Student-Faculty Publications



2011-present Student-Faculty Publications

54. Brothers, D.G. and J.K. Wetterer. 2016. "Red imported fire ants (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) are unsuitable prey for a native antlion (Neuroptera, Myrmeleontidae) in Florida." Florida Entomologist 99: 816-817. David Brothers studied ecology and graduated from the Honors College in 2015. Dr. Wetterer is Professor of Biology at the Wilkes Honors College.

53. Keith Jakee and Erin Gamsey. "The Price of High-Stakes Educational Testing: Estimating the Aggregate Costs of Florida’s FCAT Exam.” Forthcoming in Journal of Education Finance (expected in 2017). Erin Gamsey graduated from the Honors College in 2010 with a concentration in Economics. Dr. Jakee is Associate Professor of Economics at the Wilkes Honors College.

52. Fernando Varela. "La imagen del guajiro en la Revolucion y en Antes que anochezca de Reinaldo Arenas." Voces del Caribe/Caribbean Vocies: Revista de Estudios Caribenos. 7(1):244-70 (2016). Fernando Varela graduated from the Honors College in 2015 with a concentration in Spanish and entered the Ph.D. program in Spanish at Vanderbilt.

51. Nicholas Tran and Eugene T. Smith. "An Open Platform Microcontrolled-pH Meter." Chemical Educator 21 (July 2016): 1-3. Nicolas Tran graduated from the Wilkes Honors College in 2016 with a degree in Biological Chemistry. Eugene Smith is a Professor of Chemistry at the Wilkes Honors College.

50.  Rowan, Matthew J.M, Gina Delcanto, et. al. "Synapse-Level Determination of  Action Potential Duration by K+ Channel Clustering in Axons." Neuron 91(July 2016):1-14. Gina Delcanto graduated from the Wilkes Honors College in 2013 with a concentration in neuroscience.

28a.Carmen Canete Quesada and Tara Boulos. “Masculinity and Hybrid Identity in Yunior, Oscar and Other Dominican tígueres in Junot Díaz’s The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao.” Trans. Mauricio Almonte and Carmen Cañete Quesada. Voces del Caribe: Revista de Estudios Caribeños 7.1 (Spring 2016) : 102-28. Tara Boulos graduated from the Wilkes Honors College in 2011 with a concentration in International Studies. Dr. Carmen Canete Quesada is an Associate Professor of Spanish at the Wilkes Honors College. View article here

49.Timothy J. Steigenga and Sandra Lazo de Vega. “Indigenous Peoples: Religious Change and Political Awakening” in Virginia Garrard Burnett and Paul Freston eds. The Cambridge History of Religion in Latin America (NY: Cambridge University Press) (April 11, 2016). Sandra Lazo de Vega graduated from the Wilkes Honors College in 2009 with a concentration in Interdisciplinary Social Science. Tim Steigenga is Professor of Political Science at the Wilkes Honors College. 

48.Ikuo Masuho, Olga Ostrovskaya, Grant Kramer, Christopher Jones, et.al. "Distinct profiles of functional discrimination among G proteins determine the actions of G protein-coupled receptors." Science Signaling 8(405)(December 1, 2015). Grant Kramer is a junior at the Honors College studying biology. Christopher Jones graduated from the Honors College in May of 2014 with a major of Biological Chemistry. Dr. Masuho and Dr. Ostrovskaya are with the Dept of Neuroscience, Scripps Research Institute, Florida.

47.Warren McGovern, Shan Raja, and Alden Sharp. "Commutative nil clean group rings." Journal of Algebra and Its Applications 14 (August 2015).  Shan Raja and Alden Sharp graduated with a concentration in Mathematics from the Wilkes Honors College in 2015. Dr. Warren McGovern is Associate Professor of Mathematics at the Wilkes Honors College. The article is available here.

46.Tyagi, Richard, Neelam Shahani, Lindsay Gorgen, et.al. "Rheb Inhibits Protein Synthesis by Activating the PERK-eIF2a Signaling Cascade." Cell Reports 10(Feb. 10, 2015): 684-93. Lindsay Gorgen graduated from the Wilkes Honors College in 2015 with a concentration in Biology. Dr. Shahani is with the Dept of Neuroscience, Scripps Research Institute, Florida.

