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Enlightening Minds: Research Review 2016

“PBA is a hive of activity that includes the highest level of scholarly productivity in the university’s history.” --Dr. Gene Fant

As guest lecturer, Dr. Fant enjoys a laugh with communication students.

Provost: ‘The world lives on our doorstep’


hen I arrived at Palm Beach Atlantic University in 2014, I noticed immediately that things move quickly here! We have a lively faculty who eagerly mentor their students and engage their academic disciplines. We have community partners who seek the services of our students, both in internships and in post-graduation employment. We have administrators who are visionary, constantly scanning the horizon for new opportunities. Enlightening Minds documents this fast pace; PBA is a hive of activity that includes the highest level of scholarly productivity in the university’s history. We believe this is important because it reflects our faculty members’ commitment to keeping current in their fields while connecting their research with their classrooms. Ultimately, our students are the beneficiaries of this connection, learning to apply this knowledge in both practical and professional settings. Indeed, many of our faculty members partner with students in the production of new knowledge. The past year has seen PBA leverage its global location in new ways. We are urban campuses in the multicultural settings of West Palm Beach and Orlando; the world lives on our doorstep and often 2

invites us to travel to other places with our skills. Our new academic programs reflect this, with a new graduate degree in global development, a new undergraduate program in hospitality management, and other new programs in nursing, ministry, and even sports broadcasting. Other new programs underscore our commitment to entrepreneurship and free enterprise, including our newly established Titus Center for Franchising and our new graduate program, the Master of Accountancy. All of this is occurring in a context that is unapologetically Christian. We seek diligently to produce students who will be transformational leaders for church and society, who will embrace ethical standards of the highest level, and who will seek to serve the under-resourced, all for the glory of God. I hope you will enjoy reading Enlightening Minds as much as we have enjoyed preparing it. We rejoice in the responsibilities that we have been assigned: teaching amazing students in our classrooms. Gene C. Fant, Jr., Ph.D. Provost & Chief Academic Officer Professor of English

FDA scientist, 2010 grad, is keynote speaker


acob Richards’ theologian father must have given him the Apostle Paul’s advice, “Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young,” and the young Richards must have taken that mindset into his career as a scientist. Jacob, a 2010 PBA grad, just turned 28 last month, but he’s already earned a host of awards as a biologist, and now he’s a lead scientific reviewer for the Food and Drug Administration in Silver Spring, Maryland. On March 29 Jacob comes back to his alma mater to speak to aspiring scientists and others interested in research. He will give the keynote address at the university’s annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference. Held in Warren Library, the two-day conference includes presentations by students and faculty in a wide variety of fields. The conference interprets “research” broadly, to include any scholarly or creative endeavor, ranging from scientific experimentation to artistic expression, service-learning, literary criticism or case study designs. Jacob is a Texas native and the son of Dr. Randy Richards, dean of PBA’s School of Ministry. The family spent eight years on the mission field in Indonesia, an experience Jacob “wouldn’t trade for anything.” Being a missionary kid “definitely opened you up to a whole different world,” said Jacob. “Living in the jungle changed my perspective on life.” At PBA he loved his science classes, and he conducted research with his professors, which he found extremely valuable. To undergraduates today he offered this advice: “Explore and do as much research as you can. Don’t just think there’s only one career path.” Jacob finished PBA as the Outstanding Graduate in Medicinal and Biological Chemistry. In 2014 he completed his Ph.D. in biochemistry and molecular biology at the University of Florida School of

Medicine. His research there identified a novel drug target to lower blood pressure, winning him the opportunity to present his findings at a conference in Japan. He yielded that trip to his supervisor, but since then he’s given six formal scientific presentations at international meetings and he’s published 17 peerreviewed scientific papers. He left the University of Florida after winning a cancer research award from the National Institutes of Health. As a postdoctoral fellow at the NIH, Jacob found coworkers usually 20 years his senior. “From a career perspective, it’s amazing” to work alongside such experience, he said. “You really get a wealth of knowledge.” After two years of research at the NIH he joined the FDA as a regulatory scientist in the field of medical devices used in diagnostic tests. “My job,” he said, “is to help ensure that those tests are safe.” In all his interactions with scholars and researchers, Jacob said he has experienced very little conflict because of his Christian faith. He noted that his NIH director was Dr. Francis Collins, author of the New York Times bestseller The Language of God: A Scientist Presents Evidence for Belief. “There are a lot of scientists out there who are Christian and who will help you resolve any kind of conflicts that develop,” he said. Jacob’s presentation at the Interdisciplinary Research Dr. Jacob Richards Conference is set for 11 a.m. on March 29. For complete information on the conference, visit: www.pba.edu/irc-2017.

Inside Enlightening Minds

Research Review 2016

On the cover: As water and sand spew out at the Lake Worth Inlet, Dr. Angela Witmer and junior biology major Joshua Rowe collect samples to study the effect of sediment transfer upon sand-dwelling invertebrates. See page 4.

Sediment transfer study: Exercise and cancer patients: Service Learning engages: Centers of Excellence: Books by faculty: New dean and Farish Chair:

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Inlet research County pumps sediment to balance shoreline deposits, but what about the sand-dwelling creatures sucked up in the process?

Sand-dweller Ancinus depressus


he tiny crustacean Ancinus depressus was minding his own business one day off the beach at South Lake Worth Inlet when: Slurp! A powerful pump sucked him up along with many gallons of water and sand and sent him hurtling through a 1,000-foot-long pipe. Then, at the opposite side of the inlet, the sandy mix came spewing out of the pipe, splashing back into the water at the feet of 4

Palm Beach Atlantic junior biology major Alaina Bell. Wading in the water, Bell bagged a sample of the discharge to analyze later in the lab — all in a day’s work for SUGAR, PBA’s Summer Undergraduate Academic Research program. Under the direction of Dr. Angela Witmer, assistant professor of biology and oceanography, Bell and fellow biology major Joshua Rowe are studying how creatures like Ancinus depressus

Summer program lets undergrads do varied research

are affected by Palm Beach County’s practice of sand transfer. Since 1937 the county regularly has pumped sediment from one side of the inlet to the other, in a structured program designed to lessen the degree that the man-made jetty disrupts normal sediment flow. “You have this current that runs along the coastline, and it picks up sediment and it deposits it as you move down the shoreline,” explained Witmer. “That’s how beaches become nourished naturally.” County engineers pump the sediment as needed, working to keep the down-drift side of the inlet from being “sediment starved.” That program apparently works well transferring sand, but Witmer realized that a multitude of tiny invertebrates must be getting sucked up in that pumping process. To her knowledge, no one had ever researched what this process must be doing to those animals making their home in the sand. Witmer won a SUGAR grant to study the question and signed up Bell and Rowe to help her. Last summer the students worked 20 hours per week on the project. Sometimes wading, sometimes snorkeling, they gathered samples from the inlet. In the lab they sifted through the sand, pulling out the invertebrates and using a microscope to identify them. The team found 14 different species of animals and made photos of them through the microscope. (Ancinus depressus, in a greatly enlarged photo shown at left, is not normally pink; the researchers stained the little animals so they’d stand out from the sand.) Witmer’s team will present a poster on their project at the university’s annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference, March 2930. When the paper is finished, Witmer will apply to present it at a professional conference and also submit it to a publisher. The preliminary results are encouraging, said Witmer, who studied coastal beach invertebrates for her doctorate. The researchers found live animals that had made the journey through the transfer pipe. “For once, humans get a plus mark in their little notch of environmentalism, that they’re actually helping organisms to move,” she said. “So putting in the transport station has negated some of the effect of the jetty.” For their part, Bell and Rowe give a big plus mark to SUGAR for providing them the opportunity to conduct research. They both said the experience helped them decide to pursue careers in field research. “I gained valuable insight into the world of scientific field research,” said Bell, “and I can only say that, now that I’ve had a taste, I’m eager for more!”

