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Enlightening Minds: Research Review 2015

From the Office of the Provost At Palm Beach Atlantic University, our faculty scholarship paradigm is highly relational. We are engaged within our scholarly guilds, believing that our voices are worthy of being heard and valued by the larger academic community. We are collegial and team-oriented, believing that iron sharpens iron. We are student-focused, believing that we participate in the great enkuklios paideia, the “circle of scholars” that functions across the history of ideas and that allows us to mentor and disciple the next generation of thinkers. As a university, we place great emphasis on ideas, because as a university we are a site for learning, for growing, and for advancing the intellectual traditions that are brought together in our classrooms. We never sacrifice people for ideas, though, as we embrace the imago dei, the image of God, that is found in each of our students, our colleagues, and all of humanity. For example, our flourishing sabbatical leave program allows us to

provide faculty the opportunity for more in-depth study and research while recognizing their need for rest and spiritual refreshment. This means that our scholarship reflects the highest ideals of dignity and of the faith that grounds our actions. Sabbaticals in 2015 saw our faculty working in such diverse locations as El Salvador, London, and Egypt, as reported in feature stories on the pages to follow. Meanwhile, our students have enjoyed a variety of international learning experiences, including a study trip to the Galápagos Islands. Enlightening Minds is a snapshot of sorts, a freezeframe capture of one calendar year’s activities. Taken with previous years’ issues, we can see the maturation of the university and its teaching-scholars. Since we believe that Aslan is on the move, as C. S. Lewis once termed it, as Christ-followers we are also on the move, constantly straining to move forward with excellence that reflects the Source of knowledge and wisdom. All of this has been accomplished within a context of discipleship and community service. Gene C. Fant, Jr., Ph.D. Provost & Chief Academic Officer Professor of English

Academic School Deans Susan E. Jones, Ph.D.; Raymond E. Waldner, Ph.D. Interim Deans, 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 J. Scott Mohrland, Ph.D. Interim Dean, Lloyd L. Gregory School of Pharmacy Steven L. Baker, M.A. Dean, Warren Library


Inside Enlightening Minds Conference keynote speaker: El Salvador outreach: London lessons in dance: New perspectives in Egypt Galápagos Islands ‘lab’ Books by faculty

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On the Cover: Dr. Thomas Chesnes

leads students exploring the Galápagos Islands in a PBA study program begun by his colleague, Dr. Ray Waldner. Story on page 10.

Alum to tackle tough questions in bioethics Interdisciplinary Research Conference "Focus on Your Future" March 30-31 - Warren Library Dr. Justin D. Barnard ’96


(Photo by Kristina Woody, Union University)


n March 30 a Palm Beach Atlantic scholar “comes home” to speak about thorny issues like the use of human embryos in research. Dr. Justin Barnard is keynote speaker at Focus on Your Future, the Interdisciplinary Research Conference convening in the Warren Library. His extensive work in bioethics has placed him before many academic, medical and lay audiences, including doctors and nurses at the Mayo Clinic. A 1996 graduate of PBA, Barnard is now associate professor of philosophy at Union University in Jackson, Tennessee, where he is associate dean in the Institute for Intellectual Discipleship. In his remarks here he plans to tackle “a practical question surrounding a really big debate.” “Many of us might one day be offered medical treatment that might involve the use of human embryos,” said Barnard. “I think it’s an important moral question for us as patients to ask: Should we avail ourselves of a morally problematic treatment?” At Union University Barnard routinely challenges students with tough questions as he teaches in that school’s Honors Community. It was the Supper Honors Program that drew him to PBA as a freshman, he said, and he “really enjoyed the community of students” that program provided. He recalled his “deeply influential and deeply encouraging” PBA professors, including the late Daniel Goodman, who taught New Testament. He “made the classroom come alive,” said Barnard, “and it was also

clear that he cared about his students in the way that a pastor cares for his flock. In many ways he modeled for me the kind of teacher that I wanted to become.” Barnard majored in philosophy and religion at PBA, and it was here that he met his future wife, Tracie Skinner ’93, a business and marketing major. Barnard went on to earn his master’s degree and doctorate in philosophy from Florida State University. “I had in mind teaching at a Christian liberal arts college; that was really my ideal,” he said, “because my experience at PBA had been so positively formative in my life.” Barnard encourages students to take advantage of the opportunities that schools like PBA and Union provide, research opportunities for undergraduates to work one-on-one with professors. “That’s really an extraordinary privilege for students to really hone their capacity and their readiness for graduate-level work,” he said. For some of Barnard’s time at Union, his supervisor was Dr. Gene Fant, who is now PBA’s provost and chief academic officer. Fant called him “a leading scholar in ethics and the philosophical foundations of Christianity” and a teacher known for his sharp intellect and keen sense of humor. “I am so glad that an alum of PBA’s Supper Honors Program has not only succeeded so significantly in his professional life, but he is returning to campus to share with us his advice on integrating Christian faith with a rigorous pursuit of academic excellence,” said Fant. 33

Help for El Salvador:

Dr. Nicholas Palmieri with a young girl at a safe house in El Salvador.


Professor was ‘the link’ to develop program reaching schools in the most violent areas of the country


few years ago, Dr. Nicholas Palmieri spent a long weekend teaching in a discipleship training school in El Salvador. He “fell in love with the people,” but he also learned their land was rife with drug abuse, gang violence and sex trafficking. And so last year for his sabbatical, Palmieri jumped at the chance to revisit the country when he got this invitation: “We need you to coordinate a project because the president of the country and his wife and other officials want to bring Christian character development into all the schools in El Salvador.” Palmieri is professor of adult education in the Catherine T. MacArthur School of Leadership. He has expertise in educational program development, and he realized the heavy needs in El Salvador called for special material. He considered a program from the La Red Foundation, an Ohio-based organization that draws upon principles in the Book of Proverbs. “I need to see things first-hand before I recommend anything,” said Palmieri, so after graduation last May he flew to Bogotá, Columbia, where he’d heard that the La Red program had transformed the culture of a violent prison. “Life was of no value here; we were having a prisoner murdered daily,” said a prison spokesman in a video documentary from La Red. Palmieri saw the program in action in a Bogotá school and a prison. He learned that trainers taught the La Red program first to prison administrators and then to prison guards. “And when the inmates saw the behavioral and character changes with the guards, they wanted what the guards had,” he said. Sold on La Red, Palmieri flew to El Salvador and began working connections with pastors, public officials and others in leadership positions. “I don’t need to do everything; I don’t need to have all the expertise,” he said. “My place is to help bring people together who do. I think that’s part of leadership.” Officials in El Salvador’s Department of Principles and Values embraced the project and put it into action.

‘I’m a part of that, doing my part, but a lot of other people have grabbed this, and they’re running with it for the whole country.’ --Dr. Nicholas Palmieri “As of now, the program is in the schools of the worst and most violent areas of the country, and the program keeps advancing to different parts of the country,” said Luis Morales, director of the relief organization Hearts of Life. “Nick was the link in this chain of big blessings that wouldn’t have happened if it wasn’t for him.” Morales and Palmieri were among those who trained facilitators for the program. “I’m a part of that, doing my part,” said Palmieri, “but a lot of other people have grabbed this, and they’re running with it for the whole country.” While in El Salvador, Palmieri also spent time in a Christian safe house for neglected and abandoned children. There in a very poor area at the foot of the Andes Mountains he marveled at the spirit of those kids. “They don’t have much,” he said, “but they love the Lord, and they have this hope that you wouldn’t think possible in those conditions.” Palmieri sees the La Red program expanding the hope for generations in El Salvador. In years ahead he plans to collect data to measure outcomes of the La Red effort, hoping to see reductions in drug use, unwanted pregnancy and gang membership. “Other countries close by will want to hear about this too,” he said. Meanwhile, Palmieri is back at PBA, where he’ll be writing about his sabbatical. The experience will also provide much to share with his students, as they discuss integrating Christian principles and values into their work. “We’ll talk about taking risks, and calculated risks,” he said, for he learned much after flying off to Bogotá to pursue his new venture. “After I took the initial step, doing what I felt God was leading me to do, things started to become clear, but not before,” he said. “This is a new chapter in my life,” said Palmieri. He called the sabbatical opportunity “an amazing gift to me from the University.” He reflected upon the places he’s been, the friendships he’s made and the way the La Red program flourished: “I feel like I’ve lived a couple of years since May; it’s been that rich.”

