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Enlightening Minds: Research Review 2017

‘Front-line research’


he office of Provost Dr. E. Randolph “Randy” Richards provides colorful hints of his extensive travel as scholar, researcher, author and educator. Peaking out from the book-lined walls are archeological souvenirs from digs he joined in Israel. A wrap-around fabric that the Burmese wear commemorates the lectures Richards delivered to 1,500 Karen Christians at a seminary in Myanmar (formerly Burma). “And that hat,” he said, “is from one of the most closed regions of the world in far north Sumatra.” Foreigners, particularly Christians, were never allowed in the area, but the borders opened temporarily after the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami devastated the region. “I led medical teams there and did translating,” he said, “because I can speak that language.” And because of his expertise in ancient Greek and papyrus manuscripts, Richards was appointed a mentor with the Museum of the Bible’s Ancient Manuscripts project at Oxford University. Before Richards became Palm Beach Atlantic’s provost and chief academic officer in 2017, for 11 years he was dean of the School of Ministry and professor of biblical studies. Under his leadership

New provost has mentored students now excelling in ancient manuscript study

the number of ministry majors grew from 70 to 300, and the school added a fully online undergraduate ministry degree and two master’s degrees. Students mentored by Richards have excelled in research with ancient biblical manuscripts. Jesse Grenz ’15/’16 M.Div. studied in a summer conference at Oxford, and is now at the University of Cambridge, where his Ph.D. work will center on Codex Vaticanus, one of the most important biblical manuscripts. Four current PBA students are working on the Scholars Initiative program of the Museum of the Bible, studying texts of papyrus manuscripts. Opened in November of 2017, the Museum of the Bible occupies an eight-story, 430,000-square-foot building three blocks from the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. With a variety of educational programs and interactive exhibits, the museum has a stated purpose “to invite all people to engage with the Bible.” (www. museumofthebible.org) As the academic research wing of the Museum of the Bible, the Scholars Initiative fosters biblical research at colleges, universities and seminaries across the world. Projects have addressed the Dead Sea Scrolls, Greek papyri with secular and religious texts, ancient translations of the Hebrew Bible, the Greek text

Visitors browse in the Museum of the Bible, for which PBA students are researching ancient biblical texts. 2

of the Pauline epistles and various Aramaic, Coptic, Ethiopic, Hebrew and Latin manuscripts. PBA students have been working on manuscripts of First and Second Timothy: unclassified biblical manuscripts discovered by archeologists. “Our students are doing analysis of the actual text,” said Richards. “Once that’s done, that becomes the official description of that manuscript, and it goes into the international database. So they’re doing firstrate, front-line research.” Provost Richards delights in seeing research throughout Palm Beach Atlantic’s schools and departments, as reflected in this annual publication Enlightening Minds. “If we believe that God created everything, then Christians should want to study everything,” he said. “Everything has God’s fingerprints on it. And the better we understand creation, the better we’ll understand the Creator.” PBA students have an advantage over Dr. Randy Richards many students in large research universities, Richards said, in that Palm Beach Atlantic offers meaningful opportunities for undergrads to assist their professors in research. In some larger schools such opportunities may be restricted to doctoral students, he said, leaving the undergraduate assistants to “clean beakers.” Research has many benefits for the student, and it also makes the professor better in the classroom, Richards said. But while PBA enthusiastically encourages research, “We’re a teaching university,” he said, “so an instructor’s primary responsibility is to be excellent in the classroom. We’ll never become an institution where the student is an interruption in a professor’s research agenda.” Dr. Randy Richards has authored or co-authored nearly a dozen books and dozens of scholarly articles. (See page 11 for two books he published in 2017.) He has three books under contract, including a two-volume work on the Gospel of John for the prestigious series Word Biblical Commentary. He is a popular lecturer, speaker and teacher, presenting in places as diverse as Istanbul, Turkey; Kijabe, Kenya; Wycliffe Hall, Oxford, United Kingdom; and Kathmandu, Nepal.

Enlightening Minds

A Review of PBA Research, Scholarly Activity During 2017 Inside DNP research on surfing and autism: Meet the research conference speaker: The digital age and the church: Books by PBA faculty: New franchising program chair: Publications & presentations:

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On the cover: Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) graduate Briana Andrassy cheers on Luke, a participant in Surfers for Autism. For her DNP research project Andrassy studied enhancing social integration for autistic children by salt water therapy – guided surfing. See page 5. 3

DNP graduates and their research projects Antonio Abreu: Enhancing Medication Adherence for Patients with Hypertension: Telephonic Care Management Briana Andrassy: Enhancing Social Integration for Children with Autism (by salt water therapy – guided surfing) Kettia Alusma: Shifting Attitudes of Haitian Patient’s to Implementing Advance Directives in the Primary Care Setting Courtney Autrey: Implementation of an Emergency Room Nurse Orientation Program in a Rural Community Hospital Dona Browne: Education Module to Increase Nursing Knowledge Regarding Pressure Injuries Christina Campbell: Implementation of a Coaching Model to Decrease Nurse Turnover on a Step-Down Intensive Care Unit Darlyne Germain: Strategies to Improve Patients’ Adherence to Medications (patients diagnosed with HTN; theoretical framework is self-efficacy) Maria Gil: Improving Management of Acute Respiratory Track Infections Among the Pediatric Populations: Root Cause Analysis and Implementation of the Modified Centor Score for Streptococcal Pharyngitis Vigeline Jacques: Partners in Care: Improving Communication with Families in the Intensive Care Unit Odalys Mena: Improving Outcomes of Persons with Type II Diabetes through Culturally Sensitive Self-Management Education in a Primary Care Setting Newah MoforTawo: Implementation of a Screening Tool to Identify Lewy Body Dementia Angela Momprevil: Increasing Knowledge among Women about Common Discomforts Associated in their First Trimester of Pregnancy, Specifically Vaginal Bleeding During Early Pregnancy Sarah Palonka: Education Module for Central Line Care in a Local Acute Care Facility Brianna Parker: Human Papillomavirus Vaccination Education Erin Rathjen: Sunscreen Education in a Local Primary Care Practice Lindsay Shutes: Updating Practice Standards for Preventing Hypoglycemia in the Hospitalized Patient Alex Thomas: Animal Assisted Therapy to Decrease Nurse Stress in the Emergency Department Fontaine Timmer: Early Detection and Referral of Prediabetics in a Community Setting Jeffrey Zellers: Purposeful Rounding Project Campaign


Alex Thomas studied using therapy dogs to reduce hospital stress.