Research — exciting, rewarding and challenging — is often the realm of experts and graduate students, but select undergrads tackle a wide variety of research each summer. Here are projects and supervising professors from 2016’s Summer Undergraduate Academic Research (SUGAR): ◆Ecological assessment of tropical hardwood and scrub ecosystems in southeastern Florida, Dr. Thomas Chesnes; ◆Column affinity chromatography — biochemical and biophysical characterization of the At Hooks domain of the MLL protein, Dr. Sandra Szegedi; ◆Disease spreading in populations, Dr. Fred Browning; ◆Investigation in possible anthropogenic transfer of macrofauna by a sediment transfer station, Dr. Angela Witmer; ◆The federal courts and First Amendment free exercise of religion claims in the Burger, Rehnquist and Roberts era, Dr. James Todd; ◆A rose by another name? A closer look at “sedition” in 19th century London, Dr. Elizabeth Stice; ◆Christianity and children’s literature, Dr. Carl Miller; ◆Evaluation of essential oil efficacy as antimicrobials, Dr. Sanaz Dovell; ◆Evaluation of various local plant extracts in the treatment of breast cancer, Dr. Cidya Grant. “Through our summer programs, PBA students receive a complete, broad and comprehensive training that exposes them to real-life situations,” said Dr. Mireille Aleman, SUGAR director. “The importance of undergraduate research cannot be overstated.” 5

Research partnerships: have the resources of our lab, students and research subjects.” The research subjects were 15 cancer patients participating in the CRF program. While such patients routinely have reported positive results from their exercise therapy, the researchers wanted to learn why the program works and they “needed something you can put a number on,” said Mitroka. Subjective n injury put an end to Jessica Harris’ high measures like surveys are helpful, he said, but he school volleyball career, but the resulting wanted to measure objective biomarkers. physical therapy opened her eyes to an Mitroka suggested measuring levels of cortisol and exciting career direction. “I really liked what I saw C-reactive protein, which are two markers of stress. in physical therapy and the positive impact it has on The theory is that the exercise intervention would patients’ lives,” she said. And now as a PBA grad in lower the levels of these markers. exercise science, Harris is conducting research that Last fall as a new group of cancer patients began could impact the lives of cancer their eight-week exercise patients. program, Harris took saliva Harris finished her degree samples from each patient. She in December, with a 3.96 GPA refrigerated the samples until and as Outstanding Graduate the end of the program, when of the School of Education she took a second batch of and Behavioral Studies. She’s samples. Next came analysis of been a leader in the Health and those samples in the lab of the Human Performance lab, where pharmacy school. she received a PBA-sponsored In January the biochemistry Quality Initiative Grant to study analysis began. By that time, the science behind the school’s Harris was a graduate, so the successful Cancer Related Fatigue work now “is not for credit; it’s (CRF) Program. just something I want to do.” The program provides tailored She will present her project at exercise regimes for cancer PBA’s Interdisciplinary Research patients who’ve found their Conference in March. energy sapped by chemotherapy Though the analysis is time and radiation. In her sophomore consuming, Harris finds it “kind year Harris began volunteering in of exhilarating.” The fatigue the program, and she saw how it “is really hard” on the cancer helped the participants. patients, she said, so for her to be “So I really got invested in a part of making their lives better, Jessica Harris in pharmacy lab. the patients first,” she said, “and “that’s what was most exciting for then I started to realize how I could take my passion me, and it just really opened my eyes to where this type for science and see how that can help them achieve a of career could be leading.” better quality of life.” She embarked upon her research Harris will be applying to graduate schools, and she’s project with a partnership under Dr. Matthew Mitchell, now weighing career options, including health science health and human performance professor, and Dr. research, biomedical research or physician assistant. James Mitroka, professor in the Lloyd L. Gregory Professors Mitroka and Mitchell wouldn’t be surprised School of Pharmacy. to be calling her “Doctor” in a few years. “Jessica doesn’t “It was a great mix,” said Mitchell. “Pharmacy has just set the bar,” Mitchell said; “she is the bar, when it awesome facilities and incredible equipment, and we comes to classes and when it comes to her work.”

Cancer research ‘opens eyes’ for outstanding grad



Sharing expertise & high-tech tools

Softball player Claudia Pizzarelli wears sensors on her arms and legs, so that her swing can be analyzed in 3-D by Tanner Young, an assistant in the Health and Human Performance lab. partnership with PBA athletics. For example, Joe Nunez, a human performance and sport major, is studying the correlation of varied stride length and ball velocity in college baseball pitchers. Using three-dimensional and two-dimensional ngoing research in the Health and Human Performance (HHP) lab reflects a collaboration systems of biomechanics equipment, PBA researchers can analyze movement with great precision, said Dr. of departments using an assortment of highMatthew Mitchell, health and human performance tech equipment. professor. “Anything that moves in your body, we Daniel Farrokh, an exercise science major, wanted can measure.” Biomechanics study not only aids the to study exercise and depression, so he drew from performance of athletes, but it also helps in diagnosis the expertise of faculty in HHP, psychology and and treatment of various physical abnormalities. pharmacy. Like Jessica Harris (see story at left), HHP students also learn how to measure body Farrokh graduated in December. He will present at the composition using the BodPod® system, which “is Interdisciplinary Research Conference in March, and considered the gold standard for measuring lean body he looks forward to graduate school. mass, fat mass and fat-free mass,” said Mitchell. Farrokh’s study has a genetic component, so Working with precise, sophisticated equipment he extracted DNA from his subjects’ saliva and allows faculty to lead students in research, but more determined genetic variance using pharmacy’s PCR importantly, Mitchell said, “it’s molding students into (polymerase chain reaction) instrument. better graduates who go on to do better things.” Several of the HHP research projects involve a

Students master tools for precision analysis



Service Learning:

How do you help a geriatric jaguar? Philosophy class tackles zoo problems


on’t let the work gloves and wheelbarrow fool you; PBA students were doing more than just manual labor when they came to the Palm Beach Zoo on Jan. 16. They came with their philosophy professor, who’s pioneering a unique approach to problem solving with the zoo as a community partner. “You might think of the zoo as kind of a laboratory off campus,” said Dr. David Horkott, associate professor of philosophy. “As opposed to us just going there and doing community service, it’s a reciprocal relationship, where the zoo contributes to the students’ learning as well.” At the beginning of his course Creative Thinking and Effective Reasoning, Horkott hosted a guest speaker, Janet Steele, the zoo’s director of wildlife care and conservation. She talked about the philosophy of the zoo, dealing with ethical and logistical issues and answering students’ questions. Then she invited the students for a visit as volunteers at the zoo. On the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, Horkott’s class came to the zoo wearing MLK Day shirts designed by the university’s Workship community service program. Students raked, cleaned and helped out in several different areas, meeting practical needs of the zoo staff and also getting a behind-the-scenes tour. They left with free passes to come back to the zoo, because they’d soon have homework to apply their class theory to zoo problems. In readings, lectures and discussions, Horkott teaches his class to combine two kinds of thinking: the critical, skeptical evaluation of an idea and the more positive, possibility-oriented approach. He then challenges students to use both approaches to solve real-world problems at the zoo. Steele and her staff offered six practical problems faced by the zoo. Horkott divided his class into small group teams so that each team could tackle one of the problems. “They’re supposed to take the material 8

Kai Mauga, left, and Jack Davies were zoo volunteers in a “service learning” philosophy class. that we’ve learned in class, the creative thinking, the critical thinking, along with research, to come up with a solution,” the professor said. As an example of the problems presented by the zoo, a previous class of Horkott’s studied the problem of a geriatric jaguar. The big cat had become less and less active, and Steele longed to increase that activity level, making it more likely for the jaguar to have a long, healthy life. Daniel Grasso, now a senior, took Horkott’s zoolinked course in the spring of 2016. He loved the way the experience challenged student teams to work

staffers “were really receptive to us,” he said, “and they gave us critical feedback in a kind way.” “Sometimes the ideas they come up with are great,” said Steele. She recalled the recommendations for her geriatric jaguar, “some really cool enrichment devices and exercises for her, which we were able to implement.” Steele also lauded the “wonderful projects” the students have accomplished for the zoo, like bushwhacking, doing cleanup, fixing fencing and hauling “hundreds and hundreds of pounds of red clay for the flamingos.” PBA has a rich history of such volunteer work, its Workship students having completed more than 3 million hours of community service since the university’s founding in 1968. And as students serve their community, often they find those experiences help them discern their career directions. Now Horkott leads in a structured push for “service learning,” in which professors integrate academic learning and relevant community service. He is PBA’s first Faculty Service Learning Fellow, in an emphasis aided by a grant from the Council of Independent Colleges Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education (NetVUE). He and Director of Workship Kate Magro will lead faculty sessions to encourage and train more professors to develop the service learning model in their courses. Such service learning calls for extra work, “compared to just teaching in the classroom,” said Horkott, but it makes for a richer experience, “and the students really get engaged and get excited.”