45.Earles, J.L., Kersten, A.W., Vernon, L. & Starkings, R. (in press). "Memory for positive, negative, and neutral events in younger and older adults: Does emotion influence binding in event memory?" Cognition and Emotion 30(January 26, 2015):378-388. Rachel Starkings graduated from the Honors College in 2007.  Dr. Julie Earles and Dr. Laura Vernon are Associate Professors of Psychology at the Honors College.

44. Allard, S.M., Earles, J.L., & DesFosses, L.  "Spatial Memory in Captive Giant Anteaters (Myrmecophaga tridactyla)" Animal Behavior and Cognition 1(August 2014):331-340. Leilani DesFosses (a graduate of the Wilkes Honors College in 2012) and Dr. Julie Earles (Associate Professor of Psychology) have published two papers on the topic (see below). Download the article here.

43. Varela, F. "La reconstructión de la historia franquista a través de lo fantástico en El laberinto del fauno." ESFERAS: The Undergraduate Student Journal of the New York University's Department of Spanish and Portuguese 1.2(Spring 2014): 122 - 136.
Fernando Varela graduated from the Wilkes Honors College in 2015 with a concentration in Spanish. He wrote this essay under the supervision of Dr. Carmen Cañete Quesada, Associate Professor of Spanish.

Elizabeth Tranquil 42.Rowan, M.J.M., Tranquil, E., Christie, J.M. "Distinct Kv Channel Subtypes Contribute to Differences in Spike Signaling Properties in the Axon Initial Segment and Presynaptic Boutons of Cerebellar Interneurons." The Journal of Neuroscience 34(May 7, 2014):6611-6623. Elizabeth Tranquil graduated from the Wilkes Honors College in 2014 with a concentration in biology.

41. Kersten, A.W., Earles, J.L., & Upshaw, C. "False recollection of the role played by an actor in an event: Implications for eyewitness testimony." Memory and Cognition 41(November 2013):1144-58 . Christin Upshaw graduated with a concentration in Psychology from the Wilkes Honors College in 2005. Dr. Julie Earles is Associate Professor of Psychology at the Wilkes Honors College. Available online

40.Sandra Lazo de la Vega and Timothy Steigenga. "Against the Tide: Immigrants, Day Laborers, and Community in Jupiter, Florida." University of Wisconsin Press (April 15, 2013) Sandra Lazo de la Vega graduated from the Honors College in 2009. Dr. Timothy Steigenga is a Professor of Political Science at the Wilkes Honors College. See the website for the book here.

39.Rey Carvajal. "Spacecraft Approaching Technique." The Journal of Undergraduate Research in Physics, 26 (March 29, 2013).
Rey Carvajal graduated with a concentration in Physics from  the Wilkes Honors College in 2013. He worked under the direction of Dr. Meredith Blue, Instructor of Mathematics at the Honors College. Available online.

38.Sandra Lazo de Vega and Tim Steigenga. "Facing Immigration Fears: A Constructive Local Approach to Day Labor, Community, and Integration." Journal on Migration and Human Security 1.1 (Jan-Mar 2013):1-16. Sandra Lazo de Vega graduated from the Wilkes Honors College in 2009 with a concentration in Interdisciplinary Social Science. Tim Steigenga is Professor of Political Science at the Wilkes Honors College. Available  online

37.David A. Pick, Pasco B. Avery, Wayne B. Hunter, Charles A. Powell and Steven P. Arthurs. "Effect of Isaria fumosorosea (Hypocreales: Cordycipitaceae) andLysiphlebus testaceipes, (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) on the Brown Citrus Aphid: Preliminary Assessment of Compatibility Study. Florida Entomologist 95(September 2012):764-766. David Pick graduated with a concentration in biology from the Wilkes Honors College in 2013.

36.Jocelyn Skolnik, Sandra Lazo de la Vega, and Timothy Steigenga. "El Chisme across Borders: The Impact of Gossip in a Guatemalan Transnational Community." in Migraciones Internacionales 6(3 January-June, 2012):9-38. Jocelyn Skolnik graduated from the Honors College in 2007, and Sandra Lazo de la Vega graduated in 2009. Timothy Steigenga is a professor of Political Science at the Wilkes Honors College. Download the complete article here.