Breaking through:

An autistic 8-year-old speaks for the first time, and a doctoral nursing student researches a remarkable therapy on the surf


and professors had begun talking about these projects riana Andrassy will never forget the miracle at the very first semester of the program, so that each she saw on her first day as a volunteer nurse student could “get an idea of what makes your heart with Surfers for Autism. She took an 8-year-old autistic boy out into the surf, sing to help improve health outcomes of a particular ethnicity or population,” said Dr. Deborah Morgan, taught him how to lie on the board and paddle, and associate dean for the graduate nursing program. then took him through a wave. “Hey! You’re a surfer!” For Andrassy, the needy population was the she called out. The boy’s parents watched from the shore as he continued his surfing lesson, wearing a grin increasing number of children diagnosed with some form of autism, a disorder that that wouldn’t quit. often causes difficulty with When the session ended, communication and social Andrassy and the 8-year-old interactions, among other waded to shore to take a photo symptoms. By the time Andrassy together, when suddenly he began her DNP studies, she screamed out, “I’m a surfer!” had become a regular volunteer His parents responded in tearful with Surfers for Autism, which amazement. sponsors fun-filled events drawing “Little did I know,” recalled hundreds of kids with autism. Andrassy: “he had been Testimonies abound about the completely non-verbal. That was therapeutic value of those events, the first time he had ever spoken. but Andrassy wanted more than His parents didn’t even know he anecdotal evidence. She wanted had that potential.” to test for statistically-significant Andrassy would come to see improvement in areas such as other remarkable responses to communication, engagement and the therapy from the waves and self-control. She’d already studied the caring encouragement by statistics as an undergraduate the nonprofit group Surfers for nursing student at PBA; she dug in Autism. “Something’s going on further in her graduate work, and here,” she thought. “Something she learned about the Social Skills is clicking with these kids or Improvement System (SSIS), a bringing them to focus in a way Andrassy with a young surfing friend measuring tool commonly used by they’ve never done before.” educators and psychologists. As a doctoral student in nursing, Andrassy was Working closely with parents, she identified 17 driven to learn more about that powerful “something.” research subjects: autistic children scheduled to So with guidance from PBA’s graduate nursing faculty, participate in Surfers for Autism events. Before each she developed the research project Enhancing Social child came to the event, Andrassy used the SSIS survey Integration for Children with Autism (by salt water to measure the parents’ perceptions of their child’s therapy – guided surfing). social skills. Some time after each surfing event, the In the fall of 2017 Andrassy finished that project, and the three-year program to earn the degree Doctor same parents took the survey a second time, and of Nursing Practice (DNP). She and the other 18 DNP Andrassy compared the results. After hours of analysis, she charted statisticallygrads completed their individual research projects as significant improvement in social skills across all seven scholarly “capstones,” combining theory, knowledge of the areas she measured. In five of those areas she and evidence-based findings. The 19 projects covered a wide range of subjects (see page 4 list). DNP students (Continued on page 6) 5

Dr. Deborah Morgan places the doctoral hood on Lindsay Shutes, one of 19 DNP graduates. (Continued from page 5)

found the improvement was extremely significant. Andrassy plans to write up her project for publication, and she hopes to see further research in this area. Yet already she has strong evidence to recommend this unique surfing program for families dealing with autism. Professor Morgan said all the DNP student projects had positive impact. “Some of the projects made such a significant improvement in hospital population health that students were offered jobs as nurse practitioners and executives right on site,” she said. Several of the students conducted their research within the hospital settings where they already were working. (Palm Beach Atlantic’s DNP program is a hybrid of online instruction and on-campus Saturday classes, allowing students to continue working as nurses while earning their doctorate.) Alex Thomas is clinical educator at Delray Medical Center. For his DNP project he studied using therapy dogs to decrease stress among hospital staff. He has trained his own therapy dog, a golden retriever named Delta, who sometimes comes with him to work. It’s not unusual to see therapy dogs used to help hospital patients or nursing home residents, but Thomas explored using them to minister to nurses, doctors and technicians. “When you’re in a hospital for 12 hours a day, and you’re dealing with stress and patients who are suffering, there’s a lot of pressure 6

placed on you,” he said. He’s seen that just a few minutes with a friendly therapy dog can bring down those stress levels. Fontaine Timmer partnered with the Diabetes Coalition of Palm Beach County for her research project, which identified people at risk for developing diabetes. Debby Walters, executive director of the coalition, called Timmer “incredible” to work with. “Fontaine’s got the educational background that you need,” said Fontaine Timmer Walters, “and she’s so personable and really cares. She reaches out and is able to connect. That connection is critical in the work that we do.” School of Nursing Dean Dr. Joanne Masella sees these nurse scholars having a long-term impact. “They are change agents in the health care arena,” she said, “and their research will open up opportunities to advance the level of care for our community.” Palm Beach Atlantic University offers the degree Doctor of Nursing Practice in both Executive Leadership and Family Nurse Practitioner concentrations. PBA also offers the degrees Master of Science in Nursing, Health Systems Leadership; Bachelor of Science in Nursing; and RN to BSN (online). www.pba.edu/school-of-nursing.

Philosopher wrestles with sports


alm Beach Atlantic grad Dr. Erin Tarver knew she’d make some folks mad, so it was a bit scary waiting for her essay to be published in the New York Times. Her piece “College Football Is Here, But What Are We Really Cheering?” provoked more than 500 comments published online. “Great piece … insightful,” wrote one reader. And others said Tarver did an excellent job delving into traumatic brain injury, exploitation of young athletes and racial issues. On the other hand, one diehard football fan called her writing a “flawed, disingenuous column oozing elitism and filled with unsubstantiated generalizations.” Dr. Erin Tarver Another fan complained, “I will tell you that the problem with the NYT and liberals is that they will find something wrong with everything.” Meanwhile, back at Emory University, Assistant Professor of Philosophy Tarver took it all in stride. “As a philosopher,” she said, “I’m committed to the idea that we should be able to engage with those with whom we disagree.” And unlike most of the 500 respondents to her essay, Tarver wasn’t just spouting her opinion; she was speaking from the in-depth research behind her recent book The I in Team: Sports Fandom and the Reproduction of Identity. She had won a $30,000 grant from Emory to take a semester of teaching leave and complete the book. Published by University of Chicago Press, the book is just one of many scholarly credentials that convinced a PBA committee to choose Tarver as keynote speaker for the university’s Interdisciplinary Research Conference on March 21. The annual conference runs for two days at the Warren Library. (See www.pba.edu/irc-2018.) While Tarver now teaches at a large research university, she delights in being on the faculty of Oxford College, Emory’s self-contained liberal arts college located in Oxford, Georgia. She is vice chair of the faculty there. “It was important to me to be in a small liberal arts

environment because of what I experienced at PBA and how deeply meaningful that was to me,” she said. “The really wonderful thing about my time at PBA was the close relationships that I had with my professors.” At PBA Tarver began to study philosophy and ethics out of a “deep and abiding concern for justice,” she said. “I think that sometimes people believe philosophy is sort of highfalutin, dealing with abstract subject matter. But the reason we’re doing all of this work philosophically is to answer really basic, practical questions about how we’re supposed to live together.” She graduated in 2003, magna cum laude, with a degree in philosophy and religion. Dr. Gary Poe, professor of history, recalled her as one who didn’t like easy answers. “The thing I remember most about her is her curiosity,” he said, “her interest in opening things up and looking behind things a little deeper.” After PBA Tarver went on to earn her master’s from Boston College and her Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University, both degrees in philosophy and both summa cum laude. In 2013 she came to Oxford College of Emory University. Her goal now, she said, is that students take what they learn from her classes “and think about their own choices, both as individuals and as members of a social body.”

Tarver won a $30,000 grant to complete her book. 7

‘The fold of community’ Professor of media ecology strives to help the digitally connected stay truly connected


weet your testimony and text your tithe. “Today, options for Christian cyber-seekers are vast,” wrote Dr. Stephanie Bennett, PBA professor of communication and media ecology. In an award-winning book, she has traced the evolution of the media used in the Christian church experience and raised serious questions for faith leaders in the day of the iPhone. The book, The Electronic Church in the Digital Age, won the 2017 Clifford G. Christians Ethics Research Award. Bennett’s chapter in the book reflects her many years of pairing communication scholarship with her own calling as professor, mentor and practitioner of Christian hospitality. “I realized,” she said, “it’s not just our media and our speech and our traditional 20th century means of communicating that affect and influence our walk with God, discipleship and the sense of community; it’s our digital devices now.” Bennett studied online churches offering 24/7 worship services, Bible studies and even Holy

A student talks with Dr. Stephanie Bennett in class.