Guiding MLK Day volunteers was Morgan McElrath, PBA student and Palm Beach Zoo intern. together, “thinking outside the box” and brainstorming for solutions. “I’ve been in plenty of classes before where you had to solve problems,” said Grasso, “but this was different in the sense that you actually got the chance to present an idea to someone who’s having that problem in the real world.” After their volunteer work, their research and their brainstorming, the students present their solutions before a panel of zoo staffers, in a format not unlike the television show Shark Tank. Grasso found it a very practical experience and a confidence booster. Zoo

Faculty Service Learning Fellow Dr. David Horkott 9

Centers of excellence

'Without trust, there can be no future.'

Five centers give students special learning opportunities in varied fields

--Jeremiah Clarke, LeMieux Fellow


ith the help of generous and committed benefactors, Palm Beach Atlantic University has established five Centers of Excellence — best defined as areas of focus that allow select and highly motivated students to gain special knowledge and expertise in specific fields. Not only are these Centers of Excellence a unique opportunity for students; they also are designed to integrate with the community in a way that is beneficial to both. The Gregory Center for Medical Missions is a center for excellence for sharing its expertise in organizing and conducting medical missions across the globe. The LeMieux Center for Public Policy provides students with opportunities to engage with state and national officials, journalists, authors, academics and other notable thought leaders on issues important to Florida, the United States and the world. The LeMieux Center hosts an annual interactive lecture series featuring notable speakers on issues of public policy and servant leadership. The David and Leighan Rinker Center for Experiential Learning (CEL) helps students decide if an experience abroad is appropriate for them, when they should go and what programs would be best. Programs include the London Semester, one of the study abroad programs in Great Britain under the tutelage of PBA faculty as a “self-contained” semester. The Center for Integrative Science Learning provides a platform for the university to work with community partners to create innovative education programs in the STEAM (science, technology, engineering, the arts and mathematics) disciplines. Recently, the major funded project is with Conniston Middle School through the Quantum Foundation. The CISL also operates PBA’s science camp for students in kindergarten through eighth grade. The Titus Center for Franchising will offer academic coursework in franchising leading to a bachelor’s degree in business with a concentration in franchising. Housed in the Rinker School of Business, the center also will offer a franchise internship program, as well as job shadowing opportunities at the franchise world headquarters of the United Franchise Group. 10

LeMieux fellows research tough questions, go on to graduate work, White House


esearch fellows of the LeMieux Center for Public Policy, first named in 2013, have wasted no time making their mark as young scholars from a PBA Center of Excellence. ◆They’ve tackled complex issues such as the national debt, religious liberty, legalization of marijuana and the use of drones in the War on Terror. ◆Evan Berlanti ’16 has entered law school at the Catholic University of America, while Emily Hardman ’15 has begun her graduate work at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. ◆Peter Copan ’14, had his paper published in a scholarly journal from the National Humanities Institute and earned a master’s degree from Azusa Pacific University, while Molly Michael ’15 has landed a job as speechwriter in the White House. “I’m so heartened by these young people and so optimistic about the future of our country when I meet with these students,” said former U.S. Sen. George LeMieux.

LeMieux, chairman of the Gunster law firm, has an office on South Flagler Drive near the University. In December 2012, two years after he left the Senate, the university announced the opening of the LeMieux Center, to “create a place in South Florida for serious conversations concerning the opportunities and challenges that are facing Palm Beach County, South Florida, Florida and the United States.” Those “conversations” have blossomed since that time, in public forums drawing large crowds and in the intimate setting around a conference table, where LeMieux and a PBA professor sit down with select undergraduate students doing research. “These are rare opportunities for undergraduates, and the broader impact is tremendous,” said Dr. James Todd, assistant professor of politics, who worked last year with LeMieux Fellow Jeremiah Clarke. Clarke researched the question of drones in the War on Terror. With the guidance of Todd and LeMieux, he did independent study and produced a paper making policy suggestions about the use of drones. He presented his paper here in a program that also featured LeMieux Fellow Cassie Stanton. Clarke dealt with questions of efficacy, morality

and legality. He called for a delicate balance between “necessary secrecy” and truth on the part of the military and CIA. “Truth is an absolute necessity,” he told the audience, “for without truth there can be no trust and without trust, ladies and gentleman, there can be no future.” Stanton researched the topic of religious liberty. She said the LeMieux Fellowship “reshaped” her educational experience at PBA. “Suddenly, all of my classes seemed to fit together seamlessly when studied under the lens of the truths I learned through the fellowship.” She and Clarke both are seniors now, and both are making plans to attend law school. In addition to the fellows program, the LeMieux Center regularly brings in nationally-known speakers who have been influential in the public policy world. Speakers during 2016 included Peggy Noonan, who worked as a speechwriter for Presidents Reagan and George H.W. Bush before going on to become an author of eight books and columnist for The Wall Street Journal; Bob Graham, the two-term Florida governor and three-term U.S. senator; and Bob McDonnell, former governor of Virginia. 11

Faculty Bookshelf Dr. Eric Lowdermilk. Two Can Play that Game: Manipulation, Counter-Manipulation, and Recognition in John 21 through the Eyes of Genesis. Eugene, OR: Pickwick, 2016. John 21 portrays seven disciples fishing all night yet catching nothing. In the morning, a shoreline stranger instructs them to recast their net. Surprisingly, the disciples fail to recognize Him. After a miraculous catch and even breakfast, however, there is no doubt as to who this stranger is. Jesus then questions Peter about his love and commissions him to feed Jesus’ sheep. Using narrative criticism, Lowdermilk examines this “recognition scene” asking, “How would a reader, well acquainted with recognition and deception scenes in Genesis, understand John 21?” Lowdermilk argues that biblical recognition occurs within a context of “manipulation.” After proposing a careful catalog of manipulation, he identifies patterns in Genesis where manipulators such as Jacob and Judah are “countermanipulated” in a reciprocal manner, ironically similar to their earlier behavior. This brings a transformative effect on these manipulators. These findings, plus a detailed examination of Greek diminutives, inform Lowdermilk’s new reading of John 21: After Peter withholds his identity as a disciple in John 18, Jesus actively withholds his identity in ironic counter-manipulation, mirroring Peter’s earlier denials. Jesus’ threefold questioning of Peter continues the haunting echoes of Peter’s earlier denials. Will it result in a disciple transformed? Dr. Terriel Byrd. Let the Church Be the Church: The Social Teaching of the Christian Church. Austin, TX: Sentia, 2015. Let the Church Be the Church is a study of the social issues facing the church and society today. This book examines the ways in which urbanization, pluralism, gender issues, multi-ethnic, and multi-racial themes help to influence the social teachings of the church in postmodern society. The goal of this text is to assist students in being faithful both to the contemporary experience of the gospel and to the tradition of life that has been received.


Dr. E. Randolph Richards and Brandon J. O’Brien. Paul Behaving Badly. Downers Grove, IL: IVP, 2016. The apostle Paul has not fared well in the 21st century. A quick perusal of public opinion shows what many today think of Paul: He was a moralistic, homophobic killjoy who imposed his narrow religious views on others. What is worse, they can quote verses from Paul that do a pretty good job of supporting their assessment. So was Paul as bad as they suggest? Paul Behaving Badly explores the complicated persona and teachings of the apostle Paul, unpacking his personal history and cultural context to show how Paul both offended Roman perspectives and scandalized Jewish sensibilities. His vision of Christian faith was deeply disturbing to those in his day and remains so in ours. Paul behaved badly, but not in the ways we might think. Those who believe in Scripture as God’s Word can find in Paul the wise mentor who can help them navigate the perils of life in a non-Christian culture. The book was a readers’ choice finalist for Book of the Year with InterVarsity Press. This is the third book by Richards to achieve that distinction. Dr. Victor Copan. Changing Your Mind: The Bible, The Brain, and Spiritual Growth. Eugene, OR: Cascade Books, 2016. The book Changing Your Mind: The Bible, the Brain, and Spiritual Growth takes you on a journey that unpacks and demystifies what spiritual growth is and how it unfolds. The aim is to set you on your own path toward genuine, personal spiritual transformation. The book provides all the tools you need — biblical, scientific, and practical — so that you can develop your own pathway for spiritual growth. What is unique about Victor Copan’s approach to spiritual growth is that he explores recent findings of brain research as well as scientific research on habit formation and brings them into conversation with the process of spiritual formation that is described in the New Testament. Research on the brain and on habit formation has uncovered significant insights about the process and dynamics of human transformation that can be fruitfully incorporated into our own pursuit of spiritual transformation. Tapping into this research allows us to work in concert with how God designed humans to function — body, soul, and spirit.