Three professors granted 2016-17 sabbatical leaves Palm Beach Atlantic University grants a select number of sabbatical leaves of absence each year to allow faculty an opportunity for in-depth study, research or other pursuit that will increase their teaching and research effectiveness. The Provost’s Office wishes to congratulate the following faculty who were approved for sabbatical leaves of absence during the 2016-2017 academic year: Professor of Counseling Dr. Montserrat CasadoKehoe, who serves at the Orlando Campus, will be on sabbatical leave during the fall 2016 semester. Her focus will be training counseling students in trust-based relational intervention and implementing a 12-week program for adoptive children and their families at First Baptist of Orlando Counseling Center. Professor of Business Statistics Dr. Mike Chen also will be on sabbatical leave during the fall 2016 semester. He will conduct research as a visiting scholar at Teachers College, Columbia University. Professor and Pledger Family Chair of Philosophy and Ethics Dr. Paul Copan will be on sabbatical leave during the spring 2017 semester. He plans to conduct research and write while serving as a visiting scholar at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford University. 5


The dance of life

London semester offers probing research, friendly mentoring


he great dancer Twyla Tharp once said, “In making dances I can make a world where I think things are done morally, done democratically, done honestly.” Professor of Dance Dr. Kathleen Klein has similarly explored and expressed the complexities of life through dance for more than 40 years, 16 of those at PBA. Klein spent the 2015 fall semester continuing the exploration with colleagues at the Centre for Dance Research (CDR) at the University of Roehampton in London. The university is ranked among the best worldwide in dance education and is considered the most research-intensive modern school in the United Kingdom, Klein said. “The research is vibrant, robust and breeds a culture of academic excellence.” Klein met daily with 11 CDR researchers that included Director Theresa Buckland, professor of dance history and ethnography. Topics ranged from dance-making and critiquing to history and anthropology to philosophy and culture. “Students at CDR are encouraged to probe questions of global significance and to be adaptable and passionate critical thinkers in their chosen fields,” Klein said. The aim is to produce inquiring minds able to forge new groundwork in the dance field. This translates to an exceptional learning experience for students — including PBA’s own. Bertnie Jeanniton, 19, and Samantha Pardes, 27, are the most recent to study at Roehampton. During her sabbatical at CDR, Klein used her spare time to lend each of the two a mentoring hand and simply be a friend.

PBA junior studies dance & psych Jeanniton, of Kissimmee, Florida, is a psychology major and dance minor in her junior year at PBA. She dreams of a career that combines both psychology and therapeutic dance. She spent the fall 2015 semester at Roehampton enlarging her understanding of both fields. The dance in this case was ballet. Klein observed Jeanniton in her dance classes and the two met once a week to talk about studies and life. Sometimes they just hung out, going to church-related events and taking part in day trips — activities that not only enriched Jeanniton’s experience but also helped her to gain confidence.

Being so far from home and in a rigorous program admittedly stretched Jeanniton. She called the experience hard and nerve-wracking but worth it. Being able to call on Klein calmed her fears. “It was nice to have someone there who was a mentor to me,” she said. “I was able to talk to her not just about dance but how my classes were going.”

PBA alumna finishing master’s program Samantha Pardes, of Westchester, New York, graduated from PBA in 2010 with a bachelor’s in dance and minor in exercise science. She is due to graduate the master’s program in choreography at Roehampton in July. Her primary genre is contemporary dance. She considers the timing of Klein’s sabbatical a gift. “There was a particular conversation we had that was incredibly useful and inspiring to me regarding my performance research for a challenging master’s module called Dance Practice as Research,” she said. “Ms. Katie provided insight on the subject matter and recommended a couple of relevant performance artists to look at.” Meeting for coffee, the pair also reminisced about Pardes’ time at PBA, both as a student and as an alumna returning to choreograph work for the dance ensemble. “The support of PBA’s incredible dance faculty, as well as the platforms provided to perform, make and show work, had a huge impact on my decision to further my education and ultimately follow this career path as a dance artist,” Pardes said. Encounters such as this have Pardes considering a career at the university level — possibly at PBA. “This is such a vital time in the development of dance students as performers and dance-makers,” she said. “I’d like to provide the kind of support and mentorship for students that I’ve been so blessed to receive up to this point in my studies.” Reflecting on her semester at Roehampton, Klein thinks about all the interviews with faculty and students she conducted. The performances she viewed. The class structures and content she analyzed. The archives she pored over. And the culture she observed. At the end of it all is excitement about PBA’s future and pride in the generation of young people who have walked — and danced — the halls. “I feel confident that PBA’s dance program is stable and well-equipped to prepare our students for future employment or further academic study at any institution in America or England,” Klein said. And that makes her want to dance.

Dr. Kathleen Klein instructs dancer Bertnie Jeanniton. The two met regularly during Klein’s sabbatical in London.


Waging war in the Middle East

“I could cultivate as many relationships as I wanted in that way and have very meaningful conversations,” conversations that included faith, he said. “A typical n the ordinariness of life lie profound truths about Muslim is much more interested in having a spiritual conversation than a typical American.” humanity. Dr. Gerald Wright, professor of crossIt was this environment into which seven PBA cultural studies, spent the latter half of 2015 living students and an alumna arrived one by one, eager to among the locals in Cairo, Egypt. There he engaged in the daily lives of shopkeepers, restaurant workers, hotel experience the culture and the people firsthand. Some staff, bus drivers — “people like us who just want a safe stayed for two weeks, others, such as Jesse Grenz, for six weeks. Led by Wright and Assistant Professor place for their kids to grow up and get an education, Michael Griffin, the students would enjoy the field who want a livelihood, and who want a path forward.” experience component of a cross-cultural studies In the process Wright gained deep friendships and course they had taken in the spring semester. new perspectives of his fellow man. The experience They visited sites such as was shared by a number of PBA museums, mosques and Coptic students and alumni who joined churches, and in the evenings him for some of that time. they explored coffee houses and Together they engaged in what other informal opportunities to Wright calls “waging peace,” a soak up the culture and build concept students hear often in relationships with the locals. his classroom. Grenz, 22, is in his final “There are many places in the semester of the Master of world where young people can Divinity program at PBA go to learn how to wage war,” following graduation last Wright said. “I want to teach my May with a bachelor’s in students how to wage peace.” biblical theological studies. He Wright arrived in Cairo in aspires for a doctorate in New May 2015 with this vision for Testament and ultimately to his sabbatical: to deepen his teach at the university level. knowledge of Arabic, to explore Like Wright, Grenz found the Coptic Church, to develop the people of Egypt to be kind connections at Al-Azhar and hospitable. He formed an University, and to conduct especially tight friendship with ethnographic research. He a peer named Mustafa, who had quickly had to adapt those plans recently finished college with a to fit the climate he found. degree in language. The two met “There’s a lot of Egyptian Mosaic from the Coptic Church of Saint at the dorms, where Mustafa suspicion on the macro level,” Mark in Alexandria depicts an angel about was hanging out with friends. Wright said. “The idea of a to bestow the martyr’s crown upon the It was nearing iftar, the meal at foreigner coming in and asking Apostle Mark. sunset that breaks the daily fast questions was not going to be of Ramadan, the Muslim holy month. welcomed.” “I was sitting alone and he came up and introduced But not so in the close-knit neighborhoods of urban himself and asked me to break fast with him,” Grenz Cairo. There it wasn’t hard to establish friendships, said. The friendship grew from there as they realized Wright said. He went to neighborhood stores. He the things connecting them far outweighed those that drank coffee. He listened. And he let Egyptian friends divided. steer the dialogue.