Siri, would you get together with Alexa and pray about something for me?


Communion and baptism. She charted the media path that God’s Word has traveled from the time of Jesus to now: ◆the Word spoken, with God experienced as presence, as power, as relatable, as difference, as story; ◆the Word written, with God experienced as linear, as proposition, as read in community; ◆the Word printed, with God experienced in private, in personal interpretation; ◆the Word broadcast, with God experienced in the present, as technique; ◆the Word digitized, with God experienced as simulation. Though American Christians today may be “connected” at all times via their digital devices, Bennett raises the question of whether such connection results in authentic identities and relationships. It

Lane, associate provost for instruction. She works closely with new faculty, helping them acclimate to campus life. With those new faculty and with her own students, she works to “create a culture of participation.” This mission spills over “into all the nooks and crannies” of her life, including home life. She and her husband, Earl, have opened their home to students and others for food and fellowship, whether it be a joyous New Year’s Day party or a safe and open environment for young people to talk about their dreams, their doubts and their decisions. Relationships built in such a culture last far longer than one’s time as an undergraduate. Among those enjoying the Bennetts’ 2018 New Year’s Day gathering were Kent and Megan Berame, 2015 PBA grads. They now travel internationally, operating their own digital marketing and communications agency, Ashby & Gabriel. Kent, a communication major and graphic arts minor, created the cartoon illustrating this story. Megan, a public relations major, reflected upon the outcome of Bennett’s classes, friendship and hospitality: At any given gathering in her home, we sit alongside current students, recent graduates and those who are generations ahead of us, all welcomed into the fold of community created by Dr. Bennett and her husband, Earl. The inter-generational wisdom creates a true family dynamic, one that has informed our life decisions, our interactions with technology and the digital age, and most importantly, our spiritual growth. may lead, instead, to a passive anonymity, a far cry from the vibrant, life-changing community described in the Book of Acts. “I think that people who don’t love church and aren’t really tied in to a beautiful church community are not because they’ve never experienced it,” said Bennett. “They’ve never experienced the joy of walking with others in Christ and faith and really hands-on helping each other walk through.” So rather than stand as a critic of the church, she studies, writes and shares about solutions: “How do we flourish and help others flourish in the midst of this?” And her sharing happens at many levels. “The book addresses the problem academically,” she said, “so then you have to move from academically calling it what it is to ministry with action.” She sees that happening “shoulder to shoulder, person to person.” In addition to her role as a full professor, Bennett is PBA’s Fellow for Student Engagement. In that new post she serves in faculty development with Dr. Nathan

Dr. Stephanie Bennett is the author of a chapter in The Electronic Church in the Digital Age: Cultural Impacts of Evangelical Mass Media, published by Praeger, an imprint for scholarly nonfiction. The book won the 2017 Clifford G. Christians Ethics Research Award. Bennett’s chapter is titled “The Electronic Church Goes Online: Evangelical Identity and Technology.” Another member of the Palm Beach Atlantic community also has a chapter in the book. Dr. Gregory Perreault, a 2006 PBA journalism graduate, contributed a chapter called “Not Your Average Church: Communal Narratives in an Evangelical Video Game Guild.” He is an assistant professor of multimedia journalism at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina. After leaving PBA he earned an M.A. from Georgetown University’s Communication, Culture, Technology program and a Ph.D. from the Missouri School of Journalism at the University of Missouri. Perreault


Faculty Bookshelf David Athey. Joan of the Everglades. Little Elm, TX: eLectio Publishing, 2017. Joan Dior is an edgy teen artist who finds a corpse in a Florida lagoon, vows to find the killer and becomes the target of a billionaire and his death cult who believe they have regrown the “Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil.” Joan and her best friend, Mia, along with their two guy friends, Dontey and Rico, get drawn into the middle of the Everglades and must battle not only the cult but also giant pythons, alligators and a Komodo dragon . . . during a killer storm . . . while methane gas bursts into hellish flames all around them. Good times. Everyone will probably die. Unless . . . Dr. Karelynne Ayayo and Michael Ayayo. Thinking about Adoption: A Practical and Theological Handbook for Christians Discerning the Call to Parent by Adoption. Eugene, OR: Cascade Books, 2017. “Is God calling me to become an adoptive parent?” “Which path to adoption would be best?” Thinking about Adoption: A Practical and Theological Handbook for Christians Discerning the Call to Parent by Adoption is a must-read resource for Christians seeking answers to these questions. The author uses simple introductions to the various kinds of adoption, thoughtful presentations of relevant biblical teaching and theological principles and the sharing of the stories of ten adoptive families. Read and reflect individually, as a couple, or in fellowship with other believers, and discover what God may (or may not) have for you.


Dr. Paul Copan, Tremper Longman III, Christopher L. Reese, and Michael G. Strauss, eds. Dictionary of Christianity and Science: The Definitive Reference for the Intersection of Christian Faith and Contemporary Science. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2017. How does Christian theology relate to scientific inquiry? What are the competing philosophies of science, and do they “work” with a Christian faith based on the Bible? No reference work has covered this terrain sufficiently — until now. Featuring the work of more than 140 international contributors, the Dictionary of Christianity and Science is a deeply-researched, peer-reviewed, fair-minded work that illuminates the intersection of science and Christian belief. In one volume, you get reliable summaries and critical analyses of over 450 relevant concepts, theories, terms, movements, individuals and debates. You will find answers to your toughest questions about faith and science. Dr. Paul Copan, with William Lane Craig, eds. The Kalām Cosmological Argument: Philosophical Arguments for the Finitude of the Past. New York: Bloomsbury, 2017. ---. The Kalām Cosmological Argument: Scientific Evidence for the Beginning of the Universe. New York: Bloomsbury, 2017. Did the universe begin to exist? Could it have come into existence uncaused, from nothing? These questions are taken up by the medieval-though recentlyrevived-kalam cosmological argument, which has arguably been the most discussed philosophical argument for God’s existence in recent decades. The kalam’s line of reasoning maintains that the series of past events cannot be infinite but rather is finite. Since the universe could not have come into being uncaused, there must be a transcendent cause of the universe’s beginning, a conclusion supportive of theism. This anthology on the philosophical arguments for the finitude of the past asks: Is an infinite series of past events metaphysically possible? These essays by kalam proponents and detractors engage in lively debate about the nature of infinity and its conundrums; about frequently-used kalam argument paradoxes of Tristram Shandy, the Grim Reaper and Hilbert’s Hotel; and about the infinity of the future.