Dr. Leslie Turner, Andrea Weickgenannt, and Mary Kay Copeland. Accounting Information Systems: Controls and Processes. 3rd ed. New York, NY: John Wiley & Sons, 2016. This Accounting Information Systems (AIS) text describes the flow of business transaction information in an accounting system, as well as the internal controls that protect the data from errors, misstatements, and fraud. The text incorporates the important content found in a typical AIS course, but has five distinguishing characteristics: simplicity and understandability of the writing, business processes, accounting and IT controls, examples from Microsoft Dynamics GP (an ERP/ AIS system), and ethics as it relates to accounting systems. AIS topics are complex and revolve around ever-changing software systems. Therefore, it is important to have a text that explains these difficult concepts in a style that is easy to understand. This text places extra emphasis on the students’ understanding, explaining AIS in the context of business processes with many real‐world examples. The book explains IT controls by employing the framework in the AICPA Trust Services Principles. There are examples of an AIS/ERP accounting software system, Microsoft Dynamics GP. Instructors are able to add a hands‐on learning of Microsoft Dynamics GP that complements the theoretical concepts in the text. Finally, each chapter includes an ethics section. Dr. Paul Copan. A Little Book for New Philosophers. Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic, 2016. Often called “theology’s handmaid,” philosophy has sometimes suffered from an inferiority complex in the church. Many Christians wonder if philosophy is anything more than preparation for apologetics or question the point in it at all — why philosophy when we have theology? But as Paul Copan contends in A Little Book for New Philosophers, it is possible to affirm theology’s preeminence without diminishing the value and contribution of philosophy. A volume from the IVP Little Books series, A Little Book for New Philosophers offers newcomers and veterans alike a concise introduction to the study of philosophy, forwarding not only a survey of philosophy’s basic aims and categories, but also an apology for its proper function within the Christian life.

Dr. Paul Copan. Onko Jumala moraalihirviö? (Finnish translation Is God a Moral Monster?) Helsinki, Finland: Päivä, 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 Finnish, 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.

Dr. Paul Copan. Totta Sinulle, Ei Minulle. (Finnish translation True for You, But Not for Me.) Helsinki, Finland: Päivä, 2016. The world is intolerant of Christian beliefs. You’ve probably heard many of the anti-Christian comebacks and conversation-enders that refute the relevance and validity of Christianity, including: “Who are you to impose your morality on others?” “What right do you have to convert others to your views?” “It doesn’t matter what you believe — as long as you’re sincere.” “You can’t trust the Gospels — they’re unreliable.” These comments don’t have to be conversation stoppers. Paul Copan offers you clear, concise, and thoughtful answers to these critical remarks in True for You, But Not for Me. He shows you how with “patience, practice, prayer, and God’s grace,” you can gently respond in ways that move into more meaningful conversations with those who object to your faith.


International: New dean comes with broad experience to help PBA prepare students 'for leadership anywhere in the world'


fter years of civil war, when the country of Mozambique was conducting its first-ever elections, the U.S. State Department sent Dr. Robert Lloyd as an election observer. “They dropped me off by helicopter in the middle of nowhere in northern Mozambique,” said Lloyd. “I had a cot and an unarmed bodyguard.” The area had been under rebel control for years, with much indiscriminate planting of land mines. “You see that hole over there?” someone asked Lloyd. “A guy had to step off the trail and he stepped on a land mine and it killed him.” Fortunately, Lloyd and company avoided land mines. This was fortunate for Palm Beach Atlantic as well, for Lloyd is now dean of the School of Arts and Sciences. He joined the university in July, bringing with him a long list of scholarly publications and accomplishments and a wealth of experience. “When the search committee passed Dr. Lloyd’s application to me for review, I was immediately struck by how expansive his international experiences have been,” said Dr. Gene Fant, PBA provost. “His career has prepared him for a unique moment in the life of PBA, one that prepares students for leadership anywhere in the world.” Lloyd comes to Palm Beach Atlantic from Pepperdine University, where he was coordinator of international studies and the Blanche E. Seaver Professor of International Studies and Languages. He received his Ph.D. in international relations from Johns Hopkins University, and was a Fulbright scholar to India. At PBA Lloyd becomes the first person to hold the Loreen Beisswenger Farish Chair for Political Thought, which is supported by the Loreen Beisswenger Farish Charitable Foundation. The late Mrs. Farish, and her husband, the late Joseph Farish Jr., were longtime, generous benefactors of the university. The Farish Chair is to lead the university “in public engagements on issues that relate to all matters of politics, public policy, economic liberty, religious thought and civil discourse.” Toward these ends,


Voting Day in Nigeria said Lloyd, last fall he met with Washington, D.C. think tanks to discuss areas of common interest and potential cooperation with PBA. This spring Lloyd is teaching a class on the ArabIsraeli conflict. Much of his work has involved international conflict management and negotiation, and he’s filled up a string of passports traveling. A native of Pensacola, he traveled much even as a child, for his father served in the Navy. At one point the family lived in an area of Spain so undeveloped that they had to drive to the military base just to get decent drinking water. “That was excellent training for the future,” said Lloyd. He began learning Spanish as a child, and later his fluency in Portuguese opened the door for his first

Dr. Robert Lloyd

Dean, School of Arts & Sciences, Loreen Beisswenger Farish chair

EDUCATION • Doctor of International Relations, 1998 SAIS Johns Hopkins University • Master of Regional Planning, 1985 Cornell University • Bachelor of Arts, 1983 University of Arizona Honors College

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE • 19 years as professor of international relations and political science • Most recently the coordinator of international studies and the Blanche E. Seaver Professor of International Studies and Languages at Pepperdine University • Fulbright scholar to India • Nine years with SIL International, a nonprofit organization that serves language communities worldwide through linguistics, literacy and Bible translation

COURSES TAUGHT • International Conflict Management • International Communication and Negotiation • Contemporary African Politics • Government and Politics of Developing Areas • Arab-Israeli Conflict

(Photo by Dr. Robert Lloyd, election observer) assignment as an election observer in Mozambique. He later observed elections in Nigeria and Liberia. Some of those elections “went very well,” he observed, but he also found occasions of ballot stuffing and “massive cheating.” Lloyd is an experienced photographer; he used photos to document election cheating, but his camera is also the tool of an artist. He’s won numerous awards in photography competition. The photo above he took during an election in Nigeria. On page 16 the photo of rice harvesting he took in India. Lloyd lived in Kenya for two years and South Africa for almost a year when he worked with SIL International, a faith-based nongovernmental (Continued on page 16)

PUBLICATIONS, PRESENTATIONS AND PUBLIC LECTURES • Militant Islamism • Boko Haram and Nigeria • Democratic Consolidation in Nigeria • Conflict Management in Africa and the Middle East • Christian Mediation in International Conflicts • Managing International Conflict


Harvest Day, rice harvesting in India (Photo by Dr. Robert Lloyd) (Continued from page 15)

organization that supports language development. As he traveled to evaluate SIL development projects, he often visited countries in turmoil, and “that really sparked my interest in conflict,” he said. He began to study conflict management negotiation, delving into the causes of conflict, “what causes a state to fall apart, and how you put it back together.” His Ph.D. dissertation compared negotiated agreements in South Africa and Mozambique, where negotiations resulted in durable settlements. Of the many scholarly articles Lloyd has published, one that perhaps generated the most feedback tackled this topic: How does your Christian faith affect what you’re doing in conflict management and negotiation? It was a timely topic as the U.S. government wrestled with the issue of funding faith-based organizations working overseas. 16

Lloyd hopes for further opportunities as an election observer, and he hopes to promote the internationalization of PBA. “Our students are really interested in international engagement,” he said. “You can see that in terms of the David and Leighan Rinker Center for Experiential Learning.” As Farish chair, Lloyd serves as liaison with the LeMieux Center for Public Policy. He called the center “a marvelous asset” to the university. “The center promotes interaction between the university and the political and policy worlds, provides a platform to model and foster respectful, intelligent and in-depth engagement so badly needed in today’s political climate, and enables PBA students to be taught and strengthened to become responsible citizens and leaders,” he said. Lloyd’s wife, Ann, has a graduate degree in linguistics and works as an instructional designer. The Lloyds have three adult children.