Professor leads students to new perspectives in visit to Egypt



Dr. Gerald Wright, left, with PBA students Daniel Judge and Samuel Rogers in the Suleiman Pasha Mosque in Cairo. (Above photo and page 8 photo by PBA alumnus and Master of Divinity student Jesse Grenz.)

Jessica de Melo, 24, a 2013 PBA grad in Christian social ministry, had a similar experience. In her 10 days in Cairo, de Melo bonded with a local university student she met during a visit to an agricultural museum. “I asked her if she wanted to meet for coffee,” de Melo said. “It was like meeting with an old friend.” Subjects included faith, life in Egypt and America, school, friends, boys … all the typical friend talk. They still connect weekly —“Minnah” from her home in Cairo and de Melo from Miami, where she is admissions director of Miami Christian School. If there is one universal takeaway from Cairo, it’s likely changed perspectives. “When Egyptians hear through the media, ‘We don’t want Muslim refugees coming to this country; they’re all terrorists,’ it’s very disheartening to ordinary, decent people,” Wright said. Equally damaging are the misperceptions they have about Americans. Grenz discovered that many younger Egyptians

form their opinions about Americans from MTV. “In their minds, all Americans are Christians, so they see us being a loose religion and loose people morally,” he said. Those stereotypes were broken as the Egyptian locals witnessed the group from America speaking and behaving honorably. “We had multiple people say they would defend us when people misrepresent Americans, now that they have brothers and sisters from America,” Grenz said. The Egyptians asked the same in return: Please tell your friends and families we are people of peace. We are not what you are seeing on television. These are the collective voices of people waging peace — “something very much tied to our faith as Christians,” Grenz said. From that very relational action, he said, we learn how to peacefully resolve conflicts through understanding rather than to respond through violence as the solution. 9

The Galápagos Islands: No matter how much you’ve read, nothing prepares you for what you find when you get there


hen Dr. Ray Waldner journeyed to South ecosystem make the trip extraordinary. It also means America in 1989, he didn’t know the students can easily identify the major organisms, experience would lead him back again and which vary slightly on each island due to different again over the next 24 years. conditions. Waldner joined a PBA alumna and her husband in Still, Waldner said, the most rewarding part about a group trip to Peru and Ecuador, and they spent four the trip is the students’ reactions. days in the Galápagos Islands. “Just about every trip, some The volcanic archipelago is famed students cried because they didn’t for its large number of endemic want to leave,” he said. “You share species studied by naturalist an experience with others that Charles Darwin. few people have.” “Nothing hit me like those A South Florida native, islands,” Waldner said. “The fact Waldner loves fishing and diving, that the animals had no fear of and from an early age he showed humans struck me so much. a keen interest in exploring When I returned, I knew I had to the watery world. He studied share it with my students.” marine biology in college, and And share he did. In 1990 he began teaching at PBA full-time led the first Galápagos study trip in 1982. He’s now professor of for PBA students. The excursion biology and associate dean of became a biennial event, with 10 sciences. to 15 students spending 10 days He said the uniqueness of experiencing the wonders of the the Galápagos study trip comes region. from its focus on natural history. A blue footed booby, photographed by Offered in the summer, the trip Waldner said the Galápagos’ pristine environment and simplistic Hannah Deadman in the Galápagos. provides the lab component to 10

Dr. Thomas Chesnes (back row, center, in hat) led the study trip to the Galapagos. Dr. Ray Waldner (photo inset at right) started the Galápagos program in 1990. Story below and cover photo by Hannah Deadman ’15, far right.

Natural History of the Galápagos Islands. This upperlevel course covers a variety of topics, including the islands’ biogeography, history and ecology. Waldner led the trip through 2013, taking his students hiking or swimming through a variety of terrain, from arid lava fields and muddy trails to shallow and deep-water snorkels. Eventually he decided to pass the leadership of these rigorous rounds to a younger colleague. Hoping to hand the baton to another professor who shared a similar passion and knowledge, Waldner invited Associate Professor of Biology Dr. Thomas Chesnes to visit the islands with him. “No matter how much you read or hear about the Galápagos, nothing prepares you for what you find when you get there,” Waldner said. “It made me proud when Tom said the same thing, because I knew he felt the same way I do about the islands, and the trip is in good hands.” Chesnes’ passion and knowledge will carry the legacy of the Galápagos study trip over the years, Waldner believes. “You can talk about things in class, but when you’re there you can really pull the concepts together,” Chesnes said. “And there are physical, spiritual and personal connections that bring more to the table than

a traditional lecture.” Because of both professors’ expertise and passion for the Galápagos, Phyllis Klarmann has been there three times: once as a student, then as an alumna, and in 2015 as a teaching facilitator. “The class and trip provide the range to explore and observe, rather than using cookie cutter scientific methodology,” Klarmann said. “We would have a lecture about the island biogeography, but when we were in the Galápagos, we could see it for what it was.” And both Waldner and Chesnes teach “in a way that students can know they can understand natural selection while holding their faith,” said Klarmann. “Seeing the students learn and experience the Galápagos makes it all worthwhile,” said Waldner. “There’s always something new and different.” Chesnes agrees. He’s excited for the next PBA trip back to the islands, set for 2017. And he’s grateful for The David and Leighan Rinker Center for Experiential Learning, which makes possible the biennial trip to the Galápagos. As for Waldner, he hopes to return to these special islands again soon, even if he’s not leading a trip. “I need to go home and pack,” he said with a laugh. “I need a passport. I’m ready to go today.” 11

Faculty Bookshelf Dr. E. Randolph Richards, David Capes, and Rodney Reeves. Rediscovering Jesus. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press. 2015.

Richard S. Hess, Dr. E. Randolph Richards. eds. Reading Scripture Deeply. Fort Worth, TX: IRLBR. 2015.

Who is your Jesus? What if it turned out that your Jesus is a composite of your favorite selections from the New Testament buffet, garnished with some Hollywood and Americana? Rediscovering Jesus takes us on a gallery tour of the biblical portraits of Jesus from Matthew to the Revelation. Then we hit the streets to visit other houses of worship, examining the Jesus of the Book of Mormon and the Qur’an. We browse the latest on the Gnostic Jesus and the historical Jesus. We go on a tour of Jesus in America, followed by a festival of Jesus movies. All along the way, we describe and interpret. How is this portrait of Jesus different from other portraits? If this were our only portrait of Jesus, what would our faith be like? This introduction to Jesus guides us on our pilgrimage toward seeing Jesus truly.

Under the guidance of two senior scholars, Hess and Richards, five young scholars from five different universities convened at Tyndale House, University of Cambridge, in the summer of 2013, to dialogue about advanced biblical interpretation techniques, such as midrash, allegory, typology and pesher. Each scholar prepared two chapters explaining, exploring, or applying a particular technique. The goal was to prepare a book, not for scholars but for the church of the 21st century. Another goal of the senior scholars, and the sponsoring Ellis Foundation for Biblical Research, was to foster the growth of a warm collegial community of younger evangelical scholars. Therefore, the scholars lived and worked in community, sharing meals as well as critiques. In the years that followed, the revised essays coalesced into an introduction and guidebook for the church.

Dr. Paul Copan. Memahami Allah Perjanjian Lama. Translation, Is God a Moral Monster? (Baker). Cairo, Egypt: Literature. Saat. 2015.

Len Sperry et al. eds. Mental Health and Mental Disorders: An Encyclopedia of Conditions, Treatments, and Well-Being. Santa Barbara, CA: Greenwood, ABC-CLIO. 2016.

Many today, even within the church, seem to think so. How are Christians to respond to such accusations? And how are we to reconcile the seemingly disconnected natures of God portrayed in the two testaments? In this timely and readable book, now translated into Indonesian, apologist Paul Copan takes on some of the most vexing accusations of our time, including: God is arrogant and jealous God punishes people too harshly God is guilty of ethnic cleansing God oppresses women God endorses slavery Christianity causes violence. Copan not only answers the critics, but he also shows how to read both the Old and New Testaments faithfully, seeing an unchanging, righteous, and loving God in both.