Dr. Paul Copan. Is God a Moral Monster? Making Sense of the Old Testament God. Korean translation by Samuel Y. Lee. Seoul, South Korea: Christian Literature Center, 2017. 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 Korean, 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 answers the critics and shows how to read both the Old and New Testaments faithfully, seeing an unchanging, righteous and loving God in both. Dr. Mirela Garren. Aliénation et Absurde Dans le “Nouveau-Théâtre”: Eugène Ionesco, Samuel Beckett, Arthur Adamov. Saarbrucken, Germany: Éditions Universitaires Européennes, 2017. Having lived through the tremendous disasters of the two world wars, three playwrights from different cultural backgrounds with different views, Eugene Ionesco the Romanian, Samuel Beckett the Irish and Arthur Adamov the Armenian, opened up a new way in the 1950’s theatrical scenery, by expressing their feeling of alienation in an incomprehensible and irrational world where human beings live the incurable experience of the Absurd. Exposing, each one in his particular manner, the condition of the human being thrown into the abyss of life, condemned to a meaningless existence which leads inevitably to estrangement, the three playwrights are also building a “new,” metaphysical, symbolic and allegorical theatre, based on old traditional aesthetic and artistic procedures,yet serving a modern philosophical approach, profoundly related to existentialism.

Dr. Robert Hegna, Dr. Suzanne Cardona, Dr. Kris Dougherty, and Dr. Peggy VanArman. Biology I Laboratory Manual. 2nd edition. Minneapolis, MN: Bluedoor, 2017. Frustrated by a lack of cohesiveness and options in traditional lab manuals for introductory biology major classes, a team headed by Dr. Robert Hegna decided to write their own manual for PBA’s biology 1 course. The team created a fully customized and original lab manual through writing new labs or heavily modifying sample labs from Bluedoor’s database. The first edition of the lab manual made its debut in the 2016-2017 academic year. Following the first year, Hegna took the first edition through a substantial re-write and further customized it with original content. David B. Capes, Rodney Reeves, and Dr. E. Randolph Richards. Rediscovering Paul: An Introduction to His World, Letters, and Theology. 2nd edition. Downers Grove, IL: Intervarsity, 2017. Drawing on the best of contemporary scholarship, and with language shaped by teaching and conversing with today’s students, Rediscovering Paul is your reliable guide.

Dr. E. Randolph Richards, and Joseph R. Dodson. A Little Book for New Bible Scholars: Why and How to Study the Bible. Downers Grove, IL: Intervarsity, 2017. This book invites a new generation of young scholars to roll up their sleeves and dig into the complex, captivating world of the Bible.


Franchising: New concentration excites students wanting their own businesses


n Palm Beach Atlantic’s newest endowed chair and Center for Excellence, Dr. John P. Hayes has struck a lively chord with young people who want to own their own business. Last fall 17 students took his first Principles of Franchising class, and now nine of them are interns at United Franchise Group (UFG). Hayes is the Titus Chair for Franchise Leadership and director of the Titus Center for Franchising, the new center endowed by Ray Titus, CEO of UFG. Under Hayes’ leadership within the Rinker School of Business, students can earn a bachelor’s degree in management with a concentration in franchising. “Students in this generation don’t want to go to work for someone,” said Hayes. Most of his students want to buy a franchise, create a franchise or franchise their mother or father’s business, he said. Those students are off to a good start, for Hayes is an expert in the franchising field. For some 27 years he

Dr. John Hayes (story above) holds one of three endowed chairs at Palm Beach Atlantic university, joining Dr. Robert Lloyd and Dr. Paul Copan. Lloyd, dean of the School of Arts and Sciences, is the Loreen Beisswenger Farish Chair for Political Thought. Copan is the Pledger Chair Professor of Philosophy and Ethics.


has taught The A to Zs of Buying a Franchise at the International Franchise Expo, most recently held in New York City. He’s also taught at franchise shows in London and Dallas, and he’s owned franchises and been a franchisor himself. In Principles of Franchising, the first of four specialized classes in PBA’s franchising concentration, students took a field trip to UFG headquarters in West Palm Beach. “The students loved it,” said Hayes, “because United Franchise Group headquarters is quite a facility, with training centers set up for nine different brands.” Hayes’ students will learn about other franchising brands and concepts as well, and they’ll have a wide variety of internship opportunities. After contacts made at the Titus Center’s dedication ceremony in November, a number of companies approached Hayes about internships. Already Chick-fil-A and Sloan’s Ice Cream have begun developing internship programs through the center. More than 200 people came out to the dedication, which included a presentation by Robert Cresanti, president and CEO of the International Franchise Association. “The day after Robert Cresanti spoke, five people from the group came to sit in on my class,” said Hayes. “We’ve got executives and managers in companies coming over to see what we’re teaching here.” Hayes has written several books, including Start Small, Finish Big: Fifteen Key Lessons to Start – and Run – Your Own Successful Business. He wrote that book with Fred DeLuca, co-founder of Subway, which is now the world’s largest franchise company by number of units. Hayes earned his doctorate from Temple University and his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Kent State University. www.TitusCenterforFranchising.com The University has five Centers for Excellence: the Titus Center for Franchising, the Gregory Center for Medical Missions, The LeMieux Center for Public Policy, the David and Leighan Rinker Center for Experiential Learning and the Center for Integrative Science Learning.

2017 Publications & Presentations Chapters in Books Dr. Roger Chapman. “US Special Warfare Units Overseas.” The Future of US Warfare. Eds. Scott N. Romaniuk and Francis Grice. New York: Routledge, 2017. 114-127. Dr. Paul Copan. “The Biblical Worldview Context for Religious Liberty.” Religious Liberty and the Law: Theistic and NonTheistic Perspectives. Ed. Angus J. L. Menuge. London: Routledge, 2017. 11-33. ---. “Deism,” 172-173; “Incarnation,” 375377; “Trinity,” 663-665. The Dictionary of Christianity and Science: The Definitive Reference for the Intersection of Christian Faith and Contemporary Science. Eds. Paul Copan, Tremper Longman III, Christopher L. Reese, and Michael G. Strauss. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2017. ---. “Introduction.” The Kalām Cosmological Argument: Philosophical Arguments for the Finitude of the Past. Eds. Paul Copan with William Lane Craig. New York: Bloomsbury, 2017. 1-12. ---. “Introduction.” The Kalām Cosmological Argument: Scientific Evidence for the Beginning of the Universe. Eds. Paul Copan with William Lane Craig. New York: Bloomsbury, 2017. 1-12. ---. “Is God Arrogant and Egotistical?” The Apologetics Study Bible. 2nd edition. Nashville, TN: B&H Academic, 2017. 859. ---. “The Moral Argument.” Philosophy: Religion. In Macmillan Interdisciplinary Handbooks: Philosophy Series. Ed. Donald M. Borchert. Farmington Hills, MI: Macmillan, 2017. 97-115. ---. “Philosophy.” The Jonathan Edwards Encyclopedia. Ed. Harry S. Stout. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2017. 442-444. Michelle Keba. “Teaching Future Educators Exploration through Strategic Searching.” Disciplinary Applications of Information Literacy Threshold Concepts. Eds. Samantha Godbey, Susan B. Wainscott, and Xan Goodman. Chicago, IL: Association of College & Research Libraries, 2017. 331-342. Dr. Mariette Sourial, Jo Ann M. Bamdas, *Angelica Costanzo, and Dr. Marina E. Ishak. “A Need for Greater Collaboration: Initiatives to Improve Transitions of

Care.” Healthcare Community Synergism between Patients, Practitioners, and Researchers. Eds. Valerie C. Bryan and Jennifer Lynne Bird. Hershey, PA: IGI Global, 2017. 65-87.