35.Javonia Washington, Quintyne NJ. "Dichloroacetate induces different rates of cell death in cancer and noncancer cell lines in vitro." Tumori 98.1(Jan-Feb 2012):142-51. Jovonia Washington received her B.A. in Biology at the Wilkes Honors College in 2008. Dr. Nicholas Quintyne is assistant professor of biology at the Honors College.

34.Hunter, W.B., Avery, P. B., Pick, D, and C. A. Powell. 2011. "Broad spectrum potential of Isaria fumosorosea on insect pests of citrus." Florida Entomologist 94(December 2011): 1051-1054. David Pick graduated with a concentration in Biology from the Wilkes Honors College in 2013.

33.Fumiko Shimizu, Koos E. Hovinga, Michael Metzner, Denis Soulet, and Viviane Tabar. "Organotypic Explant Culture of Glioblastoma Multiforme and Subsequent Single-Cell Suspension." Current Protocols in Stem Cell Biology 19(December 2011):3.5.1-3.5.9.  Michael Metzner graduated in 2012 with a concentration in Biological Chemistry from the Wilkes Honors College.

32.J.S. Roberts, M.M. Ivey. "Ion Chromatography Detection of Nitrite and Nitrate in Cured Meat: An Undergraduate Analytical or Instrumental Methods Laboratory Exercise." Chemical Educator 16(September 19, 2011):314-318. JoAnn Roberts graduated from the Honors College with a concentration in Biological Chemistry in 2010. Michelle Ivey is an Assistant Professor of Chemistry at the Honors College.

31.Jamie Lefler and Michelle Ivey. "Ion Chromatography Detection of Fluoride in Calcium Carbonate." Journal of Chromatographic Science 49(September 2011):582-88. Jamie Lefler graduated from the Honors College in 2010 with a concentration in Biology. Michelle Ivey is an Assistant Professor of Chemistry at the Honors College.

30.Gabriela Botta, Christina S. Turn, Nicholas J. Quintyne, and Paul A. Kirchman. "Increased iron supplied through Fet3p results in replicative life span extension of Saccharomyces cerevisiae under conditions requiring respiratory metabolism." Experimental Gerontology(Jul 26, 2011). [Epub ahead of print]. Gabriela Botta graduated from the Wilkes Honors College in 2005 with a concentration in Biology. Christina Turn graduated from the Wilkes Honors College in 2013 with a concentration in Biology. Nicholas Quintyne is Assistant Professor of Biology. Paul Kirchman is Associate Professor of Biology.

29.Timothy J. Steigenga and Sandra Lazo de la Vega. “Guatemalans in the United States” in Ron Bayor, ed. Multicultural America: An Encyclopedia of the Newest Americans (Greenwood Press/ABC-CLIO) (July 22, 2011).  Sandra Lazo de Vega graduated from the Wilkes Honors College in 2009 with a concentration in Interdisciplinary Social Science. Tim Steigenga is Professor of Political Science at the Wilkes Honors College.

28.Tara Boulos, Carmen Canete-Quesada. "Masculinidad e identidad hibrida en Yunior, Oscar y otros tigueres dominicanos de Junot Diaz." College Language Association Journal 55(May-August 2011 :173-90 (May-August 2011). Tara Boulos graduated from the Honors College in 2011. Dr. Canete-Quesada is Assistant Professor of Spanish at the Honors College.

2010-2009 Student-Faculty Publications

27.Nathan J. Van Zee and Veljko Dragojlovic. "Design of Phase-Vanishing Reactions. Chemistry: A European Journal 16(July 19, 2010):7950-8. Nathan Van Zee graduated from the Wilkes Honors College in 2010 with a concentration in Chemistry, and is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Chemistry at Cornell. Veljko Dragojlovic is Associate Professor of Chemistry at the Honors College. 

26.Kevin Pels and Veljko Dragojlovic. "Solvent-free phase-vanishing reactions with PTFE (TEflon) as a Phase Screen." Beilstein Journal of Organic Chemistry  5, No. 75 (December 2009). Kevin Pels graduated from the Wilkes Honors College in 2011 with a concentration in Chemistry. Veljko Dragojlovic is an Associate Professor of Chemistry at the Wilkes Honors College.