A three-volume encyclopedia that provides an integral introduction to the fields of mental health and mental disorders. Covering the full continuum of mental health, the set describes typical functioning, including biology and neurology of the brain, emotions, and the traits and characteristics of mental wellbeing. It also addresses mental disorders and conditions, from abandonment issues to zyprexa, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) to phobias and schizophrenia. It highlights important concepts and phenomena, key individuals, treatment techniques, professional organizations, and diagnostic tools to give readers a complete view of this broad field of study. Len Sperry, MD, Ph.D. served as its editor-in-chief. The associate editors are Alexandra Cunningham, Ph.D., Melissa A. Mariani, Ph.D., Mindy Parsons, Ph.D., and Steven R. Vensel, Ph.D.

2015 Publications & Presentations Chapters in Books Dr. Stephanie Bennett. “The Electronic Church Goes Online: Evangelical Identity and Technology.” The Electronic Church in the Digital Age 1. Ed. Mark Ward, Sr. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2015. 77-98. Dr. Montserrat Cassado-Kehoe and *Diane Parker. “Key Issues and Interventions in Couples Counseling.” Foundations of Couples, Marriage and Family Counseling. Eds. David Capuzzi and Mark Stauffer. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 2015. 289-315. Dr. Elias Chahine and Allana Sucher. “Skin and Soft Tissue Infections.” Pharmacotherapy Self-Assessment Program, 2015 Book 1. Infectious Diseases. Ed. John Murphy. Lenexa, KS: American College of Clinical Pharmacy, 2015. 5-27. Allana Sucher and Dr. Elias Chahine. “Food and Waterborne Illnesses.” Pharmacotherapy Self-Assessment Program, 2015 Book 1. Infectious Diseases. Ed. John Murphy. Lenexa, KS: American College of Clinical Pharmacy, 2015. 247-267. Dr. Roger Chapman. “Counterinsurgency in Turkey: Confronting Kurdish Separatism and the PKK since 1984.” A History of Counterinsurgency, Vol. 2. Ed. Gregory Fremont-Barnes. Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger Security International, 2015. 323-334. ---. “Born-Again Movement.” Ideas and Movements That Shaped America: From the Bill of Rights to “Occupy Wall Street,” Vol. 1. Eds. Scott L. Stabler and Michael S. Green. Boulder, CO: ABC-CLIO, 2015. 157-161. Dr. Roger Chapman and *Kyra Kinnaman. “Terrorism.” Ideas and Movements That Shaped America: From the Bill of Rights to “Occupy Wall Street,” Vol. 3. Eds. Scott L. Stabler and Michael S. Green. Boulder, CO: ABC-CLIO, 2015. 992-999. Dr. Paul Copan. “Biblical Perspectives on Ethics for the 21st Century.” Transformed from Glory to Glory: Celebrating the Life and Legacy of J. Robertson McQuilkin. Ed. Chris Little. Littleton, CO: CLC International, 2015. 201-220. Dr. Gene Fant. “Leadership Lessons from David S. Dockery.” Convictional Civility: Engaging the Culture in the 21st Century. Eds. C. Ben Michell, Carla D. Sanderson,

and Gregory A. Thornbury. Nashville, TN: B & H Academic, 2015. 67-80. Dr. Ryan Gladwin. “Towards a Transformative Latin American Pentecostal-Charismatic Social Ethics: An Argentine Perspective.” Pentecostals and Charismatics in Latin America and Latino Communities. Eds. Néstor Medina and Sammy Alfaro. New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2015. 4963. ---. “Charismatic Music and the Pentecostalization of Latin American Evangelicalism.” The Spirits of Praise: Music and Worship in Pentecostal-Charismatic Christianity. Eds. Amos Yong and Monique Ingalls. State College, PA: Penn State Univ. Press, 2015. 199-214. J.W Louda, Dr. Cidya Grant, J. Browne, and S.E Hagerthey. “Pigment-based Chemotaxonomy and its Application to Everglades Periphyton.” Microbiology of the Everglades Ecosystem. Eds. James A. Entry, et al. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press Taylor and Francis Group, 2015. 289-347, 455-468, 485. Dr. Nathan Lane. “YHWH’s Gracious and Compassionate Reign: Exodus 34:6-7 and the Psalter.” Imagination, Ideology & Inspiration: Echoes of Brueggemann in a New Generation. Eds. Jonathan Kaplan and Robert Williamson, Jr. Sheffield, England: Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2015. 69-82. Dr. Carl F. Miller. “‘Result of the Rockinghorse Races’: The Ironic Culture of Racing in Joyce’s Ulysses and Lawrence’s ‘The Rocking-Horse Winner.’” Modernists at Odds: Reconsidering Joyce and Lawrence. Eds. Matthew J. Kochis and Heather L. Lusty. Gainesville, FL: University Press of Florida, 2015. 210-227. Dr. E. Randolph Richards. “Conclusion.” Reading Scripture Deeply. Eds. Hess and Richards. Fort Worth, TX: IRLBR, 2015. 133-139. Dr. Steven R. Vensel. “Religious Coping.” Mental Health and Mental Disorders: An Encyclopedia of Conditions, Treatments, and Well-Being. Ed. Len Sperry, et al. Santa Barbara, CA: Greenwood, ABC-CLIO. 2015. 943-944. (More than 100 other entries were written by Dr. Vensel.) Contributors noted with *asterisk are students or alumni of PBA.

Journal Articles, Web Articles, Poems, and Other Original Works Dr. Kathleen Anderson and *Heather Lawrence. “‘No Net Ensnares Me’: Bird Imagery and the Dynamics of Dominance and Submission in Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre.” Brontë Studies 40.3 (2015): 240251. Dr. Cora Barnhart, Scott Barnhart, and Alan Hodges. “Economic Multipliers in the EB-5 Arena: Voodoo Economics or Sound Economic Practice?” Regional Center Business Journal 3.2 (July 2015): 50-55. ---. “Effects of the Proposed Leahy Grassley Bill: New Definition of Targeted Employment Area on Work Opportunities for the EB-5 Program in the United States.” Regional Center Business Journal 3.2 (July 2015): 22-27. Dr. Wesley Borucki. “Moving on Up?: Whether Leaps to Division 1-A in American College Football Benefit Universities.” Journal of Sports Management and Commercialization 6.2 (June 2015): 13-31. ---. “Book Review of Nation within a Nation: The American South and the Federal Government.” Ed. Glenn Feldman. The Alabama Review 68.3 (July 2015): 273-276. Dr. Dan Brown, *Melissa Waineo, and *Tara Kuhn. “The Pharmacokinetic/Pharmacodynamic Rationale for Administering Vancomycin via Continuous Infusion.” Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics 40.3 (June 2015): 259-265. Dr. Dan Brown, *Matthew Stankowicz, and *Jad Ibrahim. “Aminoglycoside Once-Daily Dosing: An Update of Current Literature.” American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy 72.16 (Aug. 2015): 1357-1364. Dr. Dana Brown, Dr. Krisy Thornby, and Dr. Amy Henneman. “Evidence-based Strategies to Reduce Intravenous Immunoglobulin-induced Headaches.” Annals of Pharmacotherapy 49 (June 2015): 715726. Dr. Elias Chahine and Dr. Michelle Lese. “Update on Immunizations for Children and Adolescents.” US Pharmacist 40.5 (2015): 67-76. Online and Print.


Dr. Elias Chahine and Dr. Mariette Sourial. “Ceftazidime/Avibactam: A New Antibiotic for Gram-Negative Infections.” The Consultant Pharmacist 30 (2015): 695-705. Online and Print.

