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This Week on The Academic Minute 2015.2.23 -2.27

Feb 23, 2015

Monday, February 23
Cliff Ross of the University of North Florida is looking at the environment of the Florida Keys to learn more about coral reefs.

Tuesday, February 24
Jennifer Maynard of The University of Texas at Austin is working to treat pertussis.

Wednesday, February 25
St. John's University's Paul Gaffney presents an philosophical interpretation of the meaning of competition.

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Sep 26, 2014

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9.22.2014 - This Week on The Academic Minute

Sep 22, 2014

This Week on The Academic Minute

Monday, September 22
Dr. Jennie Brand of The University of California Los Angeles examines unemployment as a single mother.

Tuesday, September 23
Dr. Amit Bhattacharjee of Dartmouth College explains the unintended consequences when marketing becomes too effective.

Wednesday, September 24
The University of Surrey's Dr. Radu Sporea explores the majesty of engineering complexity.

Dr. Joel Beam, University of North Florida – Wound Care

Nov 12, 2013

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Joel Beam of the University of North Florida examines what the body of research says about the best method for treating wounds.

Joel Beam is an associate professor of clinical and applied movement sciences and Director of the Athletic Training Education Program at the University of North Florida. His research is primarily focused on the management of acute skin trauma with a particular focus on dressing techniques. He has published a number of book chapters and peer-reviewed articles.

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Kerry Clark of the University of North Florida explains why Lyme disease is a threat in areas beyond the northeastern United States.  


Kerry Clark is an associate professor of public health at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville, Florida. His area of expertise includes the ecology and epidemiology of tick-borne diseases such as Lyme borreliosis, human ehrlichiosis, babesiosis, rickettsiosis, anaplasmosis, and others. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of South Carolina School of Public Health.

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Judith Ochrietor of the University of North Florida explains how a dangerous protein can also be dangerous for cancer. 


Judith Ochrietor is an associate professor of biology at the University of North Florida where she uses her studies of cell adhesion and metabolism in the neural retina to train undergraduate and Masters of Science students. She earned a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Ohio State University and later studied the development of the mammalian neural retina as a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Florida.

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Jeffrianne Wilder of the University of North Florida explains the continued existence of colorism and skin tone bias within minority communities.

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Jay Huebner of the University of North Florida reveals the geographic evidence supporting reports of a historical meteorite impact.

Jay Huebner is Professor Emeritus of Physics at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville, Florida. He is one of the university’s charter faculty members and has taught a variety of engineering, physics, and astronomy courses. He has studied at the prestigious Keck Observatory in Hawaii and he holds a Ph.D. from the University of California Riverside.

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Matthew Gilg of the University of North Florida reveals what reproduction between diverging species has to teach us about evolution.

Matthew Gilg is an associate professor of biology at the University of North Florida. His research is focused on a variety of evolutionary questions including the genetics and process of speciation, species interactions, and hybridization.  He is currently overseeing several projects examining breeding among divergent species in northern Florida. He earned his Ph.D. at the University of South Carolina.

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Jenny Stuber of the University of North Florida explains why students from different socioeconomic backgrounds experience college differently.

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Quincy Gibson of the University of North Florida reveals the connection between manmade noises and aggressive behavior in dolphins.

Quincy Gibson is a research scientist at the University of North Florida where her primary research interests are behavioral development, maternal care strategies, individual variation, and social complexity of marine mammals. She is currently conducting boat-based photo-identification and behavioral surveys of bottlenose dolphins in the Jacksonville area. She holds a Ph. D. from Georgetown University.

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Keith Ashley of the University of North Florida reveals what life was like for Native Americans at the earliest Spanish missions.

Keith Ashley is Coordinator of Archaeological Research at the University of North Florida where his research is focused on the Native Americans of southeastern North America during the late pre-Columbian and historic (post-European contact) eras. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Florida.

About Dr. Ashley

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Tracy Alloway of the University of North Florida explains how using social media can improve the performance of your memory.

Tracy Alloway is a professor of psychology at the University of North Florida where her research is focused on how working memory develops across the lifespan.  Her research on memory has appeared in more than 250 articles.

About Dr. Alloway

Dr. Tracy Alloway – Social Media and Brain Exercise

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. John Parmelee of the University of North Florida reveals how Twitter is reshaping the relationship between politicians and their constituents.

John Parmelee is an associate professor of communication at the University of North Florida where his research interests include political communication and journalism in emerging democracies. His research has appeared in numerous journals and in 2012 he published the book Politics and the Twitter Revolution.  He holds a Ph. D. from the University of Florida.

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Tes Tuason of the University of North Florida explores the psychology of economic mobility.

Tes Tuason is associate professor at the University of North Florida, in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program within the Department of Public Health. Her research addresses social issues such as poverty's psychological correlates, processes, and coping, and social justice issues related to counseling minority populations. She obtained her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University at Albany, State University of New York.