25.Moore, Jon A., Melody Strattan and Victoria Szabo. "Evidence for Year-round Reproduction in the Gopher Tortoise ( Gopherus polyphemus) in Southeastern Florida. Bulletin of the Peabody Museum of Natural History 50( October 2009) :387-92. Melody Strattan graduated from the Wilkes Honors College in 2007 with a concentration in Biology. Victoria Szabo graduated from the Honors College in 2005 with a concentration in Biology . Jon Moore is Associate Professor of Biology at the Wilkes Honors College.

24.Nathan J. Van Zee and Veljko Dragojlovic. "Phase-Vanishing Reactions with PTFE (Teflon) as a Phase Screen." Organic Letters 11( (August 6, 2009  ):3190-3. Nathan Van Zee graduated from the Wilkes Honors College in 2010 with a concentration in Chemistry, and is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Chemistry at Cornell. Veljko Dragojlovic is Associate Professor of Chemistry at the Honors College.

23.Lanning, K. & Rosenberg, A. "The dimensionality of American political attitudes: Tensions between equality and freedom in the wake of September 11." Behavioral Sciences of Terrorism and Political Aggression, 1(May 2009):84-100. Kevin Lanning is Associate Professor of Psychology at the Wilkes Honors College. Ari Rosenberg graduated from the Wilkes Honors College in 2004 and is in the PhD program in Computational Neuroscience at the University of Chicago.

22.David Huertas, Melinda Florscher, and Veljko Dragojlovic. "Solvent-free Diels-Alder reations of in situ generated cyclopentadiene." Green Chemistry 11(January 2009)):91-95. Melinda Florscher graduated from the Wilkes Honors College in 2012 with a concentration in Environmental Studies. David Huertas was a student at the Honors Summer Institute at the Wilkes Honors College. Veljko Dragojlovic is Associate Professor of Chemistry at the Honors College.

2008 Student-Faculty Publications

21.Earles, J. L., Kersten, A. W., Curtayne, E. S., & Perle, J. G. "That's the man who did it, or was it a woman? Actor similarity and binding errors in event memory." Psychonomic Bulletin and Review 15(December 2008)):1185-1189. Jonathan Perle graduated from the Wilkes Honors College in 2006 and is a graduate student in Psychology at FAU. Julie Earles is Associate Professor of Psychology at the Wilkes Honors College. Alan Kersten is Associate Professor of Psychology at FAU.

20.Kersten, A. W., Earles, J. L., Curtayne, E. S., & Lane, J. C. " Adult age differences in binding actors and actions in memory for events." Memory and Cognition, 36(January 2008):119-131. Jason Lane is a graduate of the Wilkes Honors College and is in the neuroscience PhD program at University of Wisconsin-Madison. Julie Earles is Associate Professor of Psychology at the Wilkes Honors College. Alan Kersten is Associate Professor of Psychology at FAU.

19.Sweet, M. Encyclopedia of the U.S. Constitution, 2008. David Schultz, ed. New York: Facts on File. "Board of Education v Pico," with Caitlin F. Currie; and "U.S. v. America Library Association," with Jensen Grant. Caitlin Currie graduated from the Wilkes Honors College in 2008 with a concentration in Law & Society. Jensen Grant graduated from the Wilkes Honors College in 2006 and went on to American University Law school. Martin Sweet is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the Honors College. 

18.Lanning, K., Montgomery, S. A., Bright, J., Broming, L., Hudelson, M., Evans, R., Rosenzweig, G., & Starkings, R. "Lives Through Film–49Up and the Up Series as a Longitudinal Study of Personality and Social Change." To appear in Gregerson, M. (Ed.) “…, and They Lived Happily Ever After: A clinician’s guide to cinematherapy…” (NY: Springer) Kevin Lanning is Associate Professor of Psychology at the Wilkes Honors College. Samantha Montgomery graduated from the Wilkes Honors College in 2008 and is entering the PhD program in Psychology at the University of Michigan. Justin Bright, Lenore Broming, Misty Hudelson, Rachel Evans, Garreth Rosenzweig, and Rachel Starkings graduated from the Honors College in 2007.

