Education & Society

FSU scholar awarded $3.4M to establish psychological research on divine forgiveness

An eminent scholar in the area of family sciences has received a $3.4 million grant from the John Templeton Foundation to study the psychology of divine forgiveness or forgiveness from a higher power. “Divine forgiveness is a source of great comfort for people of faith,” said Frank Fincham, an FSU eminent scholar and director of […]

FSU College of Education to celebrate alumni excellence at annual Distinguished Alumni Awards

The Florida State University College of Education has named its Distinguished Alumni for 2022, and the college will recognize five individuals for their achievements in the field during its Distinguished Alumni Awards ceremony on Friday, Sept. 23. “Even though the college began the Distinguished Alumni Awards in 1985, every year I am amazed at the […]

FSU doctoral student balances motherhood while pursuing her passion for justice

Da’Shay Templeton always wanted to be a teacher, but more than that, a game-changer. Growing up in Los Angeles, she witnessed up close the effects of school policing and school criminalization on minority students. She came to reflect on how she could help. “If I could change policies, then I could effect change beyond just […]

FSU expert available to discuss student debt forgiveness and college affordability

Lara Perez-Felkner, an associate professor in the College of Education at Florida State University, is available to discuss President Joe Biden’s announcement Wednesday that he will forgive $10,000 in federal student debt for many borrowers and will cancel up to $20,000 for recipients of Pell Grants.  Perez-Felkner studies how social contexts influence students’ college and […]

FSU helps to seek ‘Prosperity for All’ in impoverished Leon County area

Florida State University this week welcomed a large gathering of community leaders and residents in a continued exploration of solutions for a particularly impoverished area of Leon County. The fifth meeting of the 32304+ Prosperity for All Summit brought together Leon County health, government, nonprofit and law-enforcement officials, plus officials from FSU and Florida A&M […]

FSU College of Education hails initiative as it supports Florida’s 2023 Teacher of the Year

As part of its efforts to support the education profession, the Florida State University College of Education has awarded a three-year tuition waiver for an advanced degree to Melissa Matz, Florida’s 2023 Teacher of the Year. Matz, a seventh-grade math teacher at Lakeside Junior High School in Clay County, said the tuition waiver will help […]

Back to School: Literacy researcher offers tips on encouraging kids to read more

With kids heading back to school in the coming weeks, parents and other caregivers are getting back into their routines with homework and other activities. Florida State University Assistant Professor Lakeisha Johnson, a faculty affiliate for The Florida Center for Reading Research, has assembled a tip sheet for parents who are using this time to […]

FSU early American history scholar awarded prestigious humanities fellowship

Florida State University · FSU history scholar awarded prestigious humanities fellowship When Florida State University Professor Edward Gray begins his research into the economic influence of one of America’s most famous founding fathers later this year, he’ll be commencing work thanks to Benjamin Franklin himself.   Gray, a professor in the FSU Department of History, was […]

‘Breaking barriers’: Marketing professor Maura Scott named Rockwood Eminent Scholar

Florida State University marketing professor Maura Scott, a pioneer in her field and a scholarly champion of the underserved, finds herself reflecting on the legacy of Persis Rockwood — the late FSU marketing professor who established so many firsts that she might as well have trademarked the word. Rockwood became the first woman to earn […]

FSU Panama City to offer financial planning degree

Florida State University Panama City has received recognition as a registered program with the Certified Financial Planner (CFP) Board to offer a new bachelor’s degree in financial planning. The new FSU financial planning degree includes the CFP curriculum for financial planning and trains students in additional finance-related areas, such as financial advising, investments, portfolio management, […]

Florida’s Certified Public Manager program adding 335 new graduates

The Florida Certified Public Manager (CPM) program this summer is honoring 335 graduates — about half of them in a ceremony that took place Thursday at Florida State University’s Ruby Diamond Concert Hall. The CPM program, housed in FSU’s Florida Center for Public Management, is a nationally recognized leadership development program, currently delivered in 38 states. The program […]

FSU researcher receives NSF grant to investigate shooter bias

A Florida State University researcher has received a grant from the National Science Foundation to study the role of threat in what is termed shooter bias. Assistant Professor David March from the Department of Psychology — part of the College of Arts and Sciences — is focused on how processes often operating outside of our […]