Waldner. “Offshore Fishing Tactics.” Boynton Beach Fishing Club. Boynton Beach, FL. Feb. 25, 2014.

Service to the Profession and Community Dean Steven Baker. President. Board of Directors. Southeastern Florida Library Information Network. Dean Steven Baker and Jennifer Anthony. “The Mast, 1968, 1976, 1977, 1982 editions.” Palm Beach Atlantic University. West Palm Beach, FL. Dec. 12, 2014. eBook Collection Online. Denise Breitkreuz. President. Society of Health and Physical Education of Florida. Dr. Christine Brooks. Co-chaired “Heroes in Medicine” event. Palm Beach County Medical Society. ---. Organized and led PBA School of Nursing Global Medical Mission Trip to El Salvador. Dr. Dana Brown. Co-led a medical mission trip with PBA’s Gregory School of Pharmacy to Honduras in May 2014.

Ann Cadaret. Portfolio Review Coordinator. Scenic Design Commission. United States Institute for Theatre Technology. Dr. Jacintha Cauffield. Facilitated Medication Group Discussions every other week. Mental Health Association of the Palm Beaches. Dr. Elias Chahine. Chair. Credentials Membership Committee, American College of Clinical Pharmacy; and Educational Affairs Council, Florida Society of Health-System Pharmacists. ---. External Peer Reviewer for Promotion to the Rank of Clinical Associate Professor. University of South Carolina. ---. Faculty Liaison. College of Pharmacy. American College of Clinical Pharmacy. ---. Judge. Pain Management Patient Counseling Competition, Florida Pharmacy Association; Quiz Bowl Student Competition, Annual Meeting in Orlando, FL. Florida Society of Health-System Pharmacists. ---. Member. Item Writing Committee for the Clinical Pharmacy Challenge Competition. American College of Clinical Pharmacy. ---. Moderator. Emergency Preparedness Webinar, and HIV Updates Webinar. Florida Society of Health-System Pharmacists; Academia Track at the Annual Meeting in Orlando, FL, Florida Society of Health-System Pharmacists. ---. Pharmacist Delegate. Palm Beach Society. Florida Society of Health-System Pharmacists in Orlando, FL. ---. President. Palm Beach Society of Health-System Pharmacists. ---. Roundtable facilitator on integrating learners into scholarly activities. Annual meeting of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy. Dallas, TX. ---. Speakers’ Bureau. Cubist Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and The Medicines Company. Dr. Roger Chapman. Editorial Board Member, Journal of American Studies of Turkey, and Journal of Popular Culture. ---. Peer Reviewer. Contemporary Debates on Terrorism, 2nd ed. published by Routledge. Dr. Gene Fant. Governing Board Member. Impact 360 Institute Foundation. ---. Steering Committee Member. Literature of the Bible Study Group for the Evangelical Theological Society.

Dr. Seena Haines. Administrative Delegate. American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy. ---. ASHP Steering Committee Conference. Leaders in Health System Pharmacy for the American Society of Health System Pharmacy. ---. Chair. Ambulatory Care Practitioners Section. American Society of Health System Pharmacy. ---. Chair. Committee on Nominations. American Society of Health System Pharmacy. ---. Delegate. Section of Ambulatory Care Practitioners. American Society of Health System Pharmacy. ---. Educational Affairs Committee Member. American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy. ---. Expert Reviewer. Ambulatory Care Assessment Tool. American Society of Health System Pharmacy. ---. Member. Ambulatory Care Consensus Recommendation Panel. American Society of Health System Pharmacy. ---. Member. Ambulatory Care PPMI Conference and Summit Advisory Group. American Society of Health System Pharmacy. ---. Member. Ambulatory Care Specialty Board Recertification Committee. American Society of Health System Pharmacy and the American Pharmacists Association. ---. Member. Medication Therapy Management Part D Workgroup. Pharmacy Quality Alliance. ---. Research and Graduate Affairs Committee Member. American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy. ---. Student Engagement Taskforce. American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy. Dr. Justin K. Hardin. Secretary. New Testament Group from 2009-2014, Tyndale Fellowship. Dr. Barbara Kelly. Pharmacy Delegate, Florida Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists. Dr. Kathleen Klein. 2014/15 Panelist. Dance General Program Support. Florida Department of State- Division of Cultural Affairs.