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

Dr. Elias Chahine and Allana Sucher. “Tedizolid: A New Oxazolidinone Antibiotic for Skin and Soft Tissue Infections.” The Consultant Pharmacist 30 (2015): 386394. Online and Print. Vanthida Huang and Dr. Elias Chahine. “Quantification of Curricular Content Devoted to Point-of-Care Testing for Infectious Diseases in Schools and Colleges of Pharmacy in the United States.” Pharmacy Education Journal (2015). Online. Allana Sucher and Dr. Elias Chahine. “Ceftolozane/Tazobactam: A New Cephalosporin and β-Lactamase Inhibitor Combination.” The Annals of Pharmacotherapy 49 (2015): 1046-1056. Online and Print. Dr. Roger Chapman. “Throwing the Explorer out with the Fountain: American History Textbooks and Juan Ponce de León.” Florida Historical Quarterly 94.1 (2015): 92-107. ---. “Review of Forever Vietnam: How a Divisive War Changed American Public Memory.” David Kieran. American Studies 54.2 (2015): 27-28. Dr. Victor Copan. “Creational Allusions in Romans 8:18-27 and their Interpretive Significance for Understanding Predestination Language in 8:28-33.” Criswell Theological Journal 12.2 (2015): 23-45. ---. “Bildung” [“Formation/Education”]. Freundesbrief des Werkes für Evangelisation und Gemeindeaufbau in der evangelishcne Kirche A.B. in Österreich 15.4 (Oct. 2015): 3. Dr. Gene Fant. “Why the Lord’s Prayer Still Matters.” First Things / First Thoughts. Jun. 24, 2015. ---. “Preying on Freshmen versus Praying for Freshmen: A Tale of Contrasting Worldviews.” First Things / First Thoughts. Aug. 27, 2015. ---. “Ivy League Fantasy Camp.” The Chronicle of Higher Education. Nov. 18, 2015. Dr. Yasmin Grace and Dr. Mara Poulakos. “Vedolizumab: A New Opponent in the Battle against Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis.” Journal of Pharmacy


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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 Practice (May 2015): 1-13. Online. Dr. Yasmin Grace, Dr. Erenie Guirguis, and Dr. Ashley Johnson. “Preventing Medication Errors in Transitions of Care – A Patient Case Approach.” Journal of the American Pharmacists Association 55.2 (Mar. 2015-Apr. 2015): 264-276. Dr. Erenie Guirguis, Dr. Yasmin Grace, and Dr. Amy Henneman. “Assessment of the Integration of Cumulative Case-Based Quizzes in Two Pharmacotherapy Courses: An Exploratory Study.” Current in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning 7.2 (Mar. 2015-Apr. 2015): 151-156. ---. “Emerging Therapies for the Management of Chronic Hyperkalemia in the Ambulatory Care Setting.” American Journal of Healthsystem Pharmacists 72 (2015): 85-95. Dr. Robert Hegna, Juan Galarza, and Johanna Mappes. “Global Phylogeogra-

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. phy and Geographical Variation in Warning Coloration of the Wood Tiger Moth (Parasemia plantaginis).” Journal of Biogeography 42.8 (Aug. 1, 2015): 14691481. Dr. Amy Henneman, Dr. Erenie Guirguis, Dr. Yasmin Grace, Dimple Patel, and Bhoomi Shah. “Emerging Therapies for the Management of Chronic Hyperkalemia in Ambulatory Patients.” American Journal of Health-Systems Pharmacy (Nov. 2015). Online. Michelle Keba, Jamie Segno, and Michael Schofield. “Making It Work: Creating a Student-Friendly Repository of Instructional Videos.” Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning 9.1-2 (2015): 17-29. Hanna Cernecka, Kim Kersten, Dr. Harm Maarsingh, Carolina Elzinga, Igle De Jong, Cees Korstanje, Martin Michel, and Martina Schmidt. “β3-Adrenoceptor-medi-

ated Relaxation of Rat and Human Urinary Bladder: Roles of BKCa Channels and Rho kinase.” Naunyn Schmiedebergs Archives of Pharmacology 388.7 (Jul. 2015): 749759. Wilfred Poppinga, Irene Heijink, Laura Holtzer, Philipp Skroblin, Enno Klussmann, Andrew Halayko, Wim Timens, Dr. Harm Maarsingh and Martina Schmidt. “A-kinase-anchoring Proteins Coordinate Inflammatory Responses to Cigarette Smoke in Airway Smooth Muscle.” American Journal of Physiology – Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology 308.8 (Apr. 15, 2015): 766-775. Dr. Kathy Maxwell. “Studying the Book of Acts.” Christian Reflection 54 (2015): 88-93. Dr. Nicholas Palmieri. “Cultural Intelligence for Global Leaders.” International Center for Global Leadership Journal Volume III. Pepperdine University. Dec. 2015. Simon Leung and Dr. Mara Poulakos. “Posaconazole: An Update On Its Use.” Pharmacy 3 (Oct. 2015): 210-268. Dr. E. Randolph Richards. “Scrolls, Books and Seals.” The Biblical Illustrator 41.4 (Summer 2015): 90-92. *Danielle F. Namour, *Annette F. Custureri, Dr. Stephen J. Sylvester, Dr. David M. Compton, and Dr. Angie McDonald. “Effects of Exercise on the Amelioration of Fatigue in Cancer Survivors: A Pilot Study.” British Journal of Medicine and Medical Research 11.5 (Jan. 10, 2015). Online and Print. Dr. Peggy VanArman. “Pond Apple Swamp Nutrients.” Gator Tales. Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge. Spring 2015. Dr. Raymond Waldner. “Saltwater Fly Fishing.” Fly Fishing South Florida. Sept. 23, 2015. ---. “Fish Facts” (nine issues/contributions). Sport Fishing Magazine. Jan.-Dec., 2015.

Presentations Dr. Kathleen Anderson. “Women and Nature in Literature and the Arts.” Panel, Chair; “Women and Trees: An Ecofeminist Literary History.” Panel; “Re-envisioning Interdisciplinary Women’s Studies.” Roundtable. South Atlantic Modern Language Association Annual Conference,

Durham, NC. Nov. 13, 2015. Dr. Karelynne Ayayo. “Margaret MacDonald’s The Power of Children.” Evangelical Theological Society, Atlanta, GA. Nov. 19, 2015. Panel. Dr. Stephanie Bennett. “Communicating Love: Growing in Relationship with Christ and Others.” Victory Church, Woodstown, NJ. Mar. 1, 2015. ---. “Relational Sustainability: Ellul and the Morality of Multi-Tasking in Close Social Relationships.” Media Ecology Association, University of Denver, Denver, CO. Jun. 1, 2015. ---. “Strengthening our Relationships in the Midst of Digital Distraction.” Mandel Public Library, West Palm Beach, FL. Dec. 16, 2015. Dr. Chandrima Bhattacharya and John Jasper. “Should I Look for More or Not? Construction and Assessment of a New Adaptive Information Search Scale.” Society of Judgment and Decision Making, Chicago, IL. Nov. 20, 2015. Denise Breitkreuz. “Physical Education Advocacy.” Society of Health and Physical Education of Florida, St. Petersburg Beach, FL. Oct. 17, 2015. Roundtable. Carolanne Brown and Jean Giarrusso. “Meeting the Needs of Freshmen Entering College with Deficiencies in Mathematics.” John N. Gardner Institute Gateway Course Experience Conference, Charlotte, NC. Apr. 13, 2015. Dr. Dana Brown. “Getting a Grip on Pain and Joint Destruction: A Review of Biologic Agent Use for Rheumatoid Arthritis and Psoriatic Arthritis.” Florida Pharmacy Association, St. Augustine, FL. Jun. 1, 2015; Destin, FL. Aug. 1, 2015. ---. “Pick the Pharmacist’s Brain: Key Herbs/Supplements/Complementary and Alternative Medicine.” Mandel Public Library, West Palm Beach, FL. Sep. 26, 2015. Dr. Terriel Byrd. “Racial Reconciliation.” Spanish River Church-Grace Conference, Boca Raton, FL. Jan. 21, 2015. ---. “The Hermeneutical Dialog of Liberation, Black, Feminist, and Womanist Theology.” National Association of African American Studies Regional Conference, Tampa, FL. Jun. 15, 2015. ---. “The Purpose of Preaching.” United Christian Wesleyan Methodist Diocese of