2007 Student-Faculty Publications

17.Graham T. Whitaker , Eugene Belogay, and Eugene T. Smith. "Spectroelectrochemical Determination of the Redox Potential of Cytochrome c via Multiple Regression. An Undergraduate Instrumental Analysis or Biochemistry Laboratory Exercise." Chemical Educator 12(Nov/Dec 2007 ): 392-395.  Graham Whitaker graduated from the Wilkes Honors College in 2007 with a concentration in Chemistry. Eugene Belogay is Assistant Professor of Mathematics at the Wilkes Honors College. Eugene Smith is Associate Professor of Chemistry at the Wilkes Honors College. Graham Whitaker graduated from the Wilkes Honors College in 2007 with a concentration in Chemistry.

16.William O'Brien and Jennifer McIvor. "Is There Anything 'Good' About Everglades Restoration?" Environments Journal 35(2007):1-20. Jennifer McIvor graduated from the Wilkes Honors College in 2004 with a concentration in Environmental Studies and published this article with Dr. O'Brien while a graduate student in the joint program in environmental science and law at Yale and the University of Vermont.  Dr. O'Brien is Associate Professor of Environmental Studies at the Honors College. 

15.Lanning, K, Colucci, J., & Edwards, J. A. "Changes in ego development in the wake of September 11." Journal of Research in Personality 41(February 2007):197-202.  Available online. Joseph Colucci graduated from the Wilkes Honors College in 2003 with a concentration in Psychology. Kevin Lanning is Associate Professor of Psychology at the Wilkes Honors College. John A. Edwards is Associate Professor of Psychology at Oregon State University.

14.Edmund Malinowski, Michael Barber, Graham T. Whitaker , Eugene T. Smith. "Factor analysis of spectroelectrochemical reduction of FAD reveals the pK a of the reduced state and the reduction pathway." Journal of Chemometrics (August 2007) 10,1002/cem.1058.  Graham Whitaker graduated from the Wilkes Honors College in 2007 with a concentration in Chemistry. Eugene Smith is Associate Professor of Chemistry at the Wilkes Honors College.

13.Laura J. Owens and Eugene T. Smith, "Construction of an Inexpensive Portable Fume Hood Suitable for Small Classroom Demonstrations." The Chemical Educator 12 (February 24, 2007):273-275.  Available online. Laura Owens graduated from the Wilkes Honors College in 2007. Eugene Smith is Associate Professor of Chemistry at the Wilkes Honors College. 

12.Carrie Goethel, Henry T. Smith, and Jon Moore, "Ophisaurus Ventralis (Eastern Glass Lizard): A Review of Road-Kill Mortalities and Occurrence in Florida with Notes on an Unusual Event. " Journal of Kansas Herpetology 22(June 2007):13. Available online. Carrie Goethel graduated from the Wilkes Honors College in 2007 with a concentration in Biology. Henry Smith is Affiliate Assistant Research Professor and Jon Moore is Associate Professor of Biology at the Wilkes Honors College. 

11.Cress, H.L., K.L. Kingsland, H.T. Smith, and 11.W.E. Meshaka. "Exotic amphibians and reptiles on buildings: Colonization dynamics and potential species management in Florida." Natural Area News 11(2007):1-3. Kimber Kingsland graduated from the Wilkes Honors College in 2007 with a concentration in Biology. Henry Smith is Affiliate Assistant Research Professor at the Wilkes Honors College.

10.Paul A. Kirchman and Gabriela Botta. "Copper supplementation increases yeast life span under conditions requiring respiratory metabolism." Mechanisms of Ageing and Development 128 (February 2007):187-195. Gabriela Botta graduated from the Wilkes Honors College in 2005 with a concentration in Biology. Dr. Paul Kirchman is Associate Professor of Biology at the Wilkes Honors College.

9.Tony Ly, Michael Krout, Don K. Pham, Kousuke Tani, Brian Stoltz, and Ryan Julian. "Synthesis of 2-Quinuclidonium by Eliminating Water: Experimental Quantification of the High Basicity of Extremely Twisted Amides." Journal of the American Chemical Society 129(2007):1864-1865.  Journal of the American Chemical Society Online. Web. 27 Jan 2007 Don K. Pham graduated from the Wilkes Honors College in 2010 with a concentration in Biology and who collaborated with chemists at the University of California, Riverside and the California Institute of Technology. 

