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 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


Becoming an iLibrary, Presentation, Amy Filiatreau and Leecy Barnett.

Encouraging Clients to Consider Change: Incorporating Motivational Interviewing Strategies in Contemporary Adlerian Practice, Presentation, Jonathan J. Sperry and Ramona Grad.

Transparency and Engagement: A Case Study of Lynn University’s Curricular Implementations, , Erika Grodzki and Stefanie Powers.

Writing Effective Adlerian Case Conceptualizations, Workshop, Len Sperry and Jonathan J. Sperry.

Executive Function Coaching: Assisting with Transitioning from Secondary to Postsecondary Education, Article, Shara B. Goudreau (0000-0001-8890-7130) and Melissa Knight (0000-0003-0582-0334).

Digital Evolution in Revolutionary Times, , Denise Belafonte-Young.


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

The Importance of Media Literacy to an Undergraduate Education in Today’s Society, , 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, , Robert W. Reich (0000-0001-7683-1503), 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 (0000-0003-0242-2074).


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, Presentation, Kelly A. 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, iBook, Korynne Taylor-Dunlop.

Financial Reporting and Management Decisions, iBook, 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, iBook, Craig Schmantowsky.

Human Anatomy & Physiology Laboratory Manual, iBook, Daniel Ceccoli.

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

iPulse Policies and Style Guide, iBook, 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, iBook, Carmeta Blake.


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

Sports Marketing: Theory in Practice, iBook, 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 (0000-0002-2156-3975), and Rita Loch-Caruso.

Minor Goods and Objective Theories of Well-Being, , 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 (0000-0001-9573-0425).

Yoga Enhances Positive Psychological States in Young Adult Musicians, , 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 (0000-0001-8890-7130), Darren Allen, and Carrie Simpson.

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

Action, Research, Results, Presentation, Kelly A. Burlison, Lauren Marianino, and Michelle Wagner.

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

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

In Defense of the American Beer, , 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, , Stefanie Powers.


The Impact of Reading Success Academy on High School Reading Achievement, Article, Kelly A. 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


Poor Mayapan, Chapter, Clifford T. Brown, April Watson, Ashley Gravlin-Beman, and Larry S. Liebovitch.

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, , Robert W. Reich (0000-0001-7683-1503) 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, , 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, , 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!, , Denise Belafonte-Young.

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

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


iPad Mini Revolution at Lynn University: A Faculty Perspective, Article, Shara B. Goudreau (0000-0001-8890-7130), Sanne Unger, and Carrie Simpson.


The Change Process: Examining Implementation of Gender Neutral Housing Using Organizational Theory, Article, Kelly A. 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?, , Sindee Kerker.

A Teaching Excellence Assessment Process Model for Hospitality Management, , 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, iBook, Joseph Ingles.

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

Introduction to Education, iBook, Priscilla Boerger.

Introduction to Fashion and Retail, iBook, Lisa Dandeo.

Introduction to Marketing Theories & Methods, iBook, Matteo Peroni Masserano.

Professional Communication, iBook, 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, , Erika Grodzki, Denise Belafonte-Young, John Bennardo, Carmeta Blake, Harry Murphy, Stefanie Powers, and Timea Varga.