South Florida, Delray Beach, FL. Jun. 27, 2015. ---. “MLK’s Message of Non Violence.” Urban Ministry Forum, Orlando, FL. Oct. 21, 2015. Dr. Elias Chahine. “Patients with ABSSSI: The First and Only FDA-Approved Single Dose IV Option.” The Medicines Company, West Palm Beach, FL. Jan. 15, 2015; Boca Raton, FL. Feb. 24, 2015; Palm Beach Society of Health-System Pharmacists and The Medicines Company, West Palm Beach, FL. Mar. 19, 2015; Boca Raton, FL. Apr. 2, 2015; North Miami Beach, FL. Jun. 24, 2015; Southeast Society of Health-System Pharmacists and The Medicines Company, West Palm Beach, FL. Sep. 2, 2015. ---. “Introduction to Ceftolozane/Tazobactam.” Palm Beach Society of Health-System Pharmacists and Cubist Pharmaceuticals, Inc., North Palm Beach, FL. Feb. 19, 2015; Nurse Practitioner Council of Palm Beach County and Cubist Pharmaceuticals, Inc., North Palm Beach, FL. Feb. 26, 2015. ---. “Treating cUTI and cIAI Caused by Prevalent Gram-Negative Pathogens.” Merck & Co, Inc., Miami Beach, FL. Nov. 18, 2015. Dr. Roger Chapman. “Assigning Billy Joel’s ‘We Didn’t Start the Fire’ to Teach What’s Not History.” National Annual Conference of the American Historical Association, Assignment Charrette Workshop, Atlanta, GA. Jan. 8, 2015. ---. “From Burnt Stardust of the Atomic Wasteland to Woodstock: WWII Revisionist History as American Jeremiad of the Sixties.” National Annual Conference of the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association, New Orleans, LA. Apr. 3, 2015. Dr. Thomas Chesnes. “Exotic Species of Southern Florida.” Mandel Public Library, West Palm Beach, FL. Oct. 7, 2015. *Friederike S. Luetzenberg, Dr. David M. Compton, and *Esther Rodriguez. “Modelling the Consequences of Recreational Use of MDMA or 5-MeO-DIPT in Humans Using Weekend ‘Rave’ Exposures.” Society for Neuroscience, Chicago, IL. Oct. 17, 2015. Poster. Dr. Paul Copan. “Partakers of the Divine Nature.” Evangelical Philosophical Society Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA. Nov. 18, 2015.


---. “The Enormous Historical Impact of the Christian Faith.” Evangelical Philosophical Society Apologetics Conference, Marietta, GA. Nov. 22, 2015. ---. “Just War as Deterrence against Terrorism? Options from Theological Ethics.” American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA. Nov. 22, 2015. Panel, Chair. Dr. Jeremy Couch. “Servant Leadership: Inspiring People and Transforming Organizations.” BlackRain Partners: Leadership Incite Series, Longwood, FL. May 20, 2015. ---. “Leadership for Change: How to Motivate Employees and Retain Customers during Periods of Change.” SCORE, Orlando, FL. Nov. 6, 2015. ---. “Leading with Courage during Times of Uncertainty and Change.” Association of Professional Conservative Chaplains, Winter Park, FL. Nov. 7, 2015. ---. “Buyer Beware: What You Need to Know About Accreditation and Diploma Mills in Higher Education.” BlackRain Partners: Business and Financial Crimes Seminar, Lake Mary, FL. Nov. 17, 2015. Dr. Matthew DellaVecchia. “A Pharmacist’s [MedChem] Guide to Performance Enhancing Drugs.” AACP Chemistry Section. American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP), National Harbor, MD. Jul. 12, 2015.

---. Session Chair: Strategy Divison: All in the Attitude; TMT Collective Narcissism and its Impact; International Divison: International and Human Resources; Entrepreneurship Division: Outstanding Issues in Entrepreneurship. Southern Management Association. St. Petersburg, FL. Oct. 27, 2015. Dr. Gene Fant. “The Future of Independent Colleges.” Council for Independent Colleges, Baltimore, MD. Oct. 9, 2015. Panel, Chair. ---. “What Happened to Families? A Theological Glance at the Old and New Testaments.” Literature of the Bible Study Group, Evangelical Theological Society, Atlanta, GA. Nov. 18, 2015. Dr. Yasmin Grace and Dr. Samantha Axtell. “Assessing the Appropriateness of Outpatient Use of Gastroprotective Agents.” American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), New Orleans, LA. Dec. 7, 2015. Poster. *Carley Chapman and Dr. Cidya Grant. “Providing Proof of Concept for Strengthening New Natural Products Research Group.” Florida Undergraduate Research Conference, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona, FL. Feb. 27, 2015. Poster. Dr. Erenie Guirguis. “Updates in Hyponatremia.” Palm Beach Society of Health System Pharmacists, West Palm Beach, FL. Jan. 2, 2015.

Dr. Olga Dietlin. “As I am, so I Teach: Cultivating Authenticity in Online Education.” Higher Education Pedagogy, Virginia Tech, Roanoke, VA. Feb. 5, 2015.

Paul Hauptmann. “Ethical Dilemmas in Great Expectations by Charles Dickens.” Florida Council of Teachers of English, Cocoa Beach, FL. Oct. 17, 2015.

---. “Faith, Friendship and Fellowship among Women raising Children with Special Needs: A Phenomenological Inquiry.” Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, Philadelphia, PA. Oct. 8, 2015.

R. Tyler Hamilton. “Hydration Guidelines During Exercise: What Message is the Public Receiving?” Medicine & Science in Ultra-endurance Sports Conference, Squaw Valley, CA. Jun. 23, 2015.

Dr. Olga Dietlin and Tina Knebel. “From A to Z: Interactive Tools for Virtual and Traditional Classrooms (Apps, tools and online services).” Inaugural Training Conference of Ukrainian American Association of College Educators. Virtual Workshop. Dr. Joe J. Eassa, Jr. Session Chair: Business Policy and Strategy Division; Management Consulting Divison; Human Resources Division. Academy of Management. Vancouver, BC, Canada. Aug. 7, 2015.


Dr. Wes Jamison. “Applied Social Judgment Theory.” University of Nova Scotia/ Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Canada. Jan. 13, 2015. ---. “Constructing Genetic Engineering Frames.” TransOva Genetics. Sioux Center, Iowa. Feb. 23, 2015. ---. “Applied Social Judgment Theory and Persuasive Techniques.” Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA. Mar. 2, 2015. ---. “Messaging in Agriculture.” IFEEDER

Annual Board of Trustees Meeting, Chicago, IL. May 4, 2015. ---. “Social Judgment Theory in Framing Safety.” University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, Canada. Oct. 7, 2015. Jin Hanley. “Unleashing Artistry through Dance Improvisation.” Florida Dance Education Organization, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL. Oct. 23, 2015. R. Audy Johnston. “The Quest of the Female Empty Nester Student.” International Leadership Association 17th Annual Global Conference, Barcelona, Spain. Oct. 15, 2015. Dr. Susan Jones. “Shakespeare.” Mandel Public Library, West Palm Beach, FL. Nov. 3, 2015. Michelle Keba. “Lessons Learned: Libraries, Course Management Systems and Future Directions.” Reference and User Services Association Emerging Technologies. American Library Association Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA. Jun. 27, 2015. Panel. Dr. Jeffrey Kennedy. “Examining the Gap between Transportation Services Rendered and Service Quality Perceptions as Determined by Interactions with Contact Employees.” The Academy of Business Research, New Orleans, LA. Mar. 25-27, 2015. Dr. Ann Langlois and Dr. Ed Langlois. “The Value of Short-Term Global Business Trips on Students’ Perceptual and Cultural Learning Experiences.” International Academy of Business & Public Administration Disciplines, Las Vegas, NV. Oct. 22, 2015. Dr. Jim Laub. “Building a Leadership Team.” Youth for Christ, Southern Region, Greensboro, NC. May 11, 2015. ---. “Building a Strategic Plan.” First Care Women’s Clinic, West Palm Beach, FL. May 15, 2015. ---. “Building a Culture for Growth.” Keynote Address. Nova Leadership Institute, Davie, FL. Jun. 2015; Orlando, FL. Sep. 2015. ---. “Organizational Leadership Assessment (OLA) Report.” First Care Women’s Clinic, West Palm Beach, FL. Oct. 13, 2015. ---. “How to Diagnose and Improve your Organization’s Health.” Casualty Actuarial Society and Leadership by the Core. Nov. 5, 2015. Webinar.