8.Rhayfon N. Pancho, William O'Brien, Henry T. Smith, Terje Hoim. "Public Perceptions of Prescribed Fire in Two Florida Communities: A Comparison in Progress." Natural Area News 1(2007):6-7. Rhayfon Panco graduated from the Wilkes Honors College in 2006 with a concentration in Environmental Studies. Henry Smith is Affiliate Assistant Research Professor, William O'Brien is Associate Professor of Environmental Studies, and Terje Hoim is Assistant Professor of Mathematics at the Wilkes Honors College.

2006-2002 Student-Faculty Publications

7.Walter Meshaka, Jr, Heather Cress, Kimber Kingsland, Henry Smith, Stephanie Fitchett, Jon Moore, and Ernest Cowan." Hemidactylus (House Gecko) Assemblage Dynamics on South Florida Buildings. "Journal of Kansas Herpetology 17(March 2006):8-9. Kimber Kingsland graduated from the  Wilkes Honors College in 2007 with a concentration in Biology. Henry Smith is Affiliate Assistant Research Professor, Stephanie Fitchett is Associate Professor of Mathematics, and Jon Moore is Associate Professor of Biology, all at the Wilkes Honors College. 

6.Rakesh Mogul, Morgan Cable, et. al. "Synthesis and magnetic characterization of microstructures prepared from microbial templates of differing morphology." Materials Letters 60(January 2006):19-22. Abstract online .  Morgan Cable ('05) is a graduate of the Wilkes Honors College currently attending Cal Tech's Ph.D. program in chemistry. Dr. Mogul was Assistant Professor of Chemistry at the Wilkes Honors College and is currently teaching at Cal State University-Pomona. 
 
5.Morgan Cable and Eugene T. Smith. "Identifying the n=2 reaction mechanism of FAD through voltammetric simulations." Analytica Chimica Acta 537(April 29 2005):299-306. Abstract online .  Morgan Cable ('05) is a graduate of the Wilkes Honors College currently attending Cal Tech's Ph.D. program in chemistry. Dr. Smith is Associate Professor of Chemistry at the Wilkes Honors College. 
 
4.Diana Marti, W. O'Brien, H.T. Smith, J.A. Moore, and S. Fitchett. "Endangered species, prescribed fires, and public Resistance  in a Florida scrub community." Endangered Species Update 22(January 2005)):18-28. Abstract online. Diana Marti ('04) is a graduate of the Wilkes Honors College. Dr. O'Brien is Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies, Dr. Moore is Associate Professor of Biology, Dr. Fitchett is Associate Professor of Mathematics, and Hank Smith is Affiliate Assistant Research Professor, all at the Wilkes Honors College. 
 
3.Julie L. Earles, Alan W. Kersten, Beverly Berlin Mas, and Dana M. Miccio. "Aging and Memory for Self-Performed Tasks: Effects of Task Difficulty and Time Pressure." The Journals of Gerontology Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences 59(July 2004):285-293. Abstract online.  Dr. Earles is Associate Professor of Psychology at the Wilkes Honors College. Dr. Kersten is Associate Professor of Psychology at Florida Atlantic University. Beverly Berlin Mas ('02) and Dana Miccio ('01) are graduates of the Wilkes Honors College. 
 
2.James K. Wetterer and Brandon C. O'Hara. "Ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of the Dry Tortugas, the Outermost Florida Keys." Florida Entomologist 85(June 2002):303-308. Available online. Dr. Wetterer is Professor of Biology at the Wilkes Honors College. Brandon O'Hara ('03) is a graduate of the Wilkes Honors College

1.McCurdy, P. and J. Wetterer. The tropical fire ant, Solenopsis geminata, on an important sea turtle nesting beach in Carate, Osa Penninsula, Costa Rica. Proceedings of the 24th Annual Symposium on Sea Turtle Biology and Conservation, February 2004, NOAA Technical Memorandum NMFS-SEFSC 567:182. Paul McCurdy graduated from the Wilkes Honors College in 2007 and is studying Veterinary Medicine at Massey University, New Zealand. Jim Wetterer is Professor of Biology at the Honors College.



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