Journal Articles, Web Articles, Poems, and Other Original Works David Athey. “Antonio’s Back.” El Portal (Spring 2017): 75. ---. “Carver Girl.” Santa Fe Literary Review 12 (2017): 112. ---. “Death of a Tenor.” Ink & Letters 6 (Fall 2017): 6. ---. “For the Second Horizon.” Stoneboat 8.1 (2017): 87. ---. “The Kicker.” The Roaring Muse (Winter 2017): 66-67. ---. “Learning to Drink.” The Fourth River 14 (Spring 2017): 20. ---. “Outside the Club.” Ink & Letters 6 (Fall 2017): 17. ---. “Pearly Glades.” Seven Hills Review 22 (2017): 27-28. ---. “Summer Dusk.” Word Fountain (Winter 2017): 31. ---. “Those Who Can, Preach.” The Windhover 21.1 (Spring 2017): 43-50. ---. “Triptych for Rublev.” Relief: A Journal of Art and Faith (Spring 2017): 26. Dr. Stephanie Bennett. “A Conversation with David W. Gill: Ethics, Education and the Enduring Work of Jacques Ellul.” Explorations in Media Ecology 15.3-4 (August 2017): 281-286. ---. “Jacques Ellul and the Inefficiency of Friendship: Social Life and The Technological Society.” Explorations in Media Ecology 15.3-4 (August 2017): 243-260. Dr. Elias Chahine. “Continuous Professional Development for Clinical Pharmacy Faculty and Preceptors through the ACCP Academy.” American College of Clinical Pharmacy Academy Teaching and Learning Newsletter 10.1 (Winter 2017): 4-5. ---. “Elias B. Chahine: Diving into Contributors noted with *asterisk are students or alumni of PBA.

Academic Pharmacy.” The Consultant Pharmacist 32.9 (September 2017): 489490. Dr. Elias Chahine, Denise Kelley and Lindsey Childs-Kean. “Sofosbuvir/ Velpatasvir/Voxilaprevir: A Pan-Genotypic Direct-Acting Antiviral Combination for Hepatitis C.” Annals of Pharmacotherapy (November 2017): 1-12. Electronic. Dr. Elias Chahine, Allana Sucher and Brian Hemstreet. “Sofosbuvir/Velpatasvir: The First Pangenotypic Direct-Acting Antiviral Combination for Hepatitis C.” Annals of Pharmacotherapy 51.1 (January 2017): 44-53. L. Fehrenbacher, D. Srinivasan, Dr. Elias Chahine, L.A. Rice, P. Jen, and V.O. Barr. “Antimicrobial Stewardship in the Emergency Department.” The Journal of the Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin (May/ June 2017): 14-18. Lamis Karaoui, Hanine Mansour, and Dr. Elias Chahine. “Elbasvir-Grazoprevir: A New Direct-Acting Antiviral Combination for Hepatitis C.” American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy 74.19 (October 2017): 1533-1540. *Aisha Shokoya and Dr. Elias Chahine. “New Drug Update: Bezlotoxumab: A Monoclonal Antibody for the Prevention of Clostridium difficile Recurrence.” ACCP StuNews 34 (September 2017): 3-4. Dr. Roger Chapman. “Introduction: Richard Nixon and Public Memory.” Journal of American Studies of Turkey 47 (Fall 2017): 5-9. ---. “Still Awaiting Nixon’s Place in History.” Journal of American Studies of Turkey 47 (Fall 2017): 99-114. ---. Review of Does Terrorism Work? by Richard English. H-War (September 2017). Online. ---. Review of Islands of Protest: Japanese Literature from Okinawa, edited by Davinder L. Bhowmik and Steven Rabson. Japanese Studies 37.1 (2017): 139-140. ---. Review of The War after the War: The Struggle for Credibility during America’s Exit from Vietnam, by Johannes Kadura. Journal of Military History 81.1 (January 2017): 301-302. Joan Hoff and Dr. Roger Chapman. “Interview: Richard Nixon and the Verdict of History.” Journal of American Studies of Turkey 47 (Fall 2017): 91-98.


Dr. David Compton, Kerri L. Dietrich, *Peniel Esquivel, and *Corina Garcia. “Longitudinal Examination of Learning and Memory in Rats Following Adolescent Exposure to 3,4-Methylenedioxymethamphetamine or 5-Methoxy-N,N-Diisopropyltryptamine.” Journal of Behavioral and Brain Science 7.9 (2017): 371-398.

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

Dr. Paul Copan. “Learn How (Not) To Doubt.” The Gospel Coalition (April 17, 2017). Online. ---. “Preaching: Behind the Scenes.” Preaching Today (March 2017). Online. Dr. Matthew DellaVecchia, *Alyssa Claudio, and Dr. Jamie Fairclough. “A Pharmacy Student’s Role as a Teaching Assistant in an Undergraduate Medicinal Chemistry Course: Implementation, Evaluation, and Unexpected Opportunities for Educational Outreach.” Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning 9.6 (November 2017): 1080-1090. Dr. Erin Dorval and Dr. Krisy-Ann Thornby. “Useful Resources for Faculty and Students Serving on Curriculum Committee in Schools and Colleges of Pharmacy.” Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning 9.1 (January/ February 2017): 145-154. Dr. Erenie Guirguis, *Jonathan Richardson, Tara Kuhn, and *Ashley Fahmy. “Treatment of Severe Alcohol Withdrawal: A Focus on Adjunctive Agents.” Journal of Pharmacy Technology 33.5 (2017): 204-212. Dr. Marsha Guntharp, Dr. Mireille Aleman, Dr. Fred Browning, and Gayle Royle. “Launching Pumpkins for a STEAM Project.” Dimensions in Mathematics 37.1 (Spring 2017): 15-19. Dr. Justin Hardin. Review of Divine Honours for the Caesars: The First Christians’ Responses, by B. W. Winter. Journal of Roman Studies 107 (2017): 367-368. Dr. Samuel Joeckel. “SNL’s Shakespearean Moment.” History News Network. The George Washington University. December 28, 2017. Online. Loriene Roy and Michelle Keba. “Internationalizing Reference Education.” The Reference Librarian 58.3 (2017): 206-213. Dr. Joshua A. Mason, Kimberly R. Hagel, Mark A. Hawk, and Zachary T. Schafer. “Metabolism during ECMDetachment: Achilles Heel of Cancer Cells?” Trends in Cancer 3.7 (July 2017): 475-481.


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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 Dr. Joshua A. Mason and Zachary T. Schafer. “Ras-ling with New Therapeutic Targets for Metastasis.” Small GTPases (May 4, 2017): 1-5. Online. David Thistle, Dr. Linda Sedlacek, Kevin R. Carman, and James P. Barry. “Influence of Habitat Heterogeneity on the Community Structure of Deep-Sea Harpacticoid Communities from a Canyon and an Escarpment Site on the Continental Rise off California.” Deep-Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers 123 (May 2017): 56-61. Dr. Mariette Sourial and Dr. Michelle Lesé. “The Pharmacist’s Role in Pain Management during Transitions of Care.” U.S. Pharmacist 42.8 (August 18, 2017): HS-17–28. Online. *Ashley Johnson and Dr. KrisyAnn Thornby. “Critical Appraisal of Biomedical Literature with a Succinct Journal Club Template: The ROOTs

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. Format.” Hospital Pharmacy 52.7 (July 2017): 488-495. Charles Wright and Dr. Krisy-Ann Thornby. “Evidence to Support Use of Cranberry to Prevent and Treat UTIs is Limited.” Pharmacy Today (January 2017): 29.