---. “The Puppet and the Pope: Pinocchio, John Paul I, and the Transient Utopia of Childhood.” Children’s Literature Association Conference, Richmond, VA. Jun. 20, 2015. ---. “‘Sentence First, Verdict Afterwards’: The Influence of Reformed Christianity on Carroll’s Alice books.” Cambridge University (Homerton College), Cambridge, UK. Sep. 16, 2015. Thomas Miller. “Four ‘Soils’ of Adult Student Retention.” Christian Adult Higher Education Association, Minneapolis, MN. Jul. 29, 2015. Marilyn Mims. “The Legacy of Bel Canto Singing.” Il Circolo - The Italian Cultural Society of the Palm Beaches, West Palm Beach, FL. Jan. 25, 2015. ---. “‘The Gift.’ Lecture on the Life of an Opera Singer.” National Association of Teachers of Singing, Las Vegas, NV. Jun. 16, 2015. Dr. Michael O’Connor. “The British Brass Band.” Palm Beach County Libraries, Royal Palm Beach, FL. Jun. 6, 2015.

Christina Murphy, 2015 pharmacy graduate, greets a grateful patient during a PBA medical mission trip to Honduras. When this woman learned the mission team was coming, she rose before dawn and walked for miles to receive medical care. Dr. Dana Brown led the team of pharmacists and students. Dr. D. Eric Lowdermilk. “Diminutives in the Gospel of John: Little Children Enlarging the Kingdom by Feeding Little Sheep.” Evangelical Theological Society: Southeastern Regional Meeting, Lithonia, GA. Mar. 27, 2015. ---. “Tasting Their Own Medicine: Manipulation and Redemption in the Family of Jacob.” Evangelical Theological Society, Atlanta, GA. Nov. 8, 2015. *Elexenia Moya, *Kristin Moya, Dr. Angie McDonald, and Dr. Claire Wolan-O’Connor. “Psychology Majors: Assessment of Preparedness and Worldview.” Association for Psychological Science, New York, NY. May 22, 2015. Poster. Dr. Harm Maarsingh. “Experimental Models for Asthma and COPD: Pathophysiology and Drug Discovery.” UPM Pharmaceuticals, Bristol, TN. Jul. 9, 2015. Lisa Marzano. “Imagined Communi-

ties: Training to Facilitate Citizenship.” Southeastern Writing Center Association, Lipscomb University, Nashville, TN. Feb. 19, 2015. ---. “What if Atticus is Wrong? Asymmetrical Reciprocity and Walking in Someone Else’s Shoes.” Society for the Study of American Women Writers, Philadelphia, PA. Nov. 4, 2015. Dr. J. Duane Meeks. “Writing Straight News Without Feeling Like It’s a Straightjacket.” College Media Association, New York, NY. Mar. 12, 2015. ---. “Methods of Control in the Warsaw Pact Media.” Broadcast Education Association, Las Vegas, NV. Apr. 14, 2015. Dr. Carl F. Miller. “Where Are the Wild Things?: Periodization and the Picture Book.” University of Florida, Gainesville, FL. Mar. 28, 2015.

Dr. Nicholas Palmieri. “Cultural Intelligence for Global Leaders.” International Center for Global Leadership Conference, Placencia, Belize. Jul. 24, 2015. Dr. Mara Poulakos and Dr. Amy Henneman. “Evaluation of Pharmacy Students’ Perception and Academic Performance Following Flipping Traditional Lectures in Pharmacotherapy Courses.” 50th American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP) Midyear Clinical Meeting, New Orleans, LA. Dec. 1, 2015. Poster. Dr. Lee Prescott. “What the Nazis Could not Take: Holocaust Survivors who Chose to Reject Trauma.” 8th International Conference on Trauma, Lisbon, Portugal. Mar. 22, 2015. ---. “‘Simple and Incomprehensible’:  Biblical Allusions in Holocaust Literature.” The Southwest Regional Christianity and Literature Conference, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, Belton, TX. Oct. 1, 2015.  Dr. Linda Raeder. “Supply, Demand, and the Price You Pay?” Mandel Public Library, West Palm Beach, FL. Dec. 1, 2015. Dr. E. Randolph Richards. “Slave Children in Greco-Roman Antiquity and the Colossian Household Code.” Evangelical Theological Society, Atlanta, GA. Nov. 19, 2015.


Laws Related to the Prescribing of Controlled Substances.” HCA Healthcare/JFK Medical Center, Atlantis, FL. Dec. 5, 2015. Dr. Peggy VanArman. “Nutrients in Leaves of Pond Apple Trees (Annona glabra) and Surrounding Soil and Water in Cypress-Pond Apple Swamps in the Northern Everglades.” GEER Greater Everglades Ecosystem Restoration Conference, Coral Springs, FL. Apr. 21, 2015. Poster. Dr. Steven Vensel. “Clergy Mobbing.” South Florida Association of Christian Counselors, West Palm Beach, FL. May 16, 2015. Dr. Alex Wainer. “Batman at 75: The Dark Knight in Context.” Popular Culture Association, New Orleans, LA. Apr. 4, 2015. Dr. Claire Wolan-O’Connor, *Josh Reid, and Dr. Angie McDonald. “Undergraduate Students’ Assessment of Most Important Traits in Professors.” Association for Psychological Science, New York, NY. May 22, 2015. Poster.

Service to the Profession and Community Dr. Michael O’Connor, Music Editor and Douglas Hedwig, Conductor. Thomas Coates: The Father of Band Music in America. Newtown, CT: MSR Classics. 2015. CD. Dr. Beate Rodewald. “Umberto Eco’s The Island of the Day Before: Postmodern World(s) After Theory.” Society for Utopian Studies, Pittsburgh, PA. Nov. 5, 2015.

Dr. Angie McDonald. “Cancer-Related Fatigue and the Benefits of Exercise.” Association for Psychological Science, New York, NY. May 23, 2015. Poster.

*Christina Baxter, *Andrea Hassler, *Christopher Conner, *Kelsey Taber, Dr. Vanessa Rowan. “The Effects of Art Therapy on the Alpha Waves of Autistic Children.” Florida Undergraduate Research Conference, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, FL. Feb. 27, 2015. Poster.

Dr. Cheryl Serrano. “What’s Different about Teaching Reading to Students Learning English?” School District of Clayton County, Atlanta, GA. Jul. 28-29, 2015; Direct Strategies Institute. BOCES Regional Training Center, Long Island, NY. Oct. 28-30, 2015.