2016 Publications & Presentations Books Dr. Kris Dougherty and Susan Skambis. General Biology I Laboratory Manual. 7th ed. Minneapolis, MN: Bluedoor, 2016. Dr. Robert Hegna, Dr. Suzanne Cardona, Dr. Kris Dougherty, and Dr. Peggy VanArman. Biology I Laboratory Manual. Minneapolis, MN: Bluedoor, 2016. Ana Puig, Dr. Bogusia Skudrzyk, Julieta Monteiro-Leitner, A. Michael Hutchins. Eds. International Perspectives on Group Work: Leadership, Practice, Research, and Teaching. New York, NY: Routledge, 2016.

Chapters in Books Dr. Dana Brown. “Sexual Dysfunction in Men.” Women’s and Men’s Health. Pharmacotherapy Self-Assessment Program, Book 3. Eds. John E. Murphy and Mary W. Lee. Lenexa, KS: American College of Clinical Pharmacy, 2016. 155180. Dr. James Laub. “The Ethics of Jesus: John 8 and the Woman Caught in Adultery.” Ethics: The Old Testament, The New Testament, and Contemporary Application. Eds. Bruce E. Winston and Kathleen Patterson. North Charleston, SC: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2016. 105-117. Jill Shutes. “Nursing Home Care.” Hazzard’s Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology. 7th ed. Eds. Jeffrey B. Halter, et al. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill, 2016. 299-314.

Journal Articles, Web Articles, Poems, and Other Original Works David Athey. “Corvallis, 2nd Growth.” Christianity & Literature 64.3 (2015): 373. ---. “Saint Mary of Egypt.” Windhover: A Journal of Christian Literature 20 (Spring 2016): 48. ---. “On the Way to the Monastery.” Time of Singing: A Journal of Christian Poetry 42.3 (Winter 2016): 14. Dr. Wesley Borucki. Review of Across the Bloody Chasm: The Culture of Commemoration among Civil War Veterans, by M. Keith Harris. The Register

of the Kentucky Historical Society 114.1 (Winter 2016): 101-103. Dr. Dana Brown. “Serving with Pharmacy Students: Reflections from a Medical Mission Team Leader and Preceptor.” Pharmacy 4.4 (2016). Online. Dr. Elias B. Chahine, Allana J. Sucher, and Brian A. Hemstreet. “Sofosbuvir/ Velpatasvir: The First Pangenotypic Direct-Acting Antiviral Combination for Hepatitis C.” Annals of Pharmacotherapy (September 2016). Online. Dr. Roger Chapman. “Bacon’s Rebellion, Donald Trump, and American Populism.” Tropics of Meta: Historiography for the Masses (December 2016). Online. ---. Review of American Gandhi: A. J. Muste and the History of Radicalism in the Twentieth Century, by Leilah Danielson. Journal for the Study of Radicalism 10.1 (Spring 2016): 167-169. ---. Review of Cold War in a Cold Land: Fighting Communism on the Northern Plains, by David W. Mills. The Journal of American History 102.4 (March 2016): 1256-1257. ---. Review of The Martial Imagination: Cultural Aspects of American Warfare, edited by Jimmy L. Bryan Jr. The Journal of American Culture 39.1 (March 2016): 126-128. Dr. Paul Copan. “Just War as Deterrence against Terrorism?: Options from Theological Ethics.” Philosophia Christi 18.1 (Summer 2016): 101-109. Dr. Victor Copan. Review of Pauline Communities as ‘Scholastic Communities’: A Study of the Vocabulary of ‘Teaching’ in 1 Corinthians, 1 and 2 Timothy and Titus, by Claire S. Smith in Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament 2. Reihe, Band 335 (Tübingen, Germany: Mohr Siebeck). Bulletin for Biblical Research 26.4 (2016): 432. ---. Review of Peter Between Jerusalem and Antioch: Peter, James, and the Gentiles, by Jack J. Gibson in Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament 2. Reihe, Band 345 (Tübingen, Germany: Mohr Siebeck). Bulletin for Biblical Research 26.4 (2016): 424. Contributors noted with *asterisk are students or alumni of PBA.

Dr. Yasmin Grace. “The Evolving Treatment Landscape in Heart Failure: Applying Pharmacists in the Hospital and Retail Setting: Patient Case.” Pharmacy Times Continuing Education Patient Case (2016). Online. ---. “The Evolving Treatment Landscape in Heart Failure: Applying Pharmacists in the Hospital and Retail Setting: Inbook.” Pharmacy Times Inbook for Continuing Education (2016). Online. *Dr. Jonathon Richardson, *Dr. Tosin David, Dr. Yasmin Grace, and Dr. Erenie Guirguis. “A New Mechanism of Action in Heart Failure: Angiotensin-Receptor Neprilysin Inhibition.” Journal of Pharmacy Technology 32.3 (June 2016): 116-124. Dr. Erenie Guirguis, Dr. Dana Brown, Dr. Yasmin Grace, *Dr. Dimple Patel, and *Dr. Samantha Henningfield. “Establishing Edoxaban’s Role in Anticoagulation.” Journal of Pharmacy Practice 29.3 (2016): 228-238. Dr. Susan Jones. “Oysters and Alderneys: Emma and the Animal Economy.” Persuasions: The Jane Austen Journal On-Line 37.1 (Winter 2016). Dr. Jennifer Kuretski, Vishal Dahya, Lisa Cason, Prasad Chalasani, and Moti Ramgopal. “Nocardia Bacteremia and Endocarditis in a Patient with a Sulfa Allergy.” The American Journal of the Medical Sciences 352.5 (November 2016): 542-543. Online. Dr. Ann Langlois, Dr. Ed Langlois, and *Sunila Luitel. “Marketing to the China’s New Middle Class.” International Journal of Business and Management Studies 5.2 (2016): 447-458. Dr. Ann Langlois, Dr. Ed Langlois, and *Analisa Muti. “The Value of Short Term Global Business Trips on Students’ Perceptual Values and Cultural Learning Experiences.” International Journal of Education Research 11.1 (Summer 2016): 27-42. Dr. Velma Lee and Amber Lo. “Sustainability: A Cross-industry Study.” Journal of Applied Management and Entrepreneurship 21.4 (Oct 2016): 31-55. Loes E. M. Kistemaker, I. Sophie T. Bos, Mark H. Menzen, Dr. Harm Maarsingh, Herman Meurs, and Reinoud Gosens. “Combination Therapy of Tiotropium and Ciclesonide Attenuates Airway


Inflammation and Remodeling in a Guinea Pig Model of Chronic Asthma.” Respiratory Research 17.13 (2016). Online.

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

Bing Han, Wilfred J. Poppinga, Haoxiao Zuo, Annet B. Zuidhof, I. Sophie T. Bos, Marieke Smit, Pieter Vogelaar, Guido Krenning, Robert H. Henning, Dr. Harm Maarsingh, Andrew J. Halayko, Bernard van Vliet, Stef Stienstra, Adrianus Cornelis van der Graaf, Herman Meurs, and Martina Schmidt. “The Novel Compound Sul-121 Inhibits Airway Inflammation and Hyperresponsiveness in Experimental Models of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.” Scientific Reports 6.26928 (2016). Online. Dr. Claire Y. Nash. “Recognition of Passive Activity Losses in a Complete Redemption of S Corporation Stock.” The ATA Journal of Legal Tax Research 14.1 (Spring 2016): 43-57. Online. *Dr. Julienne B. Pauly, Dr. Mara N. Poulakos, Dr. Jaime L. Fairclough, and Dr. Elias B. Chahine. “Implementing and Assessing an Elective Learning Experience in Medical Missions for PGY-1 Pharmacy Residents.” Currents in Pharmacy Teaching & Learning 8.4 (2016): 559-564. Dr. Jacob Shatzer. Review of Embracing the Body: Finding God in Our Flesh and Bone, by Tara Owens. Ethics & Medicine 32.3 (Fall 2016): 187–188. ---. Review of Shaping Our Selves: On Technology, Flourishing, and a Habit of Thinking, by Erik Parens. Ethics & Medicine 32.1 (Spring 2016): 59. Joseph G. Ouslander, Ilkin Naharci, Gabriella Engstrom, Jill Shutes, David G. Wolf, Maria Rojido, Ruth Tappen, and David Newman. “Hospital Transfers of Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Patients within 48 Hours and 30 Days after SNF Admission.” JAMDA 17.9 (September 2016): 839-845. Joseph G. Ouslander, Ilkin Naharci, Gabriella Engstrom, Jill Shutes, David G. Wolf, Graig Alpert, Carolina Rojido, Ruth Tappen, and David Newman. “Lessons Learned from Root Cause Analyses of Transfers of Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Patients to Acute Hospitals: Transfers Rated as Preventable Versus Nonpreventable by SNF Staff.” JAMDA 17.7 (July 2016): 596-601. ---. “Root Cause Analyses of Transfers of Skilled Nursing Facility patients to Acute Hospitals: Lessons Learned for Reducing Unnecessary Hospitalizations.” JAMDA


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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

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.