Presentations Dr. Stephanie Bennett. “Speech, Silence, and the Saint from Assisi: Uncovering the Dialectical Necessity of the Contemplative Element in the Contemporary Evangelical Church.” Annual Convention of the Media Ecology Association, Moraga, CA. June 24, 2017. Dr. Elias Chahine. “Infectious Considerations Before, During, and After Medical Mission Trips.” Christian Pharmacists Fellowship International Annual Meeting, Colorado Springs, CO. June 17, 2017.

---. “Sexually Transmitted Diseases.” Indian Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, Pharmacy Practice Module Advanced Learning Series, Infectious Diseases, Chelembra, Kerala, India. September 24, 2017. ---. “Treatment and Prevention of Clostridium difficile Infection in the Elderly.” American Society of Consultant Pharmacists Annual Meeting, Kissimmee, FL. November 4, 2017. Dr. Elias Chahine, *Kurt Pessa, and *Lisa Mella. “Sofosbuvir/Velpatasvir/ Voxilaprevir for the Treatment of Hepatitis C: A Systematic Review.” American College of Clinical Pharmacy Annual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ. October 7, 2017. Poster. Dr. Elias Chahine, Timothy Gauthier, *Aisha Shokoya, *Keaton Grant, and Dr. Jamie Fairclough. “Assessment of Supplemental Infectious Diseases Instruction through Social Media.” American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Meeting, Nashville, TN. July 16, 2017. Poster.

---. “Did God Really Command Genocide?” Wycliffe Hall, Oxford University, Oxford, UK. February 6, 2017; London School of Theology, Northwood, UK. April 24, 2017. ---. “Genocide: Blood on the Hands of an Angry God.” God on Trial Conference, Sacramento, CA. November 11, 2017. ---. “In Defense of Old Testament Warfare: An Assessment of Pacifism, ‘Cruciformity,’ and Greg Boyd’s Crucifixion of the Warrior God.” Evangelical Philosophical Society Annual Meeting, Providence, RI. November 15, 2017. ---. “Integrated Apologetics: Defending the Gospel in the Marketplace of Ideas.” Oxford Graduate Christian Forum, Oxford, UK. May 29, 2017. ---. “Is God a Moral Monster?” Impact 360 Institute, Pine Mountain, GA. November 28-30, 2017. ---. “The Kindness and Severity of Jesus.” Hertford College, Oxford University,

Oxford, UK. May 21, 2017. ---. “The Naturalists Are Declaring the Glory of God.” Faraday Institute for Religion and Science, Cambridge University, Cambridge, UK. February 21, 2017; University of Reading, Reading, UK. February 28, 2017; Heythrop College, London, UK. March 22, 2017; Defending the Faith Conference, Kensington Temple, London, UK. May 3, 2017. ---. “Slaves Obey Your Masters: God’s Peculiar Institution.” God on Trial Conference, Sacramento, CA. November 11, 2017. ---. “What Has Christianity Ever Done for Us?” Highfield Church, Southampton, UK. March 19, 2017. Dr. Jeremy Couch. “How Branch Campus Leaders Can Avoid a Disengaged, Dysfunctional, and Disconnected Culture.” National Association of Branch Campus Administrators, Tulsa, OK. April 20, 2017.

Dr. Elias Chahine, Dr. Jean Rogers, J. Lee, *T.J. Stimson, Dr. Jamie Fairclough, and Dr. Carlos Torrado. “Assessing Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience Preparedness from the Student and Preceptor Perspectives.” American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Meeting, Nashville, TN. July 16, 2017. Poster. Dr. Roger Chapman. “Bacon’s Rebellion: The Roots of American Populism.” Jamestowne Society, South Florida Company, West Palm Beach, FL. January 28, 2017. ---. “The Legacies of the Bolshevik Revolution on Churches of Christ.” Legacy of the Russian Revolution Conference, Philadelphia, PA. November 17, 2017. ---. “Publicity as War Booty: Military Commodification and the Quiet Professionals.” National Conference of the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association, San Diego, CA. April 14, 2017. Dr. Paul Copan. “Apologetics.” Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics, Oxford, UK. January 18, 25 and May 23, 2017; Kensington Temple, London, UK. June 16-17, 2017; International Academy of Apologetics, Evangelism and Human Rights, Strasbourg, France. July 4-15, 2017.

Dr. Elias Chahine was named Residency Preceptor of the Year by the Florida Society of Health-System Pharmacists. He is an associate professor of pharmacy practice in the Lloyd L. Gregory School of Pharmacy.


New professor was outstanding grad student at Notre Dame Dr. Olga Dietlin. “Phenomenology or Grounded Theory? Method Selection Made Easy (Easier).” Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, Chicago, IL. October 7, 2017. Dr. Olga Dietlin and Dr. Philip Henry. “Neuroscience of Connection: A Transformative Power of Relationships in College Students’ Lives.” American College Counseling Association, Tampa, FL. February 17, 2017. Dr. Olga Dietlin and *Jeremy Loomis. “Authentic Voices in Online Counselor Education: Perspectives from Students and Faculty.” Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, Chicago, IL. October 5, 2017. Dr. Craig Domeck. “Positive Leader Plus Positive Leading Produces Positive Results.” Florida Association of Bursars


Dr. Joshua Mason, left, leads students in their animal physiology lab. Mason, assistant professor of biology, joined the PBA faculty in the fall after winning honors at the University of Notre Dame, including Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Award, Biological Sciences. See page 19. and Student Account Administrators, St. Petersburg, FL. April 15, 2017; Christian Adult Higher Education Association, Omaha, NE. July 25, 2017. Dr. Craig Domeck and Dr. Nicholas Palmieri. “Developing Organizational Grit and Resilience.” International Leadership Association, Brussels, Belgium. October 24, 2017. Dr. Craig Domeck. “Positive Leader Plus Positive Leading Produces Positive Results.” Junior League of the Palm Beaches, Jupiter, FL. September 19, 2017. Carl Donner. “Retreaters, Survivalists, and Preppers: A Brief History of the Prepper Movement in America.” Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Annual Conference, San Diego, CA. April 15, 2017.

Kwame Yeboah, *Kimberly Benavente, *Matthew Routhier, Aladin Siddig, and Dr. Kris Dougherty. “Evaluation of Physico-chemical and Bioactivity Characteristics of Mycobacterium Whole Cell Antigens in Chitosan/Sodium Alginate Microspheres.” American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA. November 14, 2017. Poster. Elizabeth Fairall. “Universal Design: Library Services for All Patrons.” Association of Christian Librarians, Grand Rapids, MI. June 14, 2017. Dr. Erenie Guirguis. “Adjunctive Treatment Options for Severe Alcohol Withdrawal.” Palm Beach Society of Health-System Pharmacists, West Palm Beach, FL. March 16, 2017.