Dr. Peggy VanArman. Third Place Award. 2014 Loxahatchee Photography Contest, Floral Division for “Chain Fern Dr. Timothy Ladd. Vice Chair. Division II Management Council. National Collegiate Athletic Association. Dr. Ann Langlois. Strategic Committee Member. Executive Women of the Palm Beaches. Dr. Michelle Lese. Immediate Past President. Palm Beach Society of Health-System Pharmacists (PBSHP). ---. Legislative Liaison. Legal & Regulatory Affairs Council. Florida Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists (FSHP). ---. PBA delegate. American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP). Dr. Carl F. Miller. Member. SCT Program. School of Criticism and Theory, Cornell University. A group of young scholars worked in a focused cohort on contemporary issues in literature, criticism, and the humanities in general. June 15 – July 25, 2014. Marilyn Mims. Judge. National Finals. University Division and Young Artist Division Competitions. Classical Singer Convention. San Antonio, TX. May 24-25, 2014. Dr. Lloyd Mims and Marilyn Mims. Professors for Summer Session of ICPA, Voice Division, Ecole Normale Alfred Cortot in Paris, France. Sponsored by the Fondation Bell’Arte. July 4-10, 2014.

Spores” (shown above). Sponsored by the Friends of the ARM Loxhatchee Wildlife Refuge. Dr. Harm Maarsingh. Dissertation Advisor. Hana Cernecka, “β3-Adrenoceptor Detection and Signal Transduction: Focus on Antibody Validation and Urinary Bladder”; and Anouk Oldenburger, “New Avenues for Epac in Inflammation and Tissue Remodeling in COPD.” University of Groningen (Groningen, The Netherlands). Dr. Deborah Morgan. Board member. American Association of Critical Care Nurses. ---. Education Committee and Research Committee. Florida Organization of Nurse Executives. Dr. Mariette Sourial. Co-Advisor. Student Chapter (ASP), American Pharmacists Association. ---. Peer Reviewer. Innovations in Pharmacy, University of Minnesota. ---. Peer Reviewer. JAPhA, American Pharmacists Association. ---. Public Affairs Council Representation. Florida Pharmacists Association. Dr. Henry Virkler. CEU Coordinator. South Florida Association of Christian Counseling. ---. Executive Board Member. South Florida Association of Christian Counseling. Dr. Ray Waldner. Southeast Regional Expert. Sport Fishing.


P.O. Box 24708 West Palm Beach, FL 33416-4708

PBA at a Glance Palm Beach Atlantic University (PBA) is a comprehensive, interdenominational Christian university founded in 1968.


Enrollment: 3,865 Traditional Undergraduate/Day Students: 2,170 Non-traditional Undergraduate/Evening Students: 423 Graduate Students: 534

• 163 full-time faculty • Undergraduate student-faculty ratio: 13 to 1 • 80% of full-time teaching faculty hold the highest degree in their field Activities: Member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II, Sunshine State Conference (provisional), National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA)

Professional/Pharmacy Students: 310 Dual-enrolled: 428 Academic Programs:

Local Economic Impact: $345 million

• 48 undergraduate majors • Evening undergraduate degree programs in ministry, organizational management and psychology (on campus and online) • Graduate degree programs in business administration, counseling 
(specializations in addiction counseling; marriage, couples and family counseling; mental health counseling, school guidance counseling and counseling generalist [non licensure]), divinity, leadership (on campus and online) and nursing • Professional degree programs in nursing practice and pharmacy

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Degrees offered: A.A., B.A., BGS, B.S., B.Mus., BSN, D.N.P., M.S., M.B.A., M. Div., Pharm.D., MSN, Pharm.D./M.B.A.

Accreditation Statement Palm Beach Atlantic University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award the associate’s, bachelor’s and master’s degrees, and the professional doctorate degrees: doctor of pharmacy and doctor of nursing practice. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, telephone (404) 679-4500, or www.sacscoc.org for questions about the accreditation of Palm Beach Atlantic University. Persons wishing to review documents related to the accreditation of Palm Beach Atlantic University should contact the Office of Accreditation and Assessment at (561) 803-2053.

Carolanne M. Brown Assistant Vice President Institutional Research and Effectiveness carolanne_brown@pba.edu

Palm Beach Atlantic University 901 South Flagler Drive P.O. Box 24708 West Palm Beach, FL 33416-4708 561-803-2050

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