*Kelsey Taber, *Christopher Conner, *Taylor Anderson, *Andrea Hassler, *Christina Baxter, Dr. Vanessa Rowan. “Understanding the Effects of Art Therapy on the Beta Waves of Autistic Children.” Florida Undergraduate Research Conference, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, FL. Feb. 27, 2015. Poster. Dr. Gene Sale. “Sibling Abuse or Kids Being Kids?” Children’s Healing Institute, Turn on the Light Conference, West Palm Beach, FL. Oct. 15, 2015. *Danielle Namour, *Annette Custureri, *Laura Duncan, Dr. Steve Sylvester, and


---. “Hot Topics in English Language Learners Education – Developing Listening and Speaking: Oral Language and Vocabulary Development for English Language Learners.” Network 561, Manhattan, NY. Mar. 18-19, 2015; Network 401, Bronx, NY. Mar. 20 and 27, 2015; Durham County School District, Durham, NC. Jun. 15-16, 2015. Dr. Cheryl Serrano and Sally Blake. “Dual Language Resources for Developing Language and Science.” Annual National Association of Bilingual Education Conference, Las Vegas, NV. Mar 7, 2015. Dr. Carlos Torrado. “Federal and State

Dr. Kathleen Anderson. Peer Reviewer. Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature. Spring 2015. Brontë Studies. Spring 2015. Dr. Stephanie Bennett. Writer’s Workshop. Shoppe561. West Palm Beach, FL. Feb. 15, 2015. ---. Interviewer, director, co-producer. “Deepening the Dialogue: A Conversation with Clifford G. Christians.” Aug. 1, 2015. Video. Dr. Dana Brown. Team Leader. Gregory School of Pharmacy. Medical Mission Trip to Honduras. May 12-24, 2015. Dr. Elias Chahine. Reviewer. Power-Pak C.E., and American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy. ---. Moderator. Infectious Diseases track. Annual meeting. Florida Society of Health System Pharmacists. Orlando, FL. ---. Chair. Educational Affairs Council. Florida Society of Health System Pharmacists. ---. Immediate Past President. Palm Beach Society of Health System Pharmacists. ---. Speaker. Merck & Co, Inc., The Medicines Company, and Cubist Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Dr. Roger Chapman. Editorial Advisory Board. Journal of Popular Culture.

ation of Christian Schools International, Kandern, Germany. Mar. 9-15, 2015.

Certificate. American College of Clinical Pharmacy.

---. Editorial Board. JAST: Journal of American Studies of Turkey.

---. Secretary Treasurer. Executive Board, National Association of Teachers of Singing.

Antonio Zarro. Acrylic. Executive Producer for Narrative Film. Palm Con (Best Video), Communicator Award (Gold), and Ava Award (Platinum).

Dr. Gene Fant. Chair. Literature of the Bible Study Group. Evangelical Theological Society. Dr. Ryan Gladwin. PBA Representative. West Palm Beach Mayor’s Faith Advisory Council. Dr. Erenie Guirguis. President. Palm Beach Society of Health System Pharmacists. R. Tyler Hamilton. Member. Committee on Professional Ethics. National Athletic Trainers’ Association. Jin Hanley. Guest Lecturer and Choreographer. Belhaven University, Jackson, MS. Jan. 26-31, 2015. ---. Member. Board of Directors. Florida Dance Education Organization. Michelle Keba. Committee Member. American Library Association Library Instruction Roundtable Web Advisory Committee. ---. Committee Member. Association of College and Research Libraries. Distance Learning Section Instruction Committee, and Professional Education Committee. ---. Editorial Board Member. Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning. ---. Sunshine State Library Leadership Institute. Florida Department of State Division of Library and Information Services. Dr. Harm Maarsingh. Reviewer. Pharmacology and Therapeutics. Dr. Kathy Maxwell. Steering Committee Member. Performance Criticism of the Bible and Other Ancient Texts. Society of Biblical Literature section. ---. Editorial Board Member. Perspectives in Religious Studies. Editor for “Performance Criticism: Experiencing the Biblical Text.” Perspectives in Religious Studies 22.1. Spring 2015. ---. Festschrift Committee. National Association of Baptist Professors of Religion. Dr. Lloyd Mims. Guest Choral Clinician for High School Honor Chorus. Associ-

Marilyn Mims. Master Teacher for Teacher Intern Program. National Association of Teachers of Singing, Las Vegas, NV. Jun. 9-18, 2015. Dr. Deborah Morgan. Board Member. American Association of Critical Nurses. ---. Research Committee Member. Florida Organization of Nurse Executives. Edwin Nordine. Member. Planning Committee for virtual conference: Outreach, Marketing & Advocacy @ Your Library. Southeast Florida Library Information Network. Sep. 18, 2015. Dr. E. Randolph Richards. Chair. Greco-Romans Background Consultation. Evangelical Theological Society. ---. President. Board of Directors. International Reference Library for Biblical Research. Dr. Steven Vensel. “Ted Talk Host/Instructor on Amy Cuddy’s ‘Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are.’” Mandel Public Library, West Palm Beach, FL. Oct. 5, 2015. Dr. Raymond Waldner. Co-Host. Saltwater Sportsman National Seminar. Port St. Lucie, FL. Feb. 14, 2015.

Award or Prize Dr. Elias Chahine. Clinical Practice Award. American College of Clinical Pharmacy, Infectious Diseases Practice and Research Network. R. Tyler Hamilton. Service Award as South II Regional Representative from 2011-2014. Athletic Trainers’ Association of Florida. Michelle Keba, Jamie Segno, and Michael Schofield. “LibraryLearn.” Association of College and Research Libraries Instruction Section. Don Piper, Dir. We Make Smiles. Antonio Zarro, Prod. Promotional Videos. Funded by a grant from iFEEDER. W3 Awards (Gold), Videographer Award of Distinction, Telly Award (Bronze), and Ava Awards (Honorable Mention).

---. Adam’s Tree. Executive Producer for Narrative Film. Ava Award (Platinum). ---. Adidas. Executive Producer for Specialized Commercial. MarCom Awards (Platinum), Videographer Award of Excellence, and Ava Awards (Gold).

Performances & Creative Works Ann Cadaret. Scenic Design. “Little Shop of Horrors.” Palm Beach Atlantic University Theatre. Mar. 2015. James Craft. “26 Ceramic Works & 5 Paintings Oil on Canvas.” Solo Exhibition. Tauni du Lessups Gallery. Warren Library, Palm Beach Atlantic University. West Palm Beach, FL. Sep. 1-Oct. 15, 2015. Jin Hanley. “The Lord’s Prayer.” Choreography Performance. Belhaven University, Jackson, MS. Feb. 13, 2015. ---. “Khava” Solo Dance. Ad Deum Dance Company, Houston, TX. Jun. 4, 2015; Dance USA, Miami, FL. Jun. 19, 2015. ---. “Side Walk” and “A New Dance.” Ensemble Performances. Keigwin and Company, The Juilliard School, New York, NY. Jun. 26, 2015. Jin Hanley and Carlos Torres. “End of Marriage.” Duet Performance. The Dancers’ Space, Kravis Center, West Palm Beach, FL. Mar. 8, 2015; The Dancers’ Space, Duncan Theater, Lake Worth, FL. Apr. 18, 2015; Florida Dance Education Organization Annual Meeting, University of South Florida Theatre, Tampa, FL. Oct. 23, 2015. Marlene Woodward-Cooper. “Deceptions.” Composition. Performed by Duo Gastesi-Bezerra. Palm Beach County Music Teachers Association. Mar. 10, 2015; Norton Art Gallery, West Palm Beach, FL. May 15, 2015.

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PBA at a Glance Palm Beach Atlantic University (PBA) is a comprehensive, interdenominational Christian university founded in 1968. Enrollment: 3,918 Traditional Undergraduate/Day Students: 2,226 Undergraduate/Evening Adult Students: 372 Master’s Students: 520

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


• 174 full-time faculty • Undergraduate student-faculty ratio: 13 to 1 • 82% of full-time teaching faculty hold the highest degree in their field

Professional in Nursing Practice: 43

Athletics: Member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II, Sunshine State Conference (provisional); 12 men’s and women’s intercollegiate sports

Dual-enrolled: 443

Local Economic Impact: $371 million

Academic Programs:

Accreditation Statement

Professional in Pharmacy Students: 293 FT, 21 PT

• 48 undergraduate majors • Evening undergraduate degrees in ministry, organizational management and psychology (on campus and online) • Graduate degrees in business administration, counselor education (specializations in addiction counseling; marriage, couple 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

For more information:

Palm Palm Beach Atlantic University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award the following degrees: bachelor’s, master’s, doctor of pharmacy and doctor of nursing practice. For questions about the accreditation of Palm Beach Atlantic University, contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 300334097, (404) 679-4500 or www.sacscoc.org. Persons wishing to review documents related to the accreditation of Palm Beach Atlantic University should contact the Office of Accreditation, Assessment, and Research at (561) 803-2050.

Carolanne M. Brown Assistant Provost Accreditation, Assessment, and Research carolanne_brown@pba.edu

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