UWF in the Community

UWF Rite of Passage lecture series presents Drs. Kimberly McCorkle and Jaromy Kuhl

The University of West Florida will honor Drs. Kimberly McCorkle and Jaromy Kuhl on Friday, Dec. 4 at 2 p.m. in the Argonaut Athletic Club as part of the 2015-16 Rite of Passage lecture series.

The Rite of Passage lecture series celebrates University faculty recently promoted to full professor. The series gives professors the opportunity to share life lessons outside of the classroom with colleagues, students, friends and community members.

McCorkle – a professor of legal studies and chair in the Department of Legal Studies, Public Administration and Sport Management – will present, “At the Intersection of the Law and the Academy.” She currently serves as Associate Dean in the College of Education and Professional Studies, as well as the faculty sponsor for the UWF Mock Trial Team. McCorkle also teaches courses in legal advocacy, evidence, domestic violence law and criminal law. Before coming to UWF in 2002, MCorkle worked as a prosecutor in the Florida First Judicial Circuit. Her primary research interests include domestic violence policy and legislation, intimate partner and family homicide, and police practices. McCorkle has recently co-authored “American Homicide,” a textbook that will be published by SAGE Publishing in February 2016.

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Kuhl – professor of mathematics in the College of Science and Engineering – will present, “Being Mathematical.” He joined UWF after receiving his doctoral degree in mathematics from the University of Mississippi in 2005. Kuhl has previously taught courses at the undergraduate and graduate level at UWF and currently serves as the department chair for both the mathematics and statistics, and physics departments. Additionally, he was awarded the UWF Excellence in Teaching and Advising award in 2010. Kuhl wrote numerous articles that study combinatorial properties of Latin squares and bipartite graphs. His areas of research and interest include combinatorial design theory and graph theory.

A reception will immediately follow the lecture. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit the Rite of Passage website.