Dr. Erenie Guirguis and Dr. Grazia Murphy. “Review of the Incidence of Dizziness and Orthostatic Hypotension among Selective Alpha Blockers Silodosin, Alfuzosin, and Tamsulosin.” Florida Society of Health-System Pharmacists Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL. August 5, 2017. Poster. *Ashley Fahmy, Dr. Erenie Guirguis, Dr. Krisy-Ann Thornby, Victoria Scott, and *Nicole Lucia. “Impact of Medication Education Provided by Pharmacy Students on Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems Medication Scores for Cardiac Telemetry Patients.” American Society of HealthSystem Pharmacists Midyear Clinical Meeting, Orlando, FL. December 6, 2017. Poster. Nicole Jara, *AnneMarie Blake, Dr. Erenie Guirguis, and Victoria Scott. “Vancomycin and Pipercacillin/ Tazobactam Use Evaluation in a MidSized Community Hospital.” American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Midyear Clinical Meeting, Orlando, FL. December 6, 2017. Poster. Dr. Marsha Guntharp and Dr. Fred Browning. “Explore Projectile Motion with the TI-Nspire™ CAS App for iPad®.” Teachers Teaching with Technology International Conference, Chicago, IL. March 11, 2017. ---. “Use Real-World Data to Introduce Derivatives.” National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Regional Conference, Orlando, FL. October 20, 2017. Jin Hanley. “American Modern Dance Techniques: Merce Cunningham and Jose Limon Technique”; “Dance Improvisation”; “Implementing Pilates in Dance Technique Class.” Yeong Nam University Summer Dance Intensive, Kyun-san, South Korea. July 27–August 5, 2017. Jin Hanley and Donna Murray. “What is ‘The Dancers’ Space’?” Yeong Nam University Summer Dance Intensive, Kyun-san, South Korea. August 5, 2017. Dr. Paul Hauptmann. “The American Dream: A Thematic Unit in the Composition Classroom.” Florida College English Association, Melbourne, FL. October 19, 2017. Michelle Keba. First Year Experience Interest Group. American Library Association Annual Conference, Orlando, FL. June 26, 2016.

---. “Integrating Information Literacy Threshold Concepts across the Curriculum.” European Conference on Information Literacy, Prague, Czech Republic. October 10, 2016. ---. “Raising the Research Bar: Incorporating Information Literacy Threshold.” SEFLIN Annual Conference, Miami, FL. July 28, 2016. ---. “Topic-Based Reference Skills for Education.” Tampa Bay Library Consortium. July 19, 2016. Webinar. Michelle Keba and Michael Schofield. “Creating Effective Instructional Videos: From Collaboration and Design to Assessment.” American Library Association Annual Conference, Orlando, FL. June 26, 2016. Elaine D. Kauschinger, Beth Snyder, Dr. Jennifer Kuretski, and Patricia Strobehn. “eMentor: An Informal, Semi-Structured Online Intercollegiate Mentorship Experience.” American Association of Colleges of Nursing Master’s Education Conference, Atlanta, GA. February 23, 2017. Poster; National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties Annual Meeting, Washington, DC. April 22, 2017; Sigma Theta Tau 44th Biennial Convention, Indianapolis, IN. October 29, 2017. Poster. Dr. Jennifer Kuretski, Moti Ramgopal, and Edward Crooks. “Clinical Trials Overview: How to Get Started.” University of Technology, College of Health Sciences, Kingston, Jamaica. November 27-28, 2017. *Nathalie Caycedo and Dr. Ann Langlois. “Female Leadership Advances in the United Arab Emirates.” International Journal of Arts & Sciences’ American Canadian Conference, Montreal, Canada. May 30, 2017. *Gentry Benjamin, Dr. Ann Langlois, and Ed Langlois. “Corporate Social Responsibility Expands Within the United Arab Emirates.” International Journal of Arts & Sciences’ American Canadian Conference, Montreal, Canada. May 30, 2017. Dr. Justine Latif, Dr. Erenie Guirguis, Dr. Amy Henneman, Victoria Scott, and Dr. Jamie Fairclough. “Implementation of an Inpatient Acute Pain Medication Stewardship Program Using a Multi-Modal Approach.” American Society of HealthSystem Pharmacists Midyear Clinical Meeting, Orlando, FL. December 6, 2017. Navessa P. Tania, Dr. Harm Maarsingh,

Sophie Bos, Andrea Mattiotti, Stuti Prakash, Wim Timens, Quinn D. Gunst, Luis J. Jimenez-Borreguero, Martina Schmidt, Maurice J.B. van den Hoff, and Reinoud Gosens. “Endothelial Follistatin-like-1 Regulates the Postnatal Development of the Pulmonary Vasculature by Modulating BMP/Smad Signaling.” Pulmonary Circulation 7.1 (March 2017): 219-231. Dr. Joshua Mason. “SGK-1-Mediated ATP Generation: A Novel Metabolic Pathway that Supports the Survival of ECM-Detached Cells.” Keystone Symposia on Molecular and Cellular Biology, Whistler, British Columbia, Canada. March 5-9, 2017. Poster; St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital National Graduate Student Symposium, Memphis, TN. March 21, 2017. *Sean Goodman, *Jessica Koreis, *Madeline Dunning, *Kristy St. Louis, and Dr. Angie McDonald. “Childhood Trauma and Anxiety in Adulthood.” Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC. August 4, 2017. Poster. Dr. Cheryl Serrano. “Sheltered Instruction/SIOP Model.” School District of Forsyth County, Cumming, GA. July 24 and 25; August 21; September 2, 2017. ---. “Teaching Reading to Students Learning English.” School District of Clayton County, Atlanta, GA. June 12 and 13, 2017; West Hawaii School District, Kailua Kona, HI. July 31 and August 1, 2017. ---. “Training of Trainers: Sheltered Instruction/SIOP Model.” La Vega School District, Waco, TX. June 6-9, 2017. Michael J. Bouthillier, Dr. Mariette Sourial, Hoai-An Truong, and Elena M. Umland. “A Conversation About IPE: Challenges, Solutions and Lessons Learned.” American Academy of Colleges of Pharmacy Interim Meeting, Rio Grande, Puerto Rico. February 26, 2017. Dr. Krisy-Ann Thornby. “Journal Club: Safety of Adding Salmeterol to Fluticasone Propionate in Children with Asthma (VESTRI Trial).” American College of Clinical Pharmacy Drug Information Special Interest Group. May 5, 2017. Webinar. *Alaina Bell, *Josh Rowe, and Dr. Angela Witmer. “Benthic Macrofaunal Communities as Influenced by a Sand Transfer Plant.” American Shore and Beach Preservation Association National


Dr. Olga Dietlin. Member. Editorial Review Board. Journal of College Counseling. Elizabeth Fairall. Coordinator. Emerging Library Professionals Interest Group. Association of Christian Librarians. Dr. Erenie Guirguis. Member. Board of Education. Florida Society of HealthSystem Pharmacists. ---. Member. Board of Membership Affairs Council. Florida Society of Health-System Pharmacists. Jin Hanley. Adjudicator. Florida National Honor Society for Dance Arts Merit Award. National Dance Education Organization. ---. Co-Chair. Florida Dance Performance Assessment. Florida Dance Education Organization. ---. Member. Board of Directors. Florida Dance Education Organization. ---. Panelist. Beyond the Test: Mentoring for Artistic Engagement, St. Petersburg, FL. February 3-5, 2017. ---. Program Coordinator. The Dancers’ Space. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts. ---. Speaker. “By His Grace.” Kong-ju Sungkyul Church, Kong-ju, South Korea. July 26, 2017.

Jin Lee Hanley, assistant professor of dance, danced and choreographed in a variety of venues in Florida and South Korea. See opposite page. Coastal Conference, Fort Lauderdale, FL. October 25, 2017. Poster.

