Monthly Archives: January 2015

College of Education Partners with Fairmont Park Elementary

Mr Fred BennettThanks to the efforts of Fred Bennett, and many others, the leadership program that the College of Education runs in collaboration with the Bishop Center for Ethical Leadership with Fairmont Elementary Park Elementary School continues to flourish. The program will shortly host a meeting of Park Elementary children with Deputy Major Tamika Tomalin. The event was the initiative of Chadsia Thomas, a 5th grader at Park Elementary.

The program centers around a leadership club of around 20 Fairmount 5th graders. The idea is to develop leaders and to make organic change in the school, where the students take ownership of the school and make sustainable change by leading their peers. In addition it provides a great opportunity for USFSP education students learn and grow, and provides a great example of USFSP’s outreach activities.


Braunsberger Attends EvalFest Meeting

EvalFest Group PhotoDr Karin Braunsberger, Bank of America Endowed Professor in Business for 2014-2015 and Professor of Marketing, recently attended an EvalFest meeting in Chapel Hill, NC. EvalFest is an NSF funded project ( to evaluate the effectiveness of science festivals in increasing awareness of the various STEM (Science, Technology, Education, Mathematics) fields and creating interest in STEM fields as potential careers. Given USFSP involvement in the St Pete Science Festival and our interest in ensuring the effectiveness of our various programs, Dr Braunsberger’s involvement in this project are very relevant.

Congratulations to Dr Braunsberger.

Jackson Publications

Dr William JacksonDr Bill Jackson, Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, has published the following articles:

Jackson, W.T., D.J. Scott, and N. Schwagler (Forthcoming). Using the business model canvas as a methods approach to teaching entrepreneurship. Journal of Entrepreneurial Education.

Jackson, M.J. and W.T. Jackson (Forthcoming). The misuse of student evaluations of teaching: Implications, suggestions and alternatives. Academy of Educational Leadership Journal.

Jackson, W.T., Gao, L., Krug, J.A., Ma, R., and Wright, P. Determinants of Interfirm Rivalry or Cooperation: Implications for Management.(Forthcoming) Academy of Strategic Management Journal.

Jackson, W.T. & M. J. Jackson (2014). Social enterprises and social entrepreneurship: One size does not fit all, Academy of Entrepreneurship Journal, 20 (2), 152-162

Congratulations to Dr Jackson

Stamatoplos to Present at National Conference

Library CollageTony Stamatoplos, Associate Librarian for Scholarly Support Services and Special Projects, will present a paper entitled “Moving from Novice to Expert Teacher: Turning Your Craft Into Art” at the national conference for LOEX , the national organization for library instruction and information literacy information in Denver in May.

Congratulations to Mr Stamatoplos.

Beltran and Sahgal-Patel to Present at National Conference

Student Life CenterVictoria Beltran and Anita Sahgal-Patel will present a paper to the American College Health Association (ACHA) Annual Meeting in Orlando in May entitled “The USFSP Wellness Center Story: Successful Collaboration of Counseling, Health, and Health Promotion Under One Roof.” USFSP was one of the first institutions to have an integrated Wellness Center combining counseling, health, and health promotion services, and the paper will present the advantages and challenges of doing so, as well as plans for the future.

Congratulations to Ms Beltran and Dr Sahgal.

Gresham’s Proposal Accepted for Dartmouth Writing Seminar

Dr Morgan Greshman, Associate Professor of English in the Department of Verbal and Visual Arts and coordinator of our writing program, recently learned that her proposal “Student Self-Efficacy and Writing for Transfer” has been accepted for inclusion in the highly competitive 2015 Dartmouth Summer Seminar for Composition Research.

Congratulations to Dr Gresham.