17.3 (March 2016): 256-262.

Spring 2016.

Eduard E. Vasilevskis, Joseph G. Ouslander, Amanda S. Mixon, Susan P. Bell, J. Mary Lou Jacobsen, Avantika A. Saraf, Daniel Markley, Kelly C. Sponsler, Jill Shutes, Emily A. Long, Sunil Kripalani, Sandra F. Simmons, and John F. Schnelle. “Potentially Avoidable Readmissions of Patients Discharged to Post-Acute Care: Perspectives of Hospital and Skilled Nursing Facility Staff.” Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (December 2016). Online.

Dr. Ariel Viale, Luis García-Feijóo, Margarita Kaprielyan, and Jeff Madura. “Target Valuation Complexity and Takeover Premiums.” International Journal of Banking, Accounting, and Finance 6.2 (2015): 151-176.


Dr. Peggy G. VanArman. “Do We Have to Take All of These Pills? Medicinal Value of Some Native Plants that Inhabit the Refuge.” Gator Tales. Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge. Spring 2016.

*Erika Barajas, *Andrea Romanowski, *Megan Bruinus, Dr. Mireille Aleman, and Dr. Cidya Grant. “Identification of Bioactive Fraction CGMA03 from Seeds of Annonaceae.” 12th Annual Undergraduate Student Caucus and Poster Competition, American Association of Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA. April 16, 2016.

---. “A Lifelong Love of Science and Nature.” Gator Tales. Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge.

Dr. Kathleen Anderson. “Emma as Medieval Queen: Jane Austen’s Glorification of Female Hospitality.”

Goucher College, Baltimore, MD. February 17, 2016.

Pharmacists (ASCP) Annual Meeting, Dallas, TX. November 4, 2016.

---. “Waiting with Trees: Women’s Quest for a Wooded Eden in Twentieth-century Narratives.” South Atlantic Modern Language Association Conference, Jacksonville, FL. November 5, 2016.

Dr. Elias Chahine, Kelly Shields, Jill Fitzgerald, Amanda Bryant-Friedrich, Fadi Alkhateeb, and Maureen Sullivan. “Change Management is a Reactive Process of Managing Resistance During Change.” America College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) Interim Meeting, Tampa, FL. February 21, 2016.

Dr. Wesley Borucki. “How ‘Green’ Is My Green Flag?: Whether Environmental Initiatives in Major Auto Racing Circuits Are Substantive Reforms or PublicRelations Ploys.” Seventh International Conference on Sport & Society, Honolulu, HI. June 2, 2016. Common Ground Publishing. ---. “Reconstruction: Life After the Civil War.” Mandel Public Library, West Palm Beach, FL. March 8, 2016. ---. “The Union’s Triumph in Florida.” 131st Congress of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States, Pensacola, FL. October 15, 2016. ---. “Why the Civil War Still Matters.” Mandel Public Library, West Palm Beach, FL. December 13, 2016.

Kristen Butterfoss, Dr. Elias Chahine, and Kelechi C. Ogbonna. “The Classroom and Beyond: Advancing Pharmacy Practice.” American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP) Annual Meeting, Dallas, TX. November 5, 2016. Emily L. Heil, Dr. Elias Chahine, Timothy P. Gauthier. “Standards of Antimicrobial Stewardship: Regulatory Standards, Efforts outside the Hospital, and Competencies and Outcomes.” America College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) Annual Meeting. Hollywood, FL. October 25, 2016.

Dr. Roger Chapman. “Assigning Billy Joel’s ‘We Didn’t Start the Fire’ to Teach What’s Not History.” Undergraduate Teaching Workshop, Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association, Atlanta, GA. January 8, 2016. ---. “PTSD and Malaise in the Wake of the Vietnam War: Making Sense/ Nonsense of the Operations Manual for the First Earth Battalion.” Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association National Conference, Seattle, WA. March 25, 2016. Dr. Thomas Chesnes, *Morgan Belle, *Reana DePass, *Trinity Livingston, and *Shawn McCall. “Public Perception of the Ecological Value of Coastal Organisms in Palm Beach County, Florida, USA.” National Conference and Global Forum on Science, Policy and the Environment, Washington, DC. January 20, 2016. Dr. Paul Copan. “Activism at the Altar: Use of Religion in the Animal Rights Debate: The New Testament vs.

Denise Breitkreuz. “Advocacy? We are All Advocates.” Society of Health & Physical Educators of Florida Convention, Orlando, FL. November 5, 2016. Dr. Dana Brown. “Herbals.” City of West Palm Beach, West Palm Beach, FL. September 15, 2016. Dr. Dana Brown and Dr. Harm Maarsingh. “Biologics and Biosimilars: The Wave of the Future?” Pharmacy Practice Conference, Florida Pharmacy Association, Miami, FL. October 9, 2016. Dr. Terriel Byrd. “Icons of Peace.” Peace Lecture Series, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Palm Beach Gardens, FL. February 18, 2016. ---. “Spiritual Formation and Church Growth.” Christian Education Conference, United Christian Wesleyan Methodist Diocese, Key West, FL. June 25, 2016. Dr. Elias B. Chahine. “Antibiotic Stewardship in the Long-Term Care Environment.” Innovatix, New York, NY. July 13, 2016. Webinar; Greater New York Hospital Association, New York, NY. April 7, 2016. Webinar. ---. “Hepatitis C in the Era of DirectActing Antivirals.” American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP), Alexandria, VA. June 28, 2016. Webinar. ---. “Immunizing the Older Adult in 2016.” American Society of Consultant

Dr. Deborah Lee Prescott, professor of English, is a scholar in Holocaust literature, but she also has written a children’s book, A Dog Named Mitzvah. Blind and unwanted, Mitzvah proves she is a very special dog who triumphs over her problems.


Dr. Craig Hanson, left, director of the Global Development Program, poses at a Ugandan refugee camp that serves those fleeing heavy fighting in South Sudan. Hanson was scouting internship locations for PBA students pursuing a new Master of Science in Global Development. He was accompanied on the trip by Director of Workship Kate Magro, who took the photo.

Prescriptive Christian Vegetarianism.” Annual Stakeholders Summit, Animal Agriculture Alliance, Arlington, VA. May 5-6, 2016. ---. “The Case for God and Why It Matters.” University of Southern Maine, Scarborough, ME. October 20, 2016. ---. “Divine Action, Human Suffering, and the Old Testament.” The Trinity Debates, Carl F.H. Henry Center for Theological Understanding, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, IL. February 11, 2016. ---. Respondent to “Evolution’s Purported Challenges to Theism,” presented by Jeffrey Schloss. Dabar Conference, Carl F.H. Henry Center for Theological Understanding, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, IL. June 10, 2016. ---. “From Faith to Skepticism: Notable Skeptics Who Were Once Professing Christians – and Why They Left the Faith.” C.S. Lewis Institute and The Areopagus Forum, Atlanta, GA. April 21, 2016. ---. “Is God a Moral Monster?” Garry M. Owen Memorial Lectureship, Canadian


Southern Baptist Seminary and College, Cochrane, AB, Canada. March 2-3, 2016. ---. “Making Sense of the Old Testament God.” Evangelical Philosophical Society 14th Annual Apologetics Conference, Trinity Baptist Church, San Antonio, TX. November 19, 2016. ---. “Miracles,” “The God of the Old and New Testaments,” and “Jesus-Shaped Cultures.” Canadian Summer School, Ravi Zacharias International Ministries, Vancouver, Canada. July 15, 2016. ---. “The Problem of God and Evil.” Southeast Region Evangelical Theological Society Meeting, Columbia, SC. March 17-18, 2016. Plenary sessions. ---. “The Problem of Evil.” Veritas ForumFinland, Tampere, Finland. September 8, 2016; Turku, Finland. September 12, 2016; Helsinki, Finland. September 13, 2016. ---. “Religious Pluralism” and “JesusShaped Cultures.” Defend Apologetics Conference, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, New Orleans, LA. June 6-7, 2016. ---. “Why J.P. Moreland, Alvin Plantinga,