---. Member. Board of Directors. Florida Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists.

Service to the Profession and Community

---. Session Moderator. “Antimicrobial Dosing Dilemmas.” American College of Clinical Pharmacy Annual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ. October 9, 2017.

Dr. Karelynne Ayayo. Session Moderator. “Practical Theology.” Annual Meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society. November 16, 2017.

Dr. Roger Chapman. Guest Editor. Journal of American Studies of Turkey 47. Fall 2017.

---. Teacher. College Audition Workshop. Florida Dance Education Organization, St. Petersburg, FL. February 5, 2017. ---. Teacher. Korean Fan Dance. Bak Middle School of the Arts, West Palm Beach, FL. May 9 & 11, 2017. ---. Teacher. Modern Dance Technique Master Class. The Dancers’ Space/Ballet Florida, West Palm Beach, FL. June 6, 2017. ---. Teacher. Modern Dance Technique: Unleashing Artistry through Dance Improvisation Master Class. Dancing Waters, Plantation, FL. June 22, 2017. Michelle Keba. Chair. Advocacy & Outreach Committee. Palm Beach County Library Association.

Dr. Stephanie Bennett. Member. Board of Directors. Media Ecology Association.

---. Member. Editorial Advisory Board. Journal of American Studies of Turkey.

Dr. Elias Chahine. Board Liaison. Infectious Diseases Practice and Research Networks Nominations Committee; Infectious Diseases Practice and Research Networks Programming Committee. American College of Clinical Pharmacy.

---. Member. Editorial Advisory Board. Journal of Popular Culture.

---. Co-Chair. Distance Learning Instruction Committee. Association of College and Research Libraries.

Dr. Jeremy Couch. Co-Editor. Access: The Journal of the National Association of Branch Campus Administrators.

---. Director. Academic Libraries. Palm Beach County Library Association.

---. Chair-Elect. Infectious Diseases Practice and Research Networks. American College of Clinical Pharmacy.


---. Vice-Chair. Research Committee. National Association of Branch Campus Administrators.

---. Member. Editorial Board. Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning. ---. Member. Instruction Mentoring

Program Committee. Association of College and Research Libraries. Dr. Jennifer Kuretski. Member. Conference Planning Committee. Palm Beach County Nurse Practitioner Council. ---. Peer Reviewer. Accreditation and program development for Master of Science in Nursing Program, Phillips School of Nursing. Mount Sinai, NY. ---. Nurse Practitioner. Midway Specialty Care Center. Fort Pierce, FL. ---. Secretary. Chi Phi Chapter. Sigma Theta Tau. ---. Vice President. Palm Beach County Nurse Practitioner Council. Dr. Harm Maarsingh. Ph.D. CoSupervisor for Navessa P. Tania. “Developmental and Pathological Roles of BMP/Follistatin-like 1 in the Lung.” Dissertation, University of Groningen. October 6, 2017. Dr. Joshua Mason. Poster Presentation Judge. Research Experience for Undergraduates at Notre Dame. July 28, 2017. Dr. Cheryl Serrano. Chair. Bilingual Teacher of the Year Selection Committee. National Association of Bilingual Education. Dr. Mariette Sourial. Member. APhAAPPM Transitions of Care Special Interest Group. American Pharmacists Association. ---. Member. Organizational Affairs Council. Florida Pharmacy Association. ---. Member. Steering Committee. Palm Beach Healthcare Coalition.

Award or Prize Dr. Elias Chahine. Residency Preceptor of the Year. Florida Society of HealthSystem Pharmacists. 2017. Dr. Joshua Mason. Invited Presenter. St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital National Graduate Student Symposium. March 20-24, 2017. ---. Notebaert Professional Development Award. University of Notre Dame, The Graduate School, Notre Dame, IN. 2017. ---. Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Award, Biological Sciences. University of Notre Dame, The Graduate School and Kaneb Center for Teaching and Learning, Notre Dame, IN. 2017.

Performances and Creative Works Jin Hanley. “The Glory of the Cross.” Choreography and Dance Performance. Family Church, West Palm Beach, FL. March 25, 2017. ---. “Vapor Part I.” Choreography. The Kravis Center, West Palm Beach, FL. March 10, 2017. ---. “Vapor Part II.” Choreography. The Kravis Center, West Palm Beach, FL. May 19, 2017. Jin Hanley and Ali Darr. Choreography and Dance Performance. Hongik University Street Evangelize Performance, Pneuma Ballet Theatre, Seoul, South Korea. July 22, 2017. ---. Choreography and Dance Performance. Kong-ju Sungkyul Church, Kong-ju, South Korea. July 23, 2017. ---. Choreography and Dance Performance. New Land Summer Retreat, Kwang-eun House of Prayer, O-san, South Korea. August 7, 2017. Jin Hanley and Kim Sungyong. “Cinderella EX 4.” Choreography and Dance Performance. Goyang International Dance Festival, Goyang, South Korea. August 5, 2017. Jin Hanley and Jeniffer Surez. “I Will Sing.” Choreography and Dance Performance. Cidra Church, West Palm Beach, FL. May 27, 2017.

Jin Hanley, Simon Bayle, and Kathleen Davenport. “Dance Improvisation.” Choreography. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, West Palm Beach, FL. November 3, 2017. Jin Hanley, *Ericka Leon, Arim Kim, and *Ginelle Ruffa. “Christmas Overture” and “Noel.” Choreography and Dance Performance. Family Church, West Palm Beach, FL. December 23-24, 2017.

Media Responses Dr. Elias Chahine. “Mortality Risk Lower in Vancomycin vs. Metronidazole for CDI, But Both Agents Have their Strengths.” Interview by Joseph Ladd. PharmacyToday 23.4 (April 2017): 6. ---. “New Antibacterial Agent Targets Multidrug-Resistant UTIs.” Interview by Cara Aldridge Young. PharmacyToday 23.11 (November 2017): 28. Jin Hanley. “Beautiful Collaboration with Five Different Countries.” Performance review of Cinderella EX 4 by In-sook Yi. Goyang Newspaper. August 7, 2017. ---. “Goyang International Dance Festival.” Performance review of Cinderella EX 4 by Hyun-Jae Seo. Dance Forum (September 3, 2017): 28-30. Dr. Joshua Mason. “Grad Student Will Present New Cancer Findings at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.” Interview by Grant Johnson. University of Notre Dame, College of Science News. January 26, 2017.

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

Jonathan C. Grenz, 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

Chelly K. Templeton, 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.

leadership, nursing practice (concentrations in executive leadership and family nurse practitioner) and pharmacy

Enrollment: 3,843

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.M., M.S., M.S.N., Pharm.D., Pharm.D./M.B.A.

Traditional Undergraduate/Day Students: 2,272 Undergraduate/Evening Adult Students: 215 Master’s Students: 480 Professional in Pharmacy Students: 279 Professional in Nursing Practice and Health Systems Leadership: 77 Dual-enrolled: 520 Academic Programs:

Faculty: • 171 full-time teaching faculty • Undergraduate student-faculty ratio: 12 to 1 • 81% 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; 17 men’s and women’s intercollegiate sports

• 51 undergraduate majors

Local Economic Impact: $396 million

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


• 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, leadership (concentrations in corporate, non-profit and organizational leadership), and music (performance.) • Professional degree programs in health systems

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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 Assistant Provost Accreditation, Assessment, and Research at (561) 803-2050.

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