Beginning in 2009, the Lynn University Library, working in conjunction with the Office of Academic Affairs, established an annual recognition of faculty members who published works during the past year, known as the Published Faculty Reception. To be eligible for inclusion, publications, including books, articles, papers and musical recordings, needed to be peer-reviewed or published by scholarly entities.

Over the years, the scope of eligibility for inclusion has expanded to also include posters, presentations, artwork, sound recordings, musical scores, performances, art exhibits, and more. With this broadened scope, the 2018-2019 academic year ushered in modified inclusion rules and a new name. Now known as the Academic and Creative Excellence Reception (or ACE Reception), publications and other creative works must be in the faculty or staff member’s discipline, must be published in the previous calendar year (January 1 – December 31) and can include:

  • Articles
  • Art Exhibits
  • Books or Book Chapters
  • Conference Presentations
  • Conference Proceedings
  • Editorials
  • Films
  • Graphic Novels
  • Journals
  • Letters to the Editor
  • Musical Scores
  • Musical Reviews
  • Performances
  • Poems
  • Poster Presentations
  • Sound Recordings
  • News Articles
  • Workshops

If you would like to submit a publication or creative work or have questions about what is eligible for inclusion, please contact Lea Iadarola.


Publications and Creative Works from 2015

The Importance of Media Literacy to an Undergraduate Education in Today’s Society, Conference Proceeding, Erika Grodzki, Martin Phillips, Stefanie Powers, Timea Varga, and Gary Carlin


Three Deaths Near A Sierra Leone Forest Highlight the Problems that Plague Conservation Efforts, Article, Andrew R. Halloran

Allocentric and Ideocentric Persuasion: Characteristics of Leadership Personality, Conference Proceeding, Robert W. Reich, Maria Lucero, and Javier Anegon


Associations Between Attachment Patterns and Psychosocial Adjustment in Children: A Longitudinal Examination of Relational Schemas, Poster Presentation, Christina M. Iapezzuto, Christopher D. Aults, Rachel E. Pauletti, Patrick J. Cooper, and David G. Perry

Chimpanzees (Pt verus) change the Landscape of a Forest Fragment by Dispersing Cultivars Raided From Local Villages, Presentation, Andrew R. Halloran, Christina T. Cloutier, Catherine E. Bolten, Sama S. Monde, and Papanie Bai Sesay


Defense Counsel Obligations to Screen for Mental Illness, Presentation, Paul R. Gormley


Do Attachment Styles in Preadolescence Predict Target-Specific Aggression?, Poster Presentation, Rachel E. Pauletti, Christopher D. Aults, Patrick J. Cooper, and David G. Perry


Does Self-Discrepant Gender Identity Foster Peer Aggression and Victimization?, Poster Presentation, Patrick J. Cooper, Rachel E. Pauletti, Christopher D. Aults, and David G. Perry

Learning Leaders, Presentation, Kathleen Weigel and Richard D. Jones


Teaching Criminal Justice: Innovative Ideas for the Classroom, Presentation, Paul R. Gormley


Teaching the Nuremberg Trials with an Innovative Pedagogical Approach: Developing A Story Expression Workshop, Presentation, Sindee Kerker


The Effects of the Relationship Enhancement Program on Social Skills, Empathy and Social Support for Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Poster Presentation, Ali Cunningham Abbott


The Role of Respiratory Sinus Arrhythmia in the Association Between Internalizing Difficulties and Aggression in Preadolescence, Poster Presentation, Christopher D. Aults, Patrick J. Cooper, Rachel E. Pauletti, Nancy Aaron Jones, and David G. Perry


Why Do Children Pick on Gender-Nonconforming Boys? A Longitudinal Test of Target-Specific Aggression, Poster Presentation, Christopher D. Aults, Rachel E. Pauletti, Patrick J. Cooper, and David G. Perry

Creating an iPad "Art" Room, Conference Proceeding, Kelly Burlison and Nancy C. Kline


Chimpanzees in the Shadow of a Lion-Shaped Mountain, Article, Andrew R. Halloran

Acoustic Determinants to Group-Specific Vocalizations and Dialect: The Effects of Environment on Infant Vocalizations of Cebus Capucinus, and Utilizing Two Field Sites With a Shared Taxon For a Comparative Ecological Study, Chapter, Andrew R. Halloran and Sarah Mancz


A Laughable Book Review: On Hating Hating Perfection, Book Review, Sophia A. Stone

Bernard Hoffer: Violin Concerto, Piano Concerto, English Horn Concerto, Sound Recording, Elmar Oliveira, Randall Hodgkinson, Thomas Stacy, Richard Pittman, and Raidió Teilifís Éireann National Symphony Orchestra


Cognitive Behavior Therapy of DSM-5 Personality Disorders: Assessment, Case Conceptualization, and Treatment, Len Sperry and Jonathan J. Sperry