Witness Lee, and Norman Geisler Are Not Modalists.” National Annual Meeting of the Evangelical Philosophical Society, San Antonio, TX. November 15, 2016. Dr. Jeremy Couch. “Enhancing the Work Environment for Adjunct Faculty.” Christian Adult Higher Education Association Annual Conference, Chattanooga, TN. June 29, 2016. ---. “Servant Leadership.” HR Florida Conference, HR Florida State Council, Orlando, FL. August 29, 2016. ---. “The Three Stages for Cultivating Engaged Community Partners.” 19th Annual Conference, National Association of Branch Campus Administrators, Wilmington, DE. April 14, 2016. Dr. Olga Dietlin. “Soul Support: Spiritual Resources for Christian Women Raising Children with Special Needs.” Florida Counseling Association 67th Annual Convention, Orlando, FL. October 14, 2016. Poster. Dr. Olga Dietlin and Dr. Andrea Dyben. “Phenomenology and Grounded Theory: Specificity, Distinction and Implications for Counseling Research.” National Assessment and Research Conference,

Association for Assessment and Research in Counseling, Ft. Lauderdale, FL. September 9, 2016. Dr. Craig Domeck. “The Art of SelfLeadership.” Palm Beach State College, Belle Glade, FL. July 14, 2016. ---. “The Mind, Mindfulness, Positive Learning, and Positive Leading.” Christian Adult Higher Education Association Annual Conference, Chattanooga, TN. June 29, 2016. *Emily Ruple, *Taylor Anderson, Dr. Sanaz Dovell, and Dr. Vanessa Rowan. “Antimicrobial Properties of Essential Oils against Infectious Bacteria.” Florida Undergraduate Research Conference, Tampa, FL. February 27, 2016. Poster; Florida Academy of Sciences Annual Meeting, St. Petersburg, FL. March 19, 2016. Poster. Dr. Ryan Gladwin. “Being with the Margins: Defining the Scope of Ecclesial Action.” Christian Ethics Group, Annual Meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society, San Antonio, TX. November 17, 2016. ---. “The Search for a Nexus between Love and Revolution: Community as a Historical Project.” Liberation Theologies Group, Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion, San Antonio, TX. November 19, 2016. Dr. Yasmin Grace. “A Review of Oral Anticoagulants.” Palm Beach Society of Health System Pharmacists, West Palm Beach, FL. January 28, 2016. ---. “The Evolving Treatment Landscape in Heart Failure: Applying Pharmacists in the Hospital and Retail Setting.” Pharmacy Times. June 1, 2016. Webinar. ---. “Non-Vitamin K Anticoagulants versus Warfarin.” Florida Pharmacist Association, Kissimmee, FL. October 8, 2016. ---. “Patient Centered Approach: How to use Oral Anticoagulants.” Florida Pharmacist Association, Ft. Lauderdale, FL. July 2, 2016. *Erika Barajas and Dr. Cidya Grant. “Identification of bioactive fraction CGMA03 from seeds of Annonaceae.” Chemical Sciences Symposium, South Florida Section American Chemical Society, Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale, FL. April 2, 2016. Jin Hanley. “Dance Master Series: Modern Dance Technique.” Wellington High School, Wellington, FL. March

9, 2016; The Kravis Center, West Palm Beach, FL. May 13, 2016; Young Nam University, Kyung-san, South Korea. June 8, 2016. ---. “Pilates for Ballet Dancers.” Park Sunyoung Ballet, Asan, South Korea. May 25, 2016; Ballet Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, FL. July 21, 2016 and July 28, 2016. ---. “Dance Improvisation.” Kong-ju National University, Kong-ju, South Korea. June 2, 2016; Pneuma Ballet Theatre, Seoul, South Korea. June 10, 2016; Peniel Ballet Academy, Dae-jeon, South Korea. June 14, 2016. ---. “Dance Education in the U.S.” Kong-ju National University. Kong-ju, South Korea. June 2, 2016; Young Nam University, Kyung-san, South Korea. June 9, 2016. ---. “Implementing Pilates in Dance Technique Class.” Miami City Ballet, Miami, FL. October 22, 2016. Dr. Paul Hauptmann. “Engaging Students with Poetry: Strategies for English and Social Studies.” Professional Development Institute, Florida Council of Teachers of English, Cocoa Beach, FL. October 14, 2016. Dr. Robert H. Hegna and Joanna M. Mappes. “Positive Frequency Dependent Selection’s Influence on Forewing Pattern in Aposematic Alaskan Wood Tiger Moth Populations.” Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting, Ft. Lauderdale, FL. August 9, 2016. Dr. Susan Jones. “Oysters and Alderneys: Emma and the Animal Economy.” Jane Austen Society of North America Annual General Meeting, Washington, DC. October 21, 2016; Jane Austen Society of North America South Florida Chapter, West Palm Beach, FL. November 19, 2016. ---. “Shakespeare: The Pervasive Influence.” Mandel Public Library, West Palm Beach, FL. December 12, 2016. Dr. Ann Langlois, Dr. Ed Langlois and *Sunila Luitel. “Marketing to the New Middle Class China Consumer.” Business and Economics track, American Canadian Conference for Academic Disciplines, Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada. May 31, 2016. Dr. Velma Lee and Amber Lo. “What Innovation Models are Particularly Effective in Asian Societies?” Strategic Management Society Special Conference, Hong Kong, Special Administrative

Region of the People’s Republic of China. December 10, 2016. Dr. Velma Lee and *Li Yen Chong. “A Case Study on Waste Management Inc.” Industry Studies Association Conference, Minneapolis, MN. May 26, 2016. Dr. Harm Maarsingh. “Arginase on its Way to Therapy.” International Symposium, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands. December 9, 2016. *Amy Mesiha, *Tiffany Steele, *Noah Cardillo, and Dr. Angie McDonald. “The Digital Disease: Technology and its Effects on Marriage and Families.” American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Denver, CO. August 6, 2016. Poster. Dr. Joanne Masella. “Engaging Academic Teams.” Nursing Consortium of South Florida Education Summit, Ft. Lauderdale, FL. March 18, 2016. Kate Meyers de Vega. “Promoting Creativity through Collaboration in a Rigid Shell Format.” Online Teaching Conference, San Diego, CA. June 16, 2016. Dr. Deborah Morgan. “Implications for Promoting Self-Caring Behaviors within the Undergraduate Nursing Curriculum.” Nursing Consortium of South Florida Annual Fall Conference, Ft. Lauderdale, FL. November 18, 2016. Pamela Payne. “Cedar Key Cemetery History.” Popular Culture Association/ American Culture Association National Conference, Seattle, WA. March 23, 2016. Dr. Lee Prescott. “ ‘Simple and Incomprehensible’: Biblical Allusions in Holocaust Literature.” Southwest Regional Christianity and Literature Conference, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, Belton, TX. October 2, 2015. ---. “What the Nazis Could not Take: Holocaust Survivors who Chose to Reject Trauma.” 5th Global Conference: Trauma: Theory and Practice, Lisbon, Portugal. March 2015. Dr. Beate Rodewald. “Floating Islands, Swimming Cities, Castles in the Sky: Cities of the Future and Continuing Nightmares of the Past.” Society for Utopian Studies Annual Conference, St. Petersburg, FL. October 27, 2016. Dr. Marile L. Santamarina and Dr. Elias Chahine. “APhA Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery: A National Certificate Program.” Palm Beach


Atlantic University, West Palm Beach, FL. September 17, 2016.