Ed.D. Program Handbook, Korynne Taylor-Dunlop

Financial Reporting and Management Decisions, Jim Downey


From Waste to Resources?: Interrogating 'Race to the Bottom' in the Global Environmental Governance of the Hazardous Waste Trade, Article, Cristina A. Lucier and Brian J. Gareau

Fundamentals in Culinary Operations, Craig Schmantowsky

Human Anatomy & Physiology Laboratory Manual, Daniel Ceccoli

Ignorance, Lesbians and Medicine: Disturbing the Messages of Safer Sex, Article, Valeria Fabj

Introduction to Criminal Justice, Sindee Kerker

iPulse Policies and Style Guide, Stefanie Powers


Letting Literature Prepare Students for Study Abroad: A Case Study with Hemingway’s Cuba, Article, Jeff Morgan and John Daily

New Media: Trump or Triumph, Carmeta Blake


Rev. of “All the Things You Are: Leon Fleisher, piano", Music Review, Roberta Rust

Sports Marketing: Theory in Practice, Chad Barr and Rocco Porreca


The Two Dollar Bill Documentary, Film, John M. Bennardo

Publications and Creative Works from 2014


Periodic Table: Advanced, Article, Mark Jackson


Don’t Blame the Chimps! Who’s Responsible for Lethal Aggression in Sierra Leone’s Chimpanzees?, Article, Robert Sussman and Andrew R. Halloran


Imogene in New Orleans (Imogene and the Boys #1), Hunter Murphy

Tetrabromobisphenol A Activates Inflammatory Pathways in Human First Trimester Extravillous Trophoblasts in Vitro, Article, Hae-Ryung Park, Patricia W. Kamau, Cassandra S. Korte, and Rita Loch-Caruso

Minor Goods and Objective Theories of Well-Being, Conference Proceeding, Christopher M. Rice


The iBook’s Transhumanist Agenda, Presentation, Thomas Ferstle


Rev. of "Arvo Pärt: Für Anna Maria, Complete Piano Music: Jeroen van Veen, piano", Music Review, Roberta Rust

Rev. of Conflicts in Culture: Strategies to Understand and Resolve the Issues, by Sandra Harris, and Steve Jenkins, Book Review, Priscilla A. Boerger


Rev. of “Rzewski: Piano Music: Robert Satterlee, piano”, Music Review, Roberta Rust


Whose Florida Is It? Misconceptions of Florida Represented in Film, Chapter, Bonnie Bonincontri

Yoga Enhances Positive Psychological States in Young Adult Musicians, Conference Proceeding, Bethany Butzer, M. Khalique Ahmed, and Sat Bir S. Khalsa

Brass Quintet, Performance, Thomas McKinley

All Learning Styles Welcome, Presentation, Kathleen Weigel, Korynne Taylor-Dunlop, and Nancy C. Kline


Group Dissertation in Practice: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly: Perspectives from a College Dean, Dissertation Chair, and Doctoral Candidate, Presentation, Kathleen Weigel, Korynne Taylor-Dunlop, and Katherine Reedy


Hybrid Courses: Communication In and Out of the Classroom, Presentation, Shara B. Goudreau, Darren Allen, and Carrie Simpson

Media as a Universal Language, Conference Proceeding, Denise Belafonte-Young, Erika Grodzki, and Harry Murphy

Action, Research, Results, Conference Proceeding, Kelly Burlison, Lauren Marianino, and Michelle Wagner

The Need to Teach Communication Technology to All Undergraduates, Conference Proceeding, Martin Phillips, Gary Carlin, Erika Grodzki, and Jennifer Whalen

Elusive Objectivity of Humor Research, Conference Proceeding, Sophia A. Stone

In Defense of the American Beer, Conference Proceeding, Sophia A. Stone


Drawn into the Mall of the iBook, Presentation, Thomas Ferstle

Convention Chair. 2014 Florida Communication Association Convention: The Power of Culture and Communication, Conference Proceeding, Stefanie Powers


The Impact of Reading Success Academy on High School Reading Achievement, Article, Kelly Burlison and Josh Chave


Obstacles to Preserving Precaution and Equity in Global Hazardous Waste Regulation: An Analysis of Contested Knowledge in the Basel Convention, Article, Cristina A. Lucier and Brian J. Gareau


Déjà vu: from Furby to Långström and the Evaluation of Sex Offender Treatment Effectiveness, Article, Jill S. Levenson and David S. Prescott

Rev. of Portraits of Promise: Voices of Successful Immigrant Students, by Michael Sadowski, Book Review, Priscilla A. Boerger


The Presidents’ Wives: The Office of First Lady in US Politics, Robert P. Watson

The Tonkolili Chimpanzee Project, Presentation, Andrew R. Halloran


Psychopathology and Psychotherapy: DSM-5 Diagnosis, Case Conceptualization, and Treatment, Jonathan J. Sperry, Len Sperry, Jon Carlson, and Jill Duba Sauerheber

US Stock Market Reactions to Terrorist Events Revisited: 1977-2013, Conference Proceeding, Robert W. Reich and James Kroger

The Tonkolili Chimpanzee Project: Implications on Chimpanzee Conservation Strategies in Anthropogenic Landscapes, Presentation, Andrew R. Halloran


Rev. of “Webern, Wolpe, & Feldman: Aleck Karis, piano”, Music Review, Roberta Rust

A Cross-Cultural Comparison of Advertising Strategies for Top-Selling Beers in America and Poland, Conference Proceeding, Erika Grodzki and Kinga Kowalewska


Lynn University: The Small School with Big Plans for Hospitality and Event Management, Article, James F. Downey and Linsley T. DeVeau

Program Chair - 6th International Conference on Language, Culture, and Politics, Kielce, Poland, Conference Proceeding, Erika Grodzki

Rev. of Confessions of a Bad Teacher: The Shocking Truth from the Front Lines of American Education, by John Owens, Book Review, Priscilla A. Boerger

Dietary cology of the Chimpanzees (P.t. verus) at the Tonkolili Site: Analyzing Resource’s Chemical Properties in Proportion to their Risk Factor, Presentation, Autumn D. Thorpe and Andrew R. Halloran

Beyond the Classroom: Running a Media Club, Field Experiences and Internship Opportunities!, Conference Proceeding, Denise Belafonte-Young

Don’t Wait for Them to Come to You, You Can Go to Them: International Travel and Study Abroad, Conference Proceeding, Denise Belafonte-Young and Patricia F. Sanders

Peer-Reviewed Assessment System for Faculty-Led Sports Productions: A Proposal, Conference Proceeding, Denise Belafonte-Young and Rick Sykes


iPad Mini Revolution at Lynn University: A Faculty Perspective, Article, Shara B. Goudreau, Sanne Unger, and Carrie Simpson


The Change Process: Examining Implementation of Gender Neutral Housing Using Organizational Theory, Article, Kelly Burlison and Josh Chave


Incorporating Trauma-Informed Care into Evidence-Based Sex Offender Treatment, Article, Jill S. Levenson


Rev. of “Leoš Janáček Piano Works: Helena Basilova, piano", Music Review, Roberta Rust

Stand Your Ground: Lawful Right to Kill or Self-Defense Gone Awry?, Conference Proceeding, Sindee Kerker

A Teaching Excellence Assessment Process Model for Hospitality Management, Conference Proceeding, James F. Downey


America's First Crisis: The War of 1812, Robert P. Watson

Automotive Telematics, Chapter, Denise Belafonte-Young

Beethoven, Brahms, Weber: Trios, Sound Recording, Jon Manasse, Jon Nakamatsu, and Clive Greensmith

Business Analytics: Communicating with Numbers, Joseph Ingles

Case Conceptualization: Mastering This Competency with Ease and Confidence, Jonathan J. Sperry and Len Sperry

Introduction to Education, Priscilla Boerger

Introduction to Fashion and Retail, Lisa Dandeo

Introduction to Marketing Theories & Methods, Matteo Peroni Masserano

Professional Communication, Harry Murphy

Rev. of The Four C’s of Successful Teaching: Consistency, Contingency, Compassion & Courage, by B.C. Tozer, Book Review, Priscilla A. Boerger


The Tonkolili Chimpanzee Project in Sierra Leone: Implications for Chimpanzee Conservation Strategies in Anthropogenic Landscapes, Article, Andrew R. Halloran, Cristina T. Cloutier, Sama Monde Conservation Society of Sierra Leone, and Papanie Bai Sesay

Publications and Creative Works from 2013


Physics Terminology, Article, Mark Jackson

Where for Art Thou? Transient Sex Offenders and Residence Restrictions, Article, Jill S. Levenson, Alissa R. Ackerman, Kelly M. Socia, and Andrew J. Harris

Hosting a Presidential Debate: One Year of Political Content and Coursework, Conference Proceeding, Erika Grodzki, Denise Belafonte-Young, John Bennardo, Carmeta Blake, Harry Murphy, Stefanie Powers, and Timea Varga

Reinventing Toy Brands for the Electronic Era, Conference Proceeding, Gary Carlin


Wait, Who is MY President? Connecting Identities through Hosting a U.S. Presidential Debate, Presentation, Erika Grodzki, Stefanie Powers, and Timea Varga


Affairs of State: The Untold History of Presidential Love, Sex, and Scandal, 1789-1900, Robert P. Watson


Rev. of Success Under Stress: Powerful Tools for Staying Calm, Confident, and Productive When the Pressure’s On by Sharon Melnick, Book Review, William J. Leary


Rev. of “Türk Keyboard Sonatas, Collections I and II: Michael Tsalka, keyboardist", Music Review, Roberta Rust


Creating Product Oriented Assignments, Presentation, Adam Simpson

New Media, Its Emergence and Impact on Society, Conference Proceeding, Carmeta Blake