Service to the Profession and Community Dr. Kathleen Anderson. Jane Austen Scholar in Residence. Researcher. Goucher College, Baltimore, MD. February 14-20, 2016. ---. Panel Chair. “Utopian Values and Visions in Women’s Literature.” South Atlantic Modern Language Association, Jacksonville, FL. November 2016. Denise Breitkreuz. Board of Directors. Society of Health & Physical Educators of Florida. Dr. Dana Brown. Councilor. Rho Chi Honor Society, Region IIIS. Dr. Elias Chahine. Chair-Elect. Infection Diseases Practice and Research Network. American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP). ---. Member. Board of Directors. Florida Society of Health-System Pharmacists. Mackenzie Kidd, an elementary education major in the Frederick M. Supper Honors Program, created this ceramic plate as part of her work in the Honors course World of Christendom & Islam taught by Dr. Jenifer Elmore. Atlantic University, West Palm Beach, FL. November 12, 2016. Dr. Jacob Shatzer. “Posthuman Discipleship: Moral Formation and Historic Christianity.” Annual Meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society, San Antonio, TX. November 16, 2016. Jill Shutes and Jannelle Miller. “INTERACT: Interventions to Reduce Acute Transfers.” SigmaCare Conference, Orlando, FL. August 23-25, 2016. Dr. Bogusia Skudrzyk. “Creative Expressions, Mindfulness and Self-Care for Staff Members.” Transformations Treatment Center, Delray Beach, FL. October 28, 2016. ---. “Multicultural Healing Perspectives and Group Work-Psychoeducational and Counseling Groups.” Transformations Treatment Center, Delray Beach, FL. October 7, 2016. ---. “Multicultural Story Sharing and Mindfulness as Instruments for Coping with Cancer Related Fatigue— Implications for Psychoeducational Groups.” American Cancer Society, West Palm Beach, FL. December 6, 2016.


Dr. Bogusia Skudrzyk, Dr. Philip Henry, Dr. Kathryn Maslowe, Dr. Thomas Dodson, *Caroline Pace, and *Ann-Claire Jean-Marie. “Stories that Can Heal: Sharing Multicultural and Creative Wisdom.” Association for Specialists in Group Work National Conference, Washington, DC. February 20, 2016. Poster. Ana Puig, A. Michael Hutchins, Dr. Bogusia Skudrzyk, Fred Bemak, Rita Chi-Ying Chung. “International Perspectives on Group Work: Culturally Competent Practice in Action.” American Counseling Association Conference, Montreal, Canada. April 1, 2016. Dr. Ariel Viale and Antoine Giannetti. “The Stock Market’s Reaction to Macroeconomic News under Ambiguity.” Financial Management Association Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV. October 20, 2016; Southern Finance Association Annual Meeting, Destin, FL. November 10, 2016. Dr. Henry Virkler. “Assisting Client Growth by Teaching Christian Assertiveness.” South Florida Association of Christian Counselors, Palm Beach

Dr. Roger Chapman. Editorial Advisory Board. Journal of Popular Culture. ---. Editorial Advisory Board. JSAT: Journal of American Studies of Turkey. Dr. Jeremy Couch. Co-Editor. Access Journal. National Association of Branch Campus Administrators. Dr. Sanaz Dovell. Director. Science Camp/Science Days. Palm Beach Atlantic University. June 6-17, 2016. Dr. Yasmin Grace. President. Palm Beach Society of Health-System Pharmacists. 2016-2017. Dr. Erenie Guirguis. President. Palm Beach Society of Health-System Pharmacists. 2015-2016. ---. Member. Resolutions Committee. Florida Society of Health-System Pharmacists. 2015-2016. Jin Hanley. Board of Directors. Florida Dance Education Organization. ---. Adjudicator for Florida National Honor Society for Dance Arts Merit Award. National Dance Education Organization. Dr. Susan Jones and Dr. Beate Rodewald. “Shakespeare’s Plays.” Society of the Four Arts, Palm Beach, FL. 2004-2016. Dr. M. Schmidt, Dr. H. Meurs, Dr. Harm Maarsingh. PhD Supervisors

for Wilfred Poppinga. Dissertation: “Compartmentalized Signaling in the Lung: A-kinase Anchoring Proteins as Novel Drug Targets for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.” ISBN: 978-90-367-9226-4. December 2, 2016. Dr. M. Schmidt, Dr. H. Meurs, Dr. Harm Maarsingh, Dr. H.I. Heijink. PhD Supervisors for Bing Han. Dissertation: “Novel Strategies in the Treatment of COPD: Focus on Oxidative Stress and A-kinase Anchoring Proteins.” ISBN: 97890-367-9406-0. December 12, 2016.

The Kravis Center, West Palm Beach, FL. October 1, 2016. ---. “My Self.” Dance Educators Performance. Duncan Theatre, Lake Worth, FL. November 19, 2016. ---. “The Search.” Choreography. Hasadim Mission Ballet Company, Dae-jeon, South Korea. June 3, 2016.

Jin Hanley and Erika Leon. “The Light.” September 23, 2016; “This is Who I am Inside.” October 2, 2016. Choreography and Duet Performance. Faith Church, West Palm Beach, FL. “Oh Holy Night.” December 24, 2016. Choreography and Duet Performance. Family Church, West Palm Beach, FL.

Dr. Joanne Masella. Steering Committee Co-chair. Healthier Together Boynton Beach Initiative. Palm Healthcare Foundation. Dr. Jacob Shatzer. Steering Committee. “Voices in American Theology and Culture: Wendell Berry.” Evangelical Theological Society Annual Meetings. November 2016. ---. Assistant Editor. Ethics and Medicine. 2016.

Award or Prize Dr. Elias Chahine. Elected Fellow. American College of Clinical Pharmacy. 2016. ---. Pharmacist Forerunner Award. Florida Society of Health-System Pharmacists. 2016. ---. Faculty Member Inductee. Phi Lambda Sigma Pharmacy Leadership Society, Gamma Zeta Chapter. 2016. Dr. Thomas Chesnes. Environmental Star Award. Gale Environmental Academy and Forest Hill High School. 2016. Dr. Robert H. Hegna. Young Alumni Award. Olivet Nazarene University. Bourbonnais, IL. October 28, 2016. David Pounds. “The Dread Pirate Jameson.” 1st Place in the Professional Division at Annual Juried Art Show. McMow Glass Art Show. 2016.

Performances and Creative Works Jin Hanley. “Bride.” Solo Dance Performance. The Kravis Center, West Palm Beach, FL. January 15, 2016; Duncan Theatre, Lake Worth, FL. April 16, 2016. ---. “Give Me Jesus.” Solo Dance Performance. Family Church, West Palm Beach, FL. March 15, 2015. ---. “Khava.” Solo Dance Performance.

“The Dread Pirate Jameson,” stained glass by David Pounds, professor of graphic arts, won first place at the McMow Glass Art Show.

Academic School Deans Robert B. Lloyd, Ph.D. Dean, School of Arts and Sciences

E. Randolph Richards, Ph.D. Dean, School of Ministry

Leslie D. Turner, D.B.A. Dean, Marshall E. Rinker Sr. School of Business

Lloyd L. Mims, D.M.A. Dean, School of Music and Fine Arts

J. Duane Meeks, Ph.D. Dean, School of Communication and Media

Joanne M. Masella, Ed.D. Dean, School of Nursing

Gene A. Sale, Ed.D. Dean, School of Education and Behavioral Studies Craig E. Domeck, Ed.D. Dean, Catherine T. MacArthur School of Leadership

Jeffrey D. Lewis, Pharm.D. Dean, Lloyd L. Gregory School of Pharmacy Steven L. Baker, M.A. Dean, Warren Library


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: 3,764 Traditional Undergraduate/Day Students: 2,227 Undergraduate/Evening Adult Students: 252 Master’s Students: 479 Professional in Pharmacy Students: 296 Professional in Nursing Practice and Health Systems Leadership: 65 Dual-enrolled: 445 Academic Programs:

• Professional degree programs in health systems leadership, nursing practice (concentrations in executive leadership and family nurse practitioner) and pharmacy Degrees offered: B.A., B.G.S., B.S., B.Mus., B.S.N., D.N.P., M.A., M.Acc., M.B.A., M.Div., M.Div./M.B.A., M.S., M.S.N., Pharm.D., Pharm.D./M.B.A. Faculty: • 174 full-time faculty • Undergraduate student-faculty ratio: 12 to 1 • 82% of full-time teaching faculty hold the highest degree in their field Athletics: Member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II, Sunshine State Conference (provisional);16 men’s and women’s intercollegiate sports

• 50 undergraduate majors

Local Economic Impact: $395 million

• Evening undergraduate degrees in business administration, ministry, organizational management and psychology

Accreditation Statement

• Graduate programs in accountancy, business administration (concentrations in accounting, finance, marketing and generalist), mental health counseling (concentrations in addictions counseling or marriage, couple and family counseling), school counseling, general counseling studies generalist [nonlicensure], Christian studies, divinity, global development, and leadership (concentrations in corporate, non-profit and organizational leadership